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  1. Phoenix Fan Fusion will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, AZ from May 23-26, 2019. https://phoenixfanfusion.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to appear include: Walter Koenig: Pavel Chekov, TOS/ ST I-VI Nichelle Nichols: Uhura, TOS/ ST I-VI George Takei: Sulu, TOS/ STI-VI Garrett Wang: Harry Kim, VOY
  2. Motor City Comic Con will be held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan, from May 17-19, 2019 https://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: Jonathan Frakes: Riker, TNG/STVII-X Doug Jones: Saru, DIS Ethan Peck: Spock, DIS, George Takei: SULU, TOS/ST I-VI.
  3. Megacon will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando Florida, from May 16-19, 2019. https://www.megaconorlando.com/en/home.html Star Trek guests scheduled to appear include: Christopher Lloyd: Kruge, ST III Mark Sheppard: Leucon, VOY Peter Weller:John Frederick Paxton, ENT
  4. Having read your entire post, it seems to me you have done a good job! My thought, over the years, is that the "owners" of the franchise, Paramount and CBS, have down a poor job of licensing products that will attract kids., especially compared to Star Wars. The TAS animated series was great for it's time and had some pretty good stories. I would think some updated animations for TNG would be great and could attract more young people, It would seem "logical" that CBS and Paramount would want more young fans to keep the franchise going boldly into the future.
  5. Hollywood Show will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA from Feb. 2-3, 2019. Star Trek guests scheduled to attend include: William Shatner: Jonathan Frakes: Michael Dorn: Brent Spiner: Marina Sirtis: Denise Crosby: John de Lancie: Nancy Kovack: Sally Kellerman: Gary Lockwood: Fance Nuyen: Sherry Jackson: Barbara Luna: Mariette Hartley: Tanya Lemani: William O'Connell: Bobby Clark: Brian Tochi: Sean Kenney: Barbara Baldavin: Judi Sherven: Phil Adams: Charles Pucerni, Jr: Virginia Aldridge: Olivia D'Abo: Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa: Nicholas Coster: Lou Wagner: Richard Herd: Bill Smitrovich: Robert Pine:
  6. Albuquerque Comic Con will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA from Jan. 18-20, 2019. http://albuquerquecomiccon.com/ Star Trek guests scheduled to appear include: Walter Koenig: Pavel Chekov, TOS / ST I-VI Gates McFadden: Beverly Crusher, TNG / ST VII-X
  7. I thought we should remember some of these Star Trek contributors who we lost last year. Alan Marcus (died 9 January 2015) was a stuntman and actor who portrayed Yeoman Samno in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country in 1991. Barrie Ingham (10 February 1932 – 23 January 2015; age 82) was the actor who portrayed Danilo Odell in the 1989 Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Up The Long Ladder". John M. Miranda (27 May 1926 – 3 February 2015; age 88) was the actor who played one of the two garbagemen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Maurice "Maury" Edward Hurley (16 August 1939 – 24 February 2015; age 75) was a producer and writer on Star Trek: The Next Generation. [1] Harve Bennett (17 August 1930 – 25 February 2015; age 84) For Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Bennett executive-produced and developed the story with Jack B. Sowards. He both wrote the script and produced Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as well as providing the voice for a flight recorder. Along with producing Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, he and Leonard Nimoy developed the story while he wrote the script with Steve Meerson, Peter Krikes, and Nicholas Meyer. And lastly, Bennett produced Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, developing the story with William Shatner and David Loughery. He also made a cameo appearance as Starfleet Chief of Staff Admiral Robert Bennett. Jen Oda (21 April 1983 – 25 February 2015; age 31) was an actress and model who appeared as the female Ayt in the 2013 sequel Star Trek Into Darkness directed by J.J. Abrams. Leonard Simon Nimoy (26 March 1931 – 27 February 2015; age 83) was the actor who is best known for his Emmy Award-nominated portrayal of Spock, the half Human, half Vulcan first officer and science officer aboard the USS Enterprise. Originating the role on Star Trek: The Original Series, he went on to play him again on Star Trek: The Animated Series, the first six Star Trek motion pictures, and the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Unification I" and "Unification II". He also left his mark on the Star Trek franchise as a director, writer, and producer. Edward "Eddie" Louis Joseph Hice (1 March 1930 – 12 March 2015; age 85) is a stuntman and stunt actor who worked on two episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series, "Day of the Dove" and "Wink of an Eye", where he appeared as a security guard. Hice was also credited for his stunt work in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home where he played a Mercy Hospital patient. Jeri McBride (died 15 March 2015) was the actress who played an Enterprise crewmember in Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Tom Towles (20 March 1950 – 5 April 2015; age 65) was an actor who played