New York Convention Planned for Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary

Star Trek turns fifty years old this year, so it should be no surprise that (with the franchise’s long history with convention culture) that a new event is being planned in honor of the event.

According to THR (which isn’t exactly the first place I’d expect to find convention news), New York Comic-Con organizers ReedPOP are putting together ‘Star Trek: Mission New York’ September 2-4th. For the record, that’s Labor Day weekend (and the same weekend as Dragon Con), and just a few days before the actual anniversary which is September 8th.

Held at New York’s Javits Center, ReedPOP’s Lance Festerman says the new official event will give fan’s “the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe.” New York is also important because it was the location of the first Star Trek convention in 1972.

Now this isn’t to be confused with Creation Entertainment’s official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, which will be held a month beforehand. Which of these two events will end up being larger this year is a question that remains to be seen.


Trae Dorn

Trae is the tallest of the hosts, and he is certain it’s because he is the oldest. This is (at the very least) why he is the baldest. Trae co-founded Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con and refuses to apologize for it... which he probably should. Trae also writes the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell he has time to actually do anything anymore. He says he has time because he “does it all quite poorly.”