Summer is wrapping up and we are past Comic-Con and Star Trek Las Vegas, but that doesn’t mean it’s over for conventions and events of interest to Star Trek fans. If you weren’t able to make it to Creation’s Vegas con, don’t fret: they may be coming to a town near you with their Continuing Voyage Tour. Another big highlight is Dragon Con kicking off this weekend with their famed Trek Trek. Plus Discovery stars are headed to FanExpo Canada this weekend. There are also two Star Trek-themed baseball events, a bunch of Star Trek concerts, and more, all in September.
Dragon*Con – Atlanta, GA – September 1 – 4
Atlanta’s Dragon Con is one of the biggest collections of genre fans every year, almost rivaling San Diego Comic-Con. Part of the fun of the con are themed tracks including the ‘Trek Track‘ which will be hosted by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Garrett Wang. In addition to celebrity appearances there are other events and activities including trivia contests, Trek science panels, Klingon Karaoke and a ‘Ten Forward’ party.
Star Trek celebrities appearing at Dragon Con include: William Shatner (TOS), Karl Urban (Kelvin movies), Michael Dorn (TNG), Jonathan Frakes (TNG), Gates McFadden (TNG), Marina Sirtis (TNG), Brent Spiner (TNG), and a number of Trek guest stars.
Discovery at Fan Expo Canada – Saturday September 2
Star Trek: Discovery will be making an appearance at this weekend’s Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, Canada. On Saturday there will be two specific Discovery related panels. At 11:30AM in room 701B there will be a Production Design panel with some of the key people from the show’s design team. Later on Saturday, the stars of the show will be holding a panel which will also be broadcast in a live edition of Innerspace on the Space Channel in Canada (the Canadian home of Discovery). The event starts at 3:30PM in room 106 and Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif and Kenneth Mitchell will be on hand.
The Continuing Voyage Tour – September/October
Creation has lined up three cities for their ‘The Continuing Voyage Tour’ this year, which kicks off in September. Each one is packed with a lot of big Trek celebs. Appearing at some or all of the events are: Karl Urban (Kelvin movies), Brent Spiner (TNG), Jonathan Frakes (TNG), Gates McFadden (TNG), LeVar Burton (TNG), Michael Dorn (TNG), Marina Sirtis (TNG), LeVar Burton (TNG), Nichelle Nichols (TOS), Robet Duncan McNeill (VOY), Robert Picardo (VOY) John Billingsley (ENT), plus some Trek guest stars and more.
September 15-17: Chicago, Illinois
September 29-October 1: Parsippany, New Jersey
October 14-15: San Francisco, CA
More Star Trek Celebrity Appearances in September
September 2-3: Guildford Comic-Con – Guildford, UK
Appearing: Robert Picardo (TNG)
September 2-3: Long Beach Comic Con – Long Beach, CA
Appearing: William Shatner (TOS)
September 8-10: Wizard World Nashville – Nashville, TN
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS)
September 8-10: Rose City Comic Con – Portland, OR
Appearing: Karl Urban (Kelvin movies), Brent Spiner (TNG)
September 21-23: Santa Rosa Toy Con – Santa Rosa, CA
Appearing: Nichelle Nichols (TOS), Walter Koenig (TOS)
September 21-23: Salt Lake Comic Con – Salt Lake City, UT
Appearing: Gates McFadden (TNG), Wil Wheaton (TNG), Christopher Lloyd (STIII)
September 29-October 1: MegaCon Tampa – Tampa Bay, FL
Appearing: William Shatner (TOS),
September 29-October 1: German Comic Con – Berlin, Germany
Appearing: Connor Trinneer (ENT), Nicole de Boer (DS9)
Star Trek: TNG Night With San Francisco Giants – September 1st
Friday, September 1st will be “Star Trek Night” at AT&T park in San Francisco. The Giants are playing the St. Louis Cardinals and promising that “various pre-game and in-game elements will be themed around Star Trek, making you feel like you are stepping right onto the set of this iconic franchise!” If you purchase a special event ticket you’ll get a collector’s edition Star Trek/Giants T-Shirt commemorating the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. More information and tickets at MLB.com.
Star Trek Live Concerts – Italy, Kansas and Washingon
The Star Trek Live concert series has a number of performances lined up around the world in September.
Sept 8th & 10th: Star Trek Into Darkness: Live in Concert – Kansas City Symphony
September 13th: Star Trek Beyond Live – Seattle Symphony
September 14th and 15th: Star Trek 2009: Live in Concert – LaVerdi Orchestra Milan
Star Trek: TNG Night With Philadelphia Phillies – September 26th
On Tuesday, September 26th, the Philadelphia Phillies will be holding a special Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Night at Citizens Bank Park, where they will be taking on the Washington Nationals. The first 3,000 fans who purchase tickets will receive a coupon for an exclusive Phillies Captain Picard bobble figurine. More information and tickets at MLB.com.
Star Trek: The Exhibition – Blackpool, UK – Ongoing
The traveling exhibition of Star Trek props, costumes, sets, and replicas continues its stay in Blackpool, UK through November. Tickets and details available at the official site. And on September 1st Star Trek will be the theme for the famed Blackpool Lights ‘Switch On’ event.
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