Who's up for Jedi-Con?

Discussion in 'FanForce: Conventions Europe' started by Obi Anne, Sep 8, 2007.

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  1. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I'm sorry, can you say that a few more times? You like NRN best? :p

    Also, I'm ordering my ticket now. I am probably going to be interested in rooming with someone at the hotel to save money, but first I need to figure out what dates I'm going to be there and if I'm going to be going anywhere before or after the con, and that's going to depend on what kind of time off I can get. Anyhoo, if anyone else is looking for a roommate, maybe we can start tentatively planning.
  2. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Luckily, Sabine already warned me about that. I'm looking at Germanwings now, maybe going to Köln and taking a bus, but I'm still looking at the cheapest option, because my budget for the Jedi-Con isn't very big unfortunately.

    And interestingly enough, even though, even though you mentioned it is forbidden by court, the Ryanair page still has the name D-dorf Weeze. :p
    [Admiral Ackbar] It's a TRAP! [/AA]
  3. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I got my ticket in the mail. Looks like I'm in block G.
  4. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I'm probably going to be booking a hotel room for Friday through Sunday nights. If anyone is interested in sharing a room, let me know.
  5. timbolton Force Ghost

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    Flight - booked
    Con tickets - ordered (thanks Anna)
    hotel - nearly sorted (thanka again Anna)

    So I'll be there, Anna too :D
    Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
  6. DrPaine Jedi Padawan

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    Ooooh.... I want to go SO BAD!! But I think I still have lectures until Tuesday after the Con! Curses upon you Warwick Medical School! I was at the con in 2001 (I think it was 2001...) when it was in Koeln. I actually lived in Duesseldorf for 8 years... so I speak the language and know the area really well... I wanna go I wanna go I wanna go! Maybe I'll just take some time off Uni...

    Where is everybody staying? and can someone give me an estimate on the cost for hotels?

    Fran x
  7. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    Tim, you lucky Ewok you!! :p
    Well done on getting (most) things signed, sealed and almost delivered. Still not sure if I'll be joining you (sadly it's looking more unlikely than likely) but we'll see.

    I say skip uni for a bit Fran, it'll be worth it ;)

    And yes Tim, what hotel will you be staying at, if you don't mind us asking? :)
  8. Marani Jedi Knight

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    Tim and I are going to stay here: Hotel Wartburg
    It seems to be about 15 min away if you walk, but I'm probably about to need a taxi. Had some troubles with my lungs lately and if I'd walk, I sound like Darth Vader for about 30 min :-(

    Con-Tickets are ordered but I haven't heard from them.
    Train tickets should arrive tomorrow.


    A few years ago there was a funny sci-fi/comedy movie in the cinemas called (T)Raumschiff Surprise [Dreamship Surprise] paroding Star Wars, Star Trek, MIB, Matrix, Back to Future,...
    Plot summary: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0349047/plotsummary

    There are few of us who'd like to see the movie on that weekend, but we have to find a location outside the jedi-con area so I'd like to know who else wants to see that movie?
    Unfortunatelly it's only in German. There should be an English version, since it was on australien TV, but I can't find it.

  9. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    I would love to watch it in English! So far I have seen it in German only. :D
  10. MacCaffrey VIP

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    I haven't seen a English Version yet. But I take a look... :)
  11. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    Periode 1! I even have a poster of that in my room. :D I loved the lightwhip. That's soooo Lumiya, even though I doubt the creators of the movie even heard about her. :p

    I haven't seen the real English version either; it was just subtitles stuck on the actual movie. Pretty badly in some scenes, I have to admit. But it was watchable and I did understant everything in the end. ;)

    This Wartburg hotel looks really good. Better than a few places I've been looking at, at least. And its quite close to the Jedi-Con as well... [face_thinking] I might go for that option. Will probably do the booking and the flight over weekend, when I have some more free time.
  12. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Me and David, some of you know who it is, have also booked our rooms at Hotel Wartburg. We wanted to have a room where we knew there would be other SW-fans around.
  13. Lord-Tice Jedi Grand Master

