TrekToday is back from a much needed week of vacation (Denver and Baltimore) and is ready to get back to work.
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) will take place July 19-22 and there are plenty of Trek events to attend and lots of Trek-themed merchandise to buy.
On Thursday, July 19th, the following programs will be of interest to Trek fans. I’m listing only the Trek-related people who will be in the program/on the panels. More info on the panels can be found at the Comic-con website:
- Roddenberry Presents. 1:30 PM. Room 24ABC. Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth.
- The Science of Star Trek. 5:45 PM. Room 6DE. André Bormanis.
- What Rebellions Are Built On: Popular Culture, Radical Hope, and Politically Engaged Geeks. 8:00 PM. Room 32AB. Chase Masterson.
Friday July 20:
- Afro-Futurism: Black to the Future! 1 PM. Grand 9, Marriott Marquis, San Diego Marina. Nichelle Nichols, Tim Russ, and Jimmy Diggs.
- Space Command. 12:00 PM. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library. Marc Scott Zicree, Joe Lawson, Tobias Richter, Doug Jones, Robert Picardo, and Faran Tahir.
- Star Trek: Discovery. 1:30 PM. Hall H. Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin, Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo, Anson Mount, and Tig Notaro.
- Star Trek: A Fandom Divided? 5:00 PM. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library. Larry Nemecek, John Champion, Ken Ray, Allison “Kenna” Pitt, Kayla Iacovino, and Aaron Harvey.
- Klingon Lifestyles. 8:30 PM. Room 5AB.
Saturday, July 21:
- Licensed! Overstreet Looks at Licensed Comics. 12:00 PM. Room 9. Chris Ryall and Andy Mangels.
- Don’t Go Broke Collecting. 5:00 PM. Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.
- Out in Comics 31: The Next Generation. 6:00-8:00 PM. Andy Mangels.
Sunday, July 22:
- ‘Disco’ Was My First: Any Star Trek Newbies? 1:00 PM.
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. Larry Nemecek.
- SuperheroIRL! Join the Real-Life Justice League. 1:00 PM. Room 25ABC. Chase Masterson.
Two other events will also be of interest. First up is the Star Trek: Discovery Pedicabs. “From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer free ‘intergalactic’ rides throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the USS Discovery‘s captain’s chair.
“The pedicabs will feature the chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its armrests, which in this case will screen trailers for the highly anticipated second season of the show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated USS Discovery delta shield on the back.”
And Discovery fans will love the Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Gallery Takeover. “CBS is creating a fully immersive Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego). Comic-Con badges are not required for entry.
“The exhibit, scheduled to run from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, will feature a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s throne and will showcase props and costumes from the series’ Terran Empire. The gallery will also house an official Star Trek shop with Comic-Con exclusives.
Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Gallery Takeover hours will be Thursday through Saturday 11 AM to 9 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.”
There will be exclusive Trek merchandise offered for sale, including:
- Chronicle Books. Borg and Geordi/Data patches from Star Trek: The Next Generation Cats. $5.00 each. Booth 1506.
- Diamond Select Toys. Cloaked Romulan Bird of Prey. $70.00. Booth 2607.
- Gentle Giant. Saru bust. $100. Booth 3513.
- Hallmark. Arex and M’Ress ornament set. $40. Booth 1505
- Hallmark. Itty Bittys Gorn. Booth 1505.
- Icon Heroes. Star Trek Smartphone Card Holders. $10 each. Booth 3345.
- Icon Heroes. Star Trek Enterprise-D Saucer Mouse Pad. $15.00. Booth 3345.
- Titan Books. Star Trek: Lost Scenes book with Replica Film Cell. $35.00. Booth 5337.