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  1. amaunet

    amaunet Jedi Youngling star 3

    Mar 7, 2002
    This is the ONLY place within the Richmond boards to post events going on OUTSIDE of RICHMOND.

    If you know of a STAR WARS related Convention, please feel free to post details (Official link to information, dates, times, STAR WARS related guests, ticket prices). If the event is NOT STAR WARS related, please contact the CR to find out if it belongs here.

    IF the STAR WARS Related event is WITHIN RICHMOND, Please feel free to start a thread with the above information and anything else you know about it that the group would be interested in.

    As always, if you have questions, please let me know :)
  2. F16WarBird

    F16WarBird Jedi Youngling star 4

    Aug 5, 2004
    On behalf of [link=,_PA/b10618/]Fandom Alliance of Philadelphia[/link], I would like to invite all of our neighbors from the Commonwealth Cantina to join us at Wizard World Philadelphia. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me. We hope to see you there! [b]When[/b]: Friday to Sunday, June 3rd-5th
    [b]Time[/b]: [ul]Friday 10am-6pm
    Saturday 10am-6pm
    Sunday 10am-5pm[/ul][b]Where[/b]: [ul][link=]The Pennsylvania Convention Center[/link]
    1101 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, Pa 19107
    Phone: (215) 418-4700 or (800) 428-9000
    Fax: (215) 418-4747[/ul][b]Tickets[/b]: Click [link=]HERE[/link] for ticket options

    [b]Lou Ferrigno[/b] - "The Incredible Hulk"

    [b]Erin Gray[/b] - "Wilma Deering" from the Buck Rogers

    [b]Seth Green[/b] - "Scott Evil" from Austin Powers amongst other films. [u]Also, a native of Philadelphia![/u]

    [b]Mick Foley[/b] - World wrestling superstar. AKA "Cactus Jack", "Dude Love", and "Mankind". [b]~ SUNDAY ONLY ~ [/b]

    [b]Richard Hatch[/b] - "Apollo" from Battlestar Galactica

    [b]Sam Jones[/b] - "Flash Gordon"

    [b]Marc Singer[/b] - "Beastmaster" & "V"

    [b]Tricia Helfer[/b] - "#6" from the new Battlestar Galactica[/ul][i]For further information and a complete list of the many guests, log into [/i]

    [color=yellow]This is Fandom Philly's first convention that we are participating in.
    Please stop by our table and say hello[/color]>
  3. JediMistressDragon

    JediMistressDragon Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 20, 1999
    Steven Barnes wrote a Star Wars novel besides his normal SF. He and his wife, who writes horror are GOH at Balticon in couple weeks.

    The Maryland Regional Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention
    Memorial Day Weekend May 27 - 30, 2005

    Guests of Honor:
    Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due

    Artist Guest of Honor:
    Bob Eggleton

    Music Guest of Honor:
    Jordin Kare

    2004 Compton Crook Award Winning Author E. E. Knight

    A Four Day, 24-hours-a-day Extravaganza!

    Over 300 Hours of Multi-Track Programming featuring authors, publishers, editors, artists, scientists, musicians and other creative SF luminaries. Join over a thousand SF fans for the area's largest and longest running convention of its kind! Visit our huge art show, dealer's room, concerts, dances, gaming room, computer room and video room. Everything Science Fiction and Fantasy in one huge package.

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    Convention starts at 2:00 pm Friday and runs nearly 24 hours a day till Monday at 3:00 pm. Most areas of the convention will close at 3:00am each night with the exception of Anime, Video, Filk and the Hopkins conversation room and the area outside the Hopkins. These will be open 24 hours a day or as close to that as our volunteers can manage.

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    Convention Rates
    $48 Mar 1 until Apr 30, 2005
    $55 after April 30th and at the door for Full Weekend
    One day rates:
    $25 Friday
    $37 Saturday
    $32 Sunday
    $12 Monday
    One day rates available at-the-door only. Try the convention for a day and if you wish, upgrade to full weekend by paying the difference.

    Online Registration
    Use this link for online registration.

