When Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot last month, they overbooked, leaving hundreds of fans out in the cold. As promised by Justin Lin, Paramount is now making it right by sending swag bags and tickets to the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond to the folks who missed out that night.
[UPDATE: We have a copy of the e-mail that Paramount sent to fans who were turned away at the event]
Paramount hosted its first ever Star Trek fan event at the Paramount lot in May where they hosted a Q&A session with director Justin Lin, JJ Abrams, and the stars of Star Trek Beyond, unveiled the long awaited second trailer, and more. It was an all out Trektastic party, and we were beyond thrilled to be there bringing the nights events to you all.
But, some fans who had been promised entry to the affair got snubbed. They arrived, waited in line, and were then told that the event was full and to go home.
Dear Paramount, thanks for nothing. Took time off of work to get here on time. Stood in line over two hours. Denied access. WTF #StarTekFan
— Ben Warren (@TrekGuy62) May 21, 2016
Beyond director Justin Lin tweeted his intentions to make it right for those fans the night of the event.
— Justin Lin (@trailingjohnson) May 21, 2016
Now, Paramount has started making good on Lin’s promise. According to TrekCore, they’ve already started sending out swag bags to fans that didn’t get in (those that did get in already got those bags, pictured below).
Photo: Geek Culture
In those bags is the real prize: a “golden ticket” that gets its holder into the world premiere of Star Trek Beyond, which will be screened at a first of its kind outdoor IMAX experience at San Diego Comicon on July 20th.
For those of you who have their golden tickets and have reached out to Paramount for information on the premiere, sit tight. There has been no word back from Paramount yet on the details, but we hope to have them by the end of the month.
[UPDATE 6/8]: Paramount gets in touch with snubbed fans
We’ve obtained a copy of the letter sent to fans that didn’t get into Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond Fan Event last month:
In a second email to one of the unlucky fans, a publicity person at Paramount confirmed that they indeed overbooked the event and were cut off by the Fire Marshall.
“I’m sorry that you were turned away. It was my understanding that we tried to bring in as many people as we could (more than we were allowed) and the Fire Marshall cut us off. I wish there was a way to have had everyone come in.”