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San Diego, CA Comic-Con 2005 General Info thread

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by jawajames, Dec 9, 2004.

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  1. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Just putting Comic-Con 2005 onto the collective radar:

    http://www.comic-con.org/Pages/CCIWhatsNew.html

    July 14-17, 2005 with Preview Night on July 13.
    San Diego Convention Center

    the comic-con FAQ:
    http://www.comic-con.org/Pages/CCIFAQ.html

    Any guesses as to what wacky Star Wars stuff will be at the 2005 con? lots of Revenge of the Sith stars? return of the big Lucasfilm pavilion? Beast Boys' return at the masquerade?

    as always, the San Diego Star Wars Society will be there.. and in greater numbers!
     
  2. GreyJedi

    GreyJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Beast Boy! Beast Boy! Beast Boy! :D
     
  3. Jedi_Samantha

    Jedi_Samantha Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Wow its early this year.

    I might be there.. I might not. I probably will be there as always though for a 3rd year :)
     
  4. BelaLugosi

    BelaLugosi Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Thanks for posting this, James. If all goes well, I'll be heading that way with some of the other peeps from Mos Alba. I've also spoken with some of the costumers on TDH and we may have a contingent of custom Mandalorians and Fetts at the 'Con; should be swank.

    see you all there,
    Cheers!
     
  5. foxbatkllr

    foxbatkllr Jedi Knight star 6

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    Um...I'll be there...I think...
     
  6. me-gonk

    me-gonk Jedi Master star 4

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    Jan 17, 2003
    Already pre-regged last con so we'll be there.
     
  7. Miana Kenobi

    Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    WOOO HOOOOOOO!!!

    I just got my letter from ISV, and I don't leave for Australia until July 28th!!! I can go to Con!!!!!!!! :D



    BEAST BOY!!
     
  8. Volntyr

    Volntyr Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Ugh, please don't remind me SO soon...Still relaxing from the last one. I dont want to think about Volunteers until January or February at the earliest. When you have to deal with the numbers I deal with, you would understand too! :)

    Vol
     
  9. Dune_Sea_Hermit

    Dune_Sea_Hermit Jedi Master star 1

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    Padres playing at home during Con

    This year Comic-Con fans can look forward to the joy of fighting baseball fans for trolley seats and parking spaces. The Padres will be hosting a four game series against Arizona during the Con. The evening games might not result in too much conflict, but the Sunday game starts at 1:05 and could generate a huge trolley and parking nightmare.

    I asked the Padres to move the series to Arizona. They replied that they are aware of the conflict, but were bound by the MLB-set schedule. If you'd like to petition for a change in venue or request that they make the Sunday game a night game, write to comments@padres.com .

    Just wanted to warn you.
     
  10. jawajames

    jawajames FF Pacific RSA / Chapter Rep San Diego, CA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    well, since the con attendees will probably tie up all the parking first, it's the padres fans that will be unhappy...

    but getting out of the area whether by car or trolley will be a zoo!
     
  11. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Boy, I knew that downtown ballpark was a stupid idea. [face_plain]
     
  12. foxbatkllr

    foxbatkllr Jedi Knight star 6

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    Its a great idea and the ballpark is beautiful. Honestly, the traffic isn't that bad at the games I went to. Yeah it'll be short on parking but we're not the ones who will have to worry about it. I doubt any Padres fans will be arriving at the game at 7am.
     
  13. DarthBrian

    DarthBrian Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Its a great idea and the ballpark is beautiful.

    Inside is nice.

    Outside is fugly.
     
  14. foxbatkllr

    foxbatkllr Jedi Knight star 6

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    The outside is okay, they just need more green. There was supposed to be Ivy all over the ballpark but it didn't grow like they had hoped. However I do know for a fact that they are doing what they can this offseason to bring more plants and green to the ballpark.
     
  15. Volntyr

    Volntyr Jedi Youngling star 2

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    I am wondering if anyone has seen the masively new parking garage right next to the Convention center. It looks to be about 5 stories and can probably hold up to 2500 cars. This is in addition to the padres parking garage next to The Omni.

    I am only guessing here but since the thursday, friday and saturday games are at 7:05pm, it shouldnt complicate the traffic down there too much. Sunday is a day game at 105pm. The game should get out around 4pm and hopefully traffic will die down around 5 to 6pm. Just around the time the Con closes anyways.

    Just my opinion, I could be wrong...

    Vol
     
  16. GreyJedi

    GreyJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    If the Padres are losing then the traffic won't be so bad. ;)

    It's amazing how little the city regards the convention that brings them the most income during the year.
     
  17. me-gonk

    me-gonk Jedi Master star 4

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    I can't say anything besides....
    Geez!! :rolleyes:
     
  18. ObiWill

    ObiWill Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Kristin and I might be there for Comic-Con this year. We miss San Diego and came about 10 days too late for the con last year. The hotels look great but we'll probably stay at her brother's house in Mission Valley again.

    I've had a craving for breakfast [link=http://parkhouseeatery.com/]here[/link] again ever since. I could use a cup of their Mexican Hot Chocolate right now -- it's 18 DEGREES here. [face_plain]
     
  19. Mara_Jade_Fan

    Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Knight star 6

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    I hope you and Kristin can come out for Comic Con this year. It would be great to see you both again. :D
     
  20. BLUE-SQUADRON-LEADER

    BLUE-SQUADRON-LEADER Jedi Master star 2

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    I am all signed up and ready for comic con. I am hopeing to fionish my storm commando costume before comic con. Not to worried about it, still have plenty of time
     
  21. Master--Kenobi

    Master--Kenobi Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ok looks like Tulare County will be at ComicCon again this year. But NOT in the costume competition..even though last year was a high (Darth is STILL in his box in my living room), Ani and I want to play in our outfits. Also, how do we get into doing volunteer work for the SW booths. Is the X-Wing going to be back? Is Anakin REALLY going to the Dark Side..stay tuned cause Enquiring Minds want to know. (Ok long day at a four day seminar..I'm fried!) :)
     
  22. GreyJedi

    GreyJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'll probably be helping with volunteers again this year, so I'll make sure you're notified Master K. :)

    Now where are my pictures from the Make-A-Wish event? ;)
     
  23. ObeyTheFist

    ObeyTheFist Jedi Padawan star 4

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    okay, we have some people coming from Mos Alba but don't know how many. Have to buy the tickets soon and just realized the dates are different then last I checked.
     
  24. ObeyTheFist

    ObeyTheFist Jedi Padawan star 4

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    hey guys, I am having a problem. This is Varza from the Mos Alba group. But are there still rooms avaible? I am having a hard time finding some.

    I have my passes just no where to stay.
     
  25. GreyJedi

    GreyJedi Jedi Master star 4

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    You can call the hotels directly and book a room at the non-convention rate (anywhere from $200 to $350 per night); or you can get a room further away (8-10 miles from the convention center).

    Did you call the travel agency that Comic-Con has hired to handle the room reservations?
     
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