Breaking with their tradition of announcing months ahead of it’s launch. Destination Star Trek is returning to Birmingham NEC 19 – 21st October 2018…. that’s right 2018! This gives us almost an eternity to save up and plan!
With over a year to go, it’s plenty of time to put in holiday request, threaten friends not to get married that weekend and avoid sexual relations nine months before.
Remarkably they are able to announce guests this far ahead including William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Linda Park (Hoshi Sato YESS!!), Armin Shimerman (Quark), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Max Grodenchik (Rom).
The difficulty event organisers face is whether to announce early with a small lineup or go fully loaded torpodeos with a large lineup so everyone knows what they are paying for, but not as long to plan.
We’re glad they have decided to announce early. They have established a reputation of pulling in the biggest names, so the customer base is established. There isn’t the pressure to book now or miss out. We have time to save up.
That said, we would suggest booking hotel rooms. Some rates can be cancelled up till 24 hours before. We understand the main hotel for this event is the Hilton Metropole Birmingham.
With 16 months to go we’re sure they’ll be much to be announced between then and now. We hope they make a huge thing of Star Trek Discovery with guests from cast and crew.
A celebration of Deep Space Nine’s 325th Birthday would be fitting too.
Something they have been able to reveal is a special Ferengi Family portrait with Armin Shimerman, Aron Eisenberg and Max Grodenchik all dressed in character!