This page is a mix of updates from
before and after the convention. Some items below are just as they appeared before the
convention opened (for archival purposes), and some are updated to reflect new additions
such as added videos or photos.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday | Saturday | Sunday
This is the event schedule as it
happened in Hollywood!
ROOM Convention Registration.
DISPLAY ROOM Fan art plus authentic props from the personal collection of
Deborah Pratt including Ziggy's "gummibear" handlink, a glowing star pin worn by
Dean Stockwell, and other interesting items!
Event Ballroom is open to attendees. Registration continues throughout the day at the back
of the ballroom.
Opening Remarks, Rules, Introductions.
General Registration continues.
BALLROOM Deborah Pratt on
Quantum Leap, plus Q&A
Guest Stars Panel #1: Holly Fields, Cynthia Bain, Lydia Cornell, T'Keyah C. Keymah, Jim Townsend,
Showing of all music videos in the Fan
Music Video Competition
AUTOGRAPH ROOM Panel #1 Holly
Fields, Cynthia Bain, Lydia Cornell, T'Keyah C. Keymah, Jim Townsend.
Hollywood Premiere of the Quantum
Leap Fan-Film A Leap to Di For, with an introduction by
Producer/Writer/Director Chris Allen, and followed by a Q&A with cast
(including Beth Horn, American Gladiator) and Deborah
Guest Stars Panel #2: Rich Whiteside, Mike DeMeritt, Joe Napolitano, and Chris
AUTOGRAPH ROOM A Leap to Die For cast autographs including Beth Horn
||BALLROOM closes for Evening Party reset.
OUTSIDE BALLROOM Panel #2 Rich Whiteside, Mike DeMeritt, Joe Napolitano, and Chris
Ruppenthal sign autographs!
||AUTOGRAPH ROOM Learn the Quantum Leap Line Dance ahead of the Evening Party
Guests Gathering. This is a special gathering to
thank attendees for staying at the hotel. Featuring Novel authors Mindy Peterman, Chris
DeFilippis, and Julie Barret as special guests. All ticket levels staying at the hotel can
enter with their room key and name badge!
Party: live music by Erika Amato, Fan Trivia Contest, and the Quantum Leap Line Dance.
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
||BALLROOM Encore showing of the Quantum Leap
Fan-Film A Leap to Di For.
||DEALERS ROOM V.I.P. Admission to the Dealers Room for Diamond/Platinum Ticket Holders.
||BALLROOM Magician Joshua Chaikin invites you to travel through time
DEALERS ROOM Dealers Room open to all Ticket Holders. Open all day until 06:00 pm.
||BALLROOM Guest Stars Panel #3: Rob LaBelle,
Lisa Jane Persky, Erika Amato, Natasha Pavlovich,
Fabiana Udenio, Susan Isaacs, Michael Gregory
||BALLROOM Guest Stars Panel #4: Michael
Gregory, Jane Sibbett, David Newsom, Jarrett Lennon, Donna Magnani, Carolyn Seymour
AUTOGRAPH ROOM Autographs with Panel #3 & Panel #5 Rob
LaBelle, Lisa Jane Persky, Erika Amato, Natasha Pavlovich, Fabiana Udenio, Susan Isaacs, K
DISPLAY ROOM Fan art plus authentic props from the personal collection of Deborah Pratt
including Ziggy's "gummibear" handlink, a glowing star pin worn by Dean
Stockwell, and other interesting items!
||BALLROOM Novels and Comics Panel: C. Winston
Taylor, Julie Barrett, Mindy Peterman, Chris DeFilippis.
||AUTOGRAPH ROOM Autographs with Panel #4 Michael
Gregory, Jane Sibbett, David Newsom, Jarrett Lennon, Donna Magnani, C. Winston Taylor,
Julie Barrett, Mindy Peterman, Chris DeFilippis.
ROOM Rob LaBelle, Carolyn Seymour, Erika Amato
||BALLROOM Guest Stars Panel #5: Claudia
Christian, Vaughn Armstrong, Richard Herd, K Callan, and James Harper.
||BALLROOM Jay Schwartz (Scott Bakula's publicist) shares memories of Quantum Leap, and working with Scott Bakula.
