Welcome New Recruits - heres the Collectormania Crowd pictures and post event chat!

Discussion in 'North' started by edgejedi88, Feb 12, 2006.

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  1. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    Here's my contribution to a fantastic day!

    The FF-UK Collectormania Crew!
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    The 2 Chris's = Lord O and Chris Judge - wow - dont you have big hands Chris J?
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    Ray Parks 'What - I only get half a lightsaber?' - what a fantastic guy - wish that there were more people like him - pure pleasure to chat to! [:D]
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    Leigh looks on 'ah - boys and their toys...':rolleyes:
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    Paul Darrow (Avon - Blakes 7) - a really great guy to talk to and still a fond memory for all us 'aged' people (you know who you are!) of a fantastic pioneering Sci Fi show[face_blush]
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    Lord O and Michael Shanks! Chris's smile is so sharp he just had to look away! :D
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    Leigh has more luck raising Micheal's head up...(Chris - just face it that Leigh has the good looks!)
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    Jase and Avery - best of buddies, but Jase tries to get him to write out the autograph correctly with Jedi mind powers over Avery's Trek dominance! DS9 - the BEST EVER Star Trek!
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    Fan Force Jedi Crew - Edgejedi88 (L) and Lord Ogli (R)
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    Sha-mon Mark - Mark finds a new hat!
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    Ever the photogenic - the one - the only - TimB [face_dancing]
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    FF-UK Night Out - At the Fab Cafe, one of a series of bars we crawled around!
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  2. Hatch5 Jedi Padawan

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    Fantastic photos! Wish i could have made it to both days...ah well maybe in November! Thanks guys for the warm welcome, but be warned you'll be seeing me again!! Btw i loved the costumes, v v jealous....might have to get the sewing machine out now!
  3. go-away Jedi Master

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    Apr 21, 2003
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    Some how I knew you would make it to the FAB cafe.

    Will definitely make the 2 days in November.
  4. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    Looks like it was a fun day. I'm jealous of you seeing Avery Brooks. The man's a legend.
  5. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    ....heres anothery Avery Brooks for you then...'legend' is an under statement! He is a fantastic guy, full of laughter and spirit - a inspiration both on screen and off screen...and he is a pretty good singer - he sang for us at the talk he did! [face_dancing]
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  6. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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  7. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    A HUGE thanks also has to go out from all of us too to Voren (Paul, from the FanForce here) for providing us with the opportunity for having a stand at the event.

    Thanks Paul - you are a star and helped smooth our experience and make it fun over the weekend!

    =D=
  8. AmberStarbright Jedi Grand Master

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    Dec 20, 2002
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    great photos, I am sorting mine out at the moment.

    It was great to finally put faces to everyone's usernames at last :)
  9. Feezior Jedi Knight

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    Jun 14, 2005
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    Hey guys, best weekend in a long time, sorry i didn't get you meet you lot though! Saw Tim briefly, anyway here are my pictures from the event!

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    Jay is such a great guy! Really friendly, he did an excellent talk with Ray and i managed to get some footage of him playing football with Shane Rangi!

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    The great Kenny Baker!

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    I must say i was a little starstruck meeting Jorge Garcia, hes a really cool guy.

    [image=http://photo-origin.tickle.com/image/67/8/5/O/67852907O208436129.jpg]

    The lovely Katie Leung, hope she goes on to have a successful career.

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    Mr Fett :)

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    Robert Lewellyn, can't believe Scrapheap challenge has been going nine years!

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    Ray Park was really cool to nice, very down to earth man

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    Danny John Jules! He was such a fun person, had some fun stories to tell :D

    Anyway hope everyone who made it had a great time, not sure if i'll be in the country for the november one but i can hope!
  10. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    couple more pics from my phone...

    Jay Laga'aia - one man and his guitar....great singer too!
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    FanForce arrest an Imperial Officer masquerading in the costuming competition - instant justice at the hands of three lightsabers! Great costume mate - but we didnt catch his name? [:D]
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  11. Tay-Mar Jedi Master

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    :eek: No photo's of the Wiz-miester and Tay ???? :_|

    I guess frightening everyone with those photo's on the table was enough, a good day thanks for having us.

