2009 Program Participants
Ben Alpi
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II
A director and producer, Ben's work has been on the big screen at the Fine Arts Theater in Burbank, California; the Madison Theater in Albany, New York; on television and the web.  After a limited theatrical release, his directorial debut, Silver Lining, has been signed into broadcast on PBS and Movieola, the Short Film Channel and into distribution with Ouat Media (Toronto).  In 2006, he was brought onto the award-winning Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II web series and became a producer and second unit director for "Blood and Fire" Parts 1 and 2 with legendary "The Trouble with Tribbles" scribe David Gerrold directing; "Enemy: Starfleet" and "The Child," under the direction of Total Recall writer and Sliders producer John Povill.  Ben was also second unit director for the forthcoming feature-length documentary American General: Benedict Arnold.  A character actor, Ben stars as the "adorably incompetent" alien starship captain Zerks in the sci-fi comedy web series Zerks Log.

Roxanne Baxter
The TrekTrak Roundtable

Roxanne grew up with Star Trek, Star Wars, Buck Rogers and the original Battlestar Galactica.  She wants to be an astrophysicist when she grows up, but that will have to wait until she's done being a mom to her nine children.  In the meantime, she loves science fiction in all its forms.  She has been known to get a little too attached to the characters of some of her favorite shows and movies, but her family understands and loves her anyway.
        In her spare time, Roxanne is a senior in college (through Oregon State University's Ecampus program) and she plans to earn her Master's degree in Science and Mathematics Education after she finally finishes her undergraduate work.  She also quilts professionally, owns Stargazer Quilts (an online quilt shop), dabbles in costume creation and loves to keep busy with everything other than housework.

Patrick Bell
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

Patrick has been a senior production assistant for
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II since virtually the beginning of the project.  He assists with set building and upkeep and improvements to the studio.  Beginning with “Blood and Fire,” Patrick has been portraying the first Paramount Phase II character added to the production: Lieutenant Xon, a young, full-blooded Vulcan scientist who is fascinated by human beings and their culture.

Steve Berman
The Missing Minority

Since he began writing at age 17, Steve has published over 80 articles, essays, reviews and short stories.  His work has seen print online at Strange Horizons and Velvet Mafia, in the young adult anthologies of Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling, and on the blogs GuysLitWire.
        Steve specializes in queer and weird fiction.  His young adult novel, Vintage: A Ghost Story, a dark fantasy set in New Jersey's suburbs, earned high praise from Locus magazine and School Library Journal.  The book was featured on the Rainbow List, which is a listing of gay-positive works for children and teens sponsored by the GLBT-Roundtable of the American Library Association.  A bit of fan fiction written by Steve was adapted for a pivotal, gay scene in an episode of Star Trek: Hidden Frontier.

John Billingsley
Star Trek: Enterprise Stars I
TrekTrak Presents Dr. Phlox: John Billingsley
Star Trek: Enterprise Stars II
John is the actor best known to Star Trek fans for playing Doctor Phlox, the Denobulan chief medical officer of the Enterprise NX-01, on Star Trek: Enterprise.  John attended Bennington College in Vermont, where he studied theater.  He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife, actress Bonita Friedericy, who appeared in the Enterprise episode "Regeneration."
        John broke into films in 1988, making his debut with a supporting role in the thriller Seven Hours to Judgment.  He followed this with a small role in 1990's I Love You to Death.  By the late 1990s, John was making frequent appearances both in films and on television.  His film credits during this period included Born to Be Wild, Eat Your Heart Out and Kate's Addiction.  He made guest appearances on such television programs as NYPD Blue, The Practice, L. A. Doctors, The Pretender and The X-Files.  He also appeared in the acclaimed 1999 made-for-TV movie Tuesdays with Morrie.
        In 2000, John appeared in the film Breathing Hard.  That same year, John became a regular on the science fiction series The Others, which lasted one season.  John continued to make appearances on television, including a guest-starring role UPN's G vs E.  During this time, John costarred in a two-part episode of Diagnosis Murder and later in an episode of Six Feet Under.  He also appeared in episodes of Judging Amy, Family Law and The Lot.  John went on to costar in a Trek-oriented episode of Roswell (playing himself while holding a casting call for a fictional episode of Enterprise) in 2001 and in the Enterprise series finale, "These Are the Voyages...," in 2005.
        In 2001, John costarred in Lessons for an Assassin.  He also appeared in the films Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles and The Glass House and the TV movie Just Ask My Children.  Also in 2001, John was cast in his most famous role yet: the strange, optimistic Dr. Phlox on the new Star Trek series, Enterprise.  John would continue to make additional film and TV appearances during Enterprise's four-year run.  He appeared in an episode of Stargate SG-1, in which he played an obsessed Trekkie scientist who worships at the "altar of Roddenberry."  He also appeared in two episodes of NYPD Blue and an episode of Angel.  Perhaps his most notable TV guest role during this time was a victimized serial killer in two episodes of Cold Case.  In addition, John appeared 2002 Paramount thriller High Crimes.  The following year, John was cast in the 2003 thriller Out of Time.  Other films John appeared in during this time include the 2002 drama White Oleander, the 2004 comedy A Cinderella Story and The 12 Dogs of Christmas.
        Since the cancellation of Enterprise in 2005, John has kept busy performing on the stage, although he has had time to do some occasional film and TV work.  He appeared in a film called Ripple Effect, released in 2007.  In addition, John starred in the 2006 TV movie Dead & Deader and Jerome Bixby's The Man from Earth, dealing with a 14,000 year old immortal man who has lived on Earth under a variety of identities.  In 2006, John had the recurring role of Terrence Steadman in the hit FOX TV series Prison Break.  However, he had to leave that show (and his role re-cast) when he was cast as a regular on ABC's new series The Nine.  John's other recent TV credits include appearances in episodes of Nip/Tuck, NCIS, CSI, Journeyman, Grey's Anatomy, Eli Stone, Women's Murder Club, Fear Itself and Without a Trace.  In 2007, John played the recurring role of Michael Lathan on the hit FOX series 24.  In 2008, John had a recurring role as Mike Spencer in four episodes of the acclaimed HBO series True Blood.
        John appeared in a comedy film called American Summer and in an independent film called The Least of These.  He also filmed an independent drama entitled Finding Red Cloud and worked on a pilot for a TV show starring Paul Reiser.  More recently, John filmed a six-hour TV project called twentysixmiles, which is being shopped to various networks as either a six-part stand-alone miniseries or as the first season of a potential hour-long series.  John will be reuniting with Enterprise costar Gary Graham for a zombie series called Alive, co-created by Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

Matthew J. Brown
Star Trek Academics

By day, Matt is a mild-mannered assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas who studies philosophy of science and the American pragmatism movement.  But in times of need, he also acts as a scholar of comic books and popular culture.  He has presented twice at the illustrious Comic Arts Conference at the San Diego Comic Con and last year, he brought some of that erudite discussion to the halls of Dragon*Con by organizing the first ever Dragon*Con Academic Mini-Conference, in association with the Institute of Comics Studies and the Comics and Popular Arts track.  The conference brought together scholars from philosophy, literature, religious studies and film studies.  He has written about or presented on such topics as the preservation of character-identity through retcons, Crisis on Infinite Earth, Watchmen, the morality of vigilante justice and picky eating.  He has published in academic journals as well as in Wiley's Philosophy for Everyone series.

Melissa Carter
The Missing Minority

Melissa has been a cohost of "The Bert Show" on Q100 in Atlanta since 2001 and cohost of the podcast "Pride in Between" since 2008.  She was also cohost of the nationally syndicated show "Radio with a Twist" from 2006 until 2009.
        She has served as Grand Marshall in both Atlanta's Gay Pride Parade and Provincetown's Carnival Parade, hosted Provincetown's Carnival Concert, been honored as "Best Radio DJ" by several local papers for multiple years, featured on The Sunday Paper's "It List," performed in Atlanta productions of The Vagina Monologues, Shear Madness and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and even had a Halloween ice cream named in her honor during a holiday fundraiser.
        Her freelance articles have also appeared in The Sunday Paper, Labrys magazine and Curve magazine.
        As a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Melissa got to serve as Georgia Governor for the Day after winning a football bet with former Georgia Bulldog and Governor Sonny Perdue.
        Melissa underwent a life-saving transplant in 2002, and because of that extra chance at life she is an athlete in the U.S. Transplant Games, and established the Melissa Carter Transplant Fund at Piedmont Hospital.
       This is Melissa's sixth appearance on TrekTrak!  Learn more about her at her web site, Melissa Times.

James Cawley
The TrekTrak Show
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

World Premiere: Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II's "The Child"

The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
A big Star Trek fan growing up, in 1997 James began collecting props and costumes from the original series and acquired the original Enterprise blueprints when he interned on Star Trek: The Next Generation.  He went on to spend over $100,000 constructing nearly flawless recreations of sets in an abandoned car dealership in Port Henry, New York.  Funding the project through his successful career as an Elvis impersonator, James and fellow Star Trek fans gathered together to begin shooting new episodes.  The high quality of Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II has led Trek actors such as George Takei and Walter Koenig to act in episodes, and has brought original series writers such as D. C. Fontana and David Gerrold to take on roles behind the camera without any financial compensation.  James' prominent role in Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II gave him the opportunity to play small roles in a few other Star Trek fan episodes.  He played Mackenzie Calhoun in the 41st Star Trek: Hidden Frontier episode "Vigil," and he had a cameo as Captain Kirk along with New Voyages co-stars Jeff Quinn and John Kelley in the premiere episode of Starship Farragut.  The starship Ticonderoga in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "The Aenar" was named as a subtle nod to James' hometown.  His sets have also been used by Star Trek: Enterprise in the episode "In a Mirror, Darkly" and in the professional fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, in which James plays Peter Kirk.  In addition to producing more episodes of Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, James is currently in pre-production on the spin-off Star Trek: First Voyages and a remake/continuation of The Wild Wild West.  He also played a small part in J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie.  James' "day job" is as an Elvis impersonator.

