Sat., March 30: Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #4
Sat., April 20: Treklanta
Volunteer Staff Meeting #5
Sat., May 11:
Treklanta Volunteer Staff Meeting #6
announces McAuley, Blair and Eisenberg as
Guests of Honor
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Volunteer Staff Meeting #4
p.m., Saturday, March 30, 2019
My Parents' Basement
22 N Avondale Rd, Avondale Estates 30002
and everyone interested in joining the Treklanta
team as a staff volunteer is invited to attend the fourth
Volunteer Staff Meeting of the year at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday,
March 30, at My
Parents' Basement in Avondale Estates. If you
are able and willing to assist the convention by volunteering
for a few hours, please join us for this very important meeting.
are needed in ALL DEPARTMENTS, which include:
Trek Fan Film Festival
Media & Press Relations
2 Summit Operations
Ideally, we will ask you to serve three four-hour duty shifts
during the weekend, one shift on each day (Friday, Saturday
and Sunday), but the number of volunteers needed in each department
and the number of hours each volunteer may be asked to serve
vary from department to department depending on each department's
needs, and we also understand that not all volunteers will
attend the convention on all three days. For example,
Guest Transportation and the Fan Film Festival will only need
two or three volunteers each while Convention Operations,
Technical Operations and Security will need many more. If
you have a special expertise, previous experience or strong
interest in a particular department, we'll assign you to the
department of your choice. If you're able and willing
to serve in one or more departments, i.e., "wherever I'm needed,"
we can accommodate that, too.
All volunteers who are not members of the USS Republic
will be asked to purchase a staff badge for $10. This
is a mere fraction of the $50 at-the-door price of a full
weekend membership and a great way to attend the convention
on a budget. Staff fees are applied to certain overhead
expenses that are shared by all guests, volunteers and attendees
such as badges, lanyards, audio/visual equipment rental, Internet
connectivity fees and con suite refreshments. Members
of the USS Republic are exempt from the staff badge
fee but must attend at least three (out of six) volunteer
staff meetings. Anyone who wishes to join the USS Republic
should visit the How
to Join or Renew page. Staff badges may be purchased
online at treklanta.org/volunteer
or in person at any staff meeting.
At the meeting, you will have the opportunity to meet many
of Treklanta's senior directors, learn how the convention
in general and your requested department in particular operate,
and ask any questions you may have.
This meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March
30, at My
Parents' Basement in Avondale Estates. PLEASE
RSVP by clicking the "Yes" or "Going" button on the Facebook
event page. THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing
Volunteer Staff Meeting
p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019
Blue Ribbon Grill
4006 Lavista Rd, Tucker 30084
the date now and plan to join us for the fifth Treklanta Volunteer
Staff Meeting of the year at the Blue
Ribbon Grill in Tucker. Additional
details and a Facebook Event Page will be posted here in upcoming
issues of this newsletter.
Volunteer Staff Meeting
p.m., Saturday, May 11, 2019
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel
3405 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta 30326
the date now and plan to join us for the sixth and last Treklanta
Volunteer Staff Meeting of the year at our host hotel, the
Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel in Buckhead. Additional
details and a Facebook Event Page will be posted here in upcoming
issues of this newsletter.
announces McAuley, Blair and Eisenberg as Guests of Honor
is delighted to announce that Nichole McAuley, Bill Blair and Aron Eisenberg have been
confirmed as Guests of Honor at this year's convention!
Nichole McAuley is an actress, model and makeup/hair
artist who appeared in twenty-five episodes of Star Trek:
Voyager. She appeared as a resort woman in
the episode "Before and After" and then as a second unit
photo double for Jeri Ryan late in the fifth season. She
was then chosen as first unit photo double for the episode
"Relativity." During the sixth season, Ms. McAuley appeared
as a recurring background actress, such as a Voyager
science officer and as the Tarlac masseuse in the episode
in Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. McAuley started appearing at beauty
competitions at the age of eight. She worked as a model
for commercials and started working as an actress with her
move to Los Angeles. As a trained dancer, Ms. McAuley
was also cast for television and film productions. For
two years, Ms. McAuley worked as a "living Barbie" for Mattel
at several conventions and at the Easter Roll at the White
Among her work are the action comedy BrainSmasher... A
Love Story, the fantasy comedy Addams Family Values,
the drama I'll Do Anything, the crime comedy Beverly
Hills Cop III, the crime drama Out-of-Sync and
the comedy The Nutty Professor. Further
film work includes the crime thriller Kiss the Girls,
the drama Madam Savant, the thriller Killing the
Vision, the action drama Extreme Honor, the television
movies A Passion, Naked Passions and Talk
Dirty, the horror comedy Terror Toons 2 (on which
she also worked as makeup artist and associate producer) and
the action film Syndicate Smasher.
