Updated: January 11, 2021
William Shatner’s 90th Birthday Tribute
Let’s celebrate with the MAN, the LEGEND, WILLIAM SHATNER on his milestone 90th birthday in 2021!
We’ll be presenting a special tribute to our favorite captain, highlighting his amazing decades-long career with archival photos and footage from some of his memorable on-stage appearances at our conventions through the years, including his fantastic 25-Year Mission Tour with Leonard Nimoy. The best part about the slide-show presentation is that you’ll hear Bill himself narrating and sharing his favorite memories!
This will be a truly unforgettable experience for our 55-Year Mission Tour Vegas attendees, so make sure to join us!
The 55-Year Mission Tour Las Vegas’ Saturday Night Gala features an unforgettable evening of music, curated and conducted by esteemed conductor and musicologist (and Trekker) Richard McGee and the featuring the renowned Nevada Pops Orchestra! They will perform a magnificent show honoring Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday and his legacy and impact.
We are also proud to have Grammy Award-winning composer Dennis McCarthy and Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Russo as guest conductors --a nd as an exceptional bonus, the incredibly talented Anthony Rapp and Isa Briones will be giving special performances with the orchestra!
Along with his role as Paul Stamets on Discovery, Anthony is well known for his illustrious musical theater career, including originating the role of Mark Cohen in the Broadway production of Rent. Isa, now known to Trek fans as the android Soji in Picard, has also starred on-stage in musical productions of Next to Normal (for which she won an Ovation Award) and the touring company for Hamilton. We’re very excited to have them perform at the Gala!
The Saturday Night Gala is included in the full convention GOLD, CAPTAIN’S CHAIR or COPPER packages, and those patrons can keep their same seats they had during the day!
If you do not have the Saturday Night Gala included in your admission package as stated above -- or are not attending the convention at all -- you can still attend the Gala by purchasing an a la carte ticket for $75. Don't miss this incredible performance!
Gene Roddenberry’s 100th Birthday Tribute
Gene Roddenberry, the legendary creator of Star Trek, was born in 1921 and you are invited to join with fellow fans from around the globe to celebrate and honor the life and career of “The Great Bird of the Galaxy.”
For us at Creation Entertainment, Gene was a mentor of ours and for many years he was a frequent and wonderful guest speaker for us at numerous conventions. His positive view of the future and celebration of infinite diversity is a cherished ideal for those that so admire Gene, and it is a pleasure to gather with thousands who feel the same way. Make sure to be with to join us to raise a toast to Gene during the weekend and attend the various events we’ll have in his honor.
Join us for a special Thursday Night Dinner Party! Steppin’ Out with Ben Vereen is a show-stopping evening of song and dance mixed with stories of his life, seasoned with insight and humor.
He performs signature numbers such as: "Magic To Do" from Pippin; "Wait For It" from Hamilton; "Defying Gravity" from Wicked; "Hair" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." The performance will also include a tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra as well as a bit of Elton John, a tad of Reggae, and standards such as "My Funny Valentine" and "What a Wonderful World." The evening will leave you inspired.
This dinner party is exclusive for all Gold Patrons only.
Special Screenings: Creation’s Past Tributes to Star Trek Legends
As the celebration of the franchise’s 55th anniversary continues, join us for a unique look back at some of Creation’s proudest moments during the incredible 50 years of presenting these conventions.
It’s been such an honor to have luminaries William Shatner and the late Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley and Gene Roddenberry on-stage with us over the years.
And with 2021 marking the milestones of the late Gene Roddenberry’s 100th and Leonard Nimoy’s 90th birthdays, we will screen some of our tributes, including footage from Gene’s last appearance at the Shrine Auditorium in 1991 for the 25th Anniversary of Star Trek; DeForest Kelley’s live on-stage appearance in 1993, talking about his career; and Leonard’s last convention appearance at our 2011 show, where he shared many wonderful stories about his life and career!