Dawn Cowings
Starship Farragut

Dawn did absolutely nothing with her degree in Television and Film until the day her husband Shane Felux bought a movie camera on eBay and challenged her to write him a Star Wars film.  She rose to the challenge, cowriting a sweeping saga set in a galaxy far, far away.  She also took on roles as producer, costumer, assistant director, caterer and anything else that was required.
        Three years later, Star Wars: Revelations was released to unprecedented attention, becoming a worldwide phenomenon with over three million downloads in two months' time and being featured by CNN, CBS, MSNBC, USA Today and Entertainment Weekly.
        Dawn then served as a producer and PA on Shane's next project, the Atom Films award-winning Pitching Lucas.  Soon after, the couple's production company, X-ile Pictures, was tapped by Disney/Stage 9 to develop an original project.  Dawn again cowrote the script, the sci-fi action thriller Trenches, soon to be released as a web series.
        Dawn is at Dragon*Con to talk about Starship Farragut, an independent film series based on the adventures of the USS Farragut, a starship from the original Star Trek series, and present two of their episodes, the live action A Rock and a Hard Place and the animated Power Source.
        In her spare time, she also raises three sons.

A. C. Crispin
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Ladies
Ann is the author of three best-selling Star Wars novels, four top -selling Star Trek novels, plus the novelization of the famous television miniseries V.
        Her major science fiction undertaking was the StarBridge series for Berkley/ACE.  Series titles are StarBridge, Silent Dances, Shadow World, Serpent's Gift, Silent Songs, Voices of Chaos and Ancestor's World.  StarBridge was on the American Library Association's Young Adult Services Division's list of Best Books of 1991, and Silent Dances, coauthored with Kathleen O'Malley, made the 1991 Preliminary Nebula ballot.  Serpent's Gift was on the 1993 Recommended Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library.  Silent Songs (coauthored with Kathleen O'Malley) was nominated for A.L.A.'s "Best Books" list.
        Ann has been active in the Science Fiction Writers of America since 1992, serving as both Eastern Regional Director and Vice President.  With Victoria Strauss, she founded SFWA's highest-profile public service endeavor---Writer Beware.  Writer Beware is a group of volunteers and a web site that monitors writing scams aimed at authors, and warns aspiring authors of the dangers involved in handing over their money to questionable or outright unscrupulous literary agents or publishers.
        Her current work-in-progress is the first full-length Pirates of the Caribbean novel for Disney.

Joshua Cuneo
The TrekTrak Roundtable

Joshua is a second-year graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Digital Media, which is an interdisciplinary program that sits at the crossroads of media studies, computer science, cognitive theory, artificial intelligence, sociology, literature and cultural studies.  He specializes in the production of digital media technologies and is currently engaged in a research project that seeks to digitize and archive science fiction television shows and movies into an academic database, using Star Trek as his case study.  He's conducted numerous studies on the relationships between culture, technology and science fiction, with an emphasis on the Star Trek franchise.  He's a lifelong fan of all of the Star Trek shows, owns a Starfleet uniform, throws monthly Star Trek parties at his apartment and is a regular on WREK's Sci-Fi Lab radio show, where he speaks about the franchise as both a fan and a student versed in cultural studies.

Peter David
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Gentlemen
TrekTrak Presents: Peter David

Peter is a prolific author whose career, and continued popularity, spans nearly two decades.  He has worked in every conceivable media: television, film, books (fiction, non-fiction and audio), short stories and comic books, and acquired followings in all of them.
        In the literary field, Peter has had over fifty novels published, including numerous appearances on the New York Times Bestsellers List. Publishers Weekly described him as "a genuine and veteran master."  His novels include Sir Apropos of Nothing (A "fast, fun, heroic fantasy satire"--Publishers Weekly) and the sequel The Woad to Wuin, Knight Life, Howling Mad and the Psi-Man adventure series.  Probably his greatest fame comes from the high-profile realm of Star Trek novels, where he is the most popular writer of the series, with his title Imzadi being one of the best-selling Star Trek novels of all time.  Peter is also co-creator and author of the bestselling Star Trek: New Frontier series for Pocket Books.  A partial list of his titles include Q-Squared, The Siege, Q-in-Law, Vendetta, A Rock and a Hard Place and, with John deLancie, I, Q.  He produced the three Babylon 5 Centauri Prime novels and has also had short stories appear in such collections as Shock Rock, Shock Rock II and Otherwere, as well as Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine and the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
        Peter has written more comics than can possibly be listed here, remaining consistently one of the most acclaimed writers in the field.  His resume includes an award-winning twelve-year run on The Incredible Hulk, and he has also worked on such varied and popular titles as Supergirl, Young Justice, Soulsearchers and Company, Aquaman, Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2099, X-Factor, Star Trek, Wolverine, The Phantom, Sachs & Violens and many others.  He has also written comic book-related novels, such as The Incredible Hulk: What Savage Beast, and co-edited the Ultimate Hulk short story collection.  Furthermore, his opinion column "But I Digress" has been running in the industry trade newspaper The Comic Buyers Guide for nearly a decade, and in that time has been the paper's consistently most popular feature and was also collected into a trade paperback edition.

        Peter is the co-creator, with popular science fiction icon Bill Mumy (of Lost in Space and Babylon 5 fame) of the Cable Ace Award-nominated science fiction series Space Cases, which ran for two seasons on Nickelodeon.  He has also written several scripts for the Hugo Award-winning TV series Babylon 5, and the sequel series Crusade, as well as the animated series Roswell.  He has also written several films for Full Moon Entertainment and co-produced two of them, including two installments in the popular Trancers series, Trancers 4: Jack of Swords and Trancers 5: Sudden Death, as well as the science fiction western spoof Oblivion, which won the Gold Award at the 1994 Houston International Film Festival for Best Theatrical Feature Film, Fantasy/Horror category, and the sequel, Backlash: Oblivion 2.
        Peter's awards and citations span not only an assortment of fields, but the globe.  They include: the Haxtur Award 1996 (Spain), Best Comic script; OZCon 1995 award (Australia), Favorite International Writer; Comic Buyers Guide 1995 Fan Awards, Favorite writer; Wizard Fan Award Winner 1993; Golden Duck Award for Young Adult Series (Starfleet Academy #1: Worf's First Adventure) 1994; UK Comic Art Award, 1993; Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, 1993.

        Recently his work was again nominated in two categories for the Eisners, and in the recent SFX Readers Awards he was the sixth most popular author in the field, with four of his books finishing in the top ten in their category.
        Peter lives in New York with his wife, Kathleen O'Shea David, and children, Shana, Gwen, Ariel and Caroline.  For more information about Peter, visit his web site, www.PeterDavid.net.
        This is Peter's sixteenth year on TrekTrak!

Keith R. A. DeCandido
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Gentlemen
Two thousand nine marks Keith's tenth anniversary as a purveyor of Star Trek fiction.  He has written sixteen novels, two novellas, eleven eBooks, seven short stories and five comic books over the decade, covering all five TV shows, as well as several prose-only series, crossovers and alternate universes.  His most recent Trek tales include the novel A Singular Destiny---the followup to David Mack's Destiny trilogy, which sets up future 24th-century fiction---the Alien Spotlight: Klingons comic book, the short story "Family Matters" in Mirror Universe: Shards and Shadows, and the upcoming novella "The Unhappy Ones" in Seven Deadly Sins.  Keith has also written in the universes of Farscape, CSI: NY, Supernatural, World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Marvel Comics, Doctor Who, Serenity, Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, and a whole lot more.
        In what he laughingly calls his spare time, Keith is a professional percussionist, an advanced brown belt in Kenshikai karate, a cohost of the pop culture podcast The Chronic Rift, and devoted follower of the New York Yankees.  Find out less about Keith at www.DeCandido.net, or read his inane ramblings at kradical.livejournal.com.

Erika Y. Figueroa
The TrekTrak Roundtable

Erika has been a fan of Star Trek since its first syndication run during the 1970s.  As a kid, she always enjoyed science fiction from Godzilla through Battlestar Galactica.  After a nearly decade-long stint in the United States Army, she returned home to the Charleston, South Carolina, area to raise her two daughters and to get reacquainted with Star Trek, enjoying new incarnations of the franchise.  As a result, Erika has reared another generation of Trekkies as her daughters Courtney and Maria have joined the ranks of millions of other fans around the world.
        Erika also enjoys gaming/roleplaying and in anticipation of the 2010 release of the Star Trek Online MMORPG, has attained the rank of Captain in Lotus Fleet, a Star Trek Online/Roleplaying Federation Fleet.  As an External Recruiter for Lotus Fleet, she has diligently worked towards expanding the fan base of not only the upcoming STO game, but the Star Trek franchise as well.  She is also a member of the House of Vampyr, "The Bloodiest Klingon House in the Universe," a fan organization dedicated to continuing the Klingon warrior traditions of Star Trek as well as using Star Trek as a catalyst for fundraising for many charities around the country.

Louise Fletcher
Star Trek Guest Stars
Louise is the American Academy Award-winning, Emmy Award-nominated actress who played the Bajoran spiritual leader Vedek (later Kai) Winn Adami on fourteen episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  Her portrayal of the inflexible, wry character gave it the condescending edge the part required.  After two seasons, her character advanced to the status of Kai, which made her an even more integral part of the DS9 saga.  Her recurring character on the series continued until the series finale in 1999.
        A screen legend in her own right, Louise is best known for her performance as the loathed Nurse Mildred Ratched in the classic film One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, which earned her the 1975 Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.  She is one of only four Star Trek performers to have been nominated for this award (the others being Samantha Eggar, Whoopi Goldberg and Jean Simmons) and is the only one to have won it.
        The second of four children, Louise was born in Birmingham, Alabama, to deaf parents who worked with the hearing impaired.  She was taught to speak by a hearing aunt, who also introduced her to acting.  After attending the University of North Carolina, she traveled to Los Angeles, California, where she found work as a secretary by day and took acting lessons by night.  Louise began appearing in several television productions, including the highest-rated episode of Maverick, but married Jerry Bick and took time off to raise her two children.  In 1974, she returned to film in Thieves Like Us.  Milos Forman saw her and cast her as McMurphy's nemesis Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.  She also appeared in such films as The Cheap Detective, Exorcist II: The Heretic, Firestarter, Brainstorm, Flowers in the Attic, Big Eden, Two Moon Junction and as Sebastian's aunt in Cruel Intentions.
        Louise was nominated for an Emmy Award for her recurring role on the television series Picket Fences.  She played the character of Ruth Shorter, a supporting role, in the 2005 film, Aurora Borealis, and appeared in the Fox Faith film The Last Sin Eater.

