You aren't kidding!
You aren't kidding!
About the timing of the celebration... It doesn't matter when to me. I could not make the last one because it was just too far away. It is closer to me now so I will go... but maybe the reason it's in August is because many other countries (especially in Europe) have August as everyones vacation time. Star Wars is a world wide phenomenon. I think we forget that. Anyway... its another part of the equation.
Definetely an angle I hadnt thought of....
The table. We got to have one. I am there on Monday the 9th, leaving the following Monday. Let's do it!
I know when Celebration IV happened I felt like I was missing out on something. I was just beginning my Boba Fett then. I watched the G4 television coverage of it and was bummed out. It was like a party was happening and I couln't go. So I feel for the people who can't make it for whatever reason.
As to why fan groups are going to have to pay for tables, I explained this to Art lastnight. Reed Exhibitions (the company hosting C5) does not have a fan table policy...period. Last year I was working on trying to get a combined TDH/Mercs table going on at NYCC, and the company that runs NYCC is also running CV. They wanted to charge us for a table at NYCC also, so I was able to talk them into "bartering" for a table. I had to watch a couple episodes of Little House on the Prairie to get a good idea of how to barter...but in the end I just said heck with it.
But yeah, I'm betting thats why we are getting charged. They have said it will be "affordable", but that's going to be different from club to club.
Ordered my passes!
me and the pink mando are trying to make it to this. i mean, how often will this happen on the east coast right?! Plus I've never been before.
Looking for a place to stay? Not sure if there are any rooms left but one of the closer hotels left that didn't decide to price gouge once they heard that CV was coming!!! Good luck finding reasonable local places to stay...
check in on 8/12 check out on 8/15 so 3 nights for (44.99/nt + 12.5%) 151.86 total (incl. tax) for a single room with a queen bed, full kitchen, etc...
They also have access to their sister hotel right across the parking lot so you can use their pool and such for free. Pets are welcomed for a minimal charge as well. The I-Trolley does a pick up right at their front door too... It's within a short walk to the CC regardless.
Also, they have a room to hold your gear on Sunday when I check out so it won't have to boil in my car...
I still may cancel this if there is a main hotel with a similar price and/or I just decide to keep it cheap and commute from home but this isn't a bad deal at all. Cancellation is the day of by 6P.
They have 10 of these type rooms left as of now.
Thanks Zac for the heads up on this place.
Well, now I have to agree. The references part of the application was a bit silly. Yeah, Art didn't tell me about the "why we have to pay" part. It will be interesting to see what they wind up charging.
Tix bought! I hope the new Universal Harry Potter attraction will be fully complete (that'll be our 'other' thing to do in Orlando that week -other
then a drive out to the ocean). Now back to work on the many projects that need to fill my car to the roof for the drive down.
So what is the "promotion code" thing all about? I need to buy my tickets quick but don't want to miss out on anything cool or cheap.
Here is some new information about hotels that I thought all of you would like to know about. It was posted on the FL Garrison forums:
Just checked out extended stay america is that where you guys are staying? Theyre military rate is pretty doable for me.
which one though theres a few
figured it out...theyre booked at the convention center location...but theres john young or universal that are available. Need to make sure I can take leave but I think Im gonna make it there with the Fett
"Hard Replica Weapons"
Also see the footnote on the same page:
We recognize that many Star Wars fans love to dress up as their favorite characters to express their fandom, and Star Wars Celebration isn’t trying to restrict replica weapons that are part of these costumes. Replica lightsabers, blasters, bowcasters, thermal detonators, gaffi sticks, etc. are all A OK, and you’re encouraged to come dressed as a Jedi, a Sith, a stormtrooper, a Mandalorian, or any other character in the Star Wars galaxy. If, however, you come with a replica of a real world weapon such as an AK-47 or M-16, our security are going to tap on the weapons policy and make sure your prop is clearly branded with an orange cap.