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    Stargate GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1437471909888071/


    So far, Colin Cunningham, Cliff Simon, Suanne Braun & Erik Avari announced on the Facebook Page...



    Hotel = Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock, London TW8 8GA


    Tickets on Sale soon....


    http://www.gatecon.com/


    Nice to have some more competition in the UK for Stargate-related Conventions...hope the turn-out is generous enough to assure more to come....


    Deeds xx



    Note: this is GATECON which is nothing to do with the SG Creation Con, as I have seen some on Twitter who seem to be confusing the two in their tweets.....
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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    W00t!

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Should I hold my breath and hope for Teryl Rothery?
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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    http://www.gateconstore.com/


    VIP Earlybird and Banquet tickets now on sale..

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Am keeping an eye on this. Haven't been to a Stargate convention since the Chevron with RDA. Been wanting to come back to another one.

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    There's me hoping it would be held in Vancouver so I could attend. Too much money for me to go to the UK unfortunately.

    I am happy Gatecon is back as I really enjoyed the last two I attended. I am looking forward to them coming back to Vancouver next year, or even better for the 20th anniversary of SG-1 as I know they will put on a great celebration for it and it would be nice to have a Stargate con back in Vancouver again.

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    And there's me complaining about living in the UK, wishing I was closer to America and Canada for the conventions over there!
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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by kirsten187 View Post
    And there's me complaining about living in the UK, wishing I was closer to America and Canada for the conventions over there!
    I used to live in the UK until I emigrated to Canada in 2005 and felt the same way, and now it's reversed lol! I did get to go to a few great Stargate conventions in Vancouver before the last one in 2012. I had to go to Chicago to get my Stargate con fix last year, can't afford it this year though.

    I would have loved to go back, get to see my sister after 9 years as well as going to Gatecon.

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Gatecon in a bit of trouble already it seems....very low ticket sales so far...


    https://www.facebook.com/events/1437...7688245533104/


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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by discodiva View Post
    Gatecon in a bit of trouble already it seems....very low ticket sales so far...


    https://www.facebook.com/events/1437...7688245533104/


    Deeds xx
    That's a shame. Gatecon has given us such memorable cons in past years. Even if they cancel it and decide to try again next year in Vancouver the costs are still going to be high for people to attend unfortunately. I still think waiting for the 20th Anniversary of SG-1 and holding it in Vancouver in 2017 would encourage more people to get the cash together to go. I know I managed to get the cost of airfare and hotel together to go to Chicago last year when I thought it would be the last Stargate con in N.America. If it's in the UK I will try and get the airfare costs together just to be there to celebrate 20 years with the actors and fellow fans. Vancouver is still the better bet though as many more actors live close by so costs of getting them there will be less as well as having the locations people can visit, and who can resist a happy get together to reminisce and party on the 20th anniversary of a great show many still remember fondly.

    Bring a Stargate con back to the Hilton in Burnaby, the hotel is on McKay street, appropriate name lol!

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Well if Paul Brown and Gatecon with their "cryptic" posts on Facebook are anything to go by, I'd imagine they'd like to be planning something for next Summer in Vancouver.....lots of "hints" being dropped but nothing concrete....*sigh*...sadly in these days, the Convention business is full of "hints" and "promises" but sometimes many organisers fail to deliver.....


    We shall see....we've had to curtail our travelling this year due to a heavy year of it last year (which I'm very grateful for btw) and a new car as well as other house and family commitments, but as the old man is 60 next May I'd LOVE to be able to celebrate his 60th Birthday Year sometime in Vancouver....it will depend on whether guests are enticing enough, (aka if Michael Shanks is somewhere in the mix ) and whether or not we can save enough for those horrifically expensive air fares across the Atlantic and Northern Americas....


    Trust the one year I can't go to have exchange rates almost as high as they were pre-Recession


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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Oh yeah and OT, if I could give anything I would...

    It's England ladies versus Canada ladies in Vancouver for the next round of the Womens World Cup....Quarter Final stage at BC Place...would LOVE to watch that, instead of catching it on the Beeb at some ungodly hour!!!


    Can you tell I'm going through severe Vancouver withdrawal atm

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by discodiva View Post
    Oh yeah and OT, if I could give anything I would...

    It's England ladies versus Canada ladies in Vancouver for the next round of the Womens World Cup....Quarter Final stage at BC Place...would LOVE to watch that, instead of catching it on the Beeb at some ungodly hour!!!


    Can you tell I'm going through severe Vancouver withdrawal atm
    No, I'd never guess that! lol! I still think you've spent more time in Downtown Vancouver than I have!

    Now, who do I cheer for to go into the semi finals? I guess I can't really mind about whoever wins being the ex pat Brit living in Canada. I considered going to see the match but there is so much going on in Downtown Vancouver this weekend that travelling around there will be horrendous and the weather forecast is for 30c temperatures at the weekend! We'll more than likely sit in an air conditioned bar in Cloverdale with an ice cold beer to watch it.

    At least I don't have the problem of watching it at an ungodly hour. It's enough I have to get up to watch the Wimbledon tennis final live at 6am now. I've watched the men's Wimbledon Final live every year since before I can't remember when!

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    With the strength of the US dollar right now I'm tempted to go, but I find the attitude of the organizers a little off-putting. I know it's a fan run con, but the relative uncertainties - like if this con will actually happen have me hesitating. I'm not a fan of Creation by any means, but there are certain 'knowns' with their cons. I am also a big fan of Showmaster/Chevron and hope their cons will continue.

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    I hope it goes off---I like the smaller ones. Few guests but ones I like. Ben Browder fan first of all but all of these guests are interesting. I am going to ChiCon as well but Creation let the B team run this in 2013 and it was sloppy. I don't want the stuff offered in the Gold so it is over-priced. I like the non-US con cocktail parties much better and the guests seem far more relaxed.
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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Creation have been letting the B Team run things Stargate for a while now....they don't give a rats doo dah about it when they have bigger Cash Cows to run, aka Supernatural and the exhorbitant amounts of money they can cream off the fans in that fandom


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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Couple of bits of news I noticed on the Facebook page...sadly it seems that the usual places that fans used to post about Con info, like this forum, are dead, dead, dead...


    I have seen an announcement made a week or so ago that Ben Browder has been cancelled by Gatecon due to low ticket sales


    I have seen on tweets today that as a last ditch attempt to get sales, Gatecon are offering, "pay half now, pay the rest later" offer until today.....then I assume they will make a definitive decision as to whether the Con will go ahead...

    Sad day for the Stargate Fandom imho


    Although many are enjoying Day One of LFCC where at least RDA is appearing...


    As an aside, and purely my OWN personal opinion, if you don't have one or more of the Big Three/Four (like Fedcon did last year) you won't get tickets sales to sustain...


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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Well, it's official, this con has been cancelled.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/GateconEvents/

    There are so many conventions in Europe, hopefully they won't let this get them down and they will still plan for something in Vancouver and not around a major holiday time!

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    Default Re: GATECON UK - The Return - 12-15 November 2015

    Sad news indeed. Perhaps waiting for the 20th Anniversary would be the thing after all, bring us all back to Vancouver for one big celebration of Stargate! Getting all four of the original SG-1 members together on stage would be the icing on the cake for me if they manage this! They would have to limit ticket sales and do the VIP thing again like they did for RDA in 2008 for that I bet! Imagine that photo op!

    My perfect con would have a nice balance of guests from each series. A 'Stargate Military Commanders' panel starring O'Neill, Sheppard and Young would be a joy to watch.

    Ok, I'll go back now to dreaming about all this happening along with winning the lottery.

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