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Title: Star Wars Celebration III: Indianapolis
Post by: Mainland05 on November 25, 2003, 11:12 AM
 I was wondering if any of you were going to go to the Star Wars Celebration 3, i think that since it is the last Star Wars celebration for the last and final movie, i think that Jedi Defender should go to the celebration, yup. We should all go and meet each other, do some trades, etc............ If you all think it's a good idea we should do it.  I think that would be pretty tight, we all dress up as different SW characters?  That would be cool.  What do you think? ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on November 25, 2003, 02:19 PM
anyone want to do this? ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mikey D on November 25, 2003, 03:32 PM
Its a little early to be planning this, don't you think?  EIII doesn't come out for another year and a half plus.  I couldn't tell you what I'm doing next week, let alone a year and a half from now.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on November 25, 2003, 03:34 PM
Yeah. Maybe when it gets a little closer, and depending on where it is, what weekend, how much vacation time I have, what kind of bills I'm dealing with, etc...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on November 26, 2003, 10:48 AM
alright, that's fine. Just thought i should let you all think about it, though.  But yea i understand. ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Matt on November 26, 2003, 11:37 AM
Hey, Mainland05, screw all these haters.

Tell you what:  I'll meet you by the hotdog stand in Food Court B at 2:30, on Saturday, April 30, 2005.  I'll be there with a "Virex" name tag on, wearing my Stormtrooper helmet.

See you then.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Scott on November 26, 2003, 12:18 PM
I entered that in my Outlook Calander...I'll be checking back
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on November 26, 2003, 01:25 PM
I'll be lurking somewhere nearby, just to see if Virex really shows up.  If he does, I'll sprint past him and rip his Stormtrooper helmet off, and Mainland05, you take a picture!   :-*

This is gonna be fun!  Can't wait...   8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on November 26, 2003, 01:43 PM
Aigh't I am there, will be looking forward to it too! 8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on November 27, 2003, 01:48 PM
chances are I'll be there.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on December 1, 2003, 11:12 AM
that's all good. ;)
Title: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Boba Binks on December 19, 2003, 09:26 AM
The Force.net and Rebelscum seem to already be talking about Celebration 3. So far the talk is that C3 will once again be held in Indianapolis, IN (where I am currently living, probably not by the time C3 is in town) near the end of April 2005.

If this talk is all true and on target it is great news. I hear the next Star Wars Insider will officially announce the mentioned C3 news.

I guess it is time to start getting things together here on my side and contact my contacts to helpout once again at C3.

So what are your thoughts on C3 once again being held in Indy?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Scott on December 19, 2003, 09:37 AM
I wasn't able to attend last time...my son was born 6 weeks before that and I think my wife would have killed me.

I am torn as to whether I want to go to C3...I would probably have to drive.  Indy is probably a 8-10 hour drive from here

I would like to meet most of you peeps, the whole convention thing though doesn't do a lot for me.  I'm not too hip on autographs, buying crap etc  

I've heard good things about Indy, people had a ton of fun last time so that part is cool

Brent and I were going to dogsled down last time we had talked about it, maybe then I'll come :-*
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: apokolips on December 19, 2003, 10:25 AM
I really enjoyed my trip to Indy last time.  I saw far more than just the Celebration, I hit the town and checked out the sights.  Cool zoo, landmarks, and lots of places to dine and shop.  I'm looking forward to going back for Celebration 3.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Reconsgt on December 19, 2003, 10:27 AM
If it is held in Indy I would be up on going down. I am not big into crowds but I would like to meet up face to face with some of the memebrs here. Get myself some good SW loot and maybe throw on some armor again, I would have to connect with the local 501st down there and see what they have planned.
 If other guys from along the road would like to hook up let me know- car pool or caravan down, set up rooms whatever.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Broem on December 19, 2003, 10:44 AM
I want to go just because it's the last SW movie and all that.  Hopefully this time I can snag and exclusive figure if they have one.  I hope that is managed much better in 05.   I am only 3 hours from it.  So, I'd assume I'll go.  However, something might be going on then of course.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on December 19, 2003, 11:16 AM
I'd probably have to fly.  I'm 8 hours from Scott by car, so that's a bloody long drive.  Guess I could fly to Minneapolis then drive.  

I'd like to go, but not sure how supportive the wife would be.  She's tolerant, but I expect this would cost me a grand, so I'm not sure if she's that tolerant.  And I don't blame her, lots could be done with that much money.  Indy's probably better for me than some other places though.  

Even worse, I'll be down in West Lafayette about a month or so before, so twice in a month?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on December 19, 2003, 12:57 PM
Ill be there!
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on December 19, 2003, 01:10 PM
I'm actually bummed that it's in Indy again, but that won't stop me from going this time too.

It's the last big hurrah for Star Wars, so I don't see how I can miss it. I hope everyone from these boards (that goes for RS as well) will start making plans now so I can meet some of you folks there.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Nicklab on December 19, 2003, 02:26 PM
I spoke with one fo the actors who will be signing at C3, and he told me that Indy was definitely a strong possiblity.  He also mentioned Las Vegas was in the running, too.  

Both cities are pretty good.  Indy was definitely very clean, friendly and hosipitable.  It could certainly stand to be a litte better organized in some respects.  Las Vegas is good in these respects:  it's got a tremendous number of hotels available for accomodations, and plenty to do during off hours.  Las Vegas also has the largest convention center in North America.  You need either a bicycle or a Segway to get around the place.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Jim on December 19, 2003, 02:36 PM
My plans fell through last time, so hopefully a buddy and myself can do a nonstop from Mass to the Celebration this time around.  I told myself that I would not miss it this last time. If anyone else in Mass is interested LMK.    It would work out great renting a decent size vehicle where  4  of us could rotate on the driving.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on December 19, 2003, 02:39 PM
Las Vegas also has the largest convention center in North America.  You need either a bicycle or a Segway to get around the place.

I'll vouch for that.  I was down there for a convention in 1998.  Had the meeting itinerary all mapped out and timed.  Until I arrived and realized that certain presentations were 2 minutes apart in time, but a 20 minute walk between rooms :o

Though it may be anathema to some, the hotel attached (Las Vegas Hilton) has Star Trek: The Experience as an attraction.  It was wickedly cool when I went back in '98 and probably nothing could do more to get me to Celebration than to have it near there.  I'd love to go on that ride now and go back actually having money to buy some souvenirs.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Jesse James on December 19, 2003, 03:28 PM
2005's a ways off, so my plans for going will come down to the issues in my life at that stage.  We'll see...  I haven't made either, so C3 would be a nice jaunt off, likely with the Pittsburgh gang.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on December 19, 2003, 04:16 PM
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I spoke with one fo the actors who will be signing at C3, and he told me that Indy was definitely a strong possiblity.  He also mentioned Las Vegas was in the running, too.  

Vegas isn't in the running anymore. Indy has had it locked for sure for over a month now, and if you call the hotels...some of them already know about it.

I was really bummed when I heard about it, because I was hoping for Vegas or some place fun in the hours outside the convention, but oh well.

It's still going to be a great time.

Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on December 19, 2003, 04:31 PM
I'll be there, wherever it is.  Indy was cool last year, though I was selfishly hoping for it to be moved out west to either San Diego (Comic Con), Anaheim (Disneyland), or Las Vegas...  Oh well.  Indy again it is!

I assume they'll have learned a few things from last time, so hopefully the few questionable areas get ironed out to make it more comfortable and mentally relaxing than last time.  It was still a great time though!

I'm just very excited about the prospect of finally meeting a lot of good online buddies there this time, since I didn't know anyone last time since I had just joined the forums around then.  Regardless of whether there'll be much nightlife around town after hours, I'm sure many of us will be up for spending long hours at people's hotel rooms or lounge areas just shootin' the **** with eachother 'til the waning hours of the morning...

The only question is whether I should bring along the Mrs. again.  I'm thinking not this time, but we'll see what she has to say about that...

We'll start working on some more collaborative plans for the whole JD gang soon, I'm sure!   8)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on December 19, 2003, 06:45 PM
I planning on going where ever it will be held.  I been trying to sae up some money for the trip and pl;anning to get a hotel sooner then I did last time.  I'm hoping to see some people here over there.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: apokolips on December 20, 2003, 09:16 AM
I believe the odds of it being in Vegas are pretty slim.  I used to work for a chain of hardware stores, and I remember when Ace Hardware decided to have their national conference there.  All these old 'mom-n-pop' franchise owners went, but these aren't the gambling types.  They're too damn thrifty, and Vegas pretty much filled up their hotels with nothing much to show for it.  Vegas actually told Ace Hardware that they weren't welcome back.  

Now if I were on 'my' personal budget, with a list of autographs and collectables on my want-list surpassing the funds at my disposal, I wouldn't step foot in a casino.  If Vegas were to realize this was the status-quo's intentions, I don't think they'd welcome the geek fleet with open arms.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: jadesfire on December 20, 2003, 09:39 AM
The only question is whether I should bring along the Mrs. again.  I'm thinking not this time, but we'll see what she has to say about that...


I have to bring the Mister so she'll have someone to talk to about everything else BUT Star Wars. ;)  Besides, then you get two of everything ;D.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: apokolips on December 20, 2003, 11:52 AM
Yes, I'm bringing Mrs. Katheryn along.  She's a sci-fi watcher, but not what you'd call a Star Wars fan.  She asked me if there would be any 'Buffy' actors at this convention, and I told her it would be all Star Wars.  She'll be a bit lost, but she's eager to join in.  She even asked me if we'll be standing in autograph lines together, or if I want to split up to cover more actors.  She's definitely in the spirit of things.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on December 20, 2003, 12:22 PM
If ones available, I'll probably just go for the ultimate autograph kit again. It made everything a lot easier not having to spend half my time there in line for autos...
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on December 20, 2003, 09:25 PM



I went with the G/F last time, and I'm sure she'll be going along again in 2005.  :) We're also trying to convince our local Star Wars group members to go, as well as some close friends.

Last time, as some of you may know, I took the train instead of flying. A cross county train trip is quite a lot of fun. For about half the price of a first class plane ticket, you can have your own little room on the train, with beds, a shower, etc, etc..3 meals a day included, and not a care in the world. We did that round trip for C2, but this time I'd think about doing it one way and flying back. If I could get a bunch of friends together on that train, it would be a pretty awesome trip.  :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Nicklab on December 21, 2003, 05:59 AM
I took a road trip with a friend out to C2.  From NY, it was about 11 hours driving.  I also drove out to Wizard World Chicago this past summer.  That was even longer.  And after that, I'm all for flying out to C3.  I'd rather get the travelling over with quick and easy.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on December 21, 2003, 11:09 AM
Well,me and my family drove up from SC.Ohh yeah,thats a joy.It was actually pretty good until we got up into Kentuky.We were just short of London when we got caught in a supercell thunderstorm,hail about the size of golfballs,lots of cloud to ground lightning,and a wall cloud with a little ropey funnel at the end.We made it through ok,but the just as we passed through London,the car next to us slammed into the median and flipped over.Well,see my dad is a doctor and he had to get out and go check on them.Well,an hour later we were on our way.(The people didn't even get scratched,BTW)Well,we statred running low on gas about 10 miles outside of Lexington,and man,did it start to rain,absoloutly no visibility.
Somehow we made it to the gas station, got some snacks,and were on our way.Now for somereason we took the Cincinatti route,well,that is a VERY
boring route,nothing but farms for 100 miles.
At about 6:00 CST me arrived in Indianapolis,got some subway and went to our hotel.
As we were getting out of the car,my sister was ''attacked'' by a bumble bee,and THAWK!I was blindsided by her into one of those god foresaken prickly bushes.To make matters worse I lost a lense from my glasses in that bush.While she was forced to look for it,I went in the hotel lobby.Some other SW fans told me that ROTJ was coming on soon,so I decided to fix my glasses,take a shower and come back down.
It was pretty cool,we ate some donuts and pizza,talked spoilers(I wasn't very helpful in that regard)and watched ROTJ.Eventually the topic turned to collecting and I showed them the variation on the super battle droid.
Not long after a big triumphant scalper dude showed off his latest scores R4-M9,Teebo and Lama Su.He offerd to sell them for $50 each.I turned him down,knowing that I could get a better deal at the con.I offered to show him the SBD variation(the part with the variation was in my pocket)to which he and his scalper buddies proceeded to have a good laugh because,''Hey,I've got some droids in my pants I'd like to show you,''.Not cool,I was only 12.
Well,after a while I started talking to this girl form Boston about the EU.And then around 10 everyone went to bed.



The next day,was my first convention going expirenece.Wow,those lines were long.So 3 hours later,I'm in the dealers room getting some new figs.Then I went to see The Star Wars Trilogy in 30 min.Then I got picked up and spent the rest of the day with my family.

Saturday I did pretty much the same thing,well other than chatting it up with people at the Galactic Battlegrounds area(I spen the better part of the weekend there actually)

On Sunday we left and got home 11hrs later.All in all,a good expirence.I know that in 05 a couple of my local friends are going and were probably going to stay at the same hotel.Should be fun,and I look foward to meeting many of you at Celebration 3.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Snively Bandar on January 9, 2004, 04:59 PM
Still no confirmation on this, right?  I thought I read somewhere that they'd be announcing it by now.

So where's the Jedidefender hotel going to be?   8)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 9, 2004, 05:45 PM
Yeah,we should have a contest,or something.

I have a few ideas,but I'll hold those off for a little.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Boba Binks on January 10, 2004, 09:40 AM
Well according to many in Indy. The various hotels downtwon for this weekend of C3 are starting to fill up. I am not sure if this confirms C3 in Indy or not maybe there is another big event.

I will try to find out some info. I have a friend who works at the Convention Center. Maybe she can ask and confirm C3 for us.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BidderFett on January 12, 2004, 02:02 PM
Any other Canadians planning on going?
Maybe you can pick me up on the way,
I'm only an 18 hour drive from nowhere!  :P
Maybe Brent can swing by with the dogsled?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on January 13, 2004, 10:44 PM
I could do that.  Though there is a rumour we're going to get an airport and I could actually fly there.  I'll believe that when I see it though.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 14, 2004, 11:00 AM
count me in, i am definetly going to Celebration 3, it is the last SW film, everyone has to go!! But i live in California, so i will fly, but if it is in Las Vegas, that is sick to, much much better i think!
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 14, 2004, 03:54 PM
Well, that is the one good thing about not getting that job at IMS. If I worked at the Indy Motor Speedway, there'd be no way in hell I'd get any of the days off for C3
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 15, 2004, 12:10 AM
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Well according to many in Indy. The various hotels downtwon for this weekend of C3 are starting to fill up. I am not sure if this confirms C3 in Indy or not maybe there is another big event.

So how are people making these reservations? I called today (after booking comic con) and tried to do  it, but no one seems to be taking reservations yet.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Deanpaul on January 15, 2004, 04:28 AM
One factor that could keep Celebration out of places like Las Vegas is the labor organizations in all of the venues there. Places like Las Vegas and Chicago are a lot more expensive for exhibitors and organizers because they require Union labor to set the show.

Second tier cities like Indy, Orlando and San Diego do not. I think the cost implications will probably keep C3 out of places like Vegas, even if C3 is trying to go out with a bang.

Just my guess. Can you say "drayage"? I knew you could. ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 15, 2004, 02:11 PM
Yeah. Labor. Hotel costs. Travel. Whatever the reason.

It's not going to Vegas. It's in INDY. For sure. Been confirmed by several sources now, so I think it's pretty safe to say that and we can all move on to planning what we'll be up to in that fine city.  :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 15, 2004, 02:13 PM
San Diego would be the way to go!! ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Rob on January 16, 2004, 11:59 AM
I've missed both of the previous Celebrations - and fully intend to make it to this one.  It's a 900 mile drive from here, but what the F.

Any advice on looking for lodging / meeting up with people / how much money to bring, etc.. etc.. etc.. for someone who hasn't been?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Boba Binks on January 16, 2004, 01:18 PM
To make a reservation at one of the Major downtwon Hotels tell them it is for a businees trip and you need to make sure you have a room. They will put your name on a list and confirm it before you attend to stay. I know of several people in Indiana and one from Kentucky who did this and they said they have a room reserved.


Cathy who works at the Convention Center said she was told that W.O.C. is blocked in for that week. I take it W.O.C. = Wizards of the Coast?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on January 16, 2004, 01:52 PM
Things to do in and around Indy:

Perhaps a quick little lunch trip out of town for some of these tasty little delicacies in nearby Evansville...

Cow brain sandwiches still on the menu (http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/01/16/brain.sandwich.ap/index.html)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: DSJ™ on January 16, 2004, 02:05 PM
Cow brain sandwiches still on the menu (http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/01/16/brain.sandwich.ap/index.html)

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Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: MisterPL on January 16, 2004, 02:54 PM
Only one thing will get me to attend Celebration III:

The Han Solo Parka Exhibit (http://forums.starwars.com/thread.jsp?forum=23&thread=110738&start=0&msRange=15)

If I can get Mr. Sansweet to bring that little coat to Indy, I'll be there. What do you think, Scott? Worth a petition?  ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Scott on January 16, 2004, 02:59 PM
Oh hell yeah, that would be the highlight of the whole shebang...closing ceremony type stuff ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: MisterPL on January 16, 2004, 03:31 PM
The SOB would probably bring two coats, ala Hasbro.  >:(

(Or worse, a reversible version.)  ::)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Famine on January 16, 2004, 04:04 PM
What all goes on at Celebrations? I mean besides the normal conventiony stuff, do they show the movie, or something?


Kevin
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 16, 2004, 05:44 PM
Well Boba either you are lying or someone is lying to you about Wizards Of The Coast involvemnet.

WOTC will not have ANY involvement with C3 it is being ran by Gen-Con LLC
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Boba Binks on January 16, 2004, 06:18 PM
I will double check with Cathy. She told me she was told W.O.C. is marked down for April.
I will let you know what she says again.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 16, 2004, 07:10 PM
If she says anything about WOTC she will be wrong...trust me I KNOW.

You will see the C3 announcement in a couple weeks. The final member of the C3 planning team is now on board. After they settle in a release will be made on the "Offical" site.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 16, 2004, 07:55 PM
good...so then we can book a hotel.So what do you guys want to do?A Jedidefender ''official'' hotel?If so I propose that we take a place that will be less crouded and have easy routes to the convention center,maybe near the freeway and only 5-6 miles out?

And do we want to stay on the North side,South side,East side,or West side?Since it seems that there are a good bit of people here are west of Indianapolis,so maybe we should consider a western location,but the air port is in what part of the city?Maybe we should stay close to there since a large part of the fourms are from the Central/South California area?I don't know,its fun to plan.

Anyone who hasn'y been to a con should probably bring at least double what they expect to bring.C2 was verrry expensive(more expensive than most of the cons I attended)plus if you figure in the crap along the way,it turns to triple to quadrouple with things for the town.So the price tag is about 3000-5000 dollars,so (if you're unemployed or not legally old enough to work)start saving now!!!


Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 16, 2004, 08:11 PM
I'm going to stay at the Westin, Marriot or Hyatt. Stayed at the Hyatt last time, great place.

And just a note for anyone staying outside of walking distance from C3. It would be best to make sure where you stay has some sort of transportation to the con, or you yourself are willing to drive. Otherwise, you have to call a taxi. Taxis in town will not answer to hailing, it's against city ordinance.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 16, 2004, 08:17 PM
Yeah,we drove last time.Though I must say,the traffic in Indianapolis is quite nice,even downtown it wasn't to crouded.Hell,Indianapolis made the rinky dink town I live in look like Atlanta. :o
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: jadesfire on January 16, 2004, 08:20 PM
I can't recall the hotel I stayed in last time but when I looked out my window from the 8th fllor I could see the beginning of the line formation...which was, of course, my que to go stand in line at 5:30am :)

That is where I will be staying again.  Never took the car out until we left three days later!!
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 17, 2004, 02:50 AM
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I'm going to stay at the Westin, Marriot or Hyatt. Stayed at the Hyatt last time, great place.

I stayed at the Marriott, but as of yet I have been unable to reserve a room there or at the place next door. Apparently they can't book that far ahead of time. I have no idea why. I have money. I know the dates. Why is it more difficult than that?   :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Boba Binks on January 17, 2004, 09:37 AM
I doubled check with Cathy about the info she gave. I called her up last night and she swore to me that she was told that W.O.C. is marked down for the last weekend of April.
I asked her to please ask again to make sure, to find out the date, and find out what W.O.C means because she got me into trouble. Earlier this morning Cathy got to work a little early due to the icy roads she called me up and told me what she found out. She told me again that for the last week of April there is W.O.C. marked down. She also told me that it means Wishards Outfit of Christians or something like that. I forgot what the W stands for, I believe she told me Wishasrds. So the information she gave me is correct but at the same time wrong since it is for this April and not next April of 2005. She got the info for this April not the April of C3. I am sorry for passing on information that might of misled someone. I guess that is what happens when you get second hand info from someone you know.

I was reading your hotel posts.
About a year year and a half ago right behind the Convention Center on the next block a new hotel opened up. It is the Best Western. I stayed there for two nights when GenCon was in town. I paid something like $125.00 a night. SO that is another option for a place to stay. You can stay at the more fancy four or five  start hotels right across the street from the Convention Center but you will pay twice or maybe more a night.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 17, 2004, 11:25 AM
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I'm going to stay at the Westin, Marriot or Hyatt. Stayed at the Hyatt last time, great place.

I stayed at the Marriott, but as of yet I have been unable to reserve a room there or at the place next door. Apparently they can't book that far ahead of time. I have no idea why. I have money. I know the dates. Why is it more difficult than that?   :)

Ive called all three, and basically they have close to the same policy, they wont take reservations more than a year in advance. Why, I dont know.

Did you try telling them you are going to be there on business or anything like that?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 17, 2004, 01:35 PM
Indianapolis Convention Center Events For April 2004

Tue Apr 20  Indiana Business Opportunity Fair  Hall C  
Thu Apr 22 - Apr 25 2004  The AMS Users Group  Hall A  
Fri Apr 23  Plainfield High School Prom  500 Ballroom  
Fri Apr 23 - Apr 25 2004  Heartland Ballroom Dancers  Hall A  
Fri Apr 23 - May 2 2004  Fire Department Instructors Conf. (FDIC)  Halls A-G  
Sat Apr 24 - Decatur Central High School Prom  500 Ballroom  
Sat Apr 24 - Marian Center of Indp / Catholic Womens Conference  White River Ballroom.




Do not fret about the hotels there will be blocks offered to Offical Fan Club Members.

 
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 17, 2004, 01:39 PM
NtheNO1

Since you're new hear, and I assume nobody knows you, would you like to introduce yourself? I wouldn't mind hearing how you've become privvy to such information.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2004, 03:20 PM
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So the price tag is about 3000-5000 dollars,so (if you're unemployed or not legally old enough to work)start saving now!!!

Pardon me, but are those numbers correct?  If so, I am officially out.  That is a year's worth of toys.  

I was thinking more along the lines of $150/night for room, 5 nights.  Airfare around $600.  Food is negotiable so long as water is free.  

How much does getting into C3 actually cost and aside from purchasing merchandise, what are any associated costs?  Please.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 17, 2004, 04:42 PM
Well,it depends on your situation...of course those numbers were figured as a round trip for me and my family(my mom and sister are pretty good at spending money.  ;) )The way I broke it down was:

Trip up(Drive):75-100 Dollars

Food:400-500 Dollars

Convention Cash:I've been saving since the last one so I can buy some higher ticket iteams like master replicas...so 1000 Dollars.

Family Entertainment:100-200 Dollars

Random others(there will always be random others)100 Dollars


So more like like $2000.I'm famous for over estimating my funds(A Good thing I think.)




Morgbug:C2 was like $35 bucks to get a three day pass.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 17, 2004, 07:07 PM
Can't really tell you who I am right now...

I will give you a little bit of info I have known for a few weeks now...

Mary Franklin has rejoined LFL and will head up C3.
Mary last day with Paizo was Friday Jan. 16th.
Mary will still do some of Bantha Tracks but it is not known how much.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on January 17, 2004, 07:24 PM
Can't really tell you who I am right now...


Well, I'm intrigued.  Let us know what you can, when you can.  Please.  

glad you overestimated, I still have a shot.  Especially if I end up with enough frequent flyer miles on Northwest by then.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 17, 2004, 10:31 PM
Can't really tell you who I am right now...

I will give you a little bit of info I have known for a few weeks now...

Mary Franklin has rejoined LFL and will head up C3.
Mary last day with Paizo was Friday Jan. 16th.
Mary will still do some of Bantha Tracks but it is not known how much.

What about the International Mary Franklin Fan Club? Still alive and strong? I never got my membership kit ;)

Mary Franklin is a positively awesome woman. I got a chance to work with her at GenCon last year, and she is a truly uplifting person to be around. Im really glad to hear about her involvement with C3.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 18, 2004, 04:13 PM
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Well, I'm intrigued.  Let us know what you can, when you can.  Please.  

glad you overestimated, I still have a shot.  Especially if I end up with enough frequent flyer miles on Northwest by then.  

Yeah, I'm sure you could do the entire trip on a MUCH smaller budget than that. I mean, there are lots of ways to economize. Me, I'll probably be doing something in the middle (I may take the train again, that was really fun) and staying as close as I can.

Don't think I spent anywhere near 1000 bucks at the convention though. It was more like 200 or so.

 :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Morgbug on January 18, 2004, 09:39 PM
The numbers are becoming much more pleasing.  Have to check that NWA frequent flyer plan.  find a roommate, survive of Retched Ron's and voila, sub $1K budget.

hmmm...
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Famine on January 18, 2004, 09:42 PM
The numbers are becoming much more pleasing.  Have to check that NWA frequent flyer plan.  find a roommate, survive of Retched Ron's and voila, sub $1K budget.

hmmm...

Ill be your roomie.  :-* ;)


J/K


The more and more I hear about Celebration3 the more I want to go...

Oh well...Ill be in college then, and wont be able to go.


Kevin
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 20, 2004, 12:22 PM
I can't wait to hear when the date will be so that I can see if I can save up enough money and if I have the time to go (if I have a new job).  I'm hoping to buy some more stuff that was offer at C2 but don't know what I want to buy since I have no room.  

The price to get a three day pass was $75 I think.  

I hoping on beining able to stay at the hotel right across the street from the convention center this time so I won't have to walk the mile or so I had to in the early morning and at night.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 20, 2004, 02:04 PM
Good, i have saved hella money, since Celebration 2 also, which a total of $1500 is actually saved for me right now, and i figure to save about 500-700 more so, i will be pretty good, so are we gonna do something for Celebration 3, all us Jedi Defenders?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 20, 2004, 04:03 PM
I don't know...with that much money,you can buy alot of new clonetroopers.So can I.Hey!We could have a fun arms race! ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 20, 2004, 04:06 PM
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Good, i have saved hella money, since Celebration 2 also, which a total of $1500 is actually saved for me right now, and i figure to save about 500-700 more so, i will be pretty good, so are we gonna do something for Celebration 3, all us Jedi Defenders?

Yeah, me too. I mean, this will more than likely be the last hurrah for Star Wars (as far as these things go) so I want to have a GREAT time...and I'm saving a little each month for that. Have been since May 02.  :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 20, 2004, 05:32 PM
I can't wait to hear when the date will be so that I can see if I can save up enough money and if I have the time to go (if I have a new job).  I'm hoping to buy some more stuff that was offer at C2 but don't know what I want to buy since I have no room.  


April 22 Thru April 24 2005
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 20, 2004, 08:08 PM
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Good, i have saved hella money, since Celebration 2 also, which a total of $1500 is actually saved for me right now, and i figure to save about 500-700 more so, i will be pretty good, so are we gonna do something for Celebration 3, all us Jedi Defenders?

Yeah, me too. I mean, this will more than likely be the last hurrah for Star Wars (as far as these things go) so I want to have a GREAT time...and I'm saving a little each month for that. Have been since May 02.  :)

It is great to know we're not alone huh?I just put seventy dollars into my C3 saving today. :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 21, 2004, 02:08 PM
Good Job!!!! Damn, i cant wait, to go to this last Celebration any one gonna shed any tears? :'(
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 21, 2004, 04:10 PM
No tears,just a kinda empty feeling will come.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 21, 2004, 04:55 PM
Are there any plans on having a Jedi Defender get together while at C3?  Would be nice seeing people from the site in person there.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 21, 2004, 05:03 PM
Yeah.We should meet like,for a meal or something.Everyone loves a good meal!(Unless,you're anarexic(sp?) or belemic(sp?))


           Celebration Three

                                            is
                                                   gonna
                                                                 rock
                                                                           


                                                                           HARD!!


                   the damn move things are still there aren't they?
        They would not be there, but you simply do not know how to use the tags properly -Chris Berry
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ben on January 22, 2004, 03:42 AM
If it's in Indy again, I'll be there.

You'll know me when you see me: six feet tall, blonde, Adonis lookalike... :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 22, 2004, 11:03 AM
WHAT WAS THAT ANDREW? ???
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Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on January 22, 2004, 11:06 AM
;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Broem on January 22, 2004, 11:22 AM
MMMMM  Foooooooood!  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 22, 2004, 05:18 PM
Ahhh,I see.Thanks Chris,though,it wasn't a shot at them or the site,not sure if you took it that way.


much better,
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Chris on January 22, 2004, 09:45 PM
No problem. :P ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: NtheNO1 on January 23, 2004, 09:02 PM
C3 Announcement (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2004/01/news20040123.html)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 23, 2004, 09:40 PM
Awesome, an extra day will be fantastic! I'm quite excited about this.

Now that we have official word, do we get to find out who you are?  :D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 23, 2004, 10:45 PM
I wonder what stuff we will be able to buy at the fan club store for C3.  Hopefully the store and the whole convention will be better run then C2.  I guess I need to take a week and a half ogf vacation if I plan to go to DC after te convention which I'm thinking about doing if I have the funds for it.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Ben on January 24, 2004, 12:31 AM
Yes!! I am so there!!!

I wonder how soon you can reserve a room.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: whojedi on January 24, 2004, 11:50 AM
Even though I live in Indy, I reserved a suite at the Hyatt about 5 months ago.  Word out is that they are not taking anymore reservations right now, but it shouldn't be a problem getting a room.  You might just have to wait until closer to C3 or get one throught the Official Site when they become available.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 24, 2004, 12:23 PM
I'm going to try to get a room in Febuary/March.After thinking about it for the last week,I'm staying at the Hyat,I hope.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on January 25, 2004, 04:55 AM
We've got a new poll on the main page about C3 folks, so swing on by and chime in with your vote!

I'll definitely be there.  The only question is whether the wife will be in tow or not...   :P
Title: New JD Poll! Will you be at C3 in Indy?!
Post by: JediMAC on January 25, 2004, 04:57 AM
We've got a new poll up on the main page (http://www.jedidefender.com/) about whether you'll be attending Celebration 3 in Indianapolis next year.  So haul ass on over and cast your vote now!   8)

Then swing on by the C3 thread (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=28;action=display;threadid=3311) here in our forums and join in on the discussion!

Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 25, 2004, 08:16 AM
The first choice has a commanding lead of three votes. :P
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Diddly on January 25, 2004, 10:25 AM
But a new vote has arrived....

I might be able to attend, but right now, it doesn't look very likely. :(
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 25, 2004, 11:19 AM
Well,14+ months might change that. :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Scott on January 26, 2004, 10:09 AM
I'm undecided, might go, might not, I'm not sure how I can convince the better half of spending a few $1000 and leaving her with 2 babies for a good 4 days.  She wouldn't be too keen on going either, plus I'm not a big fan of conventions...I'd love to meet all you guys though
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on January 27, 2004, 12:04 AM
hell yea, i will be there for sure!!!!
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 01:23 PM
So what do you guys want to do?Anyone have some suggestions?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 06:33 PM
http://www.indy.org/

I think it has hotel rates and such from what I've heard.
Also:Indy has a 12% sales tax. >:(
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: SilverZ on January 27, 2004, 07:05 PM
I'll certainly be there. If anything it will be a requirement to get some random exclusive figure for me.

Unfortunately I don't do very well in crowds and it limits my enjoyment of these things, and its even harder if it isn't run too well (as far as organization, not events), like last time. Also, fans in Stormtrooper armor do NOT qualify as proper security or event management.

J
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on January 27, 2004, 07:18 PM
Also, fans in Stormtrooper armor do NOT qualify as proper security or event management.

Uh-oh.  Better not let Josh hear you saying that Jared, or you may get surprised with some mistreatment and abuse by the Imperial Forces next year!   :P

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Also:Indy has a 12% sales tax.

Pretty sure that's not right Andrew.  I recall them having a pretty low sales tax when we were there a couple years ago, and I'm pretty sure that Adam has said it's only like 3 or 4%...

Maybe that's some bizarro hotel tax or something that you're looking at there...   ???
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 08:18 PM
Hmmm,I'll look into that.My source told me it was 12% but,I could be mistaken,and I hope I am.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 27, 2004, 08:32 PM
Indiana raised their sales tax last year. From 5% to 6%. Most definately not 12% though.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 27, 2004, 10:54 PM
Thanks,I suppose I should double check my source then, ::)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: FX-7 on January 29, 2004, 12:15 PM
I'm going for sure!  Snively are you going, maybe we can carpool
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 29, 2004, 10:22 PM
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Uh-oh.  Better not let Josh hear you saying that Jared, or you may get surprised with some mistreatment and abuse by the Imperial Forces next year!

Too late.  ;D

No worries though. I had the exact same thought. I didn't have my armor at C2 (I was unable to procure any before then)....but I got a little pissed off when some Sandtrooper would tell me one thing, and then the TK at the top of the stairs had another message about where I could and couldn't have access to stand in line.

While I'll be doing the big photo in costume, and probably walking around the con in armor....I'll be God Damned if I'm going to pay 1000 bucks to travel to Indianapolis with my girlfriend, several hundred more for a hotel room....and then try to earn my 75 dollar 3 day badge by working 8 hour shifts of "security" all 4 days at a convention I've been waiting 3 years for.

I talked to more than one of the troops, and apparently...they had to work several shifts to earn free passes. That just made NO sense to me. I'd be happy to help out for a few hours as a novelty if it sounds fun, but I'm not traveling all the way to Indy just to work. I've been waiting for this for TOO long. ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on January 29, 2004, 10:57 PM
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Uh-oh.  Better not let Josh hear you saying that Jared, or you may get surprised with some mistreatment and abuse by the Imperial Forces next year!

Too late.  ;D

No worries though. I had the exact same thought. I didn't have my armor at C2 (I was unable to procure any before then)....but I got a little pissed off when some Sandtrooper would tell me one thing, and then the TK at the top of the stairs had another message about where I could and couldn't have access to stand in line.

While I'll be doing the big photo in costume, and probably walking around the con in armor....I'll be God Damned if I'm going to pay 1000 bucks to travel to Indianapolis with my girlfriend, several hundred more for a hotel room....and then try to earn my 75 dollar 3 day badge by working 8 hour shifts of "security" all 4 days at a convention I've been waiting 3 years for.

I talked to more than one of the troops, and apparently...they had to work several shifts to earn free passes. That just made NO sense to me. I'd be happy to help out for a few hours as a novelty if it sounds fun, but I'm not traveling all the way to Indy just to work. I've been waiting for this for TOO long. ;D
The only good thing that I saw for the 501st people was they got to go shop in the  fan club store before the general public but other then this it wouldn't seem worth the hussle to me of missing the events which I wasn't over seeing.  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on January 30, 2004, 12:55 PM
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The only good thing that I saw for the 501st people was they got to go shop in the  fan club store before the general public but other then this it wouldn't seem worth the hussle to me of missing the events which I wasn't over seeing.  

Yeah. The little perks like that are nice, but I felt really bad for some of the guys I talked to that worked all three days of the show just for a free ticket.

I've been in armor for that length of time, and it ceases to be fun by then.  :)

I'm looking forward to finding out what they want us to do though, and then deciding how much of that I actually want to get down with.  ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 31, 2004, 12:01 PM
I'm thinking I might wear a psuedo imperial uniform.Something along the lines of:

US Army Jacket(If I can still fit into it by then,if not maybe my Marine jacket?)
Combat boots
Imperial Insignia on my collar(sorta like how the german command had the iron cross?)
Riding pants(if I can find some...they'll be grey)
Leather Gloves(black)
Imperial cap(If I can find some reasonably priced ones on eBay,it'll be grey)
Rank Badge
Blaster
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on January 31, 2004, 02:47 PM
I loved standing in line at C2, listening to all the ******** making fun of people in costumes. Um, EXCUSE ME! You guys have been standing in line for 5 hours to get into a STAR WARS CONVENTION! And you're making fun of someone who spent loads of time and money to make an authentic looking costume to wear? I just wanted to say "Man, what a bunch of losers. What are you guys doing here? A Star Wars convention? Damn, I thought this was the line to get into Starbucks".

I really hate the "un-geeks". People who are geeks, but refuse to acknowledge their geekness, and make fun of other who are equally and sometimes less geeky than themselves.

Still, met a lot of cool people too...
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 31, 2004, 02:52 PM
I know!I wish I was in costume to tell them off!
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Famine on January 31, 2004, 02:56 PM
If, and it is still a big old if, I go, Ill probobly be in Clone Armor. If I took the time to customize it, it will be ARC Trooper Armor.

I dont know why we call ourselves geeks. Were really not. Were people with a hobby. A hobby much better than drug using, or some other stuff people I know do.


Kevin
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on January 31, 2004, 07:22 PM
Anyone in for a lightsaber tournament of sorts?You know with those cheap ones you can get from wal-mart?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediKnight87 on February 6, 2004, 09:59 PM
I would like to go but I gotta see how much $$ I can save up...
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Famine on February 6, 2004, 10:03 PM
Anyone in for a lightsaber tournament of sorts?You know with those cheap ones you can get from wal-mart?

Buddy, if I show up, you'll regret that comment.

I am quite famous for my technique. I use Darth Mauls saber, and a spare purple one.

I am quite good for some one who has no better thing to do with their spare time but to learn how to fight with a staff and a sword.

Kevin
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 7, 2004, 03:29 PM
Your ass=Owned
April 21,2005
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 7, 2004, 03:30 PM
What does that mean Andrew?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 7, 2004, 04:10 PM
Anyone in for a lightsaber tournament of sorts?You know with those cheap ones you can get from wal-mart?

Buddy, if I show up, you'll regret that comment.

I am quite famous for my technique. I use Darth Mauls saber, and a spare purple one.

I am quite good for some one who has no better thing to do with their spare time but to learn how to fight with a staff and a sword.

Kevin
Means I'm going to beat him in a lightsaber match. :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Famine on February 7, 2004, 05:29 PM
Anyone in for a lightsaber tournament of sorts?You know with those cheap ones you can get from wal-mart?

Buddy, if I show up, you'll regret that comment.

I am quite famous for my technique. I use Darth Mauls saber, and a spare purple one.

I am quite good for some one who has no better thing to do with their spare time but to learn how to fight with a staff and a sword.

Kevin
Means I'm going to beat him in a lightsaber match. :)


That is IF, college permiting, I can go. I would be delighted to duel you with plastic lightsabers. :)

Kevin
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 7, 2004, 05:46 PM
Same to you. :)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 7, 2004, 09:45 PM
Oh I see :o
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 8, 2004, 02:36 AM
Anyone know when Star Wars : Celebration 3 tickets will be available to order?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 8, 2004, 11:38 AM
Sansweet said this summer
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 8, 2004, 11:45 AM
oh okay. Thanks Andrew ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2004, 12:12 PM
              http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ind/normal.htm

Random info for those interested

And a map...

http://www.insd.uscourts.gov/images/downtownmap1.jpg

And a larger map...

http://www.indydt.com/images/newdtmap2.gif

Some of those memorials look interesting.


Target locations:

Southport SuperTarget
4850 E Southport Rd , Indianapolis, IN 46237-3321 USA

Indianapolis South Target
3700 S East St , Indianapolis, IN 46227-1241 USA

Eagle Creek Target
6925 W 38th St , Indianapolis, IN 46254-2998 USA


Wal-Mart locations:

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1459
 7245 US Hwy 31 South
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #2787
 7325 North Keystone Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1518
 3221 West 86TH ST
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #1580
 10617 E. Washington
Indianapolis, IN 46229

Wal-Mart Supercenter Store #2786
 9500 East US Highway 36
Avon, IN 46123

Toys 'R' Us locations:

4575 WEST 38TH STREET
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46254

9251 EAST WASHINGTON ST
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46229

1650 EAST COUNTY LINE R
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46227


I have step throat so,I have so time on my hands...

Indy guys,are these good store locations?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 17, 2004, 01:46 PM
 hey how much do you think it will cost to stay at the marriot?  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2004, 01:47 PM
I don't know let me check...

It's to early to tell...
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 17, 2004, 02:02 PM
i just checked rates for 2 people at Marriot it will cost a total of $820 and at the Hyatt it is $780 so it is hella expensive!!! I am gonna check some cheaper places to see how cheap it will be.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Mainland05 on February 17, 2004, 02:08 PM
well, hey thanks for the info Andrew.  I am gonna book my hotel now!  The Crowne Plaza Hotel - seems pretty interesting for 2 people it is $87.00 per night, and a total of $348.00 it says through Government rate whatever that is?  But that seems good right.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 17, 2004, 02:15 PM
That seems a bit early to do so...check your PMs
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 18, 2004, 05:43 PM
In response to the question posed by JediMac in the split thread...

I'd say proximity this time is above cost.Proximity within reason,though.Because,some of the hotles are very expensive,around two hundred a night and for five nights,no thanks.However,something that's still downtown and is not that far away from the convention center(5-10 blocks) could be more managable,since the rates are only about $115 a night.
Another reason for wanting proximity to the convention center is because most of the fun will be happening there and should I need to get back to the hotle for any reason.Or,in being down town,you can't be to far away from some sort of fast food(as opposed to the outragous lines at the cons and overpriced food)So,I'd say in this rare case I'm throwing caution to the win when it comes to cash.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on February 18, 2004, 05:46 PM
Alrighty, now that we've just lopped off a page out of here, I'll cut part of my prior post and stick it in here:

My question for people attending:  What's more important to you - proximity to the event, or finding more affordable accomodations?  I can tolerate about $100 a night, and don't mind walking several blocks to get to the convention if I have to.  If it means I'll be saving several hundred bucks that I can spend IN the convention or at night hanging out with friends, then that's cool!  But I'm not really excited at the prospect of dropping several hundred a night, just so I can walk down my hotel hallway directly into the convention center.  I'm lazy, but not that lazy...

So wow much are you willing to spend, and/or how far are you willing to walk or drive to get there?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on February 18, 2004, 05:57 PM
In response to the question posed by JediMac in the split thread...

Which is now below your response to it here...   :P

Another reason for wanting proximity to the convention center is because most of the fun will be happening there and should I need to get back to the hotle for any reason.

Actually, that's a pretty good point there Andrew.  I guess if you wind up staying more than a few blocks away, but plan on hanging out and socializing in or around the convention afterwards, you best be able to do it with whatever stuff you have on you.  So if you've got 6 bags full of the new Jedi Rick McCallum exclusive figure that you don't want to tote around all night while you're chumming it up with your pals, you better be able to get them back to your room in a reasonable amount of time...

On a related note, how many people would folks here be willing to share a hotel room with in order to cut costs?  For me, I could handle a good 3 or 4 others, I suppose - as long as they don't fart too much.  But I think it'd be fun pal'ing up overnight with your buddies.  I don't need some big spacious private room all to myself.  I'd much rather have fun with a group of folks all staying together.  That's if I don't bring Patty along again, which remains to be seen...   :P
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 18, 2004, 06:09 PM
The sharing of rooms is a good plan.But dosen't the rate go up if you have a lot of people?

Anyway,I'm planning on sharing a room with another member here,but the more the merrier I say.So long as it dosen't turn into one of those boarder line prison movie things that Anime con sharing so often turns into *shuders*
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JediMAC on February 18, 2004, 06:42 PM
But dosen't the rate go up if you have a lot of people?

Only if the hotel knows about it...   ;)

People do this all the time though - book a room for "two", but then sneak up a few more.  If you're not an idiot about it, there's little chance of getting caught.  In fact, I'm not sure if I've ever heard of someone getting busted for this.

I've certainly been involved in this "scheme" a good 30 or more times in my life...  Heck, I've done this several times for bachelor parties in Vegas just in the last year or two alone.  Pile 5, 6, 7 fellas in a "2 person" room.  No biggie...  Of course, a nice sized suite helps to accomodate even more!   8)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 18, 2004, 06:53 PM
Well,yeah,of coarse you don't tell them about it!But,I suppose even if you were caught you could make up a crafty excuse.
My one problem about bunking is sharing bathrooms,can you imagine going to the shower last?Ewwww,you'd have to get up damn early too,since the lines for th event start forming a good four hours befour it starts.

Anyway,the question I pose to everyone:

Who has ever been to room party?I have,and let me tell you when some of those people get drunk  :-X ,but that's another story.My question is would anyone be up for a room party?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: jadesfire on February 18, 2004, 06:54 PM
I want to be close, no matter what the price.  I go in costume and I tote around a husband who gets bored quick and likes to go back to the room and watch sports and drink while I socialize with my SW buddies.

Besides, being in costume requires changes (because, of course, I have more than one-I think it's a female thing as all my girlfriends are bringing several) and it's easier to run across the street than driving back to a hotel and then hoping to find a parcking spot when you get back.

They blocked rooms in the past and I'm sure they have enough blocked off right now in and around the convention center for those that hit the net (or the phone lines) the first few days the stuff is posted.

Anways, I don't remember too much of my room because I was one of those crazy people who stayed out all night to be in the front of the line when the doors opened  :-*.

Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 18, 2004, 07:02 PM
Costume!D'uh!How could I forget?It is neccesary to have a change of close .The only bad part is the fact that my feet will be on absolutly DEAD after it sice my costume involves Calvary boots.

Another good reason is that if you get lost or seperated,you're in a central location,or if something gets stolen,security will be pretty solid.

EDIT:I said ''close close''
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 18, 2004, 08:42 PM
I'm planning to be as close to the convention center as I can this time around.  Last time I was in the Courtyard by Marrioit a few blocks away (1 mile or so).  The one problem I had was having to walk in the early morning 3 or 4 to get a great place in line.  I hoping to get something just across the street so that I don't have to worry about figuring out how long it would take me to walk to the place and so on.  I'm also waiting to see where the Vintage collectors are planning to have they hotel sales so I can plan on getting settled in a different hotel.
Hopefully the JD crew can get together while we are there.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Reconsgt on February 19, 2004, 09:03 AM
As far as rooms go for me. The closer the better. I agree with Beth and a few others about being in costume. I have armor and its nice to get out of that stuff at the end of the day. I personally like the added convience of just walking a short distance as opposed to traffic and parking hassels.

 As for sharing a room. For me thats the preferd route . Save a few bucks and in reality how long are you in the room? Unless your drinking with the guys your sleeping or out and about.  And Matts right pick some people who wont fart and blow the windows out of the joint ;)

 Basically I am hoping to hook up with a few guys from one of the sites and do a room share.   Any takers?  I don't stink ;)   I got good taste in beer and cigars ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: DSJ™ on February 19, 2004, 09:08 AM
Any takers?  I don't stink ;)   I got good taste in beer and cigars ;D

Beer & Cigars!  Whoo Hoo!  ;D  
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 19, 2004, 03:51 PM
Yeah,us younger guys will drink too,Diet Coke  :-\

So what's the major concensus on how you're going to get ot indy?Plain,Train, or car?
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Reconsgt on February 19, 2004, 04:42 PM
Well for me. I will be driving to Indy. If I remember right that last time I went there it took me about 8 hours. I am in Green Bay so I think I took 41 or 43 down. I would have to look at the map to be certain.   I do remember it felt like it took forever to get there. I was going to the Indy 500 that trip. Now that was a fun experiance.
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: JoshEEE on February 19, 2004, 05:49 PM
Yup. I've said it before but since I plan to bring at least one suit of armor (probably two by next year) I'll want instant access to my room at any given time.

I also tend to buy a lot of crap, and I don't want to haul it around all day when I could just go up and plunk it down in my room. For a vacation I've been looking forward to for 3 years, I don't plan to skimp those last couple of bucks when it comes to location.  Besides....what you save in room costs, you lose in time at the convention wasted on travel or taxis. Ok maybe not 100% of that, but it's definitely a factor you have to take into consideration. If time is money, and you're spending time traveling back and forth to your distant hotel....did you really save money?

Besides....Try walking a few blocks in armor and then tell me if you want to stay downtown. ;D
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: jadesfire on February 19, 2004, 06:39 PM
Well for me. I will be driving to Indy. If I remember right that last time I went there it took me about 8 hours. I am in Green Bay so I think I took 41 or 43 down. I would have to look at the map to be certain.   I do remember it felt like it took forever to get there. I was going to the Indy 500 that trip. Now that was a fun experiance.

I'm two hours north of you and it took us 10 hours.  It's so blasted boring from the top of Indiana until you get to Indianapolis....I think that is why is seems so long, nothing to see ( and no place to stop) until Indy.  
Drive and park, that's what we will be doing.  My girlfriend ships me her costumes so I am quite the sight at check-in with three boxes of costumes, two suitcases and long travel bags....those poor bus boys  ;)
Title: Re: Celebration 3 is heating up.
Post by: Vator on February 19, 2004, 07:07 PM
Yeah about ten hours away from here too.However,we go through exciting landscapes for about 85% of the trip.The breakdown goes as follows:


p From Spartanburg to Asheville is pretty pleasing to the eye since you're going through the spine of the Appalachins,and then into the hilly east Tennesse plauteu.But,my favorite part without a doubt is the journey into Kentuky(the south eastern corner mainly),it's so pretty with all the greenery and quaint little shacks everywhere.Then,it gets kinda dull from London on north.That's just the plains and is boring as hell.
I mean it's flatter than Calista Flockhart(she is the one from Alley McBeal,right?) out in northern Kentuky and southern Indiana.Maybe a few grain silos,but that's it!What a snooze!
But all in all it's a enjoyable expirence.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Boba Binks on February 27, 2004, 07:21 PM
BUMP-Up!  ;D

I will be there since I live in Indy.
Many of us will be there and we will all have to meet and put a face to the names. See you all in Indy!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth_BullGates on March 8, 2004, 09:12 PM
I'm in Columbus, so if Amy Allen is there I will be too  (in full Vader costume) ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on March 22, 2004, 11:09 AM
I have a strong feeling that if Amy Allen is there, she will be swarmed by millions of fans.  I am surprised.  Why is she liked by so many and Mary Oyaya = Luminara Unduli and Nalini Krishan = Barriss Offee or even Orli Shoshan = Shaak Ti has not had such success like this female?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 23, 2004, 11:21 PM
We've got two Celebration 3 threads in our new Convention Forum here, so I'm just gonna merge 'em up!

So has anyone actually made their hotel reservations yet?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on March 24, 2004, 12:07 AM
We've got two Celebration 3 threads in our new Convention Forum here, so I'm just gonna merge 'em up!

So has anyone actually made their hotel reservations yet?
Matt, I think it still kind of early to make reservations since I heard the hotels will only allow youso many months in advance.  
I'm planning on making the plans of my trip over the summer and getting hotel reservations then along with my flight.  I'm still hoping that after the Con I can take a side trip to DC and see the sights there for a few days.  That may change depenfing on money.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on March 24, 2004, 10:57 AM
Yea, it is very early. You still cannot even get airflight reservations yet!  Not until April!  It has to be a full year, in order to get reservations.
Title: Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on April 8, 2004, 12:46 AM
I had saw this at the Jedi Defender home page, then went to the Star Wars official site, and this is what I am so excited about :

- Special sneak peaks into the future of Star Wars -.
This could mean anything?  Wonder what? 7,8,9?  Who knows?

But we also get an exclusive figure and lots more:

Star Wars Celebration III Logo Revealed
April 07, 2004

(http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2004/04/img/20040407_sm.jpg)


The new logo for Star Wars Celebration III harkens back to the patch that was originally designed for the cast and crew of The Empire Strikes Back. "Vader in Flames," as the design was called, was later modified and made available to members of the Official Star Wars Fan Club. As the emblem of Celebration III, the image speaks to the enduring nature of the Star Wars saga.

It seems like a long wait until Star Wars Celebration III opens its doors at the Indiana Convention Center April 21 - 24, 2005, but it's not too early to start anticipating what looks to be the biggest Star Wars fan event to date.

As the summer progresses, look for news and details in the Community section of www.starwars.com,and at the official Celebration III website: www.starwarscelebration.com.

We can't give away too many surprises yet, but here's what we can tell you now. Celebration III should feature more Star Wars events, exclusives, and festivities than fans will find anyplace else:


- Stars from the casts of all six Star Wars films.
- Magic-makers from the film crews.
- Special sneak peaks into the future of Star Wars.
- Treasures from the Lucasfilm archives - props and costumes and more.
- A variety of unique Star Wars entertainment brought together under one roof.
- More fan events, more fan creations, and more fan involvement than ever before.
- New Celebration III merchandise including an exclusive action figure available nowhere else.
- Improved Fan Club benefits - for members from all over the world.

Look for more news, as well as information on hotels and tickets, coming later this summer on www.starwars.com, and www.starwarscelebration.com.


Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Matt on April 8, 2004, 12:47 AM
Why is this here?

Do we not have a "conventions" section?
Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on April 8, 2004, 12:49 AM
Sorry buddy, I did not know we had a conventions section!

I guess this thread should be locked! :-X
Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Matt on April 8, 2004, 12:50 AM
Sorry buddy, I did not know we had a conventions section!

I guess this thread should be locked! :-X

You didn't know that we had a conventions section, that you've posted in before?
Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on April 8, 2004, 12:52 AM
Must have forgot OK! :o

Not that big of a deal! ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on April 8, 2004, 12:52 AM
OK, so here it is!

Are you Happy Now!
Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Scott on April 8, 2004, 12:53 AM
OK...moving this one to the convention section
Title: Re: Celebration 3
Post by: Matt on April 8, 2004, 12:56 AM
Must have forgot OK! :o

Not that big of a deal! ::)

Not that big of a deal?!?!

Hella big deal!  Hella hella, hella hella big deal!

Hella!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 8, 2004, 03:52 AM
Since I moved most of these threads in here from elsewhere when we created this new Convention Forum, it's hella possible that Mainland had already posted in some of these threads before they were moved in here...   ;)

Or, it might be like you said...   :P


Another hella exclusive figure for C3.  Ugh.   :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Mainland05 on April 8, 2004, 10:49 AM
I am really looking forward to getting this new Celebration 3 exclusive figure.

Wonder who it is going to be?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 8, 2004, 03:06 PM
I also can't wait and see who the figure will be off I hope its not Lucas again.  I also can't wait to see what other stuff will be on sale over at C3 next year.  
I also like the Flaming Vader logo as the C3 LOgo.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 29, 2004, 09:36 PM
Hotel rooms are up on the block now apparently!

Who's in?

Who's out?

Who's up in the air?

Who's into sharing rooms (and if so, with how many people)?

How much are you willing to pay per night?

How close do you want/need to be to the convention?

Who do you think is an absolute loser/dork/jackass that you would adamantly refuse to room with?

So chime in if you're interested, and hopefully we can put together a few rooms and all be relatively nearby...  
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 29, 2004, 10:04 PM
I have no problem getting down there. Bob & I are (http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/smilie/plane.gif) down as far as I know.

I just need a room to share with someone.  :-*

 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 30, 2004, 01:43 PM
Quote
Who do you think is an absolute loser/dork/jackass that you would adamantly refuse to room with?

Lets see:
JediMAC  ;D (J/K)


I'm still planing on going there but I'm still in the air right now exspecially if I get a new job.  If I do I hope they will let me get a week off so that I can go.  I have some money already saved up but not enough to start planning on alot of stuff like hotel rooms.

If I do go I plan on getting one of the closer hotels that is connected to the convetion center so I don't have to walk a couple of miles in the early morning hours.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on May 3, 2004, 01:14 PM

Who's in? I'm definatley going if that's what you mean


Who's up in the air? As to which hotel yes, I'm going to wait for the offical block rooms to come available for a discount.

Who's into sharing rooms (and if so, with how many people)? I'm down with that, it'll allow the rest of my family more soace since all my purchases would be with them. I'd say five or so people should be a good number.

How much are you willing to pay per night? Depends on the rate and the number...I suppose 50 would work, with around 25 for more people.

How close do you want/need to be to the convention? I wish to be within a few blocks atleast, enough to walk down to the con.

Who do you think is an absolute loser/dork/jackass that you would adamantly refuse to room with? Mainland   ;), just kidding, BTW you still want to meet up at CIII? -EDIT, that line sounds kinda, same replacing  :-* with  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on May 3, 2004, 03:31 PM
Got my room today, just about an hour ago or so.  Whee.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on May 5, 2004, 09:23 PM
Great job honkey! I guess now I need to wait for the blockrooms to open up, since I'll assume that the rest of the rooms have been booked eh?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on May 11, 2004, 02:47 PM
Having organized conventions (much, much smaller scale) than this, room blocks set aside for the conference are often NOT cheaper than the regular/AAA/etc rates.  Figure out where you want to stay then call them/go online for room rates.  You might be surprised.  

Kevin.  3:00 ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on May 12, 2004, 04:22 PM
Having organized conventions (much, much smaller scale) than this, room blocks set aside for the conference are often NOT cheaper than the regular/AAA/etc rates.  Figure out where you want to stay then call them/go online for room rates.  You might be surprised.  

Kevin.  3:00 ;D

 ;D

I'll be waiting. If your not there at 3:00...*shakes fist*


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on May 20, 2004, 06:19 AM
The latest issue of Insider (# 76) says that one of the benefits of the new Hyperspace/Insider/Fan Club membership is "Early Entrance into C3".  I seem to recall standing in the "Fan Club line" last time around, and getting in no earlier than the folks in the giant line on the other side of the show.  Just two HUGE lines, both slowly entering the convention.

Anyone have better luck than that, or do you think it was all a wash?  How early are you folks going to be lining up for the first day?  I think we only got there a couple hours early the first day last year, and we paid the price with a monster wait in that atrocious line...   :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on May 21, 2004, 06:15 PM
The latest issue of Insider (# 76) says that one of the benefits of the new Hyperspace/Insider/Fan Club membership is "Early Entrance into C3".  I seem to recall standing in the "Fan Club line" last time around, and getting in no earlier than the folks in the giant line on the other side of the show.  Just two HUGE lines, both slowly entering the convention.

Anyone have better luck than that, or do you think it was all a wash?  How early are you folks going to be lining up for the first day?  I think we only got there a couple hours early the first day last year, and we paid the price with a monster wait in that atrocious line...   :-\
As far as the early entrance thing the last time I think it was handled in a rediclous manner.  From reading the Insider back then it made it seem like you would get in early everyday but they only allowed us in early on the first day, a hour early I think.  The other days they wouldn't allow us in early at all but thanks to the compling that was going on in the line they opened the fan club side first then the other doors after a few minutes.  I will probally sign up on for the "Un"Fan Club just for maybe getting in early.
I'm going to try and get there around 5am at the latest which last time got me to around 50th person in line and 400th or so person in line.  The first day I was planning to go early as will but ended up not setting the time right and ended up getting there at around 6am and was close to a few thousands people in front of me.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on July 18, 2004, 10:16 AM
I'll be attending Celebration again!

I'm a diamond member wit hthe Hilton group, and was able to reserve a room early on.  I actually got a supersweet deal on a suite (lving room/seperate beds/kitchen/bar/refrigerator/etc.) for $134/night!!!!!!!

I'll be hanging with the PA SW collecting Society for most of the week   www.pswcs.com

Jesse James lives pretty close to me, we hang out every now and then-very cool guy. A bunch of us here got some rooms at the Hampton(I'll be partying in the suite for a few nights I'm sure)  doing it up even bigger than last time that's for sure!


Looking forward to it.  Between the San Diego con and Celebration III, starting this week, it whould be the kickoff to a great year for SW!!!!



 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on July 26, 2004, 05:21 PM
Well...

With all the hoopla from SDCC, I think I've decided that I want to go to C3 and meet up with all you fine folks.

I'm gonna start working on the Mrs. and see what I can swing... don't know if it will be both of us or just me (she tagged along when I went to Denver for C1... actually it was our first "vacation" as a couple).

We'll see how it goes I guess...

 :-\

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on July 26, 2004, 05:26 PM
Jeff,
I think there's room in the car with OCB, Morgbug, and chuckles - so you need to bum a ride down with them!  Talk about a fun road trip (aside from Brent's gas)!  I'm jealous...   >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on July 26, 2004, 11:09 PM
I have a few more little details to work on before I actually start planning to go to C3.  I'm trying to get a job at LA city in the next few months so hopefully they will allow me a week off (without pay) to attend.  My brother-in-law also may go with me after going to Comic COn with my Cousin so that is another thing I have to work on to see if he is going or not.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Nicklab on July 26, 2004, 11:13 PM
Might be cool to have a JD hangout night.  There's a Hooters a couple of blocks from the convention center.  There's also a Hard Rock Cafe.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Scott on July 27, 2004, 11:16 AM
I don't think we've made any firm plans though, last time I had heard Brent was still on the fence...so am I
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2004, 12:04 PM
Kind of on the fence:  I want to go.  My wife said go ahead.  The timing just might not be quite right.  And I'll be traveling quite a bit in the coming year, so the boss might change her mind by then too.  Finances seem good, but I'll definitely need a roommate and probably a room less than $150 US a night :o  $0.75 dollars don't help, but there's not likely to be a C4 is there?  

It's pretty much a guarantee I'd fly.  Flying to Minneapolis is probably not much different in cost than flying to Indy.  Dog sled is a good 8 hours to Minne and then longer to Indy, so not real cool.  I could care less about cabbing, so don't likely need to rent a car in Indy.  

