As any good Trekkie and science fiction afficienado knows, this year is the 50th Anniversary celebrating Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry’s ground breaking and futuristic vision for humanity. As has been a tradition for years now, Creation Entertainment along with its founders and Co-owners Adam Malin & Gary Berman, host an annual Las Vegas convention for all things Trek related.
As this year’s Vegas Creation show was perhaps the biggest and most important to date, Creation seemed to pull out all of the stops.
Even Trek celebrities whom are not normally seen at genre and science fiction conventions came out to celebrate one of science fictions most cherished and respected institutions. Among others, Kirstey Alley, who played Lt. Saviik in Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan and Whoopi Goldberg who played Guinen in Star Trek: The Next Generation were seen prominently on stage as well as throughout social media with Adam Malin and others.
SciFiPulse was also very lucky to have had a correspondent at the Creation 50th Anniversary convention, Brian Stephenson who lovingly beamed back images of attending Cosplaying fans as well as Trek celebrities and panels from the once in a life time event. Below can be seen images of Brian arriving at the event along with his first costume of the weekend, which in fact bears the insignia of a fan favorite production which Brian is a member of, The U.S.S. Farragut.
Below can be seen cosplaying images of those super fans who lovingly attended the 50th Anniversary convention as many of their favorite characters or simply in their favorite Star Trek inspired costumes from the different television series and movies.
The Convention was also full of your favorite Trek celebrities such as Robert Picardo being man-handled by rowdy yet strikingly good looking Klingons. Walking through the convention floor Brian also bumped into a cosplaying feline named Eve along with Sandy Gimpel, who played the Salt Vampire in the TOS episode entitled, ‘The Man Trap.’ Karaoke seemed to also play a big part in the weekend’s Trek entertainment, as Enterprise’s Chief Security Officer as well as her Chief Engineer Dominic Keating and Conner Trinneer sang to Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ on stage with multiple fans.
But throughout the weekend the focus of the convention inevitably always came back to the fan and the amazing cosplay as these fans got their TOS costume games on with great Shore Leave and family federation cosplay.
Brian also had to absolutely meet one of his all time favorite Trek personalities, every Trek fans favorite gay uncle, George Takei. According to Brian, what was most impressive about Mr. Takei was not only his warmth, but his individual attention and great big personal hug of appreciation after Brian told him that he had been waiting to meet him his whole life. Brian was likewise quite taken with Terry Farrell’s beauty and class, as well as with Conner Trineer’s being more like a regular guy than a Star Trek personality.
The convention itself also had a wealth of attractions in the dealer section including the always versatile and welcoming Roddenberry booth and Quark’s Bar in which Brian got to enjoy a cool drink, along with awesome panels such as one of the weekend’s Deep Space Nine panels.
But again at the end of the day the real fun was simply enjoying the fans enjoying themselves as they were able to bring to life so many of Trek’s wonderful favorite supporting characters from every single Trek show and movie.
No costume seemed to remote or too complicated with many fans showing off both their creativity and attention to detail as the depth of their cosplay was matched only by the originality of their choice of character to portray.
From the very fun Captain Pike days to the Next Generation and even Captain Calhoun, the endless diversity of Star Trek characters was a plus for every Trek fan at this year’s 50th Anniversary Las Vegas convention.
While the cosplay at the Creation show was primarily Trek themed, there were some fun variations, with Lord Vader and the good Doctor clearly being good candidates to actually have been Trek fans in disguise and of course Brian thoroughly enjoyed meeting John ‘Q’ De Lance.
All in all the Las Vegas Star Trek 50th Anniversary convention was a seemingly huge hit and SciFiPulse thanks Brian for being the galaxy’s eyes and ears and we likewise hope that there will be another 50 years of Star Trek to continue inspiring those who want to believe in Gene Roddenberry’s vision of a better and brighter humanity!
Live Long and Prosper!