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NorthEast North Ridge - Party for the Parks - September 7

Discussion in 'FanForce' started by BPStoyle, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. BPStoyle Jedi Master

    Olmstead Parks Conservancy Party for the Parks Fundraiser
    Friday September 7
    Time: Event goes from 6:30pm - 11pm (arrival time TBA)
    Location: Marcy Casino, Delaware Park

    I've been talking to the Olmsted Parks Conservancy who are having a fundraising party with the theme of Intergalactic Blast. Their party will be the evening of Friday, September 7 at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park, and they have asked us to be a part of the evening's entertainment.
    We will have an area to change that will be shared with the band that is playing the event. This room is not open to the public so people can leave street clothes and belongings in the room.
    I am hashing out details with the Olmsted folks this week. I will post more once I know more. Please post if you are able to attend this event.
    Also: There MIGHT be some light dueling involved. Info TBA.
  2. Mother_of_the_Twins Jedi Master

    I am tentative for this, depending on:

    Whether I am back to work by then;

    ...and if a generic Jedi would be helpful...

    Will confirm when I know about back to work schedule.
  3. Darth erebus Jedi Master

    I should be available for this. Sith lord or semi sith stalker
  4. MilosMom Jedi Knight

    I can probably do this.
  5. 72Princess Jedi Knight

    checking....
  6. Otto_den_Ktulu Jedi Knight

    I'm a possible for this.
  7. JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight

    I think I can do this. Is Artoo needed?
  8. BPStoyle Jedi Master

    If you're willing to help with figuring out transportation on R2, I can offer R2 as a possibility and see what they say.
  9. BPStoyle Jedi Master

    (Since Larry & Janice are on their cruise during this event)
  10. JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight

    I'll see what I can do to get him there. I put him in my truck once, but it caused damage to both my truck and the droid. If it doesn't work out, no big deal.
  11. JediKnightLisa Jedi Padawan

    Sorry, cannot do
  12. 72Princess Jedi Knight

    Jon- what size vehicle would you need? Would he fit in the Trailblazer?
  13. MrLevitan Jedi Knight

    If I am in town I am on. I also can help transport R2 if I am in town
  14. JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight

    Thanks Dan. Lemme know.
  15. BPStoyle Jedi Master

    Okay.

    Had a meeting with the group putting on the event this past Wednesday. Here's what's happening:

    The party starts at 6:30. The event is happening inside the Marcy Casino (on both levels) and immediately outside along the river area (pending good weather of course). There is a lot of entertainment. There is a band stage that is being set up hanging over the river for three different bands to perform during the night. There will be telescopes to observe the stars, and lots of decorations/lighting inside the casino. There will be a team offering "sci-fi makeup" to the guests indoors. There is also going to be a number of bar areas. There will be alcohol served at this event.

    Larry had offered up B9 previously and the group is very excited at the possibility of having B9 there. R2 was also a popular choice. I offered up Chip in Carbonite but they seemed a little less excited about that one. We will need to figure out logistics of getting B9 and R2 to the Marcy Casino. We are able to bring them to the casino earlier in the week as the building will be locked up. We can discuss those logistics once everyone's back from CVI.

    This will be a costumes-only event. We will not have a table.

    The majority of the event will involve us milling about and doing our normal trooping thing, posing for photos and entertaining the masses.

    There has been talk of two things we could do to add to the event. There are 3 bands playing and there will be 2 instances where there is a bit of time between the bands tearing down and setting up. If possible, I'd like to try to pull off the following two things:

    1) An adaptation on the The Old Republic Times Square Flash Mob. If you haven't seen the promotional flash mob that was done for the release of The Old Republic, you can see it below:



    Essentially, we would replicate thins kind of thing with our characters. We would not include the "civilians suddenly pulling out lightsabers" part obviously, but we can do a solid 60 seconds of one-at-a-time entering, taunting, then posing just before doing battle, and holding the position to allow for folks to take pictures. If we have enough characters on opposite sides (and I'd be fine with using troopers to pose against Jedi if the numbers are off), this could be pretty fun for the partygoers and rather simple for us to put together.

    2) A (very simple and short) dueling performance/demo. Given the short notice and limited time frame, I would suggest no more than two short duels (and honestly only one is fine), no more than a minute long each. The best way to go may be to have someone repeating a duel from the Bisons games, unless someone feels really ambitious about choreographing something in the 2 weeks that we have. One thing to note is that both of these performance pieces would take place on the cement walkway that's along the river (in front of the stage they're setting up) so keep falls/rolls etc. to a minimum. Larry and Lisa can attest to how much falling on concrete in a duel sucks. :p Those of us not dueling will be on hand during the performance to help keep the dueling area clear of partygoers.

    Current arrival time is set for 5:30pm. The party is scheduled to go until 11pm, but we are free to get out of costume in the ballpark of 9:30-10 or so. We are also welcome to stay and enjoy the remainder of the party afterward if we would like.
  16. JediXXL Jedi Master

    It depends entirely on when I can get out of work... 5PM is sometimes quite elusive depending on what I have left to do.
  17. JDuffPhoto Jedi Knight

    I need 36" of clearance to get the main body in. Getting through the tailgate of my truck, even tilting him backwards is way too tight at only 33" clearance.
  18. Darth erebus Jedi Master

    It sounds like we need a special droid trailer :p

    and holy crap! that was an awesome video! i think doing something like this would be amazing to do at a party. a lot of the people in the video really looked as if they were frozen mid action and long as we can capture that same essence it should be a hit!
  19. Darth Jelley Jedi Knight

    Oh....my.....god. AWESOME FLASH MOB!!!! I like the idea of trying to replicate that at an event. I would like to come...but as usual I gotta run it by the wife first...Don't THINK we got anything going on though so if not I'M DEFINITELY IN
  20. MilosMom Jedi Knight

    Will we have a meeting beforehand to work out the flash mob and decide who will be doing duels?

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