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SirTristram
12-17-2006, 05:36 PM
So....Who do you think will be there?

Do you think Lucas will make an appearance and speak to the masses? He won't sign stuff, but I wonder if he will show up!? How about John Williams?
I'm hoping for:

Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
James Earl Jones (I'm really hoping for him!)
Christopher Lee (Any chance???)
Ian McDiramid
Jeremy Bulloch (Just cause he is so cool...Met him four times already...)
Anthony Daniels
Kenny Baker
Ray Park
Peter Mayhew
David Prowse
Billy Dee Williams
Denis Lawson
Brian Blessed (Personal favorite outside of SW)
Jimmy Smits
Liam Neeson
Warwick Davis
Temura Morrison

I would love to meet Ewan McGregor, Sam Jackson and Harrison Ford, but the chances of them appearing are slim to none, right?! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

MS48
12-18-2006, 03:21 PM
"When hope fades, all that remains is broken minds, sould and bodies."

Come on Ewan!!!! He's got to be there, he's Scotish!

amdevil
12-18-2006, 04:08 PM
i hope the guest list includes actors (and maybe a musician) that dont do conventions outside or Europe. is there a chance that Wedge will be there?

SirTristram
12-18-2006, 04:22 PM
i hope the guest list includes actors (and maybe a musician) that dont do conventions outside or Europe. is there a chance that Wedge will be there?



I hope so...Denis Lawson "Wedge" is Ewan McGregor's uncle. He directed him in a play in London a few years ago.
I hope he is there too!

DarthNervous
12-19-2006, 04:59 PM
With all of the UK other European cons popping up this year, this is the potential list:

Zac Cohen (Naboo Ground Technician)
Andy Secombe (Watto)
Michael Culver (Capt Needa)
Dave Prowse (Darth Vader)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
Kenny Baker (Artoo Detoo)
Mike Carter (Bib Fortuna)
Christine Hewett (Brea Tonnika)
Richard LeParmentier (Adm. Motti)
Caroline Blakiston (Mon Mothma)
Barrie Holland (Lt Renz)
Alan Ruscoe (Plo Koon)
Paul Blake (Greedo)
Ken Colley (Adm Piett)
Alan Harris (Bossk)
Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter)
Richard Bonehill (Nien Numb, Snowtrooper, ...)
Jerome Blake (Mas Amedda, Rune Haako, ...)
John Coppinger (Yarua, Jabba sculptor)
Toby Philpott (Jabba puppeteer)
Lightning Bear (Biker Scout)
Sean Crawford (Yak Face)
Tim Dry (Whipid)
George Roubicek (Comm Praji)
Sally Sinclair (Brindy Truchong)
Mike Savva (Naboo Soldier)
Kamay Lau (Sei Taria)
Peter Roy (Incom Engineer)
Dean Mitchell (Cellheim Anujo)
Adam J Smith (Tundra Dowmeia)

and anyone else on the www.convention-guests.com (http://www.convention-guests.com) website

a Buttload of sigs to get!

amdevil
12-20-2006, 05:25 PM
some of those look like VERY small role actors. but still great to meet. thanks for the link

SirTristram
12-20-2006, 08:38 PM
some of those look like VERY small role actors. but still great to meet. thanks for the link


YOu said it! It some of those actors are there and signing for FREE, maybe I'll stop and grab a sig...but if they're charging? For get about it! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

DarthNervous
12-21-2006, 09:29 AM
Well they charged in the US celebration so they are going to charge there as well.

amdevil
12-21-2006, 12:27 PM
even the background actors? they could do an auto for free i would think.

SirTristram
12-21-2006, 02:37 PM
Well they charged in the US celebration so they are going to charge there as well.

All those people? The glorified Extras? Wow! Star Wars really is te Mother of all licenses! Even extras can get paid at a convention!

SirTristram
12-21-2006, 04:04 PM
This was posted over at Master Replicas (Who recently merged with Corgi - who acquired Cards Inc.) website....

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
We're happy to announce Cards Inc. will be working with Showmasters in organizing the celebrity appearance and autograph schedule for Star Wars Celebration Europe.
Showmasters is the official Autograph contractor for Star Wars Celebration Europe. Celebration Europe is organised by The Cards Inc Group under license from Lucasfilm Ltd.

Showmasters has been contracted by The Cards Inc Group to source, select, supply and manage all autograph guests for Celebration Europe.

"For over 20 years I have wanted to be involved with an event like Star Wars Celebration Europe, and I'm proud that we've been selected to provide the autograph celebrities for this official event July 13 to 15, said Jason Joiner, Director of Showmasters Ltd.

"We are going to pull out all the stops to bring fans the greatest gathering of Star Wars guests and celebrities that Europe has ever seen."We aim to bring a mix of some rare first-timers and other great guests, all of whom will help to make Celebration Europe a not-to-be missed-event. It will be a weekend long remembered!"


[/QUOTE]

Darth_Momo
12-24-2006, 01:55 PM
I would hope Mark and or Carrie will be there. I don't think the guest list will be made up of just background people. I think there will be one or two big names.

SirTristram
12-24-2006, 03:31 PM
I would hope Mark and or Carrie will be there. I don't think the guest list will be made up of just background people. I think there will be one or two big names.


Definitely! There will be more than one or two big ones!

Darth_Momo
12-26-2006, 12:09 PM
I think I'm going to have to get a second job - I need more money!

SirTristram
12-27-2006, 01:06 AM
I think I'm going to have to get a second job - I need more money!



Ditto!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

DarthNervous
01-09-2007, 05:52 PM
Got a Salo Gardner signature TTM today with a nice letter saying that he was going to the Celebration Europe....this is your first unofficial bu tprobably true guest!

LITTLEOBIWAN
01-27-2007, 09:33 AM
David Prowse has confirmed he is attending CE

DiscipleOfTython
01-28-2007, 06:32 AM
David Prowse has confirmed he is attending CE



Is he ? , I thought there was tension between him and Lucasfilm e.g. not letting him be in Episode III

LITTLEOBIWAN
01-28-2007, 07:29 AM
It states it on his website that he is attending....

DiscipleOfTython
01-28-2007, 08:04 AM
Well if thats the case I think its great!, hopefully they have put things behind them http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Bring on CE!

Jose_Fiuza
01-29-2007, 05:35 AM
The David Prowse feature on Star Wars Insider #91 — The Man Behind The Mask — is an indication that whatever issues there might have been, they've been put behind. The article also hints at a participation from DP at CE.

Jose_Fiuza
02-03-2007, 09:58 AM
First official guests confirmed:

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/front/Celebration_Celebrity_Confirmation_103328.asp

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Cperry06
02-03-2007, 12:57 PM
I have heard from multiple people that they are planning a "cantina" reunion with as many actors from this scene that they can find. Also, the number that is floating around different forums is to expect 150 signers!! I hope I can find a really cool picutre of the cantina to get signed.
I am really looking forward to the signers that rarely (or never) come to america. The two I really want to meet are Chris Parsons and Alan Harris. Though I have multiple autographs from both of them I have never actaullay met either of them. This will be a dream come true! (If I can get Catherine Munroe on my bounty hunter pic it will be even better, though I don't really agree with how she has been acting since she has been "found".)

karnorjax
02-08-2007, 01:45 PM
Well Jeremy Bulloch should be there as he was at UK Toyfair promoting the event !

Im pretty sure either Hamil or Fisher will be there as I know Jason Joiner who is organising the guests has had Carrie and has spoken at length with Mark to do his other shows.

My vote goes for hamil as I have met fisher 3 times but only seen hamil the once an not got an auto.

amdevil
02-16-2007, 02:25 PM
maybe im wrong, but i thought A. Daniels and John Williams lived in London? Is it possible that either would go?

LITTLEOBIWAN
02-17-2007, 12:09 PM
I dont think Anthony Daniels is going to happen.....

DarthNervous
02-17-2007, 01:47 PM
ANthony Daniels doesn't seem like someone to pass up a money-making opportunity like SW Celebration.

John Williams lives in the US, I'm pretty sure.

Oh and Salo Gardner wrote back to me that he will be there too.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
02-18-2007, 03:27 PM
I dont think Anthony Daniels is going to happen.....



Me either. I have a friend who knows him and he says it's highly unlikely he'll be at either Celebration, but who knows what will happen between now and then?

BenJ
02-19-2007, 06:50 AM
John williams will not be attending as his doing a concert the same dates as CE at the hollywood bowl in LA.

Cperry06
02-19-2007, 10:41 AM
Anthony Daniels does not like to do the big shows. He is vey selective and usually only signs 2-3 times a year. He is actually a tough in-person sig to get. Carrie Fisher is much easier.

LITTLEOBIWAN
02-23-2007, 01:09 PM
Anthony Daniels has announced on his website that he is attending CIV.......
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So a good chance he might attend C.E.

Lee_c00per
02-23-2007, 07:49 PM
I'd like to think he will be there BUT he does not get along with Showmasters who are responsible for getting the guests. Not sure if that will influence whether or not he goes but hopefully as it is an Official event near where he lives it would be silly if he didn't go.

Would he sign though, as i am not sure if he signed at C3 although he was there hosting

Cperry06
02-24-2007, 01:27 PM
He did not sign at CII or CIII. I got him at Disney, free!! That was one of the best signings for me ever. (My wife and I were able to get him on 7 different items.)

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-11-2007, 07:46 AM
New Rumour is that Carrie Fisher will not be attending CE nor will be Mark Hamill.......
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Lee_c00per
03-11-2007, 06:18 PM
Can i ask where you got that rumour from?

Doesn't seem much of a reunion or celebration if none of the bigger guests are appearing http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Sylvius
03-11-2007, 07:12 PM
I'd also be disappointed if those stars don't attend this big event! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-12-2007, 03:51 AM
From the Bountyhunter in Belguim, if you know what I mean......
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Lee_c00per
03-12-2007, 12:32 PM
yep, i know what you mean. I hope the guy is wrong though

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
03-13-2007, 03:52 AM
First Official Guests listed on Star Wars.com (http://www.starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20070312b.html)

Dave Prowse
Ray Park
Jeremy Bulloch
Daniel Logan
Temuera Morrison

And Charlie Ross One Man Star Wars is appearing too.

