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The Creation difference extends to our 40 years experience in running fan conventions. In the last few years we've seen promoter after promoter fail taking hard earned ticket money down with them. Inexperienced promoters, often first-timers, use celebrity images and names to get ticket money which they use to hopefully pay their expenses. When that fails they've already gone through "your" ticket money and they collapse leaving no recourse for ticket holders. They say "buyer beware" but this has happened in Twilight, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly fandom (to name just a few) and we really feel for those great fans who have lost their ticket money and upset travel plans.
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PHOTO TAKING POLICY AT THIS CONVENTION
We know that taking photos makes the convention even more fun and we thought it would be a good idea to share our photo taking policies for you before you arrive at the convention so you can prepare. In the auditorium, photo taking is encouraged, but only from your seat. It is unfair to run up to the stage and block the view of others who have paid for reserved seats in front of you. Even if there are empty seats, patrons must sit in the seats they paid for to be fair to everyone. Due to fire marshall regulations everyone must be seated during performances. Please also be courteous to your neighbors when taking pictures. Photo taking is not allowed during autographing sessions nor during the photo ops. Only those people who have autograph tickets may come up to get autographs. At the Gold Exclusive Parties and Breakfast: photo taking is encouraged when the guests arrive (but only from your seats). After a sufficient time for all to get their photos we ask that your cameras be placed down so the celebrities can enjoy their time at the two food functions. Thank you for understanding the need to have these few rules so everyone is safe and has fun.
The vast majority of our guest celebrities take questions from the audience during their on-stage time. Therefore it is incumbent upon those that ask questions to make them ones that allow our mutual shared time with the celebrities to be enjoyable, interesting and entertaining for all (including the guest). Asking for hugs, telling stars we love them (we all do, that's why we're here), giving gifts, getting into long personal stories, or worse, is not acceptable for this format and, in fact, is quite self-centered when you are in essence "representing" all of fandom to a celebrity. Join us in trying to make this convention the best entertainment for everyone!
In the event of convention cancellations or date changes Creation Entertainment is not responsible for patrons' costs involving travel or hotel accommodations or any other non convention ticket expenses.
Advance ticket sales are generally turned off early to mid-week of the week of the events. Tickets, if they are not sold out, are sold at the convention of course.
Here's a pic of the legendary sci-fi author/genius Isaac Asimov, a frequent visitor to our early conventions and quite a character as well! It is amazing that we got to work with him after reading so many of his books.
From the "you never know" category, here in the middle is "Young Hercules" at our Official Hercules/Xena Convention (pictured with his co-stars from that short lived series). He's better known by his real name today: Ryan Gosling, an incredible actor doing wonderful work in feature films.
Back in the heyday of Xena popularity we had the pleasure of meeting some of New Zealand's top talents as they often guested on the series which was filmed in that beautiful country. Left to right: Karl Urban who went onto major stardom as Star Trek's new Dr. McCoy, Kevin Smith, one of our all-time favorite guests, on the verge of international fame when he was killed in a tragic accident, and Danielle Cormack who continues to perform in New Zealand.
For over two decades we had the pleasure of presenting the country's leading horror fan conventions, Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors with the popular magazine and illustrious editor Tony Timpone. These shows were a breeding ground for up and coming genre talent and that makes us proud. Here, one of the icons of the field, Robert Englund, on stage.
During one crazy phase we started manufacturing action figures and selling them in Toys R Us amongst other national retailers. Bruce Lee was probably are most realistic looking figure, but we also had success with Saturday Night Live figures and Drew and Mimi from The Drew Carey Show.
It had one of the most loyal and passionate fan movements behind it and a gloriously talented cast of performers working with amazing and intelligent scripts. We were delighted to be associated with this incredible and still missed series and it was always a special pleasure to work with star Ben Browder.
We were ahead of the times back in the 80's with conventions mixing all sorts of fan favorites together. Usually all the different fandoms got along and it is nice to see that Dr. Who is more popular than ever. We were licensees back in the day and worked with many of the earlier Doctors, including, of course, the larger than life Tom Baker.
Here is a scene from a recent Official Star Trek Convention in San Francisco with Brent Spiner on stage speaking to a sold out crowd.
There was never any guest nicer than the amazing DeForest Kelley who graced our stages many, many times always putting on a warm and entertaining presentation for his legions of dedicated fans. He was just as cool as you would want him to be!
