IDW’s Away Mission to Official Star Trek Convention to Discuss I.D.I.C., Discovery

IDW Publishing has announced five panels for the official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention beginning today, August 2, with topics including the Boldly Go ongoing’s upcoming 6-issue I.D.I.C. event miniseries and the Discovery tie-in. Both were previously teased at SDCC 2017 for October release with more information coming at Star Trek Las Vegas.
I.D.I.C. (“Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” in reference to the Vulcan philosophy) is a six-issue event starting October in the Boldly Go series, an ongoing title set in the new movie timeline. The event features a collision of realities “with the fate of all realities at stake”, and Mike Johnson, writer for Boldly Go, is slated to appear at today and tomorrow’s panels. Transformers fans might recognize Mike Johnson’s name from his work in Transformers: Prime.
Star Trek: Discovery launches next month on CBS All Access, and IDW’s comic tie-in begins the following month with a creative team including Mike Johnson and Kirsten Beyer as co-writers and Tony Shasteen as artist. Beyer is also a member of the CBS series writing staff; billed as an ongoing, the tie-in book is said to “really matter” in reference to the CBS series and “expand the story” of the show.
Along with Mike Johnson at the Star Trek Las Vegas panels are Sarah Gaydos, Group Editor at IDW and editor for the Star Trek series specifically, and J.K. Woodward, artist in several past IDW Star Trek and other comics.
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IDW Publishing Sets Course For Star Trek™ Las Vegas Convention
San Diego, CA (August 1, 2017) – Creation Entertainment’s 16th Annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention kicks off this week and IDW Publishing will be representing with special guests who work on the official line of Star Trek comic books – 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 catch 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 eagerly anticipated TV series.

Debuting in October, both “I.D.I.C.” and Discovery were recently teased at Comic-Con International, with even more details to unveil in Vegas. “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 include:
Discovery Publishing
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. 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!
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