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STARS & HEARTS
If you’re a fan of Star Trek (any of the series) — If you’ve never been able to afford going to the Star Trek Conventions or ComicCon with thousands of fans — and if you’ve EVER wanted to meet the Stars — here is your chance!!!
Valentine’s Dinner February 13 with Star Trek Stars
Open to the Public!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
6:00 – 10:00pm
In celebration of the grand opening of Cafe Cirroc and Restorante Polentoni, owned by “Jake Sisko” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and his fiancée’s new restaurants … the STARS are coming out!
Organized by Lightspeed Fine Art gallery owner Gary Hasson, this special evening hosts an intimate setting with a charity auction, mingling with the Stars, and live entertainment.
Dine with your favorite stars.
Enjoy the all-you-can-eat Italian buffet.
Mingle with your favorite actors:
Cirroc Lofton (it’s his new restaurant!)
“Jake Sisko” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Cirroc started his career at nine years of age with many minor roles. He is best known for playing “Jake Sisko” on the successful 1993 to 1999 TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, which during the series, as he aged from 14 to 20, Lofton reached his full adult height of 6′ 3."
"Ezri Dax" in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
A Canadian actor, Nicole is best known for her roles as "Ezri Dax" host of the Dax symbion on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1998 to 1999 and as "Sarah Bannerman" on The Dead Zone from 2002 to 2007. She was also cast as "Dr. Alison Porter" in Stargate Atlantis.
"Pavel Chekov" in Star Trek: The Original Series
Walter is an actor, writer, teacher and director, known for his roles as Pavel Chekov in Star Trek and Alfred Bester in Babylon 5. He wrote the script for the 2008 science fiction legal thriller InAlienable.
“Lieutenant Commander Tuvok” in Star Trek: Voyager
Tim is an actor, film director, screenwriter and musician. He is known for his roles on Star Trek: Voyager, as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok, Samantha Who?, as Frank, and on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly, as Principal Franklin, a recurring character. His band can occasionally be seen playing at the Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli.
Armin is best known for playing the Ferengi bartender Quark in the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Principal Snyder in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Kramer‘s caddy Stan on Seinfeld, voicing Dr. Nefarious in the Ratchet and Clank series and Andrew Ryan, the antagonist of BioShock, and Boston Legal. He also has starred in Stargate SG-1 as one of the Nox.
Kitty Swink is married to Armin Shimerman. She guest starred in her husband’s series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine twice, although the two did not share any scenes. Along with her husband, she contributed her voice to the video game Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Fallen.
“Quark’s” adorable brother “Rom” in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
He played Sovak and Par Lenor in Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes "Captain’s Holiday" and "The Perfect Mate." He is famous for being an expert on the Rules of Acquisition and can quote them by memory.
Adorable "Nog" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Rom’s son became the first Ferengi to ever join Starfleet, and best friend to Jake Sisko.
“Jonas Quinn” in Stargate SG-1
Corin is known for playing the title character on Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, “Jonas Quinn” on Stargate SG-1, and Harold Lauder in the ABC miniseries The Stand. Nemec was inspired to become an actor after watching the children’s film The Goonies at the age of 13, for which his father had done art direction.
Menu: An unlimited 4-course Italian buffet with appetizer, main course, sides, Gelato, coffee, tea, or soft drinks. Wine and alcohol are extra.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
6:00 – 10:00pm
Updates here at Lightspeed Fine Art site.
Make your reservations now!
Cafe Cirroc and Restorante Polentoni
11800 Jefferson Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90230
Located off the San Diego freeway and Marina del Rey freeway junction.
Call Lightspeed Fine Art at: (800) 490-9690 or (949) 679-4444
Before February 12: $89 per couple; $45 for singles
At the Door: $125 per couple; $70 for singles
Everyone is welcome. Open to the public. Reservations encouraged. Casual and fun attire suggested.
Lightspeed Fine Art offers original art featuring the stars and scenes from your favorite science fiction movies and television series. These highly collectible pieces are offered as: originals, lithographs, chromagraphs, murals and posters in numbered limited and open editions. Many of these works are hand-signed by the artist or the cast members. We also offer an extraordinary collection of environmental art featuring the creatures of the land and sea.
