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Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by wookiesrus, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    My experience from C3 was that it depended a bit on the line and the person. I didn't go for any of the most popular people (those with the separate line system). I made it my thing to get a photo of me, my stuffed wampa and the person I got the autograph from. Nobody said no, and most people got up and posed in front of their table. For some I just had to bend over the table to get a photo, but as I said no problems. On the other hand I had just 2 or 3 persons behind me at most.
  2. JediJustin Jedi Master

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    It will depend on three things IMO:

    1. How long the line is behind you for that particular actor (gotta keep the line moving in a timely fashion).
    2. How long the actor has already been signing for that day (they might be tired of taking pics with fans late in the day/night and might want to just sign your pic and move on).
    3. The overall mood of the actor (Billy Dee wasn't in the best of spirits at C3 and turned down taking pics with him).

    The overall sentiment and experiences here from fans of past Celebrations say that most actors will be happy to take a pic with you.
  3. bonzofett Jedi Knight

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    I would say that the odds of successfully navigating an asteroid field, approximately 7,380 :1 are better than the odds of Harrison Ford showing up to any convention.

    If there were such a thing as negative odds, I would go with that too.
  4. e-j Jedi Knight

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    I'm still going to hope for Harrison anyway. :)

    I definitely hope I can have my photo taken with the actors - I think that would be as good a souvenir as the autograph.
  5. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Sad isn't it? Especially since Ford owes his life to Lucas. Ah well. It's been my experience that most actor... I said MOST.... are just plain jerks. They say they appreciate their fans but in the end, I doubt that they do very well. They'll spend 3 months on a movie for 15 million and think we should be grateful for them. Bah!

  6. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    I know - what a pity, but I think in the end it is THE ACTORS who are missing out.

    The would get an 'appearance fee' for going, a chance to be surrounded by appreciative fans in a (relatively) controlled environment (can you imagine? Not only would they be assigned 'escorts', but one call of 'Help' and every fan within hearing distance would rush to their aid! *first in Line to give Hayden mouth to mouth* [face_laugh]) The only 'pressure' would to be a little considerate of the fact that some people are star struck...

    I remember way back when, I was living in England when Tears for Fears was doing the "Songs from the Big Chair" tour (for those with Math issues - this was in 85' or so) and I was part of a small group of fans that hung out at the Birmingham Odeon, collecting autographs and pictures.

    There were about 5 of us that day, and the 'boys' came out of their hotel across the street and walked to the stage entrance. Roland was gracious, even though he said he didn't have a lot of time, Curt Smith literally took one look at us and stuck his nose in the air! [face_not_talking]

    We were *dumbstuck*! We hadn't crowded them, or screamed or any rubbish like that, but he treated us like we weren't worthy of scraping *poop* off of his shoes!

    Just as they reached the stage door, one of the guys recovered his voice and called down to him -

















    "We pay your electric bill, mate!"






    Curt looked damn Po'd at the show that night, especially when Roland got the louder applause... :D


    Word travels fast, you know. ;)
  7. JediJustin Jedi Master

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    Which is why I am only concerning myself with the celebs that are ACTUALLY attending CIV. If the celeb's name appears on the OPX guest list, then I care. If not, then I don't care. You can drive yourself crazy hoping & praying that guest "XYZ" will show up.
  8. pwinklespi Jedi Knight

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    I understand what you're saying, but you have to undersand a few things. Most people don't consider most of the celebs showing up, celebs at all. They aren't even character actors. Stars are Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman. Character actors are Bob Balaban, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Busecmi, James Cromwell, Bob Gunton, Ed Harris, William H. Macy, David Morse, Joe Pantoliano, Oliver Platt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. As years have gone by, some of these actors have taken more prominent roles. Hoffman and Macy were up for Oscars. I'm sure a few others were as well. I don't feel like doing the research right now.

    My point is that, the Jensen brothers, no matter how nice they are, aren't really a good draw for most people. Let's face it, can anyone off the top of their heads name 5 other movies the Jensen brothers were in? Even the original guys are disappointing. My dog has David Prowse and Peter Mayhews autograph. Having a Harrison Ford or Mark Hamill or Natalie Portman would be worth standing in line for. I'm sure all the non-celebs are great people. It's just disappointing to spend all this time and money to see the guy who played Jabbas left arm.
  9. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    I am in unison with Pwinkie on this!
  10. pwinklespi Jedi Knight

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    Nice! Just telling it like it is.

