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Stargate Fans: A Question

So. Stargate. The one that made me. The one that gave me so many of you.

The one that inspired Gatecon, where many of you have met before.

Gatecon, the con that led to these comments being copied and pasted into a private entry here in 2008 entitled "Things to Make You Smile..."

From Lothi: *kidnaps Wabbit and smuggles in to Gatecon in a dufflebag*

From MacGyverGrrl:  And we definitely need Wabbit.

From MacBeth:  Re: Gatecon.  On LJ: Next year we have to get wabbit out as well!  And on MOL: Yes! We must have wabbit next year!!  And: My classical music education has shockingly lacked Jimmy Buffett to date, but I can see I’ll have to resolve that error. Especially since we are going to get wabbit to Gatecon if we have to kidnap her!

(I find it humorous, by the way, that lolmac is the only one who knew better than to capitalize my name then. No big W's for wabbit! *grin* But I digress.)

Gatecon, the con that is having a reunion next fall.

A reunion that is taking place THE WEEK AFTER DRAGON CON.

A reunion I cannot very much most likely cannot go to if I go to Dragon Con.

Dammit life. If that isn't an approach-approach conflict, I don't know what is.

So, friends, I need advice. And more importantly, I need to know who among you is planning on going to Gatecon.

Because I love you guys, and I'd love to see you. If you're going to Gatecon, the con I missed so many times, it will affect whether or not I go.

Here is my dilemma/my thoughts on this issue.

For Gatecon:
One, I've never been to Vancouver. It's a nice place to visit, and I'd like to go. I have friends who live nearby and would love to see them, too. Two, it's where the Hoodies (sans moi) originally became friends, so that's pretty cool. Three, it's a television pilgrimage. Four, it's something different to do, rather than just the same thing every year. Five, friends, friends, friends. If some of you guys go - some of you I don't get to see often/ever - that would be amazing. And six, a huge lineup of Gate stars. Oh, and seven, I guess, there's a limited number of tickets, so not such a huge crowd, either. Plus, there won't be another one these, or rarely if so.

Against Gatecon:
Missing Dragon Con. Missing that set of my friends, especially sonria. And I've seen most of the Gate people before. And frankly, I'd almost prefer to visit Vancouver without a con going on, so I can sit on Petra's porch for days. Because Petra. Also, limited tickets is both good and bad. I like those crazy crowds! Sometimes.

For Dragon Con:
One, um, it's Dragon Con. It's amazing in and of itself. And it's like an old friend. I know the drill. I love that place. Two, I have already committed (loosely, granted) to what I think will be a very fun group cosplay, and I hate to bail on that. Three, cosplay in general - not so much as a single focus con. Four, Dr. Horrible Live. I am so looking forward to this already. I want to go play! This is huge for me. I want to help werewulf out and I want to sing and dance and run through the crowd and quack like a duck and be a badass member of the ELE. Four, likely some actors/writers, etc, I'd like to see. Plus, next year - Oh, the Star Wars! Because seriously, Star Wars.

Against Dragon Con:
Missing Gatecon. And I'm not that big into some of the panels, parties, etc so much anymore. And Dragon Con will be there when I return. (Though I'll have to wait until 2018 for more Dr Horrible Live! Waaaah!)

What it really all boils down to is this: something new or something comfortable. I'm a fan of both. And cosplay. And friends. Thus, the dilemma.

A little help, LJ? Who's going?

lothithil, if you were in, I'd move heaven and earth to give you a hug, because we've never met, despite your friendship for years and years and years, and guests like you are what have mattered at cons to me for years. lolmac, I'd love to see you again. dragonfly_sg1, you are one of my oldest Stargate friends, and how cool would this be? arctict, you gave me one of my most memorable moments in fandom the one time I met you in New Jersey. cleothemuse, you rock. devra_01? dieastra? oneofaradia (though I suspect you'll stay with your local con - that big one named after a giant reptile)? slamaina? People I'm forgetting?

So, thoughts, hive mind?

Tickets go on sale this Sunday. I don't know if they'll sell out right away, but I think there's a chance of that, so I suspect I may need to make a decision soon. lemonpiefirefly and taj_mahal07 are going to Gatecon, so I need a new roommate for Dragon Con if I stay the usual course, but that's workable.

Anyway, thoughts, Gaters?


Oct. 2nd, 2015 03:50 pm (UTC)
I'd LOVE to go. Meeting up for a weekend with Stargate friends I've never met in person, or rarely see sounds fabulous. Stargate was the first fandom I really participated in and can credit to more than one cherished friendship.

However, upon seeing the cost AND there are only 1000 tickets available, realistically, it probably just won't happen for me. I can't buy the ticket this weekend and I doubt they'll last long :( (I did just see they have a payment plan option. Still unlikely I'll commit.)

I know that oneofaradia is going with a group and already has a room :)

Edit: That said...*whines* I also don't want to give an absolute "NOT GOING" yet. lol

Edited at 2015-10-02 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oct. 3rd, 2015 02:45 am (UTC)
I'm also on the fence.

Indecision may or may not be my problem.

I can buy the ticket, but...I just don't know. It's a tough call.

Because Dr. Horrible Live. Etc.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 03:42 am (UTC)
Okay, what is this Dr. Horrible Live thing at Dragon Con? I must know. I'm familiar with the sing along blog.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 03:08 pm (UTC)
Have you ever seen Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Seen it seen it, not on TV or whatever. But at the theater, where people act it out on a stage while it plays behind or beside them?


With Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.

I attended the event the first time they did it, and maybe a few more times, but then started skipping it just because it's always full and you have to stand in line to get in/it's very popular.

And THEN I met werewulf online through a little fic I wrote about her favorite character in DHSAB.

Turns out werewulf is propmaster/head wrangler for Dr. Horrible Live.

And last year, she needed extras for the performance. I signed on relatively last minute and played many small roles. A duck in the park, a person in the various crowds, and Snake Bite in the ELE (she's the one with her feet on the table - yep, that's me).

I had so much fun. I'd forgotten what live performance is like, and though this is small time, it's a huge fan favorite at DC, and it was a blast to be in it. I also met sorcyress there, and that friendship has enriched my life.


These days, they only do Dr. Horrible Live every other year. Next year is one. (They had to split up that and The Buffy Horror Picture Show because doing both was creating problems due to huge appeal/crowds, etc. They used to play back-to-back.)

I ran into werewulf at this year's DC and she told me there would likely be some openings for some bigger parts next year and I told her I would do whatever was needed to help - I'd even consider a larger part, as long as I had time to prepare for it. I'm intimidated by a larger part in some ways, but I know DHSAB backwards and forwards and I could do any role if needed - I'd just have to work on the stage directions, etc. I've done last minute big roles before, and I could do it again if needed. I just want to help.

So...yeah. I don't want to miss that.

And there you go. Dr. Horrible Live.

You can finds clips on YouTube if you want.

Oh, and when I was walking on one of the Skybridges this year, I heard a fan lamenting the lack of Dr. Horrible Live this year. He wanted both shows every year. I couldn't help but comment on the why of the change and he was all, like, "Oh. OK. That makes sense. But I want Dr. Horrible!" Who doesn't, my friend? Who doesn't?


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