AUTOGRAPH ROOM Autographs: James Harper.
ROOM Claudia Christian, Richard Herd,
Vaughn Armstrong signing for a small fee.
||BALLROOM Mike DeMeritt unique program From Idea to Editor in 14 Days.
DEALERS ROOM Jay Schwartz with Quantum Leap Memorabilia
||BALLROOM Charity Auction, with all proceeds going to Starlight Childrens Foundation.
||BALLROOM Auction Item Pick-Up.
Evening Party: Costume Ball
08:45 pm: Enterprise Blues Band
09:15 pm: Costume Masquerade/Contest and
10:00 pm: Enterprise Blues Band
11:00 pm: Opportunity to purchase
Enterprise Blues Bands CDs, and music. Raffle drawings for fabulous prizes!
March 29th, 2009
||BALLROOM Ballroom opens for seating.
DEALERS ROOM V.I.P. Admission to Dealers Room for Diamond/Platinum Ticket
||BALLROOM Showing of Tribute to Dean Stockwell video.
Followed by winning Fan Music Videos.
DEALERS ROOM Dealers Room open to all Ticket Holders. Open until 04:00 pm. Richard Herd, Erika Amato.
||AUTOGRAPH ROOM Pre-Appearance Autographs with #7 John DAquino, Brad Silverman, DeLane Matthews, Marjorie
||BALLROOM Guest Stars Panel #6: Deborah
Pratt, Diamond Farnsworth, Ron Grow, Mike Beche, Harriet Margulies.
||BALLROOM Guest Stars Panel #7: John
DAquino, Brad Silverman, Susan Griffiths, DeLane Matthews, Marjorie Monaghan, Harry Groener, Liz Torres.
ROOM Autographs with #6 Diamond Farnsworth, Ron Grow, Mike Beche, Harriet Margulies.
Special brief appearance by Chas Floyd Johnson!
DEALERS ROOM Richard Herd, Erika Amato, Deborah Pratt
||BALLROOM Deborah Pratt reading from her
proposed Quantum Leap Novel.
||BALLROOM Tribute to Dennis Wolfberg
||BALLROOM Scott Bakula and Velton Ray Bunch: Somewhere
In The Night LIVE on stage!
||BALLROOM Bakula Vs. Schwartz: Trivia Challenge
||BALLROOM Scott Bakula and Donald P.
||BALLROOM Closing Ceremony. Presentation of $30,000 check to Starlight Children's
|BALLROOM The Great Jay Schwartz Garage Sale! The Holy Grail of Quantum Leap
memorabilia auctioned by Marc B. Lee.
ROOM Scott Bakula and Donald P. Bellisario
||BALLROOM Final showing of the Quantum Leap
Fan-Film A Leap to Di For.
See a .pdf of the original
convention schedule given to attendees here.
There were several changes as the weekend went on for various reasons.
Quantum Leap Trivia Challenge
We are thrilled to announce
this addition to the convention programing: a Quantum Leap trivia challenge between Scott
Bakula and his publicist (and super Quantum Leap fan) Jay Schwartz
live and onstage in our Grand Ballroom! Who'll be able to answer the most questions?
Who'll be fastest on the buzzer? Whose knowledge of everything QL will win the day?
Ask your question!
Whether you like to stump
others with your awesome knowledge of everything "Quantum Leap" or prefer to let
others try to stump you, start putting on your thinking caps!
The Leap Back 2009, The 20th Anniversary Quantum Leap Convention will be hosting TWO
trivia contests during its three days of festivities:
The first is a ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME Quantum Leap Quiz LIVE AND IN-PERSON* between series
star SCOTT BAKULA and his inimitable publicist, JAY D. SCHWARTZ.
So....we're asking YOU to send us the trivia questions you'd like to see asked at these
exciting events. We can't guarantee that all questions will get used nor in which of the
two contests they may appear (much less whether they'll be worded exactly the same way as
submitted) but we are seeking questions at all levels of difficulty. There is no limit to
how many you can send nor do they all have to be sent in at the same time.
