How much did CE cost for you personally?

Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by Darth_Chrisious, Jul 19, 2007.

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  1. Darth_Chrisious Jedi Padawan

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    Haven't seen this thread yet, just curious is all, it probably cost me less than many people as I live really near (Reading) and get a discount for Travel Inn as I work for Whitbread, I would like to see how much it cost for people who had to come far.

    Anyway:
    Hotel for 2 nights £83
    Food £40
    Train and Tube Fare there and back £33
    3 Day pass £55
    Mark Hamill Autograph £88
    Other Autographs £89
    Belt from Correlian Imports £100
    Other Merchandise (mainly comics) £90

    Total £578
  2. IncomT65 Jedi Master

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    Hmm let's see:

    Train Hengelo (NL) - London v.v.: £99
    Hotel for 3 nights: £99
    CE-Tickets: £21.75
    Tube: £5.10
    Food: £10
    Adam Hughes Slave Leia print: £78

    Total: £312.85
  3. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Mar 3, 2004
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    Four nights at Travelodge: £196.00
    3 day pass: £55.00
    Day Travelcards: £24.90
    CE Bag: £10.00
    Food: £20.00 (don't eat much :p )
    Drink: £20.00

    Total: £325.90
  4. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm too scared to tally-up my spending output [face_worried]
    Plus, CE cost me a lot of my strength and most of my voice with all the work I put in months before and during the show to get everything sorted :p
  5. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    Travel costs: £30
    FP stuff: £20
    Tarkin figure: £5
    Merch: £10
    Food: £35

    Total: £100

    It's probably more though, I used a mix of cash and card and I can't remember exactly what I bought.
  6. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    My grand total came to £409.

    Ouch!
  7. ForceGhostOfCozmic Jedi Grand Master

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    I lost count how much I spent, though I know I spent round about £200 just on hotel, CE pass and train :p
  8. Cobranaconda Force Ghost

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    Oh, I forgot the £25.50 it cost me for the train on monday :p
  9. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Let's just say, if I had paid it all at once and without the money I got on Christmas/Birthday, I'd be broke now ;)
  10. moosemousse CR - FF:UK South

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    I was broke before I went, and I'm even more broke now. :(
  11. JED1 Force Ghost

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    3 Nights at Crowne plaza - £475
    Flights from Glasgow - £210
    2 x 3 day passes - £106

    etc, etc Probably about a grand all in!! :_|

    However for actually being there and for the experience it was priceless! :D
  12. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Honestly, I don't want to count all the money I spent. All I know is that I have to do a loooong diet to get all the money back I spent. :p
  13. Darthsmuse Force Ghost

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    Like Jedi1 about a grand for:

    4 Nights at Crowne Plaza,
    1 x Train fare and 2 x zone 1-4 travel cards,
    1 x 3 Day pass,
    Food & drink over 4 days,
    8 x Autographs, 1 fine Art Print,
    Various Star Wars Purchases etc, etc.

    I had been saving for sometime with the intention of going to CIV but it became beyond my budget when it moved from Indianapolis to LA so I was delighted when Celebration Europe was announced.
  14. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    Um... yeah. I wasn't in Europe just for CE, since I was in Paris and then sightseeing around London beforehand, so this cost is not just for the convention itself, but the entire trip cost me in excess of US$2000. Airfare alone was about $1000. Needless to say, I wasn't buying anything in either the official store or the merchant area. :p
  15. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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  16. RedGold Force Ghost

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    If I don't think about it... then it doesn't count. :D
  17. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    Train - £25
    Hotel - £83
    T-Shirts - £40
    New FX Saber - £58
    Food & (mainly) Drink - £300 !!!!!!

    Celebration Europe - priceless

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  18. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    How did you manage to spend just £83 for the hotel (1, 2 or 3 nights?), but £300 for food and drinks??? :eek:
  19. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I'm rather curious what the other Americans in attendance spent, so we can commiserate if nothing else. :p
  20. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    the hotel was for 4 nights - £300 for 4 nights 'entertainment' = £75 per night

    lets just say had some interesting evenings ;) some photo's that won't result in a ban are on here !!
    not complaining too much as I don't tend to go in for autographs, so money well spent & lots of new friends made :D
  21. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    Now I got you about how you manage to spend only 300£. ;) :p

    But there's still one question... which hotel was so cheap that you just had to pay 20.75£ per night? I do have to remember that hotel. ;)
  22. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    you'll never believe it but it was the Ibis right next door to the Excel !!! had it booked for months, prefect spot..
  23. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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  24. CARBONITEKID Jedi Knight

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    Taxi £10
    Ferry £30
    Train £75
    Hotel £289
    Shirts/patches £25
    Figures etc £30
    Food £100
    Drink £50
    Cheddar £3
    Tickets £112

    ( prices for 2 adults and 1 toddler )


  25. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    That's it, I'm definitely booking the Ibis next time. Great location, too. How were the rooms?
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