For those fans fortunate enough to attend this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, there will be Trek activities galore.
First of all, Star Trek Beyond will premiere at the Comic-Con.
A Star Trek panel, titled Star Trek: Celebrating 50 Years, will take place Saturday July 23 at Hall H from 2 to 3 PM. Moderated by Bryan Fuller, the panel will feature William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, and Jeri Ryan.
In this panel, the actors will “take the stage to reflect on fifty years of Star Trek and its indelible mark on our world, as well as what’s to come as the franchise gets ready to boldly return to the small screen.”
The 50 Artists 50 Years art exhibit will debut at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery in San Diego (363 Fifth Avenue #102). This exhibit will feature “Trek-inspired works by fifty artists from around the globe, including the last piece created by Leonard Nimoy. The art will include “illustrations, photographs, sculptures, paintings, graphics and more.”
The MAC cosmetic display will be located in Children’s Park across from the Convention Center. Their twenty-five piece collection includes items such as nail polish, lipstick and eye shadows.
Star Trek panels will be held at the Comic-Con, including:
- Trek Talks: Science, Smithsonian and Star Trek. Fri July 22 Room 5AB 6:30-7:30 PM. Dr. Margaret Weitekamp, Dr. Sonny Kohli, David Grier, Dr. Rob Afzal and Elizabeth Trojian.
- Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault. Sat July 23 Room 5AB 12:30-1:30 PM. Rod Roddenberry, Roger Lay, Phil Bishop, Mike Okuda, Denise Okuda.
- Trek Talks: Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go. Sat July 23 Room 5AB 6-7 PM. Robert Picardo, Kjell Lindgren, Amber Staughn, Bobak Ferdowski, Jay Falker.
- Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships. Sat Jul 23 Room 28 D/3 3-4 PM. Dan Curry, Ben Robinson.
- Star Trek: Five Decades of Comics. Fri Jul 22 Room 8 1:30-2:30 PM. Len Wein, Scott Tipton, Mike Johnson, John Van Citters, J.K. Woodward, Sarah Gaydos.
Comic-Con is known for its merchandise and there will be plenty for Trek fans. A Mega Blok red, yellow and blue mini-Enterprise will be available at various Star Trek licensee booths throughout the convention. Follow @StarTrek on Twitter to find out where to get these ships.
Head over to MAC at Children’s Park across from the Convention Center or to the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts gallery, or to the QMX booth (#4145) for a free limited-edition collector’s lapel pin from CBS featuring the CBS All Access Trek series logo.
Fans interested in Trek merchandise or Trek personalities/authors will find the list below to be of interest.
- Anovos. #3849. See Star Trek Beyond apparel and hand phasers. Fans get 15% off of purchases at the booth.
- DK Publishing. #1028. The Star Trek Book. Author signing by Paul Ruditis. Free poster.
- Diamond Select Toys. #2607. Trek collectibles. Electronic starships, actions figures. Exclusive Star Trek: The Original Series 50th Anniversary Gold USS Enterprise starship.
- Eaglemoss. #1504. Large selection of starships including new Mirror Universe variant of the NX-01. Sweepstakes.
- Entertainment Earth #2343. Bobbleheads, Monitor Mates, The Big Bang Theory characters in Trek garb and more!
- Hallmark. #2913-K. Exclusive USS Enterprise Starship ornament. 2016 Trek ornaments.
- Her Universe. #1317. Exclusive Trek t-shirt.
- Icon Heroes. #3345. Limited-edition Mirror Kirk and Mirror Spock paperweights.
- IDW Publishing. #2743. Manifest Destiny, other books.
- Light Speed Fine Art. #3945. Fifty new pieces of art. Appearances by William Shatner, Brent Spiner, and Michael Dorn.
- Mattel. #3029. Star Trek Kubro Spock from Mega Bloks for photo ops. SDCC Barbie 50th Anniversary Orion Vina Doll. Exclusive Hot Wheels Star Trek: 64 Buick Riviera & Spock 1:64 figure.
- NECA. #3145. Klingon Bat’leth foam prop replica, Star Trek: Attack Wing Borg Cube with Sphere Port Premium Figure, Star Trek: Frontiers Board Game and more.
- Official Star Trek Shop. #121. Various Trek products.
- QMx. #4145. 50th Anniversary magnetic badge, USS Enterprise bandana, Kirk and Spock 1:6 scale articulated figures. Exclusive pin and coin.
- Rubies. #3649. Costumes and accessories, phaser, Spock ears.
- Simon & Schuster. #1127. TOS: Legacies: Captain to Captain, TOS Legacies: Best Defense, TOS: Elusive Salvation, TNG: Warped!: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season.
- ThinkGeek. #3349. Star Trek Timmy Button (follow @ThinkGeek on Twitter for a password), Star Trek: Phaser Remote Replica Universal Remote Control, Star Trek Sterling Starfleet Trillion necklace, Commander Spock sculpt.
- Titan Entertainment. #5537. Star Trek: 50 Artists 50 Years. Autobiography of James T. Kirk, plus more.
- USAopoly. #1017. Risk: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition, Trivial Pursuit: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Edition, Star Trek Panic. Sneak peek at FunEdibles “tasty collectible vinyl figures.”