Sci-Fi stars will “Take the Sky” at extra-special September event in Barkerville

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Fans of hit TV shows like “The X-Files” and “Babylon 5” take note: your geekend dreams are about to come true!  Hot on the heels of last year’s successful steampunk-themed Lost in Time event, Barkerville Historic Town is proud to announce the return of all things geek-chic… and this year, thanks to an exclusive partnership with the Prince George Citizen’s The Scene PG magazine, Barkerville’s geekend is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Geekenders, Vancouver’s preeminent nerdy event company and theatre troupe, are headed back to Barkerville with a three-day party for anybody and everybody who ever wanted to just put on a costume and be awesome for 72 hours.

From Friday, September 27th to Sunday, September 29th, 2013, Barkerville will play host to Geekenders Lost in Time 2: Take the Sky, a fun-filled, sci-fi party-convention that is packing some serious heat. Author and “Babylon 5” star Claudia Christian will be on deck to meet with fans, sign autographs, and pose for photographs on Saturday, September 28th, before jumping onstage at the historic Theatre Royal to perform a 45-minute, Star Trek-themed improv show with Dean Haglund, co-star of “The X-Files” and “The Lone Gunmen.” Mr. Haglund will also be available for photos and autographs by day, and together with Ms. Christian will join a stunning array special guests and performers who will appear throughout the three-day Take the Sky event.

On Friday, September 27th, Vancouver-based actor Michael Schaldemose will perform his one-man tour-de-force “Call Me Kirk” at 9:00 PM, and renowned fandom comedians Jesse Inocalla (LEGO’s Legends of Chima, Anime Evolution) and Tyler James Nicol (Megasteakman, Cos & Effect) will be along for the ride.  On Saturday night Trixie Hobbitses, the Canadian “Nerd Queen of Burlesque,” will head up a growing list of amazing ‘nerdlesque’ performers, comedians, and emcees who are sure to knock off a few socks – theirs and yours.

“This is a pop-culture event like no other in Canada,” said James Douglas, Barkerville’s Manager of Visitor Experiences. “We are thrilled to be hosting another Geekenders convention, and after last year’s amazing experience we’re excited to see what our second year will bring.”

“We have a wonderful selection of guests and programming, and without a doubt, there will be something for everyone,” he added.

Along with several celebrity appearances (some of which have yet to be announced) Take the Sky will feature exclusive variety shows, an array of Barkerville retailers providing unique collectibles produced especially for Geekenders guests, games, prizes and, of course… cosplay (costume play, for those yet-to-be initiated).  Included in the convention passes are traditional Barkerville activities like gold-panning, stage coach rides, Theatre Royal tickets… and a special Doctor Who-themed afternoon tea with “Queen Victoria.”

Combining Geekenders’ trademark fandom-based theatre with a cast of dozens of historical interpreters and Barkerville’s patented magic, Geekenders Lost in Time 2: Take the Sky promises to combine events you’ve never seen before at cons (laser tag quick draw!) with screenings, panels, and a trademark mix of costume contests, trivia competitions, geeky burlesque, epic parties and prizes!

For more information Geekenders Lost in Time 2: Take the Sky please visit www.barkervillegeekend.com.

Claudia and Dean