Updated: December 14, 2016
More Events To Be Announced Soon!
THE FINAL CONVENTION: LEONARD NIMOY’S FAREWELL TO THE FANS
A filmed version of Leonard's last convention, Creation’s Chicago Convention in 2011.
Leonard Nimoy's final convention appearance in Chicago 2011 was a poignant and emotional experience for all of us that knew and loved Leonard. This film not only captures that appearance but also presents his slide presentation and narrative that covers the history of his life and career. An exclusive and unprecedented final visit with one of popular culture's greatest legends. 52 minutes long. TO BE SHOWN WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE CONVENTION.
STAR TREK: INSIDE THE RODDENBERRY VAULT
On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek to become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half century. Fans have watched and re-watched episodes over and over. But what if there were other scenes or alternate angles for some of our favorite episodes? Roger Lay Jr, producer of Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault and Star Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda reveal details on this upcoming blu-ray release featuring never-before-seen footage from some of Star Trek’s most beloved episodes. SATURDAY.
STAR TREK DISCOVERY
The brand new Star Trek TV series is sure to be a centerpiece of action during the convention in 2017 in Las Vegas with its scheduled premiere on May of 2017. Created by past Creation Entertainment guest Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman and with major input from other past guests including superstar/writer/creator Nicholas Meyer, and roddenberry.com’s Eugene Roddenberry and Trevor Roth, our expectations at the time of this writing are running high as we get closer to launch date. STAR TREK back on television where we believe it should always be! And, of course, the JJ Abrams’ films are continuing too! It’s great to be a Star Trek fan nowadays and the convention should be bursting with excitement as such! Of course we will try our best to have guests from both the new series and JJ features at the Las Vegas Convention.
MASSIVE PHOTO GROUPINGS ON STAGE
One of our favorite moments of the entire convention is when we invite cosplayers at the convention, wearing a a particular theme to join together on our huge stage, to the delight of the audience! Approximately 1/3 or more of our attendees come to the convention in costume, some switching everyday so there’s a lot to take in, we are in awe of the incredible creativity of our attendees. Various giant photo groupings are announced in the schedule and if you are part of the theme, make sure to be there and be “a piece of the action”.
THE ORIGINAL SERIES BRIDGE and OTHER RECREATION SETS
Wow, the reaction to our classic Bridge recreation has been amazing so of course it will be returning as will our other “photo back-drop” scenarios including the Transporter Room, The Guardian of Forever, and The Borg Assimilation Process Area. Of course everyone is free to come by and check it out and grab a photo of these areas plus the others while putting yourself into the picture! We’re working hard on some new set recreations that are going to be very special, and of course we hope to have some celebrity photo opportunities with these as well. Keep watching!
THE STATE OF THE ART MAIN THEATRE:
COMFORTABLE, REASONABLE SIZE, AND A GUARANTEED SEAT FOR ALL:
SO DIFFERENT THAN ALL THOSE OTHER FAN CONVENTIONS OF THE SUMMER!
Here’s an incredible shot from the back of our state of the art main theatre. As we always say, at Creation Conventions, unlike those huge comic cons, you never have to worry about getting a seat in the theatre or seeing the stars you want because we never sell one more ticket than we have seats for. At one very famous fan convention their biggest room holds 7,000 seats yet they say they sell over 100,000 tickets a day: so you know there is just no way you are going to see what you want. At Creation Vegas: no waiting, no worrying: your seat is guaranteed and our giant amazing screens make it even easier to catch the celebrity nuances on stage. We want YOU to have the very best vacation ever, made even more fun by being in Vegas!
The JJ Abrams Films and The New TV Series:
Audience Discussion with Scott Mantz of Access Hollywood
Scott “Movie” Mantz, the film critic of Access Hollywood, is one of Creation Entertainment’s most loyal and hard working proteges and boy are we proud of him. He has loved Star Trek since he was a kid and we are happy to welcome him back to Star Trek Vegas 2017 to moderate some events and offer some more of his cool exclusive videos with the stars. His enthusiasm is contagious, and we love having him be part of the annual show in Vegas. Above is a shot of Scott with Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Scott always has an opinion on everything Star Trek so we’re anxious to hear how he reviews the new Star Trek TV series, starting a few mere months before the convention.
IN MEMORIAM: HONORING THOSE STAR TREK CELEBRITIES LOST SINCE LAST CONVENTION
Tentatively set for Saturday.
