Chic, IL AlphaCon is Coming...Omaha, NE...May 4th-6th, 2001!!

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by TheStarKiller, Dec 5, 2000.

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  1. TheStarKiller Jedi Youngling

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    For those of you interested in Conventions, there is a huge Sci-Fi convention coming to Omaha, Nebraska at the Civic Auditorium, May 4th-6th, 2001. They are gonna have tons of stars from Star Wars signing autographs, talking to the fans, and sharing their experiences from the films. There will be something for everyone, as they are gonna try to touch upon different areas of sci-fi/horror, making a very unique experience for all of us. I heard about this last month, and the news is beginning to spread like MAD! I just want it to be BIG!

    If you have ever been to a Sci-Fi Convention, you know that they are usually small events, gathering a few stars and a bunch of dealers.

    This one is gonna be different in that major studios are gonna be involved, hyping the big summer releases. VIP ticket buyers are even gonna have the opportunity to see pre-screenings of up to 3 major summer releases. I have never heard of this kind of thing happening for a sci-fi convention. But it IS happenging. They are working in conjunction with AMC Theaters and the studios to have a big event.

    If you are a Star Wars fan, you owe it to yourself to CHECK THIS OUT! I have heard names like Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Dave Prowse. I gaurentee that you will not be disappointed. I want this to get enough attention so that they can do it every year. I'm tired of all of the big Cons only being in California and places like that. This is our chance to show that the best sci-fi fans live in the Midwest!

    AlphaCon 2001, May 4th-6th...be there!!!!!

    -- TheStarKiller

    http://www.alphaconcentral.com is the website...GO NOW!
  2. Stardreamer Jedi Knight

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    First impression of Alphacon, from this message (repeated ad infinitum) and from the website link....

    Pretty much like DragonCon, only with a much greater focus on SF films and without the Marilyn Manson wanna-be concerts.... ;)

    None of the features it seems to tout as "firsts" are new to the SF con scene, except the heavy studio involvement... and even that's debatable.

    All of the above being said, it does pique my interest. Anyone else?

    Thom
  3. jedigal Jedi Master

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    Sep 21, 2000
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    Well, whether stuff is done for the FIRST time, or not, all that matters is whether the stuff is cool. And if I start seeing the rumors become substantiated by documentation on the web site, I am very interested in this con.

    I posted to the Midwest General Discussion forum about this, hoping to generate some Region-wide discussion.
  4. DarthJurist Admin Emeritus

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    Dec 10, 2000
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    Sounds interesting... I might be tempted, but has anyone else ever heard of this con or knows someone who has been to it?

    How far is it to Omaha, anyway...

    I'm interested and will check out the website when I have a little more time...

    ~H~
  5. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Nov 26, 2000
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    It does sound interesting, but I probabaly would hold out for more info, too. Omaha is 454 miles from Chicago, just west on I-80. I visited Omaha in '94. It's a nice city, actually. I highly recommend The Spaghetti Factory. Yum.

    Phil
  6. Stardreamer Jedi Knight

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    Well, I saved the Alphacon website in my favorite places, so I'll check back from time to time and see what develops. :D

    Thom
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