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|The Star Trek star, author, activist and online raconteur will headline the annual pop-culture convention, set for Feb. 18-20, 2022, in downtown Pensacola|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— Pensacon, the Gulf Coast’s premier fan convention, is thrilled to welcome the legendary George Takei for its 2022 event, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 in downtown Pensacola. |
An actor, author, activist and Internet personality, Takei is best known for his beloved role as Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” series, beginning in 1966. Takei represents something of a “final frontier” for Pensacon in that regard, as the last living main cast member of the seminal series to make an appearance at the convention. Takei has continued to portray Sulu through Star Trek: The Animated Series, six feature films, an episode of Star Trek: Voyager and multiple video games.
|In addition to the Star Trek franchise and too many television guest roles to mention, Takei is known for films such as The Green Berets, the original animated Mulan and Kubo and the Two Strings, and for recurring roles on series such as Heroes. |
As a pop culture icon, he’s also frequently appeared as himself in movies and on televsion, including appearances in You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Entourage, 3rd Rock From the Sun, Futurama, Malcolm in the Middle, Psych, Will & Grace, The Big Bang Theory and Community. Notably, he was also the first major Star Trek star to cross over to the Star Wars universe, playing Lok Durd in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Takei also serves as a frequent guest announcer for The Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM satellite radio.
Takei is well-known as an online presence, using his social media platforms to share humor and activism with millions of followers. As a young Japanese-American boy, he was placed in an internment camp during World War II and has since been a staunch advocate for immigrants and the Asian-American community. Coming out as gay in 2005, he has also been a prominent voice for the LGBTQ community ever since.
A true household name, Takei joins a stellar lineup for Pensacon 2022, which also includes The Suicide Squad castmembers Michael Rooker, Sean Gunn and Steve Agee; Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who star David Bradley; Dylan McDermott, star of American Horror Story, The Practice and Law & Order: Organized Crime; Supernatural stars Kim Rhodes, Samantha Smith and Briana Buckmaster; Mighty Morphin Power Rangers stars Amy Jo Johnson and David Yost, and Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead star Ryan Hurst, among dozens of others.
Three-day weekend passes for Pensacon 2022 are $75. A very limited number of VIP Experience passes, which include free parking while available, priority admission to all events and panels, front of line privileges, and exclusive VIP merchandise are available for $165. Additional fees may apply to all ticket prices. Visit pensacon.com for tickets or more information
.ABOUT PENSACON: Pensacon is the Gulf Coast’s premier pop culture convention celebrating the worlds of science fiction, fantasy, horror, comic books, cosplay, animation, video games, books and much, much more. The three-day event draws tens of thousands to downtown Pensacola and takes place across multiple venues including the Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola Little Theater, Rex Theatre, Pensacola Museum of Commerce and the De Luna Event Space.