Orlando, FL (PRWEB) August 30, 2012
Set for the first weekend of October and with many confirmed stars, artists, and authors, this weekend-long sci-fi convention presented by Away Mission (formerly Vulcan Events) promises to be the sci-fi event of the year. Avery Brooks—the smooth as velvet Captain Benjamin Sisko from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine TV show and several films including American History X—will join Colin Ferguson from the SyFy Channel’s original series Eureka! They will be available all weekend for autographs and photo ops. Tickets and more information, please visit http://www.away-mission.com/
Rounding out the lineup are Dwight Schultz from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Dirk Benedict from the original Battlestar Galactica. Both Dwight and Dirk also starred in the 80’s cult classic The A Team. Robert Duncan McNeill, the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager is also scheduled to attend. Robin Curtis from Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Eric Menyuk from Star Trek: The Next Generation will attend and perform.
Kicking off the event Friday night, Away Mission is hosting a nerd music concert featuring nerdcore rapper from New York City-Schaffer The Darklord and performances by several acts from the nerd music movement including Sci-Fried, Random Encounter, MC Wrekshin, HDNinja, Magitek, and Marc with a C.
As with the company’s past conventions, this show is planned around providing a relaxed and sociable atmosphere where fans can mingle with stars and enjoy the many convention activities including auctions, a concert Friday night, and special events for children. Robin and Eric will perform their nerdy comedy—about an hour of original Star Trek parody materials—and it is a must see.
First-time convention goers will be pleasantly surprised at the ambiance and disposition of the average patron. “We may look like geeks in rubber masks but we are doctors, professors, and people from all walks of life. This is our fun; this is our escape” notes Javier Garcia, one of the promoters.
Several ticket options are available for advanced purchase. Weekend tickets start at $65 and single-day general admission tickets start at $15.
About the Celebrity Guests
Avery Brooks is an accomplished stage, television, and film actor best known for his role as Benjamin Sisko in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Hawk on Spenser: For Hire and A Man Called Hawk; and as Dr. Bob Sweeney in the Academy Award-nominated film American History X. He is currently a tenured professor of theater arts at Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts, and in 1993, he was inducted into the Rutgers University Hall of Distinguished Alumni. After Deep Space Nine ended its run in 1999, Brooks continued to act on stage and narrated documentaries such as Jesus: The Complete Story, The Ballad of Big Al, Land of the Mammoth, and Walking with Dinosaurs. He also hosted the Discovery Channel show Unsolved History.
Actor/director/producer Colin Ferguson starred as Federal Marshal Jack Carter in the highly acclaimed SyFy-hit dramedy Eureka. Colin is a founding member of Detroit's Second City franchise. Colin's feature-film credits include Because I Said So, Rowing Through, and The Opposite of Sex among others. Colin was a producer on Eureka and has directed the fan favorite episodes Your Face or Mine and The Story of O2.
Robert Duncan McNeill is the actor best known for portraying Tom Paris in Star Trek: Voyager. Beginning with the Voyager episode Sacred Ground in 1996, McNeill has made an impressive turn as a director for episodic television. He has directed episodes of shows such as Dead Like Me, Supernatural, Desperate Housewives, and Star Trek: Enterprise. He served as an executive producer and director on the NBC series Chuck.
Also appearing all weekend are guest authors Glenda C. Finkelstein, William Hatfield, and K.L. Nappier.
About Away Mission (formerly Vulcan Events)
Away Mission is focused on putting on great events for the fans, producing intimate conventions offering refreshing alternatives to other convention styles that offer one long line after another. Drawing on more than 30 years of industry experience, Away Mission brings trust and confidence back to the small-convention market.