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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #30 on: September 22, 2015, 04:48:53 PM »
PayPal will be the main way we take payments yes

*wipes brow* thank goodness
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #31 on: September 25, 2015, 10:42:32 AM »
Credit cards will be taken as well? (I need the mileage to help pay for the plane ticket :))
 

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #32 on: September 25, 2015, 12:11:25 PM »
Credit cards can be used through PayPal I believe, but we won't be able to accept them direct.
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #33 on: September 25, 2015, 05:35:56 PM »
Credit cards can be used through PayPal I believe, but we won't be able to accept them direct.

No Credit cards directly.......then how? I wasn't planning on a Paypal thingy.
 
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« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2015, 06:17:06 PM »
Credit cards can be used through PayPal I believe, but we won't be able to accept them direct.

No Credit cards directly.......then how? I wasn't planning on a Paypal thingy.

Thank you for the clarification, I've linked my Visa to my PayPal now so I can still get points!
 

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #35 on: September 26, 2015, 01:07:58 AM »
Credit cards can be used through PayPal I believe, but we won't be able to accept them direct.

No Credit cards directly.......then how? I wasn't planning on a Paypal thingy.

What it means is that cc payments will go through PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to use your cc for payment:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/WAX_landing-outside
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #36 on: September 26, 2015, 04:47:17 PM »
What it means is that cc payments will go through PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to use your cc for payment:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/WAX_landing-outside

erm...ok..........well will have to dig into it to see how it works though. thanks.
 

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #37 on: September 26, 2015, 06:59:07 PM »
What it means is that cc payments will go through PayPal, but you don't need a PayPal account to use your cc for payment:  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/mer/WAX_landing-outside

erm...ok..........well will have to dig into it to see how it works though. thanks.

They are looking into other forms now.
 

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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2015, 01:05:34 PM »
The Homecoming Tickets

Tickets will go on sale on Sunday 4th October at 9am PST / 5pm BST
- please check what time that is for you in your own time zone, using this link
Time Zone Converter

We will publish a direct link to the ticket purchase page of the website via Facebook and Twitter, or simply click on the Tickets link on the Gatecon homepage.

Ticket price is US$275
There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets available.
One person can order for a group of friends but we will need names and email addresses for all people in the group

We are launching the main convention ticket ONLY on this date to expedite your transaction through the store. Ticket add-ons such as the banquet and the tours will be released at a later stage.

Payment for tickets will be through Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account in order to make your payment, and you can use your credit card through Paypal. We have considered alternative payment options this week but none was suitable.

There will also be a Payment Plan available through Paypal where you can spread the cost of your ticket/s over three months with the first payment made at the time of booking. There will be an additional charge for using this option.

Children under 5 years old can attend the convention free of charge but must sit on the lap of a paying ticket holder. We are unable to offer reductions for other age groups.

For people with disabilities that require a carer to be present a registration form will be up on the website that you need to complete.

The convention ticket gives admittance to all the on-stage panels, the Meet and Greet party, the charity auction and other convention activities marked as free to enter. It does not include the photograph sessions or the autograph sessions. Optional extra tickets will be made available shortly for the banquet, the harbour cruise and the filming location tour.

Seating in the main auditorium will be in colour coded blocks based on date of ticket purchase. If you are wishing to sit with friends during the guest panels we strongly recommend that you make one purchase for all members in the group at the same time. We cannot guarantee adjacent seats for tickets purchased at different times.

Amanda and Michael have confirmed that they will be joining Richard and the other guests on at least one of the event days. Full schedules will be made available when we have them
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2015, 01:27:47 PM »
Excellent, thank you Richard  ;D
My alarm is set for Sunday evening!
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2015, 06:35:53 AM »
You guys are doing a great job.  Thank you.
 
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About the charities
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2015, 01:02:40 PM »
Because charity matters…

Now that we have given you the impressive guest announcement for The Homecoming, please allow us to explain why all of these great people will be gathering in Vancouver next year.

Naturally they are coming to meet the wonderful fans that support them in all they do, but they are also coming along as special guests of Richard Dean Anderson and to help raise funds and awareness for Sea Shepherd.

Richard has been involved with Sea Shepherd for over 10 years and currently sits on the Board of Advisors. As well as lending his name in support of Sea Shepherd and its campaigns, he also took part in the protest against seal hunting alongside Capt. Paul Watson on the Canadian ice floes in 2005. Richard's involvement with Sea Shepherd is born from his concern over the destruction of ocean life and the efforts made by this group to help bring awareness to the world of the rapid decline in ocean ecology. Richard's desire in spearheading The Homecoming Sea Shepherd charity event is to help fulfil the objective of raising funds for their important campaigns.

