Creation Entertainment has just announced the 100th guest for the Official Star Trek Convention, which will be held July 31 to August 3 in Las Vegas, and that very special guest will be Harlan Ellison, making a super-rare convention appearance. Ellison, of course, wrote the classic Original Series episode "The City on the Edge of Forever," which served as the inspiration for IDW Publishing's current event comic book series, Harlan Ellison's The City on the Edge of Forever, which has been adapted by Scott Tipton and David Tipton and realizes Ellison's full vision of the teleplay.

"As one of our country's best writers/speakers, this is truly a big deal for us, and Harlan wants to do three panels: one alone, one with Walter Koenig and one with Grace Lee Whitney," Gary Berman, co-founder and co-CEO of Creation Entertainment, told "Harlan will also be in the vendors room throughout the weekend to meet fans and sign autographs gratis."

Creation has also added two new panels to the weekend's schedule, both featuring NASA. One of the panels, called "Star Trek to the Stars: How Science Fiction Influences Science Fact," will feature NASA JPL personnel including Bobak Ferdowsi, Rob Zimmerman, Amy Mainzer and Lyle Tavernier. "This is definitely full circle, as NASA sent over a giant display to the very first Star Trek convention, which was run by the 'Committee,' as documented in Joan Winston’s excellent book, The Making of the Trek Conventions, back in 1979," Berman said. "Joan was a great lady and she is missed. She was quite influential in the very earliest of Trek gatherings and was always very nice to us when we were kids starting out in the Trek convention business."

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