Star Trek fans got up close and personal with many of the new products introduced/offered at Destination Star Trek Birmingham by Trek licensees. Now, it’s your turn:
Star Trek Online
Star Trek Online welcomed Mary Wiseman, who chatted about voicing Tilly for STO’s latest game, Age of Discovery. Wiseman clearly had fun on the panel, as she talked about playing Tilly in an all-new way and took a closer look at the illustration of her character.
Collect Your Model
Eaglemoss was in the house with a booth brimming with their many Star Trek models, as well as a panel with Ben Robinson. The truly hot item was the U.S.S. Glenn, a Discovery variant they’d previously offered only at Star Trek Las Vegas and New York Comic-Con.
Begin (or Continue) A Trek Mission
John Van Citters of CBS Consumer Products hosted the Pages of Star Trek panel that featured authors Una McCormack and James Swallow. They discussed their respective processes, joked that they’re not as detailed as David Mack when creating story outlines, chatted up current books, etc.
McCormack referenced the “joy” of working with author and Discovery staff writer Kirsten Beyer, adding, “I’m very passionate about seeing more women in science-fiction, seeing more girls in science-fiction.”
Veteran Trek illustrator John Eaves celebrated the release of his new book, The Art of John Eaves. He took the audience through his process, as he discussed the different types of challenges hes faced while designing ships. "They all have a challenge in a way - you'll get a script and the writer will have an image in their head of what they want the ship to look like." He continued by noting the more details and description writers give, the easier it becomes to create drawings from words. Eaves is signing copies of an original art print for fans visiting him at the Titan Books booth. Look for him again there on Sunday.