Lots of airmiles by then:
October: Prince Edward Island
December: Maui
February: Spain
March: West Lafayette
April: Indianapolis?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on July 27, 2004, 12:21 PM
As far as I know Bob & I are flying & sharing a room. Still have to hook up with the old fart & the game plan going when he's not working 12 hr's plus a day! He needs a vacation & I haven't been to the US since 86.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2004, 01:14 PM
& I haven't been to the US since 86.

 :o

I spend probably close to a month a year in the US, at least it seems that way.  Vacation with family, work related trips.  Sadly, my timing sucks for toys and often I'm in locations that have no larger stores.  North Dakota, northern Minnesota and Montana aren't really thriving with Targets and waht not.  
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on July 27, 2004, 01:26 PM
...last time I had heard Brent was still on the fence...so am I

Brent's not on the fence anymore.  Hasn't been for a couple months now.  Pay attention, dammit!   >:(

Here's the deal, Brent's gonna fly down to MN, where he's going to hook up with you (Scott), Jim, and Jeff, and you four clowns are gonna go rent a car and drive your butts down to Indy.  Understand?  Cool.  Glad to be of service.  Just watch out for Brent's bad gas though...

Sincerely,
Your friendly neighborhood JD Travel Agent
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on July 27, 2004, 01:40 PM


  Just watch out for Brent's bad gas though...


Uh, pardon me?  TBM.
Title: Celebration 3 questions...
Post by: Famine on August 1, 2004, 07:22 PM
I'm making my plans so I can be there at 3:00 on Saturday for Kevvy Vs. Morgbug, and I need some details from you vets who know these things...


First, were coming by train...So let that be known...

Now, do you have any suggestions for where to stay while there, and what are the prices like in Indiana?


Are they jacked due to the convention?

Let me know, thanks!


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 1, 2004, 07:24 PM
Dragging my grandma along to C3, so she can see why I like Star Wars so much.

My aunt took her to a Trekkie con, so she comes to C3. It's only fair.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ben on August 1, 2004, 10:03 PM
I'll probably drive there, though I still have to get tickets for the con and a hotel room for the four days.

If there are any fans in Iowa want to go, I've got a Hyundai with three open seats. You'll pay for 1/4 or whatever depending on how many people go.

Or if we get enough, we could charter a bus.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 1, 2004, 10:57 PM
I'll probably drive there, though I still have to get tickets for the con and a hotel room for the four days.

If there are any fans in Iowa want to go, I've got a Hyundai with three open seats. You'll pay for 1/4 or whatever depending on how many people go.

Or if we get enough, we could charter a bus.

Dig it...search Orbitz...the Holiday Inn 1.9 miles from the Con center is only 67.99 a night.


That's how much I paid for my room.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ben on August 2, 2004, 08:32 PM
Oh, sweet. ;D

Thanks Famine.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 2, 2004, 08:45 PM
No problem at all.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on August 3, 2004, 01:27 AM
Thanks Famine
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 3, 2004, 05:12 PM
To let you all know, that rate was for a room with 3 people, 2 twin sized beds, and no smoking.


They also had several room options at that rate.


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ben on August 3, 2004, 09:52 PM
This is probably the dumbest question in the thread yet, but how does one gain admission to C3? Do you buy tickets ahead of time, and if so, where do you buy them? Ticketmaster.com?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on August 4, 2004, 01:51 AM
Passes....I'd guess they'll come from StarWarsShop.com  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 4, 2004, 03:45 PM
Please not sws.com...I have read all of your misdealings with that dreadful store, and I am fearful of any transactions with them.

So afraid I may just pay 99.99 for a RotS shirt. :-\


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 4, 2004, 10:44 PM
Found out my friend Armothe is going. This is turning out to be a pretty big event for me.


Here's to not screwing it up! :P


So who else is going, and what is the night life like?


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 7, 2004, 08:11 PM
Please not sws.com...I have read all of your misdealings with that dreadful store, and I am fearful of any transactions with them.

So afraid I may just pay 99.99 for a RotS shirt. :-\


Kevin
For  C2 you could order the tickets from the fan club, which is now SWS.  Hopefully they will end up fixing they shipping department and shop before they start selling the tickets.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 7, 2004, 09:01 PM
You mean I gotta join the friggin' fan club to get C3 passes? What a load of horse dung that is! >:(


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on August 7, 2004, 09:48 PM
You mean I gotta join the friggin' fan club to get C3 passes? What a load of horse dung that is! >:(


Kevin

You don't have to join the fan club to get the passes, sorry if my post sound that way.  The old fan club/online store had them for general sell before the convention.  FOr a three day pass I think it was $75.  
The only thing that a fan club member got that was different then non members was a fan club layard (thing that goes around neck to hold pass).  With that you got the chance to be in a much shorter line, in early for the convention, and into a section where you could set and relax a little.  
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on August 8, 2004, 10:19 AM
The latest I've been hearing is that the tickets and all the hotel package info. will be released sometime in Sept.(I heard late August floating around San Diego) but I have a feeling it will all coincide with a big SW.com/hyperspace/Insider Mag blitz.  

I'm guessing tix. will be avail. for order online shopsw.com Tix. for CII ran about $75.(prob. slightly higher for CIII since another day has been added this time)

There are supposed to be blocks of Hotel rooms that Lucasfilm and/or Gencon have reserved that will probably be sold as package deals and/or "special" rates.

You can book your room on an individual basis right now and I suggest doing so (you can always cancel if a better deal arises) I grabbed a room months ago just to make sure I had one fairly close, as CII most sold out and was tricky finding anything within a few blocks of the convention center.

I kinda lucked out, I'm a diamond VIP member with the Hilton chains so I was able to grab a suite at the Hampton Inn for only $134/night!!!!!!

Kitchen, living room, bar, refrig, 2 bedrooms, jacuzzi, the works !!! ;^)

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on August 8, 2004, 04:05 PM
I'm at the Hampton Inn where Bob's staying too.  I was able to book a room smewhere between the minimum time they allow it at HI for you to book rooms in adavnce, and the point when LFL/whoever blocked reservations by taking up all kinda space at hotels near the convention center.

I unfrtunatelyt hink I get in on Thursday, not Wednesday like most of who I know of are doing.  That means I'm either cming out a day later, or perhaps getting my reservation bumped up a day?

Anyway, got a nice room I guess, right there...  I'll be seeing whoever I can, dependant upon my commitments at the show with FFURG, and of course here with JD.com.  
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 8, 2004, 06:23 PM
I'll be leaving weds, and getting there HOPEFULLY around 8:30 am, so I can drop off my stuff, get suited up, and get out the door.

Kevin


12 hour drive. Not so bad...

Ive done 16 hour drives and thought nothing of it!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 9, 2004, 01:47 PM
Curious...any one else make any plans?

Also, what age limits do the clubs there have? 18 to get in 21 to drink?

Just trying to make this a good time!

Let me know anyone!


Kevin


Nobody bring any cheese filled sausages...Please.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on August 11, 2004, 06:10 PM
How mature  ::)





 :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 11, 2004, 09:06 PM
How mature  ::)





 :P

What? What did I do wrong?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on August 11, 2004, 10:32 PM
cheese filled sausages...

Maybe you weren't talking about what I thought you were

regardless, you're going down in the duel...what kind of sabre do you intend to use?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 12, 2004, 12:36 PM
If I intend to use my usual (Maul Saber with Purple saber) I'll need to buy a new one. My blade cracked while dueling my cousin JP in -20 weather in my garage lol. I proceded to get the other blade out so I could cast it...and I lost that part.


If not, I'll go with the 2 saber combo.


Regardless, I hope for a good duel.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on August 12, 2004, 04:02 PM
Yeah, I thinking two Qui-Gon Sabres from the Episode I line. Not as long I know, but those are the kind I'm familar with.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on August 12, 2004, 09:27 PM
Same.

We should make it a tournament of sorts!


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on September 7, 2004, 03:46 PM
"Badge & hotel registration will begin sometime in September. Stay tuned for more information."

http://www.starwarscelebration.com/


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 9, 2004, 01:22 AM
Contacted my hotel today, just to confirm, and I'm still good...  Bumped it up to me arriving Wednesday as well.  WOOHOO.  A night of drunken revalry beforehand.

Clubs in Pittsburgh are 21 to get in FOR THE MOST PART, so I dunno that you'll be in much luck Famine.  Just a heads up.  Depends where you look...  Some are 18 + in my neck, but not the vast majority, and those that are 18+ usually aren't overly popular, especially among the 21+ crowd.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on September 9, 2004, 03:27 PM
Still need to get a room for this thing...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Hemish on September 9, 2004, 10:57 PM
Yeah still working on a budget for this thing.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on September 10, 2004, 09:49 AM
CIII has been posted all over the place.

No major announcement on tix sales or anything, just exhibitor info.  Show hrs. are interesting  open til midnight Fri and Sat. movie veiwings I presume(exhibitors close around 7ish I think)

Booth fees for vendors are up, bages are running $90 for the 4 days, and last year the prices were the same for attendees (so we'll have to see if $90 is it)

Lots of time to setup on both Mon. and Tues.  Anyone want to go in on a $49,000 booth? ;^)



Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2004, 06:11 PM
I got $10 for it...  Who else?  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on September 10, 2004, 08:05 PM
Flaunting your damned Apache here to, huh, Bub?  >:(

Are you talking about your room? For 10 bucks?

If so, the ever approprite "DAAA-UMMMMMM!"
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 10, 2004, 11:44 PM
No no no, just kicking in on that uber cheap booth...  We're $48,890.00 away from booth-dome...  If we just work at it, we'd have a communal thing there.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JasperFett on September 13, 2004, 06:19 PM
 8)I am introducing my girlfriend to the Star  Wars Celebration. She's not a huge Star Wars fan, but has told me she would be willing to get into it with me. So it should be a lot of fun.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 14, 2004, 07:44 PM
Hmmm, mine has said that if she goes, she's going shopping in the day and meeting me to go out in the evenings.  No SW geekiness for her.

I told her about Colman and his technicolor sweater and she was immediately "out" on participation.

:)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on September 20, 2004, 12:55 PM


I told her about Colman and his technicolor sweater and she was immediately "out" on participation.

:)

Given his penchant for pictures with women not his wife, I think she has made a wise decision. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 20, 2004, 08:52 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 21, 2004, 12:09 AM
Oh buck up little camper!  *gently nudges Matt on the chin*  :)

heh
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 23, 2004, 12:15 AM
C3 info's going to be up Monday for your buying pleasure...  Check the front page here at Jedi Defender for more news and whatnot.

And of course, we here at Jedi Defender are looking forward to seeing you guys and girls at the con! 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on September 23, 2004, 12:42 PM
Now I gotta spend 300 bucks on tickets.

Greeeeat!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 03:10 PM
WTF??  I can't seem to even register with Gencon as the server keeps crashing.  I have no idea who the hell is behind this brilliant website but maybe, just maybe, they could of posted LAST week that you needed to be registered with GenCon before you could attempt to buy a ticket.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 03:13 PM
I hear ya' Beth!  Surprised to encounter that little catch as well!  Fortunately, I finally got through that phase (and got a confirmation e-mail), after trying about 10 times.

But now I can't register for my badge.  The site's completely blown up, as expected.  Can't ANYONE ever figure out how to keep a site running when something big and Star Wars hits the net?!?   >:(

This is ridiculous!

Beth, where are you going to try and stay?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 03:20 PM
At the Marriott downtown.  I don't give a rat's ass about the frickin' pass, I just wanted to get my hotel room due to the costumes I am wearing and the convenience of the walkway in case of rain.  Hell, I could buy the pass next year and still get in but they make you buy the pass before they give you the top secret access to rooms.   I still can't even register with D-con and I started try at 2:45 EST  ::) :-\

Where are you staying (or should I say, going to try to stay)??
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 03:35 PM
I wonder if GenCon's website preparedness is at all indicative of how prepared they'll actually be at C3...  Definitely not off to a good start so far.   :-\

Beth, is that the regular Marriott, or the Courtyard one?  As for me/us, not even sure yet.  I'm just gonna hop in there (some day) and see what happens!  But it will be one that's either connected, or within .3 (three tenths) miles.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 03:44 PM
I wonder if GenCon's website preparedness is at all indicative of how prepared they'll actually be at C3... Definitely not off to a good start so far. :-\


What kill's me is they had to know how many people would be trying to order their badges and get their hotels.  How the hell could they NOT know???  I had to miss work and come home to do this since we are not allowed to access the interent at the office so that's really what is pissing me off the most.

 

Beth, is that the regular Marriott, or the Courtyard one? As for me/us, not even sure yet. I'm just gonna hop in there (some day) and see what happens! But it will be one that's either connected, or within .3 (three tenths) miles.

The regular Marriott.  If I can't get there, I'm going to try the Hyatt or the Westin. 

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on September 27, 2004, 03:50 PM
Did my post not get posted?  ???

BAH! This is sick! Not only did I have clearance to get the following:

Hyperspace/Fanclub (that's 40 bucks for both now, right?)

Tickets

Lanyard

Hotelroom (but only up to 199 a night  :P)

But now it appears I'm going to have to wait!

Ugh! I need that damnedable hotel room! Ugh, looks like I'll be waiting till tommorow or tonight then, huh?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 03:57 PM
Ugh, looks like I'll be waiting till tommorow or tonight then, huh?

If that, Andrew.  GenCon is already doing their best to ruin the C3 experience.  It shouldn't have to be like this.  Over an hour now, and I've gotten nowhere, except but to create an account with them.  Actually got the login screen to load exactly twice, out of a few hundred attempts, but got booted both times I tried to log in.  Pretty damned crappy service from GenCon so far.  I wonder what the convention will be like, if they're already this unprepared for heavy traffic at their sorry site...   ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 05:02 PM
From a moderator at the StarWars.com's forums:

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Hi all.

Just letting you know that the people who need to know about the problem do know about the problem. Posting reports about the problem on this or any other site is not going to help. It is an issue with the GenCon site, not starwars.com. Appears there was much more traffic than expected.

No ****.  Ya' don't say...   ::)

Still can't get through AT ALL.  Decent hotel rooms will definitely be gone by the time that I do, I'm sure.   >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Scott on September 27, 2004, 05:04 PM
Why the hell do sites not prepare for this sort of onslaught?  I can remember this happening more often then it doesn't ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 05:09 PM
From a moderator at the StarWars.com's forums:

Quote
Hi all.

Just letting you know that the people who need to know about the problem do know about the problem. Posting reports about the problem on this or any other site is not going to help. It is an issue with the GenCon site, not starwars.com. Appears there was much more traffic than expected.


What the **** kind of answer is that???????????  I finally got it to accept my login and I am at the "buy your badge" page.  When I'm done with that, I think I'll log back in to get the Vader topper :-X

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 05:15 PM
I'm curious if any of you that are bringing your spouse or girlfriend are signing them up to the official fan club to get in with you early or are relying on those 4 free passes so they can get in with you at the same tieme.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 05:25 PM
I love it when you get all fired up like that Beth!   8)

As for the rest of us, I think we're all ditching our significant others this time.  Haven't heard of anyone here who's taking their wives/husbands/partners/etc. to C3.

I took Patty to C2, but since I know so many people from online now, I intend on hanging out with all these goofballs this time 'round.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 05:44 PM
Sorry about the language but today is not a good day to piss me off. ;)

Anyways, I finally bought my badge (I didn't dare try to add an extra person to the account ) and was able to book the room I wanted at $151.00 per night.  As soon as you complete the purchase, they give you the code to access the hotels (you enter it when you follow the link that appears below the code).  That site only took about two minutes to complete - go figure  :-\.

My hubby is coming with as my girlfriend is also taking hers and it works out good since they are great "line holders"  :-*.  I don't think he is staying the entire time though as our son plays college ball and if he is scheduled to pitch, Jay will take off to watch (which involves him driving back to Michigan). 



Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 27, 2004, 05:52 PM


Still can't get through AT ALL.  Decent hotel rooms will definitely be gone by the time that I do, I'm sure.   >:(

This sucks like you said Matt all of the decent hotels will be full by the time we get in.  Hopefully they will fix these problems soon.

For those who have gotten in what are the prices like because I may just use orbitz since that site works.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on September 27, 2004, 06:00 PM
Quote
Haven't heard of anyone here who's taking their wives/husbands/partners/etc. to C3.

Uh, me...   >:(  Ya heard of me doing that!

heh j/k

She's going as of now...  Things change however.  I don't know if she's even going to go to the con at all though.  We do need to discuss that I suppose...  I don't think she's really interested however, and will likely rest all day, or shop, or whatever...  Then at night we'll get back together to do whatever for dinner and afterwards.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 06:10 PM
Awesome Beth.  Congrats, ya' lucky #%*$@&!   :-*


$151 a night isn't too bad, and is much more reasonable than some of the other (non-blocked off) rooms that I've seen so far...


After 3 hours, I FINALLY got logged into their site, but still haven't been able to buy a badge yet, so I still can't get the hotel code to book a room.  This is fun.   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on September 27, 2004, 06:14 PM


For those who have gotten in what are the prices like because I may just use orbitz since that site works.

Mine was a double room and the price was 151.00 for the downtown Marriott.  That was about the average price of the other chains connected to the convention center.  I forget which one but one of those listed was only $109.00 per night.    I really didn't scan the prices too much as I knew where I wanted to stay.  I did notice that the Hyatt Regency was not listed and the Marriott's single rooms were all sold out.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: SilverZ on September 27, 2004, 06:34 PM
Can't get anywhere on the site.  ::)

Hey, wow... another Star Wars related event off to a disastrous start by inept management, Lucas people pointing the finger somewhere else, and customer disappointment. This truly deserves to be called Celebration 3.

Can't wait to get there and be pissed off in person by disorganized lines, massive waits, and some idiotic handling of an exclusive figure.

Celebrate the love! Yub yub!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 27, 2004, 06:57 PM
I think I got my account setup with them ... only took me a hour to do it.  At this rate around 8 or so I could buy my pass and maybe get a hotel room.  Checking Orbitiz I figure I should try to get a room through Gencon since they seem alot cheaper.

EDIT: It seems like its getting faster.  I just bought my pass and just need to get my Darth Vader and Hotel now. 8)

Edit #2:  Got my room at the Omni Serverin Hotel for $143 a night.  THis was the only Hotel that was available that was connected to the convention center.  Now I just need to get my Vader Ball
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 09:31 PM
6 1/2 hours later, and they're STILL down...   ::)

Quote
Software error:
Can't call method "prepare" on an undefined value at /gcmain/rr/rplib.pl line 6874.

For help, please send mail to the webmaster (support@regresources.com), giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

This is like SWS.com all over again, but worse.   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on September 27, 2004, 09:33 PM
Well, I've finally committed to going to C3!   ;D

And, I'm mooching a spot in someone's room, so that poor shlub is doing the leg work for the room ;)

I'll have to make sure that I buy him a beer at Hooters a local drinking establishment to thank him for his efforts.

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 27, 2004, 09:45 PM
Now the only thing I need to do is figure out is where I'm living when the pass starts to ship in Spring since I'm moving at the begening of the year.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 27, 2004, 11:57 PM
After sending the GenCon contact listed at their site a tersely worded e-mail on the registration "issues" that they were having earlier today, I got this reply later on in the afternoon from her:

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There are lots of people successfully purchasing badges.  Once they complete their transaction it frees up space and allows another person to get on.  The server is at max capacity.  Just be patient and you will eventually get your turn.  This is a testament to the excitement and legacy of the Star Wars brand and its many loyal fans!

Lot of people successfully purchasing badges around 2:30 today, eh?  Yeah, sure...  ::)  You know what, I think that SWS.com is secretly running this whole thing, hence the catastrophic mess.

Testament to the excitement of the Saga and it's MANY loyal fans?  No ****!  If only you guys actually knew that before you put your ill-equipped registration methods in process...  Idiots.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: SilverZ on September 28, 2004, 12:14 AM
Quote
There are lots of people successfully purchasing badges.  Once they complete their transaction it frees up space and allows another person to get on.  The server is at max capacity.  Just be patient and you will eventually get your turn.  This is a testament to the excitement and legacy of the Star Wars brand and its many loyal fans!

And a testament to what a bunch of complete tools work at GenCon. Be patient, and you can buy your badge only to find out all the blocks we've reserved at the adjoining hotels are booked solid! And you know what? You're coming regardless of if we provide a pleasant experience or not! This is a testament to the legacy of the Star Wars brand and our contempt and indifference to its loyal fans, of which we take full advantage of!

Suck it, every company associated with Star Wars.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Scott on September 28, 2004, 11:00 AM
Again, it boggles the mind they had no idea this would happen...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on September 28, 2004, 02:34 PM
So, let's see...

JD.com Celebration 3 Party
Date: Sometime during C3, TBD
Time: Sometime during C3, TBD
Purpose: Drinking beers and hanging out!

Attendees:
Jeff (Nataku)
Matt (JediMAC)
Brent (Morgbug)
Jesse (Jesse James)
Dale (DSJ)
Jared (Tydirium)
Beth (jadesfire)
Adam (BigDumbWookiee)

Who else is confirmed as attending the bash???

 :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on September 28, 2004, 02:59 PM
Jared (Tydirium), Beth (jadesfire) and Adam (BigDumbWookiee) will all be there too!   8)  Then there's also some of the less regular JD'ers like Bob (BobaFett14), Josh (Josheee), Tom (Darth Kenobi), Sharon (Darth Shader), Shannon (Princess), etc. who'll be out there also.  So we'll have to definitely get a good meeting time and place to get together.

Then these "on the fence" clowns are definitely going to get pressured into going as well (by me):

Scott (OCB)
Dave (jokabofe)
Jim (chuckles)

Berry says he's going too, but I'll believe that when I see it.   :P

Haven't heard from Jamie (jjks) yet, but I'd bet he'll be there as well.  But it's probably best if we steer clear of him, 'cause he's kind of a trouble maker...

Quote
JD.com Celebration 3 Party
Date: Sometime during C3, TBD

I think you mean nightly at C3, Jeff.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on September 28, 2004, 04:04 PM
Mmmm, beer.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on September 28, 2004, 04:35 PM
Mmmm, beer.

Ditto! (http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/images/smilies/beer2.gif)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 28, 2004, 07:44 PM
I just changed my hotel since I found a cheaper rate over at Priceline thanks to Joshee.  I'm now have airfare and my hotel for $536 (plus the $50 cancellation rate) instead of $715 for the Omni Hotel that I got through GenCon.  I'm now going to be staying at the Courtyard Downtown which is only .2 miles away form the con.   8)

EDIT: ANyone know how to cancel the hotel rooms.  All my email states is please send cancellation inquires to Starwars.com.  I go to the OS but don't see anything there with an email account.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on September 28, 2004, 10:13 PM
Am I the only underage person at this board going?

Spending all afternoon tommorow looking for cheap hotels. Or VOTC Stormies, or both...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on September 29, 2004, 10:16 PM
I guess I can't get a Vader topper since it won't allow me to long in to the site even through I already bought my pass which has been charged to my account.   >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on September 30, 2004, 12:06 AM
Could always be worse.  You could be from Canada.  Apparently it's difficult to send stuff across the border ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on October 1, 2004, 01:15 AM
I kinda lucked out for registration, I logged on just before 6PM 1st day(thinking the first few hrs. would be useless), and it took me about 15min.  Although I had my gencon password etc., also only needed to order tix. (and the topper thing, so I bypassed a few steps.  Was really feeling lucky after hitting all the boards and seeing all the problems everyone was having.

Also, I had booked a suite at the Hampton Inn back in April 2004(2 bedroom suite, living room area, bar, kitchen, etc. etc. for a whopping $134!!!!! I'm a Diamond/VIP member w/the Hilton group which kinda helped. ;^)

I'm planning on bashing at least one night (prob Thurs. or Fri-maybe both..who knows) anyhow I've been talking about this at ww.pswcs.com and also our local Pgh group www.thejawa.net/pitswcc for a while now.

Not gonna speak for Jesse, but I'm  guessing he'll be joining in on the festivities at some point ;^)

Anyhow, I'll probably post more as we get closer to CIII,(we had fun last time-heh, ran out of cups and had to drink margaritas out of styrofoam hotel cups ewww, blender got a workout that night)

Can't wait!  It's gonna be a blast!




Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on October 1, 2004, 03:36 AM
without a doubt Bob...

I'll be but floors away since I booked when you told me to so I didn't lose out on a good room.  I'll be there whenever I can, though my gf's going (as of right now) so we'll be spending the evenings out on the town as much as we can too.

I've already got a chunk earning a whopping 2% (less actually) in the bank (haha, sad rate huh?) in a 6 month certificate that I'll cash right before the trip.  Things are looking like fun.

I'll be there in an official capacity for JediDefender of course, and possibly my other little site I work with some, so I'll have my responsibilities there too, but drinking's one of my top priorities.  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 7, 2004, 10:42 PM
I finally ordered my pass last Sunday. 
I'll be sharing a room at the Omni- luckily a friend of mine got in the first day and reserved two rooms there. 
Think we are going to carpool at this point, don't know for sure. 
I do know I plan on having a blast, and party hopping as much as possible  8) 
I'm sure I'll have a few drinks with y'all, but hopefully not at Hooters.  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on October 9, 2004, 11:57 AM
I'm sure I'll have a few drinks with y'all...

Most definitely.  And don't forgot about our special "photo op" Shannon!   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on October 9, 2004, 11:28 PM
How could I forget? :) 
We'll have to do some cell phone number swapping amongst us before we head out. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on October 15, 2004, 12:00 PM
Oh, I'll be ordering my passes relativley soon. I already have a room reserved, and I already posted the rate.

Now we talk car rentals...

Any good online car rental sites you guys know about?

Vator I'll hook you up to a good rate through Orbitz.


I'll bring a portable DVD player, and Screen my Episode of Highschool Stories, just for you guys. Maybe I can talk to GenCon about getting an autograph booth. :P


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on October 15, 2004, 04:49 PM
Thanka ya sir, let me know if you find something good!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on December 3, 2004, 01:11 PM
Does anyone know the phone number to cancel your hotel rooms or a site where I can cancel it.  I had it saved in my mailbox but I guess it got deleted somehow.  I have all of the information on the hotel and conf. number but just not the phone number to cancel.  I need to cancel this hotel room I got through GenCon because I found a cheaper deal through Priceline. 
Thanks for helping in advance.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on December 3, 2004, 06:51 PM
I'd just call information and get the hotel's #.

Or look up the hotel chain's website on Google or Yahoo.  Every Hotel has one I think...  Or so it seems.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on December 14, 2004, 09:58 PM
Oh, I'll be ordering my passes relativley soon. I already have a room reserved, and I already posted the rate.

Now we talk car rentals...

Any good online car rental sites you guys know about?

Vator I'll hook you up to a good rate through Orbitz.


I'll bring a portable DVD player, and Screen my Episode of Highschool Stories, just for you guys. Maybe I can talk to GenCon about getting an autograph booth. :P


Kevin

Budget is always cheap but good.  Also, if you have a Costco card, you usually get an even better rate.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ben on January 3, 2005, 11:54 PM
Hey, whay hotels are you guys staying at?

I want to get a room close to the JD crew before it's too late.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on January 5, 2005, 12:58 AM
Hey, whay hotels are you guys staying at?

I want to get a room close to the JD crew before it's too late.

Oh and it's a motley crew at that.  There's what, 8 of us in a room :o *shudder*  Think about one bathroom after a night of beer and hot wings ;)

JediMac is in charge of rooming arrangements, he'll pipe in shortly.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 5, 2005, 01:08 AM
JediMac is in charge of rooming arrangements, he'll pipe in shortly.

Already did.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on January 5, 2005, 02:26 AM
I think my room's at the Hampton Inn downtown.  It's a block or two away...  I forget.  We didn't all get rooms together at the same hotel.  I got my room last April/May actually, so I've had reservations for a year.

LFL was blocking off the Hampton Inn I guess, so I musta got in under the wire with them.

I'm gonna be nearer to the PA/Pittsburgh and Ohio guys I guess since I think many (or most) are going to be at that hotel.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on January 5, 2005, 11:12 AM
Oh and it's a motley crew at that.  There's what, 8 of us in a room :o *shudder*  Think about one bathroom after a night of beer and hot wings ;)

I'm already planning on bringing a new can of Glade/Oust Air Freshner, and maybe a 3M organic vapor respirator to sleep in.   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darthshader on January 12, 2005, 04:20 PM
My C3 pass is on the way, now just have to find a place to crash. (I missed the early hotel registrations.)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on January 19, 2005, 04:55 PM
Just 3 months / 13 weeks to go!

I evaluated my trip budget and I went through my piggy bank, and everything looks good.  At this point, I'm 100% sure that I've got the cash to be able to go to Celebration 3.  :)

Now that the logistics of "CAN I GO?" is settled, it's time to start figuring out the "what will I do once I get there" portion!

I'm looking forward to meeting up with some of you long-time trading partners and on-line SW pals to put faces to the names (or screen name in the case of you private folks)!

Also, the collector panels look pretty good so far.  I'm always interested in those behind-the-scenes, toys that could have been type talks.  Also looking forward to some of the other multi-media type presentations.

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on January 20, 2005, 11:52 PM
I am actively looking for someone that is only marginally keen on the C3 event itself.  Y'know, someone that will be interested in hanging out in the bar, say around lunch time ;D

Really, I'm not huge into autographs and the like.  I am interested in seeing what one of these events looks like and in meeting all you people so you can find out that yes indeed, I am really that much of an ******* ;)  I am especially looking forward to mocking Colman's fat ass in person.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on January 21, 2005, 09:41 AM
I am actively looking for someone that is only marginally keen on the C3 event itself.  Y'know, someone that will be interested in hanging out in the bar, say around lunch time ;D

Will shall see.  :-*

I am especially looking forward to mocking Colman's fat ass in person.

Arn't we all!  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 21, 2005, 11:03 PM
Hey!   >:(

**runs off to start immediate diet**

Also, the collector panels look pretty good so far.  I'm always interested in those behind-the-scenes, toys that could have been type talks.  Also looking forward to some of the other multi-media type presentations.

Ya' know, I had a lot of those collecting panels penciled into my schedule for C2 Jeff, but then I realized how many conflicting time problems I had with other events that I ultimately deemed more important/fun.  So I didn't attend ANY of those panels.  I think I made a good choice though, when all was said and done, 'cause seeing stuff like "Star Wars in 30 minutes", some of the discussions in the main hall with the SW actors, etc. were just way more memorable than stuff I could probably get online if I really needed to.

Granted, I'd certainly enjoy the collecting panels as well - if I had the time, but they just dropped down the priority list once I got there and saw what else was being offered...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Hemish on January 22, 2005, 01:50 AM
If anyone gets a chance, can i ask for someone to hook me up with the con figure of vader??
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DualSaberMaster on January 24, 2005, 07:16 PM
I have some questions for those attending CIII, any info would be appreciated.

Are there any CIII hotel blocks left, this late in the game?

What is the average price of rooms in or around the convention area?

