Toronto Trek

July 12, 2005 06:58 ET

REMINDER: This Weekend, Harry Potter and More at Toronto Trek 19

Attention: Arts/Entertainment Editor, Assignment Editor, Books Editor, Lifestyle Editor TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - July 12, 2005) - Canada's largest volunteer-run science fiction convention is returning for its 19th year. From July 15th to 17th, some 3,000 fans of all ages will gather to meet actors, authors, and artists; participate in role-playing games, a masquerade, or a model-building contest; learn swordplay; hear Klingons perform rousing karaoke standards; and discuss everything from science fiction and fantasy books, films, and television to anime, Mars exploration, and forensic science.

In addition to a Sorting Ceremony, fans of the Harry Potter series can enjoy a live reading of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" by renowned actor, artist, and impressionist Larry Stewart, Toronto Trek's Master of Ceremonies. The eagerly awaited book, the sixth in the Harry Potter series, will be released on Saturday, July 16th. Copies will be available at the convention. Just don't give away the ending - or prepare to be turned into a toad!

Toronto Trek 19 is pleased to welcome:
• René Auberjonois, "Odo," Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
• Danny Strong, "Jonathan Levinson," and Kali Rocha, "Cecily"/"Halfrek," Buffy the Vampire Slayer
• Corin Nemec, "Jonas Quinn," Stargate SG-1
• Barry Morse, "Victor Bergman," Space: 1999
• Matthew Waterhouse, "Adric," Doctor Who
• Greg Evigan, "Jake Cardigan," TekWar
• Anaya Farrell, "Mit'gai," Earth: Final Conflict
• Julie Czerneda, author, Migration
• Robert J. Sawyer, author, Mindscan
• Kenneth Tam, author, The Renegade Equation
• Gregory Lamberson, author, Personal Demons
• Kiss Me Jane, author, It's Never Too Late to Become a Buffy Fan
• Geoffrey Mandel, graphic designer, Serenity

4:00 p.m., Friday, July 15 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 17, 2005

DoubleTree International Plaza Hotel
655 Dixon Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Media sign in at Media Liaison Office, York Room

Please note: Due to a professional commitment, Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) is no longer attending this event. /For further information: Please visit the Toronto Trek website at for detailed information about the guests and events.

For more information or to request free media passes to the convention, please contact Robin Marwick, Media Liaison, at (647) 233-9357 or IN: ENTERTAINMENT

Contact Information

  • Robin Marwick, Media Liaison, Toronto Trek
    Primary Phone: 647-233-9357