Ms. McAuley was cast as a dancer on the television series
EZ Streets and The Last Don and worked on episodes
of Father Murphy and Beverly Hills Bordello. As
a makeup artist, she worked on the television series Stranger
Adventures, the comedy The Young, the Gay and the Restless,
the documentary Scout's Honor and the action thriller
Visit Ms. McAuley's web site at nicholemcauley.com.
Bill Blair played various background aliens in 45 episodes
of Star Trek: Deep Space
Nine, two episodes of Star
Trek: Voyager and four episodes of Star
Trek: Enterprise. He appeared as several "Westmore aliens" on the last five seasons of Deep Space Nine and the last two seasons
of Voyager, portraying
Cardassians, Jem'Hadar and Klingons, besides playing at least three different Vulcans on Enterprise. Most recently, Mr. Blair appeared as a Chelsea civilian in the 2013
film Star Trek Into
from his performances in the Star
Trek television and movie productions, Mr. Blair also
made an appearance as "Borg drone 6 of 9" in the
movie made for the 2004 Borg Invasion 4D ride at the Las Vegas
Star Trek: The Experience
Blair is probably best-known for his on-screen work as a regular
alien actor on the television series Babylon 5, where he appeared in almost every episode and two of the Babylon 5 television films. As in Star
Trek, it's hard to spot him because he is mostly under
heavy makeup, playing Minbari, Narn
and other aliens.
His acting résumé includes films such as New Year's Evil, R.O.T.O.R., Dinosaur Valley
Girls, The Acid
House, the science fiction comedy Evolution,
the comedy Blades of
Glory and the science fiction sequel Resident
Evil: Afterlife. His
résumé also includes guest appearances and regular background
roles on television series such as Arliss, Ally McBeal,
Sliders, The Invisible Man, The X-Files,
The Drew Carey Show,
Curb Your Enthusiasm, Charmed, Saving Grace, Alien Nation,
Heroes, Mad Men and NCIS. Mr. Blair also played Commander Blodgett in
the Star Trek: New Voyages
episode "Blood and Fire."
In 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records recognized Mr.
Blair as the record holder in the category of "Most Special
Effect Make-Up Characters Portrayed in a Career" with
Visit Mr. Blair's web site at AlienActor.com.
Aron Eisenberg is best known for portraying Nog in
47 episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Kar in
one episode of Star Trek: Voyager.
Eisenberg made his first acting appearance in the 1989 movie
Beverly Hills Brats. Since then, he has starred
or appeared in the films The Horror Show, Amityville
4: The Evil Escapes, Playroom, Streets,
Prayer of the Rollerboys, Puppet Master III: Toulon's
Revenge, The Liars' Club, Pterodactyl Woman
from Beverly Hills and the 1998 television adaptation
of Brave New World. His television work
includes roles in Parker Lewis Can't Lose, Tales
from the Crypt, The Secret World of Alex Mack and
Mr. Eisenberg reprised his role as Nog in the Star Trek
Online video game beginning in the Season 10 mission "Time
in a Bottle" in 2015.
Visit Mr. Eisenberg's web site at AronScottPhotography.com.
As Treklanta Guests of Honor, Ms. McAuley, Mr. Blair and Mr.
Eisenberg will attend our exclusive VIP Champagne Reception
on Friday evening, host individual Q&A hours with an audience
on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, serve as judges for The
Miss Klingon Empire Beauty Pageant on Saturday evening and
serve as presenters of awards at The Bjo Awards Ceremony on
Sunday afternoon. They will also greet fans, sign autographs
and pose for photos on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Preregistered adult memberships are only $55 for the full
weekend and now, for the first time ever, preregistered Saturday
arrival and one-day badges are also available online. The
VIP Champagne Reception is a separately ticketed event for
$40; all other convention events and activities are included
in the membership. Ambassador Memberships, which include the
VIP Champagne Reception, a commemorative souvenir convention
t-shirt, one autograph from each of our three celebrity guests
and front-row seating at all ballroom events, are also available
for only $150.
