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Convention
Name: FedCon
Dates: April-May
Frequency: yearly
Location: Germany
Type: fan convention, guests, for profit
Focus: science fiction
Organization: originally Star Trek Central Europe, later FedCon GmbH
Founder: Dirk Bartholomä
Founding Date: 1992
URL: FedCon
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FedCon is a convention originally by and for Star Trek fans that has branched out into related media SF fandoms and is now Europe's biggest Star Trek and science fiction convention. It is held annually in a German city, most notably Bonn.

FedCon was founded in 1992 by Dirk Bartholomä who was running Star Trek Central Europe, the fan club that later became the Offizieller Star Trek Fanclub. The convention focuses on giving the stage to actors and artists who have been involved with the creation of media SF. Major guests get one or more hourly segments in which they can talk about anything, usually followed by a Q&A with the fans.

The convention's main language is English.

This con is not, in any way, associated with the disastrous FedConUSA in the United States.

FedCon I

01 - 03 May 1992 - Turmhotel Augsburg (program)

Guests: Walter Koenig

Trekworld #23 contains a 6-page con report (with photos) about Federation Con 1992 and there is a con report for this convention in Star Trek Action Group #106.

300 fans attended the con. [1]

FedCon II

01 - 03 April 1994 - Arabella Hotel München (program)

Guests: George Takei - Robin Curtis - Richard Arnold

More than 600 fans attended the con.[1]

FedCon III

30 June - 02 July 1995 - Sheraton Hotel München (program)

Guests: Jonathan Frakes - Brent Spiner - Eric Stillwell - Lolita Fatjo - Richard Arnold

FedCon IV

10 - 12 May 1996 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: Walter Koenig - Denise Crosby - Armin Shimerman - Garrett Wang - Robert Picardo - Richard Arnold - Lolita Fatjo - Marc B. Lee

More than 4,000 fans attended the con.[2]

FedCon V

09 - 11 May 1997 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: William Shatner - Roxann Dawson - Nana Visitor - Ethan Phillips - Chase Masterson - Mira Furlan - Marc B. Lee

FedCon VI

17 - 19 April 1998 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (http://www.fedcon.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=98%3Afedcon-vi-programm&catid=63&Itemid=29&lang=en program)

Guests: Kate Mulgrew - Robert Beltran - Tim Russ - Max Grodénchik - Nichelle Nichols - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee

FedCon VII

30 April - 02. Mai 1999 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: Leonard Nimoy - Robert Duncan McNeill - Jeri Lynn Ryan - Gates McFadden - John de Lancie - Bruce Boxleitner - Robin Atkin Downes - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee

FedCon VIII

19 - 21 May 2000 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: Richard Arnold - Lolita Fatjo - Richard Herd - Rene Auberjonois - Marina Sirtis - Michael Dorn - Jerry Doyle - Richard Biggs - Brent Spiner - Alice Krige - Robin Atkin Downes - Denise Crosby - Tim Russ - Chase Masterson - Marc B. Lee

There were 3000-4000 attendees.

A con report is here.

FedCon IX

06 - 08 April 2001 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: LeVar Burton - Colm Meaney - Alexander Siddig - Jennifer Lien - Claudia Christian - Richard Biggs - Robert Leeshock - Von Flores - Ted Raimi - Marjorie Monaghan - Alexandra Tydings - Manu Intiraymi - Stewart Moss - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee

FedCon X

10 - 12 May 2002 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Walter Koenig - Avery Brooks - Nicole de Boer - Robert Beltran - Robert Duncan McNeill - Garrett Wang - Dominic Keating - Dirk Benedict - Herb Jefferson - Barbara Luna - Manu Intiraymi - Carolyn Seymour - Erin Gray - Richard Arnold - Judson Scott - Richard Hatch - Peter Williams - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XI

02 - 04 May 2003 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (http://www.fedcon.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103%3Afedcon-xi-programm&catid=63&Itemid=29&lang=en program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Vaughn Armstrong - Nana Visitor - Linda Park - John Billingsley - Ethan Phillips - Marina Sirtis - Cirroc Lofton - Anthony Stewart Head - Ray Park - Leni Parker - Jason Carter - Gil Gerard - Robert Leeshock - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XII

21 - 23 May 2004 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (http://www.fedcon.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=104%3Afedcon-xii-programm&catid=63&Itemid=29&lang=en program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Nichelle Nichols - Tim Russ - Robert Picardo - Connor Trinneer - Anthony Montgomery - Grace Lee Whitney - Robert O'Reilly - J.G. Hertzler - Musetta Vander - Virginia Hey - Ed Wasser - Julie Benz - Tom Lenk - Tony Amendola - Amber Benson - Lolita Fatjo - Larry Nemecek - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee - Robert Vogel

FedCon XIII

The lost convention. There was no FedCon XIII. FedCon XIV in 2005 followed FedCon XII in 2004.

