William Shatner Set to Join AlienCon 2019 in Los Angeles

WILLIAM SHATNER SET TO JOIN ALIENCON® LOS ANGELES

THREE DAY FAN CONVENTION RUNS JUNE 21-23, 2019
AT THE LOS ANGELES CONVENTION CENTER, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Additional Special Guests Include “Ancient Aliens” Contributors Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and Erich von DänikenMichael Malarkey from HISTORY’s hit drama series “Project Blue Book,” Robert Picardo (Star Trek) and more

NEW YORK, NY – April 30, 2019 – Golden Globe® and Emmy Award® winning actor William Shatner has been confirmed to join AlienCon, the world’s first convention dedicated to seeking the truth about extraterrestrial existence throughout history and solving the mysteries of the universe. The three-day fan convention inspired by HISTORY®’s hit series “Ancient Aliens” ® opens at the Los Angeles Convention Center June 21-23, 2019. Presented by A+E Networks® and Mischief Management, AlienCon features thought-provoking panel discussions, autograph and photo experiences with talent, exclusive merchandise, fan competitions, a costume party, contest and much more.

AlienCon offers the opportunity for like-minded people to come together to challenge existing beliefs and seek disclosure of all kinds in an environment that inspires discovery and discussion. Attendees can meet and mingle with celebrity guests including William Shatner from HISTORY’s upcoming series “The UnXplained,” Michael Malarkey from HISTORY’s “Project Blue Book,” Robert Picardo (Star Trek), and HISTORY’s “Ancient Aliens” contributors Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, Erich von Däniken, David Childress, William Henry, Nick Pope, Linda Moulton Howe, Rabbi Ariel B. Tzadok, Mike Bara, Travis Taylor, and series creator and Executive Producer Kevin Burns.

“AlienCon LA offers an exciting opportunity to ask the really important questions we all have,” said Shatner. “I’m thrilled to be a part of it and I’m looking forward to meeting fans and discussing my new HISTORY series ‘The UnXplained’ – which will explore the facts behind the world’s most fascinating, strange and inexplicable mysteries.”

More info can be found on the AlienCon website here: www.thealiencon.com

AlienCon 2019 Artwork: https://aenetworks.box.com/s/lndrt3elsrrbn1xwxdak91gjl7vlga9p

HISTORY recently announced the nonfiction series “The UnXplained,” hosted and executive produced by Shatner. From mysterious structures such as Florida’s Coral Castle, and “evil” places as Japan’s “Suicide Forest,” to extraterrestrial sightings and bizarre rituals, the eight-episode, one-hour series will explore subjects that have mystified mankind for centuries. “The UnXplained” is produced for HISTORY by Prometheus Entertainment.

HISTORY’s hit series “Ancient Aliens” explores the theory that extraterrestrials have been visiting the Earth for millions of years. From the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, and from visitations by gods and deities in South America to sightings of unexplained objects around the world, each episode of the series gives thought-provoking consideration to the questions, first-hand accounts and grounded theories surrounding the age-old debate: did extraterrestrial beings really help to shape human history? “Ancient Aliens” is produced by Prometheus Entertainment.

“Project Blue Book,” HISTORY’s hit drama series from Academy Award and Golden Globe®-winner Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Back to the Future, Contact) and A+E Studios, is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. The series is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day.

About A+E Networks:
A+E Networks®, LLC. is an award-winning, global media content company offering consumers a diverse communications environment ranging from linear channels to websites, gaming, watch apps and educational software. A+E Networks is comprised of A&E®, Lifetime®, HISTORY®, LMN®, FYI™, VICELAND™, H2™, History en Espaňol™, Blaze™, Crime + Investigation™, Military History™ and Lifetime Real Women®; as well as its own premium content production and development arm, A+E Studios™; film division, A&E IndieFilms®; online, mobile and app development division, A+E Networks Digital®; digital storytelling hub, 45th & Dean™; and A+E Networks Consumer Products™. A+E Networks is comprised of channels and branded programming, reaching more than 335 million households in over 200 territories. A+E Networks, LLC. is a joint venture of Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/aenetworks and Facebook at facebook.com/AENetworks/.

About Mischief Management:
Mischief Management produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. Since 2009, it has served tens of thousands of fans, providing a fun, vibrant, and safe space to enjoy the things they love. Mischief Management’s event lineup includes BroadwayCon, Con of Thrones (for fans of Game of Thrones), LeakyCon (for fans of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World), and PodX (for fans and creators of podcasts). More information about each of Mischief Management’s events can be found at www.MischiefManagement.com.

About Prometheus Entertainment:
Ancient Aliens is produced by Prometheus Entertainment. Executive Producer is Kevin Burns (The Curse of Oak Island, Lost in Space (2018), Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed, etc.). Prometheus Entertainment has been a leader in supplying critically acclaimed, highly-rated programming having produced over 600 hours of dynamic and diverse television for clients such as History, A&E, E!, WEtv, Travel Channel, Bravo, Animal Planet, Lucasfilm Ltd., National Geographic Channel, AMC, Warner Bros and more. Executive Producer for HISTORY is Susan Leventhal.

PRESS CONTACTS
Heather Pastorini, A+E Networks
heather.pastorini@aenetworks.com
917.232.8087

Tori Bryan, Mischief Management
tori@mischiefmanagement.com
312.971.7492

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