OUR 2015 GUESTS OF HONOR
JASON CARTER
SEAN KENNEY
ANNE LOCKHART
KEITH DeCANDIDO
ALEC PETERS
         
OUR 2015 FEATURED GUESTS
TROY BERNIER
RANDALL LANDERS
AARON RENFROE
SPRING STANFORD
RENDA CARR
ROB LeDREW
CLAY SAYRE
MATTHEW TRAMMELL
DARREN HANN
LESLIE LEWIS
JACOB STANFORD
CHRISTIN WOODS
KAREN HANN
JOANN PELLEY
JERRY STANFORD
 
       
OUR 2015 GUEST PERFORMERS
ERIC DAUGHERTY
HYPERSPACE
BOBBIN WAGES
ELLAREE YEAGLEY
FELT NERDY
     
       
OUR 2015 GUEST ARTISTS
JUSTIN ANDERSON
DAN "DTM" FLORES
PETER LÜCKER
DIMITRI WALKER
KATIE BRACEWELL
LESLEY JONES
CARLY STRICKLAND
JOSEPH R. WHEELER III
       
OUR 2015 SENIOR STAFF
 Eric L. Watts, Founder & Chairman, Senior Director of Programming  Marcia Patterson, Director of Space Opera Programming
 Remy Loste, Director of Convention Operations  Julianne Trew, Art Show Director
 Matt Steinberg, Director of Technical Operations  Mike Henigan, Gaming Room Director
 Russell Ruhland, Director of On-Site Registration  Jeff "Legoless" Moore, Director of Security
 Mark A. Ozanick, Director of Guest Transportation & Services  Jay Cannon, Con Suite Director
 Brian Holloway, Director of Star Trek Track Operations  

OUR 2015 PROGRAMMING & SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE
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Our 2015 Guests of Honor
Sean Kenney
Sean Kenney is best known to Star Trek fans as the mute and disfigured Captain Christopher Pike in the two-part original series episode "The Menagerie" and as Lieutenant DePaul in the original series episodes "Arena" and "A Taste of Armageddon."  After his roles on Star Trek and a few other small parts, including his first bit part in The Impossible Years, Mr. Kenney acted out leading roles in several films, beginning with How's Your Love Life? and continuing until Slumber Party '57, which was his last film.

In 1980, Kenney became a professional photographer in the Los Angeles area, specializing in corporate portraits and head shots.
 
Jason Carter
Jason Carter is best known for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on the science fiction television series Babylon 5.

Born in London, England, and brought up in Gainsborough, a small market-town in Lincolnshire, Carter has appeared on stage since he was a child.  Advised to pursue a career in rubber technology, he opted instead for three years at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.  In 1982, he landed his first television role on BBC2's long-running Jackanory as Hawkwing.  In addition to his role as Ranger Marcus Cole in the third and fourth seasons of Babylon 5, Carter has also appeared in numerous other television series including Viper, Beverly Hills 90210, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Charmed and Angel.  He also played the hedgehog, Hans, in an episode of the television series The Storyteller; loaned his voice briefly to the James Bond video game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, in the role of Bond; and appeared in the film By Way of Helena.
 
Keith R. A. DeCandido
Keith R. A. DeCandido
doesn't know why there ain't no sun up in the sky, but does know why you don't like Mondays.  He has written a metric buttload of fiction (which is slightly more than an imperial buttload) over a two-decade-plus career.  Recent and upcoming work includes: Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War (which debuted at this convention in 2014); the Sleepy Hollow novel Children of the Revolution; the "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, starting with Dragon Precinct in 2004 and continuing through half a dozen books and short stories; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali's Wrath; the graphic novel Icarus; the Farscape graphic novel The War for the Uncharted Territories (written in collaboration with Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon); short stories in the anthologies Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Out of Tune, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, V-Wars: Night Terrors, The X-Files: Trust No One, and several more; the short fiction collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R. A. DeCandido; and tons more that he'll be happy to tell you all about at Treklanta.  In 2009, DeCandido received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.  His rewatch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine appears twice weekly on Tor.com; he completed a rewatch of The Next Generation in 2013.  DeCandido is also a freelance editor, a second-degree black belt in karate, a veteran podcaster, a member of the Liars Club, an avid baseball fan, and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep.  Find out less at DeCandido's cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net, which is the gateway to his blog, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, his podcasts and a whole lot more.
 
Anne Lockhart
Anne Lockhart is best known to science fiction fans as Lieutenant Sheba in the original Battlestar Galactica TV series.  She is the daughter of June Lockhart, who is also well-known to science fiction fans as Maureen Robinson in the original Lost in Space TV series.

In addition to her role in Battlestar Galactica, Lockhart has made dozens of guest appearances in network television shows, beginning with Lassie in 1959 and all the way up to her current role as a dispatcher on the NBC drama series Chicago Fire.  Science fiction fans may also remember her as Jennifer in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "A Dream of Jennifer."

Lockhart has also appeared in many movies, including Jory, Joyride, Troll, Just Tell Me You Love Me, The Graduates of Malibu High, The Oasis, A Dog's Tale, Daybreak and Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life.  She has also appeared in hundred of commercials and has worked extensively in voice acting.  Lockhart is also an expert horsewoman, has won championships in cutting, reining, team penning and barrel racing, and has raised over five million dollars for her children's charity, Pro-Celebrity Rodeos.
 
Alec Peters
The leader and visionary of the Star Trek: Axanar project (creator, executive producer, co-writer), Alec Peters is the epitome of someone who discovers their calling and succeeds in pursuing it.  An attorney by training, Peters coached an NCAA Championship volleyball team at the University of Southern California and with the U.S. National team, then struck off and started five companies, earning him an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003.  Peters has written the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Blog since 2006, which is the #1 web site for information on collecting screen-used Star Trek props & costumes.  In 2008, he created Propworx, which held the Battlestar Galactica prop auctions, considered by many to be the finest prop & costume auctions ever.   In 2011, Peters was appointed archivist by CBS for their Star Trek archive, working on the various Star Trek exhibition tours, the last one being the 2012 "Pacific National Exhibition" leg of the Star Trek: The Exhibition tour exhibit in Vancouver, Canada.  Prior to his appointment, he had been entrusted by CBS in 2010 with the auctioning off of the exhibit assets of the defunct Las Vegas Star Trek: The Experience exhibition.