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-13-2007, 08:19 AM
At last some official guests......
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Jose_Fiuza
03-13-2007, 12:01 PM
My dreams will be fulfilled: Temuera is coming! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Now, which Clone trooper will I bring for him to sign? Maybe a copy of Republic Commando?... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

The icing on the cake would be seeing Karen Traviss attend, too http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lee_c00per
03-13-2007, 12:57 PM
ARRRGGGGHHHHHHH

I am so happy Jnago is going. Temera Morrison is an amazing guy. I'm happy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SteveSith
03-14-2007, 02:13 AM
With all of the UK other European cons popping up this year, this is the potential list:

Zac Cohen (Naboo Ground Technician)
Andy Secombe (Watto)
Michael Culver (Capt Needa)
Dave Prowse (Darth Vader)
Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett)
Kenny Baker (Artoo Detoo)
Mike Carter (Bib Fortuna)
Christine Hewett (Brea Tonnika)
Richard LeParmentier (Adm. Motti)
Caroline Blakiston (Mon Mothma)
Barrie Holland (Lt Renz)
Alan Ruscoe (Plo Koon)
Paul Blake (Greedo)
Ken Colley (Adm Piett)
Alan Harris (Bossk)
Garrick Hagon (Biggs Darklighter)
Richard Bonehill (Nien Numb, Snowtrooper, ...)
Jerome Blake (Mas Amedda, Rune Haako, ...)
John Coppinger (Yarua, Jabba sculptor)
Toby Philpott (Jabba puppeteer)
Lightning Bear (Biker Scout)
Sean Crawford (Yak Face)
Tim Dry (Whipid)
George Roubicek (Comm Praji)
Sally Sinclair (Brindy Truchong)
Mike Savva (Naboo Soldier)
Kamay Lau (Sei Taria)
Peter Roy (Incom Engineer)
Dean Mitchell (Cellheim Anujo)
Adam J Smith (Tundra Dowmeia)

and anyone else on the www.convention-guests.com (http://www.convention-guests.com) website

a Buttload of sigs to get!



Wow Convention-guests looks an interesting website I never saw that before! I like the rare photos section and will watch to see how that develops.
Out of DarthNervous's list I met a few of them but got talking to Mike Savva and Dave Sexton in particular at Empireday in Cheshunt, they were great and told a few funny stories in the Q&A, the guest list was for first-time signers (as they always are at EmpireDay) but some of them (and Dean Mitchell, who wasnt there that day) also sign for charity. So SirTristram if your looking to justify why 'extras' charge money, theres your reason. Its also the organiser that sets the prices, not the guest. They may have been extras in Star Wars but some aren't extras in other shows so it depends how much of a fan you are.

I didnt realise Mike Savva was the Naboo Cruiser Guard blown up at the beginning of AOTC till I saw the photos, I also saw him and Dave Sexton and Martin Bou Mansour (TPM Naboo Guards) signing together at a Norwich sci-fi show and they did a 3 way multisigned photo for half price! You only have to ask for stuff and you get it!

I wonder who off Convention-guests.com will be at CE or even CIV?

Lee_c00per
03-14-2007, 05:33 AM
with there being rumured around 150 guests at Celebration Europe i think a majority will be those who are on Convention-guests and have appeared at Empire Day events.

They may not have big parts but it's these people who make the films what they are.

Salo Gardner reckons he's going?

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-14-2007, 07:05 AM
Your right Lee but I would of liked a few of the bigger star to be there..........
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SteveSith
03-14-2007, 07:49 AM
The bigger stars will be there, Temeura Morrison will be there aswell! The only big star id really like to see is Ian McDiarmid but I doubt very much he'll be there and you cant erm Force a star to be there. Problem with most of the bigger stars is that if they are regular signers they tend to be so damn rude!! Except Jeremy Bulloch, hes great!
Im still looking forward to the smaller guests going, they always seem to get good writeups at other forums of shows.

Lee_c00per
03-14-2007, 10:31 AM
Don't get me wrong, i hope we get loads of big stars but it's not looking good so far.

Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher are apparently not comming because they are 'BUSY'
I doubt Anthony Daniels will be there as Showmasters are in charge of getting the guests and Anthony Does not get on at all with them.

Billy Dee Williams is quite likely but no one else from the sequals. Hayden Christensen is POSSIBLE.
I'm hoping Jake Lloyd turns up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Starwars.com said that we are going to get a number of new signers for Europe, so it sounds good.

SteveSith
03-14-2007, 11:50 AM
May I ask why Anthony Daniels doesnt get on with Showmasters? I never knew about this (thankfully this isnt Showmasters' forum!!)

Mark Hamill busy?? No chance! maybe he doesnt get on with Showmasters too!

Jeremy
03-14-2007, 11:54 AM
with there being rumured around 150 guests at Celebration Europe



Don't believe rumours.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
03-14-2007, 01:22 PM
May I ask why Anthony Daniels doesnt get on with Showmasters? I never knew about this (thankfully this isnt Showmasters' forum!!)




Basically with regards to Showmasters relationship with Anthony Daniels. Showmasters announced him for one of their first ever events yet Anthony Daniels never 100% said that he would go. Because of that Anthony Daniels refuses to do Showmasters events.

As well as that Anthony Daniels is picky on what events he does anyway as he believes alot of them are badly managed and provide no other stuff for visitors to do except collect autos. weird or what?

With Mark Hamill it's another situation, apparently he is too busy to attend either CIV and CE. Sounds like an excuse to me.

With regards to him being at a Showmaters event, Mark Hamill said he would happily appear at one of ther events but he wants £45 an autograph plus an appearance fee. Showmasters believe that this is too much money and that there's no profit in him at that price.

Maybe it's also because perhaps Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher would then push their prices up over £20 and £25 each too and they don't want that.

I do live in hope of Hamill at CE though because it is an OFFICIAL star wars event there may be more money available to get bigger guests with as i doubt Showmasters will finace getting all the guests
Mark Hamill busy?? No chance! maybe he doesnt get on with Showmasters too!

Lee_c00per
03-14-2007, 01:25 PM
with there being rumured around 150 guests at Celebration Europe



Don't believe rumours.

Jeremy



With you being 'in the know' about Celebration Europe from people involved, you have just squashed that rumour dead http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

150 was a litle extreme to TBH

SteveSith
03-14-2007, 05:47 PM
I doubt there were 150 actors in both trilogies and thats including the featured extras!

Maybe 150 if you include even unseen extras, crewperson and Lucas's/McCallums friends and family that got a gig as an extra at some point too.

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-15-2007, 03:55 AM
I think you would be surprised how many actors were involved in all six movies......

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
03-15-2007, 03:58 AM
There's easily over 150 actors (including background cast) in A New Hope alone!

Lee_c00per
03-15-2007, 05:45 AM
I thought that they have have got all the guys who played stormtroopers for example to go to Celebration Europe. With all of those kind of people attending 150 isn't impossible.

Be nice if they did a discount for example if you got everyones auto who was a stormtrooper for example.
If the stormtrooper guys attend for example then surely they can't charge more than £5. I know they were £10 each at Empire day but this event will be FAR FAR more busy and more mainstream fans who won't pay £50 for their auto.

People like Sean Crawford and Gerlad Home usually charge £10 at events here yet they are only charging £5 ($10) at CIV.

Galaxy
03-15-2007, 12:20 PM
Itll be good to see the stormtroopers, I wonder if they discovered which one banged his head in ANH?

Lee_c00per
03-15-2007, 12:23 PM
I don't think they did. Convention-guests had 2 people who asked to be on their site and both claimed to be the stormtrooper who anged their head on the door. Because of that Convention-guests took neither of them on to be safe

Jeremy
03-15-2007, 03:08 PM
I doubt there were 150 actors in both trilogies and thats including the featured extras!

Maybe 150 if you include even unseen extras, crewperson and Lucas's/McCallums friends and family that got a gig as an extra at some point too.



C'mon! There were over a thousand actors and extras involved. We are talking six movies over 30 years after all.

Just think of how many stormtroopers were in the Battle of Endor for starters.

Jeremy

SteveSith
03-15-2007, 04:25 PM
I did refer to FEATURED extras! those thousands wearing masks and helmets arent featured in my book!

Lee_c00per
03-15-2007, 05:14 PM
As long as we get a lot of mainstream gusts like the ones already announced at not just the stormtroopers for example i'll be happy.

I'm excited about there being apparently new and first time signers. I doubt Cathy Munroe will be there though as apparently she wants a stupid ammount for her auto

DarthNervous
03-15-2007, 06:19 PM
Itll be good to see the stormtroopers, I wonder if they discovered which one banged his head in ANH?


I think it's MIchael Leader. He signs TTM very well.

SteveSith
03-15-2007, 06:35 PM
As long as we get a lot of mainstream gusts like the ones already announced at not just the stormtroopers for example i'll be happy.

I'm excited about there being apparently new and first time signers. I doubt Cathy Munroe will be there though as apparently she wants a stupid ammount for her auto



Is that Catherine Munroe on the convention-guests site? How can she want a stupid amount? She was uncredited, under a mask, hardly seen and didnt do anything anyway. She was an unfeatured extra. Who the hell would want her autograph anyway? At least some of the others meet us halfway by actually doing something other than standing still under a mask.

Cperry06
03-16-2007, 11:10 PM
I just hope they announce most guests before CIV to help me organize who I want to get and when. I would also like to do one big OPix order rather then order twice. I am really into getting multiple autos on one pic, and would love to order some good ones before I go.

Jeremy
03-17-2007, 03:16 AM
I just hope they announce most guests before CIV



I think we'll see an announcement soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



I did refer to FEATURED extras! those thousands wearing masks and helmets arent featured in my book!



TPM - 67 (not including Jabba The Hutt as "Himself")
AOTC - 31 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ROTS - 35 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ANH - 23 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
TESB - 28 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ROTJ - 121 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)

TOTAL = 305

These are all taken from the cast list at sw.com whose list is the definition of an "official" SW cast member, and is therefore the backbone of who can be invited to CE and C4.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
03-17-2007, 03:32 AM
Any clues, how soon we will hear the announcment http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif. Less than a week?

