Celebration IV informational thread

Discussion in 'Boston, MA' started by Wildstar02301, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    There has been a mention of a Celebration IV convention for the future in a recent article posted on the official site. Excerpt below:


    Now we're just waiting on a date and location. Those of you planning to attend, start saving up! Also, thanks to Chris (DarthLucanas), who posted about this on the Foxboro board.
  2. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    There's alot of talk about this possible convention going on over on the rebelscum.com boards. The biggest debate of course is where it could possibly be held. There have been some heavy rumors of late that if LFL decided to have it in 2007 for the 30th anniversary that Indy may be out of the running. Pulling up the Indy Convention Center's calendar shows pretty much all of April & May book solid. Other locations being thrown out include Dallas, San Diego and Las Vegas (Yeah, Baby!)

    I guess there is a very strong possibility that Stephen Sansweet will be releasing any official confirmation at this year's Comic Con in San Diego.
  3. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm really hoping that they'll announce something sooner than the end of July at Comic-Con. That gives folks less than a year to plan if CIV takes place in May 2007.

    ~Doc_Bev
  4. chewykingwookie Jedi Master

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    I would definitely like to know before July as well. If I go I would probably check out the possibility of voluteering. I have also read that Anahiem and San Fran are other locations getting thrown out there. I was kinda hoping it would be in Indy, because I like the city and know my way around. But if it can't be there than they might as well have it somewhere warm. lol
  5. JEDIMASTER6872 Jedi Master

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    you can cancell LAS VEGAS .. as it is NOT a " FAMILY ORIENTED " enviornment and all ....

    Personally I think if they dont have it in Dallas.. I hope for California... either way . START SAVING NOW PEOPLE !!!!!

  6. chewykingwookie Jedi Master

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    From what I have been told Vegas is more family oriented than most people think. I wouldn't mind it being there. My wife would actually come and go to the casinos and other locations near.

    Some of the Cali locations wouldn't be bad, especially near LA or Disney would be fun. I prefer Indy or Chicago though. Both old stomping grounds for me.
  7. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Personally, I'd LOVE to see C4 in Vegas. Lots of hotels available at pretty reasonable prices. Lots to do when the convention isn't open, and because my wife is DYING to go back to Sin City, it's probably th only way I'm going to get to go.

    The reason Justin gave for C4 not going to Vegas is completely valid. They don't call the place Sin City for nothing. While at one time they were gearing themselves more towards families, that has started to swing back to a focus on Adults only. Another factor is that I can't see Lucas/LFL putting a convention in a location where there is alot of competition for the attendees dollar.

    Part of the reason the originally chose Indy was that it was easy to reach from pretty much anywhere in the continental US. Moving it out to SoCal pretty much alienates the entire country east of the Mississippi River. If Indy is truly out of the running, I'd have to believe they'd go to either Dallas, another Texas location, or maybe Chicago?
  8. citizenjohn Jedi Grand Master

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    I wouldnt mind seeing it in Vegas either. NYC is out of the question since the Javits center is too small and there are hardly any hotels within distance of the center. LA/Anaheim & SD would be cool.
  9. Abhors Elder Guest

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    Would Philadelphia be in the running? I heared that their convention center is pretty big.
  10. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Rumor reported on the TF.N homepage:

    "Celebration 4 in the L.A. Convention Center, May 24th to 27th 2007"

    Please take this with a grain of salt, as for now it is PURE RUMOR. Nothing is official until Lucasfilm makes the announcement. Speaking of the announcement, it's also rumored that the news above will be announced sometime next month.
  11. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    L.A. might be good, but I don't like long flights. At least if you want to play some poker on the side while you're there, I believe the Bicycle and Commerce casinos (World Poker Tour venues) are in the area. :D
  12. Abhors Elder Guest

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    Every bit of source over at the 501st forum is pointing the LA news to be accurate. Ray Park's manager said so at first, and one member talked to someone at the LA convention center over the phone, and "Star Wars Celebration" was slotted in May. I would start scoping out hotel and plane prices now :)
  13. chewykingwookie Jedi Master

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    For right now I am taking rumors as rumors. I wouldn't mind going to LA, but I am not sure if I will. It's not because I don't like big cities that is far from it I used to clown around Chicago all the time in college and was used to it. I am just not sure I want to pay the prices it will cost for hotels. Plus cab fair if you have to go back and forth from the hotel to the convention center. I really don't want to rent a car because who knows what the parking situation will be. My flight will be free for the most part thank god I fly often. lol
  14. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    It's Official! May 24-28, 2007 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
    You can check out the official site for more info: http://www.starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20060526.html
  15. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    Now that it's official, I've changed the subject line of the thread to denote its informational nature (thank goodness for unlimited edit time).
  16. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    For anyone who hasn't checked out the TF.N link below, here is the official logo for C4:

    [image=http://www.collectinghq.com/im/0007738.jpg]
  17. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    Forgot we had a C4 thread, didn't you Wormie? [face_laugh]

    Anyway, Wormie posted this on the Foxboro board, so I felt it worthy to post here...

    http://starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20061025.html

    Looks like you'll be able to order tickets for C4 starting Monday. Price will be fairly steep, though...four-day adult pass is $110.
  18. BIEREN Force Ghost

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    L.A, is too far, but I'll make it to SMF.
    Yesterday was a very slow day, so I drew this Vader picture on the Mac:


    http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=vaderemperorum0.png
  19. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    Nice work man! Looks like a frame from a Flash animation. Very cool!
  20. BIEREN Force Ghost

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    just bought plane tickets for C 4. I hope Billy Dee Williams will be there.
  21. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    The first batch of SW Celebrities appearing at C4 have been announced. They include:

    Kenny Baker: R2-D2, Lightning Bear: Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Paul Blake: Greedo, Richard Bonehill: Snow/Stormtrooper, Mike Carter: Bib Fortuna, Mike Edmonds: Logray, Ugnaught, Garrick Hagon: Biggs Darklighter, Gerald Home: Tessek, Mon Calamari Officier, Richard LeParmentier: Admiral Motti, Dave Prowse: Darth Vader, Tim Rose: Admiral Ackbar and ....

    Carrie Fisher: Princess Leia!
  22. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    Official Pix has announced more celebrities who will be signing in the autograph hall, headlined by Anthony Daniels (C-3PO) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca). The official list to date can be found here. Note: Anthony Daniels will be signing all five days of the event.
  23. DarthWormie Jedi Master

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    More signers added. They include:

    Michonne Bourriague - Aurra Sing

    Sean Crawford - Yak Face, Mon Calamari officer

    Tim Dry - J'Quille (Whiphid), Mon Calamari

    Rusty Goff - Kabe, Jawa, Gonk

    Nalini Krishan - Barriss Offee

    Shannon McRandle - Mara Jade

    Rena Owen - Taun We, Senator Nee Alavar

    Mary Oyaya - Luminara Unduli

    Ray Park - Darth Maul

    Bonnie Piesse - Beru Lars

    Orli Shoshan - Shaak Ti

    Bruce Spence - Tion Medon

    Femi Taylor - Oola
  24. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    Also, according to this article, the multi-talented Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho, Padme's head of security in Episodes 2 & 3) will host the event.
  25. Wildstar02301 Force Ghost

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    According to the latest "Homing Beacon" newsletter, it now appears that, on Wednesday, May 23, there will be a screening of all 6 movies, in 1-6 order, which will be free for all of those attending C4. The marathon will be held in Hall K of the LA Convention Center starting at 9:00 AM PDT, and reservations can be made online at the official C4 registration site.
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