Our 2017 Guests of Honor
David Gerrold
J. G. Hertzler
James Horan
Gary Graham
 
Scott L. Schwartz
     
Our 2017 Featured Guests
JOHN CABALLERO
LARRY KRUMENAKER
CLAY SAYRE
JOE CEPEDA
SCOTT LYTTLE
GREG TEFT
MIKE FABER
MARK McCRAY
RAY TESI
LARRY FLEMING
KEVIN C. NEECE
CHRISTOPHER TEVEBAUGH
MIKE GORDON
LESLIE E. OWEN
ADAM THRONE
MATT GREEN
DA'NEILLE ROY
JIM VON DOLTEREN
MICHAEL L. KING
 
GLEN L. WOLFE
     
Our 2017 Guest Performers
DIRTY HARRY
NICK EDELSTEIN
KONORA THE KLINGON
 
FELT NERDY
 
     
Our 2017 Guest Artists
MISSY BEN-YEHOSHUA
BETTY LIAO
SARAH WADE
TAMARA COMSTOCK
CARLY STRICKLAND
DIMITRI WALKER
ABBY HERMES
 
KATIE WHATLEY
     
Our 2017 Senior Staff
 Eric L. Watts, Founder & Chairman, Senior Director of Programming  Dimitri Walker, Artists Alley & Art Show Director
 William MacLeod, Director of Convention Operations  Mike Henigan, Gaming Room Director
 Adam Davis, Director of Technical Operations  Cindy MacLeod, Director of Dealer Relations
 Russell Ruhland, Director of On-Site Registration  Ken Lackner, Director of Photography
 Amanda McGowan, Director of Guest Transportation & Services  Melodie Sida, Director of Videography
 Charles Brent Chapman, Director of Security  Bryan R. Jones, Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival Director
 Brian Holloway, Director of Star Trek Programming Track Operations  Jay Cannon, Con Suite Director
•  Marq Collins, Director of Auxiliary Programming Track Operations  
   
Our 2017 Hours of Operation, Programming Tracks & Special Events Schedule
 
The 2017 Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival
 
Our 2017 Dealers
 
Guests of Honor
David Gerrold
David Gerrold is a classic science fiction writer that will go down in history as having created some of the most popular and redefining scripts, books and short stories in the genre.  He is the author of over 50 books, hundreds of articles and columns, and over a dozen television episodes, but is best known to Star Trek fans as the author of the iconic original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles;" its sequel, the animated series episode "More Tribbles, More Troubles;" and the nonfiction books The World of Star Trek, a behind-the-scenes reference and interview book, and The Trouble with Tribbles, detailing his experiences in the production of that episode.  He also co-wrote (with Oliver Crawford) the original series episode "The Cloud Minders," and wrote the animated series episode "Bem," the Star Trek paperback novel The Galactic Whirlpool and the novelization of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint."  Gerrold was also a story editor for The Next Generation during its first season and helped write the series' "Writers Bible."

Onscreen, Gerrold provided the voice for Em/3/Green in the animated series episode "The Jihad" and appeared as an extra in Star Trek: The Motion Picture and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations."

Gerrold also wrote and directed "Blood and Fire," a two-part episode of the independent Star Trek fan film series Star Trek: New Voyages.  The story had originally been submitted to Star Trek: The Next Generation twenty years earlier but was rejected due to its controversial subject matter and characterizations.

Additional TV writing credits include episodes from Babylon 5 ("Believers"), The Twilight Zone ("A Day in Beaumont" and "A Saucer of Loneliness"), Land of the Lost ("Cha-Ka," "The Sleestak God," "Hurricane," "Possession" and "Circle"), Tales from the Darkside ("Levitation" and "If the Shoes Fit"), Logan's Run ("Man Out of Time") and others.  Gerrold's novels include When HARLIE Was One, The Man Who Folded Himself, The War Against the Chtorr septology, the Star Wolf trilogy, the Dingilliad young adult trilogy, the Trackers duology and many more sci-fi classics.

The autobiographical tale of his son's adoption, The Martian Child, won the Hugo and Nebula awards for Best Novelette of the Year and was the basis for the 2007 movie, Martian Child, starring John Cusack, Amanda Peet and Joan Cusack.
 
Gary Graham
Gary Graham
played two roles in Star Trek: the Ocampa Tanis in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Cold Fire" and the Vulcan ambassador Soval in eleven episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, including "Broken Bow," "Shadows of P'Jem," "Shockwave, Part II," "Cease Fire," "The Expanse," "Twilight," "Home," "The Forge," "Awakening," "Kir'Shara" and "Terra Prime."  He reprised his role as Soval in the independent Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar and also played Ragnar in the fan films Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek: Renegades.

Beyond the realm of Star Trek, Graham is probably best known for playing Matt Sikes in the television series Alien Nation and a recurring role on the television series M.A.N.T.I.S.  His feature films include Lost on Paradise Island, Hardcore, The Hollywood Knights, All the Right Moves, The Arrogant, The Last Warrior, Robot Jox, Man Trouble, Necronomicon: Book of the Dead, Flight of the Dove, To Die Quietly, Steel, Running Woman, Siren, Plugged, Mistaken Identity, InAlienable, Quantum Quest: A Cassini Odyssey, Dreams Awake and Action Hero.
 
J. G. Hertzler
John Garman "J. G." Hertzler
, from Savannah, Georgia, has portrayed many different roles on several Star Trek series.  He is one of only five actors to play seven or more different characters in the Star Trek franchise (the others are Jeffrey Combs, Randy Oglesby, Vaughn Armstrong and Thomas Kopache).  Hertzler's best-known role is Martok, whom he played for four seasons on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He also played the Vulcan Captain, Roy Ritterhouse and Laas in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "Emissary," "Far Beyond the Stars" and "Chimera," respectively; the Hirogen Hunter in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse;" and Advocate Kolos and the Klingon Captain in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Judgment" and "Borderland," respectively.  He also played Koval in the 2007 Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Admiral Samuel Travis in the 2014 award-winning Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar.

In addition, Hertzler has provided voiceover roles on several Star Trek computer games, including Star Trek: Armada and Star Trek: Armada II as the voice of Martok.  He also wrote the continuation of that character's story in The Left Hand of Destiny novel with Jeffrey Lang.

Hertzler made his film debut in the 1978 independent horror film The Redeemer: Son of Satan!, then appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film ...And Justice for All.  In the 1970s and 1980s, however, he worked primarily on stage, including a stint on Broadway in an adaptation of the Greek tragedy The Bacchae.

One of Hertzler's first major television roles was a guest spot in the 1990 Quantum Leap episode "Sea Bride - June 3, 1954."  He then became a regular on the 1990s series Zorro, playing Alcalde Ignacio de Soto during the show's third and fourth seasons.  He has since guest-starred on such shows as The Adventures of Brisco Country Jr.; Diagnosis Murder; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman; Seinfeld; Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman; Charmed; Roswell; and Touched by an Angel.  Hertzler had a recurring role as a gallery owner on the HBO series Six Feet Under.  His other TV credits include the role of Black Dog in the 1994 family-oriented fantasy TV movie Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins, as well as roles in the 1996 mini-series Innocent Victims and the biographical TV movie Pirates of Silicon Valley.  In addition to his film and television work, Hertzler has supplied his voice to a number of video games, in addition to the Star Trek games mentioned above.  He and his Deep Space Nine co-star Armin Shimerman both had voiceover roles in the 2007 computer game BioShock.  More recently, Hertzler voiced Captain Benjamin Mathius in the computer game Dead Space.

In November 2013, he was elected to the town board of Ulysses, New York, a suburb of Ithaca, twenty minutes south of a town called Romulus.  He has been residing in Trumansburg, New York, and worked for a time as a theater and film department adjunct professor at Cornell University.
 
James Horan
James Horan has played various characters in four different Star Trek series: as Jo'Bril in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Suspicions" and as Lieutenant Barnaby in the Next Generation episode "Descent, Part II;" as Ikat'ika in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light;" as Tosin in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Fair Trade;" and as a "Humanoid Figure" in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Broken Bow," "Cold Front," "Shockwave," "Shockwave, Part II" and "The Expanse."  In addition, he lent his voice to the video games Star Trek: Klingon Academy and Star Trek: Starfleet Command III.  He is a veteran television soap opera actor, having starred in Guiding Light, Another World, General Hospital, All My Children and The Young and the Restless.

