Get Your Sci-Fi Nerd On: Official “Star Trek” Convention Returns to Las Vegas

The official “Star Trek” convention will be back in Las Vegas, July 31 through Aug. 3, 2014, and it’s easily one of the most quirky, enjoyable Sin City gatherings of the year.

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The “Star Trek” legacy is alive and well, as this annual convention expects more than 15,000 Klingons, Vulcans and other life forms to attend the festivities at Rio Las Vegas.

The four-day event will feature appearances by four “Star Trek” captains: William Shatner (yes, that one), Scott Bakula (“Star Trek: Enterprise”), Avery Brooks (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) and Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”).

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A slew of other celebrities will be on hand, including Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols.

The “Star Trek” convention will also have panel discussions, trivia contests, collectible auctions as well as an exhibit hall where fans can purchase “Star Trek” and sci-fi goodies.

On Aug. 2, more than 2,000 attendees are expected to attend in costume. Trust us, these folks are really, really serious about their “Star Trek” costumes.

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This blog was there when the world record was broken for “Most People Dressed Up in ‘Star Trek’ Costumes,” and we don’t care who knows it.

Hanging out with thousands of people this enthusiastic about anything is an absolute blast.

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If you didn’t immediately think of “Let This Be Your Last Battlefield,” you should be ashamed of yourself.

To find out more or to purchase tickets, visit the convention’s official site.

Oh, just stop your judging and come join in the fun, already.

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  • 60gregma .

    This made me think of the SNL episode where William Shatner paid a visit to one of these conventions in a sketch on the show….

    William Shatner: You know, before I answer any more questions
    there’s something I wanted to say. Having received all your letters
    over the years, and I’ve spoken to many of you, and some of you have
    traveled… y’know… hundreds of miles to be here, I’d just like to
    say… GET A LIFE, will you people? I mean, for crying out loud, it’s
    just a TV show! I mean, look at you, look at the way you’re dressed!
    You’ve turned an enjoyable little job, that I did as a lark for a few
    years, into a COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME!

  • Gal XE Questr

    I see three of my friends in that world record photo. I was there, too, a few years back! And, a historical image of sorts; the very last Trekkie wedding at the Las Vegas Hilton. They tied the knot the night STTE closed. I was dressed as Deanna Troi.