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FireflyCreation Entertainment’s Salute to Firefly and Serenity Convention - Fannishinquisition.com Report
Monday 1 December 2008, by Webmaster
The Firefly and Stargate conventions held concurrently in Burbank, CA over the 21-23 November, 2008 were a huge success. Event tickets sold so well that Creation Entertainment have found a new venue to enable them to hold them both again in 2009. The Stargate event will be combined with Farscape the weekend of 6-8th November and the Firefly event will be held two weeks later (the same weekend as this year) 21-22 November. Both events will be held at the Marriott LAX hotel.
Special guests from Firefly included Jewel Staite, Ron Glass, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau and for the first event in 4 years, the stunning Gina Torres. Stargate guests were stunt co-ordinator Dan Shea and actors Alexis Cruz, Kavan Smith, Jason Momoa, Rachel Luttrell and David Hewlett.
In addition to Q & A panels from all the celebrity guests, the weekend presented opportunities for people attending to get autographs and professional photographs with their favourite actors (Shame on you those who decided to sneak into photo ops without buying a ticket, it’s people like you that spoil the fun for everyone else, stealing is never the right thing to do).
Other sessions held on the main stages included appearances by convention sponsors Quantum Mechanix (QMX) and CGI artist Sean Kennedy and composer Bentley Ousley from the Firefly fan film Bellflower which included a preview of the intro for the movie as well as some behind the scenes tours. Jane Espenson talked about her involvement with Battlestar Galactica and other shows including Firefly and artist Jason Palmer spoke about his work. Scattered throughout the weekend where viewings of the winners of the music video competitions.
Early Saturday morning Stargate’s Alexis Cruz conducted an acting workshop and Saturday night featured a special cabaret for Stargate gold pass holders and Alexis and Dan Shea entertained the crowd. Creation’s famous dessert party with special guests from both events in attendance also featured the table centerpiece competition with some outstanding entries.
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