~**Star Wars Celebration III**~

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  1. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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    The TF.N board for Celebration III opened today, so I took that as my cue to begin our own thread on the con.

    I will be transcribing any information I think is useful from the TF.N board, in addition to other locations and posting the information in this thread.

    Any questions, comments, requests, etc. You know how to contact me. :)

    TheForce.net Celebration III Forum
  2. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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    I am copy/pasting Ultimuez's excellent Celebration III FAQ:

    Where:
    The Indianapolis Convention Center and RCA Dome
    100 South Capitol Avenue
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
    United States of America

    Official Site of the Indianapolis Convention Center

    For Reference:
    DownTown Map Edited
    Convention Center 1st Floor Map
    Vendors & Exhibit Hall Detail Map
    C2 Convention Center 2nd Floor Map
    GenCon 2003 Exhibit Hall Map

    When:
    From April 21st to the 24th 2005

    How Much:
    Per Steve Sansweet's 1/28/04 Hyperspace chat, tickets are expected to go on sale by the end of this summer. At that time, the block of hotel rooms will be made available for fans to reserve.

    Outside of the C3 Hotel Block, most hotels will not take reservations more than a year into the future. Different hotels have different policies, but that seems to be the general response.

    Ticket Price is still to be determined
    Since last time it was $75 for three days, I'm expecting a $100 full event pass.

    C2 Prices:
    3 Day Pass - $75 Adult, $35 Child (Ages 6-12), Children under 6 Free

    1 Day Pass - $30 Adult, $15 Child (Ages 6-12), Children under 6 Free

    How:
    Depending on where you come from, Car, Train or Plane might be the best ideas.

    Why:
    To celebrate our passion for Star Wars and meet other Star Wars Fans from around the world.

    Who:
    All Star Wars Fans.

    And these honorable guests

    Useful links to these parts of the boards

    Hotels and Accomodations

    Fanforce Party Information

    SW-C3 activities

    SW-C3 guests wishlist

    SW-C3 Store speculations

    Stay in Indianapolis:
    From April 20th to the 25th 2005 (The day before to the day After the convention.)

    The Two closest hotel from the convention are the Hyatt and the Westin. They are both linked to the Convention Center by a skywalk which allows you to move back and forth easily during the day. The Marriot is also fairly close and has a skywalk linked to the Convention Center.

    Even tough we recommend that you wait for the Official Housing Bureau to open their reservation bureau, you can always check out each hotel price at their respective website.

    Here you'll also find interesting place to go, see and most certainly stop by while in Indianapolis.

    Transport:

    The best way to get to Indianapolis without too much stress is by air. Then from the airport to your Hotel by Taxi
    Taxi: $20 USD (x2 back and forht = $40 )
    Plane: Prices vary between $300 and $500

    Remember you may need to use the Taxi more than once if you plan on sightseeing and partying late.

    Food:

    Convention attendee will tell you how easy it is not to eat during the course of a convention.

    However you must make sure to eat at least two meals a day.

    A healty Breakfast is therefore Mandatory and will get you going trough the day. Then you can have a little bag of mixed nuts and a can of pop in the middle of the day to get you going and Enjoy a very nice supper with your friends after con hours.

    The Convention Center has
  3. PetraPanther Jedi Knight

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    Sweet. Thanks for passing on the info, very helpful in planning everything out.
  4. GentleBant Force Ghost

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  5. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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    Thanks, GB. I was looking for this the other day...
  6. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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    Information on badge and hotel registration, which starts on Sep. 27th, may be found HERE
  7. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Thanks, Keiran!

    Let the preparations, begin!
  8. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Working from this list...still some availability:
    Accomodations
  9. Larena_Jade Jedi Master

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  10. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    How's the search going, everyone?
  11. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    OK, the roommie and I (HandmaidenAnde) are staying at the Hilton Downtown (née the Adams Mark Downtown)...unless we can find a way to stay at our beloved Westin. :~D

    Avg rate turned out to be 189 per night, full breakfast included on Thursday and Friday, and according to the clerk I talked to, it's 3 blocks to the Convention Center, and nearly adjacent to the mall.
  12. marmakecam Jedi Master

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    That's not too bad at all. I'll let you know when I find out more about my hotel status and whether I'll have an extra Westin room.
  13. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Oh, we loved the Westin. :~D If it opened up, we'd definitely cancel our Hilton. :~)

    One good thing about the Hilton...right by the mall! ;~)
  14. Keiran_Horn Jedi Master

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    I'm still holding on to Matt's bathtub, otherwise it's way too expensive for me anywhere really. :(
  15. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Keiran, catch me online sometime, let me know what you want in a hotel, how far, how much, etc., and I'll help you find something.
  16. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    i started a thread in the pacific region board: http://boards.theforce.net/Pacific_Regional_Discussion/b10049/17490058/?0 about fanforce chapters that are going to Celebration III and the possibility to have a fan club table there to represent the Pacific Region fan force chapters...

    please post your thoughts.

    james (san diego)
  17. marmakecam Jedi Master

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    That's just awesome, I just replied to the original post. We'll talk about this at the next meeting but I'm sure you guys will be into this.
  18. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    any word on your involvement in the Pacific Region fan club table?
  19. marmakecam Jedi Master

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    About that, I need a little info from you guys. I need to give jawajames a contact person and two references. I can be the contact but since I'm supposed to be working the Lucasfilm booth and won't be able to work our booth it might make more sense to have someone else be the contact. So, any volunteers? Make it snappy guys, the deadline is really soon and I want to get back to him in a day or two.
  20. YoungJedi11 Jedi Grand Master

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    You can give me if no one else does it, I'm just not too sure on what I'm going to be doing about getting there...
  21. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    Let me know what it entails, and I might be able to do it. :~)
  22. marmakecam Jedi Master

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    Things have changed so I don't think we have to worry about that stuff:

    >>>
    about the table:

    right now, since not many people are interested in having to spend time at the table, i'm thinking of having an unstaffed table. basically it would have flyers from various clubs, and a generic sign-in form for potential members that gets dropped into a drop box which is emptied every night. 'staff' people would periodically swing by the table to make sure that the area is tidy, add more flyers from storage if a pile is out or low, and set up/take down. if someone wanted to have 'office hours' to actually talk with potential members, we could have them when people are free.

    about needing contacts and references:

    to apply for a table, they request at least two contact personnel (me and someone else who will be there) with contact information.

    each of those contact personnel need references - like job references.. someone to vouch for the character of the contact. the references would also need to provide contact info, although i doubt that they will actually be contacted.. who knows?

    anyone want to step up and be a contact for this table with me?
    >>>

    I volunteered but hopefully someone else does it. I'm going to be busy enough as it is.
  23. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    marmekam,
    thanks for volunteering... i do have another lead, but having your contact info and personal/business reference can't hurt at this point...
  24. marmakecam Jedi Master

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    I sent you that info... GB I used you as my reference. :)
  25. GentleBant Force Ghost

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    LOL--cool. :~)

    I should be able to "float" at the table--stop by, check in, etc.
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