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With No Studio Support, Creation Pulls Plug On L.A. Trek Con

But, conventions will expand to three additional cities in 2010


Finding a role. any role, in the Star Trek universe is enough to get you invited to some type of convention for the rest of your life.

But for the cast of the recent blockbuster film “Star Trek,” you can just forget it.

Creation Entertainment has canceled its November Grand Slam convention in Los Angeles, according to TrekMovie, blaming its inability to get a single member of the “Star Trek” cast to attend, despite the fact that the movie premieres on DVD that same weekend.

With no light at the end of that turbolift shaft, Creation chose instead to take the convention off life support.

Don’t. however, think Creation is taking a break from this whole convention thing. Far from it.

Creation has announced it will expand into three more cities in 2010: Vancouver, San Francisco and Chicago.

“For many months, we’ve been trying to develop a great guest lineup for this convention consisting of cast members from the new ‘Star Trek’ movie,” Creation said in a statement. “Unfortunately, to date we have been unable to lock any of these guests contracts down, and we do not want to present an event that would be less than what our audience expects of us. Therefore, we have made the decision to postpone this convention until such time we can successfully present some of the new ‘Star Trek’ stars in Los Angeles.”

This is the first time a Star Trek convention has been held in any of these cities since 2006. The San Francisco event is planned for January with Patrick Stewart from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fame as the headliner. The Vancouver convention will come just months after the city plays host to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.

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