July 24- Geekenders, Vancouver's preeminent nerdy event and theatre troupe, are back with a party convention for everybody who ever just wanted to put on a costume and be awesome for 72 hours. Partnering with Barkerville Historic Town, Geekenders is proud to announce 'Geekenders: Take the Sky', an action-packed minicon for everyone with a little bit of geekery in their soul, and that means YOU'RE INVITED!
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From Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th, 2013, Barkerville will play host to Geekenders Lostin Time 2: Take the Sky, a fun‐filled, sci‐fi party‐convention that is packing some serious heat. Actor and documentary filmmaker Denise Crosby, who is perhaps best known to television audiences as Lieutenant Tasha Yar on the hit series “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” will be on deck to meet with fans, sign autographs, and pose for photographs on Saturday, September 28th, as well as participate in a special artist panel Q&A for Take the Sky ticket holders.
Author and “Babylon 5” star Claudia Christian will be present throughout the day on Saturday as well, and will even jump onstage at the historic Theatre Royal to perform a 45‐minute, Star Trek‐themed improv show with Dean Haglund, co‐star of “The X‐Files” and “The Lone Gunmen.” Mr. Haglund and Ms. Christian will also be available for photos and autographs by day, and together join a stunning array special guests and performers who will appear throughout the three‐day Take the Sky event.
On Friday, September 27th, Vancouver‐based actor Michael Schaldemose will perform his one‐man tour‐de‐force “Call Me Kirk” at 9:00 PM, and renowned fandom comedians Jesse Inocalla (LEGO’s Legends of Chima, Anime Evolution) and Tyler James Nicol (Megasteakman, Cos&Effect) will be along for the ride.
On Saturday night Trixie Hobbitses, the Canadian “Nerd Queen of Burlesque,” will head up a growing list of amazing ‘nerdlesque’ performers, comedians, and emcees who are sure to knock off a few socks – theirs and yours.
Take the Geekenders time-traveling party bus back in time to Barkerville in 1868 for a relaxing weekend of afternoon teas, stagecoach rides, and gold panning. But things are a little wacky, as fandoms collide and holes are ripped in the space-time continuum.
Combining Geekenders' trademark fandom-based theatre with a cast of dozens of historical interpreters and Barkerville magic, Geekenders: Take the Sky promises to combine events you've never seen before at cons (laser tag quick draw!) with screenings, panels, and our trademark mix of costume contests, trivia, burlesque, and epic parties and prizes!