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Title: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2015, 08:15:01 AM
The autograph session will take place on Sunday 11th September.

Please note that autographs are not included in your convention ticket as this is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may be able to obtain an extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph at the guests' discretion. A full-list of charges will be made available as we get that info.

We request your cooperation in keeping the lines moving and being aware of the time constraints and respectful of the other fans and the guests.

AUTOGRAPHS

Autograph sessions are run for the actors' sole benefit and they have provided us with their individual prices which are paid direct to them at their table in the currency indicated for each guest. These are listed below.  To clarify, these will be available at the actors' table ('table photos'). Anything other than that classes as a personal item. Please note, there will be NO photographs available at Richard Dean Anderson's table and so those must be purchased from Legends Photo Booth* prior to joining the autograph lines. All RDAs autographs will be priced the same, whether official images or not.

In addition to 'table photos' available for purchase and signing at each guest table, Legends will also be selling a range of photos of the guests at the Legends Photo Booth* at US$5 each ('Legends photos'), and you will need to pay the guest direct for their autograph on these items.

Autograph Session Pricing structure


*Legends Photo Booth
Please note the Photo Booth will be stationed in the main Dealer Room on Friday and Saturday so you can purchase photos for the autograph session in advance if desired. On the Sunday, the Photo Booth will be moved to the foyer of the Britannia Ballroom where the main autograph session is taking place.


PHOTOGRAPHS

We have two main price tiers for the photo shoots - US$35 and US$30**. You will be purchasing tickets to the photo sessions that will allow you to be photographed with any guest within that price tier. Therefore if the person you were hoping to be photographed with is no longer able to attend, you are allowed to use that ticket for another guest in the same tier.

If you are travelling with a family member or friend and you wish to be in the same photograph, each person will need to buy a ticket for that shot. Tickets will be collected from you when the photograph is taken. There can be a maximum of five people in any one photograph with a guest. Each person will receive a copy of the photograph.

We are also hoping to offer some group photo ops (as in certain actors together in one shot...System Lords for example). Details on these to be added nearer the time.

Your photo op tickets do not include entry to the main convention - you will need to purchase a convention ticket in order to access the other events. You also need to be a convention ticket holder in order to take part in the photo ops.

There will be restrictions on props brought into the photo ops - please make sure you contact us BEFORE the convention to make sure your props are acceptable. Anyone bringing an unsuitable prop to the photo ops will be required to leave the prop outside the room. Likewise you are not allowed to bring gifts for the guests to the photo sessions. If you do have a gift for one of our guests please hand it to the registration desk or a crew member and we will pass it on to them. Gifts must be unwrapped.

Any uncollected photos will be made available in digital download form after the convention.

**Please note certain guests may be priced outside of the two main tiers. These will be clearly stated.

GUEST PRICES
The following is a list of the guest prices for autos and photos as it currently stands. Please note this is for guidance only and although unlikely, prices may change between now and the convention. Some guests may be offering extra options - please check at their table.

Currencies: For the autographs the guests would like to be paid in cash in the currency stated. For any photo op tickets purchased at the event we will accept CAD or US$ based on the prevailing exchange rates for the US$ prices stated. Likewise we will be able to accept both currencies for the official Homecoming merchandise available at the Gatecon table in the Dealer Room.

Any prices missing mean we are still waiting to hear and the figures will be added as we receive them

RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON

TONY AMENDOLA

CARMEN ARGENZIANNO

DOUGLAS ARTHURS

ERICK AVARI

DEAN AYLESWORTH

STEVE BACIC

SIMONE BAILLY

SUANNE BRAUN

BARRY CAMPBELL
Happy to take either currency

GARRY CHALK

ROGER CROSS

PATRICK CURRIE

MIKE DOPUD


JODELLE FERLAND

ANDEE FRIZZELL

VIRGINIA HEY


ANDREW JACKSON

GARY JONES

PETER KELAMIS

TOM McBEATH

CORIN NEMEC

DAVID NYKL

DAN PAYNE

AARON PEARL

JACQUELINE SAMUDA

GARWIN SANFORD

DAN SHEA

CLIFF SIMON

JENNIFER SPENCE

SHARON TAYLOR

JILL TEED

EMILIE ULLERUP

PETER WLLIAMS

MARTIN WOOD

ALEX ZAHARA
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2015, 10:54:03 AM
OK, thanks for the info. I assume tickets for this will pop up on the website eventually - for us to pre-buy tickets?

And, some conventions have photo prints available to buy to get signed. Online, most of the cool photos I have seen listed at ebay and other places are already signed. I haven't been able to find unsigned prints of the pics I like. I assume there will be some sort of dealer's room to buy stuff?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 07, 2015, 02:25:52 PM
Yes Legends will be selling official head shots of the actors for signing in the autograph room. Saves the actors having to have them spread out over their table. The actors will then have an assistant handling the money for the actual autographs.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2015, 03:30:42 PM
Ok, cool.

