The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be host to this special cast reunion, and the Expo is the only event in the world scheduled to host such a gathering in 2012. It is also the first time the entire original cast has appeared as a group at a convention in over two decades.
Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Jean-Luc Picard), Jonathan Frakes (Commander William Riker), Brent Spiner (Lt.Commander Data), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Deanna Troi), Denise Crosby (Security Chief Tasha Yar), LeVar Burton (Chief of Engineering Geordi La Forge), Gates McFadden (Chief Medical Officer Beverly Crusher), Michael Dorn (Lt. Commander Worf) and Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher) will all be Guests of Honour during the Calgary Expo. The cast will be meeting fans for autographs, individual and group photos (fees vary for each Media Guest), and participating in specially-grouped panels and discussions over the course of the weekend.
Calgary Expo hours are:
- Friday 3 PM to 8 PM
- Saturday 10 PM to 7 PM
- Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM MST
In addition, the full cast will also take the stage for a special once-in-a-lifetime reunion event, TNG EXPOsed™, on the evening of Saturday, April 28, at the Stampede Corral. Doors open at 6 PM MST and the program will begin at 7 PM MST.
Nearly 5,000 seats will be available for this event, with prices ranging from $40 – $125 (CDN). Box office sales for the TNG EXPOsed, will begin at 10 AM MST on Saturday, February 18th via TicketMaster.
The live evening event will open with host Emily Expo (the Calgary Expo’s mascot), and includes entertainment by local musicians Johnny Summers Little Big Band, special moderators Teddy Wilson, Cynthia Loyst and Ajay Fry (hosts of InnerSPACE on SPACE) and a special video tribute to the cast.
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo will also offer a series of unique, must-have collectibles for the serious TNG fan including a commemorative program to mark the occasion.
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo made interplanetary history in 2010 when Leonard Nimoy, (Mr. Spock) attended the Calgary Expo as a Guest of Honour. He also made a special “homecoming” visit to Vulcan, Alberta—the Official Star Trek® Capital of Canada. Over 5,000 people paid tribute him in a special ceremony. Leonard graciously left his mark on Vulcan and Star Trek® fans in several ways, with a handprint set in bronze, and by lending a pair of “ears” he used on the set in 1966.