CAREL STRUYCKEN
TRACEE LEE COCCO
JACK STAUFFER
JOHN & BJO TRIMBLE
KEITH R. A. DeCANDIDO
ALEC PETERS
     
VINCENT BARNETT
JEFF CARROLL
CLAY SAYRE
TROY BERNIER
JEVOCAS "JAVA" GREEN
R. ALAN SILER
 
LYNN McARTHUR
 
     
ATLANTA RADIO THEATRE COMPANY
ERIC DAUGHERTY
FELT NERDY
CAPTAIN'S LOG
"DIRTY HARRY"
HYPERSPACE
     
JUSTIN ANDERSON
MALIK ROBERTS
SCOTT RORIE
GILLIAN PARKER
 
DIMITRI WALKER
     
MICHAEL LACKEY
LOUIS PUSTER III
WINFIELD H. STROCK III
     
 Eric L. Watts, Founder & Chairman, Senior Director of Programming  Julianne Trew, Artists Alley & Art Show Director
 Matt Steinberg, Director of Convention Operations  Christopher M. Jones, Director of Social Media & Press Relations
 Brian Holloway, Director of Star Trek Programming Track  Mark A. Ozanick, Director of Guest Transportation & Services
 Marcia Patterson, Director of Space Opera Programming Track  Jeff "Legoless" Moore, Director of Security
 Russell Ruhland, Director of On-Site Registration  Ken Lackner, Director of Photography
 Mike Henigan, Gaming Room Director  Jay Cannon, Con Suite Director
   
 
 
1,300 photos from Treklanta 2016 on Flickr
 
 
Guests of Honor
Tracee Lee Cocco
STAR TREK GUEST OF HONOR

Tracee Lee Cocco is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.  She was most visibly seen as Lieutenant Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation between the fourth and seventh seasons.  She was one of the background performers who also appeared in the three Next Generation feature films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.  Cocco also worked as stand-in for Alice Krige (the Borg Queen) in Star Trek: First Contact.

In "Descent," Cocco played one of the Borg drones mentally damaged by Lore's experimentation.  On Deep Space Nine, she could sometimes be seen in alien makeup in Quark's and played several aliens such as an Antican.  She was one of several regular background performers from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager who participated in the filming of the interactive movie Star Trek: Borg; she is most notably seen as a Starfleet science officer visible in the corridor aboard the USS Cheyenne at the start of the movie.  She also appeared as an alien bar character in the 1996 video game Star Trek: Klingon.

Cocco was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to California with her family at the age of 2.  She grew up in Santa Ana, California, and graduated from the Santa Ana High School in 1979.  Throughout the following years, Cocco started to work as a model and was featured as a model for Alberto Mousse in several magazines.  She also worked as model for Revlon, Jimmy Z Ad, Pool & Spa magazine, 7-Up, Auto Stereo Sound magazine and McDonald's.

Besides her work on Star Trek, Cocco was also featured as Marla in the daily soap General Hospital and as a regular lifeguard in several episodes of Baywatch.  Among her film work are the drama Gross Anatomy, the science fiction films Demolition Man, Barb Wire and Virtuosity, and the action comedy Bulletproof.  Following her background work in Demolition Man, Cocco was cast as the lead computer voice in the Demolition Man pinball game in 1994 and the 1995 video game Angel Devoid: Face of the Enemy.

In the early 1990s, Cocco was part of the group of background regulars who made a promotional tour for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, appearing as a Ferengi.  She has continued to appear at conventions throughout the United States and was most recently a guest at the London Film & Comic Con in 2012.  Currently, Cocco is working as a dental hygienist in California.
 
Keith R. A. DeCandido
AUTHOR GUEST OF HONOR

Keith R. A. DeCandido
is back for his fourth straight Treklanta, which makes him an ace.  Or something.  He has written for more than two dozen different licensed universes, including Star Trek (dozens of pieces of fiction, most recently The Klingon Art of War, which debuted at this convention in 2014), Stargate SG-1 (the new novel Kali's Wrath and a short story in Far Horizons), Firefly (the novelization of Serenity and an adventure for the Firefly RPG), Farscape (the "fifth-season" comics published from 2008-2011, written with series creator Rockne S. O'Bannon), Heroes Reborn (Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World), Sleepy Hollow (Children of the Revolution), Supernatural (Nevermore, Bone Key and Heart of the Dragon), World of Warcraft (Cycle of Hatred), Doctor Who (short stories in Decalog 3: Consequences and Destination Prague), The X-Files (a short story in Trust No One), Marvel Comics (two Spider-Man novels, a bunch of short stories and an upcoming trilogy) and tons more.  His original work includes the "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, starting with Dragon Precinct in 2004 and continuing through half a dozen books and short stories; a cycle of urban fantasy short stories taking place in Key West that have appeared in Ragnarok and Roll: Tales of Cassie Zukav Weirdness Magnet, Out of Tune, Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R. A. DeCandido, Buzzy Mag and Story of the Month Club; the Super City Police Department stories and novels (The Case of the Claw and stories in With Great Power and The Side of Good/The Side of Evil); and an upcoming series of urban fantasy novels based in New York City featuring a monster hunter named Bram Gold.  In 2009, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.  He has been doing rewatches of shows in the Star Trek and Stargate franchises for Tor.com since 2011, as well as the 1966 Batman.  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 his cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net.
 
Alec Peters
STAR TREK GUEST OF HONOR

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.
 
Jack Stauffer
SPACE OPERA GUEST OF HONOR

Since 1968, Jack Stauffer's career has encompassed the entire spectrum of the entertainment industry.  From his starring roles as Bojay in the original Battlestar Galactica television series and as Chuck Tyler in All My Children to pilots for his own series on three other occasions, guest appearances on more than 60 different primetime series, miniseries and television movies, numerous stage productions and over 250 commercials, Stauffer personifies the model of the versatile actor.  Most recently, in 2008, Stauffer regaled San Francisco Bay area viewers with a stunning portrayal of Willy Loman in the Hapgood Theatre's production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman."  This performance was hailed by area critics as "absolutely stunning and honest" and "riveting."

