W.VA CIII Rooms and booking info! Good news so far!

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  1. jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan

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    Here are two updates as to the CIII room booking situation. Both are good!
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    For everyone's information:

    The proposal has been sent to GenCon. I am awaiting their response.

    We had a late push last Thursday (July 1) and our totals nearly doubled.

    We have 34 chapters who have signed up, more than 100 rooms requested for, accounting for several hundred members from 5 countries.

    The exact breakdown will be posted later as I have time.

    Now we sit and wait for a response. If I do not receive one by Thursday, I will follow up then. It is important that we give them adequate time to respond back. We do not want to rush this to a point where they are offended and back away.

    In the meantime keep your fingers crossed. At worst if they say no, we are in no worse position than we currently are in. Which is to say that when the rooms become available to the general public, we would have to fend for ourselves.

    You will know, IMMEDIATELY upon me finding out ANY information regarding the proposal. It is my sincerest hope that we are able to come to an agreement with GenCon for the rooms, but were we not to succeed, at least and honest, earnest attempt has been made.

    May the FORCE be with us in this,
    -Sal
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    Here's the second and even better update! The response!
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    Sweet mother of Anakin we have an initial response from GenCon and it's very promising!

    Here is the response (the person's name sending it to me has been withheld) This in part so that they are not getting calls from everyone and their brother, hope you understand. Anyway here we go:

    Hello Chris,

    I'm going to discuss this with LucasFilm and will get back to you with reference on how they want us to handle the housing requests for large groups like this.

    Talk to you soon.

    NAME WITHHELD



    This is actually GREAT NEWS. At the very least they did not say no from the get-go. That was the biggest hurdle to jump. Good news is that she carbon copied this to a person at LucasFilm for whom I've spoken to directly in the past and that person now works under Steve Sansweet, with whom I spoke to last month on the phone and have had two e-mails with.

    This all plays out well for us. It's a good step in the right direction.

    We're still not out of the preverbial "forest of Endor" (woods) yet, but we can see the bunker (light)...

    -Sal
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    End of updates... for now.
    -Sal
  2. Darth_Raptor Jedi Youngling

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    Awsome!! Thanks again for all the hard work Sal!
  3. jedi_master_sal Jedi Padawan

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    LFL canned the deal. We are all on our own. Stayed glued to your e-mai if your a "Hyperspace" member or watch the "official" SW website for more info.

    I tried folks. There's more but I won't discuss this in public and do not want it to be posted on the boards.

    -Sal
  4. Darth_Raptor Jedi Youngling

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    Oct 21, 2002
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    :(

    Well if we can, I would still like our two groups to be in atleast the same hotel.

    Here is hoping

    Rap
  5. -Fettish- Jedi Youngling

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    Awwwww.... That's a shame.

    But you tried and we all appreciate it! *applause*

    -Fettish :D
  6. Ithorian Jedi Youngling

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    Oh, well. . . you gave it a shot, Sal, and we appreciate it greatly. :)
  7. Darth_Raptor Jedi Youngling

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    Ithorian, we need to be all over the hotel booking opening info like flies on bantha poodoo!! We really need to try and get a connected hotel me thinks! Or maybe we can still working some kind of deal out with the PA folks...
  8. -Fettish- Jedi Youngling

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    Yes I agree! We need to be ready to POUNCE!

    -Fettish
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