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MOD Announcing the 2020 Virtual Celebration!

Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Obi Anne , Jun 15, 2020.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Are you devastated about the cancellation of Star Wars Anaheim 2020?
    Have you no idea how you are going to spend the days you had already taken off from work in the end of August?


    We at the Jedi Council/FanForce forums will take this as a chance to celebrate all that's great with Star Wars, the Star Wars fandom and the Star Wars community. Join us for 4 days of virtual fun, without the need to queue or win a lottery.

    On Thursday August 27 we will open the Virtual Celebration forum. A forum dedicated to all the things you would normally find at a Celebration. There will be themed discussions, a costume contest and (fan) artist alley. Not all details are cleared yet, but as soon as things are finalized we will tell you.

    Do you have any ideas on what you would like to see, or would you like to be involved in any way, please tell us in the thread here.

    Welcome to the Virtual Celebration 2020!!!

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  2. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I would participate in the fan art, but as @Padme501st will confirm, my drawings are too good for this world.
     
  3. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    How about trivia, first to answer correctly wins. Maybe even offer prizes similar to what was offered during forum family feud.

    I'd be game for a live chat watch party as well, possibly a 40th anniversary watch of ESB.
     
  4. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    A trivia is a great idea, I'm not sure about answer first though, since we are spread out all over the globe it would be hard to find a time that would work for everyone.

    Also any trivia is hard work for the hosts, but is there anyone who would be interested in hosting a trivia during the Virtual Celebration?
     
  5. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I probably could. I'll get some input from others here as well.

    You're right about the different times though. I guess the same would apply to watching a movie.
     
  6. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Trivia is hard because it's tough to come up with something that we all don't easily know that isn't easily Googleable.
     
  7. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    That's why I'll have to do some digging and come up with questions that aren't easily Googleable. I'll go over it with @Obi Anne to see if I've got everything lined up.
     
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  8. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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  9. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I think a move watching would be possible, if it was a bit early for the US times, it would be late for the Europeans and if we make it on Friday it's probably easier to stay up late.
     
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  10. s_heffley

    s_heffley Chosen One star 6

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    Will Mark Hamill be there?
     
  11. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Sounds good to me!

    Maybe ;)
     
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  12. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    We can look into it. It might not be the Mark Hamill who played Luke Skywalker in the popular Star Wars films. But we might be able to get Mark Hamill to make an appearance.
     
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  13. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    We need to figure out a virtual Jedi Temple Challenge.
     
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  14. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    This is a great idea!

    *starts queuing up for the Virtual Forum out of habit*
     
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  15. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Sorry, you have to win a lottery to participate.
     
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  16. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    D: Just thought of the overflow forum. *shudder*
     
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  17. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    You are all so creative! remarkable people.
     
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  18. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    The Artist Alley will be in cooperation with the Fan Art forum, so keep you eyes open there for more information.
     
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  19. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  20. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We have been doing Doctor Who watch alongs since March worldwide, it's been a lot of fun, I don't see any reason why we can't do the same with Star Wars.
     
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  21. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Did you see this?
     
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  22. JonSB

    JonSB Jedi Knight star 2

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    Cyberman should have won and the Kasaavin would have been me.
     
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  23. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Yeah, the winner got the sympathy vote for having surgery. Cyberman was clearly the best.
     
  24. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Please take this to the social thread, so we can talk and plan about the Virtual Celebration instead :)

    I think a movie watching would probably best be done on Friday, since a lot of people are off on Saturday we could try and make something that would work for a late evening/night for Europe and morning for Australia. I don't have the exact time differences in my head.
     
  25. cathiecat

    cathiecat Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    We are keeping Pacific Time (Though we are always on Mountain Standard, we don't do daylight savings here) right now here in Arizona, it is 12:30 AM here, 5:30 PM in Australia, and 7:30 AM in England. So that gives an idea for time frame.
    USA East coast is 3:30 AM right now.
     
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