Abq Welcome Our Sister City!

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by varza, Jul 7, 2003.

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  1. varza Jedi Master

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    We made a connection with another Fan Force... far, far away (okay only a few states but, anyways...)

    I wanted to start this thread as a discussion area where those from our Sister City can come and intro themselves and what not...

    But enough of my dilly dalling... here we are Mos Alba's Sister City is:

    San Diego Star Wars Society

    Located in Sunny Southern California and about a 12 hour drive...

    Please take the time to go and visit their message board: http://boards.theforce.net/board.asp?brd=10143

    If you have any questions let me know!

    Varza
  2. sideshow212 Former RSA

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    [face_laugh]

    nice! you guys should consider shooting down to SD with us from phoenix for ComiCon!
  3. Lorithavon Jedi Knight

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    Feb 10, 2003
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    I guess that I need to link to them on the website now....

    Mos Alba

    -lor
  4. varza Jedi Master

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    if you have the time...
  5. Wook Jedi Master

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    Jun 23, 2002
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    Yeah! San Diego rocks!

    I was planning to go to ComicCon, but unfortunately can't afford it now. Sigh. Definitely a cool place tho.

  6. SirLancelot Jedi Master

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    You couldent find anything closer?
  7. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    May 16, 2002
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    Greetings from San Diego.

    Nice to meet our sister chapter. If any of you do make it to Comic-Con, be sure to drop by our booth. And with that particular convention being so popular, you can count on it for a yearly event. So if not this year, then maybe next year. :D
  8. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 1, 2002
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    Greetings Albuquerque!

    I have started a similar welcome thread on our forum for you guys which you can find here:

    San Diego Welcome Thread

    On that thread I have asked that you fill out a short survery to help us to get to know you better. The San Diego people will fill out a similar survey on this thread. I'll start:

    Name: Linda
    Age: 37
    Location: San Diego
    SW Related Interests:Collecting, Expanded Universe, 501st/Rebel Legion
    Non-SW Related Interests: Movies, Computers, Travel, Flying (small planes), Nelson DeMille Novels
    Anything else you'd like to share:

    As it says above, my name is Linda, and I am the Regional Support Administrator (RSA) for the Pacific Region of FanForce. I have been a Star Wars fan since May of 1977 and my passion for SW seems to grow more and more each year. I am a single parent of 3 children, Leia is 14, Lauren is 11, and Collin is 8. I Collect anything and everything with the name Star Wars on it, pictures of my collection can be seen in my Bio. I have also read each and every Star Wars adult novel, and some of the comic books. I also have built/converted a few lightsabers, and currently have Jedi Robes, stormtrooper and sandtrooper armor, a Royal Guard Costume, X-Wing costume, Boba Fett costume, and am working on a Rebel Fleet Trooper costume as well.


    Possible Future Meet-up
    I have a three story home in Cloudcroft New Mexico (8,750 ft elevation), which is a 4 hour drive for those of you in Albuquerque, and a 11-12 hour drive for us in San Diego. The house is in the Lincoln National forest and is on two acres of land. The home is large enough to host large groups of people and isn't being used. I go to New Mexico several times a year to check up on the house anyway, so I have no problem driving a group from my club out there if in the future the club wants to take a vacation out there and meet up with the Albuquerque group. Nearby attractions include a Ski Resort 5 minutes away, White Sands (Great place to film a fanfilm), Carlsbad Caverns (Another great place), Valley of Fires, among others. We could even invite the Phoenix and Tucson FF chapters to join us as it is only a 5 1/2 - 6 hour drive for them, and an 8 hour drive for the Denver FF people. Keep this idea in the back of your mind.


  9. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Our club has made a fanfilm. The website for our fanfilm is below. The trailer is available for download in the multimedia section. The fanfilm was filmed in the same location where they filmed the Jabba's sail barge scene for ROTJ.

    Shadows In The Sand
  10. Arma_Geda-Mandalore Jedi Knight

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    Mar 5, 2003
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    Howdy, sister chapterians. I'm another SD member.

    Armand
    35 (not as old as Linda)
    Menifee, Kalifornia

    I've only been a SW wannabe geek since November or so. I have a Tusken and a custom Mandalore. Don't speak to me of jedi(ptooey)heh heh heh.

    I also collect (and everything else concerned with the hobby) 1:32, 1:18, and 1:6 scale figures. Aaaand, I am heavily into historical research and the lifestyle of the pre-1840 Mountain Men.

    Come out and see us. I'm sure we'll show up there, too.
  11. micdavis Force Ghost

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    Mar 10, 2003
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    Hello from America's Finest City

    Name: Michael Davis
    Age: 42 (way older than Linda)
    Location: San Diego (Born and raised)
    SW Related Interests: Costuming, Movies, recently started reading the EU books.
    Non-SW Related Interests:DVDs, Computers, WWII stuff, movie Robot building (B9 & R2)

    Single dad with 10 year old daughter.

