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Cperry06
05-23-2007, 07:59 AM
I have heard that the list of signers will only be 30 to 35, much less then the 50 at CIV. Of course if they have different and "bigger" signers it will make up for the lower number. This is the primary reason I am going. I guess they dropped the Cantina Reunion that was originally dicussed.

Jeremy
05-23-2007, 09:39 AM
THE PEOPLE ORGANIZING AND PUTTING ON CE ARE A BUNCH OF HARDCORE TOOLS. They need to get their act together.



Well said. These kinds of comments are sure to energise the CE team. I bet any minute now they'll be knocking at your door and asking you for help.

Oh... NOT.

Jeremy

thechosenbun
05-23-2007, 11:11 AM
hey guys do you know if they only sign theyre own photograph or will they sign figures or vechiles?
thanks

SFBanks
05-23-2007, 02:20 PM
hey guys do you know if they only sign theyre own photograph or will they sign figures or vechiles?
thanks



In my experience they will pretty much sign anything you want!

thechosenbun
05-24-2007, 09:37 AM
thanks ive a black vest maul im thinking of getting done.
just booked the flights and hotel. Travelodge London Docklands, the girl said it was right beside it so im well pleased, 60gbp a night for 2 sharing (cheepest i could find in the area), and they still have rooms left so if anyone is interested heres the address
http://www.superbreak.com/home.cfm

Lee_c00per
05-24-2007, 11:15 AM
I think we were told in my email last week that the OFFICIAL guest announcement would be esrly this week and yet it is now thursday.

I think personally that they'll wait until next week to announce anythingas C4 will be done and dusted.

I'm just glad that Derek Malki spilled some of his clients that are going

mattman81
05-25-2007, 04:23 AM
We may have some announcements later today, but once again looks like we may have another 'no official news' week which is disappointing. I can't quite see Steve Sansweet taking the stage tonight in LA saying what great guests they have for CE.

Jeremy
05-25-2007, 10:03 AM
esrly this week and yet it is now thursday.



The CE team are at C4 you know.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
05-25-2007, 11:37 AM
I know they are. I though there would be someone who could simply post an announcement on StarWars.com from lucasfilm http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jeremy
05-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Have a guess where the Lucas Online team are right now, what they are covering and what they'll be posting about.

Is it:

1) TNT?
2) Semtex?
3) C4?

Jeremy

SirTristram
05-25-2007, 02:25 PM
Have a guess where the Lucas Online team are right now, what they are covering and what they'll be posting about.

Is it:

1) TNT?
2) Semtex?
3) C4?

Jeremy



Philip and Co. are at CIV and they are updating the site here....Sideshow are there and there site is being updated...

And neither are asking anyone to fly somewhere to see them at great expense...
I'm just sayin'... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Jeremy
05-25-2007, 04:14 PM
Yeah, but Lucas Online isn't chock full of fanboys like RS is. And the Lucas Online staff that are there will be busy covering C4. CE is going to be far from the top of the list over the weekend.

And you don't need to remind me that Philip and Co are there - I'm the one Co. that didn't get to go http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Jeremy

SirTristram
05-25-2007, 04:31 PM
Yeah, but Lucas Online isn't chock full of fanboys like RS is. And the Lucas Online staff that are there will be busy covering C4. CE is going to be far from the top of the list over the weekend.

And you don't need to remind me that Philip and Co are there - I'm the one Co. that didn't get to go http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Jeremy



You're not there? Oh, man, that's sucks! I thought you were there...That was sort of why I said "and Co."!
Sorry, man! Well, CE will still rock! Hey, I live here and I decided to go to CE instead, so I feel your pain! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

jediknight49
05-25-2007, 04:50 PM
Just found this bit of info from this SW site:

http://www.jedinews.co.uk/default.aspx


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It's just seven weeks to the day till Celebration Europe gets started and the latest news from the shows Organisers has just hit my inbox. They've confirmed 28 guests and they'll be some more announcements on this next week after Celebration IV is done and dusted.



[/QUOTE] .

Jeremy
05-25-2007, 05:03 PM
They've confirmed 28 guests and they'll be some more announcements on this next week after Celebration IV is done and dusted.



It has been taken out of context. This is the actual quote from the CE mailer:

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We will be making regular announcements in the build up to Celebration Europe, including 28 confirmed guests with more to come next week, on www.celebrationeurope.com. (http://www.celebrationeurope.com.)

[/QUOTE]

So CE have not confirmed 28 guests yet, they have just said that they afre going to make an announcement confirming 28 guests.

It might seem like I am splitting hairs, but the fact is that if CE had 28 guests to announce they would do so now. The fact that we have to wait until next week means that negotiations are still being undertaken. So the situation could change.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
05-25-2007, 05:37 PM
I take it that there could be more than 28 attending though as we get nearer to the event but in the mean time we are getting 28 guests announced next week?

Jeremy
05-26-2007, 02:36 AM
That's what I was trying to say but you made it clearer. Thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
05-26-2007, 03:07 AM
WOW. I guess that anouncing all 28 potential guests next week would be cool rather than spreading them over every week.

As long as they keep their promise and announce them next week, i'll be happy

PHILtheForce
05-28-2007, 06:51 AM
You too Jeremy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif?

jaklits
05-29-2007, 11:42 PM
I heard Natalie Portman was upset that she wasn't invited to CIV, maybe she would come to CE if asked.

Lee_c00per
05-30-2007, 03:58 AM
Well she's more than welcome to come to CE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif. If she wants to appear that much then perhaps she could sign for Free http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

SirTristram
05-30-2007, 10:41 AM
I heard Natalie Portman was upset that she wasn't invited to CIV, maybe she would come to CE if asked.



Yeah, she said it in the local news....I wish someone would invite her to CE!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lee_c00per
05-30-2007, 12:17 PM
Going by the Celebration Europe thread that's under the 'autograph' part of the RS forum it seems that there's a chance that Mark Hamill WILL be at CE

It came from Mark's wife telling Kenny Baker and his wife that they'll see them in Europe. Why else would they see them if it wasn't at CE?

DarthPotts1975
05-30-2007, 02:56 PM
since i missed out on c4 autos i'm really looking forward to some good guests at CE

yodaman1234
05-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Ive said this before but i'll say it again. If CE gets some really big names like Hammill, LEE, Mcdirmand, Neison etc . all at the same time C4 participants will be extremly pissed off. Im all for CE having some differnet guests and all but if someone like Hammil shows or Neison your going to have a lot and I mean a lot of American fans EXTREMELY pissed off.

nlindenj
05-31-2007, 02:14 AM
so what? how many shows/cons do the americans have compared to the number we get? example celebration is already at 4 while we haven't had ours yet

mattman81
05-31-2007, 03:03 AM
I have it on pretty good authority that Mark Hamill is confirmed for CE. It's not from the organisers, so it's not 100% but it's from a friend who spoke to one of the guests during C4. Hope I'm not stepping on anyones toes by posting it, but the truth is yesterday I found out loads of 'so called' fans from the UK aren't even interested in attending CE as they just don't know what to expect from it, most fearing it'll be a glorified sports hall show filled with 'blink and you'll miss 'em' guests. With Guilfest happening at the same time as CE too, many have opted to go to that instead as there's nothing to excite them about CE, so time to get things going even if we have to do it ourselves. I want CE to be great and so far there's so much negativity it's very concerning, largely down to no announcements.

Lee_c00per
05-31-2007, 03:48 AM
OK i think i have just had a heart attack.

Is your information regardng Mark Hamill attending from the SAME person who was a guest escort for Kenny Baker at C4 and saw him chatting with Mark's wife?

I really need to keep my ears opens for more info on this as it may apparently be true after all.

I'm sure if Mark does attend then US fans will be mad but who can you blame. You can't blame Mark for being busy in Mayfor C4 and being Free for CE in July.

Atleast the man has made the efoort and agrred to go to one of the shows

Although it does sound promising that he's going, i would need to hear more proof

mattman81
05-31-2007, 04:02 AM
My tip-off came from a friend who attended C4 and spoke to a guest, who I shall not name incase they get into trouble (but they played an Imperial, just to tease you all, lol), and said guest told her he was confirmed for CE. I too would rather wait until it's official, but like I said, I'm fed up with waiting for news so whatever I can do to promote some good news and positivity for CE, I will gladly do.

I know Mark has a soft spot for the UK given his son is a British citizen, but he's done US shows before so high time we got him http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Lee_c00per
05-31-2007, 04:09 AM
I know ishould't get excited but


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I only want that 1 oppertunity to met him an i'll be happy. He'll be MEGA busy so i guess posed photos will be out of the question. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

rom hat i heard they wer gig to annunc all the guest in go now. Possibaly tomorrow. Thank God i have my Hotel next to the aena si'l have to get up very early if i was to meet Mark

I wonder how much he would charge?

Skylover
05-31-2007, 06:28 AM
They could do a photo-op. I know I would pay for it, even more than for an autograph.

Outside Hamill, if I check Coolwaters web site, I would like Maki to bring the following guests :

GREG PROOPS
SCOTT CAPURRO
SANDI FINLAY
KEE CHAN
DON BIES
MATT SLOAN
THE JENSEN BROTHERS
DAVID ANKRUM
MARIA DE ARAGON
and JOE VISKOCIL

cause as far as I know none of them have done a signing in UK or Europe before (except Don Bies).


Hope Cards Inc are listenning http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

amdevil
05-31-2007, 12:36 PM
So we should hear some guest names on June 1st. is that right?

SteveSith
05-31-2007, 03:27 PM
They could do a photo-op. I know I would pay for it, even more than for an autograph.

Outside Hamill, if I check Coolwaters web site, I would like Maki to bring the following guests :

GREG PROOPS
SCOTT CAPURRO
SANDI FINLAY
KEE CHAN
DON BIES
MATT SLOAN
THE JENSEN BROTHERS
DAVID ANKRUM
MARIA DE ARAGON
and JOE VISKOCIL

cause as far as I know none of them have done a signing in UK or Europe before (except Don Bies).


Hope Cards Inc are listenning http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Dont agree with a lot of those on your list but thats the beauty of these forums! I think Matt Sloan did a show in Holland if I recall, sorry not sure which show, it was a long unpronouncible title anyway!

Lee_c00per
05-31-2007, 04:13 PM
So we should hear some guest names on June 1st. is that right?



We hope so. They were meant to start making announcements last Friday but decided not to becuase of C4 but now that is finished with they have no excuses for not announcing anything.

If Hamill is going which seems to be the case then my Gof they need to announce him tomorrow in order to get peoples interest back into this show

SirTristram
05-31-2007, 06:10 PM
So, is someone connected with this thing gong to invite Natalie Portman, or what? She seemed pretty upset that no one even asked to her appear at CIV! She'd come to London! I mean it's not like it is some obscure point ont he map! It is one of the greatest cities in the world!

malla
05-31-2007, 07:47 PM
amdevil wrote:
So we should hear some guest names on June 1st. is that right?

