Star Trek Las Vegas 2018
In just a few short days, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will come alive with Trekkies traveling from around the world to take part in the largest annual convention of its kind, Star Trek Las Vegas. The guest list currently boasts more than 130 celebrities and includes cast members from every iteration of Star Trek on television, along with writers, makeup artists and crew.
The convention will once again span five days this year at the Rio, kicking off on Wednesday, August 1st, through Sunday the 5th.
The 2018 event will have a major focus on the latest installment in the franchise, Star Trek: Discovery, which premiered on CBS All Access last September, along with the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
Star Trek: Discovery at STLV
As part of Discovery‘s presence at the event, cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Shazad Latif, season two guest star Anson Mount will join Jason Isaacs, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz, James Frain, Ken Mitchell, Emily Coutts, Rainn Wilson, Jayne Brook, Sarah Mitich, Sam Vartolomeos, Oyin Oladejo and the recently added Rekha Sharma will all appear on stage on Saturday and Sunday and will be available for autographs and photo ops on those days. In addition to the cast members, makeup artist Glenn Hetrick, along with costume designer Gersha Phillips.
Discovery composer Jeff Russo, along with Michael Giacchino and Dennis McCarthy will join the the Nevada Pops Orchestra to perform at the Saturday Evening Gala Celebration.
25th anniversary of Deep Space Nine
In celebration of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s silver anniversary, members of the cast — including Michael Dorn, Armin Shimerman, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois, Terry Farrell, Cirroc Lofton, Colm Meaney, Nicole de Boer, Max Grodenchik, Aron Eisenberg, Chase Masterson, Jeffrey Combs, J.G. Hertzler, Andrew Robinson, James Darren, Hana Hatae and Marc Alaimo — will participate in panels and look back at 25 years of the series, which debuted in 1993.
Panels devoted to the upcoming DS9 documentary, What We Left Behind and the memorable episode “Far Beyond the Stars”, will also take place.
More Star Trek celebrity guests from The Original Series, The Next Generation, Voyager, and Enterprise
In addition to the above-mentioned series, some of the other STLV ’18 guests include William Shatner, George Take, Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig from The Original Series, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Denise Crosby and John de Lancie from The Next Generation, Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Robert Duncan McNeill, Garret Wang, Jeri Ryan, Ethan Phillips and Tim Russ from Voyager, plus, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Linda Park and John Billingsley from Enterprise.
In addition to the celebrity panels…
Creation will have recreations of The Original Series Enterprise Bridge, Borg Regeneration Chambers, Ten Forward Bar from The Next Generation, and the Agonizer Booth from Star Trek: Discovery available for photo ops. Quark’s Bar will once again be recreated in one of the ballrooms, with food and beverage options available for con-goers.
While Gold Packages are sold out, Copper, general admission 5-day and single-day tickets for Star Trek Las Vegas, along with autograph and photo ops, can be purchased at Creation Entertainment’s website.
Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for exclusive updates, photos and news from STLV!
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