We got back several days ago from Northern Ontario Expo in Timmins, Canada. Marina Sirtis was the main guest, along with Walter Jones of the “Power Rangers.” On the first day of the weekend con, Marina arrived in the morning at her table and photo ops soon got underway. We were able to get Marina some lunch that day and she just wanted poutine from the canteen she had passed! She really does love poutine, never mind any other foods while in Canada. Marina even had more the next morning for breakfast as you could see in one of her twitter posts that day. Saturday afternoon was Marina’s Q&A panel. She complimented the Klingons in the audience and noted that the “Klingon chick” was attractive. Marina answered questions about “Star Trek”, including her saddest episode to film (“All Good Things”) and her most fun episode to film (“A Fistful of Datas”). Marina, who has said one of her dreams is to appear on U.K. t.v. series “Coronation Street”, said she could appear working at the pub (or owning it!), since she knows how to tend bar. As always, Marina gave a lively talk and entertained the audience with her stories. If you have ever been to one of Marina’s Q&A’s, you will know she is a one woman powerhouse and gives a stand-up comedy show! Later in the day, Marina taped a sit-down interview with two hosts from Eastlink Cable.
On Sunday, Marina greeted fans at her table again and posed for more photo ops. She also visited several vendor tables at the con to get in some shopping. Marina taped an interview with CTV News which aired later that day in Canada. She was also kind enough to do an audio interview with us about her work in the theatre. We are now transcribing the interview, and will also have the audio online soon at the Credits: Theatre page. It has been a pleasure to liaise with a number of individuals and organizations in the U.K. regarding photos of Marina’s stage work which we will also be adding. We hope to expand the Theatre area of the website in the months to come, as more material becomes available.
Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our weekend in the north and thank Marina for her time, kindness, smiles and the laughter she shared with everyone! Below are some more photos from the con, in addition to some we posted previously on twitter. Cheers!
Marina with some Tottenham Hotspur necessities from gomarinasirtis.com
Marina takes the stage for her Q&A on Saturday
End of the day interview with Eastlink
Marina Sirtis with Walter Jones of the “Power Rangers” – a super nice guy!
In case you missed seeing Marina’s fashionable boots during taping of the CTV news interview
Marina gets serious for her CTV news interview
Even the CTV news interviewer fits in a post-interview selfie with Marina!