We feel so fortunate to have these special memories indelibly cemented on film for us to enjoy for a lifetime. Watch for these significant moments to be screened throughout the 55-Year Mission Tour 2021 Convention!
You never know what once in a lifetime pair-ups will happen: here’s Nichelle and Whoopi in Vegas in 2016.
WHAT SHAKESPEARE LEAVES BEHIND
Long before Jeffrey Combs, Vaughn Armstrong and Casey Biggs became part of the Star Trek universe they honed their craft upon the stage performing the works of the greatest playwright of all time, William Shakespeare. They were not alone. Most actors within the Star Trek family did the same.
Come see Jeff, Vaughn and Casey perform their favorite pieces for everyone to see in our main theatre. The date and time are TBD, so stay tuned!
Take your imagination to new heights by being part at the SATURDAY LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY, which takes place after The Gala Concert. This party is exclusive for our GOLD AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR CONVENTION PATRONS only! More details to come…
Our new Jimmy’s Place Bar & Café is named after legendary actor and Creation’s great friend, the late James Doohan. We have many fond memories of joining Jimmy in games of poker and drink, so we hope Jimmy’s Bar creates some warm and great memories for you, too.
Chase Masterson -- best known as the lovely Leeta from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – will host for some Happy Hour festivities! The Happy Hour takes place in Jimmy’s Place right after the Exhibition Hall closes, Wednesday through Saturday from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Note: There is no Happy Hour on Sunday).
Stop by, order one of your favorite drinks, and relax while watching the talented Chase performs. Plus, some surprise stars might just show up for a toast. Remember ID's will be checked. Cheers! Please drink responsibly.
On THURSDAY NIGHT in our Secondary Theatre, YOU may get the chance to be a singing star at our famous Karaoke Party! Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating will be on hand to host the fun-filled party, and there could also be some celebrity drop-ins as well! The best part is it's FREE for all and you don’t need a convention ticket, so don’t miss out! Guests are subject to change.
There will also be a FRIDAY NIGHT Karaoke Party for double the karaoke fun! More details to come!
Please note: While it’s not a guarantee to be chosen, you must sign up your song choice IN ADVANCE if you want a chance to participate in the KARAOKE party. Sign up times will be listed in the schedule on the day of the party.There will be NO SIGN-UPS at the party. HIGH ENERGY, FUN SONGS ARE ENCOURAGED! Please choose only ONE SONG and write down your FULL NAME. Groups can be up to 4 people MAX. Please write down FULL NAMES OF ALL PEOPLE. Slips with partial names will not be accepted. If people submit the same song, one slip is chosen at random. Sign-up times will be listed in our Event Schedule!
The Vegas tradition lives on… the famous “Rat Pack” show is an original musical comedy performance, written and produced by talented Max Grodenchik and joined by fellow stars Casey Biggs, Jeffrey Combs, Vaughn Armstrong and Ethan Phillips!
The show is set for Sunday night, and this is the last event of the convention where we can laugh, enjoy, and celebrate with fellow fans from around the galaxy. Gold, Captains Chair, Copper and Preferred Sunday patrons will retain their same seats.
Dr. Mohamed Noor is professor of biology and Dean of Natural Sciences at Duke University, along with being a contracted science consultant for the Star Trek universe. He merges his passions by teaching biology concepts using depictions from Star Trek in the classroom, in writings, in online videos, and in-person presentations at conventions.
He’ll be conducting three fascinating panels, talking about how real-life science equates with the Star Trek universe (day and times TBD):
Panel 1: Why Are There So Many Humanoids on Star Trek? An Evolutionary Perspective
Have you ever wondered why most alien life depicted on Star Trek strongly resembles us Earthlings (besides the use of human actors)? Come explore the possibility of humanoid or other forms of life on other planets with Dr. Noor. Drawing on relevant scenes from the series as well as real science, Noor presents evidence for the existence of a common ancestor for life on Earth, and clarifies misconceptions about evolutionary biology. He explains some basic evolutionary principles and uses these principles to evaluate three hypotheses posed in various Star Trek series for why there are so many humanoids. Come see which of the hypotheses is the most feasible, and learn a lot of evolution in the process!