It seems you can only get official hotel info once you buy tickets.  Trying to work out some details.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 24, 2005, 07:53 PM
I think I heard last week there may still be a few rooms available Ricardo.  But yeah, if you want one of the SW.com "blocked off" rooms, you have to register through the GenCon site for a pass, and then they'll give you the hotel code and info you need to try and find a room.  Most of the real close ones (and more expensive ones) I think sold out pretty quickly, but I'm sure there's still some in the outlying areas not too far away that can still be had for a decent price.  I can't recall, but I think that some of the cheaper ones were a little under $100 a night.

Hang on just a second, and I'll see if I can login and find out if there's anything still available, and for how much...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 24, 2005, 08:02 PM
Nevermind.  Can't seem to access any of the hotel info.  Apparently I've gotta use the e-mail they sent me (which would be at home).  I'll try and scope it out later tonight for you!

On a related note, anyone going in on those "Toppers"?  I nabbed the Vader one with my registration.

(http://www.starwarscelebration.com/images/VaderTopper.jpg)

Here's what the C3 sites says about them:

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FREE Exclusive Darth Vader Topper for Advance Sale 4-Day Badge Holders!

Fans who purchase a 4-day admission badge for Celebration III from the official site can receive the show's first exclusive collectible - a Darth Vader "3-in-1 topper". The topper, featuring Darth Vader's signature mask and helmet, is for car antennas, pencils, and key chains, and is free for 4-day badge holders for only a $2.95 handling charge.

Once at the show, collectors can pick up a set of three other Star Wars toppers, complete with a display case created specifically for Celebration III. The three other exclusive toppers are General Grievous, a red Imperial Guard, and a clone trooper. The display case is designed to hold all four toppers, but the only way to get the fourth – Darth Vader – is with a 4-day advance sale Celebration III badge. The Darth Vader toppers are limited to one per 4-day badge purchased in advance, adult or child.

If you have already purchased your 4-day badge and did not opt in for the Vader topper, and want add the topper to your order, please go to registration.gencon.com/celebration/ and login then select 'Buy your Darth Vader "3-in-1" Topper' and add it to your cart and proceed to check out.

Please note that the deadline for advanced badge registration, and for ordering the exclusive Darth Vader topper, is Friday, March 4 at 12:00 noon PST.

Sounds kinda cool (not that I'd actually put one on my car, or anything).  Here's the others:

(http://www.starwarscelebration.com/images/GrievousTopper.jpg) (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/images/GuardTopper.jpg) (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/images/CloneTopper.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 24, 2005, 11:31 PM
Those antenna toppers would be stolen so quick were you to actually put one on your car... I had a Jack ball stolen, little less if Vader was up there...
Anyway, I got my flight booked- yeah!  It's w/ ATA, which I hear is supposed to be hubbed in Indy and supposedly a valid airline.  Not too familiar with it, but my friend that I'm going w/ convinced me it'll be okay.  We'll be getting in around 12:30 on Wednesday so we can check in before the rest of the gang that is driving (from Dallas) gets there. 
Am I the only one staying at the con center?  I don't want to miss the parties w/ you guys just beccause of that.
I'm so excited, but I will not put excessive happy faces and exclamation points, just believe me. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on January 25, 2005, 06:55 AM
Then I'd say you're just not excited enough. 
::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)   ::)   ::)  ::)   ::)   ::)   ::)  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on January 25, 2005, 10:54 AM
So, sweaterboy, who's in our room, where are we staying and what's it costing? 

For those in our room, how are you getting there, when do you arrive and do you snore?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on January 25, 2005, 11:32 AM
So, sweaterboy, who's in our room, where are we staying and what's it costing? 

I think it's Me, you, Alice, and Jared confirmed so far... we may end up with a few more crammed in there, but I haven't heard for sure yet.   

I believe we are at the Courtyard by Marriott (http://marriott.com/property/propertypage.mi?marshaCode=INDDC) right across from the Con-Center.  I also believe that Alice said that he was picking up the tab for the room as long as you buy his beer (probably a wash cost-wise).   :P


For those in our room, how are you getting there, when do you arrive and do you snore?

I'm getting there by driving.  Good ole'fashioned road trip with the Saturn Vue (lots of room for hauling home loot ;)).  Should be able to get 25-30 mpg (possibly more) on the trip since it is mostly Interstate driving from here to there. 

Right now, I'm planning on leaving early Wednesday morning (7am), so I should get there sometime in the late afternoon (6pm).   Mapquest and previous drives to Chicago indicate that it should be a 9-10 hour drive depending on # of restroom stops so it shouldn't be too bad.

As for the snoring, not unless my allergies are messed up.  So, don't bring any cats and I'll be fine... probably.   :-\

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 26, 2005, 01:21 AM
I have some questions for those attending CIII, any info would be appreciated.

Are there any CIII hotel blocks left, this late in the game?

What is the average price of rooms in or around the convention area?

Day late here, but I finally plugged in my hotel code to see what's left for ya' Ricardo, and here's the slim pickin's through the C3 site:

Crowne Plaza at Union Station - $138/night, 0.20 miles away (best bet)

Adam's Mark Indianapolis Airport - $109/night, 8.0 miles away

Quality Inn & Suites at the Airport - $74/night, 8.0 miles away

THAT'S IT.

But that's not to say there aren't any other hotel rooms available in the area.  But they just aren't available through the C3 site.  So you may have a little better luck just calling random hotels near the convention center to see what you can find, or use one of those fancy travel websites to do the checking.  Anyway, good luck!  Hope to see you out there!

Brent, I'll try to dig up my old hotel e-mail for some exact prices, and I'll PM it to you and the fellas...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DualSaberMaster on January 26, 2005, 02:33 AM
I have some questions for those attending CIII, any info would be appreciated.

Are there any CIII hotel blocks left, this late in the game?

What is the average price of rooms in or around the convention area?

Day late here, but I finally plugged in my hotel code to see what's left for ya' Ricardo, and here's the slim pickin's through the C3 site:

Crowne Plaza at Union Station - $138/night, 0.20 miles away (best bet)

Adam's Mark Indianapolis Airport - $109/night, 8.0 miles away

Quality Inn & Suites at the Airport - $74/night, 8.0 miles away

THAT'S IT.

But that's not to say there aren't any other hotel rooms available in the area.  But they just aren't available through the C3 site.  So you may have a little better luck just calling random hotels near the convention center to see what you can find, or use one of those fancy travel websites to do the checking.  Anyway, good luck!  Hope to see you out there!

Thanks for the help Matt. :)  Figured as much, time to do some searching/calling.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 26, 2005, 03:19 PM
Brent, I'll try to dig up my old hotel e-mail for some exact prices, and I'll PM it to you and the fellas...

Did you guys all get my PMs last night?  I used the "multiple recipients" feature for the first time ever, so hopefully the PMs still made it through...  LMK!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 26, 2005, 07:40 PM
Then I'd say you're just not excited enough. 
::)  ::)  ::)  ::)  ::)   ::)   ::)  ::)   ::)   ::)   ::)  ::)
oh, I'm plenty excited.   :D
I would just rather have a more mature post than to look like I'm 22 and an idiot.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 26, 2005, 07:48 PM
I think we're all immature idiots here Shannon.  Some older than others though...   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 27, 2005, 08:01 PM
I think we're all immature idiots here Shannon.  Some older than others though...   ;)
so you are saying I'm a older immature idiot and there is no escaping it?  don't make me go PMS on you Matt... ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 27, 2005, 08:30 PM
I'd never talk that way to a lady, Shannon!   :o

No, I was actually referring to some of our really elder statesmen that roam these parts...   ;)

(should've clarified that though, since I was responding to your post)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 27, 2005, 09:05 PM
Did you guys all get my PMs last night?  I used the "multiple recipients" feature for the first time ever, so hopefully the PMs still made it through...  LMK!

**Cough**

Beuller?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on January 27, 2005, 09:16 PM
I got your note, but chose to ignore it because it contained no new info...

 :-*

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on January 27, 2005, 09:24 PM
I prefer to revert to as young and idiotic as I can pull off in most of my posting.  I'm even contemplating overuse of all punctuation keys as well as randomly locking and editing threads wherever I can now.

You can just call me Jesse(e) then.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 27, 2005, 10:22 PM
I prefer to revert to as young and idiotic as I can pull off in most of my posting.  I'm even contemplating overuse of all punctuation keys as well as randomly locking and editing threads wherever I can now.

You can just call me Jesse(e) then.
don't forget creating threads in the wrong topics... after all, you can do it, because you are a Mod God.... (wow, I think Jesse actually got my point after all).

All is forgiven Matt, but I better hold a high rank of second fav girl on the net... ;)

Of course, get a few drinks in me at C3 and I'll be young and idiotic...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on January 28, 2005, 12:21 AM
Oh you're in friendly territory, trust me.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: whojedi on January 28, 2005, 12:34 AM
For those that attended C2, you probably know that the Indy Knights and 501st/Rebel Legion threw a big party on Friday night for all fans. We have a number of the actors and Star Wars personalities in attendance.

We will once again be doing it at C3. Tickets have already gone on sale and are limited to the first 1,000 people. We have the entire ballroom at the Hyatt for Friday night of Celebration 3.

All are welcome and it will be a great time. For details regarding it, you can check out this thread (http://boards.theforce.net/FanForce_Celebration_III/b10611/17757636/?185) with all of the details.

In addition, a portion of every tickets sold goes to the Trooper for Katie Fund.

Hope to see you all there!!!

whojedi
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2005, 11:07 PM
All is forgiven Matt, but I better hold a high rank of second fav girl on the net... ;)

You're tied with Sharon (Darthshader) on that one for now!  Maybe we'll have a drinking contest between the two of you at C3 to break the tie, and the winner can go head to head with Beth for the title!   ;)

But honestly, you're all my favorites!   :-*

Karen (Karma) and Carrie (Couruscant Courtesan) are cool ladies too, but they're rarely around anymore...   :-\

So what hotel are you staying in Shannon, and who are you roomin' with?  You staying the whole 4 days?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2005, 11:24 PM
Starwars.com has pictures of the C3 badges.

Celebration III Badges  (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/news20050128.html)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2005, 11:33 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_4day.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_thursday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_friday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_saturday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_sunday.jpg)

So far it sounds like anyone with a 4-day pass can buy their 4 alloted figures at any time (note the punchholes in the bottom left corner)...  I'd obviously prefer to get all 4 of them at once, so I only have to stand in line once.  But is anyone concerned that they may only allot one figure per day, thus making you potentially stand in line 4 separate times?

They could somewhat monitor it by saying that by Friday, you can't have more than two punches on your badge, or by Saturday, no more than 3.  Think that's a possibility at all, or that they'll be nice and just let us have all 4 on the first day, and be done with it...?  Hopefully that's the case, 'cause there's gonna be enough lines as it is.

Also, regarding the badges (above), since there's two images for each, do you think the Animated Clone Wars picture is just gonna be on the back/flip side of the other picture?  I hope it's not one or the other...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2005, 11:39 PM
This is the lowdown on the C3 site on the figure:

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Sold at the Celebration III Store, planned for Exhibit Hall F in the Indiana Convention Center, April 21 - 24, 2005.
Quantities divided among all four days of the show; some will be sold each day while supplies last.
Price: $15.00, including tax
Quantities are limited per person and badge type. Individuals with 4-day badges may purchase a total of 4 action figures, while supplies last. Those with 1-day badges may purchase 1 action figure, while supplies last.
The Celebration III Store staff will punch badges for each purchase, one punch per figure. For example, if a 4-day badge holder purchases 2 figures, they may go back to the store and purchase 2 more at a different time. There will be specific areas marked on the badges for the punches.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 28, 2005, 11:44 PM
Quote
For example, if a 4-day badge holder purchases 2 figures, they may go back to the store and purchase 2 more at a different time.

Ah, I'd skimmed over that particular portion there.  Thanks for the quick answer (as always) Dale.  That pretty much makes it sound like we can just grab all 4 at once, and be done with it.  Good deal.   8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on January 28, 2005, 11:53 PM
I like that too Matt, getting all 4 at the same time will give us more drinking looking around time.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on January 28, 2005, 11:58 PM
(http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_4day.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_thursday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_friday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_saturday.jpg) (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/01/img/20050128_sunday.jpg)
Also, regarding the badges (above), since there's two images for each, do you think the Animated Clone Wars picture is just gonna be on the back/flip side of the other picture?  I hope it's not one or the other...

The Clone Wars badges are the kid's badges, while the real actors are the adult badges. To be honest, I kinda want the kid's badges more than the adult ones.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Deanpaul on January 29, 2005, 12:38 AM
Did you guys all get my PMs last night?  I used the "multiple recipients" feature for the first time ever, so hopefully the PMs still made it through...  LMK!

**Cough**

Beuller?

This Beuller chose to phone you.  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 29, 2005, 04:16 PM

You're tied with Sharon (Darthshader) on that one for now!  Maybe we'll have a drinking contest between the two of you at C3 to break the tie, and the winner can go head to head with Beth for the title!   ;)

But honestly, you're all my favorites!   :-*

Karen (Karma) and Carrie (Couruscant Courtesan) are cool ladies too, but they're rarely around anymore...   :-\

So what hotel are you staying in Shannon, and who are you roomin' with?  You staying the whole 4 days?
A drinking contest on who can drink the most?  geez, I'll lose that one, I was tipsy after two drinks at the last FanForce meeting.  I'm just hoping I can get my drinks bought for me  ;D  calling all single guys... hehehe... just kidding, well, maybe not...
I'm staying at the OmniSeveren or whatever the name of it is.  We've got two rooms, and not sure exactly who my roomies are going to be yet, but it's probably going to be a co-ed mixture type thing.  There are 8 who have said they are going, but only I think 5 of us have actually bought  passes and only two of us have booked flights (some are driving).  If we have any extra space I'll let you know, it's from Wednesday thru Sunday and it's around $200 for the whole time per person. 
My friend Helen (who is also single) and I are flying in on ATA Wednesday around 12:30.  Everyone else will be coming in late afternoon or night.  We leave on Monday morning at around 7:30 or so. 
So, when and where does the party start?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 29, 2005, 04:52 PM
I'm thinking the party will be starting sometime late Wednesday afternoon...   ;)

And I wasn't looking for a place to stay or anything like that Shannon, just curious where you and your friends were kickin' it and who those buddies were going to be.  We'll definitely make some plans on when and where to meet up, no worries there!

So if you're a lightweight, maybe you guys can settle things with an arm wrestling contest...  How'd that suit you?   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on January 29, 2005, 08:33 PM
Oh, I know you weren't looking for a place to stay.  I just know a lot of people out there haven't made plans and are probably going to scramble for space, so I figured I'd put that out there.  I'd rather we got the rooms filled to save us money.
Yeah, we have to swap some numbers and all.  My 'buddies' are the FanForce people, but I do plan on mingling around. 
I was also kind of rambling on, which I tend to do when I'm tired.  I woke up at 5am today to go in for o/t and worked until 1pm non stop, came home, checked posts and movie times, went to a film and now I'm back home and rambling again. 
I would go to bed, but it's much too early.
Arm wrestling?  geez, I don't think I'll do good at any of these contests... but maybe they are even easier drunks than me...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on January 30, 2005, 03:05 PM
I like that too Matt, getting all 4 at the same time will give us more drinking looking around time.

I only planned on standing in line once at the store and will be getting everything I want in one grand sweep.  With the hubby in tow, I figure he can go back to the room (or escape as he prefers to say) and dump the loot while I continue to float around.  Our two-way radio's worked pretty good last time we were there so I think we will be using them again (not sure how cell phones work in there...anyone use one last time?)

We'll be getting in Wednesday as well and will be staying at the Marriott directly across the street from the convention center.  I am hoping you guys do Hooters that night so Jay will be more inclined to tag along (he's not one to mingle but he likes his W & W  ;) ).

As for the badges, I like the cartoon characters better and will have to find a little kid with a Friday pass to trade away Jay's four day one on Sunday.   This worked out pretty good for me at C2 (trading passes) so I plan on trying it again.  I really don't feel the need to buy them as a set so hopefully I'll get lucky.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on January 30, 2005, 11:38 PM
Well, I'm glad I looked today. I really am. I pulled my file so my grandma can arange to get the days off to come to Indie to the conto see why I like Star Wars so much, and my reservations are at Indiana PENNSYLVANIA!!! I know somthing is messed up there. Tommorow were gonna fix it and make a call and see if my reservations can be moved to the Holiday Inn at Indie.

Ugh...

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on January 31, 2005, 02:50 PM
You could always come visit me...

Indiana PA is about 30 or 40 minutes away and where IUP campus is.   :-\  Hope you can get that fixed Famine.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on January 31, 2005, 06:55 PM
...but he likes his W & W  ;) ).

Brainfarting on this one.  Help please, Beth...   :-*

Wings and women?

Waitresses and whiskey?

West and welaxation?  (god, that was bad  :-[)

Dunno...   :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on January 31, 2005, 08:21 PM
You got it right, just not together.  His wings and his waitresses  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: buffet1fan on February 1, 2005, 10:55 PM
I know this is a crazy question, But i will be going to c3 it's my first. I've been reading about the events that take place but was wondering is it like a regular toy shop with a lot of dealer selling star wars stuff, or just the c3 stuff.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 2, 2005, 10:38 AM
I know this is a crazy question, But i will be going to c3 it's my first. I've been reading about the events that take place but was wondering is it like a regular toy shop with a lot of dealer selling star wars stuff, or just the c3 stuff.

At C2 there was a dealer area as will as the store selling c2 stuff.  There will be a lot of people selling stuff in the dealer area of the convention hall I'm sure at C3 as will.  ALso at C2 there was collectors who couldn't afford to buy a booth space selling stuff out of they hotel rooms.  I'm not sure if that's going to happen this year or not through.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on February 2, 2005, 05:17 PM
There'll be plenty of dealers there.  In fact, pretty much the entire middle section of the main convention hall was all dealers last time.  Plenty of stuff to be had.  Granted, not the best prices though...   :-\

Looking forward to some W & W with Mr. Jadesfire now!   8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on February 4, 2005, 11:30 AM
Yeah, there will not be any bargains being had with the dealers.  Expect Brian's Toys type prices. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on February 5, 2005, 01:06 AM
Well, I'm glad I looked today. I really am. I pulled my file so my grandma can arange to get the days off to come to Indie to the conto see why I like Star Wars so much, and my reservations are at Indiana PENNSYLVANIA!!! I know somthing is messed up there. Tommorow were gonna fix it and make a call and see if my reservations can be moved to the Holiday Inn at Indie.

Ugh...

Kevin

Well, I fixed that problem, and now I'm only 1.5 miles from the con, so it's just a brisk walk to it.

Awsome.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: buffet1fan on February 5, 2005, 04:56 PM
With brian's toy type prices i guess it want be the best place to pick up a couple of the vintage power of the force line figures.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 5, 2005, 10:30 PM
With brian's toy type prices i guess it want be the best place to pick up a couple of the vintage power of the force line figures.

If you are looking for vintage figures there may be vintage collectors who are selling stuff in they hotel rooms, I know last time there was and from what I heard the prices were fair.  I'm not sure if there going to be another one of these this time around or not.  You may want to try and check out RS's vintage section to see if they have any plans going on. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on February 7, 2005, 07:55 PM
I figured I've procrasinated long enough, so hotel reservations have been officially made today! Tennessee Daniel is coming along for the ride (yet another person to mock JediMAC) and I'm trying my hardest to convince HoloElvis to come along also.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on February 7, 2005, 08:14 PM
Daniel's a wuss.


Where you guys staying?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on February 7, 2005, 08:45 PM
Just wanting the occupants of the drunk room to know that Colman has been banished to the floor, in lieu of his penchant for spooning. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on February 7, 2005, 09:51 PM
Daniel's a wuss.


Where you guys staying?

I got a room at the Hampton Inn in Southeast Indy. Supposed to be about six miles from the convention center, so might be begging you to stash some stuff in your room during the day.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on February 7, 2005, 10:48 PM
Our two people dropped out, so we currently have 1-2 spots available at the Omni if anyone is interested and I can get references on B.O...  :o
It will be co-ed most likely... we have 4 girls and 2 boys- planning 4 to a room...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on February 8, 2005, 12:33 AM
I like those odds...   :-X

Whoops, didn't mean to say that out loud.  :-[
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on February 10, 2005, 06:30 AM
Where you guys staying?

Econo Lodge South - Indianapolis

Hey, for 188 and change for the whole 4 day experience, I'm not complaining.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on February 10, 2005, 07:22 AM
In general (not this trip, just in general) my opinion on hotels is that if it has a clean bathroom and a clean bed, I'm content.

I'm treating my jaunt to Indy as basically the first vacation I've had in some years, so this is a special trip beyond the con even to me.  $188's great for 4 days, and if you've got the good shower and bed you're set.  :)  That's my take!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on February 10, 2005, 08:15 AM
Agreed. I just wanted to save money for Star Wars digs and food while I'm there. I dont need beer money, so I saved there, and I got a hotel for cheaper. I'm paying for gas, so I take a hit there. I'm paying for food. So I take a hit there. So I need all the money for digs I can get, but I have a shot at a high paying job coming up soon, so that may not be an issue. Getting the thursday and friday off will be.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2005, 08:02 AM
I'm curious about something that has me a bit confused since I didn't go to Celebration 2.

I "Registered" at GenCon's site to get my tickets, then I ordered my 4-day badge and "registered" for that as well.

Is that all I have to do?  Is it gonna just ship to me now, and is there any way I can tell it IS shipping?

Has nobody received theirs yet, I assume?

I see people saying they "Got" their passes but I'm wondering if they meant they just bought them and they're waiting like the rest of us for them to get there actually. :)

Just wanted to be sure.  I don't wanna be in a panic on this pass issue is all.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on February 18, 2005, 08:00 PM
They should be sent to you intime.

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Q: I ordered my badge but haven't receive it yet. When will I get it?

If you selected to have your badge shipped to you, your badge should be sent in late March.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 21, 2005, 01:16 AM
How many of you guys and gals that are going to C3 are fan club members?

After checking out the official C3 website (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/displayswc.aspx?file=swc-leadstory), I found the following benefits:
- early admission to convention centre
- exclusive access to fan club lounge
- friends and family passes
- access to reserved hotel rooms (if any are left?)

I'm still working on going to C3, but if I do, do you guys think it's worth becoming a member simply to gain the "benefits" that you get at C3?  How much earlier will you actually be able to get in as a fan club member?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2005, 01:22 AM
I can only answer one question Jesse, and that's that you get in one hour earlier than the rabble.  As a lapsed fan club member (sorry, I haven't seen the benefits and as cool as C3 will be, I remain unconvinced that I need a membership).  A well timed question.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 21, 2005, 01:35 AM
Yeah, I let my membership lapse too, about 2 or 3 months ago.  I had no need for the online content, but now that C3 is getting close (and I'm actually thinking that I could go), I'm starting to get a little nervous that I should have my membership again. 

Maybe I'm just being goofy though.  With so many people lined up, will one hour really make a difference?   ???
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 21, 2005, 01:38 AM
And unfortunately, I can't check out the Gen Con website (http://registration.gencon.com/celebration) because it seems to be down right now.  Doh!   :(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on February 21, 2005, 03:56 AM
Being someone who didn't attend C2, my opinion's a lot less valid, but to me (from what I'm reading) it seems like if you combine it with the magazine, and hyperspace, and then the supposed "perks" you get here and there...  Eh, I guess it's worth it.

Depends if you like the rag and the hyperspace access to go with it all...  The magazine I've always enjoyed enough, and the hyperspace access wasn't something I accepted willingly but it's yielded some benefits I enjoyed.  Get figures through them early is nice, though most of the time anymore I go in on a group purchase with local folks just to save shipping costs.

In the end it's worth it to ME, but I dunno how useful it is at the Celebration events...  People are saying it gets you in early, and others say it didn't do squat for them and they had just as good a time (and as long a wait) in line.  I dunno.   :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2005, 03:33 PM
As a confounding factor JJ, JV is in Canada like me.  I expect he gets his rag about six weeks later than you folks do, just like what happens to me.  Not sure why, but you guys have discussed any relevant articles weeks before I'll ever see it.  Bluntly, it shows up at Walmart two weeks before it ever hit my mailbox and I'd usually read anything pressing prior to it ever arriving.

As for exclusive figures, well I don't recall missing out on anything due to a lack of fanclub membership.  Way back in the Wizards days I was able to order the fan club exclusives without membership, managed to get ahold of four toy fair Vaders and haven't minded being delayed by a day to a week on other stuff (really, when was the last time anything sold out - TFV) so the benefit to me is minimal and comes with a premium because I'm in Canada. 

Maybe that makes me less of a fan, if so, so be it.  But I really cannot abide that absurd delay in delivery of the magazine.  I used to subscribe to Sports Illustrated for a long time and never once received the magazine after it was supposed to arrive.  There were occasions when the stores would put it out the day or two days before I received it, but I wrote that off to our apathetic mailman taking voluntary days off ::)  But six weeks?   >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2005, 04:38 PM
Wasn't there something about "friends" passes that Fan Club members would get?

Ah yes, here we go:

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Official Star Wars Fan Club members who purchase 4-day badges for Celebration III during the pre-registration period online will receive 4 Friends & Family passes that they can use to share some member benefits with non-members.

Benefits include:
1) entrance to the Convention Center during the "fan club only" hour before the center opens to the rest of the public. Once inside the center members can enter anything that is open during the special hour with no additional identification
2) Entrance into the Fan Club Lounge
3) One access to other Fan Club benefits if any are announced.


So, those of us who ARE in the Fan Club can try to help some of those who are NOT in the Fan Club with the passes.

Since I'm a member of HyperSpace (a Christmas present from family), I should be getting the 4 passes which I will gladly donate to the JD.com "Help a Brother Out" foundation to help some poor beer-swilling Canadian get in early or something...

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on February 21, 2005, 04:51 PM
So, those of us who ARE in the Fan Club can try to help some of those who are NOT in the Fan Club with the passes.

Yep, I can do that as well, assuming they actually send me the buddy passes that is, and don't screw it up somehow...

Good thinking Jeff.  I was starting to get a little bummed that a few of our pals (and roommates) might get stuck in an entirely seperate line.  It's gonna be tough enough spending a couple hours in line to get in, so the more, the merrier!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on February 21, 2005, 06:35 PM

Since I'm a member of HyperSpace (a Christmas present from family), I should be getting the 4 passes which I will gladly donate to the JD.com "Help a Brother Out" foundation to help some poor beer-swilling Canadian get in early or something...

Yep, I can do that as well, assuming they actually send me the buddy passes that is, and don't screw it up somehow...

You guys are beautiful man, just beautiful. (and no, it's not the beer talking... I'm at work dammit)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on February 21, 2005, 07:02 PM
Holy, buddy passes!  8)  If anyone can help out this beer swilling CanuckleHead, oh I would be so happy.  :)

Wait, Bob I think has a Hyper membership. I gotta check with him, we have to pick up our passes at Will Call so we won't know till we get there or maybe he can find out.   :-\

I'll get back to you guys on this.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on February 21, 2005, 07:37 PM
So, those of us who ARE in the Fan Club can try to help some of those who are NOT in the Fan Club with the passes.

Since I'm a member of HyperSpace (a Christmas present from family), I should be getting the 4 passes which I will gladly donate to the JD.com "Help a Brother Out" foundation to help some poor beer-swilling Canadian get in early or something...

Jeff

I will donate my passes as will to JD members who are not fan club members.  The only thing I hope is that the Fan CLub Lounge is better then what it was at C2, which was just a place to sit down.  Hopefully they will have some other stuff in there this time. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on February 21, 2005, 08:23 PM
Bob got back to me and I'm good.  8)

I'm looking forward to the CanuckleHead invasion.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on February 21, 2005, 09:49 PM
I'd donate mine but since the hubby is the official "loot carrier and place-in-line holder", he'll need his.  I was at C2 and at the front of the line (since I was insane and had to stand outside at 3:00am to be in the front) and all THAT got me was being in the front of the NEXT frickin' line.  Not much of a perk unless you are going for the exclusive figure and if they screw that up again, you'll need to be in that "hour early" line so you can get them before they sell out of their allocation for the day  ::).
The fan club lounge was a joke and that's about all the"yellow laynard" offered.

This year they actually have a "fan club" line and I imagine just about everyone going to the convention will be in that, so I'm thinking that's no much of a benefit if you plan on going at 9:00 when the doors open.  Also, the first day they tried to inspect all the lightsabers and blasters before you entered (just in case) and that took more time than I care to remember.  I'm envisioning the same cluster-**** on opening day but I'll be standing there when the bars close at 2:00am waiting to get in. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on February 21, 2005, 10:19 PM
Uh, beer swilling Canucklehead reporting for duty. :-X
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 2, 2005, 11:44 AM
Gang, I'm gonna order my ticket and pick it up at "Will Call" but I have a problem because I don't know what that means, and how much of a wait it is, etc. Can some one in the know fill me in?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 2, 2005, 05:53 PM
Will Call is usually a booth or two next to the standard tickets sales.  It basically means you have your tickets already paid for/reserved for you and you just have to sign for them usually. 
The line is supposed to move faster as you don't have to go thru the "how much is it?", "Do you take Amex?/Discover?", or any sort of other questions that the people in the new ticket sales lines ask.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 2, 2005, 10:32 PM
Anyone interested in having breakfast with Wicket?  No, seriously, they're holding 2 breakfasts for Fan Club members according to the official site (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/03/news20050302.html) and you can meet the celebrity hosts.  This includes Warwick Davis and Jay Laga'aia (Captain Typho).

$49.95 will get you: "a hot plated breakfast, an autograph from one of the celebrity Celebration III hosts, a talking Darth Vader action figure, souvenir ticket, goody bag, plus the chance to share a morning of fun with fellow Star Wars fans."

$50?  Hmmm.  It's not a real consideration for me since I'm not a Hyperspace member, but would anyone be willing to pay this?  What do you suppose you'd have to pay for one of their autographs?

The free Vader is a neat perk.   8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on March 2, 2005, 10:38 PM
Anyone interested in having breakfast with Wicket? 

Eh.... not sure if I need to go to this.

I guess, what with it being a catered breakfast, the $50 probably breaks down like this:

$10 - Autograph charge
$10 - Goodie Bag
$15 - C3 Vader
$15 - Catered Hot Breakfast

Or something... So you are probably getting $50 worth of "stuff" if you go.  I think I'd rather have the $50 instead.  I can buy my own breakfast for $5 and Vader for $15.

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 2, 2005, 11:00 PM
Will Call is usually a booth or two next to the standard tickets sales.  It basically means you have your tickets already paid for/reserved for you and you just have to sign for them usually. 
The line is supposed to move faster as you don't have to go thru the "how much is it?", "Do you take Amex?/Discover?", or any sort of other questions that the people in the new ticket sales lines ask.


Thanks.  ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 2, 2005, 11:00 PM
Pop tarts cost $5 :o
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 2, 2005, 11:16 PM
No prob, Kevin.

