OUR 2013 STAFF
 Eric L. Watts, Founder & Chairman, Director of Star Trek & Main Programming  Brian Holloway, Director of Costuming & Makeup Programming
 William MacLeod, Board of Advisors  Elisa Roper, Star Trek Programming Room Host
 Charles H. Strobel, Director of Convention Operations  Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter, Director of Guest Services & Transportation
 Matt Steinberg, Director of Technical Operations  Marilyn Teague, Director of Security
 Rachel Carper, Director of On-Site Registration  Mike Henigan, Gaming Director
 Theresa Parker, Co-Director of Klingon Programming  Jay Cannon, Con Suite Director
 Marq Collins, Co-Director of Klingon Programming  
   
OUR 2013 PROGRAMMING TRACKS
       

Our 2013 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.
 
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 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 Lieutenant Saavik in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Grissom and guest-starred in that role in the "The Road to Tomed" episode of the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie.  She also guest-stars as Captain Alexandra Kole of the USS Avenger in an upcoming episode of the live-action
fan film production Star Trek: Reliant.  Previously, Carr played Commander Saavik in the fan film production Star Trek: Lexington.

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.  She has also been in many fashion shows in college and afterwards, both on the catwalk and as a fashion designer and management professional.  Carr has done fashion music videos for companies like Just For Feet and charity Fashion's Night Out events for breast cancer charities.  She has also done video editing and camera work for a syndicated gospel music program.

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... not necessarily in that order.
 
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 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, Vimeo and other places.

In addition to directing and producing, Carr is a project coordinator for Project: Potemkin and a cameraman for
Star Trek: Reliant.  Previously, he was an actor and production coordinator for Star Trek: Lexington.  He can also be found costuming with Alabama Fandom and Star Wars Alabama.
 
Andrea Columber
Andrea Columber is the voice of the ship's computer and series announcer in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie.

Columber has a background in broadcasting and is a graduate of Specs Howard School of Media Arts in Detroit, Michigan, and has worked in local radio in Toledo, Ohio.  She currently works in the financial industry.
 
Toby Curfman
Toby Curfman plays the Andorian, Lt. Commander Shrun, the ship's second officer and chief helmsman, in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie.  He plays the only alien character in the main cast of the show.

Curfman has studied computer programming, is an aspiring artist and works in the electronics industry.
 
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.
 
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Keith R. A. DeCandido left home at a very young age to pursue a career in fisheries, but came right back home when he realized he'd forgotten to pack a lunch.  He left home again years later to pursue a career in publishing, at which he's had slightly more success.  He's written tons and tons of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, eBooks and nonfiction in the Star Trek universe.  He's covered The Next Generation (the novels Diplomatic Implausibility, Q & A and A Time for War, A Time for Peace; one of the eBooks in the Slings and Arrows miniseries; "Four Lights" in The Sky's the Limit; the comic books Perchance to Dream and Captain's Log: Jellico), Deep Space Nine (the novels Demons of Air and Darkness and Ferenginar: Satisfaction Is Not Guaranteed; the novella Horn and Ivory in What Lay Beyond; "Broken Oaths" in Prophecy and Change), Voyager (the short novel The Mirror-Scaled Serpent in Mirror Universe: Obsidian Alliances; "Letting Go" in Distant Shores), Starfleet Corps of Engineers (the editor of the series and the author of a dozen of its stories), New Frontier ("Revelations" in No Limits) and lots of fiction focusing on the Klingons (the novels A Good Day to Die, Honor Bound, Enemy Territory, A Burning House and The Art of the Impossible; the short stories "The Unhappy Ones" in Seven Deadly Sins, "loDnI'pu' vavpu' je" in Tales from the Captain's Table and "Family Matters" in Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows; the comic book Alien Spotlight: Klingons).  He's also written a couple of political thrillers in the Trek universe: Articles of the Federation and A Singular Destiny, the alternate reality novel A Gutted Word in Myriad Universes: Echoes and Refractions.  He's also written several articles for Star Trek Magazine and his rewatch of The Next Generation ran on Tor.com from April 2011 to May 2013, with a Deep Space Nine rewatch to follow.

DeCandido has also written in a ton of other media universes ranging from TV shows (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Farscape, Leverage, Supernatural) to games (BattleTech, Dungeons & Dragons, StarCraft, World of Warcraft) to comic books (the Hulk, Spider-Man, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men) to films (Cars, Kung Fu Panda, Resident Evil, Serenity).  He is the author of the acclaimed "Precinct" series of high fantasy/mystery novels, including Dragon Precinct, Unicorn Precinct and Goblin Precinct, with Tales from Dragon Precinct and Gryphon Precinct due in 2013.  Other recent and upcoming work includes the Leverage novel The Zoo Job; the superhero/police procedural SCPD: The Case of the Claw; a story in the Kung Fu Panda: Tales of the Dragon Warrior comic book; the urban fantasy short story collection Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav, Weirdness Magnet; and contributions to several shared worlds, including Jonathan Maberry's horror anthology V-Wars (the short story "The Ballad of Big Charlie"), Steven Savile's thriller series Viral (the novella -30-) and Aaron Rosenberg & David Niall Wilson's science fiction concept, "Tales from the Scattered Earth" (the novel Guilt in Innocence).  His recent short fiction has appeared in Apolcaypse 13, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Defending the Future: Best Laid Plans, Liar Liar, More Tales of Zorro, and Tales from the House Band Volumes 1 & 2.

