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STAR TREK Convention 2017 - Beaming Back to Las Vegas August 2-6

By Splash Magazines Staff

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Star Trek fans from around the world will beam into Las Vegas on August 2 - 6 for the galaxy’s largest annual Star TrekConvention. Organizers anticipate that over 15,000 attendees will convene at this decade-long Las Vegas tradition at The Rio Suites Hotel.

This Official Star Trek Convention will be highlighted by special presentations including:

Other Starfleet-worthy celebrities set to appear include: from the latest Star Trek feature films, Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy, Saturday only); classic Star Trek’s George Takei (Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, throughout the weekend at a vendor’s table) and Walter Koenig (Chekov, Thursday only); Dr. Mae Jemison (Ensign Palmer in Star Trek: The Next Generation and NASA astronaut), the first woman of color to go into space; and many more Star Trek celebrity guests.

In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the universe.

Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration will return.  This special night will be lead by Emmy and Grammy nominated composer, Ron Jones (who has composed music for television shows including Star Trek: The Next GenerationAmerican Dad! and Family Guy) with his Influence Jazz Orchestra.  Special guest performers will include Jimmy Darren, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Camille Saviola, Max Grodenchik, Chase Masterson, JG Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly.  The concert will take place Saturday, August 5 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket required for general admission).

For cosplayers, Saturday is the day!  The Costume Competition with celebrity judges, special on-stage costume panels, the annual Costume Parade throughout the convention, and a number of cosplayer meet ups are all scheduled. Garak’s Tailor and Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout the weekend. Attendees can walk down the “Creation Promenade” and find talented craftspeople providing free souvenirs, as well as several surprising maximum-sized photo ops backdrops. 

General admission tickets are available in advance at Creationent or at the door and start at $65 for a single day. General admission tickets for the Friday Night Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion Event are $30, and Saturday evening concert tickets are $40.  Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday,10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (times are tentative).

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Published on Jul 29, 2017

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