More Mainstage Star Power: LeVar Burton Joins The bbcon Lineup!
Register today for bbcon 2021 Virtual and save your spot to hear from one of the greatest storytellers of all time!
You may know LeVar Burton as the beloved former host and executive producer of the children’s show Reading Rainbow and for his iconic roles as Kunta Kinte in the acclaimed television mini-series Roots and as Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Generation.
What you may not know about LeVar Burton:
- Just last month, after winning a global nomination campaign, he hosted Jeopardy!® and used the platform to support his chosen charity, Reading is Fundamental®
- He is a Spoken Word Grammy® Award recipient (1999) for his narration of “The Autobiography of Martin Luther King Jr.”
- He was named the 2019 Inamori Ethics Prize-winner for his global ethical leadership, advocating for children’s literacy and, AIDS research and treatment
- He has also been an outspoken supporter for people with Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
- He has a YouTube® series, a Masterclass™ on the power of storytelling, and a podcast, LaVar Burton Reads
Plus, just in case you missed the news, Academy Award®-, Emmy®-, BAFTA®-, and Golden Globe®-Award-winning artist and activist Laura Dern will also be joining the bbcon 2021 Virtual mainstage for a keynote conversation! You won’t want to miss what she has to say. Register now.
OMG! This is so exciting and totally made my day when I ready the announcement! He's one of my favorites and I used to watch Reading Rainbow constantly!
I literally squeed when I read this. I have loved him since I was a child watching him on Reading Rainbow.
Sharon, I know the feeling!!!
We are currently rewatching TNG with our 9-year-old! Best news all day!
OMG, when I was younger I totally wanted to be Geordi la Forge when I grew up. So excited that LeVar Burton will be at bbcon 2021!!!
Lol Rachel! That's cute!!!
This is so exciting!!!! Can't wait!