But then I guess it's first come first serve on the signatures since there won't be presales of the tickets (if they are collecting money right there). Right?

You are only preselling photo tickets then?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 07, 2015, 03:42:39 PM
Correct yes the income from the autographs goes direct to the guests
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Dr. Carson Beckett on October 07, 2015, 11:26:34 PM
Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

Just to clarify; does this mean that purchasing an autograph is essentially purchasing two signatures, provided one of the items is something you bring with you, say a DVD cover, for example? Otherwise, the limit remains at one per guest?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Stargategirl on October 07, 2015, 11:54:30 PM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

In order to keep the lines moving and ensure everyone can get through the autograph room, we will enforce the one paid-one free policy, politely of course, but request your cooperation in self-policing and being aware of the time constraints and respectful of the other fans and the guests.

Oh cool....I can get the mousepad I bought at Gatecon 2008 signed by RDA. At QTF 2011, I finally got the 2008 photo op signed by RDA. Paul Brown was there.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: imzidi00 on October 09, 2015, 01:53:16 AM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

In order to keep the lines moving and ensure everyone can get through the autograph room, we will enforce the one paid-one free policy, politely of course, but request your cooperation in self-policing and being aware of the time constraints and respectful of the other fans and the guests.
So will everyone get a chance to get a autograph?  I can just pay for them right there at the table right?  Or do I have to buy a ticket in order to get into the autograph lines?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on October 09, 2015, 04:16:30 AM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

In order to keep the lines moving and ensure everyone can get through the autograph room, we will enforce the one paid-one free policy, politely of course, but request your cooperation in self-policing and being aware of the time constraints and respectful of the other fans and the guests.
So will everyone get a chance to get a autograph?  I can just pay for them right there at the table right?  Or do I have to buy a ticket in order to get into the autograph lines?

This is one of those things where the answer is 'it depends'.  It depends on how many people there are and how quickly the lines move, etc., for how many people get through.

Typically, it's a 'pay at the table' deal, since the money goes directly to the guests.  And it's almost always cash-only. 

Pro-Tip: bring as many smaller bills as you can - $5s are best, but $10s work out well too.  The less 'making change' the guests have to do, the faster the lines move. =)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Dr. Carson Beckett on October 09, 2015, 01:27:23 PM
Pro-Tip: bring as many smaller bills as you can - $5s are best, but $10s work out well too.  The less 'making change' the guests have to do, the faster the lines move. =)

What is the typical cost for an autograph at Gatecon? At the other conventions I've been to, where the guests were paid directly, autographs usually started at $20 and fluctuated around that point.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: GenPeanut on October 09, 2015, 01:27:42 PM
Amen to that! Small cash bills - Canadian for sure, but we will wait to see if they take US dollars too. If you can hand over exact change and your item to be signed, the lines will fly, and more people can get thru!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on October 09, 2015, 02:24:58 PM
We were given little ticket stubs at LFCC this year to get RDA's auto...
But it was a shambles... they called numbers 1-50 but there was some woman with number 80+ in the queue having a whinge cause one of our friends was late and we had her ticket (which was number 20 something)...
Hope it isn't gonna be like that here, cause I barely managed to reign my temper in at this woman! LOL!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on October 09, 2015, 10:00:23 PM
Pro-Tip: bring as many smaller bills as you can - $5s are best, but $10s work out well too.  The less 'making change' the guests have to do, the faster the lines move. =)

What is the typical cost for an autograph at Gatecon? At the other conventions I've been to, where the guests were paid directly, autographs usually started at $20 and fluctuated around that point.

The prices are set by the guests, but in the past, they've ranged from $10CAD to $20CAD and a couple of guests were asking for $15CAD - hence the pro-tip about bringing $5's! =) 

Probably if you assume everyone is going to be at least $20CAD, and budget accordingly with a little padding, you'll likely get the ones you want. 

*BIG SPARKLE TEXT* this is all guessing based on previous Gatecons and these are NOT actual prices for this year, just advice - take at your own risk! =)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: gatenerd on October 09, 2015, 10:12:51 PM
At the last Stargate con i went to the actors signed at the tables but would also take pics with fans on their phones for an extra $10, do you think any of the guests will be doing that? It was fun!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Atlantia on October 09, 2015, 10:38:00 PM
At Oc comic con in Sydney RDA signed and signed and signed. He even stayed late, I heard that it was 7pm just to make sure that everyone who had paid for an autograph ticket got an autograph. 