Please email any/all Quantum Leap trivia questions to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 1st and yes,
BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE ANSWERS AND THE EPISODE from which it/they
came. If at all possible, it would also be helpful to have a time code from either the DVD
or VHS so our researchers can more easily verify them. Be sure to also let us know the
exact name you would like listed in the convention brochure.
CALLING ALL QUANTUM LEAP
(or at least those willing to give it a try).
If you're coming to the Leap Back 2009 convention
later this month and you live and breathe Quantum Leap or, at least, think you know a lot
about the show after watching it for so many years
then we want you to enter our
Fan Trivia Contest!
Thats right: were putting together two
teams of knowledgeable fans for our Friday evening
contest. Every chosen participant will receive a gift just for
participating.. Simply fill out the form youll find in your convention bag, tear or
cut off the bottom section and drop it in the jar marked FAN TRIVIA CONTESTANTS and then
leap on over to our Friday night party in the ballroom. Well pick 8
willing victims.....er, folks at random and assign them to one of two teams to
compete against each other and have some fun. Show off your knowledge of the show!!
Wiin bragging rights!! Let Ziggy know that you are as smart as she is!! No Swiss-cheesing
allowed so...Start studying now!!
Event admission ticket purchase is required depending on your ticket level.
forwarding to hearing from you!
FRIDAY NIGHT THEME PARTY
Featuring the vocal talent of Erika Amato
Singer/actress Erika Amato (Lt. Anna Guri in the Quantum Leap episode "Lee Harvey Oswald") is
slated to be the entertainment! She will provide beautiful vocals for the evening with
fans. For a sample of Erika's wide range of vocals, click here.
Although Erika is probably best known as lead singer of the alternative band Velvet
Chain, (who garnered a large cult following through their appearances on the Buffy
the Vampire Slayer TV show and soundtrack album), she is also an accomplished
actress, working consistently on the theatrical stage in various venues across southern
CA. Some of Erika's credits include: Sunset Boulevard at the Hollywood Bowl,
Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes (Candlelight Pavilion - Inland Theatre League
Award nominee), Dorothy Brock in 42nd Street at the Welk Resort Theatre, the
Snow Queen in the original musical, The Snow Queen (Disney
Workshop - music by Alan Menken), the Evil Queen/Hag in Snow White - An Enchanting
Musical (Disneyland Resort), Hodel in Fiddler on the Roof (Starlight
Musical Theatre), Maria in The Sound of Music (Saddleback CLO), and Luisa in
Nine (Chance Theater - OCWeekly "Best Performance in a
Musical" nominee, named one of the "Top 10 Best Performances of 2002" by
the Orange County Register). Television and Film credits include Buffy the
Vampire Slayer, Bringing Up Jack, VH-1's Sparkle Lounge, Quantum Leap,
starring roles in the indie features A Couple of Days and Nights and
Smack (among others), and as a featured singing voice in the Danger Rangers
TV series on PBS and the upcoming Disney feature film, Enchanted, starring
Susan Sarandon, Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, and Idina Menzel, slated for a Thanksgiving,
For more info, photos, sample
clips, and more on Erika Amato, please visit her website at: erikaamato.com. If you'd like to
find out more about Erika's work with Velvet Chain, please visit the band's
official website: www.velvetchain.com
[ *Entrance fee required for some ticket holders. **Cash bar
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SATURDAY NIGHT THEME PARTY
NIGHT PARTY & COSTUME BALL
Featuring The Enterprise Blues Band
While we're sure you will
want to wear your Quantum Leap-themed clothing/costumes all weekend, we especially invite
you to join us in costume on Saturday evening for our Costume Ball! How about neon jewelry
and a mini-skirt as "Tina" or a white lab coat and pants for
"Gooshie," or even put on those boxing gloves and become "Kid Cody"
from the 70's! Maybe you'll want to be the leaper and dress as Sam from the 50's or maybe
you can show off your inner "Al." This will be the perfect time to show off your
creativity and have a blast with other fans! Judging will take place during the party.
First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded - come wearing your best
interpretation of Quantum Leap and its vast array of characters and time periods.
