Story Time: William Shatner & My Dad

Now this story is rather near and dear to my heart and I know I have shared it a number of times. I know on a few podcasts and I know I wrote a rather water down telling of it for Wizard World Comic Con, where this event took place.

So here is the history behind this story, that lead to me calling Shatner old and Shartner getting me into trouble with my Dad. Lets rewind to the date June 11, 1968 at Franklin Reservoir right above Los Angeles. My Grandpa was working Forrest Service at the time and helped maintain production and the security for the filming areas. The episode that was being filmed was Star Trek (TOS): The Paradise Syndrome. My Grandpa brought my Dad along over the time of the shot and he got to meet the cast & crew.

Pictures of my Dad and Grandpa with Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, William Shatner and Sabrina Scharf

The plot of this episode follows Kirk, Spock, and McCoy beam down into an idyllic location next to a lake on the planet Amerind, reminiscent of the American Pacific Coast. Kirk remarks on the “duplication” of the planet’s evolution as compared to Earth, while McCoy notes the beauty of the flora. They come upon an obelisk, the Obelisk, covered with unknown alien symbols. Spock notes that the obelisk is “an alien metal of some kind, an alloy resistant to probe.” Even the age is beyond the tricorder’s ability to date. Spock examines the symbols but can offer no insight into their meaning. He speculates that to build such a monument would require a civilization equal to or beyond the Federation’s ability. McCoy brands the planet “an enigma.”

The trio only has thirty minutes to explore the surface before leaving the planet. They return to the lake and look across at a village which houses an indigenous, Native American-like tribe that is “a mixture of Navajo, Mohican, and Delaware” characteristics, according to Spock. Kirk feels it is similar to discovering a mythic lost society like Atlantis or Shangri-La. McCoy suggests contacting the natives to warn them, but is discouraged by Spock. An asteroid is on a direct course towards the planet. The thirty minute restriction on exploration was to allow them to return to the ship in time to make the journey to a deflection point. As the time on the planet draws to a close, they return to the obelisk. On the way, Kirk remarks on the simplicity of life for the natives. McCoy diagnoses him with Tahiti Syndrome. Before the landing party returns to the USS Enterprise, Kirk climbs up onto the platform at the base of the obelisk and flips open his communicator. A trap door slides open and drops Kirk into a chamber. He falls down some stairs and begins to pull himself up, accidentally leaning onto a control panel. As he regains his footing, energy tendrils strike out from the panel, immobilizing him and finally leaving him slumped across the controls.

I remember some of the stories that my Dad would tell me about this period in time. Said everyone was beyond nice and super lay back. One story he told me was when he met Deforest Kelly for the first time. While my Dad was getting an autograph from Kelly, he asked what his name was. Told him DeForrest and it was quickly followed with, “They named you that too!? Poor bastard.”. For the rest of the production, they would make jokes about their names and would have later run ins with each other.

Now we fast forward to about 2003 in Ventura California. My Dad gave me his autographs from Star Trek, plus number of other ones from John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, etc. So naturally I put them all in a save place. Later in 2008 I would move back to Oregon and I converted my garage into a art studio/nerd den. I had them on the walls for everyone to see. It was around this time I was a single parent and working evenings. So I would hire babysitters. One day, my normal sitter could not make and said her friend would cover for her. It wasn’t till after a few days I noticed that my Shatner, Kelly and Nimoy were missing.

All I had were the pictures of my Dad and the cast. So I went through everything in the house and even called up the sitter to see if she can get a hold of her friend or at least seen them. After an hour or so, I get a call back saying that they haven’t seen them and didn’t know where they were… So now I’m pissed that some how are now missing and someone is lying about it. I didn’t have the heart to tell about my Dad about this and manage to keep it hidden from him for a number for years. So I made it a mission to rebuild my dad’s collection, no matter the cost. Fast forward a few months and some how while I was clean things up in the garage. I found the DeForest Kelly autograph… So with some renewed hope I kept digging and clean thing. I did find the paper that Nimoy signed, but it was only the part that said “Greetings Spock”. Still couldn’t find the actual autograph and Shanter was lost.

