|Guests of Honor|
Sean Kenney is best known to Star Trek fans as the mute and disfigured Captain Christopher Pike in the two-part original series episode "The Menagerie" and as Lieutenant DePaul in the original series episodes "Arena" and "A Taste of Armageddon." After his roles on Star Trek and a few other small parts, including his first bit part in The Impossible Years, Mr. Kenney acted out leading roles in several films, beginning with How's Your Love Life? and continuing until Slumber Party '57, which was his last film.
In 1980, Kenney became a professional photographer in the Los Angeles area, specializing in corporate portraits and head shots.
Jason Carter is best known for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on the science fiction television series Babylon 5.
Born in London, England, and brought up in Gainsborough, a small market-town in Lincolnshire, Carter has appeared on stage since he was a child. Advised to pursue a career in rubber technology, he opted instead for three years at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. In 1982, he landed his first television role on BBC2's long-running Jackanory as Hawkwing. In addition to his role as Ranger Marcus Cole in the third and fourth seasons of Babylon 5, Carter has also appeared in numerous other television series including Viper, Beverly Hills 90210, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Charmed and Angel. He also played the hedgehog, Hans, in an episode of the television series The Storyteller; loaned his voice briefly to the James Bond video game GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, in the role of Bond; and appeared in the film By Way of Helena.
R. A. DeCandido
Keith R. A. DeCandido doesn't know why there ain't no sun up in the sky, but does know why you don't like Mondays. He has written a metric buttload of fiction (which is slightly more than an imperial buttload) over a two-decade-plus career. Recent and upcoming work includes: Star Trek: The Klingon Art of War (which debuted at this convention in 2014); the Sleepy Hollow novel Children of the Revolution; the "Precinct" series of fantasy police procedurals, starting with Dragon Precinct in 2004 and continuing through half a dozen books and short stories; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali's Wrath; the graphic novel Icarus; the Farscape graphic novel The War for the Uncharted Territories (written in collaboration with Farscape creator Rockne S. O'Bannon); short stories in the anthologies Bad-Ass Faeries: It's Elemental, Out of Tune, Stargate SG-1/Atlantis: Far Horizons, V-Wars: Night Terrors, The X-Files: Trust No One, and several more; the short fiction collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R. A. DeCandido; and tons more that he'll be happy to tell you all about at Treklanta. In 2009, DeCandido received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again. His rewatch of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine appears twice weekly on Tor.com; he completed a rewatch of The Next Generation in 2013. DeCandido is also a freelance editor, a second-degree black belt in karate, a veteran podcaster, a member of the Liars Club, an avid baseball fan, and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at DeCandido's cheerfully retro web site at DeCandido.net, which is the gateway to his blog, his Facebook page, his Twitter feed, his podcasts and a whole lot more.
Anne Lockhart is best known to science fiction fans as Lieutenant Sheba in the original Battlestar Galactica TV series. She is the daughter of June Lockhart, who is also well-known to science fiction fans as Maureen Robinson in the original Lost in Space TV series.
In addition to her role in Battlestar Galactica, Lockhart has made dozens of guest appearances in network television shows, beginning with Lassie in 1959 and all the way up to her current role as a dispatcher on the NBC drama series Chicago Fire. Science fiction fans may also remember her as Jennifer in the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century episode "A Dream of Jennifer."
Lockhart has also appeared in many movies, including Jory, Joyride, Troll, Just Tell Me You Love Me, The Graduates of Malibu High, The Oasis, A Dog's Tale, Daybreak and Hollywood, It's a Dog's Life. She has also appeared in hundred of commercials and has worked extensively in voice acting. Lockhart is also an expert horsewoman, has won championships in cutting, reining, team penning and barrel racing, and has raised over five million dollars for her children's charity, Pro-Celebrity Rodeos.
