Vulcan, Alberta, Canada â€“ Named after the Roman god of fire nearly a century ago, the Star Trek-obsessed town of Vulcan, Alberta will eagerly welcome Eugene â€œRodâ€ Roddenberry Jr., son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, as he unveils a memorial to his father on June 13, the first evening of the townâ€™s 15th annual Star Trek convention.
â€œI very much appreciate this tribute to my father, who would be humbled by the continued popularity of Star Trek in big cities and small towns around the world,â€ offered Roddenberry.
â€œVulcan is proud to be coincidentally associated with the Star Trek phenomenon. We are thrilled to host Eugene Roddenberry Jr. at this yearâ€™s convention, and especially to have him unveil a memorial plaque dedicated to his father,â€ said Dayna Dickens, Vulcan tourism coordinator. Vulcan (population 1,942) has a long history with Star Trek, erecting an over-sized replica of the Starship Enterprise and building and operating a Star Trek-themed tourist station with memorabilia and a virtual reality game.
[Pictured above is the late, great Gene Roddenberry – creator of Star Trek]
Other events taking place June 13-15 during the VulCON 15: Spock Days/Galaxyfest weekend include:
About Roddenberry Productions:
Roddenberry Productions is where science fiction begins. Founded by Gene Roddenberry in 1967 under another name, the company has always had a dual focus; its entertainment properties and the merchandise that accompanies them. With a stable of science fiction successes including â€œStar Trek,â€ â€œGene Roddenberryâ€™s Earth: Final Conflictâ€ and â€œGene Roddenberryâ€™s Andromeda,â€ the companies continues to be entertainment institution, passionate about providing meaningful, quality entertainment and memorabilia to fans within todayâ€™s multimedia environment. The science fiction leader strives towards creating entertainment that surpasses the objective of entertaining; offering people and opportunity to think, question and challenge the status quo of the world in which they live via a brand that stands for vision, space, technology, exploration, social issues, optimism and ground-breaking science fiction. To learn more about Roddenberry Productions go to www.roddenberry.com.