I just checked the site and if I'm seeing it correctly, it lists five guests so far.....

David, Danny, Jeremy, Ray and Tem. Nice start of the list......
.....let's see it keep growing!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
05-31-2007, 09:28 PM
amdevil wrote:
So we should hear some guest names on June 1st. is that right?

I just checked the site and if I'm seeing it correctly, it lists five guests so far.....

David, Danny, Jeremy, Ray and Tem. Nice start of the list......
.....let's see it keep growing!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



They have been listed for a loooooong time. Those are not new. Something was mentioned about Tem saying that he was not confirmed because of the change in the company hiring the guests? I can't recall!

malla
05-31-2007, 09:42 PM
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They have been listed for a loooooong time.

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ah well.....at least I was reading it right. didn't know it had been saying that for a long time...
...... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif sorry if I got anyone excited about that. my bad

Lee_c00per
06-01-2007, 10:07 AM
I'm just praying that we get any kind of annoucement today otherwise i will think that Lucasfilm really don't care about this show

SirTristram
06-01-2007, 10:11 AM
I'm just praying that we get any kind of annoucement today otherwise i will think that Lucasfilm really don't care about this show

Yeah, really....CIV is over...No excuses now!

Lee_c00per
06-01-2007, 10:16 AM
Again not official but Coolwaters have just spilled some more guests that are attending. No Hamill http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Matt Sloan
Dermot Crowley
Caroline Blakestone
Barrie Holland
Joe Viskocil

All appearing all 3 days. I must admit i think that this may end up being a naff line up. Matt Sloan is the only one there that is exciting.

I'm also peed that Coolwaters are doing all the autograph Hall. This may mean that the whole CE guest line up are their clients. That would be crap

nlindenj
06-01-2007, 11:44 AM
if coolwaters are doing the autograph hall, then count the number of star wars client they have its around 35. take away a few (hamill, fisher and kershener) and you come close to the 28 that was supposed to annouced today

SirTristram
06-01-2007, 12:12 PM
Caroline is coming!! Awesome! She is great! I just love her. She was so nice to me at the Men Behind the Mask tour...She and Jeremey were so funny and had a great time with everyone in the VIP lounge!

thechosenbun
06-01-2007, 12:31 PM
billy dee williams sunday only

amdevil
06-01-2007, 01:05 PM
what about this great guest list that everyone was talking about? IM and CL? I went to C4 so i very much wanted to see guests that weren't in LA. If there are nothing but CW guests, this shows guest list wont be what i thought it would be

mattman81
06-01-2007, 04:18 PM
I'm shocked at the still lack of official news/announcements. Of cause there are still a few hours to go until the day ends, but this is getting beyond a joke really. And it is a bit disappointing hearing that CE will be relient on Coolwaters for guests. I too was looking forward to CE having a really bold and even fresh guest list, especially with all the early plans that were being beaten around (admittedly by Jason Joiner). My fingers are still crossed, but patience and hope is wearing thin I'm afraid to say.

Lee_c00per
06-01-2007, 05:12 PM
I've been brave http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif and emailed Malki to ask if the only guests that are going to be at CE are his clients or whether there will be others.

We'll have to see if i get a reply i guess. Although i can't imagine any event without Baker, Mayhew, Prowse.

If the only guests being from Coolwaters then it will probably the most boring guest line-up i have ever seen.

And my God, the Cards Inc better not Maki charge whatever he wants with each guest othwrwise we are going to get so badly ripped off.

For us in the US the C4 signers were too cheap. Ken Colley was £5 ($10) at C4 yet when he was at Collectormania 6 he was a rediculous price of £15. 3 times more http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

They better get the prices right for CE AND have Hamill turn up http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jediknight49
06-02-2007, 04:47 AM
Well the guest list is up and running on SW.Com. Wowwwwwww! (Not) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lets hope their best gets a lot better.

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Celebration Europe looks to provide the biggest selection of Star Wars stars at a single European convention to date

[/QUOTE]

Collectomania has had better guests.

Not impressed so far with the list. Where is the guest of honour? Where is the major saga actor thats suppose to be appearing, with only a minor paperwork detail to finalise?(as mentioned weeks ago)

Lets hope things improve. They have plenty of time to correct things, CE is a long way off yet...oh sorry, no its not, its only 6 weeks away!

Lee_c00per
06-02-2007, 04:55 AM
WE HAVE OFFICIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENTS http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

http://starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20070601.html

I guess we can consider the 5 alredy announced as reduntant as it says Billy haeds the first list of CE guests

Most are from coolwaters but some arent which is good like Shannon McRandle. I gues that when Cards Inc went to C4 they got some gests there to go to CE aswell

The only thing that worries me is that they said they were only expecting 35 guests and we've just had 18 announced plus the likes of Caoline Blakeston who is on coolwaters but not officially announced.

Surely they will have more tha 35 guests there at this rate? It means otherwise that we may only get 1 more group of guests announced

Lee_c00per
06-02-2007, 04:59 AM
Well the guest list is up and running on SW.Com. Wowwwwwww! (Not) http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lets hope their best gets a lot better.

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Celebration Europe looks to provide the biggest selection of Star Wars stars at a single European convention to date



Collectomania has had better guests.

Not impressed so far with the list. Where is the guest of honour? Where is the major saga actor thats suppose to be appearing, with only a minor paperwork detail to finalise?(as mentioned weeks ago)

Lets hope things improve. They have plenty of time to correct things, CE is a long way off yet...oh sorry, no its not, its only 6 weeks away!

[/QUOTE]

Beat me to it. I guess it's a start. I ahree that CM has had better so i'm just holding on to the teaxt saying that they will have the biggest gathering in Europe. That will take some beating as Collectormania 6 and 7 were awsome in terms of guests.

That means we do't have any of the usual Baker, Prowse, Mayhew or Bulloch announced yet which is shocking http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

matt76
06-02-2007, 05:30 AM
Well it is interesting that they haven't been announced. Although they are on the offical CE website but in all honesty that is very poorly run for such a big named event

jediknight49
06-02-2007, 06:11 AM
Well it is interesting that they haven't been announced. Although they are on the offical CE website but in all honesty that is very poorly run for such a big named event



The CE site, in all honesty, is a waste of time. 80% of the site has been "coming soon" since it was set up, which was months and months ago.
No forum. No shop. No Hope (or should that be New Hope, i thinks that's what we are all suppose to be celebrating?)

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

starwarsgrapher
06-02-2007, 07:00 AM
This is an embarassing list of guests. No matter how you cut it, it's very, very sad.

With all the Star Wars actors that live in the UK, this is what they come up with? This list is beyond weak and this event is shaping up to be a joke.

matt76
06-02-2007, 08:01 AM
They did say that it would start to take shape after the US event. True to there word first weekend after they have made announcements, I can't remember if I read it on this forum or SM forum but someone passed comment that when they CE did a talk at memorbila in brum that once the US event was finished it would almost be announcements every day.

David_Tree
06-02-2007, 08:31 AM
Isn't anyone here ever happy?

When they don't announce guests, everyone moans, when they do start to announce, everyone moans, when you'll be there queing, everyone will moan.

This is the start of the annoucements, of which Billy headlining is pretty damn good to kick things off with, but it never said that is the definitive guest list did it?


I'm beginning to hope there are enough guests to keep some of you occupied all 3 days so that none of the negativity will spread into the rest of the show - which makes up the bulk of what is going on.

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

Lee_c00per
06-02-2007, 09:43 AM
I was surprised that they didan't actually say about Billy Signing. Coolwaters say that he's signing on the Sunday only so i'm going with that info for now.

I happy so far about Billy Dee and Matt Sloan as they are 2 i badly want to meet. Matt sloan very rarely does shows so this may be my only chance.

Most of the guests announced are from Coolwaters which is fine but Cards Inc did attend C4 and Collectormania 12 aswell to see if they can get some more guests on board. It seems to have worked with Shannon McRandle

I'm just happy that we got some guests announced. I see another large group being announced next week and a BIG GOH like Hamill on the Horrizon

David_Tree
06-02-2007, 11:15 AM
How do you know that people like Shannon haven't always been on board? Is it too hard accept that certain annoucments are held back until an appropriate time or dictated as and when by Lucasfilm?

Why must everyone jump to conclusions and resort to conspiracy that there are no guests?

Sorry but I do think a lot of you are just winding each other up now and having too many hang ups on one facet without looking forward to the rest of the show.

Lee_c00per
06-02-2007, 11:39 AM
sorry, i'll shut up from now on http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

starwarsgrapher
06-02-2007, 12:13 PM
there is no other way to describe the guest list, other than very weak.

it's just a matter of fact not opinion.

DLoSith
06-02-2007, 12:17 PM
It's still early, I'm sure additional guests will be announced as we get closer to the show.

I hope... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

amdevil
06-02-2007, 12:21 PM
for those that went to C4, nothing very exciting so far...

malla
06-02-2007, 03:20 PM
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
I've been brave and emailed Malki to ask if the only guests that are going to be at CE are his clients or whether there will be others.
We'll have to see if i get a reply i guess.

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Just a FYI--- Derek is at another convention in Tennessee this weekend and I'm not sure if he will get to a computer....he might not respond until next week when he gets home.

now.....to guest business.....I was thinking (which is kinda dangerous, but.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif ) about the video we watched during opening ceramonies at C4. The showed this cute clip, supposed to be a live broadcast...

starwars.com/video/view/000480.html

click onto the "Satelite Video" and see what I mean. Watch the first clip too, if you haven't already seen it. There's a pre-recorded messaged too.

hmmmmmmm, how long is he going to be there??? For a few more weeks???? is the guy with the hat and whip there with him????

*crosses fingers and really, really hopes a dream can come true...... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

SteveSith
06-02-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm shocked at the still lack of official news/announcements. Of cause there are still a few hours to go until the day ends, but this is getting beyond a joke really. And it is a bit disappointing hearing that CE will be relient on Coolwaters for guests. I too was looking forward to CE having a really bold and even fresh guest list, especially with all the early plans that were being beaten around (admittedly by Jason Joiner). My fingers are still crossed, but patience and hope is wearing thin I'm afraid to say.



Good point, as frustrating as Showmasters are, youre right in that they do admittedly take risks and give us something different. Im still puzzled as to why they pulled out of CE when they put on successfull Collectormania and Empire Day events.

Also, have patience people! This is just the preliminary list, it will get better (I hope!)

threedarths
06-02-2007, 03:33 PM
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Nick

mattman81
06-02-2007, 04:19 PM
I'm just glad we've had a proper announcement at last, and I think it's a good start but does need to get better, of which I'm sure it will and as some have pointed out, I see this as the beginning of the guest announcements.

