IDW Are Warping Into The Official Star Trek Convention This Week In Vegas
by Hannah Means Shannon
Creation Entertainment’s 16th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention starts today in Las Vegas, and IDW are bringing special guests who work on the official line of Star Trek comic books, including longtime Star Trek writer Mike Johnson, Group Editor Sarah Gaydos, and artist J.K. Woodward.
The convention will run from August 2-6, but con-goers can find Mike, J.K., and Sarah on Wednesday and Thursday, featured on select panels to discover more about the current status, and future, of IDW‘s publishing programs for all things Star Trek.
That includes the recently announced “I.D.I.C.” 6-part story arc that begins in Star Trek: Boldly Go #13, the highly publicized Star Trek: The Next Generation: Mirror Broken miniseries, which depicts a “Mirror Universe” spin on the TNG crew (with painted art by Woodward), as well as the launch of the Star Trek: Discovery ongoing comic book which ties-in directly to the upcoming TV series.
Debuting in October, both “I.D.I.C.” and Discovery were recently teased at SDCC ’17, with even more details to be unveiled in Vegas, according to IDW. “I.D.I.C.” (Infinite Diversity (in) Infinite Combinations) explores the Vulcan philosophy that celebrates diversity in all its forms and will be written by Mike Johnson. The Discovery comic will be co-written by Johnson and Discovery staff writer Kristen Beyer.
Panels this week in Las Vegas include:
8/2 Wed @ 5:30pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre
Expanding Star Trek Comic Universe (with Mike, J.K., and Sarah)
8/3 Thurs @ 10:45am in the DeForest Kelley Theatre
Mike Johnson Signing
8/3 Thurs @ 2:00pm at Away Mission Booth in the Exhibition Hall
Inside Trek: Mike Johnson
8/3 Thurs @ 3:30pm on the CBS All Access Stage
Inside Trek: Sarah Gaydos
8/3 Thurs @ 4:30pm on the CBS All Access Stage
Star Trek Las Vegas will be the largest gathering of Trek fans in the world this year and Sarah, Mike, and J.K. say they are “excited by the opportunity to meet the incredible fans who have made the Star Trek comics so much fun to work on, and to just generally geek out about Trek with you!”