    You're right though Jase, Ray was a really nice guy.
  12. spike_thmid Jedi Master

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    looks like all concerned had a great weekend - I'm too grown up to be jealous of course o_O

    hey Jase, your new robe looks great =D= not too sure about the flat cap thou Chris [face_laugh] Never knew Compo was part of the Jedi Order/Sith [face_clown]
  13. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

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    Feb 13, 2003
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    Hey guys :)

    Got back safe and sound yesterday, but the minute I got home I was asleep. Killed me getting up this morning for lectures. But what a brilliant weekend :)

    It was nice to see everyone again [:D]

    Costuming on the saturday was fun but the spotlight was really on jace, chris and rob and thier fantastic Jedi costumes. (and the flat cap was a humorous addition to both chris and mascot yoda. The public loved it!)

    Meeting Ray park was great, he was so laid back and easy going, I got to shake his hand and everything! :D And No I didnt get beaned in the head in that photo either thankfully :p Sometimes I hate being short! And meeting Micheal Shanks has made me think that I need to start watching more stargate ;) Hes cute! and was really nice. Jays song was really funny. And wow can that man sing! :eek:

    Ended up buying a few padme dolls for nana and aunty as well as a CSI patch (I'm inspired to make that my next costume. Either that or Bastilla from KOTOR) And the lovely tim found me a knights of the old republic comic *hugs tim :) [:D] *

    The saturday night was cool. Apart from getting lost in Manchester and then going the long way back to the hotel when it was literally just around the corner! [face_laugh] Had a nice meal in a weatherspoons but it got busy and noisy super quick.

    Its back in november. Woo-hoo! [face_dancing]
  14. FatBurt Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jul 21, 2003
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    Gutted I couldn't make it but as you can see from the announcement on the Northern board I was kind of busy with other things.


    We had an incling last week which is why I said I may not be able to make it and we found out for sure during the week.


    I spent all weekend working in the bathroom and garden in a vain attempt to finally get the house ready for the child we have at the moment.

    Bathroom to finish, Bedroom partition wall to knock down aso room can be extended to accomodate two, Kitchen to reorganise and drip and leak to fix, Garden to make ready re-seed and put up fence to prent dogs from coming in and crapping on the grass, etc.... (the list is quite extensive)


    Plus my Parks Sabre is still 2 weeks away minimum [face_frustrated] so i wouldn't have been able to duel with anyone (I am still not dressing up though, I'll be the jedi dressed civvy style)


    I'll hopefully be at the November one as the sprog will have been born then and we'll be settling into a new routine as a foursome.




    It's great to see that you all had a great time.
  15. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Repost my pics from the other thread, so we get all of the CM pics in one thread :p

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    Leigh, [:D] :)
    Feezior - Great pics, and cool to meet you :cool: :D
    Tay-Mar - didn't use my camera much (think I had all of 10 pics lol), but you two vanished so we couldn't snap ya :p :( Was great to meet you finally tho :cool:
    Terry - you were missed mate. I am gonna send a PM soonish, and I hope you can make the November meet.

    So, have we got any lurkers on here from the event yet? Post away guys!!! :D
  16. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    ...so far I think I have only seen one new person here, but think that they got lost in the other thread...!

    Welcome anyway to Parthjaegar, Registered: Feb '06 [face_dancing]

    Date Posted: 2/12 5:07am Subject: RE: Collectormania, GMEX - Manchester

    hi,first time on fan force as a result of your jedi recruiting booth!I thought the promo dvd was tremendous,and I enjoyed the chat.Gmex was a big event,loads of gear,though I was disappointed to learn the Darth Maul Lightsabre will not be available for a while.Anyway,hope to speak to people soon,particularly anyone in the huddersfield /leeds area-regards Parth!


