San Fran, CA Event: CV August 12-15, 2010 - Orlando FL

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by AKAI_FETT, Sep 15, 2009.

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  1. Nebelwerfer Jedi Knight

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    I dont deal with that kind of heat well either... I'll have to limit my exposure outside, not gonna bring any over-encumbering costumes
  2. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    What's with all the talk about the heat? In the early morning, it shouldn't be extremely unbearable when its breakfast time and we're in line to get in. We'll be in the convention all day, and hopefully not as hot in the early evening when the con ends. Like Kathy said, we've dealt with the Orlando weather for two years in a row - heat, humidity AND rain!

    Would you rather experience the cold, snow, wind, and rain from previous Celebrations? I've experienced all of those too.

    At least we're not in costume filming in Tunisia, where it got to be 150 degrees! :eek:
  3. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    May 21, 2006
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    i'll buy my c5 ticket and see how much it will cost me flightwise. being weeks away from comic con it's gonna be tough! most likely i'll go though and will prolly room with u guys. just keep me updated with virgin air flight costs. southwest will prolly cost around $420 outta oakland.
  4. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Hotel info, rates, maps, ratings, etc:

    http://hotel-guides.us/florida/orange-county-convention-center-fl-hotels.html



    Steve Sansweet answers questions about CV:

    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Steve_Sansweet_On_Celebration_V_128040.asp
  5. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Why can't these things be in like somewhere temperately awesome. Like Hawaii... :p
  6. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    I think I can deal with morning heat better than possibility of thunder storms.

    Honestly, the rain at CIII killed the con for me and I had a pretty miserable time there. The only thing that saved that con for me was seeing friends like Cassandra and Maggie who I'd 'met' through TFN costume and props. They are not even going to CV :(

    Also, for the parade at SWW we have a tent to hide in from the rain (will there be covered lines for us to wait in if there is a downpour at CV? Doubt it...). We also know to only wear costumes that can take the heat and rain. I would never wear my purple senate dress for example in SWW parade even if it were allowed for me to dress as Padme. Part of the attraction of going to these cons for me is the opportunity to make or wear some elaborate costumes that I otherwise can't when I troop with RL or 501st (I love the Padme costumes, but they just are not in demand for 'troops' because I don't look like Natalie and they usually want 'generic' characters like frumpy x-wing pilots... )

    We'll see... I just finally enjoyed CIV because the weather was nice, and it was easy getting back and forth from the con to the hotel so I really had a relaxed great time.
  7. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2000
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    frumpy? I've never heard of that... is that like a toned down version of fierfek? :p

    Anyway, I'm gonna have to ponder about this for a while... I actually didn't think CIV was that good and CIII was test of survival and patience.

    I'm afraid a trip planed now may possibly be one that can't be taken. Besides I REALLY wanted my next huge trip to be OUT of the fierfekking US [face_flag]. My passport expires in March of 2011. I want some more stamps in it before it does! ;)


    Update! Just looked up frumpy cos I like learning new ways to describe stuff:

    frump (frmp)
    n.
    1. A girl or woman regarded as dull, plain, or unfashionable.
    2. A person regarded as colorless and primly sedate.
    [Possibly short for Middle English frumple, wrinkle, from Middle Dutch verrompelen, to wrinkle : ver-, completely; see per1 in Indo-European roots + rompelen, to wrinkle.]
    frumpi·ly adv.
    frumpi·ness n.
    frumpy adj.


    Fierfekking frumpy frakker... :D
  8. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Here's what others are saying about CV:

    http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10611
  9. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    Yeah, I didn't mean it in the colorless sense... more in the woman looking a little dull (unattractive) sense. The x-wing jumpsuit is just not flattering on girls at all.
  10. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Heh... I dunno about that... I have no idea what it is but I really think particular people in X-wing gear are fierfekking hot... Maybe I've read the Rogue Squadron novels too many times. lol But lemme enable the help files:

    [image=http://images.cosplay.com/photos/20/2093139.jpg]
    My friend Jules who lives in Austria. :D

    [image=http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2444/186/10/35801086/n35801086_32793055_8381.jpg]
    Vick's awesome Jaina Solo X-wing :D

    [image=http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2633/140/83/512393956/n512393956_2217136_2722229.jpg]
    Shea borrowing Vick's awesome Jaina Solo X-wing :D

    [image=http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs077.snc3/14437_534796847681_201000657_31604515_1469267_n.jpg]
    Liz's hero shot from Hiller :D

    [image=http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs099.snc3/16636_223219593956_512393956_4289139_5872344_n.jpg]
    and of course... Rogue Leader. ;)

    I personally think it's the helmet. Just lug it around with you and don't wear it. Only wear it if you're actually in a freaking ship. Case n point:
    [image=http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs072.snc3/13943_198354973956_512393956_4061228_385506_n.jpg]
  11. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Just a reminder that badges go on sale TOMORROW:

    http://www.starwarscelebration.com/


    FYI, I am not going to offer up any of my extra rooms until people: 1) confirm that they have 4 people who will stay in the room, and 2) all four people have bought their badges and plane tickets.

