Pre-Registration is held on Tuesday late afternoon to night (times will be announced as we get closer to the convention) and allows Gold, Captain's Chair, Copper Patrons and General Admission Weekend Packages to pick up their credentials, purchase any available autograph or photo op tickets offered by Creation, and explore the Vendor room early. With your credentials in-hand early you won’t have to wait in any long registration lines during the main convention days. Pre-Registration isn't a necessity, just a convenience, but we believe it can help make your convention experience smoother and more fun!
Here’s our tentative menu:
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE NEVADA POPS ORCHESTRA
STAR TREK CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT are only:
The first season featured an amazing cast, including Sonequa Martin-Green (“Michael Burnham”), Jason Isaacs (“Gabriel Lorca”), Doug Jones (“Saru”), Mary Wiseman (“Sylvia Tilly”), Shazad Latif (“Ash Tyler”), Anthony Rapp (“Paul Stamets”), Wilson Cruz (“Dr. Hugh Culber”), James Frain (“Sarek”), Mary Chieffo (“L’Rell"), and Rainn Wilson (“Harry Mudd”) – and it’s going to be a treat for fans to see them on stage, up close and personal, during the convention. Anson Mount (“Christopher Pike”) from the upcoming second season is also scheduled to appear.
Additional Discovery cast and crew members attending the show include Emily Coutts (“Keyla Detmer”), Sara Mitich (“Airiam”), Jayne Brook (“Admiral Cornwell”), Kenneth Mitchell (“Kol”), Clint Howard (“Creepy Orion”), Oyin Oladejo (“Joann Owosekun”), Sam Vartholomeos (“Danby Connor”), Glenn Hetrick (Creature & Makeup effects designer), Neville Page (Creature & Concept designer) and Gersha Phillips (Costume Designer). Check for their stage appearance times, along with photo ops and autographs, and don’t miss out!
Besides the main auditorium and the registration area, The Promenade Hallway serves as your focal point for getting to all other areas of the convention and includes various special exhibits, some prop replicas, fabulous art displays and more. On the right side of the Promenade, you will find our photo ops room, where you can take photos with your favorite Star Trek players. Plus, there’s Quark’s Bar, which is a great place to grab some needed drink and food, and the CBS All Access Stage, where you can participate in trivia contests and more .
At the very end of the Promenade, you’ll also see the gorgeous re-creation of the amazing Original Series bridge (from the original blueprints). Along the way, you might also catch The Borg Regeneration Chambers, and you could peer into a room and see the famous Ten Forward Bar from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then you’ll have to check out our Star Trek: Discovery exhibit, with costumes and props, and across the way, our newest recreation, the Agonizer Booth. Photos are available inside the booth (but don’t worry, you don’t have to go in it, if you don’t want to!).
Craftspeople will be on hand working hard to produce free giveaways. If you are a craftsperson and want to be part of the fun, just contact us at email@example.com with some links to your site. There is an additional entrance into the auditorium towards the back of The Promenade Hallway to save you from walking all around to get into the main auditorium when you need to.
The husband and wife duo of Celestia Ward and Robert Sundin, III (a.k.a. Sundini), caricature artists with a combined 40+ years of experience will be returning to our convention this year dazzling our guests with their humorous drawings for you to take with you, immortalizing your time with us.
After years of learning from each other and drawing side-by-side, their styles and level of technical ability have grown together and mesh nicely at any event, but most importantly ours! Roger Godin – The Balloon Wizard When you have a craftsperson who is actually a fan, their passion shows in their product, which is why it was a no-brainer to include ‘The Balloon Wizard’ Roger Godin. With many years of experience, we are excited to bring back someone who has been a fan favorite for our show. Look for him twisting up some Star Trek-themed balloons throughout the week!
SillyShotz Photo Booth has been doing business since 2012 and is the premier choice when it comes to cranking up the fun in Las Vegas, NV, which is why we’ve invited them to be a part of our Star Trek Celebration!
They will be bringing with them a wide array of props for you to make your photos more memorable.
SillyShotz will have their booth manned periodically throughout the Convention, so look for them in the Promenade. A great way to preserve your memories of your own continuing mission, to seek out new life and new civilizations! If you are a craftsperson and want to be part of our Star Trek Celebration, just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some links to your site.
You’re also invited into our Secondary Ballroom (the DeForest Kelley Theatre), which often takes a look behind the 52 year franchise of Star Trek featuring many greats in film and TV production and design as Star Trek shows also have the best, and still do to this very day.
