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Gatecon - THE INVASION 2018 => Gategoers at The Invasion => Topic started by: Richard on May 17, 2017, 01:01:43 PM

Title: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on May 17, 2017, 01:01:43 PM
Introduce yourself on this thread. Let us know who you are and where you are travelling from plus anything else you want to say 😜
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Highlander II on May 17, 2017, 03:17:15 PM
I'm Highlander II (H2 for short... no, really, I'll answer to any of these). I've been to most of the Gatecons - I've missed 4, 1 I didn't know about, 1 I didn't know about until about a month before it happened and the 2 in the UK. I've been to all the rest and volunteered at all but the 1st one. I even wrote up a 'what it's like to volunteer at Gatecon' post last year: http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=77.msg3662#msg3662

I play Ingress b/c it's awesome - and maybe this time I won't get a freakin' cold and I'll be able to go to Minoru Park and do a mission or two over there. =) (If you want an invite to the game, let me know and I'll send you one. XD)

I also spend a lot of time here on the forum answering questions when Richard's asleep. =)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: WraithWarrior on June 08, 2017, 05:55:17 PM
Hi, I'm WraithWarrior (or Carl) and I live in the UK.

This will (hopefully) be my first GateCon and my first time visiting Canada so looking forward to the trip!

As it's my first GateCon, I'm not really sure of how everything works or the prices of tickets, etc. so any information would be appreciated :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: schulzmk on June 09, 2017, 12:35:38 PM
Marcia and Bill Schulz hope to return for this one.  Not a first-timer, but still excited about participating in the festivities.  Richard and Fryn never cease to amaze me with the events they can arrange, and the multitude of guests they can gather together.  Allan dazzles with his ingenious sets and props.  We will need to keep alert for announcements pertaining to ticket sales, dates and pricing.  I continue to follow on facebook.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Highlander II on June 09, 2017, 08:33:21 PM
Hi, I'm WraithWarrior (or Carl) and I live in the UK.

This will (hopefully) be my first GateCon and my first time visiting Canada so looking forward to the trip!

As it's my first GateCon, I'm not really sure of how everything works or the prices of tickets, etc. so any information would be appreciated :)

More details about the con will crop up as we move along. Pricing hasn't yet been announced, but keep your eyes peeled!

Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Krisz on July 06, 2017, 12:36:33 AM
The lure of Gatecon will no doubt make me come. Can't miss anything to do with Stargate that turns up on my doorstep! Just watch SGU's 'Cloverdale' and you'll see where I live, well, just around the corner from that street!

I love meeting all the lovely people who come and share the great moments Gatecon give us, being an ex-pat Brit it's always great to catch up with those who come from the UK. This will be my fourth time attending, and the wonderful Stargate family atmosphere is always worth making the bus journey. I tend to avoid driving in Vancouver traffic if I can avoid it, if I'm on holiday I don't want a reminder of my commute lol! However, I will make an exception to fill up my car with fellow fans and drive people to various Stargate locations if they want that experience, I love going to the favourite locations fellow Stargate fans love and want to see.  :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: wattva on July 06, 2017, 02:22:51 AM
Hi, I'm Vicki! I'm Australian but currently live in Seattle.
We are newcomers to the world of Gatecon but are looking at attending our first ever convention next year!  Do many kids attend Gatecon? Our daughter will be nearly 16 in Sept 2018.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on July 06, 2017, 06:36:43 AM
Hi Vicki welcome to the forum.
We do normally have quite a few children at the conventions - there's always a good age range with us.

Hope to see you next September.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on July 07, 2017, 07:58:30 AM
The lure of Gatecon will no doubt make me come. Can't miss anything to do with Stargate that turns up on my doorstep! Just watch SGU's 'Cloverdale' and you'll see where I live, well, just around the corner from that street!

I love meeting all the lovely people who come and share the great moments Gatecon give us, being an ex-pat Brit it's always great to catch up with those who come from the UK. This will be my fourth time attending, and the wonderful Stargate family atmosphere is always worth making the bus journey. I tend to avoid driving in Vancouver traffic if I can avoid it, if I'm on holiday I don't want a reminder of my commute lol! However, I will make an exception to fill up my car with fellow fans and drive people to various Stargate locations if they want that experience, I love going to the favourite locations fellow Stargate fans love and want to see.  :)

You better be coming pal! 😃 I have to wait another month but I am hoping to get a multiple room booking. Diana, Jill and I are teaming up to room together. If i get 2 queen or king beds there will be room for one more if you are interested? That's if you can put up with my snoring!  😪😪😪

Once again, the line-up of guests looks fantastic. I can't wait to see you again. I am hoping to get out to the conservatory this time, and I wouldn't mind going back to Granville Island (not to play with the seals though 😉) and Gas Town.  Lots to think about. 🤓
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on July 07, 2017, 08:02:27 AM
Hi, I'm WraithWarrior (or Carl) and I live in the UK.

This will (hopefully) be my first GateCon and my first time visiting Canada so looking forward to the trip!

