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Title: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 18, 2015, 06:55:38 AM
Is it to early to organise a meet and greet dinner? If you are interested, just add your name. We are commiting to this now.

Date: 7th September
Time: 6.30pm 
Venue: Harolds Bistro and Bar. (Confirmed)

Atlantia   #                               jackiechiductren
Marta                                       ADMaggieS
PamK                                       Diana                                       
StarJay + 1                              Marcia and Bill
Red                                           Debbie
HockeyChic                             Gate Geek
Nonnie88 + 1  (W)                  Robin & Becky
Brenda & Connie (res + 1)    Gems81                                   
+ChangesAT                                                           
sg1-fanintn  + 1                      Barbara                                     
Shipcat                                     Awmoore                                 
Jonesy2689   #                         
Sam +1   ##                             Oleander  (W)                               
Holliej                                        Krisz                                         
ThePhoenix77   #                    Starwanderer    #                       
AeMisc                                 
Jackette                                   Gomeisaneelie                       
Brenda                                      Doc Jackson                           
Miraghe                                                             
Trupi +    MS                             Nell                                           
David & Shelley                        Barbara's sister
Kay818                                      SamC + 1
Mike Amo
George
Jchu100
Jel54
Singularity12
Mothragator
Veggieliving
Umnr
Rebecca and Shane
Aggihoop
MaryH +1

Total 60+

We are now full. Sorry, I can't add any more.

Please remember we are talking Canadian dollars!


Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Marta_227 on September 18, 2015, 08:34:47 AM
I'm in! Very interested in the possibility of meeting everyone!!!

Marta  ;D
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Richard on September 18, 2015, 10:51:18 AM
Its NEVER too early for such things!! :)
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: PamK1950 on September 18, 2015, 11:01:43 AM
Sounds like a great idea
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: schulzmk on September 18, 2015, 12:28:18 PM
If we're back from fishing, Bill and I would be interested
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Red on September 18, 2015, 12:55:23 PM
Definitely interested !!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Debbie on September 21, 2015, 07:40:20 AM
This will be my first GateCon, so I'm definitely interested in getting to know folks!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on September 21, 2015, 08:31:42 AM
Thanks for the interest. I look forward to meeting you all. I remember my first con. I found an incredible group of people, some of which have remained friends. I hope this list will grow, but if it doesn't I still think this is so cool! 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: hockeychic9811 on September 21, 2015, 09:33:16 AM
This is my first Gatecon too, I'd love to get to meet you guys before everything gets started.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Richard on September 21, 2015, 10:21:33 AM
If you do have a get together before the con, can we nab some of your photos from it to use on the website after the event? We want to try and show all aspects of the con and all the extra things folks get up to...within reason!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Gate Geek on September 21, 2015, 02:05:01 PM
I would be interested! These kind of gettogethers are some of my best memories from the cons!!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on September 21, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
I am totally up for this...
My mum and friend will be too :)!
So that is Honor, Sharon D and Heidi :)!
Look forward to meeting everyone!
So excited for my first con! And my first visit to Canada!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Stargategirl on September 22, 2015, 02:23:16 AM
Is it to early to organise a meet and greet dinner? If you are interested, just add your name. It is in no way a commitment, just interest.

Date: 7th September
Time: 7pm
Venue: To be advised.

Atlantia
Marta
PamK
Schulzmk and Bill
Red
Debbie

Stargategirl
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on September 22, 2015, 08:23:11 AM
If you do have a get together before the con, can we nab some of your photos from it to use on the website after the event? We want to try and show all aspects of the con and all the extra things folks get up to...within reason!

No problems. I will confirm with all that they are ok for you to have them, and let you know if anyone objects.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on September 22, 2015, 04:50:21 PM
If you do have a get together before the con, can we nab some of your photos from it to use on the website after the event? We want to try and show all aspects of the con and all the extra things folks get up to...within reason!

No problems. I will confirm with all that they are ok for you to have them, and let you know if anyone objects.

I'm fine with any pictures and so are my +2...
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: MsStargate on September 22, 2015, 07:14:57 PM
Robin and Becky are definitely interested.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Marta_227 on September 23, 2015, 03:29:59 AM
If you do have a get together before the con, can we nab some of your photos from it to use on the website after the event? We want to try and show all aspects of the con and all the extra things folks get up to...within reason!

No problems. I will confirm with all that they are ok for you to have them, and let you know if anyone objects.

You can take all the pics you want and use them as you like as far as I'm concerned u.u

Go haed, bathe me with flashes (?)
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: mabru on September 23, 2015, 05:22:11 AM
BD
Is it to early to organise a meet and greet dinner? If you are interested, just add your name. It is in no way a commitment, just interest.

Date: 7th September
Time: 7pm
Venue: To be advised.

Atlantia
Marta
PamK
Schulzmk and Bill
Red
Debbie
HockeyChic
Gate Geek
Nonnie88 + 2
Stargategirl
Robin & Becky


I am interested in this Meet & Greet Dinner and would like to meet you all !
I am flying in from Switzerland that 7th September, and I hope to make it in time for the dinner !!
BTW I'am Marianne and a Gategoer since 2003 !
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: mabru on September 23, 2015, 05:38:16 AM
Sorry, it's the first time I wrote a message in the forum. I think to "Quote" was wrong, so I send the message again as a reply !

I am interested in this Meet & Greet Dinner and would like to meet you all !
I am flying in from Switzerland that 7th September, and I hope to make it in time for the dinner !!
BTW I'am Marianne and a Gatecon fan since 2003 !
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on September 23, 2015, 05:44:45 AM
No worries Mabru. I haven't got my head around it either. I will add you to the first page. We won't be far from the Hotel, so if you are late you can still pop in for dessert and or coffee. 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: schulzmk on September 23, 2015, 09:44:17 AM
Wow Atlantia, You're already starting to plan a location!  Too efficient.  schulzmk is a nom de plume.  My name is Marcia and the spouse unit is Bill.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on September 24, 2015, 05:54:25 AM
Wow Atlantia, You're already starting to plan a location!  Too efficient.  schulzmk is a nom de plume.  My name is Marcia and the spouse unit is Bill.

Yeah, me too! Too many people with the same name as me. 😆 I will edit you to your real name. Very nice to meet you even if it is only online. 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Brenda on September 24, 2015, 08:32:56 AM
Definitely interested! Went to the last one back in 2008 held at Red Robin and had a wonderful time meeting up with old and new friends.

Please add me and friend Connie to your list.

Lets take over the whole restaurant!! :D
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Gems81 on September 24, 2015, 12:36:38 PM
Is it to early to organise a meet and greet dinner? If you are interested, just add your name. It is in no way a commitment, just interest.

Date: 7th September
Time: 7pm
Venue: To be advised.

Atlantia
Marta
PamK
Marcia and Bill
Red
Debbie
HockeyChic
Gate Geek
Nonnie88 + 2
Stargategirl
Robin & Becky
Mabru


I'm a tentative yes but will confirm for definite nearer the time if that's ok - the get together's and socialising is the best aspects of Gatecon...well any cons really :) And I'm fine with pics being shared, so long as there's no 'dodgy' ones haha
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: +ChangesAT on September 24, 2015, 10:14:04 PM
I'd love to be a part of this!! Count me in for all the before Con shenanigans and pics!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on September 25, 2015, 08:27:26 AM
Is it to early to organise a meet and greet dinner? If you are interested, just add your name. It is in no way a commitment, just interest.

Date: 7th September
Time: 7pm
Venue: To be advised.

Atlantia
Marta
PamK
Marcia and Bill
Red
Debbie
HockeyChic
Gate Geek
Nonnie88 + 2
Stargategirl
Robin & Becky
Mabru


I'm a tentative yes but will confirm for definite nearer the time if that's ok - the get together's and socialising is the best aspects of Gatecon...well any cons really :) And I'm fine with pics being shared, so long as there's no 'dodgy' ones haha

No worries. I will pop you on the list. I will get definite answers from e eryone nearer the date when i make the booking.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: StargateGazer on October 03, 2015, 03:57:24 PM
Would LOVE to meet everyone! First *official* gatecon (have been to Stargate Chicago with Creation) But VERY VERY (did I say, VEERY) excited about this!!! Looking forward to meeting new friends!!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 03, 2015, 11:43:31 PM
Would LOVE to meet everyone! First *official* gatecon (have been to Stargate Chicago with Creation) But VERY VERY (did I say, VEERY) excited about this!!! Looking forward to meeting new friends!!