Hey, anyone doing the ROTS food promos, they may be eating Pop-Tarts for a while depending on the promo.
I know I bought 3 boxes of Rice Krispy Snacks today so I could order a Vader cookie jar.  Luckily, I have a 4 year old.  It's going to be the same thing when it comes to all those kid's cereals. 

Pop Tarts are the devil, especially the chocolate chip ones.

I think I'm going to bring a box of my cereal in my luggage-help cut costs  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 3, 2005, 11:15 AM
[adds 3 boxes of Rice Krispie snacks and Pop-Tarts to grocery list]   :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 4, 2005, 01:56 AM
Jared and I finally nabbed our plane tickets last weekend.  We roll in at 5:50 Wednesday evening, and leave right around that time on Sunday.  So we'll have to start some planning in a few weeks for the Wednesday night frivolities...   8)

An an unrelated note, as annoying as Anthony Daniels can often be, I'm rather disappointed that he won't be MC'ing the events.  He's really rather funny sometimes, and he's obviously a lot more "connected" and knowledgeable when it comes to the Star Wars Saga than his replacement is...

Captain Typho.

Ugh.   :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 4, 2005, 09:12 AM
I'll probobly be rolling in thursday morning. On my own. I doubt P'Dubbs of the Sith will be tagging along, because he's a bum like me and has no job. But I find out today if I got a job.

I might just order my ticket today. Do they automaticly charge your card or do they wait till it ships?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 4, 2005, 11:08 AM

An an unrelated note, as annoying as Anthony Daniels can often be, I'm rather disappointed that he won't be MC'ing the events.  He's really rather funny sometimes, and he's obviously a lot more "connected" and knowledgeable when it comes to the Star Wars Saga than his replacement is...

Captain Typho.

Ugh.   :-\

Yeah, if he's as stoic as his acting, it could be a little boring.  But I keep my hopes up!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 4, 2005, 11:11 AM
Sorry guys. I tried to get Lucas to pick me to host, but I guess being on MTV wasn't enough credentials. I guarentee I could have been an electrifying host.  :-*

Kevin

What time do the doors open at the con?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 4, 2005, 11:22 AM
SWC3 website: (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/displayswc.aspx?file=swc-quickfacts)

Thursday, April 21: Noon - 11:00 PM
  Noon - 1:00 pm - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  1:00 pm - Doors open to all
Friday, April 22: 9:00 am - Midnight
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all
Saturday, April 23: 9:00 AM - Midnight
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all
Sunday, April 24: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 4, 2005, 11:41 AM
SWC3 website: (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/displayswc.aspx?file=swc-quickfacts)

Thursday, April 21: Noon - 11:00 PM
  Noon - 1:00 pm - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  1:00 pm - Doors open to all
Friday, April 22: 9:00 am - Midnight
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all
Saturday, April 23: 9:00 AM - Midnight
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all
Sunday, April 24: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  9:00 - 10:00 am - Official Star Wars Fan Club members only
  10:00 am - Doors open to all


I'm glad your here. Your handy! :D

So I figure from here it's a 12 hou drive. If I give myself a 3 hour window back and forth...I figure I'll leave at 9:00 pm weds night, so I can stop for lunch, and so on.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on March 4, 2005, 05:43 PM
If I go I can only make it one day on the Saturday.  A 3 hour drive.  So, looks like I will be hitting the road by 5am to stand in line at 8am or so.  Not to bad really.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 5, 2005, 10:56 AM
If I go I can only make it one day on the Saturday.  A 3 hour drive.  So, looks like I will be hitting the road by 5am to stand in line at 8am or so.  Not to bad really.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 14, 2005, 12:42 PM
I'm cementing my plans to be there. I'm all set. I just need to call the Hotel and make a few changes with the room, and everything will be set. Whats the weather generaly like in late April in Indy.


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on March 14, 2005, 02:21 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown, I'm now offically staying there.

So how's that drive looking?

Total Distance: 532.0 Miles
Estimated Total Time: 8 hours, 51 minutes

Less than New Orleans last month...and this time no sucky Mississippi! (Or West Wego...) :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 14, 2005, 03:20 PM
12.5 hour ride for me. :o


Driving at its finest.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on March 14, 2005, 09:12 PM
Driving...you better be prepared for a lightsaber battle.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2005, 12:17 AM
 ;D You bet your sweet ass I will be ready.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 15, 2005, 04:29 PM
Star Wars on the Big Screen at Celbration3 (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/02/news20050222.html)

This is exciting news for me, as it will be the first time I've seen the origional 3 on the big screen. :)

Who's going?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on March 15, 2005, 05:44 PM
You bet your sweet ass...

SEXUAL HARASSMENT!

Anyway, other than me and Kev, where would ya'll like to meet up on Thurs?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on March 16, 2005, 08:29 AM
Oh man nothing can be simple with me.  Found out my friend can't make it to Celebration 3 now.  He lives in Indy.  So, I can't stay at his house on Saturday night.  Nobody else I know is going other than folks here on the boards. 

I asked my dad if he wanted to come.  He can not make it.  My wife said she would go with me.  Which is great but that means us plunking down $80 just to get in the door.  Plus, we will have to bring our 5 month old son along which means additional hassles of feeding him and trying to get him to remain quiet and happy at that event.  LOL!  Yeah, like that will happen.  It of course means we would need to leave earlier since he would be with us.  So far our regular babysitting option are not open that night.  Ugggh!!

I don't know.  I was just going to spend the $40 to get in.  The $15 on the Vader figure and then get a some autographs and roam around the place aimlessly.  Maybe chit chat with some people here from JediDefender and surrounding  boards.  You know have a fun time and relax.  Eat dinner and go home later that  evening or attend that party.   

Now it will be more stressful and at least and extra $40 for her ticket, plus that much more for meals.  I don't know.  Thinking about not going.  I still want to buy ROTS merchandise at retailers but would have to pull back considerably because of the extra expense of this event. 

But it's the last Star Wars Celebration (most likely) and I want to go!!!  Someone tell me it will be ok please!  :)

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 16, 2005, 12:51 PM
It will be ok. Maybe some one should suggest to Philip Wise to have a babysitting area?  :)

If he'd pay me I'd do it. 3 years of public child care and raising 2 very fickle sisters should get me the job, eh?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 18, 2005, 01:03 PM
Got my C3 pass/lanyard dealie in the mail yesterday, along with the Hyperspace/Fan Club necklace (necklace?), and my Vader topper.  Good deal.  I'm ready to rock 'n' roll!

But it's the last Star Wars Celebration (most likely) and I want to go!!!  Someone tell me it will be ok please!  :)

It'll be OK, Brian.   :-*

That help?   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2005, 01:08 PM
Matt, did that come with the 4 friends and family pass thingy? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 18, 2005, 01:13 PM
Matt, did that come with the 4 friends and family pass thingy? 

Yes, indeed it did!  3 or 4 - can't recall now.  Forgot to mention that!   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on March 18, 2005, 01:17 PM
Super, looks like everything is going smooth thus far.  8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on March 18, 2005, 03:03 PM
Hopefully I will get my pass and other stuff okay today or tommorrow.   I think I got my Ep3 Movie Proster today in the mail kinda of wish it was my pass through so I can see if everything is okay with my order since its seems like some people have been getting screwed by GenCon with their orders.

Matt, did your passes show up via FedEx, UPS or USPS?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 18, 2005, 05:27 PM
Matt, did your passes show up via FedEx, UPS or USPS?

They were in a small bubble-wrap white envelope, stuffed into our mailbox.  So I guess that means regular USPS...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on March 18, 2005, 05:44 PM
Matt, did your passes show up via FedEx, UPS or USPS?

They were in a small bubble-wrap white envelope, stuffed into our mailbox.  So I guess that means regular USPS...

Crap...mine will literally be stuffed into our mailbox then.  Of course, they will come during the snowstorm, while I am work and the postal lady will have too hard of time closing the flap so I am sure it will be a mess when I finally get to them. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2005, 05:56 PM
Just a reminder since the passes are shipping now...


So, those of us who ARE in the Fan Club can try to help some of those who are NOT in the Fan Club with the passes.

Good thinking Jeff.  I was starting to get a little bummed that a few of our pals (and roommates) might get stuck in an entirely seperate line.  It's gonna be tough enough spending a couple hours in line to get in, so the more, the merrier!

Those of you who get the Fan Club "Friends and Family" tickets and don't need them, please donate them to the JD.com "Help a Brother Out" foundation.  Either myself or J-MAC will gladly accept your buddy tickets to re-distribute to the JD.com faithful. 

So, send me (or JediMAC) a PM if you are:

A.  interested in giving up your extra "Friends and Family" tickets to JD.com
or
B.  interested in receiving Fan Club "Friends and Family" tickets from a JD member

Thanks!

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 18, 2005, 08:15 PM
I'm unsure what these Friends and Family Passes are. Please elaborate. :)


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on March 18, 2005, 08:25 PM
I'm unsure what these Friends and Family Passes are. Please elaborate. :)

Damn kids and their short attention spans...  ::)



Quote
Official Star Wars Fan Club members who purchase 4-day badges for Celebration III during the pre-registration period online will receive 4 Friends & Family passes that they can use to share some member benefits with non-members.

Benefits include:
1) entrance to the Convention Center during the "fan club only" hour before the center opens to the rest of the public. Once inside the center members can enter anything that is open during the special hour with no additional identification
2) Entrance into the Fan Club Lounge
3) One access to other Fan Club benefits if any are announced.

That's what they are.  A way to get non-Fan Club Members into Fan Club "events".  Of course, so far the only "events" they've announced are the lounge and getting in early...

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 19, 2005, 12:46 PM
So what your saying is, you get your convention passes, and obtain one of these, and you get into the con an hour early?

Makes sense I suppose.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on March 19, 2005, 11:14 PM
I'm trying to work out details. my brother-in-law has an apt in Louisville KY, which is only a 2 hour drive from Indy. But I still have to find cheap airfair from NC to KY :P
Here's hoping I make it :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2005, 03:58 PM
Finally (ahem) registered and booked my flight this afternoon.  Looks like there's no backing out now. ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 29, 2005, 04:44 PM
Your darn right there's no backing out.

I still need to get my hotel reservations switched back over to my name, and also get my pass ordered up so I can go pick it up at 'will call'.

Indy or bust!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 29, 2005, 04:45 PM
Finally (ahem) registered and booked my flight this afternoon. Looks like there's no backing out now. ;)

I may be seeing you on that flight.  If it's NWA flight 498, leaving at 10:14am and arriving at 11:47am in Indy. 

Ironic that this is in the Pet Peeves thread, eh?

 ;D

So which flight did you end up getting? 

Or are you too yellow to tell me, boy? [/western drawl]   ;D

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 29, 2005, 06:21 PM
Finally (ahem) registered and booked my flight this afternoon.  Looks like there's no backing out now. ;)

Damned straight.  There was no backing out before either, so it's a good thing you finally got your **** in order!

So what time are you getting in?  Better be early enough to make it to Hooters with everyone...   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2005, 08:51 PM
Matt, I get in so early, I'll likely be hammered by the time you arrive.  11:47 am, same flight as Jesse :-X 

Will I be able to check into the room or is it exclusively under your name?

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 29, 2005, 09:02 PM
How close are you and J2 (Jesse) to eachother?  Didn't realize it was that close...  Or are one of you just connecting flights near the other, and then rolling in?

And you better not be sloshed before we all arrive, you big lush!   >:(

As for the room, I can technically have 3 other roommates listed without being charged extra, and I believe you were the first name (and only one so far) that I gave them, way back when I first registered for it.  But I'll be double checking on that, and adding a couple more names to the list too.  So I'd guess you should just be able to wander straight on in.  Only question is, will they want to charge YOUR credit card to do so, or can I charge it in advance, or what?  I'll try to find that out soon as well, and will drop you guys a line when I've got an update on that.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 29, 2005, 09:23 PM
I'm flying from Regina to Minneapolis, and Brent will likely by flying from Winnipeg to Minneapolis.  From there, we'll be on the same flight to Indy.  (I wonder if they'll have on-flight drinks?   Then I'd be sloshed before I even got to Hooters!  ;))

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on March 29, 2005, 09:58 PM
Better be early enough to make it to Hooters with everyone

So am I invited to Hooters too, if so where is it?   I think I will be in Indy sometime around 4 or 5pm. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on March 29, 2005, 10:11 PM
Yeah,  what is the deal w/ Hooters?   Is this actually some "planned" JD thing?  plans? who-da-thunk...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 29, 2005, 10:13 PM
Anyone know where this fabled Hooters actually is?  Matt?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2005, 10:22 PM
Courtyard Indianapolis Downtown
501 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 USA

Hooters of Indy Downtown
25 W. Georgia Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46254

According to MapQuest:
Total Est. Time:  2 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 0.65 miles 

Those are the MapQuest directions Jeff forwarded to me this afternoon that he got from Matt :P

Jesse, are you flying NorthWest out of Regina?  I didn't think they had flights out of Regina, at least they don't show on the maps.  As for inflight beverages, well, they have them, but the flight from Minneapolis to Indiana is actually not much more than an hour long from Gate to Gate.

Are you guys renting a car and dropping me off downtown? :P  And then picking me up again so we can go tour the Indianapolis Speedway ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 29, 2005, 10:52 PM
Here's a map - Hooters (red star) is only a couple blocks away from the Convention Center (RCA Dome).  They actually call it 25 West Georgia Street, just to nitpick.

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-05/Hooters%20Map%20-%2025%20W%20Georgia%20St.bmp)

Jesse, are you flying NorthWest out of Regina?

I booked through Expedia.ca, and they call the flight NWA, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was operated by another company.

As for inflight beverages, well, they have them, but the flight from Minneapolis to Indiana is actually not much more than an hour long from Gate to Gate.

Hic, I know.   ;)

Are you guys renting a car and dropping me off downtown? :P And then picking me up again so we can go tour the Indianapolis Speedway ;)

I haven't decided on the car rental yet...  I'd absolutely love to go to the Indy Speedway, and the rental for a day would probably be cheaper than cabbing it back and forth.  But for going to the Con Center, we'll probably just cab it to avoid the hassle of trying to find a parking space downtown.  There's likely to be a couple people downtown for those 4 days.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 29, 2005, 11:04 PM
If you're going to nitpick something I post, spell it right.  It's West Georgia Street.  And don't blame me for something 3rd hand, I gave you the addy, be grateful :P ;)

I was just kidding about the car rental, but if you have one...

I was planning on cabbing it into the hotel (I was at the airport a week or so ago and the only shuttles are to the airport hotels :-\).  Shouldn't be too expensive.  Only other time I'll likely be in a car is to go back to the airport, unless there is a tour of the speedway.  I got to see it from the air last time and then my shuttle to West Lafayette went on by so that was kind of cool as well.  Would be neat to be in there. 

Other things I was thinking of was visiting Indiana University or maybe heading over to the NCAA Hall of Fame.  That's just to eat up Wednesday afternoon.  You can buy Indy 500 stuff at the airport as well, there's a shop there.  IU stuff as well, but it's always cooler to be on campus.  I need my IU Crew shirt.  Not sure if there's a Pacers game on but I could be convinced to go to that or another sporting event as well.  Small fish in big pond mentality here.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 30, 2005, 02:19 AM
****, there's somthing I hadn't considered this whole damned time. Parking! I assume like most venues they will have special lot's with like "$10.00 Parking All Day!" type deals, or what?

I don't feel like hiking 2 miles every day to stand around and bull**** with YOU guys. j/k.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on March 30, 2005, 06:31 PM
Rather sucks I couldn't be in Indy this week:

 Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling is expected to start the 2005 season against the Indians at Victory Field, according to reports in the Boston Globe and The Indianapolis Star.

The Indianapolis Indians won't be back at their field until Saturday, April 23rd. So much for a game on Wednesday. 

 
****, there's somthing I hadn't considered this whole damned time. Parking! I assume like most venues they will have special lot's with like "$10.00 Parking All Day!" type deals, or what?


There is parking around the convention center but you need to be there preety damn early to be close.  The hotel is around $16-20 a day so I'd say you are close at the $10/day theory.

As for the Hooters map, I'll just follow the leaders...I assume we are all stumbling walking, correct??
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 30, 2005, 09:16 PM
****. There's more money I don't have being spent. God knows I need the excercise but two miles is a bit much. Fruck fruck fruck. >:(

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 30, 2005, 11:57 PM
Don't worry Kevin, after all the walking you do in the Convention Center, 2 miles will seem like nothing.   ;)

As for the Hooters map, I'll just follow the leaders...I assume we are all stumbling walking, correct??

Hic, I don't shtumble.  I'm too grasheful for that - more like saunter.  Hic.

Just follow the pink glow.   :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 01:18 AM
Remember to ask for Canadian Whiskey, Jesse.  Otherwise you're likely to be drinking bourbon (something else I ended up drinking in West Lafayette - along with tequila and jaegermeister :-X)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on March 31, 2005, 01:25 AM
Remember to ask for Canadian Whiskey, Jesse.  Otherwise you're likely to be drinking bourbon (something else I ended up drinking in West Lafayette - along with tequila and jaegermeister :-X)

Nothing wrong with a little Jaeger... that's some damn good stuff.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 01:29 AM
Remember to ask for Canadian Whiskey, Jesse.  Otherwise you're likely to be drinking bourbon...

Oi, thanks.  That's the last thing I need.  I still can't drink bourbon - I got drunk on Jack Daniels the very first time, and the memories (or lack thereof) will haunt me forever.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 01:34 AM
Remember to ask for Canadian Whiskey, Jesse.  Otherwise you're likely to be drinking bourbon (something else I ended up drinking in West Lafayette - along with tequila and jaegermeister :-X)

Nothing wrong with a little Jaeger... that's some damn good stuff.

Yeah, as long as it's not following a whole lot of Killian's red and the aforementioned tequila and bourbon.  Jeez, but that was messy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 01:47 AM

Nothing wrong with a little Jaeger... that's some damn good stuff.

I have to profess my Jaegermeister virginity.  I've never tried it, but of course have heard the name often.  Is it usually mixed, or just had straight?   :-[
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 01:57 AM
Straight in my experience.  Seems to be a bit of a collegial thing.  Doesn't do much for me, but it's not bad and I presume like any booze, you can acquire a taste for it. 

I wasn't in a position to say no.  When starving graduate students buy you booze, it's offensive to decline.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 02:11 AM
I wasn't in a position to say no.  When starving graduate students buy you booze, it's offensive to decline.

Naturally.  Don't you miss those days?  (I was never a grad student, but definitely a starving student for 8 years)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 11:46 AM
Actually no, I don't miss them that much.  I rather prefer having money, food, shelter and lots and lots of toys.   ;D

I hated having to make a decision between orange carded Dagobah Luke and a new green carded figure.  I could only afford one and that just bit. 

I do miss the lifestyle, because ultimately it was not nearly as bad as it seemed. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 31, 2005, 01:41 PM
My pass is officialy ordered, so you folks are stuck with me. ;D

This will indeed be a great time to be a fan!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on March 31, 2005, 01:53 PM
My pass is officialy ordered, so you folks are stuck with me. ;D

Is it too late to cancel?   :P

J/K!  It'll be great to meet you Kev!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 04:27 PM
My pass is officialy ordered, so you folks are stuck with me. ;D

This will indeed be a great time to be a fan!

Kevin

3:00, nearest flag pole.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 31, 2005, 04:28 PM
On Saturday. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on March 31, 2005, 04:47 PM
On Saturday. ;)

Kevin

Oh sure, let me drink for three days first ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on March 31, 2005, 04:58 PM
If I was 21 I'd be ****faced too.

But I'm not. And I don't know where to get a fake ID. The closest thing to a bar I could get into there is a strip club.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on March 31, 2005, 11:10 PM
Yeah,  what is the deal w/ Hooters?   Is this actually some "planned" JD thing?  plans? who-da-thunk...

Little late here, by yeah, Shannon (and others).  It's pretty much an official gig at this point, just to get the party started off with a bang!  8)

A few of us are rolling in together around 6pm, so it's off to the hotel to unload, and straight over to Hooters after that.  I'm hoping we'll be there by 7pm at the latest, and then we'll likely be there for quite a long, long while after that...  ;)

So come one, come all!  The beer and hot wings are on Chris Berry!

OK, not really.  But it'll still be a blast even if you have to pay for your own drinks...  ;)

Looks like we've finally got an address to work with too, so thanks for digging that up as well!

I'm laying off the Jaeger though.  Man, that ****'s gotten me into some trouble back in the day!  :-X
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2005, 12:11 AM
I'm laying off the Jaeger though.  Man, that ****'s gotten me into some trouble back in the day!  :-X

In that case, I'll have to buy you a couple.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2005, 01:10 AM
No you won't, I don't want California barf-breath in the same room with me.  You start buying him Jaeger and I'll start buying you Scotch >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2005, 01:16 AM
No you won't, I don't want California barf-breath in the same room with me. 

How close are you planning on being to him?  ****, what the hell kind of party you planning on?   :P

And trust me, if you start buying me Scotch, you will regret it in every way possible.   :(  The good thing for me is I'll never remember dancing on that table.   ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2005, 12:19 PM
No, your wife will regret it and you'll never be let out of the house again. 

As for Colman, same room, that's it.  Not sure how well his bulk moves and if I end up sleeping between him and the bathroom, well...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 1, 2005, 12:26 PM
Now, see, I dont work Weds, fine time for my boss to tell me. I could roll in around 9 PM but that leaves me and my friend sleeping in my car, and that's not a road I wanna take.

What time does Hooters close, anyway?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 1, 2005, 12:38 PM

As for Colman, same room, that's it.  Not sure how well his bulk moves and if I end up sleeping between him and the bathroom, well...


Not a pretty picture.   (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/ekelig/g018.gif)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 1, 2005, 02:29 PM
As for Colman, same room, that's it.  Not sure how well his bulk moves and if I end up sleeping between him and the bathroom, well...

**** dude, take the bed closest to the window.

That's what I'm doing. :P

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on April 1, 2005, 02:31 PM
My pass came today...  No F'n Fanclub Lanyard though.  So, now I gotta straighten that out.  At least I have my pass just to get in though, that was the important part.

It was just ONE pass right?  They didn't give you 4 separate passes for all 4 days I hope, cuz I only got one with "4-day pass" on it.  Can ya tell this'll be a first, truly large convention for me?  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 1, 2005, 02:38 PM
As for Colman, same room, that's it.  Not sure how well his bulk moves and if I end up sleeping between him and the bathroom, well...

Why do I get a feeling that the sleeping arrangements will end up with you sleeping in the tub and J-MAC sleeping with his head resting on the throne?

Maybe I made a poor choice for roommates?   :-\

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 1, 2005, 02:42 PM
I've slept in a tub a couple times before, so that's certainly do-able.


Really looking forward to rooming with you Jeff!   :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 1, 2005, 02:52 PM
I'm glad I'm not with you guys!  ::)   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 1, 2005, 02:53 PM
I've slept in a tub a couple times before, so that's certainly do-able.

I fell asleep in a bathtub once. I nearly drowned too. I woke up with my head under the water coughing and sputtering.

Good luck with that. :P

Kevin

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 1, 2005, 04:36 PM


Maybe I made a poor choice for roommates?   :-\

Jeff


Maybe?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on April 1, 2005, 04:38 PM
My pass came today...  No F'n Fanclub Lanyard though.  So, now I gotta straighten that out.  At least I have my pass just to get in though, that was the important part.

It was just ONE pass right?  They didn't give you 4 separate passes for all 4 days I hope, cuz I only got one with "4-day pass" on it.  Can ya tell this'll be a first, truly large convention for me?  ::)

Just one pass and four "guest" coupons and one laynard.  I got mine at the beginning of the week but the hubby hasn't gotten his yet.  I hope they don't screw this up.  Hope you get your laynard before you go!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on April 1, 2005, 05:56 PM
That's exactly what I got too Beth...  those 4 ticket things for Friends & Family, which I don't have any going with me.  I got the lanyard necklace hickamajiggy, and I got the pass itself.

I want my FanClub pass if for no other reason than a momento type deal, ya know?  I doubt it ammounts to doing me much good or anything, but I figure I paid my membership so I'd like the special thing they were to send (or that I thought they were to send) to me.  :-\

You seem to be in a worse boat though, with your hubby's badge being MIA still.  Not good, especially if you bought them at the same time. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ryan on April 1, 2005, 08:06 PM
I've slept in a tub a couple times before, so that's certainly do-able.

I fell asleep in a bathtub once. I nearly drowned too. I woke up with my head under the water coughing and sputtering.

Good luck with that. :P

Kevin



Dude you don't sleep in it when it is full. ::) ;) You put towels and blankets in it and then sleep in it. I used to like doing it when I was little.

I don't fit in bathtubs so well anymore, I guess it's a good thing I have my own bed for C3. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 1, 2005, 08:25 PM
That's exactly what I got too Beth...  those 4 ticket things for Friends & Family, which I don't have any going with me.

Hang onto those though Jess, as we'll likely have some JD compadres who may be in need, and would like to hang out with us cool folks in the Fan Club line and "supposedly" get in an hour earlier.  So bring 'em along with you, and I'm sure we can find someone to pass those along to!

As for the bathtub sleeping thing, yeah, when I've passed out slept in them those couple of times, there was NO water in there.  That I know of anyway...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 1, 2005, 11:11 PM
Okay, well, I'll see you all at Hooters on Weds... and what about the pool thing?  That never did get a date/time stamped on it... anyone still want to do the bowling/pool?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 1, 2005, 11:35 PM
Three more days before I have to email them to see whats up with my pass.  I better get them either tommorrow, moday or turesday 4/6.  The day that they say email them if you don't have yours yet.  I hope that the con is run alot better then how they handle these passes. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 2, 2005, 03:38 PM
Okay, well, I'll see you all at Hooters on Weds... and what about the pool thing?  That never did get a date/time stamped on it... anyone still want to do the bowling/pool?


I'm definatley game for pool or somthing of the sort, like bowling.

I put a list of hals in the other thread, so pick your poison. Friday night would be good?

Kevin
Title: Toy Runs in Indy
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 04:23 PM
Ok, aside from venders at the convention, does anyone know if stores put out alot of Star Wars product while the convention was in Indy last time? I specificly held out on buying a whole boatload of stuff, so I could do it in Indy.

Was I wrong to do so?

Are there even Wal-Marts or Targets or TRU's in Indy?

Kevin
Title: Re: Toy Runs in Indy
Post by: JediMAC on April 4, 2005, 04:41 PM
Ok, aside from venders at the convention, does anyone know if stores put out alot of Star Wars product while the convention was in Indy last time? I specificly held out on buying a whole boatload of stuff, so I could do it in Indy.

Was I wrong to do so?

I'd probably say yes, bad choice Kev.  Last thing I'm going to want to be doing in Indy is toy runs (outside from the actual convention, of course).  Plus, you're not going to want to haul around a bunch of toys when you're traveling back, are you?  Or leaving them unattended in the hotel all week?  If I were you, I'd get that stuff outta the way first, so you won't have to sweat it in Indy.  Of course, since a few of you won't be able to go out in the evenings to some of the bars and whatnot, maybe it'd be fun for you, Andrew, Travis, etc, to go on toy runs during that time.  I dunno.  Is Andrew driving out there, or flying?  Will any of you have a car?

As for the stores around Indy, I have no idea if they stock up extra during C3.  I guess it would make sense, but keep in mind, you're competition in town that week will be strong.  Good luck with whatever you decide to do, and just make sure to keep some free time for that "encounter" with Old Man Brent...  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 4, 2005, 05:10 PM
Unfortunatley Travis can't make it. But yeah, I'm going to be driving in. I think 'ol Kevin is aswell.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 4, 2005, 05:47 PM
Yes, I will have my car. I can seat 6. I'm good like that. Of course, Matt, I'm bringing a suitcase with a lock. I think my room has a safe for the exclusives. My whole deal has been to save money for the whole Indy C3 experience, so I hope stores have Star Wars digs.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 4, 2005, 05:50 PM
I think some where befour the merge I posted all the Wal-Marts, Targets and TRUs in this thread for the Indianapolis Area.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 12:59 AM
I have a whole list of questions, that I hope some of you can answer (Thanks for putting up with me):

Where in Indy (save hooters) can I get some really good wings, possibly delivered to my hotel?

Are there any science museums in Indy that people have been to, that would make it worth my time to visit?

Has anyone had anything stolen from their hotel room while in Indy?

Thanks in advance!

Kevin
Title: Celebration 3, ya bastards!
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 5, 2005, 01:53 PM
I'm going. Who else is going from here, and where are you staying? I think we're going to be in the Omni.
Title: Re: Celebration 3, ya bastards!
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 01:57 PM
Damn, Ed.  Pay attention! (http://www.jedidefender.com/yabbse/index.php?board=40.0)  >:(

(check the conventions board several up from here to see the answers to all your questions, and many more)  ;)

Which is where I'll promptly be merging your thread once you've found your way over there...

 :P

P.S.  We better see you at the JD Hooters bash on Wednesday night!  8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 5, 2005, 02:28 PM
Well, me and my girlie are flying in on Friday and heading back on Sunday, so I guess we won't be at Hooters. Doesn't the convention start on Thursday?

Anyways, are there any other plans for the week(end)?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 04:06 PM
That's a bummer Ed.  But no worries, as the JD party train will likely be rolling pretty much every night of the week, most definitely including Friday night.  We just haven't set those plans in stone quite yet.  Who knows.  Maybe we'll just be at Hooters every single night...  Would that be so bad?  :P

**senses Jared cringing**
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 5, 2005, 04:21 PM
Mmmmm...Hooters....  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 04:21 PM
Hooters every night? ;D

I need to be in at least 1 jedidefender hooters gathering photo.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 04:40 PM
Hooters every night? ;D

I need to be in at least 1 jedidefender hooters gathering photo.

Kevin

You can't get into Hooters, can you Kevin?  If so, then that's a problem, 'cause that's specifically why were going to be hanging out there the whole time...  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 5, 2005, 04:46 PM
Hooters every night? ;D

I need to be in at least 1 jedidefender hooters gathering photo.

Kevin

You can't get into Hooters, can you Kevin?  If so, then that's a problem, 'cause that's specifically why were going to be hanging out there the whole time...  :P

He can probably get in if he brings his Grandma with him...  ::)

Ain't no party like a Gramma Party!

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 5, 2005, 05:04 PM
So me and Famine are still on for our duel in Indy. Place your bets now, who will win this titanic struggle?

Famine:
Name: Kevin Edward Christopher Curdgel
Weight: 280
Height: 6'1
Age: 18
Advantage: "Handwork"

Vator
Name: Andrew Jacob Margalit
Weight: 215
Height: 5'11
Age: 15
Advantage: Not being as slow as that slug Kevin...


Pro Famine:
Jediknight760071

Pro Vator:
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 05:06 PM
Won't Kevin be too tired from already having kicked Brent's ass at the flagpole though?  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 05:09 PM
Hooters every night? ;D

I need to be in at least 1 jedidefender hooters gathering photo.

