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Star Trek Convention Looks to Break World Record

Star Trek Convention Looks to Break World Record

Trekkies are hoping to take back a record in Las Vegas this weekend.

The largest Star Trek convention is being held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino, starting on Thursday.

The convention features a number of events, including parties and dinners with Star Trek celebrities.

There will also be a convention floor filled with vendors and panels, including several dedicated to the science and technology behind the world-wide phenomenon.

One of the biggest events will be an attempt to break the Guiness Book of World Record for most people dressed up in Star Trek costumes.

The group held the record until it was broken in London in October. It will take more than 1,063 Trekkies to take it back.

The record attempt is set for Saturday.


Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild is adding to its summer offerings with new ticket options, new weekend hours and a new way to watch movies.

The water park is starting Dive 'n' Movie night every other Friday through August 23. The movies will be shown at Red Rock Bay wave pool. Guests will be able to watch PG-rated movies while floating in the wave pool or sitting on the surrounding deck.

The movies start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., when the park closes.

The scheduled movies for the summer:

Comic Con Starts at South Point

Comic book fans will have a lot to love at this year's Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con going on this weekend at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

The comic book convention will include some of the biggest names in the genre, including the legendary Stan Lee and Jim Lee. 

There will also be appearances by artists who have worked on some of the most popular graphic novels and comic books.

A three-day all-access pass is $50. Kids under 10 years old are free with a paying adult. For more information on tickets and hours, go to amazinglasvegascomiccon.com.


Local Bands Compete for $10,000 Prize at Extreme Thing

Local Bands Compete for $10,000 Prize at Extreme Thing


A Las Vegas band will win a $10,000 recording package this weekend during the annual Extreme Thing at Desert Breeze Park.

The entertainment and extreme sports event will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and will include several stages with local bands and DJ’s.

Besides the music, BMX riders, wrestlers and skateboarder will show off their talents in competitions and demonstrations.

The band competition for the $10,000 recording package will be on the International Academy of Design & Technology stage.

The six bands set to perform Saturday were chosen from 70 bands that originally performed in a battle of the bands in February.

The finalists will compete for a five-day, high-quality recording package at IADT’s new industry-current studio, valued at $10,000.

Food and drink vendors will be available. Clark County puts on Extreme Thing and expects 25,000 people for the all day concert and sports event.

Penn & Teller Extend Stay at Rio for Six More Years

Penn & Teller Extend Stay at Rio for Six More Years


The magic duo of Penn & Teller announced Monday they extended their stay at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino through 2018.

The pair had their first show in Las Vegas in 1993. They started headlining at the Rio in 2001.

“When we first moved to Vegas, our hoity-toity New York art and theater friends all screamed in horror. Now they are all regular Vegas visitors and headliners. We've loved every minute of our 20 years in Vegas and are wicked excited we get to spend another six at the Rio in the best theater in town. I hate to hurt our next negotiations with Caesars Entertainment, but we have no plans to leave.  We intend to die in office,” Penn Jillette said.

Penn & Teller has performed on several TV shows, including their own network specials, "Late Nigh with David Letterman"  and the "Today" show.

Wayans Brothers Stand on Their Own

Part of one of comedy's most recognized families hits town for New Year's weekend.

The Wayans brothers are their own men, onstage and off.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

'Idol' Alum Kellie Pickler Still Carving Out Space

The country star covers personal ground in her new album.

Funny, how this "American Idol" stuff goes. Kellie Pickler is playing a bigger Las Vegas venue than Taylor Hicks, who ultimately won the fifth season of the talent show.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal