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Unlike so many other genre conventions, Creation Entertainment has a strict company policy not to "oversell" our conventions. In other words, every patron, no matter what bracket of ticket they purchase, will have a seat in the main auditorium where the major guests appear and events take place. Nothing upsets us more than hearing about other conventions that sell tickets to patrons and then those very same patrons have to wait on additional lines inside the facility to get into (or sometimes not!) the main theatre. An important Creation Entertainment difference we want you to know about!

The Creation difference extends to our 40 years experience in running fan conventions. In the last few years we've seen promoter after promoter fail taking hard earned ticket money down with them. Inexperienced promoters, often first-timers, use celebrity images and names to get ticket money which they use to hopefully pay their expenses. When that fails they've already gone through "your" ticket money and they collapse leaving no recourse for ticket holders. They say "buyer beware" but this has happened in Twilight, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, and Firefly fandom (to name just a few) and we really feel for those great fans who have lost their ticket money and upset travel plans.

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***Attention Attendees: Do not purchase Creation Tickets from scalpers or anyone trying to offer tickets as you arrive at our convention locations. Each ticket is checked for authenticity at the door with a scanner and we can not let you in if your ticket is counterfeit (which has happened recently). Each ticket once scanned makes any and all copies of that same one of a kind scan void and we can only let the first person in with it. Please ony buy your tickets only from Creation in advance or at the door, we seen too many nice folks lose their hard earned money this way and be turned away. Thanks, we appreciate your support!

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ALL GUESTS are contracted to appear and all convention contracts specify that appearances are tentative and subject to change as film and television work demands take precedence as can a personal conflict. Our events will take place whether a specific guest cancels or not (we always try to book replacements) and therefore we can not issue admission ticket or ticket package refunds if a particular guest does not fulfill their appearance contract. Of course we will always refund separately purchased photo ops and autograph tickets for a guest if they cancel.

PHOTO TAKING POLICY AT THIS CONVENTION We know that taking photos makes the convention even more fun and we thought it would be a good idea to share our photo taking policies for you before you arrive at the convention so you can prepare. In the auditorium, photo taking is encouraged, but only from your seat. It is unfair to run up to the stage and block the view of others who have paid for reserved seats in front of you. Even if there are empty seats, patrons must sit in the seats they paid for to be fair to everyone. Due to fire marshall regulations everyone must be seated during performances. Please also be courteous to your neighbors when taking pictures. Photo taking is not allowed during autographing sessions nor during the photo ops. Only those people who have autograph tickets may come up to get autographs. At the Gold Exclusive Parties and Breakfast: photo taking is encouraged when the guests arrive (but only from your seats). After a sufficient time for all to get their photos we ask that your cameras be placed down so the celebrities can enjoy their time at the two food functions. Thank you for understanding the need to have these few rules so everyone is safe and has fun.

The vast majority of our guest celebrities take questions from the audience during their on-stage time. Therefore it is incumbent upon those that ask questions to make them ones that allow our mutual shared time with the celebrities to be enjoyable, interesting and entertaining for all (including the guest). Asking for hugs, telling stars we love them (we all do, that's why we're here), giving gifts, getting into long personal stories, or worse, is not acceptable for this format and, in fact, is quite self-centered when you are in essence "representing" all of fandom to a celebrity. Join us in trying to make this convention the best entertainment for everyone!

In the event of convention cancellations or date changes Creation Entertainment is not responsible for patrons' costs involving travel or hotel accommodations or any other non convention ticket expenses.

Advance ticket sales are generally turned off early to mid-week of the week of the events. Tickets, if they are not sold out, are sold at the convention of course.

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Online tickets will be taken off sale Tuesday, June 17 at 8pm EDT At that time tickets listed as available on the website can be purchased at the door.

Online tickets have been taken off sale. Now tickets listed as available on this website can be purchased at the door.

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PLEASE READ THIS PAGE COMPLETELY BEFORE ORDERING ANY TICKETS. Be sure of which day a guest is doing photo ops/autographs before purchasing your admission tickets.

Please note that tickets are delivered to you via e-mail in PDF format which you should print out and bring with you to convention registration. Most customers receive their PDF tickets within 3-5 business days of having placed their order.

Creation Entertainment's Official STAR TREK Convention

BOSTON, MA Saturday and Sunday June 21-22, 2014 Vendors set-up/Vendors Only from 10am to 4pm Friday. There is no pre-registration on Friday Night, just Saturday morning. The full schedule will be posted at this site by the Wednesday prior to the convention . John B. Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02115 Phone: 617-954-2000 Make your visit to the convention into a full scale vacation by staying at the conveniently connected to the convention center Sheraton Boston Hotel .

Updated: August 25, 2014

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Wow what a welcome our fellow fans in the Boston area gave us in 2013, making that convention the biggest non-Vegas US-based Star Trek Convention in what we estimate was two decades. Thousands upon thousands of fans showed up to bring down the house for some amazing guests and attractions and we're so glad to be coming back to this true hotbed of STAR TREK, one of the very first cities where Star Trek Conventions began and started to draw huge crowds. We've begun to gather our guest and event list and promise our attendees two days of wonderful LIVE STAR TREK star-studded entertainment. And, in and effort to have lots of vendors, our dealers room price is SUPER LOW, ONLY $175 PER TABLE which also includes two free weekend general admission tickets, so it is practically FREE to set up and sell. Reserve the weekend for us, join fans from around the galaxy to close the door on the outside world, and celebrate the almost 50-year legacy of Gene Roddenberry, creator of Star Trek and an early mentor of ours!

VENDORS TABLES AVAILABLE FOR ONLY $175 , click here for details on the lowest prices in decades for STAR TREK CONVENTION tables. BOSTON was the biggest non-Vegas Star Trek US show in decades in 2013!

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SCOTT BAKULA

Scott Bakula

KATE MULGREW

Kate Mulgrew

AVERY BROOKS

Avery Brooks

Walter Koenig

Walter Koenig

After difficult negotiations and some serious kowtowing we are proud to welcome two great representatives of The Klingon Empire to BOSTON: MARTOK and GOWRON , as follows: JG HERTZLER as MARTOK of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. JG will appear in character as Martok for his on-stage appearance and photo ops on Saturday as well as autographs (non-costume for the signings) ROBERT O'REILLY as Gowron of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: The Next Generation Robert will appear in character as Gowron for his on-stage appearance and photo ops on Saturday as well as doing autographs (non-costume)

The Klingons

June 11, 2014 : Due to filming a new project Bruce Greenwood is unable to be with us. Replacement guests are always booked when possible, look for future announcements. Those with separate BRUCE GREENWOOD PHOTO OPS are having their money credited back to their cards. Please allow up to 10 days for the money to appear on your statement. June 11,2014 : We are happy to welcome GARRETT WANG (Star Trek Voyager’s Harry Kim, and one of the funniest guests around, to Boston!) Garrett is appearing on stage Sunday and doing autographs and photo ops that day as well.

June 9, 2014: Robert Picardo , Star Trek Voyager’s Holographic Doctor, has been added as a guest. He will appear on stage Sunday but also be in the vendors room throughout the entire weekend, though he is setting his specific hours.

June 2, 2014: We have been notified that Karl Urban is unfortunately unable to attend the Boston Convention. He has canceled all his convention appearances in June. We wish Karl well and hope to welcome him to the area in the future. We will be announcing additional guest(s) soon. Those that ordered Karl Urban photo op tickets or the Karl Urban/Bruce Greenwood duo photo op will have your credit card refunded. Please allow up to ten days for the money to show up on your card.

May 14, 2014: We have been notified due to a press junket for her new show ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Ms. Kate Mulgrew can no longer attend the Boston Convention, regretfully. We have replaced Ms. Mulgrew on the program with Walter Koenig (Chekov) and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox of Enterprise). All those who purchased separate Kate Mulgrew autograph tickets or photo ops will have their credit cards refunded. Please wait up until ten days for the money to show up back in your account. Please also note that since Kate’s autograph was included in Gold and Silver Packages we are now giving those patrons complimentary autographs from John Billingsley, JG Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly instead.

April 30, 2014: “A work commitment has come up and Scott Bakula is unable to attend.” While no one can take Scott’s place we have booked FOUR new guests for the convention to fill his spot at the gathering. Klingons Martok and Gowron as portrayed by their original actors JG Hertzler (as Martok) and Robert O’Reilly (as Gowron), both appearing Saturday in costume, and Scott’s co-stars on Enterprise: Connor Trinneer (“Trip”) and Dominic Keating (“Reed") will be with us both days, signing autographs directly to our attendees at their tables in the vendors area (or right outside) and also appearing on stage Saturday and doing photo ops on Saturday as well. Those that pre-purchased Scott Bakula photo ops should bring your PDFs and have them scanned at registration when you arrive where you will then receive a voucher good for any other Creation tickets, autograph tickets or photo ops or Creation produced Star Trek merchandise. If you would prefer a refund, send the voucher within one month of the close of the convention to Creation, 217 S. Kenwood St., Glendale, CA 91205 Attention: Ed.

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Convention Events

STAR TREK MUSIC VIDEO COMPETITION

One of the coolest highlights of the convention in Boston is the running of fan produced Music Videos honoring STAR TREK, its themes, legacy and characters. If you are a talented video editor now is your chance to show off your creativity and vie for prizes at THE OFFICIAL STAR TREK Convention Tour 2014. Rules: one music video about STAR TREK may be submitted on DVD only (please no computer-based media like CD accepted). PLEASE USE ONLY NTSC FORMAT FOR YOUR DVD. Entries are judged on the following criteria: video quality, audio quality, editing quality, inventiveness, song selection, and originality. Humorous submissions are encouraged. Entries can not be returned, and person submitting entry is granting Creation the right to play this entry in perpetuity at Creation events worldwide and/or online at the Creation website(s). Creation does not sell music videos so your entry will never be sold as a commercial product, just presented at our events/online. (WE ARE PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN VIDEOS SALUTING SOME OF THE SUPPORTING CHARACTERS AT OUR EVENTS SO WE CAN INTRODUCE THEM WITH VIDEOS, SO PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND! WE ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR HIGHER GRADE IMAGING WHEN ENLARGED SO PLEASE USE THE NEWER DVDS WHEN POSSIBLE.) Winners will receive a $100 gift certificate good for Creation merchandise. Winners will be announced and certificates awarded on site. Please tell us which specific convention the music video is for and send In your video using order confirmation or signature required in order to know if it has arrived. We do not announce winners until the event. Thanks and good luck! Note: Due to the high volume of entries for our Music Video Contests, we are forced to limit entries to those people actually attending the specific show they are entering for. You do not have to be present for the actual showing of your video, but you must claim your award on site before the end of the weekend or your award will be forfeited. URGENT: PLEASE NOTE THE COMPETITION CLOSES FORTY DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL OPENING OF THE CONVENTION, NO EXCEPTIONS! Please note that fans should not use footage from other than the shows we are honoring even if it features the stars of the current show the convention is about. SEND ENTRIES TO: Creation Entertainment/BOSTON STAR TREK CONVENTION STAR TREK Music Video Contest 217 South Kenwood St. Glendale, CA 91205

Vendors Room

Lots of Star Trek and genre merchandise is on sale and your collection is waiting for new stuff! Come to browse, come to buy, come to wander: it all happens in the BOSTON Convention Star Trek vendors room! In an effort to boost up vendor attendance at the Star Trek Convention, we have lowered the price of tables for the entire convention to only $175 for the show. You get one 2 1/2 by 6 foot table plus two full convention general admission tickets. The value of the tickets alone is A BIG portion of the fee so why not be a vendor? If you are interested in attending the convention as a vendor in the dealers room click on over to: http://www.creationent.com/dealers.htm

Costume Party

THE CREATION COSTUME PARADE

BOSTON RULES WHEN IT COMES TO INVENTIVE STAR TREK COS-PLAY! An over 40 year tradition at Creation Conventions, Star Trek fans get to use their creativity and skills by entering the famous Star Trek Costume Contest set for Saturday and open to all attendees! No need to pre-register, just come on down and be in the audience as your fave character (or make up your own)! Good luck to all as you vie for a $250 first prize, but everyone wins something.