The leader and visionary of the Star Trek: Axanar project (creator, executive producer, co-writer), Alec Peters is the epitome of someone who discovers their calling and succeeds in pursuing it. An attorney by training, Peters coached an NCAA Championship volleyball team at the University of Southern California and with the U.S. National team, then struck off and started five companies, earning him an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2003. Peters has written the Star Trek Prop, Costume & Auction Blog since 2006, which is the #1 web site for information on collecting screen-used Star Trek props & costumes. In 2008, he created Propworx, which held the Battlestar Galactica prop auctions, considered by many to be the finest prop & costume auctions ever. In 2011, Peters was appointed archivist by CBS for their Star Trek archive, working on the various Star Trek exhibition tours, the last one being the 2012 "Pacific National Exhibition" leg of the Star Trek: The Exhibition tour exhibit in Vancouver, Canada. Prior to his appointment, he had been entrusted by CBS in 2010 with the auctioning off of the exhibit assets of the defunct Las Vegas Star Trek: The Experience exhibition.
The driving force behind Axanar, Peters’ passion for Star Trek has made Axanar a fan favorite. Peters serves as writer, producer and actor, as Captain Kelvar Garth. He first appeared as Garth of Izar in the Star Trek: Phase II episode "Origins." Axanar will explore the legend of the man who Captain Kirk considered his personal hero.
Troy Bernier plays the orderly Fred in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Mind-Sifter" and had the wonderful opportunity of being crew for a significant part of the production. Also known for his role in Journey to Planet X, Mr. Bernier is a huge fan of science fiction and is a co-founder with the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival. When not on the other side of planet Terra, Mr. Bernier is a doctoral candidate with Florida Atlantic University.
Renda Carr plays Chief Medical Officer Dr. Maura Drake in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A). She also plays Lieutenant Saavik in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Grissom and guest-starred in that role in the "The Road to Tomed" episode of the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie. Carr also guest-stars as Captain Alexandra Kole of the USS Avenger in the live-action fan film production Star Trek: Reliant episode "Missing in Action." Previously, she played Commander Saavik in the fan film production Star Trek: Lexington.
Carr is a singer, writer, actor, producer, costumer and voice actor. She was singing in church before she could walk, carrying out harmony with a family group. As the years passed, she entered and won talent and modeling contests, acted in local school and church plays, wrote Star Trek fan fiction and edited Star Trek fanzines. She has also been in many fashion shows in college and afterwards, both on the catwalk and as a fashion designer and management professional. Carr has done fashion music videos for companies like Just For Feet and charity Fashion's Night Out events for breast cancer charities. She has also done video editing and camera work for a syndicated gospel music program.
Working with Star Trek fan productions is rewarding for Carr and helps her continue a hobby that began a long time ago. She also loves football, her cats (especially Leo) and her husband Tim... not necessarily in that order.
Earth Station One is a podcast on the ESO Network and its crew is comprised of Mike Faber, Bobby Nash and Mike Gordon. "From its beginnings in April 2010, the ESO Network is the podcast network of shows that celebrate our love for all things pop culture, sci-fi and fantasy, comics and much, much more. Join podcasts like Earth Station One, Earth Station Who, Doctor Geek's Laboratory for Applied Science, Transmissions from Atlantis, The White Rocket, The Thirteenth Hour and The Ratchet Retrocast as we dive head-first into the world of their favorite topics, and see what they can find to get into trouble with! Stop by for a listen and let your inner geek out to play."
Darren Hann is the executive producer of and plays Captain Miles O'Brien in the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant. Star Trek: Reliant released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.
Hann is an avid lover of science fiction and often referred to locally as "that Star Trek guy." Along with being an entrepreneur and organizer of the "Sci-Fi on the Rock" convention for the past seven years, Hann is also a published writer, producer and owner of his own production company, Hann Made Productions. His writing career began in 1987 with his first story in the science fiction magazine Star Ship Accessories, published in Germany. Since then, he has had nearly 30 stories and articles published in various books and magazines. Some of his latest writings included the story "Time Diamond," which was published by Engen Books in a book called Sci-Fi from the Rock. Another story called "The Holy Troll" was included in the second book in the series, and a third, titled "The Fishing Trip," will be in the third book. His 2012 book, Time Stone, continues the adventures of the characters from the Time Diamond stories. "The Imagination Journals," the second book of the series, was launched in the spring of 2013. Both books are available on Amazon.com.
Hann is the community producer and co-host of Reality Breaks on Rogers TV. Reality Breaks covers sci-fi and fantasy in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He has also produced stage plays, including productions of Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Dracula and Beetlejuice, to raving reviews.