Since 2000, when he left his home in Southern California and moved to the Monterey Peninsula, Stauffer has been active as both an actor and a director, starring in productions for most of the area's theaters.  As a director, in 2006, he was at the helm of Pacific Repertory Theatre's The Full Monty.  This production broke the attendance record for the theater and was hailed as the best production in the theater's history.  In 2006, he also directed A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Monterey Peninsula College.  Since 2000, he has directed numerous other shows, including Lend Me a Tenor, Black Comedy, Over the River and Through the Woods, Don't Dress for Dinner and the musical Messugah-nuns.  These productions, garnering smash reviews and hailed by more than one newspaper as being among the best comedies ever presented on the Monterey Peninsula, completely sold out and had to be extended.

Also a versatile nightclub entertainer, Stauffer has performed at conventions all over the country.  His cabaret, "How Come I Never Got the Girl?," features songs from musicals he has starred in wrapped around humorous anecdotes from his many years in the business.
 
Carel Struycken
STAR TREK, STAR WARS & BABYLON 5 GUEST OF HONOR

Best known to the general public for playing Lurch in The Addams Family (1991), Addams Family Values (1993) and Addams Family Reunion (1998) motion pictures, Carel Struycken is best known to Star Trek fans for playing Mr. Homn, Lwaxana Troi's assistant and valet, in five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-92) and The Spectre in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Thaw" (1996).  Struycken also played King Terak in the Star Wars TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985), The Giant in five episodes of Twin Peaks (1990-91), Trader in the Babylon 5 episode "Soul Mates" (1994) and Arquillian in Men in Black (1997).  He most recently played Matthew Kinkaid in The Blacklist episode "The Mombasa Cartel (No. 114)" (2014).

Struycken was born in The Hague, Netherlands.  When he was four years old, his family moved to Curaçao, an island in the Caribbean, where, at age 15, he composed several Caribbean waltzes.  At 16, he returned to his home country, where he finished secondary school and graduated from the directing program at the film school in Amsterdam.  After that, he spent a year at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.  An avid photographer, Struycken lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife, with whom he has two children.

 
John & Bjo Trimble
FAN GUESTS OF HONOR

John & Bjo Trimble are significant figures in the history of science fiction fandom in general and Star Trek in particular.

Bjo Trimble helped revive a flagging Los Angeles Science Fiction Society in the late 1950s.  In 1958, she put together the "Worldcon Futuristic Fashion Show" at Solacon, the 1958 16th World Science Fiction Convention.  She ran one again in 1966 at Tricon, the 24th Worldcon, incidentally giving fandom a glimpse of three early Star Trek costumes.  She started and directed "Project Art Show," the first modern convention art show, in 1960.  The success of Project Art Show led to art shows becoming a profitable part of most conventions, large and small.

The Trimbles' most famous cause was the successful "Save Star Trek" campaign, generally credited with allowing the series to run for a third season rather than being canceled after two.  They also ran the campaign to have the first of NASA's space shuttles named Enterprise.  Her efforts earned her an uncredited role as a crew member in Star Trek: The Motion Picture, along with a contingent of other members of fandom who were allowed to serve as extras in full costume, portraying crew members (both human and alien) in the Recreation Deck scene (at the time, the largest number of persons ever appearing in a single Star Trek scene).  Her other film credits include makeup design for Flesh Gordon and a role as "Ma Cant," a satirical version of Superman's Martha Kent, in a film short called Superbman: The Other Movie.

Bjo Trimble authored the first encyclopedic collection of data for Star Trek, The Star Trek Concordance, which contains cross-referenced details on every character, setting, event and device in every episode of the original Star Trek, its animated incarnation and, in later editions of the book, the Star Trek films.  According to Richard Arnold, the Concordance was used as a primary source of official canon by writers of the Star Trek universe when he first started working at Paramount.

Bjo Trimble received the Big Heart Award in 1964, and (in her persona of Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani) the Society for Creative Anachronism's Order of the Laurel, an art award.  Bjo and John are also members of the SCA's Order of the Pelican for service.  (She and John were Baron and Baroness of the SCA's Barony of the Angels [the Los Angeles Chapter of the SCA] from September 2008 until January 2012.)  She also received the International Costumers Guild's Lifetime Achievement award.  Bjo was Guest of Honor at 1995's Dragon*Con, the 6th North American Science Fiction Convention, as well as at many other science fiction and Star Trek conventions around the world.  Bjo and John Trimble were also the Fan Guests of Honor at the 60th Worldcon, ConJosé.

The Trimbles live in Southern California.
 
Featured Guests
Vincent Barnett
A lifelong Trekkie, Vincent Barnett is the creator and executive producer of Scienstars, an educational sci-fi series for the young and young at heart.  For years, he wrote fan fiction and even pitched ideas to the producers of Star Trek: Voyager after a well-received spec script.  Fan fiction steered toward fan production with the discovery of the amazing Hidden Frontier, New Voyages, Starship Exeter and others, but on the way to his first fan film, something wonderful happened: children!  During one of those 3 a.m. feedings that all parents fondly remember, Barnett remembered the powerful potential of sci-fi to spark a child’s interest in science, just as Star Trek did for him many years ago... and thus, Scienstars was born!  Scienstars stands proudly on the shoulders of Star Trek and other giants to tell exciting stories that incorporate science education from newly released standards for grades K-12.  Barnett is excited to share with you his passion for inspiring children to become the next generation of scientists!
 
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.
 
