Filmcon-Midwest convention

Discussion in 'Indianapolis, IN' started by jedihexer, Sep 7, 2006.

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  1. jedihexer Jedi Master

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    Apr 17, 2002
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    Hello Forum Fans,

    My name is Eric Larson. Like most of you I am a Star Wars fan. For the past 6 years I have run a media convention in Madison, Wisconsin. The convention is called FilmCon.
    Many people from TF.N have attended for years. Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Quad Cities.

    Fans from all over the mid-west have been coming since the beginning and have enjoyed themselves with fellow fans. I wanted to let everyone know that this is our seventh convention, and want to invite new fans. Even though we are Midwest based, few people tend to know about the convention.

    Many 501st and Rebel Legion members have already signed up for this years event. The dates are November 17th-19th, 2006. the web site is at:

    www.filmcon.com

    It will tell you more about the convention, and what to expect. I hope you take a minute to visit. If you have questions, please email me. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

    In the past many fans of the forums have used the convention as a meeting base, throwing parties and generally having fun hanging put with fans of the star wars universe.

    Thanks and hope to see new faces this fall!

    Eric Larson
  2. Forcebewitya Jedi Master

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    Hello everyone, just a friendly reminder about Filmcon its only two months away now. If you still cant decide whether to go or not take it from someone who's been going since number three its a ton of fun and every year has something new and exciting to offer. Whether your into costuming, fan films, sci fi, or just want to have a great weekend Filmcon is the place to be. So it would be great to see some of you up here rememeber if you're interested to pre-reg quick because right now its only 30 dollars for the weekend but that will be going up soon.

    here's some of the guests that will be here for the weekend, this is taken from the website filmcon.org

    Andrew C. Nelson
    Returning for yet another engagement at FilmCon is animator and teacher C. Andrew Nelson. "Drew" will be covering new aspects of animation, film- making, portfolio design and prep for students. Not to mention he is a huge sci-fi fan and also plays Darth Vader on the side for Lucasfilm.



    Christopher Shy
    Christopher Shy first approached a core group of artists in 1994 to form a new Studio. A Studio that would take no money, or be of any specific art style or movement. Rather it would adhere to the Philosophy of The Ronin, in the sense that it would move free from constraints, and be masterless in its form and function. Each artist would be free to do what he or she chose, but together the Studio would lay down its first group ideals.

    Studio Ronin was created to Promote the work of the artists
    Studio Ronin was created to Protect the work of the artists
    Studio Ronin was created to Produce Payment for the artists
    As a small group of artists in 1994 who were unsatisfied with the traditional studio concept. Joining as a team the Studio has expanded from a handful of illustrators to include photography, fine art, story and proof of concept to entire background mattes for animation and film.

    Chris is a local artists who is starting to make a huge impact both in the comic world and film. Chris is the artist for the graphic novel "Silent Leaves" but his talents will be seen more widely this Winter in the new film "Pathfinder" starring Karl Urban (from LOTR's). Chris will be brining many items from his studio including models used in his graphic publication. You can learn more about Chris and his work at here:

    http://www.studioronin.com/



    Jerry Digby
    Along with Chris, is a fellow film and Pathfinder person - Jerry Digby. Jerry is the directors Assistant and is the person in charge of many aspects of the film. With some special help from Chris and an OK from FOX pictures, Jerry will be bringing actual costumes and props from the film. In fact there will be a special room of Chris's work from the film set up the entire weekend of the convention.



    Linda Godfrey
    Also attending is Linda Godfrey. Being an author and journalist Linda has covered many stories and events here in Wisconsin, but is best known for her books "Weird Wisconsin: and "The Beast of Bray Road". Linda will be talking about local stories and events that could be used for film stories. She will also be on other film panels as well. You can learn more about Linda and her books at these sites: http://www.beastofbrayroad.com

    http://www.weirdmichigan.com
    http://www.cnb-scene.com




    Bryan Arendt

    There is little need to tell you who he is, but Bryan Arendt will be returning to show even more of the spectacular artwork he wowed us with this last Fall. There will be an entire new Star Wars collection plus many new pieces he has been working on over this past year.



    Charley Montoya
    Have anyone of you seen "Pirates of the Caribbean"? Well if you have you will most likely remember the great looking sets and how wonderful they looked all decorated up. Well, once again with some help from some local people we are very thankful for helping me arrange this.

    Charley Montoya is a set dresser for both "Pirates" 2 and 3. He has also worked on many television series as well. Charley will be coming home directly from the set of the newest film
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