Sci-Fi Celebrity Charity Benefit
December 5-6, Lake Forest, CA
Lightspeed Fine Art
is hosting their 10th Annual Celebrity Charity Benefit
Saturday December 5 and Sunday December 6, 2009
Sci-Fi Stars will appear throughout the weekend for photo op’s, signing, and auctioneering items…
Different stars each day in an intimate non-convention setting.
Pirates of the Caribbean
View details and celeb photos:
*Sit in on the taping of an episode for the third season of William Shatner’s "Shatner’s Raw Nerve" on HBO and meet William Shatner himself.*
*A set tour of NBC’s “Chuck” and meet the cast shooting that same day.
*Hot props from Star Trek: Enterprise that John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) will be auctioning for the Aid Service Center.
*Personal memorabilia from William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart (and others not attending).
*A set tour of TNT’s "Leverage" and platinum tickets to the "Leverage" convention.
Since this event is now SOLD-OUT, attendees must be clients of Lightspeed Fine Art. Although BIDS will be accepted from all non-attendees as of Monday, November 30 for auction items.
Owner Gary Hasson commented, "People who are not attending can still bid on some of the exciting auction items. They can give us their bids in advance and bid on their behalf."
Leonard Nimoy has just donated a rare pair of his "Mr. Spock" ears that he used in Star Trek IV. They are one of only 20 pair he kept while shooting Star Trek and which are now in private hands. So this is a special offering. Leonard is personally providing a signed Certificate of Aauthenticity.
We will also have a rare fully cast signed poster from the new Star Trek movie which was also signed by JJ Abrams. Paramount donated this to Pacific Stages Theatre group to raise money, all proceeds on this item will go to Pacific Stages.
Proceeds to go to the American Cancer Society and charities of each actor’s choice.
APPEARING for the WEEKEND EVENT!
Vanessa Angel, Lee Arenberg, Rene Auberjonois, John Billingsley, LeVar Burton, Claudia Christian, Evan English, Jonathan Frakes, Bonita Friedericy, Richard Herd, Catherine Hicks, Dominic Keating, Walter Koenig, Cirroc Lofton, Rachel Luttrell, Jason Mamoa, Eddie McClintock, Larry Nemecek, Robert Picardo, Kevin Sorbo, Jeffrey Willerth.
PLUS The Edwards Twins, musical and impersonation entertainment…
AND Star Trek Artist Keith Birdsong and Garfield/Star Trek Life cartoonist David Reddick
EMCEE International convention auctioneer Marc. B. Lee
DINNER WITH THE STARS – SATURDAY EVENING:
Vanessa Angel, Lee Arenberg, Claudia Christian, Catherine Hicks, Walter Koenig, Cirroc Lofton, Kevin Sorbo, plus The Edwards Twins, and Star Trek Artists Keith Birdsong and David Reddick.
Lake Forest Sun and Sail Club
Lake Forest, CA
Lightspeed Fine Art offers original art featuring the stars and scenes from your favorite science fiction movies and television series. These highly collectible pieces are offered as: originals, lithographs, chromagraphs, murals and posters in numbered limited and open editions. Many of these works are hand-signed by the artist or the cast members. We also offer an extraordinary collection of environmental art featuring the creatures of the land and sea. Lightspeed Fine Art is a proud member in good standing of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC). Lightspeed Fine Art is a distributor of Fine Art and a division of American Entertainment Arts
8831 Research Drive, Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92618
Toll Free (800) 490-9690 or (949) 679-4444
Owner: Gary Hasson
Live Long and Prosper!
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"Stellar" Services to be held Sunday for
Star Trek’s Majel Barrett-Roddenberry
Actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, beloved star of Sci-Fi phenomenon Star Trek, wife of Gene Roddenberry, and mother of Eugene W. "Rod" Roddenberry II, passed away after a short battle with Leukemia, on Thursday, December 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends in her Bel-Air, California home.
Services will be held on Sunday, January 4, 2009 at 10:00am.
Guests are requested by arrive by 9:30am.
Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills
Hall of Liberty
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
While the Roddenberry Family appreciates your kind wishes and wants to share the celebration of Majel Roddenberry’s life with all that knew and loved her, they ask that you respect this time of mourning and their privacy after the service. No photography or videography will be allowed in the Hall of Liberty.
