Monday, December 24, 2012

Nichelle Nichols Joins PHXCC 2013

Phoenix Comicon is proud to announce that actress Nichelle Nichols will be attending Comicon 2013.

“We are so happy, and relieved (laughs) to finally have Nichelle Nichols come to Phoenix Comicon. She is the last of the living original Star Trek cast members to attend our show and we could not be more excited,” says Convention Director Matt Sorberg.

Nichelle Nichols is an actress, singer and voice artist most famous for her tole of communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series (1966 to 1969), as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking at the time and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. personally praised her work n the show. There were six subsequent Star Trek movies that Nichols played Uhura, now promoted to Commander that were released from 1979 to 1991

After her time on the Star Trek movies, Nichols has appeared is many other movies including Snow Dogs in 2002 and Lady Magdalene's in 2006. For her musical career, she has released two albums, Down to Earth and Out of This World, which is themed around Star Trek and space exploration. Nichols has twice been nominated for the Sarah Siddons Award as best actress..

Phoenix Comicon is the signature pop culture experience of the southwest. Comicon is presenting guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, sci-fi, film, tv, and gaming industries. Entering its eleventh year, Phoenix Comicon is expected to draw over 40,000 attendees to its May 23-26, 2013 convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center and Hyatt Regency in Downtown Phoenix.

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