Interesting comment threedarths.

Lee_c00per
06-02-2007, 05:36 PM
Yeah certianly interesting what threedarths said as everyone else from Cards Inc to Showmasters said that they pulled out becuase 'It wasn't right for them' To be honest after the effort that Showmasters put in to get a Celebration Event to happen over here it baffles me why they suddenly pull out.

There's definately something else behind this story.

With some luck, we will get more guests announced next Friday too. That will give us a much better idea of what to expect. The regulars like Prowse, Baker, Mayhew need to be announced becuase although they are common, they make money and bring in crowds.

Although the Autograph Hall is a mjor factor of CE for me, it's not the only reason im going so what will be will be i guess with the Autograph Hall.

I do wonder who is making the Autograph Prices and are doing the photos? As it's an official event i heard LFL will only allow official photos to be available for signing.

matt76
06-03-2007, 05:20 AM
Lee, so does that mean we won't be able to use our multi-signed posters? Two of mine our "offical" posters which I got from the Star Wars website ages ago the third is subway poster advertising the the second film when it came out in the cinemas.

emotionalvampire
06-03-2007, 05:36 AM
I was chatting to some of the British guests at CIV and was told that Showmasters were actually fired by Cards Inc. Showmasters where trying to bring too many of their people on board.

SirTristram
06-03-2007, 10:19 AM
Lee, so does that mean we won't be able to use our multi-signed posters? Two of mine our "offical" posters which I got from the Star Wars website ages ago the third is subway poster advertising the the second film when it came out in the cinemas.



No way! They'll sign whatever you want! You're paying them to scribble....you tell them what to scribble on!

Ray Park signed a guys bare back next to a Darth Maul Tattoo for christs sake!

Jeremy
06-03-2007, 12:42 PM
When they don't announce guests, everyone moans, when they do start to announce, everyone moans, when you'll be there queing, everyone will moan.



Dave's here to kick [censored] and chew bugglegum. And he's fresh out of bubblegum.

Get to it Treezo!

Jeremy

SirTristram
06-03-2007, 02:17 PM
I hope someone invites Natalie Portman this time.
She wanted to go to CIV....Now is her chance to hit a Star Wars Con...and London is not too shabby a place to have a con! Not too shabby at all! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

David_Tree
06-03-2007, 02:23 PM
When they don't announce guests, everyone moans, when they do start to announce, everyone moans, when you'll be there queing, everyone will moan.



Dave's here to kick [censored] and chew bugglegum. And he's fresh out of bubblegum.

Get to it Treezo!

Jeremy



can someone invite Keith David so I can have a 10 minute punch up with him to try on some shades? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Lee_c00per
06-03-2007, 02:47 PM
Lee, so does that mean we won't be able to use our multi-signed posters? Two of mine our "offical" posters which I got from the Star Wars website ages ago the third is subway poster advertising the the second film when it came out in the cinemas.



No not at all, all i meant was that the photos that will be at the guests tables for signing will be official ones that Lucasfilm have allowed. Thy are't going to let guests use their own home made on the computer jobbies is all i meant.

Guests will sign anything within reason these days

jasonjoiner
06-03-2007, 05:01 PM
Showmasters did not pull out of the event, they were removed from the event for a number of reasons.

Nick




Hi Nick,

Where did you get your information from about me being removed from getting the guests for Celebration Europe, as it is not true! I resigned around 10 weeks ago now and it was quite amicable.

It surprises me that a man so well connected, i.e. a good friend of Barry Eldridge, the event director, has made a mistake such as this! Now that you have the correct information I hope this clarifies your mis-understanding and stops any rumours from continiung. Thanks.

Jason Joiner

matt76
06-04-2007, 10:53 AM
Lee, so does that mean we won't be able to use our multi-signed posters? Two of mine our "offical" posters which I got from the Star Wars website ages ago the third is subway poster advertising the the second film when it came out in the cinemas.



No not at all, all i meant was that the photos that will be at the guests tables for signing will be official ones that Lucasfilm have allowed. Thy are't going to let guests use their own home made on the computer jobbies is all i meant.

Guests will sign anything within reason these days



Phew! Thank god for that, I kinda thought that was what you meant but I know at times some conventions they are strict upon what is signed and stuff.

Fingers crossed we get some more announcements this Friday only 4 more days to go!

malla
06-04-2007, 10:59 AM
Looks like there's been an update to the guest list link on the Celeb Euro site. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

It lists the guests and how many coupons for their autographs.

Hope the list grows a bit.......but looks good so far..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Sad to see that Tem is not going to be there though... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

amdevil
06-04-2007, 11:08 AM
50 dollars for Prowse and BDW!?!?! thank goodness i have met them already.

amdevil
06-04-2007, 11:11 AM
looks like all of the guests are double or tripple the price of C4.

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-04-2007, 11:11 AM
Those prices are a joke £25 for Dave Prowse, £20 for jeremy Bulloch, £15 for Barrie Holland, plus the cost of pictures plus the cost on entry, is it really worth it..........

SirTristram
06-04-2007, 11:15 AM
Coupons are are 5 Pounds each?

Damn. Oh, well. Looks like I will only be trying for BDW.

SirTristram
06-04-2007, 11:16 AM
looks like all of the guests are double or tripple the price of C4.

How much was the most expensive guest at CIV?

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 11:39 AM
Er.... I'm not too happy about the prices here. They are WAY WAY more than they should be. Barrie Holland was £5 at C4 yet he's £15 at CE plus you still have to buy the photos on top.

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

Christine Hewett and Lightning Bear are also to expensive

What the Hell has got into Dave Prowse, Jeremy Bulloch and Ray Park http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif No way can they Justify that much for their auto.

Billy Dee is pushing it at £25 but i may give in and still get his auto.

I'm going to look into this further as i think it's more Malki wanting the dosh rather than the guests

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-04-2007, 11:47 AM
WELL PUT LEE......
http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

amdevil
06-04-2007, 11:57 AM
looks like all of the guests are double or tripple the price of C4.

How much was the most expensive guest at CIV?



$35 dollars (USD)

emotionalvampire
06-04-2007, 12:00 PM
Wow, so its cheaper to fly the British guests to LA and put them up for the show than it is to keep them in England?

Dave Prowse in LA was £15, England £25.
Jeremy Bulloch in LA was £10, England £20
Ian Liston in LA was £5, England £10
Barrie Holland in LA was £5, England £15

amdevil
06-04-2007, 12:01 PM
makes me a little nervouse about what a potential GOH would charge. If Hamill does go, how many tickets would he be http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Abstractharmony
06-04-2007, 12:10 PM
He'll be £50.00 easy!

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 12:10 PM
Billy will be a GOH for the sunday i believe. Mark Hamill (if he did attend) would certainly be a rounded £50 ($100) i reckon

nlindenj
06-04-2007, 12:16 PM
as per usual rip off britain strikes again, double the price for autos
at the moment i only want 8 signatures (£130) IF hamill does come i think the £50 would be nice (don't forget guys the organisers read this http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif)

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 12:25 PM
I hope they do read this because i am furious http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

At ths rate it would have been chaper to get a flight and gone to C4 instead.

You won't believe how furious i am about this guys http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Skylover
06-04-2007, 02:03 PM
IF hamill does come i think the £50 would be nice (don't forget guys the organisers read this http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif)


yes and Ill pay even more if there is a photo-op http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SFBanks
06-04-2007, 02:19 PM
These prices are shocking!

I cant stand it when all they basically do is come over to the UK and change the $ to a £ and expect us to pay for it!

The sad thing is, we usually do.

The only auto I will consider getting is Ray Park. Even then I am undecided!

I would think a comment on these prices should be made from CE. I have not heard from the CE employee who was posting here a while ago. The excuse will probably be because of travelling expenses etc.

David_Tree
06-04-2007, 02:32 PM
don't forget CE are at the mercy of the agents, who will be looking at this as a meal ticket. I would imagine they are the ones rubbing their hands, not CE, especially after CIV too. I'm sure CE have been doing what they can though to minimise costs.

For what it is worth, I run a collectables business at pretty much every event held in the UK and the prices are not that bad and on a level as far as UK prices go. I was at an event in Bristol last year and Prowse was charging £40 for example.
As for UK being expensive compared to the US, well when has it ever not been? The UK pays nearly double for new toy figures. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

mattman81
06-04-2007, 03:28 PM
I think some of the prices are too much, while some are spot on. I think £10 for the minor guests/characters is on the mark (I'm particularly chuffed John Mollo is £10 because I may get his), while the biggger guests/characters, like Billy Dee and Dave Prowse, I'd say £20 would be about right. I also think the photo should be included in the price, a la Showmasters style.

The truth is I think they'd make more money if they were reasonably priced. Like I say, at £10 for minor guests more people would be inclined to get them, and same goes for bigger guests being £20. I'd be happy to spend that, but with some minor guests being £15 and bigger guests £25, I wont buy them, simple as that.

As for GOH, if they were very big names like Hamill, then £25-30. I'd be happy to pay that but anything beyond I would probably not.

And sadly it is sometimes out of the organisers control when it comes to prices. All we can do is maybe contact Barry and/or Derek Maki and let them know what we think and tell them cheaper prices will benefit everyone & overall profits.

It was also good to see you could put the record straight Jason http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

matt76
06-04-2007, 03:43 PM
Just in case no-one has seen and daren't look at the site!

Billy Dee Williams £25
Dave Prowse £25
Ray Parker £20
Jeremy Bulloch £20
David Ankrum (Wedges Voice)£10
Dave Barclay (Jabba Puppeteer) £10
Sean Crawford £10
Dermot Crowley £10
Tim Dry £10
Mike Edmonds £15
Christine Hewitt £15
Barrie Hollans £15
Lightening Bear £15
Ian Liston £10
Daniel Logan £15
Shannon McRandle £10
John Mollo £10
Brian Muir £10
Toby Philpot £15
Matt Sloan £15
Joe Viskocil £10
Danny Wagner £10

Nick_Macarty
06-04-2007, 03:50 PM
Whenever I've been to Showmasters shows over the years, I've always paid between £10 or £20 for a signiture. So the prices aren't too bad to me. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'd still go to CE even if there was no Guests. there's going to be plenty more fun going on. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

SirTristram
06-04-2007, 03:51 PM
I've just decided that I am not getting BDW now...I was going to, but I am even having a hard time justifying Park at 20 Pounds. I am heading over from NY and am going to be hit plenty good on the exchange rate as it is!

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 04:05 PM
Looks like you may be better off getting the UK signers to me. Ray Park and Billy dee do quite a few signings in the US anyway don't they?

I badly need to find a CE room mate still to ease my spiraling costs. That way getting the autographs won't seem so bad.

