This weekend, there may be some mysterious, unexplainable sightings in Pasadena, Calif. And it’s all because of an event called AlienCon. TV Goodness fills you in…
Taking place June 15â€“17, 2018, AlienCon will feature thought-provoking original programming, celebrity appearances, exhibits, exclusive merchandise, fan competitions, and much more.
Take part in celebrity autograph and photo sessions with some of the biggest names in alien exploration and pop culture.
Visit the AlienCon Marketplace, showcasing specialty merchandise from Ancient AliensÂ®, AlienCon, and unique vendors from across the universe!
Five TV Fandoms that need to know about this sci-fi themed convention:
- The X-Files. On Sunday, there’s a panel celebrating 25 years of the show. The conversation will feature David Duchovny a.k.a. Fox Mulder. Mitch Pileggi a.k.a. FBI Director Walter Skinner will also be part of the panel. Plus the two will take part in photograph and autograph sessions. As for Pileggi, he’ll be around both Saturday and Sunday.
- Stranger Things. Sean Astin drops in for some quality fan face time courtesy of a few photograph and autograph sessions. And he’s set to talk about his acting career including his role in the second season of the hit Netflix series. The panel is called Stranger Things Have Happened: Making a Career in Entertainment and takes place on Friday. Also on Friday, fans gather for a panel designed to speculate about the show’s upcoming third season.
- Lost in Space. Way before Netflix rebooted Lost in Space in 2018. Way before a Lost in Space movie ever touched down in 1998. There was the original TV show that premiered back in 1965. At the second annual AlienCon, cast members from the classic and the current shows come together to celebrate The Past, Present and Future of Lost in Space. Catch up with these various actors as they sign autographs and pose for photographs with fans.
- Star Trek. What’s a sci-fi convention without some sort of Trek involvement? Representing this fandom: Gates McFadden (Dr. Beverly Crusher) and Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh Borg) from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Joining in the fun is Robert Picardo (The Doctor) from Star Trek: Voyager. The trio will appear on a panel discussing Trek Through the Years. In addition to photograph and autograph sessions featuring the actors, there are fandom panels that might get a little heated. There’s a Debate on what is the Best Star Trek. And there’s another one that pits Star Wars vs. Star Trek.
- Battlestar Galactica. The president herself will be in attendance. Yes, Mary McDonnell a.k.a. BSG‘s President Laura Roslin is taking part in a live podcast as well as the requisite photograph and autograph sessions. It’s called the Live Bam Podcast with Mary McDonnell â€” she’ll do one of these on Saturday and another one Sunday.
HISTORY teams up with Mischief Management to bring the second annual AlienCon to earthlings at the Pasadena Convention Center. The channel known for airing shows like Vikings, Six and Counting Cars is also featuring its own unscripted series, Ancient Aliens, which is currently in its 13th season. The show and its contributors will take front and center in various panels, photograph and autograph sessions all weekend long.
Plus there’s an exclusive panel promoting HISTORY’s upcoming drama series that investigates top secret UFO sightings, Project Blue Book. While he won’t be part of the AlienCon-versation, this show is notable for starring The Vampire Diaries alum Michael Malarkey.
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