Alan Dean Foster
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Gentlemen
Alan is a prolific science fiction and fantasy author credited with writing the story for what became Star Trek: The Motion Picture.  As a novelist, Foster wrote Ballantine Books' line of Star Trek: The Animated Series novelizations.  He also wrote a number of the Star Trek stories released by Peter Pan Records.  In February 2009, it was announced that Foster was writing the novelization for 2009's Star Trek.  Foster's best known works are his series of science fiction novels set in the Humanx Commonwealth, an interstellar union of species similar to the United Federation of Planets.  He is also known for his novels featuring his two most popular characters, a young empath named Flinx and his companion, Pip.  Foster's most popular fantasy books are those of the Spellsinger series.  In addition, Foster is known for writing novelizations of many feature film screenplays.  Among these is the novelization for the 2007 film Transformers, which, like Star Trek, was based on a screenplay by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.  Other film scripts he has novelized include Star Wars: Episode IV–A New Hope, the first three Alien films, John Carpenter's The Thing, The Last Starfighter, Alien Nation, The Chronicles of Riddick and the upcoming Terminator: Salvation.

Bonita Friedericy
Star Trek Guest Stars

Bonita played the scientist Rooney and later a Borg drone in the Star Trek: Enterprise episode "Regeneration."  She has also appeared on The Nine, The West Wing, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and can currently be seen in the television series Chuck as NSA Director General Beckman.
        She is married to John Billingsley, who played Dr. Phlox in Star Trek: Enterprise.  He had been trying to get her a role on Enterprise for a while, specifically to play one of his character's many wives.  When she did guest star in "Regeneration," he made it a point to tell people that her name is pronounced "so that it rhymes with 'Fried and Greasy.'"

Gil Gerard
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

An actor, producer and director, Gil gave up a thriving career as a chemist to take roles in the Broadway productions of Oklahoma! and Carousel, followed soon after by the film Love Story.  In addition to founding his own production company, Prudhomme Productions, he guest-starred in dozens of television episodes and movies, and was featured in the television series Sidekicks, Nightingales and E.A.R.T.H. Force. Gil is best known for his starring role as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century opposite Erin Gray, and will going back to these roots as he joins the cast of the upcoming Internet series of the same name.  Gil's latest role was in another science fiction series,
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II, where he guest-starred as an admiral in the episode "Kitumba," filmed in June 2009.  In November 2007, Gil was inducted into the Arkansas Entertainer's Hall of Fame.

Austin Gordy
Star Trek Games, Gaming & RPGs

The TrekTrak Roundtable

Raised on all things Trek and sci-fi, Austin has been and always will be a true Star Trek fan.  Born in Swainsboro, Georgia, Austin has aspired to become the next big director, dreaming of one day making a classic that will remind people why movies like Star Trek are an inspiration for the unity of this world and what lies beyond.  Austin is an avid Star Trek gamer, claiming to have played just about every Star Trek game created for the platforms and PC. Austin also likes to spend his time with his beautiful wife Amanda, absorb movies, television and books (especially Trek books), and play the drums in his spare time.  Austin currently works for the online company LogMeIn and is working on his first "major" directorial debut, Makin' It, which he is hoping to start shooting by the end of the year.

Andrew Greenberg
Star Trek Games, Gaming & RPGs

Best known for designing computer games and roleplaying games, Andrew cocreated the "Fading Suns" roleplaying and computer games and was the original developer of White Wolf's "Vampire: The Masquerade."  He has credits on more than 50 White Wolf products and more than 20 HDI books.  Currently helping develop Kaneva.com's cutting-edge virtual world, he has also worked on products with other roleplaying game companies, including Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.  His computer game credits include Dracula Unleashed, Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Emperor of the Fading Suns, Warhammer 40K: Final Liberation, Merchant Prince II, Mall Tycoon, Dungeon Lords and more.  His most recent computer game credit is Railroad Tycoon Mobile and he is currently working on the Global Agenda MMO.  He regularly writes for publications as diverse as Prick Magazine and the Matthew Bender legal reference series.  He is also the organizer of the Southeast Interactive Entertainment and Games Expo (SIEGE).

Robert Greenberger
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Gentlemen
Bob is an author who has written and edited several Star Trek novels and stories, and was an editor for DC Comics' Star Trek.  His Star Trek credits include A Time to Hate, A Time to Love, Doors into Chaos, Doomsday World, Wrath of the Prophets, The Romulan Stratagem, Past Life, Buying Time, Q's Guide to the Continuum, Slings and Arrows: A Weary Life, and the short stories "Hour of Fire," "A Song Well Sung" and "Command Code."
        Bob began his professional career began at Starlog Press where he created Comics Scene, then joined DC Comics as assistant editor, working on the seminal before switching to the administrative side of the company, rising to the role of Editorial Operations Manager.
        In 2000, Bob left DC for a job as producer at Gist Communications and then returned to comics in 2001, as Marvel Comics' Publishing Operations Director.  In 2002, he went back to DC Comics as a senior editor in its collected editions department.  Bob joined Weekly World News as managing editor until its demise in 2007.  Since then, he has been a full-time freelance writer and editor.
        As a freelancer, Bob has written numerous short works of science fiction and fantasy.  His adult nonfiction includes last year's novelization of Hellboy II: The Golden Army and The Essential Batman Encyclopedia.  Coming this summer will be Iron Man: Femme Fatales and in November, Running Press will release Batman Vault, coauthored with Matthew K. Manning.
        He serves his home in Fairfield, Connecticut as an elected member of its Representative Town Meeting, presiding as its Moderator. Bob makes his home with his wife Deb and their dog Dixie.  For more information, see his web site.

Richard Herd
Star Trek Guest Stars
Richard is an American veteran film and television actor known to Star Trek fans for his appearances as Admiral Owen Paris on Star Trek: Voyager.  He had previously appeared as the Klingon L'Kor in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Birthright, Part I" and "Birthright, Part II."
        Richard is a recipient of a Screen Actors Guild Award for his role as Mr. Wilhelm in the award winning sitcom Seinfeld.  He was most recently on the popular Desperate Housewives series.  He is known to millions of television viewers for his portrayal of John the Supreme Commander on the mini-series V and his recurring role as Admiral William Noyce on Seaquest.  In recent years, Richard had guest star roles in the PBS Masterpiece Theater's "Song of the Lark," NBC's "Shattered Mind," and "Ike–The War Years."  Additional television credits include three seasons as Captain Dennis Sheridan in T. J. Hooker, among numerous guest star roles.
        Richard started his acting career on stage while still in high school, and was one of a few chosen for a two-year apprenticeship acting program with the Boston Summer Stock Theater.  After numerous theater, television and movie work in New York, he got his break in the Academy Award-nominated All the President's Men.  His next roles included the Oscar-nominated thriller The China Syndrome, Golden Globe-nominated The Onion Field and the Stallone film F.I.S.T.  More recent films include Clint Eastwood's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Sgt. Bilko, Carl Reiner's Summer Rental, and in the last year, he has starred in several features in the film festival circuit, including The Dog Days of Summer and Checkers.
        Well-established in theatre, Richard's credits include David Mamet's Duck Variations in Denver and Tulsa, and the New York productions of Electra, Harlequinade and 20 Poems... e.e. cummings.  He is the winner of an Obie and a Vernon Rice Award for The Coach with the Six Insides and was in the national tours of Write Me a Murder, Hamlet and Twelfth Night.  His critically acclaimed roles are the world premiere of Cecil B. DeMille Presents… A One Man Show and the West Coast premiere of Other People's Money at the famed Old Globe in San Diego, California.  Richard also cowrote Prisoner of the Crown, which had its world premiere at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, Ireland.  He has also produced two off-Broadway plays.
        Currently, Richard is making a name for himself with his poetry and art.  He is the recipient of the Wilkins Award for poetry from the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference and is published in ONTHEBUS literary journal and mo+th magazine.  He just completed his first chapbook, Feasting with Panthers.  His paintings are in private and corporate collections throughout North America and the world.  He has shown at the NoHo Art Gallery in North Hollywood, The Studio Gallery in Oxnard, StuART Galley, Enfusion Gallery in downtown Los Angeles and at the Finegood Art Gallery in West Hills.
        Three years ago, Richard became part of the "Enterprise Blues Band," created by Vaughn Armstrong, with his fellow convention veterans and actors Casey Biggs and Steve Rankin, longtime Trek visual effects supervisor Ron B. Moore and actor and friend William Jones.  Together, they have recorded two CDs and are invited to play throughout the world.
        Richard lives in southern California with his wife Pat, who is also an actress and has made numerous appearances on television and in feature films.  The family includes their cat Archie and dog Cisco.

Brian Holloway
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

Brian began his theater 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 theater 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 and II to musicals like Big River, Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me, Kate and Jekyll & Hyde, to name a few.
        Brian got into science fiction when he was still in high school in Utah and has been and avid and regular convention attendee since he was 15.  He has also received theater 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, D.C.  While in Utah, he was fortunate to befriend Paula Crist, an actress and stuntwoman for productions like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Battlestar Galactica and the TV series Planet of the Apes.  Paula 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 (an extra in the background in The Motion Picture and in the Voyager episode "Nemesis").
        Brian now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has had the great fortune to meet such wonderful people here and has learned much from local celebrities and fellow con-goers such as Cheralyn Lambeth, the 501st Squadron and the SCA Wardrobe Guild.

