Creation Entertainment’s Owners are Interviewed at the 50th Annual Star Trek Convention
Scott Mantz talks about his history with Star Trek and Creation Entertainment.
Welcome to the prelimary “get out the word” site about the biggest and best 2017 gathering of Star Trek fans around the galaxy as we all plan to convene in the fabulous city of Las Vegas for the biggest and best Star Trek Convention of all once again.
It all happens August 2-6, 2017 (WITH PRE-REGISTRATION ON AUGUST 1 FOR FULL CONVENTION ATTENDEES) for the incredible 16th Annual event in Vegas, and we’re rolling out the red carpet for our fellow fans: whether those who discovered the series at the very start over 50 years ago, first loved the original show in syndication, became regular watchers of The Next Generation or following series’ years later, loved the feature films both with the original cast or new stars, or recently became Trekkers because of the new CBS series. No matter how, you will immediately feel surrounded by the love of Gene Roddenberry’s spirit of progressive inclusion which we hopefully know is ongoing, albeit a bit too slowly, for most of us who have been Trekkers for our entire life. Of all sci-fi genre shows, it was the incredible innovation of Roddenberry’s spirit of a positive future that led us all to be witness to his prediction of so many technological and socialogical gains we’ve made as a society in just five decades.
Virtually all STAR TREK fans would say that the week in Vegas is absolute singular and unlike any other fan gathering throughout the world and fans, staff and studio all felt the 2016 edition was the best Star Trek Convention ever. Not only because of featuring over 100 guests, unbelievable thousands in cos play, and non-stop action and free stuff included, but because of the immediate friendships you will make, some last a lifetime.
With parties and musical performances way into the night, full dinner parties and guest hosts and an on stage band, and the bar scene hopping after: it is virtually 24 hours a day of all things Star Trek and with the new series and feature films continuing, plus the easy ways to catch up on hundreds of other episodes and the amazing movies to date: there is a lot of Star Trek to really love. In 2016 we had three total programming tracks filled with events and guests and contests with our famous Promenade Area that was up to the rafters with unique complimentary craftspeople and photo opportunities, and of course there was the world’s largest Trek vendors room, signers area, art display, photo ops, autographing, props for picture taking and the famous original series bridge. And that’s just a small part of the fun, much of what will be recreated along with changing and new attractions for all.
We never rest our laurels: as we feel we must always try to do better to honor our mentors Gene, Leonard and DeForest as well as so many others who join us in spirit each year. Best of all, and unlike virtually all FAN conventions, EVERYONE who buys a ticket for this event is GUARANTEED a seat in the theatre, no worrying or waiting about seeing who and what you want: that’s the “Creation Difference” and makes your visit a full vacation as opposed to fighting the ungodly crowds that you’ll find at other fan events.
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THE CREATION DIFFERENCE
KNOW THE CREATION DIFFERENCE, MAKE YOUR VACATION THE BEST EVER!
It certainly seems like EVERY year the famous “Creation Difference” becomes more and more pertinent. Unlike virtually every other genre fan convention, Creation Entertainment has a strict policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a guaranteed seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. There's no worrying, extra waiting, or additional charges to see the celebrities and events you want to see during all FIVE daytime schedules in the main and secondary theaters.
Another thing we love is that The Creation LAS VEGAS Official Star Trek Convention is in a super-large, super-nice, friendly hotel: completely carpeted and filled with award winning, various priced restaurants (including award winning buffets) as well as a dynamic casino, fun bars, and many areas to relax and chill in with fellow fans who share our common interests and ideals in Gene Roddenberrry's philosophies (of just like to talk trivia!). We aren’t in a cold concrete convention hall where food lines are mobbed, offer limited fare, and are super-expensive nor are our crowds uncomfortably huge. It is our goal as always to offer YOU the very best vacation we can: that is our true convention mandate.
Our Vegas Convention is the way we honor our mentor and great friend Gene Roddenberry. Can you believe we spoke to him on the phone 45 years ago when we were kids and he was incredibly gracious, answered all our questions, was encouraging, and never once let on that he knew we were young kids? When we worked with him for years at our conventions it was always a thrill, and did you know that we had the pleasure of introducing Gene to George Lucas on stage at their only meeting? Talk about cool and we're just as excited today as always about presenting the talents we love to our fellow fans. And we must add how gracious Mr. Lucas (who made his first appearance at our Official Star Wars Convention) was to Mr. Roddenberry. At that show, FYI, Lucas announced he was going to do more Star Wars films after the original three. Who knew we'd be seeing brand new Star Wars and Star Trek even to this very day: it's awesome! These are moments that we just will never forget and we hope to bring you (and us) more such wonderful times to cherish together.
At this particular show, the studio is approving all vendors for this 51st Anniversary Convention. Please do not purchase a booth or table without an okay from us (which we will get from the studio). Write to us at email@example.com with what you want to display and sell, and of course note that anything infringing on studio intellectual property is forbidden, as is promotion of any Star Trek fan films. If you are a licensee of the studio you are pre-approved and can order a table or booth now, the same if you attended the 2016 show and were approved there.
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 cannot 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.
ADA Rules on service animalsThis event welcomes service animals as per The ADA rules. Service animals perform valuable work or tasks and are trained to provide help directly related to a person's disability. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals under the ADA and therefore are not permitted at our event.
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. Selfie-sticks and other camera items that block the view of others is forbidden in the theatre. 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. It's all about FUN for all!
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.
We are not responsible for orders that are rejected during processing that may be due to customer errors (usually caused because the customer does not complete the entire ordering process to the very end), credit card failures (usually caused when there is not enough funds in an account or the credit card company rejects the charge for any number of reasons including out of state ordering or unfamiliar ordering to the customers’ general pattern), or system errors during transmission of the order.
Creation assumes no responsibility for typographical errors or inaccurate information provided by convention venues. All dates, venues and guests are considered tentative and subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.
NOTE: ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE. ABSOLUTELY NO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY CONVENTION. Still photography is for personal use only - public dissemination and commercial use strictly prohibited.
By attending Creation events you agree to allow your image to be used on our website and in news documentaries or stories, either filmed by Creation Entertainment or other entities.
All ticket prices are subject to change, please order as early as possible.
In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the convention, or a date change, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for refunding airfare or any other costs other than the payments made directly to Creation Entertainment for ticketing. Also in the unlikely event, due to weather, transit issues or last minute illness or other reason given by celebrity, an advertised guest does not make their appearance at the convention, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for any refunds other than separate specific to the guest autograph tickets or photo op tickets. In the extremely rare chance that a guest does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops (which has only happened in a hand full of cases over 40 plus years, always due to something out of our control) Creation Entertainment will only be responsible for the refund of the separate autograph or photo op ticket.