Gatecon 2010 will be fan-run convention’s last

Next summer's event in Vancouver will be the last ever for the fan-run organization.

Gatecon Logo The upcoming Gatecon 2010 event in Vancouver, British Columbia will be the last ever for the fan-run organization, organizers have announced.

“Gatecon has had an incredible run, and the fans, actors, and studios have been amazingly supportive of us, but we have decided to go out on a high note after our tenth convention,” Richard Pasco, one of Gatecon’s owners, said in a press release.

“With corporate events dominating the convention landscape now more than ever, we have shown that a quality product can be achieved with the right mindset and that quality over quantity is the way forward,” Pasco said.

Gatecon has been holding events in Vancouver and London for a decade now, predating Creation Entertainment’s acquisition of the “official” Stargate convention license from MGM.

Organizers cited financial and personal reasons for the decision to end the series of conventions next year. For full details, check out GateWorld’s exclusive interview this week.

The final event will take place at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver, July 8 to 11.  A whopping 27 guests have already been announced (mostly from Stargate, but also a few other science fiction favorites), with more hopefully to come. Headliners include actors such as Beau Bridges (“Hank Landry”), Lou Diamond Phillips (“Colonel Telford”), Corin Nemec (“Jonas Quinn”), Cliff Simon (“Baal”), and fan-favorite Teryl Rothery (“Janet Fraiser”).

Check out the full guest list and find out how you can attend at Gatecon.com.  Also watch GateWorld this week for more comments directly from the Gatecon organizers on their reasons for closing up shop in 2010.

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mistergroenevingers
mistergroenevingers
13 years ago

Shame. Now I’ll never be able to attend Gatecon. :(

emma
emma
13 years ago

I think I just cried a little inside. I was hoping to go one day, but will never have the money for 2010. My dream is dead.

mistergroenevingers
mistergroenevingers
13 years ago

there there emma, don’t cry. perhaps someday we can hold a convention of our own and invite all SG-stars. :)

Scott Watson
13 years ago

Theres a yearly one in the UK if it helps lol

mistergroenevingers
mistergroenevingers
13 years ago

UK is a lot closer, but didn’t the article say the one in Vancouver will be the last one? Or do you mean a different conference?

Scott Watson
13 years ago

Well in the UK we still have the Chevron Stargate cons: Chevron 7.4 is scheduled for January and Chevron 7.5 is going to be on November of next year I believe.

daxmaryrussel
daxmaryrussel
13 years ago

Oh, then I must try to make it!

Billz
Billz
13 years ago

The Chevron Cons aren’t any cheaper though.

I was only able to go to Lomdon Comic Con this year because it was so cheap.

Really wanted a group photo of me and all the guests at GateCon aswell.

Scott Watson
13 years ago

Aye it is really expensive, probably be worth it though lol, always been glad to have a Stargate event in the UK. Only reason i’m not going to Chevron 7.4 is because I currently don’t have a car to drive down South.

Is a hell of a lot cheaper at other events such as the one in Glasgow (Downside of that is that they tend to not get as good guests). Did get to meet Robert Picardo at the last one though.

emma
emma
13 years ago

I always wanted to go to the one in Vancouver because of the location as well. But yeah, I will definitely try to get to some others in the UK. But it would have been awesome to go to Gatecon

GateHunter
GateHunter
13 years ago

Perhaps they stopped because there is no real stargate on tv anymore ;)

mistergroenevingers
mistergroenevingers
13 years ago

Wow, cheapest programma at Chevron 7.4 weighs in at 78 pounds. That’s some serious cash indeed. Add to that the trip to and from UK and hotel charges and it will be like a fullblown holiday. I wonder how many SGU half season boxes I could get for that… :P

nkilbourn
nkilbourn
13 years ago

I agree Gatehunter.

the_big_bad
the_big_bad
13 years ago

I went to Gatecon a few years back. Anyone who has the ability to go should; it’s a fantastic experience. I myself will try to get to the last one, regardless of who the special guests might be.

amaldoran
amaldoran
13 years ago

Wow, I just checked the price for Gatecon: $249. I didn’t realize Dragon*Con was such a deal, at $70. There have at least 6-10 big name stars from the Stargate shows at Dragon*Con along with hundreds of other celebrities. If you can’t make it to Vancouver, you should check out Atlanta on Labor Day weekend. Dragon*Con is a haven for all things sci fi, and we not only get to hobnob with Stargate folks but Star Trek, Star Wars, BSG, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. Only 11 guests have been announced so far for 2010 Dragon*Con, but by June 2010, over… Read more »

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