Wash, DC Yoda's World Tour

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  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Hello Washington D.C.! Rachel from San Diego/Inland Empire here.

    After following Vader's World Tour a few years back, Master--Kenobi of the Santa Cruz Fanforce decided to do the same. She is sending her fried Interactive Yoda (who met his doom during a certain scene in Velvet Goldmine) on a US and World tour.

    I'm helping her plan the trip, and we are trying to see which Fanforce would like to be apart of this tour.

    Care to join us? ;)

    The original planning thread is Here, and a website is in the works. :D

    ~~Cheers
    Rachel
  2. Darth_Minx Jedi Master

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    Hey, that would be cool! I'm not the CR of this little party, but at the moment I feel like I'm the only living member on the boards :p

    How exactly does this work? I looked at the planning thread, but there didn't seem to be an awful lot of planning going on [face_thinking]
  3. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    We had a great time showing Vader around town, and we'd take Yoda to the same places..... But I think we might need more straws for his cocktail bieng a tiny little fella compared to the dark lord.
  4. Moorglade Jedi Knight

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    Are only big cities invited to participate, or are other chapters welcome too? Our CR mentioned it, but there's nothing on our boards.
  5. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    It's welcome to everyone. I only posted on the major cities boards because it would have been a fine mess to get every single fan force (that and I was in danger of being banned as it was for spamming). :p

    However, if you'd like to participate, go pop in the planning thread on the Santa Cruz board (link in first post) and we'd be happy to add your group in. :)



    I spoke to Master--Kenobi yesterday and the website is still being constructed. She's very eager to send the little green guy on his way and is thrilled that so many people are interested. :D As soon as we get a definite list of groups involved (more keep joining!), then we will start planning out a route for him to travel. :)

    Thanks again! :D

    ~Rachel/>
  6. Grand_Moff_Stallion Jedi Knight

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    Hmmm, I wonder if I can find something Travel Channely for him to pose in front of. [face_devil]
  7. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    In Washington DC? I don't know. What's in DC? :confused: ;)


    NEWS:

    1) We are putting a cap on joining the tour. The last day to join is next Friday, July 8th. (If any of the other Fanforces in your area wish to join, let them know quick!) ;)

    2) Each fanforce will have 2 weeks with Yoda. The 2 weeks will start the day Yoda arrives. We ask that in those 2 weeks you take photos of him in "touristy, famous, or just plain cool" locations, and that he is shipped to the next Fanforce before the 2 weeks are up. We will be sending a logbook around with Yoda. The layout of the book has not been completely decided, yet once we know, you'll know. ;)

    3) And lastly, I am going to need a contact person. Someone in the group who will take full responsibility of Yoda and ensure that he is properly shipped off (and will also send the shipping number to either myself or Master--Kenobi, so we can keep track of him.)

    IF I DO NOT HAVE A CONTACT PERSON BY THE TIME THE TOUR BEGINS, I AM SORRY TO SAY WE SHALL HAVE TO REMOVE YOU FROM THE TOUR. :(

    What I need from the contact person:
    Name, home adress, email, and phone number. No, I'm not going to sell it online. :p Only two people will have a list of contacts: myself and Master--Kenobi. We need your adresses for shipping, email address to say "Hey, he's on his way, hey he's stuck in a blizzard, etc..", and the phone number will be a "just in case."

    Please have your appointed contact person PM me with this information.

    Thank you all and we're very eager to begin the tour!! :D
  8. Darth_Minx Jedi Master

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    Okay, so who's gonna be our contact?
  9. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Happy 4th to y'all! [face_flag]

    And in honor of such, this is a friendly reminder that I'm going to need the contact info within 4 days. ;)
  10. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    I can be the contact, I suppose, unless someone else has burning desire to do it.
  11. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Yoda's Travel Itinerary!

