Rumor on the street is that this is the last year for the Trek convention in Vegas, I guess in terms of being the biggest and well known. Supposedly, next year, it will be hosted in Chicago. Ive gone to the Vegas one twice. Overall it was a good time especially if you attend the panels. Will be excited to see what is offered in Chicago to maybe differentiate it.
Star Trek Convention Las Vegas
Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:31 AM
1stly.. Great to see you posting The HSBR!
Now... Wow. really?? I used to go to the Vegas convention a lot when I lived on the West Coast. When it was at the Hilton, they had the "Experience" and Quarks Bar. I loved hanging out at Quarks.
I've only been once since it was at the Rio, and without Quarks, I think it lost a bit "flare". If they do move it to Chicago I think that will be a nice change... that would make it with-in driving range for me... and I would def give it a go!
Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:22 AM
I wonder if maybe they're thinking of moving it around like they do with the Star Wars Celebration. I would be okay with that, especially if they plan a year in Orlando so I could go!
Posted 25 June 2019 - 11:28 AM
Posted 25 June 2019 - 02:45 PM
I suspect either the Rio is getting too costly... or maybe they feel there is a bigger fan base and better value to hosting it on Chicago?
Creation used to have multiple conventions around the country and thy collapsed it to Las Vegas
Any way I would welcome it to be in Chicago
Posted 30 June 2019 - 03:30 PM
I believe Creation did a Chicago show but it didnt get the publicity that the Vegas Con got. I think moving it around is a great idea to get new people interested bc the hardcore fans will probably go to wherever it is anyway. If the #1 con did come to Chicago, no question I would go.
Posted 30 June 2019 - 04:07 PM
Well, according to memory Alpha, they hosted a show in San Fran and Boston 2011, and the Grand Slam in LA always had a Trek convention until 2008... which is probably what I was thinking about, but there's no mention that its ever been in Chicago... though I could have been convinced that they had a few shows in other places.
I haven't been for years now... I think last time I went was right after it moved to the Rio. It sounds like its actually gotten bigger! I'd love for it to move to Chicago... but if its gotten bigger... it seems odd they would move it.
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