Category Archives: NYCC

Big Week for Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments

This is is the biggest week of the year for Hallmark Star Trek Ornament fans. It all begins Thursday at New York Comic Con (October 6-9, 2022) where we are expecting to see sneak peeks of some 2023 Hallmark Star Trek Hallmark ornaments.

Hallmark Ornament Debut (October 8-16, 2022) begins Saturday and with it the arrival of two new 2022 Star Trek ornaments. The 2022 McCoy ornament is the last of the three-year, eight-ornament Star Trek Storyteller series. The 2022 U.S.S. Enterprise ornament will be the first to represent the latest Star Trek series, Strange New Worlds.

A big week, indeed! You’re kind to point it out. I’ll admit that I’m eager for Friday, which is the first day that Storytellers buyers who also are KOC members will get the chance to hear the full set in action. My work toward this set began in July 2018 with our first brainstorm. Like any of our Keepsake Ornament initiatives, the likelihood of our doing more of them depends on buyer support. We’ve had great support for this set so far. I’ll throw in one plug: for those of you who haven’t bought in yet, I hope you’ll consider it once you get to hear the full show. If any of you have any questions about the set, I’ll be free to discuss all of it starting Friday.

As far as sneak peeks for 2023, I’m as anticipatory for these as you are but I’ve had no confirmation that our Star Trek line will be previewed at the show. As soon as I know one way or the other, I’ll pass it along. I’m out of the loop this time around as I will not be attending NYCC this week. No reason for that beyond it just not being my turn this year. Those of you going will have plenty of other PopMinded by Hallmark staff members very happy to answer your questions.

Kevin Dilmore

2022 Convention Dates

Assemble your crew and lay in a course for Star Trek: Mission Chicago—the ultimate Star Trek fan experience for all ages! Whether you’re a Ten-Forward regular or fresh out of the Academy, Star Trek: Mission Chicago has something for everyone!

Discover a new frontier of immersive experiences and unique encounters with fellow fans unlike anything you’ve seen before. Explore the past, present and future of Star Trek while embracing the ideals of a diverse and inclusive future that remains at the center of Gene Roddenberry’s beloved universe. Join us as we go beyond expectation with a fan experience loaded with celebrity guests, exclusive merchandise and exciting announcements that can only be offered at Star Trek: Mission Chicago, the official fan convention brought to you by ViacomCBS and ReedPop.

Star Trek: Mission Chicago April 8 – 10, 2022

San Diego Comic-Con International has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. The event has seen an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall over the years. Over its fourand-a-half decade-plus history, Comic-Con International has continually presented comic books and comic art to a growing audience. That love of the comics medium continues to be its guiding factor as the event moves toward its second half-century as the premier comic book and popular arts style convention in the world.

San Diego Comic-Con International July 21-24, 2022

New York Comic Con is your event. Where you can feel unafraid to geek out. Where you’re accepted and embraced for being yourself. Where you can experience the best in pop culture because no matter what fandom you’re passionate about, we have it waiting here for you. Be inspired by award-winning comic artists and Japanese anime creators. Get star struck over your favorite TV and film idols. Treat yourself to exclusive fandom gear and unique artwork. But most importantly, create all of those memories with the people you care about the most. Because this event is for you. To embrace your inner hero or root for the villain. To geek out as a family. To celebrate a weekend together you’ll never forget.

New York Comic-Con October 6-9, 2022

By the Numbers: HMS Bounty Ornament Sells Out for NYCC Online Event

Yesterday’s NYCC online-only event went live at 11:59 am E.S.T. and while it only took the event exclusive Star Wars Boba Fett ten minutes to sell out and the Ghostbusters Ectomobile 45 minutes, it took the HMS Bounty Star Trek ornament more than 30 hours. The Star Trek event exclusive ornament had previously been available for the SDCC online event (July 23, 2021) and the KOC online event (August 17, 2021).

All 3,750 Klingon Bird-of-Prey ornaments have now been released to the public through the three events. If you are still in need of an ornament you will now need to look at the secondary market where eBay prices have seemed to bottom out at around $60 as of late.