Science Panels

STAR TREK AND SCIENCE

Star Trek and Time Travel - How Real Is It? by Ira Mark Egdall As most every Trek fan knows, the science of Star Trek is primarily based on Einstein's theories of relativity -- especially time travel, warp drive, and wormholes. Ira Mark Egdall, author of Einstein Relatively Simple: Our Universe revealed in Every Language, explores the mind-boggling connection between reality and science fiction in a fun and informative talk. SATURDAY NASA's Warp Drive Project- My Interview with Sonny White by Ira Mark Egdall Could a future spacecraft with a Star Trek-like "warp drive" travel faster than the speed of light? Ira Mark Egdall recently talked to Sonny White -- head of advanced propulsion projects at Johnson Spaceflight Center -- to find out. In this fun and informative talk, Egdall explores the latest on NASA's warp bubble experiments. (Egdall is author of Einstein Relatively Simple: Our Universe Revealed in Every Language.) SUNDAY

Richard Arnold The Trekpert

SPECIAL ADDED SPEAKER: RICHARD ARNOLD

As Gene Roddenberry's long-time right-hand man, for 15 years Richard was "there" for all things Star Trek and Roddenberry during this time. The world's leading expert on Star Trek, Richard will be doing a two-part presentation during the weekend celebrating classic Trek's pilot film, THE CAGE , which really began it all 50 years ago!

Richard Arnold The Trekpert

Special Panel for Saturday

Gaming in the Galaxy: Star Trek Timelines Developer Discussion & Q&A. If you haven’t heard, the next great Star Trek video game is currently in development by Disruptor Beam! Star Trek Timelines is a new story-driven, strategy roleplaying game in which players can build their ultimate starship and crew, while exploring the vast multiverse along with your favorite characters from across all Star Trek eras! What’s so great and different about this game? Well, lots! If you’ve dreamt of exploring the galaxy, interacting with a variety of technologies, cultures and races, while solving problems through combat, diplomacy and science – this game is for you. Join us for this panel discussion with Disruptor Beam’s ‘Trek Team’ to learn more and to ask questions of the people that are bringing the universes you love to life in video game form. Also, be sure to join the Star Trek Timelines Facebook fan page here to learn more about the game prior to and after the event: www.facebook.com/startrektimelines/.

Morgan Gendel

Morgan Gendel: The Writer of TNG's "Inner Light"

Morgan Gendel Ressikan

There are still a few VIP Experience tickets available for sale. They will now be sold at the convention on a first-come, first-served basis.

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MEET & GREETS

GOLD TICKETS

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Convention Tickets

Please make sure to bring ALL your printed out tickets to the convention as we can not replace any tickets forgotten or lost. This holds true for all ticket-buyers domestic and outside of The United States as we no longer have a will-call or hold ticket desk. Our convention sites generally have a business office where you can print out your tickets if you have left them home by mistake. Once you present your ticket(s) at registration, photo op areas, or autograph sessions they will be scanned for legitimacy and one-time use only. Thanks!

NOTE: You may buy Photo Op and Autograph tickets before buying an Admission ticket, but you need an Admission Ticket in order to use the Photo Op and Autograph tickets. Please buy an Admission ticket as soon as you can as we can never guarantee Admission tickets won't sell out before the show. Join our Free Email list to get updates on ticket availability.

Gold Weekend Package

GOLD WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE

WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO BE RETURNING TO BOSTON AND, AS SUCH, OUR GOLD PACKAGES PROVIDE THE ABSOLUTE BEST WAY TO ATTEND THE CONVENTION, BOTH DAYS: HERE ARE THE BENEFITS OF GOING GOLD IN BOSTON and we are happy to be offering the deal at such an unbelievable price including IN-PERSON autographs !

1) The very best reserved seating for our daytime main auditorium events, both days! Great for photographers and, with our ticket ordering system, you get to pick your actual seat in the theatre... be close to all the action, reserve as early as possible! 2) Complimentary in-person autographs from attending celebrities AVERY BROOKS, ROBERT BELTRAN, TERRY FARRELL, JOHN BILLINGSLEY, JG HERTZLER, ROBERT O'REILLY AND TIM RUSS. This benefit alone is worth a substantial portion of the price of the Gold Package so you can tell what a great deal this is. This list is tentative and subject to change. If bought separately these autographs would cost $205, more than originally when offered! *Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention. 3) First to get autographs when going row by row as you are in the front rows! 4) Pre-Registration for Gold Patrons (you get registered first so you can hit the vendors room earlier than other patrons). Pre-Registration is not a necessity, it is a convenience 5) Wristbands for immediate entrance without waiting on line once you come through the first time 6) Admission to our vendors room, of course! 7) The right to reserve the same or better seat for 2015 convention if applicable

Available tickets will be on sale only at the convention.

**FIRST ROW SEATING WILL HAVE A PREMIUM PRICE OF $299. -SOLD OUT

Available tickets on sale only at the convention.

Silver Weekend Admission Package

SILVER WEEKEND ADMISSION PACKAGE -SOLD OUT(Click for details...)

The SILVER WEEKEND Packages have to be one of the great LIVE entertainment bargains around, themed about a subject we all love. It is three days of star filled all STAR TREK. Not only are you guaranteed wonderful reserved seats for the three daytimes of the convention you get to enjoy all of our special guests live on stage during the daytime, without extra waiting or worrying about getting into the theatre to see who you want!

1) Wonderful reserved seats in the main theatre where all our major guests appear BOTH DAYS and you see all the events, contests, theatrical performances, music videos and much more too! These seats are YOURS, come and go, all weekend. They are placed to the rear and to the sides of Gold Weekend Patrons. 2) Complimentary in-person autographs with amazing guests including KATE MULGREW, ROBERT BELTRAN, TERRY FARRELL and TIM RUSS. That's right: you get all these in-person autographs when you "GO SILVER WEEKEND"…. a $130 VALUE, just a bit less than the cost of the hole package as is! NOTE: this list is tentative and subject to change. AMAZING: THE PREFERRED WEEKEND PACKAGE WITH ALL ITS BENEFITS COSTS ALMOST LESS THAN BUYING THESE AUTOGRAPHS SEPARATELY: HOW IS THAT FOR A BARGAIN? 3) Amongst the first to get autographs: we go row by row: you are in great rows: you get the idea! You go up to meet the stars and get in person autographs right after our Gold Weekend Patrons. 4) Pre-Registration: we get you set for the weekend before other patrons and give you first crack at the exclusive merchandise! Preferred Weekend Package Registration takes place right after Gold Weekend Pre-Registration. Note that Pre-Registration is not a necessity, you are welcomed to arrive anytime regular registration is open and hours will be posted at this site prior to the convention. 5) Wristband access: we have special color coded wristbands and collectible lanyard credentials for Preferred Weekend Package Holders: once you get set you don't need to wait again! 6) Admission to the vendors area 7) With our new pick your own seat floor plan system you actually get to select the seat you'll get all three days.

Available tickets will be on sale only at the convention

*Please note that if you have autographs as part of your ticket package benefits you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

GENERAL ADMISSION WEEKEND PACKAGES

This option is the most economical way to attend the entire two days of the convention (Saturday and Sunday). You get a non-reserved seat in the rear or to the sides of the theatre where you will see all the guests and events plus, of course, admission to the vendors area. This truly is an amazing deal for two days of live entertainment, starring an unbelievable list of talent, including TWO CAPTAINS! This option does not include autographs or photo ops, which can be purchased separately.

PREFERRED ADMISSION SINGLE DAYS

This is the best way to attend any one day(s) of the convention. You get a reserved seat in the theatre placed to the sides or behind Silver Weekend Package holders plus, of course, admission to the vendors area. This option does not include autographs, which can be purchased below.

--> SATURDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION TICKET: $40 SUNDAY PREFERRED ADMISSION TICKET: $40

SINGLE DAY GENERAL ADMISSION

This is the most economical way to attend any one day(s) of the convention, and it really is a tremendous bargain considering the wonderful line-up of guests and events we have planned for you! Jump aboard and be part of the action as STAR TREK LIVES LARGE IN BOSTON! You get a non-reserved guaranteed seat in the theatre plus, of course, admission to the vendors area.

SATURDAY GENERAL ADMISSION: $20 SUNDAY GENERAL ADMISSION: $20

SINGLE DAY general admission tickets will become available as we come closer to show date. PLEASE BE ON OUR FREE EMAIL LIST SO YOU ARE ADVISED OF NEW TICKET OPTION LAUNCHES! PLASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE GREAT DEMAND FOR THIS CONVENTION THERE WILL BE VERY FEW GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS AVAILABLE AND THEY WILL SELL QUITE FAST.

Children 6 and under (please bring proof of age) will be free. Other than that all kids are required to hold a full-priced ticket for seating.

ADMISSION TICKET PACKAGES DO NOT INCLUDE PHOTO OPS and these must be purchased separately below or at the convention (if not sold out). Thanks!

Autographs

IN-PERSON STAR TREK CELEBRITY AUTOGRAPHS

Autograph and Photo Op Tickets do not include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention in order to redeem autograph and photo op tickets. Photography is not allowed during the autograph sessions.

One of the coolest things about the convention is the chance to get in-person autographs on the item of your choice (you can bring something from home or purchase a photo or souvenir at the convention). At this particular show, due to popular demand, many of the stars will be present throughout the majority of the weekend, at tables in the vendors room, where you can purchase your autographs directly from them. Those stars participating in that way are noted below. THANKS!