DeCandido is also a longtime editor, having supervised several major book lines (the Marvel novels of the 1990s, the aforementioned Starfleet Corps of Engineers eBooks from 2000-2008) and edited many novels and anthologies—among the latter, Doctor Who: The Quality of Leadership, the Star Trek anthologies New Frontier: No Limits, Tales of the Dominion War and Tales from the Captain's Table.  He's also the co-editor of the 2013 Yankees Annual for Lindy's Magazines.

He was inexplicably honored by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.  Despite this, that same year he also achieved his black belt in karate.

In addition to his authorial and editorial hats, DeCandido is also a musician, currently the percussionist for the Boogie Knights.  He joined the band in 2006, after backing up acts such as the Don't Quit Your Day Job Players, the Randy Bandits, David Honigsberg and Steve Rosenhaus, and appears on the Knights' CDs Many a Sleepless Knight and Wasted Days and Wasted Knights.

Besides all that, DeCandido is a regular contributor to The Chronic Rift pop-culture podcast, does voices for the audiodramas HG World, The Dome and Gypsy Cove, and has his own podcast, Dead Kitchen Radio.  Find out less at Keith's cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net, which is the gateway to his blog, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, the aforementioned podcasts and a whole lot more.
 
Ken Feinberg
Atlanta native Ken Feinberg earned his degree in filmmaking, directing and writing from the University of Georgia with minors in Drama and Art.  For more than ten years, he has directed, written, acted in and produced acclaimed major plays, videos and short films in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando and Atlanta.

After working on both stage and screen in New York,
Feinberg relocated to Los Angeles in the early '90s, where he continued performing and writing as a member of the prestigious Hollywood Repertory Company, Theater Geo and others.  It was in the Hollywood Repertory Company that Feinberg coauthored and produced the play Real Life Photographs, nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Award.

In 1994,
Feinberg returned to Atlanta, directing the Southeast premieres of major Broadway award-winning shows: Eric Bogosian's Talk Radio and Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden.  Feinberg directed other acclaimed plays, including the world premieres of many original shows.

In 1996,
Feinberg became the Artistic Director of New Leaf Productions, where he wrote and directed two popular shows: Schampagne and Shtik, a gala toast to Vaudeville, and the musical Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, now being considered for a Broadway run.

In 2004,
Feinberg was named one of 50 Most Beautiful Atlantans, along with Julia Roberts, by Jezebel magazine, Atlanta's version of Los Angeles Magazine, and he was interviewed by People magazine for their most eligible bachelor issue in 2001.

Feinberg continues to write, having had a play published by Yale University Press: Peter and Wendy in Neverland, and the recent completion of his first novel, Basketball and Past Lives, which he's developing into a screenplay.

Since returning to Los Angeles in 2001,
Feinberg has directed two other short films and three original theater shows.  In 2002, he completed shooting Coming Clean, a twelve-character ensemble romantic comedy which he developed, cowrote and directed.  He has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Alias and The District, and as the Alien Captain in the second-season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Horizon."

Feinberg continues his love of developing original works that not only entertain, but also enlighten and educate.
 
Go, Robo!  Go!
Go, Robo! Go! is a post-pop/nerd rock band hailing from Atlanta.  Since 2007, the four-piece rock group has been collectively entertaining audiences and non-audiences with their blend of catchy rock and roll and undeniable good looks.  With lyrics that draw inspiration from tentacle monsters, apocalyptic scripture, gay romance in the 1800s and demon possession---and a sound that combines new-age electronics and programming with old-school, fiery guitar-driven rock---the band touts a catalog that is equally as dynamic as their energetic, critically acclaimed live show.  Celebrating the release of their new EP, Mustache Rides for the Blind, the band is looking forward to a year of giant explosions and uncomfortable noises.
 
Darren Hann
Darren Hann is the executive producer of and plays Captain Miles O'Brien in the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant.  Star Trek: Reliant has released two episodes to the Internet: "Whatever It Takes" and "The End Begins Again."

Hann is an avid lover of science fiction and often referred to locally as "that Star Trek guy."  Along with being an entrepreneur and organizer of the "Sci-Fi on the Rock" convention for the past six years, Hann is also a published writer, producer and owner of his own production company, Hann Made Productions.  His writing career began in 1987 with his first story in the German science fiction magazine Star Ship Accessories.  Since then, he has had nearly 30 stories and articles published in various books and magazines.  Some of his latest writing included the story "Time Diamond," which was published by Engen Books in a book called Sci-Fi from the Rock.  A new story called "The Holy Troll" is included in the second book in the series, released in April 2011.  His latest book, Time Stone, continues the adventures of the characters from the Time Diamond stories, and he is currently writing the second book of the series, to be published in the Spring of 2013.

Hann is the community producer and co-host of Reality Breaks on Rogers TV.  Reality Breaks covers sci-fi and fantasy in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.  He has also produced stage plays, including productions of Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Dracula and Beetlejuice, to raving reviews.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Manu Intiraymi
Manu Intiraymi is an American television and theatre actor best known as Icheb in eleven episodes during the last two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, including "Collective, " "Ashes to Ashes," "Child's Play," "The Haunting of Deck Twelve," "Imperfection," "Nightingale," "Shattered," "Lineage," "Human Error," "Q2" and "Endgame: Part 1."

