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!
These character pictures are getting more popular at events, what makes this stand out is it’s the first time Admin will have appeared as Quark since he appeared in Deep Space Nine.
3 thoughts on “Destination Star Trek Birmingham returns 19 – 21 October 2018”
I always book hotels as early as possible, but those around the NEC don’t take bookings more than a year in advance, at least not through their websites. Maybe DST will come up with some event-combo like they did in 2014 (loved that offer).
As always I wish they’d let package holder (Captain booked already) choose all photo and autograph guests, not only the lower three. I got to get one pic with the Empress Sato (in *that* costume please), but not two, so I’ll risk not getting a Friday slot.
Booking the Ferengi family pic right away was a no-brainer 😉
The long preparation time has on more advantage: It’s enough time for me to narrow my shape 😉
Absolute rubbish. The last event was absolute rubbish. Never again.
Hi Theo. Good to hear from you. I’m sure they’ll find something to entice you back like they did last time. X
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