Link Compilation #2
Stargate Convention – Chicago, IL - August 21-23, 2009
Joe Flanigan, Paul McGillion, Rachel Luttrell, Connor Trinneer, Michael Shanks, Gary Jones, Amanda Tapping
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So, for those of you who weren't at Chicago Creation Con this past weekend, both Rachel Luttrell (btw, I always forget how to spell her last name. Checking an autograph for the correct spelling? priceless) and Paul McGillion were there, among others, as I'm sure most of you know. Paul told us about how, for Rachel's baby shower, one of the things that her friends and family did was give her a book of photos made up of images from said friends and family.
I picked Saturday to go because out of everyone there I wanted to see Michael Shanks and Amanda Tapping the most. So the BFF and I packed it up and met our friend PlayItGrand over at the airport hotel. Let me just say that if Rosemont, Illinois is all those poor stars get to see then I feel sorry for them! Chicago is such a beautiful city and Rosemont is...well, it's not. Moving on...
Joe's talk was awesome... he didnt want the chair and spent the entire 45 minutes strutting around the stage.. he said he's hyper active.. nooo !! you would never guess... great talk and some very funny stories.. I'm sure there will be lots of con reports floating around where you can read about it in detail...
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This was interesting. Joe said that he had been talking to David and neither one of them know to this day exactly why the show was cancelled! He said that they would hear something over here, then something else over there.
He made comments on this both at the party and during his presentation, so I may blur a few things. It was a great set, where both the cast and crew and writers and producers were working together, interaction and give and take. Unlike Atlantis.
He said he knows the script has been written. The actors want to do it but haven't really been told anything. Except it will probably not be filming this year. Again, the economy. Even though the DVD sales of season 5 were the best of the whole series MGM doesn't seem to realize the fanbase out there.
So it's still up in the air, unfortunately.
THE COCKTAIL PARTY:
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Do you have any idea how surreal it was to be sitting across a table from Joe Flanigan!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
He said he has a few things in development, but it takes a long time and some days it's working and some days it's not. Has a project in line with Jace but with the economy the way it is it won't be anytime soon. Along the lines of either a Vegas/Stargate style of show or a cross between The Rockford Files and Men in Black. Both of which would be very, very cool!
Just a few bits I managed to find out (from different "mini con-reports"):
- Joe mentioned at the cocktail party that it is difficult to get any project under way at this time because of the economy. And as he doesn't really need the money he isn't interested in getting involved in any project unless it is really worth his attention
fun day with Atlantis stars and remembering the trill of my fav show. *sigh* Everyone was wonderfully friendly, cheerful and the day was just WAY, WAY, WAY too short!! I did photo ops with all three stars and there was just not enough time in the day to drool over how ridiculously attractive Joe is. (PHOTOS)
This is the place for posting everything you can find about Chicago Convention [check thread for people’s posts about the con]
Joe Flanigan pics
Joe / Paul / Rachel pics
Paul & Rachel
Joe Flanigan, pics + text
several photos of actors and fan
I also really enjoyed the one bottle of red & one bottle of white – wine & cheese "party" with Rachel. And no I did not molester her. She really was very warm. More on that later.
Gary Jones pic + link to more
This was my first con. So this was an interesting experience for me. Let me say this I miss this SHOW all the more after meeting Rachel, Joe and seeing Paul (up close and personal, and that accent). They do seem to genuinely care about each other.
whole bunch of photos
photo album at Joe Flanigan Online – list registration is required to view – it’s a list all about Joe Flanigan
Weirtoo: twitpic.com/f67jt - Chicago photo op with Joe flanigan ·
Estellio: Con is over :( Was very impressed by Paul McGillion and the lovely Rachel Luttrel. Now off to explore Chicago city! ·
siantron: I had an fantastic time at the Stargate convention. Meeting Michael Shanks was AMAZING! I also enjoyed all the stories about @dhewlett.
ProjectHathor: Just got back to Delaware from the Stargate SG-1/Atlantis con in Chicago! I got pictures with Michael Shanks and Connor Trinneer. Epic Squee
First collection of links at