Full Schedule Of Star Trek-Related Panels and Exhibitors At San Diego Comic-Con 2017 [UPDATED]

Star Trek: Discovery logo with SDCC logo

Today the final schedule for San Diego Comic-Con was announced. The highlight is of course the previously reported Star Trek: Discovery panel, but there are quite of few panels of interest to Star Trek fans including one featuring TrekMovie’s Kayla Iacovino.

We have compiled a list of all the Trek-related panels for those going and those who want to know what to expect. (note all times are Pacific Time) 

Thursday July 20 Panels

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Roddenberry Presents
Room 24ABC

From the name that created Star Trek, Roddenberry Entertainment takes on the discussion of science fiction in today’s landscape of digital platforms, social media, and a franchise that has stood the test of time for over five decades. Television and film producers Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth will share some rarely seen treasures from the Roddenberry Vault. They will discuss this year’s 30th Anniversary of the beloved Star Trek: The Next Generation. And, joined by producers Scott Paskoff (Big Brother, Real World/Road Rules Challenge) and Greg Cipes (TMNT, Teen Titans Go!), the panel will offer the first-ever sneak peek at their newest animated project, Rod & Barry. Join moderator Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, GeekNation) and possibly some special guests for laughs, giveaways, and more!

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library 

News, analysis, interviews: It’s all in the mix as Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) joins nationally known Trek podcasters from SoCal to talk about the recent boon of diversity and the role that podcasts and Internet radio play in keeping fan interest up during the “fallow time” . . . and what they can expect with Trek finally back in series. With hosts John Champion (Mission Log, Roddenberry Podcasts Network), Lisa Guetzkow (Trek Radio), Aaron Harvey (Saturday Morning Trek, Trek.fm), and Dr. Kayla Iacovino (Shuttle Pod, TrekMovie.com).

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Star Trek: The Next 50 Years
Room 25ABC 

The authors of the critically acclaimed bestselling two-volume series from St. Martin’s Press The Fifty-Year Mission, Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, The Librarians) and Edward Gross (Empire, FHM, Geek Magazine), along with Access Hollywood’ s Scott Mantz, look back at five decades of Star Trek and speculate on where the franchise will boldly go over the next 50 years, including the latest news from the set of Star Trek: Discovery, the future of the movie franchise, and why we need Trek today more than ever.

Friday, July 21 Panels

4:00pm – 5:00pm: IDW Publishing: The Rise of Fall
Room 4

IDW goes galactic this fall with the launch of Star Wars, an entirely new Star Trek, and much more! Learn about their massive plans and many special announcements courtesy of IDW CCO Chris Ryall, IDW group editor Sarah Gaydos, and a cast of thousands! Well, dozens. Or at least a good handful of smart and interesting creators, anyway . . . .

4:30pm – 5:30pm: Design and Technology for Film and Television
Room 8

Neville Page (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) and Glenn Hetrick (Face Off, Star Trek: Discovery) will share how they conceive and create creatures, makeup, and specialty costumes using traditional techniques and the latest technologies.

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Hollywood Sci-Fi and Horror Museums
Room 7AB

Join the greatest names in sci-fi and horror for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and the Hollywood Horror Museum. Founded by Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, David Gerrold, Sara Karloff, Ronald D. Moore, and many others, both museums will teach and inspire future filmmakers, astronauts, special effects artists, and more. Props include two Star Trek Enterprise Bridge sets, plus items from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, X-Men, Batman, and nearly every film and TV show in the galaxy!

8:00pm – 9:00pm: Larry Nemecek’s Trekland 2017: TNG at 30 and Discovery at T-minus
Room 29AB 

For 2017, Larry “Dr. Trek” Nemecek (Portal 47, Star Trek Continues) aims his annual archive deep-dive at the Big 3-0 for The Next Generation and counts the latest Twitter headlines on Discovery ’til it finally hits the streaming screen. As usual, look for all Trek via bloopers, in-jokes, and touchstone visuals—and, if lucky, an extended sneak peek at The Con of Wrath documentary (with DP Neal Hallford) now in postproduction. Plus, images from the Nemecek Trekland archives and a special from the new Portal 47 fan experience!

8:30pm – 9:30pm: Klingon Lifestyles
Room 6A 

Klingons, weapons, an invasion into Klingon Space, and a live-action bat’leth sword battle—come join the fun and mayhem for the 24th annual Klingon stage play. Watch the Stranglehold Klingons encounter a new problem for the Empire. Come in your best Trek attire—all alien races welcome. If you love stage plays and badge ribbons, support the only live-action Star Trek fan-based play to boldly go where no play has gone before!

