Timegate 2012 will be held from May 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Select Atlanta Perimeter just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. What began in 2005 as a small convention has grown ten times over to become a regional Memorial Day celebration of intergalactic proportions.
Timegate's mission is simple, they endeavor to host the best programming and cultural experience for their attendees. Although the convention celebrates both Stargate and Doctor Who, it is the largest annual gathering for Whovians in Georgia and the Southeastern US. so far things are looking great for this year's event which has seen their largest pre-registration numbers ever.
This year's Doctor Who Guest of Honor is Cailtin Blackwood, who is best known as young Amelia Pond from Seasons Five and Six. Timegate marks her second American convention and her first appearance on the East Coast.
In addition to Blackwood, Timegate features several others Doctor Who related guests including Lars Pearson of Mad Norwegian Press, writer Kathryn Sullivan and Courtland Lewis, author and editor of Doctor Who and Philosophy. Celtic Whovians, The Ken Spivey Band will also be performing at a CD release party for their latest Doctor Who themed CD. Stargate guests include Stargate Atlantis' David Nykl and series science consultant Mika McKinnon.
Timegate offers fan based programming for both genres and general science fiction as well. For 2012, programming highlights include a guest cabaret, masquerade, autographs, Q&A sessions and several panels including ones covering The Tom Baker Era, Season Six: A Look Back and Hello, Sweetie: Women in the Moffat Era. Other programming includes games, a dealer's room and a video room.
For information on all things Timegate, including a schedule and hotel information, visit their website: http://www.timegatecon.org/. They also can be found on Facebook.