The annual Star Trek convention at The Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas is going to be bigger and better than ever in 2016, the year commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first run of the Original Series. Creation Entertainment, hosts of the Vegas convention (among many others), sent out a press release teasing a “non-stop five-day convention” in August 2016 that will feature over 100 stars from television and movies and cater to thousands of guests.
Star Trek fans looking for an experience uniquely geared for them need look no further than what’s beaming in to Ticonderoga, New York, from September 4th – 6th. The new convention, Trekonderoga, will be celebrating all things Trek. In attendance will be an array of guests who were part of Star Trek both in front and behind the cameras. In addition to the more traditional celebrity aspect of a convention, they will also be hosting tours of actual sets, conducting make-up workshops, and special episode screenings with creators adding commentary along the way.
One of the highlights of the Convention was the costume contest held on Saturday, August 8. Every year convention goers share their creativity and enthusiasm with their costume creations. This year Creation invited participants to compete in three categories: ensign (beginner), lieutenant (intermediate), and captain (expert). Contestants had to submit photos of their costumes ahead of time as well as participate in pre-judging. There were six judges that came from a variety of backgrounds such as actors from Star Trek, costuming professionals, and science fields.
There was much to see this past weekend at the Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, but I was excited for one thing in particular taking place in the merchandise hall and on stage Sunday afternoon. Disruptor Beam brought their brand new mobile game, Star Trek Timelines, to the show floor and I got a little hands-on time with it.
The final day of the 2015 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention had some great guests on stage, including Sir Patrick Stewart, George Takei, and DS9 and TNG cast panels. All that plus a tribute to the recently departed Grace Lee Whitney, a new look at the upcoming mobile game Star Trek Timelines, great cosplay of the day, and more!
To uproarious applause, the entire cast of Voyager took the stage of the Las Vegas Rio on Saturday to talk to fans, tell jokes, and reminisce on the show’s 20th anniversary.
Today was by far the busiest day of the convention both in terms of guests and stars on the stage. Bill Shatner headlined the day in the way only the Shat can do. Karl Urban, who was supposed to make an appearance today, had a last minute cancellation leaving no one from JJ Trek at this year’s con. Today was also the day to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Star Trek Voyager, with lots of VOY panels.
We’ve wrapped up the second full day of the annual Las Vegas Star Trek Convention here at the Rio Hotel! With so many great things to see today, we could barely contain it all into one article. Learn about how the Smithsonian is restoring the 11-foot TOS Enterprise, be touched by a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, hear from your favorite DS9ers (some in costume!), Walter Koenig, and some of the TNG cast. Plus see today’s best cosplay including Star Trek minions!
And, we’re off! It’s officially Day One of the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas! This year’s con started strong with two big panels: Enterprise (feat. Connor Trineer, Dominic Keating, John Billinglsey, Linda Park, and Anthony Montgomery) and Deep Space Nine (feat. Armin Shimerman, James Darren, and Nicole de Boer — plus a surprise cameo by our favorite “mute”). Plus, get a look around the con floor and see today’s best cosplay.
With just two weeks before Star Trek Las Vegas (STLV), Trekkies are in full swing, finishing final costume details for the biggest Star Trek convention in the country. For many Trekkies STLV is “the place” to showcase new costumes and strut their stuff.
It’s that time of year again: the Official Star Trek Las Vegas convention is only a week away! TrekMovie’s got your guide to getting the most out of this year’s con including celebs not to miss, costuming tips, details on the Landing Party on Wednesday night (including booze, a trivia contest, and some sweet giveaways), and how to attend a free screening of Star Trek Continues episode 4 (with sneak preview of episode 5) in a full sized theater.
As we at Trek Movie are preparing to deploy to Las Vegas for the largest annual Star Trek convention in the world, I am forced to pause and ask… do we really need conventions just for ourselves any more? Just because we always did it, just because we started fandom and cosplay, do we need to keep doing it?
The Pop Culture Hero Coalition, an organization created by Chase Masterson (Leeta: Star Trek Deep Space Nine) with “heroism experts” Carrie Goldman and Matt Langdon, combines actors and activists to triumph over bullying and encourage everyday heroism. John Barrowman (Capt. Jack Harkness: Doctor Who) joined the PCHC on stage at San Diego Comicon to share his stories and empower fans.
Phoenix and Washington D.C. weren’t the only spots to get your geek on last weekend. Star Trek was represented loud and proud at Wonderfest 2015 in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend. Learn more about this scale modeling and collectibles convention and get an update on Round 2’s plans for Star Trek models over the remainder of this year after the jump.
The weekend is over, which means we have to go back out into the “real” world. But, before the post-con blues set in too heavily, take a look at the highlights from what we’re officially naming as the best Phoenix Comicon ever.
Further proof that the current generation of fandom con-going takes its lead from decades’ worth of Star Trek conventions, William Shatner and George Takei headlined the annual Washington, DC, Awesome Con this weekend.
Heading to the Grand Canyon State’s biggest pop culture event this weekend? Prepare yourself for the festivities with TrekMovie’s official guide to Phoenix Comicon 2015!
Phoenix Comicon (PhxCC) is just around the corner, and Trekkies are deep into preparing their costumes for the big event. TrekMovie’s costuming expert Michael Nguyen talked with cosplayers from all over the Grand Canyon State to find out how they get Trekked out for the con. Whether they’re making costumes, commissioning them, or buying parts for them, one thing is clear: Trekkies from all over Arizona are busy gearing up for one of the biggest conventions in the Southwest.
The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is overseeing the 4th and latest restoration of the original Enterprise model used to film The Original Series. For one day only they let the public in on the process, and TrekMovie’s Jared Whitley has the scoop and photos below.
The merchandise floor at New York Comic Con featured lots of things to see for Trek fans, including the debut of the RockLove line of Trek jewelry and the first look at Diamond Select’s Worf figure and more. Check out the pictures and details below.