The attire for the memorial is colorful business casual.
The family would love to know how many people to expect. If you plan on attending, please add your name to our list, at www.Roddenberry.com. This does not reserve a place for you at the service. It’s merely a means for which we can calculate how many people will be attending.
Send Your Condolences:
Condolences can be sent via email to email@example.com
or by mail to:
4400 Coldwater Canyon Avenue, Suite 100
Studio City, CA 91604
In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that a donation in Majel’s name be made to one of the two following organizations, who share Majel’s love for animals and dedication to animal rescue.
18034 Ventura Blvd., #430
Encino, CA 91316
P.O. Box 56631
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Passing of Star Trek’s "First Lady"
Actress Majel Barrett Roddenberry, beloved star of sci-fi phenomenon Star Trek passed away after a short battle with Leukemia, on Thursday, December 18, 2008, surrounded by family and friends in her Bel-Air home.
Majel had a recurring role in the original "Star Trek" as Nurse Chapel.
Barrett first appeared in Star Trek (The Original Series) first pilot which aired in 1964. Her role as the Enterprise’s first officer (referred to simply as "Number One") did not fair well with NBC execs, who could not see a woman in leadership, and was later changed to Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock. When the series was retooled, Barrett eventually returned in a new role as the blonde Nurse Chapel.
Barrett’s adored flamboyant role as Betazoid royalty and "Lwaxana Troi" and telepathic mother of Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) on Star Trek: The Next Generation demonstrated her compassion, creativity, and comfort with bearing-it-all. She is also the voice of the USS Enterprise computer in Star Trek: TNG, ST: Deep Space Nine, and ST: Voyager.
It was the love affair between her and her "Imzadi," the late Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry that earned her the title "The First Lady of Star Trek." Over the course of their more then quarter-century love affair, she became not only Gene’s soulmate, his partner, and his creative muse. Majel helped Gene expand the Star Trek film, even after his passing. Majel brought two more of Gene’s visions to life: Earth: Final Conflict, and Andromeda (hand-picking stars Kevin Sorbo and Lexa Doig).
Before "Trek," Barrett had roles on several television shows, including "The Lucy Show," "Bonanza," "Leave it to Beaver" and "The Untouchables." She also appeared in 1958’s "The Black Orchid," 1963’s "The Quick and the Dead," and 1966’s "A Guide for the Married Man."
Sci-Fi Celebrity Charity Auction
Benefits American Cancer Society
On December 6-7, gallery owner Gary Hasson held his 9th annual event in support of the American Cancer Society. Known as LIGHTSPEED FINE ART’S CELEBRITY CHARITY BENEFIT, it hosted a number of actors from science fiction television and motion pictures. With an "invitation-only" attendance, 250 loyal clients of Lightspeed Fine Art gathered in Southern California to support this most deserving charity amongst food and merriment with musical entertainment.
Saturday opened with a special screening of "Will You Sign This, Please?" by Robert Picardo, from Star Trek: Voyager, and now on Stargate Atlantis. His new live comedy DVD is "Bootleg Bob." Picardo shown here with auctioneer Marc Lee.
Following the "Holographic Doctor," crewmate Tim Russ "Tuvok" and his pop rock and blues band performed a stellar concert.
Celebrities appearing Saturday for autographing, photo opportunities, and auction donations included:
Michael Shanks, "Dr. Daniel Jackson," Corin Nemec and Beau Bridges from Stargate SG:1; Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Anthony Montgomery and Gary Graham from Star Trek: Enterprise; Menina Fortunato, one of the dancing green-skinned Orion Slave Girls from Star Trek: Enterprise; Michael Welch, who starred as the Young Jack O’Neill on Stargate SG:1 and in Star Trek: Insurrection; Denise Crosby, "Tasha Yar" on Star Trek: The Next Generation
I had the personal privilege of working with Michael Shanks as his assistant at his signing table. The conversations he had with fans were respectful, jovial and memorable. Watch for his appearances in Burn Notice beginning in January.
