William Shatner & Cast of Star Trek TNG Appear at Planet Comicon 2014

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Press Release:

Planet Comicon is thrilled to announce a special Sunday-only appearance of William Shatner. He will be available on a limited schedule for photos and autographs on March 16, 2014 only.

Mr. Shatner became an entertainment legend as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, leading the U.S.S. Enterprise through its original television run and seven blockbuster films. The winner of two Emmy awards, he has starred on series including Boston Legal, Rescue 911, and TJ Hooker.

He has also written dozens of fiction and non-fiction books including ten Star Trek novels, his own TekWar series, and memoirs including Star Trek Memories, Up Till Now: The Autobiography, and Shatner Rules. He has appeared documentaries related to Star Trek, including How William Shatner Changed the World and The Captains.

Find out more about William Shatner on his official website and follow him on Twitter as @WilliamShatner.

A RARE REUNION EVENT:

Meet the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation on stage together… moderated by living legend William Shatner!

Join us for a Star Trek: The Next Generation cast reunion plus special guest moderator, William Shatner. Six ST:TNG cast members will join the Mr. Shatner on stage Sunday, March 16, starting at 4:30 p.m. at Planet Comicon in the Kansas City Convention Center.

LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Brent Spiner will appear for an insightful 90-minute conversation led by master of ceremonies William Shatner. The actors will explore the essence of what made this amazing cast one of the most loved in the history of television and film.

Prepare to laugh the evening away, as these cast members have remained best friends and love to make fun as they reveal memorable stories about themselves and each other. Mr. Shatner — along with the audience — will pose no-holds-barred questions during a casual 90-minute event. It may be explosive, it may be tearful, but it will unquestionably be lots of laughs.

This event will require separate tickets, and many admission levels will include special bonus perks. More information about ticket packages will be announced shortly. Tickets for the Planet Comicon Trek-tacular will be available online beginning January 22nd. Seating is limited, so be prepared to purchase your tickets early. See you there!

OR – Data Takes the Stage

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Brent Spiner, star of stage and screen, appears on Saturday January 11th at the Roseland Theater at 7:00pm!

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Press Release:

Ravens Flight Creative and Hennepin Studios are both thrilled and excited to welcome screen legend BRENT SPINER to the Roseland Theater in Portland. Probably best known for playing Data on Star Trek – The Next Generation, Brent has a BEAUTIFUL voice, and will be performing a cabaret set featuring live music and stories of his life.

A Star like you’ve never seen him before and a great holiday gift for the “Trekkie” in your life
January 11th at the Roseland Theater – 7pm (21 and Over).

There are regular and VIP tickets available through Ticketswest – VIPs will get first chance to get autographs and will get a limited edition poster to have signed, and get a professional photograph. They also will get prime seating. Other fans will be able to get autographs signed AFTER the VIPs. (but no photos)

Brent Spiner is perhaps best known for his portrayal of the android DATA on the television series, Star Trek: The Next Generation. He also appeared in four Star Trek films; Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis for which he also co-authored the story.

His other film credits include, The Aviator, Out to Sea, Master of Disguise, Dude, Where’s My Car, and Independence Day.

On television he appeared opposite Halle Berry in HBO’s, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge. Other television appearances include Dr. Fenway in the CBS series, Threshold, Stromboli in the Stephen Schwartz musical, Geppetto, the PBS movie, The Ponder Heart and guest shots on Frasier, Cheers, Mad About You, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Family Guy, Friends, The Simpsons, Night Court, Leverage, and Warehouse13.

Spiner has appeared on Broadway in, A History of the American Film, Big River, The Three Musketeers, Sunday in the Park with George, Life x 3, and as John Adams in 1776, for which he received a Drama Desk Nomination. He more recently portrayed Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha for Reprise in Los Angeles.

Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
(971) 230-0033

TX – Sulu Signs

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Oh My!! Actor George Takei, best known as Sulu from the original Star Trek series, appears at Madness Games and Comics for a signing on Friday January 3, 2014 from 6:00 till 8:00 pm! Presented by Dallas Comic & Pop Expo

Madness Games & Comics
3000 Custer Road Suite #310, Plano, TX 75075
(972) 943-8135

Emerald City Comicon 2014 Updates

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Emerald City ComiCon‘s newsletter has some major updates for their 2014 convention with new guests, tickets available for sale, and more!