    That way, I'm guaranteed that room will be used, and I won't have to worry about it being wasted, when someone who really needed it, didn't get it. Make sense?
  12. AKAI_FETT Jedi Master

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    Feb 27, 2006
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    Wonder why they would put the tickets up so close to Christmas

    Think the timing is bad. O'h well. We're buying full pass.
  13. NivekSkywalker Jedi Knight

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    May 21, 2006
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    approximately how much does it cost to fly to orlando? that's the deciding factor for me. and i'll have to see if my boss ok's it since it's so close to sdcc
  14. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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  15. AnasianSkywalker Force Ghost

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  16. kay_dee Force Ghost

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    I'm waiting. For starters, I'd rather not spend the money right now as this has been an expensive month with Christmas. Secondly, tickets are non-refundable so I am just not ready to commit right now. Last time tickets never sold out from what I know, so I think we still have a lot of time to decide.
  17. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Two of my four rooms are now spoken for at the Clarion Inn & Suites. I still have four at the Red Roof Inn.
  18. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Win two passes to CV from....MAXIM!

    http://www.maxim.com/movies/the-movie-blog/85484/win-2-free-passes-to-star-wars-celebration-v.html


    And for those who bought passes, check out the "Terms and Conditions":

    VERY IMPORTANT! If you're picking up your ticket on-site, treat this confirmation as you would a mint condition 1977 Luke Skywalker action figure, a winning lottery ticket, cash, or a regular ticket to Star Wars Celebration. Don't make it into a paper airplane or crumble it up and toss it out. This confirmation page enjoys long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, and playing The Force Unleashed for hours and hours (and hours) until you bring it with you to Star Wars Celebration to get your ticket.

    DO NOT DUPLICATE! Each barcoded confirmation can only be scanned ONCE. If for any reason a copy of this confirmation is made, the first confirmation scanned at the event will be honored -- duplicates will not be allowed to enter. Don't even try to get tricky. We have Purge Troopers waiting to respond at a moment's notice, and they're impervious to Jedi Mind Tricks.
  19. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2000
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    Heh... I feel sad at what most people consider trivia.
  20. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Although there's a sign-up for costumed volunteers...

    http://www.starwarscelebration.com/en/Overview/Costumed-Volunteers/

    ...and non-costume volunteers:

    http://www.starwarscelebration.com/en/Overview/Volunteers/


    Oh, and I thought I'd put up a forum for Official Pix volunteers from CIV for those who may consider it for CV:

    http://threads.rebelscum.com/postlist.php?Cat=50&Board=c4voluneer
  21. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    [image=http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/JedHead1/Star%20Wars%20Holiday%20Wallpapers/CV.jpg]
  22. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2000
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    Not that I don't love Ralph McQuarrie's classic work but you'd think with the massive art dept and resources LFL has on hand they could come up with something new. :p

    Hmm... yeah, I think I might be a thread killer... lol
  23. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Yeah, I kinda thought that too. Maybe it was a last-minute idea? I've been e-mailing a couple of LFL employees this week, and they're super busy doing stuff for secret projects before the holiday break comes up. But I do know that they hire different artists each year to design their company holiday card.

    2009:

    [image=http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/JedHead1/Star%20Wars%20Holiday%20Wallpapers/LFLcard2009.jpg]
    [image=http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e385/JedHead1/Star%20Wars%20Holiday%20Wallpapers/LFLcard2009b.jpg]

    http://www.starwars.com/community/news/holiday/f20071219/index.html?page=1


    Anyway, back to CV: I was looking at our hotel, and I love the buffet prices and amenities! :)
  24. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Aug 11, 2000
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    OMG... I was just looking at this thread when I opened a Christmas card from a friend of mine and it's the same freaking Yoda in Santa suit image on the card!!!!! I **** you not! What are the odds.... Copyright of the card is 2003... wth.
  25. SWFAN3 Force Ghost

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    Apr 8, 2002
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    What? It is mandatory. He is the MAN!
    Ha! Hey, it was probably easier using taht artwork.

    Anyway, another reason it seems to make it tough on the fans.
    Why always such short notice?
    Hope the program makes up for it.
    Seems C2 was the best of all of them so far. CIV would have the opening ceremonies was a bit disappointing.

    Tempted to buy, but the future always in motion.


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