We can hardly believe this is happening, Carole is already in the States and I fly this Wednesday as we prepare for the most epic of away missions/shoreleave of them all. Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Convention!
I went to my first STLV in 2008 and that was a turning point for me as a Star Trek fan. This TV program that I love, suddenly felt so much bigger. It wasn’t just a TV show anymore, it was a community. I returned with Carole and other friends in 2010 when I coincided my wedding so I could go to STLV for my hen (bachelorette) party.
I met so many amazing people during those events and even though it was for a brief period of time, through the power of social media I never feel too far from that community.
It also seems that half of the United Kingdom will be there too! So many of our friends who we only get to see at the few and far between cons here in Europe are also making the pilgrimage.
The schedule has been published over the weekend and we’re honestly blown away. Also muttering our favourite Counsellor Troi quotes about time and lack there off! There’s so much to see and do we doubt we’ll have time to eat! (don’t worry we’ll make time for drinks at the bar as usual!)
We are particularly keen to get to the Roddenberry Stage which boasts “Champagne, Cake and Chase Masterson” – does it get any better!?
The schedule was released over the weekend and there are numerous highlights we are looking forward too, besides the obvious guest star panels which everyone wants to see we are also looking forward to:
The early fans that made Star Trek live for 50 years. (Weds 17.00, DeForest Kelley Theatre)
MAC demonstation (Thurs 13.45 Leonard Nimoy Theatre).
Startrek.com present the Star Trek: Encyclopaedia (Thurs 16.10, DeForest Kelley Theatre)
Cocktails and Charades (Thurs 17.00, Roddenberry Theatre)
Missing Footage Archive (Fri, 10.30, Leonard Nimoy Theatre)
Panel with co-owners of Creation Entertainment (Fri, 14.15 Leonard Nimoy Theatre)
Rod’s Toast (Fri, 18.00 Roddenberry Theatre)
Memorial to those lost in 2016 (Sat, 9.15 Leonard Nimoy Theatre)
Larry Nemecek’s Fast Trivia Game (Sat, 10.15 DeForest Kelley Theatre)
Women In Star Trek Panel (Sat, 10.50 Leonard Nimoy Theatre)
The interplanetary Tanya Symposium and Cocktail Hour (18.15 Roddenberry Theatre)
The Costumes of Star Trek (Sun 14.10 Roddenberry Theatre)
Inside the Writers Room (Sun 14.55 Roddenberry Theatre)
Tribute to Gene Roddenberry (Sun 16.00 Leonard Nimoy Theatre)
Ok we meant to list a ‘few’ highlights but got carried away! Those are just the panels! The evening entertainment looks superb with both official and official events scheduled. Chase Masterson and ‘The Roddenberries’ are set to perform each night at Quarks. Also, depending on tickets theres also the Nevada Pops 50th anniversary tribute on Saturday night.
Sunday night Creation Entertainment are putting on a special ‘end of the convention party, free for all (whoop!) featuring the Star Trek Rat Pack – perfect for Vegas!
If you’re going, we’ll see you out there! If not, feel free to live through our updates!
Here is a handy pocket guide timetable kindly made by Trek Geeks, Shoes and Starship and Women at Warp.