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Lee Arenberg
NexTrek Guest Stars
Lee will star in Dungeons & Dragons: The Movie as Elwood.  His other film credits include roles in Clubland, Jonny Skidmarks, Warriors of Virtue, The Apocalypse, Mojave Moon, Waterworld, No Quarter, Car 54, Who Are You?, Freaked, Robo-Cop 3, Paranoia, Class of 1999, Martians Go Home, Columbo: Grand Deception, Hollywood Boulevard II, The Wizard, Meet the Hollowheads, Tapeheads, Cross My Heart and The Underachievers.
        His notable TV guest appearances include several guest starring roles in the Star Trek universe: on Star Trek: Voyager in 1995 portraying Pelk in the episode "Juggernaut," on Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987 playing DaiMon Bok in "Bloodlines," and again as DaiMon Prak in "Force of Nature."  He also appeared on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 1993 as Gral in "The Nagus."
        His other TV credits include several guest appearances on Action, plus Angel, Friends, Seinfeld, Nash Bridges, Land's End, Bakersfield P.D., Married... with Children, Roseanne, Mann & Machine, Night Court, Babes and Tales from the Crypt.
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John Barnes
Star Trek Is Dead!
Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
John BarnesJohn has been a Star Trek fan since the Original Series was first broadcast in Britain almost thirty years ago.  At University, he was part of a group who produced Cult TV Magazine -- a well-received fan publication.  Since then, he's been active in British fandom and broadcast and written on the subject.  He's currently a member of the USS Cromwell -- a Trek club based in the English midlands.  John works as a broadcaster and newsreader for BBC Radio.  Previously, he held every role from drive-time presenter to News Editor, Programme Controller and Station Manager at a number of commercial radio stations.  An experienced journalist, John has reported from Bosnia and covered a number of high-profile court cases.  He now lives in a 250-year old cottage in the Forest of Bowland in Lancashire in northwest England.  In his remaining spare time, he enjoys historical re-enactment (English Civil War and Napoleonic), Morris Dancing and playing the bagpipes.
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Clifford Bell
Ultimate Trek... or Ultimate Drek?
Cliff has been a Star Trek fan since the Original Series and still believes that Kirk is the best Captain.  He has seen all the movies and followed all the series: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager.  This is Cliff's second year on TrekTrak.
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Brett Black
Star Trek Collectibles
Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
Brett Black with part of his Star Trek collectionPart of Brett's Star Trek collectionBrett was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1971 and began accumulating Star Wars memorabilia at age six when Santa Claus brought him a couple of action figures. His collection has grown to roughly 20,000 items since then, and he estimates he now has one of the largest collections in Tennessee, if not in the entire southeast.  Brett and his collection have been featured in various magazines and newspapers, both regionally and nationally.  His interests in collectibles include promotional and foreign items, theatrical release posters and other rare and unusual pieces.  Brett's love of collecting and of science fiction includes Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica, and his collection includes numerous items of each of these, as well.
            Brett also enjoys attending science fiction conventions.  He annually attends Dragon*Con, Chicago*Con, Motor City*Con and other smaller conventions where he takes part in discussion panels and collectible panels.  Two of Brett's convention highlights include attending the 30th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Huntsville, Alabama in 1996 and the Star Wars Celebration in Denver in 1999.  Brett resides in Knoxville with his wife, Anne, and their three dogs, Luke, Kirk and Apollo.
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Ann C. Crispin
Star Trek Comic Books
TrekTrak Theatre
Ann C. CrispinAnn is the author of the bestselling Star Trek novels Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday and The Eyes of the Beholders.  Her hardcover Star Trek novel, Sarek, spent five weeks on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list.  In 1984, Ann wrote the novelization of V, the million-copy bestseller based on NBC's much-remembered but ill-fated science-fiction TV miniseries.
        Ann and noted fantasy author André Norton have collaborated to produce Gryphon's Eyrie and Songsmith for Tor Books. Fans of the Witch World have reacted enthusiastically to both works.
