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Long Island Geek Convention

This is the fourth annual gathering for enthusiasts of science fiction, fact, and fantasy media.

Celebrity guests this year include Bruce Boxleitner, the star of Tron, Babylon 5, and The Scarecrow and Mrs. King. Mr. Boxleitner recently joined the cast of the hit series Supergirl. Voice actor Gregg Berger also joins us. His numerous credits include Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers, Duckman, and Garfield as the voice of his faithful friend Odie. Hattie Hayridge, Holly from the cult British sci-fi / comedy series Red Dwarf, makes a rare U.S. appearance. L.I. Geek has moved to the fall allowing it to merge with the Long Island Doctor Who convention previously held over this weekend at the same location. Doctor Who returns to television in October and interest is very high. Guests from Doctor Who include Paul McGann, the Eighth Doctor from the 1996 movie makes his only U.S. appearance of 2018. Mr. McGann also appeared in the Steven Spielberg film Empire of the Sun and the third Alien movie with Sigourney Weaver. Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury reunite to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of their time on Doctor Who. Authors John Peel and Peter Davidheadline the literary program.

Programs over the weekend include celebrity interviews, question and answer sessions from filmmakers and authors, celebrity autographs, photo opportunities, costumes, vendors, children’s activities, interactive programs, craft lessons, painting, belly dancing, board and video gaming, S.T.E.A.M, anime, medieval crafting, and a improv show. Participants include the Suffolk County Library Association, Key To My Art, Cherry Bomb Improv, Mr. PoppinTwist, Society for Creative Anachronism, Saber Guild, Long Island R2 Builders, Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe, Winds of the Moon tribal fusion belly dancers. The Long Island Tardis, a life-size screen accurate time machine prop from Doctor Whowill be on hand for photo opportunities.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY

Topic

Arts & Culture

Regions

Suffolk County, North Shore

Website

http://www.longislandgeek.com

Cost

General Admission weekend pass $25.00 $10.00 Children 12 and under

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