SW in TO?!?!?!?

Discussion in 'Toronto, ON' started by Jedi_Sheridan, Mar 26, 2001.

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  1. Jedi_Sheridan Jedi Master

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    Ok there is obviously a large enough fan base but for some reason Toronto never seems to me to get any of the big events(minus the EP1 sneak preveiw). I could just be missing something here but we never get a convetnion or any of the stuff the Us gets...This could be that I am just bitter this morning but I think that we need some sort of convetntion or something...I will start a petition here for anyone that wants to have some big event come to TO...any followers?
  2. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    I'd like the 'Magic and Myth' exhibit come to T.O, its been making its rounds everywhere else.
  3. Ryallt Jedi Knight

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    Simple reasons we don't get big SW events in T.O.:

    1) We're in Canada, and the American view of the universe tends to stop at the Great Lakes =)

    2) With the exchange rate the way it is, the income they'd make off a T.O. event woudn't be enough to warrent setting up the exhibit here, when they could make twice as much setting it up in, say, Washington and get American dollars PLUS the hardcore Canadian fans coming down anyway. It's a sad fact that LFL's entire motivation these days is financial.

    I'd happily sign a petition though... just to make the point that Canadian SW fans contribute a great deal to the take-home pay of ILM and Hasbro executives as well ;)

    My my... I DID wake up cynical this morning didn't I? Must be because we're shooting the live action for Legacy tomorrow and I've got my "total abject doom" hat on that all directors wear *laughs*

    Kev
  4. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Also, you forget America a population of roughly 300 million.
    Canada has 30 million. They have the population to support a fan base large enough for these conventionss. We simply don't. We are too spread out. :(
  5. Jedi_Sheridan Jedi Master

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    Ok perhaps i jumped the gun...I do feel though that we are overlooked because we are canucks and seem to be second or third class people to our neighbours to the south...I just wanted to get some enthusiasm going and perhpas have something cspecial happen for the TO fans...


    NEW SUGGESTION: perhaps an all canadian event with just canadian vendors and such...we can even celebrate the Casting of felow canuck Christiansen and other cast members (Though i don't know of any my self...)

    Comments???
  6. Jedi_Sheridan Jedi Master

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    One question for all...
    Are there any events known of coming up for the GTA...
    Are u guys getting 2getherfor EP2?
    If so tell me...i want to join up if possbile
  7. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    We'll be getting together for:

    Toronto Trek Convention near the end of July (??)
    Cinefex Anime/Scifi con near the end of August.

    Episode II, there will be a line. We begun discussions on some things about the line up, but I doubt things will truly kick into high gear until at least until January/ February 2002, if the organization of the first line up is any indication, which worked quite well.

    Plus there will be movie nights, usually on a Friday or Saturday,

    Pearl Harbour, Shrek, Planet of the Apes, etc...

    just watch the boards...
    and if anyone can fill in more details about the cons and others, feel free.
  8. YoungJediNiagara RSA Emeritus FF Canada

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    Hi,
    We are also Planing a charity event surrounding the release of Episode II in St. Catharines. Come check out the home page.
  9. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Aha! A lurker!
    There is an anniversary line planned by our line mate Nina, though it has not been "officially" announced yet. She lives in the beaches across from Coxwell station.

    Toronto Trek is July 20-22 this year and will be held at the Regal Constellation near the airport 900 dixon Rd.) for info on who the guest star are please visit their website.

    http://tcon.icomm.ca

    And in case anyone hasn't heard Canada did win the bid, not for the Olympics but something much more important, the bid to hold World Con, the world's largest Science fiction Convention for 2003. Which will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

    http://www.torcon3.on.ca
    It's about time we toot our Canadian horn.
  10. SLam Jedi Knight

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    Don't forget SFX2001 (Aug 24-26):
    http://www.hobbystar.com/sfx/sfxmain.html

    Have you seen the web pages on the past "WorldCon" cons? The Con doesn't look all that impressive.
  11. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    I think part of the reason we don't get these kind of events is the attitude that we aren't good enough to host them.

    I think if the World Scifi con is here, biggest city in Canada, potential hosts to the olympics, I think we should at least get Magic and Myth (amongst other events.)

    I will ask in the 'Ask the Jedi Council' when can we expect 'Magic and Myth in T.O', at least they'll know we want it.

    Do we? has anyone ever been? its seemed really cool to me.
  12. EchoBase Jedi Knight

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    It would be nice to get some attention up here.
  13. Jedi_Sheridan Jedi Master

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    I say we dump the damned olympics and put our efforts in hosting a SW event...afterall, it is a proven fact that every city that hosts the olympics just end up losing money...


    Long Live TO!
  14. Adam-the-Indifferent Jedi Master

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    goverments will lose your money anyhow, so why not waste it on something the world can enjoy

    "alright, abortions for some and mini-american flags for others"
  15. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Luckily, I don't think Canada is going to get the Olympic's. it's just a Mel Lastman pipe dream.
    As for world con not being impressive, it will be twice to three times the size of Toronto Trek. If the only science fiction you enjoy is Star Wars, you might be disappointed however, if you enjoy various shows, gaming and reading, you will enjoy it a lot more. It has a far wider fan base.
  16. THEREALSHMII Jedi Master

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    Luckily, I don't think Canada is going to get the Olympic's. it's just a Mel Lastman pipe dream.
    As for world con not being impressive, it will be twice to three times the size of Toronto Trek. If the only science fiction you enjoy is Star Wars, you might be disappointed however, if you enjoy various shows, gaming and reading, you will enjoy it a lot more. It has a far wider fan base.
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