Panel 2: Genetics and Genetic Testing in Star Trek and Real Life
In real life and throughout Star Trek, we hear about "DNA" and "genetic tests" all the time. How do these work? Come have a primer on basic transmission and molecular genetics with Dr. Noor, learn many of the fundamental concepts, and see how these concepts get applied in the Star Trek universe across the various series.
Panel 3: Biology in Star Trek Discovery
Dr. Noor will be analyzing a lot of the biology depicted in Star Trek Discovery and comparing to "real-world" biology.
Dr. David A. Williams is a Research Professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration at Arizona State University. A planetary geologist, David was involved with NASA’s Magellan Mission to Venus, Galileo Mission to Jupiter, Dawn Mission to asteroid Vesta and dwarf planet Ceres, and ESA’s Mars Express orbiter mission. He is currently Deputy Imager Lead on NASA’s Psyche Mission, scheduled to launch in 2022. David is a Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and the International Astronomical Union named asteroid (10,461) DAWILLIAMS in his honor.
Here are details on his panels (day and times TBD):
Panel 1: Titan - The Past and Future Exploration of Saturn’s Largest Moon
Many discoveries resulted from the NASA Cassini Saturn orbiter’s study of its moon Titan: hydrocarbon lakes, rivers, and oceans, a thick atmosphere with changing clouds and rain, long, linear sand dunes, and evidence of cryo- (cold) volcanism. But many new questions have arisen: Could this ocean world, with its rich atmosphere of organics, be an abode for life? NASA is building an aerial rotocraft called Dragonfly to explore Titan in the next decade. Join ASU Professor David Williams to discuss all things Titan, as well as the capabilities of the first aerial rover of another world.
Panel 2: Class L, K, or M? Exploring the Strange New Worlds of Our Solar System through NASA’s Planetary Missions
All the Star Trek TV series and movies have visited a wide variety of strange, new worlds, many Earth-like (Class M), but others very different: ice worlds, volcano worlds, gas worlds, and more. How do they compare with the worlds in our own Solar System? Join planetary science professor David Williams, a veteran of many NASA planetary missions, and Deputy Lead for the camera on NASA’s upcoming Psyche mission to a metal world, for a discussion of the latest results from our exploration of the Solar System and it’s many diverse planets, moons, and asteroids. This presentation will include a look ahead to planetary missions coming in the decade of the 2020s.
Our Creation Cosplay Contest is a true highlight of our convention. The inspired creativity of the attendees who participate is nothing short of amazing. This is their chance to show off some fantastic and elaborate costumes! Bring your cameras as many cosplayers are open to take pics with you and make great memories. We’ve had up to 1500 people attend in costume!
Set on SATURDAY, the fun starts with the FAMOUS CREATION COSPLAY PARADE in the morning, in which cosplayers march around the convention starting at the Exhibition Hall area and end up in the main theatre for a group photo shot on stage.
Then later, the famous COSPLAY COMPETITION takes place with a panel of celebrity and expert judges. It’s one of the definite highlights of the whole convention, with lots of cool prizes, including a very special best-in-show $1000 gift certificate! Let your creativity shine, come in costume and pump up the experience of The 55-Year Mission Tour, Vegas cosplay-style.
TRIBUTE MODEL EXHIBIT by STEFAN OSTER
Model designer and builder Stefan "Steve“ Oster has had a fascination for astronomy and observing the stars since he was a little boy. His love and passion for the respective franchise are in the construction of Tribute scratch-models in any size.
