Destination Star Trek returns to Birmingham

Destination Star Trek returns to Birmingham for another spectacular weekend celebrating the world of Star Trek at the end of this month, over 25th – 27th October 2019 at NECBirmingham.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham 2019

Featuring a huge range of guests, it’s an opportunity to join thousands of fellow fans in meeting some your favourite actors; visit the event’s prop and costume museums to see genuine screen used items; catch a talk on one of four stages from the guests and other guest speakers; show off your best uniform or cosplay; browse the selection of licensed merchandise… and so so much more.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham 2019Among the many guests, a highlight is surely Sir Patrick Stewart, who will be making a very special appearance on Saturday 26th October to talk about Star Trek: Picard, which premiers 24th January 2020 on Amazon Prime.

Sir Patrick will also be taking part in a special presentation on Saturday morning, with the exact time to be confirmed next week. Tickets for this are available now and each ticket includes an exclusive DST Limited Edition Star Trek: Picard poster. (This presentation is included in all Admiral and Captains packages).

Destination Star Trek Birmingham 2019Comic artist J.K. Wodward will also be at the event, an accomplished illustrator whose projects have included IDW Publishing’s blockbuster Assimilation2, the eight-issue Star Trek/Doctor Who crossover miniseries, IDW’s acclaimed adaptation of Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever: The Harlan Ellison Original Teleplay, and the award-winning Star Trek:Mirror Broken mini series.

He’s also provided covers for almost every Star Trek series published through IDW, including the Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover with DC Comics.

Woodward started his professional comic book career back in 2003 with Peter David’s Fallen Angel and went on to work on many titles for such companies as BOOM! Studios, Archaia, Dark Horse and Marvel. Among the titles to which he has contributed are X-Men Origins: Beast, Star Trek, Mars Attacks!, CSI: New York and more.

Destination Star Trek Birmingham 2019As if the great guest line-up wasn’t enough, Destination Star Trek also love bringing fans new and interesting displays that help reflect their love for Star Trek. This year is no different as it will include several special, custom built LEGO displays.

Make sure you check them out at the LEGO Trek Zone at the event.

• Destination Star Trek 25th – 27th October 2019 NECBirmingham. Tickets and event details are here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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