I would like to start off by saying that I know a lot of you don't know me and probably will take this as being odd. I'm an idea person and a hard worker. Once I get set on something I go for it. I would really like to work with everyone to make this happen. Omaha really needs to get a con here. It's not hard but it's a lot of work. We talked about this at the last meeting a little bit and I was told to take off with this so here I go. First off we need to select a group of stars that we would like to contact. I think a good idea is to keep it small for the first one. Some ideas SW CHARACTERS Chewy - Peter Mayhew R2 - Kenney Baker Vader - David Prowse Yoda - Frank would be awesome SW VOICE OVER PEOPLE Ahmad Best Jerome Blake SW BEHIND THE SCENES PEOPLE Special Effects Graffics Prop Masters - Don Beis??? Photography ST PEOPLE Maybe focus on Enterprise people...I'll explain why later Garret Wang???(Very good speaker) John DeLancie COMICS Artist writers Personalities Personally I think Todd McFarlan would be great. He's still heavy in the con circuit and not too expensive I'm open to suggestions here on stars. Now as far as support(financial or whatever) Obviously get in bed with Ground Zero. UPN and Fox affiliates Dealers Decipher??? The force.net Fanforce R2 Builders group Replica Props Forum Also some local and national promoters. I know one a couple that may be interested. Someone also mentioned that they know some locals. One thing I would also like to suggest is that we get in bed with a local/national charity. It only helps in my opinion. At the convention we have costumers contests, showings of the movie, auto booths, dealers room, gamers room, prop rooms and food stands. Idealy I think the best place for this is one of the hotels. Any suggestions??? Advertisment The internet is a great place for this obviously. I can get in contact with several midwest comic and hobby shops. If we get in bed with the local stations then that's free advertisment for 2-4 weeks before the con. Especially if we get an Enterprise star. We can advertise during the show. The idea here is to start small for the first con and work our way up. I would love to make this an annual event. I think everyone would agree. I'm open to any suggestions here so fire away!!!