CVI What Would You Like to See at CVI?

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration VI, VII, Europe II' started by Beretta911, May 30, 2011.

  1. Beretta911 Jedi Knight

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    While we are waiting for more of the C6 news to drop I was wondering what things/events/celebs/panels you hope to see at Celebration 6?

    I'll throw in my 2 cents...

    Hoth Ice Bar...I think it was a hit with the attendees and I can say it was a fun place to grab an adult beverage and unwind and socialize. A good example of how to do right by Star Wars for the adults! I'd even be happy with the addition of a 2nd bar, like a Tatooine cantina theme as a counter balance to the ice bar theme.

    Star Wars Event at Disney....*IF* C6 goes back to Orlando, I'd really like to see Disney host another ticketed event like Last Tour to Endor, that was also a lot of and great accompaniment to CV.

    Belgian Garrison Props / Sets ...Their Jabba setup and AT-AT walker...Totally cool to just look at or for photo ops
  2. JediJustin Jedi Master

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    Events/Panels
    - Return of the 6 Movie Marathon
    - Teasers for the live action TV series (concept art, test footage, costume drawings)
    - Expanded VIP package (maybe a total of 400 badges this time)
    - Panel covering 30+ years of SW toys

    Celebs
    - Lots to obviously choose from, but if I had to select just one, it would be Ian McDiarmid
  3. Beretta911 Jedi Knight

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    I concur with all of those. Especially Ian McDiarmid, even if it was just a couple of Q&A panels. I can't picture him in the autograph area but never say never. Celebwise I'd like to see Frank Oz Natalie Portman and James Earl Jones

  4. j-jawa3 Jedi Knight

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    Let's have a blast from the past!

    For those of us who remember Celebrations 2, 3 and 4:

    a. The Star Wars Auto Show
    b. Traditional costume contest--where no one was eliminated based on construction or celebrity personal opinions. Give everyone a chance!
    c. Star Wars archive exhibits, featuring items from all 6 films (I did not see these at C5. In fact Lucasfilm exhibits were almost non-existent.)
    d. Elimination of VIP packages. You simply can not convince me that creating an elite group within the fans is good, or will promote harmony or sharing. Instead, it caused dissention. If you're going to do something like this, expand the privileges to ALL 4-day ticket holders, like they did at the San Diego Comic-Con.
    e. Like C4, have several large rooms reserved for temp storage of luggage, purchases, etc. Do not limit this to a small area or to the VIP holders. And--make sure it's attended and guarded!
    f. Open several "lounges" for fans--not just the "VIP's". Let everyone have a chance to relax; conventions are hard work!
    g. Finally, put out the convention program one day before the Celebration. Don't limit this to the "VIP's"; make it available to everyone; if you can make it the day before to pick it up!

    Since I started attending the Celebrations, I have kept all programs and literature for future reference.

    Now, I know that there will be some sort of hue and cry over the proposal to eliminate the VIP packages. Here is the honest truth--and the reason why eliminating the package would be a good idea.

    VIP passes made up a relatively small percentage of the total attendees. Just like in a Casino, you will have the "high rollers" who spend tons of money. However, it's not the big fish who make or break the business--it's the folks who save their money to attend. They will, as a rule, spend LOTS more on everything conceivable in the Celebration. And--if they have a good time, they'll bring back two or three others next time they attend, which is more money for the promoters. I hope they realize this and act on it.
  5. Baco_Sapan Jedi Knight

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    On the note of the Hoth Ice bar, I definetly think they should bring that back as well. That was awesome, but since this celebration is commemorating ROTJ, I think they should make it like a Jabba's Palace theme. Think that'd be pretty cool.

    As far as what else they should bring, pretty much everything that they had at CV. The sets, the props, the celebs, the panels, especially the laser tag with the 501st, all that was really cool. The only other thing I would LOVE to see if there was anyway possible for them to do it, would be to host some kind of a lightsaber tournament where people dressed up as Jedi's could go up against people who are dressed up as Sith. If there was some safe way to do this where nobody would get hurt, I think this would be a pretty awesome, cool, and fun activity.
  6. PreludeRM FanForce CR, & Fanforce Council Calgary, Alberta

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    You couldn't do light saber fights like a tournament. People would get hurts and some people would take it way to serious. There was already to much play fighting like that at the mixer on the saturday night. Don't get me wrong. Watching a great staged fight on screen is way better that watching some guys who think they know what they are doing play fight.

    The ice bar was cool. Just wished I could have spent a bit more time there, But there was to much to see.

    They should also bring back more props from the archive like C4 had. Not leave it to the fan groups to provide theirs.
  7. Katana_Geldar Force Ghost

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    Myself, but it won't happen. :(
  8. Darth_Gamek Jedi Grand Master

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    This. :(
  9. dante144 Force Ghost

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    More social stuff. Parties every night. Maybe Karaoke at the Hoth Ice Bar.

    Better yet, maybe a lounge themed on Jabba's Palace. That may be more appropriate for karaoke.

    But parties every night.. DJs, the like.

    Definitely another party at Disney's Hollywood studios!

    Also more creator panels, how to write, how to draw, etc.

    Perhaps cooling stations outside for long lines...maybe have the long lines on the inside of the Convention center, rather than on the outside.

    Perhaps a social icebreaker.. Organized and designed to introduce the community to each other.

    The speed dating seemed to be a big hit.

    Later hours for everything. Sure, close the dealer's room, but have more events later in the convention center. I don't want to have to go home until 1am. Thanks.

    Include foam sword fighting. Keep the laser tag.

