the guest speakers are a big part of the convention, but the other fun part is going and checking out the stargate merchandise! each year it seems like there is less and less to choose from. this might be because the show has been off the air for 9 years, but i'm not sure... this year though, was an exception! there was a new booth in the merch room and they had some really rad stuff! usually when i come to the convention i don't have much money to waste on merch, but i actually planned ahead really well for this year and had almost a hundred dollars extra to squander on stargate stuff! i got all kinds of awesome stuff- a few new books, a cool wall mirror, and a couple stargate lego sets (ok, they are lego knockoffs, but they are still pretty rad!). jon got a few things too, so we were having a blast in the ol' merch room!