Roch, NY Astronomicon 9 - Nov 11th-13th

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Doc_Bev, Oct 17, 2005.

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  1. DarSolo Force Ghost

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    It would be wonderful if the Author GOH was a woman who wrote at least 1 ST book (for the theme), but much more than that (to bring in a bigger crowd) like Barbara Hambley or perhaps one of the big authors who wrote a Trek short story like Anne Rice. But they are probably out of our league, huh?
  2. Ayka Jedi Knight

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    ... why does the ICG cost money? (sorry if its off topic, but its really bothering my "Curiosity Gland")
  3. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I would assume those two authors are outside of Astronomicon's budget. Plus to be a guest of honor a major portion of your work needs to be sci-fi/fantasy, not just a "cameo" in the genre.

    I was wondering the same thing about ICG and couldn't find an answer on the SickPups website (and didn't take the time to look at the main site). It's always polite when you ask someone for money - to tell them what they're getting in return.

    ~Doc_Bev
  4. DarSolo Force Ghost

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    I looked up that book of Trek short stories that I remembered Anne Rice's name from. It was so long ago that I bought it that I didn't remember whether the stories were written by the actual famous authors or in their styles. Sorry Rice fans, the story was just written in her style.
  5. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    They just announced the next meeting of the Convention Committee for Astronomicon. If anyone has anything they'd like me to bring up at the meeting - let me know before Tuesday afternoon.

    ~Doc_Bev
  6. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I've just left my 2nd VM with the winner of The Rebellion raffle. If I can't get ahold of him before Village Gate I'm tempted to re-use those prizes for the Toy Show's raffle.

    ~Doc_Bev
  7. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    In that case...I would call and leave a warning message saying Hey...if we dont hear back from you by..Friday...you lose etc etc.
  8. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    wasn't that an Rit 'er just make sure he's not away on holiday break or inbetween thier funny tri-mesters??????/
  9. RogueSquadronWingnut CR, The Rebellion, Rochester, NY

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    They should be back by now...
  10. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    For some reason I thought he was living here in the states. Oh well. I am sure we may be able to find someone maybe, but would they be to obscure for anyone to care enough? We should try to cme up with some SW related activities to add to the Con, that we could run.
  11. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Actually, when we had Mike here a few years ago for MookieCon, he had a pretty good turn out. One of his latest adventures was 'The Muppets Wizard of Oz.' He does a ton of stuff outside of SW.

    And he's not living in England, he's in the states. He just got married last month (his wife sent me the wedding pictures. :) )


  12. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Yeah thats what I thought. I remember Rich talking about going and visiting him at one point.
  13. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Yeah, he's moved since then though. But still in the states. ;)
  14. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, that's good to know. Maybe for 2007 we can think of inviting him. I think we might already have more media guests for 2006 than Astronomicon can afford.

    ~Doc_Bev
  15. NienNunb1 Jacksonville, NC FanForce VIP

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    Will there be cocktails???....:cool:
  16. TD-027 Jedi Knight

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    Wow! THE MIKE QUINN posted on our forums thats SWEET! Welcome Mike, of course we will take care of cocktails :cool:
  17. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    WOW! is right!
    Welcome to our boards Mr. Quinn!

    If you're free Nov 10th-12 we'd be excited to have you at Astronomicon 10.
    I'm not sure what we could cover for you (i.e. room, travel expenses) without talking to the Con Chair, but I'm sure we could swing the cocktails! :D

    ~Doc_Bev
  18. NienNunb1 Jacksonville, NC FanForce VIP

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    Thanks guys and gals. I've had so much fun traveling and meeting people. Star Wars has actually given me so much, especially in recent years. Who'da thunk it?
    At the moment I've "almost" retired from shows (especially the ones that involve a lot of traveling) to put some of those energies into doing more performing and setting up a production company.

    However, I sure miss it all and hope that sometime soon Jerri and I can come out and play again. I still want to get my Nien Nunb costume built. So I think it's just a matter of time before that will be possible once more.

    The last time I was in Rochester was for MookieCon 2. Neither Mookie nor I were ever the same again.... [face_beatup]

    I'll be sure to poke my nose in here again soon. In the meantime, have fun and take care everyone okay?

    Thanks and be sure to bug me now and then eh?

    Mike
  19. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Hello. Thats cool. Thanks for posting. I am sorry I missed you when you came to Rochester back then. We would love to have you here again.

  20. TD-027 Jedi Knight

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    Mike,
    Good luck with your production company and your other endevours, of course you would always be welcome here in Rochester :). I do hope that you will eventually get back on the show circuit. You are one on the nicest people for a show to have, your plesant and friendly nature, is always so nice for the fans.

    Duane
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