Now, saying that, the "Main" guests i.e RDA, in the past, we pre bought autograph and photo ops. I like this way best. Not only does it make planning how many they sign in each session manageable, we are not standing in a queue for long periods missing panels.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Stargategirl on October 09, 2015, 11:31:17 PM
Just when the line was going smoothly, there's the one person who has something odd to get signed. And then there's the question to personalize or not.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on October 10, 2015, 02:03:26 PM
I'll honestly just be happy with photos... depending on how long the queues are I suppose :/!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 12, 2015, 04:34:10 PM
This whole autograph thing has me nervous now...

After reading that your payment basically gets you 2 autographs that going to be 1 long stressful line! I'm almost in a panic just thinking about how hard and LONG that's going to take! These actors and actress don't need us giving them carpel tunnel. I'm not going to say which Con but by the time they got to my row, which was only 4 back the Con staff had made MAJOR adjustments and restraints on how our signing would go. What the actor or actress would write was also limited to just their name and you could tell they weren't having as good of a time anymore they had their famous "Con" going face on which was super disappointing!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Atlantia on October 13, 2015, 06:12:46 AM
This whole autograph thing has me nervous now...

After reading that your payment basically gets you 2 autographs that going to be 1 long stressful line! I'm almost in a panic just thinking about how hard and LONG that's going to take! These actors and actress don't need us giving them carpel tunnel. I'm not going to say which Con but by the time they got to my row, which was only 4 back the Con staff had made MAJOR adjustments and restraints on how our signing would go. What the actor or actress would write was also limited to just their name and you could tell they weren't having as good of a time anymore they had their famous "Con" going face on which was super disappointing!

I think there may be multiple sessions.  As you say, if they are signing continuously it can get a bit wearing. I think our wonderful organisers will be speaking with the guests and finding out what best suits them, then arranging it in the program. I have been to 2 Gatecon events. I only heard positive remarks out photos and autos from both the guests and attendees.  The only down side is you can't be in 2 places at once and you may miss some of the panels. 
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 13, 2015, 06:23:11 AM
We will have a better idea of the itinerary once we know for sure which guests are available when and for how long. I'm not really a fan of forcing folks to choose between a panel and a photo session, and we normally only have that kind of set up when the guest list is a large one...and guess what?!!

So we will try our best to keep it to a minimum, but yes, advance warning, it may well be the case that there are certain photo sessions going on while panels are happening.

As far as the auto session is concerned, that will take place on the Sunday afternoon once the panels have ended - though again if any guests are unable to attend on Sunday we will try to fit in an extra auto session if we can.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on October 13, 2015, 02:08:48 PM
We will have a better idea of the itinerary once we know for sure which guests are available when and for how long. I'm not really a fan of forcing folks to choose between a panel and a photo session, and we normally only have that kind of set up when the guest list is a large one...and guess what?!!

So we will try our best to keep it to a minimum, but yes, advance warning, it may well be the case that there are certain photo sessions going on while panels are happening.

As far as the auto session is concerned, that will take place on the Sunday afternoon once the panels have ended - though again if any guests are unable to attend on Sunday we will try to fit in an extra auto session if we can.

Once again you're awesome :D!
Thanks for clearing that up for us :D!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 15, 2015, 03:49:00 PM
We will have a better idea of the itinerary once we know for sure which guests are available when and for how long. I'm not really a fan of forcing folks to choose between a panel and a photo session, and we normally only have that kind of set up when the guest list is a large one...and guess what?!!

So we will try our best to keep it to a minimum, but yes, advance warning, it may well be the case that there are certain photo sessions going on while panels are happening.

As far as the auto session is concerned, that will take place on the Sunday afternoon once the panels have ended - though again if any guests are unable to attend on Sunday we will try to fit in an extra auto session if we can.

Thanks for the reassurance and plethora of information!!!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Brenda on October 16, 2015, 06:47:18 AM
Assuming we will need to pay in CAD for autos, has anybody ever tried to exchange money out of an ATM for smaller bills at a nearby bank?

Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on October 16, 2015, 09:07:04 AM
Assuming we will need to pay in CAD for autos, has anybody ever tried to exchange money out of an ATM for smaller bills at a nearby bank?

Yea, I was wondering that too. It's a bit of a pain to get foreign money. Unless you are a customer, some banks won't do it. And, not all banks do it at all (if you are a customer at one of those)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Tanya on October 16, 2015, 10:37:28 AM
I know in previous years most guests doing autographs were happy to take U.S. dollars too. Now, that may actually cost you more if the exchange rate is in your favor, but for some that might be an easier option, so I throw it out there  :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Brenda on October 16, 2015, 05:59:14 PM
I know in previous years most guests doing autographs were happy to take U.S. dollars too. Now, that may actually cost you more if the exchange rate is in your favor, but for some that might be an easier option, so I throw it out there  :)

You mean the exchange rate being NOT in our favor?

