Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Tobey-Wan, Apr 25, 2005.
For those that went to C3, how was your experience?
I mean, what better thing could happen for a couple of SW geeks than to get engaged at the largest SW convention ever?
Volunteering was the best thing that could ever have happened. It was fun to be a part of the action, plus it gave me opportunities to see things like the Opening Ceremonies and GL that I wouldn't have had if I wasn't working the con. The front of the line priveledges were AWESOME! And we somehow lucked our way into doing things at the right time--like the store and the signatures so that we didn't have to wait in line nearly as long as I heard about from others.
I got to meet people that I've long considered friends on TFN boards.
And I got to spend at least a small amount of time with friends from various fan groups.
I even ran into a friend of mine who I haven't seen since med school!
A very awesome time!
Here are pics:
I'm still working on captions
[blockquote][link=http://boards.theforce.net/user.asp?usr=Jade-Walker]Jade-Walker[/link] posted on 4/26/05 7:43am
I mean, what better thing could happen for a couple of SW geeks than to get engaged at the largest SW convention ever? [face_wink]
Again, congratulations on your engagement! I didn't think to ask, but will this be a Star Wars wedding? [face_wink]
Very cool pictures. Who are those handsome devils in picture P4210085 with you? [face_grin]
I'm still working on getting my thoughts and pictures together on C3. When I do I'll be sure to get the link up here.>
No, not a Star Wars wedding but I do believe we want to have a Star Wars reception at some point.
All will be invited I'm sure
As for CIII--truly a great time. As Kim said, we managed to see everything and get everything we wanted to. It was basically a great combination of dumb luck and good timing (especially in seeing Lucas), and those volunteer badges were worth their weight in gold. Of course, we actually did the number of hours we said we would (a bit more in truth). As I understand it, many volunteers simply took their badges and didn't show up for anything . That ain't cool as far as I'm concerned. If anybody hopes to go to CIV, I would definetly recommend volunteering--it gets you past most lineups and you still get to see most of what you want to. One other great benefit: it helps in meeting many other SW nuts from all around the world I also highly recommend getting into costume. It makes things a lot more fun.
Holy cow! CONGRATS!!!
*forsees Star Wars reception where bride and groom walk beneath a row of crossed lightsabers* hehehe...
First, I am excited that more than one of us will have lasting memories.
Congrats Moff and Jade, just awesome.
My daughter and I went on thursday early. She dressed in her EpIV Leia and me in my EpI Jedi. I can't tell you how many pictures were taken of Reagan. She was a big hit. I also was floored by how nice all 40-50k people were. From the long lines to the different rooms. We were unfortunetly late for most exclusives but that didn't matter much because Reagan was in awe of everything. Getting pictures of her with most all the characters was worth it all. I will post some when I get them dev and figure it out.
All in all, Reagan stated it was the best time she has ever had in her 6 years of life and that is exactly how I felt.
Thanks for the congrats
No. No Jedi with lightsabers at the wedding, but we are thinking of having a separate recetion/party in the states after the wedding for our friends.
Mike: I"m really glad that you and your daughter had a great time. I think you picked the best possible day to go to the con. Thursday is when we got to see pretty much everything that we wanted to also.
I'm still in a high from the con. It was hard for me to keep my trooper armor under wraps for just a little longer because I just wanted to tell everyone about that. It's hard for me to express my feelings in words right now. Still very overwhelmed right now.
And congrats Jade and Moff!!!
Might I add the armor looked good on you. It was nice hanging out with you and Tobey. If there was one regret about CIII it was not having as much time as we thought we would to socialize with all of our SW friends.
What I saw of it was fantastic! Unfortunately I had to leave early due to my hubby's serious illness. He was transported to U of Mich. but is home now and doing much better.
Morale of story: No new medications two weeks before a major event
Hmmm, I guess that is kind of funny Cor. The lesson part at least.
I hope your husband is doing better. Don't worry about anything you missed at CIII--I hear CIV isn't all that far away.
I hope your husband is doing better too.
He is doing much better now. It took over aweek toget him out of bed and up and going, but he is doing much much better. Now if only his appetite will come back and he -- uh... well, has a bowel movement
I had an absolutely awesome time at C III. I think the highlights for me were Star Wars in 30 minutes and meeting Rick McCallum. My full report can be read here: [link=http://www.xanga.com/lord_haldir]here[/link]
I expect to have mine up in the next couple of days. Hopefully.
we are thinking of having a separate recetion/party in the states after the wedding for our friends.
That'd be awesome...and that way, we don't get in the way of the family event. BTW ((hugs)) for both you!
My C3 experience was amazing, and I never even made it to a single show...or the second floor of the convention center.
Working as a volunteer for OfficialPix was the smartest move a fan could make, for something as simple as a few hours of your time...you could manage to get alot of perks and free stuff (12 personalized autographs...for FREE) I got to work as escort for Shannon McRandle (nice lady) and do some crowd control in costume. Those volunteer badges and orange t-shirts were the best perk of the convention, because I never had to wait in any of those lines outside (inside yes...but that's part of the game)
Soooooo many people from the boards, both here and Rebel Legion and 501st that I wanted to meet...it was like an online family reunion!
I'd agree on the volunteering part as well. I don't know if I would want to have spent most of my time on Officialpix like you did but as long as you're happy. Kim and I did our time and did what we wanted. The volunteering helped us see what we wanted to as well as meeting and helping fellow SW fans from all over the world. I'd do it again in a second.
I finally got my C3 write-up all done. You can see it [link=http://www.heidelberg.edu/~trobison/c3]here[/link].
I probably left out a whole bunch of stuff, but oh well. I'll take better notes at C4.
Nice write up Tobey. It doesn't look like you missed anything to me, but then again I wasn't with you the whole time.
Well now I'm embarrassed. Teh one who didn't show up to relieve your shift with Official Pix on Friday was probably me....
I'll have to check out that write up, Tobey. I'm really going to have to make it to C4. In fact my obligations to Uncle Sam run out in Jan. '06 so I do believe it'll be easy as pie to pick and choose where I'd like to travel, and when.