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UWF Innovation Institute to host actor Robert Picardo of Star Trek: Voyager

The University of West Florida Innovation Institute will host an evening with acclaimed actor Robert Picardo. Picardo is best known for playing the Doctor on “Star Trek: Voyager” from 1995 to 2001.

The event, organized in cooperation with Pensacon, an annual pop culture convention in downtown Pensacola, will take place on Feb. 22, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Innovation Institute’s Belmont-DeVilliers headquarters at 321 N. DeVilliers Street. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Tickets are $50, and space is limited.

Attendees who are also Pensacon VIP ticket holders will be able to pick up their VIP passes at the event. A photo with Picardo and tour of the UWF Innovation Institute are included with admission. Guests will receive a souvenir bag complete with a one-of-a-kind commemorative gift. The event will be sci-fi themed, with props, cosplay and displays.

In addition to his role on “Star Trek: Voyager,” Picardo was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Mr. Cutlip on “The Wonder Years.” He has appeared in more than two dozen films. 

“We’re really excited about the event,” said Christian Garman, outreach manager of the Story Lab at the Innovation Institute. “Bringing in a guest like Robert Picardo is great because he’s such a beloved character from ‘Star Trek: Voyager.’ He’s also a huge proponent of science education, so he’s really the perfect person to headline the night. We feel like the evening will go a long way toward showing community members what we do at the Innovation Institute.”

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