DarthNervous
03-17-2007, 07:01 AM
I just hope they announce most guests before CIV



I think we'll see an announcement soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



I did refer to FEATURED extras! those thousands wearing masks and helmets arent featured in my book!



TPM - 67 (not including Jabba The Hutt as "Himself")
AOTC - 31 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ROTS - 35 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ANH - 23 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
TESB - 28 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)
ROTJ - 121 (not counting those listed in previous episodes)

TOTAL = 305

These are all taken from the cast list at sw.com whose list is the definition of an "official" SW cast member, and is therefore the backbone of who can be invited to CE and C4.

Jeremy



Does that include crew too? Because I need a Gary Kurtz sig bad....

Also are you omitting the deceased?

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-17-2007, 10:37 AM
Officially 26 actores names are credieted for A New Hope, and 11 are no longer with us......

SteveSith
03-18-2007, 06:32 PM
I just hope they announce most guests before CIV to help me organize who I want to get and when. I would also like to do one big OPix order rather then order twice. I am really into getting multiple autos on one pic, and would love to order some good ones before I go.



I agree with you here, I love multisigned items and I never realised how fun that can be till I started seeing other people do it at shows.
I also agree that the current guest list alone isnt quite good enough to get me to CIV, as others have already said they are all serial signers and those with a larger collection like mine will already have most of them. I hope the next announcement is more of a first timer/rare signer list to make it a winning guest list that caters for everyone.

Lee_c00per
03-18-2007, 06:52 PM
I want another Celebration Guest anouncement http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

I need someone ew to get me excited as i have a bad feeling that we can get the usual suspects that Showmasters have had at their events before.

I'm not sure whether to bother getting autos from the Prequal guests because they are likely to be around for a very long time to come.

Maybe it would just be better to concentrate on the sequal signers.
This is the poster that i am goig to get my Sequal guests to sign
http://i11.ebayimg.com/02/i/06/31/16/28_1_b.JPG

It's not Huge at 27x39 inches but if i ask signers to sign a little smaller than usual and with the ammount of space i could get alot of people of there.

I issue i would have is say i got loads of signautres on it then a private signing came up with say Mark Hamill, i would want it signed by him but too worried about sending my poster

Anyway, what do you guys reckon of my poster? 2500 made worldwsie. I have 2. 1 will remain unsigned and rolled. Other is for signing. The signatures will be in blue and silver

SteveSith
03-18-2007, 07:01 PM
I'm not sure whether to bother getting autos from the Prequal guests because they are likely to be around for a very long time to come.




No necessarily true, I know some of the guys like Steve John Shepherd et al who have tried a convention and didnt like it and will probably never do another, or those that only do a charity signings (which rarely happens).

Id also like some of the 'usual suspects from Empire Days' to be there, I never managed to get everyone. I thought the whole point of Empire Day was that they werent usual suspects!

karnorjax
03-19-2007, 03:51 AM
Well I have been collecting Autos for over 12 years now from the OT and Im up too over 80 and thats a lot but also small by some collections I know of. !

SteveSith
03-20-2007, 04:00 AM
Well I have been collecting Autos for over 12 years now from the OT and Im up too over 80 and thats a lot but also small by some collections I know of. !



You have more than me and I met quite a few at Celeb III who could beat most of us put together! I wonder when the first-timer guestlist will be released, anyone got an idea?

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
03-20-2007, 09:21 AM
Well I have been collecting Autos for over 12 years now from the OT and Im up too over 80 and thats a lot but also small by some collections I know of. !



My friend and I run an autograph collectors forum listing all the latest shows, premieres and signings. If you are interested drop me a message and I'll give you the link.

Jeremy
03-20-2007, 10:55 AM
If it is non-commercial you can post it here.

Jeremy

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
03-20-2007, 12:19 PM
If it is non-commercial you can post it here.

Jeremy



It's definitely non profit making - just a forum where people can discuss autographs and who will be signing where and when. The link is in my profile.

Jeremy
03-21-2007, 11:50 AM
To save everyone an extra click the link is:

http://www.autographcentre.co.uk/forum

Jeremy

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
03-21-2007, 01:10 PM
Thanks Jeremy - I didn't want to just go ahead and post it without everyone here being cool about it first.

Hope to see some of you guys over there - if you know people who like collecting autographs spread the word!

Lee_c00per
03-23-2007, 06:13 AM
Ill be annoyed if Silas Carson isn't there. Although i have heard that even if he is announced, he realy turns up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

JambeDavdar
03-23-2007, 08:18 AM
I am in contact with a number of crew members from the Original Trilogy. If you are in charge of booking people just give me a shout if you want their details.

Cheers
JD

Lee_c00per
03-23-2007, 11:11 AM
Showmasters are in charge of booking the guests. You'd have to let them know

DarthNervous
03-23-2007, 12:39 PM
See if you can get their mail addresses for possible sending of photos for signature. That would be really cool. Thanks.

Lee_c00per
03-23-2007, 01:08 PM
Question for Jeremy

Do you know or can you find out who is supplying the photos for Celebration Europe that the guests will be signing? If it's Showmasters then at least i know then that i need to order some from OP in the US

Sarahjedi0
03-24-2007, 05:12 AM
A friend was at a showmasters event (Empire Day I think, cant remember which one) and she too said most of the photos were awful and one of the guests said he was disappointed too but nothing he could do. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif Has anyone asked showmasters directly if they are doing the photos for CE?

Lee_c00per
03-24-2007, 05:25 AM
I've sent an email to Showmasters to ask but as usual they never reply.

That's what really annoys me about Showmasters. When they get great and unusual guests and people praise them, they love it but as soon as someone says somthing bad they don't want to know and don't say anything

Sarahjedi0
03-24-2007, 06:18 AM
My friend said he emailed after the event and they never replied. The only other option would be to complain to Lucasfilm. I wonder if they know of the photograph situation? Anyone know who to contact at Lucasfilm to complain?

Jeremy
03-24-2007, 10:47 AM
Do you know or can you find out who is supplying the photos for Celebration Europe that the guests will be signing


I don't know but I'm sure that the pictures that will be on offer will be of a high quality, and that every guest will have official photos of some kind instead of the ratty laser prints that many of them turn up to shows with. After all, CE is official and LFL won't want us going home with shabby merchandise.

Jeremy

SteveSith
03-24-2007, 03:31 PM
I bet those 'ratty laser prints' may be the leftovers of the Showmasters semigloss specials they insist on supplying their guests!
I dont know why anyone would actually laser print their photos anyway, everyone knows theres only one commodity more expensive than oil, and thats printer ink!

Jose_Fiuza
03-25-2007, 09:02 AM
Do you know or can you find out who is supplying the photos for Celebration Europe that the guests will be signing


I don't know but I'm sure that the pictures that will be on offer will be of a high quality, and that every guest will have official photos of some kind instead of the ratty laser prints that many of them turn up to shows with. After all, CE is official and LFL won't want us going home with shabby merchandise.

Jeremy



Jeremy, any chance we'll get a Temuera Morrison photo in full Commander Cody garb? I mean, with his face showing? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Jeremy
03-25-2007, 10:07 AM
You mean like this one that is available at the Official Pix store for $4.99?

http://www.officialpix.com/estore/prodimages/photos/SW-1168.jpg (http://www.officialpix.com/estore/proddetail.asp?prod=ep3%5Fia%5F96593&cat=13)

The answer is - perhaps.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
03-28-2007, 09:55 AM
Just read on another forum from someone who spoke to Paul Blake (Greedo) yesterday and the good news is that Paul said he'll be at CE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

amdevil
03-28-2007, 01:12 PM
Does Showmasters have a list of shows that they have done in the past. i would be interested to see the SW names that they have contracted for various shows

SteveSith
03-28-2007, 05:16 PM
Does Showmasters have a list of shows that they have done in the past. i would be interested to see the SW names that they have contracted for various shows



Their main site is at www.showmastersonline.com (http://www.showmastersonline.com) with a list of shows, their main Star Wars show is www.empireday.co.uk. (http://www.empireday.co.uk.) However since last year the Empire Days were changed so that theres less regular guests and more first time/minor castmembers. This move was proven popular and a lot of their guests come from www.convention-guests.com (http://www.convention-guests.com)

Jose_Fiuza
03-29-2007, 10:37 AM
You mean like this one that is available at the Official Pix store for $4.99?

http://www.officialpix.com/estore/prodimages/photos/SW-1168.jpg (http://www.officialpix.com/estore/proddetail.asp?prod=ep3%5Fia%5F96593&cat=13)

The answer is - perhaps.

Jeremy



That's one possibility, yes. I'll buy me one, for sure, should Temuera (or Official Pix) bring in any.

I'd frame it and hang it on my SW room.

SteveSith
03-29-2007, 11:42 AM
Sorry but the FX of Tem Morrison as the Clones and the movements of the limbs and heads etc, were really terrible and a common critique of ILM's hack job. Sorry I cant imagine having that image immortalised as an 8x10 and autographed!!

Jeremy
03-29-2007, 11:56 AM
He's not one of the cast or crew members, but Randy Martinez will be appearing in the Art Show:

http://www.rebelscum.com/story/euro/CE_News_Randy_Martinez_Appearing_104624.asp

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
03-30-2007, 04:17 AM
Jeremy, do you have an ideas on how paying for autographs may work at CE? Do you think we will have a voucher system simiular to C4?

Are they going to be having any 'guests of hounour' like C4?

And are we only going to be the mainstream guests like C4 or can we expect to get everyone who is anyone going?

I sure hope guests are cheap as C4 and got stupid like Dave Prowse sometimes charging £20 or more

LITTLEOBIWAN
03-30-2007, 04:21 AM
I hope the prices are in line with CIV.......

SteveSith
03-30-2007, 08:21 AM
As long as theres a healthy mixture of regular/new/rare im happy. The one benefit CE has over CIV is that some of the actors dont fly. If we are lucky expect McDiarmid/Lee and outsider bets like Denis Lawson.
The only problem is the same as what others expressed earlier, the quality of the photos. We know Showmasters dont use OP as apparently they too have access to the Lucasfilm Archive, which is fine, but whats with the shabby print quality and misalignment?
They still havnt replied to my email after I sent it last month! I think we deserve to know if the quality of photos will be satisfactory this time.

