Mid-South Con!!!! Memphis Fan Force gets to Participate!!!!! March 28-30, 2003

Discussion in 'Memphis, TN' started by Chewbracca, Dec 15, 2002.

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  1. Chewbracca Jedi Knight

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    Alright, I think I found us something to participate in. In case you guys didn't know, there is a sci-fi con in Memphis every year. (I know, I didn't know it either!!)Here is the site: Mid-South Con

    Alright, they have scheduled a time for us to have a SW panel discussion and we get to kinda run it and come up with ideas, so be brainstorming and thinking about who would be a good person to run the panel!!! Also, Michael Sheard, who played Admiral Ozzel, is going to be there and may participate in our panel!!!! :D

    Also, costumes are welcome!!! Fix that Vader Tim!! On the Friday the con starts, around lunch, they plan on visiting St. Jude in costume. All I can say is that I'm there.

    I'm gonna find out if we can put up a card table with flyers for Memphis Fan Force to hand out. It would be good for a member to be there handing them out the whole time!

    I'll be the middle man with the Con rep. This is our chance to make Fan Force known in Memphis!!!

  2. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Cool Chris!!! Count me in on anything. I'm an Exec Assistant, so I can do nametags, help plan, etc.!
  3. Smokem_Alien Jedi Knight

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    I knew about the con. I didn't go last year but I was wanting to go this year and I would be more than happy to stick to the booths. not exactly sure what you want the panel to be about. I will definetly have my TCG game out in case I can find someone to play me out there. Also do we get a discount sence we're helping out.
  4. Chewbracca Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm, I'll have to ask about the discount. There will be gaming!!
  5. Clark_W_Griswold Jedi Knight

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    Panel discussions......hmmmmm.....


    "The Effects of Star Wars Upon Socio-Political Modern Thought"

    or

    "God, my 12" Jango Fett is F-ing Awesome!!"

    (I've been reading The Onion a lot lately. Can you tell?)


    Maybe we should contact the local universities and see if any of the Anthropology/Sociology Professors would be interested in speaking about SW and it's effect on the landscape of modern life.

    Or we could just get a fan who has a massive collection to endlessly rant about the lack of a Rick McCallum action figure.

    As for the Vader Costume... Dunno if that will be in the stars that soon in the future. Always in motion the future.
  6. Ellen_Griswold Jedi Knight

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    OMG, how fun!!! It'd be really cool to have shirts or buttons to wear with our FF logo...when we get a logo. ;)

    I used to do a lot of community info stuff when I worked at Baptist and I've got the "man a booth & pass out flyers" thing down to a science, LOL. Just tell me I don't have to take blood pressures.

    And count me in at St. Jude!!

  7. Smokem_Alien Jedi Knight

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    I'm still working on a logo I got the death star pyramid I just have to impose two crossed light sabers now.
  8. skip1 Force Ghost

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    hey guys,
    skip from nashville.
    i thought i would jump in and let you know that there is a possibility that some of the 501st may come over to that con.i have family there and i may come over for the weekend.other troopers may come with me.

    would you guys mind some fellow costumers comin?we normally try to get a fan table set up but im not sure we are going to for that con.we may just come and hang out.

    memphis has no 501st members so this would be your chance to see some killer costumes.ill look forward to meeting some of you guys.we would also be willing to visit the hospital if they will allow us,some people think were scary,no joke.

    heres a picture of me and my son.he has an awesome replica jawa costume,best ever built!we did an appearance for toys for tots sunday and were on the news.it was cool.
    cya
    skip

    [image=http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/groups/g_8052677/nashville+imax/toysfortots.jpg?bcBewJ.AfTA7M8cV]
  9. Smokem_Alien Jedi Knight

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    hey would one of you guys be interested in running a panel? maybe about costume making?
  10. skip1 Force Ghost