Vel Jaeger
The TrekTrak Roundtable

Vel considers herself a "First Generation Fan," having seen all incarnations of Star Trek as they were first shown.  She tries to avoid cameras and mirrors that remind her how many years she has been a fan.  To quote Indiana Jones, "It ain't the years, honey, it's the mileage."
        Born in Quebec, Canada, Vel's family emigrated to Florida in 1951.  Married to Marine Charles Jaeger, they spent 15 years travelling until he retired in 1986 to Clearwater, Florida.  Vel earned a BA in German from the University of South Florida (Tampa) and later an AS in Graphic Design from St. Petersburg College.
        Her first sci-fi/Trek con was in 1975 in West Palm Beach, Florida.  While in California, she witnessed the Walk of Fame Star ceremonies for William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and "The Great Bird of the Galaxy" himself, Gene Roddenberry.
        Vel is most likely to be recognized for the many zines she illustrated, not only those she published, but for some 100 or so other publications.  Jean Lorrah was the first to publish her art as the back cover of Night of the Twin Moons II.  Other assignments included First Time, Mainely Trek, Matter/Antimatter, Naked Times, Plak Tow, R&R, Saurian Brandy Digest, Star Date, Stellar Gas, Warped Space and the letterzine Interstat.  She also wrote occasional short stories, essays, con reports and lots of poetry.
        Vel is proudest of founding TREKisM, the Star Trek Special Interest Group (SIG) for Mensa, the high-IQ society which she joined in 1975.  In addition to newsletters from 1977 to 1991 were nine anthologies and novels known as TREKisM at Length.  Volume 10 has been in limbo, along with a fourth volume of Trek Encore, a retrospective of fan author Ginna LaCroix.  Between the Sheets, mildly PG by today's standards, was published under the aegis of Encore Enterprises.
        Many fond memories resulted from being asked to be a staff photographer on the very first Star Trek cruise by Joe Motes of Vulkon fame.  A personal indulgence of Vel's is having her original portraits signed by the actors who portrayed those roles.  Her prized collection includes the posters of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise; the only actors who've eluded her quest are Scott Bakula, John Billingsley and Colm Meaney.  Dragon*Con deserves a huge thank you for having such an impressive Walk of Fame!

Susan Kearney
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Ladies
Susan is a romance author who has also written a Star Trek: The Next Generation novel, The Battle of Betazed, with Charlotte Douglas.  She writes paranormal sci-fi fantasy romance for Tor, sensuous romance for Harlequin Blaze, romantic suspense for Harlequin Signature and Tor, and is now writing her new sci-fi fantasy paranormal trilogy, The Pendragon Legacy, for Grand Central Publishing, to be released in the fall of 2009.
        A native of New Jersey currently residing in Brandon, Florida, Susan writes full time and has sold books to the industries' top publishing houses: Tor, Simon & Schuster, Harlequin, Berkley, Leisure, Red Sage, Kensington and Grand Central.  She is well-known for her USA Today bestselling sci-fi futuristic Rystani series: The Challenge, The Dare, The Ultimatum and The Quest.
        Susan had two books released in 2008: the second book in her sexy futuristic paranormal romance series Solar Heat, (the first book, Island Heat, was released in 2007), and Dancing with Fire.  She was also the lead author in the anthology Beyond Magic.  She has been part of a paranormal fantasy anthology called Midnight Magic with authors Rebecca York and Jeanie London, and a Berkley fantasy anthology titled Unleashed with Rebecca York and Diane Whitestead.
        Susan can apply the old rule of "write what you know" and never run out of ideas for characters and plots.  An All-American and professional diver, expert in martial arts, sailor, real estate broker and owner of a barter business, as well as women's fitness center and three hair salons, she has enough material for a lifetime.  There is no doubt that Susan is a literary force to be noticed.  Reach her through her web site.

Keela & Katkith
Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke

Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke has been going strong since November 2002.  They are regular fixtures at StellarCon and ConCarolinas in North Carolina with performances Friday and Saturday nights, to the delight of con attendees.  In 2005, Keela & Katkith debuted their Klingon Karaoke at TrekTrak in Atlanta to an enormously enthusiastic audience and are excited to again return in 2009 for their fifth year.  Female audience members will be delighted to know that K'Blahm, the Klingon jester, and his sidekick, KaBlooey, also return this year to assist!  All the songs are in the huMan tongue, as normal karaoke is; it's just that the venue is karaoke with a Klingon twist.  Worried the song you want to sing is not in Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke collection?  Bring your own CD!  TODAY is a GOOD day to SING!

Cheralyn Lambeth
Professional Star Trek Costuming
Cheralyn likes to refer to herself as a "fan who went pro," crediting her work in the film/TV/entertainment industry to her early love of Star Wars.  After a brief stint in the Air Force Reserve, she went on to study drama and Radio/Television/Motion Pictures at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill.  Shortly after graduation, Cheralyn relocated to New York to study at The Juilliard School and earned her first fifteen minutes of fame performing Off-Broadway with John Leguiazamo in Mambo Mouth.  She then moved to Minneapolis to create Muppet costumes for Sesame Street Live (as well as a large purple bunny for the film The Net), and returned to New York a year later to work with Jim Henson Productions on the TV series Dinosaurs! and the film The Muppet Christmas Carol.
        After her time at Henson, Cheralyn worked with Paramount Production Services, creating costumes and props for Paramount properties such as the Star Trek Earth Tour, Titanic: The Movie on Tour, and Star Trek: The Experience at the Las Vegas Hilton.  Some of her other credits include work both behind and in front of the camera on The Patriot, The New World, Evan Almighty and Leatherheads, as well as costuming work on the National Park Service film Manassas: End of Innoncence, directed by Star Wars sound specialist Ben Burtt.  She was also a principal character in The History Channel docudrama "Isaac's Storm," which premiered in the fall of 2004 and can still occasionally be seen on THC.  Her most recent work is on the film Blood Done Sign My Name with Rick Schroeder.
        On the fan side of things, Cheralyn is proud to be an active and longtime member of the Fighting 501st Legion of Stormtroopers.  She also serves as the voice of the Federation starship Montana in the acclaimed Star Trek fan audio series Star Trek: The Continuing Mission.
        Most recently, Cheralyn has been expanding her interest in paranormal research, combining that with her theatrical background to produce her first book, Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, with Schiffer Publishing, due out in 2009.  She is currently working on Ghosts of Charlotte (North Carolina) as well as completing a book on puppetry, The Well Dressed Puppet, both to be published by Schiffer next year.

Malcolm McDowell
Star Trek Guest Stars

Malcolm is best known to Star Trek fans as Doctor Tolian Soran, "the man who killed Captain Kirk," in the 1994 film Star Trek Generations.  Hailing from Leeds, Yorkshire in England, Malcolm has amassed an acting career which spans well over 150 film and television credits.  Outside Star Trek, he is perhaps most famous for his role as the wicked Alex DeLarge in Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange.
        Malcolm made his film debut with the starring role in the acclaimed Cannes Film Festival Golden Palm-winning 1968 drama, If..., in which he plays a revolutionary at an English private school.  However, it was his performance in Stanley Kubrick's controversial A Clockwork Orange three years later which attracted Malcolm worldwide attention.  His acclaimed portrayal in this film earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Drama and would secure his place as a movie star.  In 1976, Malcolm costarred with Christopher Plummer in the war drama Aces High and then with Nehemiah Persoff in Voyage of the Damned.  He also played the title character of Caligula in 1979.  With his roles in Caligula and A Clockwork Orange, Malcolm has the distinction of starring in two of the most controversial movies of all time.  Another role Malcolm is well-known for is writer H. G. Wells in the 1979 time travel film Time After Time, under the direction of Nicholas Meyer, for which he earned a Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films.
        Malcolm later starred in such films as Cat People (1982), Cross Creek (1983) and Blue Thunder (1983), in which he played a sinister colonel.  Also in 1983, he starred as legendary rock musician Reggie Wanker in the cult comedy Get Crazy.  Five years later, he played a film studio executive in Blake Edwards' film Sunset, and in 1989, appeared as a warden in the film Buy & Cell.  Throughout the early 1990s, Malcolm acted in such films as Jezebel's Kiss (1990), Moon 44 (1990), Class of 1999 (1990), Bopha! (1993) and Cyborg 3: The Recycler (1994).  In the cult 1995 action film Tank Girl, he played the nemesis of the title anti-hero.  In 1996, he appeared in the science fiction thriller Yesterday's Target.  That same year, he costarred in the thriller Where Truth Lies.  He later had roles in such films as Mr. Magoo (1997), I Spy (2002) and Hidalgo (2004).  Malcolm played Dr. Samuel Loomis in the 2007 remake of Halloween and appeared in the 2008 futuristic action thriller, Doomsday.  That same year, he was heard as Dr. Calico ("the man with the green eye") in the animated Disney film Bolt.
        Malcolm has many more films currently in the works.  He is currently reprising the role of Dr. Loomis for the sequel, H2: Halloween 2.  His other upcoming films include Barry Munday and Suck.
        Although he is best known for his film roles, Malcolm has worked on numerous television projects, as well.  In fact, he began his career by appearing on British television programs in the 1960s.  Since then, he has starred or guest-starred in many made-for-TV movies.  Some of the shows on which he made appearances include Tales from the Crypt, Monk and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.  During the 1998-99 television season, he starred in the short-lived revival of the classic TV series Fantasy Island, portraying Mr. Roarke, originally played by Ricardo Montalban.
        Much of Malcolm's television work has been voiceover roles for shows like Frasier and such animated programs as Batman, Spider-Man, Superman and Teen Titans.  He even worked on the irreverent Comedy Central series South Park, voicing "A British Person" (the narrator) in the episode "Pip."  More recently, he played the recurring role of Terence in the HBO series Entourage and as Mr. Linderman in the first season of the NBC series Heroes.  He currently voices the role Vater Orlaag on the Adult Swim animated series Metalocalypse.
        Malcolm is recognized by video game enthusiasts for his appearance as Geoffrey Tolwyn in several Wing Commander games and played that role in the short-lived USA Network series Wing Commander Academy in 1996.  He also lent his voice to the 2002 video game Superman: Shadow of Apokolips and in the 2004 video game Champions of Norrath: Realms of Everquest.  In addition, Malcolm voiced President John Henry Eden in 2008's Fallout 3.

