Just announced Gatecon has canceled Ben Browder.The entire con will likely be canceled(if this is the case there will be refunds). They announced this on their Facebook page and have not updated their web page.
If you haven’t been to a small con and want to see/meet Ben Browder then Gatecon would be a perfect opportunity. Is the cost worth it you may be asking? As an experienced con goer who loves the big cons like#SDCC ,#DragonCon , and #Fedcon theyy are big experience and great for meeting other fans etc. Some wonderful panels but you do spend much of your time waiting in line. You get a few minutes to speak at the autograph table where actors like #BenBrowder try to make sure you get your moment. Not all actors bother but he does as do the guests scheduled for #GateconLondon. At the smaller cons like this there is a meet and greet included Thursday night for the deluxe ticket. American fans these are not what you have experienced.if you have attended a cocktail party or meet and greet. They more closely resemble a real life party. Laid back and relaxed. People standing in groups with or without a guest. Conversation is wide ranging like a “real” party. Events can be a couple of hours which allows for expanded discussions. So check your bank balances and passports. UK fans the hotel is near Twickenham so you may know some reasonable accommodations in the area and it is on the Picadilly line. The last con I attended had 75,000. I had the second tier ticket which means nothing really in a crowd that size. Fun? Yes. Memorable? No.
The birthday fundraiser will be back this year with a start date of October 1. At this time the charity is Alex’s Lemonade Stand which raises funds for pediatric cancer research. We have raised money for them before and whenever I ask him he says “I trust you”. My reasons for choosing it are great cause,ease of donation, and more of your money goes to the charity (many of the third party sites take 3% which is fine but we are a small fund raiser so every dollar counts !). There will be several auctions and Ben told me he has something special to contribute for the auction. If you would like to contribute an item or have your own auction and donate the proceeds please do and let me know so I can spread the word !
Check the In Person page to see where you can see Ben yourself ! I have not confirmed yet he will be at Comikaze Expo in Los Angeles in October but soCal fans may want to keep that weekend (October 30-November 1) open !
I added this to the YouTube channel as well as it being available on the Clips page :
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Check out Instagram , Tumblr and all your usual go to spots for more Saturn Award photos. Most are pretty similar and if you are like me your feeds are getting a bit saturated with the same photos! Who would have thought a Ben overload?! Be sure and check out the YouTube channel. I did add a short red carpet interview with Ben about his directing experience on Bad Kids Go (new working title). Below is a look at Ben at the Saturn Awards going back to 2003. Still looking good
Musicalgal attended the Saturn Awards last night —many thanks to her !! Enjoy
Ben at the 2015 Saturn Awards — more to come
Ok listen to this, especially the beginning. I awaiting confirmation but …..
Special thanks to a ScaperGater friend who is letting me share these! She made the one of Ben and Claudia Black from her photo op with the pair at FedCon 2013.
Ben said John Barrowman wanted to shock the straight, southern boy!
Next week we should know the other project Ben has been busy with and excited about. We already know he has been finishing the post work on Bad Kids Go 2 Hell. The other project should become public at E3 which starts 16 June in Los Angeles. I tend to think it is Call to Duty : Black ops 3 because of the technology involved and the image I found online but all conjecture at this point. I know many of us non-gamers would prefer him on a series (cough Containment cough) or a feature film. It is important to remember the opportunities these games now offer actors. Top directors such as Ridley Scott, who is directing Halo 5 which features Nathan Fillion’s voice, are often involved. These directors are often involved in casting decisions on their projects so it is a great opportunity for an actor to make connections. I am sticking with this as my guess !