While the two big events of the summer are San Diego Comic Con in July and Star Trek Las Vegas in August, there is still a lot of con and event activity in June.
FedCon in Bonn, Germany, kicks off this weekend with an almost complete Star Trek: The Next Generation reunion along with a number of Star Trek-related lectures and fan film screenings. In mid June, there’s Awesome Con in Washington DC, where in addition to Garrett Wang and Wil Wheaton there will be Trek-specific panels, including one with Robert Greenberger (author of Star Trek: The Complete Unauthorized History) and a segment called “Future Con,” which will include an appearance by former International Space Station commander (and certified Trekkie) Colonel Chris Hadfield.
June marks the 35th anniversary of Star Trek II and to celebrate there will be three special screening in the Los Angeles area in the coming weeks, two with Q&As with director Nicholas Meyer.
June will also see two of the traveling Star Trek museum exhibitions end (in Germany and Canada), so if you’ve been meaning to catch those, now is the time.
Star Trek Celebrity Convention Appearances In June
June 1-4: Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS), Famke Janssen (Guest-TNG)
June 2-4: Niagara Falls Comic Con – Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Appearing: Rene Auberjonois (DS9), Lee Meriwether (Guest-TOS)
June 2-5: FedCon – Bonn, Germany
Appearing: LeVar Burton (TNG), Michael Dorn (TNG/DS9), Gates McFadden (TNG), Colm Meaney (TNG/DS9), Marina Sirtis (TNG), Chase Masterson (DS9), John de Lancie (guest-TNG, DS9,VOY)
June 3-4: Collectormania – Birmingham, England
Appearing: Nana Visitor (DS9), Jeffrey Combs (DS9, VOY, ENT), Deep Roy (Kelvin movies), Neal McDonough (ST:FC)
June 16-18: Awesome Con – Washington DC
Appearing: Wil Wheaton (TNG), Garrett Wang (VOY)
June 16-18: Wizard World Comic Con Sacramento – Sacramento, CA
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS)
June 23-25: Fanboy Expo – Knoxville, TN
Appearing: Michael Dorn (TNG/DS9), Brent Spiner (TNG), Peter Weller (STID, Guest-ENT), plus other Trek guest stars
June 30-July 2: Denver Comic Con – Denver, CO
Appearing: Kate Mulgrew (VOY), Garrett Wang (VOY), Wallace Shawn (DS9)
Star Trek II 35th Anniversary Screenings In Los Angeles With Nicholas Meyer
In the coming weeks there are going to be three screenings of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in the LA area to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film.
The first is this week on May 31st a the Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. Director Nicholas Meyer will be on hand for a Q&A.
On June 9th Star Trek II will screen at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica for free preceded by a Star Talk discussion with Neil DeGrasse Tyson. All attendees will also receive a free copy of his latest book. Reserve a spot via EventBrite. (Nicholas Meyer will not be at this event)
On June 13th at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA there will be another screening with Meyer, this time joined by Nichelle Nichols, Ike Eisenmann (Peter Preston), and Alan Howarth (sound effects technician TMP-TUC). The Chinese Theatre screening is actually a “Khan” double bill starting off with the Star Trek episode “Space Seed.”
Starfleet Academy Experience in Alberta Through June 4
The traveling Star Trek museum exhibit “The Starfleet Academy Experience” is currently housed at Telus Spark Museum in Alberta Canada, but will be wrapping up on June 4th. More information and tickets at sparkscience.ca. [see: TrekMovie review of Academy Experience from NYC]
Star Trek: The Exhibition in Germany Through June 18
The traveling exhibition of authentic Star Trek artifacts and information has been at the Dornier Museum in Friedrichshafen , Germany since October but wraps up on June 18th. More info at dorniermuseum.de.
June 24 & 25: Star Trek Artists Weekend At Set Tour In NY
The Star Trek Original Series Set Tour in Ticonderoga, NY (former home of Star Trek: New Voyages/Phase II sets) is holding a special “Star Trek Artists Weekend” June 24th and 25th. Legendary Star Trek designers Michael Okuda, Denise Okuda and Doug Drexler will guide visitors through the sets “for the ultimate insider weekend.” More information and tickets are available at the official tour site.
Keep up with all the Star Trek conventions and events news and reports at TrekMovie.
Oh, I wish these were closer to home for me!
I love that TOS bridge…. I do not understand why new bridges a) put a turbolift behind the Captain’s chair when you could have a cool display/console/working crew members that the Captain can get shot in the back b) why they want to go oval so bad when the circle makes the most sense. c) why new bridges want to have empty “circle space” when you’d think the bridge real estate is $$$$ and should be consoles and crew everywhere. Take the TOS bridge, add cooler displays and functional consoles. Done.
What am I missing here? What “new bridges” have a turbolift behind the Captain’s chair? Do you mean directly behind? For the most part they all have their turbolifts about the same angle behind the captain’s chair as on the TOS bridge, some even further. Why does a circle make the most sense? I don’t get your point for empty ‘circle space.’ Most of the bridges have quite a few stations. One of the reasons to have a bit more room to roam is purely technical, it’s easier to film from more angles when there’s more room.
“Former” sets of New Voyages / Phase II? Where are the new sets located?
Re: new sets
There are no new sets. The New Voyages / Phase II sets were moved to a former Dollar storefront and since they were constructed from the original 1960s blueprints, Cawley got a license from CBS to call it, “Star Trek Original Series Set Tour”, and charge admission.
Reportedly from tour attendees, the sets are in excellent condition and ready to film if ever CBS/Paramount ever loosens their guidelines to permit it.
That’s cool that it’s official. Proof that CBS and/or Paramount DO work with the fans when they respect the brand ownership.
Re: Proof that CBS and/or Paramount DO work with the fans when they respect the brand ownership.
Proof of no such thing as Cawley was selling tickets to disrespecting unlicensed Retro Studio Tours of his unlicensed copy of CBS’ owned set designs prior to getting a CBS license!
I believe they simply mean that the sets are no longer used for filming New Voyages / Phase II, and are now used mainly for tours. Fairly certain that NV/PII are officially closed down. Or, perhaps you were being pedantic…? ;-)
Always good to see Trek is still thriving worldwide.