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SWC19 Star Wars Celebration 2019 (social thread)

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Disciple-of-Tython, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    ExCel also has a Starbucks nearby - you pass it on the way from the DLR train. I'm not really a coffee drinker but my partner needed his morning hit.
     
  2. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This is why I really liked the wristband system in London. It got most of the queuing out of the way in advance of the show opening each day. After that you only spent more time queuing if you wanted a closer seat, you could walk up 15 minutes before the panel and know you had a seat.

    I know some people don't like having to overnight but let's be honest for a moment, the queues are going to happen anyway for major panels, better to provide a safe environment for it. The wristbands just mean you can get a guaranteed seat at a second panel so you spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the rest of what Celebration has to offer.

    I know it went crazier in Orlando because more fans were prepared to queue longer and the room capacity was smaller but (IMO) I've still not seen a better solution offered.

    At London I pretty much lived on cereal bars and snacks during the day then a decent meal in the evenings. There was an Italian outside the queue hall that was pretty reasonable and also the only place to stay open overnight so they must have made a killing that first night!
     
  3. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 1

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    It's true that you can get so caught up in trying to make the panels and exclusive lines that one can forget to eat! when I was in Indianapolis way back in the 90's, we waited all night in the rain, hale and such for G.L. the next day. when we finally got into the convention center-soaked and cold but still full of spirit, we sat down-on the floor and a person in our group, don't ask me how, entered with a large cooler full of food and drinks! there ,we had a small 'dinner'! where we were sitting, up against some double doors that lead into a connecting hall. the doors were unlocked and we heard from a member who had a map of the building, that G.L. would be coming down that hall for the panel! we would peek from the door and watch. then,at 7:30 AM, the doors were locked! we went in LAST,after everyone else from the outside of the Con.center. not fair!
     
  4. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 1

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    I was reading some of the earlier posts on location of Cele. and think that it'll be in Anaheim, why? it Anaheim's turn to host it due to the last Cele. being in Orlando and Star Wars Land is opening in Anaheim. a Disney thing.... Have any of you looked at the new and improved Anaheim Con. center? I looked on Google Earth and on the site, a little bit bigger, but the old 'clamshell" is still being used. I found that the upper tiers of the "shell" were the best for viewing the action below, better than the VIP area. got a panoramic picture from above. The Gut trucks were fun but the exhaust wasn't! it was best to get your food and move away from the trucks-fresh air! How many remember the Cele. at the L.A. convention center? very exciting one!
     
  5. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    TFN Main has posted a clip of Donald Glover being hounded for autographs in an airport. Someone asks him if he will be at Celebration and he says 'Yes'. See the story at the link. (Also, the header on the story says Anaheim).
     
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  6. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    The Anaheim image means absolutely nothing.

    I wouldn't read much into what Glover said. He's just trying to get rid of a fan stalking him at the airport. He may ultimately be there, he may not.
     
  7. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Chicago.
    April 11-15
    Tickets June 5 1:00 ET
     
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  8. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well that was unexpected!

    Like Anakin says - "this is where the fun begins!"

    The countdown is ON!!!
     
  9. TK--421

    TK--421 Jedi Master star 2

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    Wow we were all wrong on our predictions.. Chicago eh? Some new places to try.
     
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  10. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hotel rates aren't up yet, but you can sign up to be notified when they are.

    By the way...can a mod update the thread title?
     
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  11. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Spring time baby! I'm going! Yes!!!
     
  12. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm going to start looking at hotels...

    Any body have any recommendations?

    Edit: There doesn't seem to be much in the immediate surrounding vicinity.
     
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  13. TK--421

    TK--421 Jedi Master star 2

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    Reedpop is definitely hosting again.

    For all you people already thinking hotels, it's the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Marriott Marquis are the close ones. After that it gets far and/or expensive.
     
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  14. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Those dates can't be right, can they? The 15th would be Monday.
     
  15. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    That was unexpected, and I was just going to bed when the I got a message from our travel group.

    From now on it's time to split up the discussion a bit, keep this as the general social thread, but hotels and other things should have their own threads.
     
  16. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    Now that you mention it....
     
  17. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    There really is nothing other than those two, and they're expensive. I might have to go with being further away.
     
  18. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Five days?!
     
  19. groove790

    groove790 Jedi Knight

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    Of course the announcement comes on a day that I'm totally swamped and I'm not looking at any of the news feeds for any information.

    Chicago is a decent choice though. I think that it should have been there a long time ago. I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able toto ma this one.
     
  20. Darth Chiznuk

    Darth Chiznuk Superninja of New Films star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Chicago is even better for me than Orlando would have been! So yep I'll be attending my second Celebration next year! [face_dancing]
     
  21. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah. Chicago hotels are super expensive.
     
  22. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Master star 4

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    And there really is nothing in close by other than those two right next to it.
     
  23. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah hotel selection sucks :(
     
  24. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Yeah, I've stayed in the loop area when I've gone to Chicago, but that's a bit north. I'm not familiar with this area.
     
  25. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I was looking forward to Anaheim, but I've only changed planes in Chicago so it will be nice to see some of the city. I'm planning on arriving on Monday and leave on Tuesday.