Official Sci - Fi and Fantasy Convention thread

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  1. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Exactly what it says. This is a thread dedicated exclusively to Sci - Fi and Fantasy conventions. It can be general Sci - Fi or it can be dedicated to a specific show.

    Any and all information on conventions can be posted by anybody on the JC. Discussion about attending a convention should be okay and of course we'll probably all want reports from those of us JCers who attended one for how a convention went.

    Much thanks to Errant_Venture for permission to create this valuable resource for Sci - Fi fans.

    Here are two conventions to start this off:

    Book your tickets for the PASADENA, CA. Sci-fi Summit. Pasadena
    Con Center, Pasadena, Ca. Fly in to Burbank, Ca. Get warm! Jet
    Blue and other airlines have great deals now. Book your hotel rooms
    online by going to the Creation Entertainment website
    http://creationent.com

    Dates: March 10-12, 2006 You can pre register at the Pasadena
    Convention Center on Thursday evening 3/09/06. Guest speakers with
    autographs, photo ops, etc. include:

    *Evangeline Lilly
    Avery Brooks
    J. Frankes
    G. Wang
    Joel Gretsch
    Wally Schirra
    Alan Bean
    Antony Head
    Battlestars James Calles and many more.

    AUGUST DETAILS FOR LAS VEGAS - OH MY ...

    THE LAS VEGAS HILTON HOTEL
    Thursday - Sunday
    August 17 - 20, 2006
    Hilton - Las Vegas
    3000 Paradise Rd.

    Guests:

    William Shatner
    Avery Brooks
    Jonathan Frakes
    Nichelle Nichols
    George Takei
    Walter Koenig
    Robert Picardo
    Robert Justman
    Diana Muldaur
    Tim Russ
    Michael Westmore
    WILLIAM SHATNER

    AVERY BROOKS


    JONATHAN FRAKES
    Commander Riker of Star Trek: The Next Generation

    NICHELLE NICHOLS
    Uhura

    ROBERT PICARDO
    Star Trek: Voyager - The Doctor

    ROBERT JUSTMAN
    At this year's event honoring Star Trek's 40th Anniversary we're
    pleased to welcome one of the producers of the series that started
    it all. Mr. Justman's career spans more than 35 feature films and
    500 TV episodes, pilots and movies. In 1964, he met Herb Solow and
    Gene Roddenberry and was hired as the assistant director on "The
    Cage," the first Star Trek pilot. He was soon back, but now as the
    Associate Producer of the second Star Trek pilot and the series
    which followed. He became Co-Producer for the show's third and final
    season.
    In October, 1986, he teamed up again with Roddenberry to produce
    and help create the most successful syndicated television show of
    this or any other era, the Peabody Award-winning Star Trek: The Next
    Gener
    GEORGE TAKEI
    WALTER KOENIG

    DIANA MULDAUR
    Ms. Muldaur has had one of television's most varied careers,
    appearing on virtually all of the popular TV series of the 1960's
    and 1970's, she is best known to Trekkers for her work on Star Trek:
    The Next Generation playing Dr. Kate Pulaski, and two appearances on
    classic Trek: Dr. Miranda Jones in "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"
    and Lt. Cmdr. Ann Mulhall/Thalassa in "Return to Tomorrow" Ms.
    Muldaur's convention appearance on Thursday will be the first in
    well over a decade!

    TIM RUSS
    Tuvok of Star Trek: Voyager

    MICHAEL WESTMORE
    Makeup Design and Supervision for Star Trek DS9, Voyager,
    Enterprise, and several of the films.

    RONALD HELD, PhD
    In astrophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will give a
    Power Point presentation on "FASTER THAN LIGHT TRAVEL", in which he
    will discuss the theoretical sciences behind Star Trek, including
    wormholes.