Vic Mignogna
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

Vic has been acting for stage and screen since he was 8 years old, but he started his career in anime about ten years ago as Vega in Streetfighter II.  Since then, he has been in more than a hundred shows, known for such roles as Edward Elric in Fullmetal Alchemist, Tamaki Suou in Ouran Highschool Host Club, Fai in Tsubasa Chronicle, Ikkaku in Bleach, Yukito in Air, Takanaga in Wallflower, Dark in DN Angel, Kurz in Full Metal Panic, Broly in Dragonball Z, Kougaijji in Saiyuki, Tatsu in Peacemaker, Virgil Walsh in Trinity Blood, Hikaru in Macross and many more.  Vic has also voiced roles in a large number of video games, including Soul Calibur, Disgaea, Persona III, Project Sylpheed, DBZ, Bleach, FMA and more.  But even longer than his voice acting, he has been a professional music composer/singer/producer who has written and produced hundreds of songs for TV, radio and CD.  He sings the themes for shows like One Piece & DBGT and has produced several CDs of his own original music.  Finally, in addition to anime and music, Vic has a degree in film and works regularly writing, producing and directing video and film productions.
        In 2008, Vic joined the
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II production team, taking on the role of an Andorian captain in "Enemy: Starfleet."  He returned to the production in 2009 as both the director of "Kitumba" and as the guest star: a thoroughly evil ridged Klingon.  Vic is slated to direct two more episodes of Phase II in the coming year.

Anthony Montgomery
Star Trek: Enterprise Stars I
TrekTrak Presents Travis Mayweather: Anthony Montgomery
The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
Star Trek: Enterprise Stars II
A native of Indianapolis, Indiana, and the grandson of legendary jazz musician Wes Montgomery, Anthony portrayed Ensign Travis Mayweather on Star Trek: Enterprise from 2001 to 2005.
        After graduating from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Performance Theater and Drama, Anthony moved to Chicago, where he sang in an R&B group.  He ultimately returned to Indianapolis and briefly performed stand-up comedy before moving to California and beginning a career in professional acting.  Anthony's first experience with acting came while he was attending Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis, where he was invited to audition for a children's play entitled East of the Sun, West of the Moon.  When he won a role, he opted to pursue acting as a career.
        One of his earliest television appearances came in an episode of Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction.  In 1998, Anthony served as a production assistant on the film Hard Rain and was also an uncredited extra in the film.  That same year, Anthony hosted a children's series called Awesome Adventures.  At one point, Anthony performed comedy sketches on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  He went on to costar in the direct-to-video horror film sequel, Leprechaun in the Hood, released in 2000.  That same year, he appeared as a waiter in a two-part episode of Frasier.  Anthony then won a recurring role as George Austin on the TV series Popular from October 2000 through May 2001.
        In 2003, while Enterprise was still in production, Anthony made a guest appearance in the "Wannabe" episode of the acclaimed but short-lived series Boomtown.  Following Enterprise's cancellation in 2005, Anthony took some time off from the entertainment industry to work with the inner city children in his hometown of Indianapolis and to film a documentary on his famous grandfather.  During this break, he also began to again focus on theater and stand-up comedy, as well as his own music career.  An established rap artist, he has released an EP/Demo CD entitled "What You Know About Anthony Montgomery," featuring four Trek-related songs.  His debut album, titled A.T., was released in November 2008.
        Anthony has since returned to acting.  Among his recent projects are two independent films.  The first was the multiple award-winning I'm Through with White Girls (The Inevitable Undoing of Jay Brooks), in which he makes his feature film acting debut, playing the title role.  The second is An American in China, which won the 2008 George Sidney Independent Film Competition and picked up Best Full Length Feature Film Award.
        He recently filmed an independent comedy called Why Am I Doing This?  Anthony is also producing, directing, and appearing in an as-yet-untitled short subject.  He returned to television in 2008, filming a guest spot on the CBS series NCIS.  He most recently appeared in a January 2009 episode of the FOX medical drama House.
        In addition to his film and television roles, Anthony has also performed in a number of stage productions.  Among these is a 2003 play entitled Dutchman, which he also wrote.  His other stage credits include productions of Working, Oliver, Othello and Much Ado About Nothing.  Besides singing, his other hobbies include diving, swimming, martial arts and motorcycling.

Kate Mulgrew
TrekTrak Presents Captain Janeway: Kate Mulgrew I
TrekTrak Presents Captain Janeway: Kate Mulgrew II
Kate is best known for playing Captain Kathryn Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager.  She also had a cameo appearance as Vice Admiral Janeway in Star Trek Nemesis.
        Kate's first television role was of older daughter Mary Ryan on the soap opera Ryan's Hope from 1975 to 1977. Kate left Ryan's Hope to take on the role of Kate Columbo in the short-lived 1970s series Mrs. Columbo.  Among Kate's television guest roles were Garnet McGee, a country singer, on Dallas; Hillary Wheaton, a Canadian anchorwoman wrestling with alcoholism, on Murphy Brown; and legal counselor Janet Eldridge, a romantic interest of Sam Malone, on Cheers.  Kate made history in the Star Trek franchise when she became the first female captain, as a series regular, in a leading role.
        Something of a Katharine Hepburn look-alike, Kate starred in a one-woman play called Tea at Five, a monologue reminiscence based on Hepburn's memoir Me: Stories of My Life.  Tea at Five is also available as an audio recording.
        In 2006, Kate performed in The Exonerated at the Riverside Studios located in London, England.  In 2007, she appeared in the NBC television series The Black Donnellys as Helen Donnelly.  She also performed the lead role in an off-Broadway production called Our Leading Lady.  Also in 2007, Kate graced the New York theatre stage as Clytemnestra for Charles L. Mee's Iphigenia 2.0.
        In 1993, Kate received an Honorary Doctorate from Seton Hall University for artistic contributions.  She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for "Best Dramatic Actress" in 1979, and in 1998, won both the Saturn Award for "Best TV Actress" and the Golden Satellite Award for "Best Actress in a TV Series Drama."
        Kate has contributed her voice to various video games, including reprising her role as Janeway in the video games Star Trek: Voyager–Elite Force and Star Trek Legacy.  She has also voiced several audio books: Mosaics (Star Trek: Voyager), Miami, It's Murder, and Everything to Gain.  She also added her voice for projects with the Trappist monks of New Melleray Abbey as well as the MetroHealth System of Cleveland, Ohio, and contributed to a new book, Voices of Alzheimer's.

Leonard Nimoy
TrekTrak Presents Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock: William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy
Leonard is an American actor, film director, poet, musician and photographer best known for his thrice Emmy Award-nominated portrayal of Spock, the half-Human, half-Vulcan first officer and science officer aboard the USS Enterprise in the original 1966-1969 Star Trek series.  He went on to play Spock again in the animated Star Trek series, the first six Star Trek movies, the Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Unification" Parts I and II, and most recently, in J. J. Abrams' 2009 movie, titled simply Star Trek.  Footage of his role from the original series episode "The Trouble with Tribbles" was reused for the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode "Trials and Tribble-ations," and he voiced Spock in the video games Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator, Star Trek: 25th Anniversary and Star Trek: Judgment Rites.  He has also left his mark on the Trek franchise as a director, writer and producer.
        Before his success in Star Trek, Leonard had already acted in more than 50 movies and television shows.  After Star Trek's cancellation, Leonard joined the cast of Mission: Impossible, costarred in the Western movie Catlow, appeared in numerous TV movies such as Assault on the Wayne, Baffled, The Alpha Caper, The Missing Are Deadly, Seizure: The Story of Kathy Morris and Marco Polo, and received an Emmy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for the TV film A Woman Called Golda.  Leonard played other guest roles in a number of TV series including Bonanza, The Eleventh Hour, Get Smart, Two Faces West, The Outer Limits, Combat!, Perry Mason, Night Gallery and Columbo.
        After directing a few television show episodes, Leonard broke into film directing in 1984 with Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and would go on to direct Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and Three Men and a Baby.  Leonard also did occasional work as a voice actor in animated feature films, including the character of Galvatron in The Transformers: The Movie and The Pagemaster.
        In 1994, Leonard began to narrate the A&E series Ancient Mysteries.  In 1998, he had a central role in Brave New World, a TV movie version of Aldous Huxley's novel where he played a character reminiscent of Spock.  Leonard has also appeared in several popular television series—including Futurama and The Simpsons—as both himself and Spock.
        Leonard has written two autobiographies.  The first, I Am Not Spock, published in 1977, was controversial, as many fans incorrectly assumed that Leonard was distancing himself from the Spock character.  However, Leonard's stated intention was to remind the public at large that Spock and Leonard were not the same person.  In the book, Leonard conducts dialogues between himself and Spock.  The title of his second autobiography, I Am Spock, published in 1995, was meant to communicate that he finally realized his years of portraying Spock had led to a much greater identification between the fictional character and the real person.  Leonard had much input into how Spock would act in certain situations, and conversely, Leonard's contemplation of how Spock acted gave him cause to think about things in a way that he never would have thought if he had not portrayed this character.  As such, in this autobiography, Leonard maintains that in some meaningful sense, he really is now Spock, and Spock is he, while at the same time maintaining the distance between fact and fiction.
        Leonard has also written several volumes of poetry, some published along with a number of his photographs.  His latest effort is titled A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passages of Life.  His poetry can be found in the Contemporary Poets index of The HyperTexts.  In the mid-1970s, Leonard wrote and starred in a one-man play called Vincent based on the play Van Gogh by Phillip Stephens.
        In 1995, Leonard was involved in the production of Primortals, a comic book series published by Tekno Comix that involved a first-contact situation with aliens that had arisen from discussions between he and Isaac Asimov.
        During and following Star Trek, Leonard released five albums of vocal recordings on Dot Records, including Trek-related songs such as "Highly Illogical" and cover versions of popular tunes such as Proud Mary.  The albums were extremely popular and resulted in numerous live appearances and promotional record signings that attracted crowds of fans in the thousands.  His tongue-in-cheek performance of "The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" received a fair amount of airplay when Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films were released.
        In 2003, he announced his retirement from acting in order to concentrate on his photography.  However, he announced in 2007 that he would return to reprise his famous role as Spock one more time in J. J. Abrams' 2009 Star Trek movie.

