In a major score for Creation Entertainment, Star Trek: The Next Generation alum, Oscar winner, and EGOT elite Whoopi Goldberg has just been announced as a guest for Star Trek: Las Vegas, the largest Star Trek convention of the year. Since 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, Creation is pulling out all the stops to secure high-profile guests for their entire Trek convention lineup. Las Vegas always boasts the largest guest list, with over 100 Star Trek stars and behind-the-scenes talent booked in previous years. The addition of Goldberg, who has never attended a Creation event, let alone a Star-Trek-only convention, vaults #STLV onto a new level as Trekkies around the world prepare for August’s five-day Trek-stravaganza.
Creation co-founder Gary Berman enthusiastically related the news of Goldberg’s addition to StarTrek.com, noting that “No one wanted her there more than us, and we’re really grateful that it is happening in the 50th anniversary year at a convention that is going to be the best ever, especially with this new exciting announcement.”
It is worth noting that STLV is already sold out, with all price levels of seating gone by mid-February, making the 50th celebration into a record-breaker months before it even happens. The lucky fans who have planned ahead are surely in for a treat, as Ms. Goldberg is set to appear onstage, sign autographs and pose for photos on Thursday, August 4. “We can’t think of a better way to thank all our fellow fans that have sold out the convention this early. The support we’ve always gotten in Las Vegas for the convention has always been phenomenal, but this year is breaking all the records,” Berman went on to say, and I must agree. So many fans have been loyal to Creation year after year, and the joy around Facebook, Twitter and the blogosphere when the announcement broke yesterday was a reflection of that loyalty being rewarded with a great guest and the promise of the biggest Trek celebration ever.
Star Trek: Las Vegas will take place from August 3-7 in the Rio Suites Hotel and Casino.