April Star Trek Events: Your Guide To WonderCon And More

This weekend Wondercon is back in Anaheim, California, and we have a preview of all the Star Trek-related panels and events. Also we have a guide to all the April conventions featuring Star Trek stars along with other exhibits and events for the month.

THIS WEEKEND: – WONDERCON – Anaheim, CA

Panels

Star Trek: The Next 50 Years – Friday March 31, 2017 • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 207

Find Your Hero with IDW Publishing’s WonderCon Anaheim Panel! – Friday, March 31 • 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Room 213

Roddenberry Presents – Friday, March 31 • 6:00 pm – 7:00 , Room 209

Starship Smackdown Extreme: Millenials Versus Grups – Sunday, April 2 • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm, Room 300DE

Booth signings/appearances

IDW Publishing (Star Trek Comics), Booth #1109
Star Trek comics signings: Friday 6:00 – 7:00 (Scott Tipton) and Saturday 3:00 – 4:00 (Mike Johnson and Ryan Parrott)

La-La Land Records (Star Trek soundtracks), Booth #1445
Star Trek: The Motion Picture LP signing on Saturday (Daren Docterman, Mike Matessino, David Fein)

Hollywood Sci-Fi and Horror Museum (TNG bridge replica, TOS Wax Figures display), Booth #2049
Nichelle Nichols to appear Friday-Sunday, Marina Sirtis to appear on Saturday. Both will do autographs and signing. Also will have part of the TOS Bridge Replica and Spock wax figure.


MORE APRIL CONVENTIONS

April 1-2: Oz Comic-Con  –  Adelaide, Australia
Appearing: Brent Spiner (TNG)

April 7-9: New England Super Megafest  –  Marlborough, MA
Appearing: Wil Wheaton (TNG)

April 7-9: Philadelphia Comic Con – Oaks, PA
Appearing: Marina Sirtis (TNG), Brent Spiner (TNG), plus Trek guest stars

April 14-16: Wizard World Comic Con – St. Louis, MO
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS)

April 14-16: Indiana Comic Con – Indianapolis, IN
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS)

April 21 – 23: Silicon Valley Comic Con – San Jose, CA
Appearing: Star Trek: The Next Generation cast members Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden

April 21-23: Starfest – Denver, CO
Appearing: Walter Koenig (TOS), Rene Auberjonois (DS9)

April 27-30: Calgary Expo – Calgary, Alberta Canada
Appearing: Colm Meaney (TNG, DS9), Garret Wang (VOY), plus Trek guest stars

April 28-30: Planet ComiconKansas City, MO
Appearing: Wil Wheaton (TNG), plus Trek guest stars

April 28-30: Hollywood Show – Los Angeles, CA
Autograph show with various Trek guest stars including Teri Garr (TOS), Barbara Bouchet (TOS), Julie Newmar (TOS), Shari Nims (TOS),  Fred Williamson (TOS), Bernie Casey (DS9), Dennis Kristopher, Brian Thompson (ENT), Diora Baird (ST09)

April 29-30: East Coast ComiconSeacaucus, NJ
Appearing: Chase Masterson (DS9), Tony Todd (TNG, DS9)


MORE APRIL STAR TREK-RELATED EVENTS AND EXHIBITS

April 5: Math of Khan – National Museum of Mathematics – New York, NY
The National Museum of Mathematics presents two “Math Encounters” presentations about Star Trek and math at 4:00pm and 7:00pm. Both to be introduced by Star Trek: Enterprise’s Connor Trinneer. Tickets are free, more info at momath.org.

April 6-8: Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years – MEFCC – Dubai, UAE
The traveling exhibit of Star Trek art hits the Middle East. More info and tickets at mefcc.com.

April 19: Penn Museum Star Trek Night – Philadelphia, PA
Choose your own adventure and take the ultimate challenge, exploring the international galleries as never before while earning your Starfleet rank at the Penn Museum. Tickets cost $20, more info at penn.museum.

April 20-27: Remembering Leonard Documentary premiere – Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Film Festival will have the world premiere of Remembering Leonard, Julie Nimoy’s “intimate journey” documentary into her father’s life, legacy and battle with COPD. Tickets go on sale April 1st at newportbeachfilmfest.com.

All April:  The Starfleet Academy Experience – Alberta, Canada
Traveling Star Trek museum exhibit currently at Telus Spark through June 4th. More information and tickets at sparkscience.ca. [see: TrekMovie review of Academy Experience from NYC]

All April: Lifeforms: The Makeup Art of Michael Westmore – Santa Barbara, CA
UCSB Museum exhibit of Star Trek makeup artist Michael Westmore’s work over his long career including many Star Trek pieces. Westmore will be appearing on April 22nd to sign copies of his new memoir “Makeup Man: From Rocky to Star Trek The Amazing Creations of Hollywood’s Michael Westmore.” More information at museum.ucsb.edu.

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Where can I go see that Bridge of the Enterprise-D like in the last picture?!!!

The Starfleet Academy Experience has that set-up. It is a fun interactive exhibit.

Not as Star Trek-specific, but the Norwescon SF/F convention just south of Seattle, running April 13-16, will have several Trek-focused panels during the convention, including “Fashion of the Future: 50 Years of Trek”, “Time Travel Star Trek Costume Meetup”, “Puget Sound Star Trekkers Meetup”, and “Star Trek Turns 50”. http://www.norwescon.org/

The last episode of the first season didn’t air until…? What? April 13th? So I guess the 50th is still a party?

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