I  remember the first con I attended. I thought, I don't know anyone. But throughout the year I chatted on the forum, made a few online friends and decided to organise a meet and greet dinner. I found it to be a good ice breaker. We didn't all stick together for the whole weekend, but if I found myself at a loose end I usually bumped into someone and a coffee and chat would start, sometimes others joined in and sometimes not. It really made the weekend the tops. Then, of course, we had to have a farewell dinner, which was at Red Robbins. Some had learnt the words to the Stargate theme tune, and every time a person arrived we had to sing it, complete with the actions that someone had made up. 😊

Is it to early for a SSSQQQQEEEEEE!!! 😆
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: StargateGazer on October 03, 2015, 11:48:34 PM
Would LOVE to meet everyone! First *official* gatecon (have been to Stargate Chicago with Creation) But VERY VERY (did I say, VEERY) excited about this!!! Looking forward to meeting new friends!!

I  remember the first con I attended. I thought, I don't know anyone. But throughout the year I chatted on the forum, made a few online friends and decided to organise a meet and greet dinner. I found it to be a good ice breaker. We didn't all stick together for the whole weekend, but if I found myself at a loose end I usually bumped into someone and a coffee and chat would start, sometimes others joined in and sometimes not. It really made the weekend the tops. Then, of course, we had to have a farewell dinner, which was at Red Robbins. Some had learnt the words to the Stargate theme tune, and every time a person arrived we had to sing it, complete with the actions that someone had made up. 😊

Is it to early for a SSSQQQQEEEEEE!!! 😆

Nope!!! I've been squealing for weeks, and I'm SO excited/nervous for tickets tomorrow that I'm going to have a heck of a time getting to sleep!! My people on Twitter hate me, I know it. *>.<*

Can't wait to meet everyone!! *Stargate ticket gods willing* 
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: sg-1fanintn on October 04, 2015, 12:36:26 PM
I would be interested! These kind of gettogethers are some of my best memories from the cons!!

Absolutely! Have digital SLR, will share!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 05, 2015, 08:26:33 AM
I would be interested! These kind of gettogethers are some of my best memories from the cons!!

Absolutely! Have digital SLR, will share!

Added your name to the list, I have. 😁
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: jackiechiductran on October 05, 2015, 10:30:06 AM
Add me to this list please!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Red on October 05, 2015, 10:57:48 AM
Definitely interested !!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on October 05, 2015, 11:17:28 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: StarJay on October 05, 2015, 12:17:57 PM
This sounds like fun! My sister and I are hoping to be able to attend but it will depend on what our travel.arrangements end up being.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: admaggies on October 05, 2015, 04:11:04 PM
Yes, I would be very interested.
ADMaggieS
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Stargategirl on October 05, 2015, 05:55:20 PM
Atlantia, can you add +1 to mine? It's for a friend on fb but isn't quite sure he can be there.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:26:48 AM
Definitely interested !!

You nearly tricked me! 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:28:19 AM
Add me to this list please!

All done! 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:31:41 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:35:24 AM
This sounds like fun! My sister and I are hoping to be able to attend but it will depend on what our travel.arrangements end up being.

I will put you on the list anyway, just so you know that you are welcome. I won't ask for everyone to confirm until closer to the date. 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:37:50 AM
Yes, I would be very interested.
ADMaggieS

Cool! I have added you. 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 06, 2015, 09:38:47 AM
Atlantia, can you add +1 to mine? It's for a friend on fb but isn't quite sure he can be there.

Done. 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: PamK1950 on October 07, 2015, 01:19:19 AM
Please add my friend Diana Whatley to the list.  Thanks
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 07, 2015, 05:47:57 AM
Please add my friend Diana Whatley to the list.  Thanks

Okey dokey! 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: schulzmk on October 07, 2015, 12:59:08 PM
Wow, was it something I said?  Dropped to the bottom of the list.  :(   Just as long as I don't drop off it's all good.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Shipwreck on October 07, 2015, 01:13:43 PM
Add me to the list as well.
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on October 07, 2015, 03:44:10 PM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣

What song, I'm lost haha!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 08, 2015, 06:33:37 AM
Wow, was it something I said?  Dropped to the bottom of the list.  :(   Just as long as I don't drop off it's all good.

I was trying to save space in the list by splitting it into 2 colums. Didn't go quite according to plan. 😕 I won't let you drop off.  *Runs away to make pretty boarders around the names.* 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 08, 2015, 06:35:44 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣

What song, I'm lost haha!

Go to youtube and search for "heading in the right direction " 😊
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 08, 2015, 06:37:20 AM
Add me to the list as well.

Okey dokey! 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on October 08, 2015, 10:10:11 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣

What song, I'm lost haha!

Go to youtube and search for "heading in the right direction " 😊

'Since I was a small girrrrrl!' okay..
Now stuck in my head... *facepalm*
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: AggieHoop on October 08, 2015, 01:44:35 PM
Count me in as well. Would love to meet all of you!

Aggie in Tennessee 
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 09, 2015, 05:55:29 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣

What song, I'm lost haha!

Go to youtube and search for "heading in the right direction " 😊

'Since I was a small girrrrrl!' okay..
Now stuck in my head... *facepalm*

😂😂
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on October 09, 2015, 05:57:23 AM
Atlantia...
I reckon you are gonna have to find a hall for all us peoples...
Nice big party to kick this shindig off!!! LMAO!!

Not quite there yet! 😀But we sure are heading ing the right direction! Oh no now I have that song in my head! 😣

What song, I'm lost haha!

Go to youtube and search for "heading in the right direction " 😊

'Since I was a small girrrrrl!' okay..
Now stuck in my head... *facepalm*

😂😂
It's soooo not funny...
Kept singing it to my little girl yesterday hahaha
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 09, 2015, 06:03:25 AM
Ok! New song. Sing a rainbow by Cilla black. 😀
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: nonnie88 on October 09, 2015, 07:33:51 AM
Ok! New song. Sing a rainbow by Cilla black. 😀

YES! And I don't even have to look it up cause that song is awesome!
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: Atlantia on October 09, 2015, 08:24:31 AM
Ok! New song. Sing a rainbow by Cilla black. 😀

YES! And I don't even have to look it up cause that song is awesome!

My granddaughter loves it! 😁
Title: Re: Informal Meet & Greet Dinner
Post by: schulzmk on October 09, 2015, 10:07:50 AM
Staying in Theme, shouldn't we be listening to 60's music?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 09, 2015, 01:32:45 PM
Nothing like a bit of The Rolling Stones then :D!!!

https://youtu.be/u6d8eKvegLI
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Barbara on October 09, 2015, 07:44:50 PM
A get-together sounds good.  I'm coming from South Carolina and plan on arriving the 7th so this works.  I'm definitely interested.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Shipcat on October 09, 2015, 08:00:09 PM
A get together before the official con?? Sounds awesome!!  Count me in!

I travel alone from Germany so I hope I will meet some new (and old) friends. 
Can't wait to meet you all! So excited!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: awmoore on October 09, 2015, 08:15:20 PM
Count me in!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on October 09, 2015, 08:42:28 PM
A get together before the official con?? Sounds awesome!!  Count me in!

I travel alone from Germany so I hope I will meet some new (and old) friends. 
Can't wait to meet you all! So excited!

I travel alone from Italy!!! We're gonna be a crazy loud bunch of poeple XD
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 09, 2015, 09:35:48 PM
Barbara, Shipcat & Awmoore I have added you all to the main list on the 1st page.  I love how we have so many countries involved. 😃
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: awmoore on October 09, 2015, 11:12:37 PM
Barbara, Shipcat & Awmoore I have added you all to the main list on the 1st page.  I love how we have so many countries involved. 😃

Thanks! I come from the magical Country called Colorado :P I think I might be the only Colorado person going so far, so it feels small.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on October 10, 2015, 02:05:28 AM
Barbara, Shipcat & Awmoore I have added you all to the main list on the 1st page.  I love how we have so many countries involved. 😃

Meeeee! (+1 lol) Don't forget meeeeee!!!! *jumps and waves like crazy* can I be added in too peas!!!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 10, 2015, 02:47:09 AM
Barbara, Shipcat & Awmoore I have added you all to the main list on the 1st page.  I love how we have so many countries involved. 😃

Meeeee! (+1 lol) Don't forget meeeeee!!!! *jumps and waves like crazy* can I be added in too peas!!!!!