So I kept my search going till February 27, 2015 and that is when Nimoy passed away. Sadly now everyone is selling and jacking up the prices on his autographs. Now I have no way to ever meet him, I look towards Shatner to help at least finish this quest. Now fast forward to February 22, 2016 at Wizard World Comic Con in Portland Oregon. While working at this Comic Con, I was able to meet William Shatner. I should note a few days before, my Dad had a heart attack. While I was going to cancel everything and drive down to California where he was. He talked me out of it, said that he feels okay and that he’ll be in surgery for the next few days. So I stayed and finished my work and made plans to drive down and see him after that weekend.

So here I am waiting to see Shatner and nervous beyond all belief. I had both my kids with me at this event as well and they wanted to meet Captain Kirk. As we walk to Shatner, we introduce ourselves and I start telling him about how he met my Father and Grandpa awhile back in the 60s. He lit up and said that he remembers that episode and meeting my family. He then looked down and ask who we have here? I had Jackson and Lilly introduce themselves and told him that he now had met four generations of my family. Realizing that I just called him old I tried to backtrack a bit. After a few jokes about age and being rather embarrass, I told him about the stolen/lost autographs and what I was trying to do in rebuilding the collection. He then asked about my Dad and how he was doing, I told him that he just recently had a heart attack and is in recovery. He then asked if he was able to talk with him… Shocked I said I will call and see.

My Dad picked up the phone and I told him that someone wanted to talk with him. Giving the phone to Shatner. “Is this Jason’s Father? This is William Shanter.”. All I can hear over the was a laugh and “shut up”. They talked for a number of minutes.. Now I would like to mention here that I didn’t tell Shatner about my Dad not knowing I lost the autographs. Because why would I think that shatner would ever bring it up or let alone tell my Dad. Nope… My dumbass stood there in horror as Shatner told him why I was there and what I was trying to do. Then I hear, “Oh, you didn’t know about that?”. Shatner looks at me and says ,”Oops.” They say their goodbyes and gives me the phone. “Your Father wants to talk with you.”…. Great, now I’m in trouble.

On the phone with my Dad said while this was cool and awesome on what I was trying to do. We will talk later about the autographs and pictures. Great… After I hung up, Shatner said sorry, not sorry with a smile. He signed my picture and we all said goodbye… Now sadly on February 27, 2016 my Dad passed away. We never got to have that talk. It’s also odd that he died on the same day as Nimoy, one year apart. How everything came full circle with Star Trek. So currently I am still missing Nimoy’s autograph and still hunting for one. While I was moving I found Shatner’s original autograph stuck to the bottom of an art box. Which makes this whole thing is odd. Because they were all hanging on the wall and then thrown everywhere. Something happened to them and I may never know what happened. But it did cause a great story and quest line that is still kinda open. I still need to find my Spock.

WIZARD WORLD: Evil Dead Virtual Experience

Wizard World Virtual Experiences presents Ash Vs. Evil Dead! We’re bringing you Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo and Lee Majors from the cast of Ash Vs. Evil Dead – featuring a FREE Live Q&A, Live Video Chats, Recorded Video Messages, Virtual Photo Ops and Autographs!
TICKET INFORMATIONFREE Live Q&A: Take part in a free, interactive and moderated live video Q&A with our celebrity guest on January 9 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.Livestream will be viewable on the Wizard World Virtual Twitch channel, Facebook Live, and YouTube.   Live Video Chats: Exclusive, 2-minute private one-on-one video chats with our celebrity guests. On the night before the video chats take place, a Wizard World representative will reach out to you with all the information on how to redeem your Live Video Chat. Video Chats will be free from any promotions or advertisements. Video Chats will take place via Zoom on January 16 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET.
Virtual Photo Ops: Exclusive opportunity to join our celebrity guests in a Zoom room to take a photo together! Photos will then be printed with a commemorative Wizard World Virtual Experiences border and mailed to you!   On the night before the Photo Ops take place, a Wizard World representative will reach out to you with all the information on how to redeem your Virtual Photo Op.Virtual Photo Ops will take place on January 16 at 1pm PT / 4pm ET. 
Recorded Video Message: before purchasing you will enter the instructions for your Video Recorded Message. 250 character limit.   Autographs: Autograph includes signature on an 8″x10″ photo. Personalization is included (if you want). This item will be mailed to your address of choice. During checkout, complete the form to fill in your shipping address. Sales tax is applied at checkout. Note that international shipping may incur customs fees at the time of delivery. 
TERMS All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a full refund will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event.