Jeff Carroll
Jeff Carroll is a writer and filmmaker who is pioneering what he calls hip hop horror, sci-fi and fantasy.  His stories always have lots of action and a social edge.  He has written and produced two films, Holla If I Kill You and Gold Digger Killer, which won Best Picture at the 2005 International Hip Hop Film Festival.  Mr. Carroll has published three books: the novelization of Gold Digger Killer, Thug Angel: Rebirth of a Gargoyle and It Happened on Negro Mountain.  In 2015, he released his first collection of short stories as Sci-Fi Streetz: The Book of Hip Hop Sci-Fi Stories.  His short stories have appeared in both The Black Science Fiction Society's anthology and their magazine, as well as The City, a collaborative anthology by The State of Black Science Fiction.

Mr. Carroll also produces The Monster, a traveling sci-fi panel which features writers of color in a lively discussion of comic books, movies and Black people.  He writes out of south Florida, where he lives with his wife and youngest son.  Connect with him at his blog, Hip Hop Comix N Flix, and on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
 
Jevocas "Java" Green
Jevocas "Java" Green comes to us for his first time at Treklanta!  Having been a longtime Star Trek fan, growing up with the show with his family, he is thrilled to be a part of this convention.  His favorite captains are Kathryn Janeway and Jean-Luc Picard.  Green is best known for his long-running stint as Dr. Frank N. Furter with Atlanta's own live cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Lips Down On Dixie (LDOD), Fridays at midnight for an amazing 14 of the 16 years the show has been running.  LDOD is the longest-running theatrical event in Atlanta and Green has definitely made his stamp on Atlanta performing with them.  He has also been the headlining Frank N. Furter for 13 of the 15 performances of the show for Dragon*Con.

Along with performing with the acclaimed shadow cast, Green is also an actor and filmmaker, appearing in such films as The Blind Side, Ben 10: Alien Swarm and on television with Drop Dead Diva and as a recurring zombie on The Walking Dead.  He is also the creator, producer and titular star of the YouTube web series, Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor and a big fan of the Doctor Who/Star Trek crossover comics.  He is also an established makeup artist, working with the Netherworld Haunted House, voted #1 in the nation several years consecutively, and on the feature film Ace the Zombie.  Green is also one of the executive producers, co-writers, co-directors and the makeup supervisor for the Uncanny X-Men YouTube fan series, and he will be starring in the upcoming ensemble found footage horror film The Lost Footage from Crimson Films and the upcoming comedy horror film Atlanta Vampire Movie by Idol Hands Entertainment and Mile 29 Films.

Green has also launched his own production company, Jymeni Productions LLC.  He is also a published author, with several erotica fiction stories with Wilde City Press.  Find and keep up with him on Facebook, Instagram and IMDb!
 
Lynn McArthur
Actress, model and entertainer Lynn McArthur was born in Georgia but soon moved to California at a very young age and was bitten by the acting bug at 7.  She auditioned and was chosen for a Broadway production at 9 years old and was later cast in her first recurring role as Detective Abbey West in Atlanta Homicide (later renamed Atlanta Investigations: HD).  She's best known for her recent roles as Trixie in Lumber Baron of Jasper County and as Kellie Callahan in Swamp Murders, as well as playing herself on Celebrity Wife Swap with Corey Feldman.

McArthur is currently involved in the preproduction of her horror thriller feature film The Cravens, in which she plays the lead character of Victoria Rain.  She has appeared in a number of other TV shows (Drop Dead Diva, Chronicles of Passion), commercials (Subaru, Nissan, AmeriTrust, Direct Insurance), music videos and feature films (Madea Goes to Jail, Friday the 13th: Man in the Lake).  The Locator 2: Braxton Returns has been her favorite film to date because she got to play with guns and learn choreography for some fighting.

As CEO of Infectious Films Entertainment, McArthur has had the opportunity to work in casting, assistant directing, producing and acting.  In addition to The Cravens, she is currently working on two other feature films.
 
Clay Sayre
Clay Sayre is a very disturbed 50-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.
 
R. Alan Siler
R. Alan Siler is the author of Doctor Who's Greatest Hits: An Unauthorized Guide to the Best Stories From Time and Space (kOZMIC Press, 2015) and a contributing author to More Doctor Who and Philosophy: Regeneration Time (Open Court Press, 2015) edited by Courtland Lewis.  He's also a lifelong geek and musician.  He's been a KISS fan since 1977, a Saturday Night Live fan since 1978, a Star Trek fan since 1982, a Doctor Who fan since 1983, and a fan of sci-fi movies from such an early age that he'd never be able to put a date to it.  He's currently working on a second Doctor Who book as well as Star Trek's Greatest Hits: An Unauthorized Guide to the Best Stories from the Final Frontier.
 
Guest Performers
Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company (ARTC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving, promoting, performing and educating people about the art of audio theater (radio drama).  ARTC performs live audio drama at a wide variety of events, often with a very specific focus on science fiction, horror or fantasy.  They have been performing roughly 24 years and have performed at such notable venues as Dragon*Con, Mythic Journeys, Stone Mountain and the World Fantasy Convention.

Some of their more noteworthy adaptations include several works by H. P. Lovecraft, including The Call of Cthulhu, The Dunwich Horror and At the Mountains of Madness.  They have also performed adaptations of works by H. G. Wells, including The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau and The Time Machine.  However, several authors who do not have work in the public domain have also given permission either personally or through their estate, including Robert A. Heinlein for adaptations of All You Zombies, The Man Who Traveled in Elephants and The Menace From Earth; Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman for an adaptation of Lord Durndrun's Party; Henry Lee Forest's Special Order and James P. Hogan's Zap Thy Neighbor.

Over the years, various members of ARTC have participated in or taught classes for various workshops, including the MidWest Radio Theatre Workshop and its successor organization, the National Audio Theatre Festival; The Himan Brown Workshop at the University of Georgia; and in Macon and Cartersville, Georgia.  Their writers continue to teach radio drama writing at science fiction conventions around the country.

Treklanta is delighted to welcome the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company for their first appearance and performance for us in 2016.
 