The driving force behind Axanar, Peters’ passion for Star Trek has made Axanar a fan favorite.  Peters serves as writer, producer and actor, as Captain Kelvar Garth.  He first appeared as Garth of Izar in the Star Trek: Phase II episode "Origins."  Axanar will explore the legend of the man who Captain Kirk considered his personal hero.
 
Our 2015 Featured Guests
Troy Bernier
Troy Bernier plays the orderly Fred in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Mind-Sifter" and had the wonderful opportunity of being crew for a significant part of the production.  Also known for his role in Journey to Planet X, Mr. Bernier is a huge fan of science fiction and is a co-founder with the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival.  When not on the other side of planet Terra, Mr. Bernier is a doctoral candidate with Florida Atlantic University.
 
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.  Carr also guest-stars as Captain Alexandra Kole of the USS Avenger in the live-action
fan film production Star Trek: Reliant episode "Missing in Action."  Previously, she 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.
 
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 released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.

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 seven 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 science fiction magazine Star Ship Accessories, published in Germany.  Since then, he has had nearly 30 stories and articles published in various books and magazines.  Some of his latest writings included the story "Time Diamond," which was published by Engen Books in a book called Sci-Fi from the Rock.  Another story called "The Holy Troll" was included in the second book in the series, and a third, titled "The Fishing Trip," will be in the third book.  His 2012 book, Time Stone, continues the adventures of the characters from the Time Diamond stories.  "The Imagination Journals," the second book of the series, was launched in the spring of 2013.  Both books are available on Amazon.com.

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.
 
Karen Hann
Karen Hann plays Nurse Pidge 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 released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.

Hann has been acting with the production for about a year.  Her character, Nurse Pidge, has a tendency to try and keep Dr. Higgins out of trouble whenever possible.  Karen is really looking forward to attending Treklanta.
 
Randall Landers
Randall Landers plays Commander Brian Reigert 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).

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.  In 2013, Landers sold Fast Copy and started his own video services company, Stellar Video Services, which produces corporate-level videos and commercials and provides other business-related video services.  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.
 

Rob LeDrew
Rob LeDrew plays Doctor Gordon Higgins 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 released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.

LeDrew has been a sci-fi fan ever since he saw Star Trek back in the early seventies.  He spent many hours building Star Trek model kits as soon as they were released.  Growing up, he borrowed his uncle's Super 8 camera and with the added imagination of his best friends, they made sci-fi and horror movies after school.

When not fixing up Starfleet personnel on away missions, LeDrew is a career airline pilot.  He remembers the day he decided to become a pilot: during the snow speeder scene in The Empire Strikes Back.  He's been cursing George Lucas ever since.

LeDrew lives in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where you will find him acting as the good doctor in Star Trek: Reliant and helping out behind the scenes on special effects for Hann Made Productions.

 
Leslie Lewis
Leslie Lewis
plays Lt. Seren 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).

Lewis is an aspiring writer and director who grew up in a household that loved science fiction and fantasy.  She studied acting and some behind-the-scenes work at Darton State College.  While not a complete expert, she does consider herself a Star Trek fan.
 
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 released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.

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.

Pelley attended TrekTrax Atlanta in 2013 and 2014 and is very excited to be returning to Treklanta in 2015!
 
Aaron Renfroe
Aaron Renfroe plays Lt. Geronimo Perez, a medical technician, 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).

Renfroe is a technical writer and project manager in the Atlanta area.  He's also an aspiring novelist and recently finished his first novel, Blood of Heroes.  He would like everyone to know that carrying Christin Woods for all those takes in "Holding Pattern" was an excellent workout.

Renfroe is the star of the Project: Potemkin episode "Holding Pattern" and co-star of the upcoming vignette "Room Service," to be filmed at Treklanta.
 
Clay Sayre
Clay Sayre is a very disturbed 49-year-old who thinks he's still 25, surrounds himself with vintage toys and still plays Star Trek with his friends.  He plays Kor in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Mind-Sifter," as well as appearing in the Star Trek: Phase II episode "The Holiest Thing" and the vignette "Going Boldly."  He also leads a secret double life as a high school art teacher who has worked as a professional makeup artist, as well as doing artwork for Cryptozoic Entertainment's The Walking Dead and The Hobbit trading card sets, as well as sets for Leaf, Breygent, and upcoming sets from Cult-Stuff.
 
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.  He is also the creator and executive producer of the fan audio series Star Trek: Ranger, in which he plays Captain Michael Decker, and for which he has written most of the scripts.

Stanford grew up around Star Trek and is a big fan.  He's very proud to be a part of Valkyrie and Ranger.  His wife, Spring, plays Lt. Gina Bellamy in Valkyrie and Counselor Bethany Chase in Ranger.  They have three children.
 
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."  Stanford was also cast as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vorzok in the fan film Star Trek: USS Hathaway.  He is also the co-executive producer for the fan audio drama series Star Trek: Ranger and plays Admiral Robert March in that series.

Stanford is a lifelong fan of Star Trek.  He's a husband of 27 years, a father of three and grandfather of four 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 and his wife Renee has lent her voice on occasion.  He has also written several short stories, some of which have been published online.

Stanford is a machine operator in an assembly plant for one of the "Big Three" automakers.  He is the creator and owner of Glass City Communications, the production company that produces Valkyrie and Ranger.
 
Spring Stanford
Spring Stanford is a voice actor with Glass City Communications' two audio series, Star Trek: Valkyrie and Star Trek: Ranger.  On Valkyrie, she plays Communications Officer Lt. JG Gina Bellamy and on Ranger, she plays Ship's Counselor Lt. JG Bethany Chase.

