It’s been at least 20 years since Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby and Wil Wheaton all beamed down together for a joint appearance at an official Star Trek: The Next Generation event. But that’s about to change. The entire regular cast of TNG will reunite at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, set to be held from April 27-29 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
The TNG actors will participate in a wide array of events throughout the weekend, including autograph sessions, specially grouped panels and discussions, as well as individual and group photo opportunities. To be sure, though, the weekend’s highlight will be TNG EXPOsed, scheduled for April 28, during which the entire TNG cast will appear together on stage at the Stampede Corral, with an estimated 5,000 fans expected to attend. Fans will be treated to a full evening of entertainment that will include music by local musicians and a moderated session with the TNG actors.
“The impact that Star Trek: The Next Generation has had on pop culture today is profound, and will continue to be profound for generations to come,” Kandrix Foong, founder and director of the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo told StarTrek.com. “The series is an impeccable example of the way that science and imagination can meld together to form something meaningful, remarkable and highly influential. Having the nine principal cast members come together at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo for the show’s 25th anniversary is a privilege for both the convention as well as for the city of Calgary.”
The TNG reunion will be the highlight of a fun-filled weekend of events scheduled for the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo. Attendees can also meet talent from the worlds of sci-fi, comics, anime, gaming, animation and horror, among them Tom Felton, Adam West, Amanda Tapping, David Prowse, Robert Englund, John Noble, Hayden Panettiere, George Perez, Yanick Paquette and Dale Eaglesham.
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