The Official Star Trek Convention heads back to Las Vegas July 31st

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The Official Star Trek Convention is coming back to Las Vegas from July 31st to August 3rd. With 15,000 attendees expected, prepare to be bombarded with Klingons, Andorians, Vulcans and human fans as they all pack The Rio Suites Hotel.

This year’s a good one, since William Shatner will be making an appearance (Sunday only). Other Star Trek Captains joining include Scott Bakula (Star Trek: Enterprise’s Captain Archer, Saturday only), Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Captain Sisko, Friday only) and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway, Saturday only).

Actors from the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Trek films will make an appearance including Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy, Thursday only), Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus, Sunday only), and Bruce Greenwood (Captain Pike, Sunday only). The classic Star Trek alumni includes Walter Koenig (Chekov, Sunday only), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, Thursday only) Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand, Friday only) and writer Harlan Ellison. Rounding out the rest are Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Colm Meaney (Miles O’Brien, Friday only) and Star Trek: Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner (Data, Thursday only), and many more.

Aside from getting a chance to meet the actors, there will be other fun activities, including a Star Trek “Imzadi” Wedding Ceremony with two fans who met at Star Trek 2012 Las Vegas (August 1), behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, auctions, fan-made music videos and more. NASA, for the first time, will be at the convention with two panels, “Living in a Crowded Universe” and “To Boldly Go”.

You can pre-order tickets at www.creationent.com or buy them at the door. Single day admission is $35 and weekend admission is $149. General admission tickets for the Saturday evening concert are $35. Show hours are Thursday, 10:30 AM – 7 PM, Friday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (times are tentative).

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