Trek Actors Confirm Convention AppearancesBy Michelle
July 11, 2005 - 12:02 AM
The Las Vegas Hilton, home of Star Trek: The Experience, will once again host a large number of Trek guests at Creation's annual Las Vegas convention.
Creation Entertainment lists more than thirty expected guests, including four of the five captains - William Shatner (Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Picard), Avery Brooks Sisko) and Kate Mulgrew (Janeway). In addition, Next Gen actors Brent Spiner (Data), Marina Sirtis (Troi), LeVar Burton (LaForge) and Michael Dorn (Worf), Deep Space Nine regulars Nana Visitor (Kira), Rene Auberjonois (Odo) and Armin Shimerman (Quark), Voyager cast members Robert Beltran (Chakotay), Garrett Wang (Kim) and Robert Duncan McNeill (Paris), and Enterprise's Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) will join popular guest stars John de Lancie (Q), Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun/Shran), Chase Masterson (Leeta) and others.
"The beauty of this venue is that you can attend the biggest convention of the year and have plenty of opportunity to go on the two Star Trek attractions, 'Klingon Encounter' and 'Borg Invasion 4D,'" notes StarTrek.com, which will cover the event live from Las Vegas. Creation is already selling tickets for the convention and has posted a schedule. The DeForest Kelley Medical Field Recognition Award will be given out in tribute to the Dr. McCoy actor during the four-day event and fans will witness the world premiere of "Star Trek: The Concert," featuring 45 distinguished members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic with Star Trek guest performers and composer Dennis McCarthy.
Creation's biggest event of the year takes place in Las Vegas from August 11th-14th at 3000 Paradise Road. In the meantime, for fans in the Pacific Northwest who cannot travel to Las Vegas, Creation is hosting a smaller convention the previous weekend. The event will take place August 6-7th, in Seattle; guests will include Spiner and Brooks.
And TrekTrak has confirmed Burton, Sirtis, Max Grodenchik (Rom), Louise Fletcher (Winn) and Robin Curtis (Saavik) to appear at DragonCon over the four-day Labor Day weekend. The vast multimedia convention takes place in Atlanta, Georgia.