Tucson Reid Park Zoo Howl-O-Ween 2007!!

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  1. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Ok, this is happeneing! I contacted Jed Dodds the Education Director II who I thoroughly scared by contacting him this early! He had to double check what month he was in! Anyways:


    Dates: October 26th, 27th, 28th (a Friday-Sunday)

    Time: When the sun goes down (specific time pending)

    Location: Reid Park Zoo 1100 S. Randolph way

    Location within the zoo: Same as last year, by the Pola Bear Enclosure, this is great becuase it is close to the back gate, parking, and our changing location is pending since they condemned the trailer last year, probably the restrooms by our area.

    Backdrop: From Jed: "We would love to have you and your crew come again for the event. So it is up to you what you want to do as far as backdrops and or props, it is still a little
    early but I am going to assume that we will put you guys in the same spot. So
    you know how much room you had last year and that will probably be the same this
    year. "

    Areas of concern:
    Weapons! Anything that looks remotley real cannot be held or displayed, and of course pointed. She said props and weapons that are obviosly fantasy based like lightsabers are fine, but nothing that looks like a gun, or blaster, and Jango's blasters. Any weapons that are questionable must be preapproved.

    This is THE BIGGEST event of the year because over 7000 people or more will see us, see our banners, get cards, and some will want to join.

    Yes this is a costuemd event becuase it is Haloween based, BUT THIS IS A FAN FORCE EVENT. We need non-cotumed Fan Force Members to get the point across that we are promoting the FAN CLUB, and are not stricly costumed based. Plus there are so many peple we really need non-helmeted wranglers, picture takers, candy distributors etc. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. This event will not succeed without the non-costumers.
    The only thing I ask if the one unifying theme of T-shirts.
  2. jedirevan1 Jedi Master

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    Mar 4, 2006
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    Since I missed last year, I am going to be there. I'll be wearing Revan one night for sure, and I'll go Jedi one night to help out with wrangling, candy, or whatever is needed.
  3. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    Feb 2, 2006
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    Lots of time for plnning yes this is good. So new backdrop designs need designed so we can build and plety of time for those that need and or want to get time off from work!

    Thank you sooo much Dustin!
  4. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Jul 12, 2005
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    I still hav the mini backdrop we used for the light parade, that is already a starfirled, and has the websight painted on the bottom. I could modify it intot he promotion board with pics from our events etc, or somethig else.
  5. akala_kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 30, 2007
    i would love to help out as a non-costumed member but i don't have a shirt yet
  6. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Dec 22, 2003
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    Welcome akala_kenobi

    Any Star Wars shirt will do, the zoo event is not for another 5 months, pleanty of time to get Tucson Fan Force shirt. We might even ahve to make another run of them, your not the first person to ask about them.
  7. Mugen Jedi Master

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    May 7, 2005
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    That is a great idea Hal. I happen to know a certain someone who would like a few shirts.
  8. akala_kenobi Jedi Padawan

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    Mar 30, 2007
    cool i have a lot of shirts to choose from then.
  9. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    we'd definetly love to have you, even though this is a halloween event this event focuses on businesses and clubs around Tucson that set up space and displays to mbasically meet the public, so its our best "recruiting" opportunity, and just a blast when kids and parents see us!
  10. thatsMISTERwookiee Jedi Master

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    Nov 12, 2005
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    So once again, only Jedi and Sith can have weapons. Well, I'll bring a secret weapon that none of you can defeat. Wookiee odor!
  11. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Jul 12, 2005
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    yeah but do you have to bring it AEVERY event?!? [face_devil]


    Anyone have backdrop/set proposals?
  12. PikeKrzoick Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 15, 2006
    Hey There!

    It's still a little far away to know my work schedule, but I'd sure like to join you guys again this year if you have room for another Stormtrooper.

    But now that I think about it, somebody in the group must know my schedule before me, because EVERY monthly meeting gets put on a day or time that I can't attend.

    ..very funny...whoever you are! Anyway, I'll be watching.
  13. Mugen Jedi Master

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    Heck yeah, the more the merrier!
  14. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    If you can come please do, it's always a total blast!
  15. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Please start posting display ideas, and your suggestions for a planning meeting date.
  16. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Other than making another wood based backdrop, what about a painted canvas one we can hang?
  17. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    I suggest a planning meeting on a friday eveing the first one in august.....
  18. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    Here's my idea

    [image=http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a322/TucsonFanForce/Random%20TFF%20Pictures/Backdropidea1.jpg]
  19. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Nice idea but seems awfully elaborate
  20. thatsMISTERwookiee Jedi Master

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    So, are we having a "planning" meeting for the Howl-o-ween event this Friday/weekend or not? We've only got less than three months to plan and execute any and all ideas for this event.

    Dustin, I'm confused as to what you are planning to project on the screen in your design. Don't forget we will have to take home the projector every night, and remember that last year on Saturday it RAINED.
  21. hal9k1 Jedi Master

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    Dec 22, 2003
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    I know already I can't make it Friday night, I work Saturday but daytime so I should be good on the rest of weekeknd.
  22. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    If a meeting was set for this weekdn I didnt knwo abut it, but van make it saturday if we wnt to have an informal get together to brainstorm somewhere.

    I would hook up my portable dvd player to the projector and play last years video I made. It is really not that elaborate since we alreayd have three starfield backdrops, wed jsut need one more and then hang something to project onto between them.
  23. _Anakin_Vader_ Jedi Knight

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    Mar 8, 2005
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    We have an unconfirmed Minis event Saturday night at Chris' place, so you guys could come along and do it then...
  24. dialswiftjustice Force Ghost

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    time?
  25. firstsonofsolo Jedi Master

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    whenever I will be home all day unless i am at the dump........
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