Star Trek's Robert Picardo attending this weekend’s convention at Centre 200
There may have been last minute cancellations but there have been strong replacements as well for this year’s CaperCon and Star Trek fans should be pleased by the latest announcement.
Robert Picardo, who played the doctor in Star Trek Voyager, as well as roles in Stargate Atlantic, The Wonder Years and Gremlins 2, will be in Sydney this Saturday and Sunday for CaperCon.
“We’re very excited and honoured to have such an accomplished actor coming this year,” said Christa Davis, CaperCon’s director of guest co-ordination.
Picardo is known for his curmudgeonly Holographic Doctor on seven seasons of Star Trek: Voyager. One of the two Voyager episodes Picardo also directed, “One Small Step,” was a tribute to the pioneers of space exploration. He has guest starred on many popular television series and starred as Commander Woolsey on Stargate Atlantis. He has appeared in over two dozen films, including the 2016 Coen brothers comedy, Hail Caesar.
A previously announced guest, Jonathan Frakes, also of Star Trek fame, cancelled recently because of a scheduling conflict, as well as Denise Crosby, who cancelled for the same reason. Crosby was replaced by Emma Caulfield from “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and “Darkness Falls.”
Other guests include Marvel comic book writer Ed Brisson who is based in Halifax, Nighttime Podcast writer and host Jordan Bonaparte who is originally from Sydney, science fiction and fantasy author Sherry D. Ramsey from Cape Breton, comic book artist Nick Bradshaw, cosplayer Matt Aucoin, cosplayer Nikki Brown and comic artist Danica Brine.
Approximately 1,300 are expected to attend this year’s event at Centre 200, Friday, 3-10 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sunday, 11-5 p.m. with the closing from 5-6 p.m.