It'll be a Crusher mother and son reunion at Destination Star Trek Europe next month, as Gates McFadden has just been confirmed for the event, and she'll join her screen son, the already announced Wil Wheaton, on stage. And, for those who can't get enough of the Dr. Crusher-Wesley combination, McFadden and Wheaton are set to pose together for photos. Fans can purchase a photo op with McFadden and Wheaton HERE.
Destination Star Trek Europe will be held October 7-9 at the NEC Birmingham. In addition to McFadden and Wheaton, other celebrity guests will include William Shatner, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Christopher Lloyd, Terry Farrell, Marina Sirtis, Robert Duncan McNeill, Alexander Siddig, Nicole de Boer, Martha Hackett, Max Grodenchik, Robert O'Reilly, Armin Shimerman, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, Eddie Paskey, Eric Pierpoint, Vaughn Armstrong, Connor Trinneer, Alice Krige, Dominic Keating, Garrett Wang, Chase Masterson and Bobby Clark. All of the stars will talk on stage and be available for autographs and photo ops.
Beyond the guests, fans can enjoy a galaxy of parties and other activities. Following a day of convention fun on Friday, fans can slip into their finest Starfleet attire and beam over to the Federation Ball, to be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole (a five-minute walk from the venue). Then, on Saturday, William Shatner will perform his popular one-man show, Shatner's World, for the first time in the UK, with the performance taking place on The Enterprise Stage at the NEC.
Saturday will also boast the Saturday Night Party at Quark's Bar and Casino, which will feature entertainment by the fan-favorite Star Trek Rat Pack, a/k/a Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs. The party will take place at Hilton Birmingham Metropole. Tickets for the Shatner performance and parties are on sale now, both as separate admissions and as part of various packages. Other activities will include the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits and learn about Star Trek’s impact on science, space and technology.
For additional details and to purchase tickets to DSTE, go to www.destinationstartrek.com.