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Away Mission, LLC

Tampa, FL - April 30 - May 2, 2010

This event took place under our old comapny name Vulcan Events.

To order autographs from celebrities who appered at this event, click here.

Tampa Florida

Show Hours

Friday 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Saturday 8:00AM - 1:00AM
Sunday 10:00AM - 6:00PM

 

Price Guide

Tickets will be available
at the event.

Click here for box office hours.

Platinum - $269.00 SOLD 

Gold - $159.00

Weekend Gen. Adm. - $60

Single Day Gen. Adm. - $40

 

Autograph Tickets

Christopher Lloyd - $30

Michael Shanks - $30

 

Photo Op.

Christopher Lloyd - $40

Michael Shanks - $40

Lockwood/Kellerman - $50

Dean Stockwell - $30

Tony Todd - $30

Catherine Hicks - $30

Jennifer Lien - $30

Gary Graham - $30

Gary Lockwood - $30

Sally Kellerman - $30

 

Celebrity Dinner

Premium Seating - $99

 

An Evening with Sally Kellerman

Sally Kellerman Show- $10

 

To order by phone, call:

401-4-VULCAN (401-488-5226)


Hotel / Event Location Info

Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport

Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport

4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida, United States 33607

Tel: 1-813-879-4800

Fax: 1-813-873-1832

SPECIAL RATE $91 per night!

To receive our special rate please visit our special Vulcan Events Registration Page

 

 

Featured Guests

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd. Mr. Lloyd is widely known for his iconic portrayals of characters such as Emmett "Doc" Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Commander Kruge in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, and Reverend Jim Ignatowski on television's Taxi. - Mr. Lloyd will be appearing on stage on Saturday only but will be available on Saturday & Sunday to sign autographs and for photo ops.

Michael Shanks

Michael Shanks (Appearing Sunday Only) - Dr. Daniel Jackson of Stargate SG-1. The multi talented Shanks has not only played the character of Daniel Jackson for over 10 years, he also went on to write and direct episodes of Stargate SG1. He has also appeared in Andromeda, Stargate Atlantis, CSI:Miami, 24, Eureka, Burn Notice, Sanctuary and he most recently played Hawkman in the TV movie event - Smallville: Absolute Justice. Don’t miss his upcoming appearance on Supernatural! - Mr. Shanks will be appearing on stage on Sunday only but will be attending the Platinum Cocktail Party and the Celebrity Banquet Dinner on Saturday Evening.

Bonus Guests

Due to professional commitments, William Morgan Sheppard will not be able to attend our Tampa event. Mr. Sheppard is currently working on a feature film and was unable to alter his shooting schedule.  He has graciously agreed to sign a limited number of photos which will be available at the "Vulcan Trading Post". We hope he will be able to join us at a future event.

For those who purchased photo ops, they are fully refundable or transferable to any of the other "bonus guest" photo ops.

Jennifer Lien

We are thrilled to announce that Jennifer Lien has graciously agreed to step in as William Morgan Sheppard's replacement!

Jennifer Lien
is best known for her role as Kes on Star Trek: Voyager. Following her departure from Voyager, Lien appeared in the films American History X, playing Edward Norton's sister, and SLC Punk!, playing the wild girlfriend of Matthew Lillard's character. She also gave her voice to the character of adult Vitani in The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, and voiced Agent "L" for three years on Men in Black: The Series. Lien put a hold on her acting career and has been away from the convention circuit for some time in order to raise a family. She will be making a rare appearance at our event. Please join us in welcoming her to Tampa. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Gary Graham

Gary Graham. Best known for his starring role as Detective Matt Sikes in the television series Alien Nation (1989-1990), which was followed by the TV movies Alien Nation: Dark Horizon (1994), Alien Nation: Body and Soul (1995), Alien Nation: Millennium (1996), Alien Nation: The Enemy Within (1996), and Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy (1997). Star Trek fans probably know him best from his more recent guest-starring roles on Star Trek: Enterprise as the recurring character Ambassador Soval, a Vulcan ambassador to Earth. He also guest-starred on Star Trek: Voyager (1995), playing Ocampan community leader Tanis in the season 2 episode "Cold Fire". He plays a new role, Ragnar, in the fan production Star Trek: Of Gods and Men. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Catherine Hicks

