Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stargate - GateWorld: Richard Dean Anderson conquers Fedcon XX

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STARGATE - GATEWORLD: Richard Dean Anderson conquers Fedcon XX

by Lieve Teugels
May 31, 2011

Thousands of science fiction fans gathered at the Maritim Hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany last month to celebrate Fedcon XX, the anniversary edition of Europe’s largest sci-fi convention. Four days of games and contests, lectures, prop and art exhibits, Q&A panels, autograph and photo sessions were sure to offer everyone something to enjoy. Fedcon XX featured 19 star guests from a variety of sci-fi shows including Star Wars, Firefly, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Millennium, and of course, Stargate.

Stargate fans were delighted to get the chance to meet up with Tony Amendola (“Bra’tac”), Kate Hewlett (“Jeannie Miller”), Paul McGillion (“Carson Beckett”) and star guest Richard Dean Anderson (“Jack O’Neill”), as well as some Stargate guest stars like Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Marina Sirtis (“Svetlana Markov” in “Watergate”) and Deep Space Nine‘s Nicole de Boer (“Alison Porter” in “Whispers”)...


... The main Stargate attraction was Richard Dean Anderson, of course. It was his first visit to Fedcon, and the room, which could seat over 2500 people, was filled up to the rafters for both of his panels. At the start of his Q&A session Anderson was greeted on stage by a large gathering of fans dressed up in Stargate uniforms and costumes. He saluted them and went on to answer lots of questions about his time on MacGyver and Stargate...

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