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Hello Con Maniacs,
Well it looks like all of you that went on the 2010 Cruise Trek had a great time. Lets take a look!
Here is a great photo of the featured stars of the trip Wil Wheaton(Wesley Crusher-Next Generation), Vaughn Armstrong (few actors have performed in all four of the new Star Trek series: Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and as Admiral Forrest in Enterprise. He has been more different characters in the various Star Trek series than any other actor – 12 in all!), Suzie Plakson (A Vulcan, a half-Klingon, an Andorian, a Q in various Star Trek series) and Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar-Next Generation)
Here is a great group shot of everyone who was on the cruise.
As you can see a great time was had by all. It would have been a great cruise to be on. If you were there I would love to hear about your exploits. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
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I know everyone is getting ready for their respective New Years events and celebrations so I wish you all a very safe and happy night. Don’t forget to have a sober driver so you are all safe.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope your countdown to Christmas is going well. Continuing my coverage of Australian conventions. Upcoming in Melbourne at the Rydges Melbourne, 186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, VIC on January 30, 2011 is Oz Trek 4.
Headlining this event is Brent Spiner who portrayed the Android Data in Star Trek: Next Generation.
Next up from one of my favorite Treks is Ethan Phillips who portrayed Neelix in Star Trek: Voyager.
Also appearing is Hallie Todd who was Data’s short lived daughter Lal. Kind of a sad character.
I love Brent, not only is he a wonderful actor but he has a singular wit that is pleasure to see. Ethan is hilarious. I have seen the skit he and Robert Picardo do and they are fantastic. Neelix was one of my favorite character on Voyager. Watching him slowly make Tuvok a bit more human until he finally “danced” for Neelix on his farewell episode brought tears to my eyes. Hallie Todd gave a very touching performance on Next Generation. It was very touching.
Personally I love Melbourne. The trams are reminiscent of San Francisco. I used to have a very dear friend who lived there. If your attending this event please let me know at Magid@raybin.com
Well folks, 10 days and counting until Santa Claus squeezes himself down your chimney, or surfs up to your house(depending on what part of the world your in) try to enjoy and take a deep breath and enjoy this time of year. To those of you who are maybe alone or having a tough time please know that you can always chat to me. Here is my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/MagidHarbison
Keep your shields up and phasers on stun…
Hello there Con Maniacs,
Lets take a trip to Newfoundland in Canada for Sci Fi on the Rock which will be held at the The Holiday Inn,
180 Portugal Cove Road, St. John’s Newfoundland April 16 & 17, 2011. I know it sounds like it is far away. Really it is not that far from New York. This is a fan run event.
So far they have a rather eclectic guest line up. First up it the gorgeous Suzie Plakson. Suzie has played several different Star Trek characters over the years. A Vulcan doctor named Selar, Worf’s Klingon mate K’Ehleyr, a female Q and Tarah an Andorian on Enterprise.
Also from Star Trek is JG Hertzler who is best known for his portrayal of of the Klingon General Martok. Although he is an amazing actor who has appeared on Six Feet Under, Roswell, Charmed, Highlander: The Series, Zorro and so many more.
Now we travel through the eye of the storm to Stargate with David Nykl who played Doctor Zalenka.
Last but certainly not least is Robert Axelrod. Robert is an American actor who has been in several movies and lent his voice to countless television shows including Digimon, having started anime voice acting in 1980. Two of his best known roles was that of Lord Zedd, the main antagonist of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and Finster, the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers monster maker. He has also portrayed a Paul McCartney look-a-like on the popular sitcom, Family Matters.
Just to get a chance to go to Newfoundland would be a treat. I love Canada, it is a beautiful country with wonderful people. I have been to Toronto and Vancouver. Both are great cities. Vancouver is so plush and green and Toronto has a wonderful atmosphere due to being on the lake. If you get a chance you should make the trip to this event. If you do let me know, you can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
So many choices! I can travel via starship or Stargate…Hmmm what to do?
Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope you are all well and enjoying the festive season. This coming March, if you are anywhere near Orlando, Florida during the weekend of the 25th to the 27th you are going to want to give Mega Con a look. It is being held at the Orange County Convention Center, Hall D,9899 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 Their guest list is like a who’s who of Scif Fi…
Consider this part one…Lets go where no one has gone before…Well I guess that is not really true is it…Many fans have met the great William Shatner…Captain Kirk for a generation…
More Trek you say! Well how about Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis & Robin Curtis(Lt. Saavik from Star Trek III & IV: Voyage Home)…
As a taste of what else is to come, how about some fun from the Dukes of Hazzard and Smallville…
Not a bad start huh!?! More to come tomorrow when we will go from Anime to Outer Space and back to Comics…
Well friends it has been a long fun day of which I will reveal some details tomorrow…Until then, keep your mouse ears handy and feel free to contact me regarding any upcoming events at Magid@raybin.com
Hello my Turkey loving Con Maniacs,
Coming March 4-6, 2011 is the Emerald City Comic Con. This event is held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle WA.
This event has a great lineup. You would not expect something like this to happen in Seattle. But if your in the area you have to check it out. The first guest I must tip my hat to is the great William Shatner. Without him I doubt the Enterprise would have made it past Impulse power.