Stanford lives in Northwood, Ohio, and is a stay-at-home mother of three and is married to Jacob Stanford, who is also a voice actor with Glass City Communications and the creator of Star Trek: Ranger.
 
Matthew Trammell
Matthew Trammell plays Dr. Edgar "Eddie" Mathias 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).

Trammell joined the cast as well as crew of Project: Potemkin for Season 3's full-length episode, "The Last Child."  He was originally serving as the episode's sound technician when an unexpected absence led to his being thrust into the role of Dr. Mathias, who treats an unusual alien patient.  Trammell has attended Berry College and now lives in the Atlanta area.

Trammell is the co-star of the Project: Potemkin episode "The Last Child" and star of "Room Service," to be filmed at Treklanta.
 
Christin Woods
Christin Woods plays Ensign T'Noshi 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).

Woods is an aspiring actress from Plains, Georgia.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater 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 2015 Guest Performers
Eric Daugherty
As a Spring 2000 graduate of the "Stand-Up Made Easy" class at the world-renowned Kennesaw State University Extension Program, Eric Daugherty traveled extensively in pursuit of his newly honed craft.  Unfortunately, after a bizarre gardening accident, he was forced to retire and pursue his backup plan of atomic sanitation engineering.  But his love of Star Trek and comedy has marked his triumphant return for one engagement only at Treklanta.

Daugherty will present his unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
 
Felt Nerdy
Felt Nerdy is the Atlanta-based husband and wife puppetry performance team of Veronica and Charles Bramlett.
 
Hyperspace
Formed in September 2011, Hyperspace is a nerdy pop punk band from Atlanta, Georgia.  Hyperspace are Jason Kochis (guitar, vocals), Ryan Paul (drums, backing vocals, brony advocate) and Todd Ensworth (bass, backing vocals).  The band mixes punk, distorted guitars and catchy songs to create their own brand of pop punk.  Their songs tend to be about girls (with or without glasses), Star Wars, Dragon*Con, comic books and other nerdy stuff.  Hyperspace will perform for Treklanta's Trekkiepalooza! concert on Saturday evening.  Learn more about them here!
 
Bobbin Wages
Bobbin Wages runs Hot Dog Beehonkus, a blog comprising humorous and gut-wrenching stories about her father's progression through Alzheimer's disease.  On a more light-hearted note, Wages and fellow Atlanta writer Jason Mallory post weird, collaborative essays at ameaslygrowl.com.  She also reads essays at literary events such as Write Club Atlanta and Scene Missing: The Show.  Wages recently performed at "The Wrathlanta of Khan" Star Trek comedy show and will present her unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
 
Ellaree Yeagley
Ellaree Yeagley is an artist, actress, writer and comedian from Atlanta.  She recently performed at "The Wrathlanta of Khan" Star Trek comedy show and will present her unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
 
Our 2015 Guest Artists
Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson’s introduction to the arts began at an early age.  He intently watched his father draw people and objects in his native hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, and developed an affinity to cartoons, comics and toys.  Continuing with the arts led to Georgia Southern University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 with the goal of learning to draw for comics.  As a graphic designer, Anderson has helped numerous individuals and small businesses since 2004.  His work is inspired by a juxtaposition of themes that range from movies, pop culture, animal symbolism, quotations and history.  His technique stems from a traditional art background combined with commercial art skills, and his influences include Jackson Pollock, comics, street art and video games.  Anderson continues to push the boundaries of his own limits as he continues on his journey to become a master artist and successful graphic designer.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Justin Anderson to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
 
Katie Bracewell
Katie Bracewell is an artist based in south Georgia known as "Robo-Tart" and "K8e-art."  She focuses primarily on illustrations using watercolor as her main medium.  Most of her art is humorous with a dash of wit.  You can find Bracewell on all the social media sites, including Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, DeviantArt, Facebook and Storenvy, where she documents her daily addiction to coffee, cats, zombies and robots.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Katie Bracewell to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
 
Dan "DTM" Flores
Born in East Los Angeles with a pencil in his hand, Daniel Flores was a creative child, drawing on every surface he could find.  His imagination would start taking off with images of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Bugs Bunny and stories of Aztec bravery as told by his history teacher in Mexico City, where he attended middle school.  By high school, his skills were well-known by anyone who met him, and his nickname became "Dan The Man."  By his senior year, the nickname was shortened to just "DTM," and that's what it is today.

DTM never entered any art contests and was not interested in learning about art in a classroom setting.  Drawing is his preferred learning style, and by doing, he has added several other art skills to his pool of talents, including tattoos, fine art, graphic design and mobile game illustration.

Ever since arriving in Atlanta in 1994, DTM has been deeply involved in the arts community, starting with group art shows to curator of the Mano A Mano art exhibit series.  In 2002, his tattoo studio won Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta award.  Since 2004, he has participated in over 25 group art shows in the Atlanta area.  In 2005, his art was shown at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as part of the Art Beats + Lyrics art show.  With his wife, Aisha Flores, DTM ventured into the web design field in 2006 and founded Denominator Graphics with a focus on building web sites for young artists in order for them to have an online portfolio and the opportunity to promote their art to potential fine art collectors.  DTM was published in the July 2012 issue of ImagineFX magazine.  Also in 2012, DTM founded the nonprofit organization Art Is King, whose mission is to develop resources, events and connections that educate artists and supports the arts community.

Art is Dan Flores' passion, and his creativity overflows with nonstop art projects.  Art is DTM's profession, and he's thankful for the opportunity to create.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Dan "DTM" Flores to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.  Visit his personal web site at Delta Tango Mike.
 
Lesley Jones
Lesley Jones is an artist from the north Georgia mountains.  She is a full-time geek and dedicates her art to her love of fandoms.  Her goal is to make people smile when they see her work.  She wanted to create cards that spoke to the geeks and had a humorous edge to them.  She began with one and has since created over seventy more, and has expanded into bookmarks and coloring books.  Jones will never stop creating, as it has become her true passion to embrace her inner paper geek.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Lesley Jones to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
 
Peter Lücker
Peter Lücker, who goes by the nickname "Float," is a formerly Atlanta-based artist now living in Madison, Alabama, working in the media of canvas painting, collage, digital art and design.  His style focuses on bright colors and iconic images from pop culture.  Using cartoons, comics, science fiction & fantasy, graffiti and street art as inspiration, "Float" brings his own spin to furniture refurbishing, sticker design, art prints and more.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Peter "Float" Lücker to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.  Visit his Facebook page at Float Shop .
 
