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Spring, MO visioncon

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by merrick_stoller, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    visioncon is feb 16th-18th 2007 at the clarion in springfield, mo
    www.visioncon.net
     
  2. jedi_runya

    jedi_runya Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    This sounds interesting Matt. Are you helping with it? My husband would love to go back down there for the Bass Pro shop, so this is doable...
     
  3. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    not in an official capacity. i will be at the fanforce table and the 501st table throughout the weekend. its a smaller con but the last 2 years have been alot of fun
     
  4. Jedi_Dajuan

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    Sounds like fun to me!
     
  5. jedi_runya

    jedi_runya Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Cool! Maybe we could make it a road trip! Give us something to do in the bleak winter... :D
     
  6. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    love to have you guys here!! norm lives down the street from me i know he will be there
     
  7. jedi_runya

    jedi_runya Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wonderful! I will mark it in the calendar! Keep us posted with any details! It would be great to see you guys again!
     
  8. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    visioncon guests get a special rate at the hotel. pm me for details.
     
  9. Jedi_Master_Medic

    Jedi_Master_Medic Jedi Youngling star 3

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    What exactly is Visioncon?
     
  10. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    its a small convention in springfield that has fans of all sorts of "different" sci fi and fantasy fields.i know the 501st will be there as well as the springfield fanforce. it usually has a pretty decent um nitelife. its alot of fun.
     
  11. Jedi_Master_Medic

    Jedi_Master_Medic Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Will many folks be there from St Louis? Will ya all be as Star Wars characters?
     
  12. TackMag

    TackMag Jedi Youngling

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    Sounds very interesting. Susan and I (Brandon) will look into making it. We are going to Dragon Con so we may not have the funds for it but since it is just down the road and I have family in Springfield we could make it on a low budjet.
     
  13. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    the guys and gals from the 501st in st. louis usually show up and yes those of us with costumes will be in them. look for me i'll be the fat imp. either tie, gunner or clone
     
  14. twilek69

    twilek69 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Matt, this looks like fun and hopefully I can make it. Trying to do C4 and all might make it hard, but I would love to try.
    I love that they have babysitting. How funny!


    Love the signature by the way!
    (yellow spandex. the new sith uniform?)
     
  15. VoijaRisa

    VoijaRisa Jedi Master star 5

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    I made it two years ago. It was pretty good for a midwest con. Needs more SW events.
     
  16. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    we try. the local fanforce will be there. go darksaber! as well as the 501st. i'm told the 501st is providing security for the con. rebel legion had a lackluster table last year with 2 members but they were there too. as well as the droid builders association
     
  17. VoijaRisa

    VoijaRisa Jedi Master star 5

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    One thing I'll point out is that since the con is in[/i[ the hotel, the party doesn't stop. It just moves into individual rooms. There's a ton of alcohol and some guy there two years ago mixed something absolutely wonderful that I've been wondering what it was. It involved lime sherbet, sprite, ice, some sort of liquor and a blender.

    But yeah. If you're into really wild parties, the room parties are the way to go. If not, consider staying elsewhere.
     
  18. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    that drink is called MOJO. as for the rooms you can get a "quiet" hallway upstairs away from the parties.
     
  19. VoijaRisa

    VoijaRisa Jedi Master star 5

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    Yeah. Mojo sounds about right. It was some great stuff.

    And from what I heard a few people mention when I went, even upstairs you can occasionally hear the parties. But I'm a ridiculously light sleeper. If you're not, then you're probably safe.
     
  20. merrick_stoller

    merrick_stoller Jedi Master star 2

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    i stayed at the hotel last year and slept fine.
     
  21. JediCirrus

    JediCirrus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I plan on going. All I've heard is good things about this one. It is small, but fun from what I'm told. I'll be wearing my Biker Scout costume.

    My biggest concern is lodging cost so I'm trying to work out something.
     
  22. jedi_runya

    jedi_runya Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Well I think Leash and I going. I will need a weekend by then. Maybe we could work something out...
     
  23. Darth_Mordus

    Darth_Mordus Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Folks, I will do what I can to help out. Merrick and I live right around the corner from the Hotel so contacting one of us will be easy.
     
  24. twilek69

    twilek69 Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I am ready for a weekend now! LOL!
     
  25. jedi_runya

    jedi_runya Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I am so there! I will reserve a room tomorrow, and anyone wanting to stay with us...well let me know. LOL
     
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