Updated: December 4, 2023
Every year we present the finest in live genre entertainment for a spectacular evening affair. This year we are proud to have the Nevada Pops Orchestra return for an amazing night! Conducted by Richard McGee, they will be performing a selection of Trek music taken from both the movies and the many TV series. PLUS, there will be some special guest appearances. Stay tuned for more details!
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.
SUNDAY NIGHT’S RAT PACK PERFORMANCE
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 Jeffrey Combs, Casey Biggs, Ethan Phillips, Bill Burchell 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 Anthony Montgomery. Guests are subject to change.
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.
STAR TREK ART GALLERY
Kavita Maharaj’s gorgeous work will be displayed at the convention and the best part is that Kavita will be on hand with the exhibit to answer questions and also to work on a brand new piece of Star Trek art which you can watch progress during the event. This will surely to be a highlight of the convention, as Kavita’s limited edition prints will also be available at the exhibit.
Kavita is a prolific fine artist who has become internationally known for her Spock Painting Series, based upon The Original Series. For more on this series, see here. Her work has expanded through the Trek universe to include both characters and ships from a variety of Trek iterations (such as TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager, Discovery etc.). All of Kavita’s pieces are officially licensed by Paramount as Star Trek™ Kavita works primarily in the medium of acrylic paint on canvass, but remains ever responsive to the evolving expression of each piece. To this end, she frequently incorporates a variety of mediums such as graphite, watercolour pencils, acrylic inks and markers, into her pieces. Kavita has a genuine passion for drawing that is immediately evident within her pieces. This passion, supported by her acute ability to observe, forms the basis of her skill in achieving arresting likenesses and expressiveness for her subjects. Driven by her fascination with geometric pattern, color theory, philosophy and causation, Kavita’s works are a conversation between artist and viewer that invokes internal contemplation regarding ‘self’ and one’s personal life journey. A philosopher at heart, depth of meaning and the cultivation of wisdom is an important focus of Kavita’s works. Her color-handling is inspired by an acute interest in what she perceives beneath the visually obvious surface of things. As such, viewers are often presented with unexpected gifts upon closer examination of her work. Kavita has been a producing artist for almost 30 years and has participated in several solo and group art shows along the way. She currently resides on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, with her husband, Daniel and their dog, Azul. She has an honours Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art (Bfa) from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, majoring in print making. “Every piece is an exploration onto itself. And to that end, each piece demands its own consideration regarding mark-making, medium, and approach.” – Kavita Maharaj
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.
NO MINIMUM BID AUCTIONS
FIVE fast paced fun-filled "no minimum" bid auctions are set for 2024! 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!
GENE & MAJEL RODDENBERRY VENDORS ROOM
Visit our amazing dealer’s room, full of great merchandise, products and a lot more! Many items are only available at our convention and not sold anywhere online. PLUS, many of our celebrity guests will be in the vendors room, selling autographs directly to attendees.
Want to be a vendor at the convention? Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know with what you want to display and sell! Note: Anything infringing on studio intellectual property is forbidden.