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04.16.2012

CBS CONSUMER PRODUCTS AND MEDIA 10 LAUNCH LONDON STAR TREK CONVENTION THIS OCTOBER WITH ALL CAPTAINS ON BOARD

Advanced Tickets Now On Sale For The First Official UK Event In A Decade

April 16, 2012 (London/New York) — CBS Consumer Products and Media 10 will make London the center of the Star Trek universe with the launch of ‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’ October 19th – 21st, 2012, at the Excel Exhibition Centre.  The first official Star Trek live event in the UK in 10 years offers British fans an event on their own shores and a chance to witness Star Trek history.

For the first time ever, all five captains will appear on stage together at an official Star Trek convention!  The legendary William Shatner (Captain Kirk – Star Trek: The Original Series) will be joined by the UK’s Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard – Star Trek: The Next Generation), Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway – Star Trek: Voyager) and Scott Bakula (Captain Archer – Star Trek: Enterprise) in the once in a lifetime event.

‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’ will welcome fans from all corners of the galaxy to see their favorite stars from Star Trek’s 45+ years of television series and films.  The convention will feature guest talks, autograph opportunities, photo shoots with the stars, as well as replica sets, prop displays, future fashion shows, stunt demonstrations, costume displays, themed parties and lots more!  ‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’ will also be home to UK celebrations marking the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation

‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’ is organised by Media 10 with Showmasters Ltd, a premiere special events company, and is supported by partners Paramount Home Entertainment (UK), CBS Action (UK) and Star Trek The Official Magazine. 

The Star Trek fan base in the UK is one of the biggest in the world and it has waited a long time for the convention to return, so we wanted to make sure we did it right,” said Liz Kalodner, Executive Vice President and General Manager of CBS Consumer Products. “In Media 10, we have a great partner with experience putting on amazing live shows, and ‘DESTINATION STAR TREK LONDON’ is destined to join many other CBS properties that have been transformed into vital fan destinations.”

“We are thrilled to be working with one of the biggest brands in the world in the shape of Star Trek,” says Suzy Pallett of Media 10, “We are busy lining up an incredible schedule and Star Trek London promises to be an unmissable event!”

Advanced tickets for registered fans went on sale April 16th and will go on general sale starting April 30th.  Visit www.startreklondon.com for more information.

About Media 10 Ltd.

Formed 9 years ago, Media 10 Limited is a privately owned publishing and events company based in Loughton, Essex. It currently employs approximately 170 staff and has fast become one of the leading players in the events industry as a result of the hugely successful Grand Designs Live exhibition, held twice per year in London and Birmingham, and the recent acquisition of the country's largest consumer exhibition – The Ideal Home Show.

About CBS Consumer Products

CBS Consumer Products manages worldwide licensing and merchandising for a diverse slate of television brands and series from CBS, CBS Television Studios and CBS Television Distribution, as well as from the company's extensive library of titles, Showtime and CBS Films.  Additionally, the group oversees online sales of programming merchandise.  For more information, visit www.cbsconsumerproducts.com <http://www.cbsconsumerproducts.com>.

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Leslie Ryan
310-264-3406
leslie.ryan@cbs.com