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Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Doc_Bev, Dec 3, 2005.

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  1. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    So what cons (if any) are folks thinking of attending next convention season (April-Sept)?

    We're planning on:
    [link=http://www.pittsburghcomicon.com/]Pittsburgh Comicon[/link]
    [link=http://www.hobbystar.com/hobbystar/Conventions.html]Fan Expo 2006[/link] (what I normally call CNSFX)

    I would've liked to have gone to [link=http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com/motor_city_comic_con/guests.html]Motor City Comic Con[/link], but I'll be too pregnant for that much travelling. But - Carrie Fisher's going to be there!

    No [link=http://www.dragoncon.org/]Dragon*Con[/link] for us this time as the baby will be too young to leave with grandparents.

    I don't think we'll be doing [link=http://www.tcon.ca/tt20/]Toronto Trek 20[/link] or [link=http://www.shore-leave.com/]Shore Leave 29[/link] (both on the same weekend) this year either as the baby will be too little and both seem Stargate SG-1 heavy and I never got into that show.

    I was just curious what other folks might be doing...

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  2. HothGirl

    HothGirl Jedi Youngling star 3

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    As it stands right now, this is what I'm planning:

    [link=http://www.bcpl.net/~wilsonr/flier.html]Farpoint[/link]

    [link=http://www.lumos2006.org/]Lumos 2006[/link] (Harry Potter)

    [link=http://www.dragoncon.org/]Dragon Con[/link]

    [link=http://www.chillertheatre.com/]Chiller Theater Expo[/link] (October)

    [link=http://www.creationent.com/cal/sgny.htm]Creation Con[/link] (Sg-1)

    I'm also toying with the idea of Pittsburgh Comic Con and possibly NY Comic Con. I'd have to leave for Comic Con after work on Friday and I didn't want to drive alone. So if anyone else is interested let me know...we'll chat. ;)

    There may be a couple more...but right now this is all I can think of off the top of my head.
     
  3. RogueSquadronWingnut

    RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master star 4

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    *Edit*

    Right now my only real Con set in stone at this point...and I'm about 80% sure of it is CNSFX. I have the weekend of the cons off but I am leaning more towards CNSFX based on its close proximity and the ability to see Shatner.

    Its William Frickin Shatner.

    Prolly Pitt too.
     
  4. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Unfortunately, Dragon*Con will start listing their guests any day now, while CNSFX won't until May (if the follow the same pattern as the last 4 years at least). [face_frustrated]

    In the past it didn't matter (and won't for 2006 for us either) but if they keep scheduling them the same weekend it's going to become a real annoyance.

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  5. HothGirl

    HothGirl Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Just thought I'd post a quick note. My tenative convention list might be changing...a lot as I have no transpertation.

     
  6. RogueSquadronWingnut

    RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master star 4

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    I've put in for DCON/CNSFX whichever I choose weekend off.

    Lumos I cant put in for yet until I know our travel plans...
     
  7. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mark May 12th on your calendars as the day to start checking out CNSFX's site for media guest announcements. Of course they've already privately announced William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy to their mailing list. I can post those ticket prices if folks are interested (and if I can find where I put that mailer...).

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  8. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Reminder - if anyone was thinking of getting one of the Shatner/Nimoy packages for the Fan Expo that promotion ends Feb 1st.

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  9. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    The first guests have been announced for [link=http://www.dragoncon.org/]Dragon*Con 2006[/link]!

    Timothy Bradstreet (comic artist)
    Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar from ST:TNG)
    Peter David (comic book writer and novelist)
    Phil Folio (not familiar with him)
    Stephen Furst (Vir Cotto from B5)
    Eva Hopkins (comic artist/writer)
    Sherrilyn Kenyon (fantasy author)
    Joseph Michael Linsner (comic book artist/creator of Dawn)
    Erin Moran (Joanie Cunningham from Happy Days)
    Ted Naifeh (comic artist)
    George Perez (comic artist)
    Eric Powell (comic artist)
    William 'Bill' Stout (artist)
    Anson Williams (Potsie Weber from Happy Days)
    Marv Wolfman (comic book writer)

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  10. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Here's another con I won't be able to make...
    [link=http://www.iconsf.org/]I-Con 25[/link] in Stony Brook, NY
    It's the same weekend as Connor's 3rd b-day.
    Fortunately the only person on their guest list that I haven't seen already is Marc Singer (I liked his character on V) and also fortunately he does quite a few cons so hopefully I'll catch him at some point.

