OUR 2012 STAFF
 Eric L. Watts, Founder & Chairman, Executive Committee, Director of Star Trek & Main Programming
 Barry Bynum, Executive Committee & Director of Convention Operations  Elisa Roper, Star Trek Programming Room Host
 Dave Churvis, Executive Committee & Director of Registration  Darren Carter, Klingon Programming Room Host
 Ken Cribbs, Executive Committee & Director of Social Media & Press Relations  Troy McAdams, Chief of Security
 Marq Collins, Director of Klingon Programming  Scott Ash, Director of Technical Operations
 Brian Holloway, Director of Costuming & Makeup Programming  Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter, Director of Guest Services
 Mike Henigan, Gaming Director  Jay Cannon, Con Suite Director
 
OUR 2012 PROGRAMMING TRACKS
 

Our 2012 Celebrity Guests
David Orange
David Orange is best known to Star Trek fans as "Sleepy Klingon" in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Orange has costarred in two Broadway plays: Knockout, opposite Oscar nominee Danny Aiello, and Best Play Torch Song Trilogy opposite Tony Award Best Actor Harvey Fierstein.  In addition, he has done over 250 television commercials while juggling acting careers on both coasts, guest-starring on numerous TV episodic shows and movies of the week.

Having a long passion for writing, Orange is a staff writer for the international wine, food and entertainment magazine Tasted.  He has also optioned screenplays and recently published The Powder Merchant, a science fiction suspense thriller novel.  Initially a hardback release, it is now also an Ebook at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc.  The Powder Merchant has already received four highest rating professional reviews who agree that its plot concept is one of the most original seen in years.

Orange currently resides in New York City and North Miami Beach.

VIP CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
TREKTRAX ATLANTA PRESENTS: DAVID ORANGE
THE 2012 MISS KLINGON EMPIRE BEAUTY PAGEANT
 
Morgan Gendel
Morgan Gendel is a longtime Hollywood screenwriter, producer and director and winner of the Hugo Award for the fan favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Inner Light."  Writing this episode was an early benchmark in Gendel's 20-year screenwriting career, which followed stints as a show business reporter for the Los Angeles Times and programming executive for NBC.  His sci-fi/comic book credits include The Dresden Files, which he brought to TV as executive producer; MTV's Spider-Man, for which he served as head writer and executive producer; several TekWar TV movies starring William Shatner; and additional episodes of both Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Starship Mine") and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine ("The Passenger," "Armageddon Game").  In addition to the Hugo nod, Gendel received Emmy and Writers Guild of America Award nominations for his work on Law & Order.  He is a frequent speaker at Star Trek, science fiction and comic cons throughout the United States.

Gendel has also served as a writing consultant for several overseas broadcasters, where he worked with foreign staff writers on piloted TV series.  He is currently cowriting the script for a "dark super-hero movie" in collaboration with Stan Lee and is about to launch the digital graphic novel The Outer Light, the unofficial sequel to "The Inner Light."

As part of TrekTrax Atlanta programming, Gendel will present a one-hour multimedia presentation about his work on "The Inner Light" and conduct a two-hour writers workshop.  He will also be offering for sale autographed copies of his Star Trek scripts and handmade authentic Ressikan flutes designated official Star Trek prop replicas by Roddenberry Productions.
VIP CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
JOURNEY TO "THE INNER LIGHT"
PROFESSIONAL WRITERS WORKSHOP
THE 2012 MISS KLINGON EMPIRE BEAUTY PAGEANT
 
Lawrence M. Schoen
Lawrence M. Schoen holds a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics.  He spent ten years as a college professor and has done extensive research in the areas of human memory and language.  This background provides a principal metaphor for his fiction.  He currently works as the director of research and chief compliance officer for a series of mental health and addiction recovery facilities in Philadelphia.

In 1992, Dr. Schoen's interests in science fiction and language found common ground and he established, and began his tenure as director of, the Klingon Language Institute, an organization dedicated to the study of the world's most popular fictional language.  This included an ongoing career of lectures at conventions and museums across three continents, and the development of a loose affiliation of language scholars and amateurs throughout fifty countries.  In addition, he's the publisher behind a speculative fiction small press, Paper Golem, aimed at showcasing up-and-coming new writers as well as providing a market for novellas.

In 2007, Dr. Schoen was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and in 2010 received a Hugo nomination for Best Short Story.  He's hard at work writing the latest in the ongoing adventures of the Amazing Conroy, a stage hypnotist traveling the galaxy in the company of Reggie, an alien buffalito that can eat anything and farts oxygen.  He's also responsible for the Klingon translation of "Soft Kitty" currently trying to go viral on YouTube.

Dr. Schoen lives near Philadelphia with his wife, Valerie, who is neither a psychologist nor a Klingon speaker.

VIP CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION
TWENTY YEARS OF PIMPING THE KLINGON LANGUAGE
THE SOUNDS OF KLINGON
TEN THINGS EVERY KLINGON SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SAY... IN KLINGON!
KLINGON RELIGION

THE 2012 MISS KLINGON EMPIRE BEAUTY PAGEANT
  

Our 2012 Featured Guests
Michael Bednar
Michael Bednar plays First Officer Robert Tacket in Farragut Films' Starship Farragut, an independent film series based on the original series of Star Trek.  Starship Farragut focuses on the crew of the USS Farragut and takes place during the time of the legendary Captain James T. Kirk of the starship Enterprise.  Bednar has received many accolades from fans based on his natural presence on screen and his above-average acting ability.

In addition, Bednar's extraordinary talent in model-building, a side business that he has done professionally since 1993, qualifies him to supply Farragut Films' productions with all of their props.  To the delight of colleagues and fans alike, he has taken the lead role in detailing set furnishings with an unrivaled attention to detail.  His special effects and electronic skills add believability and realism to Starship Farragut's 23rd-century equipment.

As Vice President of Farragut Films, Bednar directs all day-to-day activities in the company and is responsible for efficient operations management and quality of company productions.  Bednar has over fifteen years of progressive Information Technology (IT) expertise and has leveraged his career experience as a high-level IT Technician for the U.S. government by overseeing all IT aspects of Farragut Films.

When he has time to relax and unwind, Bednar enjoys surfing the net, building science fiction models, working on his sports car and watching movies at home with his family.

STARSHIP FARRAGUT
PROPPING THINGS UP... AGAIN
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
 
Jim Brucke
Jim Brucke plays Commander DeClan Ironsides, chief engineer of the USS Lexington NCC-1709, in Star Trek: Lexington, an independent fan film series based in Birmingham, Alabama, that takes place after the events seen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Brucke's acting experience inclues stage plays all through school, church pageants, two commercials and nine years at Six Flags Atlanta's "Fright Fest" for JPM Productions.  His film credits include Falling Backwards, Dead Ink, Brunch, Vote Daly, Visitation, Ten Pistols, High Expectations, Johnny Flynton and 5 Guns West.

STAR TREK XI: THE SEQUEL
STAR TREK: LEXINGTON
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Renda Carr
Renda Carr plays Chief Medical Officer Dr. Maura Drake in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).  She also plays Commander Saavik in the fan film production Star Trek: Lexington and Lieutenant Saavik in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Grissom.

Carr is a singer, writer, actor, producer, costumer and voice actor.  She was singing in church before she could walk, carrying out harmony with a family group.  As the years passed, she entered and won talent and modeling contests, acted in local school and church plays, wrote Star Trek fan fiction and edited Star Trek fanzines.

Working with Star Trek fan productions is rewarding for Carr and helps her continue a hobby that began a long time ago.  She also loves football, her cats (especially Leo) and her husband Tim.

POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
VIXENS, VICTIMS AND VIRGINS: SEXISM IN STAR TREK
STAR TREK: LEXINGTON
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Tim Carr
Tim Carr directed and, with Randall Landers, coproduced the "Doctor's Orders!" episode of Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).

Carr has 20 years experience in videography and photography and is a production coordinator for Bright House Networks in Birmingham, Alabama.  His work logging a history in photos of the Lyman Ward Military Academy during his years there as a cadet is a highlight of LWMA alumni.  A consummate and dedicated worker both at work and at home, Carr is the patriarch of family documentation, videoing family events such as weddings and birthdays.  He is constantly adding to and updating his large albums of photos and videos taken through the years on Flickr, YouTube, Vimeo and other places.

In addition to directing and producing, Carr is a project coordinator for Project: Potemkin and an actor and production coordinator for Star Trek: Lexington.  He can also be found costuming with Alabama Fandom and Star Wars Alabama.
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
STAR TREK: LEXINGTON
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Melissa Carter
Melissa Carter is a columnist for The Huffington Post and The Georgia Voice, but she spent the majority of her career as a morning radio co-host in Atlanta on
"The Bert Show" on Q100.  She also co-hosted the nationally syndicated Radio with a Twist.

Carter underwent a life-saving kidney transplant in 2002 and later established the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta.  She co-wrote and performed the song "Unplugged," which is available on iTunes and Amazon.com, with proceeds benefitting the Fund, which is also TrekTrax Atlanta's charity designee for 2012.

Carter was recently elected to the Atlanta Police Department LGBT Advisory Board, which advises the Atlanta Police Department on how to handle issues with the local LGBT community.

Keep up with Carter on her Facebook page.
"TREKKIES GOT TALENT!" TALENT SHOW
THE MISSING MINORITY
VIXENS, VICTIMS AND VIRGINS: SEXISM IN STAR TREK
 
Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman plays Lt. Drew Wallace in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).

Coleman made his advent in Louisville, Kentucky, but soon found his way down south to Georgia.  He currently splits his time between his family's home in Douglas, Georgia, and the fair city of Americus, Georgia, where he attends Georgia Southwestern State University as a Dramatic Arts major.  Coleman has been appearing on stage since high school, but aside from a few minor class projects, this is his first venture into the medium of film.  He is overjoyed to have been offered the opportunity to make this debut in a Star Trek project, having been a devoted fan of the franchise since childhood.  Coleman will appear in "The Void."
KLINGONS AND ROMULANS AND CARDASSIANS, OH MY!
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
 
Michael Day
As Executive Assistant at Farragut Films, Michael Day is involved in numerous administrative duties for executive management.  His duties include relieving senior management of administrative detail, updating and tracking of delegated tasks to ensure progress, and maintaining Farragut Films' procedures manual to ensure updates are consistent with the company's quality management system.  He also composes correspondence/reports for the president's signature, conducts research and provides information summaries, and is the convention liaison for Farragut Films productions, including Starship Farragut.

Day's current job with the Montgomery County Public Schools as a Media Assistant has varied in job responsibilities over the 20 years employed.  Some of these responsibilities include, but are not limited to network administrator, computer repair technician, video editor, video photography and web page design.  Another responsibility is teaching computer animation as an after-school class for students in grades 1-5.  This class is taught in the summer and is sponsored by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Relevant to Farragut Films,
Day's other media-related experience has been through the ownership of a video rental business.  This business was started in the early 1980s, which branched out into video photography and editing videos for home use.  This work included transfers of photos to videotape, running animations for clients, editing 8mm and videotape movies, and filming special events.
STAR TREK VS. STAR TREK: THE VERDICT
STARSHIP FARRAGUT
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Andrew Greenberg
Best known for designing computer games and roleplaying games, Andrew Greenberg cocreated the Fading Suns roleplaying and computer games and was the original developer of White Wolf's Vampire: The Masquerade.  He has credits on more than 50 White Wolf products and more than 20 HDI books.  Currently helping develop Kaneva.com's cutting-edge virtual world, Greenberg has also worked on products with other roleplaying game companies, including Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  His computer game credits include Dracula Unleashed, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Emperor of the Fading Suns, Warhammer 40K: Final Liberation, Merchant Prince II, Mall Tycoon, Dungeon Lords and more.  His most recent computer game credit is Railroad Tycoon Mobile and he is currently working on the Global Agenda MMO.

Greenberg regularly writes for publications as diverse as Prick Magazine and the Matthew Bender legal reference series.  He is also the organizer of the Southeast Interactive Entertainment and Games Expo (SIEGE).

STAR TREK VS. STAR TREK: THE VERDICT
THE MISSING MINORITY
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE EPISODE?
GAMES: THE ONGOING FRONTIER
 
 
Doug Harper
Doug Harper plays Commander Michael Delaney in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).

Harper is from Thomasville, Georgia.  Married and the father of two boys, he stays busy with his family and is an avid Seminole fan.  He enjoys participating in various creative endeavors, but "The Void" marks his film debut.
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
 
Keith Harris
Keith Harris plays Captain Alexander McKnight, commanding officer of the USS Lexington NCC-1709, in Star Trek: Lexington, an independent fan film series based in Birmingham, Alabama, that takes place after the events seen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Harris, from Birmingham, Alabama, made his acting debut as Captain Alexander McKnight in the web-based live action fan film Star Trek: Lexington.  He also plays Admiral Alexander McKnight, Chief of Staff of Starfleet Command, in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Grissom.
STAR TREK XI: THE SEQUEL
STAR TREK: LEXINGTON
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Il Troubadore
Formed in May 2004, Il Troubadore was conceived first as a variety band designed for private parties and small venues.  The name was chosen to reflect the early material, which included several Italian bel canto, operatic arias and Irish and Scottish folk tunes.  Robert Bruce Scott, a classically trained vocalist, plays mandolin, Celtic harp and classical guitar.  Jon Silpayamanant exercises his classical training on the cello and also contributes to the singing.  In 2007, Paul Radecki added his doumbek talents to the ensemble.  Leonie Leduc will be adding her clarinet skills to the mix.

The band quickly adapted to playing in larger clubs, adding rock, country, disco, jazz and folk covers from a broad variety of cultures, as well as strong original material that blends heavy metal, classical and world music influences.  Their Middle Eastern flair attracted attention from the Midwest's rapidly growing belly dance community.  Now, local and regional dancers and musicians accompany Il Troubadore at many of their appearances.

With a growing list of over 700 songs from over 60 countries in 37 langugages at their command, with styles that range from most Euro-American pop genres (heavy metal, disco, country, rock) and world folk music (Irish, Scottish, Albanian, Bhangra) to Asian film and dance-drama music (India Bollywood, Chinese, Thai) and Western art music (Italian bel canto, classical, jazz), the quartet is constantly adding new songs to their set lists, with premieres happening on an almost weekly basis.  For more information about Il Troubadore, please visit their web site.
MEET IL TROUBADOUR
KLINGON BALLET
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: IL TROUBADORE
KLINGON WEDDING & RECEPTION
THE MUSIC OF STAR TREK: XENOMUSIC
 
Keela & Katkith
Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke has been going strong since November 2002.  They are regular fixtures at StellarCon and ConCarolinas in North Carolina with performances Friday and Saturday nights, to the delight of con attendees.  In 2005, Keela & Katkith debuted their Klingon Karaoke at TrekTrak in Atlanta to an enormously enthusiastic audience and returned for the next four years with K'Blahm!, the Klingon jester, and his sidekick, KaBlooey, assisting.  All songs are in the huMan tongue, as normal karaoke is; it's just that the venue is karaoke with a Klingon twist.  Worried the song you want to sing is not in Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke collection?  Bring your own CD!  TODAY is a GOOD day to SING!

