Presenters

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Presenters

J.P. Cardin

A big, big, big Star Trek fan of Treksphere and Parlons Trek.

Marc Patten

A big, big, big Star Trek fan, and owner of “Heroes in Action” “Your SciFi and Superheroes Superstore!”

Jim Yager “Uncle Jim”

I have been and always shall be a Trekkie. I have always strived to spread the Star Trek message to fans. In the early 90’s I ran several Star Trek Conventions and worked to set up a local Starfleet Chapter. I also worked with IFT to develop the Klingon Wing. I’m currently a member of […]

Dave McOwen

Dave McOwen is a professional museum nerd, DC-based comedian, and Air Force Reserve flight medic. In his spare time he writes nerdy jokes, takes too much Motrin, and is the social media manager for a variety of woodland creatures. You can find him at davemcowencomedy.com.

COSPLAY

Session on cosplay!

Dennis Hotston

A true Star Trek fan and afficionado! 

Dr. David Alexander

Dr Alexander was selected as a NASA Flight Surgeon in November 2004. His NASA Flight Surgeon Training included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training. He is a certified Flight Controller for the […]

Phil Merkel

Phil Merkel aka “Captain Phil” is a DJ on WUSB 90.1 fm radio and host of “Captain Phil’s Planet.” The Planet airs alternate Thursdays 3 pm to 5 pm and streams at www.wusb.fm if you are out of the WUBS listening area. Captain Philembraces all music genres on his planet and most other planets as […]

Dani Reidel

Dani Riedel is an NYC based comedian and author. She performs as Seven of Nine at conventions all along the east coast and as herself all over NYC and beyond. Her novel, Smile and Walk Away, is published by Champagne Books and available everywhere books are sold online.

Professor Matthew Szydagis

Prof. Matthew Szydagis received his PhD from the University of Chicago. He is now as Associate Professor at the University at Albany SUNY studying experimental particle astrophysics, in particular the direct detection of dark matter WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) and general detector development for “rare event” searches. He is also a member of UAPx, […]

Roy Bjellquist

I am a native of New Jersey and have been a fan of Classic Star Trek since being introduced to the series in the early 1970’s. My earliest recollections are seeing it advertised in the local TV Guide for its syndicated appearance on Channel 11, WPIX, New York. My love of the series opened the […]