Also on hand
for your entertainment will be the world-famous Enterprise Blues Band! The EBB was formed by Vaughn Armstrong (of Quantum
episode "It's a Wonderful Leap") when he discovered a need to entertain fans at
the Star Trek conventions he attended. He contacted his actor and showbiz friends Kim
Story, Richard Herd (of Quantum
episodes "Future Boy" and "Mirror Image"), Micheal Goodrow, Ron B Moore, and William Jones and began to
write songs. They have been wowing fans at Conventions and Charity Events all
over the world ever since and have built a growing family of loyal fans. After the concert and during the weekend in our Dealer's
room, be sure to pick up an Enterprise Blues Band CD, photos, and get autographs from all
these great guys! Visit ebluesband.com for more on this entertaining celebrity band!
Janice Starbuck and Merry Shainblatt
(Seymour & Allison Grimski)
Julie Jekel (Beth Calavicci)
Janine Humphreys (Zoey the Evil Leaper)
*Entrance fee required for some ticket holders. **Cash bar available. ]
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THE QUANTUM LEAP VIDEO CONTEST
Overall Winner: Gianna Lammering
THROUGH A WINDOW
Watch the winning
videos on our Video page!
to four entries per person allowed.
2. The music video must
be exclusively Quantum Leap ONLY
- no crossovers, please.
3. Entries must be submitted in a
digital video file (.wmv .avi or .mpeg) with a maximum file size of 100mb. Unfortunately, we can't accept any other file extensions. We're limiting the file size to 100mb for the initial judging as it will be done
online, and the file needs to be small enough for quick sending. Also, most online file
sending services restrict 'free' sending to 100mb, which played a factor in our limiting
the file size.
4. Judging in five
categories are as follows: Humor, Romance, Action / Adventure, Buddies (videos
focusing on the friendship between Sam and Al - no slash, please) and Tribute / Memories (videos that showcase what
Quantum Leap means to the fans.)
5. Entries will be
judged using the following criteria: Music choice, Editing, Video and audio quality,
Originality and creativity. The only criteria the 100mb file limit will affect is possibly
the 'video and audio quality', but as the final entrants will be asked to supply a DVD
copy, that's not an issue.
6. Initial judging will be carried out by a panel of committee
members, who will select the best two entries in each category. The final eight entries
will be shown at the convention, and attendees will be asked to vote for their favorite
video in each category.
7. The winners in
each category will be announced and presented with a certificate and a small prize at the
convention. The video that receives the highest number of votes will be declared the
overall winner, and the entrant will be presented with an additional prize.
8. Videos will not be
sold, however the winners will be shown on the Leapback website. All intellectual property
rights will remain with the individual who created each video. However, entrants
understand that they hold NO distribution or copyright entitlements, (those are retained
by Universal only), and will sign a waiver to this effect. If your video isn't shortlisted
for the finals, then you will be free to show it elsewhere as soon as you receive notice.
If your video makes it through to the finals, we ask that you do not show it before the
convention, as that rather negates the impact of the video when it is shown over the
weekend and will then disqualitfy you from the contest. Of course, once the convention is
over, you are more than welcome to archive the video wherever you wish.
9. All entries must
be in no later then January 31st 2009.
electronically via yousendit.com
or equivelent upload/download service. Please copy/paste the completed information
in green below into an email to Emma Fee: email@example.com
Entrants Seat Number: (Example: A 23)
Please select a category: Humor | Romance |
Action/Adventure | Buddies
I accept the competition rules and
submit my work with a full understanding of the rules.
Signed: (Print Name Here)
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FAN FICTION CONTEST
FAN FICTION CONTEST
The Thin Leap
by Keely Flynn
No Greater Leap
by Rick Chambers
Descent Into Panic by
Read and print the
winning stories shown above here.
Also enjoy he runner up stories on our fan fiction pages below!
Runners up (under
Stardust by Grey
Just Like Starting Over by Jacob LaCivita
Bourbon on the Rocks by Helen Earl
Tea with Tina by Karen Fisher
The Logical Leap by Sherri Washam
The Price by Grey
The Leap of Fame by Maret Johnson
Were happy to announce
the opening of the LEAP BACK 2009 Fanfic Contest. As part of the festivities honoring the
20th anniversary of QL, we plan to produce a brand-new zine that will be available at the
con and we need stories to fill it.
