May 7th Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

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  1. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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  2. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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    I'm in, and I need a ride. (as always :p)
  3. Rogue_Thunder FanForce CR, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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    Oops! That should have been info@calgaryexpo.com

    You probably caught that but I figured I'd correct it anyway.
  4. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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  5. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    I really hope I can come to this, but it dosen't look good.:(
  6. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Is anyone by chance going to be going down just on the Sunday for the day that I could catch a ride with? I'd have my gear with me.....
  7. Achilles_of_Edmonton Jedi Youngling

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    [face_laugh] security at a comic book show.

    I don't know about you guys but I have never heard of any comic con in history where security was ever a real issue. The types of people who frequent these events aren't exactly the brawling type. Just good natured geeks doing what they do all the time. Running around in costumes and themed t-shirts sharing epic debates about whether Wonderwoman wears a Wonderbra. (I think she has help personally)

    If there wasn't a single problem the cops have had in 9 years of Celebrations where the population at those cons was breaching 50,000 people at times, I highly doubt there will be a concern at a 3000 person event.

    I sorta get the whole idea of wanting to make sure people don't sneak in without paying but "danger"? Be realistic. It's not a biker bar, it's a comic show. :cool:
  8. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    I'm in. I have to talk to Brian to see if he is commited to going as well. If not, I would need a ride. I make an excellent travel companion.:D
  9. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    i think most of us were planning on just going down for the sunday :)
  10. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    Pefect! If someone has room for me and my Scout gear I would greatly appreciate it!!
  11. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    should be no problem, i can drive, i guess we don't need to take more cars than is necessary.
  12. Dooks Jedi Master

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    Maybe everyone already knows this but Peter Mayhew will be at this show. Talk to some of the organizers a week or so ago when they stopped by my shop with the MEET THE WOOKIEE posters should be a cool show aswell. From the sounds of it a few of you are making the trip down. Hopefully I can actually meet some of you at this show cause the Edmonton show was just too crazy. So please stop by RED 5 Collectibles booth on the 7th and say hi see you there.
  13. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    Looking forward to it, I wanna meet the wookie :)

    and find a few figure if possible

    yeah we'll have to do the whole car 1 follows car two thing cause if I have to drive.....well I get lost

  14. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Sorry guys, I am out for this one.:(
  15. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    ok heard back about hte show heres what they had to say

    Hey Liann,

    Things have been incredibly busy for us, as you can imagine. We're only a
    month away from the show! I've also been away too, which makes things a
    little more difficult, I was in Seattle last weekend for Emerald City
    Comicon, then San Francisco for APE this weekend. Working from a distance is
    a bit of a challenge.

    I've contacted all the Star Wars groups that I know about, so some of this
    info might be repeated somewhere. Anyways;

    - The show hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm. I'm not sure how long it would take
    for you to get into costume. Ideally, we'll have you guys out there
    'directing traffic' about half an hour before the show actually opens up.

    - There will be an area for you guys to get changed in, as well as leave
    your stuff during the event.

    - I would like to know how many of you guys & gals are coming down, and
    who's going to be in what costume. It'll help us keep track of how many
    people are involved and so forth. Ideally, I'd like to have first and last
    names of everyone coming. We were planning on giving everyone who works at
    the show a pass into the event, but I still need to know the numbers so I
    can run it by the rest of the board.

    - We are in the pre-planning stages of a small dinner the night before,
    mainly for guests, volunteers, etc.

    - Can you send me a print quality logo? Also a quick bio/description and
    photos of the group so we can post it on our website and some of the other
    stuff too?

    And the last thing is; please let as many people as you can about this show.
    In order to make this show a success we need to have a very good attendance
    so we can bring out awesome guests for next year too. We've already started
    discussions with guests, and we want to make this the best show we can!

    Okay, hope that helps out, I'll talk to you guys soon!

    Best Regards,

    Kandrix Foong
    Event Coordinator
    www.calgaryexpo.com


    so need a head count of who alls coming and what your wearing etc. sounds like we'll have to get there for 9am to change and be ready to go at 9:30, so i guess we'd have to leave at around 6am unless everyone wants to go down the night before.
  16. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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  17. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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  18. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    we're looking at probably going down to calgary on saturday instead, sunday will be a long enough day without having to get up at 5am to drive down, the drive back will be tiring enough.
  19. BFett333 Jedi Master

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    I have to go Sunday because of the wedding on Saturday. Let me know if you guys change back to Sunday.
  20. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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    Yeah I'm thinking saturday too,

    We should have a meeting about this and other items soon

  21. liannb Jedi Grand Master

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    i need to send a some group photos to promote our group for the calgary toy show but we didn't seem to really get any of just our group at the last events, maybe we could take a non costumed group photo at the meeting or if anyone has suggestions of photos i should send that would be great :)
  22. SHAAK_GG Jedi Master

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    Crap, I won't be coming to any events soon so I won't be in it.:( You could just Photoshop me in like that picture in the LOTR Trivial Pursuit. "Who is added into this picture?", and there is a definite line around Galdriel (sp?).[face_laugh]
  23. geekgirl76 Jedi Master

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  24. Ky-Wan Jedi Master

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  25. Domino_Leia Jedi Knight

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    Frodo is going to stay at his vet's clinic for the weekend of the 6th and 7th. Do we know what time we are going to hit the road so that I can take him over and be back in time to be picked up?

    Oh, and Jarrett got the green light from Mom, so he is an in. I'm gonna say that Brian is a no for this one as he still hasn't gotten back to me on checking his planner, and if he was excited about coming, then he would have gotten back to me already. So Jarrett and I yes, and Brian no.
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