Mar 302012

Joe Flanigan reached Sweden on Thursday and started tweeting again:

30 March, 1:42 PM: Sun-filled day in Gothenburg. Aquavit and Swedish heavy metal. Could get dangerous tonight. Where’s my new helmet?

Post updated on 8 April

30 March, 2:02 PM: Remember when the Vikings sacked Dublin?…neither do I, but in the name of the Irish I…I will….wow, that Aquavit is powerful.

We will continue to update this post with Joe’s tweets from Göteborg (hopefully), and with info provided by congoers.

So far, we are aware of the following fans being in Sweden for the convention: mjulok@anyanka_eg@domdomjohnshep@MajorBerry and @sorokaste. Also @MarinuDesu@alberta77, @LadyMBJ@Shakefister, @_maria_martina.

Bits shared on twitter, on Saturday by Elly (anyanka_eg):

I told Joe he was getting like Richard Dean Anderson as he couldn’t remember doing an interview. He said RDA was much worse #Swecon

Went up for my photo with Joe and he said ‘hello, love’. Failed at the British accent, but still very sweet. #Swecon

He was late for photos. His handler, who is a marvellous woman, admitted getting him anywhere is a bit like trying to herd cats #Swecon

Dialogue shared on Saturday by @_maria_martina:

So I’ve met Joe! We talked about #AT6 and he was like “Does Amanda have her OWN cons?!?”

From the little vid shared on Sunday over twitter by @sorokaste, we learn Sweden is Joe’s favourite country, as it has lemon trees everywhere, something David Hewlett would undoubtedly enjoy.

Sweden is my favourite country, David, and I’m sorry you didn’t get invited to Sweden. I’ve been invited THREE times. I’m trying desperately to get them excited enough for you to get invited here, but it’s tough. Maybe you can make it; cold nights, warm women, lots of lemons, lemon trees everywhere.

The same video uploaded by the author on youtube, for easier access.

beautiful gallery has been shared by @Mathila, and we can see several pictures of Joe signing autographs on Saturday.

Update 8 April 2012

A new video, offering us a brief, but general panorama of the convention, was found by @thunksisters, thx for sharing! We get to hear Joe talking to fans, and we can only speculate that starting with min 1:40 he speaks about his new project, the voice over for the AO4 video game:

I’ve never done one of these. It could take all year. They’ve signed me and they said they’d probably use me two to three times per month in the course of six to eight months. Could be more, could be less.

While mentioning the other things he has in the pipeline, he also covers Metal Hurlant:

It’s pretty tough stuff. It’s like Blade Runner, but even darker.


Mar 042012
on stage, by Elly

It started with Joe’s tweet at the beginning of the week:

27 Feb, 8:18 PM Off to Malmo Sweden this weekend.  Who will be there? Can you fit a jet-pack in the overhead compartment?

Unbelievably, he continued to tweet on a (almost) regular basis:

1 Mar, 11:07 PM Hello Malmö, where did Copenhagen go already? For the god-fearing, law-abiding, non-drinking type, which town is best? Deduction works best

This is how we got to find out directly from him that the god-fearing, law-abiding, non-drinking Joe we all know has signed on to do the new AO4 video game for EA.

3 Mar, 11:56 AM Just signed on to do the new AO4 video game for Electronic Arts. Some splinter from Battlefield.  Finally, my kids think I am cool again

The degree of coolness deriving from this is still to be established.

3 Mar, 12:20 PM Actually, showing how distinctively uncool I am, I think I have those games mixed up.  Thankgod my kids don’t read twitter

During the Q&A session on Saturday, our friend Elly (aka @anyanka_eg) kept us twitter-posted with the following bits of news:

He says he and Jason have something in the pipeline, but gave no more info than that

he said he’s busy as it’s pilot season & he’s heading back to US to put ‘like 5 things’ on tape for showreels.

he said, when asked, that Atlantis fans basically gave the producers, who thought fans would watch anything, the finger

He seemed very pleased with the whole finger giving by fans

He mentioned 6 Bullets and said he and van Damme go on a killing spree and slaughter half of Moldova. Seemed pleased

he was recounting his job history (getting fired a lot) & was embarrassed to admit to once working for Republicans

he said he used the Dominoes 30 min guarantee a lot working at White House as security took 50mins to clear. Free pizza

We’ve also noticed an interesting little reveal about his character in Metal Hurlant, who might just turn out to be a baddie, judging from this hint:

“I play this crazy Blade Runner guy, I’m just terrible, I’m crazy, I get to beat up this hooker, I’m a terrible guy. I’m still the hero of the show, although I can’t figure that out. I’m looking forward to that.”

A wonderful photo gallery was put together also by Elly, and she is offering it for the viewer’s delight, with the kind request to be credited as author when / if pictures are copied and posted.

Thanks, Elly, for taking the time to share all these and have fun on the second day at the con!


Link to the official site of the Scandinavian Sci-Fi, Game and Film Convention, Malmö, 3-4 March 2012 (almost exclusively in Swedish)


Oct 222011

Stargate Atlantis star Joe Flanigan to headline both official Stargate conventions in 2012. He will also attend FedCon – the European Star Trek and SciFi convention, two Scandinavian Sci Fi Game and Film Conventions – in Göteborg and Malmö, Sweden and DragonCon, Atlanta.

Post updated on 16 Aug 2012
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Joe will guest not one, but two conventions this March in Sweden. Early March he’ll join Robert Patrick in Malmö, at the Scandinavian Sci Fi Game and Film Convention. According to the posted programme (in Swedish) and the very helpful hints from our friend @yehwellwhatever, who signalled us the  Scandianavian cons (thanks, Maria!), he will be available for a Q&A session on Saturday and photo opportunities both on Saturday and Sunday.

Malmö Convention official website

Notes, pictures and additional sources covering Joe’s presence at the Malmö convention can be found here.

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Early February, Joe was announced as guest at the Scandinavian Sci Fi Game and Film Convention.

Göteborg Convention official site

Joe’s tweets from Göteborg, tidbits reported by congoers, vids and others can be found here.

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“The Last Trip Through The Gate” – the last Stargate convention in Vancouver. Joe is expected on Sunday 29 April. Other guests announced so far: Christopher Judge, Paul McGillion, Kavan Smith, Robert Picardo, Jewel Staites, Ryan Robbins, Kate Hewlett, Andee Frizzell and Chuck Campbell. David Hewlett was also added early December, and he will be appearing on the same day as Joe, so we can expect a new episode in the ‘Joe and David show’.

Vancouver convention official site

Link to the auction for the cocktail meet & greet with Joe at Vancouver

Pictures and bits shared by fans attending VanCon, here.

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On December 6th, Joe was confirmed as guest for FedCon in May next year. Although the programme is not set yet, it seems he will be attending all four days, as per this announcement. At FedCon XIX in 2010, Joe Flanigan was one of the top highlights and he will be back again and meet his European fans at FedCon XXI from 17th until 20th May 2012. Kavan Smith (Maj Lorne) and SG-1 Teryl Rothery (Dr Fraiser), along with Star Trek Brent Spiner (Data), Jonathan Frakes (Cmdr Riker), Gates McFadden (Dr Crusher) and Walter Koenig (Chekov) were also confirmed by mid December. In January Richard Dean Anderson and William Shatner have been confirmed as well, leading thus to an impressive line-up of guests. On 27 February, Joel Gretsch was also confirmed. He and Joe co-starred in Joe’s first important production: Family Album (1994).

On March 11th Brent Spiner’s cancellation was announced, due to working commitments. “Brent feels very sorry and hopes to attend FedCon 2013.”

First version of the programme, posted on 26 March, announces two panels for Joe: on Thursday, 17 May, at 20:00 (just after the opening ceremony), and on Saturday, at 17:00, with Kavan Smith. Each panel is one hour long.

FedCon official site

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Joe is due on Sunday 19 August. At that time, the Chicago convention will be the ONLY Official STARGATE Convention remaining in the world! Announced guests: David Nykl, Paul McGillionRobert Picardo, Ryan Robbins, Steve Bacic, Rachel Luttrell, Jewel Staite, Torri Higginson. Rachel cancelled due to her pregnancy (congrats!) and was replaced by Kate Hewlett.

Torri, Kate and Jewel will be there on Saturday, while Paul and David will make their appearances on Sunday.

On Aug 11th, no official schedule had been posted yet.

The official schedule has been uploaded on 15 August (scroll down here to see it). Joe will sign autographs on Saturday at 7:00 PM and on Sunday at 9:00 AM.

His panel with Paul McGillion is scheduled for 3:00 PM on Sunday, followed by three photo op sessions, starting from 4:15 PM (first solo, then with Paul McGillion, and finally with Michael Schanks).

Chicago convention official site

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Joe is going to attend the Fan Expo Canada, as announced in June 2012. Other guests announced so far: Amanda Tapping, Patrick Stewart (Star Trek), James Marsters (Metal Hurlant), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and John Rhys-Davies (Ferocious Planet).

The official schedule has been posted on 10 August, and Joe’s session of Q&A is set for 23 Aug – that’s Thursday evening, at 8 PM.

The scifi programme is up now (16 Aug), and it confirms Joe will be at the con for all four days, having scheduled three photo opportunity moments: Thursday at 6:45 PM, Friday at 12:30 PM and Sunday at 1:15 PM.

FanExpoCanada official website

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Joe will join other SGA alumni in Atlanta this year, such as Torri Higginson and Connor Treneer. STNG will be also heavily represented, by Patrick StewartJonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn. Joe’s programme will be posted here once available on the DragonCon official website. Richard Dean Anderson was added on 10 Aug, and Patrick Steward had to cancel his appearance.

Tentative schedule has been posted, we’ll follow and report any changes. For now (9 Aug) is looks like Joe will attend the following panels:

Fri 31 Aug, 1PM, “SG:A and SG:U – Supergate 1″, Robert Picardo, Jewel Staite, Torri Higginson, Joe Flanigan, Connor Trinneer, Peter Kelamis;

Sat 1 Sep, 4PM, “Gate Summit Three – Supergate III”, Robert Picardo, Jewel Staite, Cliff Simon, Torri Higginson, Joe Flanigan, Peter Kelamis;

Sun 2 Sep, 2:30PM, “Ba’al’s in Atlantis – Supergate IV”, Robert Picardo, Jewel Staite, Cliff Simon, Torri Higginson, Joe Flanigan;

Mon 3 Sep, 10:30AM, “The Fourth Annual Hangover Panel – Supergate V”, Robert Picardo, Jewel Staite, Cliff Simon, Torri Higginson, Joe Flanigan, Garry Chalk, Tony Amendola, Peter Kelamis.

DragonCon official website