KLINGON KARAOKE
KLINGON RITUALS
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE KLINGONS?
 
Cheralyn Lambeth
Cheralyn Lambeth likes to refer to herself as a "fan who went pro," crediting her work in the film/TV/entertainment industry to her early love of Star Wars.  After a brief stint in the Air Force Reserve, she went on to study drama and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.  Shortly after graduation, Lambeth relocated to New York to study at The Juilliard School and earned her first fifteen minutes of fame performing Off-Broadway with John Leguiazamo in Mambo Mouth.  She then moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live (as well as a large purple bunny for the film The Net), and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol.

After her time at Henson, Lambeth worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as the Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.  Some of her other credits include work both behind and in front of the camera on The Patriot, The New World, Evan Almighty and Leatherheads, as well as costuming work on the National Park Service film Manassas: End of Innoncence, directed by Star Wars sound specialist Ben Burtt.  She was also a principal character in The History Channel docudrama "Isaac's Storm," which premiered in the fall of 2004 and can still occasionally be seen on THC.  Her most recent work is on the film Blood Done Sign My Name with Rick Schroeder.

On the fan side of things, Lambeth is proud to be an active and longtime member of the Fighting 501st Legion of Stormtroopers.  She also serves as the voice of the Federation starship Montana in the acclaimed Star Trek fan audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.

Most recently, Lambeth has been expanding her interest in paranormal research, combining that with her theatrical background to produce her first book, Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, with Schiffer Publishing, due out in 2009.  She is currently working on Ghosts of Charlotte (North Carolina) as well as completing a book on puppetry, The Well Dressed Puppet, both to be published by Schiffer next year.

PROFESSIONAL STAR TREK COSTUMING
VIXENS, VICTIMS AND VIRGINS: SEXISM IN STAR TREK
THE TREKTRAX FASHION SHOW
STAR TREK UNIVERSE COSTUME CONTEST
 
Randall Landers
Randall Landers plays Commander Brian Reigert in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).

The creator and executive producer of Project: Potemkin called Mableton, Georgia, his home town until he went off to Emory University in Atlanta.  Graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, Landers began working at Kinko's, a nationwide copy center, in 1980.  In 1983, he became the manager of the Georgia Tech Library Copy Service which at that time was managed by Kinko's.  In 1986, he and his longtime girlfriend Linda Marcusky moved to Albany, Georgia.  Not finding a copy center to work for, Landers turned to teaching and taught Science to 6th graders in nearby Sylvester, Georgia.  With the birth of his third child in 1994, Landers retired from teaching and opened Fast Copy, Albany's first copy center.  Landers has also been the publisher and editor-in-chief of Orion Press, which has published hundreds of fanzines over the years.  Landers appears in "The Old Guys" and "Care for a Lift?" as the thoroughly unlikeable Brian Reigert.
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
TURNING FANDOM INTO FAN-DO
 
Bill MacKenzie
Bill MacKenzie plays Lt. Caley in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
KLINGONS AND ROMULANS AND CARDASSIANS, OH MY!
STAR TREK XI: THE SEQUEL
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
 
Sara MacKenzie
Sara MacKenzie plays T'Hima in Project: Potemkin.  Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
KLINGONS AND ROMULANS AND CARDASSIANS, OH MY!
POTEMKIN TAKES THE HELM
PROJECT: POTEMKIN: MEET THE CAST
VIXENS, VICTIMS AND VIRGINS: SEXISM IN STAR TREK
 
Moxie Magnus
"Moxie Magnus" is a shimmering, glowing star in the Federation firmament.  Through space age sling-shot technology, this seven-and-a-half foot tall glamazon has come rocketing back to us from the future, dragging some laughs with her along the way!  In the 23rd century, Moxie Magnus serves as the Chief Cosmetology Officer aboard the USS Enterprise under the command of James T. Kirk.  There, she navigates the world of serially dating redshirts and keeping the Fleet in regulation bouffants.  Here in the 21st century, she writes about her adventures, with tongue firmly placed in cheek, in her blog, Moxie Magnus: Star Trek Cosmetologist.  Her mission: To tackle each of the episodes of the original series with her own brand of space humor!

Moxie Magnus was born in space, grew up a human slave in the Orion Syndicate and walked the runways of Paris before graduating top of her class at Starfleet Academy.  She is the only cadet in history to pass the Kobayasi Hairu, the no-win Starfleet master xenocosmetology exit exam.  Although she has often been told "In space, no one can hear you, queen," that hasn't stopped her from entertaining fans and the Fleet both in and out of this world.  She's even gotten a few laughs from the Vulcan High Council!

In her spare time, this dedicated Star Trek drag queen enjoys cataloging unicorn species, looking at pictures of cats on the Internet and trying out new replicated food cube recipes.

TrekTrax Atlanta is pleased to welcome Moxie Magnus as the Mistress of Ceremonies for our first-ever "Trekkies Got Talent!" talent show.
"TREKKIES GOT TALENT!" TALENT SHOW
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE EPISODE?
 
New York Disco Villains
If there was ever a polar opposite of Goth/Dark-Wave, it would be the New York Disco Villains.  Imagine if the B-52's survived solely on a consistent diet of cheesy Troma films.  With their carnivalesque keyboards, effects-soaked guitars, bizarre lyrics and raucous performances, the Villains have the campy woozy feel of an Ed Wood film soundtracked by They Might Be Giants.  Although never confirmed, NYDV could potentially have a huge following in Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Canada and Spain.  Could.  So, yes, the economy is horrible.  There are wars, a decaying environment and a global propensity for bad manners.  But the NYDV carnival is in town and while that might not solve the world's problems, it certainly might make them a little less obvious.

KEEPING UP WITH THE CARDASSIANS
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: NEW YORK DISCO VILLAINS
 
One Hard Night
One Hard Night is a five-member "Southern Indie Pop Nerd Rock" band based in Atlanta.  Whether it's their tribute to the cult zombie classic Night of the Living Dead or a song about D&D characters, they've got all your geek bases covered.

FKEEPING UP WITH THE CARDASSIANS
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: ONE HARD NIGHT
 
Emmett Plant
Emmett Plant is a writer, composer and producer who has produced over twenty Star Trek audiobooks for CBS/Paramount, in addition to composing and producing soundtracks for countless interactive entertainment products.  He has also written features and produced video segments for Gawker Media's io9.com, and worked as an editor and author on Slashdot, Geeknet's ridiculously popular "News for Nerds" web site.

Blurring the boundaries between technology and entertainment, Plant has also served as the CEO of the Xiph.Org Foundation, which is responsible for a vast number of freely licensed multimedia codecs, from Theora to Vorbis to FLAC.

Plant is also the commanding officer of the USS Blackheart, a Star Trek fan club with a focus on production for media nerds, both professional and amateur.

Plant works from his home studio in New Castle, Delaware.

"TREKKIES GOT TALENT!" TALENT SHOW
HAPPY HOUR AT TEN FORWARD
KOBAYASHI MARU TRIVIA CHALLENGE
FUTURESOUNDS: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SOUNDTRACK COMPOSITION AND SOUND DESIGN

Our 2012 Programming Participants
Michael Cowart
STAR TREK XI: THE SEQUEL
VARIATIONS ON THE THEME
STAR TREK UNIVERSE COSTUME CONTEST
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
PROPPING THINGS UP... AGAIN
THE FUTURE IS OURS... ALMOST
 
Vandy Beth Glenn
TRANSGENDERISM AND STAR TREK
 
Chris Jones
KLINGON RELIGION
WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE KLINGONS?
 
