STAR TREK – MISSION: NEW YORK
Hey all, Terilynn here with my promised review of the newest Official Star Trek Convention, Mission: New York. This will be a very comprehensive review so please bear with me as I really felt the need to go over every item.
I’m going to be kind and do the TL;DR right up front.
The con was awesome. It had some small issues which, if they decide to do more of these in the future, can be addressed easily. It’s not as “cozy” as STLV but being in a convention center had other benefits. But it was exceptionally well organized. The panel content far exceeded that of any other Trek con I’ve attended before. And the vendor’s room had a lot of great corporate presence but no small vendors of consequence. But the main panel room was too small. The distance between panel rooms was too great. A different venue would be better. But this one wasn’t so horrific that improvements can’t be made. OK short attention spanners – be on your way. Total overall grade: A-/B+
Want to know the nitty-gritty? Well, here we go!
As most of you know, we’ve had a vendor presence at STLV for the past five years. When I found out that ReedPop was going to be doing another licensed Trek con, I was a bit bitter. I had just committed to purchasing a double-wide booth with Creation for STLV.
All of a sudden I was actually being courted by ReedPop. Courted. Seriously! I received calls asking if I was interested. Yes, of course I was interested! Their booths were a bit more expensive than Creation’s and since we don’t really “sell” anything, we merely market our own show, cost is a big concern. Be that as it may, if I hadn’t committed to Creation by that point, I would have had a G&T Show booth at both conventions.
ReedPop’s staff was courteous, kind, malleable and understanding. I hung up the phone with their sales department pissed off I couldn’t afford to have a booth presence there and hoping that they would have another one when timing and my personal budget could mesh.
SCORE + OR -:
- -.5 for bad timing;
- -.5 for high booth costs.
- But +.5 for having exceptional customer service
SUGGESTIONS: If planning for another Trek con, reach out ASAP. Budgets are tight and are usually set a year in advance.
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He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
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