Confirmed "Bonus Guest" - Catherine Hicks has a huge list of credits in both television and film. We all loved her as the lovely, intelligent, skeptical, yet deeply devoted cetacean biologist, Dr. Gillian Taylor in the film Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. In 1996 when she was cast as Annie Camden on The WB's family drama 7th Heaven (opposite fellow Star Trek alum Stephen Collins) she gained what is arguably her most famous role. 7th Heaven was picked up by The CW Television Network for 11th seasons, making it the longest-running family drama on TV. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Tony Todd

Confirmed "Bonus Guest" - Tony Todd has appeared in more than 100 screen and television films, and has played opposite many major stars in Hollywood. His movie credits include: Platoon, Night of the Living Dead, Candyman, The Crow, The Rock, Wishmaster the Final Destination series, and Minotaur. He is also noted by the Star Trek fandom for playing Worf's brother Kurn on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also had guest roles as the Alpha Hirogen in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and the adult Jake Sisko in the award-winning Deep Space Nine episode "The Visitor". His other television appearances include a recurring role on Boston Public and guest appearances on Law & Order, Homicide: Life on the Street, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena Warrior Princess as Cecrops, The X-Files, Smallville, Angel, 24, Charmed, Stargate SG-1, Andromeda, and in Chuck. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Dean Stockwell

Confirmed "Bonus Guest" - Dean Stockwell - Fans of the science fiction television series Quantum Leap will know supporting and character actor Dean Stockwell as the scene-stealing, cigar chomping, dry-witted, and cryptic hologram Al. But his acting career spans decades. Mr. Stockwell made his screen debut at the age of 9 in MGM’s Anchors Aweigh (1945). With almost 200 screen credit to his name, most notably in David Lynch's Dune and later in Blue Velvet, it was his performance as Mafia boss Tony "the Tiger" Russo in the comedy Married to the Mob which earned him an Academy Award nomination in 1988. Stockwell continues making frequent film and television appearances most recently as John Cavil, aka Number One, in the SyFy series Battlestar Galactica.- Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Sally Kellerman

Confirmed "Bonus Guest" - Sally Kellerman starred as the infamous Hot Lips Houlihan in Robert Altman’s M*A*S*H, one of the most popular feature films of all time for which she was nominated for both an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award. She had a memorable role as Dr. Elizabeth Dehner in the second filmed pilot episode of Star Trek, entitled "Where No Man Has Gone Before", opposite Gary Lockwood and William Shatner. More recently, she has been in Back to School, American Virgin, Boynton Beach Club and, making a somewhat quirky appearance as herself, leading a cult in The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Kellerman has as a cameo in Amy Heckerling's I Could Never Be Your Woman and teamed up with her husband, Jonathan D. Krane, plus Dedee Pfeiffer and Dylan and Cole Sprouse in A Modern Twain Story: The Prince and the Pauper.  “Sally", the new album from Sally Kellerman was released on February 10, 2009. One of the most recognizable voices in the world of film, television and voice-over, Sally maintains her signature sound in the recording studio and the result is a richly layered album, mixing jazzy blues and adult standards with a touch of soulful rock. See below for details on a special Friday evening event "Sally - An evening with Sally Kellerman", where she will perform tracks from her latest CD. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

Gary Lockwood

Confirmed "Bonus Guest" - Gary Lockwood is best known for his role as astronaut Dr. Frank Poole in 2001: A Space Odyssey. A former stunt performer, Lockwood's first film work was as stand-in for Anthony Perkins, with whom he appeared on camera in 1960's Tall Story. Before his unfortunate space ride in 2001, Lockwood starred on the network TV series Follow the Sun (1961) and The Lieutenant (1963); shortly afterwards, Lockwood starred in another NBC television series called The Kraft Mystery Theater, also known as Crisis, in an episode titled "Connery's Hands". He was cast opposite Sally Kellerman, with whom he would again appear in a Star Trek episode called "Where No Man Has Gone Before" as Helmsman Gary Mitchell, and Kellerman as the ship's psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Dehner, who both develop super powers after being jolted and knocked unconscious by an unknown electrical force. - Appearing Saturday and Sunday for autographs and photos.

