… And so does a Trekkie Girl!
Next week the annual official Star Trek Convention beams back the Rio with Creation Entertainment’s Star Trek Las Vegas!
Taking place 2nd – 6th August at the Rio All Suites Las Vegas the convention features over 100 stars from both in front and behind the scenes from each incarnation of Star Trek…yes, even the new movies (Mmm Karl Urban!).
If headliners such as William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (THE PICARD!) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Janeway) weren’t enough to entice us trekkies to travel all over the world to attend, then the latest news that Star Trek Discovery are sending an envoy to promote the new series, will have us flying to Vegas at Warp Speed.
Star Trek Discovery at STLV
The first day of the convention (Wednesday 2nd August) will have a heavy emphasis on Star Trek Discovery. This includes the exhibit of props/costumes and art. Having seen some of the props at SDCC last weekend, I can assure you it’s not to be missed!
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) July 29, 2017
You will also have the opportunity to sit in the USS Discovery’s Captain’s chair for a free photo. It’s about time you updated your Facebook profile pic anyway.
Starting at 14:30 in the main theatre you have FOUR HOURS OF DISCOVERY TALKS!!
14:30 – 15:30
Inside the Star Trek: Discovery’s Writers Room – Kirsten Beyer and Ted Sullivan take fans inside the Star Trek: Discovery writer’s room and the development of the upcoming TV series.
15:30 – 16:30
Introducing Star Trek: Discovery – Straight from the set, Star Trek Las Vegas welcomes Mary Chieffo, Kenneth Mitchell and Sam Vartholomeos of the Star Trek: Discovery cast.
16:30 – 17:30
Designing the Creatures of Star Trek: Discovery – Meet the designers, Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page, that are bringing the Star Trek: Discovery creatures to life.
17:30 – 18:30
Star Trek: Discovery Comics & Novels Revealed – Join Kirsten Beyer, Sarah Gaydos, Mike Johnson, David Mack and Ed Schlesinger as offer a first look at the new Star Trek: Discovery novels and comics coming this fall.
Disco Disco Disco!
Pro Tip: Look out for Jason Gorn (Ted Sullivan’s pet Gorn). He is the power house behind Discovery and will be wandering around the floor throughout the convention.
— Ted Sullivan (@karterhol) July 28, 2017
The Next Generation’s 30th Anniversary
Celebrate the Official 30th Anniversary Reunion of Star Trek: The Next Generation – Moderated by Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax).
Seeing ALL of the TNG cast on stage together is a rare and wonderful event. Their sense of humour, relationship and ability to engage with the audience is a must for all Trekkies to experience.
Starring together on stage: Sir Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby and John de Lancie! (Yep you read that right, Jonathan Frakes too!)
Honouring Leonard Nimoy
Three separate presentations honoring legendary Leonard Nimoy, the prolific actor/director, best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise include: a special celebration of the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy (by son, Adam); a documentary, “Remembering Leonard Nimoy”, an intimate journey into Nimoy’s personal life, produced and directed by his daughter Julie and son-in-law David Knight which will be premiered at the convention, and a special video presentation of Leonard Nimoy’s final convention appearance at Creation’s 2011 Chicago convention.
We’ll be writing more about the parties in the coming days when we talk about highlights but one to draw attention to is the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration. This special night will be lead by Emmy and Grammy nominated composer, Ron Jones (who has composed music for television shows including Star Trek: The Next Generation, American Dad! and Family Guy) with his Influence Jazz Orchestra. Special guest performers will include Jimmy Darren, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Camille Saviola, Max Grodenchik, Chase Masterson, JG Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly. The concert will take place Saturday, August 5 at 9:30 p.m. (a separate ticket required for general admission).
Tickets – Available on the door starting from $65. PRO TIP: Buy them half price on Groupon
First time attending? Check out the Shore Leave podcast’s STLV 101 Podcast for tips and tricks.
This year Sam will be reporting solo. If you see me wandering around Quarks or the newly constructed 10 Forward lounge. Please say Qapla’ !