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Creation Announces Headliners for 2013 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Creation Announces Headliners for 2013 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

Creation Entertainment has announced the first batch of guests for the 12th annual Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. With ten months to go before the annual convention, an already impressive lineup includes William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden, Ethan Phillips, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonis, Armin Shimerman, Casey Biggs, Aron Eisenberg, Jeffrey Combs, Max Grodenchik, Marc Alaimo, Nicole de Boer, John Billingsley, Mark Sheppard, Linda Park, Catherine Hicks, Michael Berryman, plus Michael and Denise Okuda.

Creation plans to have over 70 celebrity guests at the 4-day event, which returns to the Las Vegas Rio for the third consecutive year and takes place August 8-11, 2013.

STAR TREK VEGAS 2013 LAUNCHES TODAY!

Let the joyous news be spread! Today, Creation Entertainment’s 2013 Official STAR TREK Convention in Las Vegas launches!

Our 12th Annual gathering is sure to be a record breaker with non-stop fun in the entertainment capitol of the galaxy, wonderful Las Vegas. We’re back at our “Vegas Home” the sensational Rio Suites Hotel and we’re rolling out the red carpet to welcome over 70 Star Trek celebrities and a full roster of live performances!

For Star Trek fans worldwide there simply is no other place to be, so reserve the dates of August 8-11, 2013 for us and we promise a time like no other. And, unlike EVERY other major fan convention of the summer, in Vegas you won’t have to worry about seeing what celebrities or events you want to see. EVERY attendee is guaranteed a seat in our theatre because we don’t sell ONE ticket more than the amount of seats we have. This impacts your entire stay because you won’t be fighting through endless crowds to try to enjoy your visit. No extra waiting, no extra fees to see the big names, no worrying: just fun! And in a further difference: our entire convention takes place in a comfortable, plush giant hotel, not a cold concrete Convention Center. These “Creation Differences” are the hallmark of what has made the Vegas Star Trek Convention a tradition for so many of our fellow Star Trek fans!

So come and close the door on the outside world and join us for the celebration of Gene Roddenberry’s amazing legacy to us all. Today our top of the line GOLD WEEKEND Packages are available, offering you the most upscale way to attend the convention. A high percentage of our great GOLD PATRONS renewed their seats at the 2012 show, but there are still wonderful seats available and you will get to pick your actual seat when you reserve. As our GOLD PACKAGES are always a quick sell-out please act as soon as you can.

To purchase tickets, visit Creation Entertainment.

A Full-Scale Starship Enterprise Attraction Almost Docked in Las Vegas

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From January 1998 to September 2008, Star Trek: The Experience inside the Las Vegas Hilton was an amazing attraction and a destination for Star Trek fans from around the world.

However, in 1992 there were plans for a much larger Star Trek themed attraction in Las Vegas. In a contract that was nearly won by the Goddard Group, a full-scale $150 million Starship Enterprise could have been built in the downtown area of Sin City.

Recently, Gary Goddard, head of the Goddard Group, told the story of what could have been, on his blog.

Enterprise Drawing

“The real winner of the 1992 downtown Las Vegas redevelopment competition was NOT the FREMONT EXPERIENCE – it was the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE from STAR TREK.  But no one knows this – until now.” Goddard wrote.

“In 1992 downtown Las Vegas had become a distant second to the Las Vegas Strip.  Where at one time, downtown Las Vegas was the center of the action, the increasing magnitude of the Las Vegas Strip, with the expansion of Caesar’s Palace, the Mirage having opened, and with more and more mega resorts on the way, 80% of the Las Vegas market was now on the Strip, leaving only 20% for the downtown casinos and hotels.  The loss of business was turning the downtown area into a “ghost town” and something needed to be done quickly. The city needed an attraction – something of enough size and power to bring the people back to the downtown area.”

“They put the word out and a number of ideas were considered, with only two of the concepts getting down to the finals.  One was “THE FREMONT EXPERIENCE”; and the other was “THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE”. THE STARSHIP ENTERPRISE was created and designed by Gary Goddard and his team of designers at Landmark – Designer: Chuck Canciller; Illustrator: Greg Pro; Planner: Mac MacElrevey.”

Star Trek Enterprise in Las Vegas

“The competition called for something that would “become an attraction of such magnitude that it would draw people from the strip,” and ideally it was to also provide “a destination attraction” that would “re-establish the downtown core as the center of the action in Las Vegas.” A major task – one that would be almost impossible to achieve.  The other catch was it could not be a hotel or a casino because the other hotels and casinos in the area were going to be paying for this attraction to bring people to THEIR places of business, not to have another competitor down the street.”

