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Discussion in 'FanForce: Star Wars Celebrations' started by Obi Anne , Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    Now with the schedule out we should really plan some kind of meet up. I think it would be nice to meet on Thursday or Friday, that way we recognize each other if we run into each the rest of the days. I would also suggest going for lunch or a snack or something together, everybody needs to fill up on energy.

    Those are just my suggestions, what do you think?
     
  2. Padme501st

    Padme501st Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    I will be shopping early Thursday at the store and I’m hoping I won’t be in there the entire time and that ends at 12:30? Or we could meet prior for like coffee or whatever since people are going to get in line that morning maybe like 9:30? I’m sure there’s a breakfast place at the Hyatt regency or Marriott that’s next to the place.

    If on Friday then after Ep 9 panel will be great lol
     
  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd vote for Thursday sometime. Hopefully we get the floor plan and can consider possible locations.
     
  4. Padme501st

    Padme501st Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    At the moment, I’m set to wear a blue wig on Thursday so I should be easy to spot

    My badge will be secured however
     
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  5. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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  6. darthjason127

    darthjason127 Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I am flexible but preference is that Thursday morning for coffee or something nearby at the Convention Center before people line up
     
  7. Darkslayer

    Darkslayer Force Ghost star 7

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    Would love to see you all on Friday (I won't be there on Thursday) but don't jump through hoops to accomodate me please lol
     
  8. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    Without the worry of an overnight line, I think Thursday is probably simplest as there's nothing to really avoid.

    In terms of timings, I believe the queue officially starts at 9am (4hrs before show floor according to entrance procedure) but I'm sure I read 8am somewhere as well. @Padme501st's VIP store access is from 11am to 12:30 (which lines up with VIP's getting half hour early access to the show floor).

    I think some time during the day would probably be best, that way people aren't going to be thinking about whether or not they need to be getting in line (this goes mostly for those after booth exclusives now I guess)

    My plans for Thursday now are trying to grab Del Rey exclusive (assuming it's Master and Apprentice), picking up my art print, then just taking in the show floor/getting pictures with the props. So I should be pretty flexible if I can keep the rest of my group organized in the morning.

    Another possibility to consider would be in the evening after the show floor closes for a quick drink or bite to eat. That's an option now there's no queue (I'm going to miss it but it definitely has advantages!)
     
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  9. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd prefer to meet at the event if we can. Maybe late afternoon on Thursday after everyone has had a chance to walk around and take everything in. Trying to go out somewhere, I'm sure we're all staying all over the place and it's not going to be convenient for everyone, but I know we'll be at the con. I also wouldn't want anyone to feel pressured going somewhere where they have to spend more money.
     
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  10. credar

    credar Jedi Master star 3

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    Ahhh my competition... *cracks knuckles*

    Im pretty open after the initial rush Thursday. Going to rush to Del Rey, get some autos, shopping and maybe if I can get into the show store (heh) but nothing particularly planned elsewise.
     
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  11. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    I will arrive Weds. and plan to take pictures of the Palmer House hotel, very historical! thurs. I will be wearing my 40 year old (Fabric, that is) Star Wars shirt I made years ago. I wear this the first day of every Cele. I may also wear my new Porg on a stick or Jawa scavenger hoodie, depending on the weather. Is anyone planning on wearing any Star Wars themed clothing or objects on their trip to Chicago? I'm making a shirt that has little Jawas, Stormtroopers, Chewies and Droids all over it. I don't care what others think, start the fun on the way.
     
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  12. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Force Ghost star 5

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    I'd be way down for something after Thur wraps up. Gonna be hell trying to find each other in there without much of a signal, a bajillion exclusives/autograph times to navigate, and omg we might actually get to have a conversation.

    Could keep it chill like a pizza place or something. Not that I, flying in from NYC, consider Chicago pizza actual pizza.
     
  13. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I think Thursday afternoon sounds good, after the first rush. Can I present the Swedish cultural institution that is "fika" which is what this would be. Sit down, socialize, but you don't have to plan too much or spend too much time together.
     
  14. cubman987

    cubman987 Your Friendly Neighborhood CT/PT/Saga Moderator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Same here - if anyone wants to plan something for Friday as well I'd be down.
     
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  15. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Sounds good to me. I really just want to meet because I feel I owe @Padme501st an in person apology...for everything...
     
  16. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    We could pick the same place and time Thursday and Friday in the late afternoon and people can go to both or pick one or whatever.
     
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  17. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    I like that idea!
     
  18. zcure1

    zcure1 Jedi Knight star 1

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    I like @Obi Anne 's idea of a coffee social as opposed to lunch plans or such. Full disclosure - I had to google what a "fika" was... basically a coffee and buns social meet. So maybe one of the coffee places in the food court on Level 2 ? Someone needs to bring along an OT Leia cosplayer so we will have the buns covered.
     
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  19. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Definitely up for a lunch or fika on Thursday!

    Friday, preferably lunch, if there's also a meeting then for the folks who are not arriving on Thursday. Got books panels from 15:30.

    We could do a doodle poll, though it doesn't seem too cumbersome to figure out what best fist everybody. I take it this may or may not be independent of the JCC meet? That thread didn't come up with any plans as of yet. :p
     
  20. LloydChristmas

    LloydChristmas Force Ghost star 5

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    Might have to opt out if fisting is involved...
     
  21. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Unfortunate typo is unfortunate. I don't expect incidents. Unless a fist fight ensues between Padme501st and would-be badge thieves.
     
  22. ChrisLyne

    ChrisLyne Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    Hokey religions and ancient fist fights are no match for a good blaster at your side.
     
  23. EnviousSerious-Rue

    EnviousSerious-Rue Jedi Master star 2

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    Thursday would be best for me considering I'm doing 501st/RL table duty back to back on Friday.
    I am flexible also. I'll be spending most of the day walking around taking pics anyway
    meeting fellow attendees.
     
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  24. Padme501st

    Padme501st Virtual Celebration Cosplay Winner star 4 VIP - Game Winner

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    Me to badge thief wannabes
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  25. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    Badge thieves? where would this meet up take place? I guess due to security(or confused people who are not planning the floor plan well) there isn't a map. would you mind if I came?
     
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