Horan is well-known for his guest appearance on the hit science fiction television series Highlander as the evil Immortal named Grayson in the first-season episode "Band of Brothers."  He had a recurring role on Zorro and also made guest appearances on Baywatch, Melrose Place, Walker, Texas Ranger, Charmed and Lost.

In 1994, Horan co-starred with Louise Fletcher in the made-for-television movie The Haunting of Seacliff Inn.  His film credits include Chattanooga Choo Choo, Scanner Cop, Counter Measures and the epic Gods and Generals.

Currently, Horan mostly supplies voices for video games, including The Hobbit (as Smaug), Ghost Recon, Freelancer, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Everquest II, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and its expansion packs Chaos Rising and Retribution.  He also has a recurring role as Wheeljack on Transformers: Prime.
 
Scott L. Schwartz
Scott L. Schwartz is an actor and stunt performer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, who played an Alpha Hirogen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Prey," an Orion Guard in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland," and a Terran marauder in two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He is probably most often recognized for his role as Bruiser in the feature films Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13, but he has also appeared in such big-budget films as Spider-Man, The Scorpion King, Starsky & Hutch and Fun with Dick and Jane.  His recent television credits include playing Boris on three episodes of Alibi Boys, Big Guard on Castle and Huge Bouncer on The Mentalist.  Schwartz is also the writer, director and producer of the action crime drama feature film Changing Hands.

From the late 1970s until the early 1990s, Schwartz was a professional wrestler known as "The Israeli Commando."  Standing somewhere between 6' 8" and 6' 10" (depending on which web site you're reading), he is easy to spot in a crowd.
 
Featured Guests
John Caballero
John Caballero is a Florida native whose family moved to Florida in the late 1890s to work on the Flagler Railroad.  His grandfather, Kenneth Oscar Morgan, was a navigation and flight instructor for the U.S. Navy and Pan American World Airways in the 1940s.  This is where Ken and his wife Harriet became close friends with Gene Roddenberry.  Caballero grew up hearing stories about in-flight occurrences (losing engines, doors coming open and, yes, UFOs) and Star Trek.

This piqued his interest in science fiction and technology.  Caballero has always enjoyed the diverse cultures and engaging stories of Star Trek.  At the age of 6, he began building electronic kits trying to emulate technology of the future.  Keeping in line with his interest in technology, in 1989, he started his career in IT as a main frame systems operator.  Also in 1989, Caballero earned his Federal Communications Amateur Technician Radio License and started work in electronic circuit prototyping and construction and built a system that allowed him to talk with the Russian Mir space station.

In 1994, Caballero joined IBM and served as one of their senior field engineers, even working on satellite communications systems supporting the launch of the space shuttles.  He left IBM in 2002 but has continued in IT and is now a Director of Information Technology and Internet Security.  He uses his skills and interests contributing to and supporting multiple Star Trek and film enterprises.

In 2013, Caballero started assisting with the independent Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Horizon.  That led to his participation with the Star Trek fan film "Prelude to Axanar," the hardcover book These Are the Voyages: TOS, Season Three, the ebook Star Trek: The Next Generation: Pirates Cove, the audio drama Starship Excelsior, the sci-fi fan films Renegades: "The Requiem: Part 1" and "Part 2," the premiere Blade of Honor episode "Frying Pan," and the feature films The Assassin's Apprentice, Runaway and multiple others.

Caballero has enjoyed working in multiple roles (producer, marketing/fan engagement, fundraiser, technical advisor, actor, production assistant, props, grip, gaffer, etc.) and is eagerly continuing his involvement in Star Trek, sci-fi and other film productions.  He believes in and supports independent and fan productions.  "The number of extremely talented filmmakers and actors is incredible."  As science fiction of years past has become the science fact of today, Caballero feels the dreamers of today are paving the path to the future.
 
Joe Cepeda
Joe Cepeda is the creator and executive producer of Star Trek Natures Hunger, in which he also plays the role of Captain Ramses.  A retired Army officer with a passion for filmmaking and writing, he attended the Art Institute of Atlanta to improve his filmmaking skills.  His first published sci-fi work (as Jose E. Cepeda) was Ace Rango: Bedtime Stories Are So Boring, available on the Internet in both printed and audio story format.

The 2009 Star Trek movie reboot inspired Cepeda to try his hand at making fan-made films, creating the Star Trek Natures Hunger series.  He has posted over 28 films on YouTube.  He started making films as a teenager, but it wasn't until the dawn of digital technology that he was finally able to make the films of his dreams.  Cepeda has been making fan films for seven years now and he continues to improve with new costumes, props and sets that he builds himself.  He's home-based in the metro Atlanta area and is always looking for actors and crew.  Who knows... perhaps you might end up in one of his future productions!

This will be Cepeda's third year at Treklanta and he looks forward to the fellowship and fun.
 
Mike Faber
The Earth Station One (ESO) Network is the podcast network of shows that celebrates all things pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy, comics and much, much more.  Mike Faber is the guy who kicked off this eccentric podcast.  After years of listening to various comic book, sci-fi, music and Doctor Who-themed podcasts, he thought, why the heck couldn't he start a podcast?  It was then that he researched the technologies behind podcasting, asked advice from various resources, and put all of his favorite themes into a single show: Earth Station One, born on April 6, 2010.  Faber has been an avid comic book reader since 1971 when, at the tender age of 4, his grandmother started him down a road that shaped his young life for many years to come.  He eventually expanded his horizons into the world of sci-fi and fantasy, becoming a student of much and an expert of all.  His career goal of becoming a cartoonist never took off, so instead, he worked at various comic shops, movie theaters and radio stations after college, until he settled in the IT field as a user interface designer.  He's a man of many concepts, constantly coming up with hare-brained ideas and never really knowing when to stop.  That's probably a good thing for ESO and its growing audience!
 
Larry Fleming
Larry Fleming
has enjoyed films and filmmaking since he was a small boy.  He went to West Hollywood Elementary School and played with other kids of stars (his dad was a professional baseball player).  The acting bug he acquired then would influence him the rest of his life.  Throughout his diverse career, which has taken him into many other fields, he has always returned to his roots.  When he moved to Georgia, it appeared his work would slow down, or so it seemed.  When Georgia put into place the best tax laws in the country for filmmaking, Atlanta became a thriving capitol of film and TV.

Although much of his work is in production, Fleming always wants to get in front of the camera—that infamous Hitchcock moment.  Knowing both sides of the camera is always good for anyone involved in filmmaking.  His current pleasure is in his involvement with various independent Star Trek fan films.  He has played Captain Sam Murdock in Star Trek: Natures Hunger, K'Lell in Starship Tristan "The Chronicles of Lanclos," Knott in Starship Tristan "Be Careful What You Wish For," a crew member in Starship Farragut "The Crossing" and Trek Isolation "Out of the Fire," and Lt. Commander Atticus Lane in Exeter Trek "Our Dearest Blood."

When he is not working on a film, Fleming loves to cosplay.  If done right, cosplay is like immersion theater.  He has always been very active and has a number of awards for his work, including a Black Belt in Tae Kwondo.  His onstage fight tactics have him playing the heavy if he is a bad guy or a cop if he is on the side of good.  As an NRA instructor for a number of years, his firearm safety makes him an asset on any set that uses guns.
 
Mike Gordon
The Earth Station One (ESO) Network is the podcast network of shows that celebrates all things pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy, comics and much, much more.  Its cohost is Mike Gordon, who logs numerous hours on a variety of geek-related projects.  He is the chief editor and publisher of New Legend Comics and the writer and creator of Tiki Zombie.  His first published book was The Untold Origins of Invisible Scarlet O'Neil and he continues to work with Russ Stamm on all projects concerning the classic character.  He is the co-founder of ComicBookTrailers.com, a site created to help promote comic-related projects.  He also is an aficionado of escapism of all kinds and is a skilled cinephile, TV junkie and comic fanboy.  For more info, check out newlegendmike.com.
 
Matt Green
For over two decades, Matt Green has been one of the southeast's most active filmmakers.  Creating creature, makeup and physical effects on a multitude of projects and well-known films, as well as directing over seven films, Green has helped other filmmakers produce and coordinate their own films as well as motivating many of his past students to follow their dreams of a career in the motion picture industry.

