Category Archives: Destination Star Trek Birmingham

Destination Star Trek Birmingham will be taking place 19th – 21st October 2018 at the Birmingham NEC.

This is set to be one of the biggest and best Star Trek conventions of the year with some top names already announced. Such as William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nicholls, Jason Isaacs and Gates McFadden.

Tickets can be purchased here:

http://www.destinationstartrek.com

Destination Star Trek conventions have been going since 2012 which was the largest Star Trek event in Europe.

DST Day One – Set Up, Press Conference and Opening Ceremony

First day of Destination Star Trek and we managed to get a sneak peak of the event. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/1053233950888386560
Event Set Up
Our first impression was that this had all the hallmarks of being one of the best DST's ever! The queuing lines had been much improved, the vendors included all the ones fans had been asking for including Starship Collectors, The Silver Screen Bottling Co, Anovos and the Official Star Trek Merchandise. This is a great opportunity for us Europeans to buy  and get a sneak peak of what was to come. Fan groups had tables along with independent vendors (Including Carole's 'dealer'!). The gaming zone included Star Trek games which was a bonus! This ranged from pinball machines, retro PC games up to the Virtual Reality Bridge Commander which we were desperate to try all weekend but grateful we didn't because off Sam's gaming addiction! The Screening zone was far better than any previous years. It was in it's … Continue Reading ››

DST Landing Party

We like to arrive at Destination Star Trek the night before the event, this means we’re horribly hungover and tired fresh and ready to go for the opening. We teamed up with Larry Nemecek, The Roddenberry Podcast and other co-sponsors to put on the very first Destination Star Trek Landing Party on the Thursday evening before the convention. This is a tradition at STLV and with DST hinting it may become annual, we felt it needed it's own Landing Party. It was a huge success! Many attendees made the extra effort to attend the night before . But our primary objective was to build a sense of community and fan ownership to compliment the event. The Landing Party was very informal, it's a quiz of 20 questions covering all series and movies. Attendees can form crews or ride solo. It all takes place in the main bar so you're free to mingle and participate as you wish. The best … Continue Reading ››

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 ››

Destination Star Trek Birmingham returns 19 – 21 October 2018

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 ››