Win Signed Stan Lee/ Norman Reedus/ William Shatner Event Poster In Sweepstakes! Longtime Wizard World convention attendees may remember the event celebrity posters seen at shows across the country in years past. Well, we had the foresight to have them signed by the stars, and now you can win one just by being a Wizard World SMS text subscriber. In 2014, Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, Bruce Campbell, William Shatner, Peter Mayhew, Adam West and Billy Dee Williams (!) were among the dozens of celebrities who attended Wizard World Portland and signed the official poster. So if you already signed up for SMS deals by texting WIZARDWORLDSUBSCRIBE to 66097, you’re already entered. If you haven’t, do it now to win this poster, listed as a $2000.00 value (but, let’s be honest, Stan Lee, Peter Mayhew AND Adam West??? It’s kind of priceless). And dozens of other unique posters are available, so check them out here. No purchase necessary, winner will be selected randomly from all active subscribers to the free SMS deals program. Find Event Posters And More
 
More Event Banners Added To Vault! Truly one-of-a-kind items are a collector’s dream, and the Wizard World Vault has been restocked with a bunch of them, with even more event banners from Wizard World conventions added recently. From Ted Danson to Kevin Conroy to Steve Guttenberg, these were produced for our shows across the country and are now available for many celebrities who have attended our past live events. Get yours today! And look for the great New Year, New Deals in the Vault, prices slashed and no code needed. New Year, New Deals
 
Ash vs. Evil Dead! Bruce Campbell (“Ash Williams”), Ray Santiago (“Pablo Bolivar”), Dana DeLorenzo (“Kelly Maxwell”), Lee Majors (“Brock Williams”) Live Q&A: Saturday, January 9 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Rewatch Party: Wednesday, January 13 Live 1v1 Video Chats & Virtual Photo Ops: Saturday, January 16 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
 
Classic TV Sitcoms! Adjust the antenna because it’s time to relive TV history with John O’Hurley (“Seinfeld,” “Scorch”), Jim J Bullock (“Too Close for Comfort,” “Alf”), Peter Scolari (“Bosom Buddies,” “Newhart”), Lydia Cornell (“Too Close for Comfort,” “The Love Boat”) Live Q&A: Sunday, January 17 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Rewatch Party: Wednesday, January 20 Live 1v1 Video Chats & Virtual Photo Ops: Sunday, January 24 · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
 
Also Coming Soon! Here’s what else is on deck:
Wednesday, January 6, Re-Watch of “The Originals” panel Thursday, January 7, “Wiz Quiz,” geeky trivia with Wizard World’s own MikeGDoesThings · 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT Saturday, January 9, Harvey Guillén, “The Magicians,” “What We Do in the Shadows” · 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT Saturday, January 16, “Animaniacs,” Rob Paulsen, Tress MacNeille, Jess Harnell, Maurice LaMarche · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Saturday, January 16, “Charmed Against Humanity” card game with Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller · 7 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Thursday, January 21, Tala Ashe/Rewatch Party of “Legends of Tomorrow” Panel · evening TBD Saturday, January 30, Dolph Lundgren, Rocky IV, The Punisher, Masters of the Universe · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs

Wizard World: Gotham & More Free Live Q&As

Stella Maeve, Eddie Furlong, Gotham Added To Virtual Experiences Free Video Q&A Streamed Live On Twitch, YouTube, Facebook! Purchase Live Video Chats, Photo Ops, Recorded Videos, Signed Photos During each session, the celebrities will participate in a FREE live moderated video Q&A, followed by one-on-one video chats, virtual photo ops, recorded videos and autographs. Sessions are accessible to virtual attendees on their computer and mobile devices.
Thursday, December 3, *Rewatch Party: The Magicians/Stella Maeve · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Saturday, December 12, Eddie Furlong (“Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Detroit Rock City”) · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Saturday, December 19, “Gotham,” Robin Lord Taylor, Sean Pertwee, Erin Richards · 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT (Special Edition for Japanese audiences, with live translator! – 1 p.m. Dec. 20 local time in Tokyo) You can: Submit questions via chat during FREE panels, available for viewing live or on demand via Twitch; YouTube; and Facebook Participate in a personal, exclusive two-minute live video chat with each celebrity (paid) Purchase a recorded video from each star specifying the message if desired Pose for a Virtual Photo Op Purchase an autograph on an 8”x10” photo Learn More Here
Wizard Hosts First International Event With Gotham Stars! SPECIAL to Japanese Audiences, with live translator, but conducted in English for all fans! Robin Lord Taylor (“Oswald Cobblepot/Penguin”), Sean Pertwee (“Alfred Pennyworth”), Erin Richards (“Barbara Kean”) Live Q&A: Saturday, December 19 · 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / Dec. 20, 1 p.m. Japan Time Rewatch Party: Wednesday, December 23 Live 1v1 Video Chats: Sunday, January 3 · 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT / Jan. 4, 1 p.m. Japan Time Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
Recordings Available For Select Live Video Chats! Live video chats with Wizard World Virtual Experiences celebrities are a once-in-a-lifetime experience for fans. Now, those interactions are available as keepsake recordings for some Wizard World guests. Look for an email after your live chat purchase with details! If you had a chat recently you may still be able to order the recording; email Customer Care to inquire. Get Recorded Live Chats, Photo Ops
Cyber Week Continues With Blowout Bargains, Restock Sale! Wizard World is keeping the deals coming for all of Cyber Week! So act quickly, because our Cyber Week Deals will be changing every day and quantities are limited! Some featured items include one-of-a-kind signed Wizard World event posters and celebrity banners, “The Walking Dead” and Marvel variant comics, dozens of autographed photos and plaques and more, all at deep discounts. You can even rewatch Monday’s fun Cyber Monday Mayhem extravaganza with the one and only Kato Kaelin. And tonight’s WizQuiz Nerdy Survival Style Trivia features some prizes featured during Cyber Week, including 8×10″ photos signed by Billie Piper, Rutina Wesley and Elizabeth Henstridge. Missed an item because it sold out? Numerous items have been restocked this morning, check the page to see if yours is there! And look this weekend for specials on one-of-a-kind event banners signed by the stars. And as a thank you to Wizard World Vault customers, anyone purchasing $55 or more in any vault merchandise will received three Wizard World event exclusive comics worth $45. Details here! Find Cyber Week Deals
New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Items Boost Sunday Live Event! If you love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it’s been a good month for you at Wizard World Virtual Experiences. A couple of weeks ago, Ernie Reyes and Judith Hoag hosted this incredible live Q&A panel, and were a huge hit on live chats and recorded video messages. And this Sunday, Original TMNT Voice Actors, Rob Paulsen, Cameron Clarke, Townsend Coleman and Barry Gordon hit the virtual stage at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT. And now, the Vault gets lean, mean and green with a new clutch of items for true TMNT fans. But these items are an endangered species, so get out of your shell and get them while they last! Heroes in a Half Shell!
‘The Magicians’ Rewatch Party Live With Stella Maeve ! Relive the super informative, sometimes raucous and always fun “The Magicians” panel from this summer featuring lead Stella Maeve (“Julia Wicker”). Stella will be LIVE for the rewatch, and will also be available for virtual photo ops, live chats and autographs! Rewatch Party: Thursday, December 3 · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Live 1v1 Video Chats & Virtual Photo Ops: Saturday, December 5 · 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
Eddie Furlong! Star of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Detroit Rock City,” “Assault on Wall Street” Live Q&A: Saturday, December 12 · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Rewatch Party: Wednesday, December 16 Live 1v1 Video Chats: Saturday, December 19 · 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs
Also Coming Soon! Already Announced, here’s what else is on deck this month: Thursday, December 3, “WizQuiz,” Nerdy Survivor-style trivial with Wizard World’s own MikeGDoesThings, free to play · 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT Saturday, December 5, “Spaceballs,” George Wyner, Stephen Tobolowsky · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Sunday, December 6, “Stars from Hallmark Movies,” Melissa Joan Hart, Lindsay Wagner, Cindy Busby, Erin Gray, Teddy Sears, Teryl Rothery, Katrina Law, Kelly Hu, Josie Davis, Torrance Coombs · 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT Sunday, December 6, Original “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Voice Actors,” Rob Paulsen, Cameron Clarke, Townsend Coleman, Barry Gordon · 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT Get Live Chats, Videos, Autographs

