Creation Convention Sacramento - 9/28-9/30 (Star Wars, BSG & Star Trek)

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  1. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    I know some of us are not only Star Wars fans, but Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek fans!

    It is a slight drive, but maybe some of you would be interested in checking out this convention in Sacramento.

    Creation Fan Conventions - 20th Anniversary of Star Trek TNG, Star Wars 30th Anniversary & Battlestar Galactica

    SACRAMENTO, CA
    Fri., Sat. & Sun. September 28 - 30, 2007
    Doubletree Hotel Sacramento
    2001 Point West Way

    Special Guests:


    JONATHAN FRAKES
    Commander William T. Riker in
    Next Generation

    MARINA SIRTIS
    Counselor Deanna Troi in Star Trek: The Next Generation

    KATEE SACKOFF
    Captain Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace in Battlestar Galactica - Saturday

    JAMIE BAMBER
    Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama in Battlestar Galactica - Saturday
    GEORGE TAKEI
    Sulu in the original Star Trek and feature films, and currently starring as a Howard Stern sidekick on Sirius radio and of course a new starring recurring role on the huge hit series HEROES! Congratulations George!

    ROBERT DUNCAN MCNEILL
    Tom Paris in Voyager

    JEREMY BULLOCH
    Boba Fett in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi

    PETER MAYHEW
    Chewbacca in Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi
  2. Tatooinepadme Jedi Knight

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    This looks interesting since I am a fan of all these series. Might have to drive north for this.
  3. Harlock415 Jedi Master

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    Looks very interesting indeed.
  4. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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  5. Marric_Korde Jedi Master

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    Hello All,

    If any of you are able to make this Con, we will have a table and would be more than willing to have some flyers for your group on the table.
  6. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Good possibility I will be too tired from Vegas or nursing a gunshot wound... or both. [face_cowboy] No one ever uses this face... I'm gonna!
  7. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Ming, I thought your Vegas plans were for the weekend before this. :confused:
  8. TionneHawk Jedi Grand Master

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    I hope to see a lot of you up here for this one. I miss my friends from the Bay!
  9. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Since Katee didn't make it to D*Con, I'm more interested in checking this out (I hope she doesn't have to cancel the Creation Ent. convention too).

    I also want to check with some of my fellow BSG fans to see if they will be attending. I hear that some people have been encouraged to boycott this convention due to the way that it is run (both fans and celebs get a little upset with the way it's been handled in the past apparently).
  10. Tatooinepadme Jedi Knight

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    I'm thinking about going on Saturday. Part of it might depend on how much money I have after Ren Faire.
  11. Harlock415 Jedi Master

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  12. Ms_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    OMG! I love Starbuck & Apollo! I'm definitely going on Saturday![face_dancing]
  13. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Then I suggest you check and see if there's a separate charge for their autographs/photos, Gale (if that's what you want).

    We can discuss carpools for everyone at the meeting.
  14. Ms_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    I'll pay to take a picture with them ESPECIALLY Lee Odama (Apollo)! :D
  15. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    I hear that creation is NOT good about allowing fans to take photos with the celebs when getting autographs. They have even tried to discourage the celebs from chatting with the fans or personalizing the autographs. It sucks. But sometimes the celebs buck the system and just ignore the rules.

    Dragon*Con used to be great about allowing people to take photos with the celebs when you got an autograph (up to the celebrities discretion of course). This year they set up some lame thing where you'd have to make an appointment to take a photo with them for a whopping 30 dollars. So, we decided not to do that with Jamie. Instead, when we were getting our autograph, we just had someone stand to the side and take a photo of us chatting with Jamie. He was such a gentleman. He shook everyone's hand and took time to have a conversation with each fan. My friend Maggie kept saying all weekend long "Jamie Bamber shook my hand!" and then I'd say "He shook my hand too!" LOL!

    I'm working on all the photos - I'll post a link to the BSG and Star Trek photos when I'm done!
  16. Tatooinepadme Jedi Knight

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    They are charging a seperate fee for photos. Its on the website for the event. I agree that its lame that they charge you like $20 for an autograph and another $20 for a photo.
  17. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    As I said... I maybe too tired from my trip and possibly nursing a gun shot wound(s). We're going to Sin City heavy armed and no supervision. I may need a little vacation from my vacation.
  18. Taeriel Force Ghost

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    Some conventions will have a separate photo-op where the photos are taken by a professional and cost $20+. However, at the same time, it may or may not rule out the possibility of a personal photo snapped with your own camera by a friend when you're getting the autograph. At least, that's the way it is out at Starfest in Denver...

    Hm. If other people from here are going, I might think about going with you guys on Sat.
  19. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    It was actually an additional 30 for a photo op at Dragon*Con. We were not happy, since it had never been done that way in the past. It actually made some fans not want to get autographs because they were being refused the opportunity to take a photo with the celeb at that time. And it also made us feel like they were milking the fans for all of their money.
  20. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Milking the fans for all their money... why does that sound so familiar... [face_thinking]
  21. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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  22. Ms_Skywalker Force Ghost

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    You are so lucky Kathy! That's a good idea, maybe I can get one of our guys to take a photo while he's signing an autograph. I can't wait to see him and Starbuck![face_dancing]
  23. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Gail - since you are both a Battlestar fan and a Star Trek fan you might enjoy these photos we took at Dragon*Con.

    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/d-con07/panel/index.htm

    I really hope both Jamie and Katee are at the Sacramento convention!
  24. Marric_Korde Jedi Master

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    Last time I checked both were still scheduled to appear, I'm hoping to see and meet a few of you guys at this Con.
  25. Harlock415 Jedi Master

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    I will probably go on Sunday as that is the scheduled day for BSG guests.
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