Having worked with several industry leaders such as producer/director Chris Moore (American Pie, Project Greenlight), writer/director/actor Dwayne Whitaker (Pulp Fiction, From Dusk Till Dawn 2) and actors Bill Moseley, Tom Savini, Trent Haaga and William Sanderson, among many others, Green has learned and mastered how to incorporate big budget filmmaking techniques with low-budget scenarios.

Green is the production designer of the Star Trek fan film Star Trek: First Frontier.  His duties included both set-building and constructing the studio-scale USS Enterprise filming model.  As a result of the USS Enterprise model under construction, it led to him being the lead on the full-sized Mercury capsules used in the film Hidden Figures, recently nominated for three Academy Awards.
 
Michael L. King
Michael L. King is the creator, executive producer and star of
Starship Valiant, an independent Star Trek fan film series.

A lover of science fiction and fantasy, King was inspired by all those Golden Age films and television shows, as well as the deeper meaning behind them.  A visionary by nature, he became involved in creative entertainment as far back at the early 1980s, when he would create entire stories and record them on audio cassette.  When it came time for his first short story, he wanted it to be more than just action and adventure, but also focus on the human condition.  That story became the
Starship Valiant premiere episode, "Legacy."

King's purpose is to tell stories that have a positive spin on humanity—stories that everyone can identify with, while using science fiction elements to camouflage sensitive issues.  He's done that once again with "Crosses to Bear," the second episode from Starship Valiant, and he hopes that those who watch it will take something from it.
 
Larry Krumenaker
Dr. Larry Krumenaker is a longtime astronomy and science writer, as well as an educator and former astronomer.  He currently alternates his living space between the Atlanta area and Cologne, Germany, writing books in astronomy and history (and sometimes both).  His astronomical interests are stellar spectroscopy and the historical cartography of Mercury.  He has been acknowledged as the discoverer of the only known microquasar in the Milky Way, known as SS433.  Dr. Krumenaker has taught astronomy and other science and education courses in universities in the Atlanta area, around New York city, in Seoul and in Germany.  He was the 2015 Journalist in Residence at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, and most recently, Guest Researcher in Physics Education at the University of Cologne, teaching about science misconceptions and public understanding of science.
 
Scott Lyttle
Scott Lyttle is an Atlanta-based craftsman and builder of many things.  His recent foray into movie construction, props and effects have resulted in a "best practical FX award" for the Atlanta 48-hour film challenge, construction coordinator for the independent film The Takeover, and assisting in the set construction of various sets used in the filming of the independent film Star Trek: First Frontier.

Working under the direction of Matt Green, Lyttle and Green worked on the Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures, where they built two full-sized Mercury capsules, and additional rocketry props used in the film.  Lyttle and Green spent many months building a full-sized replica of the original USS Enterprise (first pilot version) as a filming model for the independent film Star Trek: First Frontier, including a detailed shuttle bay and shipwide lighting effects.
 
Mark McCray
Mark McCray
is a senior manager of programming operations for Adult Swim, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, which offers original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults.  In this role, he oversees Adult Swim's on-air promotions and scheduling strategy.  McCray is an award-winning television writer and has been in the broadcasting industry for over 18 years.  He has a passion for programming strategy, animation and comic books.  Prior to his work at Adult Swim, he worked as a television programmer for Cartoon Network and was a key member of the team that launched the Boomerang Network.  McCray is also the author of The Best Saturdays of Our Lives, a book that chronicles the origins of competitive Saturday morning animated programming.  For The Best Saturdays of Our Lives, he has been interviewed on Williams Street Swap Shop, Adult Swim's daily streaming web series, NYIT Magazine, Grumpy Old Nerds online series and iHeart Radio's The Brother Derrick Show.  McCray resides in Powder Springs, Georgia, with his family.  Follow him on Twitter at @MarkmcCray54 and visit his web site at www.thebestsaturdaysofourlives.com.
 
Kevin C. Neece
Kevin C. Neece
is the author of the Gospel According to Star Trek series (Cascade Books) and a speaker on media, the arts and pop culture from a Christian worldview perspective.  The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Original Crew (2016) is available now and The Gospel According to Star Trek: The Next Generation will be published later this year.  Vist the Gospel According to Star Trek web site at gospelaccordingtostartrek.com.

Neece is also the editor of Spockology, a collection of essays on Spock and Leonard Nimoy, and most recently co-edited Science Fiction and the Abolition of Man: Finding C. S. Lewis in Sci-Fi Film and Television (Pickwick, 2017) with Mark J. Boone.

As the founder and curator of The Undiscovered Country Project, Neece has discussed Star Trek from a Christian worldview perspective since 2011.  In addition to media appearances and the books mentioned above, UCP includes a blog and audio commentaries on Star Trek episodes and films.  Visit the UCP web site at undiscoveredcountryproject.com.

Neece served as a contributing editor for Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts and his work has appeared in the book Light Shining in a Dark Place: Discovering Theology Through Film, New Identity Magazine and Patheos, among others.  A former professor, Neece holds a BAS in Communication and Philosophy and an MLA in Fine Arts.  He lives with his wife and son in Fort Worth, Texas.  Visit his web site at kevincneece.com.
 
Leslie E. Owen
Leslie E. Owen is a literary agent, writer, journalist and teacher who has been a fan of Star Trek since September 8, 1966, when she was 8 years old and sitting in front of the family television in Milford, Connecticut.  She started writing professionally at 16 as a sports stringer for three Connecticut newspapers, but started university as a physics major before graduating from the University of Arizona in 1980 with a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature.  In her career in publishing, which has spanned three decades, she has been an agent, an editor, a director of foreign rights, an international publishing representative, a film scout, and a trade reviewer and journalist, having published articles in Publishers Weekly, The Horn Book, etc.

Owen began teaching creative writing at Duke University in 1989 and has taught various writing courses and seminars in the U.S. and Canada.  Currently, she is the agent/owner of the Leslie E. Owen Literary Agency while continuing to teach high school exceptional education students.  She has been blogging about the world that is Star Trek for the past three years on her web site and personal Facebook page.  Her most recent speculative fiction short story, "Set in Place," was published in August in Sick Lit Magazine, and she is finishing a literary novel that has everything to do with the theater and nothing to do with Star Trek.
 
Da'Neille Roy
Born and raised in Texas, Da'Neille Roy married at 18 and moved to Oklahoma.  She's been married 26 years, has three daughters, one son and a grandson.  She was a stay-at-home mom until the kids were grown, and at age 42 decided to become an actor.  She is known for her role on the feature film The Scent of Rain & Lightning as a police officer and as a dancer on two feature films, The Mustanger and the Lady and Starbright, both of which are to be released in 2017.  Her most current film is an upcoming role as a prosecuting attorney on a film called Up Close and Personal, shooting in 2017.  She also has lead and featured roles on commercials and does commercial modeling.  Her passions are Tae Kwon Do (in which she is a black belt), acting, chocolate and iced coffee.  Her life is God and her family!

Roy came to Starbase Studios on a whim just prior to production to audition for the role of Starship Republic's communication officer.  Through an odd set of circumstances, she was offered the role of the Republic's science officer, Debrya Vr'Nai—a role she has embraced as her own.
 
Clay Sayre
Clay Sayre is a very disturbed 52-year-old who thinks he's 25, surrounds himself with vintage toys and still plays Star Trek with his friends.  He has played several parts in different fan films.  He won the Best Supporting Actor award for his performance as Kor in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Mind-Sifter" at the Independent Star Trek Fan Films Awards in 2015.  He also played the Troyian aide in "Going Boldly," the Ferengi Commander in "The Holiest Thing" and the Lazulian President in the as-yet unreleased "Torment of Destiny," all from Star Trek: New Voyages.  He made a cameo as Kor in Star Trek: Eye of the Tempest as well as doing voice work for Star Trek: Valkyrie and Star Trek: Ranger.

Sayre leads a secret double life as a high school art teacher who has worked as a professional makeup/spfx makeup artist (Ghost Stories) and graphic artist.  He has done sketch cards for Cryptozoic Entertainment's The Walking Dead and The Hobbit trading card sets, as well as sets for Leaf, Breygent, Cult-Stuff and Unstoppable Cards.  He is also an avid collector of '60s-'70s monster stuff.
 
