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The Official STAR TREK Convention Beams Back to Las Vegas with a Galaxy Full of Stars

Klingons, Andorians and Vulcans were joined by humans as fans from around the world beamed into Las Vegas on July 31-August 3 for the world's largest Star Trek Convention (Pictured: William Shatner - Photo credit: IraKuzmaPhotos.wordpress.com).
Klingons, Andorians
and Vulcans were joined by humans as fans from around the world beamed into Las Vegas on July 31-August 3 for the world’s largest Star Trek Convention (Pictured: William Shatner – Photo credit: IraKuzmaPhotos.wordpress.com). 

This decade-long tradition drew over 15,000 attendees to  The Rio All-Suites Hotel.

William Shatner
William Shatner

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The convention was highlighted by appearances by four Star Trek Captains including superstar William Shatner (classic Star Trek’s Captain Kirk).
Over 100 invited celebrities included from the latest Star Trek feature film, Karl Urban (Dr. McCoy), Peter Weller (Admiral Marcus) and Bruce Greenwood (Captain Pike); from classic Star Trek Walter Koenig (Chekov), Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand), Harlan Ellison, who was listed in Encyclopedia Britannica as the Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate (and writer of Classic Star Trek’s “The City on the Edge of Forever”); Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s Colm Meaney (Miles O’Brien); from Star Trek: Next Generation, Brent Spiner (Data) and many more.

William Shatner
William Shatner

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In addition to celebrities, the non-stop theatrical show included behind-the-scenes presentations, costume and trivia contests, no minimum bid auctions of unique collectibles and one-of-a-kind items, and special fan-made music videos. The exhibit hall boasted major companies and distributors selling and displaying Star Trek and sci-fi collectibles from across the nebula.

Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison

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Along with night time Star Trek themed parties, a Saturday Night event included a Salute to the Music of Star Trek, performed by fifty members of the famed Nevada Pops under the direction of Musical Director and Conductor, Richard McGee.

Star Trek transporter
Star Trek transporter

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Saturday was Cosplay Focus Day with over 2,000 attendees expected to be in full Trek regalia. Emmy Award-winning costume designer Robert Blackman (Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise), Academy Award-winner and nine-time Emmy Award-winner Michael Westmore, the legendary makeup designer and artist (Star Trek: Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise) and Star Trek make-up maestro John Paladin were scheduled to appear.

The Captain Dave Exhibition Hall
The Captain Dave Exhibition Hall

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Celeste Yarnall
Celeste Yarnall

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Star Trek fan
Star Trek fan

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Grace Lee Whitney
Grace Lee Whitney

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BarBara Luna
BarBara Luna

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Herbert Jefferson Jr
Herbert Jefferson Jr

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Don Stark
Don Stark

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Brent Spiner
Brent Spiner

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Danial Davis
Danial Davis

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Marina Sirtis
Marina Sirtis

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Michael Dorn
Michael Dorn

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LaVar Burton
LaVar Burton

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Sally Kellerman
Sally Kellerman

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Catherine Hicks
Catherine Hicks

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Richard Kiel
Richard Kiel

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The DeForest Kelley Theatre
The DeForest Kelley Theatre

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Quark's Bar
Quark’s Bar

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Star Trek fans
Star Trek fans

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Walter Koenig
Walter Koenig

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Richard Hatch
Richard Hatch

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Tony Todd
Tony Todd

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Carel Struycken
Carel Struycken

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Sean Kenney
Sean Kenney

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Star Trek statue
Star Trek statue

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Star Trek convention exhibit
Star Trek convention exhibit

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Star Trek convention exhibit
Star Trek convention exhibit

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Star Trek convention exhibit
Star Trek convention exhibit

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Star Trek convention costumed attendees
Star Trek convention costumed attendees

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Star Trek convention costumed attendees
Star Trek convention costumed attendees

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