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shazbazzar
01-11-2011, 07:07 PM
Here's the place to post your plans and hopes for Fan Days this year. Longtime listeners of the ForceCast remember how Jimmy's interviews at Fan Days 2 prompted many of us to plan for and go to Fan Days 3 in 2009. And rightly so, because our relationship to each other is not merely through Star Wars, but through TheForce.net and Rebelscum as well as the earliest sponsor of the Force-Cast, Official Pix. Fan Days is basically an Official Pix and Rebelscum run convention -- it only makes sense for it to be a regular meeting place for us 'scummers.

So what are your plans for 8-9 October this year?
Rumor has it that this date has some significance (which may be revealed at a later time). Perhaps there will be another fan event, like Star Wars in Concert, which will coincide with these dates in Dallas (another The Clone Wars cinematic event? a 3D preview or early premier?). It's fun to imagine the possibilities. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

Here are some of my hopes:

(1.) a ForceCast Friends meetup (a mix between Humperdink's 2009 and the Fans of the ForceCast Party at C5).

(2.) a Fan Breakfast (this was a great introduction to conventions for me and the kids).

(3.) The Clone Wars cast and staff. Fan Days is small enough to really spend time meeting people, but big enough to warrant having these great people back again. (Corey Burton, Clancy Brown, Jaime King, and Daniel Logan would be great additions.)

(4.) More great ForceCast/Rebelscum/Official Pix favorite celebrities. Who wouldn't want to meet some of the great people Jimmy has "introduced" to us through his intense interviews as well as other ForceCast favorites? (Felix Silla, Barrie "Lt. Renz" Holland, Billy Dee Williams, Richard LeParmentier...OK, that might be a stretch, but here's to hoping!)

(5.) More time with my best buds in the whole wide galaxy and their families.

Any other ideas?

Jorbex
01-11-2011, 07:51 PM
(5.) More time with my best buds in the whole wide galaxy and their families.



I've found this has become my #1 reason for wanting to go to conventions. Isn't that cool? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Murray1134
01-11-2011, 09:24 PM
One of these years I do have to make it out to Fan Days. The convention does sound like a lot of fun. Sadly this year I don't think we will be able to make it.

The wife and I have made other plans for this year. We had planned on going to visit the Mouse down in Florida.

So I'll be hoping for No Fan Left Behind http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

shazbazzar
01-11-2011, 10:01 PM
(5.) More time with my best buds in the whole wide galaxy and their families.



I've found this has become my #1 reason for wanting to go to conventions. Isn't that cool? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Very Cool. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif
I felt I had to list it twice (#1 and #5 are essentially the same).

Eric_Geller
01-11-2011, 10:10 PM
So I'll be hoping for No Fan Left Behind http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


You can count on that!

Sheldon
01-11-2011, 11:30 PM
As incredible as CV was there was something (as so many have said including the Forcecast hosts) that really makes Fandays special - in that it seems to be more about communing with one another. It's not as hectic and rushed so you chill more and converse.

I CAN'T WAIT!!

Venar
01-12-2011, 01:46 PM
err... where is it?

Chris Wyman
01-12-2011, 01:54 PM
err... where is it?



Irving, TX

ClonedSidious
01-13-2011, 02:20 AM
Texas, eh? I currently live in Arizona, so I think it'll be appropriate if I drive there if I'm not too busy with work and other crap.

I couldn't make it to CV, but I guess this'll make up for my loss. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

JediShua
01-14-2011, 06:49 PM
I am 95% sure that I am going to be there. Unfortunately, won't be able to afford for the fam to go, but I can't wait to see my buds! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

AUD2
01-23-2011, 02:58 AM
Good News! ......typed that and then thought 'why does that sound familiar?' Brain must still be reeling from the fact that at this stage I will 95% be there for my first ever Fan Days, hell I haven't been to anything like this in the USA including a Celebration, so I am about to burst with the realization it is finally going to happen. Dollars and time are actually aligning at the right moment to be there. So who's ready to put up with a smart a-- Star Wars fan from down under?

Sheldon
01-23-2011, 10:54 AM
Commonwealth Fanboys unite!

I've always considered Aussies my warm climate cousins.