Tickets Now In Stores!
Tickets to the 2014 Emerald City Comicon are now on sale in stores. And while you’re buying, don’t forget that we’ve expanded Friday into a full day of fun (10am-7pm). More than half of the show’s tickets have already been sold, so stop waiting. Get your ticket for all three days right now! [Tickets Are On Sale Here]

A Reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions
The Committee for Line Reductions would like to note that starting this year, if you buy your ticket online, we’re mailing your badge to you about a month before the show. If you buy your ticket at your local comic book store, you’ll exchange that ticket for a badge at that same store anytime in March. Either way, you won’t need to wait in a line to trade in your ticket at the show! This has been a reminder from the Committee for Line Reductions.

So. Many. GUESTS!
Over the past few weeks, we’ve added more special guests than we can possibly list.

Here’s just a few of our new celebrity guests and voice actors: Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), John de Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Lance Reddick (Fringe), Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Frozen), Bill Farmer (Voice of Goofy) and Nancy Cartwright (Voice of Bart Simpson). The complete list of celebrities is here: [Celebrity Guests] and the voice actors are here: [Voice Talent]

As for our special guests, recent additions include Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Jason Aaron (Thor), Peter David (X-Factor), Don Rosa (Donald Duck), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Matt Fraction (Fantastic Four), Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows), Ed McGuinness (Nova) and DOZENS more! [Check out the full list of guests here]

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to find out who we’re adding next!

More Hotels!
While we’ve expanded our deals into more hotels, half of them are now sold out! Make sure to hit our hotels page and reserve your room before they’re all booked up! [Find Hotel Deals Here]

More Comics!
Every week, we’re adding more free comics to our website. A new Tales From The Con is posted every Wednesday. You can also read the ongoing adventures of the Emerald City Crusader and Emerald City Crusaderette in our very own webcomic, Emerald City Cusader Chronicles, new pages are posted every Tuesday and Thursday. [Read our comics! Yes, COMICS!!]

Florida SuperCon brings in Uhura

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NICHELLE NICHOLS (Uhura in Star Trek) has just been addded to the guest list for Florida Supercon 2014 at our “NEW LOCATION” The Miami Beach Convention Center July 3-6, 2014!

Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer and voice artist, best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek, a role that she portrayed for over 40 years in the original Star Trek television series, the Star Trek animated series and the Star Trek film series. Prior to her acting career, Nichelle sang with Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Some of her other notable television, animation and film roles include: Heroes (Nana Dawson), Futurama (as herself in two episodes), Gargoyles: The Animated Series (Diane Maza), Batman: The Animated Series (Thoth-Kopeira), The Simpsons (as herself), Snow Dogs, Truck Turner (opposite Issac Hayes), Lady Magdalene’s, The Torturer, and The Cabonauts (CJ).

 

For more info visit our website at  http://www.floridasupercon.com/

NYC – JJ Abrams Debuts New Novel

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Director J.J. Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst appear at Symphony Space on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 6:00pm to debut S.: A Novel!

Press Release:

J.J. Abrams presents S., a brand-new novel and multi-layered literary puzzle he developed with novelist Doug Dorst, PEN/Hemingway and Shirley Jackson Award nominee. J.J. Abrams has created, written, directed, or produced television shows such as the Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Lost, Alias, and Felicity and films including Star Trek, Super 8, Cloverfield, and Mission: Impossible.

Event includes a reading from the novel, a conversation between Abrams and Dorst, followed by a signing. Co-presented with 826NYC, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Tickets available at the link!

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025-6990

NYC – X-Factor Signing

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Writer Peter David closes down X-Factor Investigations with a signing at JHU Comics on Friday, September 6th at 6:00PM at their Manhattan Location. So stop on by and pick up the final issue of the critically acclaimed landmark title X-Factor and get an autograph from the man, the myth, the legend, Peter David himself, at JHU Comic Books, where fans and creators meet!

*Please note: purchase of X-Factor #262 is required to participate in signing.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

TX – I Missed Comic Con Signing

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James O’Barr, Joe Eisma, Kristian Donaldson, Ben Dunn, and more appear at Zeus Comics on Saturday August 17, 2013 from 11am till 4:00 pm!