Would still be hard to get $5's from an ATM. ;)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 16, 2015, 09:48:37 PM
Usually hotels are happy to exchange currency. The airport has a currency exchange branch and there is another exchange branch a 12min walk from the hotel.

Here is the link:
http://www.ice-canada.ca/locations/#bc
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Brenda on October 17, 2015, 08:18:11 AM
The CAD is stronger than the US dollar right now. Wonder how long that will last..?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: admaggies on October 18, 2015, 06:41:56 PM
The Canadian $ was @ $.77 on Friday so exchange rate from US to CAD would be nearly $1.25 - more for your money. But that is only if you exchange it at a place where they don't charge you. Most exchanges have a hefty rate; banks not so much. The one at the Peace Arch into Canada from Blaine, WA is one of the highest. There is a Chevron station at the corner of G st & Peace Portal in Blaine, WA that doesn't charge for exchanging USD for CAD.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: +ChangesAT on October 18, 2015, 08:52:15 PM
The CAD is stronger than the US dollar right now. Wonder how long that will last..?

I think it'll last for a while, not sure really if it'll get better (US $ --> Can) but right now it's been pretty darn good for over 2 years.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on October 21, 2015, 12:02:25 PM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

I just wanted to clarify this... As someone did aska similar question, but this issue wasn't really clarified...

We get 2 autographs per guest. However, only 1 of the things we get signed can be something we bring. The 1st autograph will be signed one some sort of headshot/photo that the guest is providing as part of the charge for the autograph?

So, don't bother bringing 2 things for each person (or buying a photo of the guest at the con prior to the signing), as the guest will have 1 thing that will be signed?

Hope my question makes sense....
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 21, 2015, 12:06:04 PM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

I just wanted to clarify this... As someone did aska similar question, but this issue wasn't really clarified...

We get 2 autographs per guest. However, only 1 of the things we get signed can be something we bring. The 1st autograph will be signed one some sort of headshot/photo that the guest is providing as part of the charge for the autograph?

So, don't bother bringing 2 things for each person (or buying a photo of the guest at the con prior to the signing), as the guest will have 1 thing that will be signed?

Hope my question makes sense....

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: XFchemist on October 21, 2015, 12:52:34 PM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

I just wanted to clarify this... As someone did aska similar question, but this issue wasn't really clarified...

We get 2 autographs per guest. However, only 1 of the things we get signed can be something we bring. The 1st autograph will be signed one some sort of headshot/photo that the guest is providing as part of the charge for the autograph?

So, don't bother bringing 2 things for each person (or buying a photo of the guest at the con prior to the signing), as the guest will have 1 thing that will be signed?

Hope my question makes sense....

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.

Why is it obligatory to get an autograph onto an official headshot? In every other Con it was possible to bring personal stuff to get signed!
What about buying the official headshot but replacing it with something else (nothing weird!)? This way the actor would still gain the money but it gives more freedom to the attendees.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on October 21, 2015, 01:50:03 PM
The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Please note that autographs are not include in your convention ticket as is is how the guests earn their appearance fee. You may obtain ONE extra free autograph on a personal item in addition to the purchased autograph.

I just wanted to clarify this... As someone did aska similar question, but this issue wasn't really clarified...

We get 2 autographs per guest. However, only 1 of the things we get signed can be something we bring. The 1st autograph will be signed one some sort of headshot/photo that the guest is providing as part of the charge for the autograph?

So, don't bother bringing 2 things for each person (or buying a photo of the guest at the con prior to the signing), as the guest will have 1 thing that will be signed?

Hope my question makes sense....

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.

Ok, thanks for the info.

I was planning to buy some pics anyway - guess I'll just wait and see now.

I do want 1 pic of the 4 main characters - all to be signed (except for Chris, who will not be there). Guess I'll go with that and then the separate head shots.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Atlantia on October 22, 2015, 06:52:21 AM
Lat time i was in Vancouver I withdrew some money from the atm then went into the bank and asked if they would exchange a $20 for 4x5's and they did. I think my accent helped. ☺
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Marta_227 on October 22, 2015, 04:38:03 PM

The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.

Let's say I'd like to buy 2/3 headshots of the same actor (I suppose Legends will be providing with different choices of the same subject like 3 different pics of Sam Carter etc..) will all the 3 of them be signed or is gonna be: 1 photoshot + 1 item you bring or in alternative another photoshot?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on October 22, 2015, 08:35:05 PM

The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.

Let's say I'd like to buy 2/3 headshots of the same actor (I suppose Legends will be providing with different choices of the same subject like 3 different pics of Sam Carter etc..) will all the 3 of them be signed or is gonna be: 1 photoshot + 1 item you bring or in alternative another photoshot?

I believe the current limit is 2 autographs per attendee for each guest.  Though, once everyone's been through the lines and if the guests are still willing to sign, you could go through again, but that's entirely up to the organizers + the guests, since they're still finalizing the details.