Lee_c00per
03-30-2007, 10:01 AM
I agree

Cperry06
03-31-2007, 12:07 AM
I will be happy if Parsons and Harris are there. I hope they have more ESB cast members, the CIV list is very light for this great film.

Lee_c00per
03-31-2007, 11:24 AM
I've just been on the Showmasters forum and someone on there 'cliams' to have spoken with someone high up and in charge of CE and apparently Showmasters have got 80 guests for Celebration Europe already

I sure that holds true http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

BradG
03-31-2007, 07:48 PM
The guest list on the Celebration Europe site right now is quite dismal http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I would feel alot better if I saw more guest pictures posted on the Celebration Europe site to reflect the info you came into. Anyway guests or no guests I will be at Celebration Europe reguardless.

LITTLEOBIWAN
04-01-2007, 05:54 AM
There are "50" star wars actors on the books for convention guests, so if C.E. got all of them, that’s fifty straight away without the usual star wars circuit guests, I think its looking good...........

Skylover
04-01-2007, 07:02 AM
The guest list on the Celebration Europe site right now is quite dismal http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif I would feel alot better if I saw more guest pictures posted on the Celebration Europe site to reflect the info you came into. Anyway guests or no guests I will be at Celebration Europe reguardless.



I think they cant announce more big names or exclusives for now to not clash with CIV.


Im sure there is more than 50 SW "celebs" available for conventions now. I would not be surprised to see around 120 guests or more at CE, but if its the case I hope the minor guests like the ones from convention-guests.com are 5£ with some of the regulars are 10£ (Im ok to pay a lot more for huge or very rare names).

LITTLEOBIWAN
04-01-2007, 10:10 AM
Good point......

Lee_c00per
04-01-2007, 11:08 AM
I agree. I am more than happy if we were to get over 120 people for CE but if we are getting the stormtroopers and aliens too then they need to be £5 each. I see that as being reasonable especially in comparison to CIV guests who are 1 voucher are only costing £5 each really

Just read on the showmasters froum from a few people who went to a CE Q&A session at Memorabilia yesterday and the Organiser Barry apparently said that more guests for CE will be announced within the next 2 weeks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SteveSith
04-01-2007, 04:20 PM
They had a CE Q&A at Memorabilia??? Im still in UK so why didnt I go!!!

Lee_c00per
04-01-2007, 04:22 PM
Yep there was one at Memorabila They talked about the possibility of having a Movie marathon ect

They made a mistake though and the guests that will be announced within 2 weeks is for CIV and not CE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SteveSith
04-01-2007, 04:51 PM
Shame I missed that, I see there were good Star Wars guests there. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif Andy Secombe!

Sarahjedi0
04-04-2007, 10:06 AM
I note from the website www.memorabilia.co.uk (http://www.memorabilia.co.uk) they had more Star Wars signers than usual this year, according to the other threads it was a great Q&[censored]

Lee_c00per
04-04-2007, 10:51 AM
I've just seen on their site that they have added another 2 day show in July. As it's a week before Celebration Europe i wouldn't be surprised if they have that event as their own Celebration event and have loads from Star Wars there

Jeremy
04-05-2007, 09:13 AM
I've just seen on their site that they have added another 2 day show in July. As it's a week before Celebration Europe i wouldn't be surprised if they have that event as their own Celebration event and have loads from Star Wars there



I wouldn't be surprised that any autographing guests at CE will have a clause in their contracts preventing them from doing any signings for a set period before the event. This golden hand-cuff rule is quite common, and makes sure that the worth of their signatures aren't being diluted.

Jeremy

SteveSith
04-05-2007, 12:44 PM
True but as long as the CE photos are rarer images and better quality it shouldnt be a problem. A lot of us have more than one auto of certain guests! I will still be looking for great new photos from those guests I already have.

Lee_c00per
04-05-2007, 05:31 PM
I really really want some guest announcements http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Sylvius
04-05-2007, 05:42 PM
Still only 5 official guests confirmed on the Celebration Europe website. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Of course it's still 3 months away! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Jeremy
04-06-2007, 12:56 AM
Jeremy, do you have an ideas on how paying for autographs may work at CE? Do you think we will have a voucher system simiular to C4?

Are they going to be having any 'guests of hounour' like C4?

And are we only going to be the mainstream guests like C4 or can we expect to get everyone who is anyone going?



In order:

Don't know, yes.

Yes

Still being discussed

Jeremy

Abstractharmony
04-08-2007, 02:58 PM
I spoke to the main event organiser at Memorabilia and he told me that they have some 'jawdropping' guests lined up but ain't doing anything until after CIV.

I'm so excited about this event it ain't funny.

SirTristram
04-08-2007, 05:44 PM
I spoke to the main event organiser at Memorabilia and he told me that they have some 'jawdropping' guests lined up but ain't doing anything until after CIV.

I'm so excited about this event it ain't funny.



Who would you guys consider 'Jawdropping'?
See, so many of the main cast alreay attend these things...

At this point, for me, Jaw Dropping would be:

Harrison Ford (I know, I know, NOT going to happen)
Liam Neeson
Sam Jackson (Man, I wish!)
Hayden Christensen
Ewan McGeggor
Natalie Portman
Jimmy Smits
Frank Oz
John Willams
and of course...George Lucas.

Some others that do not go to these things but I would love to see:

Billy Dee Williams
Ian McDiramid
Brian Blessed
Denis Lawson


There are other big names but some of them would not surprise us (or at least, me) if they attend...such as:

Mark Hamill
Carrie Fisher
Peter Mayhew
Kenny Baker
Anthony Daniels
and some of the other usual suspects that have either already confirmed their attendance or you know will end up there anyway!

Here's hoping for some really big names....at least on one of the days of the Celebration! (Espcially the local/European actors!)

Lee_c00per
04-08-2007, 05:56 PM
I can't wait for CIV to be over so we get all the info spilled on Celebration Europe.

Jaw Dropping guests that i think are liekly are...Jimmy Smitts, Hayden Christensen, Christopher Lee and maybe Ewan McGregor

Mark Hamill aswell but i heard he wasn't signing at either event

I am soooooo MEGA excited about CE. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirTristram
04-08-2007, 07:40 PM
Oh my God! How-Oh-How could I forget Christopher Lee!!!!

SteveSith
04-10-2007, 04:00 PM
Now that will be the holy grail, him and Denis Lawson

Lee_c00per
04-10-2007, 06:33 PM
The next round of guests that will be announced with probably give us a much clearer idea on what types of guests will be appearing at CE.

It will be either the more comercial guests like the C4 line up or mainstream guests plus the extras like Stormtroopers and aliens

I sure hope they still announce another 20 like they said they may be witnin the next week or so

Cperry06
04-11-2007, 05:38 PM
I wish they would announce this soon, so I can start planning. I want to know which posters to bring to CIV and then to CE to maximize the most signers. I really wish they would announce the first big grouping.

Jeremy
04-12-2007, 10:39 AM
It's coming soon, and both Barry and the company chosen to provide guests know that a lot of people are sitting on the fence. All parties are working hard to get some names.

Jeremy

Cperry06
04-12-2007, 03:31 PM
Throw us a bone!! THe updates for OP started about 3 months out. I just want to see some new names. I noticed at the new Collectormania they have some new signers in early May. Hopefully these signers are just getting ready for CE.

Lee_c00per
04-12-2007, 05:51 PM
I think i'll be going to collectormania 11 becuase except Mayhew and Park i don't see the other attending Celebration Europe because they do have rather minor roles and that i think CE will want to focus on more mainstream guests.

Hope i'm worng though. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif At least if they do go to CE that having got them at Collectormania that it has eased the fincial blow to my bank account that CE will do.

Becuase i am going to Collectormania next month and getting my first poster signed that they then go and announce a much nicer looking oster for CE which i would prefer to get signed. That's theonly thing putting me off going to Collectormania.

Thaa's why i too so badly want them to announce the next round of guests just to give me an idea on what guests to expect. Not bothered in Guests of Honour just yet

SteveSith
04-15-2007, 07:35 AM
Mainstreem maybe, just like OP have done with CIV because you have to have a certain number of established names and fortunately most of them are not exactly too busy with acting offers to attend nowadays!
Im guessing that Showmasters will plump for more minor characters as their gamble with their recent Empire Day conventions with minor guests had paid off, so I predict more of a healthy mixture of names and minors than at CIV, which isnt a bad thing at all in my book

Jeremy
04-15-2007, 08:32 AM
Can I just make it clear that Showmasters is only providing the staffing for the autographing area.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-15-2007, 12:01 PM
So they are not responsible for getting the guests on behalf on Cards Inc. like Official Pix are doing in the US.

I must say though that i am getting extremely worried by the lack of guest announcements

SteveSith
04-16-2007, 06:59 AM
Can I just make it clear that Showmasters is only providing the staffing for the autographing area.

Jeremy



When did this happen? If they arent booking the guests then who are?

Sarahjedi0
04-16-2007, 10:48 AM
Can I just make it clear that Showmasters is only providing the staffing for the autographing area.

Jeremy



I believe its Showmasters are booking guests aswell, at least according to their website. Hopefully they wont be doing the photos too!

starwarsgrapher
04-16-2007, 01:55 PM
it would be nice to get a big bunch of guests listed. it's a little silly they have only announced a handful and no one really has much use for them seeing they do shows constantly especially during the summer. so if anyone's listening, get some guests going here.

Lee_c00per
04-17-2007, 10:19 AM
Although it should be taken as a pintch of salt and that no one will probably believe me but i have been taking to a friend of mine who is a Dealer that will be at Celebration Europe and apparently at the UK Memorabilia event, the Organisres let slip that they have 1 MAJOR guest of Honour for CE.

He is apparently someone who doesn't normally sign autos but becuase he was offered such a large sum of money that he has agreed to appear. The stall dealers have been swarn to secretcy, so my friend didn't give me a name but did say he played a Baddie

That leaves 3 options to me

Either Christopher Lee is the Obvious although he does do signings

Ian McDiarmid is possible as he did a Private signing for Official Pix in the US and seems to warming to the money potential in autos. Although i think he is also still against the idea

Or Hayden Christensen who i think is most likely of the 3.

