Creation Entertainment's 45th Anniversary Star Trek Convention: Las Vegas; AKA Vegas Khhaaan! 2011 Recap
Now that we're finally back to the land of the living and have fully recovered from Vegas Khhaaan 2011, we can officially say that this was the best con ever! I know that's saying a lot, but we truly had a blast hanging with everyone. Especially, you, our fans. We got to know so many of you on a personal level that we can call you friends. Thanks for stopping us and telling us how much Subspace Communique means to you. Hearing things like that, make what we do here at the site and through our podcast, worth more than gold pressed latinum.
Every panel that we covered had it's special charm. Many of the stars seemed invigorated by the crowd's energy, and there was plenty energy to go around. With the main hall seating close to 6,000 fans and an overall attendance of 20,000+, this convention will go down as the largest in Vegas, possibly the United States. To loosely quote Brent Spiner, "Hi to those in the back, I probably look like a raisin on a couch to you."
One of the highlights of the show was Leonard Nimoy's emotional farewell to Vegas Khhaaan! fans, that included a special presentation of his life's work of acting and photography. Starting with his childhood, Leonard walked fans through his early acting career all the way to his appearance in J.J. Abrams's 2009 Star Trek reboot. He ended the panel with an emotional "thank you" to the fans and his trademark "live long & prosper" spoken through tears. It was really amazing.
If you missed our live coverage of the event, check out the handy-dandy links below to the archives of each day. You can also check out our flickr slideshow that includes photos of the amazing cosplay & great celebrity panels. We would also like to give a huge shoutout to @startrekcon for allowing us to hijack her twitter feed for our live coverage.
For even more photos plus a recap video, be sure to check out Vernon Wilmer's Star Trek: My Experience fan page on facebook.
Vegas Khhaaan! 2011 Live Coverage Day 1: Ceti Alpha V
Vegas Khhaaan! 2011 Live Coverage Day 2: Space Mullet
Vegas Khhaaan! 2011 Live Coverage Day 3: Spock-N-Roll
Vegas Khhaaan! 2011 Live Coverage Day 4: Needs O'The Many