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    Oct 13, 2008, 12:43 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #26

    Since this is to be my first time attending one of these in costume, can I get some advice?? Just a little concerned about logistics -- especially given the cumbersome nature of this outfit. Do you put everything on and drive there? Put half of it on and carry the rest? Put it on when you get there?

    Right now I lack the skill to get all of this on by myself. Mostly because of the challenge in getting the harness on correctly through vest and backplate. Then there's the matter of the jet pack....

    So, assuming I want to be in full Fett regalia going in on Saturday, how would you do that? My hotel is the Dallas Renaissance Richardson -- about five miles away. Pointers?

    -Chris
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    Oct 13, 2008, 1:10 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #27

    Good questions. Without a hotel within walking distance you could maybe arrange to meet a fellow TDH member at their hotel room if closer and change there or change at your car. Either way you'll need someone to help you get your costume on. Sorry, that's not the most helpful post ever.

    I'll be at the con but I'm working with one of the art guests so no costume for me. I'll be sure to stop by the TDH table multiple times, everyone stop by Paul Ballard's table and say hi!
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    Oct 13, 2008, 1:18 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #28

    I would wear as much as you can (without having to draw too much attention to yourself should you need to stop for gas), and call someone for assistance once you arrive. If you need, I can come out to the parking lot, or send someone to help.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 1:21 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #29

    I may take you up on that!

    Actually, I thought of how to deal with the whole harness rings issue even while I was sitting here. So I may be able to do even more of it myself.

    Thanks!
    Chris

    batninja said: View Post
    I would wear as much as you can (without having to draw too much attention to yourself should you need to stop for gas), and call someone for assistance once you arrive. If you need, I can come out to the parking lot, or send someone to help.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 2:09 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #30

    Spideyfett said: View Post
    That's a great Story ... got time too, shoot.
    By request, here's the whole 'Chewbacca Stole My Cooler' Story...

    Back in 2004, I still lived in Colorado, and was GML for Mountain Garrison. For the annual StarFest, we heard that Peter Mayhew would be a guest of the con. The garrison leadership immediately took initiative to make arrangements for his transport from the airport to the hotel, and planned to have him inducted as an Honorary 501st Member at a Saturday night banquet.

    Peter’s one request: “I’ve had trouble finding Dr. Pepper at many cities in that area of the U.S. If it’s available, could someone be kind enough to have some brought down to my table?”

    Being the avid Dr. Pepper drinker that I am, I volunteered to be Peter’s personal supplier. Both Friday and Saturday, I brought him a six-pack of ice-cold refreshment, in my favorite cooler. This small cooler was rather unique, in that its colors were so bright, one could see the pastel yellow/turquoise/purple monstrosity from space. I loved that cooler. Like having a mangy one-eyed dog for a pet, I never had to worry about someone mistaking it for their own. What could go wrong at a sci-fi convention?

    The rest of the weekend’s events went off without a hitch. Saturday night, we held the induction ceremony (I’ll have to dig around for some pictures), and Peter had kind words for everyone involved.

    Sunday morning, after most of the activities had wound down, and Peter was on his departing flight, I went down to his table to retrieve my beloved cooler.

    It was gone. Vanished. Thin air.

    I asked nearby celebrities and staffers if they’d seen the cooler. Nope. I cornered hotel workers and asked the same. No dice. No one from the garrison picked it up, either. I was left with one conclusion:

    Chewbacca stole my cooler.

    And I know where he lives.
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    Oct 13, 2008, 2:51 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #31

    Awesome story!

    Oh...and Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper is easily the most delicious soft drink, if not beverage, ever invented. My one and only (ha!) vice....


    batninja said: View Post
    By request, here's the whole 'Chewbacca Stole My Cooler' Story...

    Back in 2004, I still lived in Colorado, and was GML for Mountain Garrison. For the annual StarFest, we heard that Peter Mayhew would be a guest of the con. The garrison leadership immediately took initiative to make arrangements for his transport from the airport to the hotel, and planned to have him inducted as an Honorary 501st Member at a Saturday night banquet.

    Peter’s one request: “I’ve had trouble finding Dr. Pepper at many cities in that area of the U.S. If it’s available, could someone be kind enough to have some brought down to my table?”

    Being the avid Dr. Pepper drinker that I am, I volunteered to be Peter’s personal supplier. Both Friday and Saturday, I brought him a six-pack of ice-cold refreshment, in my favorite cooler. This small cooler was rather unique, in that its colors were so bright, one could see the pastel yellow/turquoise/purple monstrosity from space. I loved that cooler. Like having a mangy one-eyed dog for a pet, I never had to worry about someone mistaking it for their own. What could go wrong at a sci-fi convention?

    The rest of the weekend’s events went off without a hitch. Saturday night, we held the induction ceremony (I’ll have to dig around for some pictures), and Peter had kind words for everyone involved.

    Sunday morning, after most of the activities had wound down, and Peter was on his departing flight, I went down to his table to retrieve my beloved cooler.

    It was gone. Vanished. Thin air.

    I asked nearby celebrities and staffers if they’d seen the cooler. Nope. I cornered hotel workers and asked the same. No dice. No one from the garrison picked it up, either. I was left with one conclusion:

    Chewbacca stole my cooler.

    And I know where he lives.
  7. Oct 15, 2008, 10:18 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #32

    Yay, I've pretty much arranged my work schedule so that I can be around on Saturday, until about 4pm. Will definitely be helping out with the booth if needed. I just have no idea which costume I'm going to wear...
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:12 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #33

    I vote for Barbie Fett!

    Although I'm pretty certain I'd break the Annoy-o-Meter if the wife later saw me in a picture with you.

