Where to hold C4 poll

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim' started by jediseanUF, Apr 28, 2005.

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  1. jediseanUF Jedi Knight

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    So with the majority of the information coming in saying that C4 30th Anniversary is going to happen, and with recent posts casting doubt on Gen Con running it and Indy hosting, I thought we could consolidate and put together a fan based tally of where (and why) the next celebration should be held. Who knows, maybe those in power could be swayed if the fans have a clear favorite.

    My first choice would be San Diego. A VERY nice and large convention center, many hotels within easy walking distance, nice weather, good food, and a better chance of getting Lucasarts/film people there since it is close to ILM and the Ranch

    Anyways...I liked Indy, thought the convention center was nice, smaller than some of the others that I had been to, but nice. If the expected turnout is lower, say 20,000 than Indy again would not be too bad. My caveat to that is if there is construction going on with the dome then don't risk having congestion and crowds dealing with the contruction.

  2. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    My Top 5 Choices:
    NYC
    San Diego
    Indy
    Chicago
    San Francisco
  3. Rebel_Spook Force Ghost

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    Well, from what I hear the new DC Convention Center is something incredible! And as for hotels, you have the Metro to whisk you from all the way out in the suburbs of MD and VA, so finding a room and for a great price, would be very easy and not having to pay the outrageous cab prices.

  4. sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Master

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    Toronto! If Hayden likes it here, it should be good for all! ... but no Americans would even bother coming.

    Otherwise Indy is fine. It's dead center, easier access for everyone.
  5. jeditrainee Force Ghost

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    I vote for Washington DC. Public transportation is great and the convention center is big and new. :D
  6. Shinar Jedi Master

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    As long as it's a central location I really don't care. Hopefully they will have mercy on those of us who don't live on one coast or the other.
  7. -E- Force Ghost

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    As far as dead-centeredness, I'd have to go Saint Louis, and not just because I live here (I won't be by then). As others have pointed out, it handled the Final Four like it was nothing, which involved more people. It is a puddle-hop away from O'Hare, which puts it at a similar amount of layover work as Indy.
    The bad side is, STL isn't real centralized, so you can't really walk to the other fun places...
    You know what, nevermind.

    I hope they use Indy again. I like strolling to the bar and staggering to bed.
  8. KOB Jedi Youngling

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    I agree with -E-.... she's cute and smart! :p
  9. jawajames FF Pacific RSA President/Chapter Rep San Diego, CA

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    i live in san diego, and as cool as our convention center is, with lots of downtown hotels (and restaurants and a ballpark) and other cool attractions for out-of-towners to see, i'd rather it be somewhere else...

    why?
    * part of Indy's hosting was due to location: Indy was a decent driving distance for a fair amount of the eastern side of the US, from all directions. more fans within driving distance means more fans can show up. no one can drive to San Diego from the west... and it's a long drive for anyone outside of southern california.

    * cost. flights to indy aren't cheap.. neither are flights to san diego (unless you fly Southwest). hotel costs in the downtown area are pretty steep. heck, gas costs $2.60/gallon here right now. we do have a decent public transit system connecting downtown to the next major area of hotels, in mission valley. the indianapolis convention center is probably a lot cheaper to get than the san diego convention center.

    * we get comic-con every year and star wars is a big part of that, since 1976. while i'd love a second big convention here in my hometown, i'd like to be fair to those cities that don't have a world-class convention in the genre...

    so my vote goes to someplace like St. Louis or Kansas City or Las Vegas.
  10. jediseanUF Jedi Knight

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    I am going to the CD convention center in late october early november for a neuroscience meeting. I have heard good things about it, but am curious as to the hotel situation is. San diego almost all of the hotels in and around the gaslamp district were no more than a 10 minute walk to the con center.

    Like I said Indy would be fine again, especially with fewer people, and some space rearrangments.

    One other possibility- Orlando. They have a huge convention center, tons of hotels, Star Tours is there, plus Lucas always seems to pop up at Disney world once a year. I live in Fl so while I would like to see other places it is a decent suggestion.
  11. gandalfbmg Force Ghost

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    My biggest concerns are: Can the city handle the size of the event, but without being a city that is already busy with other stuff. For these reasons I'd rule out places like Chicago, Las Vegas, Orlando, and DC. It's hard enough dealing with an airport packed with Star Wars folks. Why add to it by making us go to a city that's already alwasy packed with tourists and travelers. Plus, I don't want to have any casinos or other attractions potentially distracting from Star Wars and the other fans.

