Friday, August 31, 2012

LA ALERT: Proud to help Walter's Walk of Fame Star events

UPDATE: Here's the latest on various tickets for the weekend:

We will continue to sell the weekend and Sunday passes online until Saturday evening. We will stop selling the Bester and Chekov package on Thursday [tonight] at 9 PM PST. We will have limited banquet tickets for sale on Saturday night and Sunday at the Beverly Garland.

It's not often that you actually see history coming at you, so listen up.

It's only fitting that Walter Koenig finally receive his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Sept. 10, making a complete tribute to the original Star Trek cast—and doubly fitting that a bevy of events mark the occasion next weekend.

I'm honored to be a part of those events—leading a "Trek the Walk of Fame" Star Trek star walk Saturday on Hollywood Boulevard with Walter and a Trek panel on Sunday with him.

Do you know about all the weekend screenings, panels, party AND banquet ? For my part, in short, after I co-lead our Walk of Fame Trek with Walter, I'll welcome folks to the historic Grauman's Egyptian Theatre  showing of Walter's Inalienable, "Spectre of the Gun" episode and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Con, with the Gary Graham Band playing at a party that night at the nearby Beverly Garland Hotel. Next day Sunday, the hotel hosts a series of panels across all of Walter's career, including his Bester days on Babylon 5, with actors and other guests on hand with autographs and photos. I'm again proud to lead Walter's appearance regarding his Star Trek career on Sunday at 3:30 p.m.. A gala banquet and roast of Walter follows Sunday night at 7:30.

Check out the full celebration weekend guest list and info here.

Again, for this generation of Star Trek and its fans, this truly is a moment to anticipate and celebrate—it won't come round again. Monday morning's public Star unveiling ceremony is set to include Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, and J. Michael Straczynski, who is flying in just for the event.

Oh, and event-goers Saturday will also get a debut sneak peek at the brand-new teaser trailer featuring Walter for Star Trek: Renegades, the follow-up to the indie Star Trek saga, Of Gods and Men. In fact it is VERY new: teaser scenes with Walter and director Tim Russ were just shot this past week!

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