Greg Teft
Greg Teft
plays Captain Nuno DaSilva in Starship Republic, "a Star Trek fan film project aimed at recapturing the excitement and morality of Gene Roddenberry's original vision."  Starship Republic returns him to acting after 30 years with his first Star Trek fan film.  As a child, Star Trek and other science fiction inspired his initial interest in technical drawing and early jobs as a draftsman at the Electric Boat and Bath Iron Works shipyards.  Advances in computing technology eventually led him to his current career in computer science and information technology.  Theatrically, Teft participated behind the scenes with his high school drama club in his hometown on the Connecticut shoreline.  In the fall of 1986, he starred as Tom in The Glass Menagerie at Eastern Connecticut State University and has been longing to perform again ever since.  His love of science fiction and military technology has also been an inspiration for a lifelong hobby in scale model building as well.

Teft resides in Maine with his wife, son, family and four cats and two dogs.  Teft's wife Susan is also a lifelong Star Trek fan and will be participating in Starship Republic with him, creating some needed props.
 
Ray Tesi
Ray Tesi
heads Starship Republic, "a Star Trek fan film project aimed at recapturing the excitement and morality of Gene Roddenberry's original vision."

Tesi has been a lifelong Star Trek fan since watching the premiere on September 8, 1966, and the philosophy of Star Trek has permeated his view on life.  In 1972, he and a group of friends went to what would become the first annual Star Trek convention in Manhattan.  At that con, Tesi had the opportunity to meet and talk to Gene and Majel Roddenberry, and shared an elevator with Isaac Asimov.  How many people can say that?

Through it all, Tesi has had the love of television and film.  He has been an amateur writer for the better part of 35 years and an amateur filmmaker since long before that.  When the opportunity arose to create an original Star Trek fan film production at Starbase Studios, he jumped at the chance.  He has assembled a fantastic cast and crew in front of and behind the camera, and hopes that Star Trek fans everywhere will enjoy what he and his team are creating.
 
Christopher Tevebaugh
Born in Champaign, Illinois, but raised mostly among the southern United States, Christopher Tevebaugh is a narrative and documentary director living in Columbia, South Carolina.  He studied Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Media Arts at the University of South Carolina.  He is known for Honor the Father (2014), Runaway Runway: The Flower the Squid and the Apology (2013) and Sazerac (2012), and is the director and co-writer of the documentary Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission (2015).
 
Adam Throne
Adam Throne is an Atlanta-based educator and writer/editor.  He works for Fulton County Schools, where he teaches literature, creative writing and journalism.  He has also taught courses in science fiction, fantasy and horror for New York City schools.  He has written and edited for numerous online and print publications, including TheForce.net, DoctorWhoNews.net, Fantasy-Matters.com, SHOOTonline.com, Brandera.com and Kaplan multimedia.  Throne is also the Director of the Otherworlds Track at WHOlanta, held this year from May 5-7, where he'll discuss the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, among other topics.  His Treklanta panel, "Star Trek as Modern Mythology," springs from his college honor's thesis and a course he's taught numerous times to various educational and religious organizations.  As a lifelong Trekker, he's amassed a considerable collection of Star Trek comics, lore and convention stories, and is thrilled that his own children have discovered Star Trek through the joys of repeatedly watching Tribbles fall on Captain Kirk in crystal-clear Blu-ray.
 
Jim Von Dolteren
Jim Von Dolteren
is a native resident of Florida—Tampa, to be exact.  Growing up there, he was introduced to Star Trek reruns on a local station in the early '70s and the lifelong love affair with Star Trek was set in motion.  He has always enjoyed performing on stage and in front of the camera.  From his early childhood making stop-motion Super 8 films to performing as a magician on local public television to acting in elementary and high school plays, he has enjoyed his opportunities to invoke reaction from the audience.  In mid-2015, Von Dolteren got involved with several Trek fan films, including Star Trek: Raven and His Name Is Mudd.  Then, after "interviewing" with the associate producer, Vance Major, and with the blessing of executive producer Ray Tesi, Von Dolteren was offered the role of Captain Terrance St. James in Starship Republic.

Von Dolteren now lives in Iowa and is married to a lovely woman, Joanne, who's still tolerant and supportive of his allegiance to all things Trek (even after 21 years of marriage).  His two children, Amanda and Brandon, just shake their heads and smile.  Like Joanne, they are very positive and encouraging.
 
Glen L. Wolfe
Glen L. Wolfe
is a biomedical engineer and Star Trek fan who has been involved with many fan films through the years in a wide variety of ways.

Wolfe wrote, directed, executive-produced and acted in The Federation Files episode "His Name Is Mudd."  Additional acting credits include Star Trek: Secret Voyage (as a Gondea Warrior in "Rise of the Gongdea"), Star Trek Continues (as Ops Technician in "Fairest of Them All"), Star Trek: Temporal Anomaly (as Lt. Glen Wolfe), Star Trek: Renegades (as Muscular Prisoner in "Pilot"), Star Trek: New Voyages (as an extra in "Mind-Sifter" and "The Holiest Thing"), Starship Valiant (as Transporter Technician in "Crosses to Bear") and Star Trek: Equinox (as Transporter Chief Guy Wolfe in "The Night of Time").

Wolfe also served as producer for Star Trek: Secret Voyage ("Rise of the Gongdea"), associate producer for Star Trek Continues ("Fairest of Them All," "The White Iris" and "Divided We Stand"), contributing producer for Star Trek: New Voyages ("Mind-Sifter" and "The Holiest Thing"), line producer for Star Trek: Equinox ("The Night of Time") and executive producer for Star Trek: Deception, Star Trek: Temporal Anomaly, Star Trek: Horizon and Star Trek: Ambush.

Wolfe has also contributed to these projects in various other roles, including property master, set director, set decorator, animatronics, construction grip, camera operator, costumer, wardrobe supervisor and practical effects.  Currently, he is involved with moving the Starbase Studios sets from Oklahoma to Arkansas.  Along with Dan Reynolds, Scott Johnson and Kent Edwards, he is reorganizing the management and day-to-day operations of the studio.
 
Guest Performers
"Dirty Harry"
"Dirty Harry" (a.k.a. Hendry Betts III) is the host of Dirty Harry's Karaoke Cantina.  After two very popular karaoke shows at Treklanta in 2015 and 2016, we are pleased to welcome him back for yet another evening of karaoke entertainment.
 
Nick Edelstein
Nick Edelstein is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist who has made his living through many avenues in the music industry.  Born in central Florida with a highly gifted ear, Edelstein developed a love of music and NASA by the age of 4.  Now a licensed BMI songwriter, his work has been featured in video games, indie films, YouTube videos and on TV and FM radio worldwide.  Edelstein's latest album, Hobbies and Games, explores life through the eyes of a guitar-slinging Star Trek Starfleet Commander and features fan favorites "Rolling for Crits" and "Lego Love" from his Filk Track debut at Dragon Con 2016.

As a performing and recording artist, Edelstein has entertained thousands of audiences alongside many international talents, including Grammy Award winners and nominees.  His musical theatre credits include guitarist in Joseph (two runs), Hair, Grease and a critically acclaimed production of Avenue Q under music director Renée Clark.  He has produced numerous albums and played on dozens more, and engineered the Music Junkies podcast produced by Shawn Williams (WNNX 99.1 FM a.k.a. 99X/Q100) from 2006-07.

Edelstein is a member of The Recording Academy, is endorsed by Holland Guitars, and serves on the boards of Lauda Musicam and Judaic Mosaic.
 
Felt Nerdy
Felt Nerdy is the Atlanta-based husband and wife puppetry performance team of Veronica and Charles Bramlett.  After three very popular puppet shows at Treklanta in 2014, 2015 and 2016, we are pleased to welcome them back for another highly entertaining show in 2017.
 
"Konora the Klingon"
"Konora the Klingon" (a.k.a. Hannah Hoyt) is the first Earth-based Klingon opera singer.  She is dedicated to exposing humans to the true beauty of the Klingon operatic voice by performing as an entertainer at Star Trek conventions.  She started her career as a singer when she was very young, singing in childrens' choirs.  When she was 14, her choir was chosen with much honor to sing in the grand opera.  "Konora" trained at 15 and 16 with the Royal Shakespeare Company, who continue to bring the great Klingon dramas to Earth audiences.  After graduating with honors in high school, she began undergraduate studies at Berklee College of Music.  In 2006, she was nominated in the Creative Loafing theater awards as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and Best Newcomer of the Year.  Since then, "Konora" has added her voice to the many distinguished singers of Klingon opera while pursuing her vocal studies.  She is currently working on her latest album and putting together her 2017 performance tour.  In her spare time, she records operatic repertoire in the original Klingon and brings the genre of Klingon pop to her peers.