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    sorry guys,
    ive tried numerous times to get the picture to come up.i have other photos in the costuming forum but for some reason its not working.im going to try a few more times. if i can get another picture working ill do that.


    anyway,yes we may be able to help out with that costuming panel.we have also been asked to hold a panel in Knoxville at adventure con.

    i am one of the 501st officers for this area and i can help get some troopers over to memphis.
    chewbracca needs to pm me with his email so i can start working on it.we will be in atlanta the weekend before this so im not sure how many will be available.we'll just have to see.


    i got the pic to work!!!!!heres one from us at the imax premiere Nov 1st.you can really see how bright my sons eyes are.the sun was right on us in that toys for tots pic and it drowned out his eyes.

    [image=http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/groups/g_8052677/nashville+imax/Img05.jpg?bcBewJ.Ao5e03CF.]
  11. Lonewolf89 Jedi Grand Master

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    Sep 26, 2001
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    Wow, looks like I missed some fun at the IMax showing! Nice costume, skip!

    I will definitely be at the Con. It sounds pretty cool. I hope they get some more information on their site soon, I'd like to see what other things they have planned.


    Edit: I've updated our site with information on the Con.
  12. George_Bailey Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 17, 2002
    I first heard of the "Con" last year, but didn't get a chance to go...perhaps I'll actually use a vacation day and take some time off from work and come down that Friday. Sounds like it could be alot of fun.
  13. Obi_J_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    Hell count me in, I've been looking for the reason to make a new costume anyways. I'll definately go to St Jude's. My friend is alive today because of ST Jude's hospital
  14. Chewbracca Jedi Knight

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    Cool! Inspiration for a costume!!! And I get to wear it again!!! (Chewie is converted to a Ewok, officially) St. Jude will be pretty fun, what kid won't like a 6 foot Ewok!?!?!? :D
  15. Lonewolf89 Jedi Grand Master

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  16. skip1 Force Ghost

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    Hey guys,
    is anybody still working on this?
    Ive emailed the con but havent heard back from them.are they slow to respond?
    Im trying to get a number of troopers over there to help out.we may have over 10 troopers a mara jade plus a vader so you guys will definately want to check us out.

    Please PM me with any info you have about getting in contact with the people running the con.

    Thanks
    Skip Curley
    501st Southern Outpost XO/GML
  17. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Well guys, I guess I just picked up the torch. I hope no one here in the SMT is offended, but I took the liberty of playing "Interim City Rep" and have started tracking down info on getting involved in this year's MidSouth Con. I'm starting small, as in just thinking of securing us a booth. Here's what I need to know from our members: How deeply involved do we want to get in this year's convention? What sort of activities do we want to plan? Do we want to sponsor a SW RPG game?

    Any suggestions and comments would really help at this juncture. Considering that we're a group of less than twenty, we may want to think small this year, with hopes that an appearance in this year's Con will help grow our membership. (If that's what we actually want!!! Hehehehehehe. Ahem. Just kidding!!!!)

    Let's get the ball rolling and hear some suggestions!!!

    -Tim
  18. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    I vote for starting small, then growing. We can always do bigger next year.
  19. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I was sort of leaning towards the same thing, Rhonda. I think we're too short on time right now to do anything large and glitzy, plus being such a small group with no financial backing thanks to dues and such, we really can't ask twelve people absorb the cost of something large, if it comes down to that.

    My next stop is the MidSouth Con website and message board, where I signed up last night and posted questions. I also emailed MidSouth Con and have yet to get a response.

    EDIT: No word from MSC as of yet, I'll let y'all know when I finally hear something.


  20. skip1 Force Ghost

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    Mar 13, 2002
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    Hey guys,

    glad somebody's talking about this.I also contacted midsouth-con,i never heard back.

    If you get on that forum find out about getting a table and pass on my info as well.I believe they were going to give you one anyway.I was curious as to what you needed money for?are they charging you guys for something?let me know if you have any luck contacting them.we too want to set up a table.