The human adventure continues as you make a quick left to reach the massive Gene & Majel Roddenberry Vendors Room filled with extraordinary collectables, both new and vintage from the Star Trek Universe. There will be surprises galore and we certainly love the fact that literally thousands come in costumes, some really terrific.
On Saturday we have our famous Costume Parade to open the day where scores of great fans make their way in costume through the convention (including the Vendors Area & The Promenade) and into the main theatre for a group picture often lead by a parade Marshall, typically a Star Trek celebrity!
Our best advice is to make sure you eat (and the Rio has SO many excellent choices you really can’t go wrong) and drink plenty of fluids during your stay, and most definitely wear comfortable shoes or sneakers if you’re not in costume (or not visible if you are).
Virtually all Star Trek fans would say that the week in Vegas is absolutely singular and unlike any other fan gathering throughout the world! Fans, staff and studio all felt the 2017 event was the best Star Trek Convention ever, and we are out to top it in 2018. Not only because we will feature over 100 guests, unbelievable thousands in cosplay, non-stop action, and free perks, but because of the immediate friendships you will make, and many that will last a lifetime.
With parties and musical performances going way into the night, full dinner parties, guest hosts, our fabulous house band Sons Of Kirk starring Gary Graham, and the bar scene hopping after; it is virtually 24 hours a day of all things Star Trek! and With the new series and feature films continuing, plus the easy ways to catch up on the hundreds of other episodes and the amazing movies to date: there is a lot of Star Trek to really love.
In 2017 we had three total programming tracks filled with events, and guests and contests; with our famous Promenade Area that was up to the rafters with unique prop re-creations and photo opportunities, and of course there was the world’s largest Trek vendors room, signing area, art displays, photo ops, autographs, and the famous Original Series bridge re-creation. And that’s just a small part of the fun, along with changing and new attractions for all. ALWAYS, make sure you are on our FREE Star Trek e-mail list so you know about new guests, developments, ticket launches, and all the latest news!
It certainly seems like EVERY year the famous “Creation Difference” becomes more and more prominent. 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 FIVE daytime schedules in the main and secondary theaters.
Another thing we love is that The Creation LAS VEGAS Official Star Trek Convention is in a super-large, super-nice, friendly hotel: completely carpeted and filled with award winning restaurants for every budget (including award winning buffets) as well as a dynamic casino, fun bars, and many areas to relax and chill with fellow fans who share our common interests and ideals in Gene Roddenberry's philosophies (or just to talk trivia!). We aren’t in a cold concrete convention hall where food lines are mobbed, offer limited fare, and are super-expensive, nor are our crowds uncomfortably huge. It is our goal to offer YOU the very best vacation we can: that is our true convention mandate.
Our Vegas convention is one way we honor our mentor and great friend Gene Roddenberry. Can you believe we spoke to him on the phone 45 years ago when we were kids and he was incredibly gracious, answered all our questions, was encouraging, and never once let on that he knew we were young kids? When we worked with him for years at our conventions it was always a thrill. Did you know that we had the pleasure of introducing Gene to George Lucas on stage at their only meeting?
Talk about cool! We must add how gracious Mr. Lucas (who made his first appearance at our Official Star Wars Convention) was to Mr. Roddenberry. At that show, Lucas announced he was going to do more Star Wars films after the original three. Who knew we'd be seeing brand new Star Wars and Star Trek even to this very day: it's awesome! These are moments that we just will never forget and we hope to bring you (and us) more such wonderful times to cherish together. We're just as excited today about presenting the talents we love to our fellow fans.
IS A ONCE A YEAR VEGAS TRADITION NOW IN ITS 17TH INCREDIBLE YEAR. AS OUR EARLY MENTOR, NO ONE MEANS MORE TO US THAN GENE AND HIS IDEALS AND BELIEFS. WE HOPE THE WORLD IS ABLE TO MATCH HIS FERVENT HUMANIST PLEAS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE
We truly love it when Eugene Roddenberry, Gene and Majel’s son, comes annually (except when his “next generation" was born) to the Vegas Convention. What a fine talented and wonderful man he has turned out to be! We have watched him grow up at our conventions, from his baby basket kept protectively behind Majel’s vendor table, all the way to today where he is an executive producer of Star Trek: Discovery, no doubt always trying to keep the stories true to his Dad's ideals.
