Next week is the big annual Creation Official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas and it has shaped up to be another epic extended weekend from August 4th-8th at the Las Vegas Hilton. TrekMovie will be there as well, and we will be doing a panel and a meet-up. See below for your primer for Star Trek Con 2010.
Trek Con 2010 – Shatner, Nimoy, Stewart & 70 guests!
The celebrity guest list for the Star Trek con this year is just massive, here are some of the daily highlights from the newly released Schedule:
- Thursday: Walter Koenig, George Takei, John de Lancie + TOS & TNG guest star panels & more
- Friday: DS9 day with Avery Brooks, Armin Shimerman, Rene Aubergenois, Nana Visitor, Aron Esignberg, Marc Alaimo, Andy Robinson, Jeffrey Combs, Solome Jens + more panels
- Saturday: William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy, plus Voyager day with Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Jennifer Lien and Garret Wang, Martha Hackett + Brannon Braga and more
- Sunday: TNG day with Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes and Michael Dorn, plus Enterprise Day with Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, John Billingsley + Xindi panel and more, including Star Trek 2009’s Bruce Greenwood
All the Trek stars are appearing on stage and will be available for photos and autographs as well. They will also be appearing at a number of special events (breakfasts, lunches and evening parties. In addition to the celebrity panels there are also panels on science, a writing workshop with David Gerrold, a photography seminar with Leonard Nimoy and more. Parties and special events are usually with an additional fee or are part of a package.
TrekMovie Panel, Record Attempt & PropWorx Auction.
There is much more to a Trek con than just celebrities. There is of course the huge dealer room which will have lots of Trek goodies to buy. There are also a number of special events and even a second Ballroom with plays, lectures on writing, science and more. Here are some highlights I am most looking forward to:
FRI: TREKMOVIE PANEL
On Friday at 11:40 in the DeForest Kelley Theater will be the "TrekMovie Star Trek From A Fan’s Perspective" panel. I will be hosting alongside Larry Nemecek, DVD Geeks’ hostess Mary Czerwinski (aka Televixen), and TrekCast co-host Darren Benjamin (aka QuarksBartender). I will be giving an overview on the first movie and status of the Star Trek sequel, and open it up to a discussion with the audience and the "superfans" about the new Star Trek movies. Last year’s panel was well attended with lots of great audience discussions, hopefully this year will be just as fun. [UPDATE: Darren may not be able to make it, but former Star Trek: The Experience cast-member Vernon Wilmer has been added]
SAT: RECORD ATTEMPT
Saturday evening will see the usual Star Trek Costume contest, but on Saturday morning there will be another attempt to break the Star Trek fans in costume record. The attempt will be made at 9:00 AM to 9:45 (meet at the DeForest Kelley Theater).
On Sunday the entire day in Pavilion 6 is devoted to a special Star Trek PropWorx Star Trek auction including original props and costumes used in the production of various Star Trek television series and movies. The collection includes items from the collections of Rick Sternbach and Mike and Denise Okuda and more. There will also be pieces from Star Trek: The Experience. Details at http://www.propworx.com.
More events and special panels listed at creationent.com/cal/stlv.
TrekMovie Meetup & Roddenberry Party
In the evenings Creation has a number of special events for those who hold some of the special packages. In addition there are two events you may want to check out that are free.
WED: TrekMovie/DVD Geeks/TrekCast meet-up
On Wednesday starting at 8:00 PM (and going until it is time to go) TrekMovie.com, TrekCast and DVD Geeks are holding an informal meetup at the Spacequest Bar in the Hilton hotel. This is a casual event and you have to pay for your own drinks, but you can give us a piece of your mind and/or just relax and get ready for Con week with your fellow Trekkies.
THU: Roddenberry Party on Risa
Roddenberry Productions will have their usual presence at the Star Trek con, with a big island booth in the vender room, and Rod Roddenberry is also doing a panel on Friday. In addition, Roddenberry Productions is holding a "Party on Risa" at 9:30 to 12:30 at the Mirage (unfortunately this party is at capacity).
As we do every year, TrekMovie.com will be covering the event with live blogging and photos here and on Twitter, as well as daily wrap-ups and additional reporting and interviews. So stay tuned to TrekMovie.com for your source of all Star Trek news coming out of Vegas next week.
Con Tickets still available
Advanced tickets for the Creation Star Trek con are still available, but will be shut off on Sunday at 5PM Pacific. After that you can still buy tickets at the event.