The first-ever AXACON is less than three weeks away, and ALEC PETERS has just released the schedule. It’s a pretty busy weekend, filled with all kinds of activities and panels…most of them focused on AXANAR (both past, present, and future), but also a few opportunities to expand beyond just one fan film.
Here’s a look at some of the things that will be going on:
- A set tour of OWC Studios (including photo ops on the USS Ares bridge)
- A reading from the full 90 minute version of the Axanar movie script (featuring J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, Alec Peters, and Steven Jepson)
- Socialize at the bar with the actors and Axanar team (donor funds will NOT be used to pay the bar tab!)
- The Top 10 Star Trek fan films (at least in our opinion…and we don’t all agree!)
- J.G. and Gary talk about their time on televised Star Trek
- An Axanar UPDATE with Alec Peters and director/co-writer Paul Jenkins
- Alec discusses how the Honor Harrington novels influenced Axanar
- A special Axanar donor lunch with the actors and production team
- Axanar fan fiction with three people who are writing/drawing/animating it
- Alec and Paul discuss the evolution of Axanar from story to screenplay
- The Axanar fleet – designing cool starships from 20 years before TOS
- A preview of upcoming Star Trek fan films
- Klingon kostuming…er, costuming
- The Axanar project from a fan’s perspective
- Everyone hits the bar again, including J.G. and Gary
- Starship combat in the Axaverse (when did we start calling it that?)
- J.G., Gary, and Alec discuss working on Prelude to Aanar and plans for the remaining two Axanar films
- When fan films become professional independent films…what does the future hold?
- Alec discusses James T. Kirk’s hero: Garth of Izar, and Steven Jepson discuss the infamous “Admiral Scaredy”: Conrad Slater
- Axanar trivia…with PRIZES!
As you can see, a lot of careful consideration went into filling this mini convention with diverse content while still keeping it centered around Axanar. I think the organizers did an excellent job with that.
They also scheduled me to host five panels and appear on an additional three…for a total of EIGHT panels in THREE days! Oy. But in one of those panels, I have to interview J.G. Hertzler, Gary Graham, and Alec Peters about their work on Prelude and plans for the two upcoming Axanar films. And that’s where I need YOUR help…