He puts his heart into every model and makes it a unique work of art, created by hand in many hundreds or thousands of hours and consists mostly of over 10,000 hand-crafted and hand-formed parts. As tools, he uses utility knives, steel rulers, pencils, acrylic brushes and other commercially available hand tools and doesn't use airbrushes, 3D printers, molds or milling machines.
There are millions of replicas out there; that's why Steve prefers building unique tribute models. Check them out at the 55-Year Mission Tour!
FIVE fast paced fun-filled "no minimum" bid auctions are set for 2021!
We spend all year building up a collection of rare Star Trek and Sci-Fi genre collectibles to offer our ravenous audiences. Bargains are yours to claim!
You just have to be on hand in the audience to get your chance at the sensational deals! Get ready, get set: BID!
Meet Our House Band: The Roddenberries
We’re so pleased to have the Roddenberries as our special house band, keeping audiences entertained throughout the daytime activities!
The Roddenberries' versatile shows span the realms of science fiction, fantasy, gaming, Dr. Who, Marvel and DC in an effort to unite and entertain fans throughout the Nerd-o-Sphere. From artful recreations of movie and TV scores to pop/rock/classics parodies, this fun, energetic 10-piece troupe puts on a unique spectacle of rock-n-roll theater, comedy, and pure sci-fi awesomeness!
The Roddenberries have been featured on some of the biggest tv and radio stations on the East Coast. They’ve performed at multiple venues and events around the country; including Star Trek’s Official 50th Anniversary Convention at The Rio Las Vegas, New York and multiple other Comic Cons and World Café Live, planetariums and colleges. They’ve been joined onstage by multiple celebrities and personalities, including Star Trek’s Rod Roddenberry, J.G. Hertzler, Robert Picardo, and Robert O’Reilly, and popular gaming voice actor Troy Baker.
Check out their explosive latest release “Eat The Roddenberries,” produced by Grammy award-winning producer Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo and featuring bold new Trekkified parodies to tickle your inner nerd with thoughtful lyrics and infectious melodies, showcasing their ongoing commitment to uniting the diverse realm of Sci-Fi/Fantasy with a relatable rock-n-roll reality
The Roddenberries will also perform a FREE concert on Wednesday night (time TBD), so don’t want to miss this special performance!
We welcome you into our secondary ballroom, The DeForest Kelley Theatre, which will hold additional programming and panels more attuned to behind the camera. It is also where we do the no minimum bid auctions, contests, special guest star appearances, and surprises! Seating is first-come, first served, but the theatre is spacious, so seats are usually available. (Note: The room is closed part of Saturday for the costume contest pre-judging.)
We’ve been proud to present convention gatherings for our fellow fans in North America for an 50 incredible years. It’s been a wonderful ride that allowed us to enjoy our love of the genre with others who share that passion. We’ve tried to follow the beliefs of our mentor Gene Roddenberry by creating events that present a positive view of the future celebrating diversity and inclusiveness. We hope you join us in Las Vegas as this human adventure continues.
We’ve taken our decades long experiences to provide what we believe is the absolute best presentation for our fellow fans. Unlike so many other genre conventions, 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 seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. Because of this process of not overselling we have a huge vendors room where it is possible to easily check out each booth without fighting seam-busting crowds. And we love the fact that The Rio convention facilities are state of the art and comfortable to be in.
Close the doors on the outside world and join thousands of like-minded fans to honor Gene’s vision for the future while partying like it is 2364!
In general, questions for our celebrities are taken from the audience at microphones in the front of the audience area. Yelling of questions from the audience is disruptive and rude to everyone present and may result in being asked to leave the theatre and convention. We ask that everyone respect their fellow attendees.
Here is some pertinent information for you to have about Creation’s conventions, certain policies and more.
ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE
All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change. Creation Entertainment does not advertise any talent without written permission from the talent or their representation.
Please do not come for just one actor. Our events are a celebration of the series and multiple actors from the show attend. If we have a cancelation, we will do our best to book a replacement or we will provide our Gold/Silver patrons with a pre-signed photo of the actor not in attendance if the canceled actor was signing for Gold/Silver.