Captain's Log
Captain's Log is an improv comedy group that performs the first Friday of each month at the Village Theatre in Atlanta.  The cast includes Syl Turner, Josh Warren, Cory Di Mino, Kevin Goreham, Tom Bastek, Elliot Goff and Erica Anthony.  Most of the crew are big fans of sci-fi, but some have never seen an episode of Star Trek.  It's a sci-fi mishmash hodgepodge of galactic proportions.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Captain's Log to our second annual Star Trek Comedy Show.
 
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 second annual Star Trek Comedy Show.
 
"Dirty Harry"
"Dirty Harry" (a.k.a. Hendry Betts III) is the host of Dirty Harry's Karaoke Cantina.  After a very popular karaoke show at Treklanta 2015, we are pleased to welcome him back for another evening of karaoke entertainment.
 
Felt Nerdy
Felt Nerdy is the Atlanta-based husband and wife puppetry performance team of Veronica and Charles Bramlett.  After two very popular puppet shows at Treklanta in 2014 and 2015, we are pleased to welcome them back for another highly entertaining show in 2016.
 
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!
 
Guest Artists
Justin Anderson
Justin Anderson is a product of the '80s, cartoons, gaming, hip-hop and southern culture, and his 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.  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, with a heavily saturated influence from drip painter Jackson Pollack and bold lines from comic books, realism, street art and video games.  Anderson lives to draw and draws to live, continually pushing the boundaries of his own limits as he continues on his journey to become a master artist and successful graphic designer.

Anderson was a Guest Artist at our first Artists Alley in 2015 and we are pleased to welcome him back this year.
 
Gillian Parker
Gillian Parker is a longtime henna artist who only uses natural henna for her art.  Her mission is to provide only the best quality, affordable henna tattoos, creating beautiful artwork on your skin.  She mixes traditional and modern designs and can add glitter and rhinestones to your tattoos.  Parker does her best to educate her customers against the dangers of black henna.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Parker to our Artists Alley for the first time this year.  Visit her Facebook page at Your Henna Art.

 
Malik Roberts
Malik Roberts
is a native of Washington, D.C., and a longtime devotee of the arts.  He has been drawing and painting all his life and is now realizing his lifelong dream of making animated cartoons.  He has also begun exhibiting his work in local art shows and is a presidential honor roll student at The Art Institute of Atlanta.  Although Roberts' art is heavily influenced by the classical Disney aesthetic, he seeks new directions, taking influence from Syd Mead, Ralph McQuarrie, Jack Kirby, John Buscema and The Brothers Hildebrandt, as well as the history of modern art.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Roberts to our Artists Alley for the first time this year.
 
Scott Rorie
Scott Rorie
is a freelance artist from Cary, North Carolina.  He is known for his realistic portraits and has worked for many different card companies, creating sketch cards for sets like Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager for Rittenhouse Archives; numerous Star Wars sets for Topps; The Walking Dead for Cryptozoic Entertainment; and many others.  His original art ranges in size from "sketch card" to full-size paintings, art prints and sketch cover paintings on comics.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Rorie to our Artists Alley for the first time this year.
 
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 back to our second Artists Alley in 2016.  Visit his web site at Paintings by Dimitri Walker.
 
Guest Authors
Michael Lackey
Michael Lackey's first novel, The Bad Seed, is a medieval fantasy that follows Zachery Morely as he discovers a mysterious dark figure in his family's garden that tells him of doom and destruction coming to his world.  He leaves a tree sapling that houses a demon and consumes living creatures as it grows.  As the tree consumes a living human, the demon takes his body as host and is unleashed upon the world.  The people are depending on an unborn Champion of Light to save them!

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Lackey to our Authors Alley for the first time this year.
 
Louis Puster III
Louis Puster III grew up in the Catskill Mountains.  After graduating from high school, his family went south to Tennessee.  From that relatively quiet town, life launched him on an ever-changing journey.  Stopping in Atlanta, Georgia, for several years before heading to Florida, then out to Los Angeles and San Francisco and then back to the East Coast, his only constant was his desire to tell stories.  This creative inspiration has manifested in many forms.  Most recently, he has begun writing dark fantasy fiction.

The Saga of Ukumog is Puster's dark fantasy series about an undead man with a forgotten past, a woman seeking revenge and a sword with a taste for the souls of dark things.  There are three novels in the series so far: Wracked, Desecrated and Flayed.

Information about Puster's work and a blog that he infrequently updates can be found at www.louispuster3.com.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Puster to our Authors Alley for the first time this year.
 
Winfield H. Strock III
Cold War submarine veteran Winfield H. Strock III has finally discovered his life's passion in writing.  And it only took a brush with death for him to take his calling seriously.  As a hotel night desk clerk, Strock struggled to begin his life anew in the civilian world.  Bored by bad television and infomercials, he took to writing as a hobby suited to his solitary job and hyperactive imagination.  Surviving a brain tumor brought his priorities better into focus and his hobby became his obsession.

A fan of thought-provoking science fiction and history, Strock's works frame familiar and controversial issues within fantastic environments and from challenging perspectives.  His four published novels include Adventures Above the Aether; its sequel, Aether Legion; Red Sounding; and The Veneer Clause; all of which are available on Amazon.

From vampires on a submarine to steampunk starships and beyond, Strock hopes to move hearts to action and entertain minds open to a larger universe.  He facilitates the Camden Writer's Workshop and mentors aspiring writers at his web site, TitaniumBrain.com.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Strock to our Authors Alley for the first time this year.
 
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 nine years, has won eighteen 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, "Ladies Night Out" in 2014 and "Room Service" in 2015.  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.  He will also play the role of the Rebel Klingon Commander in the Star Trek: Valkyrie audio series episode "Klingon Honor."
 
Matt Steinberg
Director of Operations


Matt Steinberg joined Treklanta as a staff volunteer in 2011.  He served as Director of Technical Operations from 2013 to 2015 and has served as Director of Operations since 2016.
 
