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Avery Brooks and Colin Ferguson among stars slated to appear at Away Mission: Orlando

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From Oct. 5 through 7, 2012, a weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Away Mission is coming to Orlando. The convention will feature many stars, artists, and authors including: Avery Brooks – the smooth as velvet Capt. Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV show and Colin Ferguson from the SyFy Channel’s original series Eureka.

Rounding out the lineup are Dwight Schultz from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Dirk Benedict from the original Battlestar Galactica. Both Dwight and Dirk also starred in the ’80s classic The A Team. Robert Duncan McNeill, the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager is also scheduled to attend. Robin Curtis from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Eric Menyuk from Star Trek: The Next Generation will attend and perform. They will all be available all weekend for autographs and photo ops.

Kicking off the event Friday night, Away Mission is hosting a nerd music concert featuring nerdcore rapper from New York City-Schaffer The Darklord and performances by several acts from the nerd music movement including Sci-Fried, Random Encounter, MC Wrekshin, HDNinja, Magitek, and Marc with a C.

“We may look like geeks in rubber masks but we are doctors, professors, and people from all walks of life. This is our fun; this is our escape” notes Javier Garcia, one of the promoters.

All the fun takes place at the Hilton Orlando Resort Lake Buena Vista. Several ticket options are available for advanced purchase. Weekend tickets start at $65 and single-day general admission tickets start at $15. For tickets or more information click here.

Here’s a look at last year’s Away Mission: Orlando. It starts at about 10 minutes into this episode of The Show:

The Show - November 3, 2011 - Orlando Attractions Magazine - Episode 48
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