SWP at the 1st Philippine Toy and Collectible Convention

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  1. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Hey, all. As you've read in the past reports of SWP Assemblies, we have been talking about participating in the upcoming Toy and Collectible Convention.

    I've just gotten confirmation from Master Jedinov yesterday that the event is finally pushing through on October 26, 2002, and will be held at the Megatrade Hall Function Rooms.

    SWP will have a booth at the convention. So we need people to help us out with setting up, planning, and preparations. If you are in the Philippines and would like to help, please check back here for more details. We are planning an emergency assembly on October 5 or 6. Details on that will be posted ASAP.

    Meanwhile, please post any suggestions you may have about the convention in this thread.

    This will be our first official activity as an official Fanforce chapter, so we have to do good.

    Looking forward to your responses. :)
  2. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    Am I actually replying to myself?!?! Where IS everybody?

    Oh, well, for anyone who wants to help us plan the upcoming convention, there will be an assembly this Saturday, 3PM at Podium (that's the mall at the back of Megamall). We will fill you in as to exact details later on, but please mark your calendars. Thanks. :D
  3. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    Jan 13, 2002
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    They're all at the Yahoogroups.

    Hmm...

    Wait, is that final? I'll give Fanforce the heads up already.

  4. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    Final details for the Assembly

    WHAT: 4th SWP Assembly

    WHEN: Saturday, October 5, 2002, 3PM

    WHERE: Starbucks at Podium (we'll be sharing space with TPTS people because of common members)

    AGENDA: Planning for SWP involvement in the 1st Philippine Toy and Collectibles Convention; other group issues and concerns

    If you need other details, please send your questions by e-mail to:
    swpjedicouncil@starwarsphilippines.cjb.net

    If you may need help in finding us during the meeting, you can leave your mobile phone number with me either by PM or by e-mail to the above address. Your number will not be given to other people without your permission.

    Thanks guys, and hope to see you there!

    Aids! You can send these details na. Thanks.

  5. StompboXX Jedi Knight

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    Sent!


    I still have to learn to customize these forums though...
  6. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Thanks, Aids.

    BTW, what happened to your cute Yoda avatar? :) I think they switched folders eh, had to find that gorgeous Anakin avatar and reset my profile. ;)


  7. hat_tr1ck Jedi Knight

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    Who's willing to use his/her PC and printer to print up a couple of SWP posters and maybe 250 SWP calling cards? We have to cram into the cards all the necesary details of the group, like the Yahoo! group address, this TF.N forum and our future website.

    Also, we have to make it really colorful to attract attention to our group. We can't have a plain white calling card with black colored fonts now, can we? What would that say of our little band of rebels?

    We could probably buy SW movie posters to decorate our booth with, and the really serious collectors in our group could also lend a couple of their rare/unique items from their collection, like Eva's Mask of Vader action-figure case and Ginny's Jorge Sacul figure. Or if we support piracy, we could probably sell pirated AOTC movies too... :D

    But hell, Aids' kneeling around all day in a Yoda costume is probably enough to attract everyone's attention.
  8. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Imperial Senator! We already have a calling card designed by Laurice before she left. It's FABULOUS. ;) Check out the files section if you want to view it. I would gladly print them, unfortunately, my printer chose this time to bog down. :D

    Could you write those ideas down so we can throw them on the table on Saturday? :)

  9. hat_tr1ck Jedi Knight

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    I think I saw the card's design already. And if my memory serves me right, it was just a plain white card with black-colored fonts on it. It would look a lot better if we could incorporate the SWP logo on it, or maybe even my SWP-Boba Fett logo. :D
  10. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    It is a plain white card with the logo on one side, and info on the other. :D

    You'll see the hardcopy on Saturday....



  11. jedinov Jedi Padawan

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    Jan 4, 2001
    Hey, friends!

    the convention is going along at full steam. Just to let you know, I'm part of a group called Collectibles Unlimited, the organizers for this event, and all systems are go. I just had an idea though about the Star Wars Booth. Maybe we can ask some of the more affluent members of the group to sponsor the booth. I can provide some media coverage for the convention and sponsors will definitely get some mileage from this especially SW Phil. Para lang we don't have to worry about the rental fee and other expenses like poster printing, etc. Any ideas?
    By the way, each booth will be provided with just one table, 2 feet by 6 feet. We can bring other stuff like cabinets, display racks and standees, as long as we don't overshoot our area and we don't tape stuff to the walls.
  12. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    Thanks to all the folks who attended the Planning Assembly for SWP's participation in the 1st Philippine Toys and Collectibles Convention:

    Master Cholo
    Master Adrian
    Imperial Senator Patrick
    Ulan
    Rachel

    And it's great to have new faces at the Assembly:

    Auey
    Oneal
    Pow
    Armand

    And those who were in Middle Earth but were with us in spirit....

    May Anne
    Miao
    Karen

    Thanks everyone! Master Adrian will fill you in on the details of the assembly. :) See you all soon! The Convention will be exciting and lots and lots of fun. :D



  13. DARTHMAULDER Jedi Master

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    Nov 16, 2000
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    I guess we'll all be in the conention.

    Me and my friends will be having a booth there. We'll be selling some toys. Sembreak namin so I guess makikita ko na po kayo mga kuya and ate... :)
  14. 1ringwd4s Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 10, 2002
    guys, i hope im not too late. i just found out about this site from Degs. Are there gonna be another meeting before the convention? im interested to help out. =)
    txt me= 0918 9281064
  15. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    DARTHMAULDER: Kuya at Ate ka diyan! LOL. Well, make sure to visit us sa SWP booth, at magpakilala ka na, ha.

    As for the planning, there will be a general Assembly for SWP on October 19, afternoon, venue and exact time will be announced soon. It'll be great to see you all there. :)


  16. DARTHMAULDER Jedi Master

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    LOL! Of course "Master Jedi" Ginny. basta bibili kayo sa min ha!
  17. 1ringwd4s Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 10, 2002
    Do you guys usually meet at The Podium? And about the upcoming convention, is there an entrance fee? And how long will they hold the convention? 1 day or till the next day which is Sunday?
  18. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    Actually, yes, usually, we meet at Podium. It's right in the middle kasi, so fair for everyone, kasi some people come from Quezon City, and some from Makati or Manila. :) But one time, we did meet at Central Comic Headquarters at Katipunan. :)

    Master Jedinov tells me, there is an entrance fee. Php30 yata. And the Con will only run for a day. :)

    Darthmaulder: Will you take Republic Credits? :D


  19. ulan25 Jedi Padawan

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    May 25, 2002
    yey! fun to sobra :) tambay tayo sa booth!
  20. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Okay folks. Final General Assembly before the Convention is this Saturday, October 19, 2002, 2PM, at Starbucks at Podium (usually, 2nd floor). We need to finalize the plans for the Con. Anyone who was assigned something (e.g. quotations, bringing equipment/merchandise, costumes, etc.), please be ready to report. And if you have other ideas, please list them down, and you'll be given the chance to bring them up during the meeting.

    Master Adrian and I were able to hand in SWP's payment for the booth yesterday, and we selected Table Number 34, which is near the Public Address System Area, you will get an idea of the location when you see the floor plan on Saturday.

    I heard that some newbies are going to attend. If you will need some help finding us, I suggest you leave your mobile phone number in my mailbox (jedi_ginny @ fanforce.net without the spaces), and I will get back to you. :)

    E-mail or PM me if you have questions. :)

    See you there!
  21. 1ringwd4s Jedi Padawan

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    Oct 10, 2002
    I got an email from Janet (i think) asking for ROTJ radio drama? well, i dont have that but i do have an audio book of X-Wing Rogue Squadron radio drama. By the way, if someone's bringing tv and dvd player, i can bring my Starwoids dvd (documentary about sw fans who lined up for ep1). But i suppose most of you have that copy either. =)
  22. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    That's cool! We're planning to show fanfilms anyways. If you're attending the assembly this Saturday, please remember to bring it up. :)


  23. jedi_ginny Jedi Master

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    Apr 25, 2002
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    Hello everyone! I don't know about you but am still groggy from lack
    of sleep. Heheh. (Sorry din, Ian. :) ) But the Convention was so
    much fun, I wish it ran the whole weekend! :) Pardon me if this
    post gets lengthy, but I would just like to personally acknowledge
    all the people who helped to make Star Wars Philippines' official
    debut as Fanforce Philippines a success...