The issue i now have is with the photos. They haven't said that they are official (meaning not official pix) and it's their photos that i want. I am worried that if they leave it too late to annouce geusts that i won't be able to order photos and get them shipped to the UK in time

matt76
06-04-2007, 04:48 PM
I would just order them mate, granted it maybe wasted cash but you can either flog them on Ebay (which I have done in the past)or hold onto them for next time you get to see them. If there is something that you like I would get it and wouldn't risk it.
I thought you had found someone to share with you? (i'm mightymax on SM)

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 04:55 PM
That's cool. better than chatting and getting told off on the SM forum http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I thought i had found someone but i never heard from him when i emailed back, so i guess i'm still looking.

I was able to change my room no problem to a double so it's a case of finding someone to take some of the the cost off me

jediknight49
06-04-2007, 05:08 PM
Rip Off Britain. I will no longer be getting anyone's auto based on the current info released. Its a disgrace.

I think CE / Cards inc need a little email or two with our disgust / complaints.

Where is Barry from CE? Whats he got to say about this farce??

Lee_c00per
06-04-2007, 05:15 PM
OK guys i sent an email to Cards Inc about the autograph prices and have litterally just got a reply

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Hi Lee,

The guests have all set their own prices for CE.

We do have to include VAT in our prices, damn the tax man and his 17.5%!!

Thanks for your comments I do value your feedback and I will pass your comments on to those guests concerned.

Regards

Barry


[/QUOTE]

Although the guests probably have made their own prices, it wouldn't surprise me if Malki has pushed some of them to charge more. Jeremy Bulloch who is a fan favourite i thibk knows how much his auto should be but not £20.

At least Cards Inc are going to look into it and have a word with the guests

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-04-2007, 05:21 PM
Thanks for the news.....

malla
06-04-2007, 06:02 PM
lee said:
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Mark Hamill (if he did attend) would certainly be a rounded £50 ($100) i reckon

[/QUOTE]

The first time I saw Mark......I paid $100. Got autographed pic of my choice and a picture taken with him. (by a supposedly professional photographer....who took crappy pics by the way.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif)

Second time I saw Mark.....he was $85. Signed anything you wanted and you could snap a quick shot of him if you had a camera. No posed pics with him though.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Then there was an Q & A session later that night that I missed. Go figure....I couldn't get to it and Mark signed all the stuff afterwards.......for FREE !!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif ah well.....

The prices are a bit high......but it's called inflation.....just like everything else......the cost of an autograph just keeps getting higher and higher..

mousedroid
06-04-2007, 06:26 PM
I had been planning to have a UK friend get me three autographs from that list - two from Matt Sloane and one from Danny Wagner, but three autographs for the equivalent of US$80??? Uh, no thanks.

DLoSith
06-04-2007, 07:52 PM
The prices are much higher than they should be. I'm regretting not getting more personalized autographs at CIV, it would've been cheaper.

And Billy Dee was #1 on my list for an autograph at CE, but I refuse to pay $50 US. Carrie Fisher was only charging $35!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

nlindenj
06-05-2007, 02:02 AM
nothing like having a captive (literally) audiance to add a couple of quid on top http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

its terrible if you have to pay for the 8x10's too

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 02:11 AM
I'm going to wait for the next batch of guests. If they are priced stupidly like these guests are then i'm ot going to bother with CE.I'll cancel my Hotel, sell my show tickets and cpend the money else where.

This would be my first autograph show and i don't want to fall into a pit where i spend all my hard earned cash for an autograph

jediknight49
06-05-2007, 02:58 AM
OK guys i sent an email to Cards Inc about the autograph prices and have litterally just got a reply

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Hi Lee,

The guests have all set their own prices for CE.

We do have to include VAT in our prices, damn the tax man and his 17.5%!!

Thanks for your comments I do value your feedback and I will pass your comments on to those guests concerned.

Regards

Barry




Although the guests probably have made their own prices, it wouldn't surprise me if Malki has pushed some of them to charge more. Jeremy Bulloch who is a fan favourite i thibk knows how much his auto should be but not £20.

At least Cards Inc are going to look into it and have a word with the guests

[/QUOTE]

Good old VAT. Blamed for everything. Still does not justify the prices wanted.
Cards Stink need to do some serious talking with the guests. Many people who do not go to shows / conventions have a real hard time to understand the amount some want for their signature. After going to the NEC once, I told my friend that a got a star auto for only £15, and he was shocked that they charged that much!

If things do not change, then the auto hall could be quite empty when the guests arrive. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Nick_Macarty
06-05-2007, 03:45 AM
There are places that specialise in just Autographs, if thats all that your looking for. Some even online, which saves having to cue http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

For me, I'm going for the sheer enjoyment of the whole event. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

GMan75
06-05-2007, 07:23 AM
I cannot believe the prices that have been listed, some of them do not make sense at all, an example being Dave Barclay £10 and Toby Philpot £15, they had exactly the same role but one is dearer than the other!?!

I was going to get quite a few sigs but now I am limiting the amount I want on principle. Why pay £20 for Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch when you know they are usually £15 at any other event?

P.S Hi Lee its GMan off SM forums here! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Nick_Macarty
06-05-2007, 08:13 AM
I cannot believe the prices that have been listed, some of them do not make sense at all, an example being Dave Barclay £10 and Toby Philpot £15, they had exactly the same role but one is dearer than the other!?!

I was going to get quite a few sigs but now I am limiting the amount I want on principle. Why pay £20 for Ray Park, Jeremy Bulloch when you know they are usually £15 at any other event?

P.S Hi Lee its GMan off SM forums here! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif




To be honest I paid £20 for Ray park at another event http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

This is all about location, location, location. Most tourists in london pay £30 for a plastic Big-Ben, so this will be like a New-Year Summer sale for them. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 09:38 AM
Hi mate


Yeah i'm sorry to say guys but i'm not going to CE now. The cost is just too rediculous for an event that looks like it will be Sub Par. I wish i went to C4 instead.

Guests are being allowed to choose their own prices not like Showmasters who negociate their guests prices before making a deal for them to attend

Oh Well maybe C5 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Nick_Macarty
06-05-2007, 09:49 AM
Thats true, but the costs of a flight to C4 combined with Hotels costs, would have been a lot more.

I've always noticed the costs of an Autograph range from £10 to £25 no matter what show you go to in the UK, so I'm not bothered on costs really.

Judging by the lack of reply on Autograph costs, I assume everyone else agree's. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

It'll be a great show even if no guests go I'm sure.

-Nick

SFBanks
06-05-2007, 09:50 AM
Hi mate


Yeah i'm sorry to say guys but i'm not going to CE now. The cost is just too rediculous for an event that looks like it will be Sub Par. I wish i went to C4 instead.

Guests are being allowed to choose their own prices not like Showmasters who negociate their guests prices before making a deal for them to attend

Oh Well maybe C5 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif



Surely you are now not going just because of some prices about autographs. The Autographs will only be a fraction of what will be going on over the weekend.

OK, I do not think CE will be anywhere as big as C4, but it is all we europeans have and I do not think there will be another one anytime soon!

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 10:15 AM
I may go for one day to see the other stuff but i'm not bothering with going for 3 days and i'm not going to the autograph hall

GMan75
06-05-2007, 10:19 AM
Thats right £10-£25 is the usual sort of prices I have seen here. I had a feeling Billy Dee Williams would be £25 which is what I paid for Carrie last year at LFACC.

I basically put a figure in my head of the guests prices that I want to meet, the ones that are more I won't get unless I have some tokens left over at the end of the event.

Jeremy
06-05-2007, 10:48 AM
and i'm not going to the autograph hall



OK, so for the past few months you've been moaning about the lack of guests and now that 20 have been announced you decide you aren't going?

C'mon dude! How are we expected to take a statement like that seriously.

Jeremy

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 10:55 AM
I'm happy with the guests announced. There are a good selection including some rare ones. It's the prices they are charging is what got me

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 11:08 AM
Just got this reply from Jeremy Bulloch. I wonder who really is making the guest prices http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Hi Lee

Just returned from C4 - I am not aware of any prices at Celebration Europe - all I know is that it will be decided by Lucasfilm and the organisers. Lets hope everything is sorted out.

Kind regards

Jeremy


[/QUOTE]

David_Tree
06-05-2007, 11:41 AM
Lee,

as someone who frequents the SM forum, how do any of these prices surprise you? If you have been to other events, you'll be familiar with the £10-£25 price point and as Jeremy said, you've been pretty much leading this thread from the word go, so I do find this whole thing pretty perplexing, unless there's been something else behind it all? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

As for the US prices versus UK prices, when has this ever been on an even plane? A lot of us have been trying to set the expectation from the word go that first time visitors need to prepare themselves as the UK is way more expensive like for like - and lets face it the cost of an auto will be the least of their issues when it comes to other products/ serives/ food here, so I don't really see how the arguement is justified and neither is going to another event US event, when as Nick points out, you have to factor in flight and accomodation costs.

Am I the only person that feels like banging their head against a wall here? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 11:49 AM
Don't worry about it. Ignore what i was saying which basically was that for someone my age (19) who doesn't earn a great fortune it's a shame that a FEW of the CE guests have decided to charge alot more than they normally wood.

Barrie Holland charged me £5 to sign my poster at the NEC arena, so £15 at CE came as a Big shock to me

Anyway, like i said don't worry about what i say. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Hope you guys have a great time though

amdevil
06-05-2007, 12:32 PM
will we get a few more names this friday?

Jeremy
06-05-2007, 01:38 PM
I feel like banging someone's head against a brick wall, but it's not yours Dave.

Jeremy

nlindenj
06-05-2007, 02:29 PM
i know that this idea is going to get shot full of holes but i'll put it out there
how about a discount for multipul things or 8x10's? but have a limit on it say 5 things (to stop people saying i'll have 20 ray park's please)
this can be easily done by the helper with the guest and agreed by the guest and organisers
just a thought

jediknight49
06-05-2007, 02:36 PM
I'm slightly confused on the picture part of things.

Are the guests having a selection of pictures available for you to choose and have them sign, like at Memorabilia, or are we going to have to pay for the pictures ON TOP of the £10-£25 for the signature http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Thanks

amdevil
06-05-2007, 02:40 PM
THe picture will be on top of the price. the tickets are good for sigs only not for pictures. they are extra

Abstractharmony
06-05-2007, 03:05 PM
I feel like banging someone's head against a brick wall, but it's not yours Dave.

Jeremy




I'm lovin' it....

I'm really happy with the guests, prices are no surprise. Roll on more guests.

Can't wait until July...

jediknight49
06-05-2007, 03:08 PM
As Lando once said:

"This deal is getting worse all the time!" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Well that confirms it for me. No signatures will i be getting. On top of all the other costs, like the sketch artists appearing and charging in £'s what it cost in $'s at LA, this will break the bank, big time.

