HILO, Hawaii – June 1st, 2016 – In September 2016, the popular beachfront fan convention, HawaiiCon, will be offering the fans of Star Trek the most unique ways of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: a lu’au under the stars with the stars on the beach, hula with crew members, but most amazingly, real adventures with the crews of the Enterprise. Walk through a rainforest with Star Trek: Next Generation’s Commander Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), go snorkeling with Leeta (Chase Masterson) from DeepSpace 9, or night diving and snorkeling with giant manta rays next to both Rod Roddenberry (son of Star Trek’s creator Gene Roddenberry) and Next Generation’s Number One Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes).
Original Star Trek crew members Chekov (Walter Koenig) and Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) will also be on hand to meet fans and you can celebrate Walter‘s 80th birthday at a special gourmet dinner.
If you are a Battlestar Galactica fan, go ziplining via Kapohokine Adventures with Helo (Tahmoh Penikett) and the Chief (Aaron Douglas).
HawaiiCon 2016 brings together leading cast members from the various Star Trek series, as well as fan favorites from many other popular shows. The event also features well-known cosplayers, space scientists, visionaries, gamers, comicbook artists, and writers.
Rod Roddenberry calls HawaiiCon, “The best convention I’ve been to.”
HawaiiCon is a non-profit that helps children of the Big Island ‘Reach for the Stars’ in science and the performing arts.