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CBS announce Star Trek 50th anniversary celebrations

Mission New YorkIn addition to the annual Trek pilgrimage to Las Vegas, CBS Consumer Products are organising many other special events to mark Star Trek’s 50th anniversary this September.

From September 2-4, 2016 fans from around the world will gather in New York City, birthplace of the first-ever Star Trek convention, for Star Trek: Mission New York. The three-day 50th anniversary event, presented by CBS Consumer Products and ReedPop,  is described as featuring “a galaxy of activities for Trek aficionados to enjoy, including interactive exhibits, celebrity guests, panels, screenings, exclusive merchandise and more”. For more details go to http://www.startrekmissions.com

The Ultimate Voyage concert continues its tour of the United States – dates from January to May can be found here.

USA Today also revealed other events including:

Star Trek — 50 Artists. 50 Years: An exhibit, to be unveiled at San Diego’s Comic-Con in July, will feature Trek-inspired art by 50 artists, including Mr. Spock himself, the late Leonard Nimoy. It will feature illustration, photography, graphic design and other art forms, and travels to other locations worldwide.

Trek Talks: A series of talksinspired by tricorders, alien species and the Prime Directive. Starting in July, schools, science museums and entertainment venues around the world will feature experts leading discussions on topics examined in Star Trek, including space exploration, medical technology and cultural diversity.

The Starfleet Academy Experience: Fans can enroll at Starfleet Academy in a program opening in May at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa and in June at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York. “Cadets” will take part in a interactive environment, learning about engineering, medical diagnostics, communication and navigation from a Trek perspective.

“We are talking about one of the most influential franchises of all time, but also one of the most beloved with arguably the most passionate and invested fan base in the world,” Liz Kalodner, executive vice president of CBS Consumer Products, told USA Today. “This year is about the fans and honoring them and creating experiences for them”.

 

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