A sad tradition, but it is the place to recognize those that contributed to Star Trek and left this planet in the year since our last visit to Las Vegas. Commenters on the panel to be announced.
Last year fans from around the galaxy signed messages of goodbye to young actor Anton Yelchin, who showed so much talent and ability in his short life. He’ll be missed for sure, not only by Trekkers, but all who knew his work, as well as him as a person.
THE VENDORS ROOM in 2017
Certainly the galaxy’s greatest place to browse, bargain and buy all sorts of Star Trek and sci-fi goodies and we continue to have lots of space for vendors of all types. Often they are intermixed with some of the beloved stars of Star Trek who take the time to spend much of the convention visiting with their fans and signing autographs directly for a nominal fee. We love this process as it give our attendees an opportunity to get to really spend time with the folks we’ve loved on television and film for so long. We also try to always have stars that are perhaps better known outside of Star Trek but still have a special place in any Trekkers’ heart (like 2016’s phenomenal landing of Whoopi Goldberg and Kirstie Alley.
STAR TREK MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST/2017 VEGAS EDITION
Show your creativity as a video producer by contributing a "music video" for the Official STAR TREK Convention in Las Vegas 2017. For this event we are especially looking for awe inspiring poignant and moving salutes to the entire franchise. The best submissions will be screened at the convention in the big theatre and are often used to introduce our guest stars. Get rolling on your video honoring STAR TREK, its themes. legacy and characters. Those that get shown are rewarded with a $100 gift certificate suitable for framing, as described below.
Rules: one music video about STAR TREK may be submitted on DVD only (please no computer-based media like CD accepted). PLEASE USE ONLY NTSC FORMAT FOR YOUR DVD. Entries are judged on the following criteria: video quality, audio quality, editing quality, inventiveness, song selection, and originality. Entries can not be returned, and person submitting entry is granting Creation the right to play this entry in perpetuity at Creation events worldwide and/or on line at the Creation website(s). Creation does not sell music videos so your entry will never be sold as a commercial product, just presented at our events/on line. (WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN VIDEOS SALUTING SOME OF THE SUPPORTING CHARACTERS AT OUR EVENTS SO WE CAN INTRODUCE THEM WITH VIDEOS, SO PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND!)
Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate good for Creation Merchandise (Creation merchandise only, excludes convention, autograph and photo-op tickets). If you want to know if we received your submission please send In your video using order confirmation or signature required. We do not announce winners until the event. Thanks and good luck! Please send your video in a protective jewel case.
Note: Due to the high volume of entries for our Music Video Contests, we are forced to limit entries to those people actually attending the specific show they are entering for. You do not have to be present for the actual showing of your video, but you must claim your award on site before the end of the weekend or your award will be forfeited. URGENT: PLEASE NOTE THAT COMPETITION CLOSES FORTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL OPENING of the CONVENTIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS! Please note that fans should not use footage from other than the shows we are honoring even if it features the stars of the current show the convention is about.
SEND ENTRIES TO:
STAR TREK Music Video Contest/LAS VEGAS 2017
217 South Kenwood St.
Glendale, CA 91205
Creation Entertainment’s famous NO MINIMUM BID AUCTIONS:
FOUR SCHEDULED FOR VEGAS 2017!
In a tradition that goes back with Creation for 46 years(!) we are proud to present our fast moving, fun paced no-minimum bid STAR TREK and sci-fi genre auctions. The bidding is fierce and furious and always features amazing super-rare bargains as we hunt the whole year to bring our Vegas audience the very best, must unique collectibles in Star Trek and genre media, but in the end it is about the fun of bidding and victory in getting a treasured piece to take home.
As collectors now for over 50 years, particularly of cool show biz and genre autographs. we truly know the importance of having that glorious piece, often one of a kind, displayed in your home or office. That is why it gives us such joy to bring you FOUR no minimum bid auctions where you too can go home a winner knowing your pieces are legitimately signed (they say that over 90% of online auction bought stuff from unknown sellers is bogus). Just be on hand, grab one of our new bidding panels, and let the fun begin! We already have some amazing stuff to offer at the time of this writing: so be ready!!
CREATION ENTERTAINMENT’S LATE NIGHT SATURDAY DANCE PARTY
This is the absolute largest Party of the weekend and is exclusively open ONLY for Gold and Captain's Chair Weekend Patrons on Saturday Evening. It often runs into the wee hours, but this is Vegas, so get your fun on! There’s live entertainment, great fellow fans to meet and make friends with, and we’ll have music to break the ice and hopefully help make some new friends from around the galaxy. The ONLY way in is being part of the now sold out GOLD AND CAPTAIN'S CHAIR PACKAGES!
