Titan Design Contest Details RevealedBy Michelle
March 8, 2005 - 10:47 PM
Pocket Books editor Marco Palmieri has announced some of the rules for the Starship Titan Design Contest, which will allow fans to design Captain Riker's starship.
In a post at the TrekBBS, Palmieri expressed his regret that, like the Strange New Worlds contest, the competition would only be open to to residents of the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec. "The contest will officially commence at 12:00am Eastern Time on March 29, 2005. It will close at 11:59pm Eastern Time on August 15, 2005. A winner will be announced in October, 2005," he stated.
All submissions for the contest must be made electroncially, via email. The winning design will be printed in the pages of an upcoming Titan novel and used as the basis for cover art on the same book; the designer will receive credit on the book's copyright page.
In the same bulletin board thread, Palmieri stated that demand by book vendors for Taking Wing, the first Starship Titan book, was so high that Pocket would go back to press for a second printing before its release. The rules for the design contest will be published in the novel, which can be pre-ordered from Amazon.com. The complete rules will also be posted on the Simon and Schuster website on March 29th.
Contest judges will include the Pocket Books Star Trek editorial staff, Star Trek designers Doug Drexler, Michael Okuda and Rick Sternbach, associate producer Dave Rossi, and Viacom licensing staff Paula M. Block and John Van Citters.
Psi Phi has posted that the third book in the series, to be called Orion's Hounds, and will be written by Christopher L. Bennett. The previously announced second book, The Red King, is being penned by Andy Mangels & Michael A. Martin.
Psi Phi announced as well that several other books have gone back for a second printing, including Mangels and Martin's Worlds of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Volume II and Christie Golden's Star Trek Voyager: Spirit Walk #1: Old Wounds. In addition, the site has posted the cover art for the first Vanguard novel, Harbinger.