The Official Star Trek Convention 2017 in Las Vegas!


In what I’d like to call the Voyage Home, the Official Star Trek Convention lands back in Las Vegas for 2017! This year’s convention will be held from August 2 – 6, 2017 at the Rio Suites Hotel located on Flamingo Road just off Las Vegas Blvd. Organizers anticipate 15,000 fans will converge on Vegas for the event!

This Official Star Trek Convention will be highlighted by special presentations including:

– Opening day attendees will be treated to a sneak-peek day of panels,
presentations, and celebrity guests from the new CBS Star Trek series, Star
Trek: Discovery, debuting this fall. Features will include the Star Trek: Discovery
exhibit, where you can take a seat on the U.S.S. Discovery Captain’s Chair, see
actual props and costumes straight from the set, along with the creature, ship,
and concept art.
– In-person stage appearances by three Star Trek Captains — William Shatner
(classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, Saturday only); Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek:
The Next Generation Captain Picard, Friday and Saturday only), and Kate
Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway, Saturday only).
– A salute to the 30 th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion Panel
with cast members (on Friday evening, separate ticket required for general
– Three separate presentations honoring legendary Leonard Nimoy, the prolific
actor/director, best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise include: a
special celebration of the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy (by son, Adam); a
documentary, “Remembering Leonard Nimoy”, an intimate journey into Nimoy’s
personal life, produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in- law David
Knight which will be premiered at the convention, and a special video
presentation of Leonard Nimoy’s final convention appearance at Creation’s 2011
Chicago convention.

Other Starfleet-worthy celebrities set to appear include: from the latest Star Trek feature films, Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy, Saturday only); classic Star Trek’s George Takei (Sulu),
Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, throughout the weekend at a vendor’s table) and Walter
Koenig (Chekov, Thursday only); Dr. Mae Jemison (Ensign Palmer in Star Trek: The
Next Generation and NASA astronaut), the first woman of color to go into space; and
many more Star Trek celebrity guests.

In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the- scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum bid auctions of unique
collectibles and one-of- a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the universe.

Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala
Celebration will return. This special night will be lead by Emmy and Grammy nominated
composer, Ron Jones (who has composed music for television shows including Star
Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad! and Family Guy) with his Influence Jazz
Orchestra. Special guest performers will include Jimmy Darren, Robert Picardo, Tim
Russ, Camille Saviola, Max Grodenchik, Chase Masterson, JG Hertzler, and Robert
O’Reilly.  The concert will take place Saturday, August 5 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket
required for general admission).

For cosplayers, Saturday is the day! The Costume Competition with celebrity judges,
special on-stage costume panels, the annual Costume Parade throughout the
convention, and a number of cosplayer meet ups are all scheduled. Garak’s Tailor and
Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout
the weekend. Attendees can walk down the “Creation Promenade” and find talented
craftspeople providing free souvenirs, as well as several surprising maximum-sized
photo ops backdrops.

General admission tickets are available in advance –HERE – or at the door
and start at $65 for a single day. General admission tickets for the Friday Night Star
Trek: The Next Generation Reunion Event are $30, and Saturday evening concert
tickets are $40. Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.,
Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
– 6:00 p.m. (all times are tentative).

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I'm a true child of the 80s from a small town near Cleveland, Ohio. My all time favorite topics are Star Wars, slasher films and Cleveland sports (despite the misery it causes). I narrowly avoided law school, instead choosing film school. I have been accused of being a walking IMDB, but I take it as a compliment!