The idea is to keep the lines moving so everyone who wants one gets a chance to get an autograph from the guests. =)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Marta_227 on October 23, 2015, 09:51:48 AM

The autograph session will take place in the afternoon of Sunday 11th September in Minoru C and D.

Legends will be selling the official headshots that can be signed by the guests. The plan is that the guests will then sign an additional personal item for free. To be confirmed.

Let's say I'd like to buy 2/3 headshots of the same actor (I suppose Legends will be providing with different choices of the same subject like 3 different pics of Sam Carter etc..) will all the 3 of them be signed or is gonna be: 1 photoshot + 1 item you bring or in alternative another photoshot?

I believe the current limit is 2 autographs per attendee for each guest.  Though, once everyone's been through the lines and if the guests are still willing to sign, you could go through again, but that's entirely up to the organizers + the guests, since they're still finalizing the details.

The idea is to keep the lines moving so everyone who wants one gets a chance to get an autograph from the guests. =)

Thank you! =D

It's in our interest as well to get the line moving so we can have all our autograph, I was just wondering if I could get an extra autograph headshot for a friend of mine who's not sure she can attend, but I'm just as happy to have the 1+1 deal u.u
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 23, 2015, 10:23:24 AM
Paul Brown is heading over to the UK to see us in two weeks, so we should be in a position to confirm much more event detail after that.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: shaurissmile on October 24, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
Do we get our photo-op photos signed free? I've gotten most of their autographs so many times I don't need any more but there's a few I have never met and will want just a photo and then to have it signed. Otherwise I won't be getting tons of autographs. I know one thing that makes the autographs take forever is that the guests get to talking to you and you don't want  to leave. I know you guys pretty much let the guests do what they want but will there be limits on stuff like taking selfies with them at the tables? Just wondering, I'm sure people might want to know. That's all. 
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: XFchemist on October 25, 2015, 02:08:15 PM
I'd like to get my drawings signed...
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on October 25, 2015, 02:27:07 PM
The photo op photos would count as a personal item yes.

Once we have heard back from all the guests we will start releasing fuller details of what the costs of the autos will be.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Comtraya on October 27, 2015, 04:46:33 PM
Do we get our photo-op photos signed free? I've gotten most of their autographs so many times I don't need any more but there's a few I have never met and will want just a photo and then to have it signed. Otherwise I won't be getting tons of autographs. I know one thing that makes the autographs take forever is that the guests get to talking to you and you don't want  to leave. I know you guys pretty much let the guests do what they want but will there be limits on stuff like taking selfies with them at the tables? Just wondering, I'm sure people might want to know. That's all.

I believe it will not be permitted to take selfies at the autograph sessions. Can you imagine the time it will take to get everyone through? Besides that's what the photosession is for. :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: iluvevery1likeu on November 26, 2015, 03:01:45 PM
Hi there. Please can you confirm if there will be tickets to purchase autographs and photo ops on the website? Thanks :-)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on November 26, 2015, 03:14:11 PM
Autographs will be purchased on the day at the guests table. Photo op tickets will be made available a couple of weeks before the event.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: iluvevery1likeu on November 26, 2015, 03:23:03 PM
Brilliant. Thanks Richard :-)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on November 26, 2015, 07:23:45 PM
Brilliant. Thanks Richard :-)

You're welcome 😄
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: gohrmicia on December 06, 2015, 12:50:32 PM
Autographs will be purchased on the day at the guests table. Photo op tickets will be made available a couple of weeks before the event.

When I went in the London Film and Comic con in last July, I waited all the day to have an autograph from RDA because tickets were purchased at the guests table, with virtual queue... I never have my autograph because RDA never had the time to sign all the autographs. I hope it does will be the same thing?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on December 07, 2015, 11:07:20 AM
Autographs will be purchased on the day at the guests table. Photo op tickets will be made available a couple of weeks before the event.

When I went in the London Film and Comic con in last July, I waited all the day to have an autograph from RDA because tickets were purchased at the guests table, with virtual queue... I never have my autograph because RDA never had the time to sign all the autographs. I hope it does will be the same thing?

LFCC was mental... I was one of the lucky ones to get an autograph, but there was a woman kicking off behind me for ages as she said we were queue jumping... Honestly think that buying the autographs beforehand would be much better!!!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on December 07, 2015, 06:04:49 PM
In 2008, Gatecon set up a separate session for RDA to sign autographs.  I'm not sure how they're setting that up this time.  (I would assume they're still in the discussion stages of that and haven't worked out all of the logistics just yet.)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on December 07, 2015, 06:38:42 PM
Yup we are issuing him with a rubber stamp of his signature. Much easier that way, and a choice of ink colours too.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Atlantia on December 08, 2015, 09:18:28 AM
Yup we are issuing him with a rubber stamp of his signature. Much easier that way, and a choice of ink colours too.