Jeremy
04-17-2007, 10:45 AM
the Organisres let slip that they have 1 MAJOR guest of Honour for CE.



You aren't wrong but it isn't set in stone yet.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-17-2007, 11:11 AM
Sounds exciting but i sure hope there is more than 1 Guest of Honour Appearing

Mind you, any guest announcements would be nice

Jeremy
04-17-2007, 12:11 PM
Agreed.

Jeremy

starwarsgrapher
04-17-2007, 01:01 PM
At this point in time, i'm looking much more forward to CE than C4. IT's not feasable for Official Pix to bring so many people over from the UK to the States for almost a week stay.

It makes much more sense that the CE is going to be an asbolute blockbuster in terms of guests. I'm guessing there are going to be loads of signers that have never appeared in the US.

I can't wait for the show. I'm going and looking forward to a huge event.

jediknight49
04-17-2007, 04:47 PM
I hope the pictures available to sign are from Offical Pix or at least as good a quality as theirs.

Just seen the pics for C IV and they look great!

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Cperry06
04-17-2007, 05:36 PM
I hope many of the guests for CE will be announced by the time I go to CIV, then I will just load up on Official Pix pictures and then bring them to CE with me.

Lee_c00per
04-18-2007, 03:11 AM
Jeremy, can you not find out as to when we may even hear about some guests, hours, days, weeks?

Any news you find out would be appricated. If they leave it too late to announce any guests then it's going to be a struggle for those who may want to order photos or get hold of some new posters for signing

Sarahjedi0
04-18-2007, 08:45 AM
At this point in time, i'm looking much more forward to CE than C4. IT's not feasable for Official Pix to bring so many people over from the UK to the States for almost a week stay.

It makes much more sense that the CE is going to be an asbolute blockbuster in terms of guests. I'm guessing there are going to be loads of signers that have never appeared in the US.

I can't wait for the show. I'm going and looking forward to a huge event.



I dont want to sound ungrateful but when the 'biggest number of guests' slogan was mentioned for CIV i expected much more choice than what we got. Yes CE will have access to a wider array of regular and non regular guests so maybe those of us from US will have a good excuse to go to London to have all our stuff signed in one place...

CE_Office
04-18-2007, 11:56 AM
I wanted to address some of the issues surrounding guests at Celebration Europe as there appears to be some undue concern.

It has always been our intention to offer one of the largest selections of Star Wars guests that Europe has ever seen, devoting a space, larger than an Olympic Sized swimming pool, to the Autograph Hall at Celebration Europe.

However Celebration Europe is still over 14 weeks away, and currently the announcements for guests at CIV in LA in May have priority. That is why you are seeing regular guest announcements for CIV and Official Pix are doing a great job on the line up for CIV. We are a partner event for CIV and we do not want to confuse people or steal any of CIV’s thunder so Celebration Europe guest announcements remain secondary to CIV for the next few weeks. If you check back you will find that there were few if any guest announcements made for CIV 14 weeks prior.

Guest announcements will be published on starwars.com and celebrationeurope.com only when we have a signed and confirmed agreement with a guest, not before.

Anything you read or hear anywhere else is just rumour or suggestion. We pay careful attention to the fan forums and take the guest suggestions seriously and read the threads with interest but starwars.com and celebrationeurope.com remain the official source.

We are putting 110% into making sure that Celebration Europe has an excellent guest offering, made up of characters from all 6 movies and beyond. We intend to offer regular signers as well as rare signers and some first timers as well as a selection of special guests, but until people sign a contract......

As soon as we are able to make an announcements we will, please be patient. 14 Weeks is a long time and we want to pace guest announcements in the lead up to July. I had hoped to be able to make an announcement this week, but I am unable to do so as the behind the scenes paperwork is not yet in order.

I can confirm that Showmasters have asked to be released from their contract at Celebration Europe, they did not feel that Celebration Europe was right for them at this time and we respect their decision. This does not reflect negatively on the Celebration Europe Autograph Hall in any way and people should not pre-judge the Celebration Europe Autograph Hall based on previous events or other shows. The Celebration Europe Autograph Hall will follow the US Celebration model closely but will be unique in its own special way.

I hope that helps to clear things up and we look forward to being able to announce some exciting new guests very very soon.

CE_Office
04-18-2007, 12:04 PM
I almost forgot... there is no need to panic about ordering photos or obtaining pictures to sign for Celebration Europe.

Please remember this is an official Lucasfilm event and for the first time in Europe, we will have high quality, officially licensed souvenir items UNIQUE to a European event including a wide selection of images for signing.

Official Pix have just published a stunning gallery of images for CIV, just over 1 month in advance of the event which allows you to choose your images in advance.

Expect a similar announcement from us for Celebration Europe in early June or before.

Lee_c00per
04-18-2007, 12:40 PM
Thanks for the reply. I can rest easy now.

I hope the guest list holds up with Showmasters not beig involved.

I must say that at least we know that they are thankfully not doing the CE photos

Jeremy
04-18-2007, 02:30 PM
Jeremy, can you not find out as to when we may even hear about some guests, hours, days, weeks



Like CE_Office said, the official sources are starwars.com and celebrationeurope.com. What I know is in confidence and can not be repeated but what I can do is draw the organisers attention to the main concerns of their potential ticket buyers.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-18-2007, 06:02 PM
I hope prices for Autographs follow the same pattern as C4. Make the guest auto prices cheaper by charging for the photos seperately

With alot of C4 guests being £5 ($10 1 voucher) plus phots being £2.50 on top. Hopefully that means that these type of guests will be in the £10 bracket at CE.

Usually guests like Orli Shoshan, Mike Kingma and Richard LeParmentier are £15 an auto at UK event although the crap free photo is included. For me this is too much money for who they are.

Hopefully Lucasfilm will sympathise with us poor brits who are used to egtting ripped off on anything at that prices will be reflective of c4

SteveSith
04-19-2007, 01:06 AM
Thanks CE_Office for addressing some valid concerns we had. Like others have already mentioned the only concern I had was obviously the quality of photos on offer, those of us who attended Showmasters' previous events highlighted the photo quality as a concern. Although they didnt seem to affect the vibe and atmosphere of the event too much, it meant we couldnt buy as many as we would have liked.

Thanks again for taking the time to let us know, I will now double my efforts to attend!

Sarahjedi0
04-19-2007, 07:37 AM
Well thats interesting, why wouldnt CE be something SM would be interested in, dont they do another Star Wars con called Empire Day??

Fletch
04-19-2007, 07:42 AM
CE_Office - is it possible to shed some light on the queuing process for autographs at CE?
im only going one day and with your comments above and rumours of big guests i dont want to spend the day in line for one autograph.

have you thought of a structure to manage this??

Jeremy
04-19-2007, 08:38 AM
Well thats interesting, why wouldnt CE be something SM would be interested in, dont they do another Star Wars con called Empire Day??


CE_Office didn't say that SM wasn't interested, he said "did not feel that Celebration Europe was right for them at this time". I'm sure they were interested - and who wouldn't be!

Yes, they do Empire Day. If you've been to an ED and an official Celebration you should compare the two events. One is like a village football match, the other is a cup final.



CE_Office - is it possible to shed some light on the queuing process for autographs at CE?


CE_Office pointed out that all will be revealed, and it will be sw.com and ce.com that will post the news first, so keep your peepers pointed at those two sites.

Jeremy

mousedroid
04-19-2007, 01:11 PM
14 Weeks is a long time...


It really isn't though if you're considering coming over from the US and want to find economical flights and hotel accomodations, ask for time off from work, get a passport, etc.

I can understand not wanting to announce someone until you have a signed contract, but with pretty much all of C4's guests announced, I don't think you'd be stealing any thunder. I mean it's not like people who are committed to going to C4 are going to suddenly decide to go to CE instead. And if there's some concern about CE luring fence-sitters away from C4, then you must have some pretty special guests up your sleeve.

David_Tree
04-19-2007, 02:40 PM
Sorry to drag this up from way back but...



Just think of how many stormtroopers were in the Battle of Endor for starters.



What that dodgey ol film??? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

And for what it is worth, I really think people are hinging far too much on a single aspect (guests) on an event that has so much much much more to offer. If there were no guests, it would still be the best ever event to be held in the Uk becuase of the bringing together of the licence holders, the prop displays, the exclusives and total fan involvement from various collector clubs and websites.

Personally I don't really care who will be there in terms of guests, it's such a small part of the event, not the be all and end all. I just think it's great that something like this is happening in the first place.

Dave.

PS, are there any guests coming from Caravan of Courage or the Holiday Special? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

mousedroid
04-19-2007, 03:57 PM
...I really think people are hinging far too much on a single aspect (guests) on an event that has so much much much more to offer.


But for some of us (e.g. those of us in the US who are thinking of attending) guests we never see at conventions here are the single most important aspect of this show.

Lee_c00per
04-19-2007, 05:16 PM
I think for us even in the UK we don't want guests to all be announced after C4 as that alone is another 4-5 weeks making all the guest announcements within 9 weeks is not ideal

David_Tree
04-19-2007, 05:30 PM
But for some of us (e.g. those of us in the US who are thinking of attending) guests we never see at conventions here are the single most important aspect of this show.



Well on that front I don't think you'll have any worries as there are a lot of UK actors who regularly appear at UK shows several times a year and who would no doubt attend CE too.

Besides, I'm there, what more could anyone want? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Jeremy
04-19-2007, 10:21 PM
I really think people are hinging far too much on a single aspect (guests) on an event that has so much much much more to offer.



Well said Treezo, and hear hear.

I spoke at great length with the organisers yesterday and the guest hall is going to be a drop in the ocean compared to what they've got up their sleeve.

Expect to see an announcement this very day.

Jeremy

SirTristram
04-19-2007, 11:47 PM
Wow! Cool! A new announcement!? Oh, man! I am getting so exicted! I wish the airlines would update their specials for travel during July!!!! I want to have that part of the trip settled!