The only time this ever happened: Three Mr. Spocks on stage, a really special moment
It all started with a Mr. Spock head: our entry into the world of Star Trek merchandising began full time when we purchased 1,000 of these 35 years ago or so. We still have a few left!
Every five year anniversary marks a special time to remember for Star Trek fans and our conventions take on an air of a family reunion of long-time fans and the stars we all admire. Sadly we also mark the loss of some of those talents who appeared with us regularly at our events. They are missed.
One of our most fun to run conventions was The Official TV LAND Convention. Here is the convention store we set up offering goodies to fellow TV fanatics!
This is pretty cool: Sam Rubin interviewed legendary Larry Hagman at our TV Land Convention, sadly a one-time only gathering, but did we ever enjoy meeting so many of our all-time favorite TV stars!
Another wonderful moment from the TV Land Convention: here's the hilarious Tim Conway regaling the audience with anecdotes about his career that has spanned decades.
Dick Martin, George Schlatter and Alan Sues at the TV Land Convention
Here's an amazing panel we did in LA at the famed Biltmore Hotel: Forry Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen and John Landis!
Comic book and entertainment fans owe much to the legendary JACK KIRBY, the revered talent who co-created the Marvel mythology and made many early appearances with us, among his most devoted followers. Although his passing never allowed Jack to see the amazing success of his characters in film we do know that his appearances at conventions always brought down the house!
It is always great when we can personally thank a performer for an absolutely beautifully done job and that was just the treat when John Noble appeared in Feb of 2013 wrapping up his epic FRINGE series, one of our all-time favorite shows!
The beautiful and talented Alfre Woodard graced her stages to reminisce about her appearance in Star Trek as Lily in the movie Star Trek: First Contact, but of course she is best known for being an Academy Award and Grammy nominated actress as well as having an incredible 17 Emmy nominations (winning four).
Our Vegas Star Trek Convention is ALWAYS full of surprises! Sir Patrick Stewart joins William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy in this once in a lifetime moment! We're glad we were there!
In 2006, space pioneers, astronauts Wally Schirra and Alan Bean, guested at Grand Slam: it was an honor!
Photo Credit: David Livingston
Three of the most popular actors on the planet graced our stages along with their The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn director: Bill Condon, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner helped us make history at an official fan gathering done in conjunction with the press junket and in association with Summit Entertainment.
We even had time to publish 6 issues of a popular comic art fanzine called Infinity when we were teenagers. Back in the days before the internet, printed fanzines and conventions helped keep fandom connected.
When we ran The Official STAR WARS Convention we brought in Gene Roddenberry as a surprise and this moment in time was a true highlight. Gene was a great mentor of ours and he is always in our thoughts, especially when we gather for our Official STAR TREK Conventions.
LOST was one of the great TV series of all-time and we were proud to be an official licensee for the show. Here three of the stars, Ian Somerhalder, Evangeline Lilly and Naveen Andrews, grace our stages in a Creation Convention appearance.
Two of our most popular celebrity guests from the Stargate franchise making their only Creation appearance together on stage: Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping! We love following their careers post Stargate and look forward to enjoying their work for years to come!
How's this for cool? Arnold as THE Terminator at our Official T-2 Convention, an awesome occasion!
A VERY special moment in Creation History
BILL SHATNER & LEONARD NIMOY toasting the 40th Anniversary of Star Trek on the exact day, 4 decades later, that the original series began its TV run! Taken in Chicago at Creation's Salute to Star Trek's 40th! Thanks, Bill and Leonard for being such a big part of Creation Entertainment! Who would have thought that as kids that watched classic Trek, that one day we'd be working with these show biz legends!
History is made again at Creation when LEONARD NIMOY passes the ceremonial "#1 Vulcan" tee-shirt to the new Mr. Spock ZACHARY QUINTO. It all happened in front of the audience at Grand Slam XVI. Creation Conventions: it is ALL about making wonderful memories like this!
Superstar Legend Jack Nicholson made the "Creation" scene, a definite ultra-cool moment in our 40 plus year history!
Growing up watching THE AVENGERS was a particular joy so when Patrick Macnee joined the Creation line-up of stars it was a joyous occasion for us and his many fans!
It's never happened before or after but it was another of our proudest moments: having four STAR TREK Captains share the stage. Let's hope we can pull it off again some day and add a few more?
