Next week, Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention returns to Las Vegas for four-days of nerdy goodness. With a loaded lineup that includes four Star Trek captains, stars from every incarnation of the franchise appearing on stage, costume contests, film screenings, a Star Trek-themed performance by the Nevada Pops Orchestra, live auctions, science lectures, the return of Quark’s Bar, autograph and photo-op sessions, a Trekkie would be hard-pressed not to find something that breaches their warp core.
Taking place July 31 through August 3rd at the Las Vegas Rio, Creation’s STLV celebrity lineup boasts more than 100 stars–including William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Karl Urban, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Colm Meaney, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Peter Weller, Chase Masterson, John de Lancie, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonis, Suzie Plakston, Tim Russ, Anthony Montgomery, Max Grodenchik, Aron Eisenberg, John Billingsly, Tony Todd, Robert O’Reilly, JG Hertzler, Robert Duncan McNeill, David Warner, Ethan Phillips, Cirroc Lofton, Denise Crosby, Catherine Hicks, Paul Lynch, Don Stark, Sally Kellerman, Ronald B. Moore, Jim Metzler, Eric Pierpoint, Grace Lee Whitney, Mark Allen Shepherd, Sherry Jackson, Lee Arenberg, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Garrett Wang, Jeffrey Combs, Rod Roddenberry, Harlan Ellison, Bob Blackman, Michael Westmore, Jerry Hardin, Michael Forest, Salome Jens, Scarlett Pomers, Casey Biggs, Steven Rankin, Robin Curtis, Vaugn Armstrong, Gwynyth Walsh, Hallie Todd, Paul Lynch, Bobby Clark, Doug Drexler, Chris Doohan, Richard Herd, Felix Silla, Carel Struycken, John Schuck, Celeste Yarnall, David Gerrold, Denise and Michael Okuda.
Late last week, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg was added to the Sin City festivities.
Advance tickets, ranging from four-day preferred seating to single-day access, are available until Monday, July 28th at 9AM PT. Tickets will also be sold at the door throughout the event.
TrekNews.net will be covering the event live. Follow us on Twitter for exclusive photos and news direct from the show floor.
A complete schedule of events is available at Creation’s website.
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