Provo Yoda's World Tour

Discussion in 'SouthWest Region Discussion' started by Miana Kenobi, Jun 22, 2005.

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  1. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Hello Provo! Rachel from San Diego/Inland Empire here.

    After following Vader's World Tour a few years back, Master--Kenobi of the Santa Cruz Fanforce has 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. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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  3. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    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
  4. Laura_Anu Jedi Padawan

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    Yoda should hike the Y...
  5. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    That or Timp, since Timp is not-BYU-specific. I also think he should have his picture taken in the bookstores of BYU and UVSC in the Sci-fi section.

    So, who's willing to be the contact person? I'd do that, but don't want to be the glory hog.
  6. 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. ;)
  7. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    We'll talk amongst ourselves and let you know.
  8. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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  9. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Update: Miana asked me to be the contact, since no one else has stepped forward. Hope that's okay with all, but if you feel like complaining, feel free.
  10. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Okay, I need to give a huge THANK YOU to everyone! Fanforce USA SouthWest is the ONLY region where EVERY SINGLE FANFORCE is participating in the tour! =D= [face_dancing]
  11. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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  12. 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
  13. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Ack, it's not going to Boston?! ::Bursts into ashamed tears for her hometown's lack of inspirational involvement.::
  14. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Okay, now to start a list of places we need to take Master Yoda. Mine are just suggestions, we can add/delete/modify.

    The view from the Y mountain overlooking Utah Lake or, if weather, does not permit, a picture of him with the Y mountain in the background.
    Student group pics with him in front of the UVSC and BYU signs.
    Provo Temple.
    Him at the Vermillion Skies (unofficial evil headquarters of the Fanforce).
    In front of the Edwards Stadium (and/or something comparable at UVSC)

    I don't have too many ideas. Some are BYU-centric, like the idea of getting one of the guys in Men's Chorus to arrange for him to have his photo taken with them during rehearsal, but I don't want to make this a "Go Cougars!" campaign.
  15. BrotherHalo RSA Emeritus and Heckler

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    The YWT is back on track!
  16. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    I already sent this information to Ish, but thanks to Bob, I can post it here. :p

    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
  17. Miana Kenobi Admin Emeritus

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    Yoda was lost ONCE MORE in the French postal system. We have finally recovered, and after trying to send him to France three times (and failing), we have decided to skip France and continue on to Germany. Hopefully that will get this tour rolling again.

    Also, the website is now up in English, Spanish, AND German.
  18. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    Anyone else vote for the option to get him out of europe and grant him political asylum in the land of the free?
  19. MiaTieska Jedi Master

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    Aw, poor Yoda. Hope he gets through Europe okay!

    -Mia
  20. DarthIshtar Jedi Grand Master

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    He's been lost in Europe for so long! He might actually be speaking normal english now!
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