KARL URBAN Karl will have a table in the vendors room Sunday to meet fans and sign autographs for a nominal fee paid directly to him.

KATE MULGREW $40 (Saturday)

AVERY BROOKS $40 (Sunday) Avery’s autograph is available on a complimentary basis for Gold, others may order it separately.

BRUCE GREENWOOD will have a table in the vendors room throughout the convention to meet fans and offer his autograph directly.

SCOTT BAKULA (Most of the day Saturday and Sunday early in the day) Scott will have a table in the vendors room to meet fans and sign autographs sold directly to our attendees at a nominal fee.

New WALTER KOENIG $35 (Saturday) Limited Availability

New JOHN BILLINGSLEY $35 (Saturday) Please note that John’s autograph is available on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver patrons, others may order it separately.

TERRY FARRELL $35 (Saturday and Sunday). TERRY WILL BE SIGNING AUTOGRAPHS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. She will only sign for Gold and Silver packages people on Saturday. On Saturday she will also sign for any people attending that day that have her autograph ticket purchased outside of the packages. On Sunday she will only be signing for those that have her autograph ticket purchased outside of the Gold and Silver packages.

TIM RUSS $20 (Saturday) Tim’s autograph is available on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver patrons, others may order it separately.

ROBERT BELTRAN $35 (Saturday) Robert’s autograph is available on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver patrons, others may order it separately.

MAX GRODENCHIK will be on hand throughout the convention in the vendors room to meet fans and offer his autograph directly for a nominal fee. Max will also appear on stage as his famous DS9 Ferengi character ROM, while also doing photo ops in character on Sunday,

ARON EISENBERG will be on hand throughout the convention in the vendors room to meet fans and offer his autograph directly for a nominal fee. Aron will also appear on stage as his famous DS9 Ferengi character NOG, while also doing photo ops in character on Sunday

ANTHONY MONTGOMERY will have a table in the vendors room throughout the convention to meet fans and offer his autograph directly.

CONNOR TRINNEER: Connor will be on hand both days of the convention to offer his autograph directly to fans for a nominal fee. His table will be located either in the vendors room or the hallway outside it.

DOMINIC KEATING: Dominic will be on hand both days of the convention to offer his autograph directly to fans for a nominal fee. His table will be located either in the vendors room or the hallway outside it.

JG HERTZLER $20 (Saturday) JG’s autograph is complimentary for Gold and Silver Patrons, others may order it separately.

ROBERT O'REILLY $20 (Saturday) Richard's autograph is complimentary for Gold and Silver Patrons, others may order it separately.

ROBERT PICARDO Robert will be in the vendors room throughout the the weekend offering his autographs for a nominal fee directly to attendees.

New GARRETT WANG $25 (Sunday)

May 14, 2014: We have been notified due to a press junket for her new show ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, Ms. Kate Mulgrew can no longer attend the Boston Convention, regretfully. We have replaceD Ms. Mulgrew on the program with Walter Koenig (Chekov) and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox of Enterprise). All those who purchased separate Kate Mulgrew autograph tickets or photo ops will have their credit cards refunded. Please wait up until ten days for the money to show up back in your account. Please also note that since Kate’s autograph was included in Gold and Silver Packages we are now giving those patrons complimentary autographs from John Billingsley, JG Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly instead.

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*If you purchase an autograph ticket you will need to have something for the celebrities to sign. They will sign anything you bring from home and there is a wide assortment of photos and other collectibles on sale at the convention.

Photo Ops

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Photo Op Tickets do not include admission to the convention. You must have an admission ticket for the convention to enter into the photo op areas. Due to security considerations and guest concerns we cannot facilitate the giving of gifts to guests at the photo op sessions. LIMIT OF TWO FANS PER PHOTO-OP, NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE! TWO FANS CAN BE IN THE PHOTO OP FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PHOTO OP TICKET.

One of the coolest experiences at the convention is having your photo taken with famous Star Trek celebrities. Creation Entertainment's staff photographers are acknowledged as the best by far in the fan field and we make both our attendees and the celebrities feel super comfortable. So get yourself ready for a souvenir simply like no other. Limit of up to TWO fans per photo op. No gift giving is allowed at the photo op sessions. Please visit our FAQs on Creation Photo Ops http://www.creationent.com/cal/phops_faq.htm

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KATE MULGREW $55 (Sunday)

KARL URBAN $75 (Sunday)

AVERY BROOKS: $50 (Sunday)

WALTER KEONIG: $50 (Saturday)

JOHN BILLINGSLEY: $40 (Saturday)

KATE MULGREW $50 (Saturday)

ROBERT BELTRAN $45 (Saturday)

SCOTT BAKULA $80 ( Saturday and Sunday)

TERRY FARRELL $40 (Saturday and Sunday)

BRUCE GREENWOOD $40 (Saturday & Sunday)

TIM RUSS $40 (Saturday)

MAX GRODENCHIK in character as ROM, $40 Sunday , not in character on Saturday: $40

ARON EISENBERG in character as NOG, $40 Sunday , not in character on Saturday: $40

ANTHONY MONTGOMERY $40 (Saturday and Sunday)

CONNOR TRINNEER $40 (Saturday)

DOMINIC KEATING $40 Saturday

MARTOK portrayed by JG HERTZLER $40 (Saturday)

GOWRON portrayed by ROBERT O'REILLY $40 (Saturday)

New ROBERT PICARDO $40 (Sunday)

New GARRETT WANG $40 (Sunday)

GROUP PHOTO-OPS:

NEW AND AMAZING! The Star Trek: Next Generation Cast: an unprecedented area exclusive: YOU with 6 sensational cast members of the landmark series that we love! In the photo with you will be Sir Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn and Marina Sirtis! Extremely limited availability. $379 (Saturday) --> THE FERENGIS AND YOU! You and Nog and Rom, FIRST TIME IN THE AREA! $69 (Sunday) Martok and Gowron and YOU! If you dare: $69 (Saturday) ENTERPRISE CAST: NEW! Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, John Billingsley and YOU! $99 LIMITED AVAILABILITY (Saturday) A WORLD PREMIERE FIRST: KARL URBAN and BRUCE GREENWOOD and YOU! Two of the cool stars of the new features join forces to create a one-time only duo photo op that also stars YOU! Limited quantity available: $125 (Sunday) --> New THE VOYAGER GUYS: Robert Beltran and Tim Russ and YOU! First time ever! $75 (Saturday) New DS9 STAR DUO: Avery Brooks reunited with Terry Farrell and YOU! First time ever! $80 (Sunday) SIR PATRICK STEWART, BRENT SPINER and YOU! An amazing area exclusive, limited quantity available: $120 (Saturday) THE NEXT GENERATION TEAM and YOU! LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes and YOU! Wow, another area exclusive! $120 (Saturday and Sunday) -->

Hotel Reservations

Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton Street. Boston, MA 02199

Make your visit to the convention into a full-scale vacation by staying at the conveniently connected to the convention center Sheraton Boston Hotel. The special room rate for those with the convention is $179 per night (singles, doubles or twins).

Creation Rate: $179.00 -SOLD OUT Riverview Room $209 + plus taxes Club Level Room $219 + plus taxes , includes complimentary internet and access to club level lounge. Reservation Phone: (888) 627-7054 Code to use when you reserve: Star Trek- Boston 2014

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Cut-off Date: May 19th 2014 . After this time the hotel, if not sold out of our room block, will not be offering the same lower rates any longer.

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Schedule of Events

The Official Star Trek Convention BOSTON 2014

Where’s What? Theatre: Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Second Level Vendors: Rooms 207/208, Second Level Photo Ops: Room 209, Second Level VIP Lounge: Backstage CREATION HOSTS: Adam Malin & Stephanie Dizon

WELCOME TO EVERYONE! Thanks for being with us! We really appreciate your visit and we want to make sure you have the absolute best time! With that in mind a few rules to keep everyone safe: 1) Photo taking from your seats only, do not rush the stage when guests appear. 2) PHOTO OPS are done on a first come/first taken basis with any exceptions noted within this schedule, including VIPs who can go first. PLEASE be on time as they move very quickly and once over we cannot repeat. “Special poses” are at the discretion of the actor and could also be based on flight schedules. 3) Please have your items for signature out and ready during autograph sessions. Personalizations are at the discretion of the celebrities signing and/or may be affected by guest flights and other scheduling issues. You must bring something to have signed, either something from home or a photo or souvenir from the convention. 4) Our volunteers are here to help you and we thank them for doing so. However, if you have an issue with ANYONE or ANYTHING please let one of our Creation Hosts (Adam Malin or Stephanie Dizon) know during the convention so we can solve the problem. We can’t help out if you don’t tell us! Don’t let anything ruin your experience: let Adam or Stephanie handle the issue on site! 5) Please sit ONLY in the seat you paid for. 6) At the request of our guests, ABSOLUTELY no video or audio taping PLEASE! 7) Please turn cell phones off and kindly refrain from talking when theatre is active. 8) PHOTO OPS may be picked up in the photo op area when available, but not during a photo op session so we don’t interrupt the photographer or the photo op in session. Full information on when photos will be ready for pick up is always on a hand-out, which is available in the photo op room. 9) ONLY ONE QUESTION MAY BE ASKED TO A CELEBRITY BY A FAN. PLEASE NO PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT YOURSELF, ASKING FOR HUGS, OR TELLING THEM WHY YOU LOVE THEM (that’s why we’re all here!) By not following this rule you are taking time away from other fans who might want to ask something, as well as making the guest appearance more about yourself than the people we all paid money to see. 10) During autographs we generally call row by row or by ticket number (pre-convention purchased tickets are called first, followed by tickets purchased at the convention). If you have trouble standing let us know, if you are in a wheelchair or scooter please go with your row or by your number. 11) Flash photography occurs in our theaters and anyone who is sensitive to such should be advised that it is occurring and should avoid if necessary.

OKAY, THAT’S IT: HAVE FUN! We LOVE to hear feedback: write to [email protected] or [email protected] Stay in touch at www.creationent.com

VIP GUESTS: pick up your credentials and information package at registration and then have fun! Some VIP tickets are available at registration!

FRIDAY, June 20, 2014

10 am to 4 pm: Vendors Room Set Up/Vendors Only

SATURDAY, June 21, 2014

In the Vendors room all weekend: Don’t miss screenwriter of TNG’s Inner Light Morgan Gendel. Also several of our guests will be present in the vendors room throughout the weekend to meet fans and sign autographs for a nominal fee including tentatively Robert Picardo, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg .

7:00 am to 7:45 am Vendors Room Set-Up/Vendors Only

7:15 am to 8:15 am Pre-Registration Open for Gold Weekend Patrons.

