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Posted: 11:31 a.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014

George Takei beamed up to SXSW Interactive schedule 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 30: Actor George Takei arrives at the Premiere Of Paramount's "Star Trek" on April 30, 2009 at Grauman?s Chinese Theatre, Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

By Omar L. Gallaga

[Insert obligatory "Oh myyyy"]

George Takei, the "Star Trek" star who continues to remain popular with a large presence on social media and a busy schedule of acting and activism, has been added to South by Southwest Interactive's schedule.

Takei will speak on a session called "Oh myyy! A Conversation with George Takei" 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ballroom D of the Austin Convention Center. He'll be interviewed by Matthew Segal of Ourtime.org, 

Takei is currently working on a musical, "Allegiance," inspired by his childhood experience in a Japanese-American internment camp during World War II.

Takei remains popular on social media, has a YouTube series and is even the official announcer of "The Howard Stern Show." He visited Austin last year and met fans at Dragon's Lair comics.  He'll do a book signing following the panel as well.

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