A Celebration of Star Trek!

May 07, 2016

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the airing of Star Trek, DePaul Pop Culture Conference presented A Celebration of Star Trek in 2016.

We raised over $1200 for Chimp Haven--

Our Distinguished Contributions to Popular Culture Award Recipient was Brannon Braga--

Our Writer Keynote Speaker was Lisa Klink--

Our Academic Keynote was Dr. Lincoln Geraghty--

A tribute lecture to Leonard Nimoy was given by John and Maria Jose Tenuto.


Distinguished Contributions Award Recipient:

Brannon Braga

Emmy-nominated Brannon Braga is currently Writer, Executive Producer, and Co-Creator of the drama series Salem. Braga was a key force as a Creator, Writer and Executive Producer of more than 300 episodes of the Star Trek series. For over 13 years collectively, he worked on The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise. His film credits include Mission: Impossible II, Star Trek: Generations and Star Trek: First Contact. Braga also served as Executive Producer and Director on FOX’s re-launch of COSMOS, as Executive Producer and Writer on Terra Nova, Executive Producer and Writer on 24, Creator and Executive Producer of Flashforward, and Writer and Executive Producer on Threshold.

Writing Keynote: Lisa Klink

Lisa Klink started her career writing for Deep Space Nine and Voyager before coming back to Earth for shows like Martial Law and Missing She’s also written two issues of Batman for DC Comics and contributed a short story to the anthology Empower: Fight Like A Girl. Lisa now writes novels, including three books in the Dead Man series and All In, co-authored with Joel Goldman. She’s also a five-time champion on Jeopardy!

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Academic Keynote:

Dr. Lincoln Geraghty

Dr. Lincoln Geraghty is Reader in Popular Media Cultures in the School of Media and Performing Arts at the University of Portsmouth. He is author of Living with Star Trek (2007), American Science Fiction Film and Television (2009) and Cult Collectors (2014). He has edited The Influence of Star Trek on Television, Film and Culture (2008), Channeling the Future (2009), and The Smallville Chronicles (2011).




Idic: Philosophy and Star Trek

The Federation: Politics and Star Trek

Through the Wormhole: Reevaluating DS9



Academic Keynote: Dr. Lincoln Gergahty - “‘A dream that became a reality and spread throughout the stars’: History, Myth and American Culture in Star Trek.”

History of the Klingon Empire, Part I

The Cultural Impact of Star Trek

Trekkies, Trekkers, And Beyond: Fandom of Star Trek



Learn Klingon

Star Trek and Gender

Llap: The Future According to Star Trek

Canon, Fanon, and In-Between: Star Trek Fan Works

Generations of Trek: Film, TV, and the Evolution of Star Trek



Producer Keynote: Brannon Braga



Writer Keynote: Lisa Klink

History of the Klingon Empire, Part II

Debating The Future: Otherness and Privilege in Star Trek

Star Trek: Fan Phenomena



Lecture: Leonard Nimoy Tribute: John Tenuto and Maria Jose Tenuto

Klingon: A Case Study af Conlangs in Mass Media

Beam Me Up: Star Trek Performance

The Future Is Here: Science and Technology in Star Trek



Klingon Christmas Carol

Teaching Trek: Pedagogy and Star Trek

Queer Identities in Cosplay And Fandom

Fantasy Draft Crew!

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Tee shirt design by Laura Bluett

Tee shirt design by Laura Bluett