By: Michael Lail | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012
LeVar Burton of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “How I Met Your Mother.”
The 25th annual Trek Expo will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-24 at the Wyndham Hotel, 10918 E. 41st St. in Tulsa. The 13th annual “Supper With The Stars,” benefiting Tulsa Boys’ Home, will be held Saturday night, June 23, as part of Trek Expo.
This super-convention that features television and movie actors, authors, and artists is among the largest in the region. It is where movie and television fans meet their favorite “stars.” Celebrities autograph photographs and memorabilia for fans, chat with attendees, and share their career histories. In addition, many exhibitors offer thousands of TV, movie and music collectables for sale.
Featured actresses and actors include: Jonathan Frakes (NCIS Los Angeles, Star Trek: The Next Generation), LeVar Burton (How I Met Your Mother, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Rachel Luttrel (NCIS, Stargate Atlantis), Julie Caitlin Brown (Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Babylon 5), Richard Hatch (The Little Matchmakers, Battlestar Galactica), and Garrett Wang (Why Am I Doing This, Star Trek: Voyager). More guests will be announced soon.
“Supper With The Stars” will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday. Most of the celebrities participate, chatting with and often dancing with those attending. Advance or at-the-door tickets for the Supper are $10, which will be donated to Tulsa Boys’ Home. The Beachwoods Restaurant at Wyndham will host the Supper with a pasta buffet for $10 plus tax and tip; ticket holders attending the Supper will be responsible for paying for the dinner ticket. For more information or for tickets, go to www.trekexpo.net.
Tulsa Boys’ Home was founded in 1918 as the first boys’ home in Oklahoma. The agency helps 11 to 18 year old boys with emotional, behavioral, and substance abuse problems, and serves about 174 boys each year. It is a United Way agency located in West Tulsa County on 158 acres at 2727 S. 137th W. Ave. in Sand Springs.