Actor, social justice activist, social media mega-power and author, George Takei is coming to Vancouver this fall.
With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise.
In 2012, Mashable.com reported Takei as the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, with more than 5.9 million likes. Takei has more than one million followers on Twitter. Takei authored “Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet,” in 2012, which ranked #10 on the New York Times E-book nonfiction list.
Takei has appeared in many television shows, such as Scrubs and The Big Bang Theory. He can be heard voicing animated characters in films and tv series such as Mulan, The Simpsons, Futurama, Hey Arnold!, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
He is a Japanese-American who from age 4 to 8 was unjustly interned in two U.S. internment camps during World War II. Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign “Coming Out Project,” and was cultural affairs chairman of the Japanese-American Citizens League.
On November 18 in Vancouver, George Takei will talk about Japanese internment camps in the United States, human rights, Star Trek and social media among many other interesting and diverse topics.
When: Tuesday, November 18
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre – 649 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Doors: 8 p.m.
Tickets: $25 to $65 – on sale Friday, August 22 at 10 a.m.
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