As it's my first GateCon, I'm not really sure of how everything works or the prices of tickets, etc. so any information would be appreciated :)

Hi Carl, welcome to crazy world! Lots of people to say hi to and lots of activities to be planned. Keep your eyes open. ☺
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: ANATOL on August 10, 2017, 07:59:07 AM
Hello I am Anatol (Audrey) and I live in Canada, Quebec.
I'm new to The Gatecon.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 10, 2017, 08:30:54 AM
Hello I am Anatol (Audrey) and I live in Canada, Quebec.
I'm new to The Gatecon.

Welcome to the forum Audrey 😃
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 11, 2017, 11:09:19 PM
Hello I am Anatol (Audrey) and I live in Canada, Quebec.
I'm new to The Gatecon.

Hey Audrey,
Welcome to the group. There will be lots more posted as we get closer and closer. I am sure there will be plenty of activites and dinners so we can all meet each other. I look forward to meeting you. ☺
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: xjennersonx on August 16, 2017, 02:38:00 AM
Hi everyone! I'm still Jen, 34, in Seattle! I had such a blast at Gatecon last year and I cannot wait for next year! It's going to be so much fun and I can't wait to see everyone again. The guest list is looking fantastic!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: GateshipOne on August 21, 2017, 12:28:20 PM
Hello everyone, I'm Glenn from Los Angeles....this will be my first Gatecon & trip to Canada!

I attended the "supposed last" Stargate convention in Chicago & had blast even though I went solo. This time around, I'd really like to chat with fellow fans & make some new friends. So, how does Gatecon compare to the Chicago convention? Anybody know if there will be a bus tour again this year?

Safe travels fellow Gaters!  :D
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 22, 2017, 05:51:12 AM
Hello Jen ans also Glenn. Welcome to the group Glenn. I am not sure if there will be another bus tour or not. I think they are concentrating on the ticket sales at the momement. Keep an eye out for dinners and such later on.
😆
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 22, 2017, 08:27:29 AM
Ticket sales are definitely the priority at the moment though yes I have been in touch with the bus company again to express our intent to put on another filming location tour. We will give you more info on that when we can, including which day it will be held etc.

Meanwhile, welcome to Gategoers!!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: tarnecki on August 23, 2017, 04:34:26 AM
Hi i'm Paul and i'm from UK :) Nottingham.
this will be my first GATECON and first ever visit to Canada /*excited beyond belief*/
I'm hoping to bring my cosplay "SG flight suit" with me and cannot wait to meet all the cast that i've never met :)
Happy Days!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Fryn on August 23, 2017, 05:37:14 AM
Looking forward to meeting you! And everyone else :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on August 23, 2017, 09:55:37 AM
Hi guys ! I'm Sovereign (Mass Effect fan here, not pompous royal, yo!), but I'm Sarah for real. 29, belgian living in the UK and the future reason why Fryn's gonna be walking on the ceiling (coffee coffee coffee coffeeeeeeeee !). This will be my second Gatecon, and I'm already planning our two weeks in the city for myself and my two newbies friends. If anyone has any question about general workings of gatecon, or even for stuff to see in vancouver and all, feel free. I have a tendancy to help answering or point to where the info can be found

Also I speak French as a first language so if anyone isn't too eager on the English language and would require clarification, do ask and i'll play translator !


Talk to you all soon and see you next September darlings !
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 23, 2017, 10:23:05 AM
Hi guys ! I'm Sovereign (Mass Effect fan here, not pompous royal, yo!), but I'm Sarah for real. 29, belgian living in the UK and the future reason why Fryn's gonna be walking on the ceiling (coffee coffee coffee coffeeeeeeeee !). This will be my second Gatecon, and I'm already planning our two weeks in the city for myself and my two newbies friends. If anyone has any question about general workings of gatecon, or even for stuff to see in vancouver and all, feel free. I have a tendancy to help answering or point to where the info can be found

Also I speak French as a first language so if anyone isn't too eager on the English language and would require clarification, do ask and i'll play translator !


Talk to you all soon and see you next September darlings !

Hi Sarah,

Guess who! Aussi Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! 😁 👅🍹
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on August 23, 2017, 08:38:38 PM
Don't forget the wine! And the choccies
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 24, 2017, 01:35:50 AM
Don't forget the wine! And the choccies

At the top of the list! ☺
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Beckney on August 25, 2017, 07:02:30 AM
I’m Becky, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I have never been to Gatecon before, though I’ve often looked into it and cursed my poor budgeting skills :(, but I will be there next year!! I have also never been to Canada, so I am looking forward to that adventure.
My normal convention-buddy can’t come along to Gatecon, so I don’t know anyone that will be there next year. I do have some social anxiety issues, so I’m pretty keen to meet some people on the forum before turning up to a convention full of strangers. I do love to talk (and sometimes you cant get me to shut up), but not so much in big group conversations, so I’ll often just sit back and listen.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: schulzmk on August 25, 2017, 07:08:51 AM
Looking forward to meeting you Beckney.  It won't take long to get acquainted.  Those who have been to these events before are very friendly and welcoming. 
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on August 25, 2017, 07:26:25 AM
I’m Becky, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I have never been to Gatecon before, though I’ve often looked into it and cursed my poor budgeting skills :(, but I will be there next year!! I have also never been to Canada, so I am looking forward to that adventure.
My normal convention-buddy can’t come along to Gatecon, so I don’t know anyone that will be there next year. I do have some social anxiety issues, so I’m pretty keen to meet some people on the forum before turning up to a convention full of strangers. I do love to talk (and sometimes you cant get me to shut up), but not so much in big group conversations, so I’ll often just sit back and listen.