Intiraymi spent most of his childhood traveling around the United States and the world with his parents.  At four years old, he saw a production of Peter Pan at the local community theater and immediately wanted to become an actor.  After several acting classes, he attended the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts before moving to Hollywood.  Intiraymi began training at the Howard Fine Studio and Playhouse West and worked in television, film and theater.  His theater work includes lead roles in Waiting for Godot, Marvin's Room and The Wizard of Oz.  He made his film debut in Senseless and he starred in Whatever It Takes.  He also had supporting roles in Go, Orange County, Pearl Harbor and Eyeball Eddie.  Intiraymi most recently wrapped lead roles in two features, Fortress and Benjamin Troubles, and could also be seen in Driving by Braille.  In 2012, he played Billy in season nine of the CW's One Tree Hill.  He has also appeared in such well-known television series as Las Vegas, 24, King of Queens, JAG, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Unhappily Ever After, Smart Guy and Pacific Blue.  In addition to acting, Intiraymi has recently ventured into writing and producing.
 
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!
 
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.
 
Bill MacKenzie
Bill MacKenzie plays Lt. Quentin T. 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).
 
Sara MacKenzie
Sara MacKenzie plays Yeoman Xiandra Yanari 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 previously guest-starred as T'Hima, wife of Paral of the T'Mek tribe, in the episode "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky."

In addition to performing in the series, MacKenzie also serves as costume designer and, occasionally, director for the project.  She holds a B.A. degree in Dramatic Arts from Georgia Southwestern State University and has been acting for as long as she cam remember.  She currently makes her living as a graphic designer in Albany, Georgia.
 
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 the return of Moxie Magnus as Mistress of Ceremonies of our second annual "Trekkies Got Talent!" talent show.
 
Merrybellies
Merrybellies began in New England in 2001 and has shimmied in the Southeast since 2004.  Revha Baab teaches classes and directs several troupes, teaches classes at her studio (Moon Haven) in Ringgold, Georgia, and at several other locations, and performs at Portofino's Greek Night monthly as well as at private and public events.  She is available for private lessons and parties, and does bellygrams for birthdays, retirements and other celebrations.  She also dances at wedding receptions and offers girls' night out workshops and performances, which are great for bachelorette parties.
 
Tara Murphy
Murphy does all the special effects makeup for
the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant.  Star Trek: Reliant has released two episodes to the Internet: "Whatever It Takes" and "The End Begins Again."  She created the Klingon foreheads and appliances, Pakled eyebrows and facial ridges, as well as the Breens' standard makeup.

Murphy has worked in film and television since she moved to Toronto in 2002.  She studied makeup at Complections International and even before graduation, she found employment in shops and on set.  Specializing in special effects makeup, Murphy has worked on everything from children's television puppet shows to gore-heavy zombie films.  Much of her time has been spent as a shop worker, assisting with such projects as making massacred bodies for Shake Hands with the Devil and ZOS: Zone of Separation, or puppets for Nanalan' and Mr. Meaty.  She has worked on several genre productions, including The Dresden Files, Evil Dead: The Musical and Pontypool.

The first feature film in which Murphy worked on-set was Land of the Dead, as an assistant to the makeup department under Greg Nicotero of KNB, and for one glorious day, as a zombie.  Since moving back to Newfoundland, Murphy has worked in the makeup department on Republic of Doyle and for stage shows and short and feature films.  She fills her spare time working on commissions and making severed heads and Necronomicons for fun.  She sells creepy stuff on etsy.
 
Donna Smith Parker
Donna Smith Parker is involved with
the Star Trek fan film production Starship Farragut.
 
Joann Pelley
Joann Pelley plays 7 of 9 in the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant.  Star Trek: Reliant has released two episodes to the Internet: "Whatever It Takes" and "The End Begins Again."

Pelley has loved science fiction for as long as she can remember.  Her favorite memories are those of watching Captain James T. Kirk with her dad on Sunday afternoons in Toronto, Ontario, where she was born.  After attending Memorial University, she was very pleased to stumble upon the first "Sci-fi on the Rock" convention in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where she now makes her home.

Pelley had her first appearance on screen playing a female Jaffa warrior in the Stargate SG-1 and Doctor Who crossover fan film Stargate: Replication from Hann Made Productions, and followed up with an appearance as the doctor in Hann's modern-day remake of Plan 9.5 from Outer Space.
 
Emmett Plant
Emmett Plant is a writer, composer and producer who has produced over twenty Star Trek audiobooks for CBS/Paramount, and served as the audio engineer for How to Speak Klingon, due April 2013 from Chronicle Books.  As a writer, his work has been featured on Salon, The Wall Street Journal and Gawker Media's io9.com.  He has served as a Slashdot Author and the Editor-in-Chief of Linux.com.

In addition to his work on Star Trek that has spanned the last decade, he has composed soundtracks and designed sounds for over fifty video games on many different platforms, including PC, Mac and mobile devices.