Terri Osborne
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Ladies

Terri made her professional fiction writing debut in 2003 with the critically acclaimed "Three Sides to Every Story," the Jake Sisko and Tora Ziyal story in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine tenth anniversary anthology Prophecy and Change. Other short fiction includes "'Q'uandary," the Selar story in the Star Trek: New Frontier anthology No Limits, and "Eighteen Minutes," a story featuring The Doctor in the Star Trek: Voyager tenth anniversary anthology Distant Shores.  Her eBook Malefictorum, the landmark 50th installment in the monthly Star Trek: S.C.E. series and a 24th century locked-room murder mystery, was released in March, reaching #7 on ereader.com's overall bestseller list.  She landed eBook number 61 in the Star Trek: S.C.E. series, entitled Progress, in which we'll revisit the people of Drema IV and catch up with a young woman named Sarjenka.  Beyond that, she is hard at work at more fiction, both in and out of the Star Trek universe, including an original dark fantasy novel.  Visit Terri's web site at www.terriosborne.com.

Carlos Pedraza
The Missing Minority
J. J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Verdict
Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II

World Premiere: Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II's "The Child"

Carlos is a former writer for Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II.  Before joining the Phase II crew as an associate producer in 2005, Carlos was the staff writer and one of the producers of Star Trek: Hidden Frontier, the longest-running fan-produced science fiction series on the Internet.  Over the course of three seasons, he wrote 13 of that series' 43 episodes.  David Gerrold, writer of "The Trouble with Tribbles," authorized Carlos to rewrite his famous unproduced script for Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Blood and Fire," for production by Phase II.  Carlos' work has been featured in Daily Variety, The Today Show on NBC, Countdown on MSNBC, ABC News, the Columbia News Service and The New York Times.  Carlos is a former Associated Press writer, deputy press secretary for the Governor of Washington, teacher, consultant and trainer for nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.
        Carlos has previously appeared as a guest at Arisia, Gaylaxicon, the Starfleet Ball in the U.K., and at Dragon*Con every year since 2005 as one of TrekTrak's most articulate and active programming participants.

David Reddick
J. J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Verdict

David is a professional cartoonist and creator of the comic strips "Legend of Bill" at LegendofBill.com, "The Trek Life" for StarTrek.com, and "Gene's Journal" and "Rod & Barry" at Roddenberry.com.  He is also a full-time cartoonist at Paws, Inc., where he works on the "Garfield" comic strip, publishing and licensing.  David was an award-winning staff cartoonist at a daily newspaper for six years where his editorial cartoons and single-panel cartoons were distributed to newspapers nationwide through Artizans Syndicate, Scripps Howard News Service and CNHI News Service.  David also produces comics and cartoons for magazines like Star Trek Magazine, Knights of the Dinner Table, Nickelodeon and Scholastic's The New York Times Upfront.  He has created comic book work for IDW Publishing and Tokyopop, has created product designs for companies like Paws, Inc., Paramount Pictures, CBS Studios, Roddenberry Productions, Canson, Inc. and the NCAA, creates mobile content for providers like CBSMobile and ROK Comics in the UK, and his abstract and pop art paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in Indianapolis, Florida, Michigan, England and France.  He has also painted wall murals in Japan.

Alan Ruck
The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
Star Trek Guest Stars

Alan played John Harriman, the somewhat hapless captain of the USS Enterprise-B, in Star Trek Generations, and reprised the role (now much more competent) for the Star Trek fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, directed by Tim Russ.  He is best known as Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's hypochondriacal best friend, in the 1986 film Ferris Bueller's Day Off and as Assistant Deputy Mayor Stuart Bondek in the TV sitcom Spin City.
        Alan hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and is a graduate of the University of Illinois.  He made his film debut in the 1983 drama Bad Boys and appeared in the comedy film Class later that same year.
        After acquiring fame for his role in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Alan appeared in such films as Three Fugitives, Bloodhounds of Broadway and Young Guns II.  In 1990, he won a lead role on the ABC sitcom Going Places, which ran for one season.
        Later, Alan became a regular on the short-lived sketch comedy series The Edge, starred in the CBS series Daddy's Girls (pulled from the schedule after only three episodes) and appeared in the WB's Muscle, also canceled after one season.  He followed this with a recurring role on the NBC series Mad About You before he landing the role of Stuart Mondek on Spin City from 1996 to 2002.
        In between TV shows, Alan expanded his film résumé, appearing in the action thrillers Speed and Twister.  During this time, Alan guest-starred on such television shows as Picket Fences, Tales from the Crypt and The Outer Limits.  In 1998, Alan appeared in the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon.
        In 2000, Alan costarred in the independent film Endsville and appeared in the independent film Everything Put Together.  His more recent film credits include the 2003 remake of Cheaper by the Dozen and the 2007 comedy Kickin' It Old Skool.  Most recently, he appeared in M. Night Shyamalan's thriller The Happening and Paramount Pictures' Ghost Town.
        Since Spin City ended, Alan has been seen on such shows as Scrubs, Stargate Atlantis, Medium, Ghost Whisperer and Greek, and also appeared as a reporter on the ESPN miniseries The Bronx Is Burning.  He reunited with Star Trek Generations costar Walter Koenig for the science fiction film InAlienable, which Koenig wrote, and in November 2008, appeared on the ABC drama Boston Legal.

Dwight Schultz
The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
Star Trek Guest Stars

A native of Baltimore, Maryland, Dwight is best known to Star Trek fans as Reginald Barclay in five episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation ("Hollow Pursuits," "The Nth Degree," "Realm of Fear," "Ship in a Bottle" and "Genesis"), six episodes of Star Trek: Voyager ("Projections," "Pathfinder," "Life Line," "Inside Man," "Author, Author" and "Endgame"), and in Star Trek: First Contact.  He also voiced the role in the video game Star Trek: Elite Force II.
        Dwight worked in theater for fifteen years before transitioning to television.  He appeared in the TV movies Thin Ice, Dial M for Murder and Sherlock Holmes before becoming famous for his portrayal of H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock on The A-Team from 1983 through 1987.
        Dwight made several more television appearances, including guest spots on shows from Hill Street Blues, CHiPs and Jake and the Fatman to Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Walker, Texas Ranger and the 1990s version of Fantasy Island.  He also appeared on a number of other science fiction series, including Babylon 5, in which he played a crazed lurker in the episode "The Long Dark," and Stargate SG-1, playing The Keeper in the episode "The Gamekeeper."
        In addition, Dwight had roles in several films, most notably as J. Robert Oppenheimer in the 1989 historical drama Fat Man and Little Boy.  He also costarred in 1990's The Long Walk Home and in the 1993 thriller The Temp.
        Dwight has recently been focusing his talents on voice acting in a number of films, TV projects and video games, and has even lent his voice to episodes of Seth MacFarlane's series Family Guy.  Some of his notable voiceover roles include Eddie the Squirrel on Nickelodeon's CatDog, O'aka XXIII and Maechen in the Final Fantasy X games, and various roles in the Everquest computer games.  He currently voices Dr. Amino on Ben 10 and Mung Daal in Chowder, both on the Cartoon Network.

William Shatner
TrekTrak Presents Captain Kirk & Mr. Spock: William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy
Bill is an actor and novelist who gained worldwide fame and became a cultural icon for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the starship USS Enterprise, in the television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969, Star Trek: The Animated Series, and in seven of the subsequent Star Trek feature films.  He has written a series of books chronicling his experiences playing Captain Kirk and being a part of Star Trek as well as several cowritten novels set in the Star Trek universe.  Bill has also authored a series of science fiction novels called TekWar that were adapted for television.  His distinctive voice and cadence have been the subject of many imitations, spoofs and parodies---all contributing to his status as a pop icon.  In addition to being an Emmy Award-winning actor, he has also written numerous books, directed several projects and even recorded a few albums.
        Bill also played the title veteran police sergeant in T. J. Hooker from 1982 to 1986.  He has since worked as a musician, bestselling author, producer, director and celebrity pitchman, most recently as the "Negotiator" for the Priceline.com travel web site.  From 2004 to 2008, he starred as attorney Denny Crane on the television drama Boston Legal, for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.  In 2008, he relaunched his online video blogs on YouTube in a project aptly named The Shatner Project.  As of 2009, Bill stars as the voice of Don Salmonella Gavone on the animated series The Gavones.

Jessica Sheffield
Star Trek Academics

Jessica has been on the Technical Operations staff of Dragon*Con for eleven years.  The other fifty-one weeks of the year, she is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Arts and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University.  Her research focuses on the intersections of rhetoric, technology and community.  In addition to her work on Star Trek, she has coauthored work about the Stargate television franchise and is currently coauthoring an essay on Twilight anti-fandom.  In her copious amounts of spare time, she helps moderate the ontd_startrek community on LiveJournal.

Josepha Sherman
Star Trek Authors Cavalcade: The Ladies
Josepha is a fantasy novelist, folklorist and editor who has written everything from Star Trek novels to biographies of Bill Gates to titles such as Mythology for Storytellers.  She is a winner of the prestigious Compton Crook Award for best fantasy novel and has had many titles on the New York Public Library Books for the Teen Reader list.  Josepha's Star Trek novels include Vulcan's Forge, Vulcan's Heart and Vulcan's Soul, Books I, II, and III, all coauthored with Susan Shwartz.  Her other current titles include The Encyclopedia of Storytelling, Folklore for Storytellers, and three books on astronomy for children.  When she isn't busy writing, editing or gathering folklore, Josepha loves to travel, knows how to do horse whispering and has had a newborn foal fall asleep on her foot.  She also is the owner of
Sherman Editorial Services.

Alan Siler
The Missing Minority

Alan got his start in Star Trek fandom when friends dragged him to see Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in the theatre.  To his surprise, he loved it, and his lifelong love affair with Trek began.  He is a past president of Atlanta OutWorlders and is on the programming staff of OutlantaCon.  He's also a huge Doctor Who fan and served on the editorial staff of Outpost Gallifrey until its untimely demise after 20 years earlier this year.  He's the founder of the Atlanta Gallifreyans, the local Doctor Who fan club celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, and cofounder, programming coordinator and guest recruiter of TimeGate, the Atlanta-based annual Doctor Who/Stargate convention.  And he keeps looking for par'Mach in all the wrong places....

John C. Snider
J. J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Verdict
John is the publisher of the online science fiction magazine SciFiDimensions.com.  His nonfiction work has appeared in such print magazines as Skeptic, Philosophy Now, Secular Nation, Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest and Insite Atlanta.  He also cohosts the podcast American Freethought.

