40th Anniversary Las Vegas Convention Announced

By Michelle
September 10, 2005 - 9:24 PM

The 40th anniversary of Star Trek will be celebrated at a convention next year at the Las Vegas Hilton, home of Star Trek: The Experience.

Weeks after their 2005 Las Vegas convention, Creation Entertainment has announced the upcoming gala, which will take place from August 17-20th, 2006. "The 2005 Convention was simply a smash hit, most would agree the best Star Trek Convention ever with 15,000 plus ticket-buyers," noted the organizers. "The overall sentiment from attendees was 'how are we ever going to top it for the incredible 40th Anniversary convention that was coming in 2006?' Ah, a challenge to live up to."

To prove their point, Creation has posted photos from the 2005 event, including rare convention guest Avery Brooks (Sisko) as well as William Shatner (Kirk), Kate Mulgrew (Janeway), Patrick Stewart (Picard), Nana Visitor (Kira), Marina Sirtis (Troi), Michael Dorn (Worf), Connor Trinneer (Tucker) and many others.

Creation also announced the winners of the DeForest Kelley Medical Recognition Award, Angela and Rob Barrow, a pair of doctors from Arkansas. In their winning essay they wrote, "Our patients are a blessing to us, and we care deeply about them. Many are the times we joke about how we'd love to have one of Dr. McCoy’s magic salt shakers or one of Dr. Crusher’s scanners! Why, Bones could identify a virus and have an antidote for it within an hour!"

At the 2006 convention there will be a contest for fans to design a winning centerpiece for the Gold Exclusive Dessert Party. Only approximately 100 Gold tickets are available for the four-day event for $679. The Las Vegas Hilton is accepting hotel room reservations for the 2006 event at the special rate of $105.

More information is available at Creation Entertainment.

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