Hotel rooms at our host hotel, the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead
Hotel, are only $109 per night when booked through our web
site. For more information about this year's Treklanta,
please visit www.treklanta.org. To purchase your
membership, visit the Memberships page on our web site and
to book your hotel room, visit the Hotel page.
Live Long and Prosper! Make it so! And we'll see
you at Treklanta!
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Atlanta Marriott Century Center || Atlanta,
USS Republic Commanding Officer Comm Eric L. Watts
gets into the spirit of things at the 2017 AnachroCon, whose
theme for the year was the 1960s, while attending the Republic's
Treklanta fan table
Watts with local actor and celebrity Jevocas Green
appreciates the longtime support of AnachroCon
1 New Member in January!
5 New Members in February!
Ens Mark Webb
Ens Natalie Gill
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Ens Shelton E. Walker
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MEMBERSHIPS IN 2019
These members' dues have expired and have not been
renewed. Please renew now!
Ens Tom Long
These members' dues will expire in May
2019. Please renew now!
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ENS2 John May
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show director says it isn't titled Star Trek: Picard
By TrekMovie.com Staff
most anticipated project in the world of Star Trek
right now is the upcoming series starring Sir Patrick Stewart,
returning to his Next Generation role of Jean-Luc
Picard. While the show is shrouded in much mystery,
there are a few new tidbits to share.
titled Star Trek: Picard and maybe not Star Trek:
of the biggest mysteries regards the title of the series.
Last month, Patrick Stewart said that a title has
been chosen. Both "Picard" and "Star Trek:
Picard" have been used as a shorthand for the show,
although last month, Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green
indicated that the show could actually be called "Picard." But
according to director Hanelle Culpepper, who has been tapped
to helm the first two episodes for the show, this is not
to a fan on Twitter, Culpepper revealed that "Star Trek:
Picard" was just a placeholder and "not the official
what it's worth, the issue of Production Weekly released
this afternoon still uses the "Star Trek: Picard"
placeholder. What's more noteworthy is Production
Weekly no longer includes "Star Trek: Destiny"
as a potential title for the series, as it had done earlier
this month. As we have reported, "Star Trek: Destiny"
is one of a number of titles that were trademarked by CBS
for the show is still ongoing, as indicated from a photo
shared yesterday by writer and executive producer Michael
Chabon. The Instagram post shows him and executive
producer Alex Kurtzman on a couch at Kurtzman's Secret Hideout
Productions office in Santa Monica. His caption reads
"Pondering the mysteries of Picard with Captain Kurtzman."
It has yet to be revealed who pens the premiere episode,
but Chabon and Kurtzman are likely candidates for screen
credit, either story or screenplay.
faces a gauntlet in psychological new Star Trek series
By Anthony Pascale
March 24, 2019
was the PaleyFest LA Star Trek: Discovery panel,
and TrekMovie was there. During the panel, Alex Kurtzman,
who is overseeing the expanded Trek on TV franchise,
shared a few details of the highly anticipated Picard series,
which will begin filming in mid-April.
was moved upon hearing Stewart read first episode
being prompted by the moderator to share something about
the upcoming Picard series, Alex Kurtzman revealed something
recent and personal about the development of the show:
had an amazing experience yesterday. I sat at Patrick's
kitchen table and heard him read the first episode and I
almost cried. It was quite something. He is
at an amazing place in his life. He is so excited.
picked up on this theme later and gave a bit of an update
on the status of the show:
think we are thrilled with what we are going to deliver.
I know that Patrick is really excited. The cast
is coming together beautifully.
are different for Picard
he wasn't giving up plot details, Kurtzman revealed how
the show has a different approach:
going to be a very different show from Discovery.
The only way that this universe I think works correctly,
is if each show is really different and speaks to a different
part of Star Trek. This is going to be a very
thoughtful, psychological portrait in a lot of ways.
faces a gauntlet
executive producer reaffirmed that some things are fundamental
to the character of Picard, but in the new show, we will
see the character face a journey to rediscover himself:
all know [what] Picard means to you. And why he—like
so many legendary characters in Star Trek—have endured
what they have represented in. He in some ways has
to go through a gauntlet in order to find that. Things
have changed for him and changed him in some ways, and yet
he is so deeply and fundamentally Picard.
for the yet-to-be-titled Picard series will start on April
15 in the Los Angeles area. In addition to Sir Patrick
Stewart, three cast members have been announced so far,
but their characters' names and descriptions are being kept
under wraps. It has been reported that the show will
be highly serialized with an expected ten-episode first
season premiering at the end of the year.
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