I am not an autograph hound, but I really would like to meet a few of the big names...I am trying to be reasonable about my wishlist, but i have decided (for myself) that of the big name baddy that is supposed to (potentially) be attneding, I am hoping it is Christopher Lee....I know he signs at Forbidden Planet all the time, but I figure, he is getting up there in years and he is Saruman as well...two bad birds with with one stone!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Lee_c00per
04-20-2007, 02:59 AM
An announcement....cool

It won't be guests so i wonder if it's another show or something they have sorted for CE

SirTristram
04-20-2007, 10:16 AM
It's abotu 11:30am here, which is about 4:30pm in the UK, right? When is the announcement going to be made/posted? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lee_c00per
04-20-2007, 10:18 AM
Just wondering the same myself

Sylvius
04-20-2007, 11:46 AM
I like announcements!!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif They do keep us waiting sometimes! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

SteveSith
04-21-2007, 12:45 PM
...I really think people are hinging far too much on a single aspect (guests) on an event that has so much much much more to offer.


But for some of us (e.g. those of us in the US who are thinking of attending) guests we never see at conventions here are the single most important aspect of this show.



Someone said something very true in another thread that in Europe you may see 3 or 4 Star Wars actors among the guests at a typical sci-fi show as there are very few shows that are specificly STAR WARS only, the only one that comes to mind right now is obviously the Empire Days twice a year.
Therefore CE will be where us Americans can come and get all those guys that dont visit the US or have just started signing, all in one place! And it gives us an excuse to enjoy London when the shows over! Im sure we'll have a time to remember!

Jeremy
04-22-2007, 02:25 AM
It's abotu 11:30am here, which is about 4:30pm in the UK, right? When is the announcement going to be made/posted? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I guess the editors are sw.cm decided to delay it. SHame that, because it was particularly exciting.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-22-2007, 03:23 AM
I wonder if it was guest announcements?

Surely we will get some announced on May 4th http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SirTristram
04-22-2007, 11:13 AM
It's abotu 11:30am here, which is about 4:30pm in the UK, right? When is the announcement going to be made/posted? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif



I guess the editors are sw.cm decided to delay it. SHame that, because it was particularly exciting.

Jeremy




http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lee_c00per
04-25-2007, 04:16 AM
I hope they are going to follow C4 and sell the official photos seperate meaning that autographs themselves are cheaper.

It's driving me absolutely insane that we still haven't got any guest announcements since the 1st batch which was ages ago. Surely if C4 have a complete list of regular guests (not guests of honour) that some regular guests can be announced for CE

SirTristram
04-25-2007, 09:10 AM
I wonder what this mysterious announcement was? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Jeremy
04-25-2007, 11:45 AM
You have to remember that Celebration 4 is a lot closer and it gets precedence at sw.com. Once the furore has died down it will be CEs turn.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-25-2007, 01:02 PM
All well and good but it seems then that we are going to get all of our guests and announcements crammed in within 2 months where as C4 has been announcing all their info since feburary.

I just hope CE isn't just going to be quick;y chucked together after c4

LITTLEOBIWAN
04-25-2007, 01:35 PM
I hope it dont affect crowd attendence.....

SirTristram
04-25-2007, 05:18 PM
I hope it dont affect crowd attendence.....

Actually, I hope it DOES! I don't want to wade through an endless sea of people and wait on similarly endless lines all day!

Jeremy
04-26-2007, 09:16 AM
The way you are going on about it anyone would think that there won't be anything else to do at ExCel but stand in line for an inky scrawl.

If all you want to do at CE is get autographs why don't yo usave yourself the bother and write to your favourite celebrities talent agents and ask them for an autograph? Most do this for free.

Jeremy

Capntarpals
04-26-2007, 10:03 AM
For some Star Wars fans, autographs are what tickles their fancy, and it isn't inconceiveable that autographs would be their main focus at any Celebration.

Just chiming in http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lee_c00per
04-26-2007, 10:26 AM
sorry if i put across a bad impresion. It's simply exciement or the event and lack of Recent news which is getting the better of me.

The autograph area is probabl th maineason why i am ging but if it was the only reason then i would have only got a 1 day pass.

The one man Star Wars how i am really looking fowward to and the costume and prop area is certainly a must see.

I'll just shut up moaning as i'm sure they'll announce some guests very soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Fingers crossed for Ian McDiarmid though http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

David_Tree
04-26-2007, 01:59 PM
I just hope CE isn't just going to be quick;y chucked together after c4



I'm sorry that you think this, Celebration Europe has been worked on for months, but as Jeremy said in terms of 'airtime' on SW.com all the focus will be on CIV, think about it, they want to attract as many people to both shows.

If it emerged that there was a killer feature or guest was signed up to CE and that got out before CIV, then there would be a lot of fans complaining over CIV, it just makes more sense to keep the peace on both sides and allow each show the greatest opportunity for exposure.

However if you are really hungry and starved for information, you could always track down a copy of the first press advert for the show which is in certain publications in stores now. I couldn't tell you which publication though, you need to be kept occupied http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

SteveSith
04-26-2007, 02:11 PM
The way you are going on about it anyone would think that there won't be anything else to do at ExCel but stand in line for an inky scrawl.

If all you want to do at CE is get autographs why don't yo usave yourself the bother and write to your favourite celebrities talent agents and ask them for an autograph? Most do this for free.

Jeremy



Surely its better to get them in person! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lee_c00per
04-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Like i said earlier, i apologise if i seem to to have a negative effect. I never meant to. It's just my excitement for the event is getting the better of me.

I know it's going to be an amazing show and i'm sure some guests will be announced soon http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

bobafan
04-27-2007, 06:07 PM
Hi. Can someone please help me? I really wanted to go to Celebration Europe, but I just got this from a friend of mine who is also planning on going. He'd heard that Temuera wasn't planning a trip to England in July, so he contacted Temuera's agent. This is what he got back

Dear Mr. Wilson:

Although Temuera was interested in being a part of Celebration Europe,
there is currently no deal in place due to the fact that Showmasters is
no longer affiliated with this event.

Best,

Stephen Lo
Abrams Artists Agency

If this is right, why is he still being promoted on the Celebration Europe site? Does anybody else have information on this because I really want to meet Temuera and I hope this isn't the case.

bobafan

Lee_c00per
04-27-2007, 06:30 PM
I was wondering this as the 5 guests announced so far are the ones that Showmasters would have been able to get as they have all appeared at their shows.

I would be dissaponited if Temeura Morrison isn't attending as i too want to meet him but am surprised if he's not attending that they haven't removed him from the site

As the CE -OFFICE now looks at these forums or if Jeremy could find out perhaps we could get a confirmation on that

SirTristram
04-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Whoa! That is HUGE news. What is going on?

Lee_c00per
04-28-2007, 03:54 AM
Can somone tell me who is responsible for getting the CE guests now showmasters aren't doing it?

nlindenj
04-28-2007, 11:35 AM
i can't see why the 'organisers' are bothered about CE stealing C4's thunder? 2 totally different events, at totally different times, held in 2 totally different countries

i could understand if they were competing for business, but they are not. even if they annouce some of the british guests just to keep us going until c4 has finished

if the guests arn't there people will walk by the lego exhibit so many times. at the moment it looks like there will be 2 star wars exhibitions in london

SirTristram
04-28-2007, 02:23 PM
i can't see why the 'organisers' are bothered about CE stealing C4's thunder? 2 totally different events, at totally different times, held in 2 totally different countries

i could understand if they were competing for business, but they are not. even if they annouce some of the british guests just to keep us going until c4 has finished

if the guests arn't there people will walk by the lego exhibit so many times. at the moment it looks like there will be 2 star wars exhibitions in london



Yeah, really! If anything this is hurting CE's potential business!
People need to plan trips like these out, well in advance of the show!!

Jeremy
04-28-2007, 03:53 PM
Yeah, really! If anything this is hurting CE's potential business!



Believe me, they know that the lack of celebrity announcements is hurting ticket sales.



i can't see why the 'organisers' are bothered about CE stealing C4's thunder? 2 totally different events, at totally different times, held in 2 totally different countries



The "organisers", as you put it, are Lucasfilm and they have control over publicity on sw.com. With C4 only a few weeks away they get the headlines. Then CE get the space. It is just a matter of precedence.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
04-28-2007, 06:10 PM
I've still just booked my hotel for 3 nights next to the Excel. The roganisers have siad they will have a great guest line-up so i think we can safely say that they'll stick to that

It is a bummer that nothing can be announced for CE but that's Lucasfilm's choice i guess

They have apparently bagged a MAJOR guests i heard a while ago so i don't think they are hardly going to let this event slip off the radar and be a poor version of C4.

I would still like to know who's in charge of getting the guests for C4 now? Is Cards Inc. doing it themselves or is one of the other UK organisres (memorabilaia and London Expo) doing it instead of showmasters

bobafan
04-28-2007, 07:38 PM
ok, but can someone please tell me whether what Temuera's representative said is correct or not?

He is the main reason I would be going, so is he going to Celebration Europe?

If he is I'd be thrilled. I can buy my tickets and book my flight. But if not then I need to know, and why is he still up on the Celebration Europe site? That's just not fair to tell us he'll be there when he isn't.

Sorry to go on but this is very important to me. I am very concerned and very disappointed if it is true that he won't be going. I am a huge geek when it comes to the Fetts and its costing me lots of money and time to travel from the other end of the UK to meet him.

Bobafan

bobafan
04-29-2007, 09:29 AM
Ok! I have some serious information on this. A fellow autograph collector met up with Dave Prowse in Sweden yesterday and he overheard Dave talking to someone about Celebration Europe. Dave said that he did originally have a deal with Showmasters to attend but a week ago he got a photocopied letter sent to him that started with a generic "dear celebrity" would you be interested in atending Celebration Europe etc etc!

He was not impressed at all with them as it did not even have his name on it. He said that he did not have a deal with Celebration Europe and had to renegotiate with them if he was to attend. He was unsure how it would turn out as it depended on the deal.

What is going on here? Do any of you have contact details for the other guests that are supposed to attend? Who is going to Celebration Europe? If I had not of heard about Temuera I would have booked my tickets all ready!!!!

I think we have to here something official about this. If all this is true then they are bang out of order as us fans are paying good money for this convention and expect to get what we see on the official site. Now there are two major guests that are being advertised that say that thay have no contracts to appear at the event!

