Away Mission: Orlando – Sci-fi convention coming Halloween weekend


Set for Halloween weekend with more than a dozen stars, artists and authors, Vulcan Events promises to hold the sci-fi convention of the year at the Hilton Orlando Resort across from Downtown Disney. Sir Patrick Stewart — AKA Professor X from the X-Men films and Capt. Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation — joins Jewel Staite of Firefly/Serenity and Stargate: Atlantis fame.

Rounding out the line-up are Armin Shimerman and Max Grodénchik from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, David Nykl from Stargate: Atlantis, Sherry Jackson from the original Star Trek series, Phil Morris with a number of sci-fi credits to his name and the recently added Jennifer Hetrick from Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Representing the creative, behind-the-scenes life of sci-fi are illustrator Rick Sternbach and Star Trek screenwriter and historian Larry Nemecek.

As with Vulcan Events’ past conventions, this show is planned around providing a relaxed and sociable atmosphere where fans can mingle with stars and enjoy the many activities including auctions, a Halloween Bash on Saturday night and special events for children. As a special treat on Friday night, Armin and Max will perform their newly revamped Brotherly Love Tour —about an hour of original Star Trek parody materials — and will host a chocolate dessert meet and greet with fans immediately following the show.

“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.

While the all-inclusive tickets are sold out, several ticket options are still available for advanced purchase. Bronze weekend tickets are $89 and single-day general admission tickets start at $20. Visit vulcanevents.com for more information and tickets.


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Robert Thompson August 6, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Me and my wife Kim are attending this Vulcan Event in October. Vulcan Events are great conventions to go to.

Rose Marie Rose August 7, 2011 - 7:24 am

I have attended Vulcan Events in the past. It is the most fan-friendly event I have ever attended. There are so many varied activities and a great dealer’s room where you can find unique collectibles. If you are a sci-fi fan, you’ll love it!


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