    Group Discount: Buy 10 memberships and get the 11th one free or buy 20 and next two free. For details write or use mail in form. Active duty military receive free one-day membership on Monday.

    For Membership by (prior to May 10th only) mail send name, address, email address & phone number with payment to: Balticon 38, PO Box 686, Baltimore, MD 21203-0686 or click here for membership form.

    If you have any questions concerning registration, please send email to:

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    Balticon will be held at the Wyndham Baltimore (formerly Omni) Inner Harbor Hotel. Room rates are $123, plus applicable tax for up to four occupants. Members should make their reservations directly with the hotel by calling (410) 752-1100 or by calling toll free, 1-800-WYNDHAM. Even better use the on-line booking link below. On May 5, 2005 our guaranteed block of rooms is opened to the general public and Balticon members are then in a race to get the room first. Usually on the cutoff date the hotel database lists the Balticon rate as unavailable until we can get the system reset, if this happens wait a day and try to reserve again. After the 5th it is likely rooms will be available for some time and then suddenly dry up with intermittent availability popping back into the system if someone cancels, hence, try a couple of times to make a reservation over a few days. When you call the hotel, remember to tell them that you are a member of Balticon to get the convention rate.

    If fate prevents you from attending Balticon, call at least 3 days prior to your arrival date to cancel and you won't be charged. You can use your credit card to guarantee your reservation with confidence because the hotel can't charge your card until your arrival date. In the past Balticon members booked so late we lost rooms to others. If you are told the hotel is full or you have any other hotel problem e-mail because the hotel database has been wrong and required our contacting the hotel in the past.

    On-Line Hotel Registration:
    Use this link for the Wyndham and change the dates on the form to those you want a room at Balticon. Fill in the number of people and Wyndham-by-request number if you have one. At the bottom of the form there is a text input box labeled group code. Enter the group code "0525463BAL" if m
  4. amaunet

    amaunet Jedi Youngling star 3

    Mar 7, 2002

    As a reminder to keep events posted here...

    Too bad we can not sticky threads :(
  5. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

    Mar 22, 2002
    I moved this from another thread:

    I have exciting news about an upcoming event in Raleigh, NC. On July 9th, Tommy Lee Edwards will have a Q&A and book signing from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Barnes & Noble ? Brier Creek Commons.

    Tommy Lee Edwards is a very talented artist whose work has been seen in comics, novels, all types of advertisements, and movie posters. He is an officially licensed Star Wars artist, who has done numerous projects with Lucas Licensing and LucasFilms, Ltd.

    One of his most recent books illustrating his art is "Obi-Wan's Foe" (Step into Reading - Random House). His artwork is on all the recent covers of Wizards of the Coast RPG books and he has done cover art for the Dark Horse comic "Star Wars: Empire". In the upcoming book "Star Wars: the New Essential Chronology", over 50 pieces of his artwork will be displayed in it.

    You can check out some of Tommy?s work at:

    For more in-depth information about Tommy?s work with Star Wars, please check out the link:

    The Triangle Trade Federation (Raleigh,NC FanForce) is pleased to be a part of this event, and we are planning to have some fun and exciting activities for guest including a free raffle with nice prizes (?Dark Horse: Empire? Comics) for Tommy Lee Edwards to sign! So come and join the fun! If anyone is interested in participating with this event, we do need Star Wars characters to interact with guest, especially the kids. If you are interested in participating, please contact me via email:

    Information regarding this event and directions can be found on our website at Barnes and Noble?s address and phone number can be found by clicking the July 9th event link in the ?Upcoming Events? section. Also, we will have highlights photos of the Signing Event on our website after the event.