LOL Sorry, bush telegraph was running a little slow. All done! 😀 Welcome to our small dinner! 😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on October 10, 2015, 05:22:26 AM




LOL Sorry, bush telegraph was running a little slow. All done! 😀 Welcome to our small dinner! 😆

Not so small X°D

Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 10, 2015, 07:19:45 AM




LOL Sorry, bush telegraph was running a little slow. All done! 😀 Welcome to our small dinner! 😆

Not so small X°D

:D  ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Jonesy2689 on October 10, 2015, 12:28:12 PM
I'm really interested. I'm travelling on my own from South Wales in the UK. looking to make new friends. 8)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 10, 2015, 01:29:30 PM
I foresee this being a CRAZY, CRAZY night :D!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 10, 2015, 09:12:16 PM
I'm really interested. I'm travelling on my own from South Wales in the UK. looking to make new friends. 8)

Hello new friend. Welcome to the group. I am going to have to find a bigger restaurant. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Stargategirl on October 10, 2015, 11:10:21 PM
I'm really interested. I'm travelling on my own from South Wales in the UK. looking to make new friends. 8)

Hello new friend. Welcome to the group. I am going to have to find a bigger restaurant. 😀

Atlantia, see my post under Local Amenities thread
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on October 10, 2015, 11:39:58 PM
Barbara, Shipcat & Awmoore I have added you all to the main list on the 1st page.  I love how we have so many countries involved. 😃

Meeeee! (+1 lol) Don't forget meeeeee!!!! *jumps and waves like crazy* can I be added in too peas!!!!!

LOL Sorry, bush telegraph was running a little slow. All done! 😀 Welcome to our small dinner! 😆

Hahaha!!!! Oh no worries!! I figured I had you know... Almost a year to get added on! 😂 thank you much!!! :) looking forward to it!! If you need any help with anything, let me know! :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: admaggies on October 13, 2015, 08:29:36 PM
I'm also very interested in the meet-and-greet. Count me in.
AD_MaggieS
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Sam on October 13, 2015, 09:25:14 PM
Add me and my friend in... Coming all the way from England I doubt I'll know anyone beforehand....
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 14, 2015, 05:50:00 AM
I'm also very interested in the meet-and-greet. Count me in.
AD_MaggieS

😊You were added earlier. Are you going for 2 meals? 😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 14, 2015, 05:54:29 AM
Add me and my friend in... Coming all the way from England I doubt I'll know anyone beforehand....

Hi Sam and friend. I have added you both.

Holy Hannah we have us quite a group! 😆😆😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 14, 2015, 06:01:04 PM
Add me and my friend in... Coming all the way from England I doubt I'll know anyone beforehand....

Hi Sam and friend. I have added you both.

Holy Hannah we have us quite a group! 😆😆😆

'Holy Hannah' indeed...
I love how we are all wanting to get together and get to know each other better though..
I am sooo looking forward to this :D!
JUST DON'T GET MY MUM DRUNK is all i ask hahahaha
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: holliej on October 14, 2015, 09:37:37 PM
Me me.

Hollie

@hollieajohnson
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on October 15, 2015, 03:02:44 AM
We're gonna need to reserve an entire restourant just for us XD

I'll get drunk for your mom as well, no problem XD
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 15, 2015, 04:05:03 AM
We're gonna need to reserve an entire restourant just for us XD

I'll get drunk for your mom as well, no problem XD

*facepalm*
Why do I foresee bringing my mum as a mistake? Hahaha
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Oleander on October 15, 2015, 04:00:11 PM
Surely I`m in - looking forward to make a hole bunch of new friends there. I`m also o.k with the pics  ;).
And many many thanks for organize this pre-event!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on October 24, 2015, 08:34:26 PM
Count me in, always love getting together with fellow fans over a good meal!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 25, 2015, 05:04:56 AM
Count me in, always love getting together with fellow fans over a good meal!

Oh there you are! 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: thephoenix77 on October 25, 2015, 05:12:04 PM
Hey Atlantia:

can you also add starwanderer (Amanda) and me (Barb) if Amanda hasn't already added us...

We is official also! ... Woot Woot!!! ;)

Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: sugarshaker on October 26, 2015, 05:28:05 AM
Please add me as well.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 28, 2015, 07:18:36 AM
Barb starwanderer and Sugarshaker all added.

We now have 40 on the list.

I wrote to one restaurant, told them how many we may have by September.  Funny, I haven't heard back from them..... hhmmmm 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 28, 2015, 01:22:41 PM
Barb starwanderer and Sugarshaker all added.

We now have 40 on the list.

I wrote to one restaurant, told them how many we may have by September.  Funny, I haven't heard back from them..... hhmmmm 😀

I say we just find a takeaway, buy something and crash in the hotel lobby! Boom! That is a get together!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 29, 2015, 07:14:49 AM
Barb starwanderer and Sugarshaker all added.

We now have 40 on the list.

I wrote to one restaurant, told them how many we may have by September.  Funny, I haven't heard back from them..... hhmmmm 😀

I say we just find a takeaway, buy something and crash in the hotel lobby! Boom! That is a get together!

😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on October 29, 2015, 02:59:44 PM
Barb starwanderer and Sugarshaker all added.

We now have 40 on the list.

I wrote to one restaurant, told them how many we may have by September.  Funny, I haven't heard back from them..... hhmmmm 😀

I say we just find a takeaway, buy something and crash in the hotel lobby! Boom! That is a get together!

😆

#GateconFlashmob?
LOL!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 30, 2015, 06:04:17 AM
More like cccrrrraaazzzzyyyy! 😁
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: aemisc on October 30, 2015, 03:24:03 PM
Hi, I'd like to get our little group in on the pre-con meeting and greeting! Can you add us to the list? We are AeMisc, Jackette, Gomeisaneelie, Brenda, Doc Jackson, and Miraghe. Thanks!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on October 30, 2015, 08:36:50 PM
Please add me before you close the list :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 30, 2015, 08:38:54 PM
Aemisc welcome to our group get together. I have add you all to the list.

I have put an addendum on the first page list limiting the total to 50. I don't think there would be many places that would be able to cater for anything bigger.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on October 30, 2015, 08:41:30 PM
Aemisc welcome to our group get together. I have add you all to the list.

I have put an addendum on the first page list limiting the total to 50. I don't think there would be many places that would be able to cater for anything bigger.

I agree.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 30, 2015, 08:41:59 PM
Please add me before you close the list :)

Sorry Gatetraveler, I should have popped you on when you pm'd me.  All fixed. Welcome back. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on October 30, 2015, 08:48:52 PM
Please add me before you close the list :)

Sorry Gatetraveler, I should have popped you on when you pm'd me.  All fixed. Welcome back. 😀

Thank you Atlantia :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on October 30, 2015, 09:57:50 PM
I have been looking for restaurants in the area, and have ciome across this one.

Mad Greek Restaurant. They have a great menu selection, not to pricey and is not far from the Four Points Sheraton.

They have a website madgreekrestaurant.com

I would like some opinions please. Trip advisor has some reviews and the menu is also listed on the website.

Dare you! 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on October 31, 2015, 08:11:21 AM
As long as there's all of you and good beer we can go whatever you want u_u

I like greek and the menu offers diffent choices so it's more that fine for me!!!

Thanks Atlantia for organizing this!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: schulzmk on October 31, 2015, 12:42:28 PM
If they are willing to accommodate us this looks like a wonderful place for a get together.   Great choice Atlantia.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 01, 2015, 12:13:51 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I received an email to say that the Mad Greek Restaurant may not be operating after June 2016 as their lease is up.  I will still keep them in mind just in case.