Konora won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Miss Star Trek Universe Beauty Pageant at Dragon*Con and won the Miss Star Trek Universe title in 2015.  She hopes to one day be honored with the title of Miss Klingon Empire.  From the seductive Carmen to the passionate Tosca and the formidable "Queen of the Night's Aria" from The Magic Flute, listen to selections from her album Arias from Grand Opera in Klingon on her web site here.
 
Guest Artists
Missy Ben-Yehoshua
Missy Ben-Yehoshua
is a self-taught, mixed media artist living in Atlanta, Georgia, focusing on handcrafted fiber art and jewelry.  She is best known for her wide variety of fabric themes and large assortment of awareness ribbon colors.  Creating and helping others are Ben-Yehoshua's passions and she's found a way to do both.  With every handmade creation sold, she donates to Alzheimer's or cancer charities.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Missy Ben-Yehoshua to her first Treklanta Artists Alley in 2017.
 
Tamara Comstock
Tamara Comstock graduated in 2007 from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting.  After five years pretending to be a normal adult, she quit her job in banking and became a full-time artist and maker.  Her life revolves around art and cosplay; she is a member of ColumbusMakesIT (a makerspace), the Atlanta Ghostbusters and the Columbus Artists Guild, and has recently been selected as an artist for Zoo Atlanta’s Art Gone Wild fundraiser.  Comstock also loves makeup and designing her own costumes and enjoys dressing up and going to themed parties and conventions.  She is a firm believer that art makes everything better, and also obsesses over Doctor Who, live music and glitter.
 
Abby Hermes
Based in Georgia, Abby Hermes is an artistic chameleon who specializes in a wide variety of art forms.  After starting her first art-based business at age 11, Hermes has continued to explore and create art with any material she can get her hands on (digital illustration, traditional landscapes, portraits and special effects makeup, to name a few).  Now, 13 years later, she continues using her artistic passion with freelancing and teaching art at Kennesaw State University.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Abby Hermes to her first Treklanta Artists Alley in 2017.
 
Betty Liao
Betty Liao
graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in sequential art.  She specializes in digital painting and illustration and is a background designer at Bento Box Entertainment, where she has worked on 2D assets for indie games.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Betty Liao to her first Treklanta Artists Alley in 2017.
 
Carly Strickland
Carly Strickland is a digital illustrator and book designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and her favorite word is awesome.  She can do your taxes, is a Ravenclaw, has two cats and loves really soft clothes.  She always tries to keep in mind that Captain Kirk will always, always, save the Enterprise, a planet, his weekly love interest, some orphans and her, but first, she might have to boldly go.  She would love to hear which episode of Star Trek is your favorite, and why (the why is really important to her), so stop on by her table in the Artist's Alley.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Carly Strickland back to our Artists Alley & Art Show.  Visit her web site at carlystricklandart.com.

 
Sarah Wade
Sarah Wade is a traditional artist based in Huntsville, Alabama.  She dabbles in most mediums of painting and drawing (watercolor, acrylic, oils, pastels, charcoal, graphite, etc.) and with a few other art mediums such as traditional Native American beadwork, crochet and jewelry making.  Currently, she's focused on watercolors.  She loves the chaos and unpredictability that comes with painting with watercolors.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Sarah Wade to her first Treklanta Artists Alley in 2017.
 
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 third Artists Alley in 2017.  Visit his web site at Paintings by Dimitri Walker.
 
Katie Whatley
Katie Whatley
is a traditional artist located in Georgia.  She graduated with her BA from the University of Alabama.  Graphic designer by day and artist by night, Whatley spends her free time painting watercolors of space, characters from movies and comics, coloring comic artwork for other artists and exploring new mediums.  She frequents Comic Cons and art fairs throughout the Southeast including Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee.  She is currently working on furthering her watercolor and copic marker skills.

Treklanta is pleased to welcome Katie Whatley to her first Treklanta Artists Alley in 2017.
 
Senior Staff
Eric L. Watts
Founder & Chairman
Senior Director of Programming

Eric L. Watts has been active in Star Trek fandom for nearly forty 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 founded a Star Trek 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 frequently interviewed by the local media during the heyday of the first four Star Trek motion pictures, including an episode of PM Magazine in 1982.

In 1992, Mr. Watts joined Dragon*Con as a programming director 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, the membership roster had grown to more than 100 members and the Republic 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 ten years, he has won twenty 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; and a dancing Klingon in the "We Are Klingon" music video on YouTube, released in 2013.  He also plays both an alien and a Southern redneck in the Doctor Who: The Forgotten Doctor episode "Ouroborus" and a rebel Klingon commander in the Star Trek: Valkyrie audio series episode "Klingon Honor," both of which are currently in post-production and awaiting release.  Mr. Watts is an occasional guest and frequent panelist at other fan conventions around Atlanta, including TimeGate, OutlantaCon and Sci-Fi Summer Con, and was recently a guest two episodes of Troy Bernier's Tribbles and Trilobites podcast, originally broadcast on July 16 and July 24, 2016.

Mr. Watts is a two-time honors graduate of The Art Institute of Atlanta, holding Associate in Arts degrees in Visual Communications and Web Site Design & Administration.  An aspiring voice actor and vocalist, he recently launched his own voice talent and entertainment business, Watts Vox Creative Voice Talent & Vocal Entertainment.
 
William MacLeod
Director of Convention Operations


William MacLeod has been involved in the convention scene since 2000.  He spent many years working at Dragon*Con and other smaller conventions in the metro Atlanta area.  He is one of three co-founders of AnachroCon, the very successful alternate history (a.k.a. "steampunk") convention launched in Atlanta in 2009, and served as their Chairman for its first six years.  An avid Star Trek fan, Mr. MacLeod also enjoys other properties such as Starship Troopers, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, the Tom Corbett series and others, including the superhero universes; specifically, Batman.

Mr. MacLeod is a veteran of the United States Army (1985-1990).  As a polymath, he has his irons in many fires, including Business, Information Technology, Theoretical Physics, Costuming, Music Composition & Performance, Blacksmithing and American History, as well as antique repair and restoration... just to name a few.

Mr. MacLeod joins Treklanta as Director of Convention Operations for 2017.
 
Adam Davis
Director of Technical Operations


Adam Davis has been working in the live event production industry since 1995.  He currently freelances as a lighting designer and production manager.  During that time, he has volunteered for many conventions in the Southeast and looks forward to once again applying his trade to help the sci-fi community.

As a fan, Mr. Davis is a member of The Royal Mantacorian Navy's ship, the HMS Excalibur, where he fills the roll of the Bosun.  He also has been a member of the Klingon Assault Group and the Party Hard Corps.  As a gamer, he has been a member of Steve Jackson Games' Men in Black and demoed games for Twilight Creations.  He has also been the director of gaming at Sci-Fi Summer Con.

Mr. Davis joins Treklanta as Director of Technical Operations for 2017.  "I look forward to working with this amazing and talented staff to put on a wonderful event."
 
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.
 
Amanda McGowan
Director of Guest Transportation & Services


Amanda McGowan
has been to many Star Trek and other science fiction-related events, but enjoys the environment of Treklanta for the opportunity to get to know people better.  She holds the controversial opinion that Star Trek: Discovery might be the best version of Star Trek yet.

Ms.
McGowan joined Treklanta's Guest Transportation & Services department as a staff volunteer in 2016 and was appointed Director in 2017.  She is responsible for making sure our guests' needs are taken care of during their time with the convention.
 
Brian Holloway
Director of Star Trek Track Operations

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: New Voyages.

Mr. Holloway lives in Waxhaw, North Carolina (just outside Charlotte), and has had the great fortune to meet such wonderful people there and learn 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 Star Trek Programming Track Operations in 2014.
 
Dimitri Walker
Art Show Director


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, Mr. 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, Mr. 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?"  Mr. Walker replied, "What's 'Fan Art'?"

And the rest is history.

Mr. Walker was a Guest Artist at Treklanta in 2015 and 2016.  He joins the convention as Art Show Director in 2017.  Visit his web site at Paintings by Dimitri Walker.
 
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
.
 