In the event of a guest cancellation or a date change: ALL GUESTS are contracted to appear and all convention contracts specify that appearances are tentative and subject to change as film and television work demands take precedence as well as a personal conflict. Our events will take place whether a specific guest cancels or not and therefore we cannot issue admission pass refunds if a particular guest is not able to attend. If a guest must cancel their appearance at the convention, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for any refunds other than the a la carte specific-to-the-guest autograph or photo op tickets as another guest will be booked as a replacement in signing for Gold/Silver or a pre-signed photo will be provided if a replacement signer is not possible. Also, in the extremely rare chance that an actor does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops (which has only happened in a hand full of cases due to something out of our control), we will only be responsible for the refund of the a la carte autograph or photo op ticket if not redeemed. We will refund or issue a credit voucher only for a la carte photo ops and autograph tickets for a specific actor if they cancel.
Creation is also not be held responsible for any financial loss associated with the purchase of air tickets or hotel rooms that are not canceled (virtually all hotels offer a 24 or 48-hour cancelation policy, so there should be no jeopardy associated with reservations). We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance for any unforeseen issues.
Disease and Illness Disclaimer: By using your admission pass, you recognize that disease and illness, including, but not limited to, the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the common cold, may be spread through interaction with other people. Creation Events programs may be attended by many, sometimes numbering in the hundreds. Social distancing and other measures at these events is very difficult, if not impossible, to practice and enforce. Therefore, you agree that you will not purchase an event admission pass if you know you have symptoms of COVID-19 or any other communicable disease or illness, or you have a high risk of contracting or suffering from one, and you certify that you do not have any reason to believe that you have been exposed to or could be a carrier of any disease or illness. If you do attend, you agree that you will take all possible steps to protect your health and the health of others attending the event. You further agree that, by using an admission pass and attending, you thereby waive any claim of liability you might make against Creation Entertainment, Inc. or its officers, directors, employees and agents as a result of your contracting disease or illness from attending one of our events, and you agree that you will indemnify, defend and hold harmless Creation Entertainment, Inc. and its officers, directors, employees and agents against any loss that any of them may suffer or be obligated to pay as a result of any claim that may be made against any of them by others, as a result of your attending the event, including, but not limited to, legal damages, attorney's fees and court costs. If you are unsure of your status, please consult with your doctor before purchasing an event admission pass. You further agree that should Creation Events in its sole opinion believe that you may pose a threat to the health of others, it may deny you admission or request that you leave the event and that you understand and accept all risks that your attendance may encounter.
This convention is intended for adults. On stage appearances by our guests may include off-color or inappropriate humor and profanity. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult who is aware of the potential content. The views and opinions expressed by any talent or participant at, or during the convention are those of the authors and/or the persons appearing on stage, and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Creation Entertainment, LLC or any of their affiliated parties.
Harassment at events: Creation does not tolerate any forms of harassment or bullying at its events. The company’s complete policy is stated on each schedule of events that is handed out at each convention. If you witness bad behavior at an event, immediately notify the contact listed on the rules page of your printed schedule and there is Creation staff present at all times. We cannot do anything about complaints that come after the event is over.
Team Members: We are so grateful and fortunate to have the support of our Team Members, whose continued efforts and dedication help make our conventions possible. They are available to assist you with any questions you may have about convention events and activities, however if you have an issue, please ask to speak to Management on-site. Check your schedule rules page to see which manager is on-site at your specific event. If you would like to submit an application to be considered as a Team Member, please visit our Jobs/Team Members section of our website by clicking here.
For those attending our conventions and making travel plans: Please know that many of the headliners who appear onstage on Sunday usually do so towards the later part of the day. Autograph signings can run into the evening until 9:00PM-10:00PM. For those traveling from out of town, we suggest staying over until Monday in order to get your autographs and the full convention experience. Creation is not responsible for any costs associated with travel for any attendee. We highly suggest you purchase travel insurance in the event that anything should happen.
