DucKon 12 (June 6-8)

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  1. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Who is planning on going to DucKon this year? I'd heard of the convention for a long time, but I've finally decided to attend. The two guests I'm particularly interested in seeing are Trace Beaulieu (Dr. Forrester and Crow from Mystery Science Theater 3000) and The Great Luke Ski. Looking at their website, www.DucKon.org, it looks to be pretty fun. It's being held at the Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood.

    Phil
  2. DestinyFroste Jedi Knight

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    [color=660099]I am intending on going since by then I will not be working weekends and will be in rehersals. I still have to wait and see on the casting to give a definate but there should not be any problems.[/color]
  3. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    its actually a really fun con. on the order of windy con i would say.
  4. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    I'm planning to go, mainly to see Illiad, the mind behind my second-favorite webcomic, and just to see what the con is like... I've never done DucKon before.

  5. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    Pre-registration for DucKon ends on May 1. It's currently $35 to register, but will be $50 at the door.

    Phil
  6. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I am saving up for CONvergence....have sent in registration for that one...so the other Cons will have to be bypassed....

  7. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    The Rebel Legion's Midwest Base has requested a fan table at this years Duc-Kon in Lincolnwood, IL.

    The table will be Saturday only the date is June 7th.

    I would like to take this opportunity to invite Chicago Force to share the table with us!

    If you guys are interested please let me know so arrangements can be made. We'll also need table voluteers to work the CF side of things.

    I am going to bring a bunch of my props so if you have anything you would like to show off bring it!

    If anyone you have any ideas for any other items or anything to put on the table, please post!
  8. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    Just a reminder that this con is next weekend. I was bummed to find out it was $50 to register since I missed the pre-reg date. However, they do have single day passes (which would add up to $50, but if you are just doing Fri or Sun it's $15 or Sat $35). I'm more likely to register now that I found out it is also a fundraiser situation for children's sci-fi literature awards. I love the reading.

  9. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    unfortunately the con has NOT gotten back to me about the fan table so that will be cancelled.

    i'll still be there for the fun though!
  10. Amber_eyes Jedi Master

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    Is there some way to get there which doesn't include driving on expressways, or possibly using public transportation?
  11. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    you could take cicero almost all the way there. cicero to touhy.
  12. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    As far as public transportation, you can take the Red Line to Howard, then the 290 Pace bus west to the hotel, Radisson Hotel Lincolnwood, at 4500 W. Touhy Ave. in Lincolnwood. You can look up the bus schedule at www.pacebus.com.

    Phil
  13. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    on the subject of the fan table. i have been informed that there are plenty of tables and we should be able to get one as long as we show up early on saturday.

    sounds like we've got ourselves a plan.

  14. Mos_Eisleian_Radio FanForce CR Secretary Chicago IL US

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    If anyone hasn't seen it yet, the DucKon schedule has been posted on their website.

    Phil
  15. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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  16. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    righteous!

    *insert air guitar motion here*
  17. Bobafemme FF Jedi Council Member, Chicago IL RSA Emeritus

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    wosrst con staff ever! It's be a hot day on Hoth before I go to Duckon again. The staff was completely unorganized about the table and insanely rude throughout the entire day. I hope the panel content was good for the sake of the other CFers who attended.
  18. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    well, if for one will never attend that con again. between the rudeness of the staff and the complete lack of organization a once fun con has turned into complete and utter crap!

    good did come of it though. much fun was had between all 3 groups(501st, CF, and RL). it is my hope that there will be many joint efforts in our futures! thanks to those that worked the fan tables!!!

    with out further ado, i give you the meager amount of pictures from saturday.

    go pics yeah!

    enjoy em!
  19. JodoKast74 Jedi Master

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    One thing I learned from Duckon is that I am very frightened of goat's Gollum impersonation.

    And Bennigan's rocks, especially our hostess Erica and her super ball. :)
  20. darthgoat Jedi Master

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    its the fish isnt it? a lotta people get creeped out by the fish preciouss.
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