Carly Strickland
Carly Strickland is a digital illustrator and book designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and her favorite word is awesome.  She is very small and probably has a complex about it.  She prefers pet rats but supposes her step-cat will do.  Strickland is art director of Matter Deep Publishing, an independent publishing company.  She draws them a lot of pictures—so many pictures that she has published three children's books since Matter Deep was launched in 2011, and has two more in the works.

Strickland loves retro sci-fi, Star Trek, modern sci-fi, Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek.  You can see more about her obsession at her table in her new, fully illustrated Star Trek alphabet book, digital art prints and Mothership Goose, a children's book about nursery rhymes, jetpacks and mouse mechanics.  You can also visit her web site, carlystricklandart.com.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Carly Strickland to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
 
Dimitri Walker
Born and raised in Atlanta, Dimitri Walker is a simple artist at heart.  Brush, paint and canvas are his tools.  He has been a portrait artist since 1983, primarily graphite (pencil).  In 1994, Walker began to paint with oils and acrylics.  He also took a job picture framing to be near the art world.  He continued to learn and became a Master Certified Framer.  In 2005, at 40 years old, Walker went to college and earned a Bachelors of Fine Art.  In the spring of 2012, while teaching a drawing class at a local art gallery, a student/friend who took his class to learn to draw the TARDIS better, said to him, "Dimitri, I know you watch and love all the same shows and movies I do.  Supernatural, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly and all the comic book movies.  I have been to your web site.  Why don't you have any Fan Art?"  Walker replied, "What's 'Fan Art'?"

And the rest is history.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Dimitri Walker to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.  Visit his web site at Paintings by Dimitri Walker.
 
Joseph R. Wheeler III
Joseph R. Wheeler III is the artist, founder and president of OnyxCon.  A proud southerner, Wheeler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended public school and graduated with honors from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in 1993.  He completed his foundation studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, then went on to study drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD Atlanta), where he acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997.

An important fixture in the Atlanta arts community, Wheeler has been dedicated for over 20 years as an arts instructor and Therapeutic Creative Activities Specialist for both youth arts organizations and the senior citizen population, focusing on adult day programs for Alzheimer's/disabled seniors.  Wheeler has faced the challenges to Atlanta's arts community with unfaltering service, maintaining progressive and innovative contributions to the arts.

As a professional artist, Wheeler's career continues to be praised with accolades in publications such as The International Review of African American Art, published by Hampton University, and Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture, the internationally and domestically distributed "Who's Who" of Black comics, conventions, creators and more.  Currently, Wheeler is very busy growing his organization OnyxCon and the OnyxCon Institute, working with school groups and organizations such as Atlanta's public libraries.  His latest historic masterpiece is an homage to the history of the African diaspora in Star Trek canon.  The piece, entitled "The UAC-ANKh Project," is a fan art work that features a chosen 50-plus faces of known and often overlooked legendary characters (actors and actresses) from the Star Trek TV and film series.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Joseph R. Wheeler III to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.  Visit his web site at The New Art Order.
 
Our 2015 Senior Staff
Eric L. Watts
Founder & Chairman
Senior Director of Programming

Eric L. Watts has been active in Star Trek fandom for more than thirty-five 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 Treklanta 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, in Columbia, South Carolina, in 1980.  During his presidency, the UFT became the state'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 by 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.
  In 2002, Mayor Shirley Franklin proclaimed September 2 of that year as "TrekTrak Day" in the City of Atlanta.  His signature event, the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, was one of America Online's "Top 11 Most Offbeat Beauty Pageants" for two consecutive years and has been featured in Shock, Spin, Discover, Maxim and Bizarre magazines, on the syndicated TMZ television program, and on the Fox News, Today Show and countless other web sites.

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 eight years, has won fifteen additional Region 2 awards in newsletter, web site, member recruitment, mothership and administrative 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 was interviewed live on CNN Today on CNN International in 2006, was featured in the
Emmy Award-winning documentary Four Days at Dragon*Con in 2010 and served as a production assistant on the set of Star Trek: New Voyages for the episode "World Enough and Time" starring George Takei in 2006.  He played Korgoth, the Klingon bartender, in the Project: Potemkin vignettes "Closing Time" in 2013 and "Ladies Night Out" in 2014, and will reprise the role again in 2015 for a third vignette, "Room Service."  Mr. Watts also played a dancing Klingon in the "We Are Klingon" music video on YouTube in 2013, and both an alien and a Southern redneck in the Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor episode "Ouroborus," to be released in 2015.
 
Matt Steinberg
Director of Technical Operations


Matt Steinberg joined Treklanta as a staff volunteer in 2011 and has served as Director of Technical Operations since 2013.
 
Russell Ruhland
Director of On-Site Registration


Russell Ruhland has been a fan of science fiction since his early youth when the Thunderbirds puppet sci-fi TV show was aired in the 1960s.  Although his sci-fi followings were interrupted on various occasions during a 20-year career in the U.S. Army, Mr. Ruhland continued to keep up with as much sci-fi fandom as possible.  He has been a dedicated attendee of Dragon*Con for the last 10 years and of Treklanta since its beginning.  His favorite sci-fi interests include Star Trek, the original BBC Dr. Who and the black & white sci-fi film classics.

Mr. Ruhland is currently a longtime member of the STARFLEET International Fan Association and serves as the commanding officer of the Columbus, Georgia, chapter, the USS DaVinci.  He assists with various sci-fi-related events at the Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia, and was a member of the registration staff for Treklanta in 2013.
 
