The long wait is just about over. Star Trek Las Vegas will kick off on Wednesday at the Rio Suites Hotel and immerse fans in everything Trek for a full five days. There are epic guests, three stages with panels running from morning to late afternoon, autograph and photo opportunities galore, exhibits, science talks, cosplay contests, concerts, parties and much, much more. You can check out the STLV 2019 schedule on the Creation Entertainment site for all the details. In the meantime, we at StarTrek.com thought we’d focus on the major Star Trek: Picard-centric activities, as well as the many new Trek products that will be available at licensee booths throughout the event.
Star Trek: Picard Panel
Fans around the world are excited about the upcoming Star Trek: Picard, and STLV attendees will be treated to a panel featuring Jonathan Frakes — who will return as Riker and is directing two episodes — and other members of the Picard cast. You don’t want to miss this, so be sure to… make it so on Saturday at 3:30pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre.
Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty Exhibit
Massively popular at Comic-Con, Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty is a special exhibition that celebrates Patrick Stewart’s return to his iconic Star Trek role by showcasing original props, costumes, and other artifacts tracing Picard’s life and Starfleet career. Items on display include his cherished Ressikan flute, the legendary Picard family album, his Starfleet uniforms, models of ships Picard captained and all that remains of the “Borg Queen.” The gallery — located in a room off the Star Trek Promenade — also features exclusive first looks at costumes and other items featured in the upcoming series.
Special Programming Tracks
STLV will offer unique educational and behind-the-scenes looks at Star Trek throughout the weekend. Keep an eye on the schedule for panels spread out throughout the event.
Teaching with Star Trek will feature academics from around the world exploring how Star Trek is used in the classroom.
Science of Star Trek will offer scientists and professors engaging fans in discussions about the science behind Trek.
Star Trek for Students is ideal for younger fans. Educators from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to share their knowledge.
Inside Trek takes you behind the scenes with the Treksperts who are bringing Trek games, books and products to life. For example, there’s “Star Trek Authors, Their Books and Comics,” to be held on Thursday at 11:15am, and “Star Trek Gamers and Their Games,” set for Thursday at 1:15.
One Trek Mind Returns!
Jordan Hoffman will moderate a sure-to-be-fun (and lively!) debate, and it’s a goodie: What are the best relationships (platonic and non!) in the Trek universe? Every vote counts!
Licensee New Products and Events
Below is your guide to the Star Trek licensees who will be present at STLV. Look for several of them to offer exclusives and welcome special guests to their booths.
Bixler crafts gorgeous Trek-inspired cufflinks, necklaces, earrings, pins, pendants and more. Be sure to visit their booth to get your first look at their newest Trek collection.
Dave & Buster’s
If you’re into Virtual Reality, be sure to visit the Roddenberry Exhibition Hall. There, you can try your hand at the Dave & Buster’s Star Trek: Dark Remnant VR game.
Eaglemoss Hero Collector will beam into STLV with an assortment of their current Trek ships for sale. Fans can also look forward to such exclusives as the U.S.S. Thunderchild, an Akira Class XL. Also available will be the Klingon Bird-of-Prey from TOS, the XL edition of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 and U.S.S. Edison NCC-1683 as seen on Discovery, and more.
Debuts will be the order of the day for Fansets at STLV. They’ll be premiering their “Women of Trek STLV” series, a 10-pin collection with a STLV Uhura show exclusive (making it an 11-pins extravaganza). Fansets will also roll out a series of Discovery Season 2 episode pins.
Is there a better STLV locale for Game Co. to reveal their Deep Space Nine video gambling game? Yeah, we didn’t think so, either. Be sure to check out the demo screen at Quark’s.
As always, Hallmark will be in the house with a galaxy of Trek products, from Keepsake Ornaments to itty bittys and more. And they’ll be offering a STLV exclusive: an I.S.S. Enterprise Keepsake Ornament.
IDW will be trucking in loads of Star Trek comics for your reading pleasure, many with cool variant covers. One particularly special book to keep an eye out for is the Star Trek: The Next Generation — The Missions Continue hardcover edition with photo cover.
Wednesday, July 31, 3:45pm at IDW booth: J.K. Woodward
Saturday, August 3, 1:30pm at IDW booth: J.K. Woodward
Kavita Maharaj is a prolific fine artist who has become internationally known for her Spock Painting Series, pieces that depict Leonard Nimoy’s TOS-era Spock, which she creates primarily in the medium of acrylic paint on canvass, though she also frequently incorporates graphite, watercolor pencils, acrylic inks and markers into her pieces. At their booth, Retrospect Studios will present Maharaj’s Spock works and a short film about her process.
We told you just last week about Science Division’s upcoming app-enabled, lifelike but non-reproducing Tribble, complete with Klingon-seeking abilities. Well, Science Division will offer presales at their booth and host a Tribbles panel.
The Away Mission
The Away Mission offers hundreds of Star Trek products, and they’ll be offering many of them for sale throughout STLV. Among the highlights: a standard DISCO t-shirt (available in in both men’s and women’s sizes, priced from $24.99 to $26.99); a new DISCO CTP t-shirt with gold foil printing to match the ones seen on screen (available in men’s and women’s sizes, priced at $24.99 to $26.99); Chateau Picard wine glass ($15.99, and based on the glasses on display in the Picard exhibit); a Chateau Picard t-shirt ($24.99)
Friday, August 2 at The Away Mission Booth: Author Aaron Harvey will sign Star Trek: The Official Guide to the Animated Series.
Friday, August 2 at The Away Mission Booth: Author Robb Pearlman will be signing Body by Starfleet.
Heroes and Action
Wednesday, July 31, 1:15pm and 4pm in the Heroes and Action booth. Author John Jackson Miller will be signing copies of his new book, The Enterprise War.
And, of course, StarTrek.com will be out in force at STLV, with breaking news, photos and tweets all weekend long.
Star Trek: Picard will stream exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States, on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space and OTT service Crave. Star Trek: Discovery streams exclusively on CBS All Access in the United States and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space Channel and OTT service Crave.