The winning story will be individually printed and bound in to five limited edition
volumes. One of these will be presented to the winner, and the remaining four will
be given to Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt, Don Bellisario and Scott Bakula. The story will also be
printed in a convention fanzine, along with the other short-listed entries. The author of
that story will also receive a framed certificate commemorating their selection as Grand
Prize Winner and recognition during the onstage programming. We will also select a Second Prize and Third Prize winner.
Sound interesting? There are
only a few rules: We will accept a story of any length. It must be
brand-new and written specifically for this competition - stories that have been
previously published online or in a printed zine are not eligible. Entries will be judged
on the basis of originality, creativity, technical proficiency (that means spelling and
punctuation) and whether youve captured the heart of Quantum Leap. Since the
winning story will be included in a publication thats being given to our guests and
all of the convention attendees, we ask that your submissions follow the parameters set
down in the series itself: no graphic violence, no graphic sex, a minimum of salty
language, and relationships between the characters only as they existed on the show.
Initial judging will be by the Leap Back 2009 committee
members, who will select the semi-finalists. Final judging will be done by a panel of
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QUANTUM LEAP CENTERPIECE CONTEST
THE QUANTUM LEAP CENTERPIECE CONTEST
Don't enjoy writing
Quantum Leap fan fiction stories? Not the best painter? There are many ways to participate
at this convention and this one involves a different creative side. We know there are a
lot of you out there who love to design and build, so here's your chance to display your
creativity for hundreds of fans of Quantum Leap and more than 50 of it's stars! This
competition is open to all attendees attending the evening parties. Please bring an
original centerpiece that can be placed on tables throughout the ballroom with a Quantum
Leap theme! You can create a centerpiece based on technical aspects of Quantum or
try your hand at an episode-related theme. Your participation will make the parties more
fun and the winner will receive on-stage recognition and a surprise prize. Centerpieces
must be displayed for entire weekend.
sure to send us a note
if you are participating to provide us an estimate of how many fans want to be involved!
String Theory by Lindsey Barriga
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LEAP BACK 2009 QUANTUM LEAP ART COMPETITION
THE LEAP BACK 2009
QUANTUM LEAP ART CONTEST
The theme of the competition is Quantum
Leap and can include any aspect of the show (no slash themes, please).
2. You may submit up to 4 pieces
of Art. (in whatever combination you wish, each on a separate entry form).
3. The work must have been produced during 2008 / 2009.
4. Artwork can vary in size but can be no larger then 23.5 x
16.5 inches (600mm x 420mm)
5. You must sign and date your work and label with your
attendee number on the reverse.
6. Provide a digital
image of the artwork (scan or photo in jpeg. pdf or tiff format) and submit via email with this form.
The categories are:
- Illustration - Pen & Ink
- Painting - Oil, Acrylic or Watercolor
- Digital artwork - An illustration or painting created or enhanced using computer
8. We can not accept liability
for any loss or damage to any artwork submitted.
Work is to be brought by hand to the Leap Back 2009 Registration desk at the Beverly
Garland Hotel on Friday 27th March.
All entrants grant permission for their work to be reproduced in convention publications
prize will be awarded for First, Second and Third place.
12. All Art will be judged during The Leap Back 2009 Convention.
The judges decision on all matters relating to the competition will be final.
14. Art work not being auctioned can be
collected after the award ceremony on Sunday.
copy/paste the completed information in green below into an email, attach a digital
copy of the artwork being submitted, and email to Emma Fee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants Seat Number:
(Example: A 23)
Please select a
category: Illustration | Painting | Photomontage/Collage
| Digital artwork
dimensions of the piece:
would like / not like (delete as appropriate), my artwork to be auctioned for charity.
I accept the competition rules and
submit my work with a full understanding of the rules.
Signed: (Print Name Here)
The closing date for entries will be
Friday, February 6th, 2009.
Artwork shown on this page can
be seen with credits here.