Hey Becky ! Welcome ! Welcome!
Well for starters, you won't be alone coming from Australia, I know a couple of friends who are flying from Oz to come to Vancouver ! One of them is from Melbourne, although I can't say for sure that's where she'll be flying from or when. I can't try and find out for you, if that will ease your worries? Who knows, you might be on the same flight and not even know it then (although I do believe she's planning on staying a bit before/after the con... again, i can try and find out =D ) :)
If you have any question or just wanna chat outside of this forum, drop me a message here and we can arrange something. Facebook, twitter, skype, whatever will help make you feel comfortable. Last year was my first gatecon event and honestly it worked like a charm, everyone was just so amazingly nice. I have no doubt you will have a blast.

If you are looking for someone to crash with, in order to save on room cost etc., do have a look at the Room Sharing thread, see if you are looking for a roomie or what. In any case, happy to see you be a part of the adventure and I look forward to meeting you / chatting with you !  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 25, 2017, 07:39:18 AM
Hi Becky,

Welcome to the forum and to the Gatecon family.
As you've already seen people are really friendly on here and happy to answer any questions you might have.

Hopefully you will be planning a longer trip to Vancouver with the distance you are travelling, so keep an eye out as we will be posting a lot of tourism info on the forum along with any discounts we can get for Gategoers.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Beckney on August 25, 2017, 11:36:31 PM
Thanks Sovereign and Richard :) I have been to a few other conventions over the years, and have never met an unfriendly Stargate fan! Just a little nervous when I know no one.

I'll definitely be staying for more than just the convention! My brother is working a few hours north of Vancouver, and he has already told me that I'll be in trouble if we don't catch up. Vancouver looks really pretty, so I will do some more exploring too.

I'm certainly looking forward to the convention!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2017, 05:59:11 AM
Haha a bit like us then. My niece is now living in Portland so is hoping to come up for a get together in the week leading up to the con.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sharon47 on August 29, 2017, 03:39:24 AM
Hi everyone, Sharon here from UK, near Liverpool.

Gate con: first was Gatecon Uk in Cheltenham back in 2006 (although no my fiirst con, that was in 2002).
Second Gatecon was 2008 Sheraton Wall centre, then 2010 and 2016. I'm generally found printing photos  at the con.

Through star gate I feel in love with Vancouver, BC and Canada.

See you all at Gatecon 2018.

Coffee anyone?
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 29, 2017, 05:49:17 AM
I’m Becky, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I have never been to Gatecon before, though I’ve often looked into it and cursed my poor budgeting skills :(, but I will be there next year!! I have also never been to Canada, so I am looking forward to that adventure.
My normal convention-buddy can’t come along to Gatecon, so I don’t know anyone that will be there next year. I do have some social anxiety issues, so I’m pretty keen to meet some people on the forum before turning up to a convention full of strangers. I do love to talk (and sometimes you cant get me to shut up), but not so much in big group conversations, so I’ll often just sit back and listen.

G'day Beckney, I'm from Perth. Hang your arm out, I will pick you up as I fly over! 😆 Really, though there will be dinners, outings and others things set up by people. Keep an eye open for them. I am going to be organising one of them, and you will be welcome. ☺
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 29, 2017, 05:53:01 AM
I’m Becky, and I’m from Melbourne, Australia. I have never been to Gatecon before, though I’ve often looked into it and cursed my poor budgeting skills :(, but I will be there next year!! I have also never been to Canada, so I am looking forward to that adventure.
My normal convention-buddy can’t come along to Gatecon, so I don’t know anyone that will be there next year. I do have some social anxiety issues, so I’m pretty keen to meet some people on the forum before turning up to a convention full of strangers. I do love to talk (and sometimes you cant get me to shut up), but not so much in big group conversations, so I’ll often just sit back and listen.

Hey Becky ! Welcome ! Welcome!
Well for starters, you won't be alone coming from Australia, I know a couple of friends who are flying from Oz to come to Vancouver ! One of them is from Melbourne, although I can't say for sure that's where she'll be flying from or when. I can't try and find out for you, if that will ease your worries? Who knows, you might be on the same flight and not even know it then (although I do believe she's planning on staying a bit before/after the con... again, i can try and find out =D ) :)
If you have any question or just wanna chat outside of this forum, drop me a message here and we can arrange something. Facebook, twitter, skype, whatever will help make you feel comfortable. Last year was my first gatecon event and honestly it worked like a charm, everyone was just so amazingly nice. I have no doubt you will have a blast.