Blurring the boundaries between technology and entertainment, he 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.  He currently serves as the creative director for his production company, Clockwork Jetpack.  He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
 
Dean Rogers
Dean Rogers plays Navigator/Tactical Officer Lt. Michael Swanson in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie. He also plays Helmsman Ensign Roy Morris in
Farragut Films' Starship Farragut, an independent film series based on the original series of Star Trek.

Rogers has dreamed of being an actor since he was young.  He has played roles like Pablo Gonzales in A Streetcar Named Desire; The Ghost of Christmas Present, Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol, and many more.  A lifelong trivia buff, he took his lifelong passion to the next level as he became a winner in the second season of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? with host Meredith Vieira.  He has hosted sci-fi editions of Family Feud and Jeopardy! at Baltimore-area science fiction conventions since 2008.

These days, you can find Rogers at a movie theater, a concert venue or interviewing celebrities for his own entertainment news outlet, The Rogers Revue.
 
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.
 
Jacob Stanford
Jacob Stanford plays Chief Science Officer Lt. Travis Reed in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie.  His character is the great-great-grandson of Star Trek: Enterprise crewmember Lt. Malcolm Reed.

Stanford grew up around Star Trek and is a big fan.  He's very proud to be a part of Valkyrie, along with his wife, Spring, who plays Lt. Gina Bellamy.

Stanford works in the restaurant business and has two daughters with another child on the way.
 
Jerry Stanford
Jerry Stanford plays Captain Edward Stanfield in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie.  He is also the series' creator, head writer, sound engineer and casting director for the show.  He has also written several short stories based on Star Trek and is a cowriter of the
Star Trek: Lexington episode "All in the Appearances."  He was also cast as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vorzok in the fan film Star Trek: USS Hathaway.

Stanford is a lifelong fan of Star Trek.  He's a husband of 24 years, a father of three and grandfather of three with one on the way.  His two sons, Jacob and Jason, are also Star Trek fans.  Jacob is a regular cast member of Valkyrie and Jason has added his voice on occasion.  Daughter Deseré has also appeared on Valkyrie.  He has also written several short stories, some of which have been published online.

Stanford is a retail manager with a large convenience store firm based in his home state of Ohio.  He is the creator and owner of Glass City Communications.
 
Christin Woods
Christin Woods plays Ensign T'Noshi 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).

Woods is an aspiring actress from Plains, Georgia.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from Georgia Southwestern State University.  She has performed in several theatrical productions and is now local to the Atlanta area, pursuing her film career, having enjoyed working on camera for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" so much.

Our 2013 Staff
Chairman & Board of Advisors
Eric L. Watts
Founder & Chairman
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, Maxim and Bizarre 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 last next six years, has won fourteen additional 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.
 
William MacLeod
Board of Advisors


William MacLeod is an ardent Star Trek fan, alternate history enthusiast and chairman of AnachroCon.  
Mr. MacLeod joined the TrekTrax Atlanta Board of Advisors in 2013.
 
Charles H. Strobel
Director of Convention Operations


Charles H. Strobel has been involved with Atlanta fandom for twenty years.  He worked as part of the Guest Services Team for Dragon*Con and is one of the founders of AnachroCon.  In addition, he's worked a variety of live events, including the Stone Mountain Highland Games, Atlanta Celtic Festival, Georgia Renaissance Festival and Netherworld Haunted House. Mr. Strobel joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Director of Convention Operations in 2013.
 
Matt Steinberg
Director of Technical Operations


Matt Steinberg joined TrekTrax Atlanta as a staff volunteer in 2011 and has served as Director of Technical Operations since 2013.
 
Rachel Carper
Director of On-Site Registration


Rachel Carper joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Director of On-Site Registration in 2012.
 
Theresa Parker
Co-Director of Klingon Programming


Theresa Parker joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Co-Director of Klingon Programming in 2011.
 
Marq Collins
Co-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.  He joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Director of Costuming & Makeup Programming in 2011.
 
Elisa Roper
Star Trek Programming Room Captain


Elisa Roper joined TrekTrax Atlanta as a staff volunteer in 2011 and has served as Star Trek Programming Room Captain since 2012.
 
Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter
Director of Guest Transportation & Services


Dave "Grizzly" Slaughter joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Director of Guest Transportation & Services in 2011.
 
Marilyn Teague
Director of Security


Marilyn Teague joined TrekTrax Atlanta as a staff volunteer in 2011 and has served as Director of Security since 2012.
 
Mike Henigan
Director of Gaming


Mike Henigan has been a Star Trek and science fiction fan since 1966.  He has been a member of STARFLEET International for over 25 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, including Commanding Officer of both the USS Republic and USS Atlanta.  He currently serves STARFLEET
as Executive Officer of the USS Republic 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.

Mr. Henigan joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Director of Gaming in 2011 and is responsible for the smooth and continuous operation of "The Holodeck," our 24-hour gaming room
.
 
Jay Cannon
Con Suite Director


Jay Cannon joined TrekTrax Atlanta as Con Suite Director in 2012.