    STAR WARS PHILIPPINES AT THE 1ST PHILIPPINE TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES
    CONVENTION:

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

    - MASTER CHOLO: Thank you for promoting the group to the max! :)
    And also for donating stuff for the raffle, for sharing your
    collection with us, and for all the logistical help. I wish you
    could have joined us for the victory dinner, but I understand you
    must be exhausted. See you soon! :) You organizers did a wonderful
    job! :)

    - MASTER AIDS: Your Master Yoda is a charmer and a hit in the Con!
    Here's a toast of blue space gin to a potential career opportunity.
    Heheh. Am sure your Younglings will eagerly await your appearance
    next convention. Meanwhile, we will be organizing the Yo-da
    Sisterhood, a group that will serve as your Yoda's Handmaidens. What
    Yoda wears beneath the robes is one of the Divine Secrets of the Yo-
    da Sisterhood. ROTFL. (Sorry, hangover from that super weird
    conversation at dinner last night. LOL. Tama na, baka magka-tsismis
    na naman.) :) *bows in respect to Master Aids*

    - GRAND MOFF PATRICK: Thanks for the help with the planning and for
    your presence at the Con. It was great hanging out with you. :)
    (We missed you, Rachel!)

    - IAN: Thanks for all the help with the printing and other
    logistics, and for staying at the booth. (Thanks rin for letting me
    crash at your place till 5AM! LOL. And sorry. :D Heheh.)

    - EVA: Thanks for bringing pieces from your collection! (I loved all
    the Yodas!) and for helping us man the booth. (raises lightsaber in
    salute to Darth Evader). Remember: since you won Slave I, you are
    hereby disqualified from the next contest. LOL. Just kidding. :)

    - ONEAL: Thank you for all the help, for bringing all the electronic
    equipment, and for sharing your amazing collection of films and
    fanfilms with us and the rest of the Convention attendees. ("American
    Jedi" is now my new favorite fanfilm. Hehe.) Cool Jedi costume
    too. (Train the Chosen One you can now. LOL. But you still owe me
    an explanation about R2D2. ;) ) That braid is intriguing, though.
    Wonder how you looked like back in College.... Heheh. :)

    - EARL: SLAVE 1!!! AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! LOL. Thank you thank you for
    donating that for the raffle. Thanks also for bringing the cool Lego
    toys, and for sharing your experiences at Celebration 1 and 2 with us
    last assembly. :) Thanks for hanging out with us too. :)

    - DEGS: I'm still really really sorry I forgot to make you an
    ID. :D Thanks for helping us out with the booth. The membership
    discounts are a good idea. We will discuss it next time. And I will
    buy those Sith lightsabers next time, too. Heheh. Thanks to Ruby
    also. :)

    - KRYS, MIAO, MAY ANNE, JANET, AUEY, AND MARGA: Thanks for dropping
    by and helping us out! See you all soon. :)

    - MC, DARTHMAULDER, COUNT-CUCKOO: Nice to have finally met you all.
    Hope you can join us in future activities.

    - TO THE REST OF THE MEMBERS OF SWP: It was a lot of fun, and our
    hard work in the group has finally paid off. I wish you all could
    have been with us, but we know you were one with us in the Force. We
    hope to see you in future group events. :)


    I have yet to upload all the pics since I'm still recharging my
    camera's battery. I will alert you all when they have been
    uploaded. :)

    The Force IS with Star Wars Philippines. :)

    More Convention notes coming soon as soon as my brain recovers....

    ___________________
    [face_clown] meann
    (ginnyskywalker)
  24. StompboXX Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 13, 2002
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    WE ROCK!!!!!!!

    Congrats sa lahat ng pumunta...at sa ating lahat na rin!


    Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Managalog tayo dito!!! hehehehe


    BTW...the Yo-Da Sisterhood ain't a bad idea...wither that or "Yoda's Angels". Being a member of that would entail certain...privileges. :D ROTFLMAO!!
  25. ulan25 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    May 25, 2002
    the con was soooo much fun!!!!

    sa uulitin!

    saka gimik tayo minsan minsan...i had fun din with our late dinner.

    hahahha...puro kalokohan.

    :)
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