Mark A. Ozanick
Director of Guest Transportation & Services


Mark A. Ozanick has been a member of the USS Republic since 2006, served as a staff volunteer for the Star Trek programming track at Dragon*Con in 2006 and as Assistant Director in 2007 and 2008, and joined Treklanta's Guest Services Department as a staff volunteer in 2011.  After three years of exemplary service, he became Director of Guest Transportation & Services following the 2013 convention.
 
Brian Holloway
Director of Star Trek Track Operations

Brian H
olloway 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 served as Treklanta's Director of Costuming & Makeup Programming from 2011 to 2013 and takes over as Director of the Star Trek Programming Track beginning in 2014.
 
Marcia Patterson
Director of Space Opera Programming

Ms. Patterson gets great joy from helping fans and stars interact for magical fun.  From childhood, like zillions of others, she became enthralled with Star Trek, along with reruns of The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone.  Her semi-pro involvement with sci-fi fandom began with her love of the television show Beauty and the Beast (with Linda Hamilton and Ron Perlman).  She was selected to head the large local
Beauty and the Beast fan club and helped organize South of Oz, a Beauty and the Beast fan convention in Florida, where she produced the literary competition, hosted the award show and produced her first celebrity and fan panels.

In the mid 1990s, in northeast Florida, Ms. Patterson worked as host and head writer for the First Coast Fandom cable show and as editor and co-publisher of the zine FanNews.  In the sports world, she was voted in as president of the official fan club for the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team and did voice work for their commercials.  In 2003, she created Stargate Offworld, the first fan-produced Stargate-only convention in the United States.

Ms. Patterson served as staff for the American Sci-Fi Track at Dragon*Con for many years and as the director of their Stargate Programming Track for three years.  She "birthed" the MegaPanel, for a mix of fun and madness, where she hosted up to a dozen guests on stage at the same time.  She has also produced fan programming at the sprawling San Diego Comic-Con.

Over the years, Ms. Patterson has continued to work with producers, media outlets, companies and production companies, actors, across many fields, and now joins the staff of Treklanta as Director of the Space Opera Programming Track to help foster new adventures!
 
Julianne Trew
Art Show Director

Julianne Trew is a prolific abstract painter from Georgia.  She trained at the Douglasville School of Art and later graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting.  She paints out of her home studio in Smyrna, Georgia.  In Atlanta, her work can be seen at Kibbee Gallery and Mason Fine Arts.

Ms. Trew's work has been described as "pure product of the subconscious," as her paintings elude to biology and space without directly becoming anything that exists in our reality.  She paints autonomously by making decisions as she works, making it a personal journey of creation and visual calculation.  To complement this, she uses a subtractive method of painting, which results in a majority of her work being done in monochrome.  This heightens the scientific nature of the images, so that the viewer can impose their own consciousness on the imagery while being intellectually and aesthetically stimulated.

Ms. Trew's work has been exhibited in places such as Moss, Norway, and galleries in New York.  She's organized and curated small local shows in Marietta and Kennesaw, Georgia, and is a registered instructor with Gumbacher, a paint manufacturer.  She makes annual donations of artwork to Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Hambidge Center for Creative Arts & Sciences, and Art Papers magazine.  Ms. Trew was recently awarded five stars at MOCAGA's annual pin-up show and became a recipient of their C4 Ignite scholarship.  She has been a member of the USS Republic for a number of years.  She has directorship and extensive staffing experience with several Atlanta-area conventions and looks forward to bringing her vision and diverse set of skills to Treklanta.
 
Mike Henigan
Gaming Room Director


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 Treklanta as Director of Gaming in 2011 and is responsible for the smooth and continuous operation of "The Holodeck," our 24-hour gaming room
.
 
Jeff Moore
Director of Security


Jeff "Legoless" Moore has 20 years' experience in convention security, including being a proud member of the Treklanta staff since 2012.  His leadership and dedication have led him to conventions across the Southeast, where he is a well-known staple and fan favorite.  After two years of service on the Treklanta security staff, he became Director of Security in 2014.
 
Jay Cannon
Con Suite Director


Jay Cannon joined Treklanta as Con Suite Director in 2012.
 
Treklanta 2015 Programming & Special Events
Star Trek Programming
Space Opera Programming
Other Events & Activities
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies
Welcome to Treklanta!  Join Founder & Chairman Eric L. Watts, our celebrity guests and our volunteer staff for the official kick-off of our fifth annual convention.
STAR WARS
BSG
FIREFLY
BABYLON 5
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
They're Not Really Gone... As Long As We Remember
The impact that Leonard Nimoy, the man, and Spock, the Vulcan, had on our lives is immeasurable.  Join us for this audience-participation tribute to the actor, director, photographer and poet.  Tell us your favorite Spock memory and how he influenced, inspired and enlightened you.  We will also remember some other notable Trek personalities we have recently lost.  All Klingons are invited to participate in a Death Howl.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Welcome to the Space Opera Track 2015!
Let's get it started in here!  Introduction of staff and all of the delicious programing for the weekend.  Get up to speed on our guests.  And... introducing a NEW kind of trivia that spans the convention!  How keen are your observation skills?  We will also include a tribute to Glen A. Larson.  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Neil Bond, Kathryn Adcox, Martin Smith.
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Totally Trek Team Trivia
Join us for audience participation team trivia.  Additional details to be announced.  Hosted by Theresa Watkins.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
The Other Space Operas: The Old & The New

Farscape, Lexx, Andromeda, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Space: Above & Beyond, Stargate, Defying Gravity.  Lots of clips!  Where are the cast members now?  Get hooked on the new and upcoming space operas such as Syfy's Ascension and The Expanse.  Will they take hold of our imagination or will they float off further into space, never to be heard from again?  Marcia Patterson, Richard Johnson, Sheila Middleton.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
VIP Champagne Reception
Kick off the convention by enjoying a selection of catered hors d'oeuvres and various champagnes in an intimate, dinner-style atmosphere with our celebrity guests.  This event is included in an Ambassador membership.  For others, admission is $30 and must be paid in advance.  Attendance is limited to 30 persons and restricted to persons over the age of 21.  This is event is sold out for 2015.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes 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.  Jacob Stanford, Jerry Stanford, Spring Stanford.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. — FIREFLY
Mystery Space Opera 3000: Firefly
"Bushwhacked"—Serenity is pulled in by a Tohoku-class cruiser while investigating a spaceship that was attacked by Reavers.  Simon and River must hide to prevent capture, while something is wrong with the lone survivor of the attacked spaceship.