Kevin

You can't get into Hooters, can you Kevin?  If so, then that's a problem, 'cause that's specifically why were going to be hanging out there the whole time...  :P

He can probably get in if he brings his Grandma with him...  ::)

Ain't no party like a Gramma Party!

Jeff

Jerk. >:( >:( >:( >:(

My grandmother is not coming with. Just P'Dubbs.

And yes, I can get into Hooters. :P

Took my cousin there for his 16th. I'll try to get pics.

Bunch of jerks. >:(

And I'll just make sure I whoop Andrew thursday, and then Brent saturday. I get a day of rest.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 5, 2005, 05:12 PM
Famine:
Name: Kevin Edward Christopher Curdgel

Advantage: "Handwork"

I'm not sure Kev would want anyone bragging about his "handwork".   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 5, 2005, 05:15 PM
He did have to take a stripper to the prom...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 5, 2005, 05:17 PM
My grandmother is not coming with. Just P'Dubbs.

Wait, I thought you were going to C3 with your Grandma...  :-\

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 05:25 PM
No. It was planned that I was draging her along, early on, but it turned into just me, and then P'Dubbs. Keep up. Handwork is with a sword. I didn't HAVE to take a stripper anywhere. My friend entered me, I obliged, and went had a good time, and fun was had by all. Jerks.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: LandotheScoundrel on April 5, 2005, 05:30 PM
So what's the list for JDers going to C3? I guess I'll see you guys Friday night.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on April 5, 2005, 05:58 PM
Damn it.  Gen-con has no idea what the hell is going on with my husband's pass.  They charged me for it last fall but now don't seem to have any idea where it is.  I sent them the exact email response they sent me when I ordered it but they have no record of it.  WTF???  Idiots..... >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 06:05 PM
Dang Beth, sorry to hear that. I hope they don't mess up anything with my pass. :-/ I have a hard to spell last name, so sometimes they mess up in transit, and I end up getting a pass for Kevin "Kujel".

Yikes.

I hope everything is straightened out.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 5, 2005, 09:26 PM
Yeah, Beth- good luck!!  Maybe you'll get some nice compensation for the hassle (there's always hope).

I think Friday night would probably work for me, Kevin, I don't know about anyone else.  Maybe go to Jillian's after Hooters?

Anyone else up for it?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 09:39 PM
Hooters is a definite go on Wednesday night, first and foremost.  Ed just ain't gonna be in town 'til Friday night which is why we're shifting some focus to that night's events now.  But hell, whatever the fun place around there is, we'll be down to head there.  Despite the inherent JD tradition, we don't have to go to Hooters every night...  ;)

So toss out some recommendations on any other cool spots around town, and we'll make a mental note and start planning accordingly, 'cause it's gonna be a party every night with us around!  Just a question of where...  8)

Praying they get your fiasco straightened out Beth, 'cause that's bull****.  Maybe we could put you in touch with Mary Franklin directly, and she may be able to help you...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 5, 2005, 09:44 PM
From what I recall of the resturant list, there's a Dinner and movie place, and Ibet they will be showing some Star Wars? I'd be game for a group thing there.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 5, 2005, 10:19 PM
Well, I thought that some other said pool and/or bowling which they have at Jillians- which is attached to the Omni...
The con is showing all the movies- and consider if we go to a dinner/movie place- we'll probably be talking too much and disturbing everyone else- you know how those of us at JD are- we can't keep our mouths shut!...
Oh, just went to the website- it looks like over 21 only- so we'll see what else we can find, Kevin...

Matt, well, wherever for dinner... just trying to find a place for afterwards where we can hang out...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2005, 10:32 PM
Hey Colman, ya *****...
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Are you two still working on arranging your date by the flagpole, or whatever it was, at C3?  If so, please hammer that out publicly in the regular C3 thread, so the rest of us will know when and where to go to watch the JD Smack Down too.  Thanks!   

Kev, I'll do my best to get you a thoroughly inebbriated Brent.  Then, maybe we could all slap him around a bit, when you're through with him!

You inspired by RS or what? >:(  Ya post this dreck and then lock a thread?

Sleep with one eye open, my friend. :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 5, 2005, 10:40 PM
That thread was about young Kevin's PM inbox being full.  I believe that issue got resolved, no?

So yes, continue the battle plans over here for all of us to enjoy, and stop being such a pain in the ass, you crotchedy old man!  :-*

- Mateo
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 5, 2005, 10:47 PM
Crusty.  Sheesh, get it right.  And pain is something I fully intend to be to you.   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 5, 2005, 11:03 PM
Something tells me that buying a video camera for this event in Indy would be a very wise investment...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 5, 2005, 11:09 PM
I just check my email and found one from GenCOn.  THey had an incompelet mailing address.  I like that fact they email me to inform me.  Hopefully my pass will be here in a few days.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 5, 2005, 11:21 PM
Well I may have a lead on a cheap(er) C3 pass ($95) so keep your fingers crossed for me.  Be better than buying one at the event.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 6, 2005, 08:35 AM
Something tells me that buying a video camera for this event in Indy would be a very wise investment...

I will probably bring a video camera.  But then again I will also bring my digital camera and something for the "celebrities" to sign.  I have a feeling I will look like a damn tourist at this event. 

Ohhhh, you mean to record potentially embarrassing behavior. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 6, 2005, 02:57 PM
Brian, you're only going to be there Friday, right?  Will you be able to hang out Friday evening with the gang here, or are you guys bolting right after the convention?  Hopefully you'll have time to swing by and grab a bite with your JD compadres before you take off.  If not, we should at least try to hook up and say "hey" somewhere in the convention during the day...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 6, 2005, 03:23 PM
My passes finally came in the mail yesterday, and they screwed up and didn't send me a fan club lanyard. They even went so far as to take my invoice (where Fan Club - Yes) was printed, cross out the Yes, and handwrite a 'No' over it.

Pissed! Emails have been sent...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 6, 2005, 03:32 PM
Yeah Matt.  I originally was gonna go by myself on Saturday.  Then I ran into a fellow collector on 4/2 who is going on Friday with a couple guys.  I would rather go with them than myself.  I have to call him to see what their plans are as they are the ones driving me there.   

Yeah, it would be nice to meet someplace as I don't know what they will want to do later.  Although if it is Hooters they may just want to go over there :)  Dan is single anyway so I am sure he and I could talk the other 2 into going but I dont' know? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 6, 2005, 03:34 PM
My passes finally came in the mail yesterday, and they screwed up and didn't send me a fan club lanyard. They even went so far as to take my invoice (where Fan Club - Yes) was printed, cross out the Yes, and handwrite a 'No' over it.

Pissed! Emails have been sent...

That means you failed the "Fan Club Check" they did.  I heard they were 100% checking all orders against the FC membership list at LFL, but I thought it would boil down to an honor system tactic (ie you put down FC yes, they give you a lanyard without checking) because I thought there was no way they'd waste the time doing it. 

I guess they actually did do the 100% check though, because yours is the third time I've heard of them rejecting someone who put YES and hand-changing it to NO.

For the first guy I heard about, well he thought he could say yes and no one would notice.  Wrong.

The second guy said that GenCon said they couldn't prove he was a Fan Club member, so they denied him.  He is under the FC with his first name, but uses his middle name as his everyday name.  

Despite the address match between the two names, they gave him a hard time about it, thinking he was trying to use a family member's membership to cheat.  He had to fax a copy of his DL to prove he was the same guy.   ::)

So, have your Fan Club mailing address and Hyperspace info handy and ready to go when they e-mail you back with a "we can't find record of your Fan Club membership" garbage...

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 6, 2005, 03:40 PM
I ordered mine last night and have to pick it up at "Will Call".  I am a bit nervous.  They better have them there.  They finally gave me my Hyperspace access code 2 months later after 2 phone calls and 3 emails.  Sigh.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on April 6, 2005, 05:10 PM
Still no response from Gen-con on the hubby's badge.  I am beyond pissed off right now.  They are ruining this whole thing because Jay is going to be ticked off if I am forced to buy him another pass while I fight with Gen-con.  I wish I could actually talk to a live human being, this is frickin' ridiculous!!

Just got a response to the bitchy email I just sent (since the polite ones didn't seem to be working): 

You re in a queue of 526 other emails I need to answer.  I'll get to it as soon as I can - thanks.
 
Lindsay Ohman

Registration & Customer Service Manager

Sales & Marketing Coordinator

Technical Services, Webmaster

Gen Con LLC




 NO, thank YOU Lindsey, maybe before I leave next weekend, we'll have an answer.  :-X :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 6, 2005, 10:22 PM
I ordered mine last night and have to pick it up at "Will Call".  I am a bit nervous.  They better have them there.  They finally gave me my Hyperspace access code 2 months later after 2 phone calls and 3 emails.  Sigh.

Likewise, I'm picking mine up at will-call as well, and I'm more than a little nervous after Beth's scenario developed.  It just better be there. :-\

As for the FanClub check, I never clicked yes, but it indicated I am currently a member of the Fan Club.  I think my membership expired in November and I never have had Hyperspace access, so I've no idea what to expect.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 6, 2005, 10:35 PM
I too will be a Will-Call bum. I fear my name will be butchered and I'll have to buy another one. I think there will just be a list, Brent, as I recall reading about several Will-Call booths.

:-\

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 6, 2005, 11:57 PM
Add my name to the list of nervous guys/gals about picking up my pass at Will Call.  I think that bringing every piece of paperwork showing that I paid for my pass will be necessary, just in case.  It would kill me to get that far and suddenly have to spend all day just trying to get in.   :(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 7, 2005, 08:33 AM
Well it is kind of my fault for waiting until the end here, but I was not sure if I could/would go.  Does anyone really know how the Will Call actually works? 

I take it there were be some sort of massive line to pick up the "tickets" or whatever they give you to get in.  Can you still get into C3 early?  I really do not know?  Do we all need to show some sort of I.D.? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 7, 2005, 10:57 AM
Will call works much like the ticket booths- except they typically have a few lines separated by the initial of your last name.  You get in the line that you would be assigned to and when you get to the person you tell them your name, show them your state issued license or passport, any paperwork that you might need, they will look in the file for you name- make sure it matches your id and your picture- then give you your tickets.  It's really pretty easy.
According to the website, Will Call will be open for C3 starting at Wednesday at 2pm- 8pm- so if you get there the day before I'd highly recommend picking your pass up early.
My will call Celebration paperwork says pick that up on Saturday, but I'm hoping they will allow it on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 7, 2005, 12:28 PM
Okay.  I see Will Call opens at 8am like everything else for the most part.  Thanks for the info. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 7, 2005, 01:53 PM
So what's the list for JDers going to C3? I guess I'll see you guys Friday night.

OK, I want to start getting an official C3 roll call list going here, so I can try to keep tabs on who all's going to be there and when, so we can be sure to keep everyone up to speed on the JD Party Train's official whereabouts throughout our stay in Indy, starting with Wednesday night at Hooters, of course (the map's back on page 27 of this thread).  ;)

So here goes (in no particular order):

JediMAC
Nataku
Morgbug
Tydirium
Deanpaul
JesseJames
DSJ (& Membraneman)
JesseVader08
jokabofe
Kneel Before Zod
Chris Berry
jjks
Holographic Elvis
Jadesfire (& Jay)
Darth Shader
Princess
Hasbro's Missing Integrity
LandotheScoundrel (Friday only?)
Darth Broem (Friday only)
BigDumbWookiee
Josheee
Corran Horn
bobafett14
Bill Cable
Darth Kenobi
Famine
Vator
Valin Kenobi
knashdx
SithLordChaos
buffet1fan
whojedi
CloneF13Y35

I'm sure I've left off about 20 or so other JD'ers that I forgot, or wasn't quite sure of, so if you're missing above, give us a holler in here!  Greatly looking forward to meeting every last one of ya'!  If you're in Indy, and we don't meet you, we WILL kick your ass for ditching the JD party train.  :-*

- Matt
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 7, 2005, 01:57 PM
BTW, the beers are on Matt.  :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 7, 2005, 06:12 PM
I'll be going too but due to some unforeseen setbacks, I never got to order my passes online at all! I got a room, got transprtation now I just have to hope - as the c3 site says - that I can buy my day-of passes onsite for fri-sat-sun.
 :o
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on April 7, 2005, 07:17 PM
Add my name to the list of nervous guys/gals about picking up my pass at Will Call.  I think that bringing every piece of paperwork showing that I paid for my pass will be necessary, just in case.  It would kill me to get that far and suddenly have to spend all day just trying to get in.   :(

Gen-con said Jay's new pass will now be waiting for him at the will-call.  I guess when we roll in to town on Wednesday, we can walk over to the "will-call" booth from 2-8pm and get it.  I, too, will be bringing every email and printout with me, just in case. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 8, 2005, 12:41 AM
I went to the registration site tonight to see if I could order my badges and lo and behold I could.  It was unavailable a few days ago. So anyway got my badges ordered for Fri-Sat-Sun.   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 8, 2005, 04:40 PM
Got my pass today and everything else that I was suppose to get.  Since I have no need for the coupons I will give them to the members here.  I will probally give them to you Matt #1 at Hooters on Wed.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 11, 2005, 05:53 PM
I'll be damned. Just a week away. Damn.

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 11, 2005, 06:50 PM
Ahhh, I was looking for this thread so I could sign up for the Weds night party.

I'll be there, hopefully with some friends in tow.

Matt has my cell and can call to harass me if I don't show for some reason.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 11, 2005, 07:15 PM
Matt has my cell and can call to harass me if I don't show for some reason.  ;D

Damned right I will, Josh.

And it'll be very late, and I'll likely be very plastered.

And you don't want that.

Trust me.

I may even come knocking on your hotel room door at 4am.  I've been known to do stuff like that.  From time to time.

So we'll see you on Wednesday.  8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 11, 2005, 07:42 PM
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I may even come knocking on your hotel room door at 4am.  I've been known to do stuff like that.  From time to time.

Be sure you do. I'm staying at whatever the swankiest hotel room there is under the name "Warwick". 

 ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 11, 2005, 08:22 PM
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Hey!  That type of talk is forbidden here at JD, so you best watch it there Josh!  You know damned well that, aside from Llamas, Hooters is the unofficial JD mascot here... 

I'm going to pretend I never heard that.

But feel free to bring your fellow Seattle-lites along.  The more the merrier.  Or, the more, the more people to carry the drunk Canadians back to their hotels

This is in response to my "I hate Hooters" comment, which I must now elaborate on for all to partake in.  Some of you have heard my Hooters diatribe before, most have not and must now suffer through it.

----------------

"Why Hooters is terrible" a short essay by JoshEEE

      When I first heard about Hooters, it sounded like a virtual mecca. Women in hot pants and tank tops working in a Sports Bar. After my first trip there, I quickly realized, it was not all it was cracked up to be.

      First and foremost, let's be honest. The food at Hooters sucks. Aside from the chicken wings (which do not a complete meal make), everything there makes most pub food sound great by comparison.  I've had the misfortune to go to several assorted Hooters restaurants over the years, and I've never had any meal there that I've enjoyed. After the novelty of the tanks and hot pants wears off (which admittedly takes awhile), you'll find yourself wondering why you just paid 13 bucks for a Jack in Box quality hamburger or grilled cheese sandwich when you could have just hit Red Robin and gotten something twice as tasty for half as much.

       Second, this place is a horrible sports bar. The TVs are generally turned all the way down, and the music all the way up. You can't hear any of the games you might be there to watch. Their booze is watered down and overpriced.

        Last, but most certainly not least, the women.

         At Hooters, the scantily clad women are the big draw. Unfortunately, they're also your waitress. That means (at least as far as I'm concered) you are required to treat them with a little human deceny and respect. I know these women get hit on all day long for a living, and while I'm sure they expect you to ogle them, I still find myself wondering how many plates of food get spat upon during their shift.

         I say if you want food, go to a good restaurant.  If you want drinks, go to a good bar.  If you want to see boobies, go to a strip club. Hooters may be a combination of all three, but like the Roach Coach (Burrito Truck) that parks near the construction site.....sometimes a combination of too many choices simply means it's going to be an overall crappy experience.       
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All that being said, I've been to Hooters more than a few times, always because a group of friends wants to go.  C3 will be no exception and I will be looking forward to joining you guys there.  As much as I don't like the place in general, I'm always willing to hope that maybe the one in Indianapolis will be awesome and turn it all around for me!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 11, 2005, 08:26 PM
 >:(

[Soup Nazi]No hot wings for you![/Soup Nazi]

 >:(

But we'll see you there anyway Josh.  Thanks for being a trooper (no pun intended) for all our behalves...  :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 11, 2005, 11:44 PM
Not sure if we're going to make it for the Wednesday festivities. Since I'm driving, I'm thinking of just heading up early Thursday morning.

Bastards still haven't emailed me back about my fan club lanyard "mix-up", so I guess it won't be magically showing up in the mail in the next week.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 11, 2005, 11:48 PM
Not sure if we're going to make it for the Wednesday festivities. Since I'm driving, I'm thinking of just heading up early Thursday morning.

Loser.  >:(

Is that because Jason wants one extra night at Wildcats?!   >:(

You suck.  >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 11, 2005, 11:49 PM
Bastards still haven't emailed me back about my fan club lanyard "mix-up", so I guess it won't be magically showing up in the mail in the next week.

We have extra "Fan Club Friends" passes that could get you in earlier with the rest of us, but we're not giving them to you if you're not there on Wednesday.  >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 12, 2005, 12:00 AM
Jason is flying in on Tuesday night, so we could come up on Wednesday, but I don't know how everyone feels about  coughing up more cash for another hotel night. What time does everything start happening on Thursday for the convention?

I figured I needed my fan club lanyard so I could get those passes for Jason and Daniel...don't suppose you'd have enough to cover all three of us?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 12:13 AM
Hmm...  We might.  Depends on what folks come up with on Wednesday night.  Looks like Tom offered to pass his along to me, so with Jeff's, Brent's and Jared's (I think), we might be able to cover you guys.

If you show up on Wednesday and party with us, that is.  Otherwise, you can go screw yourself.  :-*

Isn't your other SoCal buddy going out there too?  The one who roomed with us at Comic Con?  ???
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 12, 2005, 12:19 AM
I'll see what I can swing to make it up there on Wednesday instead, lord knows I can't leave you alone with Hooters chicks.

The other So Cal dude from Comic Con was Lui, who was going to go to C3, but is on tour with the band he works for and couldn't swing it. Depending on the Warped Tour schedule, he may be shacking up with us again for Comic Con though...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2005, 12:23 AM
Hmm...  We might.  Depends on what folks come up with on Wednesday night.  Looks like Tom offered to pass his along to me, so with Jeff's, Brent's and Jared's (I think), we might be able to cover you guys.



Uh, don't count on me to have passes.  I might end up actually needing them.  It's unclear whether I am still considered a member and won't know until I pick up my pass.  It showed that I am a member, but I haven't received an Insider for quite a while now.  I think I'm officially a parasite, they just might have screwed it up.  I think it best to consider me needing the passes. :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 12, 2005, 01:10 AM
It looks more and more like I'll be rolling it at 5:30 am thursday, or thereabouts, depending on how many piss stops we make. I'm convinced I can piss in a bottle and fling it out the window, but my friend Price has other plans. Everything is in place. I've got my passes ordered, my days off from work, my car insurance straightened out, money (for the most part), and breakfast ala plastic bowl and spoons. I need to get one of those cheap foam coolers, and some ice for sodas for the drive.

Anyone up for breakfast at Dennys thursday? I guess I'm picking up Andrew before, so I think he'll be there too?

So much to do! I need to pack, wash my car, con my family into giving me money before my birthday as a birhday gift so I can blow it all on toys and wings in Indy...So much to do! I might buy a pool que before too, for our extraviganza of pool playing, if thats still on.

Does Hooters do take out?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 01:34 AM
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But we'll see you there anyway Josh.  Thanks for being a trooper (no pun intended) for all our behalves... 

Puh-Leeze. I wasn't trying to be a martyr or anything. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone, even if you all decided that Dairy Queen was the place to be (because of those girls in the hot aprons).  ;D

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 01:44 AM
 :P

What I meant to say was, on all of our behalves (this part should've gone first), thanks for being a trooper and joining us despite your inherent dislike for hot chicks in tight orange shorts, and hot buffalo wings and smooth Guinness too.  We'd be bummed if you didn't!

I didn't mean it the other way around, ya' doof!  :-*

Never seen any hot chicks working at DQ though, so we can forget that idea.  Unless we all really need a nice blizzard at some point, in which case I think we can make an exception and drop into such an establishment (briefly).
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 01:58 AM
While I do like the hot chicks, I must confess that I don't drink beer. I know, that's totally lame...but I enjoy the well drinks to make up for it.

 ;D

Seeing as how Dairy Queen probably doesn't have the hot chicks OR a drink for me, perhaps I'll get schnockered and try to grab a waitress or something in the spirit of this fine establishment. 




 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 02:10 AM
I must confess that I don't drink beer.

Interesting.  Has that always been the case, or something you just decided later in life you didn't dig so much, or just had a bad experience with?

They've got a killer custom cocktail that they make at our local Blues bar down the street from my office, and it's appropriately titled 'Star Wars'.  Seriously.  I obviously had to partake.  And as is often the case, I partook way too many.  Man, Star Wars can get me in trouble on a lot of different fronts, it seems...  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 02:31 AM
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Interesting.  Has that always been the case, or something you just decided later in life you didn't dig so much, or just had a bad experience with?

Always been the case.  I tried beer in my younger days and hated it.  I tried beer as I matured, but I still hated it.  I've been overseas, had what is supposed to be great beer, but hated that too.  I live in the land of Microbrews...but I've hated every one I've ever had.

Some people don't get it, but I think it's like this:

Imagine being someone who hates coffee.  People who swear by it can give you everything from AM/PM to Starbucks, to gourmet beans hand picked by Juan Valdez himself....but you're still going to hate it if you hate the base product.

That's me and Beer.


I like my drinks to taste good and get me F'd up.  Otherwise, I'd rather just have a Coke or something like that.  ;D 

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 12, 2005, 10:46 AM
Yep, same here.  I hate beer.  I LOVE the other drinks though :) 
I only drank a full beer once.  I was pissed off and it was the only thing they had to drink.  I nearly vomited though.  Hate the stuff. 

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 12, 2005, 12:04 PM


Imagine being someone who hates coffee.  People who swear by it can give you everything from AM/PM to Starbucks, to gourmet beans hand picked by Juan Valdez himself....but you're still going to hate it if you hate the base product.


That would be me.  Don't drink coffee.  Never have, never will.  Not tea either.  Not much for hot chocolate or any other hot drink either.  Slurpees are so much better in winter. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 03:04 PM
Ok...you don't drink coffee (so you understand my analogy) but Do you drink beer?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 03:11 PM
That would be me.  Don't drink coffee.  Never have, never will.  Not tea either.  Not much for hot chocolate or any other hot drink either.  Slurpees are so much better in winter. 

How the hell are you able to wake up in the mornings then, Brent?  I didn't think the crutch alone would be enough to get you going each day...

Ok...you don't drink coffee ... but Do you drink beer?

Man, I think you need to pay a little better attention around here, Josh.  The dude's from Canada, for Chrissakes!

Does a bear **** in the woods?  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 04:29 PM
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Man, I think you need to pay a little better attention around here, Josh.  The dude's from Canada, for Chrissakes!

Does a bear **** in the woods?

If there's one thing I've learned, it's never to assume anything. 

I have a great idea for JD members at C3 by the way, but I'm not telling anyone until I see you all at Hooters.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 12, 2005, 05:56 PM
Hahaha! JoshEEE, you didn't know Brent was a drinker! How else do you think I'm gonna beat him up? He'll be sloshed, and I'll be sober. ;)

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 06:05 PM
Nope.

I don't think I'm as good at keeping track of some of the personal details of folks here as others are. Hell, I remember being surprised that someone paid attention to my love of Vipers by sending me a bunch of hotwheels cars for the JD Secret Santa thing.  I couldn't remember the last time I drooled over a Viper on these boards, but I'm sure it wasn't in the month of December, so someone out there was paying attention.


I think that means I'll have to try to find out as much dirt as I can on Wednesday and then keep my own list.  8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 12, 2005, 08:23 PM
Hey, not like ALL of us here at JD LOVE the Hooter's chicks....
not into women...
but we all sacrifice....
hehehe...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 12, 2005, 09:05 PM
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Hey, not like ALL of us here at JD LOVE the Hooter's chicks....
not into women...
but we all sacrifice....
hehehe...

Hey now, I like the Hooters chicks. I just hate the food there. Now, if we could get them all to go to a good restaurant with us, that would be fine with me.  Of course, they'd have to agree to still wear the skimpy outfits so that all the guys could keep staring at them.  ;)

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: MastaOB1 on April 12, 2005, 09:14 PM
Dude Hooters makes the BEST Quesadillas I've ever had.  Never been to Mexico, but ya know. ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 12, 2005, 10:24 PM
So, should the women of JD request that the men of JD wear boxer briefs (or prefered undies- I won't speak for Beth or DarthShader) and nice cologne so that we can get our kicks, too ? ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 10:32 PM
You can request all you want, Shannon.  I'll be wearing the usual though.

I think Brent's actually gonna be free-ballin' it though, so that may, or may not, be of interest to some folks here...  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 12, 2005, 10:38 PM
You can request all you want, Shannon.  I'll be wearing the usual though.
a fluffy pink sweater?  But, I was going to wear pink!!  I guess I'll let you wear your sweater, since it's "tradition" or whatnot... I do have this really pretty set of pink chandelier earrings you can borrow though- they aren't too big to overwhelm, and they've got pink stones and pink pearls on them... you'll love them! 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 12, 2005, 10:39 PM
You can request all you want, Shannon.  I'll be wearing the usual though.
a fluffy pink sweater?  But, I was going to wear pink!!  I guess I'll let you wear your sweater, since it's "tradition" or whatnot... I do have this really pretty set of pink chandelier earrings you can borrow though- they aren't too big to overwhelm, and they've got pink stones and pink pearls on them... you'll love them! 

 >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 12, 2005, 10:50 PM

 >:(
Where's the love?
I'm sorry... please forgive...
BTW, GH is trying to meet at 9 on Wednesday at an Irish Pub after Hooters, so maybe we can move the party there after dinner?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 13, 2005, 01:48 PM
Brent's actually gonna be free-ballin' it though, so that may, or may not, be of interest to some folks here...  :-\

Everytime I read throught this thread, I learn something else I didn't need to know... (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon16.gif)

Only one week to go... anyone else getting excited?  I've already started throwing a few things together so I remember to bring them along to C3!

Jeff 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 13, 2005, 01:58 PM
I getting ready now as will started pulling money from my ING account and going to withdraw most of my saivngs at my credit union tommorrow.  I just need to pack and get some film for my camera.  Now I only hope my boss will allow me to have monday the 25th off since I won't be in state till 9pm. 
For anyone in Indy what is the weather suppose to be like in the next 7 days or so.  I being hopeful that your weather forcasters are better then Los Angels ones.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 13, 2005, 02:05 PM
BTW, GH is trying to meet at 9 on Wednesday at an Irish Pub after Hooters, so maybe we can move the party there after dinner?

I don't think this is just a "dinner" gathering at Hooters, Shannon.  Like we mentioned a few times earlier, I'm anticipating the Hooters hoopla to go well into the night!  ;)

Where's the Irish pub at though, and how late will they be there?  I'd still like to jet out and meet those guys as well at some point, but I'm just expecting to be at Hooters for more than just a couple hours probably...

Any idea if they're possibly gonna swing by Hooters?  That'd be cool too...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 13, 2005, 02:24 PM
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Only one week to go... anyone else getting excited?  I've already started throwing a few things together so I remember to bring them along to C3!

Excited? Yeah. But I'm feeling like I'm running out of time. I have a few costume things I need to get done before Friday (a few of my outfits are shipping with Road Squadron this weekend and need to be ready to go).....and the rest I have to finish to check on the plane with me.

That and I haven't done anything smart like collect a list of things to bring, pay all my bills or any of that last minute crap that is going to hit me on Tuesday night.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 13, 2005, 04:20 PM
Brent's actually gonna be free-ballin' it though, so that may, or may not, be of interest to some folks here...  :-\

Everytime I read throught this thread, I learn something else I didn't need to know... (http://www.jedidefender.com/images/newsicons/icon16.gif)

Uh, you aren't the only one learning about this at this late date.  If Matt's trying to request something here, I'm not overly willing to comply, though I may have to give Patty a call to chat about tendencies.  All of a sudden the SDCC comments are starting to become a little frightening too.  Maybe Jamie was the innocent party :o
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jadesfire on April 13, 2005, 05:30 PM
I think Brent's actually gonna be free-ballin' it though

Too much information, thank you. :-X

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 13, 2005, 07:35 PM
The pub is near the con, too- as you read at GH...
So, either Wednesday or Thursday-we are going both nights- or planning to.
Don't know how late, but I know we are doing early line up on Thursday and I know that Burn gets in around 11 or so, so they are planning on seeing him at the room...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: SilverZ on April 13, 2005, 11:14 PM
I don't think this is just a "dinner" gathering at Hooters, Shannon.  Like we mentioned a few times earlier, I'm anticipating the Hooters hoopla to go well into the night!  ;)

I hope we're not planning on staying at Hooters throughout the night. I'd be up for a bit of a crawl after a round or two.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 14, 2005, 08:58 AM
Bob was kind to post this information over at GH and it should also be posted here on the Friends & Family Passes (http://www.starwarscelebration.com/displayswc.aspx?file=swc-friends-family) so you all know whats going on with them.

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Our "Friends & Family" passes were designed with Star Wars Fan Club members who have families in mind. It's a definite improvement over the system for Celebration II, that required Fan Club members to buy a membership for each person in their family in order to let them enjoy Fan Club benefits.

Here's how the "Friends & Family" passes work:

Each member of the Fan Club who buys a 4-day badge for Celebration III will receive 4 passes. The passes will be shipped with the badge in the spring of 2005, close to the start of the event.

Each pass can be used once, and will be collected at time of use.

The passes will not be day-specific, so can be used on any day, at any time.

The passes are NOT admission badges for Celebration III, but benefit passes only. Each person who attends Celebration III will need their own admission badge.

Children under 6 are admitted free with their parents, and won't need to use Friends & Family passes.

The passes can be used for 1) entrance to the Convention Center during the "fan club only" hour before the center opens to the rest of the public. Once inside the center members can enter anything that is open during the special hour with no additional identification; or 2) Entrance into the Fan Club Lounge; or 3) One access to other Fan Club benefits if any are announced.

For example, if you are a Fan Club member and have a partner or child who is not, you may choose to get them in for the bonus hour each of the four days of the show. By turning in one pass each day they would not have extra passes to use for other benefits like admittance to the Fan Club Lounge.

To have full Fan Club benefits at all times during Celebration III, individuals will need to have their own memberships. We understand this is not a perfect solution, but it is an improvement that we hope our members will take advantage of and enjoy.

We understand that members don't need multiple Fan Club subscriptions in their homes, but it's a tough situation. We also don't feel it's fair to ask our volunteers and security folks to make judgment calls on whether pairs and groups of people are really families.

