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.
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.
GuestsYou 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)
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 … Continue Reading ››
RED ALERT! Here we go again! The best way to get over the post con blues is to start planning your next event. It's like Q was watching, snapped his fingers and landed this on our social media channels. It's Destination Star Trek doing what Destination Star Trek does best, announce announcements! But if you are subscribed to DST's emails, you will have seen this extra bit of information confirming that there is definitely another Destination Star Trek on it's way with tickets on sale next week! (21st June, 19:00 BST) Remember, we're simple tailors...umm Trekkie Girls so we don't have any behind the scenes information to give you. But we do like to guess! There's no clue as to when this will be held. The last DST's have been held in October or February. Could … Continue Reading ››
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**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in spelling, grammar and accuracy** Last night was the second of the Destination Star Trek Europe parties. This one was themed 'Quarks bar and casino as was the venue for the official celebration of Star Trek's 50th anniversary. The party was held at the Hilton Metropole which was a superb venue and conveniently close to the NEC. You have the added advantage of being able to access the main bar. The Star Trek Rat Pack performed who were brilliant and hilarious. They had edited their routine for the British audience. For example at Star Trek Las Vegas they sang "you can't get a good drink at Rio" to "you can only get a good drink in England" Apparently Chase played before but we were in the queue at the bar (longer than Shatners autograph line!) but we hear she was incredible. After the performance Walter Koenig cut the specially commissioned birthday cake … Continue Reading ››
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- This was the first time in 20 years that he had appeared at a UK convention!
- He spoke with such passion and enthusiasm it was infectious.
- Defined by the entertainment industry as "he used to be an actor"
- He loves to write and found he preferred directing
- In 2000 - started website / blogging and reinvented himself that way
- He has proved you CAN have a second … Continue Reading ››
**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapse in grammar, spelling or accuracy** The doors are open! And like Scotty spying on the USS Vengence, we snuck behind the bridge crew to take a look at things at Destination Star Trek Birmingham before it opened to the public.... Here is our live periscope....
**We are live blogging, please excuse any lapses in our grammar, spelling or accuracy.** We've said it before and we'll say it again. Press conferences at Star Trek conventions are weird! Their primary function is to give major press outlets access to Star Trek's finest so they write about the event and get extra people through the doors. They are similar to panels but as the questions aren't from hard core fans it has a totally different feel from the fan orientated questions. Still, we feel very lucky to attend these. Here's what happened... William Shatner is first up talking about social media - Kirk wouldn't use it. How he feels young, but not as young as he used too. About 50 years of Star Trek. There is a magic about Star Trek. He then even said that he saw an interview this morning with "these girls" (pointing to us in the first … Continue Reading ››
One week until our favourite every-year-or-two event; Destination Star Trek. The schedule has been released and so begins the mission briefing! As you might see we have a couple of panels ourselves. Which we have began frantically preparing for! Please remember the details can change at anytime! Cosplay panel - We have been asked to host a panel on cosplaying and we are delighted to do! We don't claim to be expert cosplayers ourselves but we do dress up at conventions and are fascinated by the phenomenon. We have invited some of our friends as panelists. Misty Chance, the Trekkie Drag queen and Cosplay legend. If you have been to any of the DST's or the recent Star Trek Las Vegas convention you would have seen her sporting one of her many pro costumes including the Intendant, Seven of Nine, T'Pol, Queen Aracnia and Lwaxana Troi. Looking at her Continue Reading ››