Celebration III

Discussion in 'Europe General Archive' started by Lady_Lucas, Jan 25, 2004.

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  1. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    This is for my European friends, family and fellow fans. It is official! Celebration III will be April 21-24, 2005 and it will be in Indianapolis, Indiana. It will be the biggest Star Wars event ever! You can click on the link below for more details. I hope you can make it! :)

    starwars.com/community/news/2004/01/news20040123.html
  2. MacCaffrey VIP

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  3. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    You are welcome!
    Also as a side note when I attended Celebration II in 2002 there was a small but pretty nice international turnout. I would like to see more people from around the world attend Celebration III!! I already have 6 french family members and friends who plan to attend and they are coming from Paris. :)
  4. MacCaffrey VIP

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    It is really tempting and I wish I can come, but I am not sure, if I can. Exams and a like. ;)
    But I try. :)
  5. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    Exams! I know how that goes, I just finished up at the university and graduated a month ago! I am glad I am finished with that! :D

    I know it is a year and 3 months from now but it is a good idea to get some plans together or at least start to consider it. :) As we get closer to the date hopefully this thread will grow.
  6. Enji Force Ghost

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    I'll be going, just have to get some money... ;)

    So far we're four people from FF Sweden who are interested in going... :)
  7. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    Awesome! It would be great to have fans from Sweden!
    :) keep in mind if anyone needs extra info or help just let me know. I live about an hour and a half from Indianapolis (I live in Cincinnati) and I know the city pretty well.

    It is usually not too expensive to fly into Indianpolis you just have to find the right deals.

    I am such a nerd to be so excited this far in advance but it really is a great experience! :)
  8. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Oh, I'm already really excited about this, I'm definetly going (I'm one of those people enji is talking about).
  9. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    It is going to be great! I am looking forward to meeting some of you there! :) I also hope those of you that plan on attending will try(if possible) to go in costume. :D
  10. Qui-Gon_Ludo Jedi Master

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    ...and it is really important to book your hotel pretty far in advance because they fill up quick!
  11. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    I am already looking at hotels, shame they are so expensive though :(
  12. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    On the Star Wars official web site I found this-- "Online ordering for tickets and discounted hotel rooms is scheduled to begin later this summer."

    So maybe you can find a deal if you wait a couple of months and keep checking the Star Wars web site. :)



  13. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Most hotel doesn't want to book anything more than a year in advance, so you start looking around april/may. From what I've heard the main hotels are very expensive, so I will probably have to find something else. Jeanie, if you find anything, could you please let me know. :)
  14. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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  15. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    ok been searching and so far not looking too good, most places are hotels and the cheapest I found is about $90 a night....average price is about $150-$200 :_|

    I haven't been able to find a hostel anywhere nearby yet but I haven't given up on that yet as its a city it has to have something....famous last words :p
  16. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    $90, is that for a single or double room? If two people share the cost of 90, then at least it's affordable.
  17. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    I believe it's for a double room
  18. MARCOLAS FF France North CR - FanForce Logo Designer

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    I won't be there, too expensive if you live far away.
    But I'm waiting for the official French Con :D
  19. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Tell me about it Marc, but I still want to go.

    Johanna, how much are you willing to pay?
    I think I found a hotel not sure how good it is but it's near the convention centre, maybe a few blocks away. But it's $120 a night but thats for two people in a room so $60 each.
  20. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I guess that's about my limit on the prize, I have to talk to the other ones from Sweden who are sure that they are going.
  21. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Well that was just what I found by searching with the local zip code could always see if extending it a little provides with cheaper accomodation.
  22. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    Unfortuantly I don't think there are any hostels in Indianapolis. I checked it out for you guys but I came out empty handed. You are right most hotels won't let you book until exactly one year in advance.

    The one hotel that is taking reservations(online & telephone) is the Westin. It is expensive but you can put 4 people in one room for $279.00 per night. That is $70.00 per person per night which isn't terrible. The Westin is connected to the convention center via a sky walkway(very nice!!!!) If you can afford it it will be worth it because there are Cincinnati fanforce booked there, some Canadian fanforce memebers already booked there and I know of more that plan to stay there from all around! :)

    Here is the link:starwood.com/westin/index.html
  23. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    There aren't hostels were the first thing I looked for but can't find anything. Infact it doesn't seem to have cheap hotels either....wonder if we can camp? ;)

    $70 that according to yahoo is around about 56 Euro, £38, or 514 Swedish Krona
  24. Lady_Lucas Jedi Master

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    I love this region I live in but unfortunatly hostels are more in regions like the west or east coast as I venture to say world travelers don't always make Indiana there first vacation spot! 8-}

    However, there is camping but you'd have to drive 20 minutes to get downtown. :D

    If you really need to get it less expensive then by April of this year you can check again but run the names by me or the Indy fanforce so we can give you a heads up on the quality and distance to the convention center those hotels have. :)
  25. Enji Force Ghost

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    It is expensive, especially for a poor student like me, but I think it might be affordable... and it would be great if it's near the convention centre! :D

    Lady_Lucas, that would be really helpful! Thanks! :)
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