Brian Holloway
Director of Star Trek Programming Track

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

Marcia 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!
 
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 STARFLEET International 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.  He joined Treklanta in 2013 as a member of the On-Site Registration staff and became its Director in 2014.
 
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 Treklanta as Director of Gaming in 2011 and is responsible for the smooth and continuous operation of our 24-hour gaming room
.
 
Julianne Trew
Artists Alley & 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.
 
Christopher M. Jones
Director of Social Media & Guest Relations


Christopher M. Jones has been an attending member of Treklanta since 2011 and joined the staff as Director of Social Media & Guest Relations following the 2015 convention.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Ken Lackner
Director of Photography


For Ken Lackner, it all started in 2008 when he would take his "crappy little point-and-shoot" camera to his friends’ shows and snap a few pics of their bands for them, always wishing for better shots.  So he scrimped and saved and robbed his couch cushions of spare change and finally bought himself a good camera.  He's always considered himself a technical guy, not an artistic one—his formal education is in Electronics Engineering Technology—but since purchasing that first good camera, he's discovered his talent for photography and had the pleasure of shooting some amazing people, places and things.  From concerts and band promo photos to weddings and portraits, he's had a blast capturing each unique moment and gets fired up about every opportunity to shoot some photographs.

Mr. Lackner joined Treklanta as Director of Photography in 2016.
 
Jay Cannon
Con Suite Director


Jay Cannon joined Treklanta as Con Suite Director in 2012.
 
Hours of Operation
REGISTRATION
OPEN GAMING
DEALERS ROOM
STAR TREK FAN FILM FESTIVAL
CON SUITE
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
Opens at 5:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
7:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15
7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
Open all day and night
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
Closes at 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Programming Tracks  
Star Trek Programming
Space Opera Programming
CHARDONNAY BALLROOM
SAUVIGNON BALLROOM
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 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 sixth annual convention.
STAR WARS
BATTLESTAR
GALACTICA
OTHER
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Star Trek... In the Hands of the Fans
Join us as we take an open and honest look at independent Star Trek fan film productions.  Ask questions and hear stories about how they got their start and what costuming/makeup trials they have to contend with... among many other things.  Learn how to get that just-right look for conventions or fan films.  Also, take a moment to see if you have the right look to join your favorite series.  Troy Bernier, Java Green, Clay Sayre.  Moderator: Brian Holloway.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Welcome to the Space Opera Track 2016!
Introduction of staff and intro to all of the yummy, fun programing for the weekend.  Get up to speed on our guests.  Prep for this year's trivia that spans the convention!  Start your quest for Chromabits® now!  How keen are your observation skills?  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Neil Bond, Kathryn Adcox, Theresa Watkins.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. · (OFF SITE) COMFORT SUITES HOTEL, 2060 CRESCENT CENTRE BLVD, TUCKER GA  30084
VIP Champagne Reception
Treklanta's Guardians of Forever and Ambassadors are invited to kick off the convention by enjoying a selection of catered hors d'oeuvres and various champagnes in an intimate, dinner-style atmosphere with our Guests of Honor Carel Struycken, Tracee Lee Cocco, Jack Stauffer, John & Bjo Trimble, Keith R. A. DeCandido and Alec Peters.  Attendance is limited to 30 persons and restricted to persons over the age of 21.  Ambassador memberships are sold out for this year.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Star Trek... "Beyond" J. J. Abrams and "Into" 2017
We have a Star Trek feature film from Paramount premiering in July and a brand new TV series from CBS premiering next January.  Little is known about the film and even less is known about the series, but we'll compare notes, talk about what we do know, speculate on what we might see on both the big and little screens, and what we would like to see on both!  It's the beginning of an all-new era in Star Trek fandom!  Troy Bernier, Java Green, Clay Sayre.  Moderator: Brian Holloway.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Made in Space Opera
Come make your very own Space Opera badge!  Wear it all weekend and beyond.  Materials provided.  Also get an early introduction to Scienstar Productions, and see what they have in store for creative interaction.  Kathryn Adcox, Vincent Barnett (Scienstar Productions).
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 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.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
A Space Opera Travelogue Continues
Last year we sampled culture, cuisine and more from each of the colonies of Battlestar Galactica.  This year, step aboard the Space Opera Universe Express as we revisit some of the BSG colonies and continue our journey to the universes of Firefly, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Dark Matter and... who knows?  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton, Kathryn Adcox, Neil Bond.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
The (Legal) Battle for Axanar
Alec Petersthe creator and executive producer of the award-winning fan film Prelude to Axanar—and his team have recently become the unexpected center of gravity in Star Trek fandom following the highly publicized actions taken by CBS and Paramount against their planned feature-length film.  Come find out what's going on, what's at stake and what this could mean for the future of all fan films.  Alec Peters.
FRIDAY, APRIL 15 · 10:45 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
Viewings: Firefly Fan Film, New Space Operas & TWITS
Curious about Dark Matter, Killjoys, Legends of Tomorrow or The Expanse?  Here is your chance to sample them in the company of others.  We will also be showing the Firefly fan film, Browncoats: Independence War.  For good measure, we have TWITS (They Were In That?!), where you can see favorite space opera stars in roles you have probably never seen, and some they may wish they could forget!  Neil Bond, Richard Johnson.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
After-Hours: Costuming for Late Night
More and more conventions are catering to after-hours activities.  Whether it's 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's late night doesn't mean you should look bad!  Brian Holloway.
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Collecting Star Trek Props & Costumes
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 and costumes.  In 2008, he created Propworx, which held the Battlestar Galactica Prop Auctions, considered by many to be the finest prop and costume auctions ever.  Find out how to get authentic items for your collection... not cheap knock-offs!
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — FIREFLY
Firefly 2517 and Beyond

We all have our wants and desires for what would have/should have happened if the series continued.  Where does Serenity fit in?  Where are they now?  Let's share!  Theresa Parker, Jeff Carroll, Kathryn Arnold, Sheila Middleton.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Carel Struycken
Best known to the general public for playing Lurch in The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and Addams Family Reunion motion pictures, Carel Struycken is best known to Star Trek fans for playing Mr. Homn, Lwaxana Troi's assistant and valet, in five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Spectre in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Thaw."

SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Produce A Space Opera Film with Your Children

Kids love to see themselves in pics and video online, but without guidance, we get videos of them doing silly stunts like running headfirst into a picket fence.  Why not show them how to create a coherent, compelling story instead?  A great way to learn something is to have kids (and grownups) teach it to someone else.  And a great way to do that is to incorporate that learning into a cool sci-fi scenario.  With just a few materials, like a $2 green tablecloth and a $2 app on an iPhone, Scienstar Productions can clone someone on film in two minutes flat.  Are you ready to get "cloned"?  Participate or watch as a story comes to life!  Vincent Barnett, Scienstar Productions.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Treklanta Welcomes Star Trek: New Voyages
Star Trek: New Voyages is a continuation of the original Star Trek series beginning in the fourth year of the USS Enterprise's five-year mission.  Clay Sayre plays the Klingon Commander Kor and Troy Bernier plays an orderly in the award-winning episode "Mind-Sifter."  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 16 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Treklanta Presents Jack Stauffer
Best-known to science fiction fans as Lt. Bojay on the original Battlestar Galactica series, Jack Stauffer is also well-known as Chuck Tyler in All My Children plus guest appearances on more than 60 different primetime series, miniseries and television movies, numerous stage productions and over 250 commercials.  Moderator: Marcia Patterson.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Tracee Lee Cocco
Tracee Lee Cocco is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.  She was most visibly seen as Lt. Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation. She also appeared in the Next Generation films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
The Other Space Operas: The New, the Literature
How are the new shows faring?  Are you hooked on Syfy's Ascension or The Expanse?  What about Dark Matter or Killjoys?  And, yes, we are claiming DC's Legends of Tomorrow!  What is new and intriguing?  Just who are the characters that they hope we will come to love?  If you haven't seen them, come take a look.  Jeff Carroll, Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Theresa Watkins.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.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, the most recent being The Klingon Art of War, which debuted here at Treklanta in 2014.  Come meet this incredibly prolific and successful author of all things Trek.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. — STAR WARS
Star Wars Episode VII: Clean Slate or Hot Mess?
You know we had to include this one, right?  Lots to discuss and share about the mega-blockbuster that is Star Wars Episode VII. Take a really close look at it.  What did you enjoy or loathe?  What does it mean for the FUTURE of the franchise?  What do we know about Star Wars Episode VIII?  Richard Johnson, Jeff Carroll, Marcia Patterson.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents John & Bjo Trimble
John & Bjo Trimble, in a word, saved Star Trek from cancellation, founded Star Trek fandom, wrote the Star Trek fan's bible, The Star Trek Concordance, and launched the campaign to have the first space orbiter renamed USS Enterprise. Their works are legendary. They are Star Trek royalty.  And they're the nicest people you will ever meet.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet them here today.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
My Favorite Ships & Vessels
Ships are powerful characters in the space operas we love.  How do we connect with them?  Design?  Shape?  Color?  Mechanics?  We will examine the ship characters known as the Enterprise, Klingon Bird of Prey, Romulan Warbird, Imperial Star Destroyer, X-Wing Fighter, Millennium Falcon, Serenity (from Firefly), Battlestar Galactica (old and new comparison), Cylon Raider (old and new comparison), and the TARDIS.  In which episodes/movies do you feel ship characters were particularly persuasive?  Rick Jackson, Richard Johnson.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 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 16 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Why We Love Sci-Fi
Join featured guest Jeff Carroll for a lively discussion of the many reasons why we love our sci-fi: animated, live action, TV shows, films, comics and books.  Why is Space Opera such a "hot" genre?  Is there anything missing?  What is "new" in sci-fi?  Have you heard of Steam Funk?  Jeff Carroll and Friends.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Treklanta Presents the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company
Watch out, Rocky Jones!  Move over, Tom Corbett!  Buzz... Who?  It's time for Rory Rammer, Space Marshal!  Come away with us now, to the far-off future days of 1985 A.D., after men have landed on the Moon, when Space Marshal Rory Rammer and his sidekick "Skip" Sagan guard the rule of law and the rights of the innocent... from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the Moon!  Join us for this live, old-fashioned radio drama-style performance!
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Whedon's Women

Joss Whedon has created some astonishing female characters.  We'll chat about many of them and discover what makes them so compelling.  Theresa Watkins, Sheila Middleton, Jeff Carroll, Kathryn Adcox.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The 2016 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 17th 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 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant page for more information and to register as a contestant!
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Room closed for Cabaret set-up.

Please attend the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant!
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 9:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
The Star Trek Comedy Show
Set your phasers for fun and join us for this hilarious look at Star Trek and its fans!  First, we welcome stand-up comedian Eric Daugherty for a round of laughs at our expense.  Then...
Space: The Final Frontier.  Improv: A frontier before that.  Captain's Log: Somewhere in the middle.  Join the crew of Captain's Log, an improv comedy group. as they take you on a completely improvised trek through our universe, inspired by your suggestions.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 9:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
How Come I Never Got the Girl?
This delightful sixty-minute cabaret headlines former All My Children and Battlestar Galactica star Jack Stauffer.  Weaving songs from musical comedies in which he has starred and humerous anecdotes from his forty-five years in the entertainment industry, Jack provides a delightful mix of humor and song.  Jack has performed at conventions throughout the United States.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 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 16 · 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Room closed for Cabaret breakdown and Game set-up.
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 11:45 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Dirty Harry's Karaoke Cantina
It's late-night karaoke at a science fiction convention in a hotel ballroom hosted by a man who calls himself "Dirty Harry."  Clearly... ANYTHING could happen.  Don't be the person who hears about it on social media... BE the person who PUTS it on social media!
SATURDAY, APRIL 16 · 11:45 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
Space Opera Game Night

