IGNLive Gaming Convention Anaheim CA, Oct. 22nd & 23rd!

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  1. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    IGN Live Be The Game

    IGN Live brings IGN.com to Life. Visit the website at http://www.ign.com and click on IGNLIVE!

    IGN Live is IGN.com's first live event taking place on October 22nd and 23rd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. This live event will feature the top releases for the 2005 holiday season, seminars on how to get into the video game industry, live panels with video game publishers/developers, enormous video game tournaments, exclusive first looks at the hottest game trailers, and overall lifestyle entertainment related to cars, gear, music etc.

    Attendees will be able to view trailer exclusives in the Dolby® HD Theater, a venue that seats over 250 people and is equipped with high-definition video and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Attend exclusive seminars, in association with the Game Developers Conference, telling gamers ?How to Break into the Game Industry.? Other live panels will be conducted by IGN Entertainment editors who will be interacting with personalities across videogames, movies, music and technology.

    The event takes place Saturday Oct. 22nd, and Sunday Oct. 23rd at the Anaheim Convention Center in Hall D located at:

    800 West Katella Avenue,
    Anaheim, CA 92802

    Show hours are from 10-7 on Saturday and 10-6 on Sunday


    Here is a link to the sponsors and exhibitors which will be at the event: http://live.ign.com/sponsors.html


    There will be a gamespy tournement arena for Halo 2, Battlefield 2, and Counter-Strike.

    Feel free to come dressed as your favorite character as they will have contests and will be awarding cash prizes for the best dressed.


    Entry is $15 per day to attend, and $9 for parking (*** If you are a costumed member "working" the event, you get free admittance and parking, see below under "Costumed Event Opportunity.")

    We will have a booth at this event which will be shared by the costuming clubs. We will have flyers for our club and our photo album at the booth. IGN has asked us to bring any cool props, cut-outs or other
    items so that we can turn our 10 x 10 booth in a Star Wars type den. If you have any ideas or items to donate to the booth, please post in this thread. There will be at least 6-8 costumed members in and around the booth at all times as they will be taking pictures with guests, who can then go online to download their pictures with the Star Wars characters. IGN is providing a photographer for this event. A Star Wars type backdrop would be cool if any of you have one, or know who does, or how we could make one. This would also be cool to use in other future events.

    - You can participate in the messageboard for this event here: http://boards.ign.com/IGN_Live/b8594/

    ******* Costumed Event Opportunity ********

    I am in need of 25-30 costumed members daily to work this event with both Good Guy and Bad Guy costumes. Costumed workers get free admission and parking. (See note on parking below)

    I am also in need of several stormtroopers each morning to stand at the door and "act like security" during the informal checks of backpacks and purses. It would be good to have perhaps an Imperial officer or two each morning to assist as well.

    Each costumed member is required to work a 2 hour shift at the booth in costume. You of course may go and take all the breaks you need as required, there will be a changing area provided for you. We will have 6-8 costumed members at the photo booth at all times. (At this point I have all the Jedi I need, thanks!)

    We will be having MTV 2 there so I?m sure they will be getting many shots with the Star Wars costumed members. Basically, IGN wants you guys to enjoy the event and have fun with the fans, nothing too structured or crazy. And of course you are welcome to play the games!

    Everyone who wishes to attend, please post below with your name, what costumes you have, and give me your preferences of shifts. Also let me know if you can work on Saturday, Sunday, or both days. The shift times are 10-12, 12-2, 2-4, and 4-7 on Saturday and 4-6 on Sunday. You are of course welcome to h
  2. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Update:

    - I just received 56 free passes to this event, so that is how many costumed slots I have available.

    - I also received 12 "2 for the price of 1 admissions." If anyone would like one of these for friends/family, let me know. If you purchase tickets in advance online, tickets are $15.00, otherwise General admission at the door is $25.00 each.

    - The event will be televised on MTV 2

    - Video Game Hero/Villain costume contest $1,500 each cash award

    - PokerStars "All-in tournement"

    - Best Buy Main stage will hold panels hosted by the IGN and GameSpy editors, featuring some of the biggest names in the video game, movie, and technology industries.

    - Classic Game Auctions. Bid on favorites such as Pacman, Galaga, Space Invaders etc.

    - Game swap sale. Bring your old games and swap with others. Tables are $5.00.

    - The cash prizes for the gaming tournements is $7,500, $2,500 each for the winners in Battlefield 2, Halo 2, and Counter-Strike

    - They will be holding exclusive seminars on how to break into the Game Industry in association with the Game Developers Conference.

