Category Archives: Conventions and Events

Star Trek Conventions and Events we are attending in 2018 in the US and UK. Plus Reviews of previous ones we have attended.

Conventions Include Destination Star Trek, Star Trek Las Vegas and The Sci-Fi Ball.

Events we have attended include the Star Trek Beyond Fan Event, Los Angeles. The Star Trek Discovery Netflix event in London and the Star Trek Video Game launch.

Reviews include a written blog report, video and tweet highlights. If you’d like us to report on your Star Trek event please contact us.

 

 

DST – Unofficial Timetable, Highlights and Landing Party

We're counting down the hours until the longly anticipated Destination Star Trek returns to Birmingham and we have a few things planned we want to share plus some things to help you plan.
Unofficial Timetable
As Destination Star Trek continues to grow, the fans have made themselves a community around the event, more fringe and unofficial meet ups are popping up, all which enhance the fan experience at DST. Along with Liam Dillion from the Facebook Star Trek Costume Group,  we have been able to make downloadable timetable for you. The first document is everything (panels, parties, meet-ups and all photoshoots) in a linear format and is ideal if you planning lots of photoshoots. The second timetable is just the panels, key show times and unofficial fringe events. These are not part of the official event schedule. It is handy if you aren't planning as many photoshoots. IMPORTANT … Continue Reading ››

Destination Star Trek Birmingham – Our next away Mission

  The details of the parties have been released and we are 5 weeks away from our next away mission DESTINATION STAR TREK BIRMINGHAM!! Taking place 19th - 21st October at the NEC Birmingham. The most important details ... the parties have just been released and  the provisional schedule has been made available. Remember, these timetables can and very often do change. You'll need to keep an eye out throughout the weekend. But it helps us to start planning.
Guests
You won't find this many Star Trek guests anywhere in Europe. The top names so far include:
  • Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher)
  • Nichelle Nichols (Uhura)
  • Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine)
  • Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway)
  • William Shatner (Captain Kirk)
  • Jason Isaacs (Lorca)
  • Mary Chieffo (L'Rell)
  • Michael Dorn (Worf)
  • Kenneth Mitchell (Kol)
  • Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi)
  • Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax)
  • Walter Koenig (Chekov)
But seriously, there's loads more.... check out Destination Star Trek's Guest page for the … Continue Reading ››

STLV18 Day Four – THE PICARD IS BACK!

The Saturday of any convention is always the busiest. Fortunately at STLV this never leads to suffering. It's a combination best described as  Starship on red alert with officers racing to their stations and a party on Risa, where no one knows anyone but you're all friends. We had no idea that this day was going to pan out the way it did. Earlier in the week we briefly stopped to say Hi to someone at CBS and they said "We got a surprise this weekend, I think you'll like it". We didn't think anything of it. Perhaps an Enterprise shaped cat basket was about to be announced!? We gazed at the info on the screen informing us Alex Kurtman had a surprise announcement  and suspected that they were going to tell us the air date of Season 2 Discovery. Or that they had cast Spock. BUT THEN THIS HAPPENED!!...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jPFtLRgjVc Patrick Stewart wasn't billed to be at STLV … Continue Reading ››

STLV18 Day Three

The atmosphere at the years STLV is so much more relaxed despite there being so much more original and new content to see. So far, it's the best year! We start the day with a DS9 talk.
Deep Space Nine Panel
Creation Enterainment's top Admiral Adam has joined the band are performing a very cool soft rock version of the DS9 theme track! Sorry we didn't record it. We take those 'no recording' requests serious as we'd like Press Passes granted in future years! The panel consisted of Ira Steven Behr, Nicole de Boer, Andrew Robinson, James Darren and Chase Masterson. Something we have noticed every time we see Ira is that he is very open to self criticism and openly encourages it from the audience and and the panel participants. Unsurprisingly these are the people  who need that feedback the least because they are so highly regarded. This is certainly the case … Continue Reading ››

STLV 2018 – Day One and Two

  Our first day at STLV and we get straight of the plane and into the Mirror universe! Pretty sure we’ve seen that episode before! https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/1025138619659444224 The first thing we like to do as soon as we get to a convention is see everything and everyone immediately! Luckily we are doing an autograph giveaway with Creation Entertainment so this was a great chance to mingle. https://twitter.com/trekkiegirls/status/1025063280333578240?s=21 We managed one drink in Quarks before the jet lag threatened to leave us u conscious on the convention floor so we called it an early night.
Voyager Panel.
We’re up bright and early this morning (this’ll be the last time that happens!) so we beat the queue at Hash House a Go Go and order the biggest breakfast we have ever seen. Voyager panel is first with Jeri Ryan, Garrett Wang, Tim Russ, Robert Beltran and Ethan Phillips. Hosted by Chase Masterson they were a blast sharing their banter. Some of the news that came out: Garrett was … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas Highlights and Giveaway!