Oh well, am sure the rest of the convention will be fine. Talks, props ect should hopefully keep me occupied for the full 3 days. Lets hope so....

matt76
06-05-2007, 03:55 PM
As I have said for the ticket prices, I think it is the inital gulp at the Dave Prowse, Ray Park & Jeremy Bulloch prices once you have got over this the rest isn't to bad. I mean BWD isn't to bad a price. Cause we all appear to be regular attendees for these kind of events we know what the Prowses and Bullochs of this world usually charge.

I feel for people like Lee that are at the young age when you aren't earning a shed load of cash, but his also fortunate not to be in the position (granted I maybe wrong but as I only know you from talkin on here and SM forum)not to have any ties ie kids, mortgage etc.... I do hope you make the event even if it is just for one day as I know how much you have wanted to attend.

David_Tree
06-05-2007, 05:08 PM
I feel like banging someone's head against a brick wall, but it's not yours Dave.

Jeremy



I bet that makes a change then http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

Lee_c00per
06-05-2007, 05:29 PM
Let me guess, would it be my head that needs banging against a brick wall by any chance http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Oh well never mind

Cperry06
06-05-2007, 06:37 PM
I'm glad I loaded up on autographs at CIV. Looks like I will only be getting one picture from new guests and have a few others sign my posters. EXPENSIVE!!

BradG
06-05-2007, 08:11 PM
Man, It sounds like I am going to have the autograph hall all most all to my self if most of you guys arnt going to that part of CE I mean.

for me this trip to CE is a trip of a life time. I am going to CE to have fun and do everything I can. I am not going to worry my self to death about the cost of an auto. or anything else for that matter. (your only young once)

corin
06-06-2007, 02:33 AM
Which artist do you know that are coming so far? I've had a check on their websites and so far I've seen the likes of Adam Hughes, Dave Dorman, Randy Martinez, Cynthia Cummens and Joe Corroney, is there anyone else I should add?
Before I forget with it being my first post and all, hi everyone.

mattman81
06-06-2007, 02:44 AM
Here are the list of SW artists I have so far. None of these are from the LFL art departments (I hope some of them will make it to CE) but from the world of SW comics and general freelance stuff:

Dave Dorman
Marc Wolfe
Cat Staggs
Randy Martinez
Adam Hughes
Allison Sohn
Joe Corroney
Cynthia Cummens
Justin Chung
Matt Busch

And I'll be showing some work in the FanArt exhibition, if that counts http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

jediknight49
06-06-2007, 02:52 AM
These are also confirmed:

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

Jason Palmer

David_Tree
06-06-2007, 04:04 AM
Ken Stacey will be there too, who I'm really looking forward to meet http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

and don't forget John Mollo, who has been severely overlooked in terms of the current guests, considering he is up there with McQuarrie in terms of shaping the Star Wars universe.

I've known him only to do one show before in the UK a few years back, an awesome chap who even brought along the Oscar he won for the Costume Design in Star Wars.

Beth6
06-06-2007, 05:33 AM
Hi everybody, I am new to the forum, so be kind http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
I really just signed up because I wanted to say something about CE and the autograph prices.
I am the partner of one of the so called 'smaller' guests and we are just as upset as you are about the pricing. It is a mystery how the prices were made (Dave Barclay and Toby Philpott example)
To then say that the actors made their own prices is simply not true! We got a contract that stated what the actors are going to charge, no discussion.
Something has to happen about this, I think, otherwise the smaller guests will go home with nothing.

Oh and somewhere I read the 'B' list guests should all sign for free....
You know, those people don't get payed for an appearance like the 'A' list guests. Selling their autograph is usually their income for that weekend!

I hope this price debate is going to do something and somebody somewhere is thinkng about it again!

David_Tree
06-06-2007, 05:56 AM
Hi Beth6

welcome to the forum how did you find this little nook of the net? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Which guest are you a partner of? I may have met you at the various shows I attend over the years.

I'm sure many here share your concern about autograph prices, however where most guests are on a par with others in terms of pricing, at least it evens it amoungst all the guests attending?

thechosenbun
06-06-2007, 06:44 AM
beth6. your best not to mention who your guest is, the organisers wont be too happy and it could effect future events for you. as for prices, ive never been to a convention so im not sure about the average price of a signiture but it seems like everyone is being ripped off when it comes to britain. they can say its the overheads of flying the guest out and the rest but what about the uk guest that get flown out to the states.
theres nothing you can do but bend over.
though ive been thinking of printing my own pics to save some cash, theyre gonna be framed so as long as the quality of theprint is good it shouldnt make a differance, if anyone cant print them their selves and wants any let me know and ill make a few extra copies and leave them at the rs desk if its alright with them.
im gonna have to check if you can make your own prints first but i asked if they would sign boxes or moc figs and was told they would sign anything (though this will cut into their pockets so i kinda dought it)
anyway their free to anyone who wants them
tel

jediknight49
06-06-2007, 07:32 AM
Welcome on board beth. Very interesting turn of events it seems with Beth's comments about WHO is actually in charge of costing the autographs. I think a very big can of worms has been opened http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

I hope Leecooper does not mind me posting this in here. This is the full reply he got from Cards Inc....

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Here's a full reply i got from Cards Inc though on the situation


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Lee,



Thanks for your input; I really appreciate you filling me in on the atmosphere out there.



There seems to be a little bit of doom mongering going to be honest The average guest price is £10 to £15 which is on the low to average side of the prices charged for autographs at events here in Europe. Yes some guests are higher, but that is their prerogative to charge what they want to charge at the end of the day.



Sadly for those guests from the USA it’s a sad truth that EVERYTHING in Europe is more expensive. I would love to be able to offer American prices, but it is simply impossible in Europe, especially with the Dollar being at a 20 year record low against the Pound. If only I could influence that… sadly that’s up to the guys in the White House!



No show in Europe is going to represent value for money to an American visitor. When was the last time you saw any guest at a show in the UK charge £5 for their autograph? Let alone the costs of food and hotels here. The fact is that we live in an expensive country.



I am putting heart and soul into trying to obtain the best possible guests for Celebration Europe and we have spoken to EVERYBODY. There will be more announcements over the coming weeks for both the Autograph Hall as well as special guests who are simply attending to take part in stage shows and presentations. I hope people will be pleased with the final results. I would love to be able to get every guest in universe however we must face the facts that some guests simply do not want or like attending things like this. Many guests are also busy working on films at locations throughout the world and are not available. Several of the guests we have already announced have changed their schedules and are flying back from filming locations as diverse as China and South America just to attend the show already, but not all guests are lucky enough to be able to do this. Things are also often at the last minute, many of the bigger named guests have advised that they will be unable to give any commitment until 1 week or 2 before the show!



I have seen the wish lists out there and am putting in 18 hours a day to try and fulfill them…. But the old adage that you cannot please all of the people all of the time rings true here.

Regards

Barry


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What annoys me is the fact that the pictures are extra on top of the signature. The NEC Shows always have a selection of pictures to choose from, and the star signs them, as well as personal stuff that you can take along.

If i want to have the classic pic of Boba, Vader & Lando on Bespin, it will cost me £70 plus the cost of the picture! I can get this same picture, from an offical source, signed by all 3, for approx $79.00.

I have been thinking about the auto situation, and having spoke to my g/f, i have decided to get Mark Hamill's only (if he appears). It will cost an arm and TWO legs, but he does very few signings, so it would be worth it.

Lets hope common sense is seen and the charges / photo situation gets sorted out pretty soon. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

PHILtheForce
06-06-2007, 08:16 AM
I don't see how this letter is valid to the issue of who is setting the fees. It seems to me a very honest and true reflection of not only the hard work that is going into CE but the actual realities of international conventions.

I think we should all use a little common sense here people. Barry is right you can't please all the people. If you don't like the prices you should consider not purchasing and just enjoy the event. If someone is going to CE just to get Barrie Holland's auto for example I would reconsider going! You may very well get him cheaper (or even free if you went to CIII http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif).

Can't see a can of worms either on the price setting. I would expect CE to have draft contracts for the more routine guests. I would also expect the more "influential guests" to have a fair amount of ability to renegotiate elements of the contracts offered them. I'm just speculating but just makes economic sense!

corin
06-06-2007, 08:38 AM
Cheers for those lists of artists attending, that's a big help, bit disturbing if they're going to be charging like for like prices on sketches and prints but I guess we'll see what happens.

Lee_c00per
06-06-2007, 09:07 AM
Thanks for your reply Beth6

Perhaps you and your partner should contact Cards Inc and get them to sort it out with Coolwaters as it seems to be them from the sound of it who is making up the prices

Abstractharmony
06-06-2007, 09:29 AM
Lee.

If I may be so bold?

It seems to me that you are in the habit of firing off a dozen e-mails to everyone you can at the drop of a hat and the 'doom-mongering' referred to above is only being perpetuated by you with your 'chicken little' attitude to this event.

The majority of the users of this forum are, I would hazard a guess, getting a little narked at your continual moaning and female dog - ing about this event.

You should not be surprised at any of the prices quoted thus far and if the prices are set by Uncle George himself what does it matter to you? The prices are what they are. You will pay it or you won't. Just shut up moaning about it.

I appreciate that you are only 19 and a little excitable and, from the tone of your posts, not exactly flush with cash but really we all have things that we'd like but can't afford. A piece of life advice? Don't stress so much about it. Just buy what you like and can afford and live vicariously through other's purchases.

A lot of the guests announced are or are likely to be guests at other UK based events in the future. If you are not happy about the price of their autos here then wait and get them elsewhere.

Use whatever money you have wisely in getting the 'rarer' guests on this occasion like BDW. Also bear in mind that there is going to be a lot, lot more that will be vying for your cash at CE this year. Don't get so hung up about the autos that you miss the full experience that this event will be.

Please, please, please just stop moaning because, seriously, you are putting a downer on the event for the rest of us.

That is all!

Lee_c00per
06-06-2007, 09:39 AM
fair do's http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

dazzlerjames
06-06-2007, 09:40 AM
Whilst I agree with most of what's on here I think it was the initial shock of prices. I expect the likes of BDW to be £25 but not Prowse, however having met him loads of times from when he was £5 upwards I'm not bothered and to be honest none of these actors are getting any younger!! It seems that the most expensive guests are those who were already announced - renogociated contracts me thinks!!

What really bugs me is the £15 charge of Lightning Bear, Barrie Holland etc - 1 line of dialogue or less.

Yet Dermot Crawley (nice bloke) who has not only a full presentation but plays a rebel leader is £10!!

The autograph hall is surely a small bit of the whole show and I feel sorry for Barry (Cards Inc) now after reading that response - he sounds really stressed out!!

