Nichelle Nichols’s Farewell Celebration Will be a Fitting End to a Stellar Career

2020 will mark the end of an era, as the legendary Nichelle Nichols plans to retire from the convention spotlight.

A piece from yesterday revealed details of the Nichelle Nichols Farewell Celebration, which will mark the end of her farewell tour, which is currently underway. The Farewell Celebration will take place May 1-3, 2020 at the Marriott Burbank Hotel in Los Angeles.

Panels, photo ops and signings are planned across the weekend, although specific programming has yet to be announced. In the evenings, there will be a Friday night party featuring music from the band Sons of Kirk, and there’s a cocktail party and banquet on Saturday night. There will also be additional entertainment by the comedy troupe Spock’s Brain.

In addition to Nichols herself, a number of other Star Trek celebrities and personalities are expected to attend, including Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, Larry Nemecek, Doug Drexler, D.C. Fontana, David Gerrold, and Mike and Denise Okuda.

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This article was written for the podcast Daily Star Trek News.

Alison Pitt is the writer, producer, and host of Daily Star Trek News, on the Roddenberry Podcast Network. A veteran Star Trek podcaster, she started her career on the weekly show Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast in 2015. She has appeared on panels at Star Trek Las Vegas, WonderCon, and San Diego Comic Con.

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