The schedule for Star Trek Las Vegas hasn't arrived yet but that doesn't mean we can't start planning. We have lots to look forward too with so much planned and announced already. We are also very fortunate to be working with STLV organisers Creation Entertainment to giveaway autographs throughout the event! Read on to find out how you can get one...
Event Highlights
As we said in our previous blog post, STLV boasts the largest gathering of Discovery guests ever! It's almost everyone. We want to hear every word and soak in the positivity that emanates from the cast so we're hoping for lots of Discovery panels. We're particularly thrilled that Gersha Phillips, Discovery's costume designer will be attending. We hope she gets a panel to detail her incredible work and perhaps give us some hints of what's to come. We have heard that the Discovery Mirror Universe Exhibition which was at SDCC at the weekend will be appearing at … Continue Reading ››

DISCO fever at STLV

Star Trek Las Vegas is now 8 days, 20 hours, 35 minutes and 40 seconds away! (And we're not adjusting for the time zone difference - we're not Data!). We are all very lucky Trekkies because we are being graced with the largest ever Star Trek Discovery guest count at a Star Trek Convention! Here is the list of DSC guests: Sonequa Martin-Green (Burham) Doug Jones (Saru) Mary Wiseman (Tilly) Anthony Rapp (Stamets) Shazad Latif (Tyler/Voq) Anson Mount (Pike) Mary Chieffo (L'Rell) Jason Isaacs (Lorca) Wilson Cruz (Culber) Rainn Wilson (Mudd) James Frain (Sarek) Jayne Brook (Admiral Cornwell) Sam Vartholomeos (Connor) Emily Coutts (Detmer) Sara Mitch (Airiam) Oyin Oladejo (Owosekun) Kenneth Mitchell (Kol) And the all  important behind-the scenes people: Gersha Phillips (Costume Designer) Neville Page (Creature and Concept designer) Glenn Hetrick (Make Up and effects designer). So almost everyone from Discovery will be there! Good job it's a big stage!
San Diego Comic Con Discovery Season 2 News.
https://twitter.com/RebeccaRomijn/status/1020420798404689920 Star Trek once again took the spotlight at SDCC. We hope the Mirror Universe exhibition which was displayed will be able to … Continue Reading ››

Next Away Mission: Star Trek Las Vegas

Four weeks today we will be beaming into the mecca of Star Trek events: STAR TREK LAS VEGAS! Taking place at the Rio All Suites Hotel on the 1st - 5th August 2018 STLV features over 100 guests (last year was over 130 for indication of scale), recreation sets, a huge traders hall, walk up and scheduled autographs, costume contests,  Klingon karaoke, a philharmonic orchestra and many, many parties. Much like the city that hosts it, the party never stop at STLV. It is the galaxy class of Star Trek conventions! Previous years have seen exhibitions such as the 50th Anniversary Art Exhibition, original props and last year included props and Costumes from Star Trek Discovery a month before the shows premiere.   Guests so far include William Shatner, George Takei, Kate Mulgrew (squee!), Jeri Ryan, Rainn Wilson, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis ... the list goes on, check it out yourself. But suffice it to say … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek In Concert at The Royal Albert Hall Review

As part of the Royal Albert Hall's Films in Concert, two showings of Star Trek were shown over the weekend, in conjunction with the Hall's Festival of Science. On Saturday the 2009 JJ Abrams Star Trek movie was performed and on Sunday it was Star Trek Beyond. We attended the Sunday concert and despite having attended a few Star Trek themed concerts at this venue, it always feels as if we are experiencing it for the first time when we go to the Royal Albert Hall.
The Concert
Star Trek Beyond musical score royal albert hall So why watch a movie that we have seen many times before at the Royal Albert Hall?  Because this time we're not just watching it, the priority is to listen. We all love the effect music has on motion pictures but hearing it performed live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir is … Continue Reading ››

Next Event: Star Trek in Concert – The Royal Albert Hall 2nd/3rd June

Star Trek The Royal Albert Hall There's still a chance to get your tickets for Star Trek in Concert at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall and now there's even more reason to book! The Royal Albert Hall have announced a science talk and a quiz to coincide with the Saturday showing.
Science Behind The Movies
On Saturday 2nd of June there is a pre-show before the showing of the 2009 Star Trek Movie. Astrophysicist Dr Roberto Trotta will lead us through the ultimate voyage around the science (and the fiction!) behind some of your favourite sci-fi movies. From cloaking devices to alien civilizations, from warp drives to transporters, find out how sci-fi writers have boldly gone where no scientist has gone before – yet. Dr Roberto Trotta is an acclaimed science communicator and theoretical cosmologist at Imperial College, London, where he studies the properties and nature of dark matter … Continue Reading ››