TrekTrax Atlanta 2013 Programming & Special Events
Three concurrent tracks of programming—Main Viewer, Qo'Nos and The Ready Room—will be dedicated to the Star Trek universe in general, the Klingon Empire in particular, and costuming & makeup together.  The Holodeck will be devoted to role-playing games, board games and card games.  A 24-hour video programming channel on the hotel's closed-circuit television will feature episodes of several well-known Internet-based Star Trek series, a variety of Star Trek-related TV specials, programs featuring Star Trek celebrities and of course, the ever-popular blooper reels!
REGISTRATION
Atrium (Open)
THE HOLODECK
Board Room
DEALERS ROOM
Chastain Room
CON SUITE
Fifth Floor
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
Opens at 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
Open all day and night
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
Closes at 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Main Viewer
Star Trek Programming
Director: Eric L. Watts
Qo'Nos
The National Klingon Konvention!

Directors: Marq Collins & Theresa Parker
The Ready Room
Costuming & Makeup

Director: Brian Holloway
Other Events & Activities
Times and Locations as Noted

Director: Eric L. Watts
Friday, April 19 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Moxie Pod—LIVE!
Join in on the antics of your favorite Starfleet cosmetologist for an up-close version of The Moxie Pod!  Lieutenant Moxie Anne Magnus will debrief you with tongue-in-cheek live running commentary on a classic episode of Star Trek: The Original Series.  Think of it as... Mox Story Science Theater 2260s!
Friday, April 19 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Klingon Track
We kick off our third 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, Shaugn O'Connor.
Friday, April 19 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
About Faces
Live face casting for one lucky attendee!  Discussion and demo of things needed to create the proper face cast.  Techniques here can be used to create the base for Klingon or other alien appliances.
Friday, April 19 · 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies
Join Founder & Chairman Eric L. Watts and the entire TrekTrax Atlanta staff for the official kick-off of our third annual convention.
Friday, April 19 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
"Trekkies Got Talent!" Talent Show
Join us for our second annual 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 atrium floor and does not require technical support.  Mistress of Ceremonies: Moxie Magnus.
Friday, April 19 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
What the Qu'vatlh Is Klin Zha?
Come find out about this intriguing Klingon game of strategy, cunning and honor.
Friday, April 19 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Meet Our Guests
A brief look at all of the major guests for the costuming track and a chance to put in your bid for things you would like to see covered over this weekend.  A chance to mix and mingle with at least one guest from each of the represented groups.
Friday, April 19 · 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
VIP Champagne Reception
Enjoy a selection of catered hors d'oeuvres and various champagnes in an intimate, dinner-style atmosphere with our VIP guests.  Admission is limited to 30 members and is included with your Guardian of Forever or Ambassador membership.  Tickets are $30 for all others and may be purchased on the Memberships page.  Tickets must be purchased on or before Friday, April 12, and are not available at the door.  Persons under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
Friday, April 19 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Star Trek Into Darkness Roundtable
The Star Trek sequel is due in theaters in less than a month.  We've seen the poster, we've watched the trailers and we've heard the rumors about who the villain may or may not be.  Do we like what we've seen and heard so far?  Does it move closer to or farther from the Roddenberry universe?  Our panelist roundtable will discuss, speculate and predict whether we'll love this film or hate it.  Lens flare, anyone?
Friday, April 19 · 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke

Join Keela, Miss Klingon Empire 2012, 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!  Hosted by Keela & Katkith.
Friday, April 19 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
From Human... to Klingon
!
Come watch Star Trek: Phase II makeup supervisor Brian Holloway transform a human actor into a fully ridged Imperial Klingon for his role in the Project: Potemkin vignette "Closing Time," to be filmed right here, right now at TrekTrax Atlanta!
 

Friday, April 19 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: A Celebration on the Promenade
2013 is the 20th anniversary of Deep Space Nine, a show that proved to be a departure from the standard Trek "formula" that fans expected to see.  We'll take a look at the elements that made this great series unique: the setting, the characters, the story arcs and some of the social and political issues that were raised.  Alan Siler, Keith R. A. DeCandido.

Friday, April 19 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
The Supply Run
With the advent of fan forums, group chatrooms and the seemingly endless array of "professional resources" that permeate the Internet these days, where can you really go to get the supplies you need?  We will look at supply houses, online ordering sites and the like to find the fabrics but also the zippers, boots, buttons and other things that make your costume just right.  From the cheapest to the pricey... we will cover as many as we know of.
Friday, April 19 · 11:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Project: Potemkin Films "Closing Time"
The cast and crew of Project: Potemkin will film their vignette "Closing Time" right here in the hotel atrium.  To be directed by Sara MacKenzie, starring Doug Harper as Cmdr Michael Delaney and Bill MacKenzie as Lt. Quentin T. Caley, with a very special guest star as... Korgoth the Klingon!  Extras in full Starfleet uniform will be needed... come watch the production or possibly even be in it!
       
