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Conventional Wisdom: Guide To Star Trek Cons & Events For Summer 2012 May 25, 2012

by John Tenuto , Filed under: Conventions/Events/Attractions , trackback

Conventional Wisdom is back with another roundup of Star Trek events. This time we get you ready for the busy summer season with a listing of the cool Trek stuff going on in June, July and August. Check it out below. [UPDATED: Added more cons!]

 

JUNE EVENTS:

Wizard World Tour

May 31-June 3, 2012 Philadelphia www.wizardworld.com/home-pa.html

Guests include all 5 TV captains (Shatner, Stewart, Brooks, Mulgrew, Bakula), and Chris Hemsworth among many others

 

Collector Mania

June 1-3, 2012 Milton Keyes, London, UK www.collectormania.com/miltonkeynes/

Guests include: Nichelle Nichols and Michael Dorn, with many genre guests

Star Trek II and VI: Behind the Scenes Free Lecture (Registration Required)

June 5, 2012, 7 PM, Warren Newport Public Library, Gurnee, Illinois www.wnpl.info/

TrekMovie’s John and Maria Jose Tenuto present amazing and rare behind the scenes information and photos from the archives of the Nicholas Meyer Papers Collection at the University of Iowa, with the kind permission of Mr. Meyer

U.S.S. Ohio Star Trek Fan Club Meeting

June 7, 2012, 6PM, Barberton Public Library, Barberton, Ohio www.barbertonlibrary.org/calendar/calendar.aspx?DT=6/20/2012&A=

This is an example of some the many Star Trek fan club meetings in the United States

Spock Days

June 8-10, 2012 Vulcan, Alberta Canada www.vulcantourism.com/?txt=spock-days-2012

Guests include: Garrett Wang, Walter Koenig, and Connor Trinneer

Icons of Science Fiction Grand Opening Party at EMP Museum

Friday, June 8, 2012 – EMP Museum – Seattle Washington www.empmuseum.org/exhibitions/

Even to celebrate the grand opening of its newest exhibition Icons of Science Fiction with a preview party. Will include Star Trek and Doctor Who trivia, Starfleet Training Command Recruitment with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Phoenix and Photo-op with a replica of Captain Kirk’s Command Chair

Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention

June 9-10, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee creationent.com/cal/st_nashville.html

Guests include: Avery Brooks, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and other guests 

Niagra Falls Comic Con

June 9, 2012 – Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada nfcomiccon.com

Guests include: Robert Picardo 

Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference

June 13-17, 2012 Denver, Colorado www.denvercomiccon.com/category/2012-guests/tv-film/

Guests include: Wil Wheaton

Trek Expo

June 22-24, 2012 Tulsa, Oklahoma trekexpo.net/

Guests include: Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton

TrekFest

June 29-30, 2012 Riverside, Iowa www.trekfest.com/

Oz Comic Con

June 30-July 1, 2012 Melbourne, Australia ozcomiccon.com/guests.aspx?Guests=Melb

Guests include: Sir Patrick Stewart, Daniel Stewart, Jeffrey Combs, and Armin Shimerman.

JULY EVENTS:

Moonlight Movies on the Beach

July 2, 2012 Long Beach, California www.alfredosbeachclub.com/seafest-movie.html

Free screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Toronto Polaris

July 6-7, 2012 Richmand Hill, Ontario, Canada www.tcon.ca/polaris/

Guests include: Wil Wheaton, J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilley

London Film and Comic Con

July 6-8, 2012 London, UK www.londonfilmandcomiccon.com/

Guests include: Jeri Ryan, Tim Russ, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Jonathan Frakes

San Diego Comic Con

July 11-15, 2012 San Diego, California

There is usually some Star Trek content at the San Diego Comic Con, although details are pending

Trek Nation documentary at The Birch: North Park Theater

July 12, 2012, 7 PM, San Diego, California

 www.treknationmovie.com/specialscreening/

Star Trek: The Next Generation at Local Theaters

July 23, 2012, Check you local theaters and TrekMovie.com later for more details about the 2 hour screening of TNG episodes at about 600 theaters in the United States to celebrate the TNG Season 1 Blu Ray premiere

 

AUGUST EVENTS:

Starfleet International Conference

August 3-5, 2012, Memphis Tennessee, www.ic2012.com/

Shore Leave

August 3-5, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland www.shore-leave.com/

Guests include: Kate Mulgrew, LeVar Burton, and an incredible group of Star Trek authors

Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention

August 9-12, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada creationent.com/cal/st_lasvegas.html

Almost 70 guests including four captains: William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula

Wizard World Tour

August 9-12, 2012 Chicago www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

Guests include: William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, and Jeri Ryan with many others

Fan eXpo Canada

August 23-26, 2012 Toronto, Canda  www.fanexpocanada.com

Guests include: Patrick Stewart

Dragon Con

August 31-Sept 3, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia trektrack.dragoncon.org/

Trek Track includes: Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Garrett Wang, and others

Patrick Stewart is the headliner at the massive FanExpo Aug 23-26
 

If we missed an event, let us know by sending in a tip.

