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Re: Invasion Updates
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2017, 05:11:12 AM »
Hi everyone,
We are now able to confirm our dates for next year as Friday 14th to Sunday 16th September.

We shall be returning to the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel and the hotel will shortly be launching their Gatecon booking page offering Gategoers a discounted room rate as usual. Please note that these blocked rooms will be limited in number so please be sure to book early. We will let you know when they are ready to accept bookings.

The actual format of the event is still being decided so we are unable to announce guests etc at this early stage - although some of our Gatecon favourites have already expressed an interest in attending. We may also open it up to other locally produced shows or local actors, as we did with the cast members from Dark Matter last year.

The Friday to Sunday are the main convention days but you can expect to see extra optional trips added on to the itinerary either side of those main days.

Tickets will be going on sale in due course but we will announce prices, ticket types and the sale date well in advance to give you time to prepare and plan. Although we will continue to use last year's mailing list for the general announcements we will start a fresh list for ticket holders only once tickets have gone on sale. You will also be able to keep up with the news on our Website, Facebook, Forum and Twitter pages.
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« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2017, 04:42:50 PM »
Yay!
 

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« Reply #17 on: April 17, 2017, 11:41:09 AM »
I'm so excited! I've gotten my roommate into SG-1 and he's ready to cosplay as Daniel Jackson while I cosplay O'Neill! This con is still so far away but I am so excited for it and I know it's going to be so awesome when it's time! Can't wait to see more celeb confirmations in the future.
 

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« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2017, 01:05:13 PM »
The Sheraton isn't accepting AARP or AAA discounts Sept 13-17, 2018. I'm a Starwood member and checked. Should we start a new room share thread for 2018?
 

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« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2017, 09:27:48 PM »
When tickets go on sale, I won't need to be close to the stage because my camera has 35x zoom. ;D
 

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« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 12:15:38 PM »
Hey guys I´m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but first of all English isn't my mother tongue, so please be indulgent to my mistakes. Ok so I´m from Germany and my Sister and me thinking about to travel next Year to Vancouver (for the first Time) for joining the Gatecon (for the first Time):D. Actually if we will do this..this will be our first Convention ever. So my question right now is can I buy Tickets from Germany too?And if yes how...and when will the tickets be aviable to buy? And do I have to take a room in the same Hotel the con will be placed or can I take another Place to stay? Ok maybe thats just many stupid questions but I really really hope that someone has the mercy to answer me.
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Re: Invasion Updates
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2017, 01:50:19 PM »
Hey guys I´m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but first of all English isn't my mother tongue, so please be indulgent to my mistakes. Ok so I´m from Germany and my Sister and me thinking about to travel next Year to Vancouver (for the first Time) for joining the Gatecon (for the first Time):D. Actually if we will do this..this will be our first Convention ever. So my question right now is can I buy Tickets from Germany too?And if yes how...and when will the tickets be aviable to buy? And do I have to take a room in the same Hotel the con will be placed or can I take another Place to stay? Ok maybe thats just many stupid questions but I really really hope that someone has the mercy to answer me.

You will be able to buy tickets from Germany. They aren't on sale yet, so you haven't missed them. There hasn't been an announcement made for when they will be, so keep watching the forum here for updates.

You don't have to get a room at the convention hotel, but it is very convenient to do so. There are other hotels nearby that you can room in instead if you choose.

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« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 05:16:51 AM »
Hey guys I´m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but first of all English isn't my mother tongue, so please be indulgent to my mistakes. Ok so I´m from Germany and my Sister and me thinking about to travel next Year to Vancouver (for the first Time) for joining the Gatecon (for the first Time):D. Actually if we will do this..this will be our first Convention ever. So my question right now is can I buy Tickets from Germany too?And if yes how...and when will the tickets be aviable to buy? And do I have to take a room in the same Hotel the con will be placed or can I take another Place to stay? Ok maybe thats just many stupid questions but I really really hope that someone has the mercy to answer me.

You will be able to buy tickets from Germany. They aren't on sale yet, so you haven't missed them. There hasn't been an announcement made for when they will be, so keep watching the forum here for updates.

You don't have to get a room at the convention hotel, but it is very convenient to do so. There are other hotels nearby that you can room in instead if you choose.


Thank You so much! :D
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2017, 06:20:05 AM »
Hey guys I´m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but first of all English isn't my mother tongue, so please be indulgent to my mistakes. Ok so I´m from Germany and my Sister and me thinking about to travel next Year to Vancouver (for the first Time) for joining the Gatecon (for the first Time):D. Actually if we will do this..this will be our first Convention ever. So my question right now is can I buy Tickets from Germany too?And if yes how...and when will the tickets be aviable to buy? And do I have to take a room in the same Hotel the con will be placed or can I take another Place to stay? Ok maybe thats just many stupid questions but I really really hope that someone has the mercy to answer me.

