What About Creation?

What About Creation?

Monica Gillen from Creation Entertainment took a few minutes out of a very busy schedule and answered a few questions about the Firefly/Serenity and Stargate conventions being held in Burbank CA this weekend.

Can you give me a bit of background on Creation Entertainment? Eg. How long have you been running conventions?

It has been over 35 years. Creation is a leader in fan conventions as well as licensed merchandise.

Mid November you’re running two events in Burbank simultaneously, can you tell us how that will work?

Each event will have a different auditorium but both will share the dealers room.

What guests do you have coming?

All our listed on the website.

[Firefly Guests: Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Ron Glass. Stargate Guests: David Hewlett, Rachel Luttrell, Jason Mamoa, Kavan Smith, Alexis Cruz, Dan Shea. There will also be events involving representatives from Quantum Mechanix, artist Jason Palmer, musician Marian Call]

Will people be able to attend both events?

Only the people that have purchased the Gold weekend packages. We just don’t have the room. There are tickets available to both events.

What can people expect to see and do over the weekend?

Great guests, non stop entertainment, trivia contests, auctions and more…

Are tickets still available/Will they be available at the door?

Yes, and available at the door. Subject to availability.

What makes your events different from those run by other organizations?

We do not oversell our conventions and strive to bring good guests.

What’s the best advice you can offer for a first time convention-goer?

Ask questions to a Creation employee on site and we will make sure they do not miss anything!

The Creation Entertainment conventions for Stargate and Firefly/Serenity will be held at the Burbank Airport Marriott Hotel, 2500 Hollywood Way, Burbank CA Sat. & Sun. November 22-23, 2008. Tickets will be available at the door. For full details of the event visit Creation Entertainment’s website.

Firefly Schedule – (see Creation website for full details)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

  • 9:00 am: Vendor set-up, VENDORS ONLY!
  • 9:45 am to 10:30 am: Gold Patrons Pre-Registration
  • 10:30 am to 11am: Pre-Registration for Preferred & General Admission Weekend Patrons
  • 11:00 am to 6pm: Registration and Vendors Room Open
  • Noon to 6 pm: Theatre Open
  • 12:20 pm Music Video Open
  • 12:25 pm QMx Presents: Building Serenity- Creating the Replica of the ship
  • 1:10 pm Whedonopolis: here’s a panel on the great supportive site that is a hub of fandom!
  • 1:40 pm RON GLASS
  • 2:30 pm QMx Presents: A Special Sneak Peak of the Firefly Fan Film Bellflower
  • 2:35 pm: don’t miss RON GLASS’ photo op
  • 3:15 pm Music Video
  • 3:20 pm QMx Presents: Life on Galactica with Jane Espenson
  • 4:05 pm Music Video Salute
  • 4:10 pm Stage Reset
  • 4:40 pm Sci-Fi Media No Minimum Bid Auction
    GREAT BARGAINS are here in collectibles: don’t miss the fast paced action!
  • 5:20 pm JEWEL STAITE
  • 6:10 pm Music Video Salute
  • 6:15 pm Popular artist Jason Palmer
  • 6:20 pm: Don’t miss JEWEL STAITE’s photo op
  • 6:45 pm Music Video Salute
  • 7:00 pm Autographs with Jewel and Ron
  • 10 pm: GOLD WEEKEND PATRONS EXCLUSIVE DESSERT PARTY

