Destination Star Trek London Canceled; 56-Year Mission Las Vegas Con Announces 100th Guest

This week brings updates from a couple of the big conventions on many Star Trek fan calendars. In Europe, Massive Events have decided to do just one big Star Trek con this year, with the September event in Germany being their sole official European Star Trek convention. And back in the USA, Creation Entertainment has reached 100 guests for the 56-Year Mission convention set in Las Vegas for August.

DST London canceled, but London Comic Con has Trek tribute

Massive Events runs the two big official Star Trek conventions in Europe. However for 2022 Massive Events has just announced Destination Star Trek London planned for September 30 – October 2, 2022, has been canceled. Massive’s announced stated they have “decided to run just one big Destination Star Trek event this year.” His makes Destination Star Trek Germany (September 23 to 25 in Dortmund Germany) the sole official European Star Trek event in 2022. Currently, the German event has announced 18 celebrity guests including a cast reunion for Star Trek: Voyager. More info can be found at destinationstartrekgermany.com.

As of now, they have not announced any London dates for 2023, and DST London 2022 ticket holders are advised they will be updated via email regarding their ticket. Massive did offer some solace to UK Star Trek fans, pointing them to London Film & Comic Con being held 8-10 July which will include a special Tribute To Star Trek, including many of the guests who were lined up for DST London. More details on that event can be found at londonfilmandcomiccon.com.

100 guests so far for 56-Year Mission Las Vegas

After losing the license for official Star Trek conventions, Creation Entertainment rebranded their long-running August convention for 2021 and they are back this year with the 56-Year Mission. And with the announcement of Voyager’s Robert Picardo the con now has 100 Star Trek guests lined up for the four-day event running from August 25-28, held this year at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. Headliners for the event include William Shatner, Anson Mount, Rebecca Romijn, Kate Mulgrew, Jeri Ryan, Zachary Quinto, Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Ron Perlman, and John Noble. Tickets are still available, but Gold Packages have sold out. More info at creationent.com.

Star Trek: Mission Seattle launches next Memorial Day weekend

In case you missed our report from last month, the next official Star Trek convention in the USA will be held in exactly one year. For 2023 Reed Pop is moving its Star Trek: Mission con to the Washington State Convention Center on May 26-28, 2023. For more information visit www.startrekmissions.com.


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I’m glad that the official Star Trek: Mission conventions are moving around.

While I know that STLV became a thing with Creation, something was lost when Creation moved away from the regional cons.

Seattle will be a great location. I have nostalgic memories about a CreationCon their many years ago (and others in different US cities).

Now all we need is for a dedicated Star Trek con to take place in Canada. While it’s nice to have feature panels at General science fiction or comicons, I think Toronto has earned the role of host at least once.

Yea, but it’s so expensive and crazy to have to travel for a Holiday weekend like that, not to mention family obligations. Memorial day weekend is a bad choice for a Star Trek convention. What were they thinking?

They’ll probably get west coast fans, including people down from Vancouver or even Calgary.

For some, a long weekend is a positive.

Hi friends, back in the 80s and 90s all the cons I attended were Creation cons. Have not been to a convention in many years (too expensive)

What happened with Creation and Star Trek? I don’t know any of the details…

At some point, Creation focused everything in a single mega sized “official” annual event in Las Vegas.

It became enormous and a place for serious fans to meet everyone and each other, but in my view something important in terms of outreach was lost.

When the licensing contract came up recently, Paramount went with a different firm which is required to move the one big “official” annual con around major US cities.

Creation is carrying on with annual summer Cons in Las Vegas under another name and without the official status that brings exhibits from the studio and panels with the showrunners.

Creation stopped being a good con provider a couple decades ago. They’re a pale shadows of what they once were in their heyday.

I have great memories of Dest Trek London, Brent spiner having an angry meltdown doing autographs, annoying star trek fans by asking Brent about things outside of star trek at the QnA, meeting a beautiful girl dressed as a Borg who threatened to stab me in the “ten forward” bar in the evening after she had a few drinks, watching chase masterton attempt to stay in tune when ‘singing’, pissing off Patrick Stewart by telling him his boots were actually shoes

What REALLY sucks is that the company is refusing to issue refunds after canceling the event.

Or, you can call Robert Picardo about the 82nd guest if you don’t count people there who are college professors, general scientists, really big fans, a cosplayer, or (…someone explain this one to me…) the mayor of Yelm, Washington.