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Star Trek: Valkyrie
Star Trek: Valkyrie is a fan-produced audio drama series that takes place aboard the USS Valkyrie NCC-2590, set in the 23rd century Star Trek film era.  Cast and crew members from the series talk and answer questions about their series.  Andrea Columber, Toby Curfman, Dean Rogers, Jacob Stanford, Jerry Stanford.
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Klingons Into Darkness
Star Trek Into Darkness will be here in less than a month, and so will J. J. Abrams' brand new, mysteriously helmeted Klingons.  But, oddly, there's been no mention of them in any prerelease publicity.  Why not?  Will they be only a minor part of the story, or did we just bust open a major spoiler?  Come one, come all with your predictions and speculations!
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Poking the Projects
Meet the members of the fan films Project: Potemkin, Star Trek: Reliant, Star Trek: Lexington and Starship Farragut and discuss the methods they have incorporated to get the right look for their series and how they approach makeup, costume and other obstacles.  From script to screen, it takes a lot of work to get things looking good.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Starship Farragut

Starship Farragut
is an independent film series based on the original 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.  Michael Bednar, Michael Day, Donna Smith Parker, Dean Rogers.
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
What Is Xenomusic?
What is it, and how 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, television shows and literature.  Members of 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.
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
Speaking with Tara Murphy
Professional costumer, designer-at-large and costumer for Star Trek: Reliant, Tara offers a wealth of information for the novice costumer and the professional as well.  Tara Murphy.

Saturday, April 20 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Star Trek: Reliant

Star Trek: Reliant
is an independent film series set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant.  Star Trek: Reliant has released two episodes to the Internet: "Whatever It Takes" and "The End Begins Again."  Peggy L. Dixon, Darren Hann, Tara Murphy, Joann Pelley.
Saturday, April 20 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
The Sounds of Klingon, Part II
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, April 20 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sculpting the Face
Join us as we discuss and demonstrate how to go from raw clay and a plaster face to a finished sculpt ready for casting.  Take a quick look at how to get the finished look for your makeup pieces and also a Q&A on how to avoid the problems that invariably come up.  Entertaining and informative, whether you are just getting started or have several faces to choose from.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Manu Intiraymi
Manu Intiraymi is an American television and theatre actor best known as Icheb in eleven episodes during the last two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, including "Collective, " "Ashes to Ashes," "Child's Play," "The Haunting of Deck Twelve," "Imperfection," "Nightingale," "Shattered," "Lineage," "Human Error," "Q2" and "Endgame: Part 1."
Saturday, April 20 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Klingons in Licensed Literature
Keith R. A. DeCandido has published three short stories, five novels and a comic book... all about Klingons!  Come hear this prolific author talk about why he finds them so... uh, fascinating!  Keith R. A. DeCandido.
Saturday, April 20 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Classically Trained

The look and feel of Klingons, Romulans and yes, even Earthers from the original 79 episodes.  Demos and delights for all who attend.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.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.
Saturday, April 20 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Bat'leth Demonstration
Demonstration on how to use a bat'leth, some techniques and an all-around great time watching how to properly wield the most popular Klingon weapon.  Located in the Atrium in a partitioned area—please be sure to stay behind the lines.
Saturday, April 20 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Going Further: Farragut Takes the Helm
In this panel, we will discuss the success of the Starship Farragut series and learn some of the things that have made this series special.  Join us in looking at sets, makeup and other surprises from this fan favorite series.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Project: Potemkin

Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (e.g., USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A).  Renda Carr, Tim Carr, Randall Landers, Bill MacKenzie, Sara MacKenzie.
Saturday, April 20 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Learn a Fancy Phrase and Impress Your Friends 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).
Saturday, April 20 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Propping Things Up
Join fan favorite Michael Bednar and his group as they discuss the creation of props, both as a hobby and for their successful fan film projects Starship Farragut and Star Trek Continues.  Michael has long been a con favorite and this is a prime chance to pick his brain and find out how he is able to create "those wonderful toys."
 
Saturday, April 20 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Star Trek: Phase II
Star Trek: Phase II is a fan-created series set in the Star Trek universe as a continuation of the original Star Trek series, beginning in the fourth year of the starship Enterprise's five-year mission.  Guest stars have included Walter Koenig, George Takei, Denise Crosby and Gil Gerard.  Brian Holloway.
Saturday, April 20 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Closed for MKE Beauty Pageant.
Saturday, April 20 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Casting Calls
We have cast the face and sculpted a design; now it is time to see how the final cast for your appliance is constructed and what materials you can use to make your appliance.  We will look at slip-cast rubber, cold foam, hot foam, silicon and the less-expensive foamed gelatin methods during this hour.  Fun and informative... if you are looking to change your face, this panel is not to be missed.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 8:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closed for MKE Beauty Pageant.
Saturday, April 20 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The 2013 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
This is the event you must not miss!  Master of Ceremonies Eric L. Watts hosts the world-famous event that features the most beautiful women the Klingon Empire has to offer, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories by our panel of special guests.
Saturday, April 20 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Closed for MKE Beauty Pageant.
 