Hello and welcome. *waves from Australia* 🙂 Just thought that I would let you know that usually there will be people that will want to go sight seeing and get together for dinners etc. Keep your eyes open as you will be welcome to join in.
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« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2017, 09:29:16 AM »
Hey thank u! This Sounds Amazing.  ;D We're already pretty excited about everything and I Really hope that it will all go well and as planned 😅 it would be so great to finally Meet Other Stargate Fans in Person, so I will keep my eyes wide open😂Thank u for this Info and Nice greetings from Germany!
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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2017, 03:46:04 PM »
Just remember 'today' is Vancouver time and I am 9 hours ahead of that so might not get the info until my tomorrow!
 
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« Reply #26 on: August 20, 2017, 08:16:01 PM »
Hey guys I´m not sure if this is the right place to ask, but first of all English isn't my mother tongue, so please be indulgent to my mistakes. Ok so I´m from Germany and my Sister and me thinking about to travel next Year to Vancouver (for the first Time) for joining the Gatecon (for the first Time):D. Actually if we will do this..this will be our first Convention ever. So my question right now is can I buy Tickets from Germany too?And if yes how...and when will the tickets be aviable to buy? And do I have to take a room in the same Hotel the con will be placed or can I take another Place to stay? Ok maybe thats just many stupid questions but I really really hope that someone has the mercy to answer me.

Please come!!! It's a fantastic time and a BUNCH of fun! :) We can't wait!
 

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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2017, 07:46:51 AM »
It won't be long now before we start seeing events and activities crop up in the Itinerary Section.  Is it too early to start getting excited?
 

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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2017, 11:37:06 AM »
Never too early 🎉
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Re: Invasion Updates
« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2018, 10:55:17 AM »
We have a few updates for you for various areas of the convention:

Volunteers
Many thanks to everyone who has submitted a volunteer crew application form so far. Apologies for the delay getting back to you. Unfortunately Candace is unable to be with us in September so we have been busy appointing a new Volunteer Coordinator.

Sharon Drake will be looking after the volunteers this year and she will be getting in touch with you all shortly.

It's not too late to volunteer and we welcome applications via the Gatecon website.


Banquet
Tickets are still available for the Friday night banquet with after-dinner comedy entertainment from Gary Jones and Peter Kelamis while Colin Cunningham provides the music with his band WTF.

Tickets can be purchased via the My Gatecon section of the website.
Important - there are still a few people who have purchased banquet tickets but have not let us know their main course. If we do not hear from you, your default meal will be the vegetarian option. Platinums don't forget your banquet is included with your ticket but you still need to choose your main course.


Bus Tour
Tickets are still available for the filming location bus tour taking place on Monday 17th September (via My Gatecon),. If you have already purchased a ticket you will be getting your confirmation shortly. Meanwhile if you are hoping to be on the same bus as friends please drop me a line (gatecon.events@gmail.com) with your name and the person you would like to be with.

Registration
With today's world climate we are increasing our security measures at the convention. This is for everyone's safety and convenience. Therefore you will be required to present photo ID when collecting your pass/es. This can be driving licence, passport etc.

Merchandise
The cutoff date for ordering merchandise is July 10th.
Being mindful of the unnecessary wastage of natural resources there will be a very limited supply available for sale at the event.
Hoodies will only be available by pre-ordering and will not be stocked at the event.
Regarding T shirts, there will be a limited supply of M, L and XL available at the event, if you fall outside of these sizes you will need to pre-order.
To avoid disappointment please make sure your merchandise order is completed and paid for by the cutoff date.

Please don't forget that for all tickets and merchandise you need to complete checkout and payment for your purchases to be guaranteed. Any shopping carts with items in them that have not been completed will not be valid.

Photo-Ops
We will be launching pre-sales for photo ops shortly, payable by Paypal. We will give you advance notice of this along with the prices for the guests. We can only pre-sell the contracted numbers of photo ops. Anything beyond that will be available on the door, subject to time constraints. To avoid disappointment we advise you buy in advance.

Guest Appearances
At this stage the itinerary is still being put together but we do know that not all guests will be with us for all three days. Amanda, Michael and Lexa are contracted for the Sunday only and so we will be conducting their photo ops on the Sunday morning* and autographs in the afternoon. They will also appear on stage of course.


*Please note as we need to include these photo ops on the Sunday morning it will mean missing any on-stage panels when you have photos taken - we hope the people involved on these panels will have already been on-stage on the Friday or Saturday so you should not miss anyone.

Payments at the event
We will be accepting payment at the event for merchandise and photo ops by cash (US and CAD $) or by Paypal . All autographs will need to be paid in cash as that money goes straight to the guests on the day (a full list of autograph prices will be published nearer the event).
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