Creation’s Vancouver Con begins this week
Wednesday - April 13, 2011
April has once again rolled itself around to the front page of our calendars, and with it comes the return of one of GateWorld’s favorite events to attend.
Creation Entertainment brings their annual Official Stargate Convention to the franchise’s home city — Vancouver, British Columbia — later this week. This year’s convention is being held April 14 to April 17 at the Metrotown Hilton in Burnaby. The four-day event will pack in almost twenty main and recurring Stargate cast members and give their fans a chance to see them up close and personal.
The con kicks off on Thursday, April 14 with appearances by Stargate Atlantis‘ David Nykl (“Radek Zelenka”), Mark Burgess (“Dr. Franklin”) from Stargate Universe, and a duo of Stargate SG-1 guests as Dan Payne and Patrick Currie (actors with multiple roles under their belts) drop by.
Friday appearances include Kavan Smith (“Major Evan Lorne”), Alexis Cruz (the original film and SG-1′s “Skaara”), and two actors very familiar with heavy make-up and prosthetics: Andee Frizzell (“Wraith Queen”) and Alex Zahara (multiple roles). Frizzell is stepping in for previously announced guest Chuck Campbell of Atlantis, who was forced to cancel due to commitments with a brand new project.
The convention shifts into high gear beginning on Saturday in what we’ll unofficially call Stargate Atlantis Day. Main cast members Joe Flanigan (“John Sheppard”), David Hewlett (“Rodney McKay”) and Paul McGillion (“Dr. Carson Beckett”) will be joined throughout the day’s events by first-time Creation guest and legendary character actor Robert Davi (Genii leader “Kolya”).
The con wraps up on Sunday, April 17 with a whopping six guests throughout the day. After an extended absence from the Creation stage, Christopher Judge (“Teal’c”) returns this year, along with fellow SG-1 cast member Corin Nemec (“Jonas Quinn”). Recurring cast members J.R. Bourne (“Martouf”) and Christopher Heyerdahl (“Todd” the Wraith) drop by during the day, along with a visit by first-time attendee Jamil Walker Smith (SGU’s “Ronald Greer”). Also scheduled to make an appearance on Sunday is Stargate executive producer Brad Wright.
If you can’t make it to Vancouver this year, no worries! GateWorld staff are making the trip for you and we have you covered! Keep your browser locked here throughout the week and beyond as we bring you updates from the convention — and the possibility of news of where the franchise might be heading in the future!
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Chad Colvin is a GateWorld editor and convention correspondent. He lives near Madison, Wisconsin. Follow him on Twitter @ChadColvin. (More)
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