Saturday, July 22 Panels

2:30pm – 3:15pm: Star Trek: Discovery
Ballroom 20 

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, Star Trek: Discovery follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access this fall, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

NOTE: Discovery panel will be replayed following the panel in the The Playback Room (Marriott Marina Ballroom DE)

4:15pm – 5:15pm: The Orville
Room 6A

From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane with a pilot directed by Jon Favreau, The Orville is a one-hour science fiction comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Come meet the whole crew—Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad Coleman as well as producers David Goodman and Brannon Braga —and get an exclusive extended first look at FOX’s new fall show. The crew, both human and alien, will face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace . . . even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship.

Sunday, July 23 Panels

2:15pm – 4:15pm: Starship Smackdown: The Revenge
Room 6A

The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon Anaheim, as profiled on NPR’s All Things Considered, returns, but this time it’s personal. Who will duke it out for the highly coveted Smackdown title this year? Can the Starship Enterprise defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Will Rogue One be assimilated by a Borg cube? Will the Nostromo be taken over by Rathars? And will the Jefferson Starship ever win anything (not to mention, did they actually build Caprica on rock and roll)? Here from sage classic spaceshipologists Ashley E. Miller (Thor, X-Men: First Class), Steven Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Kay Reindl (Dead of Summer, Scream), Christian Gossett (The Red Star), Daren Dochterman (Hollywood conceptual illustrator), Jose Molina (The Tick, Agent Carter), Robert Meyer Burnett (The Hills Run Red, Free Enterprise), Bobak Ferdowsi (JPL’s “Mohawk Guy”), Scott Mantz (Access Hollywood), and Mark A. Altman (St. Martin’s The 50 Year Mission, Tor Books’s Slayers & Vampires).

Exhibit Hall Star Trek Licensees/Merchandisers & Booth events

Of course a big part of Comic-Con is the exhibition hall. And as usual there are a number of booths for Star Trek licensees where you can check out the latest Trek products including some SDCC exclusives. There are also some events at booths of interest to Trek fans. Below is the latest we know as of now.

IDW Signings – Friday – Booth 2743

11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: The Mirror Broken – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward
6:00 – 7:00 Star Trek: Boldly Go – Mike Johnson, Ryan Parrott

Insight Editions Signings – Friday – Booth 3721

3:00 – 4:00pm: Livio Ramondelli, illustrator of Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: The Klingon Empire and Hidden Universe Travel Guides: Star Trek: Vulcan.

Full list of Star Trek merchandiser booths & exclusives

 Licensee Booth #  Products SDCC Exclusive
Wizkids 121     Games   
Ubisoft    135     Bridge Crew VR      
Simon & Schuster 1128 Books  
Eaglemoss 1303 Ship models  
WeLoveFine 1316 T-shirts  
Her Universe 1321 Women’s apparel  
Hallmark 1505 Ornaments Battle-damaged Enterprise-D
Entertainment Earth/Bif Bang Pow! 2343 Toys, figures, collectibles Enterprise-D Bobble, Spock Bobble, Big Bang Figure Set
Roddenberry  2543 Apparel and various merchandise  
Diamond Select 2607 Toys, figures Star Trek III Enterprise
Dark Horse 2615 Coloring books  
Insight Editions 2743 Books  
Moebius 2946 Models  
IDW     2743     Comics      Whalen Poster, Boldly Go Vol. 1 variant
ThinkGeek 3349     Various merch Mirror pin
Mezco      3445     Figures  
Rubie’s        3649   Costumes  
Anovos      3849     Costume replicas, apparel  
Lightspeed      3945 Fine Art  
QMx     4145     Collectibles, posters, figures, replicas  
Funko     5341  Vinyl figures  
Titan      5537 Books  TNG art book

TrekMovie will be there

TrekMovie will have a team on hand during San Diego Comic-Con to bring you all the news and first looks during con. So stay tuned for all our coverage here and via @trekmovie on Twitter.

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Starship smackdown?

Jesus, I weep for the future.

Speaking of smackdown, Christian Gossett and Robert Meyer Burnett on one stage!?! How thick will the air be, will this become Battle of Axanar or one happy fleet? I would not miss that panel.

It’s a shame they don’t just invite the children to bring their own models and run around the room making phaser noises at each other. “I lock you in a tractor beam and fire 20 quantum torpedeos. Defiant wins.” “Nuh uh, I use my phasing cloak to make the torpedo’s pass right through me, and reconfigure my deflector into a super energy beam. Enterprise wins.”

The Orville isn’t Star Trek. Please stop covering it.




and agree

Disagree. It’s parody and I look forward to it and thank Trekmovie for letting us know the latest. You can, you know, just not read the Orville stuff…

@Alan Light,

“It’s parody and I look forward to it and thank Trekmovie for letting us know the latest.”


It’s one thing if it’s a one time article, or covering the stuff that’s really Trek related– Jonathan Frakes directing an episode, etc.

But I sure hope this doesn’t become TrekmovieAndOrvilleTheSeries.com.