Please note that pre-registration is not a necessity, just a convenience to save you time. You can register anytime registration is open, but pre-registration will avoid long lines.

7:45 am to 5:30 pm Vendors Room Open to all

8:15 am to 8:45 am Pre-Registration Open for Silver Weekend Patrons Please note that pre-registration is not a necessity, just a convenience to save you time. You can register anytime registration is open, but pre-registration will avoid long lines.

8:45 am Theatre open for all registered patrons

8:45 am to 9:10 am Pre-Registration Open for General Weekend Patrons. Please note that pre-registration is not a necessity, just a convenience to save you time. You can register anytime registration is open, but pre-registration will avoid long lines.

9:10 am to 6 pm Registration Open for all Patrons

9:15 am “William Shatner’s Get A Life!” The great documentary by William Shatner about our big Las Vegas Star Trek Convention, we think you’ll find it quite enjoyable, while we wait to begin our main programming and get the big crowd processed.

10:45 am Music Video Official Open to the Convention

10:50 am Tim Russ (Tuvok of Star Trek: Voyager). Tim is doing autographing this evening in the theatre.

11:30 am The 50th Anniversary of THE CAGE , the first pilot episode of Star Trek is celebrated in this presentation hosted by Adam Malin and John Tenuto.

----- 11:35 am Photo Op with Tim Russ, tickets at registration for $40

12:10 pm Star Trek Music Video Presentation

12:15 pm JG Hertzler as Martok and Robert O’Reilly as Gowron! The Klingons live on stage!

12:55 pm Star Trek Music Video Presentation

----- 1:00 pm Photo Op with “KLINGON GOWRON” by Robert O’Reilly in character $40

1:00 pm Star Trek Timelines: Gaming in the Galaxy : Star Trek Timelines Developer Discussion & Q&A. If you haven’t heard, the next great Star Trek video game is currently in development by Disruptor Beam! Star Trek Timelines is a new story-driven, strategy roleplaying game in which players can build their ultimate starship and crew, while exploring the vast multiverse along with your favorite characters from across all Star Trek eras! What’s so great and different about this game? Well, lots! If you’ve dreamt of exploring the galaxy, interacting with a variety of technologies, cultures and races, while solving problems through combat, diplomacy and science – this game is for you. Join us for this panel discussion with Disruptor Beam’s ‘Trek Team’ to learn more and to ask questions of the people that are bringing the universes you love to life in video game form. Also, be sure to join the Star Trek Timelines Facebook fan page here to learn more about the game prior to and after the event: www.facebook.com/startrektimelines/.

----- 1:05 pm Photo Op with “KLINGON MARTOK” in character by JG Herztler $40

----- 1:15 pm Photo Op with “KLINGONS MARTOK and GOWRON” in character by JG Herztler and Robert O’Reilly and YOU! Tickets at registration for $69

1:45 pm Robert Beltran (Chakotay of Star Trek: Voyager)

2:30 pm Stage Reset for auction/Intermission

----- 2:40 pm Photo Op with Robert Beltran, tickets at registration for $45

2:50 pm The No Minimum Bid Star Trek and Sci-Fi Auction: lots of goodies, including some cool signed banners, all up for grabs at low, low prices!

----- 3:00 pm Photo Op with Voyager Cast Members Robert Beltran, Tim Russ and You, tickets at registration for $75 First Time Offering!

----- 3:20 pm Photo Op with Anthony Montgomery, tickets at registration for $40

3:35 pm Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating and John Billingsley (Trip Tucker and Lt. Malcolm Reed and Dr. Phlox of Star Trek: Enterprise). Connor and Dominic will be in the vendors room throughout the weekend to meet fans and offer their autographs directly for a nominal fee.

4:35 pm Star Trek and Time Travel – How Real Is It? by Ira Mark Egdall

----- 4:40 pm Photo Op with Connor Trinneer, tickets at registration for $40

----- 4:50 pm Photo Op with Dominic Keating, tickets at registration for $40

----- 5:00 pm Photo Op with John Billingsley, tickets at registration for $40

5:10 pm Original Series Blooper Reels

----- 5:20 pm Photo Op with ENTERPRISE CAST: Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, John Billingsley and YOU! Tickets at registration for $99 LIMITED AVAILABILITY!

5:30 pm COSTUME CONTEST! Star Trek fans get to use their creativity and skills by entering the famous Star Trek Costume Contest. Prize for best costume is a $250 gift certificate! Be in the audience at 5:15 pm to participate.

----- 5:35 pm Photo Op with Terry Farrell, tickets at registration for $40. If you are in the costume contest, you may go first.

6:30 pm Terry Farrell (Dax of Star Trek Deep Space Nine)

7:15 pm Walter Koenig (Chekov of classic Star Trek)

----- 8:00 pm Photo Op with Walter Koenig, tickets at registration for $50

8:00 pm AUTOGRAPHS in the MAIN THEATRE with Robert Beltran, Terry Farrell, Tim Russ, John Billingsley, JG Hertzler, and Robert O’Reilly as follows: On One side of the theatre: All of the above stars are signing on a complimentary basis for Gold and Silver Weekend Patrons (whom we will call row by row) followed by those with separate autograph tickets which we will call by number (those pre-purchased prior to the convention going first) Autograph tickets are available at registration for: $35 each for Robert Beltran and John Billingsley and $20 each for Tim Russ, JG Hertzler and Robert O’Reilly. Please note that Terry Farrell will be signing again on Sunday, but ONLY for those with tickets purchased outside of Gold and Silver Packages. For those with separate tickets for these stars (outside of packages) please note that there are over 400 Gold/Silver Packages so you might want to go grab dinner and then come back, but we cannot, of course, be responsible for missed autographs. If you do go out and come back you are free to join the line where you would have been if you hadn’t left. Just make sure to get your ticket scanned or weekend credential checked off. If you have a photo op with Walter Koenig, get your photo op done first and then return to the Theatre for autographs.

8:30 pm AUTOGRAPHS in the MAIN THEATRE with Walter Koenig: On the other side of the Theatre , Walter is signing for those with his autograph ticket (pre-convention purchased tickets will be called first, followed by those who purchased his ticket at the convention). Walter’s autograph ticket is available at registration for $35.

In the vendors room throughout the weekend don’t miss screenwriter of TNG’s Inner Light Morgan Gendel . Also several of our guests will be present in the vendors room throughout the weekend to meet fans and sign autographs for a nominal fee including tentatively R obert Picardo, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Anthony Montgomery, Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg.

SUNDAY, June 22, 2014

8:30 am to 8:45 am Vendors Room set-up vendors only

8:45 am to 5:30 pm Registration and Vendors Room Open for All

9:30 am Theatre Open for all

10:15 am In theatre: Music Video Open

10:30 am Anthony Montgomery (Ensign Travis Mayweather, Enterprise) Anthony will be at his table in the vendors room all weekend to meet fans and offer his autograph directly to fans for a nominal fee.

11:15 am Robert Picardo (Holographic Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager) and Garrett Wang (Harry Kim, Voyager) Robert will have a table in the vendors area to meet fans throughout the weekend and sign autographs for a nominal fee, sold directly at his table. Garrett will be signing at the end of the day in the Theatre.

12:00 pm Ira Mark Egdall’s interview with Sonny White (head of advanced propulsion projects at Johnson Spaceflight Center)

----- 12:05 pm Photo Op with Anthony Montgomery, tickets at registration for $40

----- 12:15 pm Photo Op with Robert Picardo, tickets at registration for $40

----- 12:35 pm Photo Op with Garrett Wang, tickets at registration for $40

12:45 pm Intermission/Break

1:00 pm First Area Appearance of Ferengis Rom and Nog in person portrayed by Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg , the actors who brought these famed characters to life in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Note that Max and Aron will be meeting fans and signing autographs for a nominal fee paid directly to them in the vendors room throughout the weekend.

1:45 pm Star Trek Stump The Experts: Win lots of great prizes and gift certificates by putting all that Trek viewing to profitable use: Be in the audience to be one of our players!

----- 1:50 pm Photo Op with Terry Farrell, tickets at registration for $40

----- 2:10 pm Photo Op with “ROM” in character by Max Grodenchik Tickets at registration for $40

----- 2:15 pm Photo Op with “NOG” in character by Aron Eisenberg. Tickets at registration for $40

----- 2:20 pm Photo Op with THE FERENGIS AND YOU! You and Nog and Rom, FIRST TIME IN THE AREA! $69

2:30 pm Terry Farrell (Dax of Star Trek Deep Space Nine)

3:15 pm Remembering DeForest Kelley, Gene and Majel Roddenberry and James Doohan : Host Adam Malin and Star Trek historian John Tenuto take us back in time to re-visit some of the amazing talents that brought classic Trek to life and reveals what they were like in real life as well as reel life!

4:00 pm Intermission/Stage Reset

----- 4:05 pm Photo Op with DS9 STAR DUO: Avery Brooks reunited with Terry Farrell and YOU! First time ever! $80 (Sunday)

4:20 pm STAR TREK AND SCI-FI MEDIA NO MINIMUM BID AUCTION : Last chance to get cool Star Trek and Genre collectibles. Don’t miss the great deals!

----- 4:30 pm Photo Op with Avery Brooks, tickets at registration for $50

5:10 pm Avery Brooks (Captain Sisko of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) Avery will be signing autographs at the end of the day

5:55 pm Music Video Close to the day

6:00 pm AUTOGRAPHS in the Theatre with Avery Brooks, Terry Farrell and Garrett Wang as follows:

Avery is signing on a complimentary basis for Gold Weekend Patrons (we will call row by row) followed by those with his autograph tickets (we will call by number with those who pre-ordered before the convention going first). Autograph tickets for Mr. Brooks are available at registration for $40

Terry and Garrett are signing for those with their autograph tickets (pre-convention purchased autograph tickets will be called first followed by tickets purchased at the convention). Terry’s autograph ticket is available at registration for $35 and Garrett’s autograph ticket is available for $25.

All guests and scheduling are tentative and subject to change.

A schedule will be posted as we get closer to the event.

All guests and scheduling is tentative and subject to change.

Creation assumes no responsibility for typographical errors or inaccurate information provided by convention venues. All dates, venues and guests are considered tentative and subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.

NOTE: ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE. ABSOLUTELY NO AUDIO OR VIDEOTAPING ALLOWED AT ANY CONVENTION. Still photography is for personal use only - public dissemination and commercial use strictly prohibited.

By attending Creation events you agree to allow your image to be used on our website and in news documentaries or stories, either filmed by Creation Entertainment or other entities.

All ticket prices are subject to change, please order as early as possible.

