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Title: Take over Chicago
Post by: Crix on August 16, 2017, 04:25:28 PM
Have you considered bringing gatecon to Chicago? We've had a stargate con here for years, but last year was the last one, they are pushing their supernatural and star trek cons.  :( there is already a established fan base here.. always big crowd.. just a thought.. :)
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: Fryn on August 17, 2017, 04:01:07 AM
The main reason we choose Vancouver is because of the local actors and crew who tend to call in and also there is a whole host of filming locations for our ever-popular locations bus tour.

Who knows, though, further down the road?
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: Crix on August 17, 2017, 02:49:44 PM
I understand why you choose Vancouver, makes perfect sense and i wish i could go.  I am just saying if you ever wanted to move the con around, you should consider Chicago. Creation Entertainment left a huge hole that i think Gatecon could easily fill.  :)
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: IanR on August 17, 2017, 02:54:19 PM
I've just emailed US Immigration to see if we are able to visit the USA to run a convention and what visa would be needed.
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: schulzmk on August 25, 2017, 07:16:03 AM
I've just emailed US Immigration to see if we are able to visit the USA to run a convention and what visa would be needed.
That would be so great if you could expand your horizons.  There are so many US locations (not just Chicago) and venues to choose from.  I hope it works out.
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: Richard on August 25, 2017, 07:45:54 AM
We've considered Florida and Vegas in the past too but the restrictions were what put us off. Plus with Vancouver being the original home of Gatecon - but you never know, stranger things have happened.

Like us staging 12 events instead of just the one we were meant to do 17 years ago 😀
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: Highlander II on August 28, 2017, 01:42:57 PM
We've considered Florida and Vegas in the past too but the restrictions were what put us off. Plus with Vancouver being the original home of Gatecon - but you never know, stranger things have happened.

Like us staging 12 events instead of just the one we were meant to do 17 years ago 😀

Did y'all REALLY think it would just be the one event? =)
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: Crix on September 01, 2017, 04:18:28 PM
I've just emailed US Immigration to see if we are able to visit the USA to run a convention and what visa would be needed.
That would be so great if you could expand your horizons.  There are so many US locations (not just Chicago) and venues to choose from.  I hope it works out.


Oh absolutely consider outer locations.. i only mention Chicago because we have had a stargate con here for many many years and they just recently  decided to stop that con and focus on a star trek and supernatural con. They already proved you can do it in Chicago. I would think i gatecon could slide right in and take over.   
Title: Re: Take over Chicago
Post by: DKDrake on September 10, 2017, 05:55:47 PM
Chicago is so centrally located so it was always a big Stargate turn out.  I would certainly go again.  Can't afford Vancouver on our budget with my illness.