If you are looking for someone to crash with, in order to save on room cost etc., do have a look at the Room Sharing thread, see if you are looking for a roomie or what. In any case, happy to see you be a part of the adventure and I look forward to meeting you / chatting with you !  ;D ;D

Watch out for this one Beckney, she can talk the hind leg off a donkey! 😆😆😆😆
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 29, 2017, 05:59:42 AM
Hi everyone, Sharon here from UK, near Liverpool.

Gate con: first was Gatecon Uk in Cheltenham back in 2006 (although no my fiirst con, that was in 2002).
Second Gatecon was 2008 Sheraton Wall centre, then 2010 and 2016. I'm generally found printing photos  at the con.

Through star gate I feel in love with Vancouver, BC and Canada.

See you all at Gatecon 2018.

Coffee anyone?

Count me in! You can have the coffee! Tea for me. There is a nice Irish pub down the road as well for meals etc. 😉
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Fryn on August 29, 2017, 02:32:05 PM
It's a great pub I have to agree!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 29, 2017, 02:34:44 PM
Ah yes will be great to head down there en masse again and watch the staff faces drop when they realise "they're back in town"
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on August 29, 2017, 09:56:14 PM
Should we let them know ahead of time? Lol
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 30, 2017, 04:29:48 AM
Nah, why spoil the surprise :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on August 30, 2017, 06:44:27 AM
😂😂😂😂😲
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: schulzmk on August 30, 2017, 07:42:07 AM
Ah yes will be great to head down there en masse again and watch the staff faces drop when they realise "they're back in town"
Invasion 2018 seems quite appropriate somehow.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on August 30, 2017, 02:32:20 PM
Revenge? Twisted pleasure to see someone else (beside you) run around like mad to do 5 things at any given time and try and keep up ? Your views on poetic justice? They did no wrong :P :P :P (but true, that pub IS fun. I felt a bit cramped last time, but I had an amazing night )
Will definitely go again, personally.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Nikkisixx15 on September 05, 2017, 07:11:15 PM
So Hello ALL! 8)

Names Nikki, I'm 27 and have loved Stargate for as long as I knew it was around.... I live in Florida in the USA and it is hot, hot, hot....

This will be my first convention ever and my first Stargate event I go to, *Gasp* I know that rock I lived under finally got picked up and moved lol... I love to draw, write, and enjoy traveling....

Ummm lets see I am a HUGE Amanda Tapping fan and cannot wait to see her :) I like Mortal Kombat and The Sims games, I do awesome Halloween costumes/makeup on myself every year, and I am super excited to visit Canada for the first time!

Also I got the Golden Ticket ;P, Also my Girlfriend and her son will be with me to see Vancouver but will be passing on the convention itself so looking to meet new friends and have a good time as well!

Message me with any cool tips, pointers, or info you think I might like... Look out for this rookie y'all!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on September 05, 2017, 07:15:15 PM
Welcome to the forum, and the Gatecon family Nikki 😃
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on September 05, 2017, 09:51:53 PM
Add me on Facebook if you wish. Nebt Usha. Thrilled you are coming along, hun. And your little troupe too ** remind me to get ya a drink, if only to break the ice.  :P

You'll have an amazing time, these people are sure to do their best to make sure of it.
Talk to you soon <3
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on September 06, 2017, 04:33:26 PM
Sorry. On phone and it doesn't seem to agree on me editing previous post.
You say you're from Florida. Dunno how safe but with that hurricane about you take care okay? And come say hi when it's passed. Don't know you but it'll be nagging the back of my mind I think, so I'd love to know you're okay. Stay safe! Xoxo
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on September 07, 2017, 11:25:47 AM
So Hello ALL! 8)

Names Nikki, I'm 27 and have loved Stargate for as long as I knew it was around.... I live in Florida in the USA and it is hot, hot, hot....

This will be my first convention ever and my first Stargate event I go to, *Gasp* I know that rock I lived under finally got picked up and moved lol... I love to draw, write, and enjoy traveling....

Ummm lets see I am a HUGE Amanda Tapping fan and cannot wait to see her :) I like Mortal Kombat and The Sims games, I do awesome Halloween costumes/makeup on myself every year, and I am super excited to visit Canada for the first time!

Also I got the Golden Ticket ;P, Also my Girlfriend and her son will be with me to see Vancouver but will be passing on the convention itself so looking to meet new friends and have a good time as well!

Message me with any cool tips, pointers, or info you think I might like... Look out for this rookie y'all!

Hi Nikki,

Welcome to the group. I am coming from Australia and later on I will be organising a dinner for all that want to come and say hi. This is not an official Gatecon dinner, just some of us getting together to meet each other. You will be welcome to join. 😄
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sovereign on September 07, 2017, 02:11:53 PM
So Hello ALL! 8)

Names Nikki, I'm 27 and have loved Stargate for as long as I knew it was around.... I live in Florida in the USA and it is hot, hot, hot....

This will be my first convention ever and my first Stargate event I go to, *Gasp* I know that rock I lived under finally got picked up and moved lol... I love to draw, write, and enjoy traveling....