"Given that most of the air we breath comes from our oceans, they truly are our life support system. However they are in deep trouble globally, due to over fishing, pollution and ocean acidification. The problems the world's oceans and our planet face can be overwhelming at times, however I know that with Richard, Paul Brown and team Gatecon, there is nothing that together we cannot achieve. For they are a part of Sea Shepherd, part of this movement to save the oceans, to save life and therefore they are part of our victories. For when we shut down whaling or an illegal fishing operation on the high seas, we collectively, Richard, Paul, team Gatecon and our crew on the frontline shut it down. Sea Shepherd's fleet would never be able to set sail without the help of people like you, keeping our ships out to sea in defence of the oceans!  See you all at this amazing event in September, 2016"
Jeff Hansen, Managing Director, Sea Shepherd Australia, Director, Sea Shepherd Global.

More information about Sea Shepherd can be found here: http://www.seashepherd.org.au

Although the Homecoming is a Sea Shepherd charity event, we have also invited Amanda Tapping's charity initiative 'Sanctuary for Kids' to join us. They will have a booth where you can learn more about their mission to improve the lives of children around the world who need protection – those who are exploited, dispossessed or threatened. The Gatecon/Legends team are fully supportive of this worthy cause and we welcome them to our event.

"Sanctuary For Kids is very much looking forward to being at the Gatecon Homecoming event with Legends in Vancouver next year. We will be bringing the S4K booth with the official merchandise and can't wait to meet you all there."

More information about Sanctuary for Kids can be found here: http://www.sanctuaryforkids.org

Gatecon was fortunate enough to be able to showcase the work of Sea Shepherd at our previous Richard Dean Anderson event in 2008 with special guest Captain Paul Watson present. The relationship between Sea Shepherd, Richard and Legends has been flourishing for many years with the three entities joining forces to help bring the work of Sea Shepherd to an ever-widening audience. In 2010, the Meet the Man event in Vancouver raised $100,000 for Sea Shepherd in a single weekend.

Legends founder Paul Brown made the following comments in discussing his role with Sea Shepherd, "When I commenced my charity activities with Richard Dean Anderson nearly 10 years ago, it was he who introduced me to Capt. Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd organization. Since that time, we have worked together to support this group and I am immensely gratified with the results of those efforts. I was also honoured to be invited by Paul Watson to join the Sea Shepherd Board of Advisors in 2008. I welcome the challenge of The Homecoming event to match or exceed the results from our Meet the Man event in 2010. With the participation of Richard and his many guests, I am confident in taking on this challenge."

We look forward to welcoming representatives from both Sea Shepherd and Sanctuary for Kids  to The Homecoming next September.
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #42 on: October 01, 2015, 02:46:35 PM »
I properly found out about Sea Shepherd at LFCC this year...
Such a worthy cause...
Can't believe I didn't support it before!!
 
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2015, 12:55:08 PM »
The following information will be included on the ticket description in the Gatecon store, however, we appreciate you may have other things on your mind than reading the small print on Sunday, so we are posting it here as well for you. There is now a purchase limit in place, so anyone planning group bookings please take note of section 4 in case you need to amend your plans for Sunday.

Terms & Conditions

By purchasing a ticket to Gatecon & Legends The Homecoming you agree to the following, in addition to our general event terms and conditions as detailed at gatecon.com:

1.   Entry to the convention is for the person named in our database only.
2.   If you cannot attend the convention and wish to sell on your ticket for its FACE VALUE or less, you must notify Gatecon of the change of ownership and supply us with the name and email address of the new owner
3.   If you are offered a ticket for sale we advise that you contact Gatecon first to confirm the person selling it has the right to do so.
4.   Gatecon does not condone ticket touting.  We have set an upper limit of 15 tickets that may be purchased in any single transaction in the store. The person buying tickets for a group of friends must supply all names and email addresses at the time of the booking. Gatecon reserves the right to verify individuals within a group. Anyone found to be buying in bulk to sell the tickets on, either at face value or higher, may have their complete order cancelled and a refund made, minus Paypal fees and an administration fee.
5.   If you are taking advantage of our three-month Payment Plan through Paypal you agree to make payments on time and in full. Failure to do so may result in your ticket becoming null and void.
6.   The store transaction confirmation and subsequent ticket allocation email are for your reference purposes only. Admittance to the event only happens after you have collected your Homecoming Pass in person at the registration desk. This is for your security as much as ours.
7.   If someone is determined to get around the system no doubt they will try, so again we strongly advise you to be wary of anyone offering either multiple tickets for sale or at an increased price. Caveat emptor!

Once we have sold out of tickets we will be offering a waiting list to put sellers in touch with anyone looking for a ticket. We are unable to offer this service whilst we still have tickets in stock. Gatecon will not be involved in the handling of money between a seller and a buyer. That will be a private transaction between the two parties.
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Re: Convention Announcements
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2015, 01:01:35 PM »
Thank you for sharing this information ahead of time.  Hopefully I will be able to get through checkout quicker for not having to read the instructions.
 
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