Christopher M. Jones
Christopher Jones, a.k.a. Mort'xx tai B'ry, has been a fan of Star Trek since the late 1970s.  He first heard the call of the warrior at a local library screening of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock when he was inspired by Christopher Lloyd's outstanding performance as Commander Kruge and the menacing debut of the now infamous Bird of Prey.  Jones completed his first Imperial Klingon uniform for Dragon*Con 2010 and serves as XO aboard the IKV Stonedagger based in Greenville, South Carolina.
KLINGONS ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
KLINGON RITUALS
 
Eric Koske
TEN THINGS EVERY KLINGON SHOULD KNOW HOW TO SAY... IN KLINGON!
 
Shaughn O'Connor
WELCOME TO KAG SPRING BREAK
KLINGONS ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
 
Sabrina Pandora
TRANSGENDERISM AND STAR TREK
 
Theresa Parker
Theresa Parker has been a sci-fi geek since pretty much birth.  She has loved everything from classic "B" movies like Tarantula to modern movies like the new Tron: Legacy.  If it's fantasy, sci-fi, horror or cheesy, she loves it.  She found her soul mate at Dragon*Con during "Happy Hour at Ten Forward" a decade or so ago when she met a Klingon named Kevin.  Since then, the whirlwind that is her life kick-started into an intense love of fandom and opened up a new world of geekdom that she never knew existed.
QO'NOS NEXT YEAR
 
Tony Roberts
KLINGON RELIGION
 
Russell Ruhland
STARFLEET INTERNATIONAL
 
Alan Siler
STAR TREK XI: THE SEQUEL
THE MISSING MINORITY
KEEPING UP WITH THE CARDASSIANS
OUTSIDE LOOKING IN

Our 2012 Staff
Eric L. Watts
Founder & Chairman

Executive Committee
Director of Star Trek Programming & Main Programming


Eric L. Watts has been active in Star Trek fandom for more than thirty years and is one of the most well-known Star Trek fans in the Southeast.  He brings a wealth of convention-running experience, fan club management and insider knowledge to the TrekTrax Atlanta con committee.

Mr. Watts started watching Star Trek in the early 1970s, attended his first Star Trek convention in 1978 and started his first fan club, The United Federation of Trekkers (Columbia SC), in 1980.  During his presidency, the UFT became South Carolina's largest Star Trek fan club, with more than 100 members.  He served as president and newsletter editor for eight years and was often interviewed in the local media during the heyday of the first four Star Trek motion pictures.

In 1992, Mr. Watts joined Dragon*Con to create a new track of programming devoted exclusively to Star Trek.  "TrekTrak" debuted in 1993 and over the next 17 years became one of Dragon*Con's largest, highest-profile and most widely acclaimed programming tracks.  His signature event, the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, was one of America Online's "Top 11 Most Offbeat Beauty Pageants" two consecutive years and has been featured in Shock, Spin, Discover and Maxim magazines, on the Fox News, Today Show and countless other web sites, on TMZ and in the Emmy Award-winning documentary Four Days at Dragon*Con.  In 2002, Mayor Shirley Franklin proclaimed September 2 of that year as "TrekTrak Day" in the City of Atlanta.

In 2006, Mr. Watts was elected Commanding Officer of the USS Republic NCC-1371, the STARFLEET International chapter in Atlanta.  The Republic had less than 10 members when he was elected but by the end of 2009, had over 100 members and was the largest STARFLEET chapter in the world.  In 2007, Mr. Watts won the prestigious STARFLEET International Commanding Officer of the Year Award and over the next four years, won ten Region 2 awards in newsletter, web site, member recruitment and mothership categories.  The Republic was featured on the front cover of the April 2010 issue of the STARFLEET International newsletter, The Communiqué, in recognition of its extraordinary growth during the previous three years.

Mr. Watts served as a production assistant on the set of Star Trek: New Voyages for the 2006 episode "World Enough and Time" starring George Takei and has been cast as the iconic Harry Mudd in an episode of Star Trek: Phase II called "The Sky Above... The Mudd Below" to be filmed sometime in the future.
 
Barry Bynum
Executive Committee
Director of Convention Operations


Barry Bynum has been a sci-fi fan since he was four years old.  One look at the Lost in Space robot and he was hooked.  His first con was Dixie-Trek in 1989.  In recent years, he volunteered with Dragon*Con's TrekTrak and Tech Ops.  In his professional life, Mr. Bynum has owned and operated his own company, which held five movie theatre operations in three states.  In that realm, he has had extensive experience in managing vendor relations.  In both his professional life and his avocations, Mr. Bynum has had many opportunities to manage meeting logistics for large groups of people.

Among Mr. Bynum's avocations is his volunteer work with his church, both regionally and locally.  This has included meeting planning, property management, vendor relations and contract negotiations.  Mr. Bynum has handled many contract negotiations over the course of his career and brings to TrekTrax Atlanta his knowledge of technical operations and the needs of the customer experience.  He has facilitated meetings/events with over 2,500 participants.  His experience in hotel negotiations and business operations/logistics is being applied to optimizing the experiences of both dealers and attendees at TrekTrax Atlanta.

Mr. Bynum has been happily partnered with Ken Cribbs for 22 years.
  
 
Dave Churvis
Executive Committee

Director of Registration


Dave Churvis has been a Star Trek fan since he was a child.  He has been active in Atlanta fandom for the past seven years, during which time he has been a member of both the USS Republic (a chapter of STARFLEET International) and the Atlanta Outworlders.  He has also presented panels at several Atlanta-area conventions on "The Music of Star Trek" and "The Tech of Trek," and has also been a guest panelist for "The Missing Minority," which is a panel devoted to the discussion of GLBT content in Star Trek.

A software and process engineer by trade, Mr. Churvis is founder and CEO of Vertex Event Management, which provides registration and event support services for events, tradeshows and conventions.  He is excited to bring his years of experience to TrekTrax Atlanta and looks forward to helping provide an excellent convention experience for everyone who attends.  Mr. Churvis lives in Atlanta with his partner, Matt Duncan, and their two exceedingly neurotic cats.
 
Ken Cribbs
Executive Committee

Director of Social Media & Press Relations


Ken Cribbs has been involved in Star Trek fandom in Atlanta since attending his first convention, Star Trek Atlanta, in 1978.  He became a charter member and Communications Officer of the Atlanta Star Trek Society in 1979 and on staff at Emory Trek in 1980.  Emory Trek evolved into Dixie Trek, again with Mr. Cribbs on staff at the first iteration of that convention.  He was also a part of the Atlanta Star Trek Society's presence at the Atlanta Comics & Fantasy Fair for several years before taking a hiatus from organized fandom while he was in college and graduate school.

After meeting his life partner, Barry Bynum, TrekTrax Atlanta's Director of Convention Operations, Mr. Cribbs returned to local fandom with Mr. Bynum and became involved with TrekTrak at Dragon*Con.  He is also a member of the USS Republic, the local chapter of STARFLEET.  Mr. Cribbs' role as an administrator of the Republic's Facebook fan page was a natural bridge to his role as
Director of Social Media & Press Relations for TrekTrax Atlanta.  Alongside his role in coordinating social media outreach for TrekTrax Atlanta, Mr. Cribbs has a personal interest in advocating for people with disabilities and responding to their needs with convention services.  He has worked in disability services for Dragon*Con and coordinates disability services for TrekTrax Atlanta.
 
Marq Collins
Director of Klingon Programming


Marq Collins, also known as "MoQ Kohless," has been enamored with Star Trek since the first show in 1966, when he was 13.  Greatly disappointed at the series' cancellation after three seasons, he moved on to watching Lost in Space with his family every Saturday night, which he considered to be a poor second to Star Trek.

