Star Trek Las Vegas is just a couple of days away now, and StarTrek.com continues our preview coverage by looking at the signature events, author signings and exclusive products available to fans throughout the weekend. Check out what’s on tap…
What do an epic reunion, an all-star concert and some musical comedy have in common? They’re among the signature events set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening at STLV.
The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Cast ReunionFriday at 6:00pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre
Star Trek Las Vegas celebrates the 30th anniversary of Star Trek: The Next Generation by gathering together the show’s stars for what we know will be a remarkable, memorable and laugh-filled reunion. Set to participate are Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby and John de Lancie, with Terry Farrell moderating.
The Saturday Night Gala Starring Ron Jones’ Influence Jazz Orchestra featuring the Star Trek All-StarsSaturday at 9:30pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre
Creation’s Saturday Night Gala is always a true highlight of the entire convention, and this year’s gala features a 90-minute performance led by Emmy and Grammy nominated composer Ron Jones, who has composed music for TV shows including TNG, American Dad! and Family Guy. Jones will be joined his Influence Jazz Orchestra and special guests, including Jimmy Darren, Robert Picardo, Tim Russ, Camille Saviola, Max Grodenchik, Chase Masterson, JG Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly.
The Star Trek Rat PackSunday at 9:45pm in the Leonard Nimoy Theatre
STLV ends 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 Vegas nightclub act). This year’s iteration of the Rat Pack stars Max Grodenchik (lyricist and producer), Ethan Phillips, Vaughn Armstrong, Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs, with musical accompaniment by Bill Burchell and Brent Bristow. Free to all!
NEW & EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS
Many Star Trek licensees will be in Las Vegas introducing new and exclusive products launching at STLV. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the items:
Star Trek: Discovery BadgesAway Mission booth in Exhibition Hall
Are you ready for Star Trek: Discovery? Well, Discovery and Away Mission are ready for you, as Away Mission will touch down at STLV with the Qmx replicas of the comm badges worn by the Discovery cast/characters.
Star Trek: Discovery PinsFanSets booth in Exhibition Hall
Be the first to snag the brand-new Star Trek: Discovery Pins from FanSets. Five pins will be available at STLV: the U.S.S. Shenzhou, T’Kuvma, Georgiou, Saru and a Discovery logo pin.
Limited Edition Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art Of Juan Ortiz BookAway Mission booth in Exhibition Hall
Juan Ortiz’s TOS art book was an otherworldly success, and now the new TNG: The Art of Juan Ortiz book includes all 178 posters featured in the TNG 30th anniversary art exhibit. Away Mission will offer a STLV limited-edition version that features an exclusive signed insert by Juan Ortiz.
30th Anniversary Star Trek: The Next Generation Pin SetFanSets booth in Exhibition Hall
FanSets will beam into Star Trek Las Vegas with a special 30th anniversary Star Trek: The Next Generation Pin Set. The eight-pin set measures approximately 8 ½” by 7 ½” when displayed together, and the assembled set forms the outline of the TNG comm badge. The sets will be limited to a run of 178… the number of episodes aired of TNG, and are sequentially numbered (1 of 178, 2 of 178), with set numbers to be assigned in order of purchase. Further, all eight pins in each set will be stamped on the back with the same set number. These sets will not be produced again. When all 178 sets sell out, they will be permanently removed from production and the molds destroyed. These sets will not be available for pre-order and will go on sale at STLV on Tuesday night.
The eight- pin set retails for $160.00, and a 12” x 12” custom background will be available for $22.00. FanSets will also offer a limited number of sets for sale at STLV that will come with the background and a 12”x12” shadowbox for display, priced at $200.00. And the 30th TNG pin in the center of the photo above will be sold separately for $15.00.
U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C Keepsake OrnamentHallmark booth in Exhibition Hall
A Keepsake Ornament inspired by the TNG episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen. This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325 and sales will be limited to 225 per day at STLV.
Star Trek: The Next Generation 30th Anniversary Art PrintsAway Mission booth in Exhibition Hall
Away Team, at their booth, will offer special four-packs of the Star Trek: The Next Generation posters created by Juan Ortiz for his latest poster book, Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz, and for the Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Art of Juan Ortiz gallery at STLV.
Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Universe Art PrintsAway Mission booth in Exhibition Hall
If you love J.K. Woodward’s art for IDW’s Star Trek: The Next Generation – Mirror Broken series as much as we do, then you’ll want to beam up the TNG Mirror universe art prints that Away Mission will offer at STLV.
FREE AUTHOR SIGNINGS
Away Mission, in their booth in the Exhibition Hall, will host signings by eight of the most popular and prolific authors of Star Trek books and comics. Here are the details:
Mike JohnsonThursday at 2:00pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Johnson is the most-published Star Trek comics writer in history. Next for him… the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery comic series.
David MackThursday at 3:00pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Mack is a New York Times bestselling author with more than 30 Star Trek novels to his name, among them the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery – Desperate Hours book.
Kevin DilmoreThursday at 4:00pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Dilmore has penned more than 20 Star Trek novels. He’s the man (with Dayton Ward) behind Legacies: Book #3: Purgatory’s Key, Seekers: All That’s Left, Vanguard: Declassified and more.
Dayton WardFriday at 10:00am at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Ward is the author of more than 30 Star Trek novels. More recently, he brought fans the acclaimed Vulcan & Klingon Travel Guides.
Ethan SiegelFriday at 11:00am at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
An astrophysicist and author, Siegel has written Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive, coming in October 2017.
Robb PearlmanFriday at 12:00pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Pearlman likes to mix Trek and laughs. And he’s done so successfully with the likes of Fun with Kirk and Spock, Redshirt’s Little Book of Doom and The Wit and Wisdom of Star Trek.
Kirsten BeyerFriday at 1:00pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Beyer is the New York Times bestselling author of the Star Trek: Voyager novels. And, she’s currently a writer for Star Trek: Discovery.
Joel HarlowSaturday at 3:30pm at Away Mission in Exhibition Hall
Harlow is an Academy Award-winning Star Trek makeup artist, and now he’s the focus of the book, Star Trek Beyond – The Makeup Artistry of Joel Harlow, coming this fall.
PARTIES & HAPPY HOURS
When day turns to night, it’s time for happy hour and, of course, parties — and there will be fun and free events going on each and every evening at STLV. And many of the weekend’s celebrities will be participating in and/or leading the festivities.
Happy Hour at Quark’s!Wednesday at 8:00pm, Thursday at 7:00pm, Friday at 5:30pm, Saturday at 7:00pm & Sunday at 6:00pm
Wind down from a full day at STLV with Happy Hour at Quark’s. Making it a special occasion, it’ll be hosted by Chase Masterson. And you never know who will be stopping by.
Klingon Karaoke PartyThursday at 9:00pm in the DeForest Kelley Theatre
Get ready to sing your heart out at the wildly popular STLV Karaoke Party. The event, free to all, will be hosted by J.G. Hertzler as “Martok” and Robert O’Reilly as “Gowron” in full costume. The party is free for all.
Enterprise Karaoke PartyFriday at 9:00pm in the DeForest Kelley Theatre
Enterprise‘s dynamic duo, Connor Trinnear and Dominic Keating, host Friday’s party, which is free for all.
Star Trek Las Vegas will run August 2-6 at the Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. Visit www.creationent.com for the full schedule and tickets.
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