Mountain Con

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  1. Psxjedi76 FanForce Chapter Rep

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    Hello Salt Lake, I hope you all do not mind me posting here.

    My Name is Ron, I belong to the Boise Idaho FF NBO. Some members may want to head tosalt lake city this Septemeber to go to the Mountain Con. We have started looking into hotels and gas travel. any help with the local area discounts or ideas would be helpful.

    the thing that makes it hard to 100% commit is CIV in May members going then in August we have a local Convention called Fandemonium to read more visit Here.

    But i figure if we had 4 people 250.00- 300.00 each would be more than enough

    Gas round trip
    hotel thursday, friday, saturday check out on sunday
    Plus any food or spending money may be needed.

  2. Jedi_Angell Jedi Master

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    Your best bet for cheap hotels is Priceline, Expedia or one of the other online travel sites. If you're looking for good places to eat we can direct you :)
  3. Psxjedi76 FanForce Chapter Rep

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    well online to book a double queen right now with 4 people at the Mariot is 99.00 a night.

    do you think it will be cheaper if i book it through the Con or should i Book it at this price.

    and the Con it self will be at this same hotel?
  4. Amber_eyes Jedi Master

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    I think it would be more reasonable to book it thru the con. Most cons get deals with the hotels they are in. Check it out.
  5. Psxjedi76 FanForce Chapter Rep

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    well i got a Double queen for only 79.99 a night.


    total for the hotel with tax was 267.12
    Badges for 3 day 35.00
    now i just got to get some members to come with me or take the Greyhound bus it will be roundtrip 72.00
    food 60.00


    i figure for the 4 days there 15 dollars a day in food should be enough, subway, wendys, etc...

    so i hope to see some of you down there, will SLC FF have a table at the con?
  6. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    I think we've talked about having a table. It would be so cool to have one. I'm excited for the con. I couldn't make last years but I did the year before and had fun.
  7. Jedi_Noghri Jedi Master

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    I'll be there. It is my intention to have a table and to have stuff to hand out to people. Maybe we could even have star wars trivia and give away some star wars prizes. That might draw a crowd.
  8. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    I might drop by to see things. What are the details for Mountain Con? (dates, location, etc.) :)
  9. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    ::crickets chirping:: (ooookay, guess I'll look it up)

    Why kreleia! So glad you asked! ;) Here are the details:

    Mountain Con
    when: September 21-23, 2007
    where: The Marriott Park Hotel in the University of Utah Research Park
    address = 480 Wakara Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
    cost: $35 until May 31, $40 until August 31
    banquet cost: $60 - this is a formal banquet with the Con guests, requiring "nice dress." More banquet info can be found here.

    Guests (so far):
    --Garrett Wang (ST: Voyager)
    --David Prowse (w00t!!)
    --Felix Silla (ROTJ, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers, Addams Family)
    --BarBara Luna (ST: TOS, Buck Rogers)
    --Craig Richard Nelson (ST: TNG and Voyager)
    --William Sargent (ST: ?)
    --Mary Rice (ST: ?)
    --Anne Sward Hansen (local actress; As the World Turns, Touched by an Angel)
    --Ken Rand (author; The 10% Solution, Phoenix, Bad News from Orbit, ST: Strange New Worlds)
    --Eric James Stone (author; Writings of the Future, Analog Science Fiction and Fact)
    --Dan Willis (author; Dragon Lance: The New Adventures)

    You can find more info at the Mountain-Con homepage.
  10. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Why kreleia, thanks so much for posting that! It helps a lot! It's fairly soon after Dragon*Con (which is over Labor Day weekend), but sounds like it would be fun to check out. :)
  11. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey, it's nice to see you around again.

    So are you planning on going to DragonCon?
  12. TardisCaptain Jedi Padawan

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    Hey guys

    This is Carl Stark, the Chair for Mountain-Con.

    1- If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. We are here for the fans.

