Yet another reason why I love this town!
Boston Mayor Tom Menino made it so today.
He tied it to the day of New England Fan Experience convention (see details here), which Leonard himself will attend on November 14th! Along with "Q" John De Lancie, Gareth David-Lloyd from Torchwood and other fine people.
According to this convention schedule, Nimoy will be having photo-ops from 11:30, autograph signing from 1-4PM, and then will hold Q&A panel from 5-6PM.
And I may not be able to go as I've only heard about this today... But maybe other people from Boston can? Maybe we can try to meet and go there?
Leonard Nimoy is in town, and on his day, come on, we should make it happen!
And maybe we can celebrate this event here, in this community tomorrow? We can start with this. :)
UPD: Nimoy also gave an interview to Boston Phoenix, and it appeared under a very appropriate title "Hot Vulcan". :)
He speaks about Three Men and a Baby, politics in Star Trek, Ballad of Bilbo Baggins and Barack Obama. Great piece!
Boston native Leonard Nimoy first appeared on national television’s Star Trek series as Spock in 1963, and now has 45 years later, returned to that character in a film of the same name; and
Leonard Nimoy has returned to Boston this weekend to appear at the New England Fan Experience a multi-genre event which is geared towards public interest in learning more about science fiction, popular culture, gaming, animation, plus science and technology; and
New England Fan Experience Panels, seminars, workshops and discussions offer a well rounded entertaining learning experience, as a program that benefits Boston’s people, young and old; and
This weekend’s New England Fan Experience represents a remarkably interesting gathering of some of Massachusetts’ finest actors and artists, including Leonard Nimoy, local author Wen Spenser, and published manga artist, Bettina Kukouski; and
The City of Boston takes great pride in the cultural contributions of those who create entertainment in modern media and popular culture in our city; NOW
I, Thomas M. Menino, Mayor of the City of Boston, do hereby proclaim today, November 14, 2009 to be
Leonard Nimoy Day
in the city of Boston.