Long-time Creation friend (and early fan attendee turned superstar producer) DEAN DEVLIN brought along friends Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer to one of our shows. Dean is currently behind one of TV's greatest shows LEVERAGE!
The impeccable Ricardo Montalban created Star Trek's most popular villian as Khan but in person he truly was one of a kind and his two appearances for us were definitely amongst the most memorable! He is sorely missed by all Trekkers and was indeed a Hollywood classic himself!
Gracious and supportive to us as ever William Shatner made sure first time Creation guest star Joan Collins (in her only convention appearance) was comfortable on stage, reunited decades after their ultra-popular classic Trek appearance together!
As promised, a seat for all! Here's a scene of the amazing theatre we used for years for our Las Vegas Star Trek Convention. At Creation shows: no waiting and worrying about seeing the stars!
Pretty Cool we'd say to have welcomed the ultra talented Elijah Wood as Creation promoted several Official LORD OF THE RINGS events. We can't wait to do it all again for the new films!
Here's some shots of Leonard Nimoy's last convention appearance (courtesy of Paul Harvath), taken at our Chicago 2011 Official STAR TREK Convention. Thank You Leonard for your three decade association with Creation: we've loved every minute of presenting you to your adoring fans (of which we number ourselves!):
Leonard Nimoy's emotional farewell to Star Trek Conventions: 2011 Chicago
These guys are HILARIOUS on stage together and we love having them at our events: true superstars of the genre: Jonathan Frakes (now busy directing) and Brent Spiner!
Simon Pegg at the Star Trek Las Vegas Con 2014
Warning: Video contains profanity.
Karl Urban at the Star Trek Las Vegas Con 2014
Heres’s some moments with a few of our all time favorites from TNG
at the Star Trek Las Vegas Con 2014.
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14th Annual Las Vegas STAR TREK
August 6-9, 2015
Thursday - Sunday
The Rio Suites Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV
What can we say? The 2014 gathering was one in which our mandate was to “up our game” as we head into the incredible 50th Anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. And what a smash hit it turned out to be with fellow Trekkers from around the galaxy joined by well over 100 Star Trek celebrities, all on hand to honor a positive inclusive future for mankind. As you first stepped into the beautiful Rio Suites Convention Center it was immediately obvious that there was so much more new stuff to experience than at any other past Star Trek Convention and more importantly, you were surrounded by thousands of instant friends, joined together by the love of this amazingly enduring franchise. We were proud to welcome thousands of “newbies” to the convention as well as many new guest celebrities including the hilarious Simon Pegg, best known as the new “Scotty” of Star Trek feature film fame.
Who knows what the 2015 convention will bring, but we can promise even more elaborate props and sets for photo taking, museum quality Star Trek items, MORE space than we’ve ever had before, gloriously technological advances in our main theatre, fandom’s most elaborate evening parties, lots of freebies featured in an even more upgraded “Promenade”, the famous free karaoke nights, a more upscale Quark’s bar, and of course the surprises and other elements that separate this particular convention from all others. At this very early time we just wanted to make sure folks had the dates to reserve and of course we wanted to share some of our favorite photos of the weekend. If you have a great photo you love that you took at the show please send it onto firstname.lastname@example.org so we can possibly include it. THANKS to everyone, including our friends at CBS Licensing, the home of Star Trek for inspiring us to provide the absolute very best vacation to Trekkers in attendance.
ALWAYS, make sure you are on our FREE Star Trek email bulletin service so you know about new guests and developments, new ticket launches, and all the latest news: don’t be left out in the cold: join us as The Human Adventure Continues...
William Shatner (CAPTAIN KIRK)
Our first guest is WILLIAM SHATNER, the legendary performer who has entertained generations with his film, television, and stage work, including his iconic role of CAPTAIN KIRK of Star Trek fame and his Emmy winning performances as Denny Crane of BOSTON LEGAL. Perhaps one of the most famous people in the world, Bill always puts on an hilarious and moving presentation at the Las Vegas convention and we are proud to be associated with him for something like 35 great years! Thanks Bill for sharing your talent with all of us and for always making time to be with us in Vegas!
Day of Appearance to be announced.
OVER 100 STAR TREK CELEBRITIES WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE: MAKE YOUR PLANS NOW TO BE WITH US!
