Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas is only a couple of weeks away, and Creation just released their schedule of events for the four-day event, which will run from August 9-12 at the Rio Suites Hotel and will include star appearances, parties, photo/autograph opportunities, costume contests, no-minimum-bid auctions, concerts, panels, seminars, lectures and much, much more. You can access the entire schedule by clicking HERE, and below are some day-by-day highlights.
THURDSAY: The weekend will get off to a rousing start with a self-explanatory, incredibly unique opportunity called Coffee with Show Business Icons Nichelle Nichols and Ben Vereen. It starts at 10:45 a.m. and requires a separate admission.
Stars taking the stage throughout the day will include Ben Vereen, Gregory Itzin, Martha Hackett, Chase Masterson, Bobby Clark, John de Lancie, Nichelle Nichols, Robert Picardo and David Gerrold, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and more.
StarTrek.com’s very own Jordan Hoffman will host a panel called StarTrek.com Presents: One Trek Mind LIVE, and StarTrek.com will also present The Federation Revealed, with author David A. Goodman previewing the upcoming book Star Trek Federation: The First 150 Years.
Ethan Phillips and Rene Auberjonois will star in a two-man theatrical event, and Combs and Biggs will be joined by Armin Shimerman for a performance of works by William Shakespeare.
Also on tap: a trivia contest hosted by Larry Nemecek and a sold-out blow-out party to be held in the Voodoo Lounge at the Rio. Don’t forget the dealers’ room will be open all day long, featuring vendors with their wares and dozens of Trek actors signing at their booths. And check the Creation Entertainment schedule for photo and autograph opportunities.
FRIDAY: The fun continues with a Friday Morning Breakfast with Connor Trinneer, Dominick Keating, Garrett Wang, Patti Yasutake, Hallie Todd and Alexander Enberg; requires separate admission. Set to take the stage throughout the day are Grace Lee Whitney, Ira Steven Behr, Lisa Wilcox, Michael Snyder, Eugene Roddenberry, Diana Muldaur, Trinneer, Keating, Enberg, David Livingston, Andrew Robinson, Eddie Paskey and more. Look for special performances by Trinneer, Keating and Wang, as well as by Robin Curtis and Eric Menyuk.
StarTrek.com will present three panels, namely Trek Girls: Who Is a Trek Girl and How Did She Become One?, featuring Ashley Eckstein, Trek Treasures, with frequent StarTrek.com blogger Alec Peters helping fans determine the value and authenticity of their collectibles, and another One Trek Mind LIVE session with Jordan Hoffman.
And, tonight, back at the Voodoo Lounge, fans can partake in the Captain’s Chair Celebration Party, with special guests Robert O’Reilly and J.G, Hertzler. Don’t forget the dealers’ room will be open all day long, featuring vendors with their wares and dozens of Trek actors signing at their booths. And check the Creation Entertainment schedule for photo and autograph opportunities.
SATURDAY: David Gerrold will get the day started with a writer’s workshop; separate admission required. Trek favorites taking the stage will include Anthony Montgomery, Virginia Madsen, Ronald D. Moore, Jonathan Del Arco, Brannon Braga, Brian Thompson, J.G. Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly. On stage as well: a TNG reunion with Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis and Colm Meaney, a DS9 Ferengi get-together with Armin Shimerman, Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg, and a Voyager gathering with Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson, Tim Russ, Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang.
Also on tap: a costume parade, StarTrek.com guest blogger Professor Anthony J. Rotolo’s course “Star Trek and the Information Age,” One Trek Mind LIVE with Jordan Hoffman, Avery Brooks in Concert, a Dessert Party with Tim Russ and his band providing the music, and a panel called Star Trek Online: Discussion with the Developers. Don’t forget the dealers’ room will be open all day long, featuring vendors with their wares and dozens of Trek actors signing at their booths. And check the Creation Entertainment schedule for photo and autograph opportunities.
SUNDAY: George Takei and Walter Koenig will join fans for a Classic Cast Breakfast; yes, it’s a separate admission. Also scheduled: a David Gerrold Writer’s Workshop, CBS presents its annual What’s New with Star Trek Merchandising Panel, The Four Captains Live on Stage with William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks and Scott Bakula, a screening of Shatner’s new Get a Life! documentary, StarTrek.com presents One Trek Mind LIVE, StarTrek.com presents Before and After: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Journey Into High Definition, a Craft Workshop, and John Tenuto on The History of Star Trek Collectibles.
Actors taking the stage will include Takei and Koenig, Jennifer Hetrick, Steven Culp, Glenn Morshower and Alice Krige. Once again, don’t forget the dealers’ room will be open all day long, featuring vendors with their wares and dozens of Trek actors signing at their booths. And check the Creation Entertainment schedule for photo and autograph opportunities.
Click HERE to visit the Creation Entertainment site and to buy tickets.
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