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Thursday, July 21
 

1:30pm

Star Trek: 50th Year Celebration with Roddenberry Entertainment
Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series, son of Gene Roddenberry) and Trevor Roth (executive producer, 2017 Star Trek TV series) will be showing a special 5-minute Star Trek celebration video, releasing some exclusive material from the Roddenberry Vault, and partaking in a Q&A session moderated by Tory Mell (producer, convention director at Roddenberry Entertainment).

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 24ABC

5:00pm

Captain America 75th Anniversary
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 03:43PM
Created by cartoonists Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Captain America has been wielding his shield, donning red, white, and blue, and fighting the good fight for 75 years. From Captain America Comics #1 to Captain America: Civil War, Steve Rogers has had a pretty decent 75 years, to say the least. Come celebrate "Cap" with Allen Bellman (artist, Captain America) all while being interviewed and questioned by former Kirby assistant, moderator Mark Evanier (author, Kirby: King of Comics).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 9

8:00pm

Star Trek: How We Got To 50
Larry "Dr. Trek" Nemecek (Star Trek Continues, Portal 47) updates his annual Between the Cracks show from Trekland to celebrate Star Trek's Golden Year and put it all in perspective with behind-the-scenes in-jokes, insights, and international pop-culture dot-connecting, withyour input, too. Special treat: world premiere of the new trailer for Larry's The Con of Wrath doc with DP Neal Hallford (The Case of Evil) and crew.

Thursday July 21, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 29AB
 
Friday, July 22
 

1:30pm

Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics
A celebration of all the 4-color Star Trek worlds, featuring a look at all past iterations and a chat with many who've chronicled the Enterprise crews' comic book adventures, including Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters and J. K. Woodward. Moderated by Star Trek editor/supreme commander Sarah Gaydos.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8

5:00pm

Inside the Writers' Room: Writing and Producing For Star Trek
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 11, 03:30PM
Explore 50 years on the final frontier as the writers and creators of some of Star Trek's greatest moments look back at what it takes to write for sci-fi's first franchise and offer some unsolicited advice on how to insure that Star Trek continues to live long and prosper for the next 50 years. Boldly go inside the writers' room with legendary showrunner Ronald D. Moore (TNG, Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), Naren Shankar (The Next Generation, The Expanse, CSI), Fred Dekker (Enterprise, The Monster Squad, Predator), Michael Sussman (Voyager, Enterprise, Perception), and Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Deep Space Nine, Elementary). Moderated by Mark A. Altman (The Fifty-Year Mission: The First 25 Years, The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years)

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 7AB

6:30pm

Trek Talks: Science, Smithsonian And Star Trek
From the cutting-edge labs of the Smithsonian Institution to the front lines of the digital economy, the promises made in Star Trek are coming true. This panel gives a glimpse at real Trek technology: the tricorder that may change medicine, laser weapon technology, and an actual tractor beam. And fans will get a preview of the original Starship Enterprise, fully restored after 50 years and the centerpiece of the National Air and Space Museum. This panel will include exclusive preview clips from Smithsonian Channel's two-hour special Building Star Trek, which will air later this year. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, curator at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, moderates a discussion with Dr. Sonny Kohli, team leader of Cloud DX, a finalist for the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE; David Grier, professor of physics and director of the Center for Soft Matter Research at New York University, who is developing a real-life Tractor Beam; Dr. Rob Afzal, Lockheed Martin senior fellow Laser Sensor and Systems Harnessing the Power of Lasers; and Elizabeth Trojian, executive producer of Smithsonian Channel's Building Star Trek.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Room 5AB
 
Sunday, July 24
 

11:00am

Conan & Frazetta: Celebrating 50 Years
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Frazetta-covered Conan revival from Lancer Books, which inspired all Conan activity since, including comic books, movies, live-action TV, animated shows, Dark Horse projects, scores of derivative characters, Arnold Schwarzenegger's governorship, gaming, and more. Hear from Frank Frazetta's daughter Holly Frazetta, author/historian J. David Spurlock, Conan historian Jeff Shanks, and the producers of the new Conan documentary, A Riddle Of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian.

Sunday July 24, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 29AB

1:00pm

The 50-Year Mission: Star Trek Then, Now, and Beyond
Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz sits down with authors Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire magazine) to discuss their bestselling two-volume book series from St. Martin's Press, The 50 Year Mission: The Complete, Uncensored and Unauthorized Oral History of Star Trek. Altman and Gross will share revelations and candid admissions from the hundreds of actors, writers, producers, and artisans they spoke with in writing the definitive book detailing the Star Trek phenomenon. Learn the latest news and speculation about the upcoming Star Trek TV series in 2017 and get a chance to win an autographed copy of both critically acclaimed books. Remember!

Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

20th Anniversary of DC's Birds of Prey
Celebrate the longest-running female superhero team in history with editor/creator Jordan B. Gorfinkel (Batman, Michael Midas Champion), writers Shawna and Julie Benson (DC's Rebirth, CW's The 100), and fan favorite writers Chuck Dixon (Batman, Punisher) and Gail Simone (Secret Six, Deadpool) as they reveal inside stories from the comics series, animated episodes, TV adaptations-and a feature film? Limited number of signed copies to be given away.

Sunday July 24, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 28DE