To celebrate 44 years of Star Trek®
we have a very special announcement!

Making their first east coast appearance together, Gary Lockwood and Sally Kellerman will be taking part in a special Q&A session together on stage. This is a rare opportunity to meet the stars of the Star Trek episode that started it all. We’ve also arranged a special “Where No Man Has Gone Before” photo op where you will have the opportunity to have your photo taken with them, glowing eyes and all!

Also Appearing

Tye Bourdony

Artist -Tye Bourdony is a name some of you out there may be familiar with. A life-long sci-fi fan, Tye is also a free-lance cartoonist and a convention circuit regular, best known for his 'The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi' comic strip, which pokes fun at everything from 'Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century' to 'Star Trek', from 'Star Wars' to 'Battlestar Gallactica', often mixing and matching series and stars to create bizarre and often hilarious cartoons - even 'The Jetsons' has been known to make a shoe-in. Creating sci-fi satires for over ten years now, Tyes' work has been published in several magazines such as Starlog, Parsec Magazine, The Star Trek Communicator, Cracked and most recently Sci-Fi Magazine just to name a few. We are thrilled to announce the release to Tye's first book "The Lighter Side of Sci-fi - The Complete Collection.

Glenda C. Finkelstein

Author - Glenda C. Finkelstein has a wide and varied career as a writer having published song lyrics, human-interest articles, poems, short stories, novels, and screenplays. Her interest in writing was not just a happenstance having a great-grandfather who was a wonderful poet, and aunts and uncles who nurtured her imagination. Inspired by the legendary J.R.R. Tolkien, this art form was a natural course for her to take. She has written one historical novel, but her heart lies mostly with the Science Fiction and Fantasy genre’s where her imagination can soar unhindered. Her writing has won her several awards, and is branching off into new uncharted territories. Her latest novel, “Nemesis Returns,” was published by Aisling Press and marks her sixth book. In addition to her writing, she has ventured into the arena of acting. She voices six of her female characters in the audio adaptation of her novel, “Nemesis Rising,”. The audio version of “The Edge of The Universe” is currently available for podcast on her website at www.glendas-books.com. She also took on the starring role of, Angel Gibbs, in the 33-minute short subject film, “Perfect Copy,” for which she wrote the screenplay. It was nominated for Best Dramatic Short at the Melbourne Independent Filmakers Festival in November 2007.

Musical Guest - Sci-Fried - Formed in early 2008 out of a love for science fiction and rock music, they began writing parodies of popular songs with the flavor of their favorite movies and TV shows. Once they began performing live at conventions and other venues, they noticed that people really liked what they were doing. This led to cutting a demo CD for free distribution. Demand for their first CD was overwhelming. They soon found themselves in the studio working on two new projects: a brand new, all-parody album “Ramming Speed”, and a debut all-original album “Geeks Unite”. Sci-Fried will be performing at Vulcan Events Sci-Fi Con as part of their TOUR 2010: The Year We Make Con-Tact. Bringing their music to the people it is intended for, Sci-Fried is a rock band that is influenced by fans of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. - Appearing Saturday evening 8:00 PM! Free admission to anyone with a convention ticket (including those that have a Sunday only ticket). Visit Sci-Fried at www.Sci-Friedband.com.

