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I gather that the people in this 'selfie' photograph have something to do with Star Trek, but I'm struggling to name them all.

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Who are they?

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    I'm struggling to name them all. Did you bang your head or are you playing a game where you wait and see how long people take to call shenanigans on these claims? Cos I've got my broom ready. – Crow T Robot Oct 12 '15 at 17:03
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    @CrowTRobot - I'll be completely honest, I did recognise a few of them. – Valorum Oct 12 '15 at 17:12
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Most of them are easy for a serious Trekkie like yourself:

here you go (picture with arrows found online)

But let's do this properly.


The one you probably didn't know

The guy in the top right was the hardest to identify: his name is Patrick Baker, owner of Farrell's Ice-cream Parlor and a celebrity handler for Wizard World Chicago, who was working at the Con that day as a 'celebrity handler'. Here's what he said about the event:

I’m the photo bomber. I’m a friend of the cast and I help them out at some conventions. Levar [Burton] took this photo as I was trying to herd them towards the stage door. Since I couldn’t duck fast enough, I decided to back up and commit to the photobomb.

Pics or it didn't happen? Here you go:

Baker here Baker


The short-changed Klingon

The small fraction of a face on the far right belongs to Michael Dorn, who played Worf in Star Trek TNG and DS9:

Dorn here Dorn

Reference here for Dorn's presence if you can't see enough of him to believe it.


The exotic half-human

The woman on the right is Marina Sirtis, who played Deanna Troi in Star Trek TNG:

Sirtis here Sirtis


The one who brought them together

The guy at the front, who gathered the others for this picture, is LeVar Burton, who played Geordi LaForge in Star Trek TNG:

Burton here Burton


The never-aging miracle

The bald guy just behind Burton to the left is Patrick Stewart, who played Jean-Luc Picard in Star trek TNG and doesn't seem to have aged a day since:

Stewart here Stewart


The bespectacled Number One

The guy on the far left is Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in Star Trek TNG:

Frakes here Frakes


The venerable android

The white-haired guy just behind Stewart's head is Brent Spiner, who played Data, Lore and Nooniæn Soong in Star Trek TNG (as well as B4 in Nemesis) and Arik Soong in Star Trek Enterprise:

Spiner here Spiner


The ginger doctor

The woman at the back is Gates McFadden, who played Beverley Crusher in Star Trek TNG and has kept her looks by ageing hardly more than Stewart:

McFadden here McFadden


The one from ages past

The square-faced man looking grumpy and confused is William Shatner, who played James Kirk in Star Trek TOS (that's right, TOS!) and was brought through a temporal wormhole to join the TNG cast:

Shatner here Shatner


The passersby

The guy behind Frakes's head, and the owner of the patch of hair visible between Spiner and McFadden, are both currently unidentified. The answer from @Praxis confirms that even Patrick Baker isn't sure who they are.

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    You'd better change that from just Data to include me as well... – Often Right Oct 12 '15 at 0:30
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    Wait, if you're going to add that, shouldn't Lore make the cut? (And I forget, did Riker's teleportation double get a name, the googles suggest Tom) – Foon Oct 12 '15 at 1:35
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    What about that other other guy in the background?? – Praxis Oct 12 '15 at 1:40
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    BUT WHO IS THE GUY IN THE TOP-LEFT LOOKING DOWN THE HALL!!! – RLH Oct 12 '15 at 11:39
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    Why is Riker's arrow a slightly different colour? – Valorum Nov 1 '15 at 14:18
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The top-left corner guy likely works for the Rosemont Theatre.

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Here's that photo again, taken right from rand al'thor's answer (which he took from a preexisting web article), and for completeness I'll say that the top-right guy is celebrity handler Patrick J. Baker — also see rand al'thor's answer for the details.

The real mystery is the guy in the top-left corner. I asked Patrick Baker directly.

@RemnantsOfPraxis: If you're talking about the guy in white behind Frakes head, I don't know. He may have worked for the theater.

The theatre in question is the Rosemont Theatre (where Chicago Comic Con 2014 was held).

I tried to find a staff listing for the theatre in hopes of comparing, but I couldn't find one, and even if there were, it probably wouldn't include non-administrative personnel.

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    +1 from me for original research & going "above and beyond". – Valorum Oct 12 '15 at 7:59
  • Nice one Praxis! I also contacted Patrick Baker, but I don't have a Twitter account, so you got a response quicker :-) Looks like the final answer will be "don't know", as I suspected. – Rand al'Thor Oct 12 '15 at 9:22

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