AND, AS ALWAYS, we are happy to welcome THE STAR TREK THEMED CENTERPIECE CONTEST, which offers a $500 gift certificate prize to the VERY BEST themed STAR TREK Centerpiece and we have had some incredible masterpieces in the past. So get cracking to win!
THE CREATION COSTUME PARADE
The very first Creation Costume Contest was held in 1971 and we are proud that the tradition continues stronger than ever at our annual Las Vegas Official Star Trek Covnention! We estimate that in 2016, about 2,500 or more of our attendees took the fun to the max and came 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. What a super talented group these cos players are!
FRIDAY IS COSPLAY DAY AT STAR TREK VEGAS, including THE FAMOUS COSTUME COMPETITION with celebrity judges, SPECIAL ON STAGE COSTUME PANELS, and THE COSTUME PARADE throughout the convention, plus a number of “cosplayer meet ups”. IF YOU LOVE COSTUMING and MAKE-UP for STAR TREK make sure you are on hand on FRIDAY!
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 a day to be anounced 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! AND, also we do plan on repeating our successful launch of the COSTUME PARADE where contestants did "the walk" and showed off their glorious work whether they made the costume finals or note. It was awesome to say the least as the parade made its way through the convention and onto the stage.
2017 COSTUME CONTEST PLANS: will be announced here soon!
Creation Entertainment’s Free Service: GARAK’S TAILOR AND REPAIR
In last couple of years to make it a bit easier on our wonderful cosplay attendees we introduced this new service and it was such a big hit that we are happy to bring it back, in an upgraded fashion, for the thousands of fans that come in costume. Once again, all services are complimentary for those wonderful fans who add so much to our event by coming in amazing costumes and make-up. All of us are inspired by the 100-plus guests we have at the show, and, of course, the mind of our mentor Gene Roddenberry and those that followed in his glorious path!
In the spirit of the humble tailor who graced the halls of Deep Space: Nine with sartorial splendor, we offer all cosplay fans an invaluable service at this year’s event: an all-purpose costume service center for all your wardrobe malfunctions. With over 3000 costumed fans in attendance expected, GARAK’S TAILOR AND REPAIR (a booth located in our vendors room) promises to serve the needs of our ever-growing cosplay population. Manned by costuming service experts, we have all the tools of the trade, from sewing machines, glue guns, thread, scissors, seam rippers, measuring tape, velcro, tool kits, Goo Gone, Band-Aids and every other conceivable type of costuming weapon in our arsenal.
So if YOU have an embarrassing or problematic turn with your costume, come to GARAK’S TAIL.
Creation Entertainment’s Free Service: GARAK’S TAILOR AND REPAIR
SUNDAY NIGHT FINALE: THE STAR TREK RAT PACK RETURNS! CLOSING THE SHOW ON SUNDAY!
We end the convention with the traditional live performance by the talented and hilarious STAR TREK RAT PACK (an ever updated and changing Star Trek themed parody of the original Rat Pack nightclub act), doing wonderful material. The show will take place late on Sunday, after autographs, but it is a nice fun 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! And by the way a fan wrote to us suggesting we end with a musical show rather than autographing so fans leave on a "high"and it definitely works with those talented entertainers at the helm! Performers that make up the 2017 STAR TREK RAT PACK SHOW are to be announced soon
THIS PERFORMANCE IS FREE TO ALL IN ATTENDANCE as a special thank you from Creation Entertainment to all our fellow fans and WILL CLOSE THE SHOW ON SUNDAY AND LEAVE YOU WITH A SUPER-FOND LAST MEMORY OF YOUR VACATION WITH US TO CELEBRATE STAR TREK and Gene Roddenberry’s enduring legacy to mankind!
A past group of the amazing Star Trek Rat Pack Performers!
STAR TREK KARAOKE NIGHTS hosts to be announced
Creation's popular STAR TREK KARAOKE NIGHTS, free to all convention ticket holders presenting a wristband (due to the sold out nature of the convention), are back on two evenings. These are great fun for those that aren't attending the major parties for Gold and Captain’s Chair attendees and offer a relaxing, fun way to wind down your night while enjoying the company of new and old friend.
