Source: ReedPop

As announced yesterday to celebrate First Contact Day, ReedPop and ViacomCBS Consumer Products have partnered to launch an official Star Trek convention.

Star Trek: Mission Chicago is a new, three-day fan event that will take place at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center from April 8-10, 2022. This Star Trek event aims to be the ultimate destination for Trekkies everywhere, utilizing ReedPop’s experience in running fan events such as New York Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration, C2E2, Crunchyroll Expo, and Emerald City Comic Con.

The convention will feature celebrity guests, interactive exhibits, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, costume exhibits, autograph sessions, gameplay, and more. Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation has officially been announced to be attending.

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The convention will represent and celebrate the past and present of the Star Trek franchise while embracing a diverse and inclusive future. Each year, Star Trek: Missions will take place in a new city, allowing fans from across the country to celebrate and meet other like-minded individuals.

Visit for updates on the event, sign up for a newsletter, and shop official First Contact Day and Star Trek: Mission merch.

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Rocco Marrongelli

Rocco Marrongelli

Rocco Marrongelli is an Editorial Intern at Adventure Publishing Group. He shares news and reviews of pop culture and the latest toy trends on the Toy Insider and the Pop Insider. He has many passions involving the ’80s, such as collecting vintage action figures, watching cartoons while eating cereal straight from the box, and will always play Nintendo until the day he dies. Rocco is a huge Disney Parks fan and claims Thunder Mountain is honestly the best mountain ride in all the land. He also owns 172 Funko Pops! and doesn’t plan to stop, and yes, he’s opened every single one of them. You can follow @RoccoSupreme on all your favorite social platforms.