Former Dragon*con TrekTrak Director Launches New Star Trek Convention
Eric L. Watts, the former director of Star Trek programming for Dragon*con who was replaced by Garrett Wang for 2010, sent out a press release today announcing the creation of the TrekTrax Atlanta convention. It is scheduled for February 18-20, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter in Atlanta, Georgia.
This isn’t entirely unexpected, as Watts was essentially running a full Star Trek convention within Dragon*con for the past 17 years.
The full press release is below, which details guests and pricing.
Announcing: TrekTrax Atlanta!
ERIC L. WATTS & THE USS REPUBLIC NCC-1371
The NEW Star Trek Convention in Atlanta, dedicated to Star Trek in all its various forms… and to its fans, in all their various forms!
TrekTrax Atlanta is brought to you by a talented team of experienced and hard-working Star Trek fans whose previous service to local fandom is very well-known.
Presidents’ Day Weekend — February 18-20, 2011
Holiday Inn Select Perimeter
4386 Chamblee-Dunwoody Road, Atlanta GA 30341
Confirmed guests and participants to date include:
• A very special Celebrity Guest of Honor to be announced soon!
• Cast members from the Internet-based Star Trek series “Starship Farragut”
• Melissa Carter, Fan Guest of Honor: Co-host of morning radio program “The Bert Show” on Q100 and out and proud Star Trek fan
• Brian Holloway: Special Make-Up F/X Supervisor for Star Trek: Phase II will direct the costuming track and offer programming from his breadth of experience with costuming production and numerous conventions
• Lee Cox: Costuming expert, makeup artist and magician will offer a variety of costuming and makeup panels of interest to a broad cross-section of attendees
• Andrew Greenberg: Star Trek computer game and role-playing game designer
• Joel P. Bagby, LPC: The first of a panel of professional counselors who will discuss extreme fanatism
• Hyperdrive: Atlanta-based rock band comprised of science fiction/fantasy geeks
• Keela, Katkith and K’Blamm: Hosts of “Klingon Karaoke,” a longtime programming favorite at conventions throughout the Souitheast
Three concurrent tracks of programming—OmniTrek, Qo’Nos and The Ready Room—will be dedicated to the Star Trek universe in general, the Klingon Empire in particular, and costuming & makeup together. Three concurrent 24-hour gaming rooms—The Holodecks—will be devoted to role-playing games, board games and card games. A 24-hour video room will feature episodes of several well-known Internet-based Star Trek series, a variety of Star Trek-related TV specials, programs featuring Star Trek celebrities and of course, the ever-popular blooper reels!
A Star Trek-themed “Evening at Quark’s” on Friday night will include a charity poker tournament to benefit TrekTrax Atlanta’s official charity for 2011, the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund. This fund benefits organ transplant candidates and supports transplant nurses throughout Georgia. Sci-fi rock band Hyperdive, a local favorite, will perform sets of live music with a nod to Star Trek fans throughout the evening. A very special VIP Reception will also be held on Friday night.
Saturday’s programming will feature an on-stage Q&A hour with our celebrity guest of honor (to be announced), followed by an autograph session until every member is served. Later in the afternoon, men and women from every species are invited to compete in our first annual Star Trek Universe Costume Contest. On Saturday evening, we’ll turn the hotel’s entire atrium into a nightclub for the return of “Happy Hour at Ten Forward,” an event that has become legendary in local Star Trek fandom. Hot dance music will be provided by DJ B-Naut.
Sunday afternoon will feature the return of the world-famous Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant! Klingons from the farthest reaches of the Empire will be in high spirits and large numbers for this “crowning” event. Then cap off a full weekend of Klingon programming with Keela & Katkith’s Klingon Karaoke with musical performances that will stir a warrior’s heart and bring honor to your house!
Throughout the convention, be sure to stop by our well-stocked con suite!
Available until August 31, 2010: $30.00
These special introductory Charter memberships will only be available for a short time and memberships will never be offered online at this price again.
September 1 to December 31, 2010: $40.00
January 1 to February 11, 2011: $50.00
Online registration closes on February 11.
AT THE DOOR
Friday or Saturday check-in: $60.00
Sunday check-in: $40.00
Single-day memberships not available for Friday or Saturday.
GUARDIANS OF FOREVER
This very special membership package includes: one free convention t-shirt every year, forever; front-row seating at all ballroom events, forever; access to all VIP receptions, forever; one free autograph from each celebrity guest, forever; a special ribbon for your con badge identifying your membership status, forever; additional benefits as they are announced. Guardian of Forever memberships are available for $500.00.
Can’t attend the convention but still wish to support us? Purchase a Supporting Membership for only $20.00. We’ll send you a con badge and program book after the convention is over.
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