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  11. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    And another event I won't be able to make because of the Boston event...
    but I was asked by the promotors to pass along the info so here it is:
    [link=http://www.rochesterfandom.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=3610#3610]Pittsburgh Toy Show - March 11th-12th[/link]

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  12. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB

    STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Jedi Master star 4

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    For the Anime Fans

    [link=http://www.animesyracuse.com/]

    First Event March 25th
     
  13. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Mark July 1st on your calendars - that's when tickets for Fan Expo (aka CNSFX) go on sale online. Or at least that's what it says on their website. It seems sort of odd to start the sale on the Saturday of a holiday weekend, but then again I guess it's not a Canadian holiday. ;)

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  14. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    David Prowse has been added to Dragon*Con 2006's guest list.

    Here's all of the Media Guests (as of Feb 23rd)
    Charles Band
    Roger Bumpass
    James Callis
    Yvonne Craig
    Denise Crosby
    Don S. Davis
    Rainbow Sun Franks
    Mira Furlan
    Stephen Furst
    Erin Gray
    Christopher Judge
    Stephen & Suzie Lackey
    Traci Lords
    Erin Moran
    Jim O?Rear
    David Prowse
    Eugene Roddenberry
    Kevin Sorbo
    Anson Williams

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  15. TX4277

    TX4277 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Argh, that's not a bad guest list for D*Con this year...
     
  16. MediaGuyPJ

    MediaGuyPJ Jedi Youngling

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    Dude Charles Band is awesome he is the guy that made the trancers series....this is really tough I love those flicks....then again hanging out in Toronto might be cool Aye...Hoser Take off..... Lets get some Jelly Doughnuts...
     
  17. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    For Firefly/Serenity fans: Adam Baldwin & Summer Glau are now on the Dragon*Con guest list.

    I just hope the CNSFX guest list is really awesome once they announce it next month...

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  18. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    This Friday (12th) at 1pm is when the [link=http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConToronto2006/CC_Sfx_Guests.asp?CategoryID=3]media guests[/link] should be announced for Fan Expo 2006. We'll then have to wait until May 16th at 1pm for the [link=http://www.hobbystar.com/ComicConToronto2006/CC_Comic_Guests.asp?CategoryID=1]comic guests[/link] to be announced. So sometime after the 16th we'll probably determine how many days we'll be attending the con.

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  19. RogueSquadronWingnut

    RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master star 4

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    Argh!!!!
    Baldwin we saw last year but SUMMER?!
    :mad: [face_love] :_|
     
  20. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Don't forget - the whole cast of Firefly/Serenity including Joss was supposed to be at D*Con last year and only 4 actually made it (Inara, Kaylee, Jayne & Book). So things might change between now and Sept.

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  21. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    Just spent a little time "drooling" over the [link=http://www.dragoncon.org/dc_guests_list.php]D*Con guest list[/link]...
    It's too bad it's too long a trip with the little ones. It's looking like we might not make another Dragon*Con until 2010 at this rate.

    2006 = CNSFX
    2007 = CIV
    2008 = Disney SWW
    2009 = CV
    2010 = D*Con
    2011 = CVI

    Yup, we've got our vacations booked for the 5+ years (assuming we can afford them)...

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  22. Stina-Cri

    Stina-Cri Jedi Padawan star 4

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    looks like you are planning the same vacations i am.
     
  23. RogueSquadronWingnut

    RogueSquadronWingnut Jedi Master star 4

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    Wash is going to DCon TOO?!
    -kicks something-
    MIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. Doc_Bev

    Doc_Bev Jedi Knight star 5

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    [link=http://supermegashow.com/]SuperMegaShow[/link] August 19th-20th in NJ
    Another change to meet Morena Baccarin... (other than Fan Expo 2006)

    ~Doc_Bev
     
  25. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB

    STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Jedi Master star 4

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    If anyone goes to a Con this summer and there are GOJIRA SONY DVD Promo Posters being handed out, please grab at least one or as many as you can get for me. It says GOJIRA on it. That is the original name for Godzilla. I think it is black and white. I heard they are being sent to CONs. Thanks
     
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