7:30 PM19:30

Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - The Galaxy's Greatest Hits!

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“Featuring special guests:
George Takei, Mr. Sulu from Star Trek
Apollo Astronaut, Charlie Duke — the tenth and youngest person to walk on the Moon
Jazz greats Kurt Elling and James Morrison

“Anthony Pratt and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra present The Galaxy’s Greatest Hits! This one night only special event, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, will feature your favorite space classics accompanied by video highlights from across the universe on the big screen. Enjoy popular works from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Trek, E.T., Star Wars, plus Mars from Holst The Planets and more.”

For more information, please visit Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s website.

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to Oct 27

Destination Star Trek [2019]

Europe’s official Star Trek Convention! As per usual, this year’s guest list is extensive. This year’s activities include panels, autographs and photo ops, as well as the Star Trek museum, and a board gaming zone. Evening parties on Friday and Saturday night.

For more more information, please visit Destination Star Trek’s website.

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to Nov 23

Treksgiving at the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

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William Shatner will be in Ticonderoga for the weekend’s festivities, including photo ops, autographs and a special Treksgiving turkey dinner, followed by karaoke (tickets required).

For more information, please visit the Star Trek Original Series Set Tour’s website.

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1:00 PM13:00

DC Away Team - U.S.S. Enterprise Temporary Decommissioning Ceremony

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Thanks to Admiral T’Pan for submitting this event.

“Calling all ships and away missions of the Fleet!

On Oct 7, the original model of the TOS Enterprise will be removed from the lobby of the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum as part of the renovation of the museum. The DC Away team is organizing a decommissioned ceremony. We will on meet Oct 6 at 1:00pm. The ceremony will begin at 2pm.

We are inviting members representing Starfleet ships and away teams in the DC-VA-MD area to join us. And, perhaps the represented ships/away missions will say a few words. Uniforms are optional.”

For more information about the temporary removal, please click here.

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6:30 PM18:30

George Takei - Chancellor's Lecture @ Vanderbilt University

  • Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt University (map)
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George Takei is giving the Chancellor’s Lecture at Vanderbilt University. Titled “Reflections on Defying the Status Quo in America”, the lecture starts at 6:30pm and will be followed by a moderated question & answer session. Tickets are free and open to the public but spaces are limited.

For more information, visit Vanderbilt’s Chancellor’s Lecture series website.

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to Sep 29

Atlanti-Con Science Fiction and Fantasy Festival [2019]

  • Corner Brook Civic Center (map)
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Features a Sunday appearance by headline guest Chase Masterson. New to the festival (in this it’s eighth year) is a project with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide sensory accommodations to those with sensory issues, including a sensory room onsite for people who need an escape.

For more information, please visit Atlanti-Con’s website.

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to Sep 22

CaperCon [2019]

This small, local convention suffered a setback this year, as their headline guest, Jonathan Frakes, had to cancel due to professional commitments, but Robert Picardo has stepped in as a last-minute guest. If you’re in the area, please go and support them, and help keep smaller conventions alive!

For more information: http://capercon.ca

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