After being discharged from the military in 1975, Mr. Collins was unaware of how much Star Trek fandom had grown.  It was not until the first Star Trek motion picture was released in 1979 that he became aware of how large fandom had become.  Attending Dixie Trek in the 1980s and one other convention while playing in a band,
Mr. Collins became involved in the Star Trek fan scene.

But it was not until 1999, when he attended his first Dragon*Con, that
Mr. Collins discovered he was a Klingon at heart.  He soon joined the Klingon Assault Group and enlisted aboard the IKAV Nemesis in Lawrenceville, Georgia.  He is currently the executive officer of the Nemesis, has been the commanding officer of his own ship, is a members of the Klingon Imperial Diplomatic Corps, and has been a valued part of Atlanta's Klingon fandom scene ever since.  Mr. Collins has also served Dragon*Con as Director of Guest Transportation.
 
Brian Holloway
Director of Costuming & Makeup Programming

Brian Holloway began his theatre career at the ripe old age of 7 when he appeared in a regional theatrical production of Fiddler on the Roof with his father.  Since then, the acting bug has hit hard and became a full-time commitment.  Although he dabbled in the medical field for a short time, he could not be kept long from the bright lights and appeal of the stage.  After receiving his BFA in Performance Arts, he toured nationally with several theatre organizations for about seven years and could be seen headlining in productions ranging from Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and Henry IV, Parts I & II to musicals like Big River, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me, Kate and Jekyll & Hyde, to name a few.

Mr. Holloway got into the sci-fi realm when he was still in high school in Utah and has been an avid and regular convention attendee since he was 15.  He has also received theatre degrees in costume and makeup design and has won national and regional awards for his design work.  He even had costume designs for an original theatrical piece, HOTLINE!, displayed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.  While in Utah, he was fortunate to befriend Paula Crist, who served as an actress and stuntwoman for productions like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Battlestar Galactica and the TV series Planet of the Apes.  Crist got him connected to the film industry and he has been fortunate enough to land limited work in such productions as The Patriot, Last of the Mohicans, Domestic Disturbance, Doctor Who: The Movie, HIGHLANDER: The Series, Shallow Hal and Star Trek.  He is currently the Special Make-Up F/X Supervisor for Star Trek: Phase II.

Mr. Holloway lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has had the great fortune to meet such wonderful people there and has learned much from local celebs and fellow con-goers such as Cheralyn Lambeth, the 501st Squadron and the SCA Wardrobe Guild.
 
Mike Henigan
Gaming Director


Mike Henigan has been a Star Trek and science fiction fan since 1966.  He has been a member of STARFLEET International for over 24 years and during that time, has worked his way up from Crewman Recruit to Admiral.  Mr. Henigan has served as a charter member of several ships in Maine and Georgia and presently serves
STARFLEET as the Commanding Officer of the USS Atlanta NCC-79434 and Region 2 Shakedown Operations Director.

Mr. Henigan has served as staff and as a panel speaker at science fiction and Star Trek conventions in the East, South and Midwest and now serves as a Director at TimeGate and Sci-Fi Summer Con.  He is active in the Atlanta Board Gaming community and has been getting his gaming fix for many years as an active board gamer.  He served as a Captain at GenCon for several years, the largest gaming convention in the United States, as well as several other conventions.

As TrekTrax Atlanta's Gaming Director, Mr. Henigan will be responsible for the smooth and continuous operation of "The Holodeck," our 24-hour gaming room
.
 
Darren Carter
Klingon Programming Room Host


Darren Carter has been a Star Trek fan since 1977, h
as attended many science fiction conventions and has participated in the set-up and takedown of Dragon*Con for over 10 years.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree, has over 30 years of military service, and is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army, Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran and Airborne Ranger.  He also holds two black belts, one in Tae Kwon Do and the other in Shorite Ryu Tai jitsu, and is a certified clinical hypnotherapist.

Mr. Carter has been a member of the Klingon Assault Group (KAG), the largest Klingon fan club, for over 15 years, and has served as the KAG Dark Moon Fleet commander for over eight years.  He is known as the Klingon Admiral Kolex santai-QIHqem epiti of the house QIHqem.  Mr. Carter is married to 2006 Miss Klingon Empire Rokela Devnoe (Sharon Carter).
 
Troy McAdams
Chief of Security


Troy McAdams has been a Star Trek fan since he was a child and active in the Klingon Assault Group (KAG) since 2005.  Today, he is the commanding officer of the IKV Restless Star, the KAG chapter based in Morganton, North Carolina.  Mr. McAdams and the
Restless Star have had many homes, starting in Cowan, Tennessee, moving to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, and finally coming to rest in Morganton.  Since moving to Morganton, the Restless Star, under Mr. McAdams' guidance, was given permission to transfer into the Dark Star Quadrant of KAG.  Since then, the Restless Star has been helping charities in the community such as hospice, local food banks and Toys for Tots.

In 2011, Mr. McAdams joined STARFLEET International (SFI) and Maquis Forces International (MFI).  In SFI, he is attached to the USS Maquis NCC-75630, a correspondence chapter based in Gastonia, North Carolina, as the marine detachment commander; and in MFI, he is assigned to the Intrepid II, also based in Gastonia, as the marine detachment commander there, as well.

In the past, Mr. McAdams has been the head of security at a concert hall and nightclub in Idaho, as well as working in local and smaller con security groups.  In 2011, he was a member of the TrekTrax Atlanta and ConCarolinas security groups.

Our 2012 Programming
MAIN VIEWER
Centennial I (320)

ROOM CAPTAIN: ELISA ROPER
QO'NOS
Centennial III-IV (120)

TRACK DIRECTOR: MARQ COLLINS
THE READY ROOM
Piedmont (100)

TRACK DIRECTOR: BRIAN HOLLOWAY
OTHER EVENTS
Times and Locations as Noted

HOSTS AND PANELISTS AS NOTED
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies
Join Founder & Chairman Eric L. Watts and the entire TrekTrax Atlanta staff for a spectacular song-and-dance kick-off to our second annual convention.


ERIC L. WATTS
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FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Star Trek vs. Star Trek: The Verdict

There have been six
Star Trek television series: the original Star Trek, the cartoon, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise.  Which series was the overall best?  Kirk vs. Picard, Roddenberry vs. Berman, 23rd century vs. 24th century, 1960s vs. 1990s... using whatever comparison works for you, come tell us which series you think was the best... and why!

MICHAEL DAY, ANDREW GREENBERG

FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to KAG Spring Break
We kick off our second year at TrekTrax Atlanta by welcoming everyone to Qo'Nos: the Klingon track of programming.  We'll have an exciting program in store for you and discuss upcoming events, so join us and be a part of the fun!

DARREN CARTER, MARQ COLLINS, SHAUGHN O'CONNOR
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Casting Calls, Part I of III: Getting Started
Learn what supplies you need to have and the subtle tips and tricks of creating the face cast for Klingon and/or other Trek alien sculpting.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
FRIDAY 7:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Charity Fundraiser for the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund
CHAMBLEE
Come have someone take your picture (with your digital camera or smartphone) in one of three different, amazingly accurate Captain's Chair replicas for a sitting fee of only $10, all of which goes to benefit our official convention charity, the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund.

CHAIRS PROVIDED BY DEAN PATTERSON
FRIDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Trekkies Got Talent!" Talent Show
Join us for our first-ever talent show, which is open to all attending members of the convention.  Contestants may present any kind of talent act so long as it is safe, legal, appropriate for all ages, can be presented from the ballroom stage and does not require technical support.

MISTRESS OF CEREMONIES: MOXIE MAGNUS
JUDGES: MELISSA CARTER, EMMETT PLANT
FRIDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Klingons and Romulans and Cardassians, Oh My!
If Star Wars has Darth Vader and if Battlestar Galactica has the Cylons and if Dr. Who has the Daleks, who is (or are) Star Trek's archetypal villains?  The Klingons?  The Romulans?  The Borg?   Which one poses the gravest threat to the Federation?  Are any of them truly evil... or just misunderstood?