Star Trek Enterprise in Las Vegas Concept

“My concept was to do something so large and so epic, it would fire the imaginations of people around the world.  After looking at how difficult it would be to bring people to the downtown core (from the Strip), I knew we had to have something really exciting, dynamic, and without equal.  We kicked around a few ideas, and then I came up with something really unique.  I went to Chuck Canciller, my lead designer then – and a genius as well – and said, “What if we built the STARSHIP ENTERPRISE – FULL SCALE  – on the land at the end of the street.  Imagine that…”  Chuck looked at me as if I had lost my mind, but by that time he also knew I was serious about big ideas like this.  He immediately started working on some ideas.”

Read more at the Goddard Group.

 

Poster for 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention Unveiled

STLV 2012 Poster

Creation Entertainment has released the artwork for this year’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. The art will appear on the programs, posters and t-shirts to commemorate the annual event.

This year’s convention, which takes place at the Rio Suites Hotel August 9-12, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Already announced guests include William Shatner, Avery Brooks, Kate Mulgrew, Scott Bakula, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden and several more.

Star Trek Las Vegas 2012 Poster

For a complete guest list and to purchase tickets, visit Creation Entertainment.

Scott Bakula Added to 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

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Creation Entertainment announced today that Scott Bakula has been added as a headliner to the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas this August.

Bakula, who played Captain Jonathan Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise, joins fellow captains William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew and Avery Brooks at what’s become the largest yearly Star Trek convention in the United States.

While best known for his roles on Quantum Leap as Sam Beckett and on Enterprise as Archer, Bakula has recently appeared on NBC’s Chuck and TNT’s Men of a Certain Age.

Previously announced guests include Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, Michael Dorn, John de Lancie, Colm Meaney, Ron Moore, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, George Takei, Walter Koenig, John Billingsly, Robert Picardo, Jeffrey Combs and several more.

The Official Star Trek Convention takes place August 9th – 12th at the Rio Suites Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for more information.

To purchase tickets and a full list of guests, visit Creation Entertainment.

Avery Brooks Added to 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

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Today, Creation Entertainment announced Avery Brooks has been added to their Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas next summer.

Brooks, who played Captain Benjamin Sisko for seven season on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine will join two previously announced Star Trek captains, William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew. He is scheduled to appear on stage and will be available for autographs on Sunday, August12th.

Previously announced guests include Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Colm Meaney, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, John Billingsly, Robert Picardo, Andrew Robinson, Walter Koenig, Alice Krige, Aron Eisenberg, Robert Duncan McNeill, Anthony Montgomery and Diana Muldar.

Promoted as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the 2012 convention will take place August 9-12 at the Rio Suites Hotel.

Read our recap of the 2011 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention.

Who else would you like to see added to the 2012 lineup? Tell us in the comments.

For more information, visit Creation Entertainment.

More Guests Announced for 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

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Creation Entertainment’s annual Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas will return to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation on August 9-12 at the Rio Suites Hotel.

Previously announced guests include William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Colm Meaney, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, John Billingsly, Robert Picardo, Andrew Robinson, and Diana Muldar.

This week, Creation added five additional guests. Walter Koenig, Alice Krige, Aron Eisenberg, Robert Duncan McNeill and Anthony Montgomery have been added to the four-day convention lineup.

Read our recap of the 2011 convention.

Who else would you like to see added to the 2012 lineup? Tell us in the comments.

For more information, visit Creation Entertainment.

Five New Guests Announced for the 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention

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Creation Entertainment has announced five new guests for next year’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.

Joining an already impressive lineup, today’s additions include Colm Meaney, Diana Muldaur, Anthony Montgomery, Robert Duncan McNeill and Andrew Robinson.

Previously announcing William Shatner, Kate Mulgrew, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, John de Lancie, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, John Billingsley and Robert Picardo, Creation’s lineup now has a total of 15 guests scheduled to appear at the 2012 convention.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Creation’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas takes place August 9-12 at the Rio Suites Hotel.

For more information, visit Creation Entertainment.

New Guests Added to the 2012 Las Vegas Star Trek Convention [Updated]

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Today, Creation Entertainment announced Marina Sirtis and John Billingsly have both been added to their Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas next year.

