Tuesday, June 22, 2021

FanExpo Dallas Doubles Down on ‘Star Trek’ Adding Brent Spiner to Guest List

Timelines will collide at FanExpo Dallas this year as Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner joins Star Trek‘s William Shatner and George Takei as a celebrity guest.

Star Trek fans likely know Spiner from his award winning portrayal as lieutenant Commander Data in Star Trek: The Next Generation and the associated films;. However, Spiner’s career has spanned many years. In fact, he was nominated for the same award he had previously won as Data for his role in Independence Day. Also, it is interesting to note, given that a reboot is imminent, that Spiner played a recurring role on the sitcom Night Court, appearing as Bob Wheeler the often misguided patriarch of a rural family. He has also made a name for himself in theatre and music in addition to his film and television roles, playing John Adams in the Tony nominated revival of 1776 in 1997, and releasing an album of 1940s pop hits in 1991.

Spiner is set to appear at the convention on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and you will be able to get photo ops with him for $60 or autographs for $50. The convention has not yet announced any panels that will feature Spiner, but there is no doubt that over three days fans will have plenty of opportunities to see the star in action.

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The convention faced delays and ultimately cancellation in 2020 and is now set to take place September 17 through 19. Spiner joins celebrities including the previously mentioned William Shatner, George Takei, plus Brendan Fraser, Dave Bautista, and the four hobbits (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Dominic Monaghan, and Billy Boyd) as guests for the event. However, if these names don’t quite hit the spot for you, don’t worry, as we can still expect more guest announcements over the coming months.

Be sure to check back here for updates as we get closer to the dates, and make sure to visit the FanExpo Dallas website to buy your tickets.

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LeeAnn
LeeAnn is children's librarian who joined Nerds and Beyond in 2020 as a way to stretch her writing skills and connect with others who have the same pop culture passions as she does. She loves music, reading (obviously), and any TV show that can grab and hold her attention. Currently some of her favorite things to nerd out over include Supernatural, Prodigal Son, Louden Swain and Percy Jackson (books, theater, or upcoming show - lets leave the movies out of it).

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