    London, England
    Central England
    Wales
    France
    Germany
    Malyasia
    Singapore
    Western Australia
    Southern Australia
    New South Wales, Australia
    Queensland, Australia
    Oahu, Hawaii
    San Diego, California
    Inland Empire, California
    Orange County, California
    Los Angeles, California
    San Francisco, California
    Sacramento, California
    Spokane, Washington
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Cleveland, Ohio
    London, Ontario - Canada
    Toronto, Ontario - Canada
    Halton Region, Ontario - Canada
    Niagara, Ontario - Canada
    Buffalo, New York
    Rochester, New York
    New York City, New York
    New Jersey
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Washington DC
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Daytona Beach, Florida
    Macon, Georgia
    Alabama Syndicate
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Chattanooga, Tennessee
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Arkansas
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Chile
    Southern New Mexico, New Mexico
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Southern Colorado, Colorado
    Denver, Colorado
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Provo, Utah
    Tucson, Arizona
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Southern Nevada, Nevada
    HOME!!

    We're very eager to begin. Thank you for participating!! :D
  12. DarthIshyZ Force Ghost

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    OK, my $0.02 worth... We MUST get his picture with Einstein. The wise man with the wise Jedi... [image=http://fotot.jarvenpaa.net/arkisto/originaalit/0000000043.jpg]
    Well, then we can head to the Dubliner for a pint. :D
  13. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    Definitely Einstein! I wonder if I can get a friend who works on the Hill to sneak him onto the floor of the Capitol? I'm not sure they even let staffers there anymore without a congressperson, but I'll check...
  14. Darth_Twilight Jedi Master

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    I can take Yoda to the Great Falls Rapids as well as photo him with some good old Virginia artifacts. :) The archeologists will get a hoot out of it as the main guy is a die hard SW fan as well. He's going to ask me, though, why yoda and not Vader. LOL. Seems I have a Vader reputation around here.

  15. Darth_Minx Jedi Master

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    Hmm, how about a picture in rush hour traffic? Or by some construction. Let's show him what this area is really about :p
  16. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    Yoda with construction workers!?!

    [face_idea]

    *Gets an idea for Far Point*
  17. F16WarBird Jedi Youngling

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  18. Maleficant Jedi Grand Master

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    I knew someone was going to say that!! [face_laugh]


    Maybe Yoda should be the Indian or the Cowboy then!?!
  19. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    [face_laugh] Now THAT sounds like a great idea!!

    So, in the past 6 months, Yoda has:

    * Been lost in London for 3 months.
    * Partied like a Brit in Midlands, England
    * Enjoyed the countryside of Wales
    * Had over 10 new fanforces added to his tour (mostly in Europe)
    * Spent the holidays in a French Post Office
    * Got "Returned to Sender" back to Wales

    So that takes us up to now. :p We're preparing to send Yoda to France for the 2nd time. Hopefully, he'll stay there this time. :p

    The website is almost finished. However, our webmisstress' computer crashed, so it will take a little bit before we can finish it. There are several text mistakes on the website (for instance, she listed Canada as being part of the USA [face_laugh] ), but other than that, it is nearly there! I will let you know when it is finished. :D


    Thank you for your patience! :D
  20. Darth_Twilight Jedi Master

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    SOmehow I missed taking Vader around town, I don't want to miss Yoda. I'll take him to Great Falls Park (Its amazing) and bring him to my archeology department. :)

  21. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    I'll have to see if I have any old VAder pictures. We'll take Yoda to the Irish Times too.
  22. Grand_Moff_Stallion Jedi Knight

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    you know, Yoda could possibly visit The Discovery Channel. :)
  23. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Well, after 3 tries to send the little guy to France (and failing each time), we have decided to skip France and move on to Germany. The tour is WAY behind schedule, so we hope it will pick up pace and continue on.

    Thank you for your patience!

    Also, the website is now up in English, Spanish, and German with French on the way! :D
  24. LeiaAsylum Jedi Knight

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    Poor Yoda! I hope he makes it. I'd love to take him around this area. Of course there are all the classic DC sights, and then there's Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon, etc.
  25. Cinnea Retired FanForce CR, Washington DC

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    There's a joke in there somewhere about Yoda and France, I just can't quite figure it out.

    Looking forward to seeing the little guy here!
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