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2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and an event this big simply must be commemorated by the US Postal Service! As they announced in December, Star Trek fans were to be treated to four different stamp designs to celebrate and mark the occasion. Today, the USPS announced that the stamps would be officially issued on September 2, 2016 at the Star Trek: Mission NY convention in New York City. The day-of-issue ceremony will open the convention and celebrate Star Trek‘s birthday in a big way.

The USPS is encouraging fans to tweet about the release using the #StarTrekForever hashtag, which is a great way to promote these new stamps and encourage attendance at this sure-to-be-epic weekend, taking place at the Jacob K. Javits convention center. I am perhaps a little biased about wanting all you cool geeks to attend, since I am hosting no less than three panels at Mission NY! I am very excited to announce that info to my Legion of Leia readers, and one of the panels I’m hosting will be on feminism and Star Trek, featuring four actresses from various series’. I’m also hosting a panel on literature and Star Trek, as well as one on the impact Star Trek has had on female fans. First, however, I will be stopping at the USPS booth and grabbing a couple sets of forever stamps!


Follow me on Twitter and check out my blog, Shoes & Starships, for even more 50th anniversary celebrating. LLAP!

Source: TrekNews

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Amy Imhoff

Amy Imhoff is a writer and editor who blogs at Shoes and Starships, a geek lifestyle blog that specializes in genre fandom, pop culture, travel, fashion, and feminism. She is a featured convention panelist, podcast contributor, and interviewer. Amy has her masters in literature, enjoys a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things British, and likes to sniff old books. Amy is based outside NYC, where she lives with her husband and two silly cats. Find her freaking out about X-Files and Star Trek @lightstar1013

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