TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 is excited to announce that Patrick Barnitt & Noelle Hannibal will be performing a live concert to help raise money for Extra Life: Children’s Miracle Network. The show will take place in the Jefferson Ballroom of the Ramada Downtown Topeka on the first night of TopCon, Friday September 16th.
Patrick Barnitt and Noelle Hannibal are guests at this years TopCon and both appeared in the blockbuster film STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT. Patrick was a featured Borg and Noelle was the First Female Vulcan on Earth. Yet both of them have talents that boldly go beyond the final frontier.
Patrick is an accomplished Jazz Musician and singer. A dynamic and popular LA vocalist, Patrick is perhaps best known for his frequent live performances at The Dresden in Hollywood with the famed duo Marty and Elayne, He regularly performs in nightclubs and venues throughout Los Angeles. His debut recording in 2001, When the Time is Right, features legendary songwriter and pianist Howlett (Smitty) Smith. Smith produced, arranged and played on the album and also wrote three of its songs. The CD features Tamir Hendelman on piano, Christoph Luty on bass (of the Jeff Hamilton Trio) and Dean Koba on drums. The CD’s title song, “When the Time is Right” was featured in a 2002 episode of the hit series, “The Chronicle” on the Sci-fi Channel and was also featured as the title track in “The Waiters”.
Accompaniment for Patricks portion of the Benefit Concert will be by Topeka’s own Kelly White Jazz Trio
Noelle Hannibal has extensive experience in musical theatre performing in a vocal show choir for four years. She was also part of the exclusive youth theatre company, “Kids of the Century.” While attending Cal State University Northridge, she performed in many productions and made her professional theatre debut in “Hair” at the Heliotrope Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. In Dublin, Ireland she joined the Bull Alley Theatre Company where she toured the country performing in a multitude of venues. She was approached to join the nine-piece soul band, “The Way it is.” With “The Way it is,” she toured extensively throughout Ireland and the UK and appeared on numerous television shows including the popular video program, “The Beat Box” and the live music program “On the Waterfront” hosted by “The Commitments” Robert Arkins. Noelle left “The Way it is” and briefly joined the award winning band, “Christina Calls” before starting her own band. After returning to Los Angeles, Noelle performed with a multitude of artists in both the recording studio and on stage from Santa Barbara to San Diego and everywhere in between as well as performing the National Anthem for professional hockey teams throughout California.
Accompaniment for Noelles portion of the Benefit Concert will be made up of band students from Topeka High School.
“Patrick & Noelle have graciously donated their time and talent for this great concert to benefit Extra Life: Children’s Miracle Network”. TopCon’s Executive Director The GYPSY explains. “This falls in line with what TopCon is all about and that is giving back. No one at TopCon makes any money from the convention. All of the proceeds go back into TopCon and the Geek Community. It is through events within our event that TopCon is able to give back to the community as a whole.”
The show will be opened by the famed and fabled Troubadour’s of Trouble Little Beard & Gel E. Bean who will be special guest hosts at TopCon Geek Expo 2016. Acting as hosts for the concert the Dynamic Duo of Geekdom will be bringing their unique form of comedy and fan interaction to the event.
TopCon is Proud to be able to help support Extra Life: Children’s Miracle Network in this way. Extra Life unites thousands of players around the world in a 24 hour gaming marathon to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since its inception in 2008, Extra Life has raised more than $14 million for local CMN hospitals. And we hope you will help also.

TICKETS (seating limited to the first 250 registrants):
Concert WITH TopCon Geek Expo 2016 Ticket (must show TGE 2016 Ticket at door) $10.00
Concert WITHOUT TopCon Geek Expo 2016 Ticket $20.00
Concert PLUS 3 Day TopCon Geek Expo 2016 Ticket $29.00

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