In the unlikely event of a cancellation of the convention, or a date change, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for refunding airfare or any other costs other than the payments made directly to Creation Entertainment for ticketing. Also in the unlikely event, due to weather, transit issues or last minute illness or other reason given by celebrity, an advertised guest does not make their appearance at the convention, Creation Entertainment is not responsible for any refunds other than separate specific to the guest autograph tickets or photo op tickets. In the extremely rare chance that a guest does not finish his or her autographs or photo ops (which has only happened in a handful of cases over 40 plus years, always due to something out of our control) Creation Entertainment will only be responsible for the refund of the separate autograph or photo op ticket.

In the extremely rare case (which has never happened before) our computer systems accepted more tickets than we have allotted for, we would refund ticket money to the last several people (in order) who did manage to get a confirmation or ticket. As we've said it has never happened but we want to have a fair scenario in place it if does occur.

Flashes occur from phone and cameras often during stage presentations. If you are sensitive to such lighting please be advised to take the necessary cautions.

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Boston star trek convention recap with william shatner, george takei, brent spiner, marina sirtis and more.

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Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention returned to Boston last weekend, after a year-long hiatus.

The event, which took place at the Hynes Convention Center, included a variety of Star Trek actors, writers, and personalities. William Shatner, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, LeVar Burton, Marina Sirtis, Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonis, and more appeared on stage and were available for autographs and photographs with the fans throughout the two-day event.

The convention kicked off on Saturday with Morgan Gendel’s “Journey to the Inner Light,” a presentation discussing the Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation , “The Inner Light.”

In the early afternoon, Michael Dorn and Suzie Plakston took the stage. Plakston discussed her involvement with the show; playing both the Klingon K’Ehleyr in The Next Generation and the female Q on Voyager . Dorn was asked about the Star Trek television series he pitched last year, saying “unfortunately, it won’t happen,”.

Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn

Suzie Plakston and Michael Dorn

Suzie Plakston and Michael Dorn

Suzie Plakston and Michael Dorn

Star Trek: The Original Series star George Takei was up next. When asked which was his favorite, Takei answered “Star Trek: VI,” and joked that it should have been named “Captain Sulu to the Rescue.”

George Takei

George Takei

Gene Roddenberry’s former assistant and Star Trek historian Richard Arnold discussed the 20th anniversary of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Arnold talked about the initial concept of the show and showed rare photographs. He talked about the evolution of Quark’s makeup and Cirroc Lofton’s mid-series growth spurt, which made him the tallest member of the DS9 cast.

Former TNG costars Brent Spiner and Gate McFadden were up next. Spiner told fans that one of the best parts of working on TNG was being able to meet NASA astronauts and some of the world’s brightest scientists, including Stephen Hawking — whom appeared on the show in the sixth season episode “Descent.”

Spiner said that while they were filming TNG, he had almost no time to decompress after filming — only time to sleep.

Gates McFadden

Gates McFadden

McFadden talked about her tap dancing scene with Spiner from the episode “Data’s Day.” She said that while filming the episode she was four months pregnant. She noted that her son, whom she was pregnant with at the time, is now 22-years old.

Brent Spiner

Brent Spiner

When asked if he ever watches old TNG episodes, Spiner said he’s tried to show some to his son, but at this point, he’s more interested in watching Star Wars .

Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden

Brent Spiner and Gates McFadden

On Sunday, the second day of the convention kicked off with former Deep Space Nine castmates Rene Auberjonis and Nana Visitor discussing their time on the show and the relationship between Odo and Kira.

LeVar Burton and Marina Sirtis

LeVar Burton and Marina Sirtis

Next up, LeVar Burton and Marina Sirtis were welcomed to the stage to huge applause. The former TNG castmates discussed Star Trek’s impact on society and technology. Burton talked about the J.J. Abrams films, saying they lack Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for Star Trek.

Discussing the casting process, Sirtis said she auditioned three times for Tasha Yar and three times for Deanna Troi before she was offered the role of the counselor aboard the Enterprise-D.

Both Burton and Sirtis said they were incredibly thankful for Star Trek: The Next Generation and how playing those characters has positively affected their lives.

Marina Sirtis

Marina Sirtis

Star Trek ‘s original Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner was up next. Shatner began by talking about projects he’s currently working on. He told fans that his new album, a follow up to “Seeking Major Tom,” will be released later this year. He briefly discussed Fan-Addicts , the documentary series he began work on back in 2011 , saying he hopes to launch the series in the near future. He went on to talk about a podcast project he’s working on.

William Shatner

William Shatner

Shatner closed by mentioning his friend and Boston native Leonard Nimoy, saying they were “like family.”

William Shatner

The next guest was Denise Crosby, who played Tasha Yar on TNG. Crosby said she was honored to be the Grand Marshal at yesterday’s Boston Pride Parade. Her favorite episode, she admitted, was “Yesterday’s Enterprise.” She said she loved the vulnerability and mystery of the Tasha character. She went on to say that Gene Roddenberry understood her desire to leave TNG after the first season.

“I didn’t want to just stand on the horseshoe bridge and say ‘Aye aye, Captain,'” Crosby said of her decision to leave the show.

Denise Crosby

Denise Crosby

The final guest of the convention was Nichelle Nichols. She was welcomed onto the stage with huge applause and a standing ovation from the crowd. Nichols discussed her time on Star Trek along with the her career in the performing arts.

Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols

The Official Star Trek Convention will return to Boston next summer, June 21 – 22, 2014, and will again be held at the Hynes Convention Center.

Photos: Brian Wilkins/TrekNews.net

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Star Trek conventions are organized gatherings of Star Trek fans . The larger ones usually have stars and production staff speak or at least sign autographs. It is also common for there to be booths where vendors will sell Trek -related merchandise or collectors will sell and trade. Most of the formerly Trek -only conventions of the mid '90s have now expanded to include other sci-fi and fantasy series.

  • 1.1 The first Star Trek convention
  • 1.2 Star Trek 30: One Weekend On Earth
  • 1.4 Creation conventions
  • 1.5 Destination Star Trek
  • 1.6 Vulkon conventions
  • 2 Further reading
  • 3 External links

Notable conventions [ ]

The first star trek convention [ ].

James Doohan speaks at Star Trek convention

James Doohan speaks to the crowd at an early Star Trek convention

The convention held in New York from 21-23 January 1972 is often recognized as the first true Star Trek convention, even though Star Trek: The Original Series had already made its presence felt at earlier (as early as its second season , then still being in production, and ultimately leading up to the establishment of Lincoln Enterprises ), more generic science fiction conventions. The earliest known such presence was the 1–5 September 1966 " Tricon World Science Fiction Convention " in Cleveland, Ohio, where Gene Roddenberry promoted the new Star Trek series, slated to start airing the subsequent week, as well as presenting the audiences the first two pilot episodes for the series, " The Cage " (uncut original version) and " Where No Man Has Gone Before " (revised version, as this episode was already slated to air). ( The Star Trek Compendium , 1993, pp. 1-3) To this date, the franchise continues to make its presence felt outside the specialized Star Trek convention circuit as well, such as the hugely popular ComicCons .

The specialized "true" Star Trek conventions were started by a small group of Trekkies , commonly referred to as " The Committee " – not to be confused with the similarly named one, organized by Roddenberry and several science fiction writers in 1967, for the very first "save Star Trek " letter campaign ( not the famed 1968 one) – , who combined their money, and rented a hotel ballroom, in the hope of getting a group of like-minded fans together. Committee member Joan Winston , whose main responsibility was that of the dealer's room, gives a detailed account of the first convention in Star Trek Lives! . Other members included Allan Asherman , Eileen Becker, Elyse Pines, Steve Rosenstein and Al Schuster.

Although the original estimate of attendees was only a few hundred, several thousand had turned up before the end of the convention, which featured a program of events of an art show, costume contest, a display provided by NASA and a dealers room. Episodes were also screened from 16mm prints, including the original pilot " The Cage " and blooper reel. A number of Trek -connected guest speakers also attended including Trek 's creator, Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett , D.C. Fontana , as well as science fiction author Isaac Asimov . One of the most surprising guest speakers, had been former Desilu executive Oscar Katz in his one and only public Star Trek appearance, recounting the days when Roddenberry made his Star Trek is... pitch to him and his colleague Herb Solow and the subsequent efforts to sell the series to the networks. ( Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program , 2014, p. 3)

After this gathering, a series of annual events was organized, which soon included regular cast members, of which DeForest Kelley , Nichelle Nichols , Leonard Nimoy , George Takei , and James Doohan give their own account in the film Trekkies .

Star Trek 30: One Weekend On Earth [ ]

Star Trek 30 : One Weekend On Earth was held 7 September 1996 – 8 September 1996 in Huntsville, Alabama at the US Space and Rocket Center and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The event was attended by each of the casts and crews, including the entire cast of The Original Series – the last time they all appeared on stage together. This convention was also the last such event Star Trek 's licensing arm, then Viacom Consumer Products , directly produced. [1] (X) [2]

Denise Crosby, FedCon 2003

Denise Crosby speaks to the crowd at FedCon XI

FedCon, short for Federation Convention, is Europe's largest annual sci-fi convention, held in Bonn, Germany (occasionally it was held in Düsseldorf and Fulda). It started in 1992 as a pure Star Trek convention, but has expanded to include various other film and television series. The film Trekkies 2 visited FedCon XI (2003), and FedCon XV (2006) was also a stop on the international tour of the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection exhibition. Attendance at FedCon XI averaged 5,000 per day.

Creation conventions [ ]

Creation official convention 2006, Christie's exhibit

The Christie's auction exhibit at the 2006 Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas

Creation Entertainment was founded in 1971, and has been producing "traveling" Star Trek conventions for many years in cities all over North America and Great Britain. At the height of Star Trek 's popularity in the early to mid '90s, Creation was organizing 110 conventions per year, sometimes three in one weekend. They have a long licensing history with Paramount and Viacom Consumer Products, and have sold nearly US$12 million of official Trek merchandise. Creation started its association with Star Trek in 1991, when it attained a license from Paramount "for the production of film stills", encompassing a landmark agreement for the entire franchise that covered photos as well as a wide range of collectible souvenirs. [3]

The company became hosts of the annual Official Star Trek convention – first with the "Grand Slam" event each spring in Los Angeles and then Pasadena, California, which ran from 1993 to 2008, with a revival in 2013. A segment of Journey's End: The Saga of Star Trek: The Next Generation was filmed at the 1994 Grand Slam.

Beginning in 2002, Creation started a second annual convention at the Las Vegas Hilton (in conjunction with Star Trek: The Experience ) in August. By 2005, 15,000 people bought tickets to the convention. The event, often abbreviated to "VegasCon" or the hashtag #STLV, moved to the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in 2011, two years after The Experience closed.

