CBS Announces ‘Star Trek: Mission New York’ Convention in September

With Star Trek’s 50th anniversary in full swing, CBS Consumer Products and ReedPOP announced the launch of a new Star Trek fan experience that will take place in New York City later this year entitled Star Trek: Mission New York.

The event will event will take place September 2-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. If that venue sounds familiar, that’s because it’s where ReedPOP’s New York Comic-Con is held annually.

A guest list has yet to be announced but stay tuned to TrekNews.net for all the news related to Star Trek: Mission New York.

“Star Trek fans set the gold standard of what these type of experiential events are all about, truly establishing this industry that we’ve been so proud to be a part of,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Star Trek: Mission New York will be a completely unique fan event unlike anything seen before, giving them the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe.”

For more information, you can read the press release below and visit StarTrekMissions.com.

Full press release:

CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND REEDPOP JOIN FORCES TO BRING STAR TREK FAN FEST BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL HOME WITH LAUNCH OF STAR TREK: MISSION NEW YORK

All New Fan Experience Returns to Birthplace of Star Trek Convention September 2-4, 2016 at the Javits Center to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Franchise

NEW YORK, January 25, 2016 – CBS Consumer Products and ReedPOP, the world’s largest producer of pop culture events, are teaming up to launch an all-new original Star Trek fan experience in the birthplace of the Star Trek convention with Star Trek: Mission New York in 2016.

This three-day event will be the ultimate destination for Star Trek fans, filled with interactive exhibits, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, screenings and much more. Its creation adds to a year filled with Star Trek events and experiences celebrating the franchise’s milestone 50th anniversary. Star Trek: Mission New York will take place September 2-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan. Additional details about the event including ticket sales, hotel information, guests and exhibitors will be revealed in the coming weeks. For more information, please visit www.StarTrekMissions.com and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).

The arrival of Star Trek: Mission New York marks the return of the Star Trek fan fest to the Big Apple. The first Star Trekconvention, which helped spark the fast-growing experiential fan event industry, took place January 21-23, 1972 at the Statler Hotel – now the Hotel Pennsylvania. Originally planned for 500 guests, the event became an instant blockbuster with more than 3,000 in attendance. ReedPOP, global experts at producing and curating the world’s best fan experiences, will develop a unique program that will entertain and engage thousands of Star Trek fans for a new and different stand-alone experience.

“Star Trek fans set the gold standard of what these type of experiential events are all about, truly establishing this industry that we’ve been so proud to be a part of,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Senior Vice President of ReedPOP. “Star Trek: Mission New York will be a completely unique fan event unlike anything seen before, giving them the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe.”

Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products, added, “There has never been a better time to be a Star Trek fan than right now with the 50th anniversary celebration on tap. Star Trek: Mission New York will celebrate everything going on in the Star Trek universe, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it back to the birthplace of the original Star Trek convention and do so with a partner like ReedPOP.”

Since ReedPOP’s first event in 2006, the sold out New York Comic Con, the group has sought to dually produce exceptional experiences for passionate audiences and grow the industries surrounding these passions, and this philosophy has led to burgeoning attendance, the support of major creators and publishers, and partnerships with leading entertainment brands including Lucasfilm (Star Wars Celebration), UFC (UFC Fan Expo), Twitch (TwitchCon) and Penny Arcade (PAX).

In recent years, ReedPOP has turned its attention internationally, recognizing new pop culture audiences emerging throughout the world, where it has produced once-in-a-lifetime experiences for these fans and connected exhibitors to hungry, unexplored markets. ReedPOP’s global events have been set in London, Shanghai, Paris, Vienna, Germany, India, Jakarta, Singapore, and the company planted its biggest global flag in Australia.

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  • After the big Five-Oh con in Vegas later this year,
    all the biggies will be too Trekked-out to do this one.

    • And I’ll go, if a ticket’s a ticket.
      None of that “ticket to get in/”ticket for this”/”ticket for that” bullshit.

  • Josh

    I would be interested in knowing more about how this will be different from the typical Creation Entertainment convention. I am thinking of going to Las Vegas in August, but I’ve been to quite a few of those conventions and might consider this as an alternative. (Probably wouldn’t do both – too much money and too close together.) How can I find out more?

    • Hi Josh — We’ll have more info on the site as it becomes available.

  • akindryd

    I am a professional storyteller with unique insights and experiences of behind the scenes TOS. I was the production secretary that worked for Gene Coon both on Trek and at Universal. I was friends with Nichelle (we were ‘ex-wives-inlaw’) and George (we’d both been friends with Johnnie Cochran at LAHS.) I continued working for the producers when Gene left the series. I now perform a solo show and wonder if people would be interested in my doing a show about my time at TOS, especially my friendship with Gene Coon who is seldom talked about but was so influential.