The week of June 27th, 2012 kicks off the fifth Second Life Science Fiction Convention (SLSFC5). As with the previous conventions, this is an official Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). All proceeds from donations and ticket sales go to the American Cancer Society chapter. The ACS chapter in Second Life has raised more than a million dollars since it was established in 2005.
This year’s celebrity guests include Richard Hatch (BSG), Jonathan Frakes (TNG), Garrett Wang (VOY), and Star Trek royalty Rod Roddenberry! If you’d like to ask any of the celebrities a question, you can do so by emailing email@example.com or join the IRC chatroom to ask your question in person. Attending the convention is free, as is getting a Second Life account and logging in. Individual events may have an additional fee and the schedule of events may change at a moment’s notice. We hope to see you there!
This convention is sponsored by The Federation (IFT), Trek Radio, StarFleet Temporal Documentation Enforcement and Correction, United Federation Starfleet, Beach Bunns, Doctor Who Exposition, Hands of Omega, House Tardis Creative Systems, Gianfar Peaks, Babylon 5 Station IV RP, Orion Civilians, Little Mos Eisley, UFPGC, Firefly Companion’s Guild, Star Trek: Intrepid, New Eden RP, Who Island Timeline Systems, Gridtalkie, Myrmidon Order, Pandora HomeTree, Vortech, Dark Eden, Vulcan Council & Lavish Living.
Cost: Tickets are purchased via the Second Life Marketplace. Limited tickets are available and sold first come, first served. If tickets sell out, additional purchases will be denied. Those who acquire tickets will be added to a private land’s access list to be able to enter the event.
To attend the Q&A sessions, each will cost no more than $100 L ($0.75 USD) when the box office opens on the event island. Tickets will be limited to between 20 and 30 individuals per session. Additional screening options may become available at a later date.
Tickets (Available June 15, 2012): IFT Event Tickets
Disclaimer: These events are co-sponsored by Trek Radio (trekradio.net). The celebrities may not actually be on Second Life in the form of an avatar. By attending these events, you are being given the ability to ask the celebrities questions and hear them answer your questions live on the air via a submission process where dedicated parties will read your questions on the air to the celebrities. Please only ask questions appropriate for a family-friendly setting.
When: Wednesday, June 27, 2012, at 2 p.m. PT/SLT
Who: Richard Hatch played Captain Apollo in the original Battlestar Galactica series and Tom Zarek in the recent reboot. Hatch has also had roles in the soap operas All My Children, Dynasty and Santa Barbara as well as in the movie Delta Force Commando II. Hatch has also had many other television roles including guest appearances on Fantasy Island, Hawaii Five-O, MacGyver, Murder She Wrote, T.J. Hooker and the Waltons.
When: Friday, June 29, 2012, 6 p.m. PT/SLT
Who: Jonathan Frakes is best known as Commander William T. Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space 9, Voyager and four Star Trek movies. Frakes has also voiced as himself on Fox’s Family Guy and as David Xanatos on Disney’s Gargoyles. Frakes is also a regular on a number of soap operas and television series. Most recently, he appeared on Criminal Minds and NCIS: Los Angeles.
When: Sunday, July 1, 2012, 6 p.m. PT/SLT
Who: Garrett Wang is best known as Ensign Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager. Wang has also appeared in a number of short films and has even appeared in the fan-made Star Trek film known as Of Gods and Men. Wang is a regular at any convention where nerd culture can be found, be it science fiction, fantasy or comic-based.
When: Friday, July 27, 2012, at 6 p.m. PT/SLT
Who: Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry Jr. is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry. “Rod” manages the Roddenberry Diving Team and holds a seat within Roddenberry Productions. He has also produced and hosted a documentary about his father and the creation of Star Trek known as Trek Nation. Trek Nation airs on the Discovery Science channel periodically, check your local listings. “Rod” can easily be considered the public face of Star Trek.
This event is free and exclusively available via Trek Radio. Those who are also connected to Trek Radio via its IRC chat room will be able to submit questions during this live event.