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Convention Announcements
« on: May 17, 2015, 08:22:08 PM »
So, it would appear that something is brewing!

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 05:40:22 AM »
Please note: the information supplied here and on the Gatecon website is going to be a very fluid entity between now and next year and is liable to change without notice. We welcome questions- that's what the forum is here for - but do bear in mind the answer could be coming from one of three time zones, so if you don't get a reply straight away, don't worry Just remind us if it's days later and still no response!!
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 05:52:31 AM »
Sunday 13th September 2015 - TH-0 : Official Announcement Day
The Press Release


#SoWhat'sActuallyBrewing?

Anyone who follows Gatecon on Facebook or Twitter will have seen the '#somethingsbrewing' banner followed by a series of daily cryptic, and not-so-cryptic teasers doing the rounds over the last seven days, all alluding to plans afoot for an event in Vancouver.


  Many of you quickly put two and two together, and didn't need to wait for the last giveaway teaser to guess what was going on, but in case you were in any doubt, yes, it is true.

Gatecon is joining forces with Legends to stage a brand new, exciting & memorable event –

The Homecoming :
A Weekend With Richard Dean Anderson, plus Friends & Special Guests


To be held in Vancouver from 8-12 September 2016.


  Gatecon has been biding its' time waiting for a return to its' traditional home of the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (formerly the Richmond Inn), and when Paul Brown from Legends mentioned to them his desire to stage another Meet The Man style of event, the timing and opportunity seemed perfect.

  As Paul Brown explains; "although this new event will not be called Meet the Man 2, but instead will combine with Gatecon's plans for The Homecoming, it will still provide fans of The Man a similar opportunity to get up close and personal over the course of a long weekend.

  I am delighted to have the opportunity for Legends to link up with our friends at Gatecon for what will be a nostalgic reunion here in Vancouver, and one that is in support of Sea Shepherd.

  Our combined efforts will bring the fans an event unlike any other, as we have many very special events and activities planned in addition to the outstanding guests who will be joining us.

  I personally look forward to the planning process with Gatecon over the next few months, ultimately resulting in an event that we believe the fans will remember for years to come."

 For the Gatecon organisers, a return to Vancouver is long overdue, following on from the huge success of their eight previous conventions in the city between 2000 and 2010. Working on the project with Legends is the ideal comeback event.

  "We have known Paul from Legends for almost two decades and indeed had the pleasure of working with him when we produced our first Richard Dean Anderson event. So we are really looking forward to this new joint venture and aim to create something special, memorable and exciting for the fans and guests alike."

  All the usual Gatecon features will be there such as the Absolutely Everybody opening ceremony, autograph and photograph sessions, panels, banquet and charity auction, along with a whole host of new and unique convention activities, including a harbour cruise, glyph hunt, two costume competitions and much, much more, all wrapped up in a colourful 1960's Vangroovy theme.

  For the first time ever we will also be offering some pre-convention activities to keep the excitement building ahead of the main event. Full details to be released on the Gategoers forum and mailing list.
 
  The Homecoming will also be supporting Sea Shepherd, with whom Richard Dean Anderson has an ongoing affiliation. The charity auction will be held to raise funds for Sea Shepherd, and representatives from this organisation will also be on hand throughout the event to answer questions about their work.

  As the event title says, it is a weekend with Richard 'and Friends' so you can expect to see some very special guest announcements made over the coming months, along with some surprise appearances over the weekend itself.  As long press releases tend to lose the readers’ interest towards the end, just to test you are still with us, we can announce that our first official Special Guests are; the ever-popular Amanda Tapping, who will be dropping by to say hello during the course of the event. There will also be a special ‘Sanctuary for Kids’ booth in the dealer’s room. Joining Richard and Amanda will be fan-favourite Michael Shanks.

  So, as you can see, not only is something brewing but it is fast approaching boiling point! More event details will be released soon, including ticket prices and itinerary.

  In the meantime, if you haven't already, please join the Gategoers Forum at http://www.gatecon.com/forum/ as that will be the place for the most up-to-date and detailed information on all aspects of The Homecoming. Join the mailing list so you can receive event updates straight into your inbox via The Homecoming Newletters. Or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

  We're excited. Are you?


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Website : http://www.gatecon.com
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2015, 03:47:56 PM »
New hotel room block available both by phone and online! Very limited numbers so get yours while you can! I doubt I will be able to secure any more after this. mAke sure you use the con code GATECON EVENT

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2015, 01:01:34 PM »
 Fifteen years ago today, almost to the very minute that this announcement is being sent out, a room full of excited Stargate fans and a group of terrified organisers were settling down for the opening ceremony of the very first Gatecon to the strains of the now familiar Absolutely Everybody song.