Sirtis and Billingsly join previously announced guests, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Kate Mulgrew, Brent Spiner, John de Lancie and Michael Dorn.

The 2012 convention will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation and will take place at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, August 9th – 12th, 2012.

UPDATE: On Wednesday, November 2nd, Creation announced both LeVar Burton and Robert Picardo have been added to the lineup.

RELATED: Creation Entertainment Announces Four Big Star Trek Conventions for 2012

For ticket and hotel information, visit Creation Entertainment.

Creation Entertainment Announces Five Big Star Trek Conventions for 2012

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Creation Entertainment, the company who promotes and operates the Official Star Trek Conventions (licensed from Paramount), has released a full schedule of their 2012 events.

With stops in the Philadelphia/New Jersey area, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Chicago, next year’s conventions will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which launched in 1987.

Below is a list of the conventions and announced guests.

The Philadelphia area convention will take place Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 6th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Patrick Stewart has been announced as the special guest and headliner of the convention.

Gold Weekend packages for Philadelphia are now available for $379 at Creation’s website. Additional packages as well as single day passes will be made available in the future.

The San Francisco convention will take place Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29th. A location and guest list for the event has yet to be announced.

The biggest Star Trek convention of the year returns to Las Vegas, Thursday, August 9th through Sunday, August 12th. This year the “Vegas Khaaan” returns to The Rio All Suites Hotel.

William Shatner will headline the convention with an on stage appearance on Sunday. Kate Mulgrew appear on Saturday and Sunday. Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner and John de Lancie have also been announced.

Gold weekend packages for Las Vegas are now available for $699 at Creation’s website. Additional packages as well as single day passes will be made available in the future.

Next year’s New Jersey convention will take place Friday, August 17 through Sunday, August 19th.

The Chicago convention will take place Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st. A location has not been officially announced.

This is only a partial list of guests for each convention. Additional names will undoubtedly be added over the next few months.

Check back for the latest information on all of Creation’s Star Trek conventions, along with news on independent conventions as well.

Creation Announces Headliner for 2012 Las Vegas Convention

William Shatner

Creation Entertainment has announced that William Shatner will return for their 2012 Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas. Shatner is scheduled to appear on Sunday, August 12, 2012.

The full guest list will come together over the course of the next 11 months as we approach the 2012 convention, which takes place August 9 – 12 at the Las Vegas Rio Suits Hotel.

The convention will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

Last year’s convention featured such Star Trek guests as Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonis, Nana Visitor, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Garrett Wang Tim Russ and more.

Check back for more announcements regarding next year’s event.

William Shatner Announces Mosaic to Celebrate Star Trek’s 45th Anniversary

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William Shatner has been a busy man as of late — From the debut of his EPIX documentary The Captains to filming a pilot for his new television series Fan Addicts and now the announcement of a promotion in coordination with FanMosaics.com. The promotion will allow fans to upload their photos to create a mosaic which will celebrate the 45th anniversary of Star Trek.

While the official announcement was first made this past Sunday by Shatner at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, he also plugged the promotion on Twitter today saying “My BIG news: On 9/8 be part of #StarTrek history by adding your photo to the Official 45th Anniversary art on FanMosaics.com”

Previous creations by Fan Mosaics include Ellen DeGeneres, Bret Michaels, Jerry Garcia, American Idol and Donald Trump’s The Apprentice.

We’ll keep you updated as September 8th approaches.

Visit Fan Mosaics online at FanMosaics.com.

Will Leonard Nimoy Make a Return to Conventions? [Poll]

Leonard Nimoy in Las Vegas

Leonard Nimoy took the stage for what many believe to be his final west coast convention appearance this past Saturday in Las Vegas. Nimoy discussed his career in television, film, Star Trek, along with his friends, his passions and his life.

As his presentation came to an end, he raised the Vulcan salute and wished everyone to “Live Long and Prosper,” as he bid farewell to the audience of more than 4,000 fans.

Since announcing his plans to retire from convention appearances earlier this year, Leonard Nimoy has been a hot topic of conversation. With the big Vegas con now in the rearview mirror, just one appearance remains — Creation’s Official Star Trek Convention in Chicago, where Nimoy will be teaching his photography seminar Saturday, October 1st and will make his final on stage convention appearance on Sunday, October 2nd.

Today we ask you if you think he’ll reemerge on the convention scene.

Vote below and leave you thoughts in the comments area.