Karen Hann plays Nurse Pidge in the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant. Star Trek: Reliant released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.
Hann has been acting with the production for about a year. Her character, Nurse Pidge, has a tendency to try and keep Dr. Higgins out of trouble whenever possible. Karen is really looking forward to attending Treklanta.
Randall Landers plays Commander Brian Reigert in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
The creator and executive producer of Project: Potemkin called Mableton, Georgia, his home town until he went off to Emory University in Atlanta. Graduating with a B.A. in Liberal Studies, Landers began working at Kinko's, a nationwide copy center, in 1980. In 1983, he became the manager of the Georgia Tech Library Copy Service which at that time was managed by Kinko's. In 1986, he and his longtime girlfriend Linda Marcusky moved to Albany, Georgia. Not finding a copy center to work for, Landers turned to teaching and taught Science to 6th graders in nearby Sylvester, Georgia. With the birth of his third child in 1994, Landers retired from teaching and opened Fast Copy, Albany's first copy center. In 2013, Landers sold Fast Copy and started his own video services company, Stellar Video Services, which produces corporate-level videos and commercials and provides other business-related video services. Landers has also been the publisher and editor-in-chief of Orion Press, which has published hundreds of fanzines over the years.
Landers appears in "The Old Guys" and "Care for a Lift?" as the thoroughly unlikeable Brian Reigert.
Leslie Lewis plays Lt. Seren in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
Lewis is an aspiring writer and director who grew up in a household that loved science fiction and fantasy. She studied acting and some behind-the-scenes work at Darton State College. While not a complete expert, she does consider herself a Star Trek fan.
Joann Pelley plays 7 of 9 in the fan film production Star Trek: Reliant, set in the 24th century 10 years after the return of the USS Voyager to the Alpha Quadrant. Star Trek: Reliant released eight episodes during its first season and recently released "Brother's Keeper," the first episode of its second season, filmed in conjunction with the New York-based fan film production Star Trek: Antyllus.
Pelley has loved science fiction for as long as she can remember. Her favorite memories are those of watching Captain James T. Kirk with her dad on Sunday afternoons in Toronto, Ontario, where she was born. After attending Memorial University, she was very pleased to stumble upon the first "Sci-Fi on the Rock" convention in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, where she now makes her home.
Pelley had her first appearance on screen playing a female Jaffa warrior in the Stargate SG-1 and Doctor Who crossover fan film Stargate: Replication from Hann Made Productions, and followed up with an appearance as the doctor in Hann's modern-day remake of Plan 9.5 from Outer Space.
Pelley attended TrekTrax Atlanta in 2013 and 2014 and is very excited to be returning to Treklanta in 2015!
Aaron Renfroe plays Lt. Geronimo Perez, a medical technician, in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
Renfroe is a technical writer and project manager in the Atlanta area. He's also an aspiring novelist and recently finished his first novel, Blood of Heroes. He would like everyone to know that carrying Christin Woods for all those takes in "Holding Pattern" was an excellent workout.
Renfroe is the star of the Project: Potemkin episode "Holding Pattern" and co-star of the upcoming vignette "Room Service," to be filmed at Treklanta.
Clay Sayre is a very disturbed 49-year-old who thinks he's still 25, surrounds himself with vintage toys and still plays Star Trek with his friends. He plays Kor in the Star Trek: New Voyages episode "Mind-Sifter," as well as appearing in the Star Trek: Phase II episode "The Holiest Thing" and the vignette "Going Boldly." He also leads a secret double life as a high school art teacher who has worked as a professional makeup artist, as well as doing artwork for Cryptozoic Entertainment's The Walking Dead and The Hobbit trading card sets, as well as sets for Leaf, Breygent, and upcoming sets from Cult-Stuff.
Jacob Stanford plays Chief Science Officer Lt. Travis Reed in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie. His character is the great-great-grandson of Star Trek: Enterprise crewmember Lt. Malcolm Reed. He is also the creator and executive producer of the fan audio series Star Trek: Ranger, in which he plays Captain Michael Decker, and for which he has written most of the scripts.
