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The largest Star Trek event in the world is ready to welcome fans from across the galaxy. Destination Star Trek Birmingham will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, England, and it promises wall-to-wall Trek fun all weekend long, with star talks, screenings, presentations, exhibits, autograph and photograph opportunities, a museum, a world premiere and much, much more. Below are just a few of the highlights:


Celebrity Guests

DST will welcome 50 guests, spanning from actors – including most of the Star Trek: Discovery cast – to authors, astronauts, producers, artists and more. And they’ll all be available for autographs and photo ops. 

Star Trek: Discovery, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Burnham

Star Trek: Discovery, Saru, Doug Jones

Star Trek: Discovery, Paul Stamets, Anthony Rapp

Star Trek: Discovery, Sylvia Tilly, Mary Wiseman

Star Trek: Discovery, Hugh Culber, Wilson Cruz

Star Trek, William Shatner, James T. Kirk

Star Trek: Voyager, Kate Mulgrew, Kathryn Janeway

Star Trek: Discovery, Jason Isaacs, Gabriel Lorca

Star Trek, Walter Koenig, Chekov, Nichelle Nichols, Uhura

Star Trek: Discovery, Mary Chieffo, L'Rell, Kenneth Mitchell, Kol

Star Trek: Discovery, Jayne Brook, Katrina Cornwell, Sam Vartholomeus, Danby Connor

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Marina Sirtis, Deanna Troi, Gates McFadden, Beverly Crusher

Star Trek: The Next Generation, Worf, Michael Dorn, Robert O'Reilly, Gowron

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Terry Farrell, Jadzia Dax, Nana Visitor, Kira Nerys

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Rene Auberjonois, Odo, Armin Shimerman, Quark

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Alexander Siddig, Julian Bashir, Nicole de Boer, Dax

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Max Grodenchik, Rom, Chase Masterson, Leeta

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Jake Sisko, Cirroc Lofton, Aron Eisenberg, Nog

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Casey Biggs, Damar, Elim Garak

Star Trek: Voyager, Jeri Ryan, seven of nine, jeffrey combs, weyoun

Star Trek: Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Alice Krige, Borg Queen, Jonathan Del Arco, hugh the borg

Star Trek, Sandy Gimpel, salt monster, martha hackett, Seska

Star Trek, Steve Rankin, Vaughn Armstrong, Patahk, Maxwell ForrestIra Steven Behr, David ZapponeJK Woodward, John Eaves

Michael Moore, Fred Haise

 

What We Left Behind

DS9 Documentary, What We Left Behind

DST will host the Red Carpet World Premiere of the Deep Space Nine documentary What We Left Behind. It’ll take place on Saturday evening at the event and fans can walk the red carpet with many of the show’s stars. Once seated in the main auditorium, the producers will introduce the film -- with help from the DS9 cast. Red carpet festivities will begin at 6.15pm. The documentary should finish by 9.15pm, followed by a party at the Hilton. (Party ticket sold separately).


Parties

Destination Star Trek Birmingham

The fun doesn't stop when the hall closes. DST will host themed parties on Friday and Saturday nights at the nearby Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Friday night is the Being William Shatner Party. Will you come dressed as Kirk? Denny Crane? T.J. Hooker, The Big Giant Head -- or a creative mashup? Saturday is the Mirror Mirror Party, with appearances by Chase Masterson and Max Grodenchik, and a performance by the Enterprise Blues Band.


Retro Gaming Zone

Retro Gaming Zone

Fancy playing some of your favorite old pinball and videogames? Well, here’s your chance. Forty games will be available to play, for free, all weekend long. DST will also have a dedicated board games area where you can play beloved games or maybe discover a new one. This area will also be free to play across all three days.


Screening Room

Screening Room

Want to sit back, relax and enjoy some of your favorite old Trek episodes? Then be sure to visit the Screening Room, where you can watch everything from “Space Seed” and “Trials and Tribble-ations” to “Our Man Bashir,” “The Xindi” and “Blink of an Eye.”


Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Exhibit

Star Trek: Discovery Mirror Universe Experience

At Destination Star Trek, you will have the special opportunity to see original props and costumes from Discovery’s Mirror Universe. These are being shipped over from the production and are heading straight back after, so you have to be there. This exhibit is free for attendees.


Masquerade Event

Masquerade Event

The Destination Star Trek Birmingham Cosplay Masquerade will be held at the NEC on Saturday, October 20. Cosplayers can book themselves a place by submitting an application form to enter the final. Visit the DST site for details about times, judging, prizes and more.


Special Photo Opps

Photo shoots

DST will be the place to engage in a number of rare, cool photo opportunities. Be sure to look captain-like on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701, NCC-1701-D and Klingon bridges. And, DST will give fans the thrill of posing with several actors who’ll be back in their familiar visages, including Armin Shimerman as Quark, Aron Eisenberg as Nog, Max Grodenchik as Rom, Casey Biggs as Damar, Robert O'Reilly as Gowron. The surefire highlight: Shimerman, Grodenchik and Eisenberg all in costume for a Ferengi Family Photo.


Meet the Scientists

Meet the Scientists

Trek has had a profound influence on many lives and inspired many viewers to pursue a life in science. So, DST has invited the European Space Agency (ESA) to the event. Over in The Science Zone, you can chat with them about all things space and their latest projects, see their models, and more. They’ll also present several panels – free for attendees -- each day throughout the weekend. Those on hand will include Erik Kuulkers, Janine Pforr, Andrea Boyd, Mario Cypko, Shahrzad Hosseini, Markus Landgraff, Richard Moissl and Aybi Demirsan.


Tickets for Destination Star Trek Birmingham and the full schedule are available at www.DestinationStarTrek.com. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for highlights from the event and details about the best DSTB exclusives.

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