Meanwhile, I would like an idea of what price range is most popular.  I have added a few selections to the 1st post. They are;
$20-$30
$30-$40
$40-$50

Let me know, or I will guess and may go higher or lower than you would like! 😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: sugarshaker on November 01, 2015, 03:41:33 AM
Please add trupi and nell to the list.   :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 01, 2015, 05:59:15 AM
Please add trupi and nell to the list.   :)

Done. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Oleander on November 01, 2015, 03:38:47 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I received an email to say that the Mad Greek Restaurant may not be operating after June 2016 as their lease is up.  I will still keep them in mind just in case.

Meanwhile, I would like an idea of what price range is most popular.  I have added a few selections to the 1st post. They are;
$20-$30
$30-$40
$40-$50

Let me know, or I will guess and may go higher or lower than you would like! 😆

I`m o.k with your selections - as long as we have lots of fun!  ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Nell on November 01, 2015, 07:56:45 PM
I vote $20-30 range! My first Gatecon was 2008 and I had a blast meeting soooo many Gateworld folks and Shippers, too (you know who you are!!!) :P. I'm looking at this get-together (this will be my second Gatecon) as both a reunion as well as a chance to meet more Stargate fans!!! Squeeeeee ;D!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on November 02, 2015, 09:01:13 AM
Yep 20-30 CAD works for me too  ;)

*Waves @ Nell* fellow shipper here!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: aemisc on November 02, 2015, 09:35:36 AM
It's be nice to keep it below 40CAD, it's going to be a very expensive weekend as it is.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: schulzmk on November 02, 2015, 10:56:49 AM
I was going to say $30-$40 range, but if it turns out less expensive, I won't cry...
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on November 02, 2015, 12:33:30 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I received an email to say that the Mad Greek Restaurant may not be operating after June 2016 as their lease is up.  I will still keep them in mind just in case.

Meanwhile, I would like an idea of what price range is most popular.  I have added a few selections to the 1st post. They are;
$20-$30
$30-$40
$40-$50

Let me know, or I will guess and may go higher or lower than you would like! 😆

I would say $30-$40 would be enough!!! And if it is less expensive then that is a bonus :D!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 06, 2015, 10:27:46 PM
I have located another restaurant on the river called Pier 73. (Pier73.com) Price range looks good. Excellent views. We do have an option of booking a private room which will hold all of us, but it will cost a minimum of $33 per person not including drinks.

NB: I am not sure how the taxes work. If anyone knows if this will increase the price, do let me know.

Please check it out. I am going to try doing a poll. :D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: schulzmk on November 07, 2015, 07:44:33 AM
I think a private room, if it's large enough to contain us, would make it easier for us to mingle with each other.  And it would prevent us from being an annoyance to the other diners who have no interest in our nonsense.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Nell on November 07, 2015, 07:28:02 PM
Pier 73 looks great! I like the idea of a private room, too. Thanks for taking the lead in organizing this event.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on November 08, 2015, 01:33:30 PM
Definitely think that the private room option would be best...
:D!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on November 09, 2015, 12:21:51 AM
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.
 
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 09, 2015, 06:37:28 AM
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.

Thanks for the info Krisz. I am unable to find anything big enough any closer to the hotel. I am still looking, but if you have any thoughts they would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: mabru on November 10, 2015, 09:34:10 AM
Well, if the Pier73 will be the place, I probably won't make it in time even for the dessert ! I know now the arrival time of my flight and I won't make it to the hotel before 9pm ! So, if you don't find any restaurant nearer to the hotel you have to delete me from the list.  :-( 
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on November 11, 2015, 01:21:23 AM
Pier 37 sounds really nice and I too like the idea of a private room. The $33 minimum per head you said Atlantia might not have the gratuity included which restaurants add on for groups depending on the number of people usually. There will be 5%GST on top of that for food and 10% tax on alcohol as well.

On looking at the location of the restaurant from the hotel it would probably mean having to get a cab to get there and back; estimated cost each way for cab fare is $14.00, up to $23 if the traffic is bad, but if it's split 4 ways it's not so bad. I have no idea about the availability of public transit to get there from the hotel since I'm not that familiar with Richmond, only driven through bits of it to get to Steveston or the airport from where I live.

Thanks for the info Krisz. I am unable to find anything big enough any closer to the hotel. I am still looking, but if you have any thoughts they would be appreciated.

I'll continue to look around for a possible place, we like to wander around at weekends and go out for meals so maybe we'll go and check out some places in Richmond nearer to the hotel or close to a skytrain station over the next few months. It's a shame the con is just too far from where I live. I can already think of two places that would accommodate a large group, one of which is on the street just round the corner from my place used as a filming location in SG-1 and SGU!

Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 11, 2015, 05:42:44 AM
Well, if the Pier73 will be the place, I probably won't make it in time even for the dessert ! I know now the arrival time of my flight and I won't make it to the hotel before 9pm ! So, if you don't find any restaurant nearer to the hotel you have to delete me from the list.  :-(

I am sorry to hear that. I am still looking, but if you don't make it to the dinner, I am sure that there will a few of us that will catch up with you for drinks afterward at the hotel.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 25, 2015, 05:23:48 AM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on November 25, 2015, 07:33:54 AM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆

You're awesome sorting this out for us!!
Much loveeeeeeeee
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on November 25, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆

I can walk a few blocks. ;) I like the separate order.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on November 26, 2015, 01:07:20 PM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆

I can walk a few blocks. ;) I like the separate order.

When it says they will do an individual order... Is this going to be from the full menu? or a set menu... Usually with big groups (at least in my work place) they will do a set menu of 4 starters, 4 mains and dessert is optional... *shrugs* I don't mind what they do... just think that it might be easier that way... but I suppose if everyone gives a pre-order of some sort it should be fine!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on November 27, 2015, 05:43:55 PM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆

I can walk a few blocks. ;) I like the separate order.

When it says they will do an individual order... Is this going to be from the full menu? or a set menu... Usually with big groups (at least in my work place) they will do a set menu of 4 starters, 4 mains and dessert is optional... *shrugs* I don't mind what they do... just think that it might be easier that way... but I suppose if everyone gives a pre-order of some sort it should be fine!

The server can ring up the order separately from any menu. It's been done at the downtown Vancouver location and the Burnaby location.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on November 28, 2015, 04:05:46 AM
Just a quick update.

I have finally heard from Earls. With a little negotiating, we should be able to get our group in. They will do i dividual ordering, so we don't have to sort out a menu. I am just waiting for the Manager to get back to me with final details.

I think this will solve the problems of taxis and timing and will probably suit everyone.  😆

I can walk a few blocks. ;) I like the separate order.

When it says they will do an individual order... Is this going to be from the full menu? or a set menu... Usually with big groups (at least in my work place) they will do a set menu of 4 starters, 4 mains and dessert is optional... *shrugs* I don't mind what they do... just think that it might be easier that way... but I suppose if everyone gives a pre-order of some sort it should be fine!

From the full menu. Pre-ordering sounds like a good plan. It will probably save delays.we could each have a number that quote when ordering, then when we sit down, put a print out of that number in front of you.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Barbara on December 04, 2015, 07:52:37 PM
A get-together sounds good.  I'm coming from South Carolina and plan on arriving the 7th so this works.  I'm definitely interested.

Since this message, my sister decided to come to the convention also.  So, if possible, I'd like to add her in too.

(She's never been to any kind of convention so this will be new to her.)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: A.R. on December 05, 2015, 05:39:24 PM
Hi,

I know you put a limit on the people who can attend, but if someone can't make it, can you put my name on the list? I'll be coming by myself and I only know one person for sure on your list (shipcat, not sure if you remember me though, it's been a while).

Thanks,
Hoschi
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on December 06, 2015, 07:13:58 AM
Barb starwanderer and Sugarshaker all added.

We now have 40 on the list.

I wrote to one restaurant, told them how many we may have by September.  Funny, I haven't heard back from them..... hhmmmm 😀

Well that's potentially 40.