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    The final nail in the 'Who's up for Jedi-Con' coffin was hammered-in yesterday when I heard that the new GM at work isn't allowing anyone to have a holiday during Easter. I'm not surprised as it'll be a very busy time for us, and so on that note I wont be able to attend :( :_|

    I'm very sorry and disappointed that I can't make it, but such is life and I know you lot will still have plenty of fun regardless :p
  14. Skiara ~• Manager WNU •~ ~• RSA FFC •~

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    I'm very sorry to hear that you can't come. I hoped so much. :(
    Hopefully it isn't too hard for you to miss the Jedi-Con. [:D]


  15. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    Sorry to hear that, it would have been nice to see you again. :)
  16. MacCaffrey VIP

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    I am sorry to hear that, too! I was looking forward to meet you again...
    I wish you the best and hope to see you some other time. :) [:D]
  17. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    I'm in, too.[face_dancing]

    Well, I'd better be, after all, I am responsible for the table of the GSFF.:p

    I also have a double room reserved in the Maritim hotel.

    /edited on request
  18. Dark Lady Mara Manager Emeritus

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    I may be looking for a roommate, but I still haven't gotten official word yet on whether I'll get vacation time or not. :( Suffice it to say I will be most angry if I don't get it, because I really, really need this. :p
  19. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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  20. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    I've done a little scouting today...
    For those in the Hotel Wartburg, there is a bus station almost right in front of the hotel with a line (760) that goes directly to the terminals, which are right across the Maritim. In theory, you could also walk but it takes VERY LONG. I know. I've done it. Twice. Today. Holy crap. It doesn't take terribly long to reach "the airport" but that's just the premises really and the Con-Hotel is at the other end. 8-} It's really more like 40 minutes. It looked way closer on Google Maps [face_worried]
    Also, if any of you Wartburg residents arrive at main station instead of the airport, the subway will take you there, also a direct line.

    Those who stay in the Maritim... well, they have it pretty good. The place looks expensive. It's got a direct access to the airport's departure hall. You wouldn't even have to go outside, technically, to get to your rooms after landing :eek:
    Again, if main station (Mel?), there's a train (S1 or S7, I forgot) and the bus I'll be taking every morning.

    Also, it's got all kinds of bars and restaurant inside, whereas the rest of "Airport City" is still under construction, so there's that :p However, they look kinda too fancy. Everything else would be in the city, really. We may be small, but it still takes a little while to get there. And then find something. On, what, a Saturday night? [face_worried]

    PM me if you have questions. Mel is for inside of Jedi-Con (nice title :p), I'm for outside ;)
    Anyone staying anywhere else?
  21. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    :eek:
    I am responsible?

    OMG!!!+1
    i got a title? how could that happen????

    *goes to hyperventilate*


    Erm. pm me about that station thing? I have no clue what you're talking about.:oops:
    Anyway, I'll arrive with car, because I'll have those loads of things for the table....
  22. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    okay, doesn't matter if you arrive by car. Finding it then shouldn't be a problem ;)
  23. Obi Anne FF admin Celebrations, Europe

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    So when you take the bus, do you have to pre-buy your tickets, and what do they cost?
  24. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    right
    you can buy them from the driver in busses and at machines in everything else, but buying them beforehand is a little more practical - you're not holding up anyone :p; you can sort out the shared money for a group ticket in peace; and they're cheap little stubs out of thin paper when bought in busses
    either way, in busses you have to show the driver your ticket when entering
    (busses, busses, busses, busses, busses, mushroom! mushroom! o_O)

    http://www.vrr.de/imperia/md/content/en/abc_e_prices.pdf
    http://www.rheinbahn.de/opencms/opencms/html/en/main/tickets/alle_preise.htm

    relevant:
    - It's always Fare Zone A
    - A Group Ticket is already cheaper when you're 3 people (for back&forth each day) (maybe unless you do math-acrobatics with a 4-trip ticket - doubt it, though)


    oh, btw, is everyone arriving on Friday or earlier?
  25. MsLanna Force Ghost

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    I'll be there at Friday already, noon latest. I have to put up the table by 2pm and rather be on the early side.
    For contact I am willing to send my mobile number in pms, just in case.

    And I have found a roommate!
    If a mod would care to delete the request for on in my earlier post?[face_batting]
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