Cindy MacLeod
Director of Dealer Relations


Cindy MacLeod is one of three co-founders of AnachroCon, the very successful alternate history (a.k.a. "steampunk") convention launched in Atlanta in 2009, and currently serves as their Director of Vendor Relations.  She was also one of the creators of Dragon*Con's Alternate History Track, and served as the Track Director from 2009 to 2011.  Mrs. MacLeod's published works include one full-length novel, Some Unforeseen Event, and two steampunk-based short stories,
"The Big Golden Apple" and "The Clockwork Cockroaches of Thelema," published in Dreams of Steam 2: Of Bolts and Brass and Dreams of Steam 4: Gizmos, respectively.

Mrs. MacLeod is an accomplished cosplayer with unparalleled taste in cosplay fashion.  She has fond memories of watching the original Star Trek series on a black-and-white console TV in the late 1960s and cosplaying Star Trek before she was even in kindergarten.

Mrs. MacLeod joins Treklanta as the newly created Director of Dealer Relations for 2017.
 
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.
 
Melodie Sida
Director of Videography


A confluence of contradicting passions, Melodie Sida balances many artistic endeavors with her dual careers as a writer and a Master Control Operator in television broadcasting.  She freelances as a director, technical director and stagehand for live events.  She is a candid photographer, abstract painter and in her spare time, she enjoys visiting with her ten siblings, reading fiction, watching classic movies, singing karaoke and volunteering at geek fan conventions and film festivals nationwide.  Ms. Sida takes pride in her weirdness and encourages everyone to do the same.


Ms. Sida joins Treklanta as Director of Videography for 2017.
 
Jay Cannon
Con Suite Director


Jay Cannon joined Treklanta as Con Suite Director in 2012.
 
Hours of Operation
REGISTRATION
Pre-Function Area
OPEN GAMING
Cappuccino & Mocha Rooms
DEALERS ROOM
Pinot Noir Ballroom
STAR TREK FAN FILM FESTIVAL
Latte Room
CON SUITE
Room 140
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
 
Programming Tracks & Special Events Schedule
Main Programming
Auxiliary Programming
Chardonnay Ballroom
Sauvignon Ballroom
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 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 seventh annual convention.
 
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
But I Don't Wanna Be a Klingon!

This year, we present much focus on Klingon culture in Star Trek, but there are some who prefer to walk to the beat of a different alien drum.  Join us to discuss alternative alien designs in Star Trek and the other fan groups that represent them.  We will discuss materials and vendors for props and pins, as well as how to achieve the makeup look on a convention budget.  Romulans, Ferengi and Cardassians... oh, my!  Brian Holloway.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The Gospel According to Star Trek
What's Christian about Star Trek?  Nothing.  That's the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended.  There's no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic worldview and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth.  If that's the case, how can there even be a gospel according to Star Trek?  Kevin C. Neece, author of the Gospel According to Star Trek series, answers your questions and discusses how the continuing voyages of the Enterprise and her sister ships and space stations tell us more about our human quest for God than we ever imagined.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Star Trek Toys & Mego Meetup
Cappuccino & Mocha Rooms
With a specific focus on Mego and other vintage Star Trek items, this is a chance for doll, action figure, game and comic collectors to socialize.  Whether you collect Galoob, Playmates or any of the modern toys, this group is for you.  To celebrate 50 years since their first appearance in "Errand of Mercy," the character focus this year is... Klingons!
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Fan Film Horizons

Enjoy an open discussion with representatives of a variety of independent Star Trek fan films to discuss where they are, what is next and what possibilities exist for new and existing projects.  Bring your ideas and questions... and be prepared to take notes.  
John Caballero, Joe Cepeda, Larry Fleming, Michael L. King, Clay Sayre, Christopher Tevebaugh, Glen L. Wolfe.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Make Your Own Klingon Lapel Pin

Take a blank Klingon trifoil, paint it to make it your own, and add a pin to the back.  Then proudly wear it throughout the rest of the convention as an honorary Klingon.  Q'pla!
  John Lars Shoberg.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Star Trek: Discovery

Discovery will be the first new Star Trek television series in 12 years and the first ever produced by anyone other than Paramount.  But with its showrunner quitting before the first scene is filmed, its premiere date already being pushed back not once but twice, its original VFX team being fired and a generally negative fan reaction to the look of both the ship and the new Klingons, is the series already in trouble?  Join our roundtable to discuss the most anticipated new TV series in decades.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
The Creatures of Star Trek

Join this panel as we take a look at some of the (mostly non-sentient) creatures in the Star Trek universe and what the inspirations for some of them may have been from creatures that exist—and some that may not exist—in the world as we know it today.  John Lobello.

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Let Them Die!
Join us as we look at the other side of the coin and discuss Federation characters.  Learn the costume, makeup and character tricks to portray your favorite Federation-aligned world.  Supplies, online reviews and getting your gear will all be covered.  Brian Holloway
, Clay Sayre.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Raising the Enterprise
Matt Green and Scott Lyttle built an exact replica of the 11-foot long model of the USS Enterprise
as seen in the original Star Trek series for their own brand new independent fan film series, Star Trek: First Frontier.  With photos and videos of the construction from start to finish, Green and Lyttle explain how it was made and the trials and tribulations of filming it with a Q&A throughout the panel.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Fetishes, Frolic and Fandom
This convention, in its various incarnations, has a history of being ahead of the curve with LGBT programming.  Star Trek Beyond showed us a gay Sulu—the first openly gay character in canon—and Star Trek: Discovery will introduce its own openly gay main cast member.  The LGBT community has always been well-represented in Star Trek fandom... has the franchise finally caught up with us?  We take a candid and frank look at the "alternative lifestyle" segment of fandom and ask why has it taken so long for it to be recognized and accepted in Roddenberry's universe.  Brian Holloway.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Star Trek's Walking Dead: The Borg and Zombie Lore

Why are the Borg Star Trek's most threatening villain?  What is it that makes them so ominous and disturbing?  And, most importantly, do they really qualify as zombies?  Kevin C. Neece places the Borg in the context of both the history of the zombie archetype and the central philosophy of Star Trek while wondering which is truly more frightening.  In the process, you may gain a new perspective on what a zombie is, what the Borg are and what it means to be human.  If you're still haunting the halls at this hour, shuffle into this session to be awakened from your trance.  We claim no responsibility for any nightmares that result!
   
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Treklanta Presents Scott L. Schwartz
Scott L. Schwartz played an Alpha Hirogen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Prey," an Orion Guard in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland" and a Terran maurader in two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He is most often recognized for his role as Bruiser in the feature films Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13.  Prior to acting, Schwartz was a professional wrestler known as "The Israeli Commando."
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
The Needs of the Many: Spock as a Christ Figure
After more than 50 years, six television series and thirteen feature films, Star Trek's most popular original character, Spock, remains its most enduring.  There are innumerable reasons for this, but in this presentation, author Kevin C. Neece wonders if one of those reasons may be the surprising ways in which this Trek icon reflects Jesus.  With particular emphasis on the character's best-known arc, in Star Trek II, III and IV, Neece discusses the entirely unintentional yet richly detailed symbolism contained in Spock's nature and story.  Neece explores the power of myth to echo timeless truths, allowing us to examine old ideas through new frameworks.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents James Horan
James Horan has played various characters in four different Star Trek series: as Jo'Bril in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Suspicions" and as Lieutenant Barnaby in the Next Generation episode "Descent, Part II;" as Ikat'ika in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "In Purgatory's Shadow" and "By Inferno's Light;" as Tosin in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Fair Trade;" and as a "Humanoid Figure" in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Broken Bow," "Cold Front," "Shockwave," "Shockwave, Part II" and "The Expanse."  In addition, he lent his voice to the video games Star Trek: Klingon Academy and Star Trek: Starfleet Command III.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
What We've Learned from Star Trek

ESO Network podcast hosts Mike Faber and Mike Gordon, along with other panelists, discuss the many important life lessons they've learned from the 50-year-old franchise.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Treklanta Presents J. G. Hertzler
J. G. Hertzler has portrayed many different roles on several Star Trek series.  His best-known role is Martok on four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He also played the Vulcan Captain, Roy Ritterhouse and Laas in the Deep Space Nine episodes "Emissary," "Far Beyond the Stars" and "Chimera," respectively; the Hirogen Hunter in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse;" and Advocate Kolos and the Klingon Captain in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Judgment" and "Borderland," respectively.  He also played Koval in the 2007 Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Admiral Samuel Travis in the 2014 award-winning Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
4-Color Trek: 50 Years of Star Trek Comics

