It’s time for Vulcan Events: Away Mission Orlando. Happening in Orlando on October 5th thru the 7th, this is a more “casual fun” convention. With mostly Star Trek celebrities in attendance, the 501st Legion definitely stands out among the crowd.

Last year, I had the pleasure of meeting Sir. Patrick Stewart. This year, the headlining guest is Avery Brooks of Star Trek: DS9.

Other special guests include Colin Ferguson (Eureka), Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay, Star Trek TNG),Dirk Benedict (Starbuck, Battlestar Galactica Original Series), Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris, Star Trek: Voyager), Robin Curtis (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock), Eric Menyuk (Traveler, Star Trek: TNG) andHerbert Jefferson Jr. (Boomer, Battlestar Galactica Original Series)

Indiana Jones and a Jawa face off for the candy bowl!

Indiana Jones and a Jawa face off for the candy bowl!

I learned some valuable lessons last year. The most important one being that hydrating applies to everyone and not just those in costume.

Last year at the event, I was surprised to see how many children arrived dressed as Star Wars characters as well as the reactions from the celebrities to our costumes. We also had a line for pictures in the main autograph room…and a couple of those in line were the celebrities.

If you are interested in stopping by to say hi, our booth will be located in the “no ticket required” zone. This is a family friendly event, so feel free to bring the kids along with you to check it out.

For those of you who might be interested in seeing some of the panels or getting a few autographs,tickets cost $15 for Friday, $30 for Saturday, $20 for Sunday and a three pass is $65. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.