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The Phoenix Comicon Shows the Enterprise’s Data Some Fun

by on Nov.17, 2008, under Conventions

Communications Director writes in to let us know that Brent Spiner – best known for his role as Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation as well as other roles in movies such as Independence Day and many stage productions – has been added to the guest list for the upcoming Phoenix Comicon, which takes place January 23-25, 2009. He joins Marina Sirtis and Wil Wheaton as the TNG representatives in an already extensive guest list. Read More for the press release.

The Phoenix Comicon Shows the Enterprise’s Data Some Fun

Mesa-The Phoenix Comicon has added Brent Spiner (‘Lt. Commander Data’ from ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’) to its list of guests. He is joining other members of the Star Trek cast: Marina Sirtis and Wil Wheaton (‘Deanna Troi’ and ‘Wesley Crusher’).

“I can’t wait to hear what stories they all remember from shooting!” laughed Amy Black, Guest Liaison Director.

The role that has defined much of Brent’s career is Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation. After portraying the android for seven years on television, Brent brought the character to the silver screen in four feature films: Generations, First Contact, Insurrection, and Nemesis, for which he also co-wrote the story.

“No one can imagine the Next Gen without Data,” said Matt Solberg, Convention Director, “With him, Marina and Wil, the Next Gen is now more than ever coming to the Phoenix Comicon.”

Brent took on the role of the beloved android, Lt. Commander Data, after a successful stage career where he acted in such classic plays as ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ and ‘The Three Musketeers.’ Since playing Data in the television show and subsequent movies, he?s been nominated for multiple awards for his performances in the theater and on TV, and he has acted in such popular film as ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Dude, Where’s My Car?’ and ‘South Park: The Movie.’

“Talk about a man who’s seen it all!” said Kate Davids, Communication Director.

The Phoenix Comicon is Arizona’s largest, multi-media, popular arts convention, focusing on comic books, anime, gaming, music, and film. The Comicon presents a full weekend schedule of guests and programming for hobbyists by attracting the top segments of the comics, anime, and gaming worlds. For more information visit

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