For sci-fi geeks of all sorts, it's the most wonderful time of the year.
Beginning Friday, fans of all things 'Con can enjoy three tech/Trek days of Steel City Con, which takes over the Monroeville Convention Center.
Headliner is actor George Takei, best known from the classic "Star Trek." Takei spent a bit of last year playing HoloGramps in "Supah Ninjas," the Nickelodeon series filmed at 31st Street Studios, but at Steel City Con, he'll no doubt be answering to "Sulu."
Takei will be signing autographs in a limited appearance each day and also participate in a Q&A session. Oh myyyyy.
A recent addition to the Con lineup is graphic novel artist Neal Adams, who has drawn some of the biggest titles in comics history, from Batman to X-Men and his own creation, "Blood." He'll also be appearing all three days at the event. Hours for Steel City Con are 1-9 p.m. Friday, 10-8 Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. More information and schedules can be found at the Steel City Con web site.
Others set to appear include Seinfeld Soup Nazi, Larry Thomas, former pro wrestlers Charles Wright and Ted DiBiase, actor Michael Biehn ("Terminator," "Aliens" and "Tombstone") and young actress Kylie Szymanski, who played the Governor's dear departed zombie daughter on AMC's "Walking Dead."
The Steel City Con bills itself as one of the world's largest toy shows; expect vendors of all sorts and alien races. They'll even be some show cars, including the Time Machine Delorean from "Back to the Future."