The Province

William Shatner heads up Comiccon

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The former captain of the Starship Enterprise will be in Ottawa next week for the city’s first ever Comiccon

Profession­al commitment­s are keeping Patrick Stewart from attending Ottawa’s firstever comic-book convention, Comiccon, on May 12 and 13 at the CE Centre.

But organizers are announcing his replacemen­t will be another former captain of the Starship Enterprise, William Shatner.

This will be Shatner’s second appearance in the capital this year. He hosted the 2012 JUNO Awards in April.

Shatner became iconic for his portrayal of James T. Kirk in: the science-fiction television series Star Trek from 1966 to 1969; Star Trek: The Animated Series, from 1973 to 1974; and in seven Star Trek feature films from 1979 to 1994.

Shatner will be at Comiccon on May 12.

He will signing autographs and be available for photos.

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