Next up is our favorite “Number One” Jonathan Frakes. Who I might add is a very funny and spontaneous guy and a great Director.
Here is the guest with the alot in common with the Wizard of Oz and going to the Emerald City. Brent Spiner who played the Android Data on Next Generation. He never did get a human heart. But what an actor.
Now lets take a trip to the “Fringe” of science. John Noble who portrays Dr. Walter Bishop on the Fox TV series Fringe, Denethor in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, along with numerable television appearances on shows such as Stargate SG-1, The Unit and 24. Just don’t let him give you any medication…You never know what might be in it
How about someone who is just as well known for Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Smallville? James Marsters who portrayed both Spike the Vampire and Brainiac, Superman’s nemesis.
And last but certainly not least is Bruce Boxleitner who portrayed Captain John Sheridan on Babylon 5 (and subsequent B5 movies), Tron/Alan Bradley in the original Tron film (and a role he will be reprising in the upcoming Tron: Legacy).Captain John Sheridan on Babylon 5 (and subsequent B5 movies), Tron/Alan Bradley in the original Tron film (and a role he will be reprising in the upcoming Tron: Legacy).
Add to this a whole host of great Comic Book artist and writers and this event is going to be great. If you plan on attending I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
I love Bruce Boxleitner, I have all the Babylon 5 seasons on DVD. I think it is time for a marathon. Once more unto the Shadow war we shall go and do what we must to triumph in the universe’s darkest hour!
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Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope everyone is having a good week and is looking forward to Thanksgiving. Dec 5-12, 2010 is the amazing Star Trek Cruise.This is going to be both fun and relaxing. The ship departs from Florida for a 7-day cruise with 4 ports of call including Ft. Lauderdale, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. You will be aboard the luxurious Celebrity Solstice.
Accompanying you on thisadventure will be my good friend Robert Picardo(The Doctor) from Star Trek Voyager.
And the gorgeous and statuesque Marina Sirtis-Deanna Troi from Next Generation.
And John De Lancie, the most misunderstood villain “Q” from Next Generation and Voyager.
A woman very dear to my heart whom I have had many a wonderful time with, Chase Masterson who played Leeta on Deep Space Nine.
As if that were not enough the son of the legend himself, Rod Roddenberry.
They have a great lineup and you get them all to yourselves(well sort of) for 7 days. The staring price for the cruise is $1,290. Keep in mind this includes all your meals and an autograph from each star.
What a relaxing way to enter the Christmas season. If your going I would love to hear from you. You can reach me at Magid@raybin.com
Oh dear, the shields are down and we just hit an ice berg! Is that Celene Dion I hear singing?!? Leonardo where are you?
Hello Con Maniacs,
Well we are past Halloween. I hope you are all recovered. This weekend is another big one. For all you gaming fans you have to check out PentaCon being held at Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne, IN 46802 Their special guest is Chain Mail girl aka Calye Lacefield. This event is not only known for it’s great gaming but everyone’s great costumes. If your in Indiana, stop on by and check it out. Send me your pic’s and reviews to Magid@raybin.com
Next up we have Memphis Comic Con which will be held at the Memphis Marriott Downtown. This great event is being headlined by Denise Crosby, the lovely Tasha Yar from Star Trek: Next Generation. She is a wonderful lady, the times I have worked with her have always been great.
If your into Steampunk, this is also the event for you. Go in costume and share in the pseudo history that is weeping the Sci Fi world as well as meeting the makers of a Steam Punk themed film Nickel Children. Below is the trailer.
In addition to this there will also be a screening of Denise Crosby’s Trekkies, which is a great film.
Well friends Im off to polish my copper and shine up my eye pieces and get ready for some hi tech Steam Punk adventures…
Hello Con Maniacs,
I hope your all having a great week. This weekend is another biggie in the convention biz. Hollywood XPO(http://www.hollywoodxpo.com), appearing on Saturday 12-3 is the amazing director Tim Sullivan(Tim’s website). Known for his films 2001 Maniacs, the sequel Field of Screams, Driftwood and soon for the anthology film Chillerama which he is doing with Adam Green and Adam Rifkin. And the sexy Gabby West of SAW 3D and the winner of VH1′s Scream Queens 2!
With this show it pretty much does not matter what your interests are, there is something there for you. If your into Star Trek almost every Trek star will be there. From Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig representing the original Star Trek on Friday to Jonathan Frakes from Next Gen and Tim Russ Robert Duncan McNeil and Manu Intiraymi from Star Trek Voyager.So many more Star Trek stars are going to be there, too many to list here. This really is an all media event. They are also planning a Heroes Reunion, and wait for it….Stan “The Man” Lee, father of Marvel Comics…I can’t wait for this one. I will be there on Saturday with Tim Sullivan(Tim’s Website) so Ill be giving up dates about the event that again will have exclusive material only available here…
If you see me, stop and say hi…send any questions, reviews of the events your attending and pics to Magid@raybin.com Time to go pull out some vintage Marvel Comics and get out my Transporter…
See you there…Mag
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