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‘Star Trek: Mission New York’ Convention Announced

'Star Trek: Mission New York' Convention Announced for September

Star Trek: Mission New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the franchise

With the golden anniversary of Star Trek now underway, CBS and ReedPOP have officially announced Star Trek: Mission New Yorka new officially-licensed convention taking place in New York City later this year.

Star Trek: Mission New York event will take place September 2–4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan — the location of ReedPOP’s annual New York Comic-Con.

No guests have been revealed yet but with the size of the venue and it being the 50th anniversary of the franchise, we expect some major names to be announced in the next few months.

“Star Trek fans set the gold standard of what these type of experiential events are all about, truly establishing this industry that we’ve been so proud to be a part of,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP.

“Star Trek: Mission New York will be a completely unique fan event unlike anything seen before, giving them the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe.”

Press release:

CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND REEDPOP JOIN FORCES TO BRING STAR TREK FAN FEST BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL HOME WITH LAUNCH OF STAR TREK: MISSION NEW YORK

All New Fan Experience Returns to Birthplace of Star Trek Convention September 2-4, 2016 at the Javits Center to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Franchise

NEW YORK, January 25, 2016 – CBS Consumer Products and ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, are teaming up to launch an all-new original Star Trek fan experience in the birthplace of the Star Trek convention with Star Trek: Mission New York in 2016.

This three-day event will be the ultimate destination for Star Trek fans, filled with interactive exhibits, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, screenings and much more. Its creation adds to a year filled with Star Trek events and experiences celebrating the franchise’s milestone 50th anniversary. Star Trek: Mission New York will take place September 2-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Additional details about the event including ticket sales, hotel information, guests and exhibitors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.StarTrekMissions.com and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

The arrival of Star Trek: Mission New York marks the return of the Star Trek fan fest to the Big Apple. The first Star Trekconvention, which helped spark the fast-growing experiential fan event industry, took place January 21-23, 1972 at the Statler Hotel – now the Hotel Pennsylvania. Originally planned for 500 guests, the event became an instant blockbuster with more than 3,000 in attendance. ReedPOP, global experts at producing and curating the world’s best fan experiences, will develop a unique program that will entertain and engage thousands of Star Trek fans for a new and different stand-alone experience.

“Star Trek fans set the gold standard of what these type of experiential events are all about, truly establishing this industry that we’ve been so proud to be a part of,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Star Trek: Mission New York will be a completely unique fan event unlike anything seen before, giving them the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe.”

Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products, added, “There has never been a better time to be a Star Trek fan than right now with the 50th anniversary celebration on tap. Star Trek: Mission New York will celebrate everything going on in the Star Trek universe, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it back to the birthplace of the original Star Trek convention and do so with a partner like ReedPOP.”

Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, the sold out New York Comic Con, the group has sought to dually produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions, and this philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators and publishers, and partnerships with leading entertainment brands including Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo), Twitch (TwitchCon) and Penny Arcade (PAX).

In recent years, ReedPOP has turned its attention internationally, recognizing new pop culture audiences emerging throughout the world, where it has produced once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these fans and connected exhibitors to hungry, unexplored markets. ReedPOP’s global events have been set in London, Shanghai, Paris, Vienna, Germany, India, Jakarta, Singapore, and the company planted its biggest global flag in Australia.

For more information, you can read the press release below and visit StarTrekMissions.com.


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  1. Josh

    January 27, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    I would be interested in knowing more about how this will be different from the typical Creation Entertainment convention. I am thinking of going to Las Vegas in August, but I’ve been to quite a few of those conventions and might consider this as an alternative. (Probably wouldn’t do both – too much money and too close together.) How can I find out more?

    • TrekNews.net

      January 28, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Hi Josh — We’ll have more info on the site as it becomes available.

  2. akindryd

    February 21, 2016 at 1:42 am

    I am a professional storyteller with unique insights and experiences of behind the scenes TOS. I was the production secretary that worked for Gene Coon both on Trek and at Universal. I was friends with Nichelle (we were ‘ex-wives-inlaw’) and George (we’d both been friends with Johnnie Cochran at LAHS.) I continued working for the producers when Gene left the series. I now perform a solo show and wonder if people would be interested in my doing a show about my time at TOS, especially my friendship with Gene Coon who is seldom talked about but was so influential.

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