Try your luck at our games!  Some are back from last year (like Tribble Toss) and some are new this year (Chromabits® are always possible).
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Treklanta Presents John & Bjo Trimble
John & Bjo Trimble, in a word, saved Star Trek from cancellation, founded Star Trek fandom, wrote the Star Trek fan's bible, The Star Trek Concordance, and launched the campaign to have the first space orbiter renamed USS Enterprise. Their works are legendary. They are Star Trek royalty.  And they're the nicest people you will ever meet.  Don't miss this opportunity to meet them here today.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. — SPACE OPERA
How to Cope with the Space Opera Life Using Complementary Therapies
Traveling through space, wormholes and such can leave your body and mind in a shambles.  Remember when the Legends of Tomorrow crew made the first jump through time?  Did Star Wars Episode VII leave you with a sinus headache?  Does your skin crawl at the thought of returning to your mundane life?  Come see how aromatherapy, massage and other natural therapy techniques can help us cope and be ready for the next adventure!  Marcia Patterson, Licensed Massage Therapist.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
The Top 10 Best Episodes of Star Trek of All Time
Everyone has their idea of what the best episodes of Star Trek are... even author R. Alan Siler, who has labored long and hard to compile a perfect (more or less) Top 50 list, which he's been reviewing on his blog.  As we approach the 50th anniversary and await the debut (finally!) of a new major network Star Trek series, we'll use that list to take a look back at some of the highlights from all the past series.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. — BATTLESTAR GALACTICA
Theater Seminar with Jack Stauffer
Actor, director, singer and entertainer Jack Stauffer conducts his professional theater seminar... a must-see and must-do event for all aspiring actors at Treklanta!
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The 2nd Annual Independent Star Trek Fan Film Awards Ceremony

Treklanta is pleased to recognize achievements in excellence among the independent Star Trek fan films released in 2015.  Co-hosted by Treklanta Chairman Eric L. Watts and Star Trek Programming Track Director Brian Holloway,  Awards to be presented by our celebrity guests.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.SPACE OPERA
The Science of Space Opera: Film, Literature and Television
We know that science fiction can inspire people to go into science.  But can science fiction be used to teach science?  We will look at three ways the Scienstars series uses them to teach science (directly in the story, by pointing out bad science used for dramatic effect, and by showing the science of how the episodes are made).  What about other space opera and sci-fi properties?  Where do Babylon 5, Farscape and other shows fit in?  And what about sci-fi literature?  From where in the writer's mind do these ideas come from?  Does it matter if the science in sci-fi doesn't make scientific "sense"?  Vincent Barnett, Scienstar Productions; Jeff Carroll, Sheila Middleton.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Carel Struycken
Best known to the general public for playing Lurch in The Addams Family, Addams Family Values and Addams Family Reunion motion pictures, Carel Struycken is best known to Star Trek fans for playing Mr. Homn, Lwaxana Troi's assistant and valet, in five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation and The Spectre in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "The Thaw."
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Space Opera: New Horizons

New Battlestar Galactica and Stargate films are in the works; new shows and films are on the way.  What is breaking on the Space Opera horizon?  Marcia Patterson, Richard Johnson.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Tracee Lee Cocco
Tracee Lee Cocco is an actress, model and stuntwoman who worked on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.  She was most visibly seen as Lt. Jae, a regular background character on The Next Generation. She also appeared in the Next Generation films Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and Star Trek: Insurrection.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. — SPACE OPERA
Space Opera: Wrap and Win!
Close out our weekend with a blast.  How did you fare in the quest for Chromabits®?  What will be your reward?  Share your thoughts on the events this weekend.  And afterward, you may just be able to take a little bit of the room décor home with you as you help us clear the room!  Marcia Patterson, Sheila Middleton, Richard Johnson, Neil Bond, Kathryn Adcox, Theresa Watkins.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Finding the Right Look for the Right Price
Whether you want Rubie's, eBay or a local merchant, learn to get the most for your money.  Included will be local vendors for fabrics as well as area-wide costumers to provide the costumes you want.  Brian Holloway.

SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies

Join us for this celebratory wrap-up of the sixth 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 2017 and find out what, if anything, we've already got planned.  Eric L. Watts, Matt Steinberg, Brian Holloway, Marcia Patterson.
SUNDAY, APRIL 17 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Room closed for Closing Ceremonies.
 
The Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival
Friday, April 15
RELEASE DATE
START TIME
  SERIES NAME EPISODE
RUN TIME
END TIME
1/30/2015 7:00 PM   Project: Potemkin "We Few..." 0:11:01 7:11 PM
4/29/2015 7:15 PM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "The Starfleet Screw Up" 0:09:15 7:24 PM
6/19/2015 7:30 PM   Star Trek Continues "The White Iris" 0:47:54 8:17 PM
8/24/2015 8:20 PM   Star Trek: Renegades "Pilot" 1:28:04 9:48 PM
9/3/2015 9:50 PM   Star Trek: Intrepid "Transposition" 0:06:26 9:56 PM
9/13/2015 10:00 PM   Battlecruiser Kupok "Battle of Alawanir" 0:13:22 10:13 PM
9/20/2015 10:15 PM   Project: Potemkin "Ladies Night Out" 0:08:17 10:23 PM
9/26/2015 10:25 PM   Star Trek Continues "Divided We Stand" 0:42:45 11:08 PM
12/8/2015 11:10 PM   Starship Tristan "Moving Day" 0:10:38 11:21 PM
12/24/2015 11:25 PM   Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 1 0:35:40 12:00 AM
12/29/2015 12:05 AM   Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 2 0:31:37 12:36 AM
12/31/2015
12:40 AM
 