    Saw Star Wars for the first time on May 24th, 1977 (at a radio station promo preview), cut school the next day and watched it six times on opening day and recorded the sound on a small Panasonic cassette deck.

    I figure Episode 3 is the last movie so I intend to go out with a bang not a wimper. I am scheming to figure out something really spectacular to do for the opening.

    Was present at several days of shooting of ROTJ when they were at Buttercup Valley. (Linda hates me for this)

  12. Darth_Vegeta Jedi Master

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    Jan 3, 2001
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    Name: Matt
    Age: 20 (younger than those old-timers 8-})
    Location: San Diego
    SW Related Interests: PC Gaming, Costuming, Fan Force
    Non-SW Related Interests: Movies, Computers, Anime
    Anything else you'd like to share:

    I'm Matt, the San Diego Star Wars Society historian. I've really gotten into costuming as of late, and just finished a Royal Guard. I'd say I spend a large part of my time (that not devoted to school or work) on our FF boards and other SW-related sites. Been with the SDSWS since about April or May of 2002, and have had a blast!
  13. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    May 16, 2002
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    Gee, I guess I jumped the gun. Here's the "official" info:

    Name: Donna
    Age: 41 (soon)
    Location: North San Diego County
    SW Related Interests: Watching the movies, reading what books I can, a little collecting (mostly vintage), and costuming
    Non-SW Related Interests: Science Fiction in general, Star Trek, Harry Potter (books and movies), behind the scenes of movie-making, multimedia
    Anything else you'd like to share: I'm a work-at-home mom who is a computer/internet/multimedia consultant. I am married with two sons, "Obi"-Sean age 8 and "Darth" Mitchell age 4. Secretary of the San Diego Star Wars Society and member of the Order of the Grey.
  14. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    Welcome San Diegoians!

    We look forward to meeting up with our Sister City Chapter! Come on out for some fun sometime....the area Linda spoke of down there in Lincoln county is Beautiful and full of history! My Wife and 2 step-daughters went down that way last weekend to go camping. We went to the White Sands National Park, Carlsbad Caverns and even went to the Alien/UFO Festival in Roswell. We also stopped off in Lincoln and check out all of the Billy the Kid historical stuff there!

    If you do come out....can someone bring me a "IN AND OUT" Burger? I am craving one of those bad boys! :D
  15. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Feb 1, 2002
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    If you do come out....can someone bring me a "IN AND OUT" Burger? I am craving one of those bad boys!

    [face_laugh] I am sure something can be arranged. ;)
  16. foxbatkllr Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 27, 2001
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    Name: Donny
    Age: 22
    Location: San Diego
    SW Related Interests: Costuming, Fanfilms
    Non-SW Related Interests: Graphic Design, filmmaking, football
    Anything else you'd like to share:
    Currently working on the fanfilm our FanForce made, also working on a Jango costume and a custom mandalorian costume.
  17. varza Jedi Master

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    Nov 7, 2002
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    Okay finally made it back here...

    Welcome Everyone! Please make yourself at home and I hope we can have some great discussions. I introd myself on your board and all I can say if I would defiantly be up for an outting to Cloudcroft and amaybe a Fan Film with our 2 groups. I am off to find out some more about you all on your board!
  18. debeautimous Jedi Master

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    Wow I missed all this!! Hi Everyone!!!
  19. skyra Jedi Knight

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    Dec 9, 2001
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    Welcome to all of you from the San Diego Star Wars Society! Sounds like a great idea getting together in Cloudcroft some day.
    I really wanted to go to Comic-Con, but then my husband got laid off and the money went bye-bye. Maybe next year

    Donna
  20. GreyJedi Force Ghost

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    May 16, 2002
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    Hey! Another Donna!

    I know what you mean about the $$ thing. I went to Comic-Con but I was working (if you can really call it working ;) )

    Definitely want to meet up in Cloudcroft; I've heard a lot about our Supreme Chancellor's house there and I'm dying to see it.

    Donna (Grey Jedi)
    SDSWS Secretary
  21. LadyNaberrie Jedi Master

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    Feb 7, 2002
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    Hi!!! I posted in the SD thread but um....yea I wanted to say Hi again!
  22. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey everyone... sign the petition to hold Celebration 3 in San Diego. It looks like it might be going to Chicago...but hey, it can't hurt right?

    Celebration 3 in San Diego Petition
  23. varza Jedi Master

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  24. varza Jedi Master

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  25. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

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    I just put a link to our forum in your header this morning. Now it will be easy to go back and forth between the two forums. :D
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