Are you looking at restaurants close to the hotel or more in the downtown area?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 07, 2015, 05:07:56 AM
Barbara & Hoschi I will add you to the list but i will put a space between the main list just in case they can't cater for more than 50. Btw welcome to the group. 😀

Most people want to stay close to the hotel, so I am negotiating with Earls, which seems to be the only restaurant in the area that can cope with such a large group. I will ask if i can increase the numbers to 55. I am hopefull that they can accommodate us. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on December 07, 2015, 10:52:24 AM
eeeeek!
So many people coming to this... I am so excited :D"
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Barbara on December 07, 2015, 02:40:26 PM
eeeeek!
So many people coming to this... I am so excited :D"

I'm excited too.  I've never been to a Stargate convention so I don't know anyone and this will be a good chance to meet some people before the actual convention.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 08, 2015, 09:13:12 AM
It's funny.  Back in 2007 (my first trip to Vangroovy) I didn't know anyone, so I thought a small dinner will help break the ice. I think we had about 25 people. I was really pleased that I  did it. I made some great friends. I am so looking forward to this. I never thought that it would be this many, but i am so glad that it is. I can't wait to meet everyone. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on December 11, 2015, 02:29:46 PM
eeeeek!
So many people coming to this... I am so excited :D"

I'm excited too.  I've never been to a Stargate convention so I don't know anyone and this will be a good chance to meet some people before the actual convention.

I've only been to AT8 and LFCC, but I didn't stay... I am so looking forward to this it is unreal...
I'm gonna be fired from work if I go on about it any more than I already am HAHAHA!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Sam on December 16, 2015, 10:10:35 AM
Do we need to pre-register us for the precon get together.. If so then please add me +1
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: mabru on December 16, 2015, 03:48:54 PM
Hi Atlantia - I see that you still got me on the list ! As I definitely won't make it in time for the dinner, you can take me off the list so that another person can take my place.  I might arrive late for a coffee, but for this I need not to be on any list !  ;-)  I am sure that you all will have a great time !
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 18, 2015, 08:20:28 AM
Do we need to pre-register us for the precon get together.. If so then please add me +1

Hi Sam, you and your  +1 are already on the list. You may find this on page 1. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 18, 2015, 08:28:48 AM
Hi Atlantia - I see that you still got me on the list ! As I definitely won't make it in time for the dinner, you can take me off the list so that another person can take my place.  I might arrive late for a coffee, but for this I need not to be on any list !  ;-)  I am sure that you all will have a great time !

Hi Mabru, I have taken you off the list, but look forward to your arrival for coffee. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on December 18, 2015, 10:45:54 AM
Atlantia, I replied to your message. It said it timed out but then said it was sent so just checking to see if you got my reply.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on December 18, 2015, 05:07:55 PM
I sent you a message. I'll be there.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on December 19, 2015, 12:20:41 PM
I like the idea of Earls better than Pier 73. Much wider selection at many price ranges which would fit everyone better. Especially if you werent too hungry and didnt want a full dinner.

They also have a location not too far from the hotel which is good.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 21, 2015, 08:59:27 AM
I like the idea of Earls better than Pier 73. Much wider selection at many price ranges which would fit everyone better. Especially if you werent too hungry and didnt want a full dinner.

They also have a location not too far from the hotel which is good.

That's what I was thinking too! 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Kay818 on December 23, 2015, 02:43:49 PM
Absolutely interested!  Looking so forward to meeting everyone  ;)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on December 26, 2015, 03:35:21 AM
Absolutely interested!  Looking so forward to meeting everyone  ;)

Hi Kay,
The limit has been reached but I am hoping to be able to add those on the waitlist. I have added you to this list. Welcome to the group. The list and details can be found on page 1.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 08, 2016, 05:55:44 AM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: SamC on January 08, 2016, 08:16:51 AM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation!

Well, that answers my question at WHICH Earls you'll meet.

I think my husband and me will join you (for now on the wait list).

It's my first Gatecon and I know only 3 other attendees (until now). So it will be a good chance to get to know more people ... and to improve my English. :) (I hope my husband - who will not attend the con - agrees with this plan. ;) )
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Richard on January 08, 2016, 10:33:47 AM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Hope you all have fun at the pre-con. Just keep the noise down across the street, ok?? :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on January 08, 2016, 08:19:22 PM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Yay!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 08, 2016, 10:07:24 PM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Hope you all have fun at the pre-con. Just keep the noise down across the street, ok?? :)

Noise? Us... make a noise? Never!!! 🍲✔ 🍹🍸🍷🎉🎉🍷🍸🍹✔
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 08, 2016, 10:16:59 PM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation!

Well, that answers my question at WHICH Earls you'll meet.

I think my husband and me will join you (for now on the wait list).

It's my first Gatecon and I know only 3 other attendees (until now). So it will be a good chance to get to know more people ... and to improve my English. :) (I hope my husband - who will not attend the con - agrees with this plan. ;) )

Hi Sam, newbies welcome here! I have put you on the wait list for now, but I am hoping that Earls will be ok with the extras. They will let me know closer to the date. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on January 09, 2016, 02:50:54 PM
Great news! I like Earls, they always do a good job with large groups. I've been to a couple of con gatherings at Earl's in Downtown Vancouver in the past and they've been great fun, the food and service very good.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: SamC on January 10, 2016, 09:15:31 AM
Hi Sam, newbies welcome here! I have put you on the wait list for now, but I am hoping that Earls will be ok with the extras. They will let me know closer to the date. 😊

Thank you, Antlantia. :)
But please note that my nickname is SamC - because there's also a "Sam" in this forum. ;)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 11, 2016, 04:58:53 AM
Hi Sam, newbies welcome here! I have put you on the wait list for now, but I am hoping that Earls will be ok with the extras. They will let me know closer to the date. 😊

Thank you, Antlantia. :)
But please note that my nickname is SamC - because there's also a "Sam" in this forum. ;)

All fixed. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: paisjumper on January 13, 2016, 10:49:32 AM
hi all--put me on the convention dinner the meet&greet dinner---
thanks
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 14, 2016, 07:10:53 AM
hi all--put me on the convention dinner the meet&greet dinner---
thanks

Hi Paisjumper,
Welcome to our little gathering. 
I just wanted to let you know that this is a pre-convention get together, not the official meet and greet. The limit has been reached but i am putting extras on the wait list. Full details on page 1. Can you confirm you are looking to attend this dinner please, then I will add you to the wait list? Thanks. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: paisjumper on January 15, 2016, 03:51:40 PM
yes  I want the chance to join in the pre-convention dinner---my walking isnt good these days are thepossible places nearby or are cabs available
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 15, 2016, 11:20:14 PM
yes  I want the chance to join in the pre-convention dinner---my walking isnt good these days are thepossible places nearby or are cabs available

Great! I have added you to the wait list. Earl's will advise closer to the date how many extras we can add.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on January 29, 2016, 10:06:26 PM
Just a quick reminder that this dinner is a chance for us to get together. Meet old friends and make new ones. There will not be any of the guest actors attending. We had a great time with previous events like this and I cant wait to get there.

I have finally booked my flights. 23hrs flying, 29hrs all up. 😲
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Barbara on January 30, 2016, 01:31:02 PM
Geez, twenty-three hours in a plane.  I don't envy you that.  But it will be worth it.  :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Nell on February 02, 2016, 09:33:50 PM
Atlantia, A big honkin' thanks for all your work to set up our pre-con get together!!! ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on February 03, 2016, 05:26:18 AM
You're welcome. 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Sam on February 17, 2016, 06:36:51 PM
One thing I'm renowned for is taking bucket loads of pics... A few years ago when I went around the world in 7 weeks I took around 4000  :D :D :D


*SamC, ironically my last name starts with a C so when I saw it I had to look twice thinking I'd put that instead of just Sam.. can't wait to meet everyone*
Title: pre-convention dinner updates?
Post by: paisjumper on February 23, 2016, 12:20:55 PM
  ---any news on the pre-convention dinner?  asI have indicated previously--my walking isnt good these days due to a stroke and pad can I bum aride fromsome one who has their own vechile or someone willig to share  cab cost.
Title: Re: pre-convention dinner updates?
Post by: gatetraveler on February 23, 2016, 02:43:22 PM
Send Atlantia a message and maybe she'll update.
Title: Re: pre-convention dinner updates?
Post by: Atlantia on February 24, 2016, 06:37:57 AM
  ---any news on the pre-convention dinner?  asI have indicated previously--my walking isnt good these days due to a stroke and pad can I bum aride fromsome one who has their own vechile or someone willig to share  cab cost.