 
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
An Adventure in Space... But Is It Really Trek?
J. J. Abrams has been quite successful in the rebranding and rebooting of the Paramount franchise, but despite the monetary success of the two cinematic releases from Bad Robot, we ask the question, "Is it really Star Trek?"  Come join our panelists and bring your own opinions as we discuss what made these films work for the fans and if the new format gels well with Gene Roddenberry's vision.  Brian Holloway and Panelists.
FRIDAY, APRIL 24 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
The Colonies of Battlestar Galactica: A Travelogue
Let's take a voyage to each of the Colonies!  What do we know about each of the Colonies?  Where were they located?  What were the Colonists like?  If you were to pick a Colony, which one would you inhabit?  Richard Johnson, Marcia Patterson, Neil Bond.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Panels in the Dark: Discussions for Late Night
From the inclusion of alternate lifestyle characters to the design of less-than-family-friendly costumes, please join us for an after-hours discussion that will allow attendees to voice their concerns or opinions about fan film topics, mainstream film plots or the trend in cosplay towards the "less is more" philosophy.  Brian Holloway and Free-Form Panelists.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
Space Opera After Dark
Must be over 18 to attend.  Explore the more mature themes in space opera during our late-night panel.  How much is too much?  Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Neil Bond, Kathryn Adcox.
 
     
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Treklanta 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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
The Women of Space Opera: Battlestar Galactica, Star Wars & Babylon 5
A colorful array of the feminine has been created in the space operas we adore.  Delve deeply into their lives, secrets and adventures.  What do you wish for their characters?  What do women have to offer that the men don't?  (Is that a loaded question?)  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Looking the Part
Join Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II Make-Up Supervisor and Treklanta Director Brian Holloway as he discusses methods to create or acquire the perfect costume or uniform for your use.  Whether it is for a convention appearance, a special event or a fan film, there is a myriad of ways to obtain the uniform you want for the price you can afford.  Low budget does NOT have to mean low quality.  Brian Holloway.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Treklanta Presents An Hour with Anne Lockhart

Anne Lockhart played Lieutenant Sheba in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.  Moderator: Richard Johnson.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Treklanta Presents An Hour with Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney played the mute and disfigured Captain Christopher Pike in the two-part original Star Trek series episode "The Menagerie" and Lieutenant DePaul in the original Star Trek series episodes "Arena" and "A Taste of Armageddon."
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. — BABYLON 5
Sooner or Later, Everyone Comes to Babylon 5
From the very first narrative speech on the very first episode, it become clear that series creator J. Michael Straczynski was determined to explore an enormously wide swath of alien life.  Let's examine them more closely.  Who should have gotten more screen time?  Who created these incredible aliens?  Comparisons with other shows might just creep in, too.  And... what was that creature serving the crew at the bar?  Sheila Middleton, Marcia Patterson.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes Star Trek: Reliant

Star Trek: Reliant is an independent film series set in the 24th century ten years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant. Cast and crew members discuss and answer questions about their series.  Darren Hann, Karen Hann, Rob LeDrew, Joann Pelley.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — BABYLON 5
Treklanta Presents An Hour with Jason Carter

Jason Carter played Ranger Marcus Cole in the third and fourth seasons of the science fiction television series Babylon 5.  Moderator: Sheila Middleton.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes Star Trek: Axanar
Alec Peters is the creator, executive producer, co-writer and star of Star Trek: Axanar as Captain Kelvar Garth, who would later become known as Garth of Izar.  The upcoming film's 20-minute teaser trailer, "Prelude to Axanar," promises a spectacular new Star Trek adventure unlike anything you've ever seen before.  Alec Peters.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
They Were in That?

See clips of our guests and other space opera actors in little-shown roles.  We're sure you'll see something new.  Bloopers, too!  Neil Bond and Kathryn Adcox run the reels.

SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II is a continuation of the original Star Trek series beginning in the fourth year of the USS Enterprise's first five-year mission under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.  Clay Sayre plays the Klingon Commander Kor in the most recent episode "Mind-Sifter," Troy Bernier played an orderly in the same episode, and Brian Holloway is the series' makeup supervisor.  A longtime fan favorite among the independent Star Trek fan film productions, come find out what's new and coming soon from this outstanding Internet-based series.  Troy Bernier, Clay Sayre, Brian Holloway.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. — STAR WARS
Star Wars Fan Forum
Remember the magic of the very first time you saw a Star Wars film?  How do we pass the magic on to a new generation?  Can there be too much of a good thing?  Sort out Star Wars fandom.  Rant, review, question, and discuss!  Martin Smith, Richard Johnson.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Collecting Star Trek Props & Costumes and the Star Trek Archive
Alec Peters has written the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Blog since 2006, which is the #1 web site for information on collecting screen-used Star Trek props & costumes.  In 2008, he created Propworx, which held the Battlestar Galactica Prop Auctions, considered by many to be the finest prop & costume auctions ever, and in 2011, he was officially appointed archivist by CBS for their Star Trek archive.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — FIREFLY
Mystery Space Opera 3000: Firefly
"Jaynestown"—Returning to a planet where he ran into some serious trouble years ago, Jayne discovers that he's become a local folk legend.  Mal decides to use this entertaining distraction to complete a job, but some unfinished business may derail his plans.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
"Puppets in Space... Opera!"
TV history will be rewritten as characters from sci-fi's greatest franchise invade television's greatest classics!  Join the Atlanta-based husband and wife puppetry performance team of Veronica and Charles Bramlett known as Felt Nerdy for a madcap celebration of Star Trek, science fiction and pop culture live on stage!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Show & Tell... Space Opera Style!
You show me yours and I'll show you mine!  Bring your toys, props, costumes and collectibles, and we'll share some of ours with you.  What are you looking for?  Where should you look?  How do you know if it is authentic?  What about eBay?  If you have something to swap or give away from your collection, bring that, too.  Martin Smith, Richard Johnson. Special Guest: Alec Peters, creator of Propworx.
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The 2015 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant