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Fan Film Production
NEW FAN-BASED FILM
PREMIERED AT THE LEAP BACK 2009
Watch the complete film
now online... FREE!
here to watch film. | Also see high-resolution versions of teaser poster or final poster.
teaser trailer! | Play the extended trailer!
Watch the cast and
crew guest panel on our Video page!
*Award Winning Filmmaker Christopher Allen has announced the title of his companys
next film production, a fan based effort to re-launch the popular Quantum Leap
television series that ran on NBC from 1989 to 1993.
based RACSO Motion Pictures is targeting 2008 as to when principal photography will
begin. Whenever people hear of a fan based effort, or fanfilm, they
immediately think of a high school kid with mom and dads hand held video
camera. This is clearly not the case. said Allen from his studio in Carmel,
Indiana. My last fan effort (award winning Star Trek vs. Batman) opened more
doors for my career than everything else prior to it. No one should underestimate
the capability of what fan based films can do, if done professionally.
will enlist a wide array of Indianapolis talent to help continue the story of Dr. Sam
Beckett, who ironically is from a fictitious town in Indiana. Once completed, Allen
hopes to use Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di for to persuade the science fiction
broadcasting networks to re-launch the popular franchise. I hope that the
story is what will ensure the films acceptance by the fans. It centers on Dr.
Becketts journey to 1997, where he is presented with the likelihood of saving the
life of Princess Diana. Allen said. That one possibility is something I
believe everyone can identify with. Allen went on to add.
Click to the right to see the first teaser
from Madison, Indiana, Allen has been producing independent films since 1993.
Previous titles include The Living Years, In My Life, A Certain Justice, Star Trek Vs. Batman
(*First place winner of the RadCon Film Festival in Seattle, WA), and most recently, the
feature film A Time
for the Heart. Quantum Leap: A Leap to Di for will be a
non-profit venture since the rights and ownership are not his. I just want to
re-launch the (Quantum Leap) series in some way or another. I dont care about
not making any money on this. Its not about money... its about quality
stories and characters people still care about to this very day. Above all else, it
is ultimately for the fans. Allen said.
information on RACSO Films and filmaker Christopher Allen, please visit his website at http://www.racsofilms.com and the
official site for this Quantum Leap Fan Film at http://www.racsofilms.com/QL.htm
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NOVEL AUTHORS PANEL
QUANTUM LEAP NOVELS
& COMICS PANEL
The convention will feature a
panel including authors of the official Quantum Leap Novels and folks who worked on the
comic Book Series! We have confirmed C. Winston Taylor (cover artist for the comic book
series), Mindy Peterman (Song and Dance), Julie Barrett (The A to Z of
Quantum Leap), and Christopher DeFilippis (Foreknowledge).
Please visit this page often for updates and additions.
If you wrote one of the Quantum Leap novels or comics, please contact us to appear with
Mindy Peterman - Song and Dance
Barrett - The A to Z of Quantum Leap
Christopher DeFilippis - Foreknowledge
Winston Taylor - Comics Cover Artist
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MAGIC OF JOSHUA CHAIKIN
THE MAGIC OF JOSHUA CHAIKIN
Josh is a member of the younger
generation of magic who has been delighting audiences throughout the Midwest with his unique brand of magic. Josh is able to
quickly read an audience and gauge what would be best suited for a crowd; equally adept
performing for physicists and musicians, Josh has been able to elicit laughs from Bose
engineers and rock bands.
will be performing close-up acts daily at The Leap Back 2009 Quantum Leap convention. The
Great Spontini has nothing on this very entertaining magician! Josh has
his training in the theatre, showing his versatility in roles from Shakespeare to
Sondheim. In the past five years, Josh has taken what he learned as an actor, and brought
the grandeur of theatre to the intimate environment of close-up magic. This past summer, Josh's efforts were rewarded by his peers by placing
3rd in the Close Up Magic competition at the Midwest Magic Jubilee in St. Louis, with his
original Chinese Restaurant act. For more information,
photos, and other performances dates, please visit joshuacmagic.com.
his complete performance from the convention here!
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QUANTUM LEAP: THE LINE DANCE
QUANTUM LEAP: THE LINE
Join the "Dancing Librarian" Jodi Wittman as she teaches
fans how to do the Quantum Leap line dance set to the music "Somwehere in the
Night." Admission to this activity is free and fun!