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Press Release:

Dallas comic book fans who missed San Diego Comic-Con are getting a fun event filled with comic book creators and free swag. The crew at bigfanboy.com is hosting a special gathering at Zeus Comics and Collectibles Inc where you can meet your favorite comic book creators and pick up awesome movie promos, please win prizes including items you could previously only get at Comic-Con. Guests include THE CROW creator James O’Barr, MORNING GLORIES artist Joe Eisma, THE MASSIVE artist Kristian Donaldson, NINJA HIGH SCHOOL creator Ben Dunn, STAR TREK inker Kez Wilson, Lucasfilm photography artist Scott Harben, KNUCKLEHEADS artist Robert Wilson, and Marvel and THE WALKING DEAD sketch card artist Cal Slayton.

Zeus Comics
1334 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75247

The Last Call Tour

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Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright are traveling across the country screening THE WORLD’S END and meeting fans of the Cornetto trilogy. Find out when they are coming to a city near you and where you can get tickets for “The Last Call Tour” below.

Dallas, TX| July 25  

Time: THE WORLD’S END @ 7pm

Double-feature of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ @ 9pm

(SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ Double-feature will be in the parking lot outdoors and free to public, limited to space availability, bring your own chair!)

Theater: Alamo Drafthouse Richardson, 100 S. Central Expressway, Richardson, TX 75080

Austin, TX| Jul 27th

Time: Triple feature starts @ 3pm

Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N US Highway 183 Bldg F Austin, TX 78717

Boston, MA| July 28th

Time: SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 3pm, HOT FUZZ at 5:15pm and THE WORLD’S END at 8pm

The Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA

Washington, DC| July 29th

Time: 7pm

AMC Georgetown, 3111 K Street,  NW Washington, DC 20007

Philadelphia, PA| July 30th

Time: HOT FUZZ @ 5:30 PM & THE WORLD’S END @ 7:30 PM

Ritz East, 125 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Chicago, IL| August 1st

Time: 7pm THE WORLD’S END

The Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL  60647

Chicago, IL| August 2nd

Time:  SHAUN OF THE DEAD @ 7pm

Q&A with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg & Nick Frost @ 8:45pm

HOT FUZZ @ 9:30pm

The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

Get tickets: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/63367

CBS Consumer Products Arriving at SDCC 2013 with Loads of Star Trek Merch and More

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Press Release:

CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS REVEALS EXCLUSIVE ITEMS AND TALENT SIGNINGS AT COMIC-CON© INTERNATIONAL 2013

Unique Promotional Products From Star Trek, NCIS, Dexter® and The Twilight Zone Will Be Available at Premier Pop Culture Convention

NEW YORK, NY – July 16, 2013– CBS Consumer Products arrives at Comic-Con© International: San Diego 2013 armed with an array of unique and exclusive products based on popular television franchises, including Star Trek, NCIS, Dexter and The Twilight Zone.

Star Trek fans will have an assortment of one-of-a-kind products to choose from including the debut of cards featuring four of the Klingon Houses. The cards will be available at Star Trek licensee booths throughout the show with an exclusive mini poster available at the CBS Interactive booth (#4245). Locations and times of the card giveaways will be revealed via Twitter (@StarTrek) and fans can also purchase larger prints and other products featuring the Klingon designs at the StarTrek.com Shop (http://shop.startrek.com/).

A list of the top exclusives, signings and promotional items follows:

STAR TREK

Anovos (Booth #4149)

Anovos will have a wide selection of high-end authentic reproductions of Star Trek costumes available for purchase. Star Trek: The Original Series Seasons 1 and 3 pants ($150 each), pants from the 2009 Star Trek film ($150), and Star Trek Into Darkness Khan undershirts ($85) will see limited release as Comic-Con exclusives. Fans can pick up Star Trek The Original Series Kirk, Spock and Scotty duty uniform tunics ($199), Star Trek: The Next Generation Picard and Data ties ($40), and a Star Trek: The Original Series Season 1 Captain’s casual uniform wrap ($650, orders being taken at Comic-Con for its first run). A prototype of a Star Trek Into Darkness Khan Jacket will also be on display.