Trust me, our brothers and sisters in the force on the southern portions of this continent are the finest bunch of fun loving, party-down, creative and optimistic pals you'll find in the galaxy.

Just think you'll get to see Eric dance in person - worth the ticket right there!


Note: stick to the Samuel Adams (you don't want to wain to far of course in your adventures)

lost_mario_bro
01-23-2011, 11:05 AM
Just think you'll get to see Eric dance in person - worth the ticket right there!




No...it isn't.

Eric_Geller
01-23-2011, 02:02 PM
Just think you'll get to see Eric dance in person - worth the ticket right there!




No...it isn't.


You just don't respect my sick moves. I have so much style that I define the groove, and the haters just can't go with the flow.

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

Seriously though, Fan Days is a blast. It's much smaller than a Celebration but just as much fun. The new facility this year will be bigger than in previous years, but I think you'll still find it to be an intimate gathering of Star Wars fans. There are nonetheless a lot of great celebrities in attendance each year because Philip Wise knows what he's doing when it comes to autograph guests.

And yes, as Sheldon points out, you can see me get jiggy with it during ForceCast recordings. Good times. (I still wish someone had recorded it off the live stream at Fan Days III. I was too busy being there in person!)

TallestJawa
01-23-2011, 08:38 PM
You can see some of those "sick moves" here:

FCTV 091908 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoqfoCKtNx0&p=477899142E072F09)

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

Eric_Geller
01-23-2011, 09:41 PM
You can see some of those "sick moves" here:

FCTV 091908 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoqfoCKtNx0&p=477899142E072F09)

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


And now I'm mortified. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

lost_mario_bro
01-23-2011, 10:06 PM
You can see some of those "sick moves" here:

FCTV 091908 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoqfoCKtNx0&p=477899142E072F09)

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


And now I'm mortified. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif



And this ladies and gentlemen, Jawas, Bothans, scum and villainy is why I refused to use a webcam in the old sticam (stickam, stickem, stackum, or whatever it was called) days. If people could see what goes on around me during the show I would have been an embarrassing fixture on FCTV.

BTW if memory serves that is exactly what an Eric dance looks like. The same five moves repeated over and over again. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

jedijaysin
01-24-2011, 06:45 AM
I just found out yesterday that my 11 year old son Cory and I can go to Fan Days this year.He is so excited!

AUD2
01-24-2011, 04:20 PM
Actually Eric's dancing was the main draw card for me http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif but even with such a diversion I'm still not accepting any food from you Sheldon without checking expiry dates, we've all seen what your tolerance is like http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

All kidding aside I am really looking forward to this, I'm finally tanking my first step into a larger world! I can't wait

AUD2
01-28-2011, 11:11 PM
I was just re-reading shaz's original post here and thought a great addition to the wish list would be a cinema screening of Jedi in all its HD glory with the deleted scene in place to celebrate the Blu-Ray release. Of course HD screenings of all six would be even more perfect!

shazbazzar
01-29-2011, 08:04 AM
...a great addition to the wish list would be a cinema screening of Jedi in all its HD glory with the deleted scene in place to celebrate the Blu-Ray release...



That would be a great idea! Maybe the Friday night before Fan Days officially opens on Saturday.

I hope to see the McQuarrie art there again as well.

JediShua
02-03-2011, 11:22 PM
...a great addition to the wish list would be a cinema screening of Jedi in all its HD glory with the deleted scene in place to celebrate the Blu-Ray release...



That would be a great idea! Maybe the Friday night before Fan Days officially opens on Saturday.

I hope to see the McQuarrie art there again as well.


Yes! And with their "keepers", Paul and Athena. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

jedijaysin
02-25-2011, 08:32 AM
So what hotels are people going to stay at for Star Wars Fan Days this year? I think the fan hotel on the Official Pix web site is a Holiday Inn Express for $75 a night.Has anyone stayed there before?

AUD2
03-02-2011, 01:39 AM
So what hotels are people going to stay at for Star Wars Fan Days this year? I think the fan hotel on the Official Pix web site is a Holiday Inn Express for $75 a night.Has anyone stayed there before?



What he said!

A Fan Days newbie echoing the same question here, and yes I have jumped from 95% to 99% WILL BE THERE!

jedijaysin
03-05-2011, 06:43 PM
I don't want to stay in a Holiday Inn due to past stays.I'm sure there is something a bit nicer real close by?