Hello by the way (Some of you might know me from SM forum) - I'll be there all 3 days, Are we still doing a meet up on Thursday evening and maybe a reccy of the venue - which door to head to at 6am etc!!!

starwarsgrapher
06-06-2007, 12:49 PM
and....don't forget for the hardcore SW collectors, there are many mysteries surrounding Lightning Bear. Was he really on the film or not? I asked a guest at C4 who was on the set where Lightning Bear should have been on (Endor scenes) and he never saw him and this same person rattled off all the stunt performers working on the movie and Bear was not one of them. Peter Diamond, had the same doubts about this guy as well.

I will not put him on my multi signed items. Is he for real? Or another Hal Wamsley?

Beth6
06-06-2007, 02:11 PM
Thanks for your reply Beth6

Perhaps you and your partner should contact Cards Inc and get them to sort it out with Coolwaters as it seems to be them from the sound of it who is making up the prices



That's what we are on as we speak http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
We will see what comes out of this, it just seems unfair to the fans and the guests.

And no, I won't say who I am with...but maybe I'll see you on the show. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
This will probably be my last post here..sorry...I just came to say what I said. Not to stir up more arguments, but to jump in for the smaller guests and the fans.

I am sure the price matter will be solved. Hope to see you at CE!

LKraan
06-06-2007, 03:58 PM
First up...sorry if this has been answered already but I couldn't find this out via searching. And I didn't want to start a new thread for this.

When you get something signed is it also possible to have your picture taken with the signing star?
My son really wants a Darth Vader/David Prowse signature and would love to be in a picture with him.

SteveSith
06-06-2007, 04:11 PM
and....don't forget for the hardcore SW collectors, there are many mysteries surrounding Lightning Bear. Was he really on the film or not? I asked a guest at C4 who was on the set where Lightning Bear should have been on (Endor scenes) and he never saw him and this same person rattled off all the stunt performers working on the movie and Bear was not one of them. Peter Diamond, had the same doubts about this guy as well.




I remember reading about Lightning Bear a while back, I think it was on a SM forum or some pre C4 event forum. Apparently he has never been verified that he was actually on camera. He may have been there as a stunt advisor at best or an extra but as no record can be taken of who was where on 20+ year old movies and peoples memories fading, hes taken his chance to bend the truth a little and join in the fun. This isnt gospel of course, just something to think about.

Also, CE desperately needs some cheaper guests now to balance things out.

mattman81
06-06-2007, 05:45 PM
I did the guest price list like this (see below) and when seen like that, I really don't think it's bad at all. Yes, some are still out of place, but John Mollow for £10 is bargin of the century!! And if it helps Beth6, I'm going to be more inclined to get the cheaper guests autographs.

5 coupons/£25
Billy Dee Williams
Dave Prowse

4 coupons/£20
Ray Park
Jeremy Bulloch

3 coupons/£15
Mike Edmonds (Jabba Puppeteer)
Christine Hewitt (Tonnika Twin)
Barrie Holland (Lt Renz)
Lightning Bear (Scout trooper)
Daniel Logan (young Boba)
Tony Philpot (Jabba Puppeteer)
Matt Sloan (Plo Koon from Aotc & RotS)

2 coupons/£10
David Ankrum (Voice of Wedge)
Dave Barcley (Jabba Puppeteer)
Sean Crawford (Yak face)
Dermot Crowley (General Madine)
Tim Dry (Wippid)
Ian Liston (Wes Janson)
Shannon McRandle (Mara Jade)
John Mollow (OT Costume designer)
Brain Muir (Sculpture)
Joe Viskocil (SFX)
Danny Wagner (SFX)

starwarsgrapher
06-06-2007, 05:54 PM
also, if you've seen him in person, he's not exactly "form fitting" for a stormtrooper (which he claims he was) or a scout trooper. he's very tall. atleast 6'4 or 6'5

i won't put him on anything at all. i have him from a past signing on several 8x10's and i'm sorry i have those.

mousedroid
06-06-2007, 07:18 PM
i won't put him on anything at all. i have him from a past signing on several 8x10's and i'm sorry i have those.


So you're saying Official Pix signed a contract with him without any proof, other than his say-so, that he was ever in the film?

malla
06-06-2007, 08:58 PM
lkraan said:
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When you get something signed is it also possible to have your picture taken with the signing star?
My son really wants a Darth Vader/David Prowse signature and would love to be in a picture with him.


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Most will allow pictures to be taken, as long as the lines are not too crazy. It might have to be a picture taken, while you (or your son) leans across the table to get into the picture with the guest. Sometimes they will stand and you can take the picture while next to them. Some will only let you take a picture of them, if you have also gotten their autograph...
They may also do what they were doing at C4. Some of the guests had cups sitting on their table. If you wanted to have your picture taken with them, they would agree....IF you put a dollar into the cup. The monies would be going to a charity....... Thought that was a great idea. Linda Blair (the Exorcist) takes a $5 donation for a charity to have her picture taken. I've found that this is becoming a common practice.
Don't mind giving money to a guest if it's for charity.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Hope that answers your question...

starwarsgrapher
06-06-2007, 11:51 PM
i can't say that for sure, but there have been a number of people related with the film including peter diamond who don't recall him being involved. who knows, i would rather be safe than sorry. i won't add him to my posters, there is no chance of that.

at some point in time, i'm going to see ****ey beers who was a scout trooper and did alot of the stunts on rotj. i will be sure to get the low down from him.

and again, according to another stunt person, who worked on rotj, mostly endor scenes, he can't recall ever seeing lightning bear on the set or in costume. this comes from a stunt person who worked on the film. maybe he was wrong too, the movie was filmed in the early 1980's.

LKraan
06-07-2007, 02:48 AM
lkraan said:
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When you get something signed is it also possible to have your picture taken with the signing star?
My son really wants a Darth Vader/David Prowse signature and would love to be in a picture with him.




Most will allow pictures to be taken, as long as the lines are not too crazy. It might have to be a picture taken, while you (or your son) leans across the table to get into the picture with the guest. Sometimes they will stand and you can take the picture while next to them. Some will only let you take a picture of them, if you have also gotten their autograph...
They may also do what they were doing at C4. Some of the guests had cups sitting on their table. If you wanted to have your picture taken with them, they would agree....IF you put a dollar into the cup. The monies would be going to a charity....... Thought that was a great idea. Linda Blair (the Exorcist) takes a $5 donation for a charity to have her picture taken. I've found that this is becoming a common practice.
Don't mind giving money to a guest if it's for charity.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Hope that answers your question...

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Thanks malla!

SteveSith
06-07-2007, 10:45 AM
i can't say that for sure, but there have been a number of people related with the film including peter diamond who don't recall him being involved. who knows, i would rather be safe than sorry. i won't add him to my posters, there is no chance of that.

at some point in time, i'm going to see ****ey beers who was a scout trooper and did alot of the stunts on rotj. i will be sure to get the low down from him.

and again, according to another stunt person, who worked on rotj, mostly endor scenes, he can't recall ever seeing lightning bear on the set or in costume. this comes from a stunt person who worked on the film. maybe he was wrong too, the movie was filmed in the early 1980's.



While Bear was younger he may have been clean shaven with short hair. I know he uses his native indian name now but he may have gone by a different name then. I would like to think that he could be recognised if theres any BTS photos of the Endor location that show the scoutrooper guys with their helmets off. But youre right I forgot that he was so tall, the imperial extras were all 5,10 5,11.
As Richard Marquand is sadly no longer with us if anyone knows it would be Peter Diamond, if he's never seen Bear before then im suspicious. Thankfully I dont have his auto since questions were made about him before C4.
Anyone know if Diamond ever does signings or is he another that chooses not to? On the DVD's hes a very knowledgable speaker.

06-07-2007, 11:39 AM
Unfortunately Peter Diamond died in 2004 whilst filming the UK TV series Heartbeat. This was only a few months after I met him got his autograph and he was very knowledgable and keen to chat about his experiences on Star Wars. RIP

Skylover
06-07-2007, 11:42 AM
but he has done some signing in the past

Skylover
06-07-2007, 11:53 AM
Apparently the new Homing Beacon announced McCallum will be at CE ? I dont have received it yet. Anyone can confirm please ?

SteveSith
06-07-2007, 12:40 PM
Unfortunately Peter Diamond died in 2004 whilst filming the UK TV series Heartbeat. This was only a few months after I met him got his autograph and he was very knowledgable and keen to chat about his experiences on Star Wars. RIP



Very Sad, RIP.

06-07-2007, 12:53 PM
Hello. New to rebescum forum but some may recognise my name from the showmasters forums. Just thought I would add my opinions about the CE situation.

1. I think the main problem is that this event was really built up to be the biggest Star Wars con ever and was actually sold on being bigger than the US shows. This is quite important bcause the UK hardly ever has the biggest or best anything, so now that it is obvious that it is not going to be bigger than the US shows (20 + fewer guests!!!) we feel let down - like it is that same old story of being second best.

2. The guests list isnt so bad if you are new to autograph collecting and haven't met these guests. For me as a veteran of about 10 years collecting there are only 4 on the list I haven't met so it is a little dissapointing (although there is time).

3. The average price for autographs is about the same as any of the other big shows in the UK (showmasters or expo etc) (sorry US visitors but this is just the way it is here). The only problem appeas to be the inequality in prices between different guests when you consider how big a star they are and their role in the films. This is frankly bizarre and I don't really know what is going on here.

4. These problems have been compounded by lack of communication and deadlines for guest announcements being missed with no explanation. It's all about communication people.

5. Solutions:- Probably too late to change the bad vibe about this event. With regard to the guestlist problems I have 2 suggestions.
(a) flood the autograph hall with lots of rare (but very minor) signers (ie.empire day guests). This would help appease the fans who have met many of the regular con goers, Prowse, Bulloch, baker etc and be great for the completists.
(b) Add one massive star signer (and I mean probably bigger than Hamill) eg. George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Natalie Portman.

06-07-2007, 12:54 PM
Erm, Yeah PD did do signings. But not really relevant now eh.

SteveSith
06-07-2007, 01:24 PM
(a) flood the autograph hall with lots of rare (but very minor) signers (ie.empire day guests). This would help appease the fans who have met many of the regular con goers, Prowse, Bulloch, baker etc and be great for the completists.




Nice idea and one most will agree with considering the general murmering on the forums but maybe this should have been picked up by a US Celebration. Most of those minor guests havn't been to US shows yet whereas most have only started signing since Empire Day and appeared at other EU shows since (Gardner, Fitzalan, Savva etc). We'll see though, I know most American visitors will expect to see these at CE considering we never had the chance to get them at a US show.

Talking of which, I saw a show on Sky in UK about the making of the Simpsons live action special they made last year and Salo Gardner played Mr Burns!

Jeremy
06-07-2007, 02:21 PM
Talking of which, I saw a show on Sky in UK about the making of the Simpsons live action special they made last year and Salo Gardner played Mr Burns!



