Comic-Con International 2012 is just around the corner, and Star Trek will be in the house in a big way when the fun begins on July 11. In fact, the CBS booth (#4129) and the booths of Star Trek licensees will be the places to be this year, with loads of Star Trek events, product introductions and, of course, free goodies, many celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the upcoming release of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Season One on Blu-ray.
Here are a few of the must-see and must-have items/events:
Exclusive for Comic-Con attendees, StarTrek.com will be giving away 1701 copies of a limited-edition Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th anniversary print at the CBS booth (#4129) throughout the show.
In addition to the anniversary print, Star Trek licensees will be distributing four Comic-Con-exclusive Star Trek collectible postcards, also celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Follow StarTrek.com on Twitter for times of anniversary print and locations of the collectible postcards.
The CBS booth will also have special Star Trek items for a few lucky fans, including Retro Image Apparel's just-introduced cycling jerseys, Star Trek beach towels from Robe Factory, Hallmark Star Trek ornaments and more.
Hasbro, which will introduce a line of KRE-O Star Trek building sets next year in support of the Star Trek sequel, will be at Booth #3213. Visitors to the booth will get their first-ever glimpse at the Star Trek/KRE-O characters; only the ships have been seen so far!
Check out Her Universe’s new line of hoodies and tops, apparel designed specifically for women and, even more specifically, female Star Trek fans at Booth #2913F in the Lucasfilm Pavilion. Items from the Her Universe collection of Star Trek apparel will feature a unique Star Trek logo designed exclusively for Her Universe.
Hallmark (Booth #2913) will unveil its Christmas 2013 Star Trek greetings and ornaments collection. Also, Hallmark will have its 2012 Keepsake Ornaments on display, including the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D of Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Keepsake Ornament, which will be available in stores the weekend of July 13-15.
Anovos Productions will debut the Star Trek: Voyager Jumpsuit and Star Trek: The Next Generation outfit, as well as Star Trek: The Next Generation Female Jumpsuits at Booth #2913E. Fans will also have a chance to get their picture taken with the Ladies of the Fleet, who will be stationed at the Anovos booth.
La-La Land Records
Get the new Star Trek: The Motion Picture 3-CD Set and the Star Trek: The Next Generation 3-CD Set at Booth #429 and hear about their upcoming Deep Space Nine soundtrack release.
Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster (Booth #1128) will be featuring their monthly Star Trek novels, as well as the upcoming Haynes Manual for the Klingon Bird of Prey.
And don’t miss these special Star Trek events:
Wednesday, July 11 to Saturday, July 14
Star Trek: The Next Generation Cast Autograph And Photo Opportunities at the Lightspeed Fine Art Booth (#3745)
Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis and LeVar Burton, as well as TNG guest star Saul Rubinek will be on hand at the Lightspeed Fine Art booth (#3745) to sign autographs! Spiner and Sirtis will sign Wednesday to Friday, all day, while Burton will sign all day on Friday and Saturday. Rubinek will sign on Saturday.
Thursday, July 12th, 2:00 – 3:00 PM in Room 7AB
Fans will get an insider's view of how the Blu-ray team transferred the original TNG film elements into high-definition and how the visual FX were painstakingly recreated from the source material to look better than ever. Robert Meyer Burnett, filmmaker and DVD producer, will moderate this panel, which will include Roger Lay, Jr. (producer/director, Blu-ray), Mike and Denise Okuda (project consultants), David S. Grant (vice president, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Ryan Adams (director, multimedia, CBS Television Distribution), Craig Weiss (creative director, CBS Digital), Eric Bruno (lead compositor) and Wade Felker (film transfer technician).
Saturday, July 14th, 2:00-3:00 PM at Booth #2643
IDW will host a Star Trek/Doctor Who cosplay event celebrating IDW's landmark Star Trek: The Next Generation/Doctor Who comic book series. Fans of both franchises are welcome to come in costume and chat, pose for photos with each other, win some prizes, and snatch up some Star Trek and Doctor Who tee shirts (provided by Her Universe)!
Also, IDW will host several free Star Trek and Star Trek/Doctor Who autograph signings, including:
Friday July 13th
11:00 – 12:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, J.K. Woodward
Saturday July 14th
2:00 – 3:00 Star Trek: TNG/Doctor Who – Scott Tipton, David Tipton, J.K. Woodward
3:00 – 4:00 Star Trek: The Next Generation – Brannon Braga, Joe Corroney (Get a free signing card)
4:00 – 5:00 Star Trek – Mike Johnson, Joe Corroney
Saturday, July 14th, 6:00 – 7:00 PM in Room 15ABC
Are You a Geek Girl Trendsetter? Show Off Your Style to the Fashion Experts and Win Prizes!
This is your chance to display your geek girl style by attending the panel hosted by Her Universe in custom-made geek/sci-fi-inspired outfits and accessories, and receiving feedback and advice from a panel of fashion experts made up of designers, fashion buyers, stylists and actresses.
Sunday, July 15th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM Booth #2913E
Beam Me Up
Join Anovos for a “Beam Me Up" Star Trek cosplay event. This is your chance to dress up in costume, get your picture taken, to network and to win some cool prizes.
Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for additional news (and times) about Star Trek events and giveaways, and also for daily recaps direct from the floor at Comic-Con. And, to keep tabs of all the Star Trek action at Comic-Con, be sure to follow us at www.twitter.com/startrek.