  10. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    I would love to have panels about original props and costumes. Last time the 501st had a bunch of panels on how to make costumes, but that is recreation, I would love to hear about the processes behind the original creations.
  11. DarthBreezy Chosen One

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    The movies on a BIG screen (C-3) an all ages dance (C-4) - Advance schedule release.

    The food court was great (and for a con, s very good deal) a costume/props exhibit (really missed that).

    Over all, Reed did a great job and I'm looking forward to seeing what they're going to implement from what they learned from 5...
  12. JediJustin Jedi Master

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    I'd enjoy sitting in on a panel with Dan Madsen (and others) as they discuss the early development cycle of the first Celebration.
  13. FRAGGLE_ROCKER Jedi Knight

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    Imagine this: An hour of John Williams conducting an orchestra doing STAR WARS music, introducing each piece with a few words about them.

    If they do show all six movies, I just hope the classic trilogy doesn't coincide with a Disney event like last year.
  14. JainaSoloYJK Force Ghost

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    IF I went....

    -A discussion between the stars of the Prequels (Jake, Natalie, Liam, Ewan, Hayden, Ian, Ray) and the stars of the OT (Mark, Carrie, Harrison, Billy Dee, Dave) with actors from both sides (Peter, Anthony) in the middle or something. That would be awesome.

    -GL making a surprise, unannounced visit to the Opening Ceremonies- that way it would be totally random with no ridiculously long lines and more people would get a chance to see him.

    -A game for fans (Droid Hunt, SW Amazing Race-ish thing)

    -LFL archives

    -Live-action preview stuff!

    -Clone Wars panels
  15. JohnnyRose Jedi Master

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    I'm with Dante on all these, ESPECIALLY the karaoke!!
  16. jedimaster chris Force Ghost

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    Just get either Ewan McGregor or Harrison Ford, one of those names attending would be a huge deal!!!
  17. echo-3 Former RSA

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    I know it wont happen but longer hrs at the con.
    Like 8am-9Pm.
  18. Photo-Knight Jedi Knight

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    I think a Star Wars concert would be great. The C-III concert was a great concept, but poorly executed. I'd like to see a Celebration make up for that.
  19. JohnnyRose Jedi Master

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    STAR WARS IN CONCERT! What better place to have this??!! I've seen the show and its absolutely amazing! The problem is to find a place that would do it justice in terms of the acoustics and lighting effects.
  20. JediEddy Jedi Knight

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    I agree with your a, b and c points, but not the VIP packages. No attack intended, just a rebuttal. I guess I don't understand your distaste for them. Is it because you missed out on one or didn't have the money? The Jedi Knights and Masters "paid" for the option to bypass lines, have some reserved seats and a few other perks. Nothing was given to us? Anyone who wanted those perks could have purchased one of these packages. I was one of the lucky ones who was able to "purchase" the Jedi Knight package. As for your elite comment, I did not consider myself better than anyone who couldn't or wasn't able to purchase one, I used the perks I paid for, and not having to wait in some of the lines was something I thought was well worth the money. Next, I agree that the VIP's did make up a small percentage of the total attendee's but I guarantee that those who purchased the VIP packages spent ten times (or more) at the convention then the average convention go'er. I spent over 20 times the price of the VIP package. So, if half the VIP's spent what I did, doing my math, those 400 VIP's spent between 1 and 2 million total, and that number is probably conservative! That's not chump change. And your suggestion about giving those perks to the 4-day ticket holders just won't work. Do you remember the "Hyperspace members get in early" at CIV deal. That was EVERYONE! How are you going to reserve 10 or 15 thousand seats in a 3500 seat theater? Talk about dissention! I do agree with you that there should be lounges open for all people to rest. It does get tiring! So yes, these packages are a money making scheme for Reed and may get some upset, but if what they're offering appeals to people and they're willing to pay for it, I don't see the problem. These packages are available to everyone to purchase, and I for one hope they bring it back and I am lucky enough to purchase again. End rebuttal.
  21. EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Grand Master

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    I will make no apology's about purchasing the Jedi Package. It was an option and I chose it. I still had to scrimp and save like everyone else. At one point at CV, I really felt bad walking through the VIP line for autographs. While waiting my turn, a gal turned around and said, "Oh! He's one of THEM who get the special privilege!" After that comment, I no longer felt guilty.
    I paid my admission just like everyone else. But I did not hear not one person say that when fans volunteered for REED and Official Pix that they were cheap-scapes.
    I, too, volountered for both REED and Official Pix because I feel that I am a true fan.
    When fans saw my VIP Pass, I was asked what I was doing there. My response? Having the time of my life!
  22. mrsvos Force Ghost

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    My daughter said she was glad to have a special pass to the digital theater for the main event because everyone stank from waiting outside all night. Can we fix that?
  23. dante144 Force Ghost

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    ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! Music! Sweet Music!!

    Also, perhaps some sort of social and non-violent A.R.G., pitting Jedi vs Mando vs Trooper vs civilian.... Something like that. Something like Droid Hunt but on a bigger scale. Maybe it could be used to some how disseminate useful information about the Con. For Example, I was CV for all 4 days, but I never heard of or got to see the Hoth Base interior. That was a real bummer. I saw the pictures later. And/or maybe it could have a social aspect.

    Also, as I posted above, more social events. Later hours. Total Star Wars Love Fest. Word to the G.
  24. j-jawa3 Jedi Knight

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    Hmmmmm....

    Point taken. When they make the Master's passes available, I think I'll buy one!
  25. dante144 Force Ghost

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    This