Pittsburgh, PA 2007 Pittsburgh Comicon planning thread PLEASE READ UPDATED

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  1. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Star Wars Panels for 2007 Pittsburgh ComiCon.

    Exact times TBA. A few other panels maybe added, but cannot be confirmed at this time.

    Friday, April 27

    Star Wars Collecting: Unusual Items Majorie and Arnie Carvalho of Star Wars Action News www.swactionnews.com

    Self Discovery in Star Wars: Introspection through Psychoanalysis and New Historicism Jeff Carey, Exploring the emergence of self-identity through Luke Skywalker's journey and struggles with internal and external forces.

    Tragedy of Star Wars Christine Anderson, The Prequel Trilogy as a modern example of classic Greek Tragedy.


    Saturday, April 28

    Star Wars Collecting: Hasbro
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    Star Wars Collecting with Q & A Majorie and Arnie Carvalho of Star Wars Action News www.swactionnews.com

    Podcasting Majorie and Arnie Carvalho of Star Wars Action News www.swactionnews.com How to set up and run a podcast

    Making a Fanfilm Chris Spears, General Overview on making a fanfilm, the software available, post production, and alternative approaches such as machinima


    Sunday, April 29

    Making a Fanfilm Brian Parker www.parker-productions.com Quality special effects on a small budget

    Costuming Bonnie Humphrey, Phyllis Clark Creating costumes for a variety of fandoms

    Costuming for Children Susan Stoker Creating costumes for children

  2. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    I just read the guest list and only a few people really stand out so far. Marc Singer the original Beastmaster and he was on V too.
  3. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    Check our website for the main Star Wars guest at Comicon!
  4. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    Just a reminder that I have not recieved a costumed group photo from
    Pittsburgh
    . Are you guys interested in sending one in?
    Does anyone have a fanfilm submission?

    Also I am looking for ANY pics of the chapter to include in the slide show....

    Please pm me with any questions or concerns


    Thanks guys!
    Strawbary
  5. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    :eek: I sent in several different pics quite a while ago. The group shot then individual shots to show the costumes off.

    Maybe they went to the wrong email. I'll try again tonight.
  6. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    So now that Peter Meyhew (sp?) is coming are you guys gonna try and have a dinner with him or anything? Perhaps make him an honary member of SWAP or something?
  7. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    OMG I didnt know he was coming..... thats awesome!


    Greencat I will need one photo in an email titled photo submission :)

    Everyone sent lump emails and I need one designated for the entry :)

    Thanks!
  8. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    BobaChris from Buffalo is going to contact Peter about having him there for the dinner on Saturday. Hopefully it will work out.
  9. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    make sure you guy work together and see what arrangements etc can be made for him :) Good luck!
  10. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    Im curious...... how many pittsburgh members own kilts? and plan on WEARING them at the con? [face_batting]
  11. Rox Administrator Emeritus

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    Tradmic if you need the logo I have all the files you need if you want me to burn them to cd for the tshirts. I have the same stuff from our first run of shirts.
  12. TRADMIC FanForce CR and President S.W.A.P FF

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    Rox, YES PLZ!

    When I was making the pamphlets I had to recreate the logo.

    I know one person who will be wearing a kilt ;)

  13. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    it would be great if we could have a few this year ;) Im still trying to brainwash my hubby [face_devil]

    Terry do u still have the files from the awards website?
  14. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    Off topic (surprise surprise) -- Rox, the Blue-Ghostie under your screen name . . . that's awesome.

    On topic, Rox would you send me the file for the SWAP pamphlet ASAP so I can get it down to the graphic arts deptartment so they can print it out? Thanks.
  15. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    Do you guys stay at the hotel there? Is there a special rate? We were thinking of staying Sat. night.
  16. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    they do offer a special rate for the con I think its 99.00 a night. ???
  17. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    Pgh. guys
  18. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    I don't think that any of us stayed there last year. It's only a short drive for me, but if you are coming from further out it might be worth it.
  19. MomMaster Jedi Knight

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    I was thinking for a resting place - maybe rest before dinner, rest Sunday morning before putting our costumes on in time for the panel. That was a rust last year. Prob just Rusty and me.

    Do I just call the hotel about the special rate? Anyone that stayed there last year have thoughts?
  20. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    Just tell them you are staying for the Pittsburgh Comicon and they are supposed to give you the $96 rate.
  21. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    if you are not staying the night and only need space to keep your things and perhaps change, I will be at the hotel if anyone needs to use my room for some changing space :)
  22. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    thanks greencaat I recieved your figure donation today !! :)

    If you are still lacking donations for the raffle please let me know I have some items here I can send :)
  23. greencat336 Jedi Grand Master

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    I was thinking about panels we could do for 2008 . . . and we should do the kids room again . . . and expanding the tattoo contest (as Jason and I already talked about in passing, giving prizes for large and small tattoos) . . . and what we could do on Saturday night since we won't be hosting a banquet . . .


    I've got ideas for some new panels, but what ideas do all of you folks have? what would you like to see (or better yet, what would you like to present)


    What ideas do you have for Saturday night?

    What celebs would you like to see there (so I can pass their names to Renee)

  24. TRADMIC FanForce CR and President S.W.A.P FF

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    Tattoo contest is a definte. Jay (starwarsarmboy, 1st place winner) said he'd love to be a judge for next year's contest. and defitely a big and small category, and we have lots of people who offered to advertise it for us.

    The kids room is a definite as well. So many people said it was a great idea and a much needed outlet for the kids.


    What ideas do you have for Saturday night? Partying. with masks. and kilts.

    What celebs would you like to see there (so I can pass their names to Renee) Are we free to dream big or are we being realistic? :p

    Other panels - I have some ideas but I really have to put more thought into these.

    Now that the banquet planning is not on us, I think we really need to get going on some fanfilms. We have some great ideas! We just need to make it happen! I think that if we plan to do a little here and there, particularly after a meeting, we'd be set.

    :)
  25. Fluke_Groundrunner Force Ghost

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    Kenny Baker!

    I think we should try to move to a panel model that will rotate certain topics every other year so that it's not alway sthe same old thing for people. As for Saturday night, I am all for a less formal regular party.
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