Roch, NY FanForce Awards 2005 & Pittsburgh Comicon - April 21st-23rd

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by Doc_Bev, Nov 12, 2005.

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  1. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Well, everyone, we're all here safely, and having a blast. Mike, Scott, Darren, Nicky, Connor, and myself all go into town last night, and Duane joined us today 'bout 1pm. Taking things over, as we tend to do. Today we had the good fortune to escort Ray Park (Darth Maul), Daniel Logan (young Boba Fett) and Bonnie Piesse (Beru from Ep's 2 and 3) to their Q&A Panel. Might be having a drink with Ray tonight here in the hotel bar! Daniel's hellacool, and Bonnie is beautiful. We've all been reduced to a bunch of drooling fanboys.

    We'll try to keep you updated but between panels and buying swag and drinking the nights away, we'll be hard-pressed to keep you home-bodies up to speed. Buffalo crew arrives tomorrow so Sunday morning hangovers are expected... later!!
  2. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Nov 2, 2004
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    Sound like you all are having fun. have a drink for me & take lotsa pics
  3. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    I'll definitely have to do better tomorrow in the taking pics dept. I didn't get to take too many today.
    On the plus side though, I did get all but a handful of the autographs taken care of already so I can spend the rest of the weekend trooping and getting sketches.

    ~Doc_Bev
  4. HothGirl Jedi Knight

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    Dec 23, 2002
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    Did everyone get back safe? And did everyone have a good time? :)
  5. TX4277 Jedi Knight

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    Speaking for myself, I had a great time. The swag was good, the guests were good, the beers were good. We met lots of great people: 501st, FF, Guests. I was psyched to find out that Dawn of the Dead (the original) was filmed at the mall around the corner! Too Cool!

    As usual the SW guests were very cool, gracious to us, and fun. Though we never did get that drink at the bar with Ray.
  6. RogueSquadronWingnut Force Ghost

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  7. wookie_cookie Jedi Knight

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    Did the group win any awards?
  8. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    We're all back home safe. Great con as always. This year was a little different for me as it's the first time going since we joined the 501st & Rebel Legion. So we spent much more time hanging out and meeting new fellow legion members than we did getting autographs, sketches and shopping in the dealers room. Which was probably a good thing as this way I didn't spend a penny at any of the dealer tables!

    And... YAY US!
    The Rebellion scored 3 awards at the 2nd Annual FanForce Awards Ceremony this year!
    Our chapter won the Leia Award which is the one that goes to the Chapter who has been actively involved in charity events within their own community and has contributed to their Chapter hometown in some way.

    I was awarded the Padme Award. This one goes to the Best Chapter Rep in the Region. I am very honored to receive this one. Thanks to those who nominated me for this award and thanks to the RSAs who voted for me.

    Then KnightShade was awarded the Liason Award. This one was a surprise to us as I hadn't noticed it in the program book, but basically it goes to someone who has worked hard at getting SW fans across the region from all the different groups (FF, 501st, Rebel Legion, etc) to join together for events.

    Hopefully all the winners will be posted on the FF Award website soon, but here's some of the others that I remember...

    C-3P0 (most talkative) - North Ridge
    R2-D2 (best website) - North Ridge
    Chewie (fanfilm) - SWAP
    Luke (most growth) - Fandom Philly
    Queen Amidala (costuming) - North Ridge
    Vader (forum banner) - Galactic Senate
    Yoda (highest service award) SWAP
    Mon Mothma (large event planning) - Strawbary

    I think that was all of them...

    Some other weekend winnings - KnightShade and I won the ESB Yoda Gentle Giant bust at the collector's panel. DaniBelle won the big raffle basket that was at SWAP's table and MadKidJedi won and XBOX 360!

    Hopefully I'll get to posting all the pictures later today or tomorrow.

    ~Doc_Bev
  9. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    the winners announcements are already posted on the CR forum and in the Northeast regional forum if anyone wants a complete listing there :)

    Hopefully Rox will have the updates on the website soon. If you have any pics you would like to submit to have posted on the official website PM rox for details on where to email them :)

    congrats to all the winners!

    thanks to rochester for coming out! I had a great time!

  10. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    Ah, hadn't been to the CR forum yet this morning... And, I checked the NR Regional before posting here, but the list wasn't there yet - we must have been posting at the same time or something.

    ~Doc_Bev
  11. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    yeh I had to have a cup of coffee this morning first otherwise they would have been up earlier :) LOL I know all of us are still a little "tired" from the weekend.

    Glad that you guys made it back safe and sound :)
  12. RogueSquadronWingnut Force Ghost

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    "tired"
    Yes...thats the word. :oops:
    I took 3 more hours of PTO this morning. I couldnt get out of bed.
    I'm a wuss..sue me. My bed sucked.
  13. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2005
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    I'm about to attempt to upload my Pix from the weekend to my Photobucket account. If you wants to view, go to Photbucket.com, and look for account for "MadKidJedi". It will be in a side-directory entitled, strangely enough, "Pittsburgh ComiCon 2006". Look for it shortly...

    EDIT: Final Pix are uploading now. Should be ready for your enjoyment by the time you read this. Yup.... just checked... they're done! Enjoy! Here's a link... I think...

    http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b18/MadKidJedi/Pittsburgh%20ComiCon/?sc=1&multi=10&addtype=local&media=image
  14. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Just finished dumping our photos online. I still have some weeding, rotating and labeling to do, but they're at least up there now. :p

    ~Doc_Bev
  15. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Very cool. Congratulations all around for the well deserved awards
  16. strawbary Syracuse CR, RSA Emeritus

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    hey nicky are you going to upload any photos fromm the awards? I was hoping to see the playdoh pics darren took :)
  17. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    See two posts up Strawbary...
    Or click on this link directly to the play-doh pics.

    ~Doc_Bev
  18. buster726 Jedi Master

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    Sep 19, 2002
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    Congrats on the awards guys you earned em!

    BTW how did you guys do in the costume contest?

  19. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    No one from our groups placed in the costume contest... :(

    For the adult category it was:
    1st Place: Batman Baddies group
    2nd Place: Starscream
    3rd Place: Aku (Samurai Jack)

    All my pictures from that turned out pretty badly too. I had a bad seat, forgot the zoom lens and the battery was almost dead.

    ~Doc_Bev
  20. buster726 Jedi Master

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    Sep 19, 2002
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    you needed the slugger?

  21. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    Apr 8, 2005
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    Big congrats to our Rebellion friends on winning some great awards!

    Nice job! =D=
  22. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Congrats again everyone, and special kudos to Nicky for taking the award for best CR. You truly deserve it!
  23. BonMothma Jedi Master

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    Aug 1, 2003
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    This is WAY late, but I just wanted to say it was fun last weekend. Great bunch of costumes, everyone! I loved meeting you all.

    With regard to the costume contest, the winners were based mostly on performance, and not nearly as much on costume construction, etc., otherwise, I think Chewie would have taken it. That's the way it often goes, so the key is to have fun and not worry too much about the outcome.

    MadKid, I loved the pic of the little girl hugging Chewie. That was adorable. The kids are what make it so fun!
  24. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 28, 2003
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    Thanks BobaChris12!


    I just got an email that this site has posted a bunch of photos and a video of the costume contest. I haven't watched the video, but I know the photos look better than the ones I took from my seat.

    ~Doc_Bev
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