William Shatner, Sonequa Martin-Green Headline Star Trek Celeb-Packed NJ Sci-Fi Summit Next Week

We’re still talking about their Las Vegas Star Star convention that happened in August, but Creation Entertainment is already taking their 55-Year Mission on tour, with the first stop coming next week in the New York area. Many of the celebrities from Vegas are going, and some who didn’t make it to the August event are going to be at the Sci-Fi Summit.

Sci-Fi Summit coming to Edison New Jersey

Creation Entertainment’s Sci-Fi Summit runs from Friday through Sunday, September 10 – 12, 2021 at the New Jersey Convention and Expo Center in Edison, NJ. The special convention promises “three full days of out-of-this-world fun” and boasts an impressive list of genre stars from Star Trek and other franchises including The Orville, The Umbrella Academy, The Mandalorian, The Flash, and The Expanse.

Star Trek’s William Shatner will be on hand as Creation celebrates his 90th birthday. The event will also be honoring the late Leonard Nimoy and Gene Roddenberry, celebrating Leonard’s 90th and Gene’s 100th birthday.

Other Trek celebs headed to New Jersey include Star Trek: Discovery’s Sonequa Martin-Green, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, David Ajala, Mary Chieffo, and Noah Averbach-Katz; Star Trek: Picard’s Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, and Jonathan Del Arco; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Nana Visitor, Terry Farrell, and Penny Johnson Jerald (also of The Orville); and Star Trek: Enterprise’s Connor Trinneer and Jeffrey Combs (also of DS9 and Voyager).

In addition to Penny Johnson, the event will feature The Orville stars Scott Grimes and Mark Jackson. Other genre stars taking part in the Sci-Fi Summit include The Flash’s Tom Cavanagh, Danielle Panabaker, and Carlos Valdes; The Expanse’s Steven Strait and Wes Chatham; and The Mandalorian’s Emily Swallow.

In addition to celebrity panels and autographs and photo-ops, the Sci-Fi Summit will including evening events, including a Saturday night concert with Anthony Rapp.

General admission tickets are available in advance or at the door for $30. Show hours are Friday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Saturday, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM, and Sunday, 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (times are tentative). General admission tickets for the Saturday night concert are $35. More information at creationent.com. Like the Las Vegas event, attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. More details on COVID policies can be found here.


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To think that William Shatner, the star of the groundbreaking original series, is still with us at 90!!
He’s like the Energizer Bunny…..he keeps going, and going, and going………

True. And glad you welcome hearing about this.

But it was already announced that he was booked for this by Creation Entertainment some time ago.

I bring this up because you made a lot of bitter comments that Takei rather than Shatner will be at the Star Trek day panel in LA next Wednesday and were quite resistant when some of us suggested he was committed elsewhere.

Let’s just enjoy that there are both official and long planned private sector events celebrating the franchise we love.

What you call “bitter”, I call “pointed observation”.

I am not going to this convention because of the Covid-19 restrictions! This convention has too many restrictions and rules! Vegas convention sucked I hated it because of the COVID 19 restrictions. I will wait until I no longer need to wear a mask to attend.

Oh no! We’re trying to keep people from dying! How selfish of us! It’s not like we’re putting the significant health needs of the many above the preferential needs of the few. Nor are we trying to work together in a co-creative endeavor where everyone contributes selflessly for the betterment of society. Those things would like something out of some horror show about a Federation of people working without gain to give opportunities to all. Such a horrific socialistic nightmare!

By the way, I’m also not going due to Covid. I don’t want to get it or bring it home to my family. We’re at high risk and enjoy this little thing called breathing. Wishing good luck and good health to all attendees.