ConNooga - Feb 22-24, 2008 - Chattanooga, TN

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  1. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Keep checking ConNooga.com for all the latest info.
    Registration is now open: $25 until September 8 - special kids pricing and 1 day passes available!

    If you're a gamer, you're going to LOVE ConNooga. Tournaments and open gaming galore in our 6800 sq. ft. gaming area! If you've ever walked into a gaming store and wondered about some of these games, we'll have Game Designers and reps teaching people how to play them.

    Video gaming... Join our host "the 1337girls" and play the newest and hottest games on PS3's, X-Box360's and Nintendo Wii's! More big news coming soon!

    15,000 Square Feet of Exhibitors, Artists, Celebrities and Fan Groups!

    Like horror? We're bringing in industry pro Leonard Pickel (co-creater of Haunted Attraction magazine and founder of HAuNTcon) to run all of our horror related programming.

    For those that like Anime, we will have an entire area devoted to all things Japanese PLUS our first annual Anime Music Video contest!

    With a 500 seat theater at our disposal, it seems only fitting that we have a FanFilm contest as well! In addition to that, we will be premiering (at least) two new feature films (more on this later).

    Workshops, panels, contests, kids only programming, and much, much more....

    Special Guests include:
    Actress / Journalist - Suzi Lorraine
    Actress / Producer - April Monique Burril (aka Chainsaw Sally)
    Comic Book Sensation - Thong Girl
    Actress/Model - Niki Notarile
    Blinky Productions - Chris Notarile
    Actor, Stuntman, Musician, Magician, Director, Writer, Consultant Jim O'Rear
    Actor, Producer, Martial Artist Ted Alderman
    Cast, Crew, Special Effects and Bands from the Film FOREVER DEAD!
    The stars of LCW Wrestling and ARW Wrestling!

    Special ARTIST and AUTHOR guests include:
    Artist and creator of JETTA: Tales of the Toshigawa - Martheus Wade
    Inker and co-writer of Jetta: Janet Wade
    Cartooist and creator of Muley the Mule - Kevin Williams
    Artist and Founder of Dark Angels - William 'Nick' Johns
    Artist Steve Stanley
    Artist of Bushi Tales Comic - Lin Workman
    Artist Billy Tackett
    Author - Georgiana Kotarski
    Artist and Author - Ed Crandell
    Author - Christina Barber
    Author, Editor, Publisher - Alethea Kontis

    Musical performers
    Crank Sanatra
    Leticia Wolf
    KIFF - Knowledge is for Fools
    EESCH!
    Michael Cable and His Jazz Box


    As we're a convention for the fans, by the fans, we encourage all types of Fan Groups to be a part of ConNooga. If your fan group would like a table to help promote your group, send your request to info@connooga.com. At this time, the following fan groups have signed on:
    The MidSouth Garrison of the 501st
    The Corellian Base of the Rebel Legion
    The Jedi Assembly
    The SouthEastern Browncoats
    The Dark Alliance
    SG-Command.net
    StargateHero.net
    SEPS - SouthEastern Paranormal Society
    The Dark Empire
    Chattooine - Chattanooga's Sci-Fi group
  2. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    SABER IDOL IS COMING TO CON NOOGA!

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    Saber Idol Contest To Be Held February 22nd, 23rd, 2008 Chattanooga, TN Connooga Convention

    Saber Idol is a "Saber" Contest designed around the format of popular American TV shows. Saber Idol will be an entertaining event for the entire family that is designed for the master Saberman/woman to show off his or her skills and talents. The Competition is to be entered by individuals that have a set of pre-choreographed ?saber? demonstrations that highlight one?s finesse without fighting. Demonstrations will be set to musical themes chosen by the contestants themselves. This controlled and civilized Demonstration will not only show the skill of the Saberman/woman, but their discipline, grace and their flare for the dynamic and dramatic! The Competition will be broken down into three (3) rounds with Convention attendees choosing the Idol after live voting. Three Saber Idol Judges will determine the initial eight contestants culled from videos submitted on YouTube and via mail.