CHRIS COLEMAN
, BILL MACKENZIE, SARA MACKENZIE
FRIDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
In and Out of Phase
Here we take a closer look at creating the original series look as re-imagined by James Cawley and the crew of Star Trek: Phase II.  Tips and tricks on how to create the shirt, pants or where to get the boots.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
FRIDAY 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
VIP Champagne Reception
ASHFORD
Kick off the convention by enjoying a selection of catered hors d'oeuvres and various champagnes in an intimate, dinner-style atmosphere with our guests David Orange, Morgan Gendel and Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen.
FRIDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Twenty Years of Pimping the Klingon Language
Come join Klingon language expert and Klingon Language Institute founder Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen as he shares his tales of traveling around the world, stories of Klingon speakers making history and anecdotes that will amuse and beguile.

DR. LAWRENCE M. SCHOEN
FRIDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Star Trek XI: The Sequel
Production began in January and set photos have already begun to leak out.  We'll report everything we know about the next Star Trek movie, what's been rumored, and speculate on whether or not we'll like it as much as the "first" one.

JIM BRUCKE, MICHAEL COWART, KEITH HARRIS, BILL MACKENZIE, ALAN SILER
FRIDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Costuming & Makeup Open Forum Q&A
You've listened to us... now we listen to you!  Bring us your questions, concerns, problems, solutions, suggestions, tips or anything else concerning costuming and/or makeup that you'd like to talk about during this open forum.  Brian Holloway, et al.
FRIDAY 8:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Klingon Karaoke
ATRIUM
Join Keela and Katkith for Klingon Karaoke, an intergalactic songfest experience!  Over 2,000 selections of '70s and '80s music, plus a few surprises!  Sing in Klingon if you can, but the hu-Man tongue is acceptable.  TODAY is a GOOD day to SING!

KEELA & KATKITH
FRIDAY 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Happy Hour at Ten Forward
Federation personnel and Klingon warriors from around the galaxy meet, greet and snarl at each other in the hotel atrium, where anything can---and does---happen!  Featuring hot dance music from the '70s, '80s and '90s!

DJ: EMMETT PLANT
FRIDAY 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
The Missing Minority
Zachary Quinto, a.k.a. Spock in J. J. Abrams' new Star Trek universe, followed George Takei's 2005 lead and came out as a gay man in October 2011... while still cast in his role (unlike Takei).  What impact will having an openly gay man in the lead cast have on the possibility of gay representation in future Trek movies or TV series?

MELISSA CARTER, ANDREW GREENBERG, ALAN SILER
FRIDAY 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Potemkin Takes the Helm
Cast and crew from Project: Potemkin discuss their costuming and makeup decisions and how they brought their concepts and designs into production. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at this ambitious new fan film series.

RENDA CARR, TIM CARR, CHRIS COLEMAN, DOUG HARPER, RANDALL LANDERS, BILL MACKENZIE, SARA MACKENZIE
FRIDAY 11:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Overnight Filking
ATRIUM
       
MAIN VIEWER
Centennial I (320)

ROOM CAPTAIN: ELISA ROPER
QO'NOS
Centennial III-IV (120)
ROOM CAPTAINS: DARREN CARTER, CHRIS JONES
THE READY ROOM
Piedmont (100)

TRACK DIRECTOR: BRIAN HOLLOWAY
OTHER EVENTS
Times and Locations as Noted

HOSTS AND PANELISTS AS NOTED
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
SATURDAY, APRIL 21
SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Starship Farragut
Starship Farragut is an independent film series based on and set during the same time as the original Star Trek series, featuring the crew of the USS Farragut.  Lead cast member Michael Bednar and producer Michael Day discuss how the series came about, where they are now and what's coming soon from Farragut Films.

MICHAEL BEDNAR, MICHAEL DAY
SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Klingons Across the Universe
Do you ever wonder if there are Klingons in your part of the world?  What about your neighbors?  What about that politician on TV?  Klingons are everywhere!

DARREN CARTER, CHRISTOPHER M. JONES, SHAUGHN O'CONNOR
SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Casting Calls, Part II of III: Making the Face Cast
Come watch us create an actual face cast that we can use for clay sculpting.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Charity Fundraiser for the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund
CHAMBLEE
Come have someone take your picture (with your digital camera or smartphone) in one of three different, amazingly accurate Captain's Chair replicas for a sitting fee of only $10, all of which goes to benefit our official convention charity, the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund.

CHAIRS PROVIDED BY DEAN PATTERSON
SATURDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Project: Potemkin: The Episodes
Set shortly after
Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place aboard the USS Potemkin.  This hour, come watch their first five episodes: "The Old Guys." "Care for a Lift?." "The Void," "Doctor's Orders" and "Delivery," then come back in a half hour to meet the cast in person!

SATURDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet Il Troubadour
Il Troubadore has been performing Klingon music live since 2009.  Their mission is to record and perform all existing songs in the complete musical oeuvre of the Klingon Empire.  Everything from the grand ghe'naQ nIt to the vernacular may' bom and HIvje' bom will be able to be heard and appreciated by Terran audiences throughout the planet Earth.  Come meet the group before their performances later today!

LEONIE LEDUC, PAUL RADECKI, JON SILPAYAMANANT, ROBERT BRUCE SCOTT
SATURDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Professional Star Trek Costuming
Former Paramount Production Services Supervisor Cheralyn Lambeth discusses how she built professional-quality Star Trek costumes for the Star Trek Earth Tour and Star Trek: The Experience, and demonstrates how you can build your own at home.

CHERALYN LAMBETH
SATURDAY 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Star Trek Tactics Regional Championship Tournament
CHASTAIN
Boldly go where no fleet commander has gone before!  Always wanted to prove YOU are the best tactical officer in Starfleet and/or the Klingon Empire?  Now is your chance.  Assemble your 400-point fleet and embark upon your mission to defeat your opponents in a HeroClix intergalactic battle royale!

Featuring more than 20 pre-painted ships, inspired by all eras of
Star Trek, Tactics offers players and fans an extensive selection of Klingon and Federation vessels to commission into battle!  The winner of the tournament will receive a complete factory set of all current ships (an estimated $300 value).  Other prizes will also be given away!

TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY TONY CADE
SATURDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Project: Potemkin: Meet the Cast
Set shortly after
Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a new fan film series that takes place aboard the USS Potemkin.  Come meet no less than eight members of the cast and crew!

RENDA CARR, TIM CARR, CHRIS COLEMAN, DOUG HARPER, RANDALL LANDERS, BILL MACKENZIE, SARA MACKENZIE
SATURDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Sounds of Klingon
Come join Klingon language expert and Klingon Language Institute founder Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen for this somewhat interactive and very light-hearted lecture where he goes through the articulatory mechanics of how to make some of the stranger (from the point of view of English speakers) sounds of Klingon.  Lots of barking and spitting... and fun!

DR. LAWRENCE M. SCHOEN
SATURDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Disasters in Costuming, Part II
Continued from last year, we'll discuss the myriad things that can go wrong with your costume efforts and the necessary items to include in your con-gear to correct those last minute problems that always seem to crop up.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents: David Orange
David Orange is best known to
Star Trek fans as the "Sleepy Klingon" in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

DAVID ORANGE
SATURDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Vixens, Victims and Virgins: Sexism in Star Trek
This provocative look at women in Trek will examine, within a feminist/cultural perspective, various characters, from women in command to female villains.  Are they stereotypes or do they attempt to break stereotypes?  Are the breaks positive or negative?