The 2006 40th anniversary convention was held in Las Vegas on 17 August through 20 August . It was a stop on the international tour of the 40 Years of Star Trek: The Collection exhibition, and featured in the documentary Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier produced by The History Channel . For the 2011 45th anniversary , the 11 through 14 August Las Vegas convention [4] was preceded by two smaller ones in San Francisco (11-13 March [5] ) and Boston (15-17 [6] ). Five years later, the 50th anniversary convention was a complete sellout for the first time ever, and had expanded to five days, from 31 July through 4 August. [7]

The 2013 Vegas convention saw a world record attempt for the largest gathering of people in Star Trek costume. 1085 attendees, including guest Terry Farrell , beat the record established at Destination Star Trek London the previous year. [8]

Destination Star Trek [ ]

Running since 2012 on a biennial basis (with two events in 2014), Destination Star Trek is the official European Star Trek convention. The convention has taken place in London (twice), Birmingham (twice), and Frankfurt.

The 2012 event saw all five (at the time) TV captains appearing on stage together for the first time in Europe, [9] and was attended by 12,000 people. [10]

Vulkon conventions [ ]

Chris Avilla with props

Chris Avilla displaying some of his props at a Vulkon convention

Vulkon began running conventions in 1987 in places like Orlando, Cleveland, Houston, and Atlanta. Vulkon featured a banquet with the stars, a live DJ and dance on Saturday evenings, and a costume contest. Normaly two Vulkons were held each year in Orlando, Florida – one in the spring and one in the fall – with an average attendance of between 1,500 and 2,000 people. In late 2008, the company filed for bankruptcy and subsequently dissolved.

Chris Avilla was a Vulkon convention staffer before he became a prop maker for several Star Trek productions.

Further reading [ ]

  • "The Conventions as Asimov Sees Them", Isaac Asimov , Starlog , issue 1, August 1976, p. 43
  • "The Star Trek Bi-centennial-10 Convention" (Special section), Starlog , issue 3, January 1977, Joan Winston , Jim Burns, et al ., pp. 24-39
  • The Making of the Trek Conventions , 1977
  • "A Trek Cruise Down Memory Lane", Sue Uram, Cinefantastique , Vol 22 #3, 1991, pp. 19-22

External links [ ]

  • Star Trek Conventions in the Seventies at Base of Galactic Science Fiction
  • DestinationStarTrek.com - official website
  • FedCon web site
  • Vulkon Entertainment
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  • 2 Battle of Wolf 359
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William Shatner To Headline Creation Conventions In Boston And Nashville

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The boys at Creation Entertainment apparently don’t sleep. They wrapped a major Official Star Trek Convention in New Jersey this past weekend, the annual mega-convention in Las Vegas is just a month away, they’re running/planning conventions centered on other entertainment properties (including Supernatural and Twilight ), and on top of all that they’ll be rolling into Boston from July 15-17 and Nashville from July 29-31 with Star Trek conventions. To preview the shows, StarTrek.com grabbed a few minutes with Gary Berman, Creation’s co-CEO. Not surprisingly, Berman sounded most excited about the man who’ll headline the Boston and Nashville shows: William Shatner .

"All of us at Creation have truly cherished our three-decade relationship with William Shatner,” Berman said. “Not only is he an international superstar, but to us he has been an incredibly generous mentor and inspiration in so many ways. At the age of 80 he continues to set new goals and grab a hold of the latest in technology to reach his fan base. Simply stated, there is no one quite like him and he has positively impacted not only on fans worldwide, but on us at Creation as human beings and business people. Seeing Shatner on stage is an absolute must for any Star Trek or show business fan. His energy, passion and humor have to be experienced in person and that is why we are so looking forward to having Bill headline both our Boston and Nashville conventions.”

Of course, while Shatner’s star may shine the brightest in Boston and Nashville, he won’t be the only star in the mix. Discussing the Boston convention in more detail, Berman said, “In Boston, only Captain Kirk could take on four Klingon representatives -- and Gowron ( Robert O’Reilly ), Martok ( J.G. Hertzler ), B'Etor (Gwynyth Walsh) and Lursa (Barbara March) are all are beaming in for what should be a unique experience, to say the least. It is the Klingons’ first appearance in this area of the country. Rounding out the bill will be two Enterprise favorites who always do a great show: Connor Trinneer and Dominic Keating . Our super-popular Star Trek Rat Pack actors will also be on hand to speak and perform their hilarious night of musical comedy parodies. Participating there are Ethan Phillips , Vaughn Armstrong , Max Grodenchik , Jeffrey Combs and Casey Biggs . And we’ll also be joined at the show by the lovely and talented Chase Masterson .”

Finally, there’s the Nashville convention. Berman expresses pride and pure enthusiasm when he notes that this will be the first-ever Official Star Trek Convention held in Nashville. “Coming to Nashville is extra special starting with the venue: absolutely the best place we run our shows in, The Gaylord Resort,” Berman says. “Along with Mr. Shatner's first appearance in Nashville in recent memory, attendees will get to enjoy Connor Trinneer, the Four Klingons, also on hand in the area for the first time, and the Star Trek Rat Pack performers (Grodenchik, Combs, Phillips, Biggs and Armstrong).”

Both shows will also feature Creation’s usual array of parties, music, trivia, costume contests, merchandising, auctions, special presentations saluting the 45th anniversary of Star Trek, and more. For additional information, visit www.creationent.com.

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Pondering Why ‘Star Trek’ Still Moves Us As Boston Convention Arrives

When “Star Trek” first launched on television in 1966, each episode announced that the starship Enterprise and its groundbreaking multicultural crew was on a five-year mission to explore strange new worlds. The voyage lasted just three years before the network canceled the sci-fi show, but the journey has continued on for nearly five decades in numerous other television series, movies, video games and conventions.

William Shatner as Captain Kirk in the original 1960s "Star Trek" television series. (Courtesy photo)

With director J.J. Abrams’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” currently in theaters, the “Official ‘Star Trek’ Convention” presented by Creation Entertainment comes to Boston’s Hynes Convention Center this Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9. Six actors from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”—Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby and Michael Dorn—are scheduled to be on stage together for a talk Saturday night moderated by the original Captain Kirk, William Shatner.

The convention also features appearances by other stars from the television shows—from George Takei and Nichelle Nichols from the original “Star Trek” series to Rene Auberjonois and Nana Visitor from “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”—plus vendors and a costume contest.

I spoke with one of the convention organizers, Gary Berman, about the history and influence of “Star Trek” as well as the debate among Trekkies about whether Abrams, whose new “Star Trek” films feature relentless warp speed action, is neglecting the philosophical conundrums that have often been the foundation of “Star Trek” stories.

Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Uhura in the original 1960s "Star Trek" television series. (Courtesy photo)

Berman also recounted how Nichols, who played the African-American Lieutenant Uhura, was talked out of quitting the show by Martin Luther King, Jr.: “She says that she was going to leave the show because she wasn’t happy with the size of the role and she wanted to pursue a singing career, which she had prior. She bumped into him at a party and she mentioned she was thinking of leaving the show. And he said, ‘No, you can’t do that because you realize what you represent to our people.’ And she agreed to stay. … Imagine decades later to meet with President Obama in the Oval Office.”

Did Obama invite her?

“Yeah, I believe so. She was going to be in Washington and I think they heard about it. And he’s definitely a ‘Star Trek’ fan. I know that because Leonard Nimoy tells a story that when he first met him he also give the Vulcan sign. So we have a ‘Star Trek’ fan in the White House. Pretty cool.

What does “Star Trek” mean today?

“Hopefully it means that same as it’s always meant. [Producer Gene] Roddenberry created this ideal place where diversity was welcomed rather than derided and a positive future where everyone seems to get along a little bit better than we do now. Those two basic tenets really started in the early ‘60s and were reflected in the original series and hopefully through much of the series that followed. That’s kind of the idea that most of us who enjoy the show like to think the show’s about. … If you look at some of the stories there, they were touching on things that were going on in the ‘60s, racial things and war and politics. They wrote around them. If you watch the show carefully, you can see that he was commenting on the issues of the day by talking about the future. They tried to do that in the following series as well.”

George Takei as Lieutenant Sulu in the original 1960s "Star Trek" television series. (Courtesy photo)

It feels like it was also reflecting that 1960s era of the United Nations, when African nations were getting their independence and coming to the UN.

“At that point in time you weren’t going to see an African-American woman in a position of authority like Nichelle was. Or an Asian actor having a role of importance like George [Takei, who played Lieutenant Sulu in the original television series,] did. The show was definitely way ahead of its time. It might have even been more ahead of its time, but they had to deal with the network. They had to answer to that too. It’s quite interesting that he was able to be so far ahead of his time. And not only that, if you look at the iPads and computers and communicators, the sick bay, all of that has come true, which is pretty incredible on the writers’ side.

Our imagining of the future often defines the future. “Star Trek” envisioning certain things in a certain way is going to inspire people to invent things that look that way.

“We know that it did. We know of the guy who invented the cell phone and he made it look like the communicator. And the iPad definitely looks like the ‘Next Generation’ item that they used there. It kind of works hand in hand. But then again some times it’s so far off. If you look at some of the movies of the ‘20s where they show people flying in cars, 30 years ago from now. So it’s not always right, but ‘Star Trek’ got it right quite a bit.

Yeah, ‘2001’ hasn’t come true yet.

“No. Nor ‘Planet of the Apes,’ but it’s still possible. You never know.”

The 2006 video game "Star Trek: Legacy." (Bethesda Softworks/AP)

Has J.J. Abrams ruined everything?

“No, I think quite the contrary. I love both of his films. There was a lot more action than traditionally you would see in ‘Star Trek.’ But of course he was working with these tremendous budgets. He has to live up to what people expect in a big film science-fiction adventure story. And there were moments where the characters interrelated like they did back in the original series. Personally, I felt that the actors did a terrific job and I liked the strengthening of the Uhura character very much because I think that that’s very important. No, I think he’s done a good job, and you can see by the hundreds of millions of dollars that it’s earned around the world that he’s keeping the ‘Star Trek’ brand alive.

Correction: An earlier vision of this essay incorrectly spelled Brent Spiner and "tenets."

This article was originally published on June 07, 2013.

This program aired on June 7, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.

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Star Trek Conventions

Star Trek Lives! was one of the earliest and most influential Star Trek conventions . It was fan -run, with many members of the committee also active in the Lunarians and working on Lunacon . The convention was also known as the Star Trek Con , the Committee Con and as the International Star Trek Convention .

  • 5.1 New York Star Trek '76

1972 [ edit ]

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The first convention by this group was held January 21–23, 1972, at the Statler Hilton Hotel in Manhattan and included as guests Gene Roddenberry, Majel Barrett, Isaac Asimov , Hal Clement and D. C. Fontana. The organizers expected 500 people, but 3,000 showed up leaving the committee alive, but overwhelmed.