From the error-ridden but fondly remembered Gold Key and British comics that debuted in the '60s, the various Marvel attempts at translating Trek and the long-lived DC series to little-seen newspaper strips and modern interpretations from IDW, Star Trek has always had a prominent place on comic shelves and in fan collections. Come hear the history of Trek comics, learn about the translations (and mistranslations) of familiar characters, marvel at the innovations Trek brought to the comics world (including an all-Klingon language issue, a pre-Patrick Stewart X-Men/Trek mash-up, and inter-company crossovers) and discover the usage of animated series characters and original creations in comics, from the three-armed helmsmen Arex to Konom, the only good (pre-Worf) Klingon!  Adam Throne.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Treklanta Presents David Gerrold
David Gerrold is best known to Star Trek fans as the author of the iconic original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles;" its sequel, the animated series episode "More Tribbles, More Troubles;" and the nonfiction books The World of Star Trek, a behind-the-scenes reference and interview book, and The Trouble with Tribbles, detailing his experiences in the production of that episode.  He also co-wrote (with Oliver Crawford) the original series episode "The Cloud Minders," and wrote the animated series episode "Bem," the Star Trek paperback novel The Galactic Whirlpool and the novelization of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint."
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Getting "A Head" in the Klingon Empire

Learn how to apply a warrior's forehead.  Trudy Myers,
John Lars Shoberg.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Wedding of Kathy Graham Wynn and Ryan Spero Peck

Hear ye, hear ye!  The honor of your presence is cordially requested at the marriage of Kathy Graham Wynn and Ryan Spero Peck!  Please join us for this very special ceremony.  Star Trek costumes are encouraged but not required.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Gary Graham

Gary Graham played two roles in Star Trek: the Ocampa Tanis in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Cold Fire" and the Vulcan ambassador Soval in eleven episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise, including "Broken Bow," "Shadows of P'Jem," "Shockwave, Part II," "Cease Fire," "The Expanse," "Twilight," "Home," "The Forge," "Awakening," "Kir'Shara" and "Terra Prime."  He reprised his role as Soval in the independent Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar and also played Ragnar in the fan films Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek: Renegades.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Where Is the United Federation of Planets?

What would you discover if you could put all the known worlds of the Star Trek universe on a map?  Out of the hundreds of places mentioned in all the Star Trek series and movies, only 43 can actually be matched up with stars and objects we already know.  Join Dr. Larry Krumenaker for this fascinating look at the Star Trek universe through the eyes of real-world astronomy.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Star Trek as Modern Mythology

Much has been made about George Lucas' use of Joseph Campbell's Hero with a Thousand Faces as a template for Star Wars.  Much has also been said about the original Star Trek series' usage of literature, mythology and the troika of Kirk/Spock/McCoy modelling the Aristotlean concept of "ethos-logos-pathos."  Far less has been said about how The Next Generation and its later spin-offs expanded the template of the hero's journey and contributed to Trek's own continuing "Monomyth."  Is Captain Picard the Modern Ulysses or is it Jonathan Archer?  How is Benjamin Sisko a modern Fisher King?  How did traditional caregiver roles of women give way to the boldness of Kathryn Janeway?  Why are episodes like "Masks" and "Emergence" as important as "Darmok"?  Based on Awakening the Hero Within by scholar Carol Pearson and an original thesis, "Star Trek as Modern Mythology," this panel explores how the characters of Star Trek embody important mythic archetypes, and how Star Trek's missions have served as a guide for living in our own conflicted times.  As much a journey of self-exploration as it is about Star Trek, this panel will help you unlock your own "hero within."  Adam Throne.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 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 29 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Meet the Klingon Assault Group

Learn about the Klingon Assault Group and what they are doing.  Daniel McNamara, John Lars Shoberg.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
The DNA of Star Trek: Success Was in Its... Genes
Gene Roddenberry has always been credited as the creator and driving force behind Star Trek.  However, the addition of Gene L. Coon to the production staff helped shape the very essence of the show and brought to us some of the most iconic elements of the series, including the Klingons.  Learn more about who this dedicated and creative genius was and how his input redefined the Final Frontier.  Brian Holloway.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Treklanta Presents the World Premiere of Exeter Trek

Treklanta is delighted to present the long-awaited world premiere of the first episode of the brand new independent Star Trek fan film series Exeter Trek.  "Our Dearest Blood" stars John Sims as Captain Ellison Moorey, Matt Jones as Lt. Commander Ronald Tracey and Larry Fleming as Lt. Commander Atticus Lane—all of whom are here to present the episode, talk about its production and answer your questions!  Join us for this very special event!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The 2017 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 18th 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!
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Star Trek Jeopardy!
What can a Trekkie and a school Jeopardy! game made in the late 1990s accomplish?  Well, you will just have to come to this panel to find out!  Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners.  Questions will be based off of the movies and the TV series of Star Trek.  Justyne Lobello and John Lobello.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Trekkiepalooza! Live Concert
Featuring the award-winning multi-instrumentalist Nick Edelstein with selections from his latest album, Hobbies and Games, which explores life through the eyes of a guitar-slinging Star Trek Starfleet Commander, including fan favorites "Rolling for Crits" and "Lego Love;" and "Konora the Klingon" (a.k.a. Hannah Hoyt), the first Earth-based Klingon opera singer, performing selections from her album Arias from Grand Opera in Klingon.  Nick Edelstein, "Konora the Klingon."
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Klingon Quartermasters
See what goes into making Klingon uniforms and props from those people who have made them and made them safe for conventions.  Daniel McNamara, John Lars Shoberg.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 11:30 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 29 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Star Trek Star Talk (weather permitting)
Think of it as your first lab in astronavigation at Starfleet Academy!  As a follow-up to his 4:15 presentation, astronomer/writer/educator (and discoverer of the galaxy's only known microquasar) Dr. Larry Krumenaker—who has given not only your normal sky talk, but also astrophysics-for-all sky talks around the planet—will take us on an "away mission" outside the hotel to show us some of the Star Trek locations as seen in the real terrestrial sky.  PLUS: Some basic astronomy and constellation lore that you will remember for years!  Meet in the Sauvignon Ballroom to assemble for this excursion.  Prior GO/NO GO information will be displayed at Dr. Krumenaker's fan table.
   
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Treklanta Presents J. G. Hertzler
J. G. Hertzler has portrayed many different roles on several Star Trek series.  His best-known role is Martok on four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He also played the Vulcan Captain, Roy Ritterhouse and Laas in the Deep Space Nine episodes "Emissary," "Far Beyond the Stars" and "Chimera," respectively; the Hirogen Hunter in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Tsunkatse;" and Advocate Kolos and the Klingon Captain in the Star Trek: Enterprise episodes "Judgment" and "Borderland," respectively.  He also played Koval in the 2007 Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Admiral Samuel Travis in the 2014 award-winning Star Trek fan film Prelude to Axanar.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Our Star Trek

Starting with a showing of his short documentary Our Star Trek: The Fifty Year Mission,
filmmaker Christopher Tevebaugh delves into carrying the Star Trek torch, comparing the original Star Trek series and Star Trek Continues, a fan film series channeling the original series in the contemporary world.  The panel will discuss Continues' successes and failures with carrying the Trek torch while also balancing the needs of production, audiences today and the constraints of fan work.  The panel will also touch on various other Trek work outside of the original series and STC in order to discuss with the audience what Trek can be, what it needs to be to be successful and what it can't lose sight of and still be the Star Trek we love.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents David Gerrold
Join Leslie E. Owen for an in-depth sit-down interview with legendary author David Gerrold.  Gerrold is best known to Star Trek fans as the author of the iconic original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles;" its sequel, the animated series episode "More Tribbles, More Troubles;" and the nonfiction books The World of Star Trek, a behind-the-scenes reference and interview book, and The Trouble with Tribbles, detailing his experiences in the production of that episode.  He also co-wrote (with Oliver Crawford) the original series episode "The Cloud Minders," and wrote the animated series episode "Bem," the Star Trek paperback novel The Galactic Whirlpool and the novelization of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series premiere episode "Encounter at Farpoint."
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mokbara Morning Exercises
Wake up using the Klingon exercise regiment known as the Mokbara (or "t‘ai-chi" to you humans).  John Lars Shoberg.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
The 3rd 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 2016.  Co-hosted by Treklanta Chairman Eric L. Watts and Star Trek Track Director Brian Holloway,  Awards to be presented by our celebrity guests.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sentient Reptiles: How Is Space Travel Possible?

