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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