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Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by hexer, Jul 26, 2005.

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  1. hexer

    hexer Jedi Youngling

    Mar 12, 2002
    Hello Fan Force Members,

    This is Eric Larson from Madison, Wisconsin. Some of you may know me from the Milwookie council.

    I run Filmcon up in Madison Wisconsin. I wanted to let you know that we will be having a Star Wars themed convention this year. November 18-20th. This is our 5th convention. some of you from the Iowa area have attended before, so I hope you can make it again.

    I truly want this to be an experience for fans of both trilogies. With special panels, and events that all center around out favorite films.

    The web site will be up shortly, but in the mean time if you have questions, anyone can contact me thru FF Messaging or at my email address at the end of the message. I am still looking for people who want to be on panels- or for that matter run panels on certain topics of interest to Star Wars fans.

    As of this moment we have 2 guests(Providing there is not a sheduling issue) the Elsey?s. The creature shop people from Farscape and Episode 3 have said they would like to attend this year. It wi;; give the convention gorers a rare look into the making of the film from a different perspective.

    Playstation has also given a big thumbs up in support and will be providing many freebies and fun activities to do during the weekend.

    If anyone in the fanforce is interested in attending, or finding out more information please contact Eric Larson(that?s me) at the following address- or visit the be completed soon!

    Thanks again-Hope to see many of you there!
  2. hexer

    hexer Jedi Youngling

    Mar 12, 2002
    We will be releasing the names of our guests this next week. If all goes as planned this will be a RARE star wars weekend for fans.

    Filmcon is trying to get what wasn't even at if you love film, costumes and make-up-

    Stay tuned!!!
  3. jedihexer

    jedihexer Jedi Youngling star 2

    Apr 17, 2002
    FilmCon 5 is proud to announce that Erik Tiemens, ILM concept artist will make a special appearance at the convention. Erik will be showcasing the work he has
    done on Lucasfilms ?Attack of the Clones? and ?Revenge of the Sith?. Besides showing work from these films and others, Erik will also be showing how he creates his work. In a rare panel on the Sunday of the convention, he will demonstrate live how he uses the computer for painting in a hands on class.

    This will be a rare event where Erik is able to show much of his work that the public has not seen, while actually learning from the artists who has influenced how the saga looks and is photographed thru the use of concept art for the master film maker himself, George Lucas.

    FilmCon is in its 5th year, as a sci-fi / media/ Indie film maker convention. For more information on the convention and Erik Tiemens visit:

    Filmcon 5 / November 18th-20th / 2005 / Madison, Wisconsin

    Tha't the offical version- the truth is Erik has been very nice, and is willing to do a lot for the convention. REMEMBER THIS: He is part of the team that got to see all the ideas as they where created. In other words all the stuff that did not end up on the screen. So he is the pefect guests to ask about plot, planets, etc. Not to mention to get him to demonstrate his drawing! This is very rare...he is also signing and will NOT be charging for autographs!!!

    Let the word go forth- Hope all of you enjoy this!
  4. jedihexer

    jedihexer Jedi Youngling star 2

    Apr 17, 2002
    I realize we just released information on Erik Tiemens to you. Well this morning we have more news. Our next set of guests have confirmed and I am now proud to announce who they are!

    Lou and Dave Elsey. This husband and wife team are the ones responsible for such shows as Farscape and films like Alien 3,Babe 2, Braveheart, Hellraiser, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and of course Revenge of the Sith.

    These creative are always in demand and are very busy, but have consented to be our guests this year and help our charity. FilmCon is very excited to have them as technical guests at this years convention.

    We are hoping they will be able to answer some great questions about your favorite shows, ad at the same time share some information on what they do, and how they do it in the mega blockbusters they are associated with. Our plan is to also have them show a live demo on prosthetic makeup.

    For those of you interested in film making and the art of make-up for films, this will be a weekend you will never forget.

    For more information on Lou and David please visit there website at:
  5. Achilles_of_Edmonton

    Achilles_of_Edmonton Jedi Youngling star 4

    May 13, 2005
    Hi everybody,

    It's Mark Twitchell, the smilin Kit Fisto of C3.

    If you haven't been to a FilmCon yet you have no idea what you're missing. It's an excellent convention which focuses on the creative aspects of film making and a variety of other hands on project work as well such as costuming, prop building and CGI.

    The guests at these things are most often production crew who have worked on various television series and big budget films, Star Wars included. There are light saber classes, fan film screenings and a host of activities going on and of course there's the main reason we all go to these things . . to get away from it all and hang out with fellow SW fans.

    I really hope as many of you can make it as possible. In light of Xpress Entertainment launching and production on this . . .


    . . . going so well, I've been invited to give 2, 1 hour panels at this con on Film production. If you've ever thought about sinking your teeth into a film project and would like a roadmap of what to expect and how to get things done, I've designed this seminar to cater directly to independent production.

    I'll be going over every imaginable topic from creative writing and concept design to principal photography, set design and post production. The best part is that the techniques are applicable for a wide range of budgets and scale.

    My own fan film creation is budgeted at $30,000, will be shot almost entirely on blue and green screens, run nearly an hour and a half in run time and follow every true idiom of a real star wars film. Interweaving story lines, easter eggs and inside jokes, and explore how the death star plans were stolen, how Han won the Falcon and how he set the kessel run record as well as showing what happened when he had to ditch his cargo.

    If anyone wants a copy of the script for entertainment purposes PM me and you'll get a copy.

    FilmCon is amazing. It's always a lot of fun to get together and hang out with friends, participate in the costume contest and the guests are the true salt of the earth, people who do the real work when it comes to producing all aspects of media. I've been attending since FilmCon 3.

    Pre register now because it's cheaper the earlier you do it and we're trying to break records on attendance with this baby. I would fly down for it even if I wasn't hosting anything. Everybody pull a Nike and just do it. [face_peace]

    I look forward to seeing you there.
  6. unihawk

    unihawk Jedi Youngling star 1

    Mar 23, 2004
    Is anyone think about going? I may go if I'm not fried from Halloween and can get the time off.
  7. Elysia

    Elysia Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 19, 2001
    It all depends on how my move goes in a month [face_mischief]
  8. hothie

    hothie Jedi Youngling star 2

    Jun 12, 2004
    I am going to try and go to Chicago on the 29th of October, so I may not have the funds, but I might go to Madison if there are others going. I will have to bring my costume...:)
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