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SWC20 Star Wars Celebration (social thread)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Celebrations' started by Disciple-of-Tython, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    Will it be a final countdown?
     
  2. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  3. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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  4. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I think this Con will actually happen. I'm actually going to be in Orlando the week before, leaving on the 12th. I rescheduled my Disney vacation a couple times now but feel pretty confident about August.
     
  5. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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    You are talking about Star Wars Celebration?

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  6. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    I think a lot depends on if travel is back to normal for holding Celebration, given the large number of international attendees.
     
  7. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    I'm cautiously optimistic about cons in the late summer/fall. Vaccine distribution has to dramatically improve though.
     
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  8. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Celebration will be fine. Moving it to late '22 was the right call.
     
  9. star_wars_is_good

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  10. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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    What did tweet say?

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  11. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    They deleted and reposted. I edited it.
     
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  12. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne Celebration Mistress of Ceremonies star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I got a mail some day ago - that they have posted my stormtrooper pin! I guess it's about time, now to see if it actually arrives.
     
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  13. star_wars_is_good

    star_wars_is_good Force Ghost star 5

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    Wow. I guess international folks were done later.
     
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  14. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    I imagine news on WonderCon's inevitable postponement or cancellation will come any day now. Usually there would be badge sales up by now so that's obviously something looming in terms of what's going on with that. I say outright cancellation might be possible because, assuming cons can happen by summer time, they may want to just put all their focus on SDCC at that point and not even want to worry about holding a postponed WonderCon in addition to that.

    However, given the state of things today especially in Southern California, I highly doubt we are going to go from where things stand now to being able to hold an event on the scale of SDCC. Even if things are significantly better by summer time and some events are allowed, SDCC is still in such a league of their own that I don't see it happening just six months from now.

    So maybe we might get a postponed WonderCon after all if SDCC can't happen.
     
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  15. JonSB

    JonSB Jedi Knight star 2

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    I am planning on going to a convention in Las Vegas in August because I will be vaccinated by then but it depends on job requirements for self isolation post vacation. Right now we have to self quarantine for two weeks when we come back if we travel out of state.
     
  16. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Forget badges; panels or actors that would be attending would be out right now. WonderCon I do not think will be happening...

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  17. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    JonSB, are you going to a Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas? I heard they have it at a new hotel, used to be the Rio. But... even if it's not, I hope your able to go and have some fun- if possible. I wish I could get to SDCC again, someday.
     
  18. JonSB

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    I am hoping to go. They originally switched to Caesar's for December 2020 but it is back at the Rio now for Aug 2021
     
  19. j-jawa3

    j-jawa3 Jedi Master star 3

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    You are so lucky- if the con. is still on! I enjoyed the Rio when I went several years ago, even though my room was almost at the end of one of those long wings! the hallway was pretty hot too. not too much air circulation. But, I otherwise enjoyed my stay. Why did they decide to move it to Ceasar's anyway? Are you going in costume? any favorite series?
     
  20. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The Rio is really the worst. I hated it too. Felt cheap and dirty inside.

    I like Caesar's though. It's so huge there is room for everything. Plus the place is very well taken care of. When I go to Cinema Con there I've stayed at Bally's which was OK and The Linq which I loved.
     
  21. JonSB

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    Rio was sold but still being managed by Caesars for the next year or two and supposedly was going to have a 100 million plus remodel pre Covid. I haven't heard anything lately except that it just opened back up. I have never stayed there but went to STLV three times and stayed at the Gold Coast for two of those events. Both hotels have seen better days but I had no issues at GC except for the fire alarm going off and the room check everyday due to the mass shooting awhile ago. The convenience and cost was nice and the room was fine.
    It was going to be at the new Caesars convention center which is across the street from Caesars hotel and behind the Linq. I was looking forward to it being somewhere new just for a change.
    @j-jawa3 Never went in costume but always wanted to go as Morn or a Klingon. TOS has always been my favorite but I like them all. I was hoping Quentin Tarantino was going to direct a new movie in the ST franchise but quite a few were against that.
     
  22. darthvader88

    darthvader88 Jedi Master star 4

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  23. star_wars_is_good

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  24. MotivateR5D4

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    They are offering Coronavirus looking Mickey ears as a park exclusive, but only if you get the vaccine.
     
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  25. Padme501st

    Padme501st Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Vegas prices for hotel are so cheap right now. I got an email for the Mirage and the room was $12.50 a night for the last week of August. Not sure if I will actually go but I booked it just in case things are better than I feel they will be by then.

    On Celebration news, my Celebration badge set I ordered from the store months ago is on its way
     
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