Massive 'Star Trek' convention announced for September

By: H&I Staff     Posted: January 25, 2016, 4:45PM   

The events surrounding the 50th anniversary of Star Trek keep getting more massive. CBS and ReedPOP have announced a new convention called "Star Trek: Mission New York," honoring the popular series.

The convention will take place at the Javits Center in Manhattan during Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-4th. It'll include interactive exhibits, guests, panels, exclusive merchandise, and screenings.

In a statement, ReedPOP's global svp Lance Festerman said the new convention "will be a completely unique fan event unlike anything seen before, giving [fans] the chance to go beyond panels and autograph signings, and immerse themselves in the Star Trek universe."

According the ReedPOP, more details about the convention will be revealed in the next few weeks. 

Other events celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved franchise include a 100-city concert tour, cruise, and new film.

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