Bif Bang Pow! (Booth #2343)

Bif Bang Pow! is launching a number of exciting items at Comic-Con. Among the special offerings is a Star Trek: The Next Generation Wesley Crusher Build-a-Bridge Deluxe Bobble Head 1 of 8; the first in the “Build-a-Bridge” series to form a mini-replica of the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D;. and the Star Trek: The Original Series Fine Art Coasters Set of 40, Series 1 , accompanied by a signing with artist Juan Ortiz on Sunday July 21st from 2 PM – 3 PM (subject to change). In addition, a Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who limited edition tin tote set that includes an exclusive version of the Doctor Who TARDIS Monitor Mate, and a Star Trek: The Next Generation U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Monitor Mate (shipped later via online registration) will be available, along with signings from Star Trek/Doctor Who Assimilation 2 illustrator and writers J.K. Woodward, Scott Tipton and David Tipton on Saturday July 20th from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM (subject to change). Likewise, collectors can pick up a one-of-a-kind Star Trek / The Twilight Zone “The Captain and The Passenger Monitor Mates” – Convention Exclusive set that includes two 4-inch scale Monitor Mate miniature bobble heads of William Shatner as seen in two of his most revered roles. Sneak peeks of Big Bang Pow! concepts for co-branded Star Trek: The Original Series /The Big Bang Theory action figures will be shown to fans and avid collectors.

Chronicle Books (Booth #1506)

Chronicle Books will be selling its new book, How to Speak Klingon: Essential Phrases for the Intergalactic Traveler.

Cubify (Booth #5337)

Cubify will have an on-site scanning station for fans to order their own personalized 3-D printed Star Trek figurines.

Diamond Select (Booth #2607)

Diamond Select Toys will offer a ‘fully cloaked’ Klingon Bird-of-Prey, a variation on its most recent electronic starship, as its Comic-Con© exclusive this year. The cloaked Bird-of-Prey is seen in numerous Star Trek films as well as The Next Generation television series. This collectible is cast entirely in transparent plastic and has had all of its electronics removed, rendering it somewhat invisible. It measures 12 inches long with a 19-inch wingspan, comes with a transparent display base as well as translucent landing gear, so you can land it in the public park of your choice. The ship is limited to only 200 pieces, and will only be available at the Diamond Select Toys booth in a window box for the price of $60.

DK Publishing (Booth #2913-G)

DK Publishing will be showcasing Star Trek: The Visual Dictionary.

Funko (Booth #5343)

Funko will be exclusively offering for sale a co-branded Star Trek/The Big Bang Theory Pop! Figure that looks as if it’s “beaming up.”

Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)

As a Comic-Con exclusive, Hallmark will be offering a battle-scarred variant of its U.S.S. Kelvin™ keepsake ornament as featured in the 2009 Star Trek movie. Additional ornaments being offered for sale include the U.S.S. Kelvin with lights and regular paint, “Arena” episode motif featuring the fight scene between Kirk and the Gorn with sound, and “Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott” (fourth in the Star Trek legends series). Deep Roy, Keenser in the new Star Trek films, will make daily afternoon appearances in the booth to sign autographed pictures for purchase. Hallmark will also be offering sneak peeks of its 2014 ornament line.

HASBRO (Booth #3213)

Fans can see the KRE-O STAR TREK U.S.S. VENGEANCE building set from Star Trek Into Darkness for the first time in person in the Hasbro booth.

Her Universe (Booth #2913-F)

Her Universe will be premiering the Spock V-neck T-shirt, designed with a deep V, and the iconic Star Trek insignia, highlighted with gold foil.

IDW Publishing (Booth #2643)

IDW will host multiple creator signings, including Mike Johnson, Scott Tipton & David Tipton, and J.K. Woodward. Large Booth Graphics for the Star Trek Ongoing Series, the Stardate Collection Vol. 1, and the Khan mini-series will be available for purchase, and the booth will be carrying a full line of both regular and limited-edition Star Trek comics and graphic novels. Fans looking for even more Star Trek should attend the IDW panel, which will prominently feature the iconic franchise.

Light Speed Fine Art (Booth #3745)

Light Speed Fine Art will be hosting a signing with a number of Star Trek: The Next Generation actors, including Brent Spiner (Lieutenant Commander Data), Michael Dorn (Lieutenant Commander Worf) and Marina Sirtis (Commander Deanna Troi).

Moebius (Booth #5349)

Moebius will be showing a concept for its high-end, Star Trek: The Original Series 12-inch Kirk action figure.

NECA (Booth #3145)

NECA will show the Star Trek: Attack Wing miniatures game, which will be available for purchase in August.