Treklanta is proud to present the world-famous Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant!  Recognized as one of America Online's "Top 11 Most Offbeat Beauty Pageants" for two consecutive years and as featured in Shock, Spin, Discover, Maxim and Bizarre magazines, on the syndicated TMZ television program and on the Fox News, Today Show and countless other web sites, the 16th annual MKE beauty pageant will present the most beautiful women from the Klingon Empire, to be judged in Beauty, Talent and Personality categories by our panel of celebrity judges.  Fabulous prizes for the winner!  Visit the MKE Beauty Pageant page for more information and to register as a contestant!
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Room closed for "Space Opera Fan Interactive" preparation... please enjoy the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant in the Star Trek programming track room!
 
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 9:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show
Set your phasers for fun and join us for this hilarious look at Star Trek and its fans!  Featuring stand-up comedians Eric Daugherty, Bobbin Wages and Ellaree Yeagley.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 9:15 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
Space Opera Fan Interactive
The BSG Warriors Den!  Try your hand at Battlestar Poker, the Babylon 5 Card Game, Star Wars Poker (you have got to see and play with this cool poker set!), Star Wars finger puppet poker, Battlestar Galactica and Star Wars board games!  Also: A mini-carnival featuring Cylon Target Practice and Pin the Tail On the...? , Bingo, Feel the Force Piñata.  Plus!  Learn the Stormtrooper Shuffle and dance with Lando!  Music, videos and more!
Quiet on the Set: Project: Potemkin "Room Service"
Following their two previous vignettes, "Closing Time" and "Ladies Night Out," filmed at TrekTrax Atlanta in 2012 and 2013, respectively, Project: Potemkin will be filming their third and last collaborative vignette, "Room Service," for their web-based Star Trek series here at Treklanta!  Written by Christin Woods, guest-starring our Guest of Honor Jason Carter and featuring the return of a certain ill-tempered Klingon bartender.  Any attending member of the convention who has a Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan-era Starfleet costume (a "monster maroon," as they're often called) has a very good chance of being included in the filming, most likely as an extra.  Please make sure your costume is as close to screen-authentic as possible with little or no personalizations or modifications.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Trekkiepalooza! featuring Hyperspace

Formed in September 2011, Hyperspace is a nerdy pop punk band from Atlanta comprised of Jason Kochis (guitar, vocals), Ryan Paul (drums, backing vocals, brony advocate) and Todd Ensworth (bass, backing vocals).  The band mixes punk, distorted guitars and catchy songs to create their own brand of pop punk.  Their songs tend to be about girls (with or without glasses), Star Wars, Dragon*Con, comic books and other nerdy stuff.
SATURDAY, APRIL 25 · 11:45 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 1:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Room closed for clean-up.
     
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.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 26 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Treklanta Presents Another Hour with Anne Lockhart

Anne Lockhart played Lieutenant Sheba in the original Battlestar Galactica television series.  Moderator: Marcia Patterson.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Another Hour with Sean Kenney

Sean Kenney played the mute and disfigured Captain Christopher Pike in the two-part original Star Trek series episode "The Menagerie" and Lieutenant DePaul in the original Star Trek series episodes "Arena" and "A Taste of Armageddon."
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — STAR WARS
Star Wars: Deleted Scenes & Scenes That Should Have Been
Cast your eyes upon scenes George Lucas filmed but decided to leave out of the final cut of the Star Wars films.  What scenes should have been created, but were never even filmed?  How might these scenes have changed Star Wars... for better or for worse?  Martin Smith, Marcia Patterson.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards Ceremony

Treklanta is pleased to recognize achievements in excellence among the independent Star Trek fan films released in 2014, in nine categories including Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form; Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form; Best Director; Best Actor or Actress; Best Supporting Actor or Actress; Best Original Screenplay; Best Soundtrack; Best Visual Effects; and Best Production Design.  Co-hosted by Treklanta Chairman Eric L. Watts and Star Trek Programming Director Brian Holloway; awards to be presented by our celebrity guests.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. — STAR WARS
J. J. Abrams and Star Wars: "Crapification" or Brilliance?
What lies ahead?  There shall be spoilers!  We will have earplugs for your use throughout this event, but you will have to shield your own eyes as you "see fit"!  And, yes, we will show and discuss "The Trailer."  Martin Smith, Richard Johnson.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes 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).  Cast and crew members will present sneak previews of their upcoming vignettes "The Chair," "Third Watch," "Do No Harm," "Ladies Night Out" (filmed at last year's convention) and a rough cut of "Room Service," filmed right here, this year!  Renda Carr, Randall Landers, Leslie Lewis, Aaron Renfroe, Matthew Trammell and Christin Woods.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — BABYLON 5
Treklanta Presents Another Hour with Jason Carter

Jason Carter played Ranger Marcus Cole in the third and fourth seasons of the science fiction television series Babylon 5.  Moderator: Sheila Middleton.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Treklanta Masquerade
The ultimate chance to get a look at what the well-dressed sci-fi 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.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — FIREFLY
Mystery Space Opera 3000: Firefly
"Objects in Space"—Serenity encounters a ruthlessly professional bounty hunter, Jubal Early, who will stop at nothing to retrieve River.  But River, feeling unwelcome on the ship, takes a novel approach to escaping from the long arm of the Alliance.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Masquerade After-Talk
Join Master of Ceremonies and professional costumer Brian Holloway to get some insight about what won, what came close and how to improve your performance and presentation for future contests.  This is a valuable and much requested panel from those who have attended conventions yet always seem to just miss out on winning the big prizes and recognition.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Trivia Bonanza & Space Opera Track Wrap-Up

Let's jettison this year with a bang and start planning for next year!  Win some stuff to take home with you.  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Neil Bond, Kathryn Adcox, Martin Smith.
 