At this particular show the studio is approving all vendors for this 52nd Anniversary Convention unless you were approved last year or are an official licensee. Please do not purchase a booth or table without an okay from us which we must get from the studio. Write to us at email@example.com with what you want to display and sell, and note that anything infringing on studio intellectual property is forbidden, as is promotion of any Star Trek fan films.
The place to be is the place to buy, sell and trade your Star Trek and Sci-Fi collectibles! It is the galaxy's largest Star Trek Convention dealers room and vendors are coming from around the globe to display at this event. You'll find photos, posters, artwork, toys, dolls, games, books and magazines, autographed items, costume and prop replicas, limited edition items and so much more!
Start saving now because there will definitely be tons of stuff you will want! And don't forget to meet many fantastic Star Trek celebrities who are present at various times throughout the convention to greet attendees and offer their autographs at a nominal fee.
VENDORS: CLICK HERE TO GET FULL INFORMATION ON PARTICIPATING!
FIVE fast paced fun-filled "no minimum" bid auctions are set for 2018! 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 here,: you just have to be on hand to witness the sensational deals fans are getting when they participate in these events! Get ready, get set: BID!
Join Chase Masterson -- best known as Leeta, the lovely Bajoran Dabo girl from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine -- for some Happy Hour festivities! The drinks and conversation take place at Quark’s Bar right after the vendors room closes, Wednesday through Sunday, for ONE hour. Stop by, order one of your favorite drinks, and relax while watching the talented Chase perform. Plus, some surprise stars might just show up for a toast. Cheers!
On THURSDAY NIGHT, let’s get our Klingon vocals on! In this super-fun NEW karaoke party, join Klingon hosts JG HERTZLER (Martok on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and ROBERT O’REILLY (Gowron on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), who will both be in costume, for a rousing good time. Plus, you never know who might show up as a surprise guest! The best part? IT'S FREE TO ALL!
On FRIDAY NIGHT, tentatively in our secondary theatre, YOU become the star! (We’ve switched nights from Wednesday to Friday). Take the stage with your best rendition of classic tunes at our famous Karaoke Party. This was great fun last year so we're doing it again, bigger and better. Your hosts are Connor Trinneer (Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III on Star Trek: Enterprise) and Dominic Keating (Lieutenant Malcolm Reed on Star Trek: Enterprise) Expect some celebrity drop-ins as well, and the best part -- IT'S FREE TO ALL, so start practicing!
Are you a talented video editor? A walking encyclopedia of all the exciting moments from Star Trek’s amazing over 50-year-run who thinks, "These would be awesome set to music?" Here is your chance to flex your creative muscles, and fan knowledge, to compete for prizes at Star Trek Las Vegas 2018!
Click to see more information. Entries are judged on the following criteria:
Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate good for Creation merchandise (excludes convention, autograph and photo op tickets), and will be played on screens at the Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention! Winners will be announced and awarded at the specific show. Below you'll find the rules, submission guidelines and anything else you might need to know:
SEND ENTRIES TO:
Star Trek Music Video Contest/Las Vegas 2018
217 South Kenwood St. Glendale, CA 91205
HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO PUT ALL THAT STAR TREK WATCHING TO GOOD USE. Our TRIVIA GAMES are audience participation fun and give selected fans the chance to win hundreds of dollars in valuable gift certificates. Good luck to all and start binge watching NOW to be ready!
Take your imagination to new heights by being part at the STAR TREK LATE NIGHT DANCE PARTY which takes place after the Saturday Evening Gala Concert with The Nevada Pops. This party is the biggest of the convention and is exclusive for our GOLD AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR CONVENTION PATRONS only! There will be a fantastic DJ and hundreds of fans from around the galaxy!
Suggested by fans, we end the convention with a live fun upbeat FREE performance by the talented and hilarious STAR TREK RAT PACK (a Star Trek themed parody of the original Rat Pack nightclub act), doing new material. The show will take place late on Sunday, as best as possible after autographs, as a great way to end the show on a high note. You'll LOVE this and it will have you going home with an extra happy feeling! Multi-talented Max Grodenchik (Rom) is the writer of this special Star Trek themed parody song-fest!
Gary Graham & the Sons Of Kirk are back as our house band all five days for Creation Entertainment’s Official Las Vegas Convention 2018!