    I also don't like the idea of it being on either coast. It should be somewhere in the middle to allow folks from anyway fairly equal opportunity to drive.

    My choices would be:
    KC (hey, I'm biased)
    St. Louis
    Indy
    Denver
    I wonder if Minneapolis has a convention center that could handle it. But knowing our luck the weather would REALLY suck there.

  12. Rebecca191 Jedi Grand Master

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    Somewhere in the northeast or mid atlantic preferably... I don't fly, at all (Severe fear of it unfortunatley), so anywhere further then Indianapolis is out of the question, the car ride was insanely long as it was. :(
  13. Connemara Jedi Grand Master

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    NOT Denver. I HATE that city with a passion. It's a horrible city. No offence to people who live there and can somehow navigate it, but I am scarred from my experiences trying to figure out how to navigate the place. It's a zoo. :p

    I like Indy a lot. I liked the city, the atmosphere...why wouldn't they have it there again?

    I also like DC because it's a great city, and pretty close to me, but I understand why it wouldn't be a great choice.
  14. theBluePhoenix Force Ghost

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    What about Atlanta, GA? The only significant con that we have all year is Dragon Con in September and it?s always a big deal. It would be great to have another big con here in the spring.
  15. LadyLessa Jedi Knight

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    My vote is for Indy! I have a very big fear of flying and we couldn't do it with our family of 5. Indy's convention center was easy to get to even with staying on the outskirts. I just really like Indy.
  16. Cor-AlGelkar Jedi Knight

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    Indy
    Cleveland
    Columbus
    St. Louis
    Louisville
    Lexington
    Chicago
  17. k3po Jedi Grand Master

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    "NOT Denver. I HATE that city with a passion. It's a horrible city. No offence to people who live there and can somehow navigate it, but I am scarred from my experiences trying to figure out how to navigate the place. It's a zoo."


    HUH????? We have a new bigger than indy convention center, plus our highways are being revamped and will be done before C4. Plus we have the rocky mountains, cant beat those unless you are on the ocean. LOL, never heard anyone say they hate Denver before. usually its the opposite.
  18. DarthLexsidous Jedi Master

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    San Diego
    Las Vegas
    San Francisco

    I am from Denver and I know many of you didnt like Celebration I. I did because it was only a couple of miles from my house. I didnt go to Celebration II in protest. I did go to Celebration III and it was freakin cool. I have asked this before nad no one has givin me a straight answer. I know it is kinda of early but does anyone know for sure that LucasArts is even considering a CELEBRATION IV? Just checking.
  19. OBIX1 Force Ghost

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    My first choice would be Indy again. I love it there,it's a great city,and within driving distance for us (8 hours). Plus it's a central location.

    But,if I had to pick another city besides Indy,I would pick ether Chicago or DC. Each of those are within driving distance for us too. :)
  20. TheDarthVader Jedi Master

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    I urge you all, to choose somewhere, with better weather than Indy. With all that queuing outside, I got a really bad flu.
  21. DS615 Jedi Master

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    The weather was just fine. Buy a coat.

    Indy is something like ten hours away for a majority of the country, so it needs to stay there.

    Move it to a non-central city and you get CI.

  22. Amidala14 Jedi Master

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    Phoenix! :p

    Haha, that would be nice for me personally, but...eh, I don't think it would honestly work out.

    I really don't care where C4 is held as long as it's held. :p
  23. TheDarthVader Jedi Master

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    I did have a coat, my heavy-wool Jedi robe. I guess the sleep deprivation was more incremental in my illness, 2 hours of sleep a night, is just not enough, especially if one walks around a lot and does not stop to eat.
  24. Amidala Starkiller Force Ghost

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    Depending on the time of year I?d prefer Dallas.
  25. hollywood_randy LFL Artist

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    I'm seeing a trend that most people are mid westerners on these boards. It is True that Indy is close for you guys, but there are literally thousands of fans on either coast who don't go to C3 because no one wants to go to Indianapolis.
    On geographical population factors, All the Celebrations should have been on one of the coasts to get a bigger numbers of fans there.
    It comes down to costs for LFL to put the show on.

    If you look at it that way, Vegas is the only REAL solution.
    Weather-check
    Cheap nearby hotels-check
    cheap direct flights-HUGE CHECK
    good transportation-check
    places to party after the con-Worlds biggest check
    Things to do for Parents or better halves , who are not into Star Wars- CHECK!!!!!!!

    Plus, the argument for having the con somewhere that doesn't already have tourists is not a good one. In fact trust me, if this con was held in a city that is used to having such big crowds the result woudl be in a near perfect Celebration.

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