Our popular DJ will be present in the vendors room ONE HOUR prior to closing on the nights of Karaoke and you can pick out songs to sing. Just because you wait doesn’t mean you’ll get picked but it does help. ENJOY and get ready!
THE RETURN OF "THE PROMENADE" EXPERIENCE!
One of the major buzzes around the 2015 and 2016 convention was THE PROMENADE EXPERIENCE and of course we plan on returning with an updated version in 2017. The long hallway that folks walk through to get to our various function rooms will be once again upgraded into an interactive promenade for the complimentary enjoyment of our attendees. Filled with surprising photo ops, your costumes will really shine with these props and scenarios as backdrops.
We invite a series of creative craftspeople to be on hand to offer complimentary Star Trek themed items to attendees: whether balloon sculptures, drawings, face painting, etc. It changes every year. Enjoy!
Attention Attendees: Do not purchase Creation Tickets from scalpers or anyone trying to offer tickets as you arrive at our convention locations. Each ticket is checked for authenticity at the door with a scanner and we can not let you in if your ticket is counterfeit (which has happened recently). Each ticket once scanned makes any and all copies of that same one of a kind scan void and we can only let the first person in with it. Please only buy your tickets from Creation in advance or at the door, we have seen too many nice folks lose their hard earned money this way and be turned away. Thanks, we appreciate your support!
Unlike so many other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict company policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. Nothing upsets us more than hearing about other conventions that sell tickets to patrons and then those very same patrons have to wait on additional lines inside the facility to get into (or sometimes not!) the main theatre. An important Creation Entertainment difference we want you to know about!
The Creation difference extends to our 40 years experience in running fan conventions. In the last few years we've seen promoter after promoter fail taking hard earned ticket money down with them. Inexperienced promoters, often first-timers, use celebrity images and names to get ticket money which they use to hopefully pay their expenses. When that fails they've already gone through "your" ticket money and they collapse leaving no recourse for ticket holders. They say "buyer beware" but this has happened in Twilight, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly fandom (to name just a few) and we really feel for those great fans who have lost their ticket money and upset travel plans.
Please note that tickets are delivered to you via e-mail in PDF format which you should print out and bring with you to convention registration. Most customers receive their PDF tickets within 3-5 business days of having placed their order.
All Convention tickets have a $7.75 shipping/handling fee charged per ticket ordered. This applies to all online, phone, fax and mail orders.
ALL GUESTS are contracted to appear and all convention contracts specify that appearances are tentative and subject to change as film and television work demands take precedence as can a personal conflict. Our events will take place whether a specific guest cancels or not (we always try to book replacements) and therefore we can not issue admission ticket or ticket package refunds if a particular guest does not fulfill their appearance contract. Of course we will always refund separately purchased photo ops and autograph tickets for a guest if they cancel.
PHOTO TAKING POLICY AT THIS CONVENTION We know that taking photos makes the convention even more fun and we thought it would be a good idea to share our photo taking policies for you before you arrive at the convention so you can prepare. In the auditorium, photo taking is encouraged, but only from your seat. It is unfair to run up to the stage and block the view of others who have paid for reserved seats in front of you. Even if there are empty seats, patrons must sit in the seats they paid for to be fair to everyone. Due to fire marshall regulations everyone must be seated during performances. Please also be courteous to your neighbors when taking pictures. Photo taking is not allowed during autographing sessions nor during the photo ops. Only those people who have autograph tickets may come up to get autographs. At the Gold Exclusive Parties and Breakfast: photo taking is encouraged when the guests arrive (but only from your seats). After a sufficient time for all to get their photos we ask that your cameras be placed down so the celebrities can enjoy their time at the two food functions. Thank you for understanding the need to have these few rules so everyone is safe and has fun.
The vast majority of our guest celebrities take questions from the audience during their on-stage time. Therefore it is incumbent upon those that ask questions to make them ones that allow our mutual shared time with the celebrities to be enjoyable, interesting and entertaining for all (including the guest). Asking for hugs, telling stars we love them (we all do, that's why we're here), giving gifts, getting into long personal stories, or worse, is not acceptable for this format and, in fact, is quite self-centered when you are in essence "representing" all of fandom to a celebrity. Join us in trying to make this convention the best entertainment for everyone!
In the event of convention cancellations or date changes Creation Entertainment is not responsible for patrons' costs involving travel or hotel accommodations or any other non convention ticket expenses.
Advance ticket sales are generally turned off early to mid-week of the week of the events. Tickets, if they are not sold out, are sold at the convention of course.