Story Time: Wizard World Comic Con

So this story time take place at Wizard World Portland Comic Con. I believe this is the Feb. 2019 event.. Before the dark times… Now I would like to state this story also shows how great the staff is at Wizard World and the people are a whole.

So just about every year I am hired to do media coverage for the Portland Wizard World Comic Con. The last couple of times I was about to bring my kids along and show them a great time. This last convention and like always I go over the maps with the kids. Where to meet up if we get lost or who should we talk to if we do become lost.

We had been there for a couple of hours already and I had finished with a interview. we were going to take a small break and look around the merchandise and comics. Me and my son were looking at the swords and Funko. At which point my daughter asked me to come over and look at something she wanted. It really wasn’t that far, just right around the corner of the stall. I told my son to follow me and stay close.

Once my daughter and I were done paying for her loot. I looked over to see my son wasn’t there. I wanted back to where we were and he was there. with a small amount of panic, I started walking over to the walls to see if I can find a staff member, this is also where I told the kids to go if something like this happened. It’s away from everyone.

As soon as I turn the corner I see one of the staff ladies walking with my son to the last known where we here. I walked over and see that my son was crying a little bit and worried. The staff member told me what happened. Seems that my son answered me, but really wasn’t watching where I was going. As he was locked in on the swords. When he realized that we where not around anymore, he started walking to the wall and was trying to find a staff member. But he found Deadpool instead and asked he could help him find someone. From there they found the current staff member.

She said he was smart and brave in the way he acted. After a few laughs we said thank you, but not right before we got a picture with Deadpool haha.

Over all it was really good convention and the Wizard World staff was amazing and super helpful. I don’t think they get enough coverage or talked about in most conventions, as most of the spot lights are on the artists and movie icons. I can’t wait for 2021 comic con!

Buck Rogers 40th Celebration Comes to Rogue Valley Comic Con

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the popular science-fiction adventure television series Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, and the Rogue Valley residents are set to celebrate the occasion with nobody but Buck himself. Actor Gil Gerard, who portrayed the title character, will be making a rare Oregon appearance at Meadowlark Comic Con on May 11th, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Gerard will be joined by Felix Silla who was responsible for the physical performance of the robot Twiki. Felix Silla is also known for playing Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and one of the Ewoks in Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi.
Star Wars fans will also be able to meet Richard Oldfield who appeared as Rebel fighter pilot Hobbie Klivian (Rogue 4) in The Empire Strikes Back and delivered the line to Carrie Fisher “Two fighters against a Star Destroyer?” An American actor, Richard Oldfield has been living and working in the UK since the 1960s, and his Meadowlark Comic Con appearance is a rare chance for Oregon fans to meet one of the original trilogy Star Wars actors.
Also appearing at Meadowlark Comic Con are actors Rajia Baroudi and Alan Palmer who played the White Alien Ranger and the Black Alien Ranger respectively in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993), and artists Chris Marrinan (Nova, Wonder Woman, Doctor Strange) and Blacky Shepherd (Voltron, Pumpkinhead).
The convention welcomes fans of all ages to come and meet celebrity guests and local artists and creators, shop from comic book and toy vendors, attend panels and special movie screenings with celebrity Q&A, play video games, learn LARPing, play escape room, and compete in the cosplay contest for a cash prize in kids and adult categories.
Meadowlark Comic Con is May 11th, 2019, at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center. Door open at 10 am. Tickets: $10 online/$15 at the door (age 8 and above), Family Pack $35 (admit four, available online only). Kids under 8 years of age are free with a paid adult.