Hi Paisjumper,
I think there are a few like you (including me). Although it is not far from the Hotel, it is still a liitle bit to far.  I feel a new list coming on! For those of you who also feel that walking is just a bridge to far, let me know and I will organise shared rides with taxi's etc. Advise me of any walking aids as well so I don't overload any modes of transport. If any of the locals would like to offer seats in their cars, feel free to post here.

Thinking, thinking.... ooohhh 🔆 I will see if they have Maxi taxi's and get some pricings. It may be cheaper. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on February 25, 2016, 07:48:33 AM
The question has been raised oabout getting a ride or a taxi to the dinner. If you are able to help with giving a ride or you would like to share a taxi let me know and we can organise those that want a ride.

The average price of a taxi to Earls from the hotel is $10.90 + tip. 
I found a website for average prices for taxis; wwwtaxifarefinder.com This website will do fares from almost anywhere. Type in starting point and destination to get the average price.

Richard posted a local taxi company which has 6 seater taxi's as well as a lot of others.  See his posting in getting around Vancouver.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Richard on February 25, 2016, 08:25:24 AM
I've merged the topic from the Off the Grid board with this, the main dinner get together thread so it doesn't get confusing
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on February 26, 2016, 06:23:06 AM
I've merged the topic from the Off the Grid board with this, the main dinner get together thread so it doesn't get confusing

WOW! I was sending a mental message to you yesterday to see if they could be merged. Good to see I still have it! Thanks Richard. 👍
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Mike Amo on March 06, 2016, 08:53:54 AM
Add me to this waiting list. I have.apparently never been on this forum... I just registered today! So it's been 6 years! I have A LOT of catching up to do on every topic if there's time. Meanwhile, if they're already at capacity for the meet-up dinner on the 7th, I will invent an alternate gathering place at or across the street from the host hotel.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Mike Amo on March 06, 2016, 09:12:57 AM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Atlantia, I'm not sure how this forum works yet, but I believe you will see this. Add me to whatever waiting list there is for the Earls across the street from the hotell. If capacity.ends up being a problem, as I said I can invent a second place nearby for all who can't fit into Earls. The moderators know me, and I know virtually no one here by their handle yet. I only have probably 1,000 more posts to catch up on ... sometime!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: George on March 06, 2016, 11:06:44 AM
Please add me to the waiting list. George
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: jchu100 on March 06, 2016, 05:36:30 PM
This is my first GateCon and I am going alone. Could I be added to whatever waiting list you are keeping for this get together? This sounds like fun!
Thanks.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on March 07, 2016, 05:02:06 PM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Sorrrrry!!!!
I've been a total stranger these days, work and little girl and stressing and just everything in general... but YAY... 5 minutes to myself to say YAY again and I cannot wait for this....
It is looking like it is going to be just  myself +1 coming for the pre-con so you are welcome to change the list and add someone else now :)!
Thanks soooo much for taking the time to arrange this for us Atlantia :)! You are amazeballs!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on March 08, 2016, 05:56:58 AM
I can now confirm that Earls (across the street from the Hotel) has confirmed our reservation! We don't have to pre-order and they will take individual billing. I am going with cash on the night as I think it will help with the tipping. 😊.

I suppose I had better book my flight and accommodation soon! 😊

Atlantia, I'm not sure how this forum works yet, but I believe you will see this. Add me to whatever waiting list there is for the Earls across the street from the hotell. If capacity.ends up being a problem, as I said I can invent a second place nearby for all who can't fit into Earls. The moderators know me, and I know virtually no one here by their handle yet. I only have probably 1,000 more posts to catch up on ... sometime!

Hi Mike,
I know you from facebook. I have added you, George and Jchu100 to the wait list. I am hoping closer to the time that I will be able to add everyone on the waitlist. I think Earls will be able to cope.
Unfortunately, Earls is not exactly across the road, it is round a couple of corners and across the road. I had mixed the Hotels up.

Nonnie, thanks for the update.

Also to re-cap, if you think any of you will be taking a taxi to and from Earls and would like to share, just let me know and book accordingley.
Thanks
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on March 08, 2016, 08:34:09 AM
I'll probably be walking it, not bothered about the distance...
:)! I'll bring comfortable shoes haha  ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Oleander on March 13, 2016, 07:32:33 AM
I'll probably be walking it, not bothered about the distance...
:)! I'll bring comfortable shoes haha  ;D

I want to walk too so let`s open up a walking group  :D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on March 14, 2016, 05:23:44 PM
I'll probably be walking it, not bothered about the distance...
:)! I'll bring comfortable shoes haha  ;D

I want to walk too so let`s open up a walking group  :D

Got to make sure I make my 10,000 steps a day hahaha!!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on March 15, 2016, 09:20:41 AM
For anyone walking, I believe there is a short cut through the shopping centre. I think it is open late also. If anyone knows different or can confirm my thoughts, feel free to update.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Oleander on March 16, 2016, 07:23:35 AM
I'll probably be walking it, not bothered about the distance...
:)! I'll bring comfortable shoes haha  ;D

I want to walk too so let`s open up a walking group  :D

Got to make sure I make my 10,000 steps a day hahaha!!!!

You`re having a little daughter so 10.000 steps a day shouldn`t be a problem  ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on March 24, 2016, 07:04:56 PM
I'll probably be walking it, not bothered about the distance...
:)! I'll bring comfortable shoes haha  ;D

I want to walk too so let`s open up a walking group  :D

Got to make sure I make my 10,000 steps a day hahaha!!!!

You`re having a little daughter so 10.000 steps a day shouldn`t be a problem  ;D

When she is at nursery I get a lazy day hahaha!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on April 26, 2016, 08:57:41 PM
any updates to the lists?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on April 28, 2016, 09:58:28 AM
any updates to the lists?

Not at this stage. I think they will be able to take us all, including everyone on the waitlist, but they won't confirm until closer to the date.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Jonesy2689 on May 05, 2016, 12:29:13 PM
Hey guys,

I'm not staying in the Sheraton but am still going to want to be able to attend. Anyone else not in the Sheraton going. Not to brill with directions, so would rather have someone to tag along too.

Cheers
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on May 06, 2016, 07:27:51 AM
Hey guys,

I'm not staying in the Sheraton but am still going to want to be able to attend. Anyone else not in the Sheraton going. Not to brill with directions, so would rather have someone to tag along too.

Cheers

I am not staying at the sheraton either, but I  will be going over to the hotel a little early and I think a few others will be there also. Some are walking over too the restaurant and some are taking alternate transport. We will all meet up and sort things out. A few people live in Vancouver and i am sure we can organise directions to get you to the hotel.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: singularity12 on May 11, 2016, 01:57:07 AM
Hi, Atlantia, can I get on the waiting list for this pre-con dinner, please? I'm local, so I don't need to know whether there's room for me till the day before (or even day of). Thanks!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: sugarshaker on May 11, 2016, 06:03:42 PM
Please remove my name from the list.  I won't arrive in Vancouver until after 9:00 that evening.   :(
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: gatetraveler on May 11, 2016, 06:39:10 PM
If you haven'y already done so, please remove me from any list. I won't be anywhere in Canada.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on May 13, 2016, 08:16:45 AM
Hi, Atlantia, can I get on the waiting list for this pre-con dinner, please? I'm local, so I don't need to know whether there's room for me till the day before (or even day of). Thanks!

