If there ever was an icon in television, film, and even history that portrayed a trailblazer unmatched in her accomplishments, it would be Nichelle Nichols. From her stereotype-smashing role as one of the first African-American female characters not portrayed as a servant or housekeeper; to her groundbreaking interracial kiss with co-star William Shatner; to her dedicated work with NASA as a recruiter for females and minorities, Nichelle never did anything half-way.
Martin Luther King, an avid Trek fan himself, once told Nichelle, “I am your greatest fan. You’re part of history.” Truer words are rarely spoken. Nichelle has been a priceless gem in our history and on May 1 - 3, we invite you to join us for Nichelle’s final voyage with those friends and fans that love and adore her. Come spend time with this extraordinary woman—the last opportunity that you will have to celebrate with her—and join in the celebration of her incredible life and amazing achievements.
This once-in-a-lifetime special weekend with Nichelle is one you will not want to miss. It is her last show before retirement, so come join us for a variety of engaging panels and a special celebrity signing area, as well as a party and sumptuous banquet. We’ll also have exclusive merchandise available and we will beaming in dozens of Star Trek stars from across all the series to join us in saying farewell to Nichelle!
Do you have a special story of how Nichelle influenced your life or a story about meeting her? Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your story might be selected to share with Nichelle during the weekend.