    Actors Gary Jones and Dean Haglund bring over 45 years of combined
    comedy improv experience to the CREATION ENTERTAINMENT stage (on
    Saturday) as Captain James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock. In a hilarious 60-
    minute show, Gary and Dean will create, with the help of the
    audience, an impromptu episode of the beloved original STAR TREK
    television show. With audience suggestions ranging from "the name of
    the planet," the "special power of the planet's evil queen," to
    the "true nature of the relationship between Kirk and Spock," their
    show can't fail to have audi
  2. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    The Motor City Comic Con is in May. I've been to a few in the past, and they seem to be hit-or-miss, depending on what guests and dealers are there. The upcoming one in May looks to be pretty good, with a giant reunion of cast members from the old Batman TV show (Batman, Robin, Catwoman x2, and Batgirl... along with the Batmobile, Batcycle, and Batcomputer), and with Star Wars guests such as Carrie Fisher, Warwick Davis, Matthew Wood, and Dave Barclay.
  3. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Sounds good Yoda Jeff
  4. Siths_Revenge Jedi Youngling

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    There is a BSG con this summer based on the new show that will be a good event to attend.
  5. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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    I wonder if Gen Con would go under this. :p

    ~PK~
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  7. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    What are the dates and who from the show is attending?


    I think if it has anybody related to Sci - Fi attending (even novel authors - I know I'll be trying to get and post info on the Star Trek book line's convention Shore Leave on this thread) then it counts enough to post info on it.:)


    Fast EDIT: Clicking on the creation link this morning I saw that there was a Xena/Hercules convention this weekend. Here is all the information from Creation

    THE OFFICIAL XENA
    CONVENTION 2006
    BURBANK, CA
    Fri., Sat. & Sun. January 13-15, 2006
    Burbank Airport Hilton and Towers
    2500 Hollywood Way

    Updated: January 9, 2006





    STAY OVERNIGHT WITH US
    AT OUR HOST HOTEL & PARTY!

    PRE-REGISTRATION for WEEKEND PATRONS: Thursday Night 7:00-9:30 PM. Not a necessity, but we will get your registration done, give you your proper wristbands, have souvenirs and schedules: it is a lot of fun too to mingle with fellow fans, and once registration is taken care of you don't have to wait on line again! We will also have WILL CALL open for those coming to pick up tickets (all fans from outside the US) and those with any outstanding ticket issues.
    SHOW HOURS:
    FRIDAY CONVENTION: Noon to 7 pm Daily Academy Ballrooms 1, 4-6
    FRIDAY NIGHT CABARET: 9pm (starring MICHAEL HURST and featuring JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND, ADRIENNE WILKINSON, TIM THOMERSON Academy Ballrooms 1, 4-6
    SATURDAY CONVENTION: Noon to 7 pm Daily Academy Ballrooms 1, 4-6
    SATURDAY DIONYSIAN DESSERT DANCE PARTY: 9PM (Open to Gold Weekend Patrons Only) Junior Ballroom (main hotel building in the lobby, not in convention center)
    SUNDAY BREAKFAST & CHARITY AUCTION: 8am (Open to Gold Weekend Patrons Only)
    Academy Ballroom 2-3 SOLD OUT
    SUNDAY CONVENTION: Noon to 7 pm Daily Academy Ballrooms 1, 4-6
    PHOTO OPS: Sunset B, located behind main theatre
    HUDSON LEICK'S YOGA CLASS: Saturday 9am Sunset A-B Rooms, located behind main theatre
    FAN RELAXATION LOUNGE: Sunset A
    DAY CASH FOOD CONCESSIONS: Academy 2-3
    Autographing and photo ops may on occasion occur before or after opening and closing hours. If so, it will be indicated on the schedule of events.

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    EVERYONE AGREED THAT 2005 WAS THE BEST CONVENTION EVER!
    LINK HERE TO READ ALL ABOUT IT:
    WE HOPE TO HAVE AS MUCH FUN & EXCITEMENT IN 2006!



