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My Star Trek panel at NYCC 2014

If you missed “Star Trek at 50,” my one panel at this year’s New York Comic Con, now you can enjoy it from the convenience of your computer or mobile device, courtesy of that modern wonder known as YouTube.

I talked about the past and possible future of Star Trek on television with moderator Scott Mantz, author Ed Gross, and actors Chase Masterson and Vic Mignogna.

The video was divided into three segments, collected here for your viewing enjoyment. (Ignore the erroneous opening description text, which lists the wrong panel participants.)

You’re welcome.

NYCC 2014 Wrap-Up (#SFWApro)

I’ll keep this short: my New York Comic Con went great!

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Kevin Dilmore and I sold and autographed a lot of books at our signing in the Simon & Schuster booth on Thursday afternoon. When we were done, I wandered the show floor for a while, and then had the pleasure of being introduced to IDW Publishing’s new Star Trek comic book editor, Sarah Gaydos.

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On Friday, I had lunch with the ever-charming Mr. Dilmore, after which I spent five hours in the Simon & Schuster booth hand-selling copies of our Star Trek books and personalizing them for fans — including one for actor Jesi Mullins (pictured at left), in whose likeness and honor I named and modeled a character in Section 31: Disavowed. By the time I was done, there were only three copies of Disavowed left on the table.

When I returned to NYCC on Saturday evening, I was pleased to see that Disavowed had sold out, and that only 10 copies of Star Trek: Seekers #1 remained on the table. I then went downstairs to be part of the panel “Star Trek at 50: From ‘The Cage’ to Today.”

Our moderator, Access Hollywood film critic and segment producer Scott Mantz, did a splendid job of keeping the energy level high and the discussion moving, and my fellow panelists — journalist/critic Ed Gross and actors Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and Vic Mignogna (Star Trek Continues) — all were erudite and entertaining.

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Overall, I’d call this year’s con a success, and I’m already looking forward to next year’s show.

#SFWApro