Haha! Next announcement will be a look alike competition. Winner gets to be him and signs the autographs! ..With said rubber stamps of course! 😆
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on December 08, 2015, 09:31:15 AM
Yup we are issuing him with a rubber stamp of his signature. Much easier that way, and a choice of ink colours too.

Haha! Next announcement will be a look alike competition. Winner gets to be him and signs the autographs! ..With said rubber stamps of course! 😆

Brilliant idea.
We could have 5 RDAs and get thru all the autos in time for afternoon tea :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Red on December 08, 2015, 07:29:36 PM
IF you give RDA a choice of anything he will get distracted and there goes all of your careful planning.  Best keep those clones close by. ;-)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on December 11, 2015, 02:31:35 PM
Yup we are issuing him with a rubber stamp of his signature. Much easier that way, and a choice of ink colours too.

*FACEPALM*
Actually just pictured this happening... Eenie, Meenie, Minny, Mo anyone?!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: DanielsAngel on December 23, 2015, 09:22:34 PM
Hi, do we have any ideas on the prices for autographs and photos?

Thanks,

Cassie
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on December 25, 2015, 11:12:09 AM
Hi, do we have any ideas on the prices for autographs and photos?

Thanks,

Cassie

Hi Cassie,

not yet. We are still waiting to hear back from some of the guests what their charges will be so hope to start posting the prices as early in the New Year as we can
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on December 27, 2015, 02:06:43 PM
Just went through my Stargate Book.  There are 12 guest coming who's autographs I need to get.  Maybe I should give up sewing and learn how to print money instead.   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on December 28, 2015, 11:27:47 AM
Just went through my Stargate Book.  There are 12 guest coming who's autographs I need to get.  Maybe I should give up sewing and learn how to print money instead.   ;D ;D ;D

Yea, no kidding. I can only wait and see how much $$ I will end up spending :P
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on December 30, 2015, 02:39:06 PM
I've just saved my Christmas money up and converted it to CAD!!!!
EEEEEK!
Just hope I have enough to get who I want LOL!
CANT WAAAAAAAIT!!!!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Dr. Carson Beckett on January 03, 2016, 05:29:40 AM
Why would you do that? The proper way to do it is to take Canadian money and convert IT to another currency. You get more out of it that way.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on January 03, 2016, 01:48:32 PM
Why would you do that? The proper way to do it is to take Canadian money and convert IT to another currency. You get more out of it that way.

If she lives in not!Canada, she already has money that isn't CAD currency.  Converting it to CAD makes it easier to spend at the convention.  Gatecon guests typically accept payment in either CAD or US currency.  Having cash on hand makes the lines faster.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: gatetraveler on January 03, 2016, 03:50:28 PM
I may also convert some US $$$ to CAD to bring with me for autographs or photo ops. It saves from standing in line at a Canadian bank. Don't know how the new bankcard with the chip will work outside the US.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: nonnie88 on January 04, 2016, 08:52:52 AM
Why would you do that? The proper way to do it is to take Canadian money and convert IT to another currency. You get more out of it that way.

I live in the UK... I changed my money now because the exchange rate is just awesome right now, you never know what it is going to be like later on in the year! I just practically doubled my money! Just sayin'
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on February 11, 2016, 08:31:34 PM
I'm going to get some Canadian currency from my bank before I head over to Van.  I could always use it at other places around the city like taxies, trains etc.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: shaurissmile on February 21, 2016, 12:59:56 PM
Having Canadian money is just way easier, I went to every Gatecon and traveled to Vancouver alot because I used to live very close, it is always worth it to use Canadian, trust me on this. Kim
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: shaurissmile on February 21, 2016, 01:12:47 PM
Richard, what if I only want one personal item autographed, my Stargate T-shirt, can I just pay for that? I won't be getting everyone like I used to do, I've got so many autographs with most of them I don't know what to do with them all. Plus I won't have much money to spend so I'm really limited on how much I can get. I really don't need a bunch of headshots autographed, I only need my t-shirt for all of the Stargate guests. If there are non-stargate guests then I may buy headshots for just them. It really sucks being broke but it is unfortunately a reality for many of us. Thanks, Kim
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on February 21, 2016, 02:27:36 PM
Yes indeed you can. The guests are giving us prices for sgning an official item for which you can also get a personal item signed for free, or the personal item signed at a set price on its own.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on February 21, 2016, 03:55:23 PM
That's great to know Richard.  Like Kim I have a bunch of signed headshots and really don't need any more.  There are several guests that I need to sign my Stargate book that I probably wouldn't be able to get otherwise. 
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: shaurissmile on February 23, 2016, 11:11:24 AM
Thanks Richard, that's perfect. Kim
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on February 24, 2016, 08:29:45 PM
Just wondering if we're any closer to having prices for the autographs. Richard posted "hopefully early in the new year" last year, so that's why I'm asking. From the posts talking about previous Gatecons, the prices seem to be very cheap compared to what I'm used to at Emerald City Comicon. When I met RDA a couple years ago it cost me $95 for a headshot and autograph. So I'm happy at the idea that they're much cheaper at Gatecon.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on February 25, 2016, 03:36:37 AM
We have started getting prices back in so will add them to the info pages....loathe to use the word "soon" again, but yes they will be posted when finalised. The first list may not encompass all the gusts but at least it will give you something to go on.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on February 26, 2016, 11:39:47 PM
We have started getting prices back in so will add them to the info pages....loathe to use the word "soon" again, but yes they will be posted when finalised. The first list may not encompass all the gusts but at least it will give you something to go on.