 

TrekMovie hopes you all have a fun summer con season!

Comments

1. Lostrod - May 25, 2012

First?

Hope I find one near me.

Regards.

2. Crusade2267 - May 25, 2012

Any idea which TNG episodes will be screened? It would be awesome if it were Best of Both Worlds, but I’d even go for some crummy 1st season ones. The Menagerie screening a few years ago was lots of fun.

3. Christopher Doohan - May 25, 2012

BTW I will be at the Shore Leave Con in Baltimore, promoting Star Trek Continues. Come by and say hi.

4. rm10019 - May 25, 2012

I will be busy this summer but look forward to all the reports!

5. UKTrekkie - May 25, 2012

Milton Keynes is NOT in London!

6. UKTrekkie - May 25, 2012

Also there is Destination Star Trek London, actually in London at the ExCel from Oct 19-21.

7. Indianatrekker26 - May 25, 2012

I’m going to the nashville convention, my first in 15+ years. I’m looking forward to it. that same week my wife and i are also going to the CMT music festival.

8. Conor - May 25, 2012

why no star trek conventions in belfast northern ireland I am a big star trek fan and can not get to london or to the others come on bring one to BELFAST

9. Son of Sarek - May 25, 2012

5 Captains sharing the stage at a convention for the first timesounds as if it will be historic.

10. John - May 25, 2012

And of course this event: http://www.creaturefeatures.com/2012/05/star-trek-soundtrack-celebration/

11. tony - May 25, 2012

see you in vegas baby

12. Lt. BAILEY - May 25, 2012

We look forward to the Vegas Con. Wish we could got to London… but Vegas is the one we have all our friends to see.

13. Bucky - May 25, 2012

Toronto in August! It has Patrick Stewart!!

14. Bucky - May 25, 2012

I was at the Toronto con in March, Nicole deBoer & Robert Picardo did a Q & A, & I got Nicole’s autograph, it was nifty!

15. EnnisDL - May 25, 2012

Polaris 26
July 6-8, 2012 Toronto, Ontario
polaris.tcon.ca
Guests include: Wil Wheaton, Robert O’Reilly, and J. G. Hertzler

16. ST:EXP - May 25, 2012

Patrick Stewart at the gigantic HobbyStar August Toronto convention August 23-27.

Robert Picardo June 9 at the Niagara Falls Comic-Con

17. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 25, 2012

Interesting that Chris Hemsworth will be at the same convention as the other five TV (and movie) captains. Chris Hemsworth did of course play acting Captain Kirk for ten minutes or thereabouts and did manage to save most of the crew of the Kelvin, as well as his own wife and newborn son. That has to count for something.

However, it does make Chris Pine stand out by his absence. CP is going to have to come out of hiding sooner or later. He is the Captain now. William Shatner has passed him the torch. Chris – run with it and make everyone proud!

Not all trekkies are crazy – I hope, I trust, I believe, I wish, I suspect, I conjecture…

18. Keachick - rose pinenut - May 25, 2012

“Milton Keynes, sometimes abbreviated MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, about 45 miles south-east of Leicester and 49 miles north-west of London. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes.” Wikipedia

19. Red Dead Ryan - May 25, 2012

#9.

No, it will not be historic.

20. Avaricus - May 26, 2012

What happened to Creation’s Vancouver Star Trek con? I thought the past two had done quite well…

21. Canadian Trekker - May 26, 2012

I too am dissappointed there’s no Creation Convention in Vancouver I really enjoyed the past two and had hoped for more, Also why is the tng episode screenings only in U,S, Seems Canada gets left out of so much.

22. BoltBait - May 29, 2012

I’ll be attending the Vegas con in August.

23. DS9 Forever - May 29, 2012

So… Wizard World Con in Chicago. How does this work? I’d really like to see Avery Brooks, but is he going to do an actual panel/Q&A, or is this just one of these deals where he’s sitting at a table all day signing autographs for whoever walks by and pays him for a picture?

Somehow, only getting 30 seconds of face time with the guy, while he’s sitting in a row of tables with wrestlers and other “celebrities” at the tables surrounding him just seems, well, sad. Brooks (and the other captains who will be there) is better than that.

Shatner’s got a “VIP ticket” deal that includes seating for his panel, so he’ll be speaking. Not sure about Brooks though. I love Shatner too, but I’ve seen him before, including the recent “Shatner’s World” show.

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