The Lit Forum Social Thread: A Festivus for the Rest of Us

Discussion in 'Literature' started by The Gatherer, Sep 26, 2002.

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  1. Robimus Force Ghost

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    Wild Space and lots of Transformers Animated toys appeared under my tree:). Boxing day might bring more if I can locate an early copy of Mindor.

    Hope you all had a good one.:)
  2. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, we did. And I made a Pulp Fiction reference.

    Because Bruce Willis+Katana+Deliverence-esque Hillbillies = Pure awesome.

    Now, you may be asking yourself, "what does that have to do with anything?" The answer: absolutely nothing. I'm just rambling now. Rambling was pretty much the nature of my last post, too. Also, a bit of snark.
  3. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    You can ramble, it's Christmas, you are excused.
  4. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    So, how were everyone's holidays?
  5. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Check it out!! (I hope it's okay to pimp my local con here.)

    [image=http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/jadedskies/MSCscreencapcrop.jpg]
    www.midsouthcon.org

    If anybody ever thought about making a trip to Memphis, this would be a really good year. :D


  6. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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  7. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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  8. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    I've never been to a SF/F convention. What are fans like there?
  9. Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA

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    Sey: March 20-22

    Ex: It's a pretty small con - lot of gamers, fair number of costumers. There's pictures on the website from previous years...I think, lol.


  10. blackmyron Force Ghost

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    To quote the Simpson's Comic Book Guy:
    "Like Mos Eisley Spaceport, you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than at a comic book or science fiction convention."
  11. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    I agree, remember the episode Mayored to the Mob

    "Who wants to be Obi-Wan Kenobi?"
  12. Excellence Jedi Grand Master

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    Ah okay. I was only asking because the one time I accidentally saw a book signing, with Neil Gaimon, there was a lot of people instore and some of them were sort of... I'm not being mean, but, ah, GEEKS! There was this couple who seemed to be discussing some trivial geek thing with an alarming amount of seriousness. I see the star wars costumes and the news articles when a movie come out, newspaper and tv, and it's given me this biased conception of sci fi conventions as convocations of geekdom.

    Please tell me I'm wrong. Please! I don't know... I just the read the stuff. I don't go dressing up as Ser Lionel, the Laughing Storm, of House Baratheon, sworn knight of the Seven Kingdoms, just because I read The Hedge Knight comic. :p
  13. s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod

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    See it and weep, Ex. This is at a Clone Wars viewing (plus we were raising money for a charity in Denver)

    [image=http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k87/s65horsey/CloneWarsGeeks.jpg]
  14. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    [image=http://www.nerf-herders-anonymous.net/images/themightyfighting501st.jpg]

    What about this, Ex?
  15. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    Is it just me or are there way too many Vaders for the picture to look legit?:p
  16. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    That's the five-oh-first, they can have as many Vaders as they like.
  17. Jedi Ben Chosen One

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    re: Book signings...

    Terry Pratchett's are the best - because of the sheer diversity of the people who'll be queuing up!
  18. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    Thus is the true power of Vader's Fist revealed- they had multiple Vaders. :p
  19. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    [South_Park]OMG THEY CLONED ANNY!!! YOU... BASTARDS!!![/South_Park]
  20. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    That's nothing to say of the Fetts in the left back corner
  21. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    And is that Panaka in the front? Traitor!
  22. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    You mean Typho, I assume?
  23. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    Nope. The dude in the picture has two eyes.
  24. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Panaka would be more appropriate, he was made Moff of Naboo IIRC.

    But I wonder about those Jedi in the back row.

    You know, we sound like a bunch of kids playing "Where's Wally?"
  25. RebelJoseWales Jedi Grand Master

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    Between the third and fourth Vaders on the right! Hah! I win.

    Wait... you weren't joking, were you?
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