Civil rights leader/graphic novelist Rep. John Lewis this weekend is lending some local star power to Dragon Con .
Congressional aide and “March” co-author Andrew Aydin tells HOH the Georgia Democrat is expected to pull double duty at Hotlanta’s fantasy fest, signing on to help welcome “Star Trek” vet Nichelle Nichols Saturday at the Guest of Honor Awards Banquet before settling in Sunday afternoon for a panel discussion and autograph session. Dragon Con organizers declined to share the extent of Lewis’ role in the annual dinner. (Guest speaker? Fellow honoree?)
Aydin explained that Lewis met Nichols (aka Lt. Nyota Uhura in the original "Star Trek" series) a few years back and that the 15-term lawmaker had appeared at Dragon Con in 2014.
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