Click here to watch
a short clip of Jodi's Quantum Leap Line Dance!
you enjoy dancing and/or the music of Scott Bakula (who doesn't?) then come on down and
spend an hour learning the Quantum Leap line dance! We might be doing the dance later at
the evening parties...
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MASTER OF CEREMONIES
We are very
excited to announce the signing of a special Master of Ceremonies for The Leap Back 2009:
Mr. Marc B. Lee!
Marc B. Lee is known internationally as an amateur Auctioneer and Master of
Ceremonies for a number of events. He has been a science fiction fan for over 30 years and
his specialized brand of humor and energy has ignited the excitement of every
convention-hosting job from here to Europe.
Marcs association with many Trek actors and behind the scenes artists has kept his
wit and knowledge on edge and he takes his responsibilities as a party-rouser and pitch
man very seriously, realizing how much the average con-goer pays to be entertained.
Residing outside of Orlando, Florida, Marc was born and educated in Baltimore, Maryland
where he learned a lot about Star Trek from seasoned con organizers of the FARPOINT
convention group in that town. Upon moving to Florida 18 years ago, Marc established an
architectural design firm specializing in exquisite homes and commercial structures
ranging in sizes of 4000 to 300,000 square feet. Hes become very active in
charitable events in Florida and has been working with the youth of his community for the
last two years.
Marcs hosted the largest sci-fi media convention in Europe for the past 11 years and
the largest Lord of the Rings gathering in the world for the last six. Both held annually
in Germany, hes discovered that fandom burns just as bright abroad as it does on our
own shores and has experienced infinite diversities in infinite combinations.
Serving his 6th year as auctioneer for DRAGON CON in Atlanta and as Show Host for
LIGHTSPEED FINE ARTS ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHARITY BENEFIT in California, Marcs
most recent gig was as a speaker on behalf of fans of James Scotty
Doohans, during his memorial launch into space from Spaceport America in the
New Mexico desert with an offer to fly out to the Marshall Islands for another memorial
launch. In 2004, he hosted the last convention appearance of Jimmy Doohan in Hollywood,
California and attended his Star Ceremony on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For STAR
TREKs 40th anniversary, Marc hosted a huge event at the Science Fiction Museum in
Seattle, Washington attended by celebrity members of both science fiction and science
fact. He's scheduled to host or auctioneer a benefit celebrity golf tournament and banquet
in California in May 2008, DragonCon in Atlanta in September 2008, Ring*Con in Germany in
October 2008 and a Celebrity Charity Event in California in December 2008, but feels the
QUANTUM LEAP event in 2009 will top off his scheduled hosting duties.
Marc will also be serving as our auctioneer and will moderate our guest panels. If
you'd like to know more about him, check out his website at www.marcblee.org.
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THE MARC B. LEE BOWLING
Our Master of Ceremonies,
Marc B. Lee, is arranging a bowling event / tour on Thursday, March 26th to kick off the
weekend for any fans that arrive early! While not an official part of the convention
weekend, this promises to be a day of fun and fellowship with many fellow convention
attendees as you tour Hollywood and Los Angeles and go bowling near the famous Kodak
Theater at Lucky Strikes
Lanes where many notable celebrities have
been known to frequent!
Have a look at Marc's web
page and ask to join them if you're planning on arriving early!
(All proposed and
scheduled events are subject to change. Guests are subject to availability.)
*Diamond, Platinum, and
Gold ticket holders are admitted free to the Friday evening party. Diamond and Platinum
ticket holders are admitted free to the Saturday evening party.
**During the party we
will have a cash bar available for your enjoyment. Photo ID required to purchase alcoholic
beverages. You must be 21 years of age to purchase alcohol in the United States. Drink
responsibly. The Leap Back 2009 Committee reserves the right to refuse entrance or
politely show the way out to unruly guests. Children may be present at either party.
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2006-2009 has been closed as of December 31st, 2009. This website remains as an archive of
the convention and as an informational venue maintained by Al's Place Quantum Leap