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GOLD WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE
Here’s what you get when you go “top of the line” Gold at the Vegas 2015 Convention celebrating the 49th Anniversary of Star Trek... 14 SUPER-COOL BENEFITS ALL EXCLUSIVELY YOURS WHEN YOU ARE GOLD, THE VERY BEST MOST UPSCALE WAY TO ATTEND THE ENTIRE CONVENTION: THANKS TO YOU THE GOLD PACKAGE HAS SOLD OUT QUICKLY 13 YEARS IN A ROW!
1) The very best reserved seats in the main theatre where all our major guests appear! These seats are YOURS, come and go, all FOUR DAYS!
2) Complimentary in-person autographs from 13 Star Trek celebrities to be announced. You will get to personally meet all these stars! Some will be signing row by row for gold (followed by ticket holders, others you can see in the vendors room during the convention and hand your complimentary autograph ticket to and they will sign for you at that time. More details to follow of course and they are forthcoming). You should have an item to sign with you when you get your signatures. You may bring something from home or there are photos and or souvenirs on sale at the convention of course. Enjoy! Please note that list of guests signing for Gold Patrons will be tentative and scheduled to change.
3) You keep your same great GOLD WEEKEND seats for our famous SATURDAY NIGHT Gala Celebration that takes place in our main theatre. the 2014 gala featured The Nevada Pops Orchestra presenting Star Trek: The Concert. Other past celebrations have including nightclub performances from Brent Spiner, Nana Visitor and James Darren as well as a jazz performance by Avery Brooks. The 2015 gala celebration is to be determined and will be announced soon.
4) Complimentary admission to the late night SATURDAY DESSERT PARTY and ENTERTAINMENT with delicious ice cream, tons of fellow fans from around the galaxy, and live entertainment! It’s the biggest party of the convention and it is exclusive to GOLD WEEKEND & CAPTAIN’S CHAIR Patrons ONLY!
5) Special limited edition collector’s coin, the 14th in our series of Star Trek Gold Coins. A $20 VALUE and they always come out great!
6) Your own “Creation Trek-Treat Card” which is filled with free gifts and bonus offers that you get in the vendors room. Always a lot of fun and in the past they have included hand signed autographed Star Trek celebrity photos, books, toys, and much more: you really never know all the different things you will get for free until you get 'em but we know you'll love the process!
7) First for autographs done row by row in the theatre, since you are in the front rows: you go first!
8) Pre-Registration the night before the convention opens! Here you get your program booklets and schedules, your free collector’s gold coin, and have the opportunity to hit the vendors room (which is open) before anyone else. This benefit exists so you can get your registration done before the actual convention starts: it is not a necessity, just a convenience, you can also register anytime we’re open.
9) Specially color coded wristbands which allow immediate entrance without waiting after initial registration. We pride ourselves on a quick, fun and easy registration process: warp speeding you in to have a great vacation!
10) Collector’s laminated credentials indicating your Gold Weekend Package status!
11) Complimentary admission to the secondary theatre featuring non-stop entertainment, panels, auctions, contests and discussions!
12) Admission to the huge vendors exhibition hall!
13) AND a super-favorite benefit: complimentary admission and a full wonderful dinner and dessert at the GOLD PATRONS THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER PARTY with ENTERTAINMENT. The venue for this special attraction is to be announced, in the past we've held the party at The VooDoo Lounge on the 50th floor of The Rio. Far be it from us to brag about this party but we think it is the best in all of fandom!
14) The right to renew your same seat (or try to do better) for the 2016 Vegas Convention
*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.
"FAN"-TASTIC LAS VEGAS PHOTOS
by Bill Arucan
Adam Malin here with Starfleet Cheerfleet for making 2014 another awesome convention.
See you in 2015!
LAS VEGAS PHOTO GALLERY
by Steve Craig/Las Vegas Wire
The always hilarious Garrett Wang opened the show for us and what a way to start!
Looking sensational as always, the inspiring and ground-breaking legendary Uhura herself, Ms. Nichelle Nichols, regaled the crowds with her presence.
Everyone’s favorite Klingon Worf looks lean and fit and ready to entertain audiences as usual!
What can we say about how proud we are to have known Karl Urban, the new and excellent Dr. McCoy for close to 20 years when we began working with him on our Official Xena Conventions: he’s come a long way but remained a true gentleman throughout the years and an avid original series fan to boot! We think Karl does a superb job of honoring our beloved DeForest Kelley with his work.