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Ken Feinberg

Actor/writer/director Ken Feinberg played the Alien Captain in the second-season Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Horizon" and has appeared in episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed, Alias and The District.  Ken Feinberg.
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Rite of Succession
Come join us for an evening of Klingon rituals. Audience participation encouraged!
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Patterns of Force
Looking at the art of drafting your design into reality.  We look at going from a random design on paper to how to create a pattern to bring your creation to life.
Saturday, April 20 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday Night Live: Go, Robo! Go!
Go, Robo! Go! is a post-pop/nerd rock band hailing from Atlanta.  With lyrics that draw inspiration from tentacle monsters, apocalyptic scripture, gay romance in the 1800s and demon possession—and a sound that combines new-age electronics and programming with old-school, fiery guitar-driven rock—the band touts a catalog that is equally as dynamic as their energetic, critically acclaimed live show.  Matt Nix, Joe Dolan, Leandra Reeves, Luke Blase.
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
How to Speak Klingon: Studio Daze
Over two days in June of 2012, Klingon Language Institute director Lawrence M. Schoen and Star Trek producer Emmett Plant began the intense recording sessions for How to Speak Klingon, which is now available from CBS/Chronicle Books.  Come hear these two men tell epic tales of Chinese buffet, hot glue and barking dogs that made the production possible, and listen to some of the never-before-heard outtakes from the recording sessions!
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Costuming for Late Night
More and more conventions are catering to after-hours activities.  Whether fetish panels or just a meet-n-greet for the single con-goer, this panel will look at the do's and don'ts of after-hours costuming... just because it is late night does not mean you should look bad.
Saturday, April 20 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 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.
       
Sunday, April 21 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Manu Intiraymi
Manu Intiraymi is an American television and theatre actor best known as Icheb in eleven episodes during the last two seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, including "Collective, " "Ashes to Ashes," "Child's Play," "The Haunting of Deck Twelve," "Imperfection," "Nightingale," "Shattered," "Lineage," "Human Error," "Q2" and "Endgame: Part 1."
Sunday, April 21 · 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.

Sunday, April 21 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Costume Contest Prejudging & Quick Fixes
 
Sunday, April 21 · 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
TrekTrax Atlanta Presents Keith R. A. DeCandido
Keith R. A. DeCandido has written tons and tons of novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, eBooks and nonfiction in the Star Trek universe.  Come meet this incredibly prolific and successful author of all things Trek.
Sunday, April 21 · 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.  Hosted by Theresa Parker.
Sunday, April 21 · 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 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: James Cawley, Randall Landers, Tara Murphy.
 
Sunday, April 21 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Station's Log
Join us as we reveal a fan-selected Top 10 list of Deep Space Nine episodes.  Each episode will be introduced by its trailer, followed by a discussion of what made each one special.  Audience will have a chance to chime in with their thoughts on the episodes as well as suggest others that should have made the list.
Sunday, April 21 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Klingon Opera Ballet
"wa' SaH ram wa' ram je" or "One Thousand Nights and a Night" is performed by the il Troubadore Klingon Music Project and the Merrybellies Belly Dancers in the original Klingon.  It's a tale about a Klingon warrior who returns home after ten years only to find that his mate is having a contest for a new husband.  Being battle-scarred and unrecognizable to his household and mate, he must enter to win back the hand of his beloved.  After winning the bat'leth battle competition, he faces the ultimate challenge—he must sing a song that will excite his mate or be put to death at her own hands.  For one thousand and one nights he sings while the household dancers dance.  Act three of the Opera Ballet, which will be performed abridged, tells this story as well as its conclusion!
Sunday, April 21 · 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
Sunday, April 21 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
How to Dance Like an Orion Slave Girl
Slither, crawl, slink, and seduce.  No dance experience needed.
Revha Baab will initiate participants in the fundamentals of Orion Slave Girl dance movements and expressive technique.  Workshop includes instruction in sinuous undulations and quivers, acrobatic demonstrations of flexibility and grace, and effective facial and body expressions utilized in the work of the Orion Slave Girl.  This workshop is great for all body types, but keep in mind that dance is exercise, and be ready to sweat a little.  Bring water and a yoga mat, if possible.  Revha Baab.
Sunday, April 21 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Klingons vs. Klingons: The Verdict
Do you prefer the "Classic" or "Imperial" Klingons?  Why?  Did you like them better when they were dastardly villains or after they became honorable warriors?  Who would win in a battle between the two?  Who's your favorite Klingon... and why?
Sunday, April 21 · 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
All of the Children
Join us as we host representatives from all of our guest fan film productions.  Ask questions and hear stories about how they got their start and what costuming/makeup trials they have to contend with.  Learn how to get that "just right" look for conventions or for fan films.  Also take a moment to see if you have the right look to join your favorite series.
Sunday, April 21 · 3:00 p.m.
USS Republic 25th Anniversary Crew Portrait
If you are now or have ever been a member of the USS Republic in its entire 25-year history, please assemble on the ballroom stage for a 25th anniversary crew portrait.
Sunday, April 21 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The USS Republic 25th Anniversary Crew Reunion
If you have ever been a member of the USS Republic at any time in its 25-year history, please join us for this very special reunion.
Sunday, April 21 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Qo'Nos Next Year
Let us know what you thought of the Klingon programming track this year and what you would like to see next year.  Darren Carter, Marq Collins, Theresa Parker.
Sunday, April 21 · 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Last Minute Q & A
Join what is left of the guests as we all prepare to leave the weekend and get started on our own projects.  Take these last few minutes to get the answers to questions you have about costuming, makeup tips and how-to's to create the look you want for your Star Trek, alien or cosplay needs.
Sunday, April 21 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies
Join us for this celebratory wrap-up of the third 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 2014 and find out what, if anything, we've already got planned.

