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Friday, February 19 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Star Trek 50th Anniversary

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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek. Since its inception in 1966, it has spawned four other live action TV series, an animated series, twelve feature films (with a thirteenth on its way), and countless books, comic books, and video games. This panel will discuss the philosophical ideals of the show's creator, Gene Roddenberry; the effects of Star Trek on culture, engineering, science, and technology; all the incredible fan films and fan fiction writers in the Star Trek community; and the various incarnations of Star Trek.


Leslie Owens

Literary Agent, Leslie E Owen, Agent, LLC
I run a small literary agency that specializes in science fiction and fantasy, as well as other genres. Currently I have two potentially break-out science fiction/adventure titles. | | A long-time fan of Star Trek, I have one Star Trek novel and am working with Smash Entertainment of Orlando on a new Star Trek film project, as well as writing a Star Trek screenplay. I am one of two journalists who broke the story of Roberto Orci's firing... Read More →

David Phillips

USS Jubilee