    2- Our online registration is now active. You can register online and elect to pay online or pay via mail-in. Hurry before the rates go up on the three-day passes. Go to http://www.MountainCon.org and click on "Register Now"

    3- If you can get a hotel room at the University Park Marriott, use the Convention Code of "MountainCon" This will get you discounted rooms at $79/night and it will help us sell out our room nights needed. If we can sell 200 room nights we get the convention space really cheap. You can call 800-228-9290 or go to the "Location" section on the Mountain-Con site for a direct link to the discounted rooms.

    If you guys need anything (want to run a panel, need a table to promote your group, need ideas for room parties, etc.) let me know. And thank you very much for coming. We are just a bunch of fans trying to make this fun for other fans. We are not making a dime off of this.

    Carl Stark, Convention Chair
    Mountain-Con III, September 21-23, 2007
    http://www.MountainCon.org
  13. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks! :) I know it's been forever since I posted on here, but I went through kind of a rough patch during the past year. I got pretty disillusioned with Fan Force stuff. I started posting again in the Denver forum about a month ago, and finally made my way back here.

    YES!! Dragon*Con has become an annual trip for me. This will be my third year. WOOHOO!!! :D Is anyone else here planning on going?

    [face_thinking] hmmmmmm... a room for Mountain Con might not be a bad idea, since I'm out in Draper now.
  14. TardisCaptain Jedi Padawan

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    I know having a room at the hotel can help. I didn't have one for Conduit and I drove each day from Ogden. I was really wishing I had a room.
  15. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, I've done the drive from here up to the U several times, and I have to admit that I'm not exactly fond of it. It's a good 45 minutes one way, and that's in decent mid-day traffic. Driving that far when tired, and at night (which I've done before) is NOT fun.

    Still, need to see what the financials are gonna be like before I jump into any solid plans just yet.
  16. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Actually, would SLCFF-ers be interested in going in on a room together? That would make the cost a lot easier to bear, and with a FF table 'n all, admission will probably be a little less (maybe? I haven't investigated that detail). Combined all together, that would make for much lower costs for several folks - depending on how many people decide to go.
  17. Jedi_Noghri Jedi Master

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    Indeed it would. *ponders*

    I'm in... if the price is right
  18. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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  19. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    I'll have to check out my finances with that as well and getting time off of my jobs. Who's idea was it that I needed 3 jobs?
  20. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    :eek: :eek: :eek: ::sympathy exhaustion::
  21. TardisCaptain Jedi Padawan

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    Hey we have a new Star Wars actress as a guest for Mountain-Con III

    Femi Taylor played Oola (Jabba's slave girl before Leia) on Return of the Jedi. She will be in attendance and also participating in our "Banquet with the Stars" to help us celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars.

    Details announced soon on http://www.MountainCon.org (you can get your memberships and banquet tickets online).

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Carl Stark
  22. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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  23. kreleia Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone else interested in going in on a room? :)

    We could host a SLCFF room party on Saturday night (dry or otherwise - either way would work). One of the fun things that RMFF did at Starfest this year was to hold a '70's disco party. Yeah, that's where I got the idea to "play" disco music in the party threads. ;) Because a very interesting thing happened at that party... people actually danced! :eek: Yep, geeks were dancing! :D It was surprising and quite cool.

    I think this would be a fun opportunity to show off ANY costumes that we have, too (not just SW, but also Harry Potter, Firefly/Serenity, renaissance, belly dancing, whatever you have)!

    Also, is everyone interested in having a table/booth at MountainCon? (I think this is mentioned in earlier posts.) Let's start getting some ideas together!
  24. TardisCaptain Jedi Padawan

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    Mountain-Con III was posted on the FanForce news

    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/David_Prowse_To_Attend_MountainCon_III_107369.asp
  25. Marold Jedi Grand Master

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    I think it would be fun to have a room, do you only get a discount on so many nights or can it be for just one night?
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