For those who are getting the Family Passes like me, use them wisely. I'm just going to use mine to get in early so we can do the line up for the exclusives.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 14, 2005, 03:53 PM
All of a sudden the SDCC comments are starting to become a little frightening too.  Maybe Jamie was the innocent party :o

Darn right I was the innocent party, you be very careful around Matt. He gets you when you're sleeping...

On another note, I finally heard back from the customer service lady regarding my fan club lanyard being denied. She said that my membership to the fanclub was active through the May/June issue of the Insider...which shipped in March. According to her, that signified the end of my fanclub membership, and is why I didn't get my lanyard. I went ahead and renewed my membership and emailed her back, but no response yet.
Totally lame that May/June really means sometime in March  >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 14, 2005, 03:54 PM

I hope we're not planning on staying at Hooters throughout the night. I'd be up for a bit of a crawl after a round or two.

I agree with Jared! Drinking at Hooters is well and fine, but I want to get out and do some exploring too.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Nathan on April 14, 2005, 05:49 PM
Only a week  :o ... oy. I'm not ready! Besides the obvious stuff like packing, I have to get my stuff together to get signed, hit the bookstore to pick up more to get signed, figure out what's going on when and formulate an organized plan of attack, etc. And I'm trying to juggle meeting a few online groups with visiting the activities I want to do.


BTW, a question -- I registered for my 4-day pass after the badges had shipped, so I have to go to Will-Call. I should still get F&F passes even though I'm doing WC, right?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 14, 2005, 05:55 PM
I agree with Jared! Drinking at Hooters is well and fine, but I want to get out and do some exploring too.

The only thought about that was that some people were going to be rolling in a little bit later than others, so we were going to stick around for a bit to try and catch everyone.  But I guess we can all just play it by ear...

BTW, a question -- I registered for my 4-day pass after the badges had shipped, so I have to go to Will-Call. I should still get F&F passes even though I'm doing WC, right?

I would certainly think so, but I'm not going to go out on a limb and outright confirm that though...  But I think you'll still get them.  I think...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 14, 2005, 05:57 PM
Bumping the list of JD attendees back up here (in no particular order):

JediMAC
Nataku
Morgbug
Tydirium
Deanpaul
JesseJames
DSJ (& Membraneman)
JesseVader08
jokabofe
Kneel Before Zod
Chris Berry
jjks
Holographic Elvis
Jadesfire (& Jay)
Darth Shader
Princess
Hasbro's Missing Integrity
LandotheScoundrel (Friday only?)
Darth Broem (Friday only)
BigDumbWookiee
Josheee
Corran Horn
bobafett14
Bill Cable
Darth Kenobi
Famine
Vator
Valin Kenobi
knashdx
SithLordChaos
buffet1fan
whojedi
CloneF13Y35

Join the JD Party Train Wednesday evening at Hooters!  The rest of the nights will likely be happenin' too, but are stil TBD at this point, so we'll keep you posted on that.

- M
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Nathan on April 14, 2005, 06:08 PM
I'll arrive in the early afternoon Thursday and spend a big chunk of the day in the Will Call line. :(

I'll also be at the Opening Ceremonies at 8:30, and I'm 70% going to meet up with StarWars.com forumers at 11. And I'm meeting the other Unofficial Clone Wars guys sometime Thursday probably.

I'll mostly be at the EU and collecting events. Maybe try for a few actor autographs, depending on how horrendous the lines are.

I'm leaving on Sunday so I doubt I'll have time for anything that day.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 14, 2005, 06:11 PM
I fear this trip will be very short spent, financialy. I'm shelling out a grand and a half at least tommorow to pay for my car insureance, registration and title.

That leaves me with money for gas and food. :P I hear if your nice to the room service people, they leave extra mint's on the pillows?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 14, 2005, 07:10 PM
Hey, how many of you guys are bringing (or will have access to) PCs?

I plan to, so I can check the net for info at night, post meeting updates for those I don't have cells for and whatever.

I really want to meet up with a bunch of you guys (after so many years chatting with most of you it would be WRONG if we were at the same convention and didn't even say hi).....and that's why I think I'm going to need the PC.

Maybe we can start an addtional thread once we're there to let people know what we're planning on or whatever at night.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 14, 2005, 07:59 PM
I'm bringing my laptop, mainly because to an extent I'll be on call, but also just in case we need to upload any pics or stories to JD.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: buffet1fan on April 14, 2005, 08:26 PM
I don't write in much but I check the forums daily.  I've traded with some of you.  Me and my wife plan on meeting everyone at the Hooters Wednesday night.  If all the early fanclub passes aren't spoken for, we would love to have some for the Saturday Lucus event.  If not, it would be cool to put a face with all the names.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 14, 2005, 08:31 PM
Me and my wife plan on meeting everyone at the Hooters Wednesday night.

Hey, that's great to hear Jeremy!  I already had your name on the list up there, since you'd chimed in a while back, but nice to get some confirmation again.  Looks like you know where to find us too...  ;)

As for the extra FC passes, I think a lot of them are already spoken for, but if everyone who's a FC member brings them along to toss into the pot (assuming they don't need them), then hopefully we'll be able to come up with some extras for everyone here...

I'll toss some pix in here soon, so folks can get a refresher course on who they're looking for when they get there.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 14, 2005, 11:58 PM
I guess you can meet some of the fuest in the Fan Club Lounge this time around but you can't get autos. from them.  Heres a link to  the main site:
Fan Lounge (http://www.starwars.com/community/news/2005/04/news20050414.html)

Sounds like the lougne is going to be alot better this time around. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 15, 2005, 08:31 AM
Since I am going Friday I can hang out with Mon Mothma.  Which is kind of cool actually.  LOL!  I am going to get her autograph that day as corny as it sounds. 

I can rub elbows with the one who said "Many Bothans died to bring us this information." 

Should I have her sign her carded action figure or a photo?  Hmmm.....
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 15, 2005, 04:04 PM
Go with the Carded figure, Mate.

Good news, my insurance premium dropped 400 dollars! More cash for the con!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 15, 2005, 08:53 PM
I can't wait for the Hooters run!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 01:28 AM
Look for the 92 plymoth cold with the sign in the window that says:

"My other Transport is the Millenium Falcon."

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on April 17, 2005, 09:50 AM
I'll have my laptop as well. Plan on doing some updating and posting pics on and off.


Tentative plans so far are to hit Alcatraz maybe end of day Wed. after setrup (around 6PM-7PMish, maybe bump over to Hooters shortly after, then back to the room to hang later in the eve.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 17, 2005, 01:19 PM
Bumping the list of JD attendees back up here (in no particular order):

JediMAC
Nataku
Morgbug
Tydirium
Deanpaul
JesseJames
DSJ (& Membraneman)
JesseVader08
jokabofe
Kneel Before Zod
Chris Berry
jjks
Holographic Elvis
Jadesfire (& Jay)
Darth Shader
Princess
Hasbro's Missing Integrity
LandotheScoundrel (Friday only?)
Darth Broem (Friday only)
BigDumbWookiee
Josheee
Corran Horn
bobafett14
Bill Cable
Darth Kenobi
Famine
Vator
Valin Kenobi
knashdx
SithLordChaos
buffet1fan
whojedi
CloneF13Y35

Join the JD Party Train Wednesday evening at Hooters!  The rest of the nights will likely be happenin' too, but are stil TBD at this point, so we'll keep you posted on that.

- M

Thanks for keeping track of this list Matt.  I see our regular female members are planning on being there, which my wife will be glad to see.  She usually has no problem fitting in, but I think she's a little nervous that Hooters will be one big penis party and she'll feel a tad out of place.   :)

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 17, 2005, 04:58 PM
  She usually has no problem fitting in, but I think she's a little nervous that Hooters will be one big penis party and she'll feel a tad out of place.   :)



More of a small penis party, considering Colman is leading the charge, but I suppose that's just a detail (albeit a small one).
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 17, 2005, 05:02 PM
More of a small penis party, considering Colman is leading the charge, but I suppose that's just a detail (albeit a small one).

ROFL! Thats mean, and thus, I shall avenge Colman! >:(

So, are there alot of freebies and stuff? Should I bring a backpack to keep things in? Some one said somthing about a poster tube?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 17, 2005, 06:16 PM
I've talked to a few "experienced" people about it and in past, they have given away back packs, but I'm bringing one anyway to carry stuff.  Just easier to be prepared.  If I get a free one, great, but if not, no big. 

I think there will be lots of free, small things - cards, small posters, nothing expensive really but it would make sense.  I noted Burger King has a booth, so maybe we can pick up the exclusive there?  As for the poster tube, probably not a bad idea, but I'll wait and see what I end up with.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 17, 2005, 06:54 PM
Hey Matt Coleman and your roomies-
I have started baking cookies tonight, but now I'm wondering if any of you have any special "diet" requirements- e.g. vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergies, etc.
Let me know... and Chris told me there are four of you to split the bounty...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Holographic Elvis on April 17, 2005, 07:30 PM
Hey Matt Coleman and your roomies-
I have started baking cookies tonight, but now I'm wondering if any of you have any special "diet" requirements- e.g. vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergies, etc.
Let me know... and Chris told me there are four of you to split the bounty...


Just lots of chocolate chips.   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 17, 2005, 09:20 PM
Hey Matt Coleman and your roomies-
I have started baking cookies tonight, but now I'm wondering if any of you have any special "diet" requirements- e.g. vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergies, etc.
Let me know... and Chris told me there are four of you to split the bounty...


Anything that makes Colman fatter is good by me :D  Well, by corollary that would make me fatter too, but hey, it's the price we pay.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 17, 2005, 11:34 PM
Hey guys, can't wait to meet as many of you as possible. I'm going with a crowd from the yahoo group The Star Wars Fan Club and I hope to meet you guys. I won't be getting in until late thursday so I'll be there Fri, Sat and Sun.
On friday I plan to wear my new t-shirt that has the imperial insignia and the words Imperial Domination on it. Got it from walmart last week. So if ya see a tall guy with glasses, beard and that shirt, it's me. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 18, 2005, 08:24 AM
All right all right!  This is THE week finally!!!!! 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 18, 2005, 03:32 PM
Hey Matt Coleman and your roomies-
I have started baking cookies tonight, but now I'm wondering if any of you have any special "diet" requirements- e.g. vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergies, etc.
Let me know... and Chris told me there are four of you to split the bounty...


Nothing funky allergy wise for me.  Bring it on!  Love me some chocolate chips, but whatever, it's all good...

You da' (wo)man, Shannon!  8)

[Cookie Monster]COOOOOKIEEEEE!!!!![/Cookie Monster]
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 18, 2005, 03:34 PM
I'd also like to make an important announcement...  The shoephone is dead.  I repeat, the shoephone is dead.

Yes, after how many years, and how many incoherent conversations that I've had with you all, we finally got new cell phones, and a kickass new cell phone plan too!  So I've got all the minutes I could ever need, and no roaming or long distance now, so I can chat with you fools all week long in Indy.  So call away!  8)


More of a small penis party, considering Colman is leading the charge, but I suppose that's just a detail (albeit a small one).

Why are you my roommate again...?!   >:(

Don't make me do it...

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 18, 2005, 03:53 PM
Hey Matt Coleman and your roomies-
I have started baking cookies tonight, but now I'm wondering if any of you have any special "diet" requirements- e.g. vegetarian, vegan, peanut allergies, etc.
Let me know... and Chris told me there are four of you to split the bounty...


Nothing funky allergy wise for me.  Bring it on!  Love me some chocolate chips, but whatever, it's all good...

You da' (wo)man, Shannon!  8)

[Cookie Monster]COOOOOKIEEEEE!!!!![/Cookie Monster]
Yeah, they are chocolate chips, just want to be sure no one is vegan or anything... and as I told DSJ, while I love you guys, I at least should get a drink in return for all this work ;)
I'm not baking the brownies until tomorrow as they are a softer food item...

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2005, 03:57 PM
Yeah, they are chocolate chips, just want to be sure no one is vegan or anything... and as I told DSJ, while I love you guys, I at least should get a drink in return for all this work ;)

A big drink.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 18, 2005, 04:00 PM
Yeah, they are chocolate chips, just want to be sure no one is vegan or anything... and as I told DSJ, while I love you guys, I at least should get a drink in return for all this work ;)

A big drink.  ;)
Yeah, a BIG drink... not some little girl amaretto sour or something... But, we aren't talking about a yard stick type of thing... it doesn't take me much to get drunk... just please make sure I get back to my room... ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2005, 04:11 PM
A yard stick, reminds me of my younger days drinking beer from a yard or a boot plus drinking for the quarter at the bottom of the beer jug.  (http://www.cheesebuerger.de/images/smilie/musik/g045.gif)   ;D 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 18, 2005, 04:16 PM
Couple of questions for the meet-up at Hooters.

What time do you guys anticipate staying there until?  Will there be any other possible organized activities?

I just found out that the 501st moved their leadership meeting to Weds night at the same time as the JD thing at Hooters.  It starts at 8pm and I need to go to that, so I'll be trying to best figure out how to hit both (JD first then 501st) or the other way around.  Just wondering which one will give me more time.

Thoughts?

 ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 18, 2005, 04:36 PM
Couple of questions for the meet-up at Hooters.

What time do you guys anticipate staying there until? 


Um, till closing.  How late is Hooters usually open, anyway?  Matt?  (May as well ask the guy that knows.   ;))  OK, smart ass comments aside, I think we'll be at Hooters as late as the crowd feels like it, where I'm assuming we'll just kick up our feet and shoot the ****.  So head on down whenever you're available.   :)


Will there be any other possible organized activities?


Organized?  I doubt it, someone suggested wearing nametags, but I he was told we're geeky enough without them.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 18, 2005, 04:49 PM
Is it even worth asking which group will be out later? You're offending us drunks Josh  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 18, 2005, 05:12 PM
So far it's the JD bash at Hooters and GH is having there bash at the Claddagh Irish Pub which if I remember are very close to each other, across the street I think.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 18, 2005, 05:50 PM
The Hooters JD thing starts at 7, GH Claddaugh starts at 9...
"officially"
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 18, 2005, 06:38 PM
The Hooters JD thing starts at 7, GH Claddaugh starts at 9...
"officially"

Yeah, the Hooters thing could go on all hours of the evening, or at least until they close the joint and kick us to the curb.  A few of us will probably duck out for an hour or so to go shoot the **** with our fellow GH'ers as well, so hopefully these joints are really right across the street from one another, as that would help us stumble back and forth between the two.  ;)

Of course, the JD Party Train could disembark the Hooters platform sometime after 9 or 10, and meander along to anything else interesting that's nearby as well.  Not sure...

Is it even worth asking which group will be out later? You're offending us drunks Josh  ;D

No doubt.  ::)   :P

Josh, you've still got my cell phone # I assume, so hit me up when you get out there and we'll work something out.  I'd suggest swinging by Hooters first and toss back a couple real quick, then haul ass to your costume party thingee, then jam back to Hooters, or wherever we may be at that point (call me).  Sound like a plan?!   8)

- M
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: buffet1fan on April 18, 2005, 08:50 PM
I can't find the directions to the hooters, can anyone help me out.  Hard to believe but this is one of my wifes favorite places to eat.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 18, 2005, 09:15 PM
I can't find the directions to the hooters, can anyone help me out.  Hard to believe but this is one of my wifes favorite places to eat.

Thats how it starts, but soon she'll be in Burkenstocks and wearing flannel. :-\


Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 18, 2005, 09:22 PM
My friend Helen is going to go with me to Hooters and to Claddaugh, she's single and she's 24.  She's also hoping that guys will have guts enough to talk to her.  Just a heads up, hint hint, nudge nudge... she doesn't know any of you guys, so you'd better be nice, or.... or... Matt will hit you for me!
right, Matt?
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 18, 2005, 11:03 PM
I can't find the directions to the hooters, can anyone help me out. 

Just head to the big red star on the map - only a couple blocks from the Convention Center.   :)

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-05/Hooters%20Map%20-%2025%20W%20Georgia%20St.bmp)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 19, 2005, 12:55 AM
Quote
Josh, you've still got my cell phone # I assume, so hit me up when you get out there and we'll work something out.  I'd suggest swinging by Hooters first and toss back a couple real quick, then haul ass to your costume party thingee, then jam back to Hooters, or wherever we may be at that point (call me).  Sound like a plan?! 

If you folks aren't offended by my pulling an appear/disappear/reappear act, then yeah...I'll probably plan on doing that.

And for the record, it's not the 501st costume party (I think that's Friday), this is where all the Garrison leaders from all over the world get together and have a little summit to talk about how things are going in the entire organization, etc, etc.  As the only Seattle "officer" in town that night, I should really represent.

God, that really makes me sound like a toolbox, but yeah.....I gotta hit both, as much as I'd like to spend the whole evening with you distinguished lushes.

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on April 19, 2005, 09:18 AM
I gotta hit both, as much as I'd like to spend the whole evening with you distinguished lushes.

Heh. I like that.... "distinguished lushes"....
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 19, 2005, 11:23 AM
Well I suppose I'll see all you kids at Hooters tomorrow night at 7! :)

Single Star Wars fangirls eh? Well damned if that aint incentive to go!

So help me god, if you guys get me trashed and Im too hung over to go line up the next morning (at a nice fresh 5:00 am).... Well, I'll bitch a lot.

 ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 19, 2005, 11:32 AM
Poor Princess.  Now she will be asked a milliion times "So, ummmm, where is this friend of yours.  Hmmmm???" 

I guess it will be either good or bad for the friend :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 01:50 PM
... she doesn't know any of you guys, so you'd better be nice, or.... or... Matt will hit you for me!
right, Matt?

Hit on her for you?  Sure.  No problem, Shannon.  :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 19, 2005, 01:54 PM
... she doesn't know any of you guys, so you'd better be nice, or.... or... Matt will hit you for me!
right, Matt?

Hit on her for you?  Sure.  No problem, Shannon.  :-*

Hey sweaterboy, don't take all the ladies for yourself.

Who am I kidding? I'll clam up quicker than a, well I dont know what, but it'll be pretty damn quick.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 02:36 PM
Hey!  Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 19, 2005, 02:41 PM
Hey!  Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....

Didn't know you were single too! :) Meh, who cares about age, as long as you live like you're young!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 19, 2005, 02:47 PM
Hey! Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....

Don't worry, despite our infatuation with these toys, there's still lots of love in our hearts for the ladies.

Oh, that sounded classy.   ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 02:47 PM
Hey!  Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....

Trois?  OK.  I'm down.   :-*   :-*

Don't worry, despite our infatuation with these toys, there's still lots of love in our hearts for the ladies.

Uh...  Isn't Cara gonna be with you...?  Dumbass.  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 19, 2005, 02:49 PM
Hey!  Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....

Trois?  OK.  I'm down. :-* :-*[/size]

 ::)

In your dreams, boy. 

Uh...  Isn't Cara gonna be with you...?  Dumbass.  ::)

Sorry, she's taken.  Sheesh, doncha get any at home? ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 03:14 PM
You see, this is why I love this place.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 19, 2005, 03:34 PM
Hey!  Don't forget, I'm single, too... but 10 yrs older than her...
Gotta share the love....

Hmmmm, not sure how old you are but I will be there with a 32 year old single male.  He's looking for a lady I am sure.   
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 19, 2005, 04:12 PM
Is this a JD meeting or speed dating?

Maybe I should ask some of the single boys along.  ;D

Just printing out my directions now, and I WILL see you guys tomorrow.  Still not sure how long I'm staying (or what time I'll be done with dinner) but I'm going to be there (barring a plane crash onto some deserted island between Seattle and Indianapolis where strange things happen to the survivors....)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 04:17 PM
Is this a JD meeting or speed dating?

Does it matter?  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 19, 2005, 04:27 PM
Quote
Does it matter?

Considering the "ratio", yes....it does.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 05:05 PM
Quote
Does it matter?

Considering the "ratio", yes....it does.  ;D

Lets just hope that if you do bring any 501st guys that I don't 'know' them already....
 :o
And as far as SW guys go, just don't try to impress me w/ some old trivia or whatnot that any reasonable SW fan would know... that's all I ask... but, of course, enough drinks in me, I might not care too much...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 19, 2005, 05:11 PM
And as far as SW guys go, just don't try to impress me w/ some old trivia or whatnot that any reasonable SW fan would know... that's all I ask...

"Did you know that R2-D2 isn't really a robot in the movies?  I heard there was actually a man in there."
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 05:12 PM
"Did you know that R2-D2 isn't really a robot in the movies?  I heard there was actually a man in there."

Well Thanks alot!  >:(   :P 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 05:17 PM
"Did you know that R2-D2 isn't really a robot in the movies?  I heard there was actually a man in there."

Well Thanks alot!  >:(   :P 
Oh my God!!!! You are like so kidding. right?!?!?! How did he fit in there?  Was it the same guy who does those sounds for the Police Academy movies??!!!  That is so cool!!!!  I didn't know anyone could beep like that!!!  Was there someone in the Yoda suit, too??!?!?!??!  He would have to be kind of tiny though, huh?   You know, I heard that the guy who plays Han is dating Calista Flockhart!??! did you know that?!?!?!  I can't remember his name though....
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 05:37 PM
Brent, sent you a PM with the hotel reservation info.  LMK if you got it, since your PM box is often full, I think.  Requested an early check-in for you too...  :-*

But Shannon can't bring any cookies over until I'm there!  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 19, 2005, 06:06 PM
Sweet christ, what have I gotten myself into....  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 06:31 PM
Sweet christ, what have I gotten myself into....  :P

I ask myself that every day.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 06:34 PM
It was only a joke... ;)  don't get your 'lifesaver' all bent...
hehehe
Okay, second batch of brownies baked and wrapped... still have 5 dozen cookies and I am defrosting blueberries... but trying to pack right now, trying on clothes, etc- I know you guys don't do all that, so no cooking until I'm done picking out outfits which are going to be way too cool for me to wear because of the weather...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 06:45 PM
It was only a joke... ;)  don't get your 'lifesaver' all bent...
hehehe
Okay, second batch of brownies baked and wrapped... still have 5 dozen cookies and I am defrosting blueberries... but trying to pack right now, trying on clothes, etc- I know you guys don't do all that, so no cooking until I'm done picking out outfits which are going to be way too cool for me to wear because of the weather...

I try on everything before I wear it. I'm weird, because if it doesnt match the *smell* I have on (Old Spice, Axe, Polo) I change. I'm weird like that.

Always!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 07:04 PM
Old Spice? Polo?   what, no Drakkar?

hmm....


 :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 07:05 PM
OK, for those wanting to know WHO they'll be looking for at Hooters tomorrow night (other than the waitresses), here's some pix of a few of us for your reference:

The picture that started it all...  That's me on the far right, with the infamous "baggy sweater":
(http://www.jedidefender.com/personal/Picture069.jpg)

Jamie/jjks, Jason/Holo Elvis, Tennessee Daniel, and Matt/JediMAC:
(http://members.aol.com/tydiriumz3/hoot1.jpg)

Left to right: Jim/chuckles, Matt/JediMAC, Jeff/Nataku, Paul/Wussboy, Scott/OCB, Mike/infinitifett (only Jeff and I will be there from this shot though):
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/11-04/MNJDclub.JPG)

Deanpaul, Jared/Tydirium, Matt/JediMAC:
(http://www.congruentinc.com/imagestopost/ocb/IMGP3034a.JPG)

Matt/JediMAC, Jason/Holo Elvis, Jamie/jjks:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-05/socalhoot2.jpg)

Breaking from the Hooters theme for just a moment...  Here's Bob/Membraneman and Dale/DSJ:
(http://lortaphanble.phpwebhosting.com/arkiv/arles/ToyShow2005/ToyShow2005%20016.jpg)

Jesse2/JesseVader08:
(http://images.snapfish.com/3434789923232%7Ffp63%3Dot%3E2336%3D98%3B%3D8%3B7%3DXROQDF%3E23237%3A7%3A%3A6482ot1lsi)

Beth/Jadesfire:
(http://www.jedidefender.com/collectors/jadesfire/jadesfire.jpg)

This guy will be there too, but I won't tell you who he is:
(http://www.clearthinker.net/imagestopost/arena2.gif)

Dave/jokabofe:
(http://www.p3donline.com/pics/me2.jpg)

And last, but not least, here's Kevin/Famine:
(http://kevvo.250free.com/mefish.JPG) (http://kevvo.250free.com/merudolph.JPG)

Yep, you can see why he's the TV star around here...  :P

But this Turtle Murderer WON'T be there, so we can all thank our lucky stars for that...  ::)
(http://home.comcast.net/~ocb75/merrychristmas.jpg)

So there ya' go.  If you guys can't find us at Hooters based on those pix, just call my cell phone when you get in there, and I'll stand up and make a scene for ya'.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 07:21 PM
Old Spice? Polo?   what, no Drakkar?

What about Xerious...?  Is that still cool?   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 19, 2005, 07:24 PM
Call your cell phone? Im just going to walk in and start screaming "WHERE'S SWEATER BOY?!"
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 07:29 PM
I'm going to ask "Were's Pinky?"
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 07:41 PM
Old Spice? Polo?   what, no Drakkar?

What about Xerious...?  Is that still cool?   :P
I'll have to smell it... are you wearing it?


How much are you guys packing- like how many changes of clothes, etc?
I just don't know, I've got so much...
It's going to be chilly and rainy, but inside won't it be hot? 
What do I do??
I'm having a fashion emergency!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
I don't have time for this- I am still 5 dozen cookies and blueberry muffins behind....
not to mention manicure/pedicure...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 07:43 PM
6 t-shirts 2 long sleeves, 4 pair of pants/shorts, 6 pairs of socks, and 6 pairs of boxers.

Did I miss anything?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on April 19, 2005, 07:45 PM
How much are you guys packing- like how many changes of clothes, etc?
I just don't know, I've got so much...
It's going to be chilly and rainy, but inside won't it be hot?
What do I do??

It's tricky this time of year.  6 days worth of clothes including everything from shorts to sweatshirts and a jacket.  My backpack will hold my excess layers after standing in line outside during the cool mornings.

Really, as long as I have a pair of clean underwear everyday, nothing else matters.  (Better bring a couple extra pairs, in case one ends up on my head.)

****

Safe travels everyone!

I'm on the road tonight and in the air tomorrow.

See you at Hooters!  6 or 7ish?  8)

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 07:46 PM
How much are you guys packing-

Uh...  Most folks here already know the answer to that, so I'll kindly refrain from going back down that road again.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 07:49 PM
How much are you guys packing- like how many changes of clothes, etc?
I just don't know, I've got so much...
It's going to be chilly and rainy, but inside won't it be hot? 
What do I do??
I'm having a fashion emergency!!!!! HELP!!!!!!
I don't have time for this- I am still 5 dozen cookies and blueberry muffins behind....
not to mention manicure/pedicure...

Oh my!

Just enough to survive.


(Better bring a couple extra pairs, in case one ends up on my head.)

See you at Hooters!  6 or 7ish?  8)

Reminds me of that picture of the 2 kids playing Super Heros.  :P

I think it was 7pm.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 07:55 PM
I think it was 7pm.

Hell, the earlier the better.  J2, or anyone else, if you can get there earlier and grab a few tables, that would be cool!  I just think that we probably won't be able to get there 'til about 7pm, but we'll definitely be shooting for even earlier than that, if possible...  ;)


Manicure & Pedicure...  ****!  I knew I was forgetting something...  :'(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 07:59 PM
ok, so far I have two pairs light pants, two tunics (light), one pair of jeans, one pair of capris, three t shirts, two 3/4 sleeved shirts, one 3/4 sleeve tshirt, one pair of shorts, and I'm wearing a 3/4 sleeve shirt and long capris... and I'll pick up a tshirt for GH when I'm there.  I'm bringing a wind breaker, but being that I was probably 9 the last time I wore one, I don't know how much they keep you warm.  
Do they help keep you warm at all?
I'm only bringing three pairs of shoes- tennies, flip flops and sandals.
argh...
packed the undies, bras and bedclothes... socks...
I've got a big duffle full of food- well, I'm still baking, will be baking for a while I think... I need sleep...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 08:02 PM
Manicure & Pedicure...  ****!  I knew I was forgetting something...  :'(

Oh my!   

Yeah, first come, first to grab the tables and chairs. Bob and I will be after 7pm, depends on how things are at Will Call and any delays along the way.  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 08:49 PM

Manicure & Pedicure...  ****!  I knew I was forgetting something...  :'(
I have a color that will match your sweater....
I'm done packing except for toiletries and the food for you guys... muffins are baking- first batch, then I have the cookies...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 09:11 PM
Nobody forget their pajamas. I packed mine!

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 09:24 PM
Nobody forget their pajamas. I packed mine!

Kevin

Jammies! Ah no.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 19, 2005, 10:03 PM
Tobasco Sauce pajama pants and a t-shirt. It doesnt get better than that!

Unless it's footsies.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on April 19, 2005, 10:03 PM
OK, for those wanting to know WHO they'll be looking for at Hooters tomorrow night (other than the waitresses), here's some pix of a few of us for your reference:

Dave/jokabofe:

(http://www.p3donline.com/pics/me2.jpg)


Does this mean I have to walk around with my head down all night so people will know who I am??

And how come you're in every single one of those pictures taken at Hooters??
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 19, 2005, 10:13 PM
And how come you're in every single one of those pictures taken at Hooters??

Uh...  'Cause I'm totally cool like that?  Duh.  ::)

And yes, please do your best Cousin It impression so we can identify you throughout the evening Dave.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 19, 2005, 10:23 PM
Brent, sent you a PM with the hotel reservation info.  LMK if you got it, since your PM box is often full, I think.  Requested an early check-in for you too...  :-*


Yes Alice, I received it.  And I'll have you know that I have ample room in ye olde inbox for another nine messages.  Reducing that was Berry's worst idea.  Ever. 

And don't worry about the brownies/cookies, after last night's chat, I don't think Shannon will be bringing me anything.  Oh yeah, Kevin has been dubbed TBM jr., so looks like you have a sibling now :-*

how dry I am......how dry I am ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 10:26 PM
And don't worry about the brownies/cookies, after last night's chat, I don't think Shannon will be bringing me anything.  Oh yeah, Kevin has been dubbed TBM jr., so looks like you have a sibling now :-*

how dry I am......how dry I am ;)
Yeah, I figured it out earlier... but I'll be bringing the cookies and all- I have a duffle bag full of food to split up... It's ridiculous... and I'm STILL cooking- I just started the cookies...

Only one pair of pjs? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 19, 2005, 10:28 PM
Oh yeah, Kevin has been dubbed TBM jr., so looks like you have a sibling now :-*

how dry I am......how dry I am ;)

(http://www.telusplanet.net/public/djustus/rofl.gif)   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 19, 2005, 10:35 PM
TBM jr? 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 20, 2005, 02:17 AM
Oh yeah, Kevin has been dubbed TBM jr., so looks like you have a sibling now :-*

Dammit, Kev.  I told you in the chat that you probably had the letters in the wrong order, and that it was likely TBM, not TMB, in which case, yes - I know what it stands for.  I even went so far as to tell you that Brent used to call me TBM last year, and you were likely in the same boat now, but you thought not.  Nope.

