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Star Trek convention hosts 'Q' as special guest

John de Lancie

John de Lancie, Star Trek's "Q," entertained the audience at the recent Star Trek Convention in Everett.
Photo by John Soltys/Woodinville Weekly.

Star Trek convention Star Trek enthusiasts from around the Northwest--many dressed as their favorite characters from the continuing Trek adventures--convened in Everett Feb. 24-25 to browse exhibits, shop for Trek memorabilia, and hear speaker John de Lancie, a frequent guest on Star Trek: The Next Generation, where he played Q, an omnipotent troublemaker who became a favorite on the series.
   His character recently crossed time and space boundaries to appear with fellow Next Gen crew member Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) in an episode of the newest Star Trek adventure, Star Trek: Voyager.
   De Lancie, humorous and entertaining, talked about the creative process, and noted that Star Trek is one of the few shows on television which accepts scripts from its audience. He also told the story of how he became an actor after he was thrust into a major role in Henry V while in middle school.
   The convention, which took place at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel in Everett, was a production of Creation Conventions, which stages numerous events for Star Trek followers and recently announced a new club for The X-Files.