Hi Singularity12,
I have added you to the waitlist, but as I have said before, I think they will be able to take us all. Another local! Should I say welcome to you or you to me! 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on May 13, 2016, 08:21:57 AM
Please remove my name from the list.  I won't arrive in Vancouver until after 9:00 that evening.   :(

I have taken you off the list. Sorry you won't make it in time. I think some will be hanging around for coffee/drinks afterwards.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on May 13, 2016, 08:25:27 AM
Just a quick reminder that the current list for the dinner may be located on page one of this topic. If you want to keep updated. 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: thephoenix77 on June 07, 2016, 01:25:13 AM
hey Atlantia;

depending on the distance (and the day) the walking may be too much for me as well..(not sure about starwanderer)...keep me (and maybe her too) in mind for alternate transportation please & thx much!

thephoenix77
aka Barb
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on June 08, 2016, 08:58:49 AM
hey Atlantia;

depending on the distance (and the day) the walking may be too much for me as well..(not sure about starwanderer)...keep me (and maybe her too) in mind for alternate transportation please & thx much!

thephoenix77
aka Barb

Helloooo,

I will pop you on the list. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on July 03, 2016, 07:45:40 AM
Just a quick hello here. Not long now. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on July 03, 2016, 03:20:53 PM
Hello! Not long, starting to get excited, can't wait for this get together. A great way to start the convention fun!  :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on July 05, 2016, 08:18:21 AM
Hello! Not long, starting to get excited, can't wait for this get together. A great way to start the convention fun!  :)

Ssssssssqqqqqqqqqqqeeeeeeeeee! 😊
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on July 24, 2016, 08:20:41 AM
As of today, our flight from Seattle was pushed back (again) so we're expected to land in Vancouver now at 5pm instead of 2pm like we had hoped. We'd still like to go to see/meet everyone. Can seats be saved if we arrive a few minutes late?

Not sure how long it might take to grab luggage, get through customs, catch the shuttle and check in at the hotel...plus the 20 minute walk to the restaurant. Not happy about the long layover in Seattle (6 hours fcol!) but there is nothing we can do about it. :(

If we arrive exhausted and/or very late, we will let you know asap if there was a smart way of updating you Atlantia. Any suggestions?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on July 25, 2016, 07:29:10 AM
Hi Brenda,
No worries. I will put a reserved sign on 2 seats together so you don't have to split up. My communications will be limited to here and facebook. I will see if Krisz will have her phone with her. If she does and is agreeable I will let you know by  pm how to get a hold of us if need be.

😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on July 25, 2016, 07:53:42 AM
Just to let you all know, the main list on the first page has a few extras. The # is for those needing a taxi. The (W) is those intnding to walk over. If you have a preference let me know and I will add it.

Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Jonesy2689 on July 25, 2016, 01:35:52 PM
I will probably need a taxi over. Are we gonna meet at a certain place?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Sam on July 26, 2016, 08:27:50 PM
Me and my friend will or would like a taxi too (or if not if anyone wants to taxi share)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on July 30, 2016, 10:14:32 PM
Me and my friend will or would like a taxi too (or if not if anyone wants to taxi share)

I have put you, your friend and Jonesy on the list to taxi share.

So far there are 7 of us. I will book taxi's for 6.15pm. Meet in the lobby.

Note to all: Taxi sharing is a just a way to cut costs.  There is no cut off for joining the taxi list. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on August 05, 2016, 05:39:00 AM
Hi Brenda,
No worries. I will put a reserved sign on 2 seats together so you don't have to split up. My communications will be limited to here and facebook. I will see if Krisz will have her phone with her. If she does and is agreeable I will let you know by  pm how to get a hold of us if need be.

😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😆😆😆😆😆😆😆

Thanks Atlantia. Hopefully we'll make it in time and you won't have to save us seats. Cross fingers! :P
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on August 05, 2016, 07:38:47 PM
We (Me and my +1) will PROBABLY be walking over. But seeing as how we may be touring that day- we MAY also be doing taxi just to make it easier. Will confirm soon
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: veggieliving on August 05, 2016, 11:33:00 PM
Looks like I'll be getting there in time to attend.  Can you add me to the waitlist?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 07, 2016, 09:16:27 AM
Looks like I'll be getting there in time to attend.  Can you add me to the waitlist?

Hi Veggieliving. Welcome to the group. 😀🙋
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: umnr on August 07, 2016, 07:25:56 PM
Driving up from Seattle on Wed and will be there by 4pm.
Would love to attend also.   I have room for 4 more people in my car also.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 08, 2016, 06:48:40 AM
Driving up from Seattle on Wed and will be there by 4pm.
Would love to attend also.   I have room for 4 more people in my car also.

Hi Umnr,

I have added you to the waitlist. Welcome to this miniscule group!  😆

That brings the total to 60 including waitlist people. I am going to email the restaurant to see if they are happy for the increase. I wiil post when I hear back. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: umnr on August 08, 2016, 07:45:08 AM
Thank You  :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on August 14, 2016, 12:34:06 PM
May I say yet again THANK YOU to Atlantia for organizing this?

I'm reeeeeeeeally excited to meet all of you!!! *happy dance*

Futher more, I have no problem walking to/from the restourant so if I may join some of you of the 'walking group' that would be awesome!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 19, 2016, 07:56:03 AM
Hi All,

It has been quite a stressful couple of days. I contacted Earl's to ask we can inrease our numbers so that the wait listed people can join, and they have a new manager who was not made aware of the booking. She said that taking 50 was to many and asked if we could reduce our numbers. Needles to say I said no and asked if she would reconsider. In the mean time I started looking around for an alternative venue. As we need a place that has variety in their menu. Harold's Bistro and Bar have been able to take us all, including those on the wait list.

I am negotiating the menu with the manager. Please go to their website and have a look at the menu. The pricing should suit most.

Time is short, so if you don't want to go there, let me know and I will take you off the list.
I am sorry this has happened and hope that you will cope with the change.
Atlantia.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: umnr on August 19, 2016, 08:12:15 AM
Sounds good to me.
Thank you for all of the hard work !
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on August 19, 2016, 08:17:16 PM
Hi All,

It has been quite a stressful couple of days. I contacted Earl's to ask we can inrease our numbers so that the wait listed people can join, and they have a new manager who was not made aware of the booking. She said that taking 50 was to many and asked if we could reduce our numbers. Needles to say I said no and asked if she would reconsider. In the mean time I started looking around for an alternative venue. As we need a place that has variety in their menu. Harold's Bistro and Bar have been able to take us all, including those on the wait list.

I am negotiating the menu with the manager. Please go to their website and have a look at the menu. The pricing should suit most.

Time is short, so if you don't want to go there, let me know and I will take you off the list.
I am sorry this has happened and hope that you will cope with the change.
Atlantia.

Just read this after sending you a reply to your PM! Sounds good to me and so glad you've managed to find a place. You've done a grand job organising this.  :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: mothragator on August 20, 2016, 12:09:01 PM
I think this is a wonderful choice
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Debbie on August 21, 2016, 03:20:19 PM
Just caught up on several months worth of posts here.  Atlantia, thanks so much for doing all this work!  I think Harold's sounds like a great choice - nice menu selection, good location.  I'm looking forward to meeting everyone!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on August 23, 2016, 08:05:17 AM
I don't mind Harold's either!!
I haven't really been on for a while so hearing that Earls hadn't passed the news on to the new manager is a bit of a farce!!
Thank you so much for arranging everything for us!!!
You are awesome!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 26, 2016, 06:07:32 AM
OK! WE ARE SET!

Harold's Bistro and Bar have liaised with me for the menu. It is a shortened menu from their main restaurant menu. I hope it will cater for you all. Richard has kindly volunteered to post the menu attachemnt for me, so watch out for it shortly.

Harold's do offer gluten free and will assist with meal options for people with allergies. Just liaise with me for your dietry requirements.

SMILE Not long now! 😁



Here you go. Enjoy the meal everyone. As it's taking place on site I might try and pop my head round the door to say hello.
Richard

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Gategoers%20Forum/Limited%20Menu%20Brenda%20Neary-3_zpsz76vof62.jpg)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 26, 2016, 06:34:49 AM
Thanks Richard. You would be most welcome. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: umnr on August 26, 2016, 06:38:20 AM
Can hardly wait !
Menu looks great.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on August 26, 2016, 08:34:07 AM
Atlantia, this looks great. Will be lots closer and more convenient being in the hotel. The menu looks great too. Thanks for arranging this. :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: thephoenix77 on August 26, 2016, 09:15:35 AM
Girl you rock - thanks so much for looking after this! 
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: nonnie88 on August 26, 2016, 10:22:45 AM
Just drooled over my laptop keyboard....
I'm going to struggle to choose haha!!!!
SO EXCITEEEEEEEEEED!!!!  :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: mothragator on August 26, 2016, 10:21:24 PM
This menu looks great! Already picked out what I want:]
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 27, 2016, 09:07:23 AM
I am glad you all like it. I can't wait to get there! 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Rebecca Lanahan on August 27, 2016, 10:19:57 AM
Hi everyone! Is it too late to add myself and my husband to the pre-con dinner list? :) Rebecca & Shane Lanahan. We will be in Vancouver starting Tuesday the 6th. Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on August 27, 2016, 01:10:31 PM
EEEEEEEKKKK!!!! Guys! I cannot BELIEVE we are under two weeks!!!!