Hanae Hatae, Molly O’Brien, in her first Vegas Convention: she looks great and what a pleasure to welcome her!
A living legend who has entertained generations with both his singing and acting, James Darren always adds class to our Vegas event and as a huge Vegas icon himself, it makes tons of sense!
He’s written more Star Trek episodes than anyone and his yearly visits are always highlights. We’ve all learned so much about the art of show creation particularly in the genre from one of the field’s true talents: Brannon Braga.
We’re so proud to be loyal Voyager fans and dedicated Kate followers, indeed her recent “second act” as the stand out in Orange is the New Black has brought her even more fans, if that is possible! Congratulations Kate on your recent Emmy nomination for your role as “Red” in this very special series and thanks for still making time for your Star Trek audience as you reap the acclaim you deserve for your new work.
Nog and Rom, portrayed by the talented Aron Eisenberg and writer/producer Max Grodenchik, of course the original actors behind the DS9 roles, took Vegas by storm by recreating their characters! What fun!
You just don’t see a photo like this one every day: two ground breaking performers, two folks who have done good for mankind: Nichelle with her famous work on behalf of NASA’s recruitment of women and minorities and LeVar Burton who has raised millions to bring back “Reading Rainbow” and get kids back to reading and enjoying books! A true moment in time we were glad we witnessed and were pleased to donate tickets to the convention as gifts to special donators.
FABULOUS FAN PHOTOS
Even “Dean Martin” from Vegas’ Rat Pack show proved to be a Trekker with this pose with The Guardian
Here’s a cosplayer with original series guest star BarBara Luna, who obviously is a world class beauty almost 50 hers after her Star Trek appearance!
Did you make the parties up at The VooDoo Lounge, more than 50 stories high? If you were Gold or Captain’s Chair patrons it was included free and where else would you see full ice sculptures like this while enjoying a full course meal, two free alcoholic drinks and the introduction of the new Klingon Warnog.
We LOVED the new transporter set, offered up free to all to capture their perfect rendition of “beaming up” to the fun of Vegas!
When it comes to set design, no convention goes more out than Creation’s Star Trek Conveniton in Vegas. We have to say we’re a bit tired of seeing other conventions “step and repeat” stage sets. Alright already, we know the name of your convention it doesn’t have to be plastered a billion times on everyone one of our photos! We loved the doors to and from the stage this year as well as the full scale backdrop, curtains, and of course full stage lighting and hi-def image mag.
Over 2,000 fans came in costume and here’s two of the best. Nothing better than going home with a bucket-load of pics taken with these talented make up and costume designers: we’re so proud of them all for taking the time to make the convention even more fun. And a special shout out to the media for their totally positive coverage of the convention. After all, we all bring millions of dollars to Vegas in the way of business so we’re glad to see the convention image get upgraded to the level it has! In fact it is one of the favorite gatherings in all of Vegas each year according to drivers and citizens.
MORE LAS VEGAS PHOTOS
by Steve Craig/Las Vegas Wire
Everyone knows that we at Creation think Brent is ultra-talented and can do it all. He’s done literally stand up comedy for us, presented a night of musical entertainment, and of course there is is brilliant ad-libbing and imitations. Vegas wouldn’t be Vegas without this true favorite of ours!
Legendary actor David Warner made a rare convention appearance for us, actually his second in Vegas, and as super long time fans of his varied work, we, as the audience, was thrilled to see him once again!
Two of Star Trek’s most gorgeous and talented actresses weren’t scheduled to be on stage together but that never stops Marina and Terry Farrell from breaking up our schedule to surprise the audience.
Here’s a man who knows how to relax while entertaining audiences, something he has done for decades on television, film and theatre. Star Trek was lucky to have Rene Auberjonois as one of its leading lights as Odo on DS9. What a talent!
One of fave 2014 moments was when dear friend Grace Lee Whitney asked her cosplaying fan up on stage. The beloved Grace means so much to all of us and she is still going strong!
One of the most important TV roles in decades portrayed the relationship between Sisko and his son Jake. Cirroc Lofton has grown up to become a fine entertainer while pursuing entrepreneurial efforts as well.
