This just in from the Destination Star Trek organisers:
DESTINATION STAR TREK EUROPE TO CELEBRATE
50 AMAZING YEARS OF STAR TREK LEGACY THIS OCTOBER
William Shatner Headlines Three-Day Event with Star-Studded Roster of
Film and TV Alumni
LONDON, February 02, 2016 – Destination Star Trek Europe, the premier Star Trek fan event in Europe, will once again open its doors to thousands of Star Trek enthusiasts from across the universe for a three-day celebration of Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary. Set forOctober 7-9 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England, Destination Star Trek Europe will pay tribute to the characters and stories that have inspired generations of fans, joining a year of celebrations in honour of this milestone year for the franchise.
Destination Star Trek Europe, under license by CBS Consumer Products, will offer fans the opportunity to meet cast and crew, explore interactive exhibits, learn about Star Trek’simpact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for a golden anniversary.
The legendary William Shatner (Captain Kirk), will headline the event and be joined byChristopher Lloyd (Commander Kruge), Walter Koenig (Chekov), Jonathan Frakes(William Riker), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Alexander Siddig (Dr. Julian Bashir), Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax) and Nicole de Boer (Ezri Dax). Additional guests will be revealed in the coming months.
In addition to autographs, photos and panels, fans will be able to take command of the bridge on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 or NCC-1701-D, investigate a Borg hive, take charge of a Klingon bird-of-prey, explore a shuttlecraft, and see original props and costumes in the Destination Star Trek Museum.
Tickets are now available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com
“For five decades, Star Trek has influenced the world around us through its voyages to the Final Frontier,” said event organiser, Mark Woollard. “Destination Star Trek Europe will honour the series’ impact and celebrate its legions of fans that are inspired to boldly go where no one has gone before.”
Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2016. Born from the mind of Gene Roddenberry, the original Star Trek series debuted on September 8, 1966 and aired for three seasons — a short run that belied the influence it would have for generations. Launching the careers of William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, the series also broke new ground in storytelling and cultural mores providing a progressive look at topics including race relations, global politics, the environment, and more. It spawned five more television series and 13 feature films spanning the course of half a century.
Beyond its impact on the entertainment landscape, Star Trek has also inspired some of the greatest minds steering the direction of our modern world and sparking the biggest technological advancements of our time such as the cell phone, universal translator, smart watch, tablet, sonogram, and countless other inventions. Those who cite Star Trek as an influence on their lives include Stephen Hawking, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk, and countless others.
Destination Star Trek Europe is organised by Massive Events, in association with Showmasters and Media 10.
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About Massive Events
Massive Events Ltd was formed in 2008 to concentrate on single fandom events and have gone on to create the very popular Eternal Twilight Conventions, Chevron Conventions for fans of Stargate and Hallowhedon, a yearly event over the Halloween weekend for fans of all things Joss Whedon. In 2015 ME took on its biggest ever event working closely with Hartswood Films to put on The Official Sherlock Convention – SHERLOCKED – that had Benedict Cumberbatch as the star guest as well as many cast and crew from the TV show. www.massiveevents.co.uk
About Media 10
Media 10 Ltd has fast become one of the leading players in the events industry, running some of the most iconic and successful events in the country, including Grand Designs Live and the world’s oldest consumer exhibition: The Ideal Home Show. We are a privately owned company based proudly, in Loughton, Essex, and today we employ over 270 talented people to run a growing portfolio of 23 live events, over 25 websites and 8 magazines. In the 12 years the company has been running, we have seen turnover, profits, products in the portfolio and staff numbers grow at a dramatic rate and we now have over 1 million visitors in attendance at a Media 10 event and over 5 million readers of our magazines.
About Showmasters Ltd
Organiser of Film and Comic Cons around the country, including the flagship event ‘London Film and Comic Con’ that takes place in July every year and in 2015 attracted over 100,000 visitors with guests included the world’s only Back to the Future reunion event at a Comic Con with Michael J Fox & Christopher Lloyd in attendance, plus other film stars Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton and over 100 guests from TV and Films. www.showmastersevents.com
About CBS Consumer Products
CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company’s extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films. Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise. For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com.
All press enquiries for this event should be directed to
Jill Ubdegrove – Marketing Director