Because as an active series, the site will quickly be littered with Orville articles if they decide it’s something they want to give real coverage to. Right now it’s fine, but let’s please not cover this regularly. I’m sure Orville will have it’s own fan sites.

It is effectively an UNOFFICIAL trek show. The ship is called the USS Orville for heavens-sake!


All the ships in alien are called USS something-or-other. But I get your broader point, it’s clearly inspired by and is parodying Trek. I think that’s great.

Like I said, I just don’t want this to become TrekAndOrville.com. I wasn’t the first one to bring this up, I was just agreeing with the OP and expanding on the point to give some reasoning as to why I feel that way. I don’t feel terribly strong about it, and if that’s the way the site goes, I won’t begrudge the admins– it’s their work, they’re free to do as they please. Just giving my 2 cents.


Why do you care? Since you’ve no interest in ‘The Orville’; then don’t read Trekmovie articles about it, a very simply solution.

Because if the site becomes tons of Orville articles, it gets obnoxious to have to find the Trek ones in between. It’s fine for a few little articles here and there, like I said (but apparently nobody wants to read)– my concern if they want to cover it full time, there will be a LOT of coverage given it’s a current series on a major network. I’d rather not have my favorite Trek site overrun by daily Orville articles (“Interview with Set Macfarland”, “Producers comments on Orville writing process”, “Epsiode Preview analysis,” “new episode review,” “McFarlane makes comments on upcoming episode”).

After all, this is a STAR TREK site. I want to see more news on Star Trek than on a Star Trek parody.

But perhaps, Ahmend, the real question is, why are you so obsessed with me? I’m not going to go out with you!!!


Well, guess following Trek news in the 90s was very hard on you then since there were TWO shows running simultaneously!

There are plenty of people who want to hear about the show & Trekmovie staff are doing a good job in this regard. Perhaps you should follow your own advice and stop commenting on ‘The Orville’ if you don’t like it.

Ahmed, Ahmed, no matter how hard you try, for the last time, I’M NOT INTERESTED. This is bordering on sexual harrassment!

LOL! Not really though,he’s just giving his opinion.

Agree with the disagree

Disagree with the agree with the disagree. I guess we will agree to disagree. Agreed?

Nope, agreeing to disagree is a indissoluble paradox like all cretans are liars, being proud of not being proud or be a trekkie and against diversity.

Agreed 100%. If B5 was on the air, should TrekMovie cover that too? One article noting that it’s coming out is good enough but other than that – it’s NOT a Star Trek show. It’s like saying Austin Powers is part of the James Bond franchise. It’s always been my argument as to why fans should stop with the “Galaxy Quest is a great Star Trek film.” Sure, that’s cute and all but it’s not a Trek film. When you act like it is, you’re not doing the franchise any service. [Rant Over]

Bingo! I think some light coverage is fine where it directly relates to Trek, but if there’s going to be regular coverage, dedicate a separate website to it.


I find myself agreeing. The idea that Discovery and the Orville should be covered side-by-side on a Star Trek website feels wrong to me. Maybe the powers that be at trekmovie.com should start a separate site aimed at a broader science fiction audience?

If they want to cover Orville, I would not mind a separate subsection, but when I click on the homepage it would be nice if it’s JUST Trek news.

Are these all Pacific times?

Presumably. Not sure why the show would advertise them to con-goers in EST or GMT.

Not a single mention about the movies. Not a big surprise but it really makes you womder if those films still have a future or not. Beyond will be a year old in less than 2 weeks and complete silence on Kelvin U future.

After the decline in BO on Beyond there’s likely a legitimate reason to sit back and re-assess plans. They could still do a sequel, greenlit later this year or next in time to make a release in 2019, but are probably trying to figure out which option to take:

1) full steam ahead, business as usual, hope for better results
2) smaller budget, smaller story, which might mean trimming the cast (due to salary reasons)
3) increase in budget, increase in marketing spend to hopefully increase BO
4) wait to see how Discovery is received, and maybe draft off its success and buzz, perhaps even a film version spinoff in partnership with CBS as a long shot possibility.
5) some other option, be it a spinoff with a different cast of characters/different ship, another reboot, etc.

And these are just options off the top of my head. While Beyond was a big success with critics (84% RT), it actually was more well-received by Trek fans than with the general audience, who clearly preferred 09 and STID (see audience RT scores)– and that showed in box office dollars.

I think Paramount got overly excited based on the financial success of STID, and wrongly just assumed STB would replicate that success, so they started work and announced ST4 a bit pre-maturely. Now they has some re-evaluating to do.

Yeah I hope so. I like the Kelvin Timeline but don’t really care they stick with those. I would be fine if they scrap those and came up with an all new crew and even in another time period.

End of the day I just want more films so hopefully they figure something out.

Also the 1701st Fleet will have a fan group table there! The USS Navras!