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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Hi there. I'm new here. Just found out about the convention and I'm interested in going but would like more info.

    Is it worth it? (Yeah, I know I'm asking a rather biased group). I'd be travelling from Virginia so this isn't a tiny expense but I'd love the chance to meet some of the actors and just have a fun weekend. Not sure what to expect though.

    Is it too late? I see posts from last year talking about booking rooms. If I can't find a room at the Westin then I will likely pass. I've never been to Chicago and don't really feel comfortable travelling around a town I don't know. Especially a town known for a high crime rate. Yeah, that's probably the main factor giving me some pause.

    I'm really not a seasoned traveler. It's been a few decades since I've left my hometown but this is the first time in a long time that I've had the opportunity and I'd like to take advantage of it if I can.

    Any advice?

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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Anyone?

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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyper View Post
    Anyone?
    I can't go for monetary reasons. You live closer than me so travel expenses would be less. You'd have fun meeting up with fellow Stargate fans and meeting the actors and going to panels. Depending on the ticket you buy, you could attend the karaoke, cabaret, and other events. The convention isn't in Chicago but in Rosemont which is much closer to O'Hare airport. Chicago is too congested for me. Not sure if anyone one is organizing meetup dinner before and farewell dinner after the convention which I used to do for GateWorld members attending conventions. Since the room block for the convention is full, contact Rosehawk(GW moderator) if you want to room with someone.

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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Con rate appears to be working again for those needing to book rooms.

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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Hi thanks for the answer. Yes, I saw Rosehawk's post about wanting a roommate but it was a while back so I figured she has already found someone. I can room with someone or get my own, it's not a big deal to me either way but would at least like to know a bit about a person beforehand. Rose, or anyone else reading this, if you are interested in rooming then send me a private message here and I'll give you my phone # and we can chat. I haven't booked anything yet, but did check out the con rate since Vecturist posted that it was available again. No luck there. They were probably snatched up fast.

    I would definitely love a meetup. I don't know anyone else in my area that watches Stargate, or at least they don't love the show enough to go to a convention.

    This will all be new to me. I haven't had the opportunity to travel for a few decades (Disabled parent and I couldn't leave her alone) so I'm just now getting back out into the world and my friends are encouraging me to go do something fun. They are picturing Vegas or a Skiing weekend but to me a Sci Fi Convention sounds like a lot more fun than losing in a casino or breaking my legs on the slopes and I'd love a chance to meet some of the actors on one of my favorite shows as well as other fans that also love the shows.

    LOL, it's funny. I haven't watched Stargate in years. I actually just recently rented Justice League and enjoyed watching that and the more I watched the more I just kept thinking "hmmm, that guy looks awfully familiar". So I ended up dragging my old dvds out of the closet and have been binge watching since. It's nice. It's been just long enough since I watched them last that I can't remember how each episode ends.

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    Default Re: "GATEWAY - A Salute To Stargate" - Chicago, June 21-23 2019..

    Creation has issued a statement about unauthorized transactions on debit/credit cards. They are investigating the reports of 63 people having their bank accounts compromised. Anyone going to the convention check your accounts.

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