MELISSA CARTER, CHERALYN LAMBETH, RENDA CARR, SARA MACKENZIE
SATURDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What If I Can't Sew On a Button?
As an alternative to creating your own designs, we'll take a look at the commercially available designs through eBay or online.  Is there an alternative to purchasing online?  Can you get a custom fit in an off-the-rack world?

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
What's Your Favorite Episode?
ASHFORD
Of the 79 original Star Trek episodes, 22 cartoon episodes, 178 Next Generation episodes, 176 Deep Space Nine episodes, 172 Voyager episodes and 98 Enterprise episodes... which is your all-time favorite?  We open the floor to you... come tell us which one episode is your all-time favorite, and why.

ANDREW GREENBERG, MOXIE MAGNUS
SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Klingon Ballet
Il Troubadore proudly presents its full-scale production of the Klingon Ballet, wa'SaD ram wa' ram je (One Thousand Nights and a Night), complete with musical accompaniment and belly dancers.

PAUL RADECKI, JON SILPAYAMANANT, ROBERT BRUCE SCOTT, LEONIE LEDUC.  BELLY DANCERS: JILLANNA BABB, SARAH GREGG, JAMIE STEELE
SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Klingon Rituals
What are some of the Klingons' beliefs and traditions, and how are they celebrated?  A visual presentation.

ALEX ARRITT, KEELA, CHRISTOPHER M. JONES
SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Variations on the Theme
From the Star Trek series to the imagined Marines and all the way to Star Trek Online, the design of Starfleet has gotten a few personal upgrades over the years.  We'll look at some of those alterations and discuss why they work and why they can't.  Controversial but fun, and guaranteed to be an interesting panel.

MICHAEL COWART, BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Star Trek Tactics 200 Sealed Tournaments
CHASTAIN
Purchase two Star Trek Tactics booster boxes and build a battle force of 200 points or less.  Tournament winners will receive a Limited Edition Warship Voyager.  Other prizes will also be given away.

TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY TONY CADE
SATURDAY 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Journey to "The Inner Light"
Screenwriter Morgan Gendel, Hugo Award winner for the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Inner Light," offers new insights into this fan-favorite tale about Picard's alternate life.  Hear all about the sequel that never was, the Ressikan Flute that almost wasn't, plus otherworldly experiences with William Shatner, Stan Lee and others.

MORGAN GENDEL
SATURDAY 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Games: The Ongoing Frontier
Games make up one of the new frontiers Star Trek visits the most.  From its role as one of the very first computer games through multiple board and roleplaying games to more than fifty computer and video games, it has become one of the most enduring game licenses---if not always one of the best.  We revisit some of the best and worst of Trek gaming history, uncovering what makes it such a popular game setting and how Trek lovers can make the games better.

ANDREW GREENBERG
SATURDAY 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The TrekTrax Fashion Show
We'll take a look at your designs and handiwork and give you some honest and constructive feedback.  Learn how to take your creation from good to great... or how to start all over again to achieve a better look for you.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY, CHERALYN LAMBETH
SATURDAY 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Star Trek: Lexington
ASHFORD
Star Trek: Lexington is an independent fan film series based in Birmingham, Alabama, that takes place after the events seen in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.  Come watch an episode or two and meet members of the cast!

JIM BRUCKE, RENDA CARR, TIM CARR, KEITH HARRIS
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Star Trek Universe Costume Contest
The ultimate chance to get a look at what the well-dressed Trek fan is wearing this convention.  Bring your best work (created or bought) and show us your stuff.  Skits are permitted but limited to two minutes in length.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: BRIAN HOLLOWAY
JUDGES: MICHAEL COWART, CHERALYN LAMBETH
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Ten Things Every Klingon Should Know How to Say... in Klingon!
Mastering those pesky phonemes and learning a new grammar isn't for everyone, but there are some things that anyone who thinks himself or herself a warrior should know how to say.  We'll take you beyond "Where's the bathroom?" and "Give me your chocolate!" (but we'll cover those, too).

ERIC KOSKE, DR. LAWRENCE M. SCHOEN
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Kobayashi Maru Trivia Challenge
Join us for this bare-knuckled trivia challenge where contestants must give a correct answer in order to advance to the next round.

EMMETT PLANT
SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Keeping Up with the Cardassians
ASHFORD
Meanwhile, back in the 24th century... the balance of power in the Alpha Quadrant has been upset by the destruction of Romulus.  With no one to defend the Neutral Zone, will the Klingons invade and conquer what remains of the Romulan Star Empire?  And will the Federation move to stop them?  Join us for this speculative discussion of what we'd like to see as the premise for the next Star Trek television series.

ZACH REINERT, ALAN SILER, CLARK WATSON
SATURDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday Night Live: Il Troubadore
Il Troubadore's mission is to record and perform all existing songs in the complete musical oeuvre of the Klingon Empire.  Everything from the grand ghe'naQ nIt to the vernacular may' bom and HIvje' bom will be able to be heard and appreciated by Terran audiences throughout the planet Earth.

PAUL RADECKI, JON SILPAYAMANANT, ROBERT BRUCE SCOTT, LEONIE LEDUC

SATURDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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SATURDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Classically Trained
The look and feel of Klingons, Romulans and yes, even Earthers, from the original 79 episodes.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Outside Looking In
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Each Star Trek series has had a character that observes, analyzes, comments upon and is occasionally baffled or bemused by human nature.  We'll take a look at the roles that Spock, Data, Odo, the Doctor and Phlox played in the overall structure of each show and Star Trek as a whole, and see what they learned from us... and what they teach us about ourselves.

MICHAEL COWART, ALAN SILER
SATURDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Live: One Hard Night
With their seamless blending of both musical styles and realms of fandom, One Hard Night has a sound all their own.  Whether it's their power rock tribute to the cult Swayze classic "Red Dawn" or a campy jingle about a breakfast cereal that gives you Jedi powers, they are sure to bring something everyone can enjoy.

PATRICK FULLER, PAUL "PEEJ" JAYES, PATRICK "SCARF" KOWALSKI, ZACH REINERT
SATURDAY 10:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Klingon Wedding & Reception
Hear ye, hear ye!  Calling all Klingons!  Come join and celebrate the Klingon wedding of Christopher M. Jones (Mort'xx) and Tina Kubala (J'Tar) as they enter into the rite of marriage in the grand tradition of Worf, son of Mogh, of the House of Martok; and Jadzia, eighth host of the Dax symbiont.  To be officiated by a very special guest and followed by a celebratory reception.

CHRISTOPHER M. JONES, TINA KUBALA
MUSIC BY IL TROUBADORE
SATURDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Propping Things Up... Again
Always a wild and popular panel topic, Michael Bednar from Starship Farragut shares his tips and tricks for creating props for your Trek designs and beyond.

MICHAEL BEDNAR, MICHAEL COWART
SATURDAY 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Transgenderism and Star Trek
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Star Trek was born in the era of the civil rights movement and while it was a controversial topic in the 1960s, Gene Roddenberry embraced Martin Luther King's dream of a future when people (and aliens) were judged by the content of their character.  Our panel examines several different Star Trek episodes that dealt specifically with tolerance and discusses whether their overall message was meant or can at least be interpreted to include transgendered people.

VANDY BETH GLENN, SABRINA PANDORA
SATURDAY 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Saturday Night Live: New York Disco Villains
If there was ever a polar opposite of Goth/Dark-Wave, it would be the New York Disco Villains.  Imagine if the B-52's survived solely on a consistent diet of cheesy Troma films.  With their carnivalesque keyboards, effects-soaked guitars, bizarre lyrics and raucous performances, the Villains have the campy woozy feel of an Ed Wood film soundtracked by They Might Be Giants.


