Gatecon

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Gatecon
Gatecon logo black.png
Gatecon's logo
Status Active
Genre Science fiction
Location(s) Vancouver, Canada
Inaugurated 2000
Most recent 2010
Filing status For Profit
Website
http://www.gatecon.com

Gatecon was an annual fan convention centered on the Stargate television franchise. Most of the Gatecon conventions have been held in Vancouver, Canada.

Gatecon was conceived in 2000 to provide a place for fans of the show Stargate SG-1 to meet members of the cast and crew, and to get to know their fellow fans. The original organizers met due to an interactive Stargate-themed site run by Ryan Peters under Showtime's umbrella.[citation needed]

Gatecon celebrated its 5th Anniversary in July 2004, which was a sell out with 700 attendees. It had around 30 guests over the 3 day event. It was also the first time Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge and Michael Shanks had a panel together at Gatecon. Gatecon 2006 was the first event held in the United Kingdom. Around 250 people attended the convention at Cheltenham's University Campus.

Since its inception, Gatecon raised money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation through a series of auction evenings. MGM and The Bridge Studios donated props and costumes.[citation needed] Over 7 years, Gatecon had raised $250,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[citation needed]. Proceeds from the 2008 charity auction were donated to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Events[edit]

Date Location Guests
22–24 September 2000 Radisson Hotel, Vancouver Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Teryl Rothery, Tony Amendola, Peter Williams
20–23 September 2001 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Amanda Tapping (surprise guest), Alexis Cruz, Peter Williams, Virginia Hey, Don S. Davis, Brad Wright and Robert C. Cooper
11–16 September 2002 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Amanda Tapping, Corin Nemec, Don S. Davis, JR Bourne, Alexis Cruz, Peter Williams, Colin Cunningham, Brad Wright and Martin Wood
11–14 September 2003 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Michael Shanks, Corin Nemec, Teryl Rothery, Don S. Davis, JR Bourne, Frida Betrani, David Palffy, Douglas Arthurs, Steve Makaj, Alex Zahara
14–19 July 2004 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, Christopher Judge, Corin Nemec, Teryl Rothery, Don S. Davis, JR Bourne, Colin Cunningham, Erick Avari, Gary Jones, Dan Shea, Steve Bacic, David Palffy, Douglas Arthurs, Alex Zahara, Andrew Jackson, Dan Payne, John Novak, Frida Betrani, Peter Williams, Virginia Hey, Jason Schombing, Christian Bochet, Brent Stait, Andrew Kavadas, Jerry Rector and David Winning
28–31 July 2005 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Kevin Sorbo, Robert Picardo, Dirk Benedict, Richard Hatch, Colin Cunningham, JR Bourne, Gary Jones, Steve Bacic, Jason Schombing, Fulvio Cecere, David Franklin, Lani Tupu, Aaron Douglas, Jason Toddipson, Lisa Ryder, Gwynyth Walsh, Barbara March, Herb Jefferson, Aidan Drummond, Peter Kent, Andrew Kavadas, David Winning, Bruce Woloshyn, Dan Payne, Douglas Arthurs, Tahmoh Penikett, Jerry Rector, Alan VanSprang, Ellen Dubin, Chris Kramer, Paul Campbell, Lorena Gale, Alan Peterson, Alonso Oyarzun, Nathaniel Arcand, Chris Heyerdahl, Jon Cooksey, John Novak, Alan Scarfe, Alex Zahara and Andrew Jackson
10–13 August 2006 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England Corin Nemec, Erick Avari, Colin Cunningham, Steve Bacic and Suanne Braun
19–21 October 2007 The Renaissance Hotel, Reading, England JR Bourne, Colin Cunningham, Cliff Simon, Suanne Braun and Michael Welch
21–24 August 2008 The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Andee Frizzell (Wraith Queen, Stargate Atlantis), Corin Nemec, Gary Jones (Walter Harriman, Stargate SG-1) (with his guest Dean Haglund), Dan Payne (Kull Warrior, Stargate SG-1 and Wraith King, Stargate Atlantis), Garwin Sanford, Bruce Woloshyn (from Rainmaker Visual Effects), Cliff Simon (Ba'al, Stargate SG-1), Peter Williams, Alex Zahara (multiple characters in Stargate), award-winning director David Winning, Capt Paul Watson from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Eric Cheng, Photographer, Kim McCoy, Alex Earl, Simon Ager, Barry Campbell, Kaj-Erik Eriksen
2009 No Convention
8–11 July 2010 The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada Celebrating the tenth anniversary with guests; Paul McGillion, Beau Bridges, Lou Diamond Phillips, John de Lancie, Colin Cunningham, Vanessa Angel, Dylan Neal, Dan Shea, Corin Nemec, Cliff Simon, Tony Amendola, Erick Avari, David Nykl, Barry Campbell, Simon Ager, Bruce Woloshyn, Jerry Rector, Sabine Bauer, Andee Frizzell, Musetta Vander, Martin Wood, JR Bourne.