The final official Star Trek convention for 2020 is not to be. The annual Star Trek Las Vegas Convention scheduled for December 9-13 (originally planned for August) has been cancelled “due to ongoing local, federal and international protocols” related to the COVID pandemic. In their announcement, Creation Entertainment also unveiled a new event for the summer of 2021, which will not be officially licensed by CBS.
55-Year Mission Tour for 2021
With Star Trek Las Vegas 2020 being canceled and Creation Entertainment ending its long-standing license with CBS, a decades-long institution of Creation official Star Trek conventions has come to an end, with STLV 2019 being the final event, at least for now. However, Creation is still in the business of putting on Star Trek-themed conventions, and announced a brand new one for August 11-15, 2021 at the Rio All-Suites Resort Hotel and Casino, which has been home to STLV for the last decade.
The new convention is titled “Creation Entertainment Presents The 55-Year Mission Tour.” They are promising over 100 celebrity guests, including William Shatner. There will be multiple stages of nonstop programming, contests, music, cosplay, and more. This all sounds much like Star Trek Las Vegas but without the name. In 2021, Creation will also be celebrating Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday with a special tribute.
Fans who hold Gold and Captain’s chair seats for STLV 2020 will be able to transfer them to the new event, and Creation is also offering prizes for those that do. If you choose not to attend the 2021 event you can get a refund.
More details can be found at creation.com.
What’s next for official Star Trek cons?
There are still two official Star Trek convention lined up in Europe for 2021, run by Massive Events. And the official Star Trek Cruise is still set to return in 2022. As of now, there has been no new licensee announced for official Star Trek conventions in the USA, and while TrekMovie expects there to be an announcement soon, the pandemic has obviously made planning in-person events much more complicated, even into 2021. For example, in June, Disney announced their next Star Wars Celebration event (which is run by Reed Pop) will be in 2022.
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