Conventional Wisdom: Guide To Star Trek Cons & Events For Summer 2012

Conventional Wisdom is back with another roundup of Star Trek events. This time we get you ready for the busy summer season with a listing of the cool Trek stuff going on in June, July and August. Check it out below. [UPDATED: Added more cons!]



Wizard World Tour

May 31-June 3, 2012 Philadelphia

Guests include all 5 TV captains (Shatner, Stewart, Brooks, Mulgrew, Bakula), and Chris Hemsworth among many others


Collector Mania

June 1-3, 2012 Milton Keyes, London, UK

Guests include: Nichelle Nichols and Michael Dorn, with many genre guests

Star Trek II and VI: Behind the Scenes Free Lecture (Registration Required)

June 5, 2012, 7 PM, Warren Newport Public Library, Gurnee, Illinois

TrekMovie’s John and Maria Jose Tenuto present amazing and rare behind the scenes information and photos from the archives of the Nicholas Meyer Papers Collection at the University of Iowa, with the kind permission of Mr. Meyer

U.S.S. Ohio Star Trek Fan Club Meeting

June 7, 2012, 6PM, Barberton Public Library, Barberton, Ohio

This is an example of some the many Star Trek fan club meetings in the United States

Spock Days

June 8-10, 2012 Vulcan, Alberta Canada

Guests include: Garrett Wang, Walter Koenig, and Connor Trinneer

Icons of Science Fiction Grand Opening Party at EMP Museum

Friday, June 8, 2012 – EMP Museum – Seattle Washington

Even to celebrate the grand opening of its newest exhibition Icons of Science Fiction with a preview party. Will include Star Trek and Doctor Who trivia, Starfleet Training Command Recruitment with the cast and crew of Star Trek: Phoenix and Photo-op with a replica of Captain Kirk’s Command Chair

Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention

June 9-10, 2012 Nashville, Tennessee

Guests include: Avery Brooks, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, and other guests 

Niagra Falls Comic Con

June 9, 2012 – Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada

Guests include: Robert Picardo 

Denver Comic Con and Literary Conference

June 13-17, 2012 Denver, Colorado

Guests include: Wil Wheaton

Trek Expo

June 22-24, 2012 Tulsa, Oklahoma

Guests include: Jonathan Frakes and LeVar Burton


June 29-30, 2012 Riverside, Iowa

Oz Comic Con

June 30-July 1, 2012 Melbourne, Australia

Guests include: Sir Patrick Stewart, Daniel Stewart, Jeffrey Combs, and Armin Shimerman.


Moonlight Movies on the Beach

July 2, 2012 Long Beach, California

Free screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Toronto Polaris

July 6-7, 2012 Richmand Hill, Ontario, Canada

Guests include: Wil Wheaton, J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilley

London Film and Comic Con

July 6-8, 2012 London, UK

Guests include: Jeri Ryan, Tim Russ, Robert Duncan McNeill, and Jonathan Frakes

San Diego Comic Con

July 11-15, 2012 San Diego, California

There is usually some Star Trek content at the San Diego Comic Con, although details are pending

Trek Nation documentary at The Birch: North Park Theater

July 12, 2012, 7 PM, San Diego, California

Star Trek: The Next Generation at Local Theaters

July 23, 2012, Check you local theaters and later for more details about the 2 hour screening of TNG episodes at about 600 theaters in the United States to celebrate the TNG Season 1 Blu Ray premiere



Starfleet International Conference

August 3-5, 2012, Memphis Tennessee,

Shore Leave

August 3-5, 2012 Baltimore, Maryland

Guests include: Kate Mulgrew, LeVar Burton, and an incredible group of Star Trek authors

Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention

August 9-12, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada

Almost 70 guests including four captains: William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, and Scott Bakula

Wizard World Tour

August 9-12, 2012 Chicago

Guests include: William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, and Jeri Ryan with many others

Fan eXpo Canada

August 23-26, 2012 Toronto, Canda

Guests include: Patrick Stewart

Dragon Con

August 31-Sept 3, 2012 Atlanta, Georgia

Trek Track includes: Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Michael Dorn, Garrett Wang, and others

Patrick Stewart is the headliner at the massive FanExpo Aug 23-26

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TrekMovie hopes you all have a fun summer con season!

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Hope I find one near me.


Any idea which TNG episodes will be screened? It would be awesome if it were Best of Both Worlds, but I’d even go for some crummy 1st season ones. The Menagerie screening a few years ago was lots of fun.

BTW I will be at the Shore Leave Con in Baltimore, promoting Star Trek Continues. Come by and say hi.

I will be busy this summer but look forward to all the reports!

Milton Keynes is NOT in London!

Also there is Destination Star Trek London, actually in London at the ExCel from Oct 19-21.

I’m going to the nashville convention, my first in 15+ years. I’m looking forward to it. that same week my wife and i are also going to the CMT music festival.

why no star trek conventions in belfast northern ireland I am a big star trek fan and can not get to london or to the others come on bring one to BELFAST

5 Captains sharing the stage at a convention for the first timesounds as if it will be historic.

see you in vegas baby

We look forward to the Vegas Con. Wish we could got to London… but Vegas is the one we have all our friends to see.

Toronto in August! It has Patrick Stewart!!

I was at the Toronto con in March, Nicole deBoer & Robert Picardo did a Q & A, & I got Nicole’s autograph, it was nifty!

Polaris 26
July 6-8, 2012 Toronto, Ontario
Guests include: Wil Wheaton, Robert O’Reilly, and J. G. Hertzler

Patrick Stewart at the gigantic HobbyStar August Toronto convention August 23-27.

Robert Picardo June 9 at the Niagara Falls Comic-Con

Interesting that Chris Hemsworth will be at the same convention as the other five TV (and movie) captains. Chris Hemsworth did of course play acting Captain Kirk for ten minutes or thereabouts and did manage to save most of the crew of the Kelvin, as well as his own wife and newborn son. That has to count for something.

However, it does make Chris Pine stand out by his absence. CP is going to have to come out of hiding sooner or later. He is the Captain now. William Shatner has passed him the torch. Chris – run with it and make everyone proud!

Not all trekkies are crazy – I hope, I trust, I believe, I wish, I suspect, I conjecture…

“Milton Keynes, sometimes abbreviated MK, is a large town in Buckinghamshire, about 45 miles south-east of Leicester and 49 miles north-west of London. It is the administrative centre of the Borough of Milton Keynes.” Wikipedia


No, it will not be historic.

What happened to Creation’s Vancouver Star Trek con? I thought the past two had done quite well…

I too am dissappointed there’s no Creation Convention in Vancouver I really enjoyed the past two and had hoped for more, Also why is the tng episode screenings only in U,S, Seems Canada gets left out of so much.

I’ll be attending the Vegas con in August.

So… Wizard World Con in Chicago. How does this work? I’d really like to see Avery Brooks, but is he going to do an actual panel/Q&A, or is this just one of these deals where he’s sitting at a table all day signing autographs for whoever walks by and pays him for a picture?

Somehow, only getting 30 seconds of face time with the guy, while he’s sitting in a row of tables with wrestlers and other “celebrities” at the tables surrounding him just seems, well, sad. Brooks (and the other captains who will be there) is better than that.

Shatner’s got a “VIP ticket” deal that includes seating for his panel, so he’ll be speaking. Not sure about Brooks though. I love Shatner too, but I’ve seen him before, including the recent “Shatner’s World” show.