New Worlds Episode 3: The 3rd Philippine Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

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  1. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    NEW WORLDS EPISODE 3: The 3rd Philippine Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention will be held on May 23 and 24 at the Glorietta Activity Center. This year's host is Star Wars Philippines, in commemmoration
    of the last great movie of the Star Wars saga. The event is presented by the New Worlds Alliance, Mellow Touch 94.7, and the Ayala Center.

    The NWA is the first organization of science fiction and fantasy fan groups in the country. Formed in 2003, the NWA is currently composed of Pinoy Harry Potter (PHP); PinoySlayers?The Filipino Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel the Series Fan Club; Pinoy X-Philes (PXP)?The Filipino X-Files Fan Club; Star Wars Philippines (SWP); The Matrix Philippines; The Talon?The Filipino Smallville Fan Club; Pinoy Fremen?The Filipino Dune Fan Club; Alliance for Eclectic Gamers and Interactive Storytellers (AEGIS); The Philippine Tolkien Society (TPTS); and Via Astris Inc. (VA)?The Star Trek Club of the Philippines.

    For more details, please visit:
    http://www.starwarsphilippines.ph

    For more information on the New Worlds Alliance, please visit:
    http://www.newworlds.ph
  2. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    That sound very favorable as the week prior and after May 19th will be a busy time for me and my fanforce. :) Events/Premieres to attend, Costumes appearances to make and costumes/armor to complete. Hopely I can make it with my costumes and SD Digicam Cards in toll! :p
  3. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    Wow. You really plan to go here??? Wow. You're gonna have to tell us. You just gotta! Hehehe. And if you do come, you'll be in time to catch the last days of the licensees' event. Yippee! :D
  4. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    I'm am planning to and hopefully with some savings here and there, I can afford the trip. ;) Silly me is planning to see the LOTR Exhibition one last time next week at Sydney (heehee, as tho' I didn't have enough after spending 3 months with it! :p ). Not that long anyway, just 4 nights max. ;)
  5. StompboXX Jedi Youngling

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    Cool! Just holler, we'll be happy to give you a tour :)
  6. baru-chan Jedi Master

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    I've been to last year's convention at Rockwell. I liked it because I was in a Tolkien-craze then, because of RotK. But now that Revenge of the Sith will be coming out this year, the Lucas-fan in me is jumping for joy...And it's so convenient that we live near Glorieta...:D
  7. Blue_Solo Jedi Youngling

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    Pardon my ignorance, but would there be any Starwars merchandise there ? I'm looking for Empire Strikes Back TCGs. Could anyone know a dealer ? Thanks
  8. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    we don't have a list of merchandisers yet, but we'll be sure to let you know when we do. :)
  9. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    Is there any recommanded Hotels I can stay at near the location of the event? I guess something around 3-5 Stars, depending on the per night charges and my budget as am planning to arrive on Sun and leave probably on Wed. ;)

    Ladies roommates are most welcome! :D

    (Or should I carry this discussions at the Mailing List or another forum related to this event?)
  10. StompboXX Jedi Youngling

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    Good news Darth Eagle! The Glorietta Center is actually connected to a hotel--Oakwood Hotel in fact.

    Got to this site for more:

    Oakwood Hotel Manila

    Wow, you're actually going? :)
  11. Jedi_Dondie Jedi Youngling

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    Yeeha! Sounds great! Hope there will be Star Wars merchandise there! WoW
  12. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    whoa! you're actually going, Darth Eagle! coolness! if you're arriving Sunday, we can probably meet up with you, because we'll be setting up at the mall Sunday night. and the hotel that Stompboxx recommended is connected to the mall. There are 4 or 5 other hotels in the vicinity (walking distance from the mall):

    http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/Dusit_Hotel_Nikko/

    http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/Makati_ShangriLa_Manila/

    http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/Mandarin_Oriental_Manila/

    http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/New_World_Renaissance_Hotel/

    http://www.asiahotels.com/hotelinfo/Peninsula_Manila_The/


    If you need anymore help, just email us. ;)
  13. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    > Wow, you're actually going?