7 Years of Wizard World

So after everything was said and done with this years Wizard World Comic Con. They sent out a thank you email to all those who had a press pass. In the first paragraph it goes on about the positive feedback from guests and fans. Then it states that it was the 7th year… Wait what? Has it been 7 years? I have I been doing this for 7 years? Good lord…

This got me thinking about pass events and interviews or even stories I haven’t shared yet.. Some of them I changed my mind and didn’t want to share them. As silly as that sounds, I wanted to keep them to myself that the time. But the more I think about it, the more I just want to share them with everyone. So I thinking I’ll do a “Lost Tales of Wizard World” series in between current posts of this years event.

Buffy Reunion WW Portland 2019.jpgBut I have to say this year was amazing! It was a Buffy The Vampire theme Comic Con this year that’s for sure. Along with DC over tones from the movies and TV shows. The Artists this year were excellent, dare I say better than last years? I actually found myself buy more art work than anything this year and taking more pictures. The Cosplay was fantastic as well, which my kids loved it and took part in it as well.

But all that will be for other posts come out shortly. But I have some updates I would like share!! ON Jan. 24-26 of 2020 Wizard World Portland Oregon will be back! As of right now word on any guests or artists, it just to soon after. So Save the date!!

Wizard World Portland

Portland

Feb 22, 23, 24 2019

Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 – 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 – 10:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 – 10:00am – 4:00pm

WIZARD WORLD COSTUME CONTEST 7:30 – 9:00PM

The Wizard World Comic Con Costume Contest is no joke. The best of the best will be dressed to impress in their superhero & pop culture finest, so be prepared for some serious cosplay. Grab your buddies and suit up to take a chance at bringing home the gold! Categories include Best in Show, Best Hero, Best Villain, Best Group and Best Anime (Prize Package Sponsored by RightStufAnime.com)

All 2018 Best in Show winners will receive a custom Wizard World prop from Shield Labs and will be in the running to win a spot as an Official Wizard World Cosplay Guest during the 2019 season!

Recommended for Ages 13+

Costumes must be family friendly

Absolutely no pyrotechnics, live flames, shooting weapons, or smoke generators allowed

Electricity will not be provided. If a costume requires electricity, it must be included as part of the costume.

Contestants will be required to go up and down stairs during the contest and need to be able to do so in a safe manner. Assistance can be provide by Wizard World Staff

Contestants must arrive on time and stay for the entire contest to be eligible for prizes.

Skits are welcomed but definitely not required

Anyone interested in participating can sign-up at the SHIELD LABS booth inside the exhibition floor on Saturday. Registration closes at 5PM! We’ll see you there!

As of right now this is the current the line up for this 2019 Comic Con. I will be keeping up to date with everything and making changes as I go. Enjoy!!!

Celebrity Guests

Jason Momoa

Just Added!

Jason Momoa

Friday – Saturday
AquamanJustice LeagueGame Of Thrones

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerHow I Met Your MotherAmerican Pie

Alexis Denisof

Alexis Denisof

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerHow I Met Your Mother

James Marsters

James Marsters

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerTorchwoodSmallvilleMarvel’s Runaways

Juliet Landau

Juliet Landau

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerAngelEd Wood

Julie Benz

Julie Benz

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire SlayerDexterSupernatural

Amber Benson

Amber Benson

Friday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Clare Kramer

Clare Kramer

Saturday – Sunday
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Charisma Carpenter

Charisma Carpenter

Saturday – Sunday
Angel [Cordelia Chase] • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Hale Appleman

Hale Appleman

Saturday – Sunday
The Magicians

Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan

Saturday – Sunday
ConstantineAssassin’s Creed: Black Flag

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Thomas Ian Nicholas

Friday – Sunday
Rookie of the YearAmerican Pie

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

MORE GUESTS COMING SOON!

