Las Vegas Comic Con 10/31-11/2

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  1. padme_skywalkr 1st Chapter Rep San Francisco Fan Force

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    I just got this update on cosplay.com:

    Prize-Filled Halloween Party At "Comic-Con" In Mandalay Bay

    More than $40,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the Halloween Masquerade Party, October 31, in conjunction with the First Annual Las Vegas Comic-Con at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. The party will be open to the public (ages 21 and older) from 7:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

    There will be $5,000 in door prizes and opportunities to win over $35,000 in cash and prizes in nine different costume categories at the Halloween Masquerade Party. The categories are:

    Best Horror Costume
    Best Creature Costume
    Sexiest Costume
    Best Group Costume
    Best Professional Costume
    Best Anime Character
    Best Anime Group Costume
    Best Re-Creation of a Film Character
    Best Sony PlayStation® 2 Video Game Character

    First place winners in each category will win $2,000, and a "Best in Show" winner will receive a total of $10,000 in cash.

    Admission is $20.00 per person, or $18.00 per person with a Las Vegas Comic-Con pass. Cocktails and food will be available for purchase.
  2. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for the info Chanel! I guess I have to get working on my costumes again. I thought I didn't have to worry about them till next years Comic Con in San Diego. ;) I'll start a new thread on our forum down in SD about this (Our old thread got off-topic and I had to lock it [face_plain] )
  3. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    I just got back from a one-day stay in Vegas and I managed to check out the Mandalay Convention Center. It's connected to the casino, looks really nice, and it's basically two floors of long long hallways, with white columns. Parking is $5 flat rate and it's open from early morning to about 1 am in the morning. There's a House of Blues as well as a club called the Rumjungle. As for food, there's a small food court-type place in the con hall itself, as well as a Mexican "cantina", and McDonalds is right across the street. They won't have info on shuttles to various casinos and the airport until it gets closer to the con date. Also, at FAO Schwarz at Caesar's there's a SW cantina complete w/ The Modal Nodes which I think we should have a private party. I'll look into it. That's it for today's installment of the FF "set diary..."
  4. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Last time I was at Ceasers they had an big ATAT, and life size Vader and R2. They get the neatest toys... Nice scout Matt, good info to have.
  5. AnasianSkywalker Force Ghost

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    I too was at Mandalay Bay w/Jeadhead this past weekend, and for more info: www.mandalaybay.com or
    877-632-7000
  6. padme_skywalkr 1st Chapter Rep San Francisco Fan Force

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    Cool..I really posted the info because I am bummed that it costs $18 just to get in the mascarade...also that its for 21 & up....
  7. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    OOOOH! We save a whole $2 just by attending the con! Is that just to go, or to participate?
  8. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

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    Hey man, $2 at the right slot machine... :)
  9. padme_skywalkr 1st Chapter Rep San Francisco Fan Force

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    Just added! Yippee!

    October 6th, 2003
    PREPARE FOR THE REBEL INVASION!!

    Mike Quinn who plays Nien Numb in Star Wars joins the celebrity guests at the Las Vegas Comic-Con. Mike will be available for Q & A as well as autograph signings in our celebrity signing area.


    Oh yeah & Mark Hamill will be there too!
  10. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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  11. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    It turns out that the $18 fee for the Masquerade is to watch it OR participate in it too. Basically, if you want to participate, you go in and go sign up (I think).
  12. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    Reminder: last day for pre-reg is Wednesday, the 15th. Also, I found out that the $18 fee for the Masquerade is ONLY if you pay the pre-reg. price. After that, it goes up to $28! Hurry! Don't delay! FAX now! Operators are standing by!
  13. JedHead1 Force Ghost

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    I just got my pre-reg. via phone (1-866-36-COMIC) for $60. It includes a 3-day pass, ticket to the Masquerade, allows you to get in early every day of the con, a VIP goodie bag, and more; and I can actually pick it up Thursday instead of Friday! Woo hoo! I can't wait!

    P.S. Pre-registration has been EXTENDED to Oct. 22!
  14. AnasianSkywalker Force Ghost

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    As far as the costume contest is concerned : when you walk in with your costume during the party, the judges will give you number corresponding to a catagory you may qualify for. Later when the number is called, all those with that number will be sent to the stage to be judged by the audience.
  15. padme_skywalkr 1st Chapter Rep San Francisco Fan Force

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    Wow Dale graced us with his presence on the boards! See ya in Vegas ;)
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