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2013 Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade

Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by PtrsonsZOO, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Saturday, March 16th, 2013

    Star Wars comes together to represent the fandom in the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade.

    A joint entry was submitted to the parade committee and accepted.

    In order to preserve my sanity (or what's left of it) and my faith in humanity, I will be passing the torch for organizing the parade appearance this year. I am continuing to handle the paperwork, as it's taken me a number of years to develop a reputation with the parade committee and I am happy to keep this end of it up.

    Obey Wann has graciously stepped up to handle the coordination of the parade appearance. He has a long record of working with all of the groups, and is a fair and balanced administrator of such things. He will work with DH & SC on any assistance they require for the float itself, and will keep all of the groups in the loop with the intell on the event itself. Please offer him your appreciation for taking up this challenging assignment, and I know it will be yet another successful event for everyone.
     
  2. Sarnia

    Sarnia WOTR Liaison star 5

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    Thanks for all you do Zoo!
     
  3. catz44

    catz44 Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks zoo! I'm excited for another fun parade this year!

    Can you remind what age they start walking it? Also are we offering the float to those who can't walk the parade route this year?
     
  4. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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  5. catz44

    catz44 Jedi Master star 4

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    Thanks :)
     
  6. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    6 & over are allowed to walk, otherwise they need to be riding in some fashion. And by allowed to walk, I mean they have to walk the WHOLE parade. NO ON/OFF RIDING!

    Also, please remember that the rules state there is to be no consumption of alcoholic beverages DURING the parade and in the staging area. Yes, I know people cheat, but the rules state otherwise, and this is an event with lots of kids around, so please observe the rules. Save the adult beverages until AFTER the parade.
     
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  7. catz44

    catz44 Jedi Master star 4

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    Thoughts on the float this year? Will it hold our young, injured, or people that can't make the walk?
     
  8. Sarnia

    Sarnia WOTR Liaison star 5

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    Are we using the same float as last year?
     
  9. FanForced

    FanForced Jedi Master star 4

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    I think we have the cashola enough for a new float.
     
  10. DieWompRatDie

    DieWompRatDie RSA: SouthWest US star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    We talked about using that cashola for the Death Star trench run pinewood derby track for next year's Denver Comic Con.
     
  11. Sarnia

    Sarnia WOTR Liaison star 5

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  12. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'll do everything I can to coordinate between the groups. I don't check here as often as I should, but I do check faceborg every day. If you ever need to get hold of me quickly, that's probably the best bet.

    If there is interest in doing a different float and you want 501st/RL help, I'll be happy to pass it along.
     
  13. he-guy

    he-guy RMFF CR star 3

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    Could the float be used to advertise a trench run derby? A banner perhaps if Denver Comic-Con is not planning their own float?
     
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  14. banzai

    banzai Jedi Master

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    Thanks to the both of you.
     
  15. catz44

    catz44 Jedi Master star 4

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    We would like a place on the float. (we meaning me and the girls)
     
  16. catz44

    catz44 Jedi Master star 4

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    Do we need to do any updates or repairs to the float ?
     
  17. SITH__CHICK

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    As far as I know we are always going to use the float for 2 years, less $, planning, herding cats, etc.

    We should talk about the float, #1 it's not for drunk people. Jeff's hopes was to have a 'themed' float but with his work picking up I"m not sure he is going to get those costumes done.
    As far as advertising, we will need to check the parade rules, if it's for a company or advertising I think the entry fee is much higher. I don't see a problem with people marching with a banner though. Thoughts?
     
  18. DieWompRatDie

    DieWompRatDie RSA: SouthWest US star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Perhaps we should just say that we're promoting our table and the pinewood derby track at the con and that we're not advertising for the con? Perhaps that would allow us to avoid the extra fee.

    I think a banner in front of the float would be nice. That would be a good way to let people know about our involvement in future events.
     
  19. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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  20. JawaJaka

    JawaJaka Jedi Knight star 2

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    Um, we have a banner for the front of the entry that has all the SW groups involved with the entry (I carried it last year). If you're talking about a banner attached to the front of the float no one will see it because of the truck pulling it. I don't think we are splitting up the seperate groups, are we?
     
  21. SITH__CHICK

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    Think they are talking about another banner all together. We can have more than one, we have in the past, each group has carried their own.
     
  22. JawaJaka

    JawaJaka Jedi Knight star 2

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    So, the all-inclusive everyone-on-the-banner banner that Bill worked so hard on is out now? That doesn't seem fair. The purpose was to show our solidarity with all the groups involved. Maybe I'm just not getting it. I really don't think we need another banner.
     
  23. PtrsonsZOO

    PtrsonsZOO Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Anything beyond the groups represented constitutes advertising or sponsorship... I believe the entry fee for those is $500-600. Community groups have a much lower fee which has already been paid.
     
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  24. Obey Wann

    Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Couple of questions:

    1) Has anyone seen that banner that I made last year? IIRC, it was on the float at the end of the parade, but I never got it back. I would like to use it for group events in the future. If we want to make a new banner with all logos (adding Mando Mercs and CMCs, that's OK by me, I want to use the other banner for trooping or for cons and such.)

    2) Are we going with the same float?

    3) Are there any ways that we (or any of the groups) can add to the entry to ramp it up to eleven? I.e. making pedal powered cars, or mini-floats, or anything else?
     
  25. DieWompRatDie

    DieWompRatDie RSA: SouthWest US star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Does making a new banner with our usual logo and text saying "Watch for the Death Star Pinewood Derby at the 2013 Denver Comic Con" (or something similar) constitute advertising? We're not advertising the con, but promoting our activity at that event.