It’s always a joy to welcome superstar Scott Bakula, on the verge of another huge hit with his upcoming CBS show NCIS New Orleans. We’ve had the pleasure of working with Scott since our Official Quantum Leap Conventions and he has always been as nice behind stage as on stage. Even with production on the new series ongoing Scott kept his Vegas commitment to his many, many fans who flew from around the globe to see him!
Klingons Martok and Gowron smashed into the convention from The Klingon Empire and their presence was felt by all! Thanks to actors Robert O’Reilly and JG Hertzler for bringing their famed characters back to life for our audiences. Very cool guys!
PHOTOS FROM STAR TREK LAS VEGAS
by Nathan Oliver
All the room entrances were truly special, here is a preview of what the dealers room portal looked like, once again named after the deeply missed “Captain Dave” who despite life debilitating disease made coming to the convention his mission. As pictured in the Shatner documentary, Dave was truly an extraordinary man we all could learn from.
Here’s part of the excellent artist Juan Ortiz’ posters of each classic episode. Juan was on hand to autograph books which naturally sold out. He is extraordinary!
Quark’s Bar was introduced under experimental terms the first year. We have big plans for next year to take it to the next level!
One of our favorite elements of the convention was all the new photo op areas where cosplayers and others could really catch free souvenir. Our replica of The Guardian as a true hit and of course an honor to have with writer Harlan Ellison on hand. Thousands of photos of The Guardian were taken!
PHOTOS FROM STAR TREK LAS VEGAS
by Ira Kuzman
We loved working with no one more than DeForest Kelley, a true Southern gentleman with a heart of gold. EVERYONE loved De and he set the standard for all the Trek Doctors to come. A special nod to good Creation friend Karl Urban who has does such a wonderful job catching De’s irascible portrayal and mannerisms yet making the role all his own. We know De would just love Karl’s work as much as we do.
What a joy having Catherine Hicks attend the entire convention. A huge television star who made an indelible mark on Trek history with her fantastic role in Star Trek IV, one of the finest (if not the best) of all the Star Trek films!
The ageless Sally Kellerman has been a welcomed talent in homes and theaters for decades and boy can she ever sing too. You’ll notice her distinctive voice on countless commercials.
A national treasure and a guy that really follows his heart when it comes to teaching our kids. Hats off to LeVar and the absolute mind blowing job he’s done with Reading Rainbow!
The always provocative and entertaining Marina Sirtis. A hoot on stage and a toughie off, she is a formidable lady who knows how to entertain crowds with a wicked sense of humor!
There’s always “non Star Trek” guests on hand too, and one of the most loyal and most polite gentlemen we have the pleasure of having part of the show is the one and only Herb Jefferson, of classic Battlestar Galactica fame.
Another shot of the beautiful BarBara Luna, she looks better today than all those years ago making her mark on classic Trek!
Grace Lee Whitney LOVES our shirt which honored her character a couple years back! Grace Lee, know that your life story has impacted thousands and you’ve made a big difference. What better legacy can there be than that, and we LOVED you with Harlan Ellison: who knew you guys were “an item” back in the day who had not seen each other in 35 years! Truly a panel we will remember forever and as you said, Harlan is a genius without peer.
The famous Mr. Spock look alike that fans adore seeing at the convention every year!
MORE LAS VEGAS PHOTOS
by Steve Craig/Las Vegas Wire
For many this was the highlight of the convention! Emmy winning make-up legend Michael Westmore transforming Terry Farrell into Dax for the 539th time, but only the first live. We were over the moon to have this happen on our stages and then Terry left for a moment for wardrobe and came back in her gorgeous “wedding to Worf” outfit. Who better to also be part of the panel in his first Vegas show in years, but another Star Trek and TV legend, costume designer Robert Blackman. Cosplayers picked up some great pointers from this talented team for sure!
And back she was in this famed original costume, Terry is always up to give the audience just a little something special and boy did she deliver this time: one of our all-time favorites!
Wow, Vegas always tries to top itself and the super-popular talent Simon Pegg, jumped aboard at virtually the last minute! As Scotty in the new JJ feature films, this was Pegg’s first Star Trek Convention and he easily handled the on stage performance like the pro he is.
Dapper Walter Koenig, classic Trek’s Chekov, added grace and style to the convention when we paired him with decades old friend superstar author Harlan Ellison, a true genius, returning to Star Trek conventions after 20 years. This was a panel to see and the love of their friendship which we’ve read about for years was touching to see in person.