What challenges would a sentient reptile species encounter if they traveled through space?  The Georgia Reptile Society will present live reptiles in this presentation that discusses some of the characters from the Star Trek universe that were inspired by reptiles and present theories on how they would survive as explorers (or conquerors) of the universe.  Erin Zaballa (environmental educator), Robert Zaballa (physicist).
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
How Star Trek: The Animated Series Influenced the Star Trek Franchises of the '80s, '90s and Beyond
Mark McCray will discuss how the 1970s trend of transferring iconic television programming into Saturday morning animated series sparked the first Star Trek spinoff, Star Trek: The Animated Series.  The panel will also discuss how Star Trek: The Animated Series had unexpected influences on the Star Trek franchises of the '80s, '90s and beyond.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
To Boldly Go: Starship Republic

Starship Republic is an exciting new independent Star Trek fan film in production at Starbase Studios in Oklahoma City.  Creator and producer Ray Tesi and cast members Jim Von Dolteren, Greg Teft and Da'Neille Roy
will show their most recent trailer and some hot raw footage from their April film shoot, and tell you how you can help support their project.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CBS's Fan Film Guidelines... Now What?

Star Trek's intellectual property owner has issued "guidelines" on what independent fan films can—and cannot—do from this point forward.  Some series are attempting to abide by them, while others have shut down.  Join our roundtable of fan film creators for a discussion about these guidelines and what they mean for those series who refuse to quit.  John Caballero, Joe Cepeda, Larry Fleming, Michael L. King, Clay Sayre, Greg Teft, Ray Tesi, Christopher Tevebaugh, Glen L. Wolfe.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Okay, I'm in Klingon Uniform... Now What?
Other than conventions, what can you do with that great Star Trek costume you have just constructed?  John Lars Shoberg.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Treklanta Presents Scott L. Schwartz
Scott L. Schwartz played an Alpha Hirogen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Prey," an Orion Guard in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Borderland" and a Terran maurader in two episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He is most often recognized for his role as Bruiser in the feature films Ocean's 11, Ocean's 12 and Ocean's 13.  Prior to acting, Schwartz was a professional wrestler known as "The Israeli Commando."
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To Boldly Go: Star Trek Horizon
Star Trek: Horizon was a standalone one-hour, 42-minute fan film set in the 22nd century of Roddenberry's universe that was met with enormous critical acclaim when it was released last year.  Join executive producer Glen L. Wolfe and associate producer John Caballero for an amazing discussion of the making of the film and how its success impacted and influenced the independent fan film community.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Closing Ceremonies
Join us for this celebratory wrap-up of the seventh 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 2018 and find out what, if anything, we've already got planned.  Eric L. Watts and the Treklanta senior staff.
 
 
The 2017 Independent Star Trek Fan Film Festival
Saturday, April 29
Start Time Release Date & IMDb Link   Series Name & Web Site Link Episode Title & Online Video Link
Run Time
End Time
10:00 AM 11:001/17/2016   Needs of the Many "Needs of the Many"
0:06:28
10:06 AM
10:06 AM 1/31/2016   Star Trek: New Voyages "The Holiest Thing"
1:03:53
11:10 AM
11:10 AM 2/26/2016   Star Trek: Horizon "Star Trek: Horizon"
1:42:35
12:53 PM
12:53 PM 3/9/2016   Starship Deimos "The Lucky One"
0:07:05
1:00 PM
1:00 PM 3/12/2016   Starship Farragut "The Crossing"
1:12:37
2:12 PM
2:12 PM 3/16/2016   Red Shirt "Red Shirt"
0:24:31
2:37 PM
2:37 PM 3/28/2016   Battlecruiser Kupok "Sanctuary"
0:07:56
2:45 PM
2:45 PM 4/2/2016   Star Trek: Natures Hunger "The Darkside of Starfleet Justice"
0:15:42
3:01 PM
3:01 PM 4/3/2016   Star Trek: Intrepid "Nemo Me Impune Lacessit"
0:11:10
3:12 PM
3:12 PM 4/10/2016   Starship Tristan "Relics and Regrets"
0:07:14
3:19 PM
3:19 PM 4/17/2016   Project: Potemkin "The Last Child"
0:20:53
3:40 PM
3:40 PM 4/21/2016   Starship Deimos "Aftermath"
0:06:09
3:46 PM
3:46 PM 4/27/2016   Project: Potemkin "The Talinar Incident"
0:08:11
3:55 PM
3:55 PM 5/4/2016   Project: Potemkin "The Hunt"
0:10:31
4:05 PM
4:05 PM 5/28/2016   Star Trek Continues "Come Not Between the Dragons"
0:42:20
4:47 PM
4:48 PM 5/31/2016   Project: Potemkin "Inquiry"
0:05:39
4:53 PM
4:53 PM 6/9/2016   Star Trek: Revenge "Star Trek: Revenge"
0:02:00
4:55 PM
4:55 PM 6/28/2016   Starship Tristan "The Chronicles of Lanclos"
0:08:59
5:04 PM
5:04 PM 7/17/2016   Project: Potemkin "All in a Day's Work"
0:08:27
5:13 PM
5:13 PM 9/1/2016   Assignment: Earth "Boredom"
0:04:28
5:17 PM
5:17 PM 9/3/2016   Star Trek Continues "Embracing the Winds"
0:43:56
6:01 PM
6:01 PM 9/11/2016   Starship Tristan "The Greater Good"
0:06:27
6:08 PM
6:08 PM 9/20/2016   Project: Potemkin "Destinies"
0:07:37
6:15 PM
6:15 PM 9/27/2016   Trek Isolation "Out of the Fire"
0:06:41
6:22 PM
6:22 PM 10/12/2016   The Federation Files "His Name Is Mudd"
0:47:25
7:10 PM
7:10 PM 10/18/2016   Starship Tristan "Be Careful What You Wish For"
0:15:00
7:25 PM
7:25 PM 10/21/2016   Star Trek: Raven "Voyager Continues"
0:32:03
7:57 PM
7:57 PM 10/24/2016   Project: Potemkin "Room Service"
0:07:37
8:04 PM
8:04 PM 10/26/2016   USS Danubia "Force Contact"
0:28:50
8:33 PM
8:33 PM 11/3/2016   Dreadnought Dominion "Chain of Command"
0:07:38
8:41 PM
8:41 PM 11/10/2016   Starship Deimos "Pas de Trois"
0:14:51
8:56 PM
8:56 PM 12/9/2016   Starship Valiant "Crosses to Bear"
0:22:33
9:18 PM
9:19 PM 12/10/2016   Star Trek: Dark Armada "Out of Time"
0:31:20
9:50 PM
9:50 PM 1/17/2016   Needs of the Many "Needs of the Many"
0:06:28
9:56 PM
9:56 PM 1/31/2016   Star Trek: New Voyages "The Holiest Thing"
1:03:53
11:00 PM
11:00 PM 2/26/2016   Star Trek: Horizon "Star Trek: Horizon"
1:42:35
12:43 AM
Sunday, April 30
Start Time Release Date & IMDb Link   Series Name & Web Site Link Episode Title & Online Video Link
Run Time
End Time
10:00 AM 1/17/2016   Needs of the Many "Needs of the Many"
0:06:28
10:06 AM
10:06 AM 1/31/2016   Star Trek: New Voyages "The Holiest Thing"
1:03:53
11:10 AM
11:10 AM 2/26/2016   Star Trek: Horizon "Star Trek: Horizon"
1:42:35
12:53 PM
12:53 PM 3/12/2016   Starship Farragut "The Crossing"
1:12:37
2:05 PM
2:05 PM 3/16/2016   Red Shirt "Red Shirt"
0:24:31
2:30 PM
2:30 PM 4/17/2016   Project: Potemkin "The Last Child"
0:20:53
2:51 PM
2:51 PM 5/28/2016   Star Trek Continues "Come Not Between the Dragons"
0:42:20
3:33 PM
3:33 PM 9/3/2016   Star Trek Continues "Embracing the Winds"
0:43:56
4:17 PM
4:17 PM 10/24/2016   Project: Potemkin "Room Service"
0:07:37
4:25 PM
4:25 PM 12/9/2016   Starship Valiant "Crosses to Bear"
0:22:33
4:47 PM
4:47 PM 12/10/2016   Star Trek: Dark Armada "Out of Time"
0:31:20
5:19 PM
 
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