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[PREVIEW] Chicago Star Trek Convention with Spiner, Frakes, Nichols and Nimoy’s Final Con Appearance

Chicago Star Trek Convention with Leonard Nimoy

Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek Convention beams down to Chicago this Friday, September 30th and will run through Sunday, October 2nd at the Westin O’Hare Hotel.

While “Gold Weekend”, “General Admission Weekend”, “Preferred Weekend”, and Saturday and Sunday’s “Preferred” and “General ” admission passes are sold out, those wishing to attend Friday’s events with either of the latter may still purchase them at the door for $40 or $20, respectively.

Guests are to include Leonard Nimoy (Spock from TOS), Brent Spiner (TNG’s “Data”), Jonathan Frakes (TNG’s Commander Riker), Nichelle Nicols (Lt. Uhura from TOS), John de Lancie (TNG’s “Q”), Dominic Keating (Enterprise’s Malcolm Reed), Connor Trinneer (Enterprise’s “Trip”), Nana Visitor (DS9’s Major Kira), Rene Auberjonois (DS9’s “Odo”), Arlene Martel (T’Pring from the TOS episode “Amok Time”), Garth Pillsbury (Wilson in “Mirror, Mirror” and Troglyte prisoner in “Cloud Minders”, both from TOS), and Sean Kennedy (Christopher Pike in “The Managerie, Parts I and II” and Lieutenant DePaul in “Arena” and “A Taste of Armageddon”, both from TOS).

Scheduled events include:

12:45 pm – 6:30 pm:
Celebrity Appearances by Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer,
Morgan Gendel’s Journey to the Inner Light Presentation
45th Anniversary of Star Trek Presentation by Richard Arnold
Star Trek Music Videos
Yes/No Trivia Game
9:30 pm: Celebrity Cocktail Party for Gold Patrons with Dominic Keating and Connor Trinneer

11:30 am – 6:30 pm:
Celebrity Appearances by Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes, Brannon Braga, and Nichelle Nichols
45th Anniversary Star Trek Presentation by Richard Arnold
Costume Competition
Presentation from John Tenuto on Alternate Treks
A Klingon Christmas Carol
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm: A Leonard Nimoy Photograph Seminar

8:00 am – 9:30 am: Celebrity Breakfast and Silent Charity Auction with Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and John de Lancie
10:00 am – 6:00 pm:
Celebrity Appearances by Leonard Nimoy, John de Lancie, Rene Auberjonois, and Nana Visitor
Cross Our Hearts: Poems and Prose Read by Nana and Rene
Fantastic Presentations from John Tenuto: History of the Star Trek Fan Club

Please note that this is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.

For more information and schedule, visit Creation Entertainment.

Be sure to keep track of all things Trek and check back for further updates, here at!

Written By

Alex is a writer, actor, and improv comedian living in Southern California. Among his harem of rather unhealthy obsessions are comics, cartoons, video games, Star Trek, Star Wars, horror films, Daleks, and David Bowie. When not desperately attempting to make people laugh, he travels through time with his girlfriend and overweight tabby cats playing practical jokes on influential historical figures and collecting NES cartridges.



  1. DFurnas

    September 26, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I REALLY wish I could be there for Leonard’s final appearance.

  2. Inari

    September 26, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Solid lineup. If you’re going, have fun!

  3. Lynn

    September 26, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    If you’re going please, please PLEASE give Mr. Nimoy the biggest loudest round of applause. He deserves it!

  4. Wolke 07

    September 30, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    “I REALLY wish I could be there for Leonard’s final appearance.” I too

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