Ummm lets see I am a HUGE Amanda Tapping fan and cannot wait to see her :) I like Mortal Kombat and The Sims games, I do awesome Halloween costumes/makeup on myself every year, and I am super excited to visit Canada for the first time!

Also I got the Golden Ticket ;P, Also my Girlfriend and her son will be with me to see Vancouver but will be passing on the convention itself so looking to meet new friends and have a good time as well!

Message me with any cool tips, pointers, or info you think I might like... Look out for this rookie y'all!

Hi Nikki,

Welcome to the group. I am coming from Australia and later on I will be organising a dinner for all that want to come and say hi. This is not an official Gatecon dinner, just some of us getting together to meet each other. You will be welcome to join. 😄

where were you thinking of going? and when :P I'm probably heading to Van at Easter, I can look into places if needs be.
also you, organising dinner? can i say "uh oh" yet, honey? :P no? daaaamn :P i miss your face, you crazy ozzie !
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on September 08, 2017, 10:43:08 AM
So Hello ALL! 8)

Names Nikki, I'm 27 and have loved Stargate for as long as I knew it was around.... I live in Florida in the USA and it is hot, hot, hot....

This will be my first convention ever and my first Stargate event I go to, *Gasp* I know that rock I lived under finally got picked up and moved lol... I love to draw, write, and enjoy traveling....

Ummm lets see I am a HUGE Amanda Tapping fan and cannot wait to see her :) I like Mortal Kombat and The Sims games, I do awesome Halloween costumes/makeup on myself every year, and I am super excited to visit Canada for the first time!

Also I got the Golden Ticket ;P, Also my Girlfriend and her son will be with me to see Vancouver but will be passing on the convention itself so looking to meet new friends and have a good time as well!

Message me with any cool tips, pointers, or info you think I might like... Look out for this rookie y'all!

Hi Nikki,

Welcome to the group. I am coming from Australia and later on I will be organising a dinner for all that want to come and say hi. This is not an official Gatecon dinner, just some of us getting together to meet each other. You will be welcome to join. 😄

where were you thinking of going? and when :P I'm probably heading to Van at Easter, I can look into places if needs be.
also you, organising dinner? can i say "uh oh" yet, honey? :P no? daaaamn :P i miss your face, you crazy ozzie !

 Hey, you can tuck your "uh oh" away!  😛  We just went to Harrolds last time. It's in the Hotel itself. Probably Tuesday or Wednesday night. There were a few people that had mobility issues and this place was very good. They put us down the back and sectioned the area off from the main restaurant.

We ended up with 35-40 people attending last time. It is fairly quiet, but people ordered what they could afford and paid on the way out. I was pleased with how everyone had that common thread and the conversations just started rolling. 😃

I am also thinking of going to Pier 73. I have been told it is a little more pricey but it is down by the river. Lunch would be good there. 😄


Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on September 08, 2017, 10:44:09 AM
Being sectioned sounds about right ;)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on September 08, 2017, 10:47:16 AM
Atlantia I've set you up with a dedicated thread for the pre-con dinner/lunch here on the Gategoers board rather than it being in amongst other threads.

Locked at the moment but just give me a shout when you are ready to start planning.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on September 08, 2017, 10:51:08 AM
Being sectioned sounds about right ;)

Cheeky! 🙃 *running around looking for my halo! Oh there it is!* 😇
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on September 08, 2017, 10:57:41 AM
Atlantia I've set you up with a dedicated thread for the pre-con dinner/lunch here on the Gategoers board rather than it being in amongst other threads.

Locked at the moment but just give me a shout when you are ready to start planning.

Thanks Richard. 😎 Throwing another bottle of wine in the luggage! I wonder how many they will let me bring? 🍷
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Nikkisixx15 on September 08, 2017, 10:56:26 PM
Sorry. On phone and it doesn't seem to agree on me editing previous post.
You say you're from Florida. Dunno how safe but with that hurricane about you take care okay? And come say hi when it's passed. Don't know you but it'll be nagging the back of my mind I think, so I'd love to know you're okay. Stay safe! Xoxo


I am around the middle of the middle of Florida...but, I am actually a Federal Prison Officer and will be working during it. I will post Monday or Tuesday :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Krisz on September 16, 2017, 03:51:08 PM
Here I am Atlantia, just to reassure you I haven't gated to the planet with the black hole!

