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!
One of the main highlights of Creation Entertainment’s Official STAR TREK Convention in Las Vegas are the exclusive GOLD PACKAGE (THURSDAY NIGHT) and CAPTAIN’S CHAIR PARTIES (FRIDAY NIGHT).
In recent years we have held these parties at THE VOODOO LOUNGE on the top of The Rio.
While an amazing site with incredible views, the area did not fully do justice for the seating needed. We’ve heard you and this year these parties will be held in the Secondary Theatre , so everyone can be seated comfortably and enjoy the full dinner as described on the menu below and the full 75-minute performance we are really looking forward to!
THE ENTERTAINMENT for each night’s party is JOE PISCOPO LIVE, a 75 - minute comedyand musical show featuring a ten-piece big band. Along with appearing on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s episode, “The Outrageous Okona,” Joe was a long-time member of Saturday Night Live and also did a number of popular feature films. GOLD PACKAGES AND THE THURSDAY NIGHT DINNER AND SHOW ARE SOLD OUT However, we have a few separate a la carte CAPTAIN'S CHAIR DINNER PARTY AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TICKETS (FRIDAY NIGHT) which you can order now for:
Here’s our tentative menu:
These tickets do not cover the entire convention, just the Friday Night Dinner Party and Joe Piscopo Live . At the time of this writing, there are still a few Captain’s Chair Weekend Packages left and if you purchase the full weekend package, the dinner party/performance is included on a complimentary basis. For those that have any special dietary requirements we will do our best to accommodate (Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian) but require at least two weeks notice so the hotel can plan to have enough food.
If you have a request please e-mail email@example.com
Captain’s Chair Tickets are available here: CAPTAIN'S CHAIR
Or, if you wish to purchase only this event, the link to do so is above the menu on this page. Have fun!
The fabulous Nevada Pops Orchestra are returning to headline the Saturday Evening Gala Celebration taking place in our main theatre. It’s an incredible honor to welcome back Maestro Richard McGee (who adds his special introductions being a huge fan of Star Trek himself) and 45 talented members of the Nevada Pops Orchestra to our Vegas celebration and you get to keep your same GOLD PACKAGE, CAPTAIN’S CHAIR or COPPER Package Seats that you had during the day.If you are not coming to the convention with one of these packages you can also purchase this event as a non reserved seat, general admission, on its own for only $50 by clicking the ticket icon. This year promises to be extra special with new and wonderful selections never heard before at the Convention, as well as special guest conductor Michael Giacchino leading the orchestra performing his “Star Trek Into Darkness, and Beyond Suite” We can now confirm that we also have the world premiere orchestral performance of music from Star Trek: Discovery, as composed by Joe Russo. Have fun at what will surely be a night to remember!
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS FOR THE NEVADA POPS ORCHESTRA
STAR TREK CONCERT SATURDAY NIGHT are only:
The Promenade Hallway serves as your focal point for getting to all other areas of the convention, except the main auditorium and registration which you will first see as you enter. 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 theatre when you need to. On the right side of the Promenade you will likely find the photo ops and Quark’s Bar with its 3rd programming track and a place to grab some needed drink and food, various special exhibits, some prop replicas, banner scenarios for cosplaying, and archival materials.
At the very end of the Promenade straight down you’ll likely see the gorgeous re-creation (from the original blueprints) of the amazing Original Series bridge and along the way you might catch The Borg Regeneration Chambers, and craftspeople hard at work producing free giveaways to as many as they can accommodate. If you are a craftsperson and want to be part of the fun just contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some links to your site. You also might peer into a room and see our newest prop recreation, the famous Ten Forward Bar, that honors our appearance of Whoopi Goldberg for the 50th Anniversary.
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!
The very first Creation Costume Contest was held in 1971 and we are proud that the tradition continues stronger than ever! Over 1500 of our attendees take the fun to the max and come to the convention in costume and so many are truly outstanding. Bring your cameras as folks are more than open to take pics with you and these make for great memories.
Set for SATURDAY: Star Trek fandom certainly boasts some of the most creative and talented costume and make-up designers and as evidenced at the last several Vegas conventions, COSPLAY is HUGE! The famous STAR TREK COSTUME COMPETITION, one of the definite highlights of the whole convention, takes place on Saturday Night with a panel of celebrity and expert judges.
Lots of cool prizes including a very special $1000 best in show gift certificate! Let your spirit shine, come in costume and pump up the experience of The Official STAR TREK Convention, Vegas COSPLAY style! On Saturday morning another tradition occurs: THE FAMOUS CREATION COSTUME PARADE where cosplayers march around the convention starting at the vendors area and end up in the main theatre for photo shots. More rules and info to come!
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!
On WEDNESDAY NIGHT (this is a change from originally mentioned but we are using original room for other events), tentatively in our secondary theatre, YOU become the star! Take the stage with your best rendition of classic tunes at our famous Karaoke Parties! This was great fun last year so we're doing it again, bigger and better! Expect some celebrity drop-ins as well, and the best part: IT'S FREE TO ALL, so start practicing! Your hosts are 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)
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!
For all we know, at this very moment, somewhere far beyond all those distant stars, Benny Russell is dreaming of us." - Benjamin Sisko We all know Star Trek has never shied away from controversial and groundbreaking topics. Now, more than ever, we are aware of societal differences and the need for the evolution of humanity if we are to survive as a species.
This is why we are so proud to announce at the Official Star Trek Las Vegas Convention being held at The Rio Hotel and Casino on August 1-5, 2018, a special panel discussion which includes 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. Avery Brooks not only commands a stellar performance as Captain Sisko and Benny Russell, he also directed the episode.
After the screening, the panel discussion will include: Marc Zicree who wrote the story for the episode, Ira Steven Behr (Executive Producer), Ronald D. Moore (co-executive producer), Cirroc Lofton (Jake Sisko/Jimmy), Aron Eisenberg (Nog/Newspaper Vendor), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun/Officer Mulkahey), and J.G. Hertzler (Martok/Roy Ritterhouse) all of whom will discuss their experiences with the show. Please note that Mr. 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!
Note:Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, we will advise here if that changes.