Monday, October 15, 2012

FLASH: Austin, here we come—Trekland hits Texas

Well, it's short notice, so it's doubly exciting to announce:

I am indeed headin' to Wizard World Austin for that next big TNG reunion clambake OCt. 26-28.

Yes, you Texas Treklanders—or anyone headed mid-country for annother TNG anniversary get-together, including Sir Patrick—are also now next on MY list.

And I'll have the whole Trekland roadshow, plus some stage time with the TNG cast at the invite of the WW folks ... since so many of them have been friends of Trekland. PLUS one of our patented after-hours meet-up/fundraiser parties for THE CON OF WRATH.

AND, of course, my chance to chat up a new chunk o'Texas come to visit at the table: new photos, and old goodies of mine from the attic. That includes the debut CD of TREKLAND: On Speaker, the first dig into my audio archives to expose some long-buried chats with Trek legends...fresh from back in the day.

All this in party town Austin—which, you football fans have to admit, is a big Longhorn concession for this ol' Sooner. See how Gene Roddenberry has brought us all together despite our differences?

With Austin only three hours from Houston, we're also bookending the con weekend with some shoot days for the doc while we're in-state. What I really want to hope to find are a few more Survivors from our subject matter. Are you out there?

Overall, though, remember this is a comic-con show, so this TNG reunion is attracting Trekkies who'll be elbowed by all the usual comic and gaming and anime throng, with cosplay thick as Tellarite stubborn. I'm lookin' at you, Trek fans, to hold up your end of the deal here and show a little franchise frenzy.

Here's my corner of it all—it's a full weekend....

6:00-6:45 PM
"The Women of Star Trek"—moderating for Marina Sirtis and Gates McFadden
Ballroom FG

3:00-3:45 PM
"Trekland: Between the Cracks" — My center-ring slideshow of note, Austin edition
Ballroom E

CON OF WRATH Meetup-Fundraiser, Austin Edition 
10 pm-midnight, adjacent site TBA
If you've not heard of our "live tour" to support "The Con of Wrath," check out those who plunk down coin for trivia prizes, rare Trek video,and sneak peeks from the doc—and STILL get their screen credit like all other donors. We'll announce the site ASAP—it's a good time to follow me on Twitter @larrynemecek or Trekland's Facebook!

2:00-2:45 PM
"The Men of TNG": Moderating  for Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner and Michael Dorn Q&A
Ballroom FG

3:00-3:45 PM
"The State of Trek"(Whew! No break!) But YOU and I and some other Trek mob have a forum on where we've been, where we are now and what's ahead—fan-wise and biz-wise. Or do we even know what do we want? I highly recommend this session to either learn some new insights—or to just come vent a lot.
Ballroom FG

What happened at Phoenix Comic-Con was tame compared to this...!

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