We’re so proud and honored to called Eugene Roddenberry (Gene and Majel’s son) our friend. His folks were mentors to us and he is continuing their work, most importantly in charity endeavors. A fine young man, here’s an introuction to Eugene’s “next generation”! Indeed, the human adventure continues as we remember Majel bringing Rod to our conventions in a blanket! God bless the entire Roddenberry family: a thread that has run through Creation’s ongoing traditions for decades!
Even an injury with his beloved horse that had him on crutches couldn’t stop the one and only William Shatner from being with us. Another mentor to Creation for decades, Bill really helped put Creation on the map and we’re delighted that he is ever energetic and keeps on with tons of new projects. His documentary with us, “Get A Life” which details the last couple of Vegas conventions and what draws fans to them turned out to be truly fantastic!
PHOTOS FROM STAR TREK LAS VEGAS
by Ira Kuzman
As someone wrote it takes a great interviewer to handle someone as brilliant as Harlan who can often go off on a “rant” that is hilariously dangerous. We thought Adam did a marvelous job with Harlan, reminded us of the glory days of Harlan with Tom Snyder: in our minds the very best talk shows ever. And, we found out after decades, that whenever someone cancelled last minute on Tom, they called Harlan and ended up with no doubt a better show. TV misses great journalist/interviewers like Tom Snyder!
Having a little fun gathering in front of our “Walk of Fame” photo op in “The Promenade”. Much of Vegas’s enormous draw is the chance to make lifelong friendships and we even had a live wedding reception that was touchingly gorgeous with a Trek theme and two folks who met two years ago on line!
Majel’s partner in hilarious comedy on Star Trek: Carel Struyken, also known as filmdom’s Lurch.
There’s no one as inspiring as “The Captain”: at 83 still conquering new adventures daily. We want to be him when we grow up! A one of a kind, generous, funny, intelligent man and a brilliant actor/performer. His one man show is a riot and he has been a friend to Creation for decades. There is no accolade we could throw his way that would do justice to how nice and loyal he has been to Creation.
A smile on his face and ready to sign autographs: our very first Star Trek guest something like 40 years ago, Walter is the true meaning of a gentleman. He has always been first class with us and we’re hopeful he knows how beloved he is worldwide. So glad he finally is on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, so his contribution to show business shall be remembered forever.
MORE FAN PHOTOS
The dramatic entrance onto our huge stage by always working, and always brilliant Colm Meaney, another actor the franchise was blessed to have.
DS9 has always been one of our favorite incarnations so imagine how much we loved this reunion! Terry, Nana and Hana Hatae (Molly) all looked awesome on stage.
Another look at a moment we’ll treaure, that could only happen in Vegas. Nichelle was signing and brought up to the stage by the Next Gen guys for hugs. We truly love it when “generations” cross and who better to hug than The President’s fave Ms. Nichelle Nichols.
Here’s another look at a DS9 panel, wide angle this time so you can see all who took part. Quite an array of talent we’d say! Thank you for guiding force Ira Stephen Behr for giving us a show we can watch over and over again and never tire of!
“Grumpy Old Men” might be their schtick, but it also might be a put-up, we thought Walter was a marvelous counter-point to the always acerbic Harlan and their legendary friendship surely was a joy to behold in person, a first for us and we’re glad we got to do it!
Singer, dancer, actress: she can do it all with style: it’s Star Trek’s own Nana Visitor with a new look, but she always looks great to us! A dynamite talent!
THE CREATION DIFFERENCE
URGENT: KNOW THE CREATION DIFFERENCE, MAKE YOUR VACATION THE BEST EVER!
It certainly seems like EVERY year, the famous “Creation Difference” becomes more and more important and that means it is URGENT that ll potential attendees of any fan convention are well aware of the difference. Unlike virtually every other genre fan convention, Creation Entertainment has a strict policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a guaranteed seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. There's no worrying, extra waiting, or additional charges to see the celebrities and events you want to see during all four daytime schedules.
Now we love the latest craze, the gigantic traveling comic book shows with celebrities. We should love them since we invented them back in the eighties. However we can’t tolerate the way most of them are being run now. They have no heart and it is all solely about having the actors for the most part sitting there all day offering their autographs. You are not guaranteed a seat to see any star unless (as many of these conventions now do) charge a very large extra fee. How could you with tens of thousands of attendees and theaters much, much smaller.