Great to see so many new people, welcome all and hopefully I get to meet some, if not all of you.  :)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Denise1012 on November 02, 2017, 12:27:18 PM
Hello!
My name is Denise, I'm 22 years old and live in Austria. I just discovered the world of Stargate not long ago. Actually started to watch it after I have seen Sanctuary and fell in love with Amanda Tapping  ;D So since I was too late for AT10 in the UK to meet Amanda - I found out about Gatecon and I thought "Yeah, why not?" So here I am, bought the gold ticket and travel alone to Canada since none of my friends have the time or the money. Actually I'm freaking scared to travel alone, but I want to do this so badly for myself, meet my idol and of course to meet other fans like me! I will stay 11 days, plan a trip to Vancouver Island before the Con and after the Con I'll be in Vancouver Downtown  - that's the plan yet. So if anyone is there alone too - let me know haha I could need a companion there :D It will be my first con ever and I'm excited to meet you all!
Big hugs
Denise <3
PS: If somone has Twitter - you can also contact me there under the name: Moonlight1012  ;)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on November 03, 2017, 10:59:32 PM
Hello!
My name is Denise, I'm 22 years old and live in Austria. I just discovered the world of Stargate not long ago. Actually started to watch it after I have seen Sanctuary and fell in love with Amanda Tapping  ;D So since I was too late for AT10 in the UK to meet Amanda - I found out about Gatecon and I thought "Yeah, why not?" So here I am, bought the gold ticket and travel alone to Canada since none of my friends have the time or the money. Actually I'm freaking scared to travel alone, but I want to do this so badly for myself, meet my idol and of course to meet other fans like me! I will stay 11 days, plan a trip to Vancouver Island before the Con and after the Con I'll be in Vancouver Downtown  - that's the plan yet. So if anyone is there alone too - let me know haha I could need a companion there :D It will be my first con ever and I'm excited to meet you all!
Big hugs
Denise <3
PS: If somone has Twitter - you can also contact me there under the name: Moonlight1012  ;)

Hi Denise,
Welcome to the group. A lot of us travel alone then meet up when we get to Vancouver. You are going to love it! I have dinner on the go for Wednesday night. You are most welcome to join us. There is a thread about it somewhere on this forum. Also as we get closer to the date there will be lots of events to go somewhere or do something. Keep your eyes peeled.
More to come. 😃
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Denise1012 on November 04, 2017, 02:55:07 PM
Hello!
My name is Denise, I'm 22 years old and live in Austria. I just discovered the world of Stargate not long ago. Actually started to watch it after I have seen Sanctuary and fell in love with Amanda Tapping  ;D So since I was too late for AT10 in the UK to meet Amanda - I found out about Gatecon and I thought "Yeah, why not?" So here I am, bought the gold ticket and travel alone to Canada since none of my friends have the time or the money. Actually I'm freaking scared to travel alone, but I want to do this so badly for myself, meet my idol and of course to meet other fans like me! I will stay 11 days, plan a trip to Vancouver Island before the Con and after the Con I'll be in Vancouver Downtown  - that's the plan yet. So if anyone is there alone too - let me know haha I could need a companion there :D It will be my first con ever and I'm excited to meet you all!
Big hugs
Denise <3
PS: If somone has Twitter - you can also contact me there under the name: Moonlight1012  ;)

Hi Denise,
Welcome to the group. A lot of us travel alone then meet up when we get to Vancouver. You are going to love it! I have dinner on the go for Wednesday night. You are most welcome to join us. There is a thread about it somewhere on this forum. Also as we get closer to the date there will be lots of events to go somewhere or do something. Keep your eyes peeled.
More to come. 😃

Hi Atlantia!
Thank you for the welcome! :) I read about your dinner after I wrote this post here. It sounds good to me, but I'm not sure I would make it this day since I plan to stay in Vancouver Island for 3 days and return back to Richmond on Wednesday - at least that's how I plan it :) But I read Richard will maybe arrange something about a tour at the filmset on Thursday. If so - I hope to join there then. And yes, will keep my eyes open! ;)
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on November 07, 2017, 05:56:41 AM
Hello!
My name is Denise, I'm 22 years old and live in Austria. I just discovered the world of Stargate not long ago. Actually started to watch it after I have seen Sanctuary and fell in love with Amanda Tapping  ;D So since I was too late for AT10 in the UK to meet Amanda - I found out about Gatecon and I thought "Yeah, why not?" So here I am, bought the gold ticket and travel alone to Canada since none of my friends have the time or the money. Actually I'm freaking scared to travel alone, but I want to do this so badly for myself, meet my idol and of course to meet other fans like me! I will stay 11 days, plan a trip to Vancouver Island before the Con and after the Con I'll be in Vancouver Downtown  - that's the plan yet. So if anyone is there alone too - let me know haha I could need a companion there :D It will be my first con ever and I'm excited to meet you all!
Big hugs
Denise <3
PS: If somone has Twitter - you can also contact me there under the name: Moonlight1012  ;)

Hi Denise,
Welcome to the group. A lot of us travel alone then meet up when we get to Vancouver. You are going to love it! I have dinner on the go for Wednesday night. You are most welcome to join us. There is a thread about it somewhere on this forum. Also as we get closer to the date there will be lots of events to go somewhere or do something. Keep your eyes peeled.
More to come. 😃

Hi Atlantia!
Thank you for the welcome! :) I read about your dinner after I wrote this post here. It sounds good to me, but I'm not sure I would make it this day since I plan to stay in Vancouver Island for 3 days and return back to Richmond on Wednesday - at least that's how I plan it :) But I read Richard will maybe arrange something about a tour at the filmset on Thursday. If so - I hope to join there then. And yes, will keep my eyes open! ;)

