It’s just over two weeks until CBS and ReedPOP’s newest Star Trek convention at New York City’s Javits Center: Mission New York. Here is your guide to a veritable galaxy of events.
Many Trek celebs will be in attendance, with panels featuring members of the TNG, DS9, VOY, and ENT casts. Special individual panels will feature Walter Koenig and the convention’s headliner, William Shatner.
CBS and ReedPOP are packing a lot into this three-day event, and we want to mention a few of the highlights. For the full convention schedule and other information, click here.
Meet Writer-Producers from Star Trek: Discovery
Saturday, 3:30 – 4:30 Main Stage
The biggest event of the con is undoubtedly the exclusive Star Trek: Discovery panel on the main stage on Saturday. Writer-Producers of CBS’s new show Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer will be on stage talking about their careers in Trek and how they came to be a part of Discovery. They’ll also take some questions from the audience. This is your chance to get to know the people behind the new series.
Take A Stroll on the TOS Sets
Booth 210 on the Show Floor
James Cawley and his team at Trekonderoga, makers of the hit fan series Star Trek New Voyages, are bringing their incredibly detailed Original Series sets and TOS props for all to enjoy at Mission New York. The sets are a painstaking recreation of the original TOS sets that were in place on the Desilu lot back in the 1960s. As the Mission New York website describes it:
You’ll be immersed in an experience like no other, so get ready to put yourself in the shoes of Captain Kirk and Spock. Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original run of Star Trek, guests will be able to step onto the soundstage and be transported directly back to 1966. Cawley and his team have spent 15 years pouring [sic] over original set blueprints from Star Trek: Original Series in order to refine these incredible set replicas – and trust us, they are an incredible site [sic] to see in-person!
USPS Star Trek Stamps First Day of Issue Ceremony
Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 Room 1A21
The United States Postal Service is issuing a new set of Star Trek inspired stamps to commemorate the franchise’s 50th anniversary. And, they will be officially unveiling the new collection at Mission New York.
Ubisoft Bridge Crew, Star Trek Online, and Star Trek Timelines on Display
Three very exciting new Star Trek games will be showcased at the con, including Ubisoft’s newest virtual reality game Bridge Crew, Star Trek Online‘s port to Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and Star Trek Timelines.
Ubisoft Bridge Crew:
Join the development team behind Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a brand-new Virtual Reality game from Ubisoft, that allows players to be part of a Starfleet crew and work together on the bridge of a ship. Learn more about how this game came to life, a BTS look at when some famous alumni got to play for the first time, and more about Star Trek’s newest ship, the U.S.S. Aegis, only playable in Star Trek: Bridge Crew.
Star Trek Online:
Get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at development for Star Trek Online, the only massively multiplayer online role-playing game that allows players to captain their own starship and explore content that expands on the iconic Star Trek universe. Join executive producer Stephen Ricossa, lead game designer Al Rivera and producer Maria Rosseau as they reveal the development process that went into bringing the game to Xbox One and PlayStation®4. Don’t forget to stop by the Star Trek Online booth on the show floor to play the game on console before it launches.
Star Trek Timelines and John de Lancie (Q):
John de Lancie, best known to Star Trek fans as the mischievous Q, will join the Disruptor Beam development team for this session about the hugely popular mobile game STAR TREK TIMELINES. Whether you’ve been playing everyday since the game launched in January, have played just a little or not at all—come to this session to learn more about the process of developing a Star Trek mobile game and what the Disruptor Beam team has planned for STAR TREK TIMELINES in the future.
During the session, you’ll not only have the chance to ask the development team questions about the game, but also to play along with thousands of other Mission NYC attendees in a unique in-game event held in conjunction with the convention.
Star Trek Kelvin Timeline Celebrity Panel: Greenwood & Weller
Saturday, 2:00 – 3:00 Main Stage
Star Trek’s Kelvin Timeline will be represented by Abramsverse stars Bruce Greenwood (Admiral Christopher Pike) and Peter Weller (Admiral Alexander Marcus). Mission New York’s emcee Jordan Hoffman will host the pair on stage as they discuss what it was like bringing the Final Frontier back to the silver screen.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan 4K World Premiere Screening with Nicholas Meyer Q&A
Friday 6:15 – 8:15 Main Stage
You won’t want to miss this very special screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan in glorious 4K hosted by the film’s director Nick Meyer. Get to the Main Stage early and snag yourself a seat if you want to see this newly released remastered version of the famous Khaaaaaaaan! scream.