This weekend a brand new Atlanta, Georgia Star Trek convention was announced. The convention, called TrekTrax Atlanta, is scheduled to be held on February 18-20, 2011 at the Holiday Inn Select Perimeter in Atlanta.
TrekTrax Atlanta is the brainchild of Eric L. Watts and the USS Republic NCC-1371, the STARFLEET International chapter in Atlanta. Watts, in addition to being the Commanding Officer of the USS Republic, is also the former director of Star Trek programming for Dragon*con, a position he held for 17 years.
As of this posting, the guest list for TrekTrax Atlanta 2011 includes:
- A very special Celebrity Guest of Honor to be announced soon!
- Cast members from the Internet-based Star Trek series â€œStarship Farragutâ€
- Melissa Carter, Fan Guest of Honor: Co-host of morning radio program â€œThe Bert Showâ€ on Q100 and out and proud Star Trek fan
- Brian Holloway: Special Make-Up F/X Supervisor for Star Trek: Phase II will direct the costuming track and offer programming from his breadth of experience with costuming production and numerous conventions
- Lee Cox: Costuming expert, makeup artist and magician will offer a variety of costuming and makeup panels of interest to a broad cross-section of attendees
- Andrew Greenberg: Star Trek computer game and role-playing game designer
- Joel P. Bagby, LPC: The first of a panel of professional counselors who will discuss extreme fanatism
- Hyperdrive: Atlanta-based rock band comprised of science fiction/fantasy geeks
- Keela, Katkith and K’Blamm: Hosts of â€œKlingon Karaoke,â€ a longtime programming favorite at conventions throughout the Souitheast
Pre-registration for the convention is already available. Pre-registration prices are as follows:
- May 28 to August 31, 2010: $30
- September 1 to December 31, 2010: $40.00
- January 1 to February 11, 2011: $50.00
- Online registration closes on February 11.
Tickets will be available at the convention itself, however, single-day memberships will not be available for Friday or Saturday. At the door prices will be as follows:
- Friday or Saturday check-in: $60.00
- Sunday check-in: $40.00
For more information, please visit the TrekTrax Atlanta official website: trektrax.org.