Which one?

This one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EDvtXDt9vio) or this one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=M-DYjhmtFig)?

They weren't shows, but 2 minute ads prmoting The Simpsons on Sky One.

Jeremy

06-07-2007, 03:00 PM
The second one (which is actually much better than the first)

jediknight49
06-07-2007, 03:11 PM
Confirmed:

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Producer Rick McCallum at Celebration Europe!
Star Wars producer Rick McCallum will appear at Star Wars Celebration Europe to share with fans from his extensive collection of experiences in the galaxy. Always a favorite with fans, the straightforward McCallum produced the highly successful Star Wars Special Editions and, of course, Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. He is currently in pre-production on a live-action Star Wars television series and on a (non-Star Wars) feature film from executive producer George Lucas.


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Excellent news.

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SteveSith
06-07-2007, 03:54 PM
Talking of which, I saw a show on Sky in UK about the making of the Simpsons live action special they made last year and Salo Gardner played Mr Burns!



Which one?

This one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=EDvtXDt9vio) or this one (http://youtube.com/watch?v=M-DYjhmtFig)?




Yes its the second one, Burns is only seen briefly but he's seen more in the making-of. Quite a good match overall too.

LKraan
06-08-2007, 12:27 AM
....
5. Solutions:- Probably too late to change the bad vibe about this event. With regard to the guestlist problems I have 2 suggestions.
.....



??? Bad vibe about this event ???

There are just a couple of people who are not pleased with the prices of an autograph.

Oh well, can't please them all.

The bottom line is:
- There are still thousands of people coming to CE
- There are a loads of other things to do besides getting stuff signed.
- The lines for getting stuff signed will be long anyways.

http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/thumb_62/114880154871bpH8.jpg

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DLoSith
06-08-2007, 09:44 AM
I knew that when McCallum was absent from CIV that he would be present at CE. Now if only we can convince the Maker and the guy with the hat and whip to take time out while filming and visit us in London. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SteveSith
06-08-2007, 09:58 AM
I knew that when McCallum was absent from CIV that he would be present at CE. Now if only we can convince the Maker and the guy with the hat and whip to take time out while filming and visit us in London. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I have a feeling they will too, surely their shedules will allow them a day off! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

SirTristram
06-08-2007, 10:46 AM
I knew that when McCallum was absent from CIV that he would be present at CE. Now if only we can convince the Maker and the guy with the hat and whip to take time out while filming and visit us in London. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



I have a feeling they will too, surely their shedules will allow them a day off! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif



I think they will too!

malla
06-08-2007, 11:59 AM
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Now if only we can convince the Maker and the guy with the hat and whip to take time out while filming

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I was begginging to think that no one had read my post from ages ago.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif...(about the videos that we saw at the C4 Opening ceremonies)....but that reference of 'the guy with the hat and whip' made me realize that at least one person read it.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping a dream CAN come true!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

DLoSith
06-08-2007, 02:30 PM
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Now if only we can convince the Maker and the guy with the hat and whip to take time out while filming



I was begginging to think that no one had read my post from ages ago.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif...(about the videos that we saw at the C4 Opening ceremonies)....but that reference of 'the guy with the hat and whip' made me realize that at least one person read it.. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I'm still crossing my fingers and hoping a dream CAN come true!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

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Oh yeah, I picked up on it! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

jeditronzo
06-08-2007, 05:52 PM
and....don't forget for the hardcore SW collectors, there are many mysteries surrounding Lightning Bear. Was he really on the film or not? I asked a guest at C4 who was on the set where Lightning Bear should have been on (Endor scenes) and he never saw him and this same person rattled off all the stunt performers working on the movie and Bear was not one of them. Peter Diamond, had the same doubts about this guy as well.

I will not put him on my multi signed items. Is he for real? Or another Hal Wamsley?



Interesting, I had never heard this before.

mousedroid
06-08-2007, 09:33 PM
Now if only we can convince the guy with the hat and whip to visit us in London. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif


You want my 8th grade Phys. Ed. teacher, Mr. Werner, to attend CE? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

redxavier
06-10-2007, 04:31 AM
This is the first convention and I've been to so forgive my possible naivety but I think this guest list sounds woefully pitiful.

I don't know who I was expecting but most of these are nobodies (and in some cases, are people behind the masks of nobody characters). How come the ILM crew are represented by the pyrotechnician? Do people like John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and Joe Johnston (or even the model makers get) appeared at celebrations?

I realise the autograph hall is only a small part of the convention- but I haven't heard anything about these other events. Has a program been announced yet? Are there likely to be other guests appearing in a non-auto capacity (excepting the artists)?

SteveSith
06-10-2007, 07:32 AM
This is the first convention and I've been to so forgive my possible naivety but I think this guest list sounds woefully pitiful.

I don't know who I was expecting but most of these are nobodies (and in some cases, are people behind the masks of nobody characters). How come the ILM crew are represented by the pyrotechnician? Do people like John Dykstra, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and Joe Johnston (or even the model makers get) appeared at celebrations?

I realise the autograph hall is only a small part of the convention- but I haven't heard anything about these other events. Has a program been announced yet? Are there likely to be other guests appearing in a non-auto capacity (excepting the artists)?



I agree, to a certain extent. The ILM guy was pushing it a little but as for nobodies in masks, this is a celebration of Star Wars and most want to meet the guys that were at least on camera wether in a mask or face visible.

But yes these characters you cant even see on film or a very minor crew guy is for particular tastes only. The issue with C.Munroe (Zuckuss?) and Lightning Bear (Scout Trooper?) is along these lines, we need confirmation that they were there at all.

Skylover
06-10-2007, 11:23 AM
Cathy Munroe agent told me she was confirmed to be in ESB by Christine Hewett (I know Hewett wasnt in ESB but apparently they are friends)

now take it for what its worth ...

06-10-2007, 11:46 AM
RE: Fake guests. Hadn't heard any question about Lightning bear or Cathy Munro's credentials before but I have heard about a fake oompa loompa who was doing the rounds a few years ago. There is also a fake Jawa who mainly does US shows (kinda obvious it isnt him as he isn't a small person)I know that Convention-guests.com (who supply many of the minor-character guests fo UK cons) have a section on their website which describes their policy on taking on clients. Eg. photographic/film evidence or confirmation from another client who is 100% known to have worked on the films. They also state that they have not taken on several people because they have not been able to prove their credentials (eg. 2 guys who claim to be the stormtrooper who hits his head). Maybe the groups that run conventions should also publish their policys on who they take on as guests so there can be more confidence in how genuine the guests are.

Incidentally, with regards to Cathy Munro - 3 of the other bounty hunters in the scene in which Zuckuss appears (Boba Fett, 4-LOM, Bossk) attend conventions. So it should be pretty easy to check if she is the genuine article.

Lee_c00per
06-10-2007, 02:00 PM
Incidentally, with regards to Cathy Munro - 3 of the other bounty hunters in the scene in which Zuckuss appears (Boba Fett, 4-LOM, Bossk) attend conventions. So it should be pretty easy to check if she is the genuine article.



There's an issue there as Jeremy Bulloch said the person inside Zuckuss was around 40 at the time and Alan Harris says it was a young girl.
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To have been Cathy it would have needed to be a young girl

06-10-2007, 02:03 PM
There's an issue there as Jeremy Bulloch said the person inside Zuckuss was around 40 at the time and Alan Harris says it was a young girl.
To have been Cathy it would have needed to be a young girl

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Will have to contact chris parsons (4-LOM) for the deciding vote then ;-)

SteveSith
06-10-2007, 05:34 PM
Cathy Munroe agent told me she was confirmed to be in ESB by Christine Hewett (I know Hewett wasnt in ESB but apparently they are friends)

now take it for what its worth ...



Is that agent the Lukoagency in France that booked her for shows? Also, a friend that worked on another movie giving a friend a vote of confidence isnt really confirmation. Considering Lighting Bear was at CIV and booked for CE, does OP have anything on him that proves he was actually there? Or does everyone just accept it since he's been attached to it for so long.

Jeremy
06-11-2007, 08:41 AM
The official word on Lightening Bear is that he was a stunt co-ordinator on Jedi, and stepped in to prefrom one on-screen stunt (he was the biker scout who crashed in to the tree on Endor) when the stunt man was sick/injured.

Besides, LFL will only allow approved guests to their Celebrations so the fact that he is permitted to attend should be a seal of approval all on its own.

Jeremy

SteveSith
06-11-2007, 01:10 PM
The official word on Lightening Bear is that he was a stunt co-ordinator on Jedi, and stepped in to prefrom one on-screen stunt (he was the biker scout who crashed in to the tree on Endor) when the stunt man was sick/injured.

Besides, LFL will only allow approved guests to their Celebrations so the fact that he is permitted to attend should be a seal of approval all on its own.

Jeremy



Thanks for that Jeremy. Now how about C.Munroe?

Jeremy
06-11-2007, 11:34 PM
Thanks for that Jeremy. Now how about C.Munroe?





Besides, LFL will only allow approved guests to their Celebrations so the fact that he is permitted to attend should be a seal of approval all on its own.



Change "he" to "she" and you've got half your answer.

Jeremy

SteveSith
06-12-2007, 01:42 AM
Thanks for that Jeremy. Now how about C.Munroe?





Besides, LFL will only allow approved guests to their Celebrations so the fact that he is permitted to attend should be a seal of approval all on its own.



Change "he" to "she" and you've got half your answer.

Jeremy



I dont recall her being at any Lucasfilm event as yet, and deleted from convention-guests.com, that means shes 'highly likely' a fake? this is so cryptic!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Lee_c00per
06-12-2007, 02:14 AM
convetion-guests told me she was the real deal. She changed her name at some point too. The reason they booted her off their site is becuase she was flooded with offers to attend events but she never took them and she kept messing convention-guests around.

Personally becuase there is soo much Taboo around her and if she is the real deal that i wouldn't bother meeting her as there will always be a possibility that she's fake

Capntarpals
06-12-2007, 11:24 AM
Okay, so are the folks behind Celebration Europe going to wait until a day or two before the event starts to announce some possible major autographing guests? Sorry, but that's not good enough.

If you live in and around where Celebration Europe is located, that's fine. But, what about those who must travel from way outside of the UK for the event? They're going to need to know well in advance as to what items they'll need to bring.

Likewise, if you have a good friend in the UK who's attending, and you live in the US and will not be attending(um, uh...me, basically), then you'll need to know very VERY soon as to what needs to be sent to the UK.