    The Judges are as follows:

    Tanthos Jorlac- Founder of The Jedi Assembly, International Costuming Group. Force Battle Extreme Contestant: Master Replicas Combat Trials-Hollywood, CA 2007.

    Jade Starlighter- Fan Judge. Member of The Jedi Assembly costuming group.

    Simon Drego- SaberMaster extraordinaire. Swordsmaster to Master Replicas Freestyle Champion Qui-Kel Jinn

    Saber Idol will be hosted by: Qui-Kel Jinn - Force FX Freestyle Champion at Master Replicas Combat Trials in Hollywood, CA May 2007.

    For official rules and entry form, go to: ConNooga - Saber Idol
  3. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    This sounds like it is going to be awesome. I wish I could go. :(
  4. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Just added: Felix Silla

    You may know him as Cousin It from the 1960's TV series The Addams Family, Lucifer from Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers' sidekick Twiki from Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, the hanglider Ewok from Return of the Jedi and Emperor Penguin from Batman Returns.


    Thanks for the encouragement, Jada! Wish you can make it! [face_peace]
  5. SarkaVrae Force Ghost

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    *taps foot* and exactly WHY can't you? :(
  6. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Been a while since I updated, but that's because we've been busy! We had another meeting yesterday in which we accomplished quite a bit on the scheduling. This has been tough as we've had to move things around so many times simply because there's that much happening. Well, rather than go through and cross reference previous e-mails, I'll just ask that you visit the website as we keep it updated.

    www.connooga.com

    Another fun thing we did yesterday was filming. The in-hotel TV will be in our hands that weekend and we plan to make the most of it. Beside showing non-stop sci-fi, horror, AMV's, cartoons, and just plain weird stuff, we'll be inserting some commercials, PSA's, skits, and other stuff that we're putting together. If you see a stormtrooper dancing to "Flashdance"... well... I'm not owning up to anything!
  7. TNPredsFan Force Ghost

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    [face_laugh]

    We'll see you in a month! :eek: :D
  8. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    The almighty dollar. :(
  9. IamaSith Jedi Knight

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    How long in hours is it from Charlotte, NC to your CON? If not too bad maybe people in our chapter could make a weekend of it.
  10. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    It should be around 5 1/2 hours. There may be a more direct route, but it looks like the easiest route is to go to Atlanta, then up I-75 to Chattanooga. We'd love to have the Charlotte crew out! I know the Memphis FanForce is making the trip.
  11. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    If you guys decide to come, give me a shout. I'd love to meet y'all! :)


    Hey Vesper - Maybe I'm missing it, but is there a schedule on the site that gives the days/times for the different seminars/panels/etc?



    (edit - because it helps to put a question mark at the end of a question. doh!)
  12. IamaSith Jedi Knight

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    I'll ask around this weekend - Note: This is actually the Salisbury crew (We are 45min. to 1 hr North of Charlotte - just easier to say Charlotte for directions). THANKS TRACE!



  13. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    Not yet, but we were at Chattacon this weekend promoting so we didn't get a chance to put the schedule up yet. We're going to do it sometime this week as the schedule is ready.
  14. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    Have a great time this weekend folks! I expect pictures!!!
  15. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Thanks! I guess we should try to take a few post-able pictures. O:) ;)
  16. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    OK, so where's the pics? Oh.. you said "postable". So... not even one? ;)
  17. TNPredsFan Force Ghost

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    There aren't many that can be shared publicly. [face_mischief]

    Jedi_Trace & Me
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    Vesper & Me - The blue ones :p
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    The SMT aka the Memphis Mafia [face_cowboy]
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  18. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Here's another of the Memphis Mafia:

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    [face_cowboy]
  19. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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  20. Vesper2112 FF President & CR, Chattanooga, TN

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    w00t!! I have a feeling that there was more to that blue kool aid the Saber Idol party room was giving me....

    We all need western outfits! Saddle up!!!
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