I've never been to Vancouver. I know the last place was in walking distance- is this the same?? I thought I remember someone saying it was a little further? but I can't remember and I'm trying to get our timing down!!!

Huge props to Atlantia for organizing all of this!!!!!! Thanks for all of your ongoing efforts! Harold's menu looks great!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: AggieHoop on August 27, 2016, 02:26:32 PM
Thanks Atlantia for all the hard work. I was hoping to join you but I don't see my name on the list (request to add on October 8, 2015). Wasn't sure if you still have a seating limit???
Aggie
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: MaryH on August 27, 2016, 04:55:56 PM
Is it too late to add 2 more to the list? My wife and I would love to meet up with you all pre - convention!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 27, 2016, 10:21:57 PM
Hi everyone! Is it too late to add myself and my husband to the pre-con dinner list? :) Rebecca & Shane Lanahan. We will be in Vancouver starting Tuesday the 6th. Can't wait!!!

Hello and welcome. 😀
I will add you to the list.  I am going to see if I can increase to 65. I will confirm in a day or so. I leave foe Vancouver today. 😊Sorry I am a bit rushed today.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 27, 2016, 10:28:40 PM
Thanks Atlantia for all the hard work. I was hoping to join you but I don't see my name on the list (request to add on October 8, 2015). Wasn't sure if you still have a seating limit???
Aggie

Sorry AggieHoop. I have added you to the list . Harold's menu is on page 15. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 27, 2016, 10:32:32 PM
Is it too late to add 2 more to the list? My wife and I would love to meet up with you all pre - convention!

Hi Mary. I have added you both to the list. I will be asking if I can increase to 65, but I won't be able to confirm for a couple of days. My arms will be to tired from flying! 😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 27, 2016, 10:34:54 PM
                            🙋 For those not in the know, Harold's Bistro and Bar is part of the con hotel complex. 🙋
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on August 27, 2016, 10:42:17 PM
                            🙋 For those not in the know, Harold's Bistro and Bar is part of the con hotel complex. 🙋

Thank you!!!! Safe travels to you!!!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brenda on August 28, 2016, 07:04:29 AM
Is it too late to add 2 more to the list? My wife and I would love to meet up with you all pre - convention!

Hi Mary. I have added you both to the list. I will be asking if I can increase to 65, but I won't be able to confirm for a couple of days. My arms will be to tired from flying! 😆

Safe travels to Vangroovy and see you soon! :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Fryn on August 28, 2016, 09:57:34 AM
If I'm not caught up in something else I will try and pop in to say hello! X
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Ahjenkins on August 28, 2016, 12:14:28 PM
How do I get my name added to this list?       new at this forum thing
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on August 28, 2016, 04:37:30 PM
I shouldn't have read that menu at lunch time, now I'm really hungry and I don't have anything at home that looks remotely as tasty as those items on the menu!

I've been in contact with Bill Butt who said he would more than likely be able to join us. He appeared in SG-1, SGA and SGU as well as many other shows and movies filmed in Vancouver. For those of you who have been on Gateworld you would know him as B.A.G (Balding Asian Guy) and read his good humoured stories about his exploits as an actor.

For those who haven't you'll find info about him here........

http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Y.W._Butt (http://stargate.wikia.com/wiki/Bill_Y.W._Butt)

Can't wait now, so close, looking forward to seeing you all.  :)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: unicorn on August 28, 2016, 06:30:48 PM
                            🙋 For those not in the know, Harold's Bistro and Bar is part of the con hotel complex. 🙋
I know its way late but any chance of us joining in on the pre meet party! We are three and only just sorted ourselves out but really want to meet everyone.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: unicorn on August 30, 2016, 06:22:22 PM
Hello... asked already but are we too late for the party on this one?  Would love to come but understand if full.
 :) :-[ :'(
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brazat on August 30, 2016, 06:54:36 PM
Hello everyone!

Sorry to come so late.
Questions:
Is it still possible to join you?
Must we pay before of just say we are coming to "book" seats?

Many thanks
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 31, 2016, 12:50:21 AM
If I'm not caught up in something else I will try and pop in to say hello! X

Cool! It will be great to see you. ☺
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on August 31, 2016, 01:13:20 AM
To ahjenkins, unicorn and Brazat, I am sorry but i have no more room to add anymore. If I do then we will have to move to a banquet room, which will put all the prices up. I am very sorry. 😟
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Brazat on August 31, 2016, 08:13:03 AM
No pb,
thanks for your fast answer  ;)
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: unicorn on August 31, 2016, 02:29:09 PM
its fine.. should have sorted it sooner   :) :) np
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 04, 2016, 01:54:31 PM
We have 4 round tables all set at Harold's.  Wishing everyone safe travels to Gatecon. See you all very soon!
Atlantia
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Nell on September 04, 2016, 01:58:49 PM
See you all soon!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Krisz on September 04, 2016, 10:27:27 PM
We have 4 round tables all set at Harold's.  Wishing everyone safe travels to Gatecon. See you all very soon!
Atlantia

Round tables, we shall call it Camelot! Sorry, in silly mode now, really looking forward to seeing everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 04, 2016, 11:28:56 PM
We have 4 round tables all set at Harold's.  Wishing everyone safe travels to Gatecon. See you all very soon!
Atlantia

Round tables, we shall call it Camelot! Sorry, in silly mode now, really looking forward to seeing everyone!  ;D

Soooo, let the silliness begin!!  😆😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on September 06, 2016, 07:05:47 AM
Is anyone already here and would like to meet for a coffee or something?


Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Oleander on September 07, 2016, 02:28:43 AM
Hi Marta,
I want to go downtown tomorrow you want to come? Anyone else is welcome too.
I"m in the lobby around 9 am.
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on September 07, 2016, 08:44:59 AM
Hi Oleander!

Thanks for the offer but tomorrow I can't join you... How about this: I'm going with few people (also attending the con) at Capilano Brige, we meet up at the Sheraton's starbuks foyer at 11 AM, would you like to come with us? The more the merrier!!

If you can't or don't want to join the trip, I'll also be at starbuck at 10 AM because I'm meeting with the sweet Atlantia, join us for coffee before you leave for downtown!!!

Hope to see you there!!!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: StargateGazer on September 07, 2016, 12:41:12 PM
We have 4 round tables all set at Harold's.  Wishing everyone safe travels to Gatecon. See you all very soon!
Atlantia

Round tables, we shall call it Camelot! Sorry, in silly mode now, really looking forward to seeing everyone!  ;D

Just messaged you Re:tonight

Soooo, let the silliness begin!!  😆😆
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: theyllek on September 07, 2016, 01:50:49 PM
Kelly and Theresa
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: jchu100 on September 07, 2016, 05:52:06 PM
Just checked into the hotel and so excited! What time is dinner at Harold's tonight? I looked through the posts but didn't see a time (although it's quite possible that I probably just missed it).
Thanks!
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 07, 2016, 07:19:19 PM
Just checked into the hotel and so excited! What time is dinner at Harold's tonight? I looked through the posts but didn't see a time (although it's quite possible that I probably just missed it).
Thanks!

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Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Marta_227 on September 07, 2016, 09:35:13 PM
Where is everyone?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 07, 2016, 09:59:36 PM
Kelly and Theresa

Come on down if you like. Plenty of room! 😀
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Gems81 on September 07, 2016, 10:21:21 PM
Is anyone hanging around after dinner for pre-con drinks?
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: Atlantia on September 07, 2016, 10:34:00 PM
We have room as a few have not turned up! Feel free to wander in at the back of Harold's
Title: Re: Pre-Convention Get Together (unofficial)
Post by: thephoenix77 on September 08, 2016, 01:39:23 PM
Thanks for organizing , was greet to see everyone again and meet new friends too!!