Star Trek 2015 Convention is back and 2016 dates announced!

star trek conventionIt’s back!

The Official Star Trek Convention (aka “Khan-vention”) in Las Vegas is coming this August at the Rio Suites Hotel.

With 20,000 attendees expected to attend, prepare for your favorite celebrities, panels, cosplay, photo ops, parties, and vendors this year! Some of the guests include some of our favorite characters – William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, George Takei, Karl Urban, Jeri Ryan, Walter Koenig, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, Joan Collins, James Darren, Michael Westmore, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Max Grodenchik, Terry Farrell, Denise Crosby, and many more.

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Other than the chance to meet your favorite actors, there will be other fun activities throughout this convention.

  • The Nevada Pops Orchestra, conducted by Richard McGee, will be performing the television and movie soundtrack music of Star Trek: Live in Concert during the Saturday Evening Gala Celebration (must purchase tickets).
  • There will be several Star Trek panels throughout the weekend ranging from Star Trek humor to the comics to the actual science behind Star Trek.
  • The Star Trek Music Video contest is back! Submit your Star Trek theme music video on DVD for the judges. Click here for more information on the rules.
  • With this year being the 20th year for Star Trek: Voyager, Creation Entertainment will be focusing on a giant photo op for those dressed in Voyager costumes!
  • Leonard Nimoy will be remembered this year on Friday at noon at the convention.
  • The Promenande Experience will be returning this year with complimentary balloons, caricatures, henna tattoo, and face painting.
  • The Creation Costume Parade and Contest will now be on SUNDAY! If you love cosplay, you’d want to come to this event. The craftsmanship and creativity is a must see! To see some of the previous photos, click here.
  • Free Garak’s Tailor Service and Repair will be offered at the convention for cosplayers who may have issues with their costume during the convention!
  • The Resistance is Futile Borg Bingo Party will be held on Thursday night! They will be offering finger foods and a complimentary glass of champagne (or apple cider) with four Star Trek oriented rounds of BINGO with awesome prizes. (must purchase tickets)
  • The VooDoo Lounge Parties for Gold and Captain’s Chair Patrons will be held on Thursday and Friday, respectively. These parties consist of live entertainment, food, and partying with some of your favorite Star Trek actors.

There are several packages for the convention, which begins on Thursday, August 6th and ends on Sunday, August 9th. Pick up your tickets here.

To reserve your room at the Rio Suites Hotel at the convention rate, click here. You better hurry! It may sell out.

As for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series next year, Creation Entertainment have announced the dates for the 2016 convention:

SUPER ADVANCE NOTICE ON THE 2016 50TH ANNIVERSARY OFFICIAL LAS VEGAS STAR TREK CONVENTION: We know that a lot of our fellow fans from around the globe are already making their plans to be with us in 2016 for the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek. The dates for The Official Las Vegas STAR TREK 50th Anniversary Convention is August 3-7, 2016 at The Rio Suites Hotel and Casino. That’s right: we are EXPANDING TO FIVE DAYS for the 50th Anniversary because we have so much great stuff planned it simply couldn’t fit in four!

Til then, Live Long and Prosper!

 

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