Rick Sternbach
Imagining the Future with Rick Sternbach
J. J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Verdict
Rick was the senior illustrator/designer for Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager.
        Rick has been a space and science fiction artist since the early 1970s, often combining both interests in a project.  His clients include NASA, Sky & Telescope, Data Products, Random House, Smithsonian, Analog, Astronomy, The Planetary Society and Time-Life Books.  He is a founding member and Fellow of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA), which was formed in 1981.  He has written and illustrated articles on orbital transfer vehicles and interstellar flight for Science Digest.  Beginning in the late 1970s, Rick added film and television illustration and special effects to his background, with productions like Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Last Starfighter, Future Flight and Cosmos, for which he and other members of the art team received an Emmy award, the first for visual effects.  Rick also twice received the coveted Hugo award for best professional science fiction artist, in 1977 and 1978.
        Rick was responsible for creating hundreds of props and set pieces for Star Trek, including the mural painting of the Enterprise-D in Captain Picard's ready room.  He also developed weaponry, PADDs, tricorders and communicators for Starfleet and the Klingon, Romulan, Cardassian, Bajoran, Kazon, Ferengi and other races.  He was also the scenic artist for Star Trek Nemesis, providing designs for everything from the Argo shuttle to a Romulan Valdore-type sculpture.
        Together with Michael Okuda, Rick served as a technical consultant to the Star Trek script staff, maintaining technical and chronological continuity and inventing scientific terms and technobabble.  In 1980, he created several illustrations for the Star Trek Spaceflight Chronology by Stanley and Fred Goldstein.  He has also cowritten the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual, as well as the "Starfleet Technical Database" articles in Star Trek: The Magazine.
        As a big fan of Japanese animation, anime references are often secretly placed in Rick's designs, notably "the Egg," a design borrowed from the anime series Dirty Pair.
        Rick has been critical of the production design of the 2009 film Star Trek, specifically of the design of the USS Enterprise.  He criticized the apparent lack of line of sight for the nacelles to open space, proportions of various sections and an overall lack of knowledge of how Star Trek technology works.  "Perhaps the designers didn't know exactly how the different hardware bits worked."
        While no longer working on Star Trek, Rick continues to create futuristic designs for sci-fi productions.

Patrick Stewart
The TrekTrak Show
TrekTrak Presents Captain Jean-Luc Picard: Patrick Stewart

Patrick is an Emmy Award and Golden Globe-nominated, classically-trained English actor who has been playing a wide range of parts for much of his life.  His greatest public success has come from portraying Captain Jean-Luc Picard in all 178 episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as its four feature films, Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis.  He still considers his roots in Shakespeare the most important aspect of his career.
Patrick was born in Mirfield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.  His stage career started at an early age.  His involvement was encouraged when, at age 12, he enrolled in an eighty-day drama course.  Thereafter, his participation in local amateur dramatics increased steadily, even after he quit school at 15 to work as a reporter.  However, his employer resented his dedication to the local theater and finally, after a little more than a year of Patrick's less-than-dedicated reporting, he issued him an ultimatum forcing him to choose between acting and journalism.  Although it was a very good job, Patrick quit and became determined to prove himself as a professional actor.
In 1957, at age 17, he enrolled in the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he spent two years, learning his craft and losing his Yorkshire accent.  After leaving school, Patrick was never out of work.  His professional stage debut was at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, in August 1959, playing Morgan in a stage adaption of Treasure Island.  Now an internationally respected actor known for successfully bridging the gap between the theatrical world of the Shakespearean stage and contemporary film and television, Patrick continues to demonstrate his versatility with a wide range of upcoming projects.
Patrick originated the role of Captain Picard in the pilot episode for Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Encounter at Farpoint."  The role made him a household name, garnered him millions of fans and earned him Best Actor nominations from the American Television Awards and the Screen Actors Guild.  He also played Picard in the pilot episode of spin-off series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, "Emissary" and in the four Next Generation motion pictures, with his performance in Star Trek: First Contact earning him a Best Actor Saturn Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films as well as a Favorite Actor nomination from the Blockbuster Movie Awards.  In addition, he has voiced the role of Picard in several video games, the most recent of which was Star Trek: Legacy.  Patrick made his last appearance as Picard in the tenth feature film, Star Trek Nemesis.
In addition to his starring role on The Next Generation, he directed several episodes and served as associate producer for Star Trek: Insurrection.
In 1966, Patrick joined the Royal Shakespeare Company, with whom he remained for nearly twenty years.  He is an Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, having been made an Associate Artist in 1967.  With the RSC, he has played such roles as King John, Shylock, Henry IV, Cassius, Titus Andronicus, Oberon, Leontes, Enobarbus, Touchstone and Launce.  He has also starred in many contemporary works with the RSC.
Patrick's association with the RSC ultimately brought him to the Broadway stage, performing in the Company's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, which ran for 62 performances in 1971.  Patrick went on to join the Royal National Theatre in the 1980s, although he rejoined the RSC for productions of Othello in 1997 (playing the title role) and Anthony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar and The Tempest in 2006.
Among Patrick's most well-known and acclaimed stage work is his one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, portraying all of the story's characters himself.  He performed the play on Broadway first in December 1991, winning a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance/One Person Show the following year.  He staged encore performances in December and January of 1993, 1994 and 1995 and staged yet another performance in December 2001 as a benefit for the survivors and the families of victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Patrick earned another Drama Desk Award nomination in 1996, this time as Outstanding Actor in a Play for his starring role in a Broadway production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.  He received a second Outstanding Actor Drama Desk nomination in 1999 for his starring role in the Broadway play The Ride Down Mt. Morgan.  His most recent work on Broadway was a revival of Harold Pinter's The Caretaker in 2003-04.
Patrick starred in a production of William Shakespeare's Macbeth in 2007, playing the title role, beginning at the Chichester Festival Theatre and then moving to West End's Gielgud Theatre.  In February 2008, the play transferred to the Brooklyn Academy of Music and was later performed at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway.  Patrick was hailed as the "Macbeth of a lifetime" and won several awards for his performance.
Patrick currently costars with Doctor Who actor David Tennant in a production of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing Claudius to Tennant's Hamlet.  After a run in Stratford, the play transferred to London's West End.  Patrick was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for best supporting actor in March 2009 for the role.
Patrick made the transition from stage to British television in the early 1970s.  In 1974, he began making a full transition (although remaining in familiar territory) in the Royal Shakespeare Company's made-for-TV adaptation of Antony and Cleopatra.  That same year, Patrick had a role in the BBC mini-series Fall of Eagles, his first TV project that was not associated with a stage production.  By the following year, Patrick had broken into feature films, making his film debut in the drama Hedda.  This was followed with the thriller Hennessy that same year.
In 1976, Patrick acquired some early recognition for his role as the ruthless Sejanus in the acclaimed BBC mini-series I, Claudius.  He went on to play King Leondegrance in John Boorman's 1981 fantasy epic Excalibur.  By 1984, Patrick was more actively taking parts in Hollywood film productions.  Among these was the supporting role of Gurney Halleck in the cult adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.
In 1985 alone, Patrick could be seen in no less than five feature films, including Lifeforce and The Doctor and the Devils.  In 1986, he had a supporting role as a duke in the biographical period drama Lady Jane.  After this, however, Patrick was signed on to The Next Generation and, for seven years, his film career took a back seat to commanding the USS Enterprise-D.  Nonetheless, he did continue appearing in films while The Next Generation was in production, including 1991's L. A. Story, Mel Brooks' 1993 spoof Robin Hood: Men in Tights, the 1993 TV movie Death Train and the 1994 action film Gunmen.
After production on Next Generation completed, Patrick appeared in the 1994 TV movie In Search of Dr. Seuss, then played a gay man in the drama Jeffrey.  In 1997, Patrick played villains in Richard Donner's action thriller Conspiracy Theory (for which he won as Favorite Supporting Actor in a Suspense film from the Blockbuster Movie Awards) and the lighter-hearted Masterminds.  The following year, he returned to the role of the hero as the star of the film Safe House.
Patrick received an Emmy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Captain Ahab in the 1998 TV movie adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick.  Patrick earned yet another nomination from both the Emmys and the Golden Globes for playing King Henry II in the 2003 adaptation of James Goldman's play The Lion in Winter.  In between, Patrick starred as Ebenezer Scrooge in a 1999 TV adaptation of A Christmas Carol, for which he received a second Saturn Award nomination and a second Screen Actors Guild nomination, and the 2002 TV movie King of Texas, an updated adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear.  Patrick also served as an executive producer for the latter three movies.
Patrick's most successful, most well-known non-Trek film role is that of Professor Charles Francis Xavier ("Professor X") in the X-Men films based on the popular Marvel Comics characters.  Patrick's performance in the first film earned him his third Saturn Award nomination and third Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination.
Patrick is currently set to produce and star in a film version of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice set in 20th century Las Vegas, which is being written by Star Trek Nemesis scribe John Logan.  Patrick will also reprise his Xavier role from the X-Men films for the upcoming prequel, Magneto, centered on the X-Men's arch-nemesis and Xavier's former friend.  Patrick will be reuniting with Ian McKellen (Magneto) for "book-end" scenes set within the timeframe of the three previous films.

Laurie S. Sutton
J. J. Abrams' Star Trek: The Verdict

As an editor, Laurie began her career at DC Comics working with Mike Grell on Warlord, as well as Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen on The Legion of Superheroes, with Jan Duursema on Arion: Lord of Atlantis, and Roy Thomas on Arak: Son of Thunder.  Laurie then moved on to Marvel, where she worked with the legendary Archie Goodwin on Epic Illustrated magazine and was one of the three founding editors of Epic Comics.  During her stint at Epic, writer/artist Alan Weiss named her "Editrix" of his Steelgrip Starkey project, and she held that title for many other Epic books, including Alien Legion, Sisterhood of Steel, Moonshadow and The Bozz Chronicles.  Laurie's expertise and interest in science fiction and fantasy then led her to take on the landmark Donning/Starblaze graphic novel editions of the Thieves' World prose fantasy books (the first shared-world universe in SF&F).  When another upstart grassroots comics company called Tekno Comics struggled into existence, Laurie contributed her knowledge and experience toward the formation of Neil Gaiman's Teknophage, Gene Roddenberry's Lost Universe and Leonard Nimoy's Primordials.
        As a writer, Laurie is known primarily for her Star Trek comics: Star Trek #20 for DC Comics, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for Malibu (issues #17-18 and the 1995 Ultimate Annual) and Star Trek: Voyager for Marvel (issues #1-3, #10-15 and Splashdown #1-4)  She has also written several sets of Star Trek trading cards for Fleer/Skybox.
        Laurie's very first job in the comics industry was as a reviewer at the Comics Code Authority.  Her earliest works were writing Adam Strange for DC and stories for Eerie and Vampirella at Warren Publications.

