(Las Vegas, NV. . . June 27, 2017) Star Trek fans from around the world will beam into Las Vegas on August 2 - 6 for the world's largest Star Trek Convention. This decade long tradition in Las Vegas, is expecting over 15,000 attendees to convene at The Rio Suites Hotel.

This five-day convention will be highlighted by special presentations including: a special salute to the 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation Reunion Panel with cast members (on Friday evening, separate ticket required for general admission tickets); in-person stage appearances by three Star Trek Captains, William Shatner (classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, Saturday only), Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation Captain Pichard, Friday and Saturday only), and Kate Mulgrew (Star Trek: Voyager’s Captain Janeway, Saturday only); a special celebration of the life and legacy of Lenard Nimoy, by son, Adam Nimoy; as well as an appearance by Dr. Mae Jemison (Ensign Palmer in Star Trek: The Next Generation and NASA astronaut who was the first woman of color to go into space); a special panel on the new Star Trek television series Star Trek Discovery; and a rare convention appearance by Ron Perlman, (who appeared as Viceroy in Star Trek: Nemesis, Saturday only).

Other Starfleet worthy celebrities set to appear include: from the latest Star Trek feature films, Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy, Saturday only); classic Star Trek’s George Takei (Sulu), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura, throughout the weekend at a vendors table) and Walter Koenig (Chekov, Thursday only); Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner (Data, Friday only), Jonathan Frakes (Commander Riker, Saturday only); LeVar Burton (Georgi, Friday only), Gates McFadden (Dr. Crusher, Friday only), Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi, Friday only), Michael Dorn (Worf, Friday only), and John de Lancie (“Q”, Friday only); and many more Star Trek celebrity guests.

In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show will include behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall will boast major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the nebula.

Along with nighttime Star Trek themed parties, the Star Trek Saturday Evening Gala Celebration will return. 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 PM (a separate ticket required for general admission).

For our cosplayers, Saturday is the day! Included will be the Costume Competition with celebrity judges, special on stage costume panels, the annual Costume parade throughout the convention and a number of Cosplayer meet ups. Garak’s Tailor and Repair will be returning to handle any emergency costume repairs for free throughout the weekend. Also attendees walk down the hallways will be met with fun attractions and surprising maximum sized photo ops backdrops.

General admission tickets are available in advance (www.creationent.com) or at the door and start at $65 for single day general admission tickets and $330 for general admission weekend tickets (all five days). General admission tickets for the Friday Night Star Trek The Next Generation Reunion Event are $30, Saturday evening concert are $40. Show hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 10:30 AM – 7 PM, Friday, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM, Saturday, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (times are tentative).