Soon is better than nothing! :) Thanks for everything Richard
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on March 20, 2016, 12:38:53 PM
I have about 12 autographs I'd like to get.   I think I'm going to need to get a bigger purse/wallet.  ::)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: jel54 on April 13, 2016, 07:29:55 AM
Me again, so basically, i need to bring Canadian Dollars with me for the autographs,  but I will definitely get one wont |I, from the guests? 

After LFCC which i attended, was a disaster trying to Q and the ticketing systems was just awful.  Poor RDA worked late to make sure everyone got their autograph because of this. 

I hope it wont be as stressful.

Thanks

P.S.  is this the same procedure for photos too.

Thanks
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on April 13, 2016, 07:59:08 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$
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on April 13, 2016, 08:47:38 PM
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?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II 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.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Fryn on April 14, 2016, 01:53:19 AM
We are currently approaching each guest and asking what they intend to charge for autos. As soon as they have all replied we will give you an idea of their fee. Photo prices will be known soonish as we are working on those as well.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on April 16, 2016, 06:55:34 PM
We are currently approaching each guest and asking what they intend to charge for autos. As soon as they have all replied we will give you an idea of their fee. Photo prices will be known soonish as we are working on those as well.

Fantastic! Thanks so much :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on April 17, 2016, 11:06:11 AM
Definitely going to have to learn how to print money before September  ::)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on June 01, 2016, 12:01:51 PM
Autograph prices now added to the first post of this thread
http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=109.0
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: A.R. on June 02, 2016, 10:25:58 AM
Question: If I go to an actors table and don't like the photos they have there, I would have to go back to the Legends Photo Booth to get one and then return to the actor? If the actors table is very busy, do I have an opportunity to check out their pics before lining up? I remember at Creation's actors tables, it was very hard to see the photos until you were right in front of the actor and I don't want to be rude and push people aside in order to see something.

Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on June 02, 2016, 04:25:52 PM
We are hoping to be able to post examples of the photos being offered at the tables in the foyer area outside the hall so you can check them out in advance...that's the plan at least
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: A.R. on June 03, 2016, 10:18:01 AM
Awesome, thanks Richard. Hope that works :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: philarch on June 13, 2016, 12:16:42 PM
thanks I'll just wait for Prices for signing for people to be updated to the list for the people , in the similar Photos in the Official Forum who are going
to the Homecoming ..

from Philarch.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: SamC on June 24, 2016, 09:55:14 AM
When can we expect to find the autograph prices for JR Bourne, Torri Higginson and Corin Nemec?
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: ladydeadlock on July 08, 2016, 11:48:13 PM
I'm really sorry if this has been covered but photo ops will be available online prior to the convention? 
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Fryn on July 09, 2016, 01:33:42 AM
Yes they will be. Allan is working on the store now for purchases :)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: ladydeadlock on July 10, 2016, 11:57:40 PM
Yes they will be. Allan is working on the store now for purchases :)

Thank you 😊
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: gohrmicia on July 16, 2016, 04:24:31 AM
HI, I'm sorry, I come back about the subject "autographs at the guest's table".

Do you have a new information about the possibility to pre-order?

I think there are around 2000 people who come at Gatecon.
I think there are around 2000 people who want RDA's autograph...
How could he sign all ?? :-[

I remember London last summer, I came the Sunday, RDA has been able to sign only about 300 autographs that day. I had the number 404, so no autograph.   :'(
What about 2000 people awaiting ?

Thank you
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Fryn on July 16, 2016, 07:35:30 AM
HI, I'm sorry, I come back about the subject "autographs at the guest's table".

Do you have a new information about the possibility to pre-order?

I think there are around 2000 people who come at Gatecon.
I think there are around 2000 people who want RDA's autograph...
How could he sign all ?? :-[

I remember London last summer, I came the Sunday, RDA has been able to sign only about 300 autographs that day. I had the number 404, so no autograph.   :'(
What about 2000 people awaiting ?