        One of Ann's major undertakings to date has been her original StarBridge series for Berkley/Ace.  The series titles include StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift, Silent Songs, Ancestor's World and Voices of Chaos.  The books center around a school for young diplomats, translators and explorers, both alien and human, located on an asteroid far from Earth.
        StarBridge (Book One) was placed on the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Division's list of Best Books of 1991, and Silent Dances (Book Two, co-authored with Kathleen O'Malley) made the 1991 Preliminary Nebula ballot. Serpent's Gift (Book Four, with Deborah A. Marshall) was placed on the 1993 Recommended Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library.  Book Five, Silent Songs (also written with Kathleen O'Malley) was nominated for the American Library Association's Young Adults "Best Books" list. Ancestor's World (written with T. Jackson King) was released in June 1996, and Voices of Chaos, written with noted fantasy author Ru Emerson, was released June 1997.
        Ann also scripted the audio tape versions of her novels Yesterday's Son, Time for Yesterday and Sarek.  Upcoming works include a fantasy trilogy for Avon Books, Exiles of Boq'urain.  The titles for the individual books are Storms of Destiny, Winds of Vengeance and Flames of Chaos.  These works will be released in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
        In 1995, Ann produced two short stories for the Bantam Books Star Wars publishing program, "Play It Again, Figrin D'an" and "Skin Deep" for the anthologies Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina and Tales from Jabba the Hutt's Palace.  These stories led to an invitation to write the Han Solo trilogy about the pre-Star Wars adventures of Han Solo for Lucasfilm/Bantam. The Paradise Snare and The Hutt Gambit appeared in May and August of 1997, and Rebel Dawn came out in April of 1998.  Coming as they do during the twentieth anniversary of the release of the original Star Wars, these books represent a major breakthrough for the bestselling Star Wars franchise -- never before has Lucasfilm authorized a writer to "fill in the blanks" about a major character's history.
        Other current projects by Ann include the novelization for the film Alien: Resurrection, written in collaboration with Kathleen O'Malley.  Ann currently serves as Eastern Regional Director of the Science Fiction Writers of America.  Her teaching credits include a semester-long "Writing for Profit" course at Charles County Community College, two two-day writing workshops for Harrisburg Area Community College, a two-day writing seminar at Towson State University, and numerous mini-workshops at science-fiction and Star Trek conventions, where she is a frequent guest.
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Jonathan Cunningham
Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
Jonathan is the cocreator and co-executive producer of The Privateers.  He has also been the editor and webmaster for The Secret Logs of Mistress Janeway since their beginnings.
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Peter David
Star Trek Is Dead!
Sunday Morning with Peter David
Peter has written nearly two dozen novels and hundreds of comics books, including The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Star Trek, Aquaman, X-Factor, Sach & Violens, Soulsearchers & Company, The Atlantis Chronicles, Dreadstar, Wolverine and The Phantom. Peter has written several popular Star Trek novels including Q-Squared, Q-in-Law, Vendetta, A Rock and a Hard Place, The Rift, Imzadi and The Siege, which have spent a combined six months on the New York Times Bestseller List.  His other novels include Knight Life, Howling Mad, the Psi-Man and the Photon adventure series and novelizations of Batman Forever, The Return of Swamp Thing and The Rocketeer.  He has written several episodes of the acclaimed television series Babylon 5 and is screenwriter of the award-winning science fiction film spoof Oblivion.  His television series, Space Cases, was co-written with Bill "Lennier" Mumy.  He also writes a weekly column, "But I Digress..." for the Comics Buyers Guide.  This is Peter's seventh year on TrekTrak.
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Keith R. A. DeCandido
So You Want to Write a Star Trek Story?
