Star Trek: Mission Seattle, which was to be ReedPop’s second official Star Trek convention in the USA after taking over the official license, has been cancelled.
No Seattle 2023
On the last day of Star Trek: Mission Chicago in April, Reed Pop announced their next convention was going to be held in Seattle, Washington on Memorial Day Weekend in 2023. Since that first announcement, ReedPop hadn’t added any updates to the official site or via the Star Trek Mission social media accounts until today, when they made the following announcement:
After careful consideration, unfortunately the decision has been made to not move forward with the Star Trek Mission Seattle event in 2023. We are working on new ways to bring our favorite Trek fans the optimum experience, and we look forward to celebrating together again in the future.
TrekMovie has confirmed that ReedPop continues to hold the license for Star Trek conventions in the USA, and they will share more information on future events when that is available. This is no indication of when or where their next Star Trek convention will be held.
ReedPop hadn’t started selling tickets for the event, so there is no need to issue refunds; however, fans who booked travel for the weekend will have to deal with those cancellations.
Today’s announcement follows news that this year’s Destination Star Trek event in London will be the final con for Massive Events, who held the official license for Star Trek conventions in Europe. As of now Star Trek: The Cruise IV sailing to Mexico out of the Port of Los Angeles next February is the only officially licensed Star Trek event set for 2023.
Creation Entertainment has announced the 57-Year Mission event in Las Vegas for the first weekend of August 2023, which is an unofficial Star Trek-focused convention with a number of Trek celebrities already lined up. The same is true for the annual FedCon in Bonn, Germany with the next event set for the last weekend of May 2023.
TrekMovie will continue to monitor this evolving story and will offer any updates when we have more information.
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