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Our celebrity guests will be signing autographs, photo ops, participating in panels and attending our special events such as our Friday night party, Saturday night banquet and Sunday luncheon.

Celebrity Guests

(Please note: All guests are tentative, until confirmed for the new dates.)

Nichelle Nichols - Autograph signings: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Nichelle Nichols is best known for her role as Uhura in Star Trek. To learn more about Nichelle, please visit: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0629667/

Walter Koenig - Autograph signings: Saturday & Sunday

Walter Koenig is best known for his role as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Bester on Babylon 5. He is also a writer and producer. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000479/

Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green - Saturday Appearance & Banquet Speaker

Sonequa Martin-Green will next be seen starring opposite LeBron James in SPACE JAM 2, and can currently be seen in the role of 'First Officer Michael Burnham' on 'Star Trek: Discovery’. She is no stranger to television as she starred on the AMC smash hit 'The Walking Dead' where she portrayed 'Sasha.' Sonequa is also well known for her recurring roles as 'Tamara' on ABC's fan favorite 'Once Upon A Time' and 'Courtney Wells' on CBS's Emmy winning drama, 'The Good Wife.' Her television credits also include 'Gossip Girl' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' and most recently, FOX's 'New Girl.' https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2792296/

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Doug Jones - Panelist - Autograph Signing Saturday

Doug Jones is perhaps one of the most brilliant actors of our time. Doug’s career spans numerous years in television and on film, currently Doug can be seen as “Saru" in CBS’ “Star Trek Discovery. He can also be seen in the Oscar winning and highly nominated film “The Shape of Water” in which Doug teams up again to bring an original story to life by director Guillermo del Toro! Fans will long remember Doug for his work as THE SILVER SURFER in FANTASTIC FOUR. He's also the life and soul of ABE SAPIEN in HELLBOY and HELLBOY II THE GOLDEN ARMY. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0427964/

Nana Visitor

Nana Visitor - Panelist - Saturday Only

Nana Visitor was born on July 26, 1957 in New York City, New York, USA as Nana Tucker. She is an actress, known for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), Friday the 13th (2009) and Ted 2 (2015). Learn more here: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000684/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

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Rekha Sharma - Saturday Signing, Panel & Banquet

Praised for her ability to bring great passion, strength, humor and vulnerability to her performances, Rekha Sharma began her acting career in the theatre and soon found herself working on camera. >> >> Currently on “Star Trek: Discovery” as Commander Landry and as FBI Agent Siddiqui on Jessica Biel’s “Limetown,” Rekha is widely known for her portrayal of Tory Foster on the award-winning series “Battlestar Galactica” as well as numerous other credits, including “The 100,” “V,” “Supernatural,” “Smallville,” “The Core” and more. Find out more: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0788907/

Rod Roddenberry

Rod Roddenberry

Rod Roddenberry is an American television producer and the chief executive officer of Roddenberry Entertainment. He is the son of Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett and is carrying on his parents legacy. He is currently the Executive Producer of Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard and Star Trek: Lower Decks. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0734473/

Michael Forest - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Michael Forest portrayed Apollo in the TOS episode "Who Mourns for Adonis?" and has appeared in almost 300 TV and movie roles. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0148061

Tanya Lemani - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Tanya Lemani portrayed Kara in "Wolf in the Fold." She guest starred in several TV shows including "Bionic Women," "Get Smart" and "I Dream of Jeanie." Please visit her IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0313621/

Gary Graham

Gary Graham - Autograph Signing: Saturday

Gary Graham is best known to Star Trek fans as Tanis in the Voyager episode, "Cold Fire" and his recurring role as Ambassador Soval in Enterprise. He is also well known in the sci-fi universe for his leading role as Detective Sikes in the TV show Alien Nation and as Achilles in the movie Robot Jax. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0334048

Herbert Jefferson Jr. - Autograph Signing: Saturday

Herbert Jefferson Jr. is best known as Boomer on the original Battlestar Galactica and he starred in two of our productions: Renegades and Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0420170

Chris Doohan - Autograph Signing: Saturday

Chris Doohan has starred in 3 Star Trek movies, Star Trek Online and portrays "Scotty" on Star Trek Continues. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1067053

Sean Kenney - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Sean Kenney is best known for his portrayal of Captain Pike in the two-part episode, "The Menagerie." He also starred as DePaul in the "Arena" and "A Taste of Armageddon." Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0448505/

BarBara Luna - Autograph Signing Saturday & Sunday

BarBara Luna is best known for her portrayal of Lt. Marlena Moreau in the fan favorite episode, "Mirror, Mirror." She also made several appearances on popular TV shows including, "One Life to Live," "Gunsmoke," "Zorro" and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century." Please visit her website at: www.barbaraluna.com/

Victor Brandt(1)

Victor Brandt - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Victor Brandt is best known for his portrayal of Tongo Rad in "The Way to Eden" and Watson in "Elaan Of Troyius." Victor has appeared in over 100 TV and movie roles. Please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0105011/

Michael Dante - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Michael Dante portrayed Maab in "Friday's Child" and starred in several popular TV shows and movies spanning over 60 years. He published his autobiography, 'Michael Dante - From Hollywood to Michael Dante Way' in 2014. Please visit his IMDB page or website: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0200599 & http://www.michaeldanteway.com/

Beverly Washburn - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Beverly Washburn is best known to Star Trek fans for portraying Arlene Galway in "The Deadly Years." She was a child actress and starred in several TV shows and movies including, "Old Yeller," "Wagon Train," and "The New Loretta Young Show." Please visit her IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0913340/

