Tuesday, August 25, 2009

KHAN!! William Shatner announced for Dragon*Con 2009

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM

In its official announcement last week, Dragon*Con confirmed William Shatner as yet another Star Trek celebrity guest during this year's Labor Day convention. Shatner headlines an "away team" of none other than Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, and Kate Mulgrew. That means they've successfully booked Captain James T. Kirk and Spock of the original series — and Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Captain Kathryn Janeway (Star Trek: Voyager).

As the AJC reported yesterday:

Dragoncon chairman Pat Henry said he has seen a spike in sales since the Shatner announcement. The 10 a.m. joint appearance, he said, will be first come first serve. He anticipates weekend attendance to be comparable to last year, at 35,000 to 40,000, recession notwithstanding.

The convention unfortunately continues to stubbornly spell its name with an inexplicable asterisk — hence the Dragon*Con website. But at least someone had the comedic foresight to make it rhyme with Shatner's immortal line: KHAN!!

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