The Chief Medical Officer of the Starship Enterprise will be making a house call in Colorado this summer. Set a course for Denver.

Fan Expo Denver is coming up from June 30 through July 2, 2023, and with it, a number of your favorite stars. Save your pennies, grab your Sharpie, and get ready to meet the good doctor face-to-face.

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Star Trek Actor at Fan Expo Denver

The actress who has portrayed Dr. Beverly Crusher on television's Star Trek: The Next Generation, along with four subsequent films, will be coming to Denver, Colorado this summer. Gates McFadden will be on hand Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, June 30 through July 2, 2023.

Star Trek: The Next Generation

Gates McFadden joined the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. After the series ended, she continued with the franchise with four motion pictures. She also shared her vocal talents for the PC games Star Trek: A Final Unity and Star Trek Generations.

How Does The Expo Work?

If you would like to attend the expo and get your photo taken with Gates McFadden, here's a little info. While she has signed on for all three days, the exact times of her appearances are not yet determined.

If you're looking to get an autograph, that can be done to the tune of $60. If you would like to get a photo op, that will run you $70.

7 Reasons Why You Should Attend

It really doesn't matter if you're into Star Trek or not. You should still make plans to attend. The last three years have been a bit bumpy, and it's time to celebrate. Why not rub elbows with some of your favorite stars? Did you see Christina Ricci is going to be there, too?

Courtesy of Odyssey, these are seven reasons why you should attend an expo:

  • Cosplay - Dress up like one of your favorite characters. You could go as Dr. Crusher, and I could help you out with that. I'll tell you more in one of the paragraphs below.
  • Guests - That's a given.
  • Bonding - Hanging out with people with similar interests can be fun.
  • Friends - Poker night can get boring. How about something new?
  • Panels - These can be fascinating. Take in a Q&A session with your favorite celebs.
  • Shopping - You need more stuff. I don't even know you, but I do know you need more stuff. Stock up on collectibles at these expos.
  • Memories and Happiness - We all need to make more memories. You'll undoubtedly remember this one for years to come.

Upcoming Star Trek Appearance for Gates McFadden

Be on the lookout for Gates McFadden when she returns to the Star Trek universe for the third season of Star Trek: Picard.

Background and Early Career

In addition to her work on Star Trek, McFadden has an extensive background in theater and dance. Her teaching credentials include:

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Harvard University
  • George Washington University

She also worked with The Jim Henson Company. You've definitely seen her work. According to Wikipedia, she was the Director of Choreography and Muppet Movement for the movies Labyrinth and The Muppets Take Manhattan.

Other Guests at Fan Expo Denver

This is sure to be a fun event. Other guests at Fan Expo include:

  • Christina Ricci
  • Vincent D'Onofrio
  • Bonnie Wright
  • Emily Swallow
  • Emily Bett Rickards
  • Vivien Lyra Blair
  • Leslie David Baker

The Return Of Dr. Crusher

The trailer insists that Star Trek: Picard Season 3 will be the crew's final voyage. Of course, we've heard that a time or two before. Regardless, this may be one of your last chances to see Gates McFadden in person, at least in Colorado. Don't miss your chance to meet her at this year's Fan Expo Denver.

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