On August 6th Creation’s official Star Trek convention kicks off at the Las Vegas Hilton for five days of Trek craziness with 15,000 Trek fans being entertained with events and dozens of Trek stars including the Spocks, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. TrekMovie will be there reporting every day. We have details on the week, plus a give-away contest, check it all out below.
Three captains, two Spocks and more stars
The Star Trek con kicks off August 6th at Wednesday 11:30 AM and the party goes all the way to Sunday the 10th at 6 PM, with some non Creation events planned after that. There are tons of Trek celebs lined up including three captains: Scott Bakula (ENT: Archer), Kate Mulgrew (VOY: Janeway), and Avery Brooks (DS9: Sisko). And both Spocks, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy, from JJ Abrams new Star Trek will be there as well.
Multiple stars from every show
In addition to those mentioned above there will be stars from all 5 Trek TV series at the show. Check it out:
- Friday Enterprise panels with Jolene Blalock (Cmdr. T’Pol, Friday only), Connor Trinneer (Cmdr. “Trip” Tucker, Friday only), Dominic Keating (Lt. Reed), Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Travis Mayweather)
- Saturday, August 9 focus on DS9 with Alexander Siddig (Doctor Bashir), Nana Visitor (Colonel/Major Kira), Michael Dorn (Lt. Worf), Rene Auberjonois (Odo), Armin Shimerman (Quark)
- TOS stars throughout the week: including George Takei (Lt. Sulu, Friday only), Walter Koenig (Chekov, Saturday only), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Friday only) and the first lady of Star Trek Majel Barrett Roddenberry (Nurse/Dr. Chapel, Thursday only). Plus Gary Lockwood!
- TNG stars throughout the week: Brent Spiner (Data, Thursday only), John deLancie (Q, Wednesday only), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi, Thursday only), and Denise Crosby (Lt. Yar, Wednesday only)
- VOY stars including: Tim Russ (Tuvok), Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris), Robert Picardo (The Doctor)
- Behind the camera bigwigs like writer/producers Brannon Braga, Many Coto and composer Ron Jones.
Tons of Trek events
In addition to celebrity appearances, the non-stop auditorium show will include behind the scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special salute videos and previews of upcoming sci-fi television shows, motion pictures, and the latest news on the next Star Trek feature film. Not to be missed will be the return of Star Trek: The Concert, featuring over 45 distinguished members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, under the musical direction of Richard McGee. The evening will also feature guest composer Ron Jones, conducting a Star Trek The Next Generation’s Suite. The concert will take place Saturday, August 9 at 8:00 PM and a separate ticket price will apply.
Venders and signings too
In addition to all of that, the Vegas con sports the biggest Trek vender room you can find. Many of Trek’s official licensees will be there, including Mattel, Lightspeed, TokyoPop, and the ‘Its a Wrap’ auction. Also as usual there is another room dedicated to autographs of many more Trek stars (than those listed above)
Tickets start at $30
General admission tickets are available in advance (www.creationent.com) or at the door for $30 on Wednesday and Thursday and $35 Friday, Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets for children 12 and under are $20. Children six and under are admitted free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. General admission tickets for the Saturday evening concert are $30.
If you are going to go to one convention this year, this is the one to go to.
More info and details at creationent.com.
Just some of the stars at the con
TREKMOVIE.COM VEGAS TICKETS CONTEST
TrekMovie.com will be on hand with multiple correspondents covering the convention wall to wall, and we get to bring a couple of TrekMovie.com reader’s with us. Creation has provided us with a pair of Preferred Weekend Passes (valued at $329 each). Entries can be made by clicking HERE, and winners will be selected on Thursday at midnight.
MORE TREK EVENTS SUNDAY
Creation ends their con on Sunday night, but the party keeps going. There are two additional events planned for that evening.
Experience Makeup Class
At 10am Sunday, Star Trek The Experience will be holding a 2-hour class in Klingon makeup techniques, conducted by members of the Star Trek: the Experience Alien crew. Tickets cost $50, which includes a makeup kit, wig cap, instructions to keep and everything you need to turn yourself into a Trek alien. Registration closes Friday the 28th, CLICK HERE for a registration form.
Learn to look like this
Aliens unmasked at ST: The Experience
Star Trek The Experience will hold an event at 6:30 where they will ‘reveal’ the actors behind the Star Trek: the Experience characters: Quan, Rog’l, Risca, Kahlen, Motog, ChuroQ, T’Pril, Sovek, Tahryn, K’Stran, Loriq, and 3 of 6. The actors will recount their stories of "human interactions," moderated by Michael Westmore with a Q&A discussion and ‘surprises.’ Tickets go on sale ($20) at Noon, Sunday, August 10th, only at the Star Trek: the Experience Box Office (Seating is limited)
After the convention ends, Robert Picardo (VOY: The Doctor) is hosting a charity auction for Habitat for Humanity at the Palace Station Hotel at 8PM Sunday the 10th. It costs $35 and that includes dinner. More info at robertpicardo.com.
Party with Bob, for a good cause
…See you in Vegas, baby