Coming Soon in Star Trek Novels
Star Trek Comic Books
Photo Copyright  1999 Marina Frants Keith is the writer of the Star Trek: The Next Generation comic book miniseries Perchance to Dream, published in late 1999/early 2000 by DC/WildStorm.  He'll have two Trek novels in 2001: the Next Generation novel Diplomatic Implausibility, the first story featuring Ambassador Worf, post-DS9 (February), and the Deep Space Nine novel in the "Gateways" seven-book crossover series (September).  Keith is also working on a two-book series that will encompass all four TV shows, entitled Star Trek: Brave & the Bold, which will probably be published in 2002.  He has also written two Young Hercules novels, two Buffy the Vampire Slayer books, a Spider-Man novel and half a dozen short stories. His editorial credits range from novels starring comic book superheroes to the anthologies Otherwere and Urban Nightmares to Vintage's reissues of Alfred Bester's work.  He is also a musician, the percussionist for The Don't Quit Your Day Job Players.  Learn all you possibly could about Keith at www.sff.net/people/krad and about his band at www.dqydjp.com.

Brad Dourif
NexTrek Guest Stars
Brad Dourif as Starfleet crewman Lon SuderBrad began his acting career at Columbia University in New York City.  He performed with the Circle Repertory Company for three years.  Though he had been appearing in numerous play productions such as The Ghost Sonata and The Doctor in Spite of Himself, he got his first break when he was discovered by director Milos Forman while doing the off-broadway play, When You Comin' Back, Red Rider?  Milos cast him opposite Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  The role of Billy Bibbit ultimately landed him nominations for an Academy Award, a British Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.  He has since starred in Dune, Blue Velvet, Wild Palms, Graveyard Shift, Body Parts, Escape to Witch Mountain, The Eyes of Laura Mars, Urban Legend, Alien Resurrection and all five Child's Play films (as Chucky).  His most recent role is that of Grima Wormtongue in all three of the forthcoming Lord of the Rings films.  His numerous television appearances have included roles on The Norm Show, The Magnificent Seven, Millennium, Babylon 5, The X Files, Tales from the Crypt, The Hitchhiker, The Equalizer and as Crewman Lon Suder in the Star Trek: Voyager episodes "Meld" and "Basics," Parts I and II..  You can find out more about Brad at www.dourif.com.
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Chris Doyle
Star Trek Collectibles
Chris and... his victimPart of Chris' collection of collectiblesChris was rocketed as an infant from the doomed state of Ohio, and only recently crash-landed in the wilds of Kennesaw, Georgia.  A consummate computer geek and toy enthusiast, he has one of the most extensive collections of Playmates Star Trek around, specializing in odd variations, promotional items and international editions.  His collection covers the walls of his computer room, fills the walk-in closets of two more and is about to take over the living room.
        Chris helps administer (and maintains the web site for) Playtrek, an online gathering of Playmates Star Trek enthusiasts.  He also runs The Island of Bootleg Toys, a photo review site about illegal toy knock-offs.  He has also authored a collectible guide to bootlegs, which is currently being edited and should appear in bookstores in late 2000.
        Chris' other hobbies include role playing (AD&D and Vampire), customizing action figures, '80s music and mucking about online.  His wife, Jennifer, assists in emptying their bank accounts with her own collections of Disney, Barbie and Gene.  The couple shares their toys with their two cats, John Constantine and Delerium.
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Leslie Fish
Star Trek FilkSing VII
Leslie FishIf there's one name that's practically synonymous with "filk" (fandom's own folk music), it's Leslie Fish.  Leslie has written literally hundreds of songs covering almost every subject, from the space program ("Hope Eyrie"), to Star Trek ("Banned from Argo") to urban life, history and space fantasy ("Carmen Miranda's Ghost"), as well as writing music for poems by authors from Rudyard Kipling on up to contemporary fantasy writers.  Leslie is also a fine performer, guitarist and storyteller.  Her professional writing credits include the novel A Dirge for Sabis with C. J. Cherryh, a number of stories in Cherryh's Merovingen Nights anthology, and a story in an anthology inspired by one of her songs ("Carmen Miranda's Ghost Is Haunting Space Station Three").  In addition to being a bard, Leslie is an anarchist (really) and has worked as everything from a gun-runner to a dominatrix.  This is Leslie's fourth appearance on TrekTrak, having performed in the TrekFilk in 1995, 1997 and 1998.
