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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:20 am
David Hewlett joins BOBW 26 - Stargate Atlantis / SG1

Best Of Both Worlds Conventions advise they have signed the irrepressible Dr Rodney McKay PH.D (David Hewlett) to attend BOBW 26 - Stargate Atlantis/Stargate SG-1 Convention to be held on 11, 12 & 13th November 2005 in Canberra Australia

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:36 am
This was posted before the board went.... missing.
Since it is no longer here I'm re-posting.

[size=18:a7119c6405]Slayercon '05[/size:a7119c6405]
Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Angel convention

July 2 and 3

Adelaide Convention Centre

Amy Acker - "Winifred 'Fred' Burkle"
Julie Benz - "Darla"
Clare Kramer - "Glory"
Iyari Limon - "Kennedy"
Mark Lutz - "Groosalugg"
Camden Toy - "Ubervamp"

More info at [url][/url]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:59 pm
isnt amy acker also illyria as well?

dont forget the almight blue one :P

anyway i think shes not going to be remembered as the girl from angel as shes going to be starting work on a new police series on tv soon
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:19 pm
More conventions:
SpockSoc at UNSW
-weekly sci-fi screenings-
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:25 pm
[quote:cc9d5202d4=""][b:cc9d5202d4]Buffy fans ripped off[/b:cc9d5202d4]
[i:cc9d5202d4]June 15, 2005[/i:cc9d5202d4]

Hundreds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans fear they have been conned after the promoter of a national convention on the cult television series vanished with up to half a million dollars of their money.

South Australia's Office of Consumer and Business Affairs (OCBA) is investigating the whereabouts of Edward Schumacher, who vanished in late April with the takings of the Slayercon 2005 convention which was to be held in Adelaide on July 2 and 3.

Close to 1000 fans from around Australia, of both Buffy and a spin-off television series, Angel, had paid up to $800 each to meet stars of the two shows, which have cult followings and dozens of fan clubs and websites.

Fans were told that six stars of Buffy and Angel - including Amy Acker (Fred), Julia Benz (Darla), Clare Kramer (Glory) and Iyari Limon (Kennedy) - were booked to appear at the convention when tickets went on sale in December.

The OCBA is investigating amid fears that Mr Schumacher has left Australia with the fans' money, but has been unable to located him.

Mr Schumacher runs Scooby Gang Promotions, which purports on its website to be a non-profit organisation formed in July last year with the aim of promoting Buffy and its spin-offs.

It claims all proceeds from the events are donated to a charity nominated by guests of the event.

The OCBA has received 10 complaints from consumers who have spent between $175 and $455 to attend the convention.

Tickets were $175 a day, but packages were available which included a dinner with four stars ($235), $25 for an autograph, and $45 for a photograph with a star.

In many cases, the fans have also lost deposits for airline tickets and accommodation.

They were asked to pay Scooby Gang Promotions by money order or direct debit.

No-one has been able to contact Mr Schumacher since an announcement was posted on his website in late April saying the show, to have been held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, had been postponed.

The message simply said the event had been postponed and a new date was being organised, possibly in October. No refunds would be available until a new date was announced, it said.

The convention centre has also been unable to contact Mr Schumacher to reschedule the event and is now referring all inquiries to the OCBA.

Chief executive officer Pieter van der Hoeven said Mr Schumacher had paid a deposit but had cancelled the event at short notice.

Thirty ticket holders who are owed a total of $13,000 have retained a debt collection company to recover their money.

South Australia's commissioner for Consumer Affairs, Mark Bodycoat, said the office was still attempting to locate Mr Schumacher, but conceded it was quite possible consumers would not get their money back.

"The primary reason for trying to contact the promoter is to seek redress for those consumers who have purchased a ticket," he said.

Leonard Rogan, convenor of an internet forum for fans of the Buffy program, said it was believed Mr Schumacher had left Australia for the United States.

"As far as the money is concerned, we can kiss that goodbye," Mr Rogan said. "I personally would have lost $780."

Attempts to contact Mr Schumacher by phone or email have been unsuccessful.[/quote:cc9d5202d4]

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:42 pm
Ouch! Sometimes it's not such a bad thing to have no money to spend! Hope they find him. Buffy fans would kick his ass! :axe:

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Syl has lost money? :P
Modest to the top.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:16 pm
[quote:6da2a04407]but packages were available which included a dinner with four stars ($235)[/quote:6da2a04407]

Why on earth would anyone think that four stars from Buffy/Angel would even dine with people who had paid $235??
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To get the latest details about [b:6e0d804814]Whovention 7[/b:6e0d804814],
which is being presented by the [b:6e0d804814]Dr Who Club of Australia[/b:6e0d804814]

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