Time Machine

The DeLorean Time Machine as seen in the film “Back to the Future” will be appearing at Vulcan Events in Tampa Florida on April 30-May 2, 2010. The vehicle will be there celebrating the 25th Anniversary of “Back to the Future” and raising funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

The BTTF.com DeLorean Time Machine is a faithful working replica, built by husband and wife team Oliver and Terry Holler of Myrtle Beach, S.C. to match the original. It is an extension of their enthusiasm for the Back to the Future films and features the famous ‘Flux Capacitor’ and functional time circuit displays. Their DeLorean Time Machine has toured three countries as an ambassador for the officially sanctioned web site BTTF.com, which promotes the Back to the Future™ brand and careers of its cast & crew through various online ventures and trade show appearances. The vehicle has been featured in national publications and music videos, won numerous awards and has even appeared with many of the creators and stars from the hit movie. This replica ‘star car’ stays busy on the road, as the Hollers are members of TeamFox and use the DeLorean to raise funds and awareness for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Photos of you in the time machine will be available for a small donation.

 

Back to the Future Poster

Back to the Future 25th Anniversary Poster Available at the Vulcan Events Trading Post!

2010 marks the 25th Anniversary of this movie that sent fans zooming back in time via a DeLorean time machine. To recognize the occasion, a limited edition poster will be available, made possible through the efforts of Stephen Clark from BTTF.com.

This original work by artist Oliver Holler features leading characters Doctor Emmett Brown, Marty McFly, Mr. Strickland, Lorraine Baines, George McFly, Biff Tannen, and Jennifer Parker. Dave McFly also makes a cameo.

In an age where computer-driven design has ended the Neoclassic illustration wave prevalent during the 80’s when ‘Back to the Future’ emerged, painted posters have become a dying art. Following the distinctive artwork of Drew Struzan, who created the original poster for the film back in 1985, artist Oliver Holler used traditional techniques in producing this new work to properly pay tribute to the 25th Anniversary of ‘Back to the Future.’ Acrylic paints and colored pencils were applied to cold press illustration board, resulting in a work rich with texture and hand forged line to bring the iconic figures to life.

The premium printed lithograph, measures 18”x24” on 100lb gloss book stock with a deluxe aqueous coating. A limited edition of 1000 was produced on the highest quality, state-of-the-art Heidelberg offset press. Each poster is hand numbered and signed by the artist.

All profits from the poster go to TeamFox, of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Master of Ceremonies

Sci-Fried

MC- Marc B. Lee is an international Show Host and Auctioneer for a number of events around the world. He has been a science fiction fan for over 30 years and his specialized brand of humor and energy has ignited the excitement of every convention-hosting job from here to Europe. Marc’s association with many actors & behind the scenes artists has kept his wit and knowledge on edge and he takes his responsibilities as a party-rouser and pitch man very seriously, realizing how much the average person pays to be entertained. He has worked with well over 300 sci-fi celebrities. After being hired by movie director Dean Devlin and TNT to organize and host a convention in Portland, Oregon based on the television show LEVERAGE, Marc is ready for his next assignment. - We are thrilled that Marc was available to join us!

Event Overview

Location

The event will take place at our host hotel the Doubletree Hotel Tampa Westshore Airport located at 4500 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida 33607. The hotel just underwent a $13 million renovation in September of 2009. Located just 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport, it is the ideal choice to host our event. They offer complimentary, 24-hour airport shuttle service which makes it easy and affordable to get to the hotel and they also offer free parking. We are happy to announce that they have extended a special room rate of just $91 per night for a regular room and $101 for pool view rooms. In order to receive this special rate, you must use the special Vulcan Events Reservation Page or if reserving by phone, you must mention our event.

Q&A Sessions

Normally held in the main ballroom, question and answer sessions are scheduled throughout the weekend. All of our featured stars and bonus stars will have a minimum of 30 minutes on stage during the event. The Q&A sessions give you the opportunity to see your favorite stars on stage and ask them questions in a forum setting.

Reserved Seating

Reserved seating is included with advance ticket purchase (except General Admission).

With a reserved seat, you can come and go, enjoying the many convention activities throughout the hotel and when it’s time to see your favorite star do their Q&A, your seat will be waiting for you. Order early for best seating.

Autographs Tickets

While every VIP and Gold ticket holder will receive autographs from both of the Featured Guests, extra autograph tickets are available online and will be available at the Vulcan Trading Post at the convention.