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Michael Forest
Classic Trek Guest Stars
Michael Forest as ApolloBest known to Star Trek fans as Apollo in the Original Series episode "Who Mourns for Adonais," Michael was a rugged-looking addition to Roger and Gene Corman's list of leading men during their 1950s heyday.  Between Corman films, he was a stage actor who worked in Shakespearean plays and other legitimate productions as classy as his real name (Gerald Michael Charlebois).  Born in Harvey, North Dakota, he moved with his family at a very early age to Seattle, attended the University of Washington for a year and then made his way south to the sunnier campuses of San Jose State.  Graduating with a B.A. in English and drama, Michael came to Hollywood in 1955 and started acting on TV and on stage at the Players Ring.  In 1957, he began to study with veteran actor/acting teacher Jeff Corey, in whose classes Michael first encountered Roger Corman.  Michael has also worked extensively on TV and European films.

J. G. Hertzler
TrekTrak Presents: An Hour with J. G. Hertzler
TrekTrak Theatre
The 2000 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
J. G. HertzlerJ. G. Hertzler as General MartokPrior to his incarnation as the Klingon General Martok in 26 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, J. G. Hertzler appeared as the Vulcan captain of the starship Saratoga in the pilot episode "Emissary" and has since appeared as the Hirogen Hunter in the Star Trek: Voyager episode, "Tsunkatse."
        Previous to this, J. G.'s career included some 40 episodes of The New Zorro for the Family Channel, where he starred as Zorro's evil nemesis, Alcalde Ignacio DeSoto.  Other television and film appearances include episodes of Quantum Leap, Seinfeld, Dr. Quinn, Diagnosis Murder, Lois & Clark, General Hospital and One Life to Live.  Movies include Ashtown: Prophecy 2 and his most recent television movie, Pirates of Silicon Valley, where J. G. plays director Ridley Scott.
        On the legitimate stage, J. G.'s career has spanned the United States from Broadway to Los Angeles, appearing in over 50 Shakespearean productions at the Guthrie, ACT in San Francisco, the Folger Theatre and festivals from Maine to New Jersey to California.  He has worked as a stage director and Artistic Director for many classical productions.  J. G. recently directed and starred in Prospero's Forest, an evening in the Hollywood Hills dedicated to increasing the awareness of continuing deforestation of the ancient giant redwoods of North America.  Currently living in the Los Angeles area, J. G. is writing in every spare minute, including those between the scenes on the bridge of his Bird of Prey, the I.K.S. Rotarran.
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Walter Koenig
TrekTrak Presents: An Hour with Walter Koenig
TrekTrak Presents: Another Hour with Walter Koenig
Walter Koenig as Commander Pavel ChekovWalter Koenig -- actor, director, screenwriter, novelist, acting professor and comic book creator -- was born in Manhattan in 1936 to Lithuanian Russian Jewish parents.
        Bitten by the acting bug early in his youth, Walter studied at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York where he worked with fellow students James Caan, Elizabeth Ashley and Dabney Coleman.  His stage career spans 30 years and includes stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and many other cities.  He appeared in many plays and television shows of the late 1950s and early 1960s, including the Mr. Novak series, and he even produced and wrote his own feature film in 1967, I Wish I May.  In 1967, he landed the role of Ensign Pavel Chekov in the original Star Trek series.
        Walter appeared as Chekov in the first seven of the big screen Star Trek films and played the recurring character of Alfred Bester in the TV series Babylon 5.  Aside from his role in Star Trek, he has appeared in 40 different TV series and television movies, including Anthony and Cleopatra, starring Timothy Dalton and Lynn Redgrave.
        A natural writer, Walter has written for the television shows Family, Matthew Starr, Land of the Lost, Class of '65 and others.  His first book, Chekov's Enterprise, which recounts the making of the first Star Trek movie, was published in 1979.  He has also written a satiric fantasy novel, Buck Alice and the Actor-Robot, and a three-part comic book series entitled Raver.  Walter wrote and performed a one-character piece entitled You're Never Alone When You're a Schizophrenic, which was a finalist in the 1996 New York Film Festival Awards.  While not a member of the cast during the Star Trek animated series, he did pen one of the episodes, "The Infinite Vulcan."  His autobiography, Warped Factors: A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe was published in 1998.
