Trekkies Assimilate During Chicago's Official Star Trek ConventionThe Westin O'Hare Hotel (6100 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018)
- Full Price:
- $20.00 - $25.00
- Our Price:
- FREE - $12.50*
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary have expired.
The last date listed for The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary was Saturday October 1, 2011 / All Day (10:45am - 6:00pm).
Goldstar Member Tips
Easily accessible through public transit. Right off the Rosemont Blueline stop
The price for parking was insane. - for a hotel parking lot!!! really!!
16 Goldstar Member Reviews
Written on Oct 07 2011
Listening to the actors speak about their craft of acting, and the writers on the act of writing and getting their thoughts from paper to screen was insightful.
Written on Oct 04 2011
There were pros and cons to this event. Parking was pricey. Discount passes were available bringing the cost down to $9. Passes were on the front table, but if you missed them you had to ask. Event coordinators could do a better job letting attendees know. Also could definitely use more vendors.
On the plus side, it was a good crowd, good people watching, I enjoyed the panelists and the costume competition was a sight! The discounted tickets were well worth spending a day indulging complete nerdiness and I would go again.
Written on Oct 04 2011
Even though I didn't pay much for these tickets I was really disappointed. I got these tickets for my spouse who is a trekkie. We arrived at the Westin at about 11:45am. We had to pay $19 to park in the hotel parking lot - you also have to pay to park at the hotel across the street - so beware. We waited in a pretty long line, only to be told that people with GOLD tickets would get preference and general admission tickets would not be handed out until 12:45pm. It does not take a rocket scientist (or maybe it does) to figure out that there should have been (3) lines set up - one for GOLD, one for preferred and one for general admission tickets, instead of one line of chaos. In addition, because this was my first conference, I was not aware that you could even purchase GOLD or preferred tickets. Note that GOLD tickets were approx. $400 each. In addition, there were very few vendors in a small space. I found the event to be very unprofessional and feel sorry for anyone who paid to get into this event. I would never go again. It was not well organized or professional in my opinion.
Written on Oct 04 2011
Not that much going on. Needed a lot more events and/or a lot of condensing to the schedule. If something didn't interest you, you were left with 1-2 hours of nothing to do.
Also, Westin Hotel parking fees are atrocious (with no in and out privileges for the down time).
More Information About The Official Star Trek Convention: The Celebration of the 45th Anniversary
The "Official Convention" Celebration of the 45th Anniversary of Star Trek concludes with a visit to Chicago, one of the true hotbeds of Trek fandom. Join the fun of a full weekend devoted to Gene Roddenberry's legacy and enjoy the guests, events, and fellow fans from around the globe! Creation Entertainment is working round the clock to provide a fantastic three days for all attendees. Visit the event website for the most up-to-date information.
* Leonard Nimoy (Spock). Appearing on stage Sunday and doing his photography seminar on Saturday evening from 7:30 pm to 9 pm.
* Brent Spiner ("Data" of Star Trek The Next Generation). Appearing Saturday and Sunday
* Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura of classic Star Trek). Appearing Saturday
* Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed of Star Trek: Enterprise). Appearing Friday
* Nana Visitor (Major Kira of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Appearing Sunday
* Arlene Martel (T'Pring in the classic original series episode "Amok Time").
* Jonathan Frakes - (Commander Riker of Star Trek: The Next Generation). Appearing Saturday and Sunday
* John De Lancie ("Q" of Star Trek: The Next Generation). Appearing Sunday
* Connor Trinneer ("Trip" of Star Trek: Enterprise). Appearing Friday
* Rene Auberjonois ("Odo" of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Appearing Sunday
* Garth Pillsbury (Original classic Star Trek: as Wilson in "Mirror, Mirror" and as Troglyte prisoner in "Cloud Minders").
About the Ticket Supplier: Creation Entertainment
Founded in 1971 by Gary Berman and Adam Malin, two young teenage sci-fi fans in New York, Creation Entertainment continues a 37 year tradition of producing the world's leading conventions for fans of genre television and film.
Inventing the concept of "traveling" fan conventions, Creation has brought its brand of live interactive entertainment events to over three million attendees throughout the United States, Canada and Great Britain.