ReedPop’s Mission: Star Trek convention kicks off on April 8 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center promising to be “the ultimate destination for fans of Star Trek.” In the last few weeks they have been lining up a number of high-profile Trek celebrities for panels and more and today they released the full schedule for the 3-day event.
New Star Trek Universe and more coming to Chicago
Mission: Chicago has lined up stars and producers from all of the current Paramount+ Star Trek series, and they are planning a number of panels for the shows. It is expected some of the panels will include some sneak peeks. The five big show-focused panels are…
- Saturday 11:20 PM: Lower Decks with Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Jerry O’Connell, and creator Mike McMahan
- Saturday 2:30 PM Discovery with Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Noah Averbach-Katz, Mary Chiffeo, Ken Mitchell, David Ajala, Ian Alexander, Blu Del Barrio
- Saturday 4:00 PM: Strange New Worlds with Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, & Celia Rose Gooding along with Executive Producers Henry Alonso Myers & Akiva Goldsman.
- Saturday 5:00 PM: Picard with Evan Evagora, Annie Wersching, Isa Briones, and Michelle Hurd.
Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Ethan Peck, & Celia Rose Gooding along with Executive Producers Henry Alonso Myers & Akiva Goldsman.
- Sunday 11:00 AM: Prodigy with Kate Mulgrew along with Co-Creator Dan Hageman and Director/EP Ben Hibon.
There will also be additional panels that include Star Trek Universe stars and behind-the-scenes professionals, including a Science of Discovery panel with Dr. Erin MacDonald.
And the new Star Trek Universe events are just a fraction of the overall set of panels and celebrities lined up for Mission: Chicago. Additional guests announced in the last couple of weeks include Mary Chieffo, Walter Koenig, Chase Masterson, Connor Trinneer, Natalija Nogulich, and James Cromwell. They join many more previously announced legacy stars.
For more info, CLICK HERE to see the full schedule.
Motion Picture screening and more events
Mission Chicago also just announced a special screening of the new 4K Star Trek: The Motion Picture – Director’s Edition, along with a Q&A producer David C. Fien on Friday evening.
Mission Chicago will also feature a special Cosplay Showcase, a Gaming Room, a Tattoo Quadrant, an Escape Room, and more.
And of course, there will a merchandise store and a complete vendors room. Some of the Star Trek licensees will be holding panels including IDW Comics, and Star Trek Oline.
Visit the official site to find out more about events around the show.
Get scanned with Shatner
Always wanting to be on the cutting edge, William Shatner is going beyond just doing photo ops with fans in Chicago. The iconic Star Trek actor has partnered with tech company MassPersona to offer scanned 3D printed figurines. For $2,250 you can step into a booth with Mr. Shatner for a 360 scan which will result in a special unique 9″ printed figurine. Each will come complete with an authentic digital signature and identifier code along with a 3D GIF of the scan, and a short video of the experience. Fans will also get some additional miniature ﬁgurines of Mr. Shatner, and a personal note on the ﬁgurine. To buy your own personalized scanning with Shatner experience visit minikin.us/shatner.
Tickets still available
Tickets are available now. 1-day general admission tickets are $65 ($35 for kids) and a 3-day package is $155. There is also a $750 Priority One Access VIP package with a number of special benefits. You can now also buy individual celebrity autographs and photo ops, all at startrekmissions.com.
There are also special hotel rates available at passkey.com.
Safety protocols update
The convention has also updated its health and safety requirements. Attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. There will also be daily health monitoring and the con is working with McCormick Place to implement strict cleaning and sanitization standards across the venue. Mission: Chicago strongly recommends participants wear face coverings, in line with the latest CDC guidelines. Face coverings may be required at specific autographing tables or for specific panels if requested by celebrity guests.
Find more on Star Trek events at TrekMovie.com.