[Star Trek Missions NY] Exhibit Floor

DSC02865This past Labor Day Weekend, ReedPop in conjunction with CBS put on their first ever Star Trek show, Star Trek Missions NY, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan to celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the original series. Bringing together a wide range of panels, exhibitors, celebrities, and — oh yes — cosplay, the overall stellar show boldly went where no man has gone before.

While not in scale of typical ReedPop shows like C2E2, Star Wars Celebration, or their signature show, New York Comic Con, Star Trek Missions did have a lot going for it and was executed well. Lines were never long in the morning and fans were able to experience almost everything without any hiccups. Even in the morning upon opening, there was never a tremendous crowd.

Below, along with some descriptions, are some of the exhibitors that attended the show.

DSC02873So when I say ReedPop went all out, they did. Signage was top notch; very clear and professional. Walking in, you were greeted with banners from Star Trek favorites. Aisles were clearly marked and floor space was spacious.

DSC02565 DSC02564 DSC02566 DSC02568 DSC02570 DSC02571 DSC02572 DSC02573 DSC02567 DSC02866 DSC02867 DSC02869 DSC02870 DSC02823 DSC02849 DSC02850 DSC02848One of two heavy hitters on the show floor, Star Trek Original Series Set Tour, set up shop at the back of the exhibit floor and brought a large set up with a bridge and captain’s chair for people to sit in, as well as a transporter console and many, many props. Even Walter Koenig and William Shatner sat on the chair.

For those unable to attend the show, no worries; Star Trek Original Series Set Tour is open for the public in Ticonderoga, New York.

Recreated exactly as they were laid out on the “Desilu” (now Paramount Pictures) Stage 9 in Hollywood for the original run of Star Trek, Star Trek super-fan James Cawley ensured even the smallest details were accurately and lovingly reproduced including an array of props and set decorations. By studying stills and frame captures from the series and sourcing vintage materials and antiques, the result is a stunning achievement offering the most complete and accurate reproduction of the original standing sets from Star Trek: The Original Series. For more information and to book a tour, head to their website http://startrektour.com/.

DSC02645 DSC02653IMG_3414DSC02640 DSC02641 DSC02642 DSC02643 DSC02644 DSC02649 DSC02650 DSC02651 DSC02652 DSC02614 DSC02615 DSC02616 DSC02617 DSC02618 DSC02619 DSC02620 DSC02621 DSC02622 DSC02623 DSC02624 DSC02625 DSC02626 DSC02627 DSC02628 DSC02629 DSC02630 DSC02631 DSC02632 DSC02633 DSC02634 DSC02635 DSC02636 DSC02637 DSC02638 DSC02639DSC02772DSC02771Another exhibitor that brought it to the con was NASA. With a huge booth that they split up into sections, a spacesuit you could take a photo in, information on their upcoming TESS satellite which is looking for exoplanets that orbit the habitable zone of their sun that are closer to earth than the kepler telescope, and other informative information and panels, it was a great way to bring the science of Star Trek full circle. https://www.nasa.gov/

DSC02721 DSC02725 DSC02723 DSC02724 DSC02729 DSC02730 DSC02731 DSC02722 DSC02732 DSC02733 DSC02750 DSC02751 DSC02752 DSC02753 DSC02754 DSC02782 DSC02780 DSC02755 DSC02778 DSC02779The Smithsonian Channel also had a booth in order to promote Building Star Trek, a documentary celebrating the TV Series’ Technology Legacy. The show aired on the Smithsonian channel last night. I saw it and I highly recommend you check it out to see how we are looking at Warp Drive, Cloaking, Phasers, and other tech. They also had a 3D printer printing phasers. http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/

DSC02712a DSC02711 DSC02712 DSC02713 DSC02714a DSC02714Our friends at Hallmark’s Popminded brought an array of Star Trek Ornaments that they have had through the years in a really cool display, as well as selling an exclusive Enterprise ornament only available at SDCC, Star Trek Missions NY, and NYCC. http://explore.hallmark.com/pop-culture-shop/

DSC02738 DSC02740DSC02738a  DSC02741a DSC02742 DSC02743 DSC02744 DSC02745 DSC02746 DSC02747 DSC02748 DSC02749 DSC02749a DSC02739Mezco was also at the show with an array of Star Trek one:12 collective figures, including an upcoming 2017 Kirk Trouble with Tribbles figure and a currently available Mirror Mirror Spock. http://www.mezcotoyz.com/

DSC02705 DSC02706 DSC02704 DSC02699 DSC02700 DSC02701 DSC02702 DSC02703 DSC02707 DSC02708Roddenberry Entertainment brought a bunch of exclusively licensed products. http://www.roddenberry.com/entertainment/

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ANOVOS had a bunch of high-quality costumes for series cosplay for sale, as well as emblems and other quality odds and ends. https://www.anovos.com/

DSC02774 DSC02775 DSC02775a DSC02776RockLove Jewelry had some quality pieces of Star Trek-related jewelry for the serious Trekkie who wants something elegant. http://www.rocklove.com/

DSC02607 DSC02609 DSC02608 DSC02610 DSC02611 DSC02603 DSC02604 DSC02605Eaglemoss had a sizable collection of Star Trek Starships and plaques available for purchase at their booth. https://www.eaglemoss.com/en-us/

DSC02826 DSC02827 DSC02828 DSC02828a DSC02829 DSC02830 DSC02831 DSC02832 DSC02833 DSC02834 DSC02835 DSC02836 DSC02837USAopoly brought Star Trek Risk, Star Trek Trivial Pursuit, and Star Trek Panic — Star Trek-themed versions of fan favorites. Also on display were their line of funedibles, vinyl figures of your favorite characters mashed up with fun foods. Freshly made and ready to collect! Only available at Gamestop. http://usaopoly.com/

DSC02663 DSC02662 DSC02660 DSC02661 DSC02657 DSC02658 DSC02659 DSC02655 DSC02656 DSC02654GaleForce Nine, makers of Firefly the Game, had advanced copies of Star Trek Ascendancy, a Trekkie Boardgamers top pick. Choose to play as Federation, Klingon, and Romulan and try to take over the galaxy. Also look for upcoming expansions of the Cardassian and Ferengi alliance to expand the game up to 5 players. The game is very elaborate for a new gamer, but still not very hard to pick up after a play or two and I can also see this game as having lots of replay-ability with the expansions coming up expect more combinations of alliances to play. Expect a 3-player game to last 3 hours. This is not a light game, however for me, at $100, on the show floor, the price was a bit too steep to take home, but definitely try to get the first run as there are extras in them. http://www.gf9.com/

DSC02872 DSC02990ReedPop Supply Co show store. Reedpop curated a whole lot of shirts and other Star Trek related products for the fans to show their love. I was able to pick up the very last Klingon Athletic Department shirt! Lots of items ended up sold out by the end of the three day convention.

DSC02861 DSC02863 DSC02862 DSC02863aOverall the show floor did not disappoint. Was it in scale to New York Comic Con? No, but it was not meant to be, and for that the show runners succeeded. Unlike other shows I have been to, there was plenty to experience for free once you entered the floor. The only thing I would have liked to have seen would have been a small, 10-20 person Artist Alley area.

Stay tuned for more to come including an in-depth look at both Star Trek Online, a free to play MMPOG, Star Trek Bridge Crew, a VR game, panel coverage, and the oh-so-important cosplay photos!

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Media Journalist | Michael loves all things Pop Culture. He has an opinion about everything, whether you ask for it or not. Michael collects Convention Exclusives, Legos, Prints, Steelbooks, Transformers, and everything in between.