The committee was:

  • Al Schuster , Co-ordinator
  • Elyse Pines , Program
  • Joan Winston , Dealers Room , NASA Display, Signs
  • Eileen Becker , Registration
  • Allan Asherman , Art Show
  • Deborah Langsam , Costume Call
  • Joyce Yasner , Displays
  • Devra Langsam , Slide Shows, Program Asst.
  • Regina Gottesman , Hospitality
  • Steve Rosenstein , Auctioneer , MC
  • Stu Hellinger , Program Assistant
  • Chris Steinbrunner / Chester Grabowski , Visuals

1973 [ edit ]

In 1973, the convention moved to the Commodore Hotel and attracted approximately 10,000 people to its convention on February 16–19.

Members of the committee for the 1973 convention were: Joan Winston , Elyse Rosenstein , Allen Asherman , Eileen Becker , Steve Rosenstein , Dana Anderson , Thom Anderson , Renee Bodner , Stu Hellinger , Devra Langsam , Deborah Langsam , Eileen Becker , Maureen Wilson , Joyce Yasner and Al Schuster . In later years, Barbara Wenk , Wendy Lindboe , Louise Sachter , Stuart Grossman , Claire Eddy , Diane Duane and David Simmons joined the committee.

1974 [ edit ]

International Star Trek Convention On February 15–18, 1974, the convention attracted between 10,000 and 14,000 people ( Locus reports 8,000-12,000) to the Americana Hotel, and and had to turn people away each day due to Fire Marshall concerns — causing at least one small riot in front of the hotel. There were complaints about the crush and the bad attitude of some committee members (a walk-out from the costume ball was triggered by a committee member cursing at one of the invited guests).

The problems in New York caused Equicon in Los Angeles to impose a membership cap.

The committee fissioned, leaving records in disarray. Shortly after the convention, the committee announced that they no longer had any connection with Al Schuster and "and and all future debts he may incur in the name of the Convention will not be paid or honored, and he no longer has any authority to incur expenses, arrange contracts or conduct business in the name of the convention." They also distinguished themselves as __The__ Star Trek Convention as opposed to Schuster 's __International__ Star Trek Convention . They also reported that they had "misplaced" their list of non-attending members in the 1974 convention and pre-registered members of the 1975 convention.

1975 [ edit ]

The 1975 convention at the Commodore Hotel was held February 14–17 and was chaired by Devra Langsam and was now called the Star Trek Convention . (Former chairman Al Schuster had started a rival convention running a month earlier which kept the name International Star Trek Convention .)

1976 [ edit ]

In 1976, the giant Star Trek conventions seemed to hit a wall: The Chicago Star Trek/Space Spectacular, "The Greatest Show Since Earth" was held in June. The committee did heavy advertising including TV spots, and had rented the Chicago Amphitheater, which seats 13,000. The got 200 people on Friday and 800 on Saturday and then cancelled the convention. They did not pay the stars who came and the convention was reported to have lost multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Other Star Trek conventions that failed in 1976 included the Boston Star Trek convention in April, a Tampa convention in June, and a Toledo Star Trek convention . The Toronto Star Trek convention lost money and the New York Star Trek Roast was cancelled "for lack of interest".

New York Star Trek '76 [ edit ]

New York Star Trek '76 attracted between 20,000 and 50,000 people according to the New York Times with many ticket holders being turned away when the facilities were completely swamped. (Its committee seems to have been entirely unprepared and quite disorganized.) The New York Attorney General investigated and both fan -run conventions ended.

Fanlore entry .

This had a fortunate side-effect in that it probably helped to kill the SF Expo , a convention planned for June of that year at the New York Hilton which was an attempt to create a regular SF convention on the scale of the Star Trek conventions.

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BASH (Boston Star Trek con)

BASH was a Star Trek (mainly) and media science fiction con held in the Boston, MA area.

"While no one remembers how the tradition was started, the word "BASH" is usually written in all capital letters." [1]

Some History

From the 1987 program book:

The BASH turns 10. Question: how does a quaint part for a few close friends turn into an event that attracts science-fiction enthusiasts by the hundreds? ANSWER: very slowly. It does seem that the BASH has moved cautiously from its first appearance as a simple party in 1978 to the elaborate 1986 Platinum Anniversary Convention and this year's BASH '87. What road has the BASH taken on its 10-convention journey? It all started in the spring of 1978. Donna Chisholm organized a party for the 40 or so members of the Boston Star Trek Association (BSTA) at the Braintree Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge. The party was christened "The BASH" and a splendid time was had by one and all. To cap off the event, Allan Andre piled the party-goers into his van and shuttled the gang over to a nearby restaurant for dinner. The following year that BSTA decided that the BASH was too much of a good thing to keep to itself. The club moved the BASH to Halloween weekend and, for a small, fee outsiders were invited to attend the "party." To welcome new guests, the BASH took on a more traditional SF-convention look. Still, subtle signs told people that the con was still in its infancy. For example, the dealers/fanzine room was located in the HoJo's indoor pool room. While browsing at the 5 vendor tables, conventioneers had to avoid being splashed by hotel guests who were using the pool. MOVING ON After another tiny convention in 1980, it became obvious that the Howard Johnson's Motor Lodge was too small to handle the convention's growing needs. It was with great regret that the BASH bade farewell to BrainTree, since the HoJo's staff and management had served the con so well for three years. The BASH committee was delighted to learn that the people at the Randolph Holiday Inn were friendly folks. The hotel waiters and waitresses went so far as to dress up in costumes for the con's Halloween banquets. During its two years in Randolph, the BASH grew in scope. Those years saw the first official BASH guests, Hal Clement and Shirley Maiewski, the premeier of live entertainment and a dealers/fanzine room without a pool! The committee also learned a few hard lessons. It was a bad idea to hold the convention away from Boston; the hotel was not conventien to public transportation. The 1981 BASH "peace conference" was also a bad idea. Titled "An Uneasy Truce or "What do you say to a smiling alien?" plans called for people to come to con dressed as alien alien ambassadors. But participation was minimal and the storyline faded away. After two years in Randolph the BASH moved to the Somerville Holiday Inn in 1983. The 1983 BRSH was the committee's first stab at a "big" convention. This meant that the con needed a Guest of Honor. Certainly Shirley Maiewski, Hal Clement et al. were great friends of the BASH, but the committee needed a new face for this new direction. The choice was clear — Bjo Trimble. Bjo has been involved with "Star Trek" since the early days of the TV series. She was able to entertain everyone with hours of inside stories. Other 1983 BASH activities also went well, save the evening the actors in the BASH play were forced to use a public hallway as their dressing room! Despite all these good tines, attendance at the 1983 BASH was small. It seems that the Somerville Holiday Inn was difficult to find (shades of Randolph). The committee decided to move on to Boston itself for the 1984 BASH. BEANTOWN MEETS THE BASH For BASH 1984, held at the Sheraton Boston, the speaker lineup alone rivaled the entire attendance at the first BASH. Guests included Barry Longyear, Somtow Sucharitkul, Paul Ryan, T. James Glenn and Martin Grimes, as well as Hal Clement, Bob White, Shirley Maiewski, Bob Eqgleton, Gail Abend and Dick Preston. Plus, in her first convention appearance, Robin Curtis, fresh from her performance as Saavik in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. The convention mas well run, making a good impression on the guests and the new Boston BASH fans. The committee was even able to turn a tragedy into a ray of hope by organizing the first BASH charity auction in memory of a young BSTR member who departed this Earth much too soon. In 1985 the BASH committee was surrounded by tactical errors, an early flyer started with the line "Boston has only one real Star Trek convention." This statement did not sit well with Creation Conventions , a traveling SF con that makes frequent stops in Boston. In addition, heavy demand for Boston hotel space forced The BASH into another out-of-the-way hotel, the East Boston Ramada Inn. (ED. the hotel is convenient for people wishing to be near Logan Airport, but not for casual convention-goers.) By this time, however, it seemed to be a foregone conclusion that people who found the BASH more sure to have a good time. Grace Lee Whitney was a delightful guest. She even consented to play a cameo role in the BSTR play. T. James Glenn dazzled the crowd with his demonstrations of sword fighting techniques. There was also a wild dance that lasted well into the night. BRSH 1985 was a critical success, but a financial disaster. Fortunately, plans were already in the works to protect the club from further financial risk. Prior to the 1986 convention, the BSTA reluctantly broke off the BASH as a separate entity, maintaining input bu holding all existing shares of BASH stock. These arrangements were necessary, since "BASH "86" would be like nothing the BSTA, the BASH committee or the loyal BASH following had ever experienced. PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY CONVENTION The 1986 BASH planned as the East Coast's biggest celebration of "Star Trek's" 20th anniversary. After a failed attempt to interest Paramount Pictures in the convention, the proposal writers stayed together to form the core of the convention committee. The group gave the BASH a one-time only name change to "Star Trek's" Platinum Anniversary Convention. The initials caught on and people still refer to the convention as "PAC." Everything about PAC was big! It was housed in the Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers and featured 2 special interest meeting rooms, 3 video rooms, 3 speakers roons, 72 dealers tables, a child-sitting service and much more. The con also spilled over into the Plaza Castle, a medival [sic] looking function all. The guest list for PAC beat the 1984 BASH line-up by a mile. Guests of Honor included Gene Roddenberry, George Takei, Robin Curtis, Diane Duane and David Gerrold. Attendance was also an all-time BASH high; over 1500 people attended PAC. Naturally, PAC had its share of problems and moments of panic. Perhaps none of these stories match Jack Eaton and Dave Ryan's trip to Logan to pick up the Guests of Honor. While Jack and Dave were greeting the guests, the PAC van was almost towed away by airport security. PAC was also filled with more pleasant surprises. For instance, Majel Barrett was having so much fun, she insisted on serving the anniversary cake to all the guests at the convention's black tie banquet! BASH '87 AND BEYOND By now you've had a chance to experience BASH '87. How does it compare to that first, friendly, little party back in 1978? More importantly, are you having fun? The people behind the scenes at the BASH have always worked to make sure that their guests have had a good time. That's why the BASH exists; it's why the BASH has grown.

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November 7–8, 1987 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Cambridge, MA.

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Guests of Honor: James Doohan and Richard Hatch. Other guests: Hal Clements, Shirley Maiewski, Bob White, Planetary Society, The Gaylaxians , Boston L5 Society.

The program book was produced on a Commodore Amgia 1000 with 2.5 meg configuration.

There was a charity auction, Saturday Night Dance, Fantastic Film Awards, Trivia Contest, Costume Contest, Writers Workshop, Art Show, Art Auction, Film/Video Room, and a Live Stage Play .

