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Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by rebeljediknight_88, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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    hey! i was thinking of attending the exhibition on sunday - the london orchestra is playing on the friday and there wil probs be partying on saturday!

    i was thinking of leaving just b4 or WHEN CE closed and heading straight over to the halls. does anybody else want to join me?
     
  2. LadyPoison

    LadyPoison Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I definitely wanna go visit the exhibition at some point too, so stick me down as a maybe :)
     
  3. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I really recommend going on a weekday if you can. I went on a Monday morning and just about had the place to myself. Some of the rooms are kinda small and it is hard to get a good angle for a pic of the displays. If it is crowded that will only make things worse.

    The venue is in the same area as the London Eye and the London Aquarium so you could easily make a day of it.
     
  4. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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    my thoughts were that sunday would be best as everybody else would prob have the same idea for the weekend and go on the friday or saturday!

    i think a list should be started and then we can work out where we can meet up etc

    Exhibition Trip:-
    Rebeljediknight
    LadyPoision - tbc
     
  5. Dark Lady Mara

    Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This would be after the convention closed for the day, right? If so, I might be interested.
     
  6. moosemousse

    moosemousse CR Emeritus: FF-UK South star 6

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    What exhibition is it?

    Also, London Orchestra, how much, when and where?
     
  7. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Though I have been once already, I am up for a group trip to this.

    Exhibition Trip - possibly Sunday 15th July?

    1. Rebeljediknight
    2. LadyPoision - tbc
    3. timbolton

    Mouse - the original exhibition thread is here - [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fanforce_star_wars_celebration_europe/b10764/26403906/p1/?14]here[/link]
    It's about £16.50 to get in btw.

    The concert (thread [link=http://boards.theforce.net/fanforce_star_wars_celebration_europe/b10764/26441179/p1/]here[/link]) is free - it's 7.30pm, Friday 13th July, at Canary Wharf - a few stops down on the Docklands Light Railway.
     
  8. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    This sounds a lot like the John Williams concert that was done in Canada Square a couple of years back, that was great fun.

    1. Rebeljediknight
    2. LadyPoision - tbc
    3. timbolton
    4. SithLordDarthRichie

    I'd be up for the exhibition also.
     
  9. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Because Flo and I have to leave on Sunday evening and we don't want to miss too much of the CE, I would like to know if it's possible to go to the SW Exhibition on Thursday. Does anyone know the opening times for Thursday? [face_batting]

    Thanks. :)
     
  10. LAJ_FETT

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

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    [link=http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/weird_wonderful/star_wars.htm]Here's[/link] the website for the exhibition. It opens at 10am. I might be wandering around there at some point on the Thursday as well with a friend from the US. We were thinking of doing that and the Gentle Giant event at Forbidden Planet.
     
  11. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks, LAJ! :)

    We'll think about going there on Thursday then - depends on the time we need at the airport and so on. ;)

    Has anyone been at the Exhibition already? How much time do we need at least? (Just in case we won't be able to go there early and only one or two hours are left.)
     
  12. LAJ_FETT

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

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    I went in early May and spent about an hour or so wandering around (and managed to miss a whole room - the Padme room). I'd have been there longer but it wasn't real crowded and the 'gift shop' is just a glorified snack stand-type vehicle outside at the exit. The building the exhibit is in is a former government building and Westminster Council wouldn't let them sell stuff inside. I bought a T-shirt but that was about it. The only figures they had were a few Kotobukiya ones. If you want figures & stuff head for Forbidden Planet afterward.
     
  13. rebeljediknight_88

    rebeljediknight_88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Hmmmm. i had the idea eailer that it might be easier to go on the thursday for me - i have college on the monday and cant miss my train home - i will look into it...

    Skiara let me let me know when u think you might head there on the thursday - im torn atm...
     
  14. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    David, right now we don't know if we are going to the Exhibition, because on the one hand we (Flo and I) would like to meet the other FFer joining them on their way to the Forbidden Planet and on the other hand we aren't sure how interesting the Exhibition is, especially since we are at the CE during the whole weekend. But in the case we change our mind, I'll let you know. :)
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

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

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    If you want to see some pics I took at the exhibit, go [link=http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/LAJFETT/SWexhibit/]here[/link]. Ignore the first pic of the life-size Animated Leia - it was in the window at FP when I went afterward so I took a pic for the Collecting folks. I apologize for the flash reflection - the exhibit is dark and it was hard to get an angle where it didn't reflect.
     
  16. Skiara

    Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~ star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Thanks a lot for the pics, Laj! :)
    They give an idea of the Exhibition. :)
     
  17. LAJ_FETT

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

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    There's quite a bit more than that but the other pics I took came out really crappy. That's one reason why I want to go again!
     
  18. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    I was going to post these in another thread I am doing, but it's more appropriate here. These are pics taken from the show ...

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  19. Qui-Gina-Jinn

    Qui-Gina-Jinn Jedi Master star 4

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    I think it could be cool going there.

    Sabine, I might want to join you if you're going on thursday. I'll be arriving on wednesday, so I'll have plenty of time thursday ;)
     
  20. RedGold

    RedGold Jedi Master star 4

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    Darn it, my ticket is to get to London late on Thursday... but it's open ended, I could go see it on Monday if I wanted 'a day of it'. But then I'd have to get back because work on the Tuesday, see what my co-workers have screwed up while I was gone.

    I'm all for going one of the days after the con with a group if that's the plan!
     
  21. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Thursday is out for me tbh, since I'll be escorting people from city centre to ExCel and hotels. But don't change plans if it suits people to go on Thurs, remember I have been once, but I would be happy to go again one of the days I am there.
     
  22. LadyPoison

    LadyPoison Jedi Youngling star 1

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    What sorta train ticket is it? Most of em you can use pretty much all day apart from the early morning commuter trains. Soz, i work at a train station, and I have a habit of going into train geek mode :p
     
  23. RedGold

    RedGold Jedi Master star 4

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    hehehe, not a problem, I get the same way about movie cinema's as I used to manage one!

    I'll send you a PM with the details!
     
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