    StormtrooperPrincess said: View Post
    Yay, I've pretty much arranged my work schedule so that I can be around on Saturday, until about 4pm. Will definitely be helping out with the booth if needed. I just have no idea which costume I'm going to wear...
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    Oct 15, 2008, 11:38 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #34

    bah, I am actually going to be in Plano from the 21st and leaving the 25th to visit the in-laws.

    flight leaves at 2:30. hmmm
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    Oct 16, 2008, 3:56 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #35

    "Honey, I'm not going to make it until tomorrow....they cancelled my flight......I know! I'm terribly disappointed your mother will have to wait another day, too!"

    I'm just sayin! These things happen...



    smc31622 said: View Post
    bah, I am actually going to be in Plano from the 21st and leaving the 25th to visit the in-laws.

    flight leaves at 2:30. hmmm
  11. Oct 16, 2008, 9:37 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #36

    Madmartigan said: View Post
    I vote for Barbie Fett!

    Although I'm pretty certain I'd break the Annoy-o-Meter if the wife later saw me in a picture with you.
    Barbie Fett isn't in wearable condition at the moment (upgrades), so you're safe from the Annoy-O-Meter for the time being.
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    Oct 16, 2008, 9:59 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #37

    So...what are people doing Saturday night???

    C
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    Oct 17, 2008, 9:42 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #38

    what is everyone going as? (or, lemme rephrase that..how many boba's and jangos am i gonna see lol?)

    im going, although since all my star wars costumes are still at my moms house ( i moved out recently for collge) i will probably either go as a half-life 2 rebel or nothing. my girlfriend wants to go as wicket but i dunno if ill be able to finish her 'wicket hat' she wants on time, anyone got a site that shows how to make that little rag thing he wears over his head?
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    Oct 20, 2008, 1:10 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #39

    I arrive from san antonio on friday night and staying at the red roof inn. i dont plan to be in costume but ill wear my TDH shirt incase yall need help manning the table.

    Juan
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    Oct 20, 2008, 10:38 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #40

    dfett said: View Post
    I arrive from san antonio on friday night and staying at the red roof inn. i dont plan to be in costume but ill wear my TDH shirt incase yall need help manning the table.

    Juan
    See you there Juan ...look for me or Batninja at the table, I'm sure he will need help.
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    Oct 20, 2008, 10:56 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #41

    Can we get a roll call list?

    Oh, and I'll remind everyone at the show, but please look for the Hasbro display of their Millennium Falcon toy and take the mobile phone survey to enter to win it! Why, you ask?? Because it's my job!

    I'm partnering with Hasbro to do some basic behavioral research on Star Wars fans and their toy collecting. The survey is totally SMS-text based -- meaning you opt in via a text message and answer all the questions through a series of text messages back and forth with our platform. There will be a large sign next to the display with instructions and one person who completes the survey will be selected at random to win!

    So, help a brother out and take the survey!

    See ya there!
    C
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    Oct 20, 2008, 11:11 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #42

    Madmartigan said: View Post
    Can we get a roll call list?

    Oh, and I'll remind everyone at the show, but please look for the Hasbro display of their Millennium Falcon toy and take the mobile phone survey to enter to win it! Why, you ask?? Because it's my job!

    I'm partnering with Hasbro to do some basic behavioral research on Star Wars fans and their toy collecting. The survey is totally SMS-text based -- meaning you opt in via a text message and answer all the questions through a series of text messages back and forth with our platform. There will be a large sign next to the display with instructions and one person who completes the survey will be selected at random to win!

    So, help a brother out and take the survey!

    See ya there!
    C
    Cool... will do...
    Philip Wise told me Ron was gonna be there from Hasbro?? The maker of the Original 1980'S Falcon, and the new one that was just released....is that correct??
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    Oct 20, 2008, 11:47 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #43

    Possibly -- not certain. I've been speaking with Derryl DePriest, the brand guy, but not sure who is going to be there beyond that.


    Spideyfett said: View Post
    Cool... will do...
    Philip Wise told me Ron was gonna be there from Hasbro?? The maker of the Original 1980'S Falcon, and the new one that was just released....is that correct??
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    Oct 20, 2008, 11:52 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #44

    Madmartigan! I will be there and TDH is using Darth Millers Boba at the table with (dumroll) My JP!!!! complete with your JP hooks!!!
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    Oct 20, 2008, 12:13 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #45

    R2 builders will be there....should have 4 droids...tons of parts and other stuff to play with.
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    Oct 20, 2008, 12:16 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #46

    tk9950 said: View Post
    Madmartigan! I will be there and TDH is using Darth Millers Boba at the table with (dumroll) My JP!!!! complete with your JP hooks!!!
    Using DMs Boba, I thought yours was done too?
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    Oct 20, 2008, 12:40 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #47

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    Using DMs Boba, I thought yours was done too?

    I am fisnishing up the helmet and gauntlets. DM is bringing his Boba and R2.
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    Oct 20, 2008, 12:50 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #48

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    R2 builders will be there....should have 4 droids...tons of parts and other stuff to play with.
    AWESEOME WAYNE... Ben said we can set up on Friday, in the same room as last year.
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    Oct 20, 2008, 1:31 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #49

    What time can we get in there on Saturday morning? Or can we?


    I have a ton of ****...including a prototype 2-3-2 r2 that I just got. It's being shipped today and hopefully should arrive by Friday!

    Also just got a local guy to bring his gold 3po.

    Should be cool!
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    Oct 20, 2008, 1:33 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #50

    womo68 said: View Post
    What time can we get in there on Saturday morning? Or can we?


    I have a ton of ****...including a prototype 2-3-2 r2 that I just got. It's being shipped today and hopefully should arrive by Friday!

    Also just got a local guy to bring his gold 3po.

    Should be cool!
    as early as 9AM Saturday... I'll be there by then.

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