Megacon: Southeast's Gretest Toy Event

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  1. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    Megacon: Southeast's Greatest Toy Event

    HELLO GUYS,
    ON FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, SOUTHEAST'S LARGEST COMIC BOOK, GAMING, SCI-FI/FANTASY, ANIME, MULTIMEDIA AND TOY EVENT TOOK PLACE HERE IN THE SUNSHINE STATE OF FLORIDA.

    THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER IN ORLANDO, A STATE OF THE ART CONVENTION CENTER OFFERING 1.1 MILLION SQUARE FEET OF CONTIGUOUS EXHIBITION SPACE AND CENTRALLY LOCATED TO ALL THE AREA ATTRACTIONS, WAS THE PLACE CHOSEN FOR THIS YEAR'S FANTASTIC EVENT.

    "MEGACON," AS THIS YEARLY CELEBRATION IS BEST KNOWN, LASTED THREE DAYS AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE OF US WHO WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO ATTEND AND REALLY APPRECIATE STAR WARS AND ALL ITS CHARACTERS.

    THE EVENT FEATURED HUNDREDS OF GUESTS, AUTOGRAPHS AND SIGNINGS, THE INDUSTRY'S TOP PUBLISHERS AND DEALERS, CUTTING EDGE SCIENCE FICTION PROGRAMMING, PANEL DISCUSSIONS AND PRESENTATIONS FROM OUR FAVORITE PERSONALITIES.

    THE ARTIST SECTION (HALL C) WAS THE PLACE TO BE AT TO MEET SOME OF STAR WARS WELL KNOWN ACTORS, ASK THE STARS OF THE FIRST TRILOGY ANYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW AND OBTAIN THEIR SIGNATURES AS WELL.

    PETER MAYHEW, THE 7' 3" TALL BRITISH ACTOR BETTER KNOWN AS CHEWBACCA WHO NOW HAS MARRIED AND HAS MOVED TO THE U. S WAS THERE STANDING ABOVE THE CROWD AROUND HIM.

    PHIL BROWN THE TALENTED SENIOR ACTOR WHO PORTRAYED LUKE SKYWALKER'S "UNCLE OWEN" WAS ANOTHER STELLAR GUEST.

    RICHARD LEPARMENTIER (ADMIRAL MOTTI), LONG REMEMBERED AS THE ONE IMPERIAL OFFICER WITH ENOUGH COURAGE TO STAND UP TO VADER WHO GOT THE LIFE ALMOST CHOKED OF HIM, WAS THERE AS WELL. A VERY CHARISMATIC PERSON BY THE WAY.

    THE INCREDIBLY FRIENDLY WILLIAM HOOTKINS, THE ACTOR WHO PLAYED THE ROLL OF THE OBESE RED 6'S PILOT JEK PORKINS AND MIKE EDMONDS THE LITTLE GUY PLAYING THE ROLLS OF AN UGNAUGHT FOR ESB AND LOGRAY THE EWOK FOR ROJ WERE ALSO A MAIN ATTRACTION TO THE SHOW.

    DAVID PROWSE, THE ACTOR BEHIND DARTH VADER'S MASK WHO HAD BEEN ANNOUNCED AS PART OF THE GUESTS LIST UNFORTUNATELY WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE EVENT DUE TO HOSPITALIZATION.

    THE HIGH SPIRIT AND FRIENDLY INTERACTION OF SUCH PERSONALITIES TOWARDS THE PEOPLE APPROACHING THEM MADE THE STAY A VERY PLEASANT AND DELIGHTFUL ONE.

    BESIDES THE FACT OF BEING SO OVERWHELMED BY HAVING SUCH PERSONALITIES AT THE EVENT ALSO THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF STAR WARS TOYS FROM THE VERY EARLY VINTAGE LINE AS WELL AS EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVES, FAN MADE ITEMS, CUSTOMS, RARE ITEMS, NEWEST POTJ FIGURES, POSTERS AND ANYTHING ELSE IMAGINABLE DEALING WITH OUR FAVORITE HOBBY.

    ALL FOR ALL THE EVENT WAS A GRATIFYING EXPERIENCE WHERE MANY OF US WALKED AWAY HOLDING A PRECIOUS AUTOGRAPH, A RARE ITEM OR THAT SO HARD TO FIND FIGURE, BUT BEST OF ALL WE ALL WALKED AWAY WITH THE FANTASTIC FEELING OF HAVING ENTERED A WORLD FILLED WITH OUR GREATEST HEROES AND MOST BELOVED TOYS.

    FOR THOSE OF YOU INTERESTED IN NEXT YEAR'S EVENT, IT WILL TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 22ND THROUGH THE 24TH AT THE ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

    THERE WILL BE OVER 300 SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDING THE BEAUTIFUL ACTRESS AND MODEL MICHONNE BOURRIAGE WHO PORTRAYED AURRA SING, KENNY BAKER/ R2-D2 AND DAVID PROWSE/ DARTH VADER.
    YOU CAN KEEP YOURSELVES UPDATED AS THE EVENT APPROACHES BY VISITING WWW.MEGACONVENTION.COM.

    NOW, I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW YOU SOME PICTURES OF MY BUDDY TALON, MY WIFE AND I AT THIS YEAR'S MEGACON.

    ENTRANCE TO THE SHOW
     

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  2. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HERE IS ANOTHER PICTURE.
    TO THE LEFT IS RICHARD LEPARMENTIER BETTER KNOWN AS ADMIRAL MOTTI, MYSELF IN THE CENTER AND MY BUDDY TALON TO THE RIGHT.
     

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  3. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HERE IS MY WIFE WITH ACTORS PETER MAYHEW/ CHEWBACCA AND MIKE EDMONDS WHO PORTRAYED AN UGNAUGHT AND LOGRAY THE EWOK
     

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  4. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    MY WIFE AND ACTOR PETER MAYHEW/ CHEWBACCA
     

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  5. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
    MYSELF, ACTOR WILLIAM HOOTKINS/ JEK PORKINS AND MY WIFE.
     

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  6. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HERE ARE A COUPLE OF PICTURES I BOUGHT AT THE SHOW AND HAD SIGNED BY THE ACTORS.
     

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  7. Ishi Tib

    Ishi Tib New Recruit

    HERE ARE A COUPLE OF SIGNED FIGURES. THEY ARE THE SIGNATURES OF PETER MAYHEW AND MIKE EDMONDS: CHEWBACCA MECHANIC AND EWOKS TWO PACK.
     

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  8. vfermi

    vfermi Consultant

    motti.. chewie?

    hmmm......something's fishy :) :D
     

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