COMIC-CON 2008 JULY 23-27

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  1. Miana Kenobi Costuming & Props Mod - Retired Admin

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    Saturday badges are sold out. :(


    Our room is still open and you won't need a car... [face_whistling]
  2. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    even more action figure exclusives at comic con 08!!

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci08_actionfigs_1.php
  3. Tatooinepadme Jedi Knight

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    Just a couple of quick events that were brought up at the meeting. The RL breakfast will be at 7:30am Friday morning with the photo shoot at 8:30am. The 501st photo shoot will be Saturday. Their dinner will be thursday night. There is talk of doing a midnight madness Friday night at a local ToyrUs for Clone Wars toys. Stay tuned for more details. The list of exclusives is starting at the comic con website.
  4. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    It looks like Dale and I are still looking for two roommates to stay with us, so if you know anyone still looking for a room, and who has a car (or would be willing to split the cost of renting one), let me know.
  5. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    bad news for comic con;(

    http://www.collider.com/entertainment/news/article.asp?aid=8310&tcid=1

    http://www.cinematical.com/2008/06/26/con-update-fox-digs-in-paramount-pulls-out/
  6. Volntyr Jedi Knight

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    I wouldnt say that if I were you...hehe

    UPDATE
  7. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    For anyone interested, tickets for the Lucasfilm Breakfast go on sale on Wednesday, July 2.


    http://www.officialpix.com/estore/proddetail.asp?prod=SDCC%2DBreakfast


    The breakfast will take place at the Marriott Hotel next to the convention on Friday, July 25, from 7 - 9 am.
  8. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Well, that's around the time of the Rebel Legion breakfast and photoshoot - so I know I won't be going. I've never been the the Lucasfilm breakfast actually.
  9. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Details on the TRU Clone Wars Toys Midnight Madness event:


    Where: Toys R Us - Mission Bay
    1240 W. Morena Blvd.
    San Diego, CA 92110

    When: Friday July 25th extending into Saturday July 26th

    Time: Actual event beginning at 8pm, Event ending 1 am. This is a nationwide release that is taking place in several stores across the country to promote the Clone Wars toys release. The two largest events will be taking place in San Diego and in New York.

    This is a major worldwide release and is really being pushed in the media. In fact, you may have seen yesterday's Press Release:

    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Lucasfilm_And_ToysRUs_Join_Forces_115726.asp

    As of July 1, signs are going up in stores world wide, over 200 stores across the world are participating in the Midnight Release.

    On July 11, Countdown clocks will be put in the stores counting down to the release date.


    Here's the schedule of events:

    Line control outside the store from 9 pm to 11:30 pm. At 11:30 they will pull the costumed volunteers inside to line the walkway to the SW section of the store--there will be a special display set up--this will be the ONLY portion of the store open to the public, all other areas will be closed. 12:00 the doors open to the public.

    Attendees: Bob Friedland TRU Corporate office, Steve Sansweet LFL (tentative), Dave Dorman (LFL Artist), John Pine (LFL Public Relations) and others. Media will be present.

    Hasbro, Lego, and other vendors will have event staff will be giving away prizes and freebies to the crowd. Wiz Kids will have their large scale pocketmodel game going as well.


    If you are a Rebel Legion and/or 501st member and would like to volunteer in costume, please post in either of their forums.

  10. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    i'll just order my CW toys at toys r us online.
  11. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Too bad this is during CC. It'd be fun, but I don't want to lose more sleep - I'll be tired enough as it is! :p
  12. Ramboona Jedi Padawan

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    I am indeed still looking for a room to share, so if you still need someone please let me know. Thanks!
  13. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    More about the Warner Bros. panels:

    http://www.slashfilm.com/2008/07/07/warner-bros-at-comic-con-2008/
  14. AnasianSkywalker Force Ghost

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    Thursday programming is up:
    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci08_prog_thu.php

    BTW - They are showing the pilot for the new J.J. ABRAMS show "Fringe" on Wednesday night, Preview Night (twice).

    And last but not least, Ming, actors Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino will be promoting The Race to Witch Mountain.[face_mischief]
  15. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Hey guys, guess who is doing autographs for Official Pix at San Diego Comic-Con? "Save the cheerleader, save the world!"
    http://www.officialpix.com/

    Hayden Panettiere In The OPX Booth At SDCC!
    Official Pix in conjuction with Entertainment Legends is happy to announce that "Heroes Claire Bennet" (the cheerleader) played by Hayden Panettiere will be signing for fans attending San Diego Comic Con on Saturday from 12noon-2pm in the Official Pix booth! Don't miss it!
  16. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Wow! Two Heroes stars in one month! [face_dancing]

    Thanks, Kathy.
  17. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    Looking for something to do on the evening of Thursday, July 24?
    Going to be in beautiful downtown San Diego for Comic-Con?
    Want to have fun in a chance to win a $200 grand prize?


    The San Diego Rocket Race team (that put on the Kessel Run at C4) is putting on a race around downtown San Diego:

    SUPERCOLOSSAL FAN RACE

    * Starting Line: "Coming Together" mosaic/sculpture at the south end of the San Diego Convention Center
    * Starting Time: 7 pm
    * Entrance Fee: $20 for a team of two.

    How it works:

    At the start of the race, each team of two will receive a packet with their first clue, which will lead them to a place where they will receive their second clue, which when solved will lead them to a place to get their third clue, etc. Clues will require solving puzzles based on all sorts of things you might find at Comic-Con: movies, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, etc. (more than just the standard sci-fi fare from the annual fall Rocket Race or the Star Wars theme of the Kessel Run). Racers will travel on foot, and the race should take no more than 2 hours.

    A Comic-Con badge is not required.

    Did I mention that the first place prize is $200?

    Get more information or register online at www.sdrocketrace.com or show up with $20 cash on-site for registration.
  18. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    PM sent.
  19. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Well, it looks like they added Elton's stunt double to the signing too:

    http://officialpix.com/


    "More stars, more flags, more fun!"

    [face_laugh]

  20. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    DK Books author signings:

    http://theforce.net/latestnews/story/DK_Book_Signings_At_Comic_Con_115991.asp


    SUNDAY programming schedule:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci08_prog_sun.php
  21. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Ah, finally a more comprehensive list from Official Pix. Looks like Thomas Dekker will be there - he's got double billing as a Heroes star and Terminator Sarah Conner Chronicles!

    Thursday:
    To be announced...


    Friday:

    Amy Allen ($25), Tom Kane ($25), & Matthew Wood ($25) + possible surprise guests!


    Saturday:

    Hayden Panettiere ($30), James Kyson Lee ($20), Amy Allen, Tom Kane, & Matthew Wood + possible surprise guests!


    Sunday: Thomas Dekker ($25), Tom Kane, & Matthew Wood.
  22. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    YES!! i'll definitely get my Toys R Us Claire Bennet Heroes figure signed! i just got back from Vegas (with little or no wi fi connections on my ipod touch) and saw the SDCC news. time to start planning the comic con week!
  23. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Ray Park and Daniel Logan have been added to sign as well!
  24. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    darn! Smallville panel is on Sunday morning! I'll be home already! I was thinking of extending my stay in san diego one extra day but it won't be worth it since KK wont be there.
  25. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Saturday programming is up:

    http://www.comic-con.org/cci/cci08_prog_sat.php
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