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Itinerary & Activities / Re: Writing Competition
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:18:13 PM »
The suspense is killing me. lol

Me too!!

Out of curiosity, is there a site where people who like to write Stargate stories gather?  I'm relatively new to the Stargate universe and I don't want to buy any more books until the convention (where I'm thinking I can get them signed by the author) so I'm looking for Stargate stories to read just for enjoyment. Any suggestions??

There are lots of places.  The two biggest archives for stories written by fans are: and  (AO3 is much easier to navigate, though I haven't been to FFN in a dog's age.)

If you want to talk to other Stargate fans about the show itself, you can hop over to - Stargate and pretty much any other SFF thing you can think of. =)
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The Homecoming 8th-12th September 2016 / Re: Photograph Sessions
« on: June 12, 2016, 01:47:51 PM »
The photo ops are paid in advance via PayPal, so currency exchange will take place through the PayPal system.

The autograph sessions are paid in cash at the guests tables (unless they start having credit card machines at the tables - which, with the advent of smarphones and programs like Square, they might).  Some guests wish to be paid in USD, some in CAD.  Those are listed in the first post of this thread.

If you're travelling to the convention from outside North America, it would likely be beneficial to have both currencies on hand.  Or make good friends with someone from the US, bring your CAD, and make an equitable cash trade at the convention. =)

There used to be a currency exchange around the corner from the hotel (I used to cash my traveller's cheques there) - anyone know if it's still there?  I assume it would be, it was a good location surrounded by hotels.
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Off The Grid / Re: Ingress - anyone play?
« on: May 21, 2016, 03:48:39 PM »
Sort of a repeat - but there is a new series of live events going on now-ish... Aegis Nova

details and cities here:

If there's one near you and you can take the time to go, do it!  It's a lot of fun and you can meet new people and have a little competition. =)
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Ok, so Chief Master Sargent and only 8 more posts to go for a promotion. LOL

lol... if you came back here more often, you'd get promoted faster.... XD

I'm back now.  :D

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Gatecon & Legends / Re: About Gatecon
« on: May 14, 2016, 11:08:28 PM »


*smh*  again, i must ask... what am i gonna do with you, Richard?

Really?  You need to ask? LOL    Oh so many ideas.:D

Exactly... the question is, of course, about narrowing down from the very long list.... =)
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Two posts in a row Mags...anyone would think you're spam posting to earn the promotion 😜

I would never think that of course.

No, of course you wouldn't.... you would never do something like that...... XD
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Ok, so Chief Master Sargent and only 8 more posts to go for a promotion. LOL

lol... if you came back here more often, you'd get promoted faster.... XD
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The Homecoming 8th-12th September 2016 / Re: Photograph Sessions
« on: April 27, 2016, 04:12:12 PM »
Hey Jel - it's by seat number.  That's your ticket number.

Well our seat number is main event # and the autograph ticket # (Still has to be purchase) is a whole different number I thought.

Sounds like Richard & Crew will be busy this summer getting things sorted out.

She was asking about how attendees will be grouped for the autograph sessions.  It's typically arranged by groups of ticket numbers based on your convention ticket.  There may be separate, purchased, autograph tickets that may be numbered, but those won't determine *when* you go to the autograph sessions.  (Based on previous Gatecons, if things are different, Richard & co will say so.)
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The Homecoming 8th-12th September 2016 / Re: Autograph Sessions
« on: April 14, 2016, 01:30:30 AM »
For the photo sessions we will be accepting Canadian or US and the rates will be posted on the day based on the exchange rate at the time.

As far as the autographs are concerned you may wish to have both currencies available as the US based actors will likely prefer to be paid in US$

Can we get a price range at least before the convention so I know how much I need to save up before then?

The autograph prices will (most likely) be set by the guests themselves and we probably won't know until much closer to the convention.

However - going by previous convention appearances, autographs have started at about $10US and some ran about $20US.  NOTE: this is a baseline based on previous Gatecons and is not a guarantee of pricing at the September 2016 event. 