Angela_Skywalker
04-28-2011, 03:36 PM
I'm so excited.
SW Fan Days IV will be my first ever convention. My birthday is October 18, & I will be 20, I convinced my mom to drive us down from Little Rock.

As of now we are driving down Friday morning, staying friday night, all day saturday, but we have to leave in the late afternoon on Sunday because I'll have college monday morning. At least 1.5 days is better than 0 days. I'm not complaining too much.

I think this will be a great way to get me ready for CVI. i was so mad I couldn't make it to CV, but it was the same week i had to move to college, and we couldn't make it happen. :/

Can't wait http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

AUD2
06-05-2011, 05:37 AM
I know with the announcement of CVI that the impending Fan Days has been a little over shadowed however my excitement at attending Fan Days, my first Star Wars con, is still huge. But has anyone else noticed the change in the official website and info coming soon? Also why is Spider-Man web crawling his way along the banner to Star Wars Fan Days? Is this just a link to the fact they organized Dallas Comicon or a hint at something else, curious!

JediChewie7934
06-23-2011, 12:22 PM
Hey everyone!
Who's still going to Fan Days this year? We've planned to go and even booked our flight the other day from Orlando where we'll be in WDW the week prior. I just now had a minor freek out wondering if anyone was still going since the CVI announcement. The official Fan Days site still says information coming soon. We're getting close here. Anyone know if its still happening and on the scale (celebrity- wise) that it did in 2009?

I hope so. We'd love to see you all again!

PS: I apologize for my hiatus from the forums. I know you were all worried about me. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Chris Wyman
06-23-2011, 12:49 PM
Star Wars Fan Days IV is absolutely still happening! Look for lots of details coming in the very, very near future. It's going to be big. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

See you there!

Jorbex
06-23-2011, 05:30 PM
No FD for me this year, sadly. But I am looking forward to not being left behind by the FC and all of my great friends in this forum!

Chris Wyman
06-23-2011, 09:58 PM
Here's the list (http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandays.html) for the first round of guests:

David Accord
Aaron Allston
****y Beer
Ben Burtt
Dave Filoni
Alan Flying
Tom Kane
Jamie King
Phil Lamarr
Peter Mayhew
Kyle Newman
Dave Prowse
Meredith Salenger
Steve Sansweet
Veronica Segura
Matthew Wood
Timothy Zahn

JediChewie7934
06-23-2011, 11:19 PM
No FD for me this year, sadly. But I am looking forward to not being left behind by the FC and all of my great friends in this forum!


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif
That is sad news indeed, sir. You have been one of our staples at the Farewell Dinner for FDIII and CV. You will surely be missed!

Jorbex
06-24-2011, 06:49 AM
No FD for me this year, sadly. But I am looking forward to not being left behind by the FC and all of my great friends in this forum!


http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif
That is sad news indeed, sir. You have been one of our staples at the Farewell Dinner for FDIII and CV. You will surely be missed!


Thanks, Chris; I surely do appreciate that. But don't worry, me and my family will be there at CVI!

ClonedSidious
06-26-2011, 12:43 AM
Here's the list (http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandays.html) for the first round of guests



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

AUD2
06-26-2011, 12:50 AM
Here's the list (http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandays.html) for the first round of guests



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



is that San...SWCWEET? Steve's still da man after all!

JediChewie7934
06-27-2011, 01:40 PM
It looks like the site has been updated with ticket and travel info! Book it. Save a room for me, I'll be booking tonight.

JediChewie7934
06-28-2011, 01:27 AM
Just booked our hotel tonight. The official Fan Days hotel, Holiday Inn Express. See you there! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Sheldon
06-28-2011, 02:00 AM
Just booked our hotel tonight. The official Fan Days hotel, Holiday Inn Express. See you there! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif




Ditto!

(I first met Chris & Patricia in a hotel hallway at Fandays III!)

AUD2
06-28-2011, 03:33 AM
Just booked our hotel tonight. The official Fan Days hotel, Holiday Inn Express. See you there! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif




Ditto!

(I first met Chris & Patricia in a hotel hallway at Fandays III!)