FedCon XIV

06 - 08 May 2005 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Jolene Blalock - Dominic Keating - Andrew Robinson - Stephen Furst - Gary Graham - Corin Nemec - Clare Kramer - J.G. Hertzler - Robert O'Reilly - Bobbie Sue Luther - Rick Searfoss -James Horan - Monika Schnarre - Michael David Ward - Leonard Nimoy - Brent Spiner - Kevin Sorbo - Robert Vogel - Leonard McLeod - Hubert Zitt - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XV

19 - 21 May 2006 - Hotel Esperanto Fulda (program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Walter Koenig - George Takei - Gates McFadden - Robert Beltran - Connor Trinneer - Nicole de Boer - Cirroc Lofton - Mira Furlan - Gigi Edgley - Christian Kane - Menina Fortunato - Marc Singer - Claudia Christian - Dean Haglund - Gary Jones - Clare Kramer - Andy Hallett - Tim Brazeal - Alexandra Velten - Dr. Rainer Nagel - Hubert Zitt - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee - Robert Vogel

FedCon XVI

08 - 10 June 2007 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Kate Mulgrew - Jonathan Frakes - Avery Brooks - Jewel Staite - Paul McGillion - Garrett Wang - Armin Shimerman - Laura Bertram - Orli Shoshan - Robert O'Reilly - J.G. Hertzler - Suzie Plakson - Cirroc Lofton - Anthony Montgomery - Hubert Zitt - Alexandra Velten - Dr. Rainer Nagel - Robert Vogel - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XVII

18 - 20 April 2008 - Maritim Hotel Bonn (program, gallery)

Guests: Brent Spiner - Marina Sirtis - LeVar Burton - Jamie Bamber - Mary McDonnell - Bruce Boxleitner - Michael Shanks - Kevin Sorbo - Michelle Forbes - Nicki Clyne - Leah Cairns - Julie Caitlin Brown - Peter Jurasik - Steve Bacic - Rene Auberjonois - John de Lancie - W Morgan Sheppard - Robert Vogel - Richard Arnold - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XVIII

01 - 03 May 2009 Maritim Hotel Bonn (program, gallery, con reports)

Guests: Edward James Olmos - Summer Glau - Nichelle Nichols - Colin Ferguson - Jordan Hinson - Christopher Judge - James Callis - Michael Hogan - John Billingsley - Robert Picardo - Nana Visitor - Connor Trinneer - Dominic Keating - Mark Sheppard - Marc Alaimo - Jeffrey Combs - Max Grodénchik - Erin Gray - Richard Hatch - Jonathan Woodward - Hubert Zitt - Alexandra Velten - Dr. Rainer Nagel - Richard Arnold - Mike Hillenbrand - Höhl Thomas - Robert Vogel - David Messina - Marc B. Lee

FedCon XIX

30 April - 02 May 2010 Maritim Hotel Bonn (program)

Guests: Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard) - Michael Dorn - Terry Farrell - Tahmoh Penikett - James Marsters (Spike)- Gordon Michael Woolvett - Martha Hackett - Luciana Carro - Chase Masterson - David Hewlett (Rodney McKay) - Manu Intiraymi - Aaron Douglas - Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones) - Kandyse McClure - Suzie Plakson - Cliff Simon - Franco Urru - Robert Vogel - Tsuneo Sanda - James Cawley - Ed Wasser (MoC)

FedCon XX

28 April - 01 May 2011 Maritim Hotel Düsseldorf (program)

Guests (Actors): Scott Bakula - Richard Dean Anderson - Paul McGillion - Lance Henriksen - Wil Wheaton - Robert Duncan McNeill - Marina Sirtis - Jeremy Bulloch - Daniel Logan - Nicole de Boer - Sean Maher - Bonnie Piesse - Dirk Benedict - Tony Amendola - Kate Hewlett - Arlene Martel - Kate Vernon - Carel Struycken - Garrett Wang (Moc)

FedCon XXI

17th until 20th May 2012 – Hotel Maritim, Düsseldorf, Germany

Guests (actors): William Shatner (James T. Kirk) - Richard Dean Anderson (Jack O'Neill) - Joe Flanigan (John Sheppard) - Gates McFadden - Jonathan Frakes - Walter Koenig - Joel Gretsch - J.G. Hertzler - Robert O'Reilly - Casper Van Dien - Kai Owen - Keith Szarabajka - Nicholas Brendon (Xander Harris) - Felicia Day (Dr. Janet Fraiser) - Erick Avari - Kavan Smith (Evan Lorne) - Matthew Bennett - Jenette Goldstein - Ricco Ross - Carrie Henn - Virginia Hey (Pa'u Zotoh Zhaan) - Eddie Paskey - Garrett Wang (Harry Kim).

Author guests include a number of authors, experts and panelists.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dirk Bartholomae in Starbase972. Star Trek and me, 28 August 2006. (Accessed 13 May 2012)
  2. Mike Hillenbrand, Thomas Hillebrand. SStar Trek in Deutschland: Wie Captain Kirk nach Deutschland kam, p. 289.