Category Archives: Star Trek Las Vegas

STLV Friday Panels

Friday at STLV was an intensive panel day for me. I didn't intend it to be, but I found it hard to resist.
Women In Star Trek
Today began (for me anyway) with the Women in Star Trek Panel with Jarrah Hodge (from Woman at Warp podcast), Dr Kayla Iacovino (Vulcanologist and editor TrekMovie.com), Lucia Lorenzo (literary scholar and cultural critic), Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) and Aliza Pearl (actress, writer). The panel starts by introducing the panelists and discussing who was their Star Trek inspiration. Unsuprisingly, Beverly Crusher was top. Particularly for Kayla who is a scientist herself. The woman-after-my-own-heart was Lucia who cited Lwaxana Troi as her inspiration for all the same reasons Lwaxana is my favourite.That she is a flamboyant, outspoken, fabulous woman who is fearless and defiant. Yep, I want to be Lwaxana Troi when I grow up. The key message was … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 On the convention floor!

Exploring the venue at STLV is fairly straight forward. BUT HUGE! The main theatre is HUGE. The vendors room is HUGE. Even the small stage is rather big.
Sets
New this year was the 10 Forward set. 10 Forward Star Trek Las Vegas After the morning I had getting to STLV I was ready to slump myself over that bar and down a Samarian Sunset or six. What Creation Entertainment do very well is frame their prop sets. 10 Forward was in a room dedicated to showcasing items for the TNG 30 year anniversary exhibit. (see more photos in gallery below). The rooms that holds the TOS bridge has an ambience fitting of a sacred place...which it is. They have music and shmoozy lighting which shows of the colours of the set. TOS Bridge STLV
FanSets
There are a huge number of vendors as always at STLV. The most popular … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Panels. Pt 2

  Having already sat through two hours of Star Trek Discovery Panels, I was eager to hear more! Star Trek discovery desperate hours
Star Trek Discovery - Creature Designers
Next up was Glenn Hetrick and Neville Page to talk about designing and creating the aliens we can expect to see in Discovery. What we received was an in-depth exploration of the development of characters, delivered in a concise and consciencous manner. (please note incorrect twitter handle was used in this tweet. Should be @glenn_hetrick) https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896139854270464 Glenn and Neville showed us images from their design software which showed us the level of detail that goes into perfecting how the prosthetics will behave. https://twitter.com/TrekkieGirls/status/892896832623321089 As for the Klingons, they designed them from the inside out! They took the Klingon skull as the starting point and considered what features a predatory animal has. They often include holes in the … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas 2017 – you don’t want to miss….

Taking place August 2nd - 6th at the Rio All Suites Hotel Las Vegas. Check out our last article detailing the main highlights of the event.   The main talks most attendees will want to hear are the Wednesdays Star Trek Discovery panels and the TNG 30 anniversary reunion on Friday night (separate tickets needed for general admission). But there is so much more to STLV than panels.  Having seen many of the big name guests I'm thinking about going more 'lower decks' this year. Here's some highlights from the jam packed schedule plus some things that aren't on the panel.
Tuesday 1st
The action begins before the convention starts with the annual 'Landing Party' hosted by Larry Nemecek and Portal 47. Held in the Masquerade Bar from 21.00 it's a great chance to mingle, catch up with friends as well as participate in trivia and games. UPDATE: Masquerade Bar is … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Discovery Heading to Star Trek Las Vegas

... 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 … Continue Reading ››

Win a Pair of Tickets to GAAAYS IN SPAAACE!

Are you going to Star Trek Las Vegas 2nd - 5th August? Even if you don't have tickets to the convention you can still attend the fabulous GAAAYS IN SPAAACE event and win a pair of tickets with the Trekkie Girls.
GAAAYS IN SPAAACE Las Vegas Events
Hosted on Friday 4th August at the newly opened club FLAIR, the evening party will include Star Trek supporters of GIS; Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Robert Beltran (Chakotay), J.G Hertzler (Martok), John Billingsley (Dr Phlox), Aron Eisenberg (Nog) and Chase Masterson (Leeta). For more info and to book tickets here. If you can't make the evening event (or you want to attend both) then head to the Friday Family Brunch at Hamburger Mary's.  Book the Friday Family Brunch Here.
What is Gaaays in Spaaace?
"After so many years … Continue Reading ››

STLV – Saturday Review

Saturday had an intensive schedule which was difficult for us because we had not got very much sleep! See our last post for more details The Women in Star Trek panel was one we were keen to attend as we greatly admire all the panelists that consisted of; Kate Mulgrew, Mary Czerwinksi (Glue Guns and Phasers), Bjo Trimble (from saving Star Trek fame), Dr Kayla Iacovino (TrekMovie.com), Jarrah Hodge (Women at Warp) and Amy Imhoff (Shoes and Starships). They each spoke about how Star Trek had inspired feminism and their own personal choices with the biggest laugh going to Kayla who is an actual ‘Vulcanologist’. Bjo Trimble is already a woman we look up to but this panel inspired us even more. She talked about being the 'little house wife who spoke out'. She mentioned that when she … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas Pt 2

‘Klingon Karaoke’ on Thursday night we enjoyed listening to fans with incredible voices (and signing credentials to back them up) wow those of us mingling on the dance floor. When Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating and Chris Doohan took to the stage, the audience were in hysterics. Then there’s the regulars who’s antics fill us casual attendees feed each August. Seeing the famous ‘Eric Allan Hall’ sing was a real treat. Eric is such a good Data cosplayer we can't say for sure that he isn't a Soong Android. klingon kareoke Friday The day started by buying more MAC for Star Trek (we know, we don’t need to even insert the Picard face palming meme because you’re already imagining it!) Star Trek.com presented the 'Missing footage panel' with Roger Lay Jr (Producer), and the production team Michael and Denise Okuda, Phil Bishop, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth. This was a panel we were very much … Continue Reading ››

Star Trek Las Vegas – Review pt. 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cz7vc9hSfPo The five day long convention has passed us at Warp Speed! We're sorry we didn't do daily blog posts but we barely had a chance to eat or sleep! Hopefully you caught our extensive twitter feed covering all aspects. 1arrived Wednesday The convention formally opens at 2.30, we're not sure why so late there must be a logical reason? On a selfish level this is fine as Sam has only just landed! We spend the afternoon getting our bearings, walking in and out of panels, drooling over the vendors room (especially the MAC Station - more on that soon!) and bear hugging old friends and twitter acquaintances. Something we discovered early on was that we were suffering 'missing out syndrome'. This might sound insulting if you weren't able to attend the convention and wished too but even at the event itself, there is always something else going on. When you're sat in … Continue Reading ››