        In a 1997 Internet poll of favorite television bad guys, Walter was the top choice of 12,000 voters for his role as Alfred Bester on Babylon 5.  He was also voted the favorite guest star on Babylon 5.
        Walter and his wife Judy Levitt have two children and live in Los Angeles.
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Gabriel C. Koerner
Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
Gabriel is the foremost adolescent Star Trek fan in the world.  He gained international prestige and admiration, as well as a fair share of controversy, in the Paramount-released documentary Trekkies.  Gabriel is also an accomplished writer, producer, director and visual effects creator with a web-based SF parody series and many high-profile visual effects jobs to his credit.
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Cheralyn L. Lambeth
Klingon Costume Creation Class
Cheralyn L. Lambeth at the 1999 TrekTrakCheralyn began creating her own costumes and creatures at the tender age of ten, when her mother finally refused to make any more odd costumes for her at Halloween.  She carried this obsession with her into college at UNC Chapel Hill, where, after having failed miserably as an Air Force reservist, she decided to major in something really useful such as Dramatic Arts and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures.  Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn travelled to New York to study costumes, wigs and make-up at the Juilliard School, and achieved her first fifteen minutes of fame by making her Off Broadway acting debut appearing with John Leguizamo in Mambo Mouth.  From there, she moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live! (acquiring a very up-close and personal relationship with Big Bird!), and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on Dinosaurs! and The Muppet Christmas Carol.  In between work and more work, Cheralyn managed to help play-test the Star Wars role-playing game Mission to Lianna, and has written articles for such genre-related periodicals as Con-Tour Magazine and Bjo Trimble's Sci-Fi Spotlight.
        Cheralyn has always been fascinated from a technical point of view by the aliens and futuristic gizmos in the Star Trek universe.  A resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, she currently works as Production Supervisor for Paramount Production Services, creating among other things, Klingons, Romulans and Borg for Paramount attractions such as the Star Trek World Tour and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.
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Chase Masterson
An Hour with Chase Masterson: Dabo Girl
The Deep Space Nine Reunion Tour
Chase Masterson as Leeta, the Dabo GirlChase Masterson with TrekTrak Director Eric L. Watts, 1997TrekTrak is pleased to once again welcome Chase Masterson to Dragon*Con.  Chase played Leeta, the Dabo Girl, on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and last appeared at Dragon*Con in 1997. 
        Chase possesses a rare versatility that makes her one of Hollywood's quick-rising stars.  In fact, in the December 1998 issue of Sci-Fi Universe magazine, Masterson was named one of the top 20 people to watch in Hollywood.  Besides her work in Deep Space Nine, Masterson's television credits include Fox's hot episodic Sliders, UPN's Live Shot and the World Wide Web's interactive soap, EON 4.  Chase was also named the co-host of Showtime's Saturday night program, Showtime Nighttime.  Her guest appearances have included a recurring role on General Hospital, as well as the nighttime drama Acapulco HeatChase also guest-starred in ER's Emmy-winning episode, "Hell and High Water." 
        On the film front, Chase most recently starred in Sammyville.  She has also shown up as Commanding Officer Callie O'Grady in the Stephen King-based thriller Ice Station: Erebus and co-starred with Bridget Wilson in the fantasy feature Marina.  Her other feature films include Digital Man, In a Moment of Passion and Married People, Single Sex, for which she was nominated for a Drive-In Academy Award. 
        A fan favorite, Chase can also be seen starring with former CIA head William Colby in the CD-ROM Spycraft: The Great Game.

Dave McConnell
Star Trek FilkSing VII
Dave McConnell at the 1998 TrekTrakDave has been active in fandom since 1968 and is Dragon*Con's Director of Filk Programming.  He co-authored with Ken Kessler his first filksong, What Do You Do with a Drunken Hobbit?, in 1972.  Dave was the rhythm guitar player for the all-filk band Timelines, which he founded in 1993 and who released an album, Timelines Takes Flight, in 1994.  This is Dave's fifth filk performance on TrekTrak, having performed with Timelines at the very first TrekFilk in 1994, with Leslie Fish in 1997 and 1998 and headlining the TrekFilk solo in 1999.