Room booked, flights booked, and if you meet me in the hallway I'll be the Aussie passed out with joy, or too much drinking, which ever you like to call it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

JediChewie7934
06-28-2011, 10:42 AM
Ditto!

(I first met Chris & Patricia in a hotel hallway at Fandays III!)



Room booked, flights booked, and if you meet me in the hallway I'll be the Aussie passed out with joy, or too much drinking, which ever you like to call it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


I recognized you Sheldon from that time you attempted suicide by 3POs on cam. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'll keep an eye out for you AUD2. Always looking to meet new fellow fans.

Jorbex
06-28-2011, 02:56 PM
Ditto!

(I first met Chris & Patricia in a hotel hallway at Fandays III!)



Room booked, flights booked, and if you meet me in the hallway I'll be the Aussie passed out with joy, or too much drinking, which ever you like to call it http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif


I recognized you Sheldon from that time you attempted suicide by 3POs on cam. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


I remember that! Trish was wearing that cool CIV red track jacket, with the AT-AT driver's helmet. Funny how one can make friends in the unlikeliest places, right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

JediChewie7934
06-28-2011, 04:49 PM
I remember that! Trish was wearing that cool CIV red track jacket, with the AT-AT driver's helmet. Funny how one can make friends in the unlikeliest places, right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


HAHA...yes, I remember meeting a couple of you guys for the first time in that hallway! Ahh..good times! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Eric_Geller
06-28-2011, 06:23 PM
I remember that! Trish was wearing that cool CIV red track jacket, with the AT-AT driver's helmet. Funny how one can make friends in the unlikeliest places, right? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


HAHA...yes, I remember meeting a couple of you guys for the first time in that hallway! Ahh..good times! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif


http://oi54.tinypic.com/wld6qu.jpg (http://i55.tinypic.com/o5p6l3.jpg)

Sheldon
06-29-2011, 08:37 AM
The day before CVI Chase and I were walking around the convention centre and I spotted Flavien at about a parsec away! That was the first time we met. I yelled "FLAVIEN".

Our first meeting however was at the airport for FDIII when Pedro spotted us. It was the first time I'd met an online friend in person. It's kinda surreal and really exciting.

ObiWannabe
06-30-2011, 10:40 AM
Fan Days III was my first convention of any kind and my first encounter with many of you fantastic folks! It was the perfect first con experience and I relive those memories regularly. Those who have said so are absolutely right: the best part of any convention is the friends you make and are able to spend time with from amongst your fellow fans.

I'm hoping to be able to attend this year, but it's still very much up in the air. My wife and I are expecting our 4th child (another girl!) in late September, so I'm not sure if time and finances will allow. I'll make every effort to be there though. It's worth it!

JustinL
06-30-2011, 10:47 AM
My wife and I are expecting our 4th child (another girl!) in late September, so I'm not sure if time and finances will allow.



Congrats to you and your wife! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

ObiWannabe
06-30-2011, 09:01 PM
My wife and I are expecting our 4th child (another girl!) in late September, so I'm not sure if time and finances will allow.



Congrats to you and your wife! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Thanks Justin! We appreciate your kindness.

JediChewie7934
07-01-2011, 12:35 PM
I'm hoping to be able to attend this year, but it's still very much up in the air. My wife and I are expecting our 4th child (another girl!) in late September, so I'm not sure if time and finances will allow. I'll make every effort to be there though. It's worth it!


Congratulations!! If I remember correctly you were expecting at FDIII. Keeping tradition I see. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It'd be great to see you again, but if not, you have the best excuse around.

Chris Wyman
07-06-2011, 10:03 PM
Stephen Stanton who voices Captain Tarkin in The Clone Wars has been added to the line up!

JediShua
07-07-2011, 07:04 PM
Getting very excited about Fan Days. It sounds like there will be some new stuff to do and new people to see.

ChancellorStrife
07-09-2011, 11:09 PM
Oh boy, Billy Dee will be there. I sense Jason and Jimmy will be interviewing him.... how many quotes can we get out of him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

AUD2
07-10-2011, 05:16 PM
Tickets are on sale now, just purchased my VIP ticket and can't wait!

Fan Days 2011 Ticket Sales (http://www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/fandays-tix.html)

Dustin
08-18-2011, 10:59 AM
I've got my flight booked and will be staying at the Aloft up the street a ways.

*hint* Please keep Saturday night free.

Gonna be a good time!

I can't wait!

Sheldon
08-30-2011, 11:21 PM
OK I think it's time to start our traditional "WHO'S GOIN?" List.
Let me Start....



Sheldon and Chase (son)

JediShua
08-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Sheldon and Chase (son)
Mr. JediShua

Chris_Luby
09-12-2011, 09:02 AM
I will be there as well!

Sheldon
09-12-2011, 09:29 AM
I will be there as well!



Hey Chris!

That's awesome. Will be great to see you again.

Chris_Luby
09-12-2011, 09:52 AM
Definatly! This time I won't be working most of the day on Saturday like I had to do last time. Has there been any talk of doing anything or getting together on friday night. I assume most people will be in by then. Maybe laser tag?

Chris Wyman
09-12-2011, 12:25 PM
Just a reminder for those that can't attend:

There are six days left to place your pre-order for autographs on photos from the store or to submit an order for send-in items.

All send-in items must be received by October 1.

Click here to order (http://www.officialpix.com/estore/proddetail.asp?prod=FAN-DAYS-AUTO-PRESALE).

Mark_TB
09-20-2011, 11:48 PM
Hi, all! I'm a longtime listener to the ForceCast, and first time poster to the forums. I've been hearing about Fan Days on the podcast for the past couple of years and decided that this would be the year that I attend myself. I'm looking forward to meeting Jason and Jimmy, as well as other ForceCast listeners. Anyway, I just wanted to introduce myself here and see what other activites might be planned around the main event.

- Mark

JustinL
09-21-2011, 06:02 AM
^ Welcome to the forum family Mark! :)

Jovial_Jay
09-23-2011, 08:15 AM
Only 2 weeks away! Who's getting excited? I look forward to seeing everyone from the forum that will be there.

Chris Wyman
09-23-2011, 08:27 AM
Only 2 weeks away! Who's getting excited? I look forward to seeing everyone from the forum that will be there.

Hard to believe it's been two years since we did the last Star Wars Fan Days. Can't wait to get to Dallas.

Sheldon
09-23-2011, 08:59 AM
Hard to believe it's been two years since we did the last Star Wars Fan Days. Can't wait to get to Dallas.

Very good times ahead!
I've not enjoyed the movies more since BR so I'm all revved up for the "Wars" and ready to Party Fandays style!!

And remember if you see my lens SMILE'

Chris_Luby
09-23-2011, 09:18 AM
I'm getting pumped! I should probably ask off for the Friday before so I can drive up..... Haven't done that yet.

Jovial_Jay
09-23-2011, 09:25 AM
I'm getting pumped! I should probably ask off for the Friday before so I can drive up..... Haven't done that yet.
Better get on it!

Chris_Luby
09-23-2011, 10:25 AM
Done, Boss is away so it just magically appeared on the staff calendar :)
In any case its just a 5 hour drive from here to Dallas. Anything going on friday night? Unofficial of course.

Jovial_Jay
10-06-2011, 08:59 PM
Ready to leave in about 12 hours for the show. Make sure to stop by and say 'hi' if you're going to be there!

Chris Wyman
10-06-2011, 09:07 PM
Leaving in 10 hours here. See you all at the show!

Find us and you may be rewarded with something cool...

JediShua
10-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Getting ready to hit the sack and get up at 3:30 AM to head to the airport. Hope to see a lot of you there! Find me and....well, I got nothin, but at least say hi and take a picture with me.

Chris Wyman
10-06-2011, 10:32 PM
Find me and....well, I got nothin, but at least say hi and take a picture with me.

.....:).....

TwinJediGirl
10-07-2011, 07:23 AM
At the airpot right now. It's going to be a long day of flights. Hopefully getting in around 5. Is anyone doing anything tonight? I can not wait!

Murray1134
10-07-2011, 11:08 AM
Have fun everyone, safe travels

DarkSideSon
10-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Have fun at Fan Days, everyone!

The_Chosen_1
10-07-2011, 10:28 PM
Wish I could be there!! Have fun guys!

jedijaysin
10-10-2011, 08:15 AM
I wasn't able to make it this year,but I hope everyone that did had a great time.