The Star Trek Fan Film Festival Schedule
         
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SERIES: "EPISODE"
Fri. 7:00 PM   Sat. 3:34 PM   Sun. 12:09 PM   Project: Potemkin: "The Old Guys"
Fri. 7:08 PM   Sat. 3:42 PM   Sun. 12:17 PM   Star Trek: New Voyages: "Come What May"
Fri. 7:51 PM   Sat. 4:25 PM   Sun. 1:00 PM   Starship Farragut: "The Captaincy"
Fri. 8:41 PM   Sat. 5:15 PM   Sun. 1:50 PM   Star Trek: Reliant: "Whatever It Takes"
Fri. 8:48 PM   Sat. 5:23 PM   Sun. 1:57 PM   Star Trek: Valkyrie: "New Command"
Fri. 9:11 PM   Sat. 5:45 PM   Sun. 2:20 PM   Project: Potemkin: "Care for a Lift?"
Fri. 9:18 PM   Sat. 5:52 PM   Sun. 2:27 PM   Star Trek: New Voyages: "In Harm's Way"
Fri. 10:12 PM   Sat. 6:47 PM   Sun. 3:21 PM   Starship Farragut: "For Want of a Nail"
Fri. 11:40 PM   Sat. 8:14 PM   Sun. 4:49 PM   Star Trek: Reliant: "The End Begins"
Fri. 11:49 PM   Sat. 8:24 PM   Sun. 4:58 PM   Star Trek: Valkyrie: "The Road to Tomed"
Sat. 12:07 AM   Sat. 8:42 PM   Sun. 5:16 PM   Project: Potemkin: "The Void"
Sat. 12:40 AM   Sat. 9:15 PM   Sun. 5:49 PM   Star Trek: New Voyages: "To Serve All My Days"
Sat. 1:43 AM   Sat. 10:17 PM   Sun. 6:52 PM   Starship Farragut: "A Rock and a Hard Place"
Sat. 2:02 AM   Sat. 10:36 PM         Star Trek: Reliant: "Deadly Cargo"
Sat. 2:12 AM   Sat. 10:46 PM         Star Trek: Valkyrie: "Disaster Strikes"
Sat. 2:29 AM   Sat. 11:04 PM         Star Trek: Of Gods and Men
Sat. 3:59 AM   Sun. 12:33 AM         Project: Potemkin: "Doctor's Orders"
Sat. 4:06 AM   Sun. 12:41 AM         Star Trek: New Voyages: "World Enough and Time"
Sat. 5:13 AM   Sun. 1:47 AM         Starship Farragut: "Just Passing Through"
Sat. 5:26 AM   Sun. 2:01 AM         Star Trek: Reliant: "Moriarty's Revenge"
Sat. 5:45 AM   Sun. 2:20 AM         Star Trek: Valkyrie: "A Problem of Titan Proportions"
Sat. 6:18 AM   Sun. 2:53 AM         Project: Potemkin: "Delivery"
Sat. 6:25 AM   Sun. 3:00 AM         Star Trek: Phase II: "Blood and Fire, Part I"
Sat. 7:11 AM   Sun. 3:46 AM         Starship Farragut: "The Needs of the Many"
Sat. 7:50 AM   Sun. 4:24 AM         Star Trek: Reliant: "A Tale of Two Ships"
Sat. 8:03 AM   Sun. 4:38 AM         Star Trek: Valkyrie: "The Admiral"
Sat. 8:34 AM   Sun. 5:09 AM         Star Trek: Chains of Betrayal
Sat. 9:14 AM   Sun. 5:49 AM         Project: Potemkin: "Miscommunication"
Sat. 9:24 AM   Sun. 5:59 AM         Star Trek: Phase II: "Blood and Fire, Part II"
Sat. 10:21 AM   Sun. 6:56 AM         Starship Farragut: "Power Source"
Sat. 10:55 AM   Sun. 7:29 AM         Star Trek: Reliant: "The Oath"
Sat. 11:02 AM   Sun. 7:36 AM         Star Trek: Valkyrie: "Touch of the Prophets"
Sat. 11:26 AM   Sun. 8:01 AM         Project: Potemkin: "The Engineer's New Clothes"
Sat. 11:33 AM   Sun. 8:07 AM         Star Trek: Phase II: "The Child"
Sat. 12:27 PM   Sun. 9:02 AM         Starship Farragut: "The Price of Anything"
Sat. 1:07 PM   Sun. 9:41 AM         Star Trek: Reliant: "Missing in Action"
Sat. 1:23 PM   Sun. 9:57 AM         Star Trek Continues: "Turnabout Intruder"
Sat. 1:29 PM   Sun. 10:04 AM         Star Trek Continues: "You've Got the Conn"
Sat. 1:35 PM   Sun. 10:09 AM         Star Trek Continues: "Happy Birthday, Scotty"
Sat. 1:40 PM   Sun. 10:14 AM         Project: Potemkin: "Archway"
Sat. 1:48 PM   Sun. 10:23 AM         Star Trek: Phoenix: "Cloak and Dagger, Part I"
Sat. 2:24 PM   Sun. 10:59 AM         Star Trek: Phase II: "Enemy: Starfleet!"
Sat. 3:24 PM   Sun. 11:59 AM         Project: Potemkin: "Devil in the Details"

Our 2013 Dealers
Tables 1-2 Exile Into Imagination
Tables 3-6 Lost Alien Collectibles
Tables 9-11 Marvelous Mayhem
Table 12 Creature Seeker Studios
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