    Im trying to get the 501st there to participate .having an authentic starwars actor is great for us.it will bring out real starwars fans.they will love seeing the 501st doing guard/escort duty.

    if someone gets a chance Pm me and let me know whats up.

    thanks
    skip curley
    southern outpost xo/gml

  21. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Skip1: Having never attended, much less been involved in, a Con, I haven't the foggiest if we'd have to rent a booth. Knowing that having to rent a booth is the norm for trade shows, I figured that participating in MidSouth Con would be much the same. When I find out something, I'll pass the info on to you. We'd be happy to see you there.

  22. skip1 Force Ghost

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    Thanks,
    i believe they allow for a few local tables at these cons.I thought that chewbracca already contacted them and said you guys could have a table.he even mentioned something about a panel on star wars.

    I would be willing to help out with that panel if its till something they want to add.I already have a number of troopers wanting to come to this con.If we dont get a table then we may just come crash the thing in costume.

    We have already secured a table at adventure con in knoxville.they jumped on the chance to have us there.

    We dont have a single 501st member in memphis.I come there all the time to visit family.ill be there next weekend ,anything going on?anybody need vader to show up for anything?
    plus we'll be in jackson in feb.

    for any of you guys that havent seen pics of us check out the site ;
    www.501stso.com

    look at all the pics of the huntsville imax and the hendersonville,tn parade for sure.

    plus we were in the starwars insider that just came out.if you look at the picture from the nashville imax premiere youll see me as vader and glenn and mark as TK's.

    talk to ya later
    skip
  23. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

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    Skip, next time your in Memphis, let us know. Speaking for me it'd be great to work with you guys. I check your boards occasionally because I go to Nashville once every few months. I'll let you guys know next time I come. Our groups should try to do something together. We should plan on it.
  24. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I finally received an email regarding MidSouth Con with an offer to help with providing any information we might need. I responded with a few questions I had. If anyone has questions they would like answered, please post them here and I'll pass them along. Hopefully we'll get some answers soon!!

  25. Qui-Gon Tim Memphis, TN FanForce Chapter Rep

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    I asked for some suggestions and I got 'em.

    Jerry Hager, Head of Gaming for MidSouth Con, sent me an email with some suggestions of things we could do for this year's convention. Here is a copy of the email he sent to me:

    Hi Tim,

    Let's see if I can think of a few things you all could do at
    MidSouthCon:

    You could run some Star Wars RPGs.

    You could compete in the masquerade (there are two categories: costume
    with skit, and costume only).

    We could give you an hour slot for a panel on costuming (or anything
    else interesting that your group would like to do).

    We also have a few of our guests and attendees with costumes go over to
    St. Jude's Children's Hospital to visit with some of the kids. I'm sure
    they would love to see some people dressed up in Star Wars garb, so it
    would be great if a few of you would come along.

    Staff a table to promote your group.

    Show up, see panels, chat with the guests, play games, filk, enjoy the
    banquette and other festivities, and generally have a good time.

    I'm probably forgetting a lot of other stuff you could do, but that's
    what comes to mind off the top of my head.

    Talk to you soon,

    --Jerry


    So, any of this appeal to any of you?

    Skip: If you're lurking out there, I bet you and your fellow 501st member would be a shoo-in for a panel on costuming.

    Tim: You're the local RPG expert. Interested in running an RPG? (Or any other RPG'ers who I may have missed, of course.)

    Anybody interested in doing a ten minute operatic rendition of Star Wars set to Puccini's La Boheme?

    I'm kidding about that last one.....

    Maybe.

    If anyone feels any interest in any of the above ideas, or any other idea, boiling within them, please give me a shout. I'm going to try and attend the next MSC planning meeting to see just what goes on and what our role could possibly be. I need to know how committed we plan to be to this thing, and just how involved we want to be before I go to the meeting- whenever that may be. (Still TBA)

    So.....

    just WTF is "filking"?????


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