This is really upseting me as I have so been looking forward to this convention, as we have not had anything like this over here ever, and now its starting to look so bad. We have only 14 weeks to go.

Bobafan

SirTristram
04-29-2007, 11:09 AM
Oh my god....this is a disaster. *Sigh*, well at least I will have a good time in London...I wonder if this is indicative of the way the rest of the show will pan out?

Lee_c00per
04-29-2007, 12:00 PM
Dave Prowse will still definately be there anyway. He does every event there is. The fact that he only recieved a new invitation last week makes me believe that they definately aren't going to announce any guests until after C4

nlindenj
04-29-2007, 12:57 PM
is CE going to end up a glorified empire day?

is that the writing on the wall i see?

Abstractharmony
04-29-2007, 02:10 PM
Oh No, the sky is falling! The sky is falling!

Chill out people. As has been stated many, many times there is more to celebration europe than guest signers.

It's basic contract law. I'm sure that all of the existing guests will be resigned to new contracts.

Jeremy
04-29-2007, 02:31 PM
post removed.

bobafan
04-29-2007, 03:50 PM
hi Jeremy

you seem to know a lot

are you saying that yes it' is true that Temuera and Dave are not coming to Celebration Europe.

Bobafan

Jeremy
05-01-2007, 09:42 AM
I know enough - including that any official comments come from CE_Office. Any knowledge I have about guests I can not share.

Jeremy

SirTristram
05-01-2007, 04:03 PM
I know enough - including that any official comments come from CE_Office. Any knowledge I have about guests I can not share.

Jeremy



Jeremy, any word about that announcement that you thought they were going to make a week ago or so? Do you know if they are waiting until CIV goes off to make that announcement or if it will be forthcoming sooner than that!?

Thanks, man!

starwarsgrapher
05-01-2007, 07:10 PM
I certainly hope this show isn't turning into a joke. There are alot of people coming over from the United States. I could care less about exhibits, dealers, etc, i'm interested in what guests they have lined up. I'm sure they are being held down by lucasfilm in announcing anything or any guests until after C4 is over with. I'm going to be patient, I can always cancel my trip.

Fletch
05-01-2007, 07:15 PM
bobafan - i feel your frustration over a lack of confirmation on jango for you.
unfortunatly it seems that publically people cannot say if he will be at CE or not yet.

you could try emailing the CE site directly or try CE_Office (maybe a PM explaining your situation) as they seem to be an official source on these boards.
however, i dont know if they will be able to say 100%

given there is so much else planned for CE if i were you, i would gamble on jango being there. if he isnt it will still be an excellent con and pleanty more to see (and you probably will be able to pick up loads of jango stuff too)

hope that helps a bit

Lee_c00per
05-02-2007, 10:30 AM
I sent Jeremy Bulloch an email to see about the new contarcts ect and whether he was still going. This is what he said

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Hi lee
I will be at Celebration Europe and I am sure Tem will be as well.
Very soon we will get the news to say the event will be taking place.C4 is being advertised a lot but soon the big push will be for the London show.
See you there
Jeremy


[/QUOTE]

LITTLEOBIWAN
05-02-2007, 11:57 AM
Great reply.....

SteveSith
05-02-2007, 03:55 PM
is CE going to end up a glorified empire day?




That will be awesome news if true! except I hope for an improvement on the Empire Day photos! Thankfully that problem was isolated to Showmasters and they arent involved anymore.

Lee_c00per
05-02-2007, 04:02 PM
I relly don't think you can even compare Empire Day events to the Celebration events. They are the complete opposite ends of the scale

LITTLEOBIWAN
05-02-2007, 05:31 PM
Maki has advertised C.E. on his site, so that might mean that he is suppling some of the guests, which would be great news.....
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Lee_c00per
05-03-2007, 04:03 AM
God, i hope so, although i can't stand Malki

nlindenj
05-03-2007, 04:22 AM
if coolwater has advertised CE some of his clients must be involved (a sort of round about anoucement)

Lee_c00per
05-03-2007, 04:43 AM
I'm betting on Billy Dee. It doesn't look like he's been invited to C4, so to have him at CE (where he can make more money)makes sense.

Hamill would be cool of course. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I tihnk that they'll definately be getting US guests from Coolwaters rather than UK signers whoare easy to get hold of

Sylvius
05-03-2007, 11:45 AM
I don't think Mark Hamill will be attending Celebration Europe looking at his website! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

For the record it also states he's not attending C4 either.

nlindenj
05-03-2007, 12:54 PM
got this from coolwater

There will be some there YES..... for a full list of who is going you can check our web site for updates. Guest announcements should start within 2 weeks


DEREK MAKI

On May 3, 2007, at 2:39 AM, nigel jukes wrote:


hi there
i was wondering would any of your clients be at
celebration europe? i know you proberly can't give
names but just knowing that some of your clients being
there would be great (would help with making
arrangments)
thanks for your time
nigel (england)

light at the end of the tunnel

SteveSith
05-03-2007, 01:19 PM
I relly don't think you can even compare Empire Day events to the Celebration events. They are the complete opposite ends of the scale



I compared them in the sense that Empire Day had become fun again, I know they changed things recently and stopped inviting the regulars which helped. So I still hope CE is like the free spirited unpressured atmosphere as ED is and none of this 'take a ticket' and 'only 1 minute with the actor, no questions' nonsence that plagued CIII and a lot of Maki's shows.

jediknight49
05-03-2007, 04:23 PM
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I don't think Mark Hamill will be attending Celebration Europe looking at his website!

For the record it also states he's not attending C4 either.


[/QUOTE]

Thats a real shame. I believe he made the CIII event, and i would have thought with this being the 30th, and what made him a star, he would have been there.

I was really hoping to get his auto. Oh well never mind.Will have to make do with the usual suspects :-((

Lee_c00per
05-03-2007, 05:09 PM
I relly don't think you can even compare Empire Day events to the Celebration events. They are the complete opposite ends of the scale



I compared them in the sense that Empire Day had become fun again, I know they changed things recently and stopped inviting the regulars which helped. So I still hope CE is like the free spirited unpressured atmosphere as ED is and none of this 'take a ticket' and 'only 1 minute with the actor, no questions' nonsence that plagued CIII and a lot of Maki's shows.



I think CE will be like CE4 which was be like C3. And that was a poorly managed event where people qued for hours for 1 auto and becuase of how busy the event is you don't really get time with the guests. It's a sad fact but you have to be realistic especially as this is the first Celebration Europe

About the Malki guests. I'm pleased that we are going to get some guests from his agency as he has got some great ones there.

I'm banking that Billy Dee won't be at C4 but CE instead to even up the guests of honour. Glad to hear this event is going to start rolling out announcments soon as my faith in CE has been restored

SteveSith
05-04-2007, 06:24 AM
Well it kind of makes sense for Billy Dee not to do another US con for a while, hes done a few now and maybe one UK one a while ago so it will be better for him and the fans to do CE rather than CIV.

Maki has got some good guests though admittedly. Im wondering if they are aware that a portion of the fans dont like him!

Fletch
05-04-2007, 07:49 AM
i would like to meet Billy Dee (although ive heard mixed reactions to him as a guest)
i wonder if he would sign my lost trading card as i alreadyhave a sw auto from him...

going to CE and getting Lost autographs - i that allowed??

Cperry06
05-10-2007, 01:00 PM
I saw on Warwick Davis's site that he will be attending CE. I'm really concerned that they have not officially announced the names. You think they would start to release whom will be signing now that C4 is locked down.

Lee_c00per
05-10-2007, 04:51 PM
You would think so but it seems Lucafilm don't want anything announced for CE until after C4. Oh well, it's only another 2 weeks or so until we get some announcements

mattman81
05-10-2007, 05:20 PM
I can see why Lucasfilm want to keep things underwraps so no shine is taken off of C4, but it is causing damage to CE and it's slightly disrespectful to the European fans imo.
A load of SW comic artists will be attending CE, but again they've only been informally announcing it themselves on personal sites and even then it feels a bit hush-hush.

jediknight49
05-11-2007, 02:59 PM
Latest newsletter states that a major guest announcement will be made next week http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

BradG
05-11-2007, 03:12 PM
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif I hope your right.

SirTristram
05-11-2007, 05:24 PM
Latest newsletter states that a major guest announcement will be made next week http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



What newsletter? I have not received anything from them at all. I signed up for the newsletter as soon as we were able to and I bought my tickets the day they went on sale.
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jediknight49
05-11-2007, 05:32 PM
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Excitement builds as Celebration Europe takes shape


With more and more exhibitors confirming, the theatre programme gathering pace and our first major guest announcement scheduled for next week , Celebration Europe is coming together and the excitement is growing.

Whilst we don’t want to spoil the surprises, we will be sharing some news and behind-the-scenes insights with you over the coming weeks to wet your appetites.

Empire’s Challenge

This week we are delighted to announce Empire Magazine’s ‘Ultimate Star Wars Trivia Challenge’. In a round of questioning as tough as interrogation by Imperial mind probe you will be tested on characters, vehicles, plot points, planets, technology and behind the scenes trivia that will stretch your Force fanaticism to the limit. Pit your wits against the best in the Empire! The quiz will begin with three online qualifying rounds through empireonline to take place in the first three weeks of June with the top five contestants going through to a live final at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Saturday July 14th. The only way you can guarantee entry is to register now at www.empireonline.com/starwars (http://www.empireonline.com/starwars) but be quick — registration must end on Thursday May 31st and places are limited… do or do not, there is no try!

All the galaxy is a stage

We are delighted to announce Warwick Davies as Master of Ceremonies for the Celebration Europe Main Stage a 2000 seat purpose-built arena with a different programme each day including celebrities, music, comedy, Q&A sessions and demonstrations. All this and more is included in your admission price subject to availability so be sure to include this in your Celebration Europe plans or miss out you will!


More Star Wars fun in the main event halls


Check out the ultimate Star Wars Home Entertainment accessory with the awesome R2D2 Home Entertainment System and more on the Nikko stand
Visit the Lucasarts stand for stunning previews of their latest games
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Lee_c00per
05-11-2007, 05:34 PM
I've just wet my pants in excitement.

The GOH has to be either Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid or Chrisopher Lee as i know one of these 3 have signed to attend CE. Hopefully we will get a GOH aswell as a good group of signers announced.

