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Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by VenHalcyon, Jul 16, 2007.

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  1. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Okay - i've been spending my lunch hour trying to find articles etc. with very little success so far!

    Did find this at the beeb though:

    [link=http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/3681938.stm][/link]

    Figured if anyone else finds anything, or knows of something that was in one of the papers they can post it here! :)

     
  2. Jedi_padawan_leigh

    Jedi_padawan_leigh Jedi Master star 4

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=468846&in_page_id=1770

    Article about it in the daily mail
     
  3. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Didn't enjoy reading that article much
     
  4. spike_thmid

    spike_thmid Jedi Padawan star 4

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    grr...she had her photo took with us - looks like it only made the cutting room floor....
     
  5. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Just remembered that I talked to the guy who runs the Southport Reporter, who took some pics of us :p

    [link=http://www.southportreporter.com/300/299-15.shtml]http://www.southportreporter.com/300/299-15.shtml[/link]
     
  6. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    That is pretty good coverage! and I'm in one of the opening ceremony crowd pics too, way in the background but I'm there! Fame at last! [face_laugh]
     
  7. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Not impressed with the Daily Mail article [face_plain]
     
  8. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Neither did I, it was just taking the you know what. Very condescending! :mad:
     
  9. VenHalcyon

    VenHalcyon Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I just submitted a comment to that article - lets see if its gets published! I can't believe she only focussed on the 'extreme's" and yet she claims to be a fan herself. Is talking about the good the event did so damned bad!?
     
  10. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Though it's sort of part of us, we made it onto [link=http://www.rebelscum.com/photo.asp?image=http://www.rebelscum.com/ce/cefanforce/img_1930.JPG]Rebelscum.com[/link] :p
     
  11. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sweet, you, me, Johanna and Leigh are famous :D [face_dancing]

    Now, if only RebelScum wasn't owned by the same guy that owns theforce.net ;)

    EDIT: Hmmm. Having read the rebelscum.com article on CE, I'm not too happy that they went and missed out Rebel Legion from all the groups they were reporting on. RL had a rather large and important presence there, and as personal friends of several of their members, I'm disappointed on their behalf that they never got coverage.
     
  12. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Sie - just let RL know via a quick PM/email and let them worry about it, I am sure Jase or Dave will be onto them as soon as they know. I doubt it was anything malicious on the part of Rebelscum.

    Edit: Lol Coz, Jase just asked me this evening about the Southport reporter guy. I was going to check.

    Love this -
    [blockquote]"Not surprisingly, we found many fans from Southport and Formby as well as from Liverpool at the event, many of whom were involved on the countless stands."[/blockquote]

    Yep, that was me, from Southport hehe. Have a bad feeling he'll post pictures in the next article, which is definitely coming - "The event was to hold many surprises for us and one of them was the connection with cast members and Liverpool! More in a few weeks on that one..."

    He took quite a few pics of me (some with Coz) and then later me stood with RL. Being not so photogenic, so maybe they'll end up on the editing floor. Hopefully.
     
  13. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I don't think it was malicious either. It's still disappointing though that the official convention rebels were missed out, while the 501st got a whole paragraph to themselves, even though they were on the same stretch of space cut off by the army inflatable assault course.
     
  14. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    Funny how he forgot that he found someone from St. Helens too :p
     
  15. Lord_Hengill

    Lord_Hengill Jedi Youngling

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    Looks like they missed quite a lot in the news...
     
  16. southport

    southport Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks for the post.... Sorry about St. Helens... As I did not see ya, I did not know...

    As for the other report, it will be run later this year.... Just waiting for some extra stuff ;)

    As for reports:-

    http://www.veoh.com/channels/5headstall
    Also the M.E.N. (Manchester Evening News) did a report...

    I do have a large list of other newspapers etc. who ran it. But yep, sad to see that one of the UK's best kept secrets is yet again not credited to the UK by our own press! No wonder why the US market gets more shows. :(

    Glad you liked our coverage and I do hope they come back again. Also if any one has a Starwars event on Merseyside and wants coverage, contact us....

    Good luck and ".... the force be with you!"
     
  17. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Welcome to the boards!!!
    And thanks for taking time to chat to us (even if I was a little camera shy), it was much appreciated :D

    Have you got a contact number/email we can use?
     
  18. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I sent in the group photo of us to bantha tracks just for fun, and we are one of the main things on this weeks tracks.
     
  19. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    http://www.starwars.com/hyperspace/banthaonline/

    We're all famous. E-famous, that is. [face_dancing]
     
  20. ForceGhostOfCozmic

    ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Knight star 5

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    wow I'm on the OS :D

    :p
     
  21. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now I'm really annoyed I missed the group photo :_|
     
  22. Cobranaconda

    Cobranaconda Jedi Master star 7

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    I can't see it anyway. Yay for not giving all of my money to George! :p
     
  23. TwiLekJedi

    TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree with the two British Men of Colour
     
  24. Qui-Gina-Jinn

    Qui-Gina-Jinn Jedi Master star 4

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    I agree with my fellow blue...
    No Hyperspace for me...

    I'm in the picture though!
     
  25. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I agree with the People with the Colours. No Hyperspace for me, a little too expensive concerning the offer, but still, yay! We're famous! [face_dancing] :p

    And you never know, if we got to the Hyperspace, maybe the photo will also get to the Insider, once they do the CE Report. ;)
     
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