    Come join the fun,
    Bodo Janx
  6. JediMistressDragon

    JediMistressDragon Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 20, 1999
    To let those know, Ravencon 2006's hotel is changed. It's the Doubletree Inn at the Richmond Airport 5501 Eubank Road Sandston, Virginia 23150
    Double Rooms are $84 per night Contact the Doubletree Inn at 804-226 6400 for reservations. Holiday Inn Koger Center screwed up badly and let's just say a sales manager there got fired for overbooking events. And we couldn't get the date wanted,e xcept one, and the author GOH had there for a New York con at that date. Check for link to hotel. Also it's $20 for the weekend by September 30, 2005.
  7. JediMistressDragon

    JediMistressDragon Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 20, 1999
    Free One-Day Science Fiction/Fantast/Horror Convention upcoming July 23rd (Saturday) at Chesapeake Central Library in Chesapeake, Virginia. It's from 9AM to 5PM. I know that Garrison Tyranus and Freedom Base has a table(thouh Bill'll be with that, I'll be an author guest of the con and hanging mainly with Mid-Atlantic Horror Professionals at their table).
    Con's website links--including schedule:

    F 4 N T A S C I
    July 23, 2005 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Chesapeake Central Library - 298 Cedar Road - Chesapeake, VA 23322
    Chesapeake Public Library?s sci-fi & fantasy convention is back for its fourth big year! This year will feature anime & manga, art displays, toys & games, workshops, special guests and programs, and dealers in collectibles. For more information call (757) 382-6591 or e-mail James Blanton at jblanton@CHESAPEAKE.LIB.VA.US .

    Additional Information
    Schedule of Events Costume Contest Saving Star Wars Guests Web Sites Art
    SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2005 - 2:30 PM

    As a special presentation of the FantaSci 4 convention, director Gary Wood returns to the Chesapeake Public Library with his independent film Saving Star Wars, starring David Prowse. The film follows the misadventures of two overzealous film fans who accidentally kidnap George Lucas while trying to fulfill the final wish of one of their sons. In addition to the director, select cast members will be present to discuss the making of the film.

    Both the screening and the FantaSci 4 convention are free and open to the public. For more information call (757) 382-6591.
    July 23, 2005 - 12:00 PM

    Do you have a great sci-fi or fantasy themed costume you would like to show off? At this year?s FANTASCI 4 festival, you can compete with others to see who has the most authentic costume. Judging will take place at 12:00 p.m. No registration necessary, simply come in costume the day of the event. For more information call (757) 382-6591.

    As part of the FANTASCI 4 science- fiction/fantasy festival, entries will be accepted for a sci-fi/fantasy inspired art display. For more information or to register call (757) 382-6591.

    Date: Saturday, July 23, 2005
    Time: Art will be displayed beginning July 16.
    Voting for best entries will take place on July 23 and the top entries will be announced at 4:00 p.m.
    Rules: Two-dimensional art should be no greater than 30X24 in. and must be matted and shrink wrapped. Three dimensional art must be no greater than 30X24X24 in. Entries will be accepted beginning July 5.
    Check through above links to get to all the guests' links.


    Anime Imports - Presented by: Great Bridge Anime Club - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


    Women Authors in Horror: Are They Scarier Than Men? - 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Presented by: Pamela Kinney - Author of They Really Exist! & The House On Green Street
    Elizabeth Massie - Author of Sineater & Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Power of Persuasion
    David Niall Wilson - Author of Deep Blue & Star Trek Voyager: Chrysalis
    Patricia Lee Macomber - Contributing Author to Shadows Over Baker Street
    Stephen Mark Rainey - Author of Song of Cthulhu & Balak
    Elizabeth Blue - Author of Drown In Fear & All Prettied Up


    FantaSci Writing Workshop - 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    Presented by: Tony Ruggiero - Author of Team of Darkness
    Tee Morris - Author of Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing
  8. JediMistressDragon

    JediMistressDragon Jedi Youngling star 1

    Oct 20, 1999
    Ravencon--April 21-23, 2006 at Doubletree Inn at Richmond Airport. Terry Brooks authror GOH and Tom Kidd artist GOH, plus other costuming, author and gaming guests confirmed. They might need someone to do a Star Wars rpg--check the person in charge of gaming at on that. Membership is $25 for weekend through December 31, 2005 and $30 after that, with $35 at the door. There discount for students and children too, check website for that.
    masquerade Director and Publicity
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