Star Trek: Natures Hunger
0:21:14
1:01 AM
Saturday, April 16
RELEASE DATE
START TIME
  SERIES NAME EPISODE
RUN TIME
END TIME
11/30/2014 10:00 AM   Star Trek: Unity "The Never-Ending Sacrifice" Part 1 0:16:10 10:16 AM
1/13/2015 10:20 AM   Star Trek: Unity "The Never-Ending Sacrifice" Part 2 0:28:37 10:48 AM
1/10/2015 10:50 AM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Why Toto Can't Join Starfleet" 0:13:01 11:03 AM
1/30/2015 11:05 AM   Project: Potemkin "We Few..." 0:11:01 11:16 AM
3/15/2015 11:20 AM   Project: Potemkin "Frazier's Angels" 0:08:07 11:28 AM
3/27/2015 11:30 AM   Project: Potemkin "The Chair" 0:06:14 11:36 AM
4/11/2015 11:40 AM   Star Trek: The Romulan Wars "Arius" 0:23:52 12:03 PM
4/29/2015 12:05 PM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "The Starfleet Screw Up" 0:09:15 12:15 PM
4/30/2015 12:20 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Together Alone" 0:30:07 12:50 PM
5/1/2015 12:55 PM   Star Trek: Reliant "The End of Change" 0:16:24 1:11 PM
5/18/2015 1:15 PM   Trek Isolation "A Great Responsibility" 0:04:19 1:19 PM
6/16/2015 1:25 PM   Star Trek: The Romulan Wars "The Atlas" 0:12:47 1:37 PM
6/17/2015 1:40 PM   Star Trek: Unity "Right of Statement" 0:31:38 2:11 PM
6/19/2015 2:15 PM   Star Trek Continues "The White Iris" 0:47:54 3:02 PM
7/7/2015 3:05 PM   Project: Potemkin "Third Watch" 0:07:06 3:12 PM
8/9/2015 3:15 PM   Project: Potemkin "Do No Harm" 0:12:44 3:27 PM
8/12/2015 3:30 PM   Star Trek: USS K'Ehleyr "Star Trek: Dark Horizon" 1:28:59 4:58 PM
8/24/2015 5:00 PM   Star Trek: Renegades "Pilot" 1:28:04 6:29 PM
9/3/2015 6:35 PM   Star Trek: Intrepid "Transposition" 0:06:26 6:41 PM
9/13/2015 6:45 PM   Battlecruiser Kupok "Battle of Alawanir" 0:13:22 6:58 PM
9/20/2015 7:00 PM   Project: Potemkin "Ladies Night Out" 0:08:17 7:08 PM
9/26/2015 7:10 PM   Star Trek Continues "Divided We Stand" 0:42:45 7:53 PM
10/2/2015 7:55 PM   Dreadnought Dominion "Anchors Aweigh" and "Haunted" 0:36:03 8:31 PM
10/13/2015 8:35 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "The Continuing..." 0:33:12 9:08 PM
10/31/2015 9:10 PM   Star Trek: Unity "There and Back Again" 0:19:46 9:29 PM
11/25/2015 9:35 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Closure" 0:31:50 10:06 PM
12/8/2015 10:10 PM   Starship Tristan "Moving Day" 0:10:38 10:20 PM
12/24/2015 10:25 PM   Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 1 0:35:40 11:00 PM
12/29/2015 11:05 PM   Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest Part 2 0:31:37 11:36 PM
12/31/2015 11:40 PM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Scorned at the Captain's Table" 0:21:14 12:01 AM
Sunday, April 17
RELEASE DATE
START TIME
  SERIES NAME EPISODE
RUN TIME
END TIME
1/10/2015 10:00 AM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Why Toto Can't Join Starfleet" 0:13:01 10:13 AM
1/30/2015 10:15 AM   Project: Potemkin "We Few..." 0:11:01 10:26 AM
3/15/2015 10:30 AM   Project: Potemkin "Frazier's Angels" 0:08:07 10:38 AM
3/27/2015 10:40 AM   Project: Potemkin "The Chair" 0:06:14 10:46 AM
4/29/2015 10:50 AM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "The Starfleet Screw Up" 0:09:15 10:59 AM
4/30/2015 11:05 AM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Together Alone" 0:30:07 11:35 AM
6/19/2015 11:40 AM   Star Trek Continues "The White Iris" 0:47:54 12:27 PM
7/7/2015 12:30 PM   Project: Potemkin "Third Watch" 0:07:06 12:37 PM
8/9/2015 12:40 PM   Project: Potemkin "Do No Harm" 0:12:44 12:52 PM
8/24/2015 12:55 PM   Star Trek: Renegades "Pilot" 1:28:04 2:23 PM
9/3/2015 2:25 PM   Star Trek: Intrepid "Transposition" 0:06:26 2:31 PM
9/13/2015 2:35 PM   Battlecruiser Kupok "Battle of Alawanir" 0:13:22 2:48 PM
9/20/2015 2:50 PM   Project: Potemkin "Ladies Night Out" 0:08:17 2:58 PM
9/26/2015 3:00 PM   Star Trek Continues "Divided We Stand" 0:42:45 3:43 PM
10/13/2015 3:45 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "The Continuing..." 0:33:12 4:18 PM
11/25/2015 4:20 PM   Star Trek: Antyllus "Closure" 0:31:50 4:52 PM
12/8/2015 4:55 PM   Starship Tristan "Moving Day" 0:10:38 5:05 PM
12/31/2015 5:10 PM   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "Scorned at the Captain's Table" 0:21:14 5:31 PM
     
 
Our 2016 Dealers
Table 1 Scienstar Productions
Table 7 Spencer Elliott
Tables 2-4 Starbase Atlanta
Table 8-9 Exile Into Imagination
Table 5 ASAP Printing
Tables 10-13 Lost Alien Collectibles
Table 6 Diane Stanton