  • Christopher Lloyd - $30
  • Michael Shanks - $30
  • Autographs from all other guests will be available at the event. Average price is $20.

 

Bonus Guests

We usually invite several bonus guests that are not compensated for their appearance, so they charge a small fee for their autographed photos. The fee usually includes a photo that you can select from their table. You can also bring your own items to get signed.

The bonus guests are normally available in the signing room during the regular convention hours.

Professional Photo Sessions with the Stars

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a professional portrait taken with your favorite star by a professional photographer! Up to 2 patrons can be in the shot and the 8x10 color photo will be ready for you to pick up the same day! All celebrities will be available on Saturday and Sunday for photo ops, except as noted.

  • Christopher Lloyd - $40
  • Michael Shanks - $40 (Sunday Only)
  • Lockwood/Kellerman - $50
  • Dean Stockwell - $30
  • Tony Todd - $30
  • Catherine Hicks - $30
  • Jennifer Lien - $30
  • Gary Lockwood - $30
  • Sally Kellerman - $30


Mr. Shanks will be participating in 2 special photos ops. First up will be the sexy “bad boy” shot were he’ll be sporting a very casual look. T-shirt, jeans, and a rugged 5 o’clock shadow.
Next up, the “GQ” shot. Very elegant and clean cut in a formal suit. Choose one or the other or even both if you like! Either way you’re in for a treat!

Sally - An Evening with Sally Kellerman

 Join us Friday evening at 9:00PM when we transform a part of the hotel into “Andoria’s”, where they know all about the blues: a dimly lit bar with a great vibe and even better booze.  In her raspy and sexy voice, Sally Kellerman pours out her heart and bares her soul in this casual gathering.  Easy on the eyes and easy on the ears.  Sit back, enjoy a drink, and drink her in.

  • Tickets are just--$10
    (FREE to Platinum Ticket holders)

Vulcan Events to make history!

In cooperation with the STARFLEET chapter USS Shooting Star, we will be attempting a GUINESS BOOK WORLD RECORD! We are attempting the record of "the largest gathering of people dressed as Star Trek characters".

Costume requirements are fairly simple.
#1 All participants must be wearing costumes representing characters from the Star Trek universe and extended canon.
#2. Characters or alien races that have not appeared in official Star Trek canon releases (including television series, motion pictures, novels and comic books) are not permitted.

Please try to make your costumes as accurate as possible to ensure that they will be counted. Anyone is eligible to participate. Even if you are not attending the convention, you are welcome to participate in the world record attempt. We begin the count at 11:00 AM on Saturday morning at the Tampa Doubletree Hotel Westshore. The entire process should take no more than 1 hour. Don't worry con attendees, we've scheduled this around our busy convention schedule so you wont miss out on any of the convention activities! Round up your clubs, friends, & family! Show the world that the Florida Trek fans are the best, most enthusiastic fans in the world!

In order to gauge how many will participate, please contact Johnothan L. Babb of USS Shooting Star and let us know how many in your group will be participating. Any questions or concerns can also be directed to Mr. Babb at the addresses below.

Email: co.uss.shooting.star@gmail.com
Phone: 813-377-9491
We look forward to making history!

And now, the legal fine print...
This event is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc. or the STAR TREK franchise.
The STAR TREK Properties are owned by CBS Studios Inc.

Celebrity Dinner with the Stars

Join us for a great evening of food and fun at our fabulous dinner. This is an opportunity to get up close and personal and mingle with our guests in a more relaxed setting, with access to the guests that would not normally be possible during a busy convention. The evening features a delicious meal served in the company of our guest stars. Our dinners are buffet-style with multiple selections and trips to the buffet. In order to keep the event casual, no cameras will be allowed. Our staff photographer will come around and photograph each table with the celebrity guest in attendance. Each attendee will receive an 8x10 photo of their group/table with their celebrity dinner guest.

Unlike other events, this ticket guarantees that you will sit with a celebrity guest.