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France Nuyen - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

France Nuyen, is best known to Star Trek fans as Elaan from "Elaan of Troyius." She also starred in several movies and TV shows including, "St. Elsewhere," and "The Joy Luck Club." Please visit her IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0638395/

Bobby Clark - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Bobby Clark portrayed the Gorn in the TOS episode "The Arena." He was a stuntman and was also in "The Apple," "Mirror, Mirror," and "The Return of the Archons." Please visit his IMDB page: www.imdb.com/name/nm4801476p/

Charlie Brill - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Charlie Brill is best known to Star Trek fans as Arne Darvin from the popular episode "The Trouble With Tribbles." Charlie is also well known for his starring role as Capt. Harry Lipschitz in Silk Stalkings. To leatn more about his career, please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0109318/

Antoinette Bower - Autograph Signing: Saturday & Sunday

Since moving to California in the early 60's, Bower has guest starred in over 90 shows, including - amongst others (and not in that order!) - - - Star Trek, (Sylvia, Catspaw) Twilight Zone, Hitchcock Presents, Murder she wrote, Kojak, Fugitive, FBI, Mission Impossible, Hogan's Heroes, Perry Mason, I spy, Ben Casey, Dr. Kildaire, Wild, Wild West to name just a few. Her credits in several tv movies and tv-series include 'The Thornbirds'. (as Sarah McQueen). She was a regular on the tv series 'Neon Rider'. (as Fox). In feature films, she starred as Dr. Pardee in Superbeast , and worked with Brando (Mutiny on the Bounty), Bronson (The Evil that Men do), Jaimie Lee Curtis (Prom Night) amongst others. If you go to IMDB there's more detailed info such as other splendid actors not listed here - as well as some of what she has been working on currently.. To learn more about her career, please visit her IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0100949/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Celebrity Panel Guests and Moderators
Michelle Specht

Michele Specht - Moderator

Michele Specht is best known for her voice work on Star Trek Online as Krog and Loriss and as Dr. Elise McKennah on the award winning series Star Trek Continues. Please visit her IMDB page at: www.imdb.com/name/nm1073676/

Deborah Lacey(1)

Deborah Lacey - Moderator

Deborah is best known for her role as Sarah Sisko on DS9 and Carla on Mad Men. Please visit her IMDB page at: www.imdb.com/name/nm0479917

Marc Cushman

Marc Cushman - Panelist - Signing at the Jacobs Brown Publishing Booth

Marc is a well known author, who wrote the definitive history of a show we all love: "Star Trek, These are the Voyages, TOS" for which he won a Saturn Award. His next Star Trek book, "These Are the Voyages: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek on the 1970's" will be released this summer. To learn more about Marc and his work, please visit his website: www.marccushman.com

Joseph D'Agosta

Joseph D'Agosta - Panelist

Joseph D'Agosta was the casting director for Star Trek and he cast Nichelle as Uhura! He also cast Nichelle in her first TV role, "The Lieutenant," produced by Gene Roddenberry. In addition to Star Trek, he was the casting director for popular shows such as Mannix, Mission Impossible and the Lucy Show. To learn more, please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0194871

Larry Nemecek

Larry Nemecek - Moderator

Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek is a Star Trek expert, known for Portal 47, The Trek Files, Trekland Treks and The Con of Wrath. To learn more about Larry, please visit: https://larrynemecek.com/

Doug Drexler

Doug Drexler - Panelist

Doug Drexler owes his career to the original Star Trek. It was his childhood love of the show that led him to become a film maker. Since Star Trek's premiere in 1966, Doug has won both American and British Academy Awards, has been nominated for eight prime time Emmys, winning twice, took home a Saturn Award, a Visual Effects Society Award, and a Peabody Award. He has worked with such directors as Warren Beatty, Mike Nichols, Michael Cimino, and Michael Mann. Doug contributed to four Star Trek series, and is currently busy on Seth MacFarlane's The Orville where he continues to influence contemporary space adventure. To learn more about Doug, please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0237774 /

Mike Okuda

Micheal Okuda - Panelist

Michael Okuda has worked on everything Star Trek and has made significant contributions to the Star Trek franchise. To learn about his amazing career, please visit: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Michael_Okuda

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Denise Okuda - Panelist

Denise Okuda has worked on everything Star Trek and has made major contributions to the Star Trek franchise. To learn about her amazing career, please visit: https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Denise_Okuda

Tracy Drain

Tracy Drain - Panelist

Tracy Drain is a Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has been at the lab since completing her Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. In her many years at JPL, she has participated in the development and operation of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (a science/relay orbiter at Mars), the Kepler mission (searching for Exoplanets) and the Juno mission to Jupiter. She is currently the Deputy Project System Engineer for the Psyche mission.

Melinda Snodgrass

Melinda M. Snodgrass - Panelist

Melinda M. Snodgrass was a writer, story editor and executive script consultant on several TNG episodes including the fan favorite "The Measure of a Man." In addition, along with being a noted science fiction writer (i.e., the Wild Cards mosaic series) Melinda has worked on such series as Reasonable Doubts and The Outer Limits. Please visit her IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0811200/

Jimmy Diggs

Jimmy Diggs - Panelist and Moderator

Jimmy Diggs will be joining us as both a panelist and moderator. Jimmy is a freelance writer responsible for six episodes of Star Trek: Voyager and one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. To learn more about Jimmy, please visit his IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2089473