Destination Star Trek Returns in October 2018 to Celebrate the Star Trek Universe

Destination Star Trek Birmingham, Europe’s official Star Trek convention, will open its doors to thousands of fans from across the universe for another weekend celebrating the many incarnations of the franchise in October next year.

Under license by CBS Consumer Products, the fifth Destination Star Trek, and the second to take place in Birmingham, is all set for 19th – 21st October 2018, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham will pay tribute to the characters and stories that have inspired generations of fans, and celebrate a milestone year, the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The legendary William Shatner (Captain Kirk) will headline the event. In a world first, to help celebrate Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s 25th anniversary, Armin Shimerman will appear in costume and make-up as the very popular character ‘Quark,’ a one-time only event exclusive to Destination Star Trek Birmingham that will include photoshoots with attendees.

In addition to autographs, photos and panels, fans will be able to take command of the bridge on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and NCC-1701-D – plus see original props and costumes in the Destination Star Trek Museum. 
Destination Star Trek Birmingham is organised by Massive Events, in association with Showmasters and Media 10.

“For over five decades, Star Trek continues to take us to the Final Frontier, it’s exciting times to be a fan,” said event organiser, Mark Woollard. “Destination Star Trek Birmingham will continue to celebrate what’s gone before and what is to come, so we can boldly go where no one has gone before.”
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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor. He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY. Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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