    Heehee, I still need to start hunting for the cheapest Airfare possible and calculate my total budget since I may also be tempted to make a run to KL, Malaysia for their special Screenings over the Weekend (but that will not cost much as I'll be taking coach and I can hick a sleep at somebody's house). ;)

    Will confirm again once I make my full decisions. ;)
  14. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    DARTH EAGLE: great! if you need more info on lower hotel rates, just holler. :)

    Oh, to everyone: Guidelines for the New Worlds Costume Play Contest have been posted at the event website http://www.newworlds.ph/cosplay.html

    :D
  15. Darth_Eagle Jedi Master

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    I'm terribly sorry to say that I can't make it to the con afterall due to commitments over here on that weekend and Monday. :(

    So sorry! :oops:
  16. jedi_ginny Jedi Youngling

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    DARTH EAGLE: :( :( :(

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    "NEW WORLDS EPISODE III: THE 3RD PHILIPPINE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY CONVENTION"

    Lucasfilm, Ltd., 20th Century Fox, Mellow Touch 94.7FM, Hard Rock Cafe, and the New Worlds Alliance, in cooperation with Neutral Grounds, Level Up!, Jollibee, LG, Fully Booked/Simon and Schuster, IBM, and GlobeQUEST bring you "NEW WORLDS EPISODE III: THE 3RD PHILIPPINE SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY CONVENTION". This event, hosted by Star Wars Philippines in celebration of the release of "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith", to be held on May 23-24, 2005 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Ayala Center, Makati, promises to be an exciting one for science fiction and fantasy fans of all ages.

    Day One, May 23, is Star Wars Day! Attendees will get to witness and participate in many Star Wars-themed activities, and feel the Force of one of the greatest science fantasy sagas to date. Hard core Star Wars fact-philes may want to blast away the competition and bid for galactic supremacy in the "Grand Moff Trivia Game". Witness the heart-stopping live lightsaber fight demonstrations by trained members of Star Wars Philippines. Sit back and relax as you watch fan-made short films in the Star Wars Fanfilm Festival, featuring the works of talented local amateur filmmakers, plus the premiere of the fanfilm, "Twilight Jedi." Enrich your Star Wars knowledge by attending various lectures and discussion forums with topics ranging from costuming, collecting, visual effects in film, mythology, and literature. Feast your eyes on the works of local comic book artists, sculptors, painters, and diorama makers in the Star Wars exhibit; join the on-the-spot Star Wars Art Contest; and watch as a huge Star Wars mural to be created by Alfred Galvez and other mural artists, unfolds before your very eyes! Star Wars is also known for its elaborate costumes and the Convention is the perfect opportunity to wear one yourself! Come to the Convention in costume and join the Star Wars Costume Play contest. If you are feeling competitive enough to win a podrace, you can also participate in demonstrations and tournaments for Star Wars trading card games, role-playing games, and various video games. Exercise your Jedi reflexes and watch out for more contests and activities to be featured throughout the day!

    Day Two, May 24, is Science Fiction and Fantasy Day! This time, other members and guest groups of the New Worlds Alliance: Via Astris - The Star Trek Club of the Philippines; Pinoy Harry Potter; The Philippine Tolkien Society; The Pinoy Slayers - The "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Angel: The Series" Fan Club; The Pinoy X-Philes; The Alliance of Eclectic Gamers and Interactive Storytellers (AEGIS); The Matrix Philippines; Arkham Philippines; The Philippine Highlander Society; Mechapinoy; Science Fiction Philippines; The Philippine Order of Narnians; CharmedPinoy; Wheel of Time Philippines; and Artists' Den; take centerstage. These groups have prepared many fun activities and performances for followers of their respective fandoms. Attendees are in for a treat as more groups showcase their creations in the New Worlds Fanfilm Festival. If you are up for various challenges and if you think you can outrun the competition, then sign-up for the New Worlds Amazing Race! Catch your breath and check out the Murder Mystery Role-playing Game, swordfight demonstrations, filk singing session, the Sci-fi and Fantasy Character On-the-Spot Art Contest, the Harry Potter Trivia Game, another batch of enlightening lectures and forums, and showcase your best live-action sci-fi and fantasy costumes by joining the New Worlds Costume Play Contest!

    Level Up!, one of our event partners, will launch its upcoming games during Day Two: "Rising Force" and "ROSE Online". Level Up! will also be hosting an On-the-Spot Art Contest and the Ragnarok Online Cosplay Contest. Visit www.levelupgames.ph for more details on these and other upcoming Level Up! activities.

    Hopefully, the Force is still strong in you on May 27, so you can join u
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