Celebration 5 in 2010

Discussion in 'Shows & Conventions' started by darthskellington, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    I have a few questions for someone that's been to a Celebration before.

    1. How long are the lines to get in to the convention? Should I be there early? I pre-ordered my tickets so can I just walk right in?

    2. How long are the actors lines? I know I'll have to wait 4-5 hours for Carrie or Mark but what about the small part actors?

    3.How many people can you usually get in a day? Is it likely I'll be able to get everyone in 3 days or not?
     
  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Hey- I am running out the door to work, but I will reply tomorrow.
     
  3. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    George Lucas is going to be there!!!!:eek: Think he'll sign any autographs?
     
  4. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Your big name signers will take up time. If they are someone who is easy to obtain at other cons (for example, Peter Mayhew signs very often)...it might be better to skip them and focus on people you won't be able to meet elsewhere. Depending on time of day, you could snag 10 or more sigs an hour. I like to try and carry on a small conversation with the actors as long as there is no one else waiting, and snap a photo with them...so that takes more time. Maybe 5-6 per hour.

    I recommend you pick out what photos you want signed in advance that way you can buy them all quickly. Official Pix will post the photos online to view well before the event. I also recommend not doing photos if you are getting many sigs. If you are after 15-20 or more sigs....now is the perfect opportunity to start a poster....be it a movie poster, Celebration poster, or other print. You'll probably save $100 or more if you use a poster. At the time of C3, I had numerous photos and cards signed through the mail...and did not wish to change direction with my collection (and rebuy signatures I'd already had for free through the mail). However, at SW Fan Days last year, I started a Clone Wars Cartoon Series poster, and got 10 signatures on it in one day. I hope to add more to it at C5.
     
  5. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Thanks darthskellington!
     
  6. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    2 new guests today!

    Ray Park
    Nick Gillard
     
  7. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    New guests announced today!!

    Amy Allen
    Caroline Blakiston - last US appearence
    Julian Glover
    Frank Henson
    Ian Liston
    Jake Lloyd
    Daniel Logan
    Jack McKenzie
    Chris Muncke
    Chris Parsons
    Toby Philpott
    George Rubicek
    Matthew Wood

    All will be there all 4 days and will be $20 each.
     
  8. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Sweet! I've been needing Chris Parson's sig for years. I have a Bossk/4-LOM photo already signed by Alan Harris.
     
  9. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    So far, there are only a handful of sigs I need. I might luck out and get off pretty cheap in the autograph hall this time around. I'm sure a bunch more will pop up soon though.
     
  10. Jedi Freezeman

    Jedi Freezeman Infiltrator

    ... Have hotel and flight booked... just need to buy the tickets to CV! Seeing Skel's post to SWFan reminded me of all the waiting in line... oh I hope it is not too bad and if we must wait, may much of it be indoors....
     
  11. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Anthony Daniels announced yesterday. He's charging $50.
     
  12. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    I wonder if they will announce any Clone Wars voice actors in the autograph hall! I got most of them at Star Wars Fan Days back in October, but I am surprised they haven't announced anyone yet.
     
  13. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    I think they were going to announce all the Clone Wars people at one time with a discount if you bought all of them. I think they were planning on 6 or 7. James Arnold Taylor and Tom Kane have both already said they will be there.

    I'm still hoping Warwick Davis, Mike Edmonds and Ahmed Best will be announced.
     
  14. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Great news on the CW voices! I have an 8x10 eith Ahsoka, Anakin and Aayla, which is already signed by Matt Lanter and Ashley Eckstein, so I am wishing that Jennifer Hale is signing.

    Ahmed Best would be cool. :) But only is he was $20-30 and not $50.
     
  15. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    AND I am still holding out hope for Ewan McGregor. Even though it is 99.9% not going to happen, I can still hope until August 12! ;)
     
  16. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Ken Colley and Temuera Morrison added today!
     
  17. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    Two new guests today!

    Mike Edmonds & Robert Watts

    Finally an ewok!
     
  18. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Cool! Warren has met Robert Watts, but I haven't. I did see a panel he was speaking at during CIV, he was so funny!
     
  19. SWfan

    SWfan Infiltrator

    I have a question.

    Can you just meet the signers and get a photo of/with them without buying an autograph? Some of my family will be with me and they would like to meet some of the actors but aren't into autograph collecting.
     
  20. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    When I was at CIII, on Sunday my sister and I went to the autograph hall just to look around. We stood like 10 feet or so from the celebs and were taking pictures and I remember Bodie Taylor waving us over when we were taking his pic and offered to be in the pic with us. (Being Sunday he didn't have anyone in his line.) So I think it would depend on the celeb...in our case, he didn't have anyone in his line to buy an autograph, so we weren't making him lose any sales. :) And he seems like a nice guy anyway. Now, if your family wanted to meet Carrie Fisher or a "bigger" name, I don't think that will happen, they are in a different area and you can't get near them unless you have a wristband for their autograph. (I could be wrong, but I remember seeing Official Pix staff at the end of the lines checking.)
     

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