No worries. You will know where to find us when you get ther! 😄 Buchart Gardens and the Butterfly house are on Vancouver Island. Although I spent half a day at Buchart and still could have seen more. Get your walking shoes 👞 on. 🤗
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: SGUfan on December 14, 2017, 06:57:28 PM
Hi, I'm Marleen, I live in Belgium and plan on some extra time to discover more of Vancouver next year. was at Creation's Stargate event in Chicago multiple times... my first gatecon last year was a true revelation ! was always fond of my stargate family (fans & actors) and it got bigger & more real last year ! soooo looking forward to get together with old friends !
besides Stargate, I'm also a fan of StarTrek, Babylon 5 & BSG among others...
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on December 28, 2017, 10:24:39 PM
Hi, I'm Marleen, I live in Belgium and plan on some extra time to discover more of Vancouver next year. was at Creation's Stargate event in Chicago multiple times... my first gatecon last year was a true revelation ! was always fond of my stargate family (fans & actors) and it got bigger & more real last year ! soooo looking forward to get together with old friends !
besides Stargate, I'm also a fan of StarTrek, Babylon 5 & BSG among others...

Hi Marlene, I am from Australia and look forward to seeing you at the pre-con dinner. 😎
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Cryptongolem on January 08, 2018, 04:14:41 PM
Hello everyone!!

Long time fan, first time gategoer. Looking forward to meeting a bunch of like minded individuals!

Im based out of VAN and would love to congregate with a group during the event, hit me up!! :)

Michael
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Yankee Gater on January 18, 2018, 12:22:23 PM
Hi!
I'm from New Hampshire. Went to a Stargate convention years ago and had such a great time. I made lifelong friends that I can not imagine my life without them in it. Just re-gated Atlantis and it made me want to connect with more Stargate fans again.

This will be my first time visiting Vancouver and I am quite excited, there's so much to do. Thinking of hiking before the con, maybe around Lake Garibaldi for a night or two, probably some sightseeing on the island and definitely exploring downtown. Will there be a FB group or someother way to connect? Wishing everyone the best!

Rob
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on January 18, 2018, 02:04:02 PM
Hi!
I'm from New Hampshire. Went to a Stargate convention years ago and had such a great time. I made lifelong friends that I can not imagine my life without them in it. Just re-gated Atlantis and it made me want to connect with more Stargate fans again.

This will be my first time visiting Vancouver and I am quite excited, there's so much to do. Thinking of hiking before the con, maybe around Lake Garibaldi for a night or two, probably some sightseeing on the island and definitely exploring downtown. Will there be a FB group or someother way to connect? Wishing everyone the best!

Rob

Hi Rob,
Welcome to the forum.

We do have a Facebook page as well:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GateconEvents/

Richard
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Fryn on January 19, 2018, 02:58:10 AM
Or there is one specifically for people to chat about the con and stuff they want to do. It’s called Gatecon Gategoers and can be found here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/309597586043307/
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on January 20, 2018, 10:06:02 PM
Hi!
I'm from New Hampshire. Went to a Stargate convention years ago and had such a great time. I made lifelong friends that I can not imagine my life without them in it. Just re-gated Atlantis and it made me want to connect with more Stargate fans again.

This will be my first time visiting Vancouver and I am quite excited, there's so much to do. Thinking of hiking before the con, maybe around Lake Garibaldi for a night or two, probably some sightseeing on the island and definitely exploring downtown. Will there be a FB group or someother way to connect? Wishing everyone the best!

Rob

Hi Yankee Gator. Welcome to the group. There will be a few groups going sightseeing I am sure. Keep you eyes 👀 open! 🙂
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Barbara on February 16, 2018, 07:20:41 PM
Hi everyone - I'm Barbara and this will be my second GateCon. (The first was the 2016 convention, also in Vancouver.) I'm from South Carolina, USA and am planning to stay in Vancouver for a week and do a little more exploring. Last time was a lot of fun and I can't wait for this one.
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on February 17, 2018, 02:20:31 AM
Hi everyone - I'm Barbara and this will be my second GateCon. (The first was the 2016 convention, also in Vancouver.) I'm from South Carolina, USA and am planning to stay in Vancouver for a week and do a little more exploring. Last time was a lot of fun and I can't wait for this one.

Hi Barbara, welcome back. 😄 Have fun exploring. Don’t forget to say helloooo when you get there! 😂
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: SanctuaryAngel on April 15, 2018, 07:48:15 AM
HI THERE!!  ,:)

My name is Michelle, and I hail from Adelaide, South Australia. This will be my first Gatecon, and will also mark my second visit to beautiful Vancouver! Have been attending conventions since 2010, Amanda Tapping being the first actress i'd ever met.

Looking forward to seeing you all! I already know of friends who will be there, but also looking forward to meeting new people!

