Star Wars Fan Days, Plano TX

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  1. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

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    October 24-25, 2009. Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 12noon-4pm.

    Plano Center (just north of Dallas) 2000 E Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX

    The following guests have been announced:

    Steve Sansweet - LFL Director of Fan Relations
    Christy Marie - Slave Leia
    Ken Tarleton - Elvis Trooper
    Jeremy Bulloch - Boba Fett
    Phil Eason - Yaddle
    Rusty Goff - Kabe, Jawa
    Jack Klaff - Red 4
    Ray Park - Darth Maul
    Dave Prowse - Darth Vader
    Matt Lanter - Voice of Anakin Skywalker in TCW
    Tom Kane - Voice of Yoda in TCW
    Catherine Taber - Voice of Padme Amidala in TCW



    http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandaysIII.html
     
  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    More names have been anoounced, including:
    Peter Mayhew
    Anthony Forrest
    Don Bies
    Dave Filoni
    Hugh Quarshie
    Nalini Krishan
    Jaime King
    Ernest Cline
    Kyle Newman




    I'm going to be there. Who else is going?
     
  3. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    I'll drive! ;)
     
  4. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Bought tickets tonight...is it October yet?

    Any other spies going??
     
  5. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Booked a room at La Quinta, $39 a night!
     
  6. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    FAN DAYS III SCHEDULE*





    SATURDAY





    08:00am Fan Club Breakfast open for Breakfast ticket holders. A few tickets are still available here.





    09:00am Ticket booths open. Pickup your pre-registered tickets, and purchase tickets. After picking up and/or purchasing you tickets, you are invited to sit in our main auditorium and watch Star Wars Fan films till our exhibit hall and autograph areas open.





    10:30am Exhibit Hall opens to all attendees.





    Autograph Areas:


    10:30am Saga Autograph room, Anthony Daniels, and Hayden Panettiere autograph lines all open to VIP ticket holders, followed by PriorityPass, then General admission if time allows.





    11:00am Clone Wars autograph area open to Clone Wars autograph ticket holders (available for pre-order here, and available at the show in the OfficialPix booth).





    01:00pm Don Bies signing in the OfficialPix booth in the main lobby.





    03:00pm Steve Sansweet signing in the OfficialPix booth in the main lobby.





    Main Auditorium (VIP reserved seating block and general seating):


    09:15am Fan Films.





    01:00pm Ray Park takes the main stage to talk about his film experiences.





    02:00pm Lucasfilm: The Future of STAR WARS presented by Steve Sansweet.





    04:00pm Live Auction with many items benefitting PKD.





    05:00pm Costume Contest presented by JEDIOKC.





    Collector Room (Limited Seating first come-first served):


    12:00pm Stockpiling Star Wars: Inside Gus and Duncan's Comprehensive Guide to Star Wars Collectibles, Gus and Duncan will share their experiences documenting every known Star Wars collectible and recall some of their adventures tracking down memorabilia from all over the globe. Hosted by Duncan Jenkins and Gus Lopez.





    01:00pm Star Wars Plush Toys: From Ewoks to Jawas, vintage to modern, prototypes to un-produced, and Disney Park exclusives to claw machine toys in Japan. Hosted by Andy Loney who will show many varied and interesting areas to explore in the world of plush Star Wars toys.





    03:00pm Un-produced Star Wars Toys, Gus Lopez: This presentation will cover many examples of Star Wars toys that never made it to retail shelves. Whether considered in design drawings, one-of-a-kind mocked-up prototypes, or production-quality samples, the Star Wars toy design process has yielded many interesting discarded, yet extremely rare, toy concepts.





    04:00pm STAR WARS Trivia Contest hosted by the Austin Fan Force.





    06:00pm Show closed for day.








    *Schedule subject to change. Check here before the event, and at the event for any last minute changes.








    SUNDAY





    10:00am Ticket booths open. Pickup your pre-registered tickets, and purchase tickets. After picking up and/or purchasing you tickets, you are invited to sit in our main auditorium and watch Star Wars Fan films till the exhibit hall and autograph areas open at 11:00am.





    11:00am Exhibit Hall opens to all attendees.





    Autograph Areas:


    11:30am Saga Autograph room autograph lines all open to VIP ticket holders, followed by PriorityPass, then General admission if time allows.





    11:30am Clone Wars autograph area open to Clone Wars autograph ticket holders (available for pre-order here, and available at the show in the OfficialPix booth).





    01:00pm Don Bies signing in the OfficialPix booth in the main lobby.





    03:00pm Steve Sansweet signing in the OfficialPix booth in the main lobby.





    Main Auditorium (VIP reserved seating block and general seating):


    10:00am Fan Films.





    12:00pm Steve Sansweet & Anne Neumann discuss their new book 1000 Star Wars Collectibles.





    02:00pm Clone Wars Voice Actors.





    Collector Room (Limited Seating first come-first served):


    01:00pm Star Wars Poster Collecting, hosted by Duncan Jenkins: For many, their first experience with a movie is seeing the theatrical poster. Star Wars has always translated well into poster art. This presentation will feature iconic, rare, and sometime unusual poster images used to promote Star Wars around the world.





