Sentinel Con Mast


 

 

Photos Added: Jun 12 '99


Sentinel Con '98, the first Sentinel convention, was held over the weekend of April 3-5, 1998. The event took place at the Vancouver Renaissance Hotel, site of several Sentinel location shoots (Love Kills; Foreign Exchange; Vendetta) and was attended by guests of honor Richard Burgi, Garett Maggart, Bruce A. Young, Anna Galvin, Danny Bilson and Paul DeMeo. Accompanying them were a large contingent of crew and production staff, all eager to share their pride and joy -- The Sentinel -- with an appreciative audience. The proceeds of the convention and its charity auctions were donated to the Vancouver Ronald McDonald House.

Sentinel Con '98 was the scene of several memorable introductions including the debut of Anna Galvin (who had just joined the cast as Inspector Megan Connor), an impressive demonstration by John Sampson (Richard Burgi's stunt double) and his stunt team, displays of props and special effects pieces, and the hugely popular Blooper Tape. Ryf Van Rij, Richard's stand-in as well as supporting cast-member (Detective Rafe), proved to be a fan favorite as the weekend progressed.

** Sentinel Con '98 -- VIP Guest Q&A **

RB makes SenCon entrance LEFT: Richard and Garett were greeted with enthusiastic cheering and applause when they entered the ballroom. Richard's movement towards the stage was the signal for the start of an exciting demonstration put on by his stunt double, John Sampson, and the rest of the Sentinel stunt team. (John, in full stunt double mode, was dressed in clothing identical to Richard's).

(Photo: Barbara Nice-Miller)

RIGHT: Danny Bilson, Garett Maggart and Richard Burgi share a laugh as Danny recounts one of the many hilarious "behind the scenes" tales told at Sentinel Con.

(Photo: Ann Teitelbaum)

DB, GM & RB at SenCon Q&A
GM & RB, SenCon Q&A LEFT: Garett waits expectantly for Richard's response to one of Danny's comments. Judging from the devilish grin and rocking chair, Richard's reply was probably both tongue-in-cheek and outrageous.

(Photo: Ann Teitelbaum)

RIGHT: Richard appears lost in thought while Garett Maggart listens attentively as producer Danny Bilson fields a question during the Q&A.

(Photo: Ann Teitelbaum)

GM & RB at SenCon Q&A

** Sentinel Con '98 -- Charity Auction **

RB models Ellison's boxers at SenCon Auction LEFT: In an effort to spur the bidding on Ellison's flannel boxers, Richard pulled them on over his pants and launched into a series of bodybuilding poses. The ploy worked -- the bids skyrocketed to the point that items were added to the "lot" by the astonished guests in an effort to give bidders more value for their money. (Anna Galvin is shown here displaying the Sentinel softball jersey and color photocopy of the "News Update" magazine cover added to the lot). Naturally, this drove the bidding even higher.

(Photo: Ann Teitelbaum)

RIGHT: The charity auction saw a wide variety of Sentinel memorabilia put on the block. Richard is seen here delivering a Sentinel softball jersey to the winning bidder. Before handing it over he checked the tag to see what size the shirt was in an effort to identify its original owner.

(Photo: Sherry Zoeller)

RB with TS jersey
RB presenting Ellison's ID sheet at Auction RIGHT: Richard takes a look at the color photocopy of Jim Ellison's Cascade PD identification sheet before turning it over to the winning bidder.

(Photo: Barbara Nice-Miller)

** Sentinel Con '98 -- Autograph Line **

RB at SenCon autograph table LEFT: The autograph line gets under way. Richard made a point of chatting a bit with each attendee as he personalized and autographed photos and con programs.

(Photo: Ann Teitelbaum)

RIGHT: Richard and his fellow Sentinel coworkers became the embodiment of the term "trouper" at the Sentinel Con autograph line. The line of fans waiting for a chance to say hello and secure an autograph was some 300 people strong and Richard manned his table for several hours non-stop, chatting with fans while personalizing and signing photos for them.

(Photo: Sherry Zoeller)

RB on autograph line

 

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