This year’s official Star Trek Convention had many great new and old attractions, speeches, displays, and of course colorful characters abound. The event took place at the Rio Hotel’s Convention Center from August 6 through 9. Below are some of the highlights from the four day long gathering of Trekkies and sci-fi fans.
The Original Enterprise Deck
One of the best attractions at this year’s annual Star Trek Convention was the full scale recreation of the original bridge of the Enterprise. The set was open to all attendees in its own room off of the main corridor where the rest of the convention was laid out. Click for more photos and info –>
During his appearance at the 49th Anniversary Star Trek Convention, William Shatner opened up about the feud between him and fellow Star Trek actor George Takei. He asserted that he “does not know the man (Takei)” and that he has no idea what the beef is between them or why there is animosity from Takei. Click for more info and video–>
This year at the 2015 Official Star Trek Convention, attendees were given a few great ways to step into the Star Trek universe themselves—with great opportunities for photo ops! Anyone that wanted to could get beamed up, assimilated into the Borg, or step through (ok, stand in front of) the Time Portal from “City on the Edge of Forever” episode from the original series. Click for more photos and info –>
Perhaps the most interesting part of the 2015 Star Trek Convention was the museum-quality displays of artifacts from the numerous Star Trek series and movies. The displays were dived into two rooms and were included with admission to the event. Click for more photos and info –>
As expected of everyone’s favorite aggressive alien race from the Star Trek realm, the Klingons had a strong presence at this year’s Star trek Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. You are sure to encounter them at any gathering of Star Trek aficionados; that is to be expected, really. Fans of the giant warriors got a little more this year, however. Click for more photos and info –>
The Vendor’s Hall
One of the main reasons to attend any convention is the opportunity they present to find rare or unique items that you just can’t find anywhere else—even online. Star Trek conventions are essentially where it all began; technically, science fiction conventions date back to the 1930s, but those were focused on literature as tv shows were not around yet. The Star Trek Convention, however, was most people’s first exposure to the scene. Click for more photos and info –>
It’s not a Star Trek convention if you don’t see at least a couple scantily clad green women. Dating back to the original series, the green women of Orion have made appearances throughout the various series and movies.
Captain Pike is another mandatory element of the convention. Sightings of Captain Pike are much rarer than the green women, but someone is sure to come as the mostly paralyzed captain.