    03:00pm Star Wars Tattoos hosted by Shane Turgeon.





    05:00pm Show closed. Thanks for attending!!





    *Schedule subject to change. Check here before the event, and at the event for any last minute changes.


    http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandaysIII-schedule.html
     
  7. IG-PPO

    IG-PPO Sith Hamsters Handler

    Still thinking about going. Had fun last year. The Ralph McQuarrie exhibit is a good incentive. :)
     
  8. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    I hope you can make it! I have never been to this event, but Warren said it was good. I hope I can get a seat for the SW plush talk.
     
  9. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Darth Skellington and I are off to Dallas for Star Wars in Concert and Fan Days! We'll post pics when we get back. See you guys later!
     
  10. LTalvloinne

    LTalvloinne Imperial ShadowGuard

    This is the Report from TR-4126.

    Members of both Star Garrison and Bast Alpha. Headed up a mission that started back in March of this year. The project was to be Held at Fan Days 3 which is in October. So the Great Idea was placed on what type of Fundraiser. Like the explosion from the Death Star the Idea of A Pink Royal Guard was thought of for Breast Cancer Awareness by Sovereign Protector's XO Stephen Davenport - Lucious Talvloinne TR-4126. The theme was set as in Royal Guard to help stand Guard against this Cancer. I then contacted, Walt Crowley - Phenix TD-5491 to have 3 figures made of the Pink Royal Guard that would be auctioned off. Two of which have been auctioned off and both went for $300 each.

    The two mad men behind this project.

    TD-5491 and TR-4126
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    Members from several other Garrisons showed up also to help in the bake sale. This sale was done as a thank you for giving donations to the cause. Over $900 was raised in the bake/ donation alone.

    The final total of the fundraiser at this event came to $1510.

    Here is Squad PINK AWARENESS. We are at 16 members in this Squad. Who do I need to submit my application ;)

    <Not to be viewed for the Faint Pink of Hearted (DEMON)>

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    In Reference to the humour of EU guards in the last Podcast 48 I bring you these photos

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    We always get our princess

    Here are the two new EU Royal Guards
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    Video of the auction to follow.

    TR-4126 OUT.
     
  11. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

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    Can you spot me in this photo?

    Here's a hint...Ahsoka and Anakin saved my son in The Clone Wars movie. ;)
     
  12. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

    Star Wars Fan Days: The Force was with ‘em at the Plano Centre

    Star Wars Fan Days: The Force was with ‘em at the Plano Centre
    By Shannon Sutlief


    Some might expect a two-day Star Wars convention to be full of guys resembling The Simpsons' Comic Book Guy. And they'd be partly right. But here's something the stereotypes don't include: There are also buxom beauties dressed in Princess Leia's slave costume from Return of the Jedi -- working for the dark side of the Force -- and vamped-up female Imperial officers and troopers. That's right; hot geek gals.

    People-watching is frequently the best part of any convention, and opening day of Star Wars Fan Days fulfilled my voyeuristic intentions. A furry and fully armed Chewbacca removed his mask and gloves in order to check his phone while waiting for the costume content to start. Young Anakin Skywalkers compared costumes, light saber skills, and rat trails. A Stormtrooper was followed by his wife and kids, who were donning Jawa gear complete with orange glowing eyes. They probably had their photos taken as often as some of the celebrities, another key part of any convention.

    While there was no geeking out on George Lucas or Mark Hamill, fans could meet Anthony Forrest, the Stormtrooper who said, "These aren't the droids we're looking for" in A New Hope. The men behind the masks of Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and Chewbacca, as well as some other stars of Star Wars, signed autographs and posed for photos with fans in the Plano Centre's side rooms.

    Anthony "C-3PO" Daniels, fresh from Friday night's Star Wars: In Concert at Cowboys Stadium, was scheduled to begin his autograph session at 10:30 Saturday morning in the exhibit hall. At 4 p.m., he was still smiling and signing. (Daniels was at Fan Days on Saturday only, but the other guests also returned Sunday for more autograph sessions.)

    The exhibit hall included booth after booth of Star Wars and sci-fi memorabilia. There were action figures (some boxed and in mint condition; others thrown in bins for the scrounging), T-shirts, costumes and weapons, steampunk jewelry, and original film and book art, including an early sketch of Han Solo looking more like Conan the Barbarian than a half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder. The hall also housed Artist Alley where the comic book-making guys and gals signed their works, sketched, and chatted with fans.

    In the convention center’s smaller rooms, builders showed off their replicas (including a moving, beeping R2-D2) and local members of the 501st Legion costuming organization raised funds for breast cancer awareness (some of the Stormtroopers and officers perked up their Death Star drab uniforms with hot pink). Across the hall, there were trivia and costume contests and talks on collecting toys, posters, and even Star Wars-themed tattoos.

    Sure Star Wars Fan Days was no Comic Con, but it was a good chance to let your fanboy flag fly, shrug off the stereotypes, or find the figure or model to complete a collection

    A few pics:

    http://www.pegasusnews.com/photos/galleries/2009/oct/25/star-wars-fan-days-plano-centre-october-24/
     
  13. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

  14. wookiee_cookiee

    wookiee_cookiee Moderator Staff Member

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