What Was Once Thought Lost

So I have written about this a few times now. About the autographs that my father gave me of the cast of Star Trek. How Shatner’s and Nimoy went missing or worst yet, STOLEN .. I even meet William Shatner and told him the whole story about it. Shanter even talked with my Father over the phone about it hahaha.

A Small Conversation With William Shatner & Bob Camp At Wizard World

Remembering Leonard Nimoy

Star Trek Book Challenge

I know there are a few more post that I have written. But for the life of me, I can not find them haha. Anyways, as I finish up moving. I found a little piece of blueish green paper stuck to the bottom of a old cigar box… Could it be?!? I disbelieve I handed the paper over to my girlfriend to make sure. It was William Shatner autograph!! So I now have my Father’s original autograph, plus mine.

Sadly I am still missing Nimoy and the pictures.. But I fear it maybe to late for his autograph. Unless I pay an ungodly amount of money.. Worst part is the missing pictures, they are family memories. Why would anyone take those? But this is a rather small happy ending, bittersweet if you will.

Meadowlark Comic Con Brings Pop Culture Celebrities to Medford

Meadowlark Comic Con, a pop culture and comic convention, comes to Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center May 12th, 2018, and brings an array of celebrity guests from different genres of entertainment.

Rogue Valley fans will have a rare opportunity to meet Mindy Sterling, known for her role as Frau Farbissina in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember and Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery. Mindy Sterling’s film and television credits also include Friends, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Justice League Unlimited, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Robot Chicken, Desperate Housewives, iCarly, The Legend of Korra, Minions, Voltron, and her Emmy-nominated performances in Con Man and Secs and Execs.
Mindy Sterling will be joined by Keone Young, who has hundreds of on-screen and voice over credits to his name including Men in Black 3, Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars Rebels, Kaijudo: Rise of The Duel Masters, Sons of Anarchy, True Blood, Naruto: Shippûden, G.I. Joe: Renegades, Deadwood , G.I. Joe and Transformers.
Anime fans will be treated to meet and greet with Joe Ochman, who gave his voice to characters in Gundam Origins, Mobile Suit Gundam F91, Patlabor 2 The Movie, Cowboy Bebop, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, The Little Polar Bear, Digimon: Digital Monsters, Naruto, Duel Master, Bleach, Pokemon Origins, and Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo.
Also appearing at Meadowlark Comic Con are Alison MacInnis (Pink Ranger) and Sasha Craig (Yellow Ranger) from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue, as well as Jackey Neyman Jones who starred in the cult classic that many label as the ‘worst movie ever made’ — Manos: The Hands of Fate.
Comic book aficionados will have a chance to get commissions and sketches from renowned comic book artists: Chris Marrinan who worked on classic titles like Excalibur, Wonder Woman, Nova, Doctor Strange, Matt Haley whose credits include The Defenders, Superman, Wonder Woman ’77, and Blacky Shepherd who brought Dynamites Voltron comic book to life.
Attendees will also be able to shop from various exhibitors and local creators, play video games and Dungeons and Dragons, take pictures with the Tardis, meet local cosplayers and fan groups, attend celebrity guest panels, and compete in a cosplay contest for a trophy and a cash prize.
Show open 10 am – 5 pm at Ramada Medford Hotel and Convention Center Saturday, May 12th, 2018. All ages are welcome. Tickets available online at www.meadowlarkcomiccon.com and at Rogue City Comics on downtown Medford (adult 12+ $10, kids 5-12 $5, kids under 5 y.o. free) or at the door (adult 13+ $15, kids 5-12 $8, kids under 5 y.o. free).

Nerd Out!!

nerdoSo around the beginning of the month I found this app by chance, called Nerd Out. Basically with this app it’s a community of nerds banding together to share information about events that are happening near by(to you). Or as they put it:

Nerd Out is a mobile nerd event calendar application available for download on Apple and Android devices. Discover nerd inspired events in an easily accessible…

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