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C5 in Orlando!!!! confirmed!

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    I'm heading down. Other cons are fun, but for anyone who loves Star Wars, the Celebrations are unmissable IMO. I'll hit up my normal cons the next year... for 2010, its C5 all the way!

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    NOOOOO.... another con just too far away.

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    Now that it's all settling in, I am bummed that the timing is off for alot of our fellow costumers I am/was/am hoping to see my favorite people, and I think LFL is out of touch with the core demographic. Those dates also fall into the prime remaining weeks of summer, wherein the regular general public plans weekend family events and barbeques and regional family vacations. I just came privy to an upcoming event in Hawaii for friends, that very weekend. They saw my post on Facebook and now I have to figure out how to skate around this, because I am going to CV or bust. Regular folks think this stuff is lame too, so I will undoubtly lose a "friend" over this one LOL. No matter when and where though, it's never going to be perfect timing for everyone.

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    About the passes to get in... I read that they will offer VIP passes? Any idea what that may include and what that may cost? Maybe some one who went to a previous Celebration may know?

    I would like to get passes as soon as they are available online but if the cost for VIP is not bad I'd consider that.

    Thanks!

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    I will be looking forward to seeing all my fellow fett heads at CV, The Florida Garrison will do it's best to be a gracious host.

    See you all in AUG.

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    I am bringing my little Vode Redboy, we need to get them all rounded up for a shoot!

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    SEEKER said: View Post
    Was thinking the same thing. I'll be bringing my wife and my daughter and make it a Disney/StarWars Celebration.

    Disney World August 7-11
    C5 August 12-15

    My same exact dates too! I already have my hotel room booked! My wife and kids are flying out not sure if I am driving or flying yet.....

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    Replicant Shadow said: View Post
    Now that it's all settling in, I am bummed that the timing is off for alot of our fellow costumers I am/was/am hoping to see my favorite people, and I think LFL is out of touch with the core demographic.
    Honestly, LFL has to be thinking less about the people who go to other conventions and more about the people who just wait around for Celebrations. As much a presence as LFL and Star Wars are at places like SDCC and DragonCon, if they had those really in mind then they never would have scheduled a date that made people have to choose between one or the other.

    It's all about the $$ in the end.

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    Here in Arizona, school starts in early August ... (my local district starts August 9th) - so that doesn't bode well for families from this part of the country. I didn't realize that until today...

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    People should realize that ANY date chosen is going to have conflicts.

    Pick any time in June and it conflicts with graduations, Father's Day, and weddings.

    Pick May and proms and final exams get in the way. Pick September and the majority of kids are back in school full-swing.

    Pick July and SDCC, hot weather, and Fourth of July creep in.

    So when is the right time exactly?

    Hector

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    Late May-June would have been a good time, but that conflicts to much with Star Wars Weekends in Disney and they don't want to do that.

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    AT-AT Luvah said: View Post
    People should realize that ANY date chosen is going to have conflicts.

    Pick any time in June and it conflicts with graduations, Father's Day, and weddings.

    Pick May and proms and final exams get in the way. Pick September and the majority of kids are back in school full-swing.

    Pick July and SDCC, hot weather, and Fourth of July creep in.

    So when is the right time exactly?

    Hector

    Irregardless, a little notice wouldve helped alot! And it almost seems like your posts are aimed at making the rest of us feel like whiners because LFL didnt take the time or courtesy to think out the logistics of this. Personally, I think its not only discourteous to the fans, but to the Dragon Con organizers, or for that matter, their own interests. It appears alot of SW fans are going to have to chose between one or the other.
    Last edited by dsonik1; Dec 7, 2009 at 12:23 PM.

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    Just wondering if anybody going to C5 may have a room for DragonCon, at the Marriott they arenít going to use? Iíve been trying to get a room at the Marriott for weeks, with no luck. Just drop me a PM, so we donít clog up this thread.

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    My posts are aimed to provide some context to all the complainers. If you organize an event of this scale to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of one of the most beloved films of all time, it's going to be big and people are going to complain because it's human nature.

    That said, a lot of posts make it seem like George Lucas himself picked the dates, or that the organizers should have taken into consideration all these other conventions going on. That's just unrealistic.

    People now know about SDCC, D-Con, and C5.

    Make a choice and live with it. If you're one of the lucky few who can do all three, more power to you. If you can't, then make a choice.

    But I hate the tone of posts that suggest that Lucasfilm is shooting itself in the foot, isn't considerate of its fans, or is all about greed. They are under no obligation to put on any kind of convention or celebration.

    Believe me, this thing will be well-attended even with Dragon-Con and SDCC so close to the dates.