    Lucy Lawless
    Costume Contest!
    Renee O'Connor
    Photos by: STEVEN L. SEARS

    2006 Convention Guests

    Lucy Lawless
    Renee O'Connor
    Michael Hurst
    Hudson Leick
    Tsianina Joelson

    Victoria Pratt
    Jennifer
    Ward-Lealand
    Adrienne Wilkinson
    David Franklin
    T.J. Scott

    Katherine Fugate
    Tim Thomerson
    Steven L. Sears
    LUCY LAWLESS
    Xena - Appearing Sunday

    RENEE O'CONNOR
    Gabrielle - APPEARING SATURDAY ON STAGE, doing Photo Ops Sunday.

    MICHAEL HURST
    Iolaus and director of episodes

    HUDSON LEICK
    Callisto

    TSIANINA JOELSON
    Varia

    VICTORIA PRATT
    Xena: Warrior Princess playing Cyane, Mutant X - Shalimar Fox and Cleopatra 2525-Rose "Sarge"



    ADRIENNE WILKINSON
    Livia/Eve

    JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND
    Boadicea

    T.J. SCOTT
    Xena: Warrior Princess (TV series) - Director episodes "Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts", "Callisto", "Is There a Doctor in the House?", "Return of Callisto", "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun", "Adventures in the Sin Trade" and "Adventures in the Sin Trade II"

    DAVID FRANKLIN
    Brutus

    TIM THOMERSON
    Meleager

    STEVEN L. SEARS
    Writer, Co-executive Producer, Supervising Producer

    KATHERINE FUGATE
    Writer



    Here are the TENTATIVE DAYS of appearance for our guests:
    FRIDAY
    DAVID FRANKLIN
    TSIANINA JOELSON
    ADRIENNE WILKINSON
    TIM THOMERSON

    SATURDAY
    RENEE O'CONNOR
    MICHAEL HURST
    JENNIFER WARD-LEALAND
    STEVEN SEARS
    SUNDAY
    LUCY LAWLESS
    HUDSON LEICK
    VICTORIA PRATT
    KATHERINE FUGATE



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  8. Darth-Kevin-Thomas Force Ghost

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    i want to hit the vegas one. Let me know if anyone else is headed to that, well meet up and paint the town red.

    dkt
  9. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Here is info on a LOTR Convention:

    THE ONE RING CELEBRATION: THE OFFICIAL CONVENTION FOR LORD OF THE RINGS FANS
    Authorized by New Line Cinema
    PASADENA, CA
    Fri., Sat. & Sun. January 20-22. 2006
    Pasadena Center
    300 E. Green St.



    Sign up for our TheOneRing.net CELEBRATION E-list to receive the latest updates on this event!

    Updated: January 9, 2006





    STAY OVERNIGHT WITH US
    AT OUR HOST HOTEL & PARTY!

    SHOW HOURS
    Friday 1pm to 7pm
    Friday Night Entertainment Show 9pm: One Ring Celebration Costume Competition and The Fenians plus a Cash Bar.
    Saturday 11am to 6pm
    Saturday Night Dessert Party 9pm: Featuring The One Ring Awards Presentation, Fellowship: The Musical segments, "Hobbit Sisters," Singing Gandalf, and Karaoke, Delicious Desserts and A Cash Bar.
    Sunday Morning 10am: The One Ring Brunch & Charity Auction with BILLY BOYD, raising funds for The Epilepsy Connection of Glasgow.
    Sunday 11am to 6pm
    Note: certain events require separate ticket, please read below details. Autographs and photo ops may take place outside of the times stated above. A complete specific schedule will be available on site and at this location the final week before the event.

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    We would like to take this opportunity,
    on behalf of Creation Entertainment and TheOneRing.net
    to thank LOTR fans from around the world for
    helping to launch The One Ring Celebration in 2005.
    Click here for some great photos of this unprecedented event!

    And now, onto the 2006 One Ring Celebration!

