Nichelle Nichols has announced that this will be her last year doing Star Trek appearances and is embarking on a farewell tour.
For almost as long as there have been Star Trek conventions, Nichelle Nichols has been a part of them. The legendary actress has made public appearances at so many conventions over the decades that it would likely be impossible to count them all.
However, if you still want to get that picture and autograph from the one and only Uhura, this year will be your last chance.
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Nichols has announced that this will be her last year doing her regular convention circuit of appearances. It was revealed last August by TMZ that she has been diagnosed with Dementia and has been dealing with the effects of that devastating illness. At 86, no one will argue that Nicholes doesn’t deserve to relax and enjoy retirement.
If you want to meet the iconic Uhura before it’s too late, these are the shows Nicholes will be attending during her farewell tour.
- MegaCon – May 16-19 in Orlando Flordia
- Phoenix Fan Fusion – May 23-26 in Phoenix, Arizona
- Wisconsin Comic Convention – June 28-30 in Milwaukee, WI
- Florida Supercon – July 4-7 in Miami, Florida
- Shore Leave – July 12-14 in Baltimore, Maryland
- Official Star Trek Convention – July 31-August 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada
- New York Comic Con – October 3-6 in New York, NY
According to Nicholes’ representatives more dates may be added in the future.
The tour will then end with a special Uhura convention in Burbank, California titled “Hailing Frequencies Open…One Last Time!” which will take place on May 1-3, 2020. Confirmed guests include Walter Koenig, Marina Sirtis and Tim Russ as well as plenty of guest stars from the Original Series and some behind-the-scenes crew and staff.
Earlier this week is was reported that a production company was trying to use Indiegogo to make a documentary about Nichols amazing life. Combine that with the announcement of her farewell tour and you have plenty of ways to say “Thanks” for over five decades of bringing diversity to science-fiction before that was even a popular opinion.