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Vegas Fans Beat Guinness World Record

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Fans attending Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas last weekend broke the Guinness Book of World Records for most people in one place in Star Trek costumes.

The record was snatched away from Star Trek London, which set the record last year with 1,063 fans dressed up in Trek costumes.

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Another Trek Costume World Record Attempt

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Last autumn, an event in London set the Guinness World’s Record for most people dressed in Star Trek costumes, but this summer’s Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention seeks to reclaim the title.

The Vegas event had previously held the record, with 1040 fans dressed in Trek costumes, but the London event topped that by twenty-three.

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Beam Me Up App Up For Award

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

The Beam Me Up Star Trek Augmented Reality App is up for a Webby Award and fans can help it win.

Last fall, fans at London’s Destination Star Trek convention were able to use a Star Trek Augmented Reality app to “beam up” from a mock-up of the Enterprise’s transporter room, and to see the results on their smartphones.

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Engage!

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

A typical Star Trek: The Next Generation convention cast photo op turned out to be anything but typical when a Trek fan unexpectedly popped the question to his girlfriend.

During the Austin Wizard World Convention, which took place at the end of October, Wil Wheaton was present and described what happened. “I had the flu,” he said, “and almost missed this photo session…I sat there and smiled for everyone as best I could.”

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Five Trek TV Captains In One Place

Monday, June 4th, 2012

A unique appearance by five Star Trek actors took place last weekend in Philadelphia.

All five of the television Star Trek captains appeared at the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con convention.

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World Record Attempt at Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Another attempt at a new world record for most people in Star Trek costumes in one place will take place this summer at the Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas.

Returning to Las Vegas for its eleventh year, the Official Star Trek Convention will be held August 9-12.

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Trek Nation Screening To Kick Off San Diego Comic Con

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Trek Nation, the Rod Roddenberry documentary, will be shown at San Diego’s Birch North Park Theater on July 12 at 7 PM as a kick-off to the San Diego Comic Con.

“Through exclusive footage and interviews with devoted fans, including George Lucas, J.J. Abrams, Seth MacFarlane and many notable Star Trek alumni, Trek Nation chronicles a son’s journey to discover his father and the creation that helped define modern-day science fiction.”

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The Next Generation Cast Reunion Video

Friday, May 4th, 2012

For fans who did not attend the reunion of the cast of The Next Generation which was held in Calgary, Canada last weekend, a full video of the reunion cast panel has been posted online.

Over fifty thousand fans attended the weekend event, with the highlight of the convention being the TNG:EXPOsed event which took place Saturday evening and included the entire regular cast of The Next Generation.

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March-April Star Trek Conventions

Monday, March 5th, 2012

There will be six conventions, shows or appearances in March and April that feature actors of interest to Star Trek fans. This listing of conventions and shows features actors from four of the televised series and several of the Star Trek movies.

March starts off with Wondercon 2012, which takes place March 16-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. In attendance at Wondercon 2012 will be Wil Wheaton.

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Nimoy Retiring? Not Entirely

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Leonard Nimoy admitted on Twitter today that while he is hanging up his Vulcan ears as far as Star Trek conventions go, don’t be surprised to see him pop up on TV every now and then.

“Chicago Oct. 1&2 is my final con appearance,” he said. “I have promised a couple acting appearances which may still crop up. LLAP.”

Nimoy will be appearing in his last Star Trek convention in early October at the Official Star Trek Convention to be held September 30-Oct 1 at the Westin O’Hare Hotel in Chicago. Other Star Trek actors in attendance will be: Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes, Nichelle Nichols, John de Lancie, Dominic Keating, Connor Trinneer, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and Arlene Martel.

Convention Beat – Shore Leave In July

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Shore Leave 33 will be held July 8-10, 2011 at the Marriott Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland with Star Trek actors and Trek novelists in attendance.

Hosted by STAT (The Star Trek Association of Towson, Inc.), the fan-run Shore Leave is one of the oldest and largest fan-run science fiction conventions in the country.

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Ultimate Star Trek Getaway Sweepstakes

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Two lucky fans will win tickets and a prize package for the Las Vegas Official Star Trek Convention 2011 which will be taking place in August.

CBS Consumer Products and Creation Entertainment are teaming up to offer Trekkies the chance of a lifetime with the ultimate Star Trek getaway sweepstakes, which begins today and runs through April 29.

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