  17. Fett_the_inp_officer Jedi Padawan

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    Feb 14, 2006
    hey guys that imp officer you met was me and i rember i forgot to tell you my name lol its craig,craig smith lol this is great you guys goin to the birmingham memorabilea im going if my mum and will let me go lol im savin up for a rebal pilot helmet and tie pilot helmet too make 2 new costumes yay but the helmetsm cost well loads like £45 and thats louads too me cos i onlt get £5 a week lol (i need a job baddly lol) my m8 who went o manchester collentorma (he was cloud strife ) hes commin as a dark jedi so be ready to fight him lol oh and me lol cos im a imp officer lol im soz i cant add picture cos i dont know how too soo ill give yah my msn space

    http://spaces.msn.com/cragsjediacademy/ and as a bounus check out my star wars battlefront 2 clan site ( i have my own clan for it )

    here's the site

    www.freewebs.com/the_hunter_clan

    signing off for now all the best dude's

    craig smith
  18. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Welcome to the FFUK North Craig :cool: :D
    Don't think I got to meet you as I was manning the table at the time the others saw you, maybe next time? Hope all the costume stuff goes well, I am thinking seriously about an Echo Base trooper outfit, just have to do some research first.
    Good to have you here.

    I have SW BF2 btw just haven't had time to be on much, I played SWBF a lot when it was popular, though I stayed clanless. I am "Tim B" and other variations on the servers, say hi if you see me :D

    I may well go to the London Film and Comic Con in July, Carrie Fisher has been announced as a guest!!!!
  19. Fett_the_inp_officer Jedi Padawan

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    kool dunno if mum and da will let me got o london never bin to london id love to got though my name on bf2 is {hunter}0.Fett cos im the leader of the clan yay i think i saw you cos i rember walkin past and a women wherin a top with rebal logo on it i wondered to my self (mmmm wonder if i should get my troopers to arrest these rebals ) lol only messin its all great fun it was my 1st proper big convention at manchester and with it bein near my home town there was no prob me goin birmingham is not oo far soo mam and dad are thinking of taking me as they prefer me too be proper in star wars cos play then getting wasted and drunk like other teen's
    beside its great fun
    might i suggest you use game models for costume making that way you can get every possible angle you wont thats wot i did for my imp officer outfit if ya cnat find any use bf1 as good resourcer get fraps and tkae screen shots to get the best angle

    can you suggest a good shop to get a rebal pilot helmet or tie pilot helmet
    all the best craig

    p.s id woop your ass on bf2 lol
  20. timbolton Jedi Grand Master

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    Lol Craig, yeah you probably would! :p I was better at BF1 than BF2, though give me time and I'll be hunting you Imperials down hehe.

    Jase, who you met, is head honcho of Rebel Legion UK, I am sure he can ask his members about Rebel helmets whereabouts, and we can also ask Ed who is head honcho of all the Rebel Legion, and he loves pilot costumes ;)
    I think Jase is busy tonight ( ;) ), so expect a reply tomorrow :D
  21. Fett_the_inp_officer Jedi Padawan

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    lol yehn i prob would lol thanks for asking about helmets cheers m8
  22. Susan_Delgado Jedi Knight

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    nice piccies everyone!!
    looks like you guys had fun :)
  23. Fett_the_inp_officer Jedi Padawan

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    oh yeh cna some one tell me how to added piccys too replay like this i dunno how to do it ???
  24. jedi_master_booth Jedi Master

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    Hey it looks like you all had a great time at CMX ill have to save up my pennies and come to the next years event , I see what you mean about the white hair thing jace kinda makes you look old but not as old as ogil in that cap !

    hope you had a great time how did the flyers go ? any good ?

  25. edgejedi88 Jedi Master

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    May 13, 2005
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    yes....'getting into character' Dave - my costume is set in the exile time between ROTS and ANH....tonight Matthew I am gonna be....

    [image=http://rabittooth.com/800x600StarWarsWallpapers/BenKenobiWallpaper.jpg]

    ...but yes, it does make me feel very old...it set the scene nicely though and everyone I spoke to recognised it instantly....was a great weekend and so many good memories.

    Best one was when a 3 or 4 year old kid asked his mum to ask us if he could shake our hand - he just wanted to 'shake a Jedi's hand'.[:D]

    Makes you feel so humble.O:)
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