Stanford grew up around Star Trek and is a big fan. He's very proud to be a part of Valkyrie and Ranger. His wife, Spring, plays Lt. Gina Bellamy in Valkyrie and Counselor Bethany Chase in Ranger. They have three children.
Jerry Stanford plays Captain Edward Stanfield in the fan-produced audio drama series Star Trek: Valkyrie. He is also the series' creator, head writer, sound engineer and casting director for the show. He has also written several short stories based on Star Trek and is a cowriter of the Star Trek: Lexington episode "All in the Appearances." Stanford was also cast as Chief Medical Officer Dr. Vorzok in the fan film Star Trek: USS Hathaway. He is also the co-executive producer for the fan audio drama series Star Trek: Ranger and plays Admiral Robert March in that series.
Stanford is a lifelong fan of Star Trek. He's a husband of 27 years, a father of three and grandfather of four with one on the way. His two sons, Jacob and Jason, are also Star Trek fans. Jacob is a regular cast member of Valkyrie and Jason has added his voice on occasion. Daughter Deseré has also appeared on Valkyrie and his wife Renee has lent her voice on occasion. He has also written several short stories, some of which have been published online.
Stanford is a machine operator in an assembly plant for one of the "Big Three" automakers. He is the creator and owner of Glass City Communications, the production company that produces Valkyrie and Ranger.
Spring Stanford is a voice actor with Glass City Communications' two audio series, Star Trek: Valkyrie and Star Trek: Ranger. On Valkyrie, she plays Communications Officer Lt. JG Gina Bellamy and on Ranger, she plays Ship's Counselor Lt. JG Bethany Chase.
Stanford lives in Northwood, Ohio, and is a stay-at-home mother of three and is married to Jacob Stanford, who is also a voice actor with Glass City Communications and the creator of Star Trek: Ranger.
Matthew Trammell plays Dr. Edgar "Eddie" Mathias in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
Trammell joined the cast as well as crew of Project: Potemkin for Season 3's full-length episode, "The Last Child." He was originally serving as the episode's sound technician when an unexpected absence led to his being thrust into the role of Dr. Mathias, who treats an unusual alien patient. Trammell has attended Berry College and now lives in the Atlanta area.
Trammell is the co-star of the Project: Potemkin episode "The Last Child" and star of "Room Service," to be filmed at Treklanta.
Christin Woods plays Ensign T'Noshi in Project: Potemkin. Set shortly after Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, Project: Potemkin is a fan film series that takes place in 2296 aboard the USS Potemkin, an uprated Constitution III class starship (such as the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-A).
Woods is an aspiring actress from Plains, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Georgia Southwestern State University. She has performed in several theatrical productions and is now local to the Atlanta area, pursuing her film career, having enjoyed working on camera for "The Night the Stars Fell from the Sky" so much.
As a Spring 2000 graduate of the "Stand-Up Made Easy" class at the world-renowned Kennesaw State University Extension Program, Eric Daugherty traveled extensively in pursuit of his newly honed craft. Unfortunately, after a bizarre gardening accident, he was forced to retire and pursue his backup plan of atomic sanitation engineering. But his love of Star Trek and comedy has marked his triumphant return for one engagement only at Treklanta.
Daugherty will present his unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
Felt Nerdy is the Atlanta-based husband and wife puppetry performance team of Veronica and Charles Bramlett.
Formed in September 2011, Hyperspace is a nerdy pop punk band from Atlanta, Georgia. Hyperspace are Jason Kochis (guitar, vocals), Ryan Paul (drums, backing vocals, brony advocate) and Todd Ensworth (bass, backing vocals). The band mixes punk, distorted guitars and catchy songs to create their own brand of pop punk. Their songs tend to be about girls (with or without glasses), Star Wars, Dragon*Con, comic books and other nerdy stuff. Hyperspace will perform for Treklanta's Trekkiepalooza! concert on Saturday evening. Learn more about them here!
Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke has been going strong since November 2002. They are regular fixtures at StellarCon and ConCarolinas in North Carolina with performances Friday and Saturday nights, to the delight of con attendees. In 2005, Keela & Katkith debuted their Klingon Karaoke at TrekTrak in Atlanta to an enormously enthusiastic audience and returned for the next four years with K'Blahm!, the Klingon jester, and his sidekick, KaBlooey, assisting. All songs are in the huMan tongue, as normal karaoke is; it's just that the venue is karaoke with a Klingon twist. Worried the song you want to sing is not in Keela & Katkith's Klingon Karaoke collection? Bring your own CD! TODAY is a GOOD day to SING!
