The North Ridge at Comic Con 08

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  1. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    Dan and Elizabeth survived the trip with us Tuesday to LA.
    We shopped Hollywood, El Capitan, and found Stan's Donuts from Food Network.

    We encountered a major air pocket mid flight that toppled our stewardess.

    Dan took about 1000 pictures today alone.

    Long day, ore tomorrow.
  2. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Glad you guys all made it ok... Have fun!
  3. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    So jealous right now!

    Keep us updated! [face_peace]
  4. starwarsarmboy Jedi Grand Master

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    See you guys in a few...
  5. Mother_of_the_Twins Force Ghost

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    I'm looking forward to reading your updates. :D
  6. jedijaime Force Ghost

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    Have fun glad you made it ok.
  7. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    Sounds like a wild ride! Dan is always around when the crazy stuff happens!!!

    I hope Dan has a way to unload his pictures or he'll run out of room fast.
  8. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    The turbulance during the flight was just like riding a roller coaster, the stewardess took a header into her cart. The Atlanta airport had loads of shops and had an Ipod and electronics vending machines.

    Traffic out here isn't to bad, just picture the 90 traffic but doubled. Smog is crazy, I got pictures of the mountains covered in smog so thick you could barely see them. Hollywood was interesting as there as folks dressed up like assorted entertainment stars that you can take pictures with for tips. The walk of fame was cool but there were so many people we couldn't take pics of all the stars. The chinese theater was awesome, we tried once aggain to get pics of all the stars hand prints outside.

    Stans donuts were amazing, the make a donut called the reeses peanut butter donut which requires something to drink as it will dry your mouth out with all the peanut butter in it.

    Well it is 7am here and our second day is about to begin. Two hour drive to San Diego and then preview night. Will update more later

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    Larry has offered to burn the pics to cd fr me while we are here. I brought 3 1gb cards with me , but I think I may have taken around 500 pics yesterday and I think they may only hold 1000 per card so it looks like we will be going to target
  11. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    In route to San Diego. We stopped to take some pics of the ocean and feed the squirrels. The weather is a nice 70 degrees and sunny. Not to rub it in...

    Gil, I picked you up something in spanish that reminded me of something you would say.

    We saw our first wreck on the way here, ripped the whole side off the van and destroyed the front end. No pics though.

    We saw Camp Pendelton and watched the marines doing manuevers. Good times!
  12. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    Jay and Danielle have arrived at their lodgings at Hotel Circle. We heard from them just as we were going to check in to our hotel.
    We'll meet up in line for previews.

    It may be GIANT MARGARITAS IN OLD TOWN NIGHT tonight.

    On to registration and previews after we unpack.
  13. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    We are in route to Comic Con. After a little purchase of a video camera and some batteries at Target, we finally are on the road again. Jay and Danielle just callled and they are waiting in line to get in for preview night.

    Larry and I picked up some force unleashed sabers on clearance along with a dozen imperial officers, great deals!
  14. JediKnightLisa Force Ghost

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    "Yo quiero Taco Bell??" [face_laugh]

    Glad to hear everyone made it in safely, even though the flight in for Dan and the gang was quite rough... I have never seen a flight attendant headbutt the cart before, that is some serious turbulance! I'm glad we didn't experience anything like that on the way to Orlando, or else I may still be there! [face_worried]

    HAVE FUN and stay safe!

  15. JediXXL Force Ghost

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    Thanks for thinking of me... Have fun on the trip!
  16. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    We caught up with Jay and Danielle and managed to all get in for preview night. (Elizabeth and I didn't have preview passes). All in all it has been a strange day full of a fat Poison Ivy, an asian Alvin from the chipmunks and a few weird people dressed as anime characters

    They are giving out orang jumpsuits tomorrow for harold and kumar. They aren't anything special but I will pick up a few of them.

    Tomorrow is fight for pictures and panels day.

  17. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    =P~

    [image=http://www.rebelscum.com/SDCC08/GG/IMG_3441.JPG]

    Can someone there get some additional shots of this for me? Especially the base, so I can see if this is 1 or 2 pieces. Thanks :D
  18. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    I will see if we can get more pics for you. Wait until I post the pics of the not licensed yet boba and han in carbinite with stormtrooper escort from sideshow.
  19. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    [face_whistling]
    [image=http://www.comingsoon.net/gallery/47090/Comic-Con_2008_79.jpg]
  20. BigDanLevitan N.R. Vice President

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    More pics taken of the both Bobas. Marty the one you are looking at appears to be a statue on a base. None of the workers at the booth seemed to know anything about it.

    Memory card update:
    1 full, on second
  21. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    Crowds not as much as previews night for Day One.

    Picked up lots of swag.

    Saw a few panels, got autographs.

    Margaritas tonight FER SHURE.
  22. myhale99 Force Ghost

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    Hey, I'll be looking for you all on G4 - they're televising the SDCC on TV with spots and stuff - Day 1 coverage runs about 2 hours.

    Have fun and be safe everyone. Maybe some year I'll make the trek out there.
  23. Solo42986 Force Ghost

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    Not sure if any of you guys there are Mythbusters fans, but a certain savage individual posted this up on the RPF; see if you can spot him ;)

    Hey RPFers. I'll be at Comic-con this weekend. We're doing a MB panel on Saturday evening, and though I can't help get anyone in, I hope to meet a few of you there. I'll be walking the floor in costume on Saturday morning, not telling what costume though ...

    I'm also hosting the panel discussion for Big Bang Theory on Friday morning. It's my first time at Comic-con. Getting my cherry busted. Trying to figure out if I can buy **** in costume...

    We'll see.

    See you all there!

    a
  24. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    [image=http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh266/The_North_Ridge/GirlsofNR.jpg]

    The Girls of The North Ridge after a hard day at Comic Con

    [image=http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh266/The_North_Ridge/LarryDrinks.jpg]

    Speaks for itself

    [image=http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh266/The_North_Ridge/DANDrinks.jpg]

    Ditto
  25. VideoPrince Force Ghost

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    Dan and Elizabeth get to "sleep in"this morning as we get up EXTRA EARLY AT STUPID O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING to go to the OSWFC Breakfast.

    More tonight for sure.

    Dan only took 675 pictures on his 1st card.
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