Destination Star Trek is an officially licensed Star Trek Event ran by Media 10 and Massive Events. They have hosted the largest conventions in Europe. The Trekkie Girls have been official bloggers to all four events so far and can be seen in panels or hosting.
The first event in London 2012 boasted all five captains in attendance and was hailed the largest Star Trek Event in attendance. It always boasts a great lineup pulling in guests that haven’t been seen in the Star Trek convention circuit for year, such as Will Wheaton in 2016.
Over the years the event has grown it’s portfolio of sets, now including The Original Series bridge, The Next Generation Bridge, a Borg Alcove and Klingon Battle Bridge chair.
Considered an ‘event’ rather than a convention it hosts panels, costume contests, parties, a museum and trading stalls.
In 2016 the event smashed it’s own Guinness World Record of ‘The Most People Dressed as a Star Trek Character.
Day two is off to an amazing start. The event has sold out! We started by greening ourselves up because today we are Orion Slave Girls! ... Technically we are Orion officers!
The additional makeup and dressing requirements meant we missed some early panels (that's the reason, honest!). But nothing was going to keep us away from Wil Wheatons panel!
Wil Wheaton's Talk
Here's what happened...
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
**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 ››
The good folk at Massive Events have been kind enough to donate a pair of 3 Day weekend tickets to Destination Star Trek Europe.
This is the perfect place to celebrate 50 years of Star Trek ... and they have Will Wheaton..... WIL WHEATON!!!
All you need to do to enter is answer this easy peasy question and someone will be picked at random. Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter for more chances to win!
More details on DSTE check out http://www.destinationstartrek.com
Competition closes on 19th September and winner will be contacted on 20th September.
The Trekkie Girls discuss Star Trek news from the week including Destinations Star Trek's announcement that Wil Wheaton will be attending their convention, the (now verified) fake Star Trek New Series poster and news that Star Trek Beyond had been reshooting scenes.
It's Happening! After twenty years of praying for a UK appearance the convention founders have pulled off one of the greatest challenges in the Trek actor appearance circles. The king of the geeks and internet... Mr Wil Wheaton!
This has been our number 1 requested guest at every convention. We can legitimately use that annoying Plato's Stepchildren dancing gif (we googled it, still can't bring ourselves to use it!)
Wil will be attending DSTE but only signing and doing photoshoots on the Saturday and Sunday. But he will be at the opening ceremony on the Friday, so good news if you're planning to go to that.
If you get the Captain's package (ohh myyyy) then be sure to select Photo Shoot Group C if you want a Wil Wheaton photoshoot included. But there's also more guests to be announced and apparently you can't change your group once selected. But this … Continue Reading ››
Our dear Captain Kirk reported the correct information. The 50th anniversary celebrations will be held at the Birmingham NEC. 7-9th October 2016.
With William Shatner headlining (who else!?) the prelimenary guest list looks well on its way towards a starstudded event.
Walter Keonig (Chekov), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Jonathan Frakes (Will Riker - probably best to announce two weeks before the show!), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax), Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax), Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir), Christopher Lloyd (Commander Kruge). Plus more to be announced.
From reading the press release it sounds like they have taken the best bits from the previous shows and made them bigger!
The Enterprise D bridge will be there of course, and it looks like Martin Netters 1701 bridge may also feature. (This was at the 2012 event too).
Then there is the Klingon Bird of Prey! Our listening devices along the neutral zone have told us that … Continue Reading ››
This weekend, we sat down to film our latest Trekkie Girls vBlog to record our reaction to the exciting news that Destination Star Trek is coming back to celebrate the 50th anniversary. At the time, we knew it was going to be held 7-9th October 2016 at a UK location. This was all specified in an email and the Destination Star Trek landing page which told us to wait until 2nd February to receive more details including exact location, first guests announcement and ticket sales.
But then things got exciting. Just before filming, William Shatner tweeted this gem!
Not only does he give away the location, but he confirms his attendance! woohoo!
But there's still lots to look forward to with … Continue Reading ››
ITS HAPPENING!Destination Star Trek Europe! Everything we know is contained in this picture below which we stole from the www.destinationstartrek.com landing page
Now as you know, we have been arse-kissing friends with convention founders at DST since its inception in 2012 so we intend to use our 'special relationship' to find out as much as we can and keep you up-to-date. You'll notice we got this post out rather quick, we did get like, a whole hours notice! We are humble Vorta!
Now to wait until next Tuesday when the big reveal happens. We wants names and location here!
The best bit about this teaser is it gives away enough to start planning. We know what weekend to keep clear and its far enough to start planning and (more importantly) start saving!
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