Bobbin Wages runs Hot Dog Beehonkus, a blog comprising humorous and gut-wrenching stories about her father's progression through Alzheimer's disease. On a more light-hearted note, Wages and fellow Atlanta writer Jason Mallory post weird, collaborative essays at ameaslygrowl.com. She also reads essays at literary events such as Write Club Atlanta and Scene Missing: The Show. Wages recently performed at "The Wrathlanta of Khan" Star Trek comedy show and will present her unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
Ellaree Yeagley is an artist, actress, writer and comedian from Atlanta. She recently performed at "The Wrathlanta of Khan" Star Trek comedy show and will present her unique brand of comedy at Treklanta's first-ever Star Trek Stand-Up Comedy Show.
Justin Anderson’s introduction to the arts began at an early age. He intently watched his father draw people and objects in his native hometown of Columbia, South Carolina, and developed an affinity to cartoons, comics and toys. Continuing with the arts led to Georgia Southern University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003 with the goal of learning to draw for comics. As a graphic designer, Anderson has helped numerous individuals and small businesses since 2004. His work is inspired by a juxtaposition of themes that range from movies, pop culture, animal symbolism, quotations and history. His technique stems from a traditional art background combined with commercial art skills, and his influences include Jackson Pollock, comics, street art and video games. Anderson continues to push the boundaries of his own limits as he continues on his journey to become a master artist and successful graphic designer.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Justin Anderson to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
Katie Bracewell is an artist based in south Georgia known as "Robo-Tart" and "K8e-art." She focuses primarily on illustrations using watercolor as her main medium. Most of her art is humorous with a dash of wit. You can find Bracewell on all the social media sites, including Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, DeviantArt, Facebook and Storenvy, where she documents her daily addiction to coffee, cats, zombies and robots.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Katie Bracewell to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
Jaeme Case grew up in southern California, but moved to Huntsville, Alabama, when she was 14. Her father was a writer of political satire and children's books, so her love for sci-fi and fantasy was started at birth. She has worked for gaming companies, actors and bands, producing artwork for various projects. She worked on the RPG The Great War of Magellan, created by Richard Hatch. Currently, Case is working on a robot-themed tarot deck and illustrating a children's book series called Space Princess Maggie. Her work consists primarily of intricate pen and ink drawings that are largely whimsical sci-fi and fantasy. She enjoys incorporating elements of fact with fiction and focuses heavily on symbology.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Jaeme Case to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
Born in East Los Angeles with a pencil in his hand, Daniel Flores was a creative child, drawing on every surface he could find. His imagination would start taking off with images of Hanna-Barbera cartoons, Bugs Bunny and stories of Aztec bravery as told by his history teacher in Mexico City, where he attended middle school. By high school, his skills were well-known by anyone who met him, and his nickname became "Dan The Man." By his senior year, the nickname was shortened to just "DTM," and that's what it is today.
DTM never entered any art contests and was not interested in learning about art in a classroom setting. Drawing is his preferred learning style, and by doing, he has added several other art skills to his pool of talents, including tattoos, fine art, graphic design and mobile game illustration.
Ever since arriving in Atlanta in 1994, DTM has been deeply involved in the arts community, starting with group art shows to curator of the Mano A Mano art exhibit series. In 2002, his tattoo studio won Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta award. Since 2004, he has participated in over 25 group art shows in the Atlanta area. In 2005, his art was shown at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta as part of the Art Beats + Lyrics art show. With his wife, Aisha Flores, DTM ventured into the web design field in 2006 and founded Denominator Graphics with a focus on building web sites for young artists in order for them to have an online portfolio and the opportunity to promote their art to potential fine art collectors. DTM was published in the July 2012 issue of ImagineFX magazine. Also in 2012, DTM founded the nonprofit organization Art Is King, whose mission is to develop resources, events and connections that educate artists and supports the arts community.
