Star Trek: Mission New York continues to ramp up with new event updates to its schedule. The latest updates include a charity auction of Leonard Nimoy's personal items, including a set of Spock ears and an autographed Star Trek Bloopers album, with the proceeds going to COPD research. And, just confirmed: NASA figures -- including astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Michelle Taller, Dave Lavery and Jeffrey Sheehy, joined Adam Nimoy and moderator Robert Picardo -- set for a Trek Talks panel discussion about Star Trek's impact on space exploration; a rare panel with IDW/Trek comic book legend John Byrne; the opportunity to play Star Trek: Bridge Crew in the Gaming Zone; and the chance to check out TOS set and prop replicas from the Star Trek: The Original Series Set Tour.
Mission New York, a three-day event, presented by CBS Consumer Products and ReedPop, will take place September 2-4 in Manhattan. ST:MNY will offer fans a mix of celebrity guests, real-world science figures, presentations, interactive exhibits, screenings, exclusive merchandise and more, including several other Trek Talks. Trek guests include William Shatner, Peter Weller, Brannon Braga, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Terry Farrell (who will also serve as a cosplay judge), Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Bruce Greenwood, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Cirroc Lofton, Anthony Montgomery, Connor Trinneer, John Billingsley, Dominic Keating, Robin Curtis, Brannon Braga, Eugene "Rod" Roddenberry, Trevor Roth, Dan Werthimer, Phil "The Bad Astronomer" Plait, and Star Trek: Discovery writers Nicholas Meyer and Kirsten Beyer. They will all be on hand for talks, autographs and photo opportunities.
Werthimer is one of the real-world science guests, following Jeff Volosin (NASA TESS Project Manager at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Matt Ritsko (NASA TESS Deputy Project Manager for Resources at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). Also on tap, as previously revealed: Hallmark will showcase their exhibitor exclusives and the FanBros, a/k/a the voice of the urban geek, will be in the house. Further, the director's cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan will be screened during the weekend, and John de Lancie will be on hand to represent Star Trek Timelines; he'll be at booth #436.
Adult and kids tickets are available now at pre-show prices, and they'll be sold by day and as part of a three-day specially priced package. Keep an eye on StarTrek.com for ongoing coverage, and also be sure to visit www.StarTrekMissions.com and the Star Trek: Mission New York social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).