Origins 2004

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  1. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Sunday June 27
    Billy Boyd
    Need I say more?

    How about this: Mike Stackpole. Maybe Sean Astin (they are trying to get him, no success yet). Garrison is going.

    Who's with me?
  2. jedi_master_sal Jedi Master

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    Billy Boyd-wasn't he Merry in LOTR? If so he has the same birthday as me only a year older. (August 28th) Can you believe he's 35???

    Say, JW, did you go to Origins last year?

    I did and picked up four of the Silver Boba Fett's. Had to drag the finaceé along to get the other two.

    She had a good time though.

    Lots of cool stuff to see and this is were I met Mercedes Ngoh (Rystall-one of Jabba's dancers from the special additions-with the bright pink-red hair) for the first time.

    -Sal
  3. starwarschick14 Force Ghost

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    Unfortunately I won't be around, but I don't think I'd want to try my luck with it anyway. Most of you remember but for those who don't, Origins was the convention associated with the Star Wars breakfast that some of us went to last year...the one I went to after 8 hours in the ER from a car accident, on about an hour of sleep. Of all the times I've been called insane, I think I was most deserving of it that very day. :p
  4. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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  5. Malo-ha Jedi Knight

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    I'll be in Wooster that weekend. I found roundtrip tickets to Boston for $103 direct flight, so I'm visiting my brother. Otherwise I'd be interested.
  6. starwarschick14 Force Ghost

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    Origins is in Colombus. Mary, you should pay the Boston Rebels a visit sometime while you're up here. :)
  7. GrnJalera Jedi Knight

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    Thinking about going. Me and some friends play Heroclix and I'm considering entering the tournament.

    But I'll only be going if one of them goes. And I doubt that since one is getting married later this summer and the other is permanently broke. :(
  8. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    I'll go...wouldn't mind hitchiung a ride with someone for this one (I always drive)

    Other then 1 Hobbit, anyone from the usual SW celebrities going to be there?
  9. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Billy Boyd-wasn't he Merry in LOTR? If so he has the same birthday as me only a year older. (August 28th) Can you believe he's 35???

    Say, JW, did you go to Origins last year?


    Sal:
    No. Billy Boyd is Peregrin Took (Pippin). Dominic Monahan is Merriadoc Brandybuck (Merry). ;) But the two are quite similar, so it's very easy to confuse them. ;)

    And no. I didn't go last year. People went down on a Friday and I had to work. I am not much of any kind of gamer. I've played D&D once. And video games a handful of times. But I'm not big into comics either. ;)
    You going this year?
  10. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Heard this from some friends on the Farscape boards:
    Actor Sean Astin, best known to gamers as "Samwise Gamgee" in The Lord of
    the Rings film trilogy, will be the Guest of Honor at Origins this year. Mr.
    Astin graciously agreed to appear when the previous guest, Billy Boyd
    ("Pippin" from LotR) had to cancel due to his shooting schedule for another
    film.


    So Kim...looks like you get your wish! Nothing against Billy Boyd, but I'm more interested in meeting Sean Astin. he's been in several great movies, and his work as Sam deserved some serious consideration for an Oscar (like 1 more for ROTK would have killed someone)
  11. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Yes! [face_dancing]
    Sean Astin! [face_dancing]
    But whereas Pippin was going to be there Sun, Sean will be there Sat (or so is the plan currently)
    *bounces* I've wanted to meet him since I was 13!
    [face_dancing]

    Time to take back the Pippin figure and get a Samwise one! ;)
  12. TheRandomMenace Jedi Master

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    Sean Astin is the man... he's been in a slew of great films. This might be right before my first day of grad school, but sheesh, what a way to end my all-too-brief summer.
  13. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Is Billy Boyd still going to be there? I only noticed Sean Astin on their website's guest list.

    ~Doc_Bev
  14. JarJarJedi Force Ghost

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    :eek: Billy Boyd isn't going to be there? :_| That was the only reason why I was going to go down! :_| He is my favorite Hobbit! (But I guess Sean Austin is goo enough though... I like him second. :) (And Billy and Sean are my first and second favorite characters in LOTR. :D))
  15. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    I'll probably ask Sean to sign the standard 8X10 picture. I've got a nice collection of these started between Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, and various Star Wars celebrities.

    I'm still going...sounds like fun!
  16. skyedancer Jedi Knight

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    his work as Sam deserved some serious consideration for an Oscar
    Yes! I loved Sean Astin as Samwise and would be interested in attending (just to meet him) if I wasn't already committed to something else then! :(
    Oh, well, I'll keep watching ROTK. My R4 unit says: :rolleyes:
  17. Malo-ha Jedi Knight

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    Sean Austin? Noooooooooo.

    Figures, I'll be out of town. Would anyone be interested in getting an autograph for me?
  18. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    Sure. I will. :D
    *bounces* Now I have to figure out what to have him sign. [face_thinking]
  19. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    :_| I just realized that I agreed to work the morning of that Saturday! :_|

    Maybe I can push the time to earlier in the day. :(
  20. JarJarJedi Force Ghost

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    But wasn't the LOTR stuff going to be on Sunday? Like the panel?
  21. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    It says that he will be there Sat.
  22. Krash RSA Emeritus

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    Would anyone be interested in getting an autograph for me?
    I owe you a favor (Wayne/Scorpious) so I'll make sure you get one.

    So are we going Saturday now? I'm certian as "guest of honor" he'll be there the entire weekend. And if the LOTR panel is on Sunday...I would hope he is there for that. In fact, I hope he's signing autographs at all???
  23. Jade-Walker Jedi Master

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    From the Origins website:
    At this point, Sean Astin will be signing autographs and speaking about his filming experiences on Saturday.
    Keep tuned to the Origins Web site for more details.


    I am going to try to change the hours that I am working to 9-11am rather than 10-12. Then I have a chance of meeting Sean. I hope that any "talks" that he gives are in the afternoon. ;)
  24. Padawan92 Jedi Master

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    I just hope there isn't any long waits...I would rather of had Billy Boyd but Sean is just as good!!!


    Now I have to start saying for his autograph to go into my collection!!!! :D
  25. DonC Force Ghost

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    *reads Emily's post*


    I just hope there isn't any long waits



    *snickers*
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