Gatecon

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Gatecon Conventions
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Gatecon's logo
Status Active
Genre Science fiction
Begins September 8, 2016 (2016-09-08)
Ends September 12, 2016 (2016-09-12)
Venue Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
Location(s) Vancouver, Canada
Inaugurated September 22, 2000; 15 years ago (2000-09-22)
Founders Allan Gowen, Kathryn Rogers, Richard Pasco, Sue Seeley
Most recent July 8, 2010; 6 years ago (2010-07-08)
Organized by Gatecon Events
Website
www.gatecon.com

They took the seed of an idea and planted it, and out grew Gatecon.

— Don S Davis (2000)

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

Gatecon was conceived in 2000 by four fans of the show 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 organisers met in various ways - family, asking one another for help on how to make a Stargate quiz for their site after seeing one on theirs and 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 and donated over $250,000 to various Canadian charities, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation.[1] Proceeds from the 2008 charity auction were donated to Sea Shepherd.

The C3 disbanded in 2010 but after four years, the organisers announced in April 2015 that they were planning to bring Gatecon back and became the C5. Together with Paul Brown from Legends Canada, 2016 sees the return to Vancouver with The Homecoming - a weekend with Richard Dean Anderson and Special Guests in aid of Sea Shepherd

Events[edit]

No. Dates Location Guests
Guests in bold are the series writers, directors, or cast members with at least 50 Stargate-related credits to their name.
1 22–24 September 2000 Radisson Hotel, Burnaby, British Columbia Amanda Tapping, Brad Wright, Bridget Mcguire, Christopher Judge, Dan Shea, Don S. Davis, Gary Jones, James Tichenor, Jan Newman, Jay Acovone, Jim Menard, JR Bourne, Lynn Smith, Michael Greenburg, Peter DeLuise, Peter Williams, Richard Hudolin, Rick Dean, Robert C. Cooper, Teryl Rothery, Tony Amendola, and Wray Douglas
2 20–23 September 2001 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Alexis Cruz, Amanda Tapping, Brad Wright, Colin Cunningham, Don S. Davis, Erick Avari, Jay Acovone, Jay Brazeau, JR Bourne, Peter Williams, Robert C. Cooper, Tony Amendola, and Virginia Hey
3 11–16 September 2002 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Alexis Cruz, Amanda Tapping, Brad Wright, Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Don S. Davis, Frida Betrani, Gary Jones, Joe Mazzello, JR Bourne, Martin Wood, Peter Williams, Ron Halder, Sarah Douglas, Suanne Braun, Teryl Rothery, and Wil de Vry
4 11–14 September 2003 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Alex Zahara, Bruce Woloshyn, Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Dan Shea, David Palffy, David Sinclair, Don S. Davis, Douglas Arthurs, Frida Betrani, Jacqueline Samuda, JR Bourne, Michael Greenburg, Michael Shanks, Peter Williams, Steve Makaj, and Teryl Rothery
5 14–19 July 2004 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Alex Zahara, Amanda Tapping, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Kavadas, Brent Stait, Bruce Woloshyn, Christian Bochet, Christopher Judge, Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Dan Payne, Dan Shea, David Palffy, David Winning, Don S. Davis, Douglas Arthurs, Erick Avari, Frida Betrani, Gary Jones, Jason Schombing, Jerry Rector, John Novak, JR Bourne, Michael Shanks, Peter Williams, Steve Bacic, Teryl Rothery, and Virginia Hey
6 28–31 July 2005 Best Western, Richmond, Vancouver Aaron Douglas, Aidan Drummond, Alan Peterson, Alan Scarfe, Alan VanSprang, Alex Zahara, Alonso Oyarzun, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Kavadas, Barbara March, Bruce Woloshyn, Christopher Heyerdahl, Chris Kramer, Colin Cunningham, Dan Payne, David Franklin, David Winning, Dirk Benedict, Douglas Arthurs, Ellen Dubin, Fulvio Cecere, Gary Jones, Gwynyth Walsh, Herb Jefferson, Jason Schombing, Jason Toddipson, Jerry Rector, John Novak, Jon Cooksey, JR Bourne, Kevin Sorbo, Lani Tupu, Lisa Ryder, Lorena Gale, Nathaniel Arcand, Paul Campbell, Peter Kent, Richard Hatch, Robert Picardo, Steve Bacic, and Tahmoh Penikett
7 10–13 August 2006 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Erick Avari, Steve Bacic, and Suanne Braun
8 19–21 October 2007 The Renaissance Hotel, Reading, England Cliff Simon, Colin Cunningham, JR Bourne, Michael Welch, and Suanne Braun
9 21–24 August 2008 The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada Alex Earl, Alex Zahara, Amanda Tapping, Andee Frizzell, Barry Campbell, Bruce Woloshyn, Cliff Simon, Corin Nemec, Dan Payne, David Winning, Dean Haglund, Eric Cheng (photographer), Garwin Sanford, Gary Jones, Kim McCoy, Captain Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd Society), Peter Williams, Richard Dean Anderson, and Simon Ager
10 8–11 July 2010 The Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, Canada Andee Frizzell, Barry Campbell, Bruce Woloshyn, Cliff Simon, Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Dan Shea, Dean Ayelsworth, Dylan Neal, Erick Avari, Garry Chalk, Jay Acovone, Jerry Rector, John de Lancie, JR Bourne, Martin Wood, Musetta Vander, Paul McGillion, Sabine Bauer, Scott Schwartz, Simon Ager, Steve Bacic, and Vanessa Angel
11 8–12 September 2016 Sheraton Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, Canada Aaron Pearl, Alex Zahara, Andrew Jackson, Barry Campbell, Bill Dow, Bruce Woloshyn, Carmen Argenziano, Christopher Heyerdahl, Cliff Simon, Colin Cunningham, Corin Nemec, Dan Payne, Dan Shea, David Nykl, Dean Aylesworth, Douglas Arthurs, Emilie Ullerup, Erick Avari, Garry Chalk, Garwin Sanford, Gary Jones, Jacqueline Samuda, Jeff Hansen, Jennifer Spence, Jill Teed, Jodelle Ferland, Laura Harper, Mark Haynes, Martin Wood, Mika McKinnon, Mike Dopud, Mike McLean, Pamela Anderson, Patrick Currie, Captain Paul Watson (Sea Shepherd Society), Peter Kelamis, Peter Williams, Richard Dean Anderson, Roger Cross, Sabine Bauer, Sally Malcolm, Sharon Taylor, Simon Ager, Steve Bacic, Suanne Braun, Susannah Sinard, Tom McBeath, Tony Amendola, and Torri Higginson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to the Richmond News - Island Life". 2005-10-28. Archived from the original on October 28, 2005. Retrieved 2016-06-21.