Michael Westmore is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-winning special effects makeup artist with a career that has spanned nearly six decades, and whose impact on Star Trek is immeasurable. He is responsible for some of the most iconic Star Trek creature effects and designs from the Next Generation onward, including the Cardassians, Ferengi, and Data’s unique look. Michael will be with us on Saturday in what has become a treasured part of the Vegas show, taking the stage and recreating one of his classic aliens: this time he’ll be turning Casey Biggs into his famous Cardassian character, Damar, in honor of Star Trek Deep Space Nine's 25th Anniversary and Casey will be doing photo ops in make-up and costume after! What a great event for the thousands of cosplayers at the convention.
Our great friends at CBS have truly delivered for the fans! Each year they put together a series of panels and events that only they could do.In 2018, they took our attendees to various parts of the Star Trek Universe taking us all behind the scenes on the making of the series we love, and there is always so much more to cover.
In the past attendees have enjoyed fun discussions that have led to voting that has made international news (What was the best Star Trek film was the topic), crafting, using Star Trek, the art of novelizing Star Trek, and last year the team at StarTrek.com went to the limit to take our audience, the most loyal of all Star Trek gatherings’ groups, and give them an all-encompassing look at the making of the new hit Star Trek: Discovery along with bringing some of the new cast and crew members.
We know we left the show confident that the new series would be taking the franchise to the limits and no expenses where going to be spared to give us all the best viewing experience. True it all took place and this year we expect more in depth material on the new hit series and where else Star Trek might end up, and certainly a highlight is our annual panel on Star Trek’s incredibly diverse and entertaining licensing program and what’s to come. Star Trek is right up there where it belongs in the licensing community and it is a great time to be a fan for sure.
Of all the various incarnations of Star Trek over these many decades, many fans love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine more than ever. Looking at the series as a full, glorious piece of work one can now catch the nuances and brilliance in the writing, characterizations, personalities and exquisite acting of the cast and guests.
We have a whole series of panels, displays and of course famed performers from this ground breaking series. When the schedule is done you will see that we really have tried to cover the show from all sides and of course hear from our attendees!
We all know Star Trek has never shied away from controversial and groundbreaking topics. We are more aware than ever of societal differences and the need for the evolution of humanity if we are to survive as a species. Therefore, we are so proud to present at this year’s Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention a screening of the complete episode of “Far Beyond Our Stars” from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, an episode that shines a spotlight on the many injustices in our not-too-distant-past. The multi-talented Avery Brooks gives a stellar performance as Captain Sisko and Benny Russell, along with directing the hard-hitting episode. After the screening, there will be a special panel discussion about the episode.
The panel includes: Marc Zicree, who wrote the story for the episode, Ira Steven Behr (Executive Producer), Cirroc Lofton (“Jake Sisko”/“Jimmy”), Aron Eisenberg (“Nog”/”Newspaper Vendor”), Jeffrey Combs (“Weyoun”/“Officer Mulkahey”), Rene Auberjonois (“Odo”/“Douglas Pabst”), Armin Shimerman (“Quark”/“Herbert Rossoff”), Nana Visitor (“Major Kira”/“Kay Eaton”), Marc Alaimo (“Gul Dukat”/“Officer Ryan”), Terry Farrell (“Dax”/“Darlene Kursky”) and J.G. Hertzler (“Martok”/“Roy Ritterhouse”) all of whom will discuss their experiences with the show. Please note that Avery Brooks will not be in attendance.
The panel will take place in the MAIN THEATRE and is of course open to all attendees. An earlier message that was sent out to our bulletin email members stated that this would be held in our secondary theatre but due to the interest expressed within our circle of Star Trek friends we have decided to show the episode and do the panel in the larger main theatre so there is no chance that anyone would miss it!
The team behind the upcoming Deep Space Nine documentary “What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” will be joining Creation Entertainment to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the series. Co-Directors Ira Steven Behr (DS9’s executive producer & showrunner) and David Zappone (producer of The Captains, Chaos on the Bridge and For The Love of Spock) will take the stage on FRIDAY with their producing & editing team (Kai de Mello-Folsom, Luke Snailham, Joseph Kornbrodt) to answer questions and provide exciting new details about the release of the film (out later this year), along with sharing clips from the documentary and never-before-seen outtakes from the series.
We are very excited to reunite three of our favorite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine stars for the special DS9 Anniversary celebration. Chase Masterson (“Leeta”), Max Grodénchik (“Rom”) and Aron Eisenberg (“Nog”) are appearing together as their characters on stage THURSDAY. They’ll also be taking photo ops in costumes, so order your tickets NOW!