QMx (Booth #3249)

QMx will be debuting the Vengeance Artisan Replica from Star Trek Into Darkness and the Enterprise NX-01 Artisan Replica from Star Trek: Enterprise. Comic-Con will be the first time fans can purchase the Spock, Kirk and Uhura Q-Pop figures, the 2013 Starfleet Academy Class ring replica, the plush Enterprise and Tribble collectibles. Exclusively for Comic-Con, the “Mirror Universe” Spock Q-Pop will be available for purchase. Finally, visitors will be able to see the phaser replica that’s included in an Amazon.com bundle for the Star Trek: Into Darkness Blu-ray.

ThinkGeek (Booth #5541)

ThinkGeek will be selling its latest Star Trek item – an inflatable U.S.S. Enterprise.

WeLoveFine (Booth #5647)

Mighty Fine will offer a limited number of exclusive Star Trek “Comic-KHAAAAN! 2013″ T-Shirts. Artist Juan Ortiz will be signing at the WeLoveFine Pop-Up Shop at the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp (401 K Street) on Sunday July 21 at 10:30 am.

Mimoco (Booths #2913-M and 5338)

Mimoco will have the SDCC ’13 limited edition Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Captain MIMOBOT USB flash drive (edition of 1000) alongside Star Trek: The Original Series’ Captain Kirk, Spock, Sulu and and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Picard and Data. The USB flash drives will be available in sizes from 8GB up to 64GB.

Rubies (Booth #3649)

Rubies will be selling Captain Kirk, Spock, Scotty and Uhura costumes along with Spock ears and wigs, and a phaser weapon.

Square Enix (Booth #3829)

Square Enix will be showing sculpts of their high-end collectible Star Trek Into Darkness 10” Captain Kirk and Spock Play Arts KAI action figures.

Titan Entertainment (Booth #5537)

Titan will host a signing with artist Juan Ortiz to celebrate the release of his book Star Trek: The Art of Juan Ortiz on Sunday, July 21 from 12 -1 pm at AA05, and they will also preview the new Khan bust amongst others and have a limited number of Picard and Kirk busts on sale.

DEXTER

ANOVOS (Booth #3635)

Anovos Booth #2 will feature a Dexter ‘kill table’ with props provided by the show. Have your picture taken as one of Dexter’s victims for a unique experience. Fans can also purchase a Dexter “thumbdrive” ($20). Check Booth for hours of operation.

Entertainment Earth (Booth #2343)

To commemorate the “Final Season” of Dexter, Bif Bang Pow! designed two convention exclusives, Dexter 3 3/4-inch Action Figure in Tin Tote with Blood Slide Box and a Dexter Blood Spatter Analyst Bobble Head. The air-conditioner-themed tin tote features a Dexter 3 3/4-inch Action Figure sporting his camera, ID badge, and a little extra blood, six blood slides as well as a wooden blood slide box replica to store them in. Additionally, a bonus talking key chain with five authentic Dexter phrases is included. The 7-inch resin bobble head resembles the favorite blood-spatter expert / serial killer on the job in his pink shirt holding a blood slide and slide box. Also, fans can enjoy signings from a few cast members of Dexter Thursday July 18th – David Zayas and Aimee Garcia 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (subject to change), Jennifer Carpenter 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM (subject to change), and Yvonne Strahovski 4:45 PM – 5:15 PM (subject to change).

NCIS

Bif Bang Pow (Booth #2343)

Bif Bang Pow! produced NCIS’ irreverent young Goth-girl lab tech Abby Sciuto in a captivating 4 1/2-inch tall resin Monitor Mate bobble head convention exclusive in the image of actress Pauley Perrette… that sits on top of your computer monitor.

HAPPY DAYS

Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)

Hallmark will be selling a Happy Days ornament with sound and a lighted string.

MORK & MINDY

Hallmark (Booth #2913-H)

Hallmark will be commemorating the 35th Anniversary of Mork & Mindy with a keepsake ornament.

THE TWILIGHT ZONE

Bif Bang Pow (Booth #2343)

From the intriguing The Twilight Zone episode “Time Enough at Last,” Bif Bang Pow! designed a marvelous replica convention exclusive that includes a stack of Henry Bemis’ precious books and his signature glasses with black frames and thick, clear lenses. Moreover, collectors can get a one-of-a-kind Star Trek/The Twilight Zone “The Captain and The Passenger” Monitor Mates – Convention Exclusive set that includes two Monitor Mate miniature bobble heads of William Shatner as seen in two of his most revered roles, airline passenger Bob Wilson and U.S.S. Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk.

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