Malone Comic Con will feature ‘Star Trek’ actor, more

J.G. Hertzler, who played Klingon General Martok on “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” will be at Saturday’s Malone Comic Con. (Photo provided)

MALONE – Actor J.G. Hertzler who played Klingon General Martok on “Star Trek: Deep Space 9” is the featured guest for the 4th annual Malone Comic Con pop-culture convention.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Franklin Academy High School.

Hertzler’s filmography includes appearances in more than 30 episodes of “Star Trek,” most notably for his guest starring role as Klingon General Martok. He is credited for roles in “Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman,” “Lois and Clark: Superman,” and voice acting credits in many “Star Trek” licensed games, “Bioshock II” and “Injustice: Gods Among Us.”

He will be available for autographs and photo ops as well as a question and answer discussion during the convention.

Joining Hertzler at the convention is the “Ghostbusters” ECTO1 stunt car from 2016 film “Ghostbusters: Answer the Call.” Attendees can see the car up close and for an additional fee get a photo with wearable proton packs as a keepsake from the event.

The Vermont-based film production Sweepers will be present to screen episodes of their sci-fi series The Outer Rim and to discuss their independent development with people interested in pursuing their own film projects.

Shazam (portrayed by cosplayer Andrew Knowles) will be in attendance with the North Country Crusaders from Potsdam. This volunteer costume troupe makes appearances at events and parties for children all over the region. Malone Comic Con will be giving away a Shazam at home movie prize pack at their table.

In addition to the guests, Malone Comic Con Director Megan Manson says that the Dealer’s Room will be once again full of comics, collectables, and more for visitors of the convention to enjoy.

“We have Rainy Toad Gaming bringing two virtual reality units with the game Beat Saber to play,” Manson said. “There will also be several demonstrations and interactive table top games that families can participate in with their children. We hope that they will want to bring back family game nights or attend Community Game nights like the ones held at AC Gaming in Plattsburgh on Wednesday evenings each week.”

Local vendors and artists will be in attendance such as Tommy’s Toys and Comics, artist Mark Gonyea, the Vermont Comic Creators, Chicken Fried Quilters, Maple Tree Books and many more.

New to the convention this year is a $500 cash prize for an ages 16 and up cosplay (costume play) competition. Malone Comic Con and Upstate Comic Con have partnered together to present the first year of the Chimera Cosplay Competition. The top five finalists from Malone will advance to compete against the top five of upstate in September for a $1,000 prize.

“Details about the judging and criteria for this event are available on our website,” Manson noted.

Tickets are discounted until the day of the convention. Children five and under are free, all students from any district, seniors and active or retired military tickets are $4. Adults tickets are $8, and can be purchased online at www.malonecomiccon.com or the day of the convention at the door. Additional fees apply for photo ops and autograph opportunities.