Xo
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Laz on April 16, 2018, 05:27:56 PM
Damian here


Finally booked up and flying outta the UK. Had a fantastic time in 2016 and can't wait till September....
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: starfreak10 on April 21, 2018, 09:06:25 AM
Hello Everyone

My name is Serenity, i’m 23 this will be my second gatecon (first being 2016),

Part of my family will be going (my Dad, Mom and one of my sisters) we will be coming from Nebraska, so if u see a family of 4 and one is jumping up and down like a crazy person, with wide eyes and head is bouncing all over the place thats me, i would love to meet everyone so don’t be afraid to approch  ;Dg
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on June 30, 2018, 07:15:44 AM
HI THERE!!  ,:)

My name is Michelle, and I hail from Adelaide, South Australia. This will be my first Gatecon, and will also mark my second visit to beautiful Vancouver! Have been attending conventions since 2010, Amanda Tapping being the first actress i'd ever met.

Looking forward to seeing you all! I already know of friends who will be there, but also looking forward to meeting new people!

Xo

Ccoooooeeeeee. From Western Australia 😎

Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: +ChangesAT on July 02, 2018, 05:50:00 PM
Just gonna reintroduce myself I think. I almost went to Gatecon 2016, but life had a few emergencies to throw my way.

My name is Jenny and I’m from Washington State and absolutely love Vancouver, BC. I attended the last Stargate Convention that Creation did in Chicago and this past April attended AT10 in London having the time of my life. I’m definitely ready to be around fellow Gaters again!

Jenny
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Atlantia on July 03, 2018, 09:32:36 AM
Just gonna reintroduce myself I think. I almost went to Gatecon 2016, but life had a few emergencies to throw my way.

My name is Jenny and I’m from Washington State and absolutely love Vancouver, BC. I attended the last Stargate Convention that Creation did in Chicago and this past April attended AT10 in London having the time of my life. I’m definitely ready to be around fellow Gaters again!

Jenny

Hey Jenny,
I can’t wait until September. See you there! 🙃
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Nikkisixx15 on July 08, 2018, 06:09:59 PM
Reintroduce myself...

Names Nikki, I'm 27 and have loved Stargate for as long as I knew it was around.... I live in Florida in the USA and it is hot, hot, hot....

This will be my first convention ever and my first Stargate event I go to, *Gasp* I know that rock I lived under finally got picked up and moved lol.

I WILL be going to the banquet, YAY!

Anyone else going to be from Florida?
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: KingCrimsonGuard on July 17, 2018, 11:13:39 AM
Hi all! I'm Jason, and I currently reside in Seattle, WA. Hello, my neighbors to the North! I was first introduced to Stargate when my grandmother took me to go see the movie as a 12 yr old boy. That was the last time I got to see a movie with her before she passed, so it's special to me for that. It was maybe the loudest movie I had ever seen up to that point and she thought they should have turned it up. :-P

I started watching the series about 5 or 6 years ago, as something to put on while I draw/paint, not really paying too much attention to the first two seasons. Something clicked and I got really hooked, pencil no longer moving and mouth agape.

Not only did it become one of my favorite shows, but it also helped me through a lot of difficult times. It took me maybe 4 years to get through all 10 seasons of sg-1 + the movies, but I made it! haha. I still haven't seen all of the Origins series but I'm looking forward to diving into the re-cut. Waiting just to watch a 15 minute 'clip' was a quick way for me to lose interest.

instagram: jtl_hell
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Dreamer on August 02, 2018, 01:18:07 PM
Hello fellow Stargate fans!
My name is Madison. I am attending my first Gatecon with much excitement. I hail from Knoxville TN and this will also be my first trip to Canada. I can't wait to experience this event! I am going solo and hope to meet some friends along the way
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Richard on August 03, 2018, 09:33:11 AM
Hi Madison, welcome to the forum and welcome in advance to Gatecon!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: +ChangesAT on August 04, 2018, 01:32:41 AM
Welcome Madison and Jason (Hello from a fello Seattlite) to Gatecon!
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: Sharon47 on August 05, 2018, 03:58:22 PM
Welcome all newbies.

Alway great to meet new friends, we've all been you guys and we survived.


See you on the other side!

Sharon
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: lordrichrahl01 on September 10, 2018, 12:45:43 PM
Hello there everyone,

Names Sean 33, i am from little "old" Jersey (Not "New" for my American gaters lol), travelling all the way across the ocean for my first Gatecon :). I have done Cons before but only multi subject ones like MCM London. Looking forward to weekend all about Stargate.

Travelling alone so eager meet new people and make lots of friends, so if anyone is interested in hanging and saying during the weekend would be great to hear from you.

Main goals - AT least Shanks & Tapping autographs (already got Judge and RDA from London) anything else will be a bonus. To be honest Im looking forward more to the conversations, discussions and atmosphere with my fellow Gaters all in the beautiful surroundings of Canada.

Sean
Title: Re: Meet-a-Gater
Post by: dbscott2399 on September 11, 2018, 01:26:15 AM
Hello everyone,

My name is Damien.  I'll be traveling from Baltimore, MD.  This is my first Stargate con and I'm extremely excited to finally see the city of Vancouver.  I'm looking forward to meeting some new people in a few days.  I wish everyone safe travels.