San Fran, CA USPS R2D2

Discussion in 'Pacific Regional Discussion' started by Rogue6, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    TF.N's having a map made of all the mailboxes people can find. Post the address and send a photo here:

    http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Help_Locate_All_The_R2D2_Mailboxes_104340.asp
  2. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    I have 3 video clips from the news uploaded so far. Working on the 4th right now. It may take a few hours to process like the others did. It also takes them time to actually show on the "SFFF Channel".

    So here are direct links to the first three in the mean time:

    Channel 11 Morning News - Live coverage

    Channel 11 Evening News Mirtha's "Christening" letter being put in the box

    Channel 2 coverage - 7:00 am broadcast

  3. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    OK, the last clip has finally uploaded.

    This one features an interview with Joshua from the GGG.

    Channel 2 Morning News
    - live coverage.
  4. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    Our photos with r2 from the meeting:

    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/meeting3-07/index.htm

    [image=http://sffanforce.com/gallery/meeting3-07/images/IMG_8038.jpg]

    I added us to the frappr map too :)

    http://www.frappr.com/r2d2

    And this is the SFFF photo gallery that includes a few photos sent by James at the USPS. Thanks to Karen for permission to use her photos as well.

    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/R2-mailbox/index.htm

    Finally, Matt borrowed Harry Yungs camera and took a few pictures that morning too:
    http://www.goldengategarrison.com/gallery-members/USPS
  5. JediRacer Jedi Knight

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    I found R2 waiting in line for Celebration IV!
    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/JediRacer/R2D2%20Mailbox/R2D2Mailbox011.jpg]
  6. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    On SNL, they did a piece on the mailboxes during the "News Update" section of the show, and tonight on Carson Daly's show, they're doing a bit on it as well. If anyone finds either online, please post link(s).
  7. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    Oh, we used to record SNL. Hopefully my husband saved the Saturday ep.

    BTW - I sent our above group photo next to R2 to Bantha Tracks :)
  8. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    A little info on how the artist behind the R2's made it possible:

    http://www.chrisscalf.com/


    Some pics of fans and mailboxes around the country:

    http://starwars.com/collecting/news/misc/news20070319.html
  9. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Yay - we are featured as R2 spotters at SW.com

    Although, I don't think that is the photo I sent? Did someone else send that one (I thought I sent the one of us holding our banner - oh well!) Ming's got his SFFF shirt on so that works!

    - Kathy

  10. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    Check out little R2 moving across the screen on the USPS website:

    http://www.usps.com/
  11. ARASHI Jedi Youngling

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    Hi Guys!!!!
    Thank you Kathy & the SFFF gang I got the letter with the Business card :) They are AWESOME.
    Gosh! I cant believe I missed this topic but I'm so spaceout lately :p.
    I feel so happy to know that I was part in such a great event like the unveil of the R2D2 mailbox.
    I wish I could be there. I watched the videos on youtube and guys look so cool on tv. I want to be
    on TV too :p hehee
    Miss yah!
  12. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Don't forget about March 28:

    http://www.starwars.com/collecting/news/misc/news20070322.html


    Hey, Kathy, it's our old stomping grounds! ;)
  13. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    Feb 20, 1999
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    The Star Wars stamps were unveiled today!:

    http://starwars.com/collecting/news/misc/news20070328.html


    Of the 15 stamps, America will vote on their favorite from now until May 23. On May 25, the winning stamp will be announced and sold as a first-day issue at Celebration IV! To vote, go here:

    http://www.uspsjedimaster.com/main/splash.html


    In addition, the USPS is holding a contest beginning today until May 7, with the grand prize being an all-expense paid trip to Celebration IV!:

    http://www.uspsjedimaster.com/main/sweeps/register.html


    Finally, beginning April 6 (for a limited time) the USPS is offering prepaid Express Mail SW-themed 3-packs, featuring art of Obi-Wan, Yoda and Vader:

    http://www.uspsjedimaster.com/main/products.html



    Wow! So much coming out, and it's not even April yet!
  14. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    So has anyone else had trouble voting? I submit my e-mail address (tried it twice) but never get my e-mail message from them to make my vote official or final. How will Leia and R2 ever win if I can't vote? LOL! (and no, it's not landing in a spam folder or being filtered as spam).
  15. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    I didn't get an e-mail either. But I did get a perfect score on the sweepstakes questions! Hmmmm. I wonder what stamp Kathy voted for.... ;)
  16. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    A blurb from the Associated Press, along with a photo from the unveiling at Mann's Chinese Theater in LA:

    http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/29/MNG5LOTTJB1.DTL&hw=star+wars+stamps&sn=001&sc=1000
  17. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Cool, I had a feeling Marie would be there! If only I had a Red Ep I Amidala outfit - heehe!
  18. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    I see how it works now. You cast your vote, then go to your e-mail and confirm the vote. :oops:
  19. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Yes, I tried to do that but they never sent me an e-mail confirmation. So as far as I can tell, my votes are not going through because they are not sending me the darn e-mail so I can click to confirm my vote! Maybe it is rigged so that only the people who vote for Vader get the confirmation e-mail. The Empire Strikes Back! LOL!
  20. Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master

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    Did anyone else notice that the stamps are 41 cents? More of a reason to switch to solely online banking!
  21. Harlock415 Jedi Padawan

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    I confirmed my vote for Luke and the sunset. They didn't have a Jar Jar one ti vote for.
  22. JedHead1 Jedi Master

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    They should have made the stamps those "forever" stamps, and have them say "Star Wars Is Forever". :D

    Anyway, Dale and I were planning on taking a photo with our SFFF shirts by the R2 mailbox at the Presidio tomorrow before they change it back. Anyone who wants to join us, post here or give me a call.
  23. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    I've tried 3 times now. They never send me an e-mail in order to confirm my vote! And I'm using the account that has zero junk mail filters. Sometimes the internet sucks.
  24. kay_dee Jedi Master

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    Jun 15, 2002
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    Alison found the R2 Mailbox by ebay in San Jose. I added our new R2 to the Frappr map.
    [image=http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-mail3-30/r2.jpg]

    For some reason it is refusing to use the address I typed in. I didn't type in 1999 Hamilton. I tried to edit it, but I don't know if all edits are getting filtered or what.

    I addressed the letter to General Kenobi. The other side of the envelope is our Fan Foce logo. I'll post more photos in a few minutes. Unfortunately, the address can't be made out in the photos of us posing near the mailbox. Didn't make it big enough - oh well.

    Matt and Dale, if you guys went to the Letterman today you should e-mail me the photos to add to our gallery :) And you guys should add yourselves to Frappr's map too(I can't, I only have 2 computers so I'm maxed out on the two locations I submitted)!

    *EDIT*

    Here are the photos Alison and I took today.
    http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-mail3-30/index.htm

    Front of the Envelope:
    [image=http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-mail3-30/images/IMG_8255.jpg]

    Back:
    [image=http://sffanforce.com/gallery/r2-mail3-30/images/IMG_8252.jpg]
  25. Jedi_Tenken Jedi Master

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    Aug 11, 2000
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    I'm like in San Jose RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW LIVE!

    (and we've had quite a bit to drink :) )
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