If you figure at least $15-$20 US for each, you can estimate a potential budget and pad accordingly.
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The Homecoming 8th-12th September 2016 / Re: Our Guests
« on: April 11, 2016, 12:24:38 AM »

GREAT NEWS! Erick Avari will be joining us after all! a lovely man and a wonderful addition to the guest line-up!


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Gategoers at The Homecoming / Re: Meet-A-Gater
« on: March 24, 2016, 08:24:53 PM »
Hi again!

I posted earlier but since I'm now planning on bringing my dog, it was suggested that I post her name and a picture of her here too. She's a basset hound and her name is 'Hela' (Norse goddess of the underworld) because she was much darker when she was born. Her face was totally black! She's 10 weeks old now and has lightened up considerably! She'll be 9 months old by convention time and lots bigger.

(Now let's see if I can attach a picture...)

(Ok, maybe this time...)

Well, no luck.  "The upload folder is full" (whatever that means). The pictures are only about 50kb so that shouldn't be the problem. I guess I'll try again later.

To attach the picture, you'll probably have to load it to somewhere like photobucket or flickr, then link to it with the [img] tags.  I don't think we have photo-hosting turned on here.
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Itinerary & Activities / Re: Overview of the planned activities
« on: March 07, 2016, 06:41:09 PM »
And the video competition? Sorry can't find the righ thread where this was discussed

That's here

Not a competition, but submission of your photo to be included in the convention opening video

I've gotta remember to send a decent picture!  ;D

But I was referring to this (I just noticed the nice little research thingy btw, and found the thread i was talking about)

So far, there's been no word of a video competition.  There were some legal questions that had to be answered and there's also the time consideration.  There's already a lot on the table for the weekend, so they may not be able to squeeze in another contest.

But - things can change.

I am not one of the con organizers, just a long time visitor. =)  (also, i'm around at times when Richard is asleep *g*)
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The Homecoming 8th-12th September 2016 / Re: Volunteers
« on: March 07, 2016, 06:38:55 PM »
Do we have to let anyone know if we booked the cruise or banquet or will you guys figure that part out yourselves LOL!
Cause I'm pretty sure I put down that I could help with registration but wasn't sure how that would work with the cruise being on the same day (at the time I wasn't planning on going on the cruise... Now I am, but would still like to help somewhere along the line...)

It's all in the data that Richard has and will give to the Vol Coord.  Registration runs the whole weekend, so don't sweat that you won't have a chance. 
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Sea Shepherd / Re: About Sea Shepherd
« on: February 21, 2016, 01:58:37 PM »
Respectfully, all I'm saying is that the lines seemed somewhat blurred between the convention and the SSCS when I last visited the GateCon website.  I'm in favor of stars and fans supporting their favorite charity, and I see no problem with a Stargate convention hosting charities who wish to advertise at the event.  However, there's a big difference between hosting a charity, and "proudly supporting" a charity.  "Support" can include many things, such as monetary support, and "proudly supporting" could suggest a lack of neutrality with respect to a specific charity.  Asking for clarity about where the money goes from the cost of attendance is a fair question since Stargate fandom includes people from all walks of life, not just supporters of SSCS.  I hope that fact is recognized by attendees and staff alike.

Thank you.

I'm not one of the organizers, so I'm not speaking on their behalf, this is all me based on my previous attendances of Gatecon.

From past experience, the ticket prices for Gatecon go to pay for the venue hotel and guest appearance fees, etc - running a con is expensive.  All charitable donations/payments are done via other means - direct contributions or via the charity auction.
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The Sheraton Vancouver Airport / Re: Hotel Facilities
« on: December 09, 2015, 09:03:11 PM »
Just received an updated photo of the new ballroom - and it's looking very nice!

Ballroom? As in we gotta dance?  ::)

Or we could play ball!  BATTER UP!!!!  😀

What if Ba'al is in the ball room? That might get confusing XD

Then you can have a ball, playing ball with Ba'al in the ballroom.

[yup... i ttly just did that]
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