We want to see The Avengers stars like everyone but we’re are not going to do so by sitting outside all night! And how about these conventions that CLEAR OUT their theaters after each major event so you have to wait again and hope to not get in before it closes off. It is all becoming about greed with these huge corporate companies who have (after we’ve been doing this for almost 45 years) discovered that fans are worthwhile consumers. However at these giant events they overcharge and overcrowd: it takes upwards of 45 minutes to go to the bathroom or more to get something to eat at some of them. Some claim to be for charities but you never see the follow-up. Registration has been known to take HOURS of waiting, time after time. At Creation shows we are incredible proud of our registration systems which get you in fast: with pre-registration the night before there is NO LONG WAITING during convention days and new fans are shocked at how very easy and quick it is. Our higher end attendees each get a pre-packaged envelope filled with goodies as well so they are starting of the show in a great extra special way!
But most of all we are VERY PROUD that every admission attendee is GUARANTEED A SEAT in our state of the art theatre and will see every star, not fight over autographs (at some of these big shows the autographs are done for 100 or 200 fans: good luck on that!).
We’ve even seen MASSIVE OVER SELLING of photo ops where fans are crammed into rooms both waiting to have their picture taken and then waiting hours for them to print (where they are then just thrown on a table like raw meat). Creation’s photo ops are known far and wide as the VERY BEST IN THE BUSINESS and we take the time with EACH PHOTO to place it just right within the background. Frankly we don’t want the convention's name a hundred times behind every picture of every panel and every photo op. And when we take a picture of a guest on a panel we also don’t need to see the “step and repeat” of the convention’s name. For God’s sake: we know where we are, why do our photos have to marred that way?
Another thing we love is that Creation LAS VEGAS Star Trek Convention is in a super-large, friendly hotel: completely carpeted and filled with award winning, various priced restaurants. They aren’t in cold concrete convention halls where they rip you off for food since you are a captured audience.
So, in conclusion, you may only get ONE or TWO VACATIONS A YEAR: PLEASE do the research and especially if you love a property like we do Star Trek understand that at the Vegas show you get FOUR DAYS AND NIGHTS completely immersed within the property. It isn’t about one or two panels over the the convention, or a few guests signing here or there. There are OVER 100 Star Trek guests in Vegas and non-stop, all star, all STAR TREK fun! Make the right choice: know “THE CREATION DIFFERENCE!"
THE RIO SUITES HOTEL
The Rio Suites Hotel
3700 W. Flamingo Rd.
Nevada, Las Vegas 89103
There’s no more fun than staying in the hopping Rio Suites Hotel and enjoying the full convention, its great nightlife, shows, bars and casino. Because of the great demand and the fact that we sold out last year in 2014 we have already created an on line check-in for 2015 offering special lower than normal room rates.
Deluxe Mountain View - $75 weeknight / $120 Fri/Sat
Premium Strip View - $95 weeknight / $150 Fri/Sat
Samba Mountain View - $95 weeknight / $150 Fri/Sat
Samba Strip View - $115 weeknight / $160 Fri/Sat
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For guests that prefer to phone in their reservations, they may call our Reservation Center at 888-746-6955 to secure a reservation on your group block. Currently, the name of the group is listed as Star Trek. If there are other names we should expect callers to mention, I can add them to our reservation system. Callers may also use your group code to identify the group, SRTREK5.
Please note that you may make reservations in the block at group rate until July 5, 2015. After that time, the group rate will be offered based on hotel availability only. Once the deadline is closer, it is always possible that the hotel will expand out the room block but the rates are always a question which is why it is best to book early in the game.
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NOTE: ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE. ABSOLUTELY NO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY CONVENTION. Still photography is for personal use only - public dissemination and commercial use strictly prohibited.
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All ticket prices are subject to change, please order as early as possible.
In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the convention, or a date change, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for refunding airfare or any other costs other than the payments made directly to Creation Entertainment for ticketing. Also in the unlikely event, due to weather, transit issues or last minute illness or other reason given by celebrity, an advertised guest does not make their appearance at the convention, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for any refunds other than separate specific to the guest autograph tickets or photo op tickets. In the extremely rare chance that a guest does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops (which has only happened in a hand full of cases over 40 plus years, always due to something out of our control) Creation Entertainment will only be responsible for the refund of the separate autograph or photo op ticket.