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Rare Opportunity for Star Trek Fans at Toronto Convention
Star Trek fans will have plenty to get excited about at Toronto's 26th annual Polaris convention. Guests attending include Wil Wheaton, J.G. Hertzler and Robert O'Reilly
Actor, author and celebrity blogger Wil Wheaton, best known for his role as
Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, will be in attendance.
Wheaton will be joined by two noteworthy Klingons from the Star Trek universe.
J.G. Hertzler, known for his role as General Martok and Robert O'Reilly –
Chancellor Gowron – will appear in full Klingon make-up. Fans will have the rare
opportunity to meet and pose for photos with these characters in full makeup and
costume created by sfx makeup artist John Paladin! Paladin's expertise goes
back over 10 years with work featured on Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Stark
Trek: Kitumba. He will also demonstrate the intricate make-up process by
transforming one Polaris member into a Klingon in a live demonstration!
Polaris is proud to welcome these distinguished guests.
Wil Wheaton began a successful acting career in 1986 with Stand By Me
and Toy Soldiers, before taking on the role of Wesley Crusher in his teen
years. He currently splits his time between acting and writing, with
recurring roles on SyFy's hit series Eureka, TNT's Leverage, and as a
"delightfully evil" version of himself on CBS's The Big Bang Theory.
Wheaton's award-winning blog at WWdN: In Exile has earned him a
following as one of the most influential web celebrities according to Forbes
He's also a prolific voice actor, appearing in video games such as Grand
Theft Auto: San Andreas, Red Dead Redemption, Fallout: New Vegas and
DC Universe Online.
J.G. Hertzler is an actor best known for his role as General Martok
through four seasons of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also wrote the
continuation of his character's story in The Left Hand of Destiny novel with
Jeffrey Lang. In addition, Hertzler has provided voice-over roles on several
Star Trek computer games, as well as in the 2007 game BioShock.
Hertzler has since guest starred on such shows as Lois & Clark: The New
Adventures of Superman, Seinfeld, Charmed, Roswell, and Quantum
Leap. Trained in Shakespearean theatre, Hertzler has said his experience
with the bard has served him well on Star Trek sets.
Robert O'Reilly brought Klingon Chanecellor Gowron to life for a decade
on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He
has appeared in over 100 films, made-for-TV movies, and television
episodes including The Mask with Jim Carrey and episodes of Max
Headroom, MacGyver, Dallas and Murder She Wrote.
Despite this busy schedule, O'Reilly finds time for the stage, directing and
acting in at least one play per year. His stage work has spanned a broad
spectrum from Shakespeare (King Lear and Hamlet) to original plays
(Fahrenheit 451 and When the Bough Breaks) and the original production
of The Grapes of Wrath.
Polaris is a weekend-long celebration of science fiction, fantasy and related
genres. The 26th annual gathering will be held at the Sheraton Parkway Toronto
North Hotel July 6-8, 2012.
Wheaton, Hertzler and O'Reilly will all be available for autographs and
photographs with fans. Advance tickets to the event are available on the Polaris
website. For more information, visit http://polaris.tcon.ca, or phone 416-410-