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies

Join us for this celebratory wrap-up of the fifth Treklanta.  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 2016 and find out what, if anything, we've already got planned.  Eric L. Watts, Matt Steinberg, Brian Holloway, Marcia Patterson.
SUNDAY, APRIL 26 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Room closed for Closing Ceremonies.
 
The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival Schedule
             
RELEASED
DAY
TIME
  PRODUCTION EPISODE
RUN TIME
 
1/8/2014
Friday
7:00 PM   Star Trek Continues "Lolani" 0:50:54
4/5/2014
Friday
7:55 PM   Star Trek: Secret Voyage "Rise of the Gongdea" 0:35:09
5/1/2014
Friday
8:40 PM   Starship Exeter "The Tressaurian Intersection" 0:51:46
6/15/2014
Friday
9:40 PM   Star Trek Continues "Fairest of Them All" 0:40:33
6/27/2014
Friday
10:25 PM   Starship Valiant "Legacy" 0:19:47
7/14/2014
Friday
10:50 PM   Project: Potemkin "Command Decision" 0:06:14
7/26/2014
Friday
11:00 PM   Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" 0:21:09
8/4/2014
Friday
11:30 PM   Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" 0:37:19
11/11/2014
Saturday
12:15 AM   Project: Potemkin "Holding Pattern" 0:12:14
12/1/2014
Saturday
12:35 AM   Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II "Mind-Sifter" 1:17:38
1/8/2014
Saturday
9:00 AM   Star Trek Continues "Lolani" 0:50:54
1/13/2014
Saturday
9:55 AM   Project: Potemkin "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" 0:54:46
1/14/2014
Saturday
10:55 AM   Star Trek: Rendezvous "The Inquiry" 0:16:25
2/4/2014
Saturday
11:20 AM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Mindful Matters" Part 1 0:24:12
4/4/2014
Saturday
11:45 AM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Mindful Matters" Part 2 0:34:53
4/5/2014
Saturday
12:25 PM   Star Trek: Secret Voyage "Rise of the Gongdea" 0:35:09
5/1/2014
Saturday
1:05 PM   Starship Exeter "The Tressaurian Intersection" 0:51:46
5/10/2014
Saturday
2:00 PM   Star Trek: Euderion “Der Preis des Kommandos” 0:09:49
5/28/2014
Saturday
2:15 PM   Star Trek: Reliant "Supply and Demand" 0:22:23
6/7/2014
Saturday
2:45 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Restoration" 0:20:57
6/15/2014
Saturday
3:10 PM   Star Trek Continues "Fairest of Them All" 0:40:33
6/22/2014
Saturday
4:00 PM   Star Trek Natures Hunger "Star Trek Encounters Silence of the Lambs" 0:09:45
6/27/2014
Saturday
4:15 PM   Starship Valiant "Legacy" 0:19:47
7/8/2014
Saturday
4:40 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Contamination" 0:36:10
7/14/2014
Saturday
5:20 PM   Project: Potemkin "Command Decision" 0:06:14
7/21/2014
Saturday
5:30 PM   Star Trek: Unity "Planet of the Rakelli" 0:14:30
7/26/2014
Saturday
5:50 PM   Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" 0:21:09
7/30/2014
Saturday
6:15 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Vicious Cycle" 0:28:55
8/4/2014
Saturday
6:50 PM   Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" 0:37:19
9/29/2014
Saturday
7:35 PM   Star Trek: Reliant "Stalemate" 0:06:17
10/31/2014
Saturday
7:45 PM   Star Trek Natures Hunger "Dorothy’s Awesome Shuttlecraft Adventure" 0:22:26
11/11/2014
Saturday
8:20 PM   Project: Potemkin "Holding Pattern" 0:12:14
11/27/2014
Saturday
8:40 PM   Star Trek: The Romulan Wars "The Needs of the Many" 0:33:16
12/1/2014
Saturday
9:20 PM   Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II "Mind-Sifter" 1:17:38
12/11/2014
Saturday
10:45 PM   Trek Isolation "Change in Command" 0:04:45
2/28/2015
Saturday
10:55 PM   Star Wars Galaxies "Mining Moon" 0:29:03
6/15/2014
Saturday
11:30 PM   Star Trek Continues "Fairest of Them All" 0:40:33
7/26/2014
Sunday
12:15 AM   Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" 0:21:09
12/1/2014
Sunday
12:40 AM   Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II "Mind-Sifter" 1:17:38
1/8/2014
Sunday
9:00 AM   Star Trek Continues "Lolani" 0:50:54
4/5/2014
Sunday
9:55 AM   Star Trek: Secret Voyage "Rise of the Gongdea" 0:35:09
5/1/2014
Sunday
10:35 AM   Starship Exeter "The Tressaurian Intersection" 0:51:46
5/28/2014
Sunday
11:30 AM   Star Trek: Reliant "Supply and Demand" 0:22:23
6/15/2014
Sunday
12:00 PM   Star Trek Continues "Fairest of Them All" 0:40:33
6/22/2014
Sunday
12:45 PM   Star Trek Natures Hunger "Star Trek Encounters Silence of the Lambs" 0:09:45
6/27/2014
Sunday
1:00 PM   Starship Valiant "Legacy" 0:19:47
7/14/2014
Sunday
1:25 PM   Project: Potemkin "Command Decision" 0:06:14
7/26/2014
Sunday
1:35 PM   Star Trek: Axanar "Prelude to Axanar" 0:21:09
8/4/2014
Sunday
2:00 PM   Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" 0:37:19
9/29/2014
Sunday
2:45 PM   Star Trek: Reliant "Stalemate" 0:06:17
10/31/2014
Sunday
2:55 PM   Star Trek Natures Hunger "Dorothy’s Awesome Shuttlecraft Adventure" 0:22:26
11/11/2014
Sunday
3:25 PM   Project: Potemkin "Holding Pattern" 0:12:14
12/1/2014
Sunday
3:45 PM   Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II "Mind-Sifter" 1:17:38
             
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