FF:NSW Supanova convention, Peter Mayhew speaking

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  1. Cockatiel Jedi Knight

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    Are any of you guys n' gals going to Supanova?

    Supanova is a convention that deals with movies, pop culture, comics etc etc you know the run of the mill general convention.

    Here are a few vital bits of info to those interested:

    Where: Exhibition Centre Hall 4, Sydney Showground, Homebush, Sydney.

    When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April 10.00am ? 6.00pm

    Tickets: Available from Ticketek and at the door.

    Here's some reasons WHY to go to Supanova:
    (With more info included below pulled from their website, which is also below)

    = 1. STAR WARS EPISODE 2 SPECIAL =

    The Star Wars Episode 2: Attack of the Clones Hardcover is being released April 23rd for the RRP of $39.95. As a special available only at Supanova, you can reserve your copy for the awesome price of only $27.95!

    But there's more! On a huge selection of their Star Wars novels, again only at Supanova, buy any 2 and you get a third novel FREE!

    = 2. PANELS & SEMINARS =

    This is going to be soooooooo much fun.

    Every hour, on the hour, Supanova will be presenting the stars of its enormous guest-list for you, the fans, to ask questions, learn behind the scenes stuff, to find out what its all really about.

    Speakers will include?

    Peter Mayhew ? Chewbacca
    Yvonne Craig ? Batgirl
    Veronica Taylor ? Ash
    Stephanie Nadolny ? Gohan
    J.G. Hertzler ? General Martok
    Robert O?Reilly ? Chancellor Gowron
    Stephen Austin ? Ambassador Pak 'Ma 'Ra
    David Mack ? Kabuki
    Mark Millar ? Ultimate X-Men
    Frank Quitely ? New X-Men

    AND MORE!!!

    Specific time-slots will be announced closer to the Expo.

    So stay tuned.

    = 3. Peter Mayhew =

    Supanova is pleased to host our largest guest yet, all 7?3? of him, Peter Mayhew aka Chewbacca the Wookie from the original Star Wars trilogy.

    Peter Mayhew, inadvertently found himself catapulted into films when his photograph was noticed by the producers of Ray Harryhausen's Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger (1977), the producers casting Mayhew in the role of the minotaur.

    When writer/director George Lucas began searching for a tall actor who could accurately portray Chewbacca, he initially turned to David Prowse. The bodybuilder opted for the part of the sinister Darth Vader, leaving Lucas free to seek out Mayhew for the role of the Wookie.

    Once inside the costume, Mayhew created one of the trilogy's most memorable and popular characters. Although Chewie's vocalizations were later dubbed into the film in post-production, to cue his fellow actors Mayhew simulated the character's dialogue from within the mask. On set, he was known to growl, grunt, and shriek.

    After Jedi wrapped, with the exception of a phony taping of Larry King Live, Mayhew did not don the Wookie costume again until 1997, when he appeared on the annual MTV Movie Awards to accept the Lifetime Acheivement award to honour Chewbacca.

    Since ROTJ, Mayhew is often seen at Star Wars conventions and is a member of the "Men Behind the Masks", a group which also includes David Prowse, Kenny Baker, and Jeremy Bulloch. Mayhew also makes appearances at Children's Home and Hospitals, and often brings them toys.

    Mayhew currently lives in Texas when he's not touring. Mayhew is a Star Wars purist (Yea!), which means that he only believes what George Lucas writes in actual Star Wars, and everything else is someone else's take on the story. Mayhew enjoys the Star Wars toys and other merchandise, especially the art.

    All guests appear commitments pending. Autograph fee applies.

    ====== Supanova Ticket Prices =====

    Supanova tickets are available from Ticketek (keyword ? Supanova), so that you can save money and avoid the queue.

    Don?t say we didn?t warn you!

    For those who don?t get a chance to order their tickets in advance, Single Day Passes only will be available at the door.

    The following prices apply?

    2 Day Pass (only available from Ticketek)
    Adult: $20.00*
    Child**: $9.75* (under 5 free)

    Single Day Pass
    Adult: $11.00* / $13.50 at the door
    Child**: $5.65* / $7.50 at the door

    * $1.50 Booking Fee
  2. slaveone_2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 1, 2001
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    Well I'm going to it, if your going too we can meet up or something. This might get locked because of redundancy.
  3. Cockatiel Jedi Knight

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    I'm still contemplating whether to go to Supanova or not, I'm really only interesting in seeing what the Star Wars sellers have to sell, but with their already high prices plus a ticket price to get in it's something I'm weighing up heavily.