Hon-Tihl in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Dramatis Personae" and Doctor Vatm in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Rise". Don M. Mankiewicz (20 January 1922 – 25 April 2015; age 93) was a German-born American screenwriter and novelist who wrote the story for the original series episode "Court Martial". He also co-wrote the teleplay with Steven W. Carabatsos. Leon "Rusty" McClennon (14 September 1961 – 30 April 2015; age 53) was a stuntman and stunt actor who was the regular stunt double for Michael Dorn on Star Trek: The Next Generation beginning with the third season. Grace Lee Whitney (1 April 1930 – 1 May 2015; age 85) was the actress who played Yeoman Janice Rand in Star Trek: The Original Series. Her character was originally intended to be a major part of the series, however, she was written out after eight episodes. She returned for the movie franchise, reprising her role in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. She was featured in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback". Ellen Albertini Dow (16 November 1913 – 4 May 2015; age 101) was a character actress who, in 1993, appeared as Felisa Howard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation seventh season episode "Sub Rosa". William Newman (15 June 1934 – 27 May 2015; age 80) was an actor from Chicago, Illinois who played Kalin Trose in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "The Host" in 1991. Carolyne H. Barry (born Carole Stuppler) (20 July 1943 – 16 June 2015; age 71) was an actress, dancer, acting coach, casting director, and former singer who worked under the name Carole Shelyne as a Metron on the 1967 Star Trek: The Original Series episode "Arena". Twenty-one years later she portrayed a female engineer in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Home Soil". James Horner (14 August 1953 – 22 June 2015; age 61) was an Oscar-winning composer who wrote and conducted the music for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. Horner appears in the "Battle Stations" scene of Star Trek II in a brief, nonspeaking role as a training crew officer. Olaf Pooley (13 March 1914 – 14 July 2015; age 101) was an English actor who portrayed the Cleric in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Blink of an Eye". David "Dave" Somerville (2 October 1933 – 14 July 2015; age 81) was a Canadian singer who made an appearance on Star Trek: The Original Series, playing Lieutenant Larry Matson in the episode "The Conscience of the King". He was credited as David-Troy. George Coe (10 May 1929 – 18 July 2015; age 86) was the actor who played the role of Chancellor Avel Durken in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "First Contact" in 1991. Theodore Meir Bikel (2 May 1924 – 21 July 2015; age 91) was the actor who portrayed Sergey Rozhenko in the Star Trek: The Next Generation fourth season episode "Family" in 1990. Terrence Evans (20 June 1934 – 7 August 2015; age 81) was an actor who played three characters over two of the Star Trek spin-off series. For his first part as Baltrim the mute Bajoran farmer, in the DS9 episode "Progress," and Proka Migdal, the Bajoran who adopted a Cardassian war orphan, in "Cardassians." He also appeared as the Kradin ambassador, Treen, in the Voyager hour "Nemesis." Yvonne Joyce Craig (16 May 1937 – 17 August 2015; age 78) was an actress who appeared on Star Trek: The Original Series, playing Marta in the episode "Whom Gods Destroy". Howard Andrew Anderson, Jr. (3 March 1920 – 27 September 2015; age 95), usually credited as Howard A. Anderson, Jr., was a cinematographer, specialized in devising and executing visual, in the 1960 still called, special effects, who co-owned and operated with his younger brother, Darrell Anderson, their own effects company, the Howard Anderson Company. Their company was approached in 1964 to provide the visual effects for the television pilot episode "The Cage", which was to become Star Trek: The Original Series. Bruce Hyde (14 September 1941 – 13 October 2015; age 74) was the actor who played Lieutenant Kevin T. Riley in the original series episodes "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King". Gregg Palmer (25 January 1927 – 31 October 2015; age 88), played an uncredited rancher in TOS: "Spectre of the Gun". Karen Montgomery (died 4 December 2015, age 66) is the actress who portrayed Beata, the Elected One mistress of Angel I in the Star Trek: The Next Generation first season episode "Angel One". She filmed her scenes in November 1987. Footage from this episode was later reused for the second season episode "Shades of Gray". Penny L. Juday (9 October 1955 – 19 December 2015; age 60) was the art department coordinator, an archivist who was responsible for managing props, set pieces, models, blueprints, photographs, and many other parts of Star Trek history. She cataloged everything on the Paramount Pictures lot relating to Star Trek. George Clayton Johnson (10 July 1929 – 25 December 2015; age 86) was a science fiction and fantasy writer who wrote the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Man Trap", the first episode to air on TV. Jason Wingreen (9 October 1920 – 25 December 2015; age 95) was the actor who played Doctor Linke in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode "The Empath".