First female Vulcan on Earth comes to TopCon

Noelle Hannibal is an actress/singer who appeared in the film “Star Trek: First Contact.”  She has the unique distinction of portraying the first female Vulcan on Earth.

She has also appeared in “Star Trek: Voyager” as a Taresian woman and “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” as part of the Sisterhood of Jhe.

The GYPSY, Creator and Executive Director of TopCon Geek Expo said, “Noelle contacted us awhile back and expressed an interest in coming to TopCon. We thought we had reached are max of guests for 2016 and we were considering her for our guest list for 2017. But upon looking closely at her resume and considering the fact we are celebrating 50 years of Star Trek… well how could we not have her as a guest this year?”

Noelle Hannibal was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She began singing at a very early age and began performing live at the tender age of 5. She 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.

It was then that she ventured far away to Dublin, Ireland to join the Bull Alley Theatre Company where she toured the country performing in a multitude of venues. She began busking (performing as a street musician) on the streets of Dublin to make some extra cash when 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. Her wins record stands at 15-0-2.

As an actor, she has appeared in “Star Trek: First Contact”, “Star Trek: Voyager”, “Beverly Hills, 90210” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” to name a few. Noelle currently resides in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She recently released her latest cd entitled “Somewhere In Between” and can be seen performing with her band of talented musicians.

Noelle has been browsing the www.visittopeka.com website and is excited about her visit to TopCon, Porubsky’s Deli & Tavern and Topeka. “I”m seeing all the great shops you guys have. I might need to bring an extra suitcase! haha! I’ve never been to Kansas, but have an obsession with The Wizard of Oz (I know…cheesy), but also with Almost Famous. Love the scene that takes place in Topeka. It will be great to finally visit.”

 

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