MARTY COUSINS, CHRIS THOMPSON, MAGGIE VAULES, CLARK WATSON
SATURDAY 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Bill Theiss and The Ladies
William Ware Theiss is arguably one of the best designers to come out of Hollywood in the 1960s, but his designs for Star Trek were sometimes more skin than substance.  Let's look at modern ways to achieve the look for the ladies but make the fashions family-friendly.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SATURDAY 11:30 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Overnight Filking
ATRIUM
       
MAIN VIEWER
Centennial I (320)

ROOM CAPTAIN: ELISA ROPER
QO'NOS
Centennial III-IV (120)
TRACK DIRECTOR: MARQ COLLINS
THE READY ROOM
Piedmont (100)

TRACK DIRECTOR: BRIAN HOLLOWAY
OTHER EVENTS
Times and Locations as Noted

HOSTS AND PANELISTS AS NOTED
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SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
FutureSounds: The Art and Science of Soundtrack Composition and Sound Design
Public access television has moved nearly entirely to the Internet, with science fiction fans leading the way.  More and more fans are becoming active in media production, from podcasts to fan films to video diaries.  A media production professional will share his experience and projects to help you properly and creatively score and sound-effect your own video visions.

EMMETT PLANT
SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Klingon Religion
Do Klingons have gods or others that they believe in?  Is there a religion that dictates their lives?  Find out what a Klingon truly believes in.

CHRIS JONES, DR. TONY ROBERTS, DR. LAWRENCE M. SCHOEN
SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Casting Calls, Part III of III: Creating the Sculpt and Casting It
Completing the series: The actual session involved with making an appliance for your costume designs.

BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Professional Writers Workshop
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Hugo Award-winning screenwriter Morgan Gendel conducts a two-hour writers workshop at which participants will develop "The Next (Hypothetical) Star Trek Series."  Intended for working writers, aspiring amateurs or those who just want to voice their ideas.  With "the next Trek series" as a framework, participants will examine the building blocks of setting, character and action to understand how they work hand-in-hand to create a compelling screen story.  Gendel will screen clips from his and others' work to demonstrate and, as part of the admission fee, will read and critique your previously written scripts, if requested, following the convention.  Admission is $40 per person

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
LifeSouth Blood Drive
PARKING LOT BEHIND HOTEL
TrekTrax Atlanta is pleased to partner with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for a blood drive.  The bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot behind the hotel.  Who will give more blood... the Feddies or the Klingons?  Please give, and let's find out!
SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Music of Star Trek: Xenomusic
"What is Xenomusic and can we know it when we hear it?"  These and other questions will be explored during a panel that will take a look at music designed for alien races in various science fiction movies, TV shows and literature.  Il Troubadore will lead the panel with examples, both recorded and live, of some of the more interesting tunes and songs from this fascinating genre.  Also discussed will be how to approach learning phonetically a language for singing songs designed for alien races.

PAUL RADECKI, JON SILPAYAMANANT, ROBERT BRUCE SCOTT, LEONIE LEDUC
SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Klingon Family Feud
Klingons vs. Feddies!  Come play or play along with our version of the classic TV show.


KLINGONS VS. FEDDIES: AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION REQUESTED
SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Costuming & Makeup Open Forum Q&A
You've listened to us... now we listen to you!  Bring us your questions, concerns, problems, solutions, suggestions, tips or anything else concerning costuming and/or makeup that you'd like to talk about during this open forum.  Brian Holloway, et al.
SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
What's Next for the Klingons?
An open discussion about how and where we think the media (movies, novels, TV shows, etc.) should depict Klingons in the future.

DARREN CARTER, CHRIS JONES, KEELA
SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Future Is Ours... Almost
We take a look at the upcoming Star Trek sequel by J. J. Abrams and what we can expect on the costume front.  We'll discuss the positives and negatives of the uniforms (not the film itself) and offer some advice on how to create the look.  Will the Klingons make yet another redesigned appearance and what can we expect?

MICHAEL COWART, BRIAN HOLLOWAY
SUNDAY 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
STARFLEET International
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STARFLEET International is the world's largest Star Trek fan club, with 241 chapters and more than 4,400 members located around the world.  Come learn about this 37-year-old organization and its activities and how you can join the chapter nearest you... or start one of your own!

MIKE HENIGAN, RUSSELL RUHLAND
SUNDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The 2012 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts hosts this annual event that features the most beautiful women the Klingon Empire has to offer, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories!  Judges include David Orange, Morgan Gendel and Dr. Lawrence M. Schoen.

MASTER OF CEREMONIES: ERIC L. WATTS
JUDGES: MORGAN GENDEL, DAVID ORANGE, DR. LAWRENCE M. SCHOEN

SUNDAY 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Other Klingon Klubs
An open discussion about other Klingon Klubs: KAG KAI, KIDC and others.

MARQ COLLINS

SUNDAY 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Trek Nation
This tribute follows Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod, as he explores the deep impact of his father's singular vision for the future.  Through interviews with fans, including George Lucas, J. J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alums, Trek Nation chronicles a son's journey to discover his father's work that helped define science fiction.


Trek Nation draws on hours of exclusive footage, including never-before-seen home movies from the Roddenberry family collection and the first-ever Star Trek convention.  This film demonstrates that Roddenberry's work has not only inspired legions of fans across the globe, but generated a cultural movement.  Star Trek is a phenomenon that goes beyond entertainment; it has influenced politics, space travel, social morality and much more.

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Charity Fundraiser for the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund
CHAMBLEE
Come have someone take your picture (with your digital camera or smartphone) in one of three different, amazingly accurate Captain's Chair replicas for a sitting fee of only $10, all of which goes to benefit our official convention charity, the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund.

CHAIRS PROVIDED BY DEAN PATTERSON
SUNDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Turning Fandom into Fan-DO
Join cast and crew members from Starship Farragut, Project: Potemkin and Star Trek: Phase II as we look at creating multiple versions of our favorite series from multiple viewpoints.  Here is your chance to ask the hard questions... and the not-so-hard ones.  Do you have what it takes to start your own, or just join one of the successful ones already in production?

MICHAEL BEDNAR, JIM BRUCKE, RENDA CARR, TIM CARR, MICHAEL DAY, KEITH HARRIS, BRIAN HOLLOWAY, RANDALL LANDERS
SUNDAY 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Qo'Nos Next Year
An open discussion about next year's Qo'Nos track and what you'd like to see.

DARREN CARTER, MARQ COLLINS, THERESA PARKER
SUNDAY 1:00 p.m.
Star Trek Tactics 200 Sealed Tournaments
CHASTAIN
Purchase two Star Trek Tactics booster boxes and build a battle force of 200 points or less.  Tournament winners will receive a Limited Edition Warship Voyager.  Other prizes will also be given away.

TOURNAMENT HOSTED BY TONY CADE
SUNDAY 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies

Please join us for this celebratory wrap-up of the second TrekTrax Atlanta.  Let us know if you had a great time (or if you didn't), tell us what you'd like to see us do in 2013 and find out what we've already got planned.
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Our 2012 Dealers
 
Booth #1-2 FanBoy Glass
Booth #3 Crescent Fawn Studios
Booth #4 Soiled Doves' Mercantile
Booth #5 Indigo Dragon Studios
Booth #6 Katherine's Korner
Booth #7 Cosplay Addict Creations
Booth #8 Morgan Gendel
Booth #9 Imagine That Galleries
Booth #10 Stairway Toys
Booth #11 Fantastic Visions Design
Booth #12 The Dragon's Horde
Booth #13-14 Exile Into Imagination
Browse through more than 700 photos from TrekTrax Atlanta 2012 on Flickr