Seating will be based on the order in which you purchase your banquet admission ticket. Banquet tickets must be ordered at least 10 days in advance as the hotel must know how much food to serve. Banquet tickets are NOT sold at the door. Proper dress is requested.

  • Premium Seating--$99 (guaranteed seating with a star)

All celebrity guests are scheduled to appear including Christopher Lloyd & Michael Shanks.

Saturday Night Dance Party

Travel back to 1955 and join us for our “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance Saturday night after the Sci-Fried concert.  Everyone is encouraged to dress in 50's threads so dust off that leather jacket and roll up those jeans. Ladies, throw on that poodle skirt and accessorize with some Vulcan ears? - Why not?

Party to classic hits as well as today's hottest music…after all, time is not a problem…we got a time machine in the lobby!

In true school-dance spirit, you can even get your "prom-style" photo taken for FREE!

Be there or be square!

Additional Activities

The weekend will be busy with plenty of fun-filled activities, including:

  • Autograph Sessions
  • Costume Contest
  • Panels
  • Auctions
  • Dealers’ Room
  • Crazy Games and Prizes

Evening Programming - Something for everyone!

We've received a lot of emails from you, our fans, regarding Saturday evening programming. For those of you who will not be attending the cocktail party or banquet, there will plenty to do! With our multi-layered programming schedule, we hope to have something for everyone. For example, on Saturday evening while the banquet is being held, we are happy to announce, on the main stage, a special concert featuring the local band Sci-Fried! If that's not your cup of tea, perhaps you'd enjoy a little Karaoke. Not much of a singer? No problem, how about Rock Band where you can play your favorite Beatles and other tunes. Our Entertainment Director has several games, contests and much more planned! All this be available to you Friday and Saturday evenings! Only problem is... which to choose!

And now a message from our Entertainment Director...

Greetings & Belated New Years wishes to everyone! I hope the new year has been going well for everyone so far. For those who don't know me already, allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is George Topper & I am the Entertainment Director for Vulcan Events. I'm very excited to be part of Vulcan Events, and I'm really looking forward to all the fun & excitement heading our way.

We're going to be doing all we can to make sure that YOU, the fans, have a great time when you attend our events.

We'd like to hear from you to help us make this the best show it can be. Tell us some of the things you like & want to see at the show.

  • Do you have a panel discussion you'd like to see or participate in at a show?
  • Do you have a favorite game you'd like to see or participate in at a show?
  • Do you want to help out with a panel or game?
  • Do you want to host a panel or game?
  • Do you do any celebrity impersonations or impressions?
  • Are you good at improv?
  • Are you good with costumes?

Please send all requests, suggestions, comments, etc. to games@vulcanevents.com

Please e-mail and let us know what you would like to see. Don't be shy! :-)

Looking forward to hearing from & corresponding with you.

See you at the show. - Topper

Photography / Video & Autographs

Video and still photography is normally permitted. However, please note that the stars that are contracted for professional photo sessions cannot pose for personal photos. Some guests do not allow videotaping. An announcement will be made at the show, if necessary.

Help us spread the word

We have received so many emails wishing us well and asking how they can help make this event a great success. To all we say - Thank you so much!

Visit our Banners & Flyers page at http://www.vulcanevents.com/events/banners-flyers.html to learn how you can help.

Payment Options - New Credit Card Option

We are happy to announce that we have implemented 256-bit encryption on our site. What does that mean to you? Well, we can now process credit card orders directly on our site with the same security systems in place as trusted sites like Amazon.com. While we still offer the option of using Paypal, we can now process your credit card directly, safely, and securely.

Order By Phone

If you would like to order by phone, please call us at 401-4-VULCAN (401-488-5226)

Order By Mail

To order by mail please mail a check or money order to:

Vulcan Events
15841 Pines Blvd #28
Pembroke Pines, FL 33027

Please include the following:

Name of each ticket holder
Type of ticket (Platinum, Gold or General Admission)
Any additional items (autograph tickets, banquet, and photo op)
Mailing address
Email address
Telephone Number