Hoping to make it to Las Vegas for the 50th Anniversary Star Trek convention event of the year? Well, you’d better hurry. General Admission 5-day tickets for the Creation-run con, the most affordable way to attend all 5 days of the convention, are selling like hot cakes.
On again, off again
Originally on sale for $250 on Friday, General Admission Weekend (5-day) passes sold out in days, leaving many Trekkies heartbroken that they would not be able to attend what’s shaping up to be the biggest Star Trek event of the decade. Earlier today, Creation Entertainment, the company that has been running the Las Vegas convention among many others for decades, found some more General Admission passes in their couch cushions and put the coveted passes back on the website, but with one caveat: the price had jumped to $325.
This afternoon, tickets became available once again at the original $250 price point with a note on Creation’s website offering refunds to those who paid the higher $325 fare. No word from Creation yet as to whether this was some kind of clerical error or in response to the backlash on social media today from upset fans.
No word, either, on whether other ticket prices, also increased after high demand, will return to their original values. The Copper Weekend package originally rung up at $499 but is now on sale for $549.
Last year’s General Admission tickets were $149, with the $100 price difference being attributed to the fifth day added to the convention schedule for the 50th anniversary, which normally runs as a 4-day Thursday–Sunday event.
Tickets to #stlv16 – What are my options?
At the time of writing, most of the ticket packages that have gone on sale for Star Trek Las Vegas 2016 are sold out. But, the popular General Admission weekend passes (good for all 5 days of the con) and the Copper Weekend Package (which comes with some extra perks above and beyond Gen Admission) are still up for grabs. More tickets, including single-day passes, are expected to go on sale in the coming months, so keep an eye out on Creation’s website for those.
- Gold Weekend Admission Package: $879 SOLD OUT
- Captain’s Chair Admission Package: $689 SOLD OUT
- Commander’s Seat Weekend Admission Package: $799 SOLD OUT
- Copper Weekend Admission Package: $549
- General Admission Weekend: $250
- Single-day General Admission: Not yet for sale
The moral of this story? The 50th Anniversary Las Vegas event is going to be utterly huge. Get your tickets now if you plan to go.
The Star Trek Las Vegas 50th Anniversary convention runs from August 3-7, 2016 and will be held at the Rio All Suites Hotel just off the Las Vegas strip.