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Celebration Europe Heads Up

Discussion in 'London UK' started by Darth_En_Ghedi, Jun 1, 2007.

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  1. Darth_En_Ghedi

    Darth_En_Ghedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Hello fellow Fanforcers

    Celebration Europe is just around the corner in your fine city and the Portuguese Fan Force as well as the 501st Outpost are preparing our share in the invasion of the Queen's grounds.

    First of all, I apologize if this isn't the proper place to talk about this, but it seems the CE dedicated forum is now gone, so you're, perhaps, the best possible forum to talk about this.

    I was confronted with a newspaper article about the usage of weapons in public areas as well as customs restrictions in the UK. This concerns us because we have a jedi and a Sith costumed members who are thinking about taking Force FX sabers as well as a Tusken Raider with a pike and a Sandtrooper with a E-11 and Shotgun (plastic replicas, of course) that may cause trouble in the airport or even in the London streets condidering that the article stated that Police will confiscate any object that can represent a weapon, especially swords or katanas.
    Everyone knows what a Force FX looks like. But I don't know.

    Does someone have ANY information that might help us with this?
    Must I take my saber in the cargo hold luggage when flying? Can I take at all?

    Thanks in advance. I'm sure this post will be quite helpfull for all of us visiting london in July from abroad.

    Cheers.
     
  2. Spike2002

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

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    The Celebration Europe Forum is [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fanforce_star_wars_celebration_europe/b10764/p1]here[/link] :)
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    And the replica weapoon issue was being discussed there in [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fanforce_star_wars_celebration_europe/b10764/25070470/p1/?32]this[/link] thread. I don't know if we got a definitive answer though.
     
  4. Darth_En_Ghedi

    Darth_En_Ghedi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    WOW, major goof!

    Thanks both!
     
  5. Kassy

    Kassy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Who's meeting up, where and when ?
     
  6. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 12, 2002
    lol,friday morning,seven o'clock,outside the doors,excel centre...
     
  7. DARKSHREDI

    DARKSHREDI Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'll probably go on Friday and hopefully saturday too, if we get enough votes! (wink wink) http://www.celebrationeurope.com/news_cantina.htm Vote Anchorhead!

    Give me a call when you arrive Steve, It'll be good to catch up again.

     
  8. Kassy

    Kassy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Apr 20, 2005
    Will do, I look forward to it Charlie, Matt, everyone else, where are you all ?!!!
     
  9. fizzbin

    fizzbin Jedi Master star 1

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    Mar 21, 2005
    [leia]I'm here.[/leia]

    Do we really need to meet at 7am? Seems a bit, err. eager.


    I had a bit of a muck-up on the holiday booking front (someone else beat me to booking the weekend off) and it was only last week I got the OK, having taken over two months to find cover. I was considering resigning!

    Anyhoo, all's well now, providing the tickets arrive.
     
  10. Darth_Konikus

    Darth_Konikus Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Feb 10, 2005
    Unless me and Koren suddenly win the lottery (even though we don't play it), we probably wont be coming :(
    Bugger.
     
  11. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Matt - DAMN! :(
    Would you still do a meet-up in the evening? Dinner or something? If you see me on MSN, ping away mate, sometimes I don't notice who's on, and atm I have been busy researching stuff for CE.
     
  12. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    i was kidding about being there for seven,just ask lordtice.

    matt!!!
    koren!!!
    you guys aren't coming???
    you're kidding???
    heck,just come down on the day,we'll crack open one of the fire exits,and sneak you in the back passage.
    ;)
     
  13. Commander Antilles

    Commander Antilles Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Jamie loves sneaking around in back passages.

    "It's possible he came in through the south entrance."
     
  14. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hello,whats commander antilles doing lurking about these parts?
    haven't you bought a boat,or something?
     
  15. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I wish someone had told me about Jamie's darkside before I went to London Expo! :p
     
  16. Kassy

    Kassy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    For goodness sake Matt and Koren, it won't be the same without you, hell I'll even cover your tickets myself!
     
  17. fizzbin

    fizzbin Jedi Master star 1

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    Got an email during the night saying my ticket has been posted. It arrived this morning :)

    Mine just says '3 day adult', are the fan club members/hyperspace any different?

    I joined Hyperspace a couple of weeks back, so didn't say so when I ordered the tickets.
     
  18. Darth_Konikus

    Darth_Konikus Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Basicly, on the thursday, I have a warm up gig for Guilfest so wouldnt be getting out of bed till mid day on friday. We were gonna come for the whole day saturday but cant even afford the train ticket cos Koren got underpaid and sunday my band's playing at guilfest. Im working on raising funds for saturday but I aint holding out much hope.
    You're all welcome to come back to mine for drinks though :)
     
  19. Darth_Konikus

    Darth_Konikus Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yay! I managed to 'acquire' £80 so me and Koren can come down on the Saturday :D Anyone know how much day tickets are and can we buy them on the door?
     
  20. jamierichards

    jamierichards Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hey,that's great news.
    looking forward to seeing you two.
    will that be in costume?
     
  21. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Excellent Matt!!!!!! I was so gutted when you posted above about not being able to come, I have been telling the North people how great you and Koren are, everyone is looking forward to the big FF meet up.

    Just checked - one day tickets are - 1 Day Adult £27.00
    http://www.celebrationeurope.com/tickets_general.htm
     
  22. Kassy

    Kassy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Great news Matt, so glad that Koren and urself are able to come, it wouldn't be the same without you both, I was only discussing with Lord Tice about how to get u to come along to CE this afternoon, great news, please say hi to Koren for me
     
  23. Kiz-Joa_Janall

    Kiz-Joa_Janall Jedi Youngling star 2

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    May 14, 2005
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  24. DARKSHREDI

    DARKSHREDI Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Will be great to see you all there! Is everyone doing all 3 days?

    Charlie
     
  25. Kassy

    Kassy Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Apr 20, 2005
    Yes Charlie, I am !
     
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