  11. JediJustin Jedi Master

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  12. Wilderness_Comedian Jedi Youngling

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    Why go to the con then? If the bereft of guests bothers you and the panels annoy you, just stay home? The last thing I got to a con is to see annoying fans. Heck, I get that online for free.
  13. JediJustin Jedi Master

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    Ummm, maybe because getting autographs and listening to guest panels aren't the only things to do at CIV? There are TONS of other things to do/see for all 5 days.

    And nobody is complaining - its a forum dude. People voice their opinions about what they would like to see at CIV, from the celebs to what food should be served in the Fan Club members dining hall.
  14. CambridgeDan Jedi Knight

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    Someone wrote on another thread -sorry I forgot your name this second- in that its always the minor cast members that are more entertaining chatters and seem more grateful to be there as fellow fans! There seems to be more 'revelations' whenever they talk about the day to day life on the set (we always had a rough idea of who was 'making out' with who, who was taking drugs etc) but they seem to always go into a bit more detail! I was at one Q&A and a couple of them discussed how many props they stole from the sets! (I wont mention names!)

    In comparison the regular/major cast members as a general rule (except Jeremy Bulloch) may appear rude, impolite and clearly only there for the money. Thats fine, as they do it more often or are far too important to deal with us fans.

    Im not ashamed to admit I have been to many Star Wars conventions in 5 countries and I will say that an audience always laughed harder at a comment from a minor cast member than from a regular/major star. They've already told their stories over the years and they have nothing more to add, it gets tiresome when they say yet again how hot it was in the suit, how great George was etc. Im hoping this CIV has more minor/supporting cast memebers as ive seen in other conventions to help freshen things up a bit so its not another carbon copy of CIII. Thats just my 2 cents!

    Dan
  15. Wilderness_Comedian Jedi Youngling

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    Ummm, maybe because getting autographs and listening to guest panels aren't the only things to do at CIV?


    Most people will be standing in the store line for eight hours.
  16. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    Did anyone get the chance to meet Carrie Fisher at C2? If so, how the experience? I got a voucher to get her autograph and was wondering how she is as a signer and if she'll pose for a pic.

    I can't wait for C4! :D
  17. niennumb1 Jedi Master

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    i'd like to know too pls as I have the same situation :)
  18. ValedaKor Force Ghost

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    I was her escort this year at Comic-Con, so can tell you it all depends on what kind of mood she's in. She was in a very good mood on the days that I was with her in San Diego. If she's got glitter in her hair -- it's going to be a good day :). One bad habit she does have is talking on the phone while she's signing. She does that on occasion. She's not doing it to be mean or rude on purpose, it's just the way she is.

    She has no problem with posing for pictures if the line is short, but since that's probably not going to happen at C-IV, it's just impossible to have her stand up and take a picture with every person -- it just takes up too much time. But you can stand there and take a picture of her (if there's room), you just probably want be able to get a picture of the two of you together.

  19. pwinklespi Jedi Knight

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    Amen Justin =D=

  20. pwinklespi Jedi Knight

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    Open 24 hours a day for 5 days???? No way. A line yes. 8 hours? Not happening. Anything else?
  21. Grog_Starkiller Force Ghost

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    As I recall, Carrie did not allow anyone to take any pictures at C2.But even though she seemed a little tired by the time I got to her, she was still nice and was willing to talk. Even asking me if I she was going to my autographed pinball translite on Ebay after the con. And I said no way!!It's going back on my pinaball machine as soon as I get home, and she said "cool".:cool: So I found her very pleasent. On the other hand my friend saw her outside smoking, standing next to her and he said,"hey your princess Leia" and she said "very good"8-}real sarcastic like. I thought that was funny.[face_laugh]
  22. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    I was in line for 6 hours for Carrie at C2, and by the time I got to her, they wouldn't allow photos, and she did seem tired by then. Before we got to her, someone was going down the line with post-its, asking people their names if they wanted personalization, and wrote your name on the post-it, which would be placed on your photo.
  23. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I think we have to cut big stars a bit slack though. I know I would feel tired after signing my name for more than a couple of hours, and I wouldn't judge my behaviour on how I act at that time. On the other hand people who can keep on being friendly and smile all the way through an autograph session just proves how genuinely pleasant they are. (or at least very, very professional)
  24. Baron_Soontir_Fel Jedi Master

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    I'm realistic in the way that I wouldn't expect her to come across the table and pose with me. I'd be happy with me leaning over the table and getting her assistant to take the pic. I just want proof to show my sister that I actually met her lol :D
  25. Grumpy_Jedi Jedi Master

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    What an excellent idea!!!
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