REGISTRATION
Pre-Function Area
OPEN GAMING
Cappuccino & Mocha Rooms
DEALERS ROOM
Pinot Noir Ballroom
STAR TREK FAN FILM FESTIVAL
Latte Room
CON SUITE
Rooms 134-136
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
Auxilliary Programming
Other Events & Activities
Chardonnay Ballroom
Sauvignon Ballroom
Various Locations
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.
To Be Announced
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 · 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Star Trek Toys Meetup
Cappuccino & Mocha Rooms
A chance for doll, action figure and game collectors to socialize.  Whether you collect Mego, Galoob, Playmates or any of the modern toys, this group is for you!  The character focus this year is... Klingons!
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
VIP Champagne Reception
Latte Room
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.  Attendance is limited to 30 persons and restricted to persons over the age of 21.
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 · 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
To Be Announced

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
To Be Announced
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 28 · 10:45 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
To Be Announced
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
To Be Announced
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
To Be Announced
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
To Be Announced
     
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 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
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

Panel description to be announced soon!  Adam Throne.


SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
To Be Announced
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.
The Reptilian Species of Star Trek
Join the Georgia Reptile Society as they present some awesome live reptiles that share similarities to species depicted in the Star Trek universe!  Justyne Lobello and volunteers from the Georgia Reptile Society.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To Be Announced
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

Panel description to be announced soon!  Adam Throne.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
To Be Announced
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 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!
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 · 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
To Be Announced
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!  Visit the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant page for more information and to register as a contestant!
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 · 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
To Be Announced
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) is 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 · 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
To Be Announced
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.
To Be Announced
SATURDAY, APRIL 29 · 11:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
To Be Announced
     
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 "TOS" 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 "TOS" 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 · 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
To Be Announced
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 · 1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
To Be Announced
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.  Joe Cepeda, Larry Fleming, Michael L. King, Clay Sayre, Ray Tesi, 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 · 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
To Be Announced
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
SUNDAY, APRIL 30 · 4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
To Be Announced
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.