    BTW what's th protocol about locking for redundancy?
  4. slaveone_2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well there's already a Supernova thread, so that counts as redundancy here :)
  5. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

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    Redundancy! Hooray!

    Let's all sing the Redundancy song!

    It's Reduntant, it's Redundant!
    This thread...
    Is Redundant!

    -that was sarcasm-

    Generally, if there's already a thread within the first two pages of posts, then it's more than likely that a new post on that subject will be locked for redundancy, unless the content is varied enough to require a different thread.

    Edit - and on that note, I think it's about time we started a new "New Members - Sign in here" thread, since the old one is on page 6, and I mean, that's a bloody pain in the backside for new users. Or of course, we could leave it be and let new users post their own greeting thread, like they seem to be more than capable of doing.
  6. Cockatiel Jedi Knight

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    Whoops, here I thought I was announcing new news.

    Oh well, this thread is redundant then, just glad you guys know about Supanova, thought you might like it. ;)
  7. The_Poison_Monkey Jedi Master

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    Thread may be redundant, but this has s#@tloads more info than anything else did. they were all "Supanova is on, and some guy who was in a suit in star wars is gonna be there".

    Thanks for all the info, even tho I'm impoverished and prolly can't make it cos I'm also goin back to Armidale then....
  8. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

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    Agreed Sam, this thread makes all the others look.. well.. redundant. Hahahahaha.
  9. Shara_82 Administrator Emeritus

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    OK, Syrix, I think we can calm down now. The guy is new, he may not know the rules as well as some people do. If you see something redundant, come to me. There was no need for that.

    And Sam is right, this one DOES have a lot more info than the other one. As such, if no one minds, I may close the OTHER one, and leave the one with the info open. Any objections?
  10. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

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    Mar 25, 2001
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    Shara, I wasn't having a go at Cockatiel.

    Cockatiel, Sorry if it sounded like I was having a go at you.

    Just a bit of light hearted comedy, folks, nothin' more. Nothin' more...
  11. Cockatiel Jedi Knight

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    It's cool trust me, I knew you mean't it nicely.

    And I must say once again that this place is very "welcoming", thankyou all. ;)
  12. slaveone_2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 1, 2001
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    When do we cut out his liver?
  13. Shadowfire Force Ghost

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    Soon as I suck out his soul!
  14. Shara_82 Administrator Emeritus

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    I'm guessing that means there's no protests, then. ;)

    OK, I'll close the other one, redirect all traffic here. :)
  15. Cockatiel Jedi Knight

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    Always with the liver and souls with you cannibals.

    You should really try the ankle, you haven't lived until you've had a deep fried ankle with a side serving of fingers. ;)
  16. slaveone_2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 1, 2001
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    Nah, I like my human soft and squishy.
  17. Teknobabel Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 4, 2000
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    i'll get the sledge then
    back soon
  18. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Only in this forum can a thread go from Supernova to cannibalism. ;)
  19. Syrix_Kahl Jedi Master

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    Mar 25, 2001
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    The true test, Ki, would be to start a thread on cannibalism and see if it ends up on Supernova!
  20. Ki-Bara-Mundi Force Ghost

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    Yeah, I guess only the silly threads stay on topic.
  21. sirowein Jedi Knight

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    Hi Everyone,
    You may remember me from such posts as "Starwars event in Sydney" and the banned "Peter Mayhew is really going to Supanova". I have to concur with Shara this really does have much more info. Hopefully I will see you all there. It sounds cool.
  22. sirowein Jedi Knight

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    Mar 27, 2002
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    Oh and by the way I don't don't agree with any acts of canabalism, in fact it deeply offends me that people can be so blase about a problem that really affects poor third world countries. In fact I would like everyone to take part in my new sponsor a canabal fund. Send donations to
    Imacan Abal
    10 Just Kidding st
    Sydney 2000

    P.s. How many people are actually going to Supanova, seeing as this is the thread for it?
  23. slaveone_2 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 1, 2001
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    Well can I get a affirmative from the people that are going? We can meet up and you guys can buy me a beer or something :D
  24. Keith_Katarn Jedi Master

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    Jan 3, 2002
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    Yep, I'd like to give a big affirmative..... sorry, to cannibalism, not the Peter Mayhew thing. :p
  25. ROE_Biggs Jedi Master

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