Robert O'Reilly
TrekTrak Presents: An Hour with Robert O'Reilly
TrekTrak Theatre
The 2000 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
The Deep Space Nine Reunion Tour
Robert O'Reilly as Chancellor GowronRobert's introduction to Star Trek was in the Next Generation episode entitled "Manhunt" in which he portrayed a gangster.  He then successfully auditioned for the part of the Machiavellian Klingon leader Gowron for the episode "Reunion."  Besides his many appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Gowron, Robert has participated in many Star Trek-related extracurricular activities, including a Decipher VCR Interactive Board game, lithographs sold nationwide on QVC, a sci-fi fantasy model, three action figures, a life-sized stand-up Gowron poster and most recently, starring in the CD-ROM Star Trek: Klingon, for which Robert won the Sci-Fi Universe Reader's Choice Universe Award for Best Achievement in Genre Multimedia.  In this game, not only will Robert teach you how to be a Klingon, he also will teach you how to speak like one. 
        Robert's stage work has spanned a broad spectrum, from Shakespeare (King Lear and Hamlet) and Sam Shepard (True West) to original plays (When the Bough Breaks) and the original production of The Grapes of Wrath.  He is proud to have starred in the original productions of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 (plays written by and based on the books by Ray Bradbury, who has since become a friend). 
        Robert directed his play, Marsha Norman's Getting Out, in 1981 and was promptly nominated by the Los Angeles Drama Circle for Best Director of the Year, the most prestigious award given to a Los Angeles theater director.  (Harold Pinter won for Sweeny Todd -- what the heck!)  Since then, he has won or been nominated for every other major directing award the Los Angeles area has to offer.  His original production of Generations by Dennis Clontz received National Honors as a runner-up to August Wilson's Piano Lesson for the best play produced outside of New York City. 
        In spite of his busy schedule, Robert continues each year to direct one play and act in at least one theater production.  He is a member and Artistic Advisor at the Colony Studio Theater Playhouse, a repertory company in Los Angeles that boasts a 90% subscription rate.  Recently, he directed Mornings at Seven and acted in Fool for Love by Sam Shepard. 
        Robert has appeared in over 100 films, made-for-TV movies and television episodes.  His most recent projects include the soon-to-be released films Moonbase, in which he stars as the evil convict Stark, and Good Luck, starring Gregory Hines.  He has also appeared in the The Mask, starring Jim Carrey, as well as ten other feature films.  Mini-series and movie-of-the-week appearances include Desperado: Badlands Justice, World War III, From Here to Eternity and By the Dawn's Early Light.  Television series include NYPD Blue and two seasons on In the Heat of the Night and Dark Justice.  Other episodic television credits include such series as Murder, She Wrote (two appearances), Dallas (two appearances), Hunter, Falcon Crest, The Flash, Hill Street Blues, Max Headroom, The Equalizer, Sledgehammer, Paradise, Jake and the Fatman, MacGuyver and many more.  Robert generally portrays villains or antagonists and is particularly expert in the use of a variety of dialects and accents. 
        Robert resides with his wife in Los Angeles.  During his infrequent times of rest and recreation, you may find him playing a round of golf, attending an enjoyable game of baseball or watching a good film or television show, particularly if it's set in the Trek universe.  But perhaps you've heard the most recent rumor -- Robert's wife gave birth on January 1st at 12:01 a.m., 12:03 a.m. and 12:04 a.m. to Jack, Joseph and Michael, their sons.  The rumor is true -- scratch the golf games for awhile!

Mark Allen Shepherd
Morn Speaks!  An Hour with Mark Allen Shepherd
The Deep Space Nine Reunion Tour
Mark Allen Shepherd as MornCopyright  Mark Allen ShepherdAn accomplished artist best known as the ever-silent "Morn" on Deep Space Nine, Mark's numerous abstract impressionist paintings, mixed media works and photo mosaics have been used on the DS9 sets, as well as other television, films and commercials.
