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.
In August 2016, Vegas convention goers will have to prepare themselves for an extra day of craziness in Sin City. For the 50th anniversary, Creation is celebrating (and adjusting for larger than normal crowds) by adding an extra day to the con. That’s right, five crazy nights.
“This event has always been uniquely innovative and in tune with what the Star Trek fan wants and expects. Every attendee, no matter what their ticket price, has a chance to see all the stars when they want to without fear of waiting or not getting in,” said Adam Malin, Co-CEO of Creation Entertainment. “It’s the ultimate space where like-minded folks can meet the franchise stars, argue trivia, look at the scientific and philosophical pop culture impact of the brand and of course make friendships that have lasted generations.”
Who you can expect to see
This early in the game, not many stars will have officially confirmed their attendance at the con. Among those already confirmed are William Shatner, Brent Spiner, Garrett Wang, and a couple dozen more. We at TrekMovie won’t be surprised if Creation negotiates hard to get some JJ-verse actors on the docket, who will be done filming Star Trek Beyond come convention time.
Also expect to see more guests than usual. Creation doesn’t release their official ticket sale numbers, but from our informal polling, we can safely advise you to buy tickets early (like, as soon as tickets at your preferred pricing level are available for sale. General Admission tickets aren’t on sale yet) and book your hotel room at the Rio now. Pro tip: make sure to book via Creation in order to get the special convention rate! Either use our link or look for reservation information on the official convention website.
The 50th Anniversary Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas will be held August 3–7, 2016 at the Rio Suites Hotel. More information can be found at the official website.
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