Calgary DragonCon Countdown

Discussion in 'Canada Discussion Boards' started by BFett333, Jun 22, 2006.

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  1. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    Dec 19, 1999
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    *whack*

    Jen's head rolls off the desk and onto the floor!
  2. SithatHeart Jedi Knight

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    May 25, 2005
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    AAAAAAAAH!!! <runs around the room in a mad panic, then crawls under the desk, curls into a ball, and begins to sob>
  3. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    I hear ya Jenn! Remember to breath! I have to be careful packing as well cause they have new weight restrictions as well I have been told. Well a pub crawl sounds like fun!
  4. StacyD Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2006
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    Six days.

    . . .whoooooooot. . . :)

    ~DtE.
  5. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    Ive been running through the posted grid. OH my does it look good.

    Post your chosen itinerary to the DCon email list. If you are not on the email list email/pm me for inclusion. I'm looking at you StacyD
  6. StacyD Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2006
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    Hawaa? I do what with the whonow?

    ~DtE.
  7. veritate Jedi Knight

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    Oct 25, 2004
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    So... excited...

    Wings... fluttering with anticipation.

    At work... so much to do before... leaving on vacation... CAN'T FOCUS!

    *Meditative Jedi Breathing*

    Stop. Think. Use the Force.
  8. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Jun 22, 2003
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  9. StacyD Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2006
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    I prefer to keep things loose and goosey when I'm on vacation, but if there's a copy of the events handy, please let me know so I can get a rough outline going if nothing else.

    Yeah. . .Z minus two days. . .woohoo!!! :)

    ~DtE.

  10. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    The guide is posted here: http://www.dragoncon.org/pdfs/DC06PocketProgram-Web.zip
  11. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    Thanks Dr. haggis for being on top of this. There is some awsome info there...mind you there is too much to choose from. I could use some clones for this event ..HaHa[face_alien_1]
  12. Vadersmistress66 Jedi Knight

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    Oct 3, 2005
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    I hope you all have a good time and don't forget to take lots of pictures!
  13. echosevin Force Ghost

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    Mar 7, 2005
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    Have a safe and fantastic trip guys! Can't wait to hear all your stories [face_dancing] :D o_O
  14. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    Nov 29, 2004
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    Trust me I have room for 200 pics...So lots of pics will be taken! [face_dancing] Just found out Dooks the Elder is on my flight... awsome! By the way Echosevin..never did find you at con to congratualte you on winning the autographed armor! Way to go!
  15. echosevin Force Ghost

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    Mar 7, 2005
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    Thanks Lexi [face_mischief]

    What time do you leave tomorrow? I have a little clip Shifu sent me of us, in the park. I need to send it to you...will email it out tonight (sorry for the delay - he sent it to me a few weeks back and I totally forgot to forward it to you! My bad).
  16. StacyD Jedi Knight

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    Feb 6, 2006
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    Z minus 2 days. . .

    Man this is gonna RAWK. :)

    ~DtE.
  17. Vadersmistress66 Jedi Knight

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  18. LEXIAL Jedi Knight

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    :cool: Hey guys..just got home from Dragoncon! It was so cool! It is such a huge event and I can't stress hugeenough!I had an awsome time and there was so much to see and do. Unfortunetely I was not able to see everything I wanted to. Many things like panels that I really wanted to see were booked back to back with 3 others I had an interest in. I did however pack as much in as I could for the con and took a lot of pictures. I got to meet Prowse and Daniels! They are both very friendly and I managed to get a picture with both as well as the autographs. That was my big highlight. I was in awe of all the costumes...especially the really difficult ones to make. I would go again for sure and do recommend it to others! It was an amazing experience![face_dancing]
  19. Starkiller77 Jedi Knight

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    Dec 29, 2005
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    I can't wait to hear all the stories and see the pics...
  20. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Back from DragonCon. Detailed reports to follow. Here are some highlights

    The Good:
    - Meeting Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, Orli Shoshan (Shaak Ti), Rena Owen (Taun We), Kiran Shah, Summer Glau, Alan Tudyk, and The Mythbusters Buildteam.
    - Seeing some of the most amazing costumes ever
    - Seeing panels with Anthony Daniels, Amy Pronovost, Ellen Muth, and Elonka Dunin (separate panels, not all the same one)
    - Tiki Dinner at Trader Vics
    - Countless dealer room finds in including a resin replica of Jayne's LeMat Revolver from Firefly.
    - Marching with my Jedi Brothers and Sisters in the DragonCon Parade
    - Drinking with the cast of BSG at the Colonial Day Party
    - Participating in the sketch at the Hogwarts Yule Ball
    - Standing in line with HUNDREDS of Browncoats for the Shindig
    - Shaking it in the drum circle

    The Bad:
    - My camera decided to stop working on the first day of the convention after 2 pictures.
    - Coming to the conclusion that I will probably be only able to attend this con every other year due to financial reasons


    For pictures, search using the tag "dragoncon2006" on Flickr or Flickr Leech to get a feel for what this event looked like.


  21. Tabularo Jedi Knight

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    Nov 15, 2005
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    Looks like it was a great con! I definitely have to go to it next year. As I paged through a few of the Flickr images I noticed a couple of familiar faces in pictures taken by some of the attendees:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cooperfamily/235633370/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjohaltia/235489010/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/varjohaltia/235488930/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/syxshooter/234234156/
  22. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    I found these...

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/70233244@N00/234514824 Kent & Rae
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93656711@N00/234245619

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/93656711@N00/234245695 Nicole
  23. Magpie Jen Jedi Knight

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    I've started posting some reports on my livejournal:

    http://laughingmagpie.livejournal.com

    The ones I'm doing now have photos in them and I tend to keep those viewable to 'friends-only', so if you have an LJ account, please friend me and I'll be able to share.

    I've started to collect some of my favorites on flickr too:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27512116@N00/favorites/

    We should plan to meet and swap/share photos - and I'm sure if any FF member was interested they'd be welcome too. Maybe at the next meeting?

    Jen
  24. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Jun 22, 2003
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    OHMYGAWD....how fun was that!! I'm still recovering. I'm pretty sure I've never slept and ate so little or had so much fun! A bunch of us have decided that we are likely going to skip C4 so we can go to DC again. C3 was a ton of fun....but nowhere near the same kind of energy or vibe as DC. I'm going to attempt to do both....but if I can only do one next year it's going to be DC. Already planning costumes! WOOT!!!
  25. DrHaggis Jedi Knight

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    Sep 7, 2004
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    [shameless plug]

    Read all about my experiences at DragonCon on my blog: Slashboing.

    [/shameless plug]

    Peace out dogs.
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