Back in the spring Leonard Nimoy announced that 2010 would be his last year for doing conventions, but earlier in December it was announced he was doing at least one in San Francisco in 2011. Now comes word that he will also be doing an event in Long Beach, the big Star Trek con in Las Vegas, Phoenix Comic Con, possibly Dragon*Con and more. Details below.
Nimoy adds Vegas, LB & Phoenix to 2011 appearances + more possibles
In March of this year Leonard Nimoy said that he expected this to be his last year doing convention appearances, saying "It’s exciting, but I think I’ve done enough of it. I’m looking forward to concentrating on my personal life.” But it now appears he has a bit more to do in 2011. It was already announced that he will be appearing at the official Star Trek convention in San Francisco on March 12.
Nimoy has now also been confirmed to be appearing at the big official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas which runs August 11 – 14 at the Rio Hotel. Mr. Nimoy will appear on Saturday the 13th. William Shatner is also booked and will be appearing on Sunday, with many more guests already lined up and more to come.
Mr. Nimoy has also rescheduled his "Evening with Leonard Nimoy" at the Carpenter Arts Center in Long Beach California. The event was originally scheduled for October but had to be postponed due to Mr. Nimoy’s last-minute surgery. The event is now scheduled for April 30th. Tickets costs $58 and are available online.
And via his Twitter, Mr. Nimoy also announced more appearances, including Phoenix Comic Con (Saturday, May 28) and an unnamed event in Dallas in May. He also tweeted he is "working on it" regarding attending Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Labor Day weekend as well as a Mass MOCA Photography show next summer.
It is great to have more of the original Spock at these events in 2011. Keep up with the latest announcements by following him at @therealnimoy.