We’re very pleased to announce a special program that we’ll be featuring at TimeGate 2015. An Atlanta-based virtual reality company, ATLvr, will be hosting a presentation called “Bringing Sci-Fi to Virtual Reality”. It’s going to be a really fascinating session (on Saturday, time tbd) that I hope you’ll look for. We’ll have more details about this soon, but for now you can find a brief description and a link to their website on our Programming page.
We added two new author guests to our line up in the past couple of days, both TimeGate first-timers; they will both be involved in our Library portal (literary programming) as well as other tracks. AR Cook is the author of the Young Adult novel The Scholar, the Sphinx and the Shades of Nyx, and Jonathan French is the author of fantasy novels The Exiled Heir and The Errantry of Bantam Flyn, the first two books of the Autumn’s Fall Saga. Welcome to the TimeGate family, AR and Jonathan!
We’re very pleased to announce that joining us at the convention in 2015 is NICK ROBATTO, prop builder on Doctor Who, Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood. Nick has built props on the show ranging from the Sonic Screwdriver to Doctor’s baby carriage, from River’s diary and sonic to Dalek weaponry, from the Siege-Mode TARDIS in “Flatline” to the big bank vault door in “Time Heist”. And, oh yeah, no big deal, he built the current TARDIS console room set. Nick will be doing a Q&A on Saturday overviewing his massive work on the show, and on Sunday will be doing a session detailing the design and build process on the TARDIS set. Nick will also be in our dealers room selling officially BBC-licensed prop replicas.
We’re very pleased to welcome back to TimeGate Dr. Kevin Grazier. Dr. Grazier is a 15-year NASA scientist who worked on the Cassini/Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan. He was the Investigation Scientist for the Imaging Science Subsystem instrument, and wrote mission planning and analysis software that won both JPL- and NASA-wide awards. He has also served as the science advisor on numerous shows and movies, including Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome, Eureka, Falling Skies, Gravity (the film starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock) and the SyFy Channel’s current shows Defiance and Ascension. He has written or co-written numerous books on popular topics such as The Science of Dune, The Science of Michael Crichton and Fringe Science: Parallel Universes. His newest book, Hollyweird Science, will be out in 2015 in time for TimeGate, and a follow-up volume is already in the works.
Dr. Grazier first appeared at TimeGate in 2007. He was due to make his return visit in 2014 but was forced to cancel due to illness. We’re very much looking forward to hosting Dr. Grazier at TimeGate 2015!
Visit the Guests page to read more about Dr. Grazier and all of our other guests.
We’re just about ready to start booking dealers for TimeGate 2015!! If you’re interested in being a dealer then please head over to our new Dealers page and you’ll find some information there. More coming soon!
We’d like to invite you all to join us in October at 7 Stages as they present their original play The Doctor, The Devil & My Dad. Once upon a time, a legendary sci-fi television icon and an infamous biblical villain descended upon a woman trapped by her grief. Reality and fantasy merge as she explores the mysteries of the universe, and the teachings of her Muslim father. A woman named Summer wakes up one day and realizes that everything is real…
For more info, join 7 Stages’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/7stages
We’re in the process of moving the website from its previous hosting over to its new home on WordPress. Some features and services of the ‘site will be unavailable for a short time. We’ll be working in it over the coming weeks. We’ll try to have the actionable services – like purchasing Memberships and reserving hotel rooms – up and running as quickly as possible. Thanks for your patience! ~Alan
We’re very excited to announce that TimeGate is moving to a NEW HOTEL! Our new home is the beautiful Marriott Century Center (2000 Century Boulevard NE Atlanta, Georgia 30345)! This place is spectacular, and we have a lot of room for growth. Plus, we have a fantastic room rate – only $89 per night! The hotel will let us know as soon as they’re ready to start booking rooms for us, and that should be very very soon.
This move is going to open up many new possibilities for us. We’re going to be able to do a lot of new programming that wasn’t possible before. We’ll have more info on that in the future, but big plans are in the works. I know that you’re going to love this place as much as we do.
The TimeGate website is going to get updated in coming weeks with all new information about the area around the hotel and what all is available. For now, though, you can browse the hotel’s website at: