Family correspondence during Gatecon

I'd like to share some correspondence between me and my family over the past week while I was at Gatecon. Stargate is my dad's favorite television show. It shows, doesn't it? :) ***

From: Dad Date: August 24, 2008 5:54:28 AM PDT To: Eric, Mom, Wendy Subject: Re: Oh, yahh. Stargate.

> Yeah, thanks. The Tolin (his name is Tolin) guy is from a dead planet. His people have evolved into a more technologically advanced civilization. Startgate SG-1 found them on this dead planet and saved them by sending them through the stargate to the base below the Cheyenne Mountain on the earth. Their leader refused to share their advanced technology with the earthlings. Later they departed the earth and settled in another planet. Tolin was in love with Samantha ...He helped to auction one of your photos. It's quite a honor.

> I am sure you had a lot of fun at the Gatecon. Thanks for sharing the photos. Be careful when handling with the "Fountain of Youth."

From: Eric Date: August 24, 2008 8:35:38 AM PDT To: Dad, Mom, Wendy Subject: Re: Oh, yahh. Stargate.

> > Be careful when handling with the "Fountain of Youth."

> hahaha. :)

> Also, his name was Narim, wasn't it? The Tolin are a race of aliens.

From: Dad Date: August 24, 2008 9:57:04 AM PDT To: Eric, Mom, Wendy Subject: Re: Oh, yahh. Stargate.

> Right. His name is Narim. Master Eric. (Did you talk to Jonas? He seemed to be a bright and nice guy, from another planet too.)

From: Wendy Date: August 24, 2008 12:30:28 PM PDT To: Eric Subject: RE: Oh, yahh. Stargate.

> true to form, dad is talking about the characters as though they are real peepoh :)

From: Dad Date: August 27, 2008 6:34:47 PM PDT To: Eric, Wendy, Mom Subject: stargate

> Dear Eric:

> I am proud that you (1) watched 8.5 seasons of the Stargate SG-1, and (2) walked through the Stargate (to another planet in a far away Galaxy presumably).

> I could not believe that Apophis was there too. He even signed your shark breaching photo! Is he the Apophis before or after he died?

> Love, Dad

From: Eric Date: August 27, 2008 6:40:59 PM PDT To: Dad, Wendy, Mom Subject: Re: stargate

> Dad -

> Apophis has been reincarnated into the body of a Jamaican actor named Peter Williams. It's really quite amazing!

> I'm trying to find someone who took a photo of me and Kim coming through the Stargate. :)

From: Dad Date: August 27, 2008 6:53:22 PM PDT To: Eric, Wendy, Mom Subject: Re: stargate

> Don S. Davis was a great actor. I like his role very much in Stargate SG-1 as General George Hammond. I am glad to hear that his wife was there to share the glory.

From: Mom Date: August 28, 2008 8:16:34 AM PDT To: Eric, Dad, Wendy Subject: RE: stargate

> Dear Eric,

> It seems fun in the convention. I have no clue about the content of your dialogue but I am glad that you and Dad seem excited on the subject.

> Love Mom