        Plural Dolt, an absurd musical theater group Mark performs with now in its tenth year, has just finished its latest recording, Slappy Woot.  It's like Frank Zappa meets Spike Jones on Forbidden Planet: cartoony, wild and zany.  Plural Dolt plays in and around the Los Angeles area and plans on going on tour soon.
        A diverse background in science as well as the fine arts, Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Roger Williams College and four years at California Institute of the Arts.  His studies include music, film, theater, performance and Interdisciplinary Arts.  Much of Mark's work explores such abstract concepts as energy, consciousness, perception, multi-dimensionality and the transformation and mytholization of environment through a variety of media.
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Josepha Sherman
So You Want to Write a Star Trek Story?
Star Trek Is Dead!
Josepha Sherman at the 1998 TrekTrakJosepha is a fantasy and science fiction writer, folklorist and storyteller.  Her fantasy novels include The Shining Falcon (Avon, 1989), winner of the Compton Crook Award; Child of Faerie, Child of Earth (Walker, 1992), an ALA Best Book and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; the national bestseller Castle of Deception (with Mercedes Lackey, Baen Books, 1992); A Strange and Ancient Name (Baen Books, 1993), a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Windleaf (Walker, 1993), an ABA Pick of the List, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; the national bestseller A Cast of Corbies (with Mercedes Lackey, Baen Books, 1994); Gleaming Bright (Walker, 1994), a Junior Library Guild Selection; the national bestseller The Chaos Gate (Baen Books, 1994); King's Son, Magic's Son (Baen Books, 1994), a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; The Shattered Oath (Baen Books, 1995), a New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age; Forging the Runes, the sequel to The Shattered Oath (Baen Books, 1996); a dark urban fantasy novel, Son of Darkness (Roc Books, 1998); a Xena book, Everything I Needed to Know in Life I Learned from Xena, by Gabrielle, "translated from the Athenian Times" (Pocket Books, 1998); and a Highlander novel, The Captive Soul (Warner Aspect, 1998).  In addition, she co-authored with Susan Shwartz the national bestselling Star Trek novel, Vulcan's Forge, together with the audio script for the novel, read by Leonard Nimoy.  Josepha's folklore titles are all from August House:  A Sampler of Jewish-American Folklore (1992), Rachel the Clever and Other Jewish Folktales (1993), Once Upon a Galaxy (1994), Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts: The Subversive Folklore of Children (with T. K. F. Weisskopf, 1995), Trickster Tales (1996), and Merlin's Kin: Tales of the Hero Magicians (1998).  Nonfiction works include First Americans (Smithmark Publishers/Portland House, 1988), and Puerto Rico (Marshall Cavendish, 1999), as well as two articles on fantasy writing commissioned by The Writer.  Forthcoming in mid-1999 will be a new Star Trek title, Vulcan's Heart.  Josepha has sold over 125 short stories and articles to books and magazines, and has written for the animated television show Adventures of the Galaxy Rangers.  In addition, she's done storytelling for all ages and lectured on folklore, fantasy and science fiction across North America, including speaking engagements at the Library of Congress and American Folklore Society conferences.  She's an active member of The Authors Guild, SFWA, the American Folklore Society and the SCBWI, as well as a fan of all things SF, equine, computer-oriented, aviation and of the long-suffering ("wait till next year, or possibly this year!") New York Mets.
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Donny Velji
Ultimate Trek... or Ultimate Drek?
Donny VeljiDonny is an avid Star Trek fan who has been involved with the world of fandom for ten years.  This is his third year as a TrekTrak panelist and the seventh Dragon*Con he's attended.  In addition to being a Trek fan, he has written columns for assorted web sites and newsletters, reviewing everything from Star Trek: Voyager to pro wrestling.  When not writing or talking about these things with friends from Atlanta as well as the Internet, he's planning his wedding with his fiancée Nichole, the only woman in the known universe who not only tolerates his hobbies, but also occassionally joins in.
