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TrekTrax Atlanta Star Trek Convention Announced

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Some scheduled guests at Trek Trax Atlanta

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 “Starship Farragut”
  • Melissa Carter, Fan Guest of Honor: Co-host of morning radio program “The Bert Show” 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 “Klingon Karaoke,” 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.