Have you ever wanted to visit Vulcan? Well, now's your chance. The 20th Anniversary Spock Days, an official Star Trek event, will be held June 8-10 in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada. Attendees can participate in a wide array of events, ranging from Klingon Fear Factor and a masquerade ball to fireworks and a costuming session with makeup artist John Paladin. Plus, there will be Q&A sessions, autographs, meet and greets, and photo opportunities with Walter Koenig, Arlene Martel, Connor Trinneer, Crystal Allen and Garrett Wang, who will serve as the weekend’s master of ceremonies.
“We’ve been building toward Spock Days 2012 for a long time and everyone at Vulcan Tourism is excited that the weekend is just about here,” Catherine Pooley, tourism coordinator, Vulcan and District Tourism Society, told StarTrek.com. “We’re not only celebrating our 20th anniversary of Spock Days, but this will be our largest event yet, with the most Star Trek guests, the most events and, we expect, the most fans from Canada and around the world that we’ve ever had join us.”
Pooley added, “Spock Days is also a very special local festival that celebrates our community. We have BBQs, parades, fireworks, ball tournaments and, for Canadian music lovers, a performance from the band 54.40. Whether you are a fan of Star Trek or just out for a good time, you'll be glad to be an honorary Vulcanite for the weekend.”
While in Vulcan, fans can also check out the Vulcan Tourism and Trek Station, a one-of-a-kind visitor information center and Star Trek museum designed to resemble a space station. It houses Trek memorabilia, the Vulcan Holodeck (a green-screen photo booth), and the Galaxy Souvenir Gift Shop. Then there’s the Star Trek Walk of Fame, which features bronze plaques, designed by Magic Dog Studios. Each plaque includes Star Trek personalities’ names and some information on them as well as the character they are best known for, in addition to a bronzed hand print and signature.
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