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Motor City Comic Con Fall '06

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 7:13 pm

Hi,

It is held at The Rock Financial Showplace in Novi, Mi. I'm going to try and keep this up to date. I checked the site today, and they had updated it yesterday. I will add the Trek stars that are going to be there.

Dates: Sat Oct. 14 - Sun Oct. 15

Trek Guest So Far:
Jonathan Frakes!!



Brian

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 7:55 pm

I always go to those. The depressing thing about it, Gary ( I guess the guy who is in charge of the con) told me via e-mail that he was probably going to make the show a star trek theme for the 40th anniversary. Kind of like how batman was the theme for the spring show. And yet, Jonathan Frakes is the only person? There is more time to add media guests I suppose, I was expecting a little more. I have seen Jonathan 5 times. I was hoping for some original series guests that have not been there yet, like Nichelle Nichols or Majel Barrett Roddenberry. The fall shows are usually smaller than the springs:cry:

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 8:56 pm

Well, the page was just updated yesterday, before that it was just the news story about the spring one. That would be great if they had a Trek show. I was very dissappointed in the spring, because they were doing the Batman 40th, but said nothing about Trek. And the only guests were Brent Spiner and Malachi (dont remember the last name) I believe he was the Commador in Minagerie, I saw his name in the credits and he was the only character I could think of. I have met Nichelle Nichols, but was some years ago (her last appearance at the Comic Con) it was probably 4 or 5 yrs ago, so I was 10 or 11. I would like to meet Majel Barret, Eugene was there the same yr as Nichelle, I remember hanging out between the two booths (my dad Volenteered and was helping Nichelle, she gave my dad a free auto. and a signed book which would have cost $60!!!

So right now (if Jonathan comes) I will only need to meet Patrick Stewart (He will be in Ann Arbor the end of Oct. but with the Royal Shakespearean Theatre, and I dont think I'll go) I dont have any TOS autos yet, but have met Nichelle, George, Walter, and my dads met James Dohann, did get his Auto on a relics pic off ebay. I have only met a few from DS9 & Voy and none from ENT.




UPDATE ON CONVENTION:
Preorder NOW and get your tickets for $12 ea. instead of the usual $20 at the door!!! or the 2 day pass for $20, which is normally $35. There is also a $5 parking fee, which is through the Rock Finacial Showplace, not the Motor City Conventions.

You can pay through Paypal, Money Order, Check or Credit Card

Check out the website at motorcityconventions.com/motor_city_comic_con

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 9:07 pm

Oh, and please note that this is seen at the bottom of the guest list

"And many more to be added!"

So we should be in luck!!!

stngaddict

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 11:03 pm

that is true. I hope so. I met Patrick Stewart last year in Las Vegas for the convention. definitely one of the best times of my life. Hope to hear from you soon. thanks for the info.

tayastarr

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 11:13 pm

OOOH i will have to keep track of this! i might be going to Novi in october ;)

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 25 2006, 11:28 pm

This is the only con I have ever been to. I dont have a lot of money to go to the Creation Events (about $150 for the bare minimum weekend pass) and the only one close. I have heard though, that Vulkon is going to have a convention in Columbus, Oh next yr. My parents just recently bought a TimeShare in Orlando, so I may be able to go there every few yrs for the Con. I will keep you updated.

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 26 2006, 12:05 am

I just contacted Motor City Conventions, so hopefully I will get a response by early next week (not sure if they check email on the weekend). I suggested that they see if the people from enterprisewax.com could come. I also suggested that they try and have people from every incarnation of trek there, including Nichelle Nichole, Walter Koenig, Majel Barret Roddenberry.

stngaddict

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Report this Aug. 26 2006, 12:08 am

The thing with Gary, sometimes it takes forever to get a response from him. Hope you hear from him soon, and pass the news on to us:)

stngaddict

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Report this Aug. 26 2006, 12:11 am

Walter Koenig was there two years ago, and that spring George Takei, tim russ, michael dorn, and gates mcfadden were there. they usually dont' bring people back that were there within the last few years. About Vulkon in Columbus, I have seen that too. they used to have a spring and a fall con in cleveland, but we were told in the spring that no fall con due to low attendence. i thought the spring con was awesome, with conner trinneer, linda park, anthony montgomery, ethan phillips, robert picardo, levar burton, and robert duncan mcneil were all there.

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 29 2006, 12:02 pm

Well, Jonathan Frakes just cancelled, it says that he had a prior Family Commitment :( :(    I think I am going to cry

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 31 2006, 2:40 pm

I got a reply from Gary today. I am waiting to get another response, including permission to post his reply here.

stngaddict

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Report this Aug. 31 2006, 3:31 pm

what did he say? i noticed that michael dorn signed on today, but he was there two years ago. hope more are added.

trekker670

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Report this Aug. 31 2006, 4:34 pm

He basically said that it is not going to be an Anniversary Con for Trek, and that Jonathan had to cancel because his wife is going to work on General Hospital and he has to be a stay at home dad, so he has had to cancel all his cons, producing and acting jobs indefinatly. They are in Nagotiations with people from Enterprise and other trek shows now. I will post the entire reply as soon as I get permission. Oh, he said that the may con is going to be a Star Wars 30th Anniversary con, but I say big deal I WANT A TREK CON!!!!

stngaddict

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Report this Aug. 31 2006, 4:46 pm

wow, an about face from the email he sent me in June. As long as they get more Trek people, even the Enterprise actors are great. I liked the show and have already met four of the actors from the show.

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