What Star Wars Conventions/Events Have You Been To?

Discussion in 'Shows & Conventions' started by Borsk, Apr 22, 2006.

  1. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    Examples would be:
    • Star Wars Weekends
      • Yoda Man
    • Celebration I
    • Celebration II
      • Barada
      • vfermi
    • Celebration III
      • Borsk
      • AmShak
      • wookiee_cookiee
      • Darth Aussie
      • vfermi
      • Alf
      • rogueace2000
      • robbathehutt
      • Cb2K
      • jawajames
      • Darth Boru
      • darthskelington
      • mynock11
      • chris solo
      • sw_freeek
      • Jedi Freezeman
      • JediSearch
      • walking_carpet
      • jjislas
      • manivannanv
      • ChuckCaves
    • Dallas ComicCon
      • AmShak
      • darthskelington
    • Wizard World Texas
      • AmShak
    • Wizard World Chicago
      • Darth Boru
      • JediFreezeman
    • Wizard World Philadelphia
    • Planet ComicCon
      • AmShak
    • AggieCon
      • darthskelington
    • Collectormania
      • Darth Boru
    • Memorabilia
      • Darth Boru
    • FX Con
      • Jedi Joel
    Reply with any that you've attended. If it's a convention or event I haven't already listed, please provide a link to the convention's homepage. Thanks. :)
  2. darthskellington

    darthskellington Dark Lord of the Typos

    Oh..I did go to Aggie Con in 2002 (http://aggiecon.tamu.edu/). It wasn't truly a SW con.....more of a gaming one (RPG & CCG). However, most of the non-comics dealers were selling vintage and modern SW swag. Plus a couple 501st members showed up to pull volunteer duty during the charity auction with Neil Gaiman.

    Not sure if that would qualify or not. :p
  3. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    What I've done so far is add a list of "personal awards" in addition to any arcade awards you might have. So, if you have any arcade awards or personal awards, you'll get a little trophy next to your name. When you click on your name, it will activate the dropdown (which includes all your awards). If you click on one of the personal awards, it will take you to that person's profile page with more detail.

    If anyone has any suggestions for a better way to present this, I'll consider them. I'm trying to avoid adding more stuff to the postbit (the space around the avatar).
  4. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  5. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    Normally I would make fun of Texas A&M and then make fun of you, but I've decided to just give you the award. ;)
  6. Barada

    Barada Saboteur

    vfermi was at CII with me. At least, the guy I shared a room with told me he was Vaughn. ;)

  7. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  8. Yoda Man

    Yoda Man New Recruit

    I've been to Star Wars weekends, but that is all
  9. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    Dunno if Memorabilia and Collectormania count? They're not specifically Star Wars events, but there are always a significant number of SW guests doing autographs and an awful lot of the dealers specialise in SW merchandise. Far as I remember the 501st turn up every time too.

    Those guys crack me up. 2 of them were outside the main door and one said "Here comes the boss - gather the troops". Next thing I know there's an honour guard of about 12 stormtroopers at the main door, snapping to attention as a kid no more than 5 yrs old in a Vader outfit comes through.

    Last Stormie at the door jumps out in front of the kid and shouts :-

    "HALT!! Got any sweets??" pointing his blaster at the kid. Poor kid almost filled his boots I think :D

    Anyway, quick as anything, the stormie shouts :-

    "NO?? No sweets?? You cant come in without sweets!! ........here's some sweets, enjoy your day!"

    Cracked me up, and a good crowd who saw it. The kids parents thought it was the best thing ever and the kid was thrilled with the honour guard and the sweets. Pity I didn't have acamcorder handy.

    Anyway, I've been to memorabilia in Birmingham 5 times, in Glasgow twice and Collectormania Milton Keynes once.

    PS. If the above story made no sense, substitute the word 'candy' for 'sweets' and read it again ;)
  10. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    If you can give me a link to a site where I can grab images for the award, I'll add it.

    I'm pretty much looking for any "official" gathering of people that you attended in which the main point of you being there was Star Wars. By official, I mean something that's open to the public and might involve celebrity guests or collectible dealers.
  11. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    check out Memorabilia here and Collectormania here.

    The Collectormania I attended had a guest list that included :-

    Carrie Fisher (we even had a nice chat - woohoo!)
    David Prowse
    Kenny Baker
    Peter Mayhew
    Jeremy Bulloch
    Billy Dee Williams
    Gary Kurtz: Producer
    Bob Anderson: Sword Master and Stunt Co-ordinator
    Caroline Blakeston: Mon Mothma
    Alan Harris: Bossk
    Femi Taylor: Oola
    Michael Carter: Bib Fortuna
    Garrick Hagon: Biggs Darklighter
    Dermot Crowley: Gen. Madine
    Richard Le Parmentier: Admiral Motti
    Ken Colley: Admiral Piett
    Warwick Davis: Wicket
    Rusty Goffe: Kabe / Jawa
    Paul Blake: Greedo
    Chris Parsons: 4-LOM / Snowtrooper
    Gerald Home: Squidhead
    Phil Fondacaro: Ewok
    Richard Bonehill: Imperial Snowtrooper, Rebel Snowtrooper
    Colin Skeaping: Mark Hamill's stunt double

    and a whole host of big names from LOTR, Trek, Bond, Galactica etc.

    Got a ton of autographs on my ESB poster anyway ;)
  12. Darth Boru

    Darth Boru Celtic Sith

    I reckon that last list counts ?? :p

    I was compiling it as you were posting :p
  13. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  14. Jedi Freezeman

    Jedi Freezeman Infiltrator

    How recent? I was at Wizard World Chicago 2 years ago. Didn't make it last year.
  15. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    If you go once, it counts. The only event that I'm keeping track of multiple times are the celebrations.

  16. Jedi_Joel

    Jedi_Joel Agent

    Went to the FX Show this year.
  17. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

  18. Borsk

    Borsk Administrator Staff Member

    I've changed up the trophy icon a little bit so that it's a little more subdued and isn't bumped by users with longer names.

    I considered adding something to indicate someone with only arcade awards, someone with only convention awards, or someone with both, but opted not to. If I get some feedback to support this idea, I may yet go ahead with it (suggestions welcome).
  19. AmShak

    AmShak Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Do we have anyone who belongs to the 501st or any similar group?
  20. Jedi_Joel

    Jedi_Joel Agent

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