Many of the above celebrities also attended the special dinner that evening, joined by Rod Roddenberry, son of late Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek. Pictured here: "Rod and Berry" comic strip artist David Reddick (also of Garfield fame), Sheryl Roush (me) and Rod Roddenberry.
Rod is passionately working on his feature film about fans, "Trek Nation."
Picture (left): Michael Shanks with an adoring fan. An event as "intimate" as this allows fans and stars to have conversations, and professional photos taken…. PRICELESS!
Celebrities appearing Sunday included:
Brent Spiner "Commander Data" Star Trek: The Next Generation; Chris Judge (right) and Beau Bridges from Stargate SG:1; Kandyse McClure and Aaron Douglas from Battlestar Galactica; Andrew Robinson from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Jeffrey Combs, Star Trek: Enterprise (a blue-skinned Andorian) and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Aron Eisenberg "Nog" on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; and William Morgan Sheppard, Star Trek and Babylon 5;
and seen here surrounded by adoring fans, Eric Avari, Stargate SG:1 (the movie and the series) and The Mummy.
Pictured left: Brent Spiner auctioning off a real working script from a Star Trek movie!
Celebrities appearing both days:
Julie Caitlin Brown and Stephen Austin from Babylon 5; Andrea Thompson, from Babylon 5 and JAG; Douglas Arthurs, a G’ould from Stargate SG:1
Artists Keith Birdsong, Michael David Ward, and David Reddick were on-site all weekend sketching and meeting art collectors. Pictured: Keith Birdsong working on a new poster release. (Yes – that’s Kirk, Khan and Spock!) Order your print now through Lightspeed!
Lightspeed Fine Art offers original art featuring the stars and scenes from your favorite science fiction movies and television series. These highly collectible pieces are offered as: originals, lithographs, chromagraphs, murals and posters in numbered limited and open editions. Many of these works are hand-signed by the artist or the cast members. They also offer an extraordinary collection of environmental art featuring the creatures of the land and sea.
"Gary Hasson is a gracious supporter of the American Cancer Society, and we greatly appreciate his support and dedication in the fight against cancer," commented Corrine Castillo, Marketing Communications Specialist, for the American Cancer Society, Orange County Region.
MOVIE PREMIER: Stargate Continuum
I had the privilege of seeing Stargate CONTINUUM movie premiere on the flight deck of the USS Midway aircraft carrier museum Thursday night… seated in the 300-person audience with the cast, producer and director.
In conjunction with San Diego’s annual Comic-Con, the event opened with Red Carpet media interviews amidst the aircraft on deck. Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) and Ben Browder commented the felt right at home. TV Guide and Sci-Fi Channel reporters and numerous others were present. (Red Carpet photo: Richard Dean Anderson with Martin Wood.)
CONTINUUM cast present also included Amanda Tapping (now a stunning brunette for her role in SANCTUARY series release on Sci-Fi October 3rd), Michael Shanks and talented wife Lexa Doig (“Dr. Lam” and “Rommie” on Andromeda), Cliff Simon and wife Collette, Beau Bridges with wife and daughter, Christopher Judge (with full, long hair), and SG:1/Atlantis’ Doctor Jewel Staite gorgeous as ever in a short dress and heels), and Robert Picardo, dashing in his leather beret. We missed Claudia Black who was not present. And more so, recently deceased and adored by fans Don S. Davis, who cameos in the movie.
Director and Producer Martin Wood and Brad Wright were present for the special engagement.
Friday at Comic-Con, the stars signed free CONTINUUM posters at the Stargate Worlds’ gaming booth, complete with stunning Stargate exhibit. Photo shows Sheryl Roush with Dan Elggren, Studio Head of Stargate Worlds (www.StargateWords.com). They also showed in force for a Stargate Panel…. with Ben Browder walking out on stage an kissing Michael Shanks on the lips. Although Chris behaved himself, Michael Shanks was ready to drop his drawers…. (had to be there….)
Stargate Atlantis had its own Panel on Friday, with Jewel Stait, Robert Picardo and Joe Flanigan, with lively dialogue and asnwering questions from fans.
Also invited to attend the VIP Party in the Hangar Bay following the premier, I had great conversations with the stars.
The movie is available Tuesday on DVD on BluRay.
Ben Browder being interviewed by TV Guide.