    Hector

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    I guess your missing the point of my posts.

    Point

    LFL is also invested in these other conventions, not as much as CV but they are still very invested. It would seem to make more sense that LFL would want to spread it out a bit so that all these investments pay off to the fullest. Not that it really matters to the LFL bottom line, but money spent wisely makes a shiny penny. =)

    /endpoint

    Yep, people are going to complain. I think your going to find that everyone blames George reguardless because he is the face of LFL. Scheduling isn't what he does, that boils down to people like Mary Franklin (who is awesome), Steve Sansweet (also awesome) as well as a few more LFL employees. You also have to take into account openings in the convention center schedule as well as the organizing company.

    There's a whole lot that goes into these, which is why it's called Celebration and also why they only come around every 2-3 years. Personally, I do wish it was more in the May/June area but as I stated earlier they have Star Wars Weekends during that time and I already knew those dates were going to be out of the question.

    SDCC was out for me this year anyhow, just costs to much to go back to back to back. DCon barely costs me $500 for the whole weekend.

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    Personally, it wasnt what you stated, as much as how you stated it. If you dont like us whining, then dont read it. And dont tell a man whos organized troops and fire missions about logistical headaches for organizers who have 1 to 2 years time to iron out those kinks. You sound condescending and pompous. Not what I've come to know of TDH members. It almost seems as if you're needling those of us faced with a difficult decision.

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    AT-AT Luvah said: View Post
    But I hate the tone of posts that suggest that Lucasfilm is shooting itself in the foot, isn't considerate of its fans, or is all about greed. They are under no obligation to put on any kind of convention or celebration.
    And I also hate the tone of *your* post and consider it as bad, if not worst than the people "complaining"

    I agree this is not about LFL being greedy, if that was the case they would have picked a better date, so more of us could go to C5

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    Replicant Shadow said: View Post
    I am bringing my little Vode Redboy, we need to get them all rounded up for a shoot!
    Consider it done my friend.

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    It should have been May 25. Simple as that.

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    SEEKER said: View Post
    Was thinking the same thing. I'll be bringing my wife and my daughter and make it a Disney/StarWars Celebration.
    Me too Turo! This is why it IS a great idea for many of us with families because we can combine a geek trip with a family vacation to Disney World.

    As for the timing... look, not all of us could afford two big convention vacations in one year anyway. Regardless of whether CV was in May or August, I was only going to be able to afford one con. I'm chosing the one that's only held once every few years and that I can take my 11 year old daughter to.

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    Regardless of when and where it was it was always gonna be difficult for me (being all the ways over here in Scotland) but I don't mind. It'll be worth it when I get there and there's all those Fetts!!!

    *swoons*

    I haven't been this excited since I wandered innocently into the fett costuming panel at CIII


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    Me too Turo! This is why it IS a great idea for many of us with families because we can combine a geek trip with a family vacation to Disney World.

    As for the timing... look, not all of us could afford two big convention vacations in one year anyway. Regardless of whether CV was in May or August, I was only going to be able to afford one con. I'm chosing the one that's only held once every few years and that I can take my 11 year old daughter to.
    I'm 10 minutes away!!! Woohoo!!! All you TDH guys, get in touch. I'll be there all 4 days!

    Also, I was hoping that they would roll the last weekend of SWW's into this so you all could make a week out of it...We'll see...

    That will be pushing it back pretty far from the usual time frame though.

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    flo fett said: View Post
    Regardless of when and where it was it was always gonna be difficult for me (being all the ways over here in Scotland) but I don't mind. It'll be worth it when I get there and there's all those Fetts!!!

    *swoons*

    I haven't been this excited since I wandered innocently into the fett costuming panel at CIII



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    Well while I am not thrilled about the timing of it, quite frankly nothing would have been great for everyone. May would have been really short of a notice. I guess it is what it is. Looks like *big sigh* we are going to somehow try and go to all 3 of these cons (Comic Con, C5 and Dragon Con). We are already committed to D*con as Art's sister is getting married just a few hours away that weekend. We feel that we need to do a TDH table at C5 as it is our target audience. However, they mention that there may be a fee for fan club tables. That may make a difference. I am honestly shocked that they are even considering charging for fan club tables. And while we do have a fan club table for comic con, we may decide not to do it as we had a tough time filling spots last year and with C5 so close, it might be too much to do. But Art and I may go to Comic Con and help GotMaul and dgasser with promoting their company ANOVOS. All this, plus get married this year...we must be insane!


    BTW Tom, I filled out the C5 fan club application today...did you think it was bad?

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    Wow! You guys have alot on your plate.

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