So yes, I do know what your new nickname means...  :-*

Anyway, semi-final tally on JD'ers at C3 and hopefully Hooters tonight (pictures of many of us are on the prior page, for your reference)...

JediMAC
Nataku
Morgbug
Tydirium
Deanpaul  :'(
JesseJames +1
DSJ
Membraneman
JesseVader08 (& Cara)
jokabofe +1
Kneel Before Zod +2
Chris Berry  :o
jjks
Holographic Elvis
Tennessee Daniel  ::)
Jadesfire (& Jay)
Darth Shader +1
Princess (& Helen)
Hasbro's Missing Integrity  :-\
LandotheScoundrel (Friday only?)
Darth Broem (Thu/Friday only)
BigDumbWookiee
Josheee
Corran Horn
bobafett14
Bill Cable
Darth Kenobi
Famine
Vator
Valin Kenobi
knashdx
SithLordChaos
buffet1fan
whojedi
CloneF13Y35
Nicklab
Soggybottomboy3469

Special GH exclusive Guest Stars:
~Spirit-of~
Andrew/Musasa

Anyone that I missed?  If so, chime your ass in here!

So join the JD Party Train TONIGHT at Hooters!  Festivities will begin around 7pm, if not sooner, and likely go on for at least several hours.  The rest of the nights will likely be happenin' too, but are still TBD at this point, so we'll keep you posted on that.  See you all there!

Here's the Hooters map again too, while I'm at it (see red star):

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/2-05/Hooters%20Map%20-%2025%20W%20Georgia%20St.bmp)

Anyone have the actual address for the Hooters too?  No idea what page that was posted on...

- M
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 20, 2005, 03:58 AM
Just finishing my last costume up, packing it all....and hoping to get 40 winks before I have to wake up and get to the airport at 6am.

See you (and meet some of you for the first time)  TONIGHT!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 20, 2005, 04:07 AM
....and hoping to get 40 winks before I have to wake up and get to the airport at 6am.

****, my ass is still at the freakin' office (at 1am) right now, trying to finish some crap off before I bail at the ass crack of dawn too!  :-\

I plan on snoozing most of the trip over though.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CorranHorn on April 20, 2005, 04:43 AM
And how come you're in every single one of those pictures taken at Hooters??

Uh...  'Cause I'm totally cool like that?  Duh.  ::)

And yes, please do your best Cousin It impression so we can identify you throughout the evening Dave.  ;)

hey don't go knocking the longhairs! cousin it's got nothing on us!  8)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 20, 2005, 07:23 AM
See you guys tonight, I'm leaving in a few minutes to get to the airport.  Hopefully alll of our trips go smoothly.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 20, 2005, 07:27 AM
Yeah, safe traveling everyone!

I'm outta here in 2 hours, but I'm still at the office pulling an all-nighter as of right now.  Gonna be a little groggy at Hooters, methinks...  :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 20, 2005, 08:18 AM
See you all in Indy, gang!

Star Wars or Bust! ;D

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 20, 2005, 09:02 AM
I'm at Helen's now... leaving for the airport in an hour...
I told her you guys would be on your best behaviour, and any single guys wouldn't be scared to talk to a really cute SW chick.  Maybe even get her a drink or two? hehehe
11 more hours...

Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: BigDumbWookiee on April 20, 2005, 12:09 PM
Well, I finished packing. Well, started and finished about 20 minutes ago. I wont be leaving for a few more hours though
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Ryan on April 20, 2005, 12:25 PM
Well I leave for the airport in  hours. I'm so excited!!!! I'lll see you all there! :) ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on April 20, 2005, 12:36 PM
I'm off in about 45 minutes or so myself, then a 2 hour wait at the airport, and I should be in Indy around 4:45 local time. Have fun everyone, and hope to see you there!!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 20, 2005, 03:20 PM
Hopefully departing in a few hours. See ya'll there!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 20, 2005, 11:45 PM
I'm flying in late thursday night.   :(
See my post in the Where are you staying thread.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 21, 2005, 04:42 PM
Kevin, accidently misplaced your number...contact me this evening if you want to do something. The number is (864) 494-1996
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Boba Binks on April 22, 2005, 12:09 AM
Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I have posted on these forums. I just wanted to say that today it was a pleasure to finally meet Mr. Berry, JediMac, Holographic Elvis, Morbug (spelling), and others. Finally I can put a face to names. See you around C3.

PS. Go to Hall C and Check out my Empeor on his Thorne and 4-foot Death Star.

Have Fun and always be nice to each other.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: MetalJedi on April 22, 2005, 07:39 AM
Hello everyone. It has been awhile since I have posted on these forums. I just wanted to say that today it was a pleasure to finally meet Mr. Berry, JediMac, Holographic Elvis, Morbug (spelling), and others. Finally I can put a face to names. See you around C3.

PS. Go to Hall C and Check out my Empeor on his Thorne and 4-foot Death Star.

Have Fun and always be nice to each other.

Well since I couldnt go I was able to just look at pictures. Both of those are outstanding!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 23, 2005, 03:04 AM
Thought one of us needed to check in and let everyone know that we're all still alive! Can't even begin to explain how miserable some of the lines have been, but the Star Wars Specatular video we were able to see today basically made it all worthwhile. I'm sure there will be plenty of in-depth reports once everyone gets back home.

Everyone's getting to meet a bunch of people that we've talked to online for years in some cases, so that alone has made it worthwhile to me. It's been great to put faces to so many names.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 23, 2005, 10:29 AM
Plenty of good stuff that is for sure.  However, there was yet another fiasco with the exclusive figure and C3 merchandise.  They just sell out really quickly and the wait is about 4 hours to get your figure or anything else in the store.  Was really surprised that stuff other than the figure sold out which is very disappointing especially when you wait out in rain for 2 hours just to get inside.  But that's reality.

That was the negative.  The positive is that there was tons of stuff to look at and meet other Star Wars fans.  Meeting people from the boards was fantastic!  Oh, and I love getting the autographs and seeing some people that portrayed some memorable characters.  There are some fantastic costumes that people wear.  Especially some slave Leia girls :) 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 23, 2005, 11:47 AM
These lines truely do suck. Never been so cold and wet in all my life!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 23, 2005, 05:13 PM
I can't imagine what it was like out there on Saturday waiting in that line.  Friday was bad enough getting soaked but it was not 35 degrees and windy.  Ouch.  Crazy because last weekend it was near or above 80 and sunny.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on April 24, 2005, 12:35 AM
Didn't have too many long waits in line until the Lucas presentation, holy crap, only had a long sleeve shirt, freezing cold rain at 4:30 in the AM.

I feel like crap, but having a blast.  Everyone is in the room, kinda drunk right now putting all the vintage figures in obscene positions.  Me...I just want to go to bed.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Vator on April 24, 2005, 09:21 AM
Too many people! It's a shame I was never able to get in contact with Kevin though, that could have made the trip a lot funner.

Regardless, this has been quite pysically draining, eh? I think I'm just going to go to the dealers room and then leave today...rather tired.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Shannon (Princess) on April 24, 2005, 11:36 PM
We also got snow!  That is just wrong, very, very wrong...
My throat is killing me, think I'm getting sick because of this weather!
It was nice seeing all of you!  I had fun, maybe a little TOO much fun at times... but only grabbed maybe 3 butts... very low on the butt grabbing... and kissed only on cheeks :)
I sure hope you guys finished the cookies...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 25, 2005, 12:05 AM
CNN says attendance was 30,000 for Celebration 3 (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/22/starwarsconvention.ap/index.html)


Felt like more than that!
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 25, 2005, 08:31 AM
It felt like 60,000. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 25, 2005, 10:45 AM
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I can't imagine what it was like out there on Saturday waiting in that line.  Friday was bad enough getting soaked but it was not 35 degrees and windy.  Ouch.  Crazy because last weekend it was near or above 80 and sunny.

Imagine being one of only four volunteers trying to control that line.  That was my job. I was out there from midnight until 8am when they let you guys in, freezing my ass off....praying to God I didn't get my ass kicked when I had to move the line for the 18th time.

After 50 people begged me, I went in and argued with Gen Con at about 2am to let you guys in the damn doors before we gave 12,000 people pneumonia standing out there. They had already been trying to figure out how to do it, but they didn't have the security to cover a line that big inside....or anywhere to put it outside of the halls. 

They decided people were going to the Hyatt (where it was warm) but the line quickly grew outside of that hotel....and so we had people standing in line outside over there plus people coming back to my line in front of the con every five minutes thinking they were in the Lucas line.  By about 4am I was the only volunteer left on the main side of the building (everyone else had migrated to the Hyatt) but we still had 2000 people or so and it kept growing.

That night was absolute hell....and it's a miracle that we made it through it without a riot.


I was one of the biggest complainers about how terrible C2 was organized, and I'm really going to be curious to see what you guys (and others) say about C3.  It felt like it was done better to me, but I think that's because I'm biased after I put in a few hours helping out.   Those guys were trying as hard as they could, but without the 501st.....I don't think it would have been possible.

We outnumbered their staff by 5 to 1 it seemed almost everywhere we went.  I hope someone out there (Gen Con, attendees or otherwise) will keep that in mind the next time they staff one of these things. They need more than Trooper and Jedi volunteers to run a convention of 30,000 folks.  ;D

Breakfast time.  TTYL
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 25, 2005, 11:46 AM
The only thing I had a problem with was the C3 store itself.  That's all.  I thought after the Jorg Sacul fiasco that they would have all the kinks ironed out three years later.  I just assumed they would made enough C3 figures to compensate for Ebayers, the crowd, etc.  I was told they only had a few people at the registers.  What the hell is that about?  Over 30,000 people are coming who all want at least one figure and they only brought a handful of people to man registers.  LOL!  Sorry, but what idiot was in charge of that outfit?  Not only that but they sold out of almost all of the merchandise like shirts, etc by noon on Friday????  What???  Poor managing there to say the very least. 

Everything else I was fine with.  The autographs went much better this time as well.  Lots of fun stuff to see and do and hear.  I had a good time overall.  You can't really do much about the weather.  Usually it is not THAT cold around here at the end of April.  End of March yes, but not April.  Like I said it was sunny and over 80 degree last weekend. 

Volunteers were fine with me.  There was one guy having trouble communicating at the Lucasfilm Archives line.  I guess there was some area there where people could not stand because of a fire code.  He kind of annoyed everyone but that was to be expected by the end of a long day.  Everyone was getting a tad tired and testy. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CloneF13Y35 on April 25, 2005, 11:36 PM
I   stood inline friday morning for about anhour to get in and pick up my 3 day passes, THEN I stood in line outside in the cold and rain for about two hours until doors opeend at 10 am >:(

BUT once I got in, manywas it a blast. I as part of a large group from the Yahoo group 'The Star Wars Fan Club' and we had a blast all weekend long. We got up at 4am sat morning hoping that would be enough for the GL sessions but once that was nixed went to the fan club line for the store.
So counting for getting in line at 6am, we got into the store at 9am and I was finished by 10am and it took less than 10 minutes to get my stuff.  ;D
got the vaders, program book and two t-shirts.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Kenobi on April 26, 2005, 12:13 PM
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I can't imagine what it was like out there on Saturday waiting in that line.  Friday was bad enough getting soaked but it was not 35 degrees and windy.  Ouch.  Crazy because last weekend it was near or above 80 and sunny.

Imagine being one of only four volunteers trying to control that line.  That was my job. I was out there from midnight until 8am when they let you guys in, freezing my ass off....praying to God I didn't get my ass kicked when I had to move the line for the 18th time.

After 50 people begged me, I went in and argued with Gen Con at about 2am to let you guys in the damn doors before we gave 12,000 people pneumonia standing out there. They had already been trying to figure out how to do it, but they didn't have the security to cover a line that big inside....or anywhere to put it outside of the halls. 

They decided people were going to the Hyatt (where it was warm) but the line quickly grew outside of that hotel....and so we had people standing in line outside over there plus people coming back to my line in front of the con every five minutes thinking they were in the Lucas line.  By about 4am I was the only volunteer left on the main side of the building (everyone else had migrated to the Hyatt) but we still had 2000 people or so and it kept growing.

That night was absolute hell....and it's a miracle that we made it through it without a riot.


I was one of the biggest complainers about how terrible C2 was organized, and I'm really going to be curious to see what you guys (and others) say about C3.  It felt like it was done better to me, but I think that's because I'm biased after I put in a few hours helping out.   Those guys were trying as hard as they could, but without the 501st.....I don't think it would have been possible.

We outnumbered their staff by 5 to 1 it seemed almost everywhere we went.  I hope someone out there (Gen Con, attendees or otherwise) will keep that in mind the next time they staff one of these things. They need more than Trooper and Jedi volunteers to run a convention of 30,000 folks.  ;D

Breakfast time.  TTYL

As one of those first in line (about 2-300 people) I thank you and the other voulnatters trying to do something about us being let in early.  We were actually let in to the convention hall around 4 am or so, I guess to make up more room for those who were still standing outside.  There was one Biker Scout in line near me who they used a few times to help out controling the lines at the Hyatt since people were walking in from the parking garage and getting in line up front.  Once we were in the building we feel asleep only to be awaken by people either cussing us, the people in the building, or the voulteers and staff out, not sure which it was.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 26, 2005, 03:04 PM
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The only thing I had a problem with was the C3 store itself.  That's all.  I thought after the Jorg Sacul fiasco that they would have all the kinks ironed out three years later.  I just assumed they would made enough C3 figures to compensate for Ebayers, the crowd, etc.  I was told they only had a few people at the registers.  What the hell is that about?  Over 30,000 people are coming who all want at least one figure and they only brought a handful of people to man registers.  LOL!  Sorry, but what idiot was in charge of that outfit?  Not only that but they sold out of almost all of the merchandise like shirts, etc by noon on Friday?  What???  Poor managing there to say the very least

If you went to C2, the store was in one huge row along the back wall and had lines feeding into it.  At C3, it was a big square, with about 8 registers on each side of it, and all the merch in the middle of the square.  Runners would grab what you ordered and bring it up to the cashier.

They may have been a little light on volunteers, but other than that...I'm not sure what they could have done better.  I personally think it took a long time because people didn't know what they wanted until they got up to the register and looked at stuff.  Hell, I had worked in the store, but when I finally shopped there on Sunday, it took me about 10 minutes to get my stuff and get out because I asked them to SEE the jacket, then SEE the t-shirt, etc, etc.

Had they had merch (and prices) prominently displayed in an area that the line passed.....I think they would have moved it along faster.






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As one of those first in line (about 2-300 people) I thank you and the other voulnatters trying to do something about us being let in early.  We were actually let in to the convention hall around 4 am or so, I guess to make up more room for those who were still standing outside.  There was one Biker Scout in line near me who they used a few times to help out controling the lines at the Hyatt since people were walking in from the parking garage and getting in line up front.  Once we were in the building we feel asleep only to be awaken by people either cussing us, the people in the building, or the voulteers and staff out, not sure which it was.

But of course.  There was another 501st guy out there as well as two Gen Con people that were managing the other two blocks of the line, and they were the only reason I could run in to bug the management about moving the line inside.  The funniest thing about that whole thing is that they put it at the Hyatt (with no security) but couldn't put it into the con itself.  Go figure.   ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Darth Broem on April 26, 2005, 03:25 PM
Apparently they needed the store to have more staff and merchandise, but maybe there were just too many people no matter what kind of staff they had. 

Maybe next time they can just give the figure away at the door or something like that.  Include the price in the ticket.  I don't know either way that part of the convention blew major.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jeff on April 26, 2005, 03:26 PM
Had they had merch (and prices) prominently displayed in an area that the line passed.....I think they would have moved it along faster.

I saw display cases in the "non-volunteer" lines.  Big case with everything in it with prices and such.  I walked by it at least 2 times in line, but it STILL didn't help.   >:(

I do agree that the longest time was spent waiting for people to make up their damn minds.  The line would burst into cheers when someone finally paid after taking up 20 minutes deciding.  :P

Plus, it would have went much faster with more registers and more runners to get product to the buyers.  And it would have gone even FASTER if one of the sides of the square was a CASH-only, FIGURE-only line.  It sucked that you still had to stand in the big giant line to get to the front before you could hit the speed lane for CASH/FIGURE-only.

Jeff
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on April 26, 2005, 03:43 PM
CNN says attendance was 30,000 for Celebration 3 (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/22/starwarsconvention.ap/index.html)


Felt like more than that!

Yeah, that's the same number Mary Franklin gave us on Sunday afternoon as the convention was closing.  I said no way, but she specified that it meant 30,000 unique attendees throughout the 4 days, and not a total for all 4 days combined.  I still think that sounds pretty low though...
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on April 26, 2005, 03:53 PM
I didn't like the lines much either, but I probably have the least to complain about :-X
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: DSJ™ on April 26, 2005, 04:03 PM
What lines, I don't remember any lines!  ::)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CorranHorn on April 27, 2005, 04:37 AM
CNN says attendance was 30,000 for Celebration 3 (http://www.cnn.com/2005/SHOWBIZ/Movies/04/22/starwarsconvention.ap/index.html)


Felt like more than that!

Yeah, that's the same number Mary Franklin gave us on Sunday afternoon as the convention was closing.  I said no way, but she specified that it meant 30,000 unique attendees throughout the 4 days, and not a total for all 4 days combined.  I still think that sounds pretty low though...

I had heard the number was closer to 60,000 for Saturday and they actually had to stop selling passes into Saturday because they had reached the fire code limit for the con center.

I also think the biggest problem with the lines at the C3 store was that there was just one line for everything. What kind of idiocy was that, knowing that the figure would be the hottest commodity they should have made a Figure only line and then split the rest of the lines up into sections for the various registers. I got into a line on sunday morning for vip's & associates and I was about the 30th person in line. it took 2 hours before I was taken and in the meantime the two items I wanted got sold out in front of my eyes!!! most people in the line wanted the damn vader figure, so there should have been a dedicated line just for that. And man talk about poor staffing, I saw 7 registers and only 2 were manned even though there were like 10 people running around the registers, including some putz shilling the products that weren't selling. Even then, it didn't seem like anyone knew how to run the registers, let alone do simple math. That was a true cluster**** for sure.

And speaking of volunteers, was I the only one who rarely saw actual event staff? Outside of our liasion for the FFURG booth, I only saw one person who could be signified as an event staff member walking the convention and that was at the store! The volunteers were just that, volunteers and while many of them did a great job, they just weren't able to answer many of the questions I heard posed to them. That is more a detriment to the planning by GenCon than anything negative about the volunteers.

Anyways enough griping, I had overall a great time at the show. The FFURG booth was swamped each and every day  and it was extremely difficult to find time to actually do anything at the show. We were average half a dozen or so people every moment at the booth wanting to make a custom or listen in on a presentation or just check out the cool toys. To say we were overwhelmed would be an understatement, but we made a lot of new friends at the show and passed on our love for our hobby.

I wish I had been able to hook up with many of you guys during the show, though I'm glad Matt brought many of the JD crew over to the booth to say hi. Also a big thanks to Dave for donating the fodder, it definitely came in handy during the 4 days and it was great to meet you after all these years.

Those things I did see at the show were great, like the 10 min musical trailer, the unproduced toys seminar, the hot chicks in Slave Leia and Padme outfits and of course getting in on the 2nd Lucas session. Who knew there would be leftover seats for the 2nd and 3rd shows :P

All in all a great time, that I'll always treasure. I'll have pics and whatnot to post in the appropiate threads later in the week, with I'm sure more fond memories. Can't wait for C4!  :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: bobafett14 on April 27, 2005, 01:03 PM
No, I noticed that too.  I think there was about 5 people that officially ran the show and actually got paid in real money for this weekend (and right now they're in a meeting deciding which Island to buy with thier loot), 15,000 other people working the show were volunteers and got paid with an autograph and T-shirt. ;^)

I'm jealous, wish I would have thought of that years ago.

...and people complain about sweat shop labor overseas, heh, there was a whole convention full this weekend right in Indy.



Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 27, 2005, 01:58 PM
and of course getting in on the 2nd Lucas session. Who knew there would be leftover seats for the 2nd and 3rd shows :P

You were at that showing too? Where were you seated?

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on April 27, 2005, 02:23 PM
Also a big thanks to Dave for donating the fodder, it definitely came in handy during the 4 days and it was great to meet you after all these years.

Glad you guys were able to put that stuff to good use, because I haven't had a chance to work with any of that stuff in a long time, and it will probably be a long time before I get a chance to do amymore work any time soon.

And it was great to meet you as well Jason, since I've probably "known" (at least as far as online knowing goes) you and JesseJames longer than anyone else, from popping up in the FFURG chatroom from time to time. And I know that I missed out on meeting dozens of other people that were there as well from this forum, and I wish I had a chance to meet the rest of you. I missed quite a few people at the Wednesday night Hooters gathering by a few minutes, wish I had gotten there a little earlier.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on April 27, 2005, 11:56 PM
Have yinz guys noticed something about a handful (really only a small number but I've seen it some here and there now, but not here at JD.com) of folks who seem to feel some odd need to gloat that they DIDN'T go to Celebration 3?  Like they're in the C3 threads or conversations at various places and they just want to point out how they're glad they didn't do the con. 

Now, stick with me on this if you can...  You've maybe not ALL seen this or heard it, but I'm curious about this issue I've seen come up that I don't recall for C1 and C2...

I've seen a couple people touch on this subject, and their swelling pride at not having gone to Celebration 3...  Often citing "Well if I wanted to spend tons of $ to wait in line then I'd have had fun then I'd have gone, but that's dumb..." or whatever other petty argument can be made.

I'm not saying that if you didn't want to go, you didn't want to go.  Cons aren't for everyone, but the whole thing seemed like fun to me even if it was pricey and there were lines.  My hotel room came to just under $700, but it was worth it to me...  I had a nice $120 dinner for two one night, some other good dining other nights, I had a lot of friendly meetings (in line and out roaming the halls), and I got to do the majority of what I wanted to.  Really my Friday at C3 was so great that I think it was worth the price I paid alone!  ;D  And I burned a lotta cash at this thing, haha!

But I'm confused why people feel this NEED to let it be known that they "are proud they didn't go" to the con...  That it's a waste of money and such.  It's as if they're really bitter about not being ABLE to go rather than having CHOSEN not to go, know what I mean? 

Maybe I'm reading into these people's posts, but to me I don't understand why they'd be participating in Celebration 3 topics/discussions to only gloat that they didn't spend the $ that other people did to even go to it.  They weren't there.  To me, the only reason NOT to want to go to C3 is if you don't have that many friends in the hobby to encourage your participation in the event...  If you're there alone that'd be a bit more boring...  I was roaming by myself a lot and it was always better with a friend when waiting in line, and so I looked for buds or made new friends with other people in line then.

Myself, I know I met guys from where I work (both sites) while I was there, I got to make some nice contact with people and groups at the con that I wanted to meet, I got to peruse the halls a lot and saw everything I wanted to (save for Lucas, since I figured it wasn't worth the effort) while still having a blast every day.  Hell I was even wore out to the point I was sick one day and still had fun.

To me there's very little way that couldn't have been fun, even if there were some negatives...  Long lines suck, but when you get to see LFL models/props in person I think it's worth it.  The C3 Store was not run too well, but it was still nice to get some cool stuff from it...  I saw a lotta great friends, great items/exhibits and stuff, and in general I had a fantastic time.  $$$ well spent with lines and everything.

I didn't make C1 and C2, and I'd never sit here and say I DIDN'T want to be there, ever.  I was bummed each time that I had bigger fish to fry at home.  I still wanted to go though, even with the costs and negatives of lines and such.  To me this whole "Yeah, well you were a bit foolish to spend your $$$ to wait in line" stuff is just sour grapes, and sad to see out of assumed Star Wars fans.  Whatcha gonna do though, ya know?   :-\  I dunno, just something I was thinking about recently because it popped up again when I was at class today...  very odd.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jokabofe on April 28, 2005, 12:18 AM
I hear ya Jesse. I spent a ton of cash (way more than I had planned, and/or wanted to spend, to be honest) and I wouldn't go to another one of these Celebrations if they have any more after the way things were run with this one, but I missed out on C1 and C2, and just had to attend this time. I'm not saying I wish I hadn't gone, because I did have fun, and it was great to get out and meet all the people that I hang with online and all, but it did kinda leave a bitter taste in my mouth. But I sure as hell wanted to go to C1 and C2 as well, and would never have said anything stupid about being happy that I didn't go.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: CorranHorn on April 28, 2005, 01:46 AM
and of course getting in on the 2nd Lucas session. Who knew there would be leftover seats for the 2nd and 3rd shows :P

You were at that showing too? Where were you seated?

Kevin

I was to the right of the stage, 3 rows back of the "VIP" section which never got filled up, right in front of the big screen. Got to chatting with a cute girl from suburban Chicago, though as usual that didn't go far. Even Star Wars chicks don't wanna talk to me, what the **** is up with that??!?!?!?!

Ok anyways... Dave, I wish I had gotten to hang more with you, we kinda got seperated on Thursday and I kept forgetting to ask Jesse where you were at the rest of the weekend. Well for C4, we can do better!

Jesse: screw those people, only those of us who actually went to C3 can express our bitterness at the show! :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on April 28, 2005, 03:00 PM
I wouldn't have known where Dave was anyway.  I saw him like twice.   :-\  I swear, if there was one thing that bummed me more than not seeing Lucas (my only real regret about the con), it was not seeing people more...  I didn't get to hang with my FFURG bro's because me and my gf were both feeling a nasty headache Saturday evening, and then I only saw the JD guys really that one evening for a short time (Friday) after I was out at dinner...  That and Hooters Wednesday but that was brief too.

I'd have liked to see my friends even more.  Everything was too fast, and if I'm at a C4 I'm vowing to be better organized as far as how I coordinate time with friends and all that.  I'm just hoping I can afford the assumed C4. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JoshEEE on April 28, 2005, 03:54 PM
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Have yinz guys noticed something about a handful (really only a small number but I've seen it some here and there now, but not here at JD.com) of folks who seem to feel some odd need to gloat that they DIDN'T go to Celebration 3?  Like they're in the C3 threads or conversations at various places and they just want to point out how they're glad they didn't do the con. 

I wonder if these are the same sort of people that feel the need to populate websites like Fark.com, and when someone posts a picture of some celebrity or supermodel they proclaim "Yech, I wouldn't touch her with a 10 foot pole".

Like it would ever be an option for them.


The fact is that these people didn't go because they couldn't afford the trip, the time off work, or both.  Plain and simple.   It's not like they had some premonition that it was going to be screwed up and cancelled their flight. 

They didn't go for a reason, and it had nothing to do with the prospect of lines. Lines are easy to deal with.

When they hear about problems some people are complaining about, it's easy to say they're glad they didn't go.  Hindsight is 20/20.  My guess is, they're trying to "stick it to" those of us that went in whatever small way they can.   Like "Ha Ha, you stood in line while I was home on my couch".   Well, guess what.....I had FUN in the line!  ;D

I dealt with all the things people are griping about without much regard.  I had no problems getting most of the exclusives I wanted (I missed out on the Code 3 poster only because I didn't buy it that first day when I was right there and had the chance). 

Overall, It was an excellent trip.

If the people "thanking their lucky stars that they didn't go" use other people's complaints on the internet as an excuse NOT to hit C4, fine......more room for me.  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Jesse James on April 28, 2005, 04:23 PM
Exactly Josh...

It's just odd, I guess, to see all these people that think they're somehow getting one over on everyone who WENT to C3, yet they're obviously reading C3 threads...  Why read a thread about a con you didn't attend and claim you didn't want to, ya know?

I didn't go to SDCC so I rarely read anything about it unless it's "news" about the line...  Otherwise I have nothing to say.  I'd even go so far as to say I'd like to do that too, but I know that's not in the cards being on the East Coast and all.

I just found this influx of people who seem bitter about C3 to be odd...  I didn't like the lines, I won't lie, who wouldn't like to walk right into everything, ya know?  But I don't feel cheated out of all the dough I spent either.  I mean, for every bad thing, there had to have been 10 great things about C3...  At least.  The whole "I didn't have to wait in line and spend money, so haha" mentality escapes me.  People are so damn weird in this hobby sometimes...  I swear, I'm amazed every week something someone says/does. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Famine on April 28, 2005, 05:44 PM
I was second row on the right. Lucky me.

Kevin
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: SilverZ on April 30, 2005, 01:33 AM
And the Celebration keeps on truckin'.

I just noticed my final FU from GenCon, LLC: double charges for my C3 Vaders from Thursday. A $72.00 charge hit, then a duplicate $72.00 charge two minutes later. Now I get to spend time on the phone tomorrow getting the charge reversed.

Unreal.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: jjks on April 30, 2005, 01:48 AM
That sucks dude, and it just made me double check my account again to make sure it wasn't hit twice since we made our purchases so close together.

Luckily Gen-Cons ass screwing was limited to you on this account  ;D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: SilverZ on May 2, 2005, 08:29 PM
Another day rolls by, and no response from Gen Con via email or phone. Guess I bump the issue to Mastercard now. Assclowns.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on November 18, 2005, 04:50 AM
TRUE STORY:

So, a couple days ago I'm getting the munchies, and I dive into the panty, looking for something rather different and potentially interesting for my belly.  I see a ziplock full of Strawberry Pop-Tarts (which we NEVER buy).  I toast one up, and mow it down.  Not great, but not horrible.

Then, I realize, those were the leftover Pop-Tarts from C3!  :o  Yep, indeed.  That's exactly what they were.  Brent's, I believe.  Not sure though.  I just remember doing a final sweep of the room before checkout, and saying "well, we shouldn't waste these Pop-Tarts here".

So 7 months after Indy, C3 lives on...  Pop-Tarts are like Twinkies, right?  They never go bad?!  :-\
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on November 18, 2005, 04:19 PM
Yeah, those were mine.   And no, pop-tarts never go bad.  Those and cockroaches are the only things that will survive a nuclear blast. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on November 20, 2005, 04:15 AM
Yeah, those were mine.   And no, pop-tarts never go bad.  Those and cockroaches are the only things that will survive a nuclear blast. 

I had a feeling they were yours, Brent...  So you're saying the rest are still perfectly fine to eat, eh?  Cool, 'cause there's still 3 left!  8)

You forgot about Twinkies though.  I'm pretty sure they've been proven to survive a nuclear blast as well.
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 22, 2005, 04:51 PM
Matt eating Brent's Pop Tarts?  I guess that's a fair trade after Brent helped himself to your Guinness a couple times.  :-*
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JediMAC on November 22, 2005, 05:25 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: JesseVader08 on November 22, 2005, 05:27 PM
 :P

And I mean that literally.   :D
Title: Re: Star Wars Celebration 3
Post by: Morgbug on November 23, 2005, 04:16 PM
I didn't really drink any :-[  So the helping yourself allusion is a little inaccurate :P