Creation Entertainment, weeks ago, blasted past its goal of lining up 80 guests for the Official Star Trek Convention, to be held August 8-11 at the Rio Hotel Suites in Las Vegas. They're now at more than 100 Trek guests, with the list spanning from series leads to recurring actors to guest stars and from directors to writers to historians. Among the names: William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, Terry Farrell, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Alexander Siddig, LeVar Burton, Jeri Ryan, George Takei, Brent Spiner, Joel Grey, Alice Eve, Charlie Brill, Suzie Plakson, Tim Russ, Michael Westmore, John de Lancie, Victor Brandt, Ira Steven Behr, Brannon Braga, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Denise Crosby, Paul Lynch, Anthony Montgomery, David Gerrold, Deep Roy, James Darren, Chris Sarandon, Michael Berryman, John Eaves, Rick Worthy, Matt Frewer, Lois Jewell, Martha Hackett, Judson Scott, Catherine Hicks, Jennifer Lien, Andrew Robinson, Rene Auberjonois, Larry Nemecek, Heather Langenkamp and more.
For a complete list of the attending guests, click HERE.
In addition to the guests, attendees can expect a wide array of events and opportunities. There will be a massive dealers' room. Fans can meet the guests at special lunches, and many of the celebrities will be signing autographs and posing for photos. Gary Graham, Anthony Montgomery and Suzie Plakson will provide the entertainment at two evening parties. Also on the schedule: no-minimum-bid auctions, costume contests, an effort to break the Guinness World Record for most costumed fans, a Rat Pack concert featuring Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, Vaughn Armstrong, Armin Shimerman and Max Grodenchik, a variety of panels, a character makeup workshop session with John Paladin and Suzie Plakson, and much, much more.
Also, StarTrek.com will make its presence felt throughout the weekend, hosting several presentations and panels, several led by One Trek Mind blogger Jordan Hoffman. On tap so far are: One Trek Mind LIVE (Thurs, Fri, Sat, and early Sun), with Hoffman inviting fans to join him for four fan-centric sessions. Together they will debate and determine new "best-of"s for various Trek topics; First Look at Trek Treasures (John Van Citters is back with his annual presentation but with a new format); The Universe Revealed (Thursday), with Hoffman joining John Van Citters and Star Trek Cartography author Larry Nemecek as they delve into the upcoming STAR TREK Stellar Cartography: Starfleet Reference Library; Legacy of Romulus with Denise Crosby (Friday), in which TNG star Denise Crosby returns to Star Trek Online with the launch of Legacy of Romulus; and Inside Star Trek Online (Saturday), which is your opportunity to learn about Star Trek Online, the Legacy of Romulus expansion, and more with the developers (co-sponsored by Massively.com and Trek Radio).
StarTrek.com will also present Star Trek Into High Definition (Friday), in which the Saturn Award-nominated production team behind Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Enterprise on Blu-ray share exclusive content and details on the upcoming releases of these beloved series in True HD. On hand for this panel will be Blu-ray producer/director of special features Roger Lay, Jr, HD restoration consultants Mike and Denise Okuda, Enterprise Visual Effects artist Doug Drexler and special guest; TREK GIRLS PANEL, with host Mary Czerwinski (DVD Geeks, Glue Guns & Phasers) and her team of "geek girls" who took their love of Star Trek and turned it into a career.
It's not too late to purchase tickets. Click HERE for details.