Art is Dan Flores' passion, and his creativity overflows with nonstop art projects. Art is DTM's profession, and he's thankful for the opportunity to create.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Dan "DTM" Flores to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show. Visit his personal web site at Delta Tango Mike.
Lesley Jones is an artist from the north Georgia mountains. She is a full-time geek and dedicates her art to her love of fandoms. Her goal is to make people smile when they see her work. She wanted to create cards that spoke to the geeks and had a humorous edge to them. She began with one and has since created over seventy more, and has expanded into bookmarks and coloring books. Jones will never stop creating, as it has become her true passion to embrace her inner paper geek.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Lesley Jones to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
Peter Lücker, who goes by the nickname "Float," is a formerly Atlanta-based artist now living in Madison, Alabama, working in the media of canvas painting, collage, digital art and design. His style focuses on bright colors and iconic images from pop culture. Using cartoons, comics, science fiction & fantasy, graffiti and street art as inspiration, "Float" brings his own spin to furniture refurbishing, sticker design, art prints and more.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Peter "Float" Lücker to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show. Visit his Facebook page at Float Shop .
Carly Strickland is a digital illustrator and book designer based in Birmingham, Alabama, and her favorite word is awesome. She is very small and probably has a complex about it. She prefers pet rats but supposes her step-cat will do. Strickland is art director of Matter Deep Publishing, an independent publishing company. She draws them a lot of picturesso many pictures that she has published three children's books since Matter Deep was launched in 2011, and has two more in the works.
Strickland loves retro sci-fi, Star Trek, modern sci-fi, Leonard Nimoy and Star Trek. You can see more about her obsession at her table in her new, fully illustrated Star Trek alphabet book, digital art prints and Mothership Goose, a children's book about nursery rhymes, jetpacks and mouse mechanics. You can also visit her web site, carlystricklandart.com.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Carly Strickland to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Dimitri Walker is a simple artist at heart. Brush, paint and canvas are his tools. He has been a portrait artist since 1983, primarily graphite (pencil). In 1994, Walker began to paint with oils and acrylics. He also took a job picture framing to be near the art world. He continued to learn and became a Master Certified Framer. In 2005, at 40 years old, Walker went to college and earned a Bachelors of Fine Art. In the spring of 2012, while teaching a drawing class at a local art gallery, a student/friend who took his class to learn to draw the TARDIS better, said to him, "Dimitri, I know you watch and love all the same shows and movies I do. Supernatural, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Firefly and all the comic book movies. I have been to your web site. Why don't you have any Fan Art?" Walker replied, "What's 'Fan Art'?"
And the rest is history.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Dimitri Walker to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show. Visit his web site at Paintings by Dimitri Walker.
R. Wheeler III
Joseph R. Wheeler III is the artist, founder and president of OnyxCon. A proud southerner, Wheeler was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, where he attended public school and graduated with honors from Benjamin Elijah Mays High School in 1993. He completed his foundation studies at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, then went on to study drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture at the Atlanta College of Art (now SCAD Atlanta), where he acquired his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997.
An important fixture in the Atlanta arts community, Wheeler has been dedicated for over 20 years as an arts instructor and Therapeutic Creative Activities Specialist for both youth arts organizations and the senior citizen population, focusing on adult day programs for Alzheimer's/disabled seniors. Wheeler has faced the challenges to Atlanta's arts community with unfaltering service, maintaining progressive and innovative contributions to the arts.
As a professional artist, Wheeler's career continues to be praised with accolades in publications such as The International Review of African American Art, published by Hampton University, and Black Comix: African American Independent Comics Art and Culture, the internationally and domestically distributed "Who's Who" of Black comics, conventions, creators and more. Currently, Wheeler is very busy growing his organization OnyxCon and the OnyxCon Institute, working with school groups and organizations such as Atlanta's public libraries. His latest historic masterpiece is an homage to the history of the African diaspora in Star Trek canon. The piece, entitled "The UAC-ANKh Project," is a fan art work that features a chosen 50-plus faces of known and often overlooked legendary characters (actors and actresses) from the Star Trek TV and film series.
Treklanta is pleased to welcome Joseph R. Wheeler III to our very first Artists Alley & Art Show. Visit his web site at The New Art Order.