    - Dolby HD Theatre. A 250 seat theatre with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound where you can view exclusive game and movie trailers.
  3. Aaron-Wan-Kenobi Temp CR Orange County, CA

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    Hey Linda, this looks like its going to be fun. I wonder if those guys from OC are going to put on a saber fight?
  4. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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  5. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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    Wow! That sounds...really really cool. I dunno if I could justify going to Anaheim, but I might be convinceable! It really does sound like fun.

    - Kai
  6. DarkLordSid Jedi Master

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    Justification?

    Diiiisneylllaaand....

    Yoooouu wannnnt thisss donnnn't yoooooouuuuu...
  7. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Kim, when you get a confirmation of which days you'll be there, let me know so I can either give you your darn Vegemite in person or leave it with Linda or someone to give to you on Sunday. :p
  8. Kai_Vandekar Jedi Master

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    Who all is going so far? I admit that a lot of the fun would be seeing folks, so that's a big factor in my decision-making. It's a six hour drive, after all, plus hotel prices. :) But...intrigued!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    - Kai
  9. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    For all you dueling Jedi. IGN has scheduled us for two performances of Jedi battles on Saturday, and two on Sunday each lasting 50 minutes each. Our CR suggested perhaps having several smaller performances during that 50 minute slot. Say one group starts at 1:00, another at 1:10, etc to break it up. In between times we can take the mic and talk about our various clubs and give information on where to go for lightsaber classes (San Diego has one now too). Perhaps even give a simple lesson to people in the crowd?

    The THQ Wrestling Ring Schedule of Events
    Saturday

    12:00-12:50pm Prelim Wrestling

    1:00pm-1:50pm Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

    2:00- 2:50pm Prelim Wrestling

    3:00pm-3:50pm Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

    4:00pm-4:30pm Video Game Costume Contest Prelims

    5:00pm-5:30pm Finals Wrestling Matches


    The THQ Wrestling Ring Schedule of Events

    Sunday

    12:00-12:50pm Prelim Wrestling

    1:00pm-1:50pm Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

    2:00- 2:50pm Prelim Wrestling

    3:00pm-3:50pm Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

    4:00pm-4:30pm Video Game Costume Contest Finals

    5:00pm-5:30pm Finals Wrestling
  10. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    Jos and I will be there on Sunday. We won't be in until late Sat as she has class that day. Hopefully we will get down in time to at least check out the Parks..well Park..I know that DCA is sold out that night for Holloween Haunts. (or whatever they are calling it.). Anyways... wesa will be there. (ok, you can all slap me for that one...long week with the GungGung idolizer.)[face_hypnotized]
  11. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks to Kim and Jos for coming down on Sunday. It was great having you join us for dinner late Saturday night as well. At least you didn't have to wait 2 hours to sit down like we did.

    Here are some pics I took at the event, and some pics from the IGN website.

    Feel free to steal whatever pics you want for your albums. If you need the original large size image of any picture, just let me know. If you didn't get reimbursed for parking, just email me at MaraJade@cox.net and I'll paypal you the $9.00.

    http://public.fotki.com/MaraJade/ign_convention/ (MY PICS)

    You can also find pics of many of you and the convention on the IGNLive website here:

    http://media.ps2.ign.com/articles/660/660892/imgs_1.html
  12. Master--Kenobi Jedi Master

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    No Linda, THANK YOU!!!! We had an absolute BLAST! (Even though it was "Cosume Hell" Day LOL.. Between having to completely redue my makeup, your "eye" falling out, Donna being duck-taped into her general's armor.. Another suprise costume (no, not mine or Jos's..but I don't want to spoil the surprise for someone else), ripping out the back and being unable to be worn, plus I forgot how many other things people had go wrong..[face_laugh] We all still had a blast.

    Jos was keeping mental count of the pics that were taken during out two shifts and she counted over 200 (yup TWO HUNDRED) pics of people take with our Jedi, Troopers, Fighters, Guards, ectc) WOW! Anyways.. Thanks again to all of you who where there. Had a blast..Hope to see everyone again at FIDM!!!!

    Also, Disneyland Sunday was great! Except we were two exhausted "Jedi" walking around... and I actually fell asleep during PoC ("Crashed During the Treasure Room "Dead Men Tell No Tails" and woke up during the Jail Scene ... LOL )I think I also feel asleep during part of the Haunted Mansion too!

    Anyways ...great to see old friends, always great to meet new ones!

    Hugs to all
    Kim [:D]

  13. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    It was wonderful seeing you two!! [:D]

    Next time I'd like to spend more than 1/2 hour with you guys, though. :(
  14. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Here are some more pictures that Colin (JediFish our club photographer) took:

    http://www.jess-squared.com/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=IGN
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