For hundreds of Stargate fans in America’s Midwest, this weekend is one they’ve been waiting for.
From August 21 to 23, Creation Entertainment is bringing their official Stargate convention back to the Windy City! Since beginning the annual conventions in 2004 at Chicago’s Wyndham O’Hare, attendance turn-out has grown consistently larger and larger. As a reward, Creation is pulling out all the stops to bring some of the biggest stars in Stargate to the Chicago Creation stage.
Friday festivities kicked off with visits by actors Connor Trinneer (“Michael Kenmore”) and Gary Jones (“Sgt. Walter Harriman”). In addition this year, Creation’s traditional Friday Night Cabaret featured Gary Jones performing “Starhole SG-1.5“, a long-form improvisational comedy sketch based around Stargate. The performance, which also features genre actor Dean Haglund (“Langley” from X-Files, The Lone Gunmen), requires audience participation and some convention-goers got a chance to act on stage with the stars!
Saturday was designated as SG-1 day. After a long absence from Creation’s conventions, Amanda Tapping (“Samantha Carter”) took the stage in Chicago for the first time in several years. Also, convention regular Michael Shanks (“Daniel Jackson”) was on-hand, fresh from filming his scenes in a future episode of Stargate Universe.
Sunday will be even more jam-packed as Chicago welcomes the stars of Atlantis. Throughout the day, guests will see stage appearances by Paul McGillion (“Carson Beckett”), Joe Flanigan (“John Sheppard”) and Rachel Luttrell (“Teyla Emmagan”).
If you’re not at the convention this weekend, don’t worry! GateWorld is on hand to bring you any breaking news. In addition, we’ll keep you posted with con reports and photos after the event.
Keep your browser locked on GateWorld in the coming days! You can learn more about upcoming events — including Stargate‘s stop in Los Angeles, November 6 to 8 — at Creation’s official Web site.