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Star Wars Characters Summertime Promotional Tour Coming to Charlotte

Discussion in 'Greenville, NC' started by Dal--Intrepid, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 13, 2002
    Oh look . . . something else happening in Charlotte. Has everyone forgotten that Raleigh is our state capital? (And they're only roughly an hour away? :p ) Here's the story . . .


    Star Wars Characters Begin Summertime Road Trip
    August 04, 2006

    It's a summertime tradition whose origins date back to a long time ago: the road trip. This year, residents of a galaxy far, far away are taking part in the quintessential American experience.

    From August 22 to September 11, three favorite characters from the Star Wars saga will visit 11 cities throughout the U.S. Along for the cross-country ride: Chewbacca, Han Solo's faithful Wookiee co-pilot; Darth Vader, the Dark Lord of the Sith; and Wicket, the fierce-yet-cuddly Ewok. They'll meet fans, see sights and celebrate the simultaneous September 12 release of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi on DVD, from Lucasfilm Ltd. and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, and the LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy videogame, from LucasArts and TT Games. The DVDs are available for a limited time -- only through Dec. 31.

    The journey kicks off August 22 in Miami and ends September 10 in San Diego. During the road trip, characters will visit Niagara Falls, take in some Major League and AAA baseball, attend a Las Vegas wedding and get a glimpse of the Johnson Space Center -- among a host of activities. They also will take time out to spend time with patients in children's hospitals in many of the cities.

    "We receive countless letters and e-mails from people who tell us how much they love Star Wars, and we wanted to give fans a chance to meet their favorite characters and get a unique kind of Star Wars experience," said Tom Warner, Senior Director of Marketing for Lucasfilm Ltd.

    Throughout the 11-city road trip, Star Wars fans will want to keep their eyes peeled and their cameras ready: By submitting their best pictures of the characters and themselves (or family members) to, they could win a trip for four to the ultimate Star Wars event -- Celebration IV, to be held in May 2007 in Los Angeles -- or copies of the DVDs and videogame. (Full details of the Star Wars: Bringing it Home contest and official rules, click here.)

    Scheduled cities and dates* are:

    Miami -- Aug. 22
    Louisville -- Aug. 24
    Charlotte, NC -- Aug. 25
    Columbus, Ohio -- Aug. 26
    Portland, Ore. -- Aug. 27
    Seattle -- Aug. 28
    Houston -- Sept. 3
    Kansas City -- Sept. 4
    Buffalo, NY -- Sept. 6
    Las Vegas -- Sept. 9
    San Diego -- Sept. 11
    As the road trip progresses, full plans for each city will be available here at Keep checking back!

    * As with any summertime road trip, unanticipated events could cause changes in the schedule; keep up to date at


    So anyway, no specifics on what event they'll be doing in Charlotte yet. And it's not even really the actors or anything, just somebody wearing a costume, but it's kind of cool that NC made the list anyway. Still, I am morally opposed to the crappy DVD release they will be promoting.
  2. The_Green_Ranger

    The_Green_Ranger Jedi Youngling star 1

    Nov 18, 2004
    yeah the same crappy one people have been begging for for years and years. We're lucky to have this. There was no animorphic wide screen transfers and dolby digital 5.1 surround sound in the 70's, we got what we asked for.
  3. Dal--Intrepid

    Dal--Intrepid Jedi Master star 5

    Mar 13, 2002
    No, we asked for the best possible presentation of the unaltered versions, not a glorified laserdisc rip. If they want to release this crappy version and call it original, then they might as well put hairs and dust on the release and pour sticky Coke on my floor, so it'll be exactly how it was when I saw it. If I truly thought this was the last time we'll hear about this, I wouldn't care nearly as much. But we all know, they'll release the unaltered ones in a few years with a proper transfer, so they're just gouging a little extra money in the meantime before then. [face_money_eyes]
  4. TuskenFan

    TuskenFan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 5, 2005
    Hey Dal, I see you know about this already. I have been posting in the other NC and SC boards to let them know. Maybe we can get a decent size group to come out...
  5. TuskenFan

    TuskenFan Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jan 5, 2005
    Ok, sorry for the double post but it has been confirmed with Jeremy at It is NOT going to be the actors but just people dressed in costumes. Details were kinda sketchy and I guess I jumped the gun. If people are still interested in going, the Charlotte FanForce will be going and it would be great to make some new friends.
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