We are not responsible for orders that are rejected during processing: On rare occasion, an error may occur during the ordering process that can require the order to be resubmitted. This can include: Incomplete form submission (usually caused by not completing the entire ordering process to the very end); Credit card failures (usually caused when there are not enough funds in an account or the credit card company rejects the charge for any number of reasons including out of state, international or unfamiliar ordering to the customers’ general pattern); or system errors during transmission of the order.
We suggest buying admission passes and a la carte tickets only through this website: Because all PDFs are scanned for use at the convention, we can ONLY allow the first person in using each singular PDF. Autograph and photo op PDFs are also scanned for one-time use. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Tickets that are not valid or deemed fraudulent will not be accepted.
All admission pass and a la carte ticket prices are subject to change at any time, so please order as early as possible.
Admission pass packages do not include photo ops: Photo ops must be purchased separately on this website or at the convention (if not sold out).
NOTE: You may buy an a la carte Autograph and/or Photo Op ticket(s) before buying an Admission pass, but you need an Admission pass for the day of your Autograph or Photo Op in order to use the Autograph and Photo Op tickets at the convention (unless the guest has changed days). Please buy an Admission pass for the day of your Photo Op or Autograph as soon as you can as we can’t guarantee Admission passes won't sell out before the show. Please, absolutely, do not ask for exceptions to this rule.
Alcoholic beverages at the convention: At most of our events, we do not allow alcohol to be present in our function rooms, including the main theatre. This includes daily panel events, meet & greets and any night events. Water stations will be available in the room. We reserve the right to perform bag checks at any time. We reserve the right to deny entrance into any of the events to anyone who appears intoxicated. If there is an instance of alcoholic beverages sold, your ID will be checked by the bartender and any underage customers will not be served any alcoholic beverages. Creation is not responsible for the alcohol consumption of others.
Weapons policy: Please do not bring any weapons to the show. If you are using a prop weapon for a photo op or as part of the cosplay contest, please bring it to registration to get tagged. After your photo op or cosplay contest is over, please do not have your prop weapon on the convention floor at any time. Prop weapons without tags will not be allowed at any time.
Lost or misplaced items: We are not responsible for lost or misplaced items. We cannot replace a la carte Autograph or Photo Op tickets that are purchased at the convention, so PLEASE make sure your PDFs and hard tickets are kept in a safe place.
ADA Rules on service animals: This event welcomes service animals as per ADA rules. Service animals perform valuable work or tasks and are trained to provide help directly related to a person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and therefore are not permitted at our event.
Photo taking policy at this convention: We know that taking photos makes the convention even more fun. In the main theatre, 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 photo ops.
Audio or video capture for personal use is allowed except in certain circumstances: Photography and audio or video capture are for personal use only - public dissemination and commercial use strictly prohibited. If there is a time where we cannot allow audio or video capturing of the Q&As, we will advise in advance. AUDIO/VIDEO CAPTURING IS NOT ALLOWED DURING AUTOGRAPHS, PHOTO OPS AND SOME MEET & GREETS. LIVE STREAMING IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME.
Raffles/Fundraising: Unsanctioned raffles and fundraisers are not allowed at Creation events.
Flashes from phone and cameras occur often during stage presentations: If you are sensitive to such lighting please be advised to take the necessary precautions. For our attendees, please keep flash photography to a minimum.
By attending Creation events, you agree to allow your image to be used on our website and in news documentaries or stories, either filmed by Creation Entertainment or other entities.
Please do not bring latex balloons of any sort to any of our events: We have had attendees with latex allergies and bursting balloons can be hazardous to people at short range.
Medical emergencies: If you have a medical emergency and you do not have a caretaker with you, hotel security or 911 will be called to assist you.
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