Sunday, November 23, 2008

  • 8 am to 9:30 am: Sunday Morning Creation Breakfast (Exclusive to Gold Weekend Patrons) includes guests including Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin and Summer Glau of Firefly/Serenity and Stargate Atlantis’ Rachel Lutrell, Jason Momoa and David Hewlett.
  • 9:30 am: Registration and vendors room open
  • 10:00 am to 6 pm: Registration, Vendors Room and Programming Begins
  • 10:25 am Music Video Open
  • 10:30 am GINA TORRES
  • 11:30 am Don’t miss PHOTO OPS with Gina Torres
  • 11:40 am QMx Presents: Mapping the ‘Verse, Part 1: The Big Picture
  • After more than two years in development, QMx is introducing the first comprehensive Map of the ‘Verse. Come take a guided tour through one of the most beloved but least understood (until now) imaginary locations in all of science fiction with Geoffrey Mandel, Serenity graphics designer and creator of the Map of the ‘Verse.
  • 12:15 pm Don’t miss PHOTO OPS with Gina Torres and Summer
  • 12:20 pm Music Video Mix
  • 12:45 pm Autographs with Gina Torres
  • 12:55 pm Don’t miss Summer’s photo ops!
  • 1:00 pm Music Video
  • 1:05 pm Firefly/Serenity Trivia Contest
  • 1:35 pm Music Video
  • 1:45 pm QMx Presents: Mapping the ‘Verse, Part 2
  • 2:30 pm Music Video Salute
  • 2:35 pm Intermission
  • 2:35 pm Don’t miss Adam’s photo ops
  • 3:25 pm No Minimum Bid Auction: The final chance to grab great bargains!
  • 4:00 pm SUMMER GLAU
  • 4:40 pm ADAM BALDWIN
  • 5:50 pm Autographs with Summer Glau and Adam Baldwin
  • 6:20 pm SEATING UPGRADES for 2009

Stargate Schedule

Saturday, November 22, 2008

  • 9am to 11am: Acting Workshop with Alexis Cruz:10:30 am Pre-Registration for Gold Patrons (pre-registration is not a necessity, just a convenience if you’d like)
  • 11:00 am to 11:30 am: Pre-Registration for Preferred Weekend, vendors room opens
  • 11:30 am to Noon: Pre-Registration for All Patrons, vendors room open
  • Noon to 6 pm: Registration and Vendors Room Open, Programming Opens
  • 12:15 pm Stargate music video open
  • 12:20 pm Dan Shea
  • 1:30 pm Stargate music video
  • 1:35 pm QMx Presents: Redialing the Gate – Creating Stargate Replicas
  • 2:10 pm Stargate music video
  • 2:15 pm Alexis Cruz
  • 3:05 pm IntermissionDon’t miss Alexis Cruz’ photo op!
  • 3:25 pm No Minimum Bid Auction: Super Bargains in all things Stargate and sci-fi media: don’t miss this!!
  • 3:35 pm Don’t miss Dan Shea’s photo op
  • 4:00 pm Don’t miss Kavan’s Photo Op
  • 4:00 pm Music Video Mix
  • 4:25 pm Kavan Smith
  • 5:15 pm Stargate Atlantis Episode (tentative)
  • 6:10 pm Autographs with Kavan Smith. Rachel Luttrell (who is signing both days), and Dan Shea
  • 8:30 pm: Creation’s Stargate Cabaret Starring ALEXIS CRUZ (adults only) and DAN SHEA
  • 10 pm: GOLD WEEKEND PATRONS
    EXCLUSIVE DESSERT PARTY

Sunday, November 23, 2008

  • 8 am to 9:30 am: Creation’s Sunday Morning Breakfast
  • 9:30 am: Registration and vendors room open
  • 10:00 am to 6 pm: Registration, Vendors Room and Programming Begins
  • 10:45 am Don’t miss Rachel’s photo ops
  • 11:25 am: Rachel Luttrell Autographs
  • 12:15 pm Stargate and Sci-Fi No Minimum Bid Auction: tons of cool bargains in STARGATE & SCI-FI collectibles
  • 12:55 pm Stargate Atlantis Music Video Salute
  • 1:00 pm Jason Momoa
  • 1:30 pm Rachel Luttrell
  • 2:00 pm David Hewlett
  • 2:30 pm Jason, Rachel & David on stage together!
  • 3:15 pm Stargate Atlantis Music Video Salute
  • 3:20 pm Stargate Universe News Update and Audience Feedback
  • 3:30 pm: Don’t miss David Hewlett’s photo op!
  • 3:45 pm Repeat of new Atlantis episode BRAIN STORM
  • 4:30 pm GOLD SEATING TICKET UPGRADES FOR NEXT YEAR’S CONVENTION: WE’RE COMING BACK, PLEASE SEE AD IN THIS FOLDER! SIGN UP AND KEEP (OR GET A BETTER SEAT NEXT YEAR!). If you sign up and aren’t at the upgrade session, don’t worry as we’ll pick you out a better seat if available!
  • 4:55: Stargate Trivia Competition: Win valuable gifts by taking care of business with facts about Stargate
  • 5:20 pm Music Video Salute to Stargate
  • 5:25 pm Autographs with Jason and David

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