OldTrek is dead and gone.
I could not respectfully disagree more.
I'll make this quick so as to not stray to far off from the OP.
Conventions, now, command and get
face-value $1000 tickets.
The money that a few promoters make with conventions is a pittance compared to what the studio is making from nuTrek. They know what returns they were seeing from oldTrek in its final decade, and that's why J.J. Abrams is making Star Trek