Thank you

Hi... We don't have anywhere near 2000 people coming! the hotel wouldn't be able to cope with that number. Autographs are not pre-sold as the money goes direct to the actor. It all happens at the con. Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on July 30, 2016, 08:56:35 PM
Here's a question I haven't seen asked anywhere...
If you want to meet an actor, but you don't necessarily want an autograph or photo op, is it possible to wait in the autograph line just to say hi and shake their hand? I've been able to do this at every other convention I've gone to, I just wanted to be sure I understood how it works at Gatecon. Thanks!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on July 31, 2016, 04:15:50 AM
It is something we could allow towards the end of the session if time allows, but as the autograph session is when the guests are earning we would have to give priority to those making purchases.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: xjennersonx on July 31, 2016, 11:59:09 AM
Good to know. Thanks Richard!
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: DanielsAngel on August 04, 2016, 12:35:19 AM
Hey guys, I have a question. I know autographs will take place on Sunday, but do we know around what time they will start? I only ask because I have a 2:30 p.m. whale watch tour, but I'd still like to get an autograph from RDA if possible. Thanks, Tabitha
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on August 04, 2016, 05:44:36 PM
Hey guys, I have a question. I know autographs will take place on Sunday, but do we know around what time they will start? I only ask because I have a 2:30 p.m. whale watch tour, but I'd still like to get an autograph from RDA if possible. Thanks, Tabitha

The autograph sessions usually start shortly after the closing ceremonies.  ('shortly' being a relative term with no true definition until things happen *g*)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Rebecca Lanahan on August 27, 2016, 11:18:17 AM
Hi there, just to clarify. I just bought my four photo ops. Am I reading this correctly? For my husband to stand with me in the photo that we only need one copy of- he has to pay for the photos too? (i.e., so if we only need one copy, do we still have to pay for two?)

Also, no pre-orders for autographs, right?  ;D
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Richard on August 27, 2016, 02:51:44 PM
That's the correct the charge is per person rather than per print
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Highlander II on August 27, 2016, 09:12:51 PM
Also, no pre-orders for autographs, right?  ;D

Correct - no pre-orders for autographs.  Those are paid for on-site.  (preference is probably cash)
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Shipwreck on September 01, 2016, 09:26:13 PM
I can't make it and sold my ticket a while back. But I just saw this online - this really sucks for you guys

(see here: http://rdanderson.com/updates/updates.htm#20160901gatecon ):

Quote
Well folks, there's no avoiding the issue anymore: as most of you may know by now I recently performed a head plant onto a cement surface, sustaining a concussion, broken rib, sprained left wrist, and an oddly broken right elbow. Right now, and for at least the next 12 weeks, I will be in a splint on my right arm to completely limit any rotation or peripheral movement of the arm. The obvious problem this causes, is that I will be unable to sign any autographs with my right hand.

Paul Brown and myself have been commiserating to try and solve this dilemma. To be perfectly honest with all of you nothing seems to satisfy as a solution.... as yet. This whole situation is distressing, and truly saddens me greatly. Paul and I will continue to work on ideas to satisfy my autograph promises, but for now I won't be able to sign any autographs, which I know is important to so many of my incredibly loyal fans and friends.

I want to assure everyone that I will BE there, in Vancouver. My injuries are proving to be slow to heal, and I am still dealing with a fair amount of discomfort, but nothing is going to keep me away from our Homecoming. I will be there for some gentle hugs, and as many pictures as we can all endure.

I felt it only fair to announce the situation so everybody knows upfront what's happening. Thanks for understanding, and I hope you all still attend. Personally, I'm determined that the Homecoming will be a fun event....after all, 'fun' IS my middle name.

Love to all,

Rick
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: PamK1950 on September 01, 2016, 10:06:41 PM
No, to me this doesn't suck.  What would really suck is if RDA wasn't able to attend at all.  According to Richard, RDA and Paul Brown may have come up with something to resolve the problem.  We'll just have to wait and see. 
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Dr. Carson Beckett on September 02, 2016, 02:32:53 PM
It certainly does suck that he was injured and will be in pain. I respect his determination to honour his commitment to appear at the con, even though I doubt any of us would fault him for pulling out under the circumstances. I had not been keeping up so I was unaware of his recent injuries or the extent of the damage. I can certainly put my selfish desire for an autograph aside and hope he makes a full recovery.
Title: Re: Autograph Sessions
Post by: Kenji on September 08, 2016, 01:54:47 AM
Sad to only just realized won't be likely to get an autograph from RDA but I hope next GateCon it would be possible. I'm still deciding on which autographs to get since I didn't preorder. Maybe just op for a RDA photo instead. I'm glad he'll at least be at the con. See you all on Friday since I won't be there until Thurs evening.