Collecting celebrity autographs has a very long tradition, but the new company FanFair Signatures is giving it a high-tech update. A number of Star Trek celebrities have joined FanFair, which offers original Star Trek (and other) fine art with personalized hand-signed autographs done virtually.
FanFair’s next generation of celebrity autographs
Born as a response to pop culture conventions shutting down during the pandemic, FanFair Signatures developed a proprietary app that allows celebrities to individually live sign autographs and custom messages for fans anywhere across the world. These personalized signatures are then printed on original art prints via FanFair Signatures’ global network of 30-plus printing locations, which produce and ship the signed art prints directly to customers.
FanFair has partnered with Paramount Consumer Products and is now offering original licensed Star Trek prints. They have signed up a dozen Star Trek celebrities, including Jonathan Frakes, Kate Mulgrew, John de Lancie, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Robert Duncan McNeill, Denise Crosby, and Robert Picardo. More Star Trek celebs are being added soon including George Takei. It’s no surprise that FanFair is leaning into Trek, as the company was founded by Owen de Lancie, son of Q himself, John de Lancie. FanFair also includes other celebrities and public figures like Bill Nye “The Science Guy,” with plans to expand into athletes via a partnership with the NFL Players Association.
For those familiar with the celebrity video message service Cameo, the process of getting your FanFair signed print is pretty similar. You go to fanfairsignatures.com and select which celebrity autograph you are interested in. You select which art print you want and add your custom message for the celebrity to add to your print. There are multiple unique prints available with each celebrity, including licensed Star Trek prints, and you can choose different sizes and framing options. You can even buy prints with no signature at all. Prices for 8 x 12 signed prints range from $74 to $110 depending on the celebrity.
You can get autographs for yourself or send them as gifts with local delivery all over the world. The time to get a signed print varies based on celebrity availability, but once signed, the autographed print is shipped within 4 business days. Signing times are estimated on each celebrity page. For example, Nana Visitor (Deep Space Nine’s Kira Nerys) signs within 2-5 business days so you could get your own poster with her signature as soon as the next week.
“People ask me all the time if these are real, genuine, actual autographs,” said CEO Owen de Lancie in a statement. “It’s a fair question, and the answer is yes, absolutely. FanFair prides itself on authenticity. We partner directly with our celebrities to ensure that every signed print is 100% genuine. We also know how important personalization is to fans, and that’s a priority for us. It’s why we’re creating made-to-order prints that are tailored to each fan’s unique preferences. It all comes together in the end result, which is a creative and uncommon, personally autographed art piece. It’s thrilling to launch with Star Trek, which has one of the most dedicated and enthusiastic fandoms in pop culture.”
The following video with John de Lancie shows you how the personalized virtual live signing process works.
To learn more or to get your own autographed spring visit fanfairsignatures.com.
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