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Tek Expo 2002

Discussion in 'Tulsa, OK' started by Shadoe42, Jun 24, 2002.

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  1. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Tulsa Fan Force had a display booth at this years Trek Expo. Each year the expo is put on by Starbase 21 a local comic/hobby shop.

    On Friday night our group took Peter Mayhew and his wife to dinner. The Mayhew's were an absolutely enchanting couple. A great time was had by all in attendance.

    The next morning the costume guys were allowed to escort Mr Mayhew onto the reserve section stage where they recieved a huge round of applause and many pictures were taken.

    Our booth seemed to be the most popular non celebrity booth out there. I think we even beat out the UPN girls who were two booths down.

    The guys in costume were mobbed for pictures including some of the stars coming to us to find us. When they were walking the floor they could not take 6 steps without someone wanting a picture.

    Gary's R2 unit was a sensation as well. People could not get enough of it.

    All in all a great weekend where Tulsa Fanforce got coverage on two TV stations and at least one news paper.

    Pictures and report should be up on the webpage www.tulsafanforce.com sometimes later this week. I have a load of pictures to sift thru.
     
  2. talltrees

    talltrees Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Did you say the UPN girls were two boobs down? hehehe! Just joking. It was lots of fun and good to see how much pub. we can generate. I have been challenged by Dena to come up with a costume by Def (sp?) Con. in a year and a half. I think I can do that. I just need to find out exactly what I want to do. Playing "dress up" as Brent said, is so fun!!
     
  3. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    At was way cool. Dena was on the news last night, even i have had people saying" i saw your wife on the news" and she got quoted in the paper too about her leia costume. the "She's strong, beautiful and she kicks butt!" LOL

    We did beat the UPN booth (was kinda shocked usually they are the big draw) We had Alan Ruck (Cameron from Ferris Bullers day Off), David Arket (sp?), and of course Peter Meyhew all stop by our booth and we got picture with each on of them.

    Escorting Peter onto the stage was a HUGE honor for me and Dena both, we loved every second. And the audience seemed to enjoy it more then we did! ^_^

    I can't wait for next year... we'll have Trek Expo AND Def Con!
     
  4. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Keith Hamilton Cob (Tyr from Andromeda) wandered by at one point as well. and I am sure there were others.

    Over all and excellent showing for TFF

    Was that in Monday's paper or Sunday's? We need to get a copy and scan it in to post. Start keeping a press kit so to speak.

     
  5. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    She has two copies from people here at work. One for us, and one for the "Archives", after all "if its not in the archives, it doesnt exist". I think it was today because it was something she had said yesterday.
     
  6. talltrees

    talltrees Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yes, if we could get the pics and articles posted, that would be cool.

    Also, since we are an offical FanForce can't we control how our boards are managed? I seem to remember there is a way to "up" the posts and change the look of the board itself. Can we get a "mod" to control that stuff? If we are going to move here, can we be as "informal" as we are on yahoo? I mean, are we worried about using peoples actual names or giving out #'s and e mail addresses? And we do kid around a lot, is that what we want everyone on the TFN to see? Not that I personally care, since lots of the jokes or teasing is pointed at me. ;) I just don't want to lose the fun we have on yahoo. I think I will PM our rep guy.
     
  7. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Lisa,

    If you will check the Meet the Rep topic you will see I have already asked about getting one of us as a moderator here. It may not be possible. But we do need to move our communication back here anyway as per the "rules"
     
  8. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Pictures are up on my site. They are in no real order. Just the order the program put them up in. The Mayhew ones came out dark. I tried to lighten em a bit but it didn't really work.

    Anyway here we go...

    http://home.swbell.net/miller42/trekexpo/index.htm
     
  9. Calli

    Calli Jedi Master star 4

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    Just looked at the pics. They all turned out great!
     
  10. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Great Pics Ed. You dont by chance have more from when we excorted Peter on stage do you?
     
  11. FaceLoran

    FaceLoran Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Yeah, because I screwed up all the ones I took with Mike2's camera during the escort.
     
  12. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Noooooooooooo, you didn't. Yes, they were messed up, but it's not your fault, that camera is a pain in the arse. Ed had more then enough shots of the same pictures so don't worry about it Billy. ^_^

    Mike2-D2
     
  13. RogerRoger517

    RogerRoger517 Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Great job Ed. We would forward some to FanForce so they can put them up on the national(main) board.
     
  14. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I have a bit of video footage from the escort that I can pull stills from but those are all the pics I took this weekend for the most part.
     
  15. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Links posted in the Fanforce main area here

    http://boards.theforce.net/message.asp?topic=7545961&replies=0

    Contains a link to this topic as well as a direct link to the pictures. I did this to avoid cross posting to different areas.
     
  16. Angry_Princess

    Angry_Princess Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Okay, my curiosity has gotten the best of me. I keep reading about Peter and his wife and the story of how they got together. HOW did they get together? I wanna know too!

    -jenny
     
  17. MysticTrunks01

    MysticTrunks01 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Okay, here is a link to my site of pics we have. Some are Eds becuase this is used for our family and friends to look at too, enjoy!

    http://community.webshots.com/album/41765046eSYrFJ
     
  18. Shadoe42

    Shadoe42 Jedi Youngling star 3

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    oops...post went to wrong forum
     
  19. tk-424

    tk-424 Jedi Youngling

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    Hey Mike ...
    Those are great pics...
    I will post some when they get developed the old fashion way.
     
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