Kate Vernon
Star Trek Guest Stars
Kate is a Canadian actress who played a member of Species 8472, impersonating Commander Valerie Archer, in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "In the Flesh."  However, she may be best known to Star Trek fans as Ellen Tigh on the Sci-Fi Channel's reimagined Battlestar Galactica series, written and developed by former Star Trek writer Ronald D. Moore.  She has also guest-starred on an episode of CSI satirizing sci-fi and Star Trek conventions.
        The Canadian native is the daughter of actor John Vernon, best known for his portrayal of Dean Wormer in Animal House, and Nancy West, a former actress and model.  Her father moved the family to Hollywood, California, when she was 7 years old.  There, the future actress originally planned to become an architect, but shortly after high school, her creative aspirations got the better of her, and despite her father's warnings, she decided to try her hand at acting.  In the early to mid-1980s, she began to land small parts in film and television, including her big screen debut in her father's film, Chained Heat, followed by the movie Alphabet City, which also starred her then-boyfriend Vincent Spano, and Roadhouse 66, both released in 1984.  After a 1984 guest spot on an episode of NBC's Family Ties, there followed a small part in the TV movie Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac.  Around that time, she also appeared on an episode of Remington Steel before winning her first regular role as Lorraine Prescott on Falcon Crest in the 1984-85 season.  Soon after that first big brush with notoriety, many other TV and film roles followed, including Pretty in Pink, where she played Benny.  After putting in quality John Hughes time, Kate continued to work steadily, making guest appearances on many TV series and movies.
        On the big screen, she landed a small part in the 1992 Spike Lee classic Malcolm X, where she locked lips with Denzel Washington, before returning to television with the recurring role of Assistant District Attorney Belinda Fox on the NBC drama L. A. Law.  Other recurring roles included Nash Bridges, where she played Whitney Thomas in 1996 and 1997, and the short-lived 2005 series Reunion, when she won the Battlestar Galactica role of Ellen Tigh.  Kate's latest projects include the lead role in the Lifetime TV movie Last Chance Cafe and a small role in the DVD movie Safe Harbour.

Garrett Wang
TrekTrak Presents Harry Kim: Garrett Wang I
TrekTrak Presents Harry Kim: Garrett Wang II
The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant
TrekTrak Presents Harry Kim: Garrett Wang III
An actor from Riverside, California, Garrett is most famous for his role as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager.
        Garrett's first schooling was in Bermuda, after which he moved back to the United States at the age of nine.  After graduating from Harding Academy High School in Memphis, Tennessee, he studied at UCLA, where began to major in Asian studies until a theater instructor there convinced him to pursue acting.  He began performing in a number of productions and continued to do so after graduating.
        Garrett landed his first television appearance in 1994, costarring with Margaret Cho in an episode of her short-lived sitcom All American Girl.  That same year, he was signed aboard Star Trek: Voyager.  Outside of Voyager, Garrett appeared in a number of independent films and short subjects between 1995 and 1998, including Angry Cafe, Hundred Percent and Ivory Towers.  In 1999, he appeared in the comedy The Auteur Theory.  More recently, he starred in the independent horror movie Demon Island.  In 2005, Garrett appeared in the television miniseries Into the West, playing the role of Chow-Ping Yen.
        In 1997, Garrett was chosen by People magazine as one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World," and in 2001, E! selected him as one of the "20 Coolest Bachelors" in the country.  Garrett is also a fan of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and, while not an official participant of the ceremony, he was the only main actor of any Star Trek series to attend the closing ceremony of Star Trek: The Experience in Las Vegas in September 2008.
        In 2006, Garrett costarred with numerous other Star Trek performers in the fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, directed by and costarring his former Voyager castmate Tim Russ.  While Russ reprised his Voyager character of Tuvok in the series, Garrett's role is a new character.  Most recently, Garrett shot an independent comedy called Why Am I Doing This?

Eric L. Watts, Dragon*Con Director of Star Trek ProgrammingEric L. Watts
The TrekTrak Show
The 2009 Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant

Eric has been a Star Trek fan since his junior high school years in the early 1970s and has been active in Star Trek fandom for more than thirty years.
        In 1978, Eric attended his first Star Trek convention: Vul-Con, a one-day event at Greenville (South Carolina) Technical College with no guests but an auditorium filled with fanzines, home-made costumes and enthusiastic fans buzzing with rumors about the possibility of Star Trek returning as a major motion picture.  Two years later, in 1980, he founded the United Federation of Trekkers in Columbia,
South Carolina, of which he served as president for eight years.  By 1983, the UFT had grown to become the largest Star Trek fan club in the state, with over one hundred dues-paying members.  As president, he was a featured guest on the daily radio talk shows on WIS-AM 56 and WSOC-FM 100, was interviewed on several occasions by The State, The Carolina Reporter and The (USC) Gamecock newspapers, and in 1983, was featured in a segment of Columbia's local edition of PM Magazine, on WIS-TV.  Eric also served as editor and publisher of the UFT's monthly newsletter, Captain's Quarters, which at one point was sold on local newsstands as a mini-fanzine, as well as the UFT's one-shot fanzine, Star Sector One.  In 1988, Eric resigned the presidency of the UFT and editorship of its newsletter and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta, from which he twice graduated cum laude with Associates in Arts degrees in Visual Communications (1990) and Web Site Design & Administration (1999).
        In 1992, Dragon*Con founder and chairman Ed Kramer asked Eric to join the Dragon*Con organization and develop a track of programming devoted to Star Trek.  Nine months later, in July 1993, Eric unleashed the very first TrekTrak... and Dragon*Con has never been the same!  Seventeen years, almost four hundred programming events and many dozens of celebrity guests and programming participants later, TrekTrak, under Eric's singular direction, has become one of Dragon*Con's most popular, well-attended and highly respected tracks of programming.  In 2002, in recognition of TrekTrak's tenth year and its many contributions that helped make Dragon*Con the twelfth largest annual convention in Atlanta, Mayor Shirley Franklin proclaimed September 2, 2002, as "TrekTrak Day" in the City of Atlanta.  In 2005 and 2006, TrekTrak's most popular annual event, the Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant, was recognized by America Online as one of the "Top 11 Most Offbeat Beauty Pageants Across America."  The MKE pageant has also been featured in Discover magazine, Shock magazine, Spin magazine, Atlanta's Creative Loafing and on the web sites FoxNews.com and HowStuffWorks.com.
        Eric joined the USS Republic NCC-1371, a chapter of STARFLEET International, in 2003 and was elected its Commanding Officer in May 2006.  After establishing an all-new Internet presence for the chapter, creating a successful Member Benefits Program for the membership, coordinating a busy schedule of chapter activities and nearly tripling the membership roster in his first six months, Eric received the STARFLEET Region 2 Commanding Officer of the Year Award at the 2007 Region 2 Summit in Columbus, Georgia, in March 2007, and the STARFLEET International
Commanding Officer of the Year Award at the STARFLEET International Conference in Denver, Colorado, in August 2007.  He also won the Recruiter Award at the 2007 Region 2 Summit for recruiting more new members into STARFLEET than any other Region 2 chapter.  At the 2008 Region 2 Summit in Montgomery, Alabama, in March 2008, Eric received the Region's Best Printed Newsletter, Most Informative Web Site and Recruiter awards, and at the 2009 Region 2 Summit in Jackson, Mississippi, in March 2009, he received the Region's Brenda Bullock Mothership of the Year, Most Informative Web Site and Recruiter awards.  As of July 2009, the USS Republic, with more than 90 members in good standing, was the largest chapter of STARFLEET in the world.
        In addition to his service aboard the USS Republic, Eric is also a member of the IKAV Nemesis, the IKV Blackfire and an honorary lifetime member of the Klingon Imperial Embassy.  He was honored to be selected as the Fan Guest of Honor at Sci-Fi Summer Con in Atlanta in 2004.  In 2003, Eric published Star Sector Two, a 72-page Star Trek fanzine set entirely in the Original Series universe.
        In 2006, Eric served as a production assistant on the upstate New York set of Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II during the filming of "World Enough and Time," featuring George Takei as Lt. Sulu.  Also in 2006, Eric was interviewed by CNN's Hong Kong news anchor Hugh Riminton about Star Trek's 40th anniversary in a segment on CNN Today, broadcast live around the world on CNN International.  Later the same month, he appeared in Star Trek costume in an episode of CNN's Future Summit program featuring "iconic sci-fi forms of travel."
        Outside of Star Trek fandom, Eric is currently performing in his fourteenth season as a member of the Atlanta Gay Men's Chorus.  Since 1993, he has served that organization at various times as newsletter editor, web site administrator, marketing committee chairman, office manager and a two-year term on its Board of Directors.  He currently serves on the archives committee and maintains the AGMC's Wikipedia page.  He is also a former longtime member of Southern Bears, for whom he served a one-year term on its Board of Directors and briefly as newsletter editor.
has performed stand-up comedy at The Comedy House in Kennesaw, Eddie's Attic in Decatur and The Kudzoo Cantina in Bowdon.  In 2000, he placed as a finalist in WB36's Late Nite Laff-Off competition at Dave & Buster's in Duluth, and was a featured performer at Eddie's Attic's Third Annual Gay Comedy Festival in 2001.  An avid karaoke fan, Eric took first place in a local karaoke competition associated with the Karaoke World Contest USA organization in 2006.  He then advanced to the Georgia state finals, where he took third place, which in turn took him to the six-state Region 6 semifinals held in Pell City, Alabama, in May 2006, where he competed against 26 excellent vocalists and says he "had fun."
        Eric is Dragon*Con's longest-tenured track director and is honored to serve this, his seventeenth year, as Dragon*Con's Director of Star Trek Programming.

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