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Star Trek Mission: Seattle convention canceled by Paramount and ReedPop

The official Star Trek convention pulls back on a plan to make this an annual event

Star Trek: Mission Seattle
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The Star Trek Mission Seattle pop culture convention has been canceled.

The event, an official Star Trek convention from Paramount in partnership with ReedPop (Popverse's parent company), was to take place May 26 - 28, 2023 in Seattle, Washington.

"After careful consideration, unfortunately the decision has been made to not move forward with the Star Trek: Mission Seattle event in 2023," reads a joint statement from Paramount and ReedPop provided to Popverse. "We are working on new ways to bring our favorite Trek fans the optimum experience, and we look forward to celebrating together again in the future."

Going by the wording of that statement, it appears that Paramount and ReedPop are working on future Star Trek conventions - but not 2023's Star Trek: Mission Seattle.

When Star Trek: Mission Seattle was announced in the final hours of 2022's Star Trek: Mission Chicago, ReedPop described the 2022 Chicago event as "successful." There was an announced plan for Seattle ticket sales and guest announcements to begin in June 2022. Tickets did not go on-sale however, leading to unanswered questions from fans on social media platforms.

The Star Trek Mission convention series was launched by ReedPop in 2016 with Star Trek Mission New York, followed by the second convention in 2022, Star Trek: Mission Chicago. Star Trek: Mission Seattle was to be the third convention.

This news comes as Star Trek has its largest armada of shows in simultaneous production ever, ranging from the live-action Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds to the animated Star Trek: Prodigy and Star Trek: Lower Decks. On the movie side however, years of plans for a return to the theaters seems stymied as the fourth film in the Kevlin timeline was removed from the schedule earlier this year, and plans for other Star Trek films from the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Noah Hawley, Kalinda Vasquez, and Nicholas Meyer seem at a standstill.

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