    2006 GUEST STARS

    Elijah Wood
    Sean Astin
    Billy Boyd
    Miranda Otto
    John Noble

    Daniel Reeve
    ELIJAH WOOD
    Frodo

    SEAN ASTIN
    Sam

    BILLY BOYD
    Pippin

    MIRANDA OTTO
    Eowyn



    Watch this space for guest updates!
    JOHN NOBLE
    Denethor

    DANIEL REEVE
    Calligrapher and Cartographer. Designer of all the maps, books, scrolls, parchments and inscriptions in the LOTR films.



    November 21: We have just been advised by Charles Ross' representation that he will not be able to perform at the event.
    We are working on replacement entertainment that will be announced soon.



    Here, as of November 30, are the tentative days of appearance of the main guests that have been booked so far:
    FRIDAY
    DANIEL REEVE

    SATURDAY
    ELIJAH WOOD
    SEAN ASTIN
    JOHN NOBLE
    SUNDAY
    BILLY BOYD
    MIRANDA OTTO

    LORD OF THE RINGS/TOLKIEN SCHOLARS/ARTISTS/OTHER GUESTS

    Dr. Anne Petty
    Lynnette Porter
    Dr. Amy Sturgis
    Greg Wright
    Cynthia Cummens

    Colleen Doran
    Mike Foster
    Laura Cooper
    George Beahm
    Tim Kirk
    DR. ANNE PETTY
    AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Tolkien Studies; Comparative Mythology; Creative Writing; Literary Criticism; Technical Writing/Editing
    Anne Petty has a Ph.D. in English from Florida State University with emphasis in Comparative Mythology and Creative Writing. Her dissertation topic was the mythopoeic structure of J.R.R. Tolkien's fiction (specifically, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings).

    Academically, she has written educational multimedia scripts, published articles in literary journals, taught composition and literature, and presented seminars on technical and creative writing. She has published three books of literary criticism and several chapters in anthologies on J. R. R. Tolkien.

    Anne?s new fantasy novel, Thin Line Between (Book 1 of a four-volume dark fantasy series titled The Wandjina Quartet), was published in May 2005 from Cold Spring Press/Simon & Schuster. Book 2 of the series, The Dangerous Place, will follow in the spring of 2006;

    Her comprehensive book on J.R.R. Tolkien's major themes, Tolkien in the Land of Heroes: Discovering the Human Spirit, was published in September 2003 and was named #1 of the ?Top 10 Books on Tolkien Mythology? by About.com reviewer Esther Lombardi.


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    LYNNETTE R. PORTER
    Earned a Ph.D. in English, with specializations in rhetoric, composition, and te
  10. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Bumping this up to ask that if anybody went to the Hercules/Xena convention this past weekend to feel free to come in and tell us about it.:)

    Same for those going to the LOTR Con this weekend :)
  11. PrincessKenobi New Films Manager of DOOM

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  12. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    Upping for anybody going to a convention or have information about a Sci - fi and/or Fantasy convetion.
  13. Queen_Pixie Jedi Master

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    Our con isn't until October. But I'm going to go to it this year, my first Con.
  14. Warrior_of_Mandalore Jedi Master

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    Anything on the east coast?

    Warrior_of_Mandalore Strikes Again!
  15. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    it'd be nice if there was something in the midwest like in chicago
  16. Queen_Pixie Jedi Master

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    Conor, I'm in ND, and we have one. It helps that Kevin Sorbo is from ND, since he's been in a few sci-fi/fantasy shows. And, he's come almost every year for ours.

    edit: Found some cons in Chicago: http://www.exisle.net/mb/lofiversion/index.php/t35285.html



  17. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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    i'll probably get crucified for this but what does ND stand for? i bet it's something obvious i cant come up w/ it
  18. Warrior_of_Mandalore Jedi Master

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    North Dakota...





    ...I'll get the cross.

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  19. DeathStarZero Jedi Master

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    I'm going to the Trek convention in Sacramento this year. Can't make it to Vegas.
  20. ComicDiva Jedi Master

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    You people are so lucky. :(
  21. Queen_Pixie Jedi Master

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    Warrior is wise.
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