  So today is our 15th Birthday.


  One week ago we promised you an update of the guest list for The Homecoming being held next September.

  A couple of days ago we posted the Wheel of Fortune and posed the question “Which One Will It Be?”

  The wheel has been spun, Lady Luck has spoken, and we can now reveal which guest has been chosen.

  Well, we could do it that way, but this is Gatecon where you know we don’t do things by halves. Gatecon and Legends promised you an event to remember and we are about to come true on that promise.

  So, sit back, take a very deep breath, and take a read through the Absolutely Fabulous, Absolutely Mindblowing, Absolutely Everybody Is Coming to Gatecon guest list. We will catch up with you once you have had time to read through it a few times!



Full guest bios HERE


  Still with us? Still squeeing? Are you as excited about the guest list as we are to bring it to you? Now you know why this has been a long week for us, itching to let you know of our incredible guest line-up. Who knows, this may not even be the end of it with a year still to go.


  Now, as if this wasn’t enough we are also delighted to announce that one very lucky ticket holder will walk away from Gatecon with their very own piece of Stargate history.
 
  Thanks to our friends at the Stargate Legacy Collection, we will be holding a draw during the closing ceremony on Sunday 11th September and the winning ticket will be presented with the Stargate Coverstone Legacy Heirloom, an incredible collectible valued at CAD$1750


  Just take a look at these images of this stunning item.



  This and many other activities over the weekend will be Absolutely Free for ticket holders to get involved in. Ticket holders will be able to take part in the costume competitions, the charity auction, the Meet and Greet Party, a scavenger-style Glyph Hunt, design the cover of the convention magazine, take part in a fiction writing competition, enter the art contest or design a convention cocktail. All at no extra cost.

  Optional extra events that will involve the purchase of a ticket add-on include the ever popular filming location tour by coach, a harbour cruise with lunch in the company of Richard Dean Anderson, and a 1960’s theme banquet followed by an evening of cabaret from some of our guests.

  Plus we are still planning to add other activities in addition to the ones mentioned above to fill your every waking moment at the convention. This is Gatecon. No time to sleep!

  The Homecoming by Gatecon and Legends is giving you the unique opportunity to see all of these fantastic guests under one roof and to take part in a whole range of inclusive activities all for the price of just US$275!
We will also be offering a payment plan option when tickets go on sale.

  We have opted to go with just one ticket type – one price, with the tours and autograph and photograph sessions as optional extras. Full details and prices on what each guest will cost will be published ahead of the convention.

  This means you can customise your convention experience to suit your individual needs and maximise your personal convention timetable. We think you will agree this exceptional guest-list provides equally exceptional value for money, so be sure to grab your ticket when they go on sale on Sunday 4th October 2015 at 9am PDT  /  5pm BST

  We expect them to sell fast!

  Are we excited?
  Absolutely
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2015, 08:21:53 PM »
PDT? BST? Can you put it in GMT or post the best cities in those time zones please as I can't find what the aconym's mean. I get a list a mile long! 😊 Thanks
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2015, 09:20:28 PM »
PDT? BST? Can you put it in GMT or post the best cities in those time zones please as I can't find what the aconym's mean. I get a list a mile long! 😊 Thanks

PDT = Pacific Daylight Time (Vancouver, BC timezone)
BST = British Summer Time (London, UK timezone - slightly diff from GMT b/c of Daylight Saving/Summer time shift)
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 03:27:34 AM »
Plus GMT doesn't exist at this time of year so will be even more confusing for people.
We should've picked the weekend when the clocks change - now THAT would've been fun  :o
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 03:30:09 AM »
I'll just be sitting in front of the computer from like 7 AM my time. Problem solved. XD
 
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« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 04:48:37 AM »
Actually taking the day off work for this cause I'm bricking it that I'll miss getting tickets haha!!
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2015, 05:01:09 AM »
If it's a sickie we won't tell :)
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2015, 05:15:28 AM »
Haha!
I took it as a holiday so I'll get paid for sitting on my butt waiting patiently  ;D ;D ;D
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2015, 08:31:52 AM »
If it's a sickie we won't tell :)

Do ut des we won't tell about the security's taser  ;) XD
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 08:42:49 AM »
Ok. Got it! 1am Monday morning! 😲 😴😴
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 10:10:12 AM »
Ok. Got it! 1am Monday morning! 😲 😴😴

Now you're making me feel guilty...just a little :)
I better let you win at Trivia Crack for a while ;)
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