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Wayne Walls
Ultimate Trek... or Ultimate Drek?
Wayne Walls at the 1998 TrekTrakWayne has written for Vault magazine and contributed pieces to The Wild Hunt amateur press association.  His past illustrious "Fan Boy" highlights include stomping John de Lancie in a Star Trek trivia contest, a costume contest as the Terminator in an ad campaign for WD-40 which he described as "less filling but tastes great," and, in more personal circles, his wedding, where he treated the guests to a showing of Return of the Jedi with his blushing bride in tow, still in the white dress.  This is Wayne's third year on TrekTrak.
Deborah Warner
So You Want to Write a Star Trek Story?
Star Trek: Voyager: The Verdict
Deborah WarnerDeborah is the webmistress of NovaD.org, home of the Secret Logs of Mistress Janeway, a fanfiction web site featuring the erotic adventures of a certain starship captain who is a long way from home.  Deborah appeared in Denise Crosby's 1999 documentary Trekkies and is the producer of a new series called The Privateers whose stars include Karl Urban (Caesar in Xena:Warrior Princess).

Eric L. Watts
Court-Martial!
Dragon*Con Director of Star Trek Programming Eric L. WattsEric has been an avid Star Trek fan since 1977.  He founded and was President of the United Federation of Trekkers, South Carolina's largest Star Trek fan club, from 1980 to 1988 and has been Dragon*Con's Director of Star Trek Programming since 1992.  Eric has been a member of the amateur press association Imaginapa since 1980, including 11 years as its Central Mailer, from 1983-1988 and 1991-1997, and is a former member of the amateur press associations Apa Enterprise, Talking of Trek, GAPS, Atlapa and Dragon*Citings.  He is also the Editor & Publisher of The New Moon Directory, an annual index to amateur press associations, and a member of both the Southern Bears and the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus (for which he is also web site administrator).  Professionally, Eric holds Associate in Arts degrees in Visual Communications (1990) and Web Site Administration (1999) from the Art Institute of Atlanta and is a member of the Atlanta chapters of the Graphic Artists Guild and the American Institute of Graphic Arts, as well as the Creative Club of Atlanta and the HTML Writers Guild.  Eric recently launched a secondary career in stand-up comedy, first performing in April at The Comedy House in Kennesaw, more recently at Eddie's Attic in Decatur and placing as a finalist in WB36's Late Nite Laff Off competition in May.

Robert Hewitt Wolfe
An Hour with Robert Hewitt Wolfe
The Deep Space Nine Reunion Tour
Robert is a veteran of five years writing and producing Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  He is currently developing, writing and producing Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda for Tribune Entertainment and Fireworks Productions.  Starring Kevin Sorbo, Andromeda began shooting in Vancouver in May and will premiere nationwide this fall.  Robert is also writing the high tech thriller Zero Gee, in development at Sony for John Woo and Terrance Chang's production company, Lion Rock.
        Robert wrote the episode "A Fistful of Datas" for The Next Generation and, for Deep Space Nine, wrote or co-wrote the story and/or teleplay for "Q-Less," "The Passenger," "In the Hands of the Prophets," "Invasive Procedures," "Second Sight," "Shadowplay," "The Wire," "The Collaborator," "The Search, Part I," "The Search, Part II," "Second Skin," "Past Tense, Part I," "Past Tense, Part II," "Heart of Stone," "Prophet Motive," "Distant Voices," "Through the Looking Glass," "Family Business," "The Adversary," "The Way of the Warrior, Part I," "The Way of the Warrior, Part II," "Little Green Men," "Homefront," "Paradise Lost," "Bar Association," "Hard Time," "To the Death," "Broken Link," "Apocalypse Rising," "Trials and Tribble-ations," "Let He Who Is Without Sin...," "The Ascent," "In Purgatory's Shadow," "By Inferno's Light," "Ties of Blood and Water," "Blaze of Glory," "Call to Arms" and "Field of Fire."

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