I bet they have LOADS planned for CE and are just dying to get it all announced

SteveSith
05-11-2007, 05:56 PM
I can see why Lucasfilm want to keep things underwraps so no shine is taken off of C4, but it is causing damage to CE and it's slightly disrespectful to the European fans imo.
A load of SW comic artists will be attending CE, but again they've only been informally announcing it themselves on personal sites and even then it feels a bit hush-hush.



The problem is that CE looks to have a stronger guestlist than CIV, a lot of the bigger names if invited have shunned CIV, possibly because its gotten too big and too many uber geeks going with children named Luke, Chewie etc. Who wants to talk to 1000 of those?
Most of the Star Wars actors live in UK and the bigger US stars may see CE as a more attractive option. Who knows, Lucasfilm cant announce anything for CE because it'll steal thunder from CIV.

Lee_c00per
05-11-2007, 06:46 PM
I feel sorry for those in the US as i have a feeling that the CE Guest of honour that's being announced next week could easily eclipse the 3 going toe C4 as they aren't exactly rare to get hold of (although Jake isn't that easy)

It may also be that with C4 being a 5 day event it may be too much for guests to commit that long. Signing autographs all day for 5 days can't be that fun. 3 days at CE plus the fact that the exchange rate is almost $2 per £1 means that's very attractive for US singers

Cperry06
05-13-2007, 10:55 AM
I am going to both shows, but it would be nice to know a few of the signers at CE so I can divide what to get signed and where. This will help with cost. It would also help to know some names so I can buy some of their figures to get signed. I really hope they have many of the Cantina actors signing.

Lee_c00per
05-14-2007, 06:46 PM
I'm getting excited about this Guest of Honour that we're getting announced this week

I wonder what day they are announcing him?

Lee_c00per
05-15-2007, 04:51 PM
I got an email from Baryy of Cards Inc in reply to my question as to whether we are still getting announcements this weeks. This is the reply i got from him

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Hi Lee,

We will be making weekly announcements every Friday from now until Celebration Europe, keep an eye out on Friday.

The announcement will include various information and will include a re-starting of guest announcements this week, subject to receiving signed contracts from the guests in question that is! However you should see guests announcements more or less every week over the next 6 weeks as we will be hosting about 30 to 35 special guests in our autograph hall

Regards

Barry


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So it cools that we are going to get guests announced every week for 6 weeks and event announcements every Friday for sure. I would have thought they they would get more than 30-35 guests signing but i guess it's the quality and not the quanity

mattman81
05-15-2007, 05:06 PM
30-35 ain't bad and as you say Lee, if they are quality guests then that will be great. But I'm sure there will be other guests at CE not allocated to the autograph hall (i.e non-film/actor guests), so overall the number of guests will be higher.

Lee_c00per
05-15-2007, 05:16 PM
And if the GOH are BIG like the potential one that has been thrwon around (McDiarmid, Christensen, Lee) then they will more than make up for it especially as we'll be queing fo ours for their auto.

I do think that if Showmasters were atill invloved then the number will be much higher.

I'm pleased we are getting some announced this Friday and i have a feeling they will be the guests from Derek Malki as he said the guests for CE from him would be announced around about this week.

I bet Billy Dee will be there as a GOH. I am just praying that Carrie Fisher is not doing her US show and turns up

Cperry06
05-17-2007, 06:03 PM
I just hope they do not get 15-20 of the same guests that will be at CIV. I really want to get new signatures from actors that normally to not come to the USA. I really hope that Alan Harris and Chris Parsons will be signing. That would make me very happy!

SFBanks
05-18-2007, 03:32 PM
So what happened to our Friday announcment? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

starwarsgrapher
05-18-2007, 03:41 PM
it's coming later. lucasfilm makes the announcment first via their email and site.

SirTristram
05-18-2007, 03:55 PM
Ugh....Going by PST sucks sometimes!

Lee_c00per
05-18-2007, 05:16 PM
Bad news i'm affraid guys. I emailed the CE organisres and got this message. Must admit i'm a bit annoysed bout it as they've only annouce a bloody Clone Wars poster and that's nothing that importnant surely?

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Lee,

We had hoped to make guest announcements today, however due to the large volume of announcements being made through starwars.com this evening and over the weekend concerning Celebration IV in Los Angeles we will be delaying this announcement until early next week.

Regards

Barry


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starwarsgrapher
05-18-2007, 05:26 PM
THE PEOPLE ORGANIZING AND PUTTING ON CE ARE A BUNCH OF HARDCORE TOOLS. They need to get their act together.

Lee_c00per
05-18-2007, 05:30 PM
It's not cards inc fault. They have LOADS of guests and announcements to make but they are simply not allowed becuase Lucasfilm are the only ones that can make the announcements plus they don't want CE to take C4's Thunder

The CE people also seem to be fustrated but it's LFL that we have to blame for it

Cperry06
05-18-2007, 07:35 PM
I guess I'll just have to wait until after CIV to figure out who I will need. It just stinks because now I need to take all of the things I want signed rather then splitting it up.

jediknight49
05-19-2007, 06:21 AM
I'm tired of hearing about how CIV is announcing this and that whilst Europe is not "allowed" to announce anything incase it steals LA's thunder. Utter ---------------. Two shows, two seperate dates, sets of fans, sets of guests.
Whats the problem. I don't care how the spin doctors try to dress this up, we in europe are being treated 2nd best untill after the LA show.

Where is the merchandise shop? where are the guests?

Come on Lucasfilm, stop --------------- us Europeans off. We made the original SW film. London is the home of A NEW HOPE so show us some god damn respect!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif



EDIT: I edited out some of your... hotter words. No swearing here, please. Consider this a warning.

mattman81
05-19-2007, 08:12 AM
Have to agree with you JediKnight 49, it's pretty disgraceful and I'm sure Cards Inc. would love to start announcing guests and events for CE but LFL seem to really be putting the clampers on them. I hope we get the last laugh in the end with a great show, but everytime things looks like they could change, the CE engine stalls again.

Fair enough C4 is more a flagship show and starts next week, but like you say, CE is for a different crowd, time and place and I don't think it's fair we are made to suffer as in the end LFL can only benefit by putting equal emphasis on both shows. Heck, let Cards Inc. do the nitty gritty stuff on the official CE site, what harm could that do and then have it announced soon after on the Official Star Wars site when they can be bothered to get round to doing it!

starwarsgrapher
05-19-2007, 10:33 AM
YOU ARE 100% CORRECT jediknight. this is just silly. get with it folks and start rolling out the gameplan.

Lee_c00per
05-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Agree with everything just said

Lee_c00per
05-19-2007, 12:15 PM
WE HAVE GUESTS http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

Coolwaters have announced thier first round of guests too early it seems.

Billy Dee Williams, John Mollo and Dave Barclay

http://derekmaki.com/id5.html

jediknight49
05-19-2007, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the positive feedback on my rant!

I love SW. Have been a fan for 30 of my 35 living years!
I know people over react and get bothered quite easily where SW is concerned. Most people moan about the sillest of things, but i feel quite strong about the CE event.
It will be good, it will be the best event going am sure, i just wish we would be treated equally here in Europe.

Now, with regards to Bill Dee appearing, this is no surprise, although i am surprised its for one day only out of the three. That makes his queue very big on Sunday.
Never met him, would like to, but i feel it may be too much of a hassle due to it being one day only. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

LITTLEOBIWAN
05-19-2007, 01:46 PM
"Coolwaters is pleased to announce that we have been asked by the promoter of STAR WARS CELEBRATION UK to provide guests for their once in a lifetime event being held on July 13-15, 2007! As you will see by reading out appearance schedule we have already booked a few guests and there are MORE TO COME!"

It's getting better.....

Adam_Burges
05-19-2007, 01:49 PM
Ahh man no fair, Billy-Dee is only doing Sunday? why would you go all the way to London to appear at a convention as a star in the biggest film of your career, or biggest film in history just to make 1 lousy appearance on the last day of the event. If I were him I would be there everyday and more.

Lee_c00per
05-19-2007, 05:30 PM
I think the organisres have been realistic about only having Billy Dee signing 1 day only. If they had him with say 2 other GOH signign all 3 days then i think people would have maoned as he doesn't deserve being a GOH and 1 of the only 3 there.

But having him there for 1 day is good as it guarentees that he will be very busy all day. Plus it leaves more and more psace to have other Guests of Honour appearing on seperate days and all 3 days.

I just hope that because he's only there on Sunday and is traveling from a long way that they don;t charge a stupid ammount for his auto. £20 max like at Collectormania 6 is what i'm willing to pay

Abstractharmony
05-20-2007, 09:10 AM
I don't think BDW is gonna be signing at all. Isn't he just doing a Q&A? as at CIV?

Skylover
05-20-2007, 11:30 AM
I cant see why BDW dont deserve to be a GOH, hes part of the main cast after all.

nice to see Dave Barclay back in UK. Mollo is a kind of guest I would like to see more often.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
05-20-2007, 12:33 PM
Good to see things moving again on this one.

mattman81
05-20-2007, 05:17 PM
At the moment I'm not thrilled by the guest announcements so far. Anyone who attended Jedi-Con 2004 may know how well Billy Dee went down (think led ballon, sadly) so him being there for just one day is a bit of a blessing (trust me). John Mollo seems an interesting guest but not exactly the first name you think of even when you think of people behind the camera. It's a start, but needs big improvements imo.

starwarsgrapher
05-20-2007, 09:16 PM
the problem is, that they are working with coolwaters. most of the people on his client list, are either completely worthless (kee chan) or have done so many shows that no one really cares. and if coolwaters is involved you can bet that you be paying top dollar. the starving artist who runs the company (coolwaters) will be sure to get as much out of us (paying public) as humanly possible.

mattman81
05-21-2007, 03:03 AM
I think Coolwaters, or rather Derek Maki, were always going to be involved even if Showmasters were still handling the guests, as Jason/Showmasters has worked with Derek many times in the past, present and no doubt the future to bring guests for his shows/events. I'd be surprised if it was just Coolwaters doing the guests for CE, but if so it would be a concern but hopefully other agents/organisations will also be helping and not just Coolwaters.