Spring, MO Archon 32 / Oct. 3-5, 2008 / Collinsville, IL

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by jedi_runya, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. jedi_runya Manager Emeritus

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    Archon is in our own backyard. We have been invited to join up with the local 501st--70th Explorers to come play. The link with all the info is here. The big named guest is Laurell K. Hamilton. And till July 31st tickets run $50 for the weekend.

    Let me know if you need anymore info, or you are interested in coming along. :D
  2. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    I'm not going to be coming back to St Louis for the summer but I'll probably come for that.
  3. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    So, uh, is anyone else going?
  4. JodoK Jedi Knight

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    Its just goes to show how much I know about area cons....I've never even heard about it untill now. :oops:
  5. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Hmmm...I might go for a bit. Hopefully, I'll have some free time.
  6. shcook1138 Jedi Knight

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    I'll go if Amy makes me. :)
  7. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    LOL! I have to decide if I'm making myself. It mostly depends on if someone will watch the kiddos and, if not, how much will it be for all of us to get in. But, I'm definitely forcing you to go if I do.:p
  8. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    You two are so cute together. :p
  9. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    You are such a "fork". :p

    So for a weekend pass it's over $50. Hahahahaha! Like I'd pay as much as I would for dragoncon. It doesn't say how much for just a one day pass.
  10. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    Well, if anyone's going, it's my birthday on the third so everyone bring me presents or buy me a drink or something :p
  11. shcook1138 Jedi Knight

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    We should just do that instead of going to the Con....
  12. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    Yeah, Jon... why didn't you say so? That's a mandatory social right there.;)
  13. chiss_man Force Ghost

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    I do tend to make it easier for people to eat food.
  14. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    Well, so far today, the whole thing's been fairly boring. I went to a few panels (mostly on Steampunk costuming) and got bored usually after a half hour. The dealer's room was way too many book vendors of recycled crap fantasy and sci-fi that no one would want to read and far to little of intelligently planned merchanidse from major movies/series.

    The costumes have been pretty lackluster too. I saw a trio of Fetts, only one of which looked even half way decent (the other two had major components that were obviously cardboard and even one that was mostly duct tape). I felt overdone in my Rebel Pilot today. :(

    Hopefully things with pick up in that respect when the masquarade starts tonight. We shall see....
  15. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    So how was the masquerade? Did it get any better? And all I have to say is...it's a con in Collinsville. :p I had at least hoped that you'd say the vendors had great merchandise so that I'd think it was worth the entry fee to do some awesome nerd shopping.
  16. VoijaRisa Force Ghost

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    The masquerade was fantastic. Best I've seen at a con yet. They seemed way too eager to give out awards though. To be perfectly fair, there were some that really didn't deserve some. The cardboard mandalorians got an award even (to be fair, it was for best stage presence). But there were some absolutely amazing costumes there.

    My camera was dead so I was borrowing a friend's costume. I'll post pictures when I get them from her.
  17. cvillevader Jedi Knight

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    Exactly what is that supposed to mean? I live in Collinsville... :/
  18. Dagobah_Diva Force Ghost

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    And would you be as excited about going to a con in Collinsville as you would a con in LA or Atlanta or Chicago? I wouldn't get too hyped about a con in Fairview Heights either.
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