Updated: March 15, 2023
The Saturday Night gala is one of the highlights for Trek fans and this year continues the tradition with a star-studded Trek Cabaret for a night of music and entertainment. Specific performers will be announced soon!
The Gala is included in the full convention GOLD, CAPTAIN’S CHAIR or COPPER packages, keeping your same great seats! For everyone else, you can still attend the Gala by purchasing an a la carte ticket. Convention passes are not required to attend the Gala.
Note: The Gala ticket does not include admission to the convention.
Years ago a fan wrote us and said we should end our convention with an upbeat event, so we took that suggestion to heart and created the Rat Pack tradition we now all look forward to. This hilarious show travels back to the 1950s with our stars performing their version of the iconic Rat Pack, including song parodies written by ultra-talented Max Grodenchik. Along with Max, the Rat Pack also includes Ethan Phillips, Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs and Vaughn Armstrong. The event takes place after the conclusion of the convention on SUNDAY and is free to all attendees. Gold, Captains Chair and Copper patrons will retain their same seats.
On THURSDAY NIGHT, join Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating for an awesome night of karaoke fun!
On FRIDAY NIGHT, there will also be another fun-filled Karaoke Party, hosted by Robert O’Reilly. Guests are subject to change.
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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 Event 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 2 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.
After voting for which movie our fellow Trekkers want to see at the convention, we are pleased to host a FREE* screening of the top choice -- Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!
Since its premiere in 1986, The Voyage Home – or as it is affectionately known as the “whale” movie – is a true fan-favorite. The story centers an alien presence who is hell-bent on destroying Earth. Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) and his fugitive crew travel back in time to 1986 to retrieve the only thing that can communicate with the aliens and save the planet: humpback whales.
You don’t want to miss this memorable event (date/time TBD)!
*Convention pass is not required to attend the screening.
One of the highlights of STLV is the track of programming that focuses in on the science of Star Trek and real space sciences. Whether you are new to the field or an expert, there is truly something to learn and enjoy as we welcome a world class range of impressive speakers to lead our discussions. Make your plans now to be part of the informative fun!
SPACE EXPLORATION with PROF. DAVID WILLIAMS
Professor David Williams of Arizona State University’s School of Earth and Space Exploration is one of our most popular science track speakers. This year Professor Williams will offer two informative and entertaining presentations:
1. Planetary Defense Begins! Results from NASA’s DART Mission: What is planetary defense? How can we divert potentially dangerous asteroids? NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission may show us the way. Join Dr. Williams of Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration to discuss options to protect the Earth from future space hazards. [Scheduled for Friday]
2. Return to the Moon! Artemis I and Upcoming Lunar Missions: Last December saw the inaugural launch of the Space Launch System and Orion crew capsule on NASA’s Artemis I mission, beginning the US return to the Moon. What other lunar activities are upcoming? Join Dr. Williams of Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration to discuss the upcoming American, commercial, and international missions leading to landing astronauts back on the Moon in 2025! [Scheduled for Saturday]
JIMMY’S PLACE BAR & CAFÉ
Join us for some food and drink at Jimmy’s Place Bar & Café! Chase Masterson will be on hand Thursday through Saturday to host some Happy Hour festivities. Plus, some surprise stars might just show up for a toast! ID's will be checked. Cheers! Please drink responsibly.
Our Creation Cosplay Contest is a true highlight of our convention, with amazing creativity on display from our fellow Trek fans! Set on SATURDAY, the fun starts with the Cosplay Parade in the morning and a group photo shot on the main stage. Then later in the day, a panel of celebrity and expert judges will choose the best cosplay contestants. There will be lots of great prizes, including a very special best-in-show $1000 gift certificate! Details on how to enter to come at a later date.
We are very happy to welcome back the team behind one of our favorite Star Trek-themed podcasts, “Inglorious Treksperts" with Mark Altman, Daren Dochterman and Ashley E Miller. There will be three panels:
HAVE PHASER, WILL TRAVEL
Appreciating Gene Roddenberry's brilliant work on this classic TV western that featured many Trek writers and stars on screen and off.
INGLORIOUS TREKSPERTS LIVE!
A live recording of the hit Star Trek podcast featuring special guests TBD.
"HE'S DEAD, JIM"
Ranking Star Trek's Best Quotes of All-Time.
NO MINIMUM BID AUCTIONS
FIVE fast paced fun-filled "no minimum" bid auctions are set for 2023! Come and get ready to bid on rare Star Trek and other amazing collectibles.
DeFOREST KELLEY THEATRE
The DeForest Kelley Theatre will have additional programming and panels more attuned to science and behind the scenes. It is also where we do the no-minimum bid auctions, contests, special guest star appearances, and surprises!
Want to be a vendor at the convention? Write to us at email@example.com to let us know with what you want to display and sell! Note: Anything infringing on studio intellectual property is forbidden.
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