1987 Con Staff

  • chairperson: Carol A. London
  • accountant: Howard Cronsen
  • art show & auction: Sally Mayer
  • charity auction: Greg Bazaz
  • costume contest: Sue Lob
  • dealers/fanzines: Clara M. Caopstick
  • graphics: Bonnie J. Kenderdine
  • guest liaison: Pauletta Ridout
  • helpers: Richard A. Sensale
  • program book: J. Clinton Alvord
  • publicity/programing: Gail Abend
  • registration: Ken London
  • security: Charles Walker, George Penznola

1987: Con Skit

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About the con play:

After watching Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, did you wonder what happened to Kirk and company aboard the new Enterprise! Find out the hilarious answer when the Boston Star Trek Association presents their production of The Shakedown Trek, a live stage play. This is the seventh year in a row that the BSTR has premiered an original comedy at the BASH. Previous productions have featured parodies of TV commercials, 'Twilight Zone" type comedies and lampoons of "Star Trek" films. Each year the actors get zanier and the stories get wilder. This year you'll travel with the Enterprise crew to a strange world where... No, you won't believe this story until you see it with your own eyes (and even that may not do it!). For more information on the Boston Star Trek Association, write to the club at P.O. Box 1108, Boston, MR 02101 Be sure to catch this year's BSTR play. We want you to laugh at this BASH tradition.

1987: Art Show

The BUSH Art Show & Auction, located in the Haym Salomon Room, is bigger and better than ever this year. Of special note are a retrospective exhibit of the work of George Richard and a computer art exhibit coordinated by J. Clinton Alvord. There will also be a "Best Artist" contest and, of course, plenty of artwork for your viewing and bidding pleasure. It is a pleasure to present the work of George Richard (known in other incarnations as Hal Clement and Harry Stubbs). Mr. Richard is famous for his "Design an Alien" discussion, in which the audience chooses the planetary conditions and environment and Mr. Richard designs an alien to fit those conditions. While visiting the Art Show you won't want to miss the show's video display. J. Clinton Alvord has assembled the works of some of today's best personal computer artists and he'll be sharing them with us via a continuous computer-generated " slide show ."

1987: Video Room

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Boston Comic Con 2016

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Where: http://bostoncomiccon.com/ Seaport World Trade Center 200 Seaport Blvd Boston , MA 02210

Admission: $30-350

Categories: Festivals & Fairs, Lectures & Conferences

Event website: http://bostoncomiccon.com/

Boston Comic Con fans are in for a treat at this year's three-day comic book convention at the Seaport World Trade Center. Boston Comic Con is one of the few comic cons in the nation that is truly committed to the comic book genre and to its fans. Boston Comic Con 2016 will feature rare appearances by world renowned comic artists, Sam Kieth and John Cassady. To mark the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, Boston Comic Con is bringing William Shatner to the show on August 12 and 13 with opportunities for fans to have a meet and greet. Other celebrity guests include Jenna Coleman, John Barrowman, Caity Lotz, Robbie Amell, Seth Gillman, Ben McKenzie and Elizabeth Henstridge. NEW this year at Boston Comic Con is Family Day on August 12, when kids under 10 will be admitted FREE.

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You could tell during this year's San Diego Comic-Con that the 50th anniversary of "Star Trek: The Original Series" was very much in the mind of pop culture and science fiction fans. But if you weren't able to make it to SDCC, there are still ways you can celebrate.

You can always buy commemorative stuff: A 50th anniversary magnetic badge, T-shirts, a Hallmark Enterprise, men's cufflinks, special editions of Trivial Pursuit or RISK, and a 50th anniversary TV and movie Blu-ray collection. 

If you got a friend who's a Star Trek fan and a book lover, I recommend Insight Editions' "Star Trek: Redshirt's Little Book of Doom" as a humorous gift—only "Star Trek: The Original Series" fans will get this guy's predicament. If you're interested in " Star Trek " cosplay, you'll want to get "Star Trek: Costumes, Five Decades of Fashion from the Final Frontier." A pseudo serious humor book for Vulcans and their fans would be the "Hidden Universe Travel Guide: Star Trek Vulcan." 

If you love beer, Shmaltz Brewing Company made a special 50th Anniversary Ale: The Trouble With Tribbles. As a non-drinker, I was introduced to Darren Benjamin through a friend. Benjamin commented via FB messenger that the ale is "a golden lager, smooth and malty with hints of citrus and almost a white wine aftertaste. A little 'Star Trek' Easter egg: The beer is made with triticale which is a grain, and in the episode 'Trouble with Tribbles,' the tribbles ate Quadrotriticale." 

Benjamin, who now works at McMullan's Irish Pub in Las Vegas, was formerly a bartender at "Star Trek: The Experience." The Golden Anniversary Ale: The Trouble With Tribbles will be available at the "Star Trek Las Vegas" convention at the Rio Hotel & Casino from August 3 - 7, 2016. In fall 2016, Shmaltz brings its second Star Trek Golden Anniversary Ale: Voyage to the Northeast Quadrant to "Mission New York" at the Javits Center from September 2 - 4, 2016.

Something I did try was Mac Cosmetics' special "Star Trek" anniversary collection. The emphasis of this limited edition line, which will be on sale in September, is shimmery glamour. As a lover of all things purple, the Kling-It-On deep purple with fine pink glitter frost was my favorite, although the Where No Man Has Gone Before pink with gold pearl got good reviews from my husband. That superstick liquid eyeliner On the Hunt (true black) will give you that 1960s look, but Mac Cosmetics was already out of all the liquid eyeliners by Saturday. On my purple-themed day I tried the Trip the Light Fantastic powder Highly Illogical (golden plum with fine pearl) but Strange New Worlds for my red and gold day. For eyeshadow, I got To Boldly Go both days (reddish copper with sparkle) but if you're doing science blue they also have Midnight (cobalt blue with pearl). 

If you want to better understand the "Star Trek: The Original Series" universe, I recommend the dense "These Are the Voyages" Volumes 1-3 and binging on the show itself, which is available on Netflix.  William Shatner 's 2011 documentary, "The Captains" provides an interesting perspective on the "Star Trek" universe. You can also consider watching all 13 "Star Trek" movies. Darren Benjamin and my husband, Ian Ono, kindly provided their top five favorites.  

Darren Benjamin (former bartender for "Star Trek: The Experience")

  • "Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan" (1982)
  • " Star Trek: The Motion Picture " (1979)
  • "Star Trek" (2009)
  • " Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country " (1991)
  • " Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home " (1986)

Ian Ono (scientist)

  • "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home" (1986)
  • "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country" (1991)
  • " Star Trek III: The Search for Spock " (1984)
  • "Star Trek Generations" (1994)

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Locally, you might find some one-day baseball events, such as with the Boston Red Sox in conjunction with Boston Comic-Con on August 12  or the San Francisco Giants on September 16 . 

EMP Museum: "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds"

Location: Seattle

The EMP Museum in Seattle opened a new exhibition on May 21, entitled "Star Trek: Exploring New Worlds," as part of the 50th anniversary celebration. The fully immersive exhibition features more than 100 rare artifacts, set pieces, and props from the television series, spin-offs, and films; plus, state-of-the art interactives including photo and video ops. [ Click here for more information ] 

The Starfleet Academy Experience

Location: The Intrepid – New York City

This interactive touring exhibit which opened July 9 will immerse fans as cadets in a first-of-its-kind "Trek Tech" environment, showcasing the everlasting relevance and impact of innovation and technology on tomorrow’s world. EMS Entertainment, the leader in interactive immersive exhibitions, is producing the experience at the Intrepid in NYC. The exhibition previously launched in May at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum (CASM) in Ottawa, Canada. [ Click here for more information ] 

Star Trek Art Exhibit: 50 Artists. 50 Years.

“50 Artists. 50 Years” features original photography, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, and more created by 50 different artists as an expression of their love for the franchise and the inspiration gained from it. Artists who contributed to the collection include digital artists Tom Whalen, Joshua Budich and Rocco Malatesta, sculptor Calvin Ma, and the late Leonard Nimoy . The exhibit will launched at San Diego Comic-Con and then go on a global tour. [ Click here for more information .] 

Official Star Trek 50th Anniversary Convention

Date: August 3 - 7

The Official "Star Trek" 50th Anniversary Convention will take place on August 3 - 7, 2016 at The Rio Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. The non-stop, five-day convention will host more than 100 "Star Trek" celebrities from TV and film and thousands of avid fans. [ Click here for more information ] 

Star Trek: Mission New York

Date: September 2 - 4

Star Trek: Mission New York will take place September 2 - 4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan and will serve as the ultimate destination for "Star Trek" fans, filled with interactive exhibits, exclusive merchandise, celebrity guests, panels, screenings and much more. ReedPOP, global experts at producing and curating the world’s best fan experiences including New York Comic Con, will be organizing Star Trek: Mission New York. [ Click here for more information ] 

"Building Star Trek"

Date: September 4

The Smithsonian channel will air its two-hour documentary, "Building Star Trek," on September 4 (just four days before the September 8 anniversary), 8:00PM EST on the Smithsonian channel. Afterward, the documentary will be available online. The documentary looks at the Smithsonian's efforts to restore the 11-foot USS Enterprise model from the original TV series as well as the EMP Museum's restoration of the bridge and its museum exhibition. Scientists who are attempting to make "Star Trek" props reality are also included in the documentary to provide perspective of the cultural and scientific influence of "Star Trek." [ Click here for more information .] 

Destination Star Trek Europe

Date: October 7 - 9

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Destination Star Trek Europe will be the only official Star Trek fan event in Europe to offer fans the opportunity to meet the cast and crew, explore interactive exhibits, learn about "Star Trek’s" impact on science, space and technology, and enjoy parties fit for a golden anniversary. As part of the event, hosted by William Shatner at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, England, fans will be able to take command of the bridge on the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 or NCC-1701-D, investigate a Borg hive, take charge of a Klingon Bird-of-Prey, explore a shuttlecraft, and see original props and costumes in the Destination Star Trek Museum. [ Click here for more information ] 

Star Trek - The Cruise:

Date: January 9 - January 15, 2017

Location: Launches in Miami

Star Trek: The Cruise will offer six days and six nights of unique experiences including dramatic performances, comedy shows and concerts by "Star Trek" actors; intimate speaking engagements with leading scientists, influencers and experts; themed parties, nightclubs, bars, casinos and private islands; interactive games, screenings, and competitions. The cruise will sail out of Miami and heading to Cozumel, Mexico and the Bahamas. William Shatner will host the cruise and other "Star Trek" talent from across the franchise are expected to be on board. [ Click here for more information ] 

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  22. What's your best or worst experience at a Star Trek convention?

    So I went to a Star Trek convention in the early 2000's with a friend. This was when Voyager was on the air. My mother had been to a convention before with Patrick Stewart and I was excited by the idea to meet one of the actors from Voyager that I was watching at the time. Robert Duncan McNeil was there and it was hilarious.