And now for something completely different…
It's a combination of my:
—a) setting foot in Michigan for the first time ever
—b) doing a convention as a fivesome with my Star Trek Continues cohorts, and
—c) guesting at a convention without any top-line actors or author/artists, but indeed some bigtime voice actors (STC company included!).
It's otherwise known as the Midwest Media Expo in downtown Detroit's Renaisssance Center, the second edition of this "celebration of all popular media, including: Animation, Television, Film, Literature, Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Comics, and Internet Culture", and runs from 2 p.m. Friday/25th through 5 p.m. Sunday/27th. I'll be there doing my own thing, but also appearing with the hootful otherwise known as STC's Vic Mignogna, Todd Haberkorn, Chris Doohan, and Steve Dengler.
Outside voice actors, the other guests are all leaders in fandom movements like indie films and other productions, web stars, podcasters, and cosplay… and I can't wait to see what the audience shapes up as. For me, this is truly a new kinda deal…but I have hunch that, whatever happens: fans will be fans. We'll see how Trek turns out at this multi-genre show… but I know we'll have a good group for our screenings.
And, above all, I'm looking forward to being on Michigan turf for the first time ever… and meeting the fine folks of the USS Intrepid club chapter again, at least.
Not to mention some of our ST Continues crew visiting from adjacent Ohio—the great Liz, Abbey (my Nurse Temple), and her hubby Adam!
So here's the weekend for me:
4-6 p.m., 4th Floor West Foyer: STC group autographs/LN tabling
11 am-12:30 pm, Main Events 1/Cabot Ballroom: ST Continues panel
9-10:30 pm, Panel Room 2/Ambassador 3: Our "Trekland: Between the Cracks" show
11 pm -1 am: TBA close by: My crowdfunder "Dr. Trek Show" meetup for The Con of Wrath
(Not on advance con schedule online)
12:30-2:30 pm, 4th Floor West Foyer: STC group autographs/LN tabling
And just to be clear-ish:
I will indeed be doing a "Dr. Trek Show" crowdfunder meetup for "The Con of Wrath" as well, but right now it's looking like 11 pm-1 am… at a site close by, but TBA. Stay tuned, MME'ers.