Please don't pull this, "Let's wait until the event has started to possibly have a surprise guest" stuff. Some of us need to know much sooner than that. Think about it, please? Thanks http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Lee_c00per
06-12-2007, 11:32 AM
Caroline Blakestone is longer on Malki's site as attending. Either he got told off for announcing her before Lucasfilm or she isn't going

DLoSith
06-12-2007, 11:32 AM
I kind of agree with this. OPX had many more guests announced when we were 30 days out from CIV (and CIII for that matter). What has been announced for CE may be the bulk of what it's going to be. I've "heard" that additional guests will be announced, and having McCallum there is a big plus for me, but so far there isn't anyone I'm dying to buy an autograph from that I either don't already have or I just at CIV.

Keeping the fingers crossed for more announcements! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Jeremy
06-12-2007, 12:03 PM
Oh I get it now - this moan/praise thing is cyclical.

Two months before the event you moan that no guests are announced
A pile of guests are announced and CE gets a pat on the back
A week later you moan that not enough guests have been announced

In the next few days more guests will be announced and you'll get back to praising the organisers. Then a week later you'll all be dissatisfied again.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

Jeremy

Capntarpals
06-12-2007, 01:06 PM
Oh I get it now - this moan/praise thing is cyclical.

Two months before the event you moan that no guests are announced
A pile of guests are announced and CE gets a pat on the back
A week later you moan that not enough guests have been announced

In the next few days more guests will be announced and you'll get back to praising the organisers. Then a week later you'll all be dissatisfied again.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/icons/rolleyes.gif

Jeremy



Maybe. Maybe not. Personally speaking, I just would like that all of the signing guest announcements to be made well in advance of Celebration's start.

As for the guest list, I, personally, would not complain about that. There's bound to be a great many fans who have never been to something like a Celebration, and any guests are a good thing for them.

Abstractharmony
06-12-2007, 02:18 PM
Oh I get it now - this moan/praise thing is cyclical.

Two months before the event you moan that no guests are announced
A pile of guests are announced and CE gets a pat on the back
A week later you moan that not enough guests have been announced

In the next few days more guests will be announced and you'll get back to praising the organisers. Then a week later you'll all be dissatisfied again.

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Jeremy




Please Sir, I won't be Sir. Looking forward to it I is Sir.

redxavier
06-12-2007, 03:48 PM
Maybe. Maybe not. Personally speaking, I just would like that all of the signing guest announcements to be made well in advance of Celebration's start.

As for the guest list, I, personally, would not complain about that. There's bound to be a great many fans who have never been to something like a Celebration, and any guests are a good thing for them.



As someone who has never been to anything like Celebration (or any kind of convention) the announced guests don't instill much confidence, and them playing coy with details still only 3 weeks away from the event doesn't seem like a strong sign.

I'm as big a fan of Star Wars as any here, but I mean "The Voice of Wedge?" this is a person worth seeing? And someone would pay for his signature? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. Compared to most of the CE guest list, Garrick Hagon is a superstar!

I had hoped that it being the 30th Anniversary and first celebration outside the US, there would be more prominent guests - ie anyone who's contribution to the film was more than a couple of hours hanging around on set in an alien costume and mask.

Surely it's not that difficult to get folks like Norman Reynolds, Robert Watts, and Stuart Freeborn to come to a one-time only event?

Maybe that's the problem, the regularity of conventions have diluted their significance and turned off those folks who wouldn't mind just popping along to celebrate.

06-12-2007, 04:51 PM
I think they are all 'worth seeing' it's just that there arent enough guests going to be at the event. Although I do wonder what photos 'voice of wedge' will be signing? Photos of wedge or photos on an xwing, dunno?

Jeremy
06-12-2007, 11:20 PM
Surely it's not that difficult to get folks like Norman Reynolds, Robert Watts, and Stuart Freeborn to come to a one-time only event?



You would be surprised how difficult it is to get people to come to conventions. Most are quick to say "yes" when invited but then there are months of contract negotiations. Now multiply that by 20 or 30 guests and you get some kind of idea of what Barry is up against. Now take that picture and multiply it by the power of all the other tasks that Barry has to do, because organising some peopel to come sign glossies is far from all he is doing.

Jeremy

SirTristram
06-12-2007, 11:48 PM
I am not really invested in this 'debate'....I am not particularly an autograph hound...But I have to agree with this statement from above:

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I'm as big a fan of Star Wars as any here, but I mean "The Voice of Wedge?" this is a person worth seeing? And someone would pay for his signature? Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. Compared to most of the CE guest list, Garrick Hagon is a superstar!

I had hoped that it being the 30th Anniversary and first celebration outside the US, there would be more prominent guests - ie anyone who's contribution to the film was more than a couple of hours hanging around on set in an alien costume and mask.

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I am sure there will be some surprises coming up...but this is so odd. I must admit my ignorance here... I really am not a signature nut...even though I have sprung for all of the Master Replicas SE's...Including the Harrison Ford Falcon, but some of these guests that have been announced already...Would this really entice someone to attend? Only a few of them, such as BDW, Prowse, Bulloch, Park, etc. - But some of the lesser known people are SO INCREDIBLY lesser known, that it almost looks like a joke! Like they can't get any of the major names to go to this thing! I know more will appear soon and end up going to CE, but jeez....Only a few weeks away and only one major guest announced and a handful of fan favorites but lesser known to the average/casual Star Wars fan.

I don't really care all that much when it comes down to it, but I have to admit, I did think there would be just as much hype and hoopla for CE and CIV...evidently, I was wrong. There simply isn't enough time anymore to have as much...people that are/were on the fence about going...perhaps won't now. Not necessarily because the guest list is on the weak side at the moment...but because some people were waiting to make travel arrangements and if you are an autograph person...most of these people/guests you already have because they attend every con (Prowse, Bulloch, etc.) or you simply don't care about them....especially for 10 pounds an autograph for some of these 'Who the Heck are they?' guests!

I am looking forward to seeing(meeting?) Rick McCallum more than any of the actors at this rate!

Well, it's late here...almost 1AM...I just ranted and didn't even realize it...I don't care...whatever....***head crashes on keyboard***snores***

06-13-2007, 11:46 AM
On a purely selfish note I hope people are put off and the numbers are down. So i dont have to start queuing at 4am to get autographs.

SirTristram
06-13-2007, 01:15 PM
On a purely selfish note I hope people are put off and the numbers are down. So i dont have to start queuing at 4am to get autographs.

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

BradG
06-13-2007, 04:03 PM
On a purely selfish note I hope people are put off and the numbers are down. So i dont have to start queuing at 4am to get autographs.



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

starwarsgrapher
06-13-2007, 06:38 PM
When is the next guest announcment? Anyone have an idea? After the first round of announcments I think they'll have a hard time finding lamer guests. So hopefully, the next wave will have something worthwhile.

Capntarpals
06-13-2007, 07:18 PM
For the record, I think that David(Wedge's voice) is a good guest for Europe. He is half of who brought Wedge to life on the big screen.

And unlike the actual, physical Wedge actor we all know and love, at least Wedge's voice is willing/able to do a convention http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

emotionalvampire
06-14-2007, 06:17 AM
But a voice has no hands, how does it signed autographs????

Wuher
06-14-2007, 09:03 AM
But a voice has no hands, how does it signed autographs????



He just kisses the pic

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Mark

Jeremy
06-14-2007, 10:46 AM
LOL!

Jeremy

NiklasK
06-14-2007, 02:38 PM
Could somebody from the organizer let us know if there will be any new announcement at all or is this it? I know that you cant say names until all contracts are agreed, but is there WIP?

starwarsgrapher
06-14-2007, 03:06 PM
I'm sure they are scrambling to get some more top quality guests. Just like the previous one's they announced.

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-14-2007, 03:41 PM
That is naughty but very funny swgrapher72.....
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Jeremy
06-14-2007, 11:31 PM
Could somebody from the organizer let us know if there will be any new announcement at all or is this it? I know that you cant say names until all contracts are agreed, but is there WIP?



There are more guests in the pipeline but without signed contracts they can not be announced.

Jeremy

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-15-2007, 02:10 AM
Thanks for the update Jeremy......

Cperry06
06-15-2007, 04:49 PM
With less then a month to go you'd think that most contracts would be signed by now. I'm done posting about this until there are some updates.

starwarsgrapher
06-15-2007, 11:27 PM
Jeremy your really a horrible shill for this show and it's organizers. I realize the show is not centered around an autograph hall but this has turned into the laughing stock of the convention circuit. Even you would have to admit that.

First the Showmasters fiasco, then even worse having Coolwaters (maki) involved. This thing is a train wreck! It will be fun to see people like Danny Wagner and Joe Viskocil sitting on their rears for three days with nothing to do.

This autograph hall and event has been thrown together and not planned. There is zero question that they should have schedulded this for later in the year.

No more excuses. Go start another thread for that one. We can call it "Jeremy's CE Excuse Thread".

Jeremy
06-16-2007, 12:15 AM
That's your opinion and you are entitled to it.

Excuses? I am simply answering people's questions, and for the most part people seem satisfied with my interaction. If you are in a better position to answer these questions truthfully and with full knowledge of what is going on then feel free to take my place.

As for shill, I don't know if I'd go so far as to say that but I will admit to being a supporter of the first official SW event that LFL has had in Europe. Yes it is suffering from teething problems but compare this to Celebration I and I think you'll have to agree that as fiascos go CE doesn't even compare.

If you are not happy with this thread, forum or even Celebration Europe I suggest you go elsewhere because if all you can do is troll you'll find that you aren't going to be made welcome.

Jeremy

matt76
06-16-2007, 06:10 AM
Well Friday has been and gone and no form of announcements for the convention guest wise and activities http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif Oh well plenty of time for things to pan out!

starwarsgrapher
06-16-2007, 11:11 AM
Jeremy,

Thanks for the advice but i'll be around posting, making sure that I voice my opinion.

The show is turning out to be a joke as an able minded person can see.

marky242
06-16-2007, 11:22 AM
If anyone isn't happy about this gathering then their is an easy alternative - DON'T GO!! Some of us are really looking forward to this and don't need your negative vibes!

Abstractharmony
06-16-2007, 11:31 AM
If anyone isn't happy about this gathering then their is an easy alternative - DON'T GO!! Some of us are really looking forward to this and don't need your negative vibes!



Well said that man!

Jeremy
06-16-2007, 12:21 PM
The show is turning out to be a joke as an able minded person can see.



You said it in your previous post "the show is not centered around an autograph hall" but all you are concentrating on is one aspect. Ever consider the stacks of other events that are attracting people to CE? Try looking at the bigger picture for a change.

Jeremy

SteveSith
06-16-2007, 01:52 PM
Jeremy,
Is Maki booking ALL signing guests for CE? Apart from a handful there is no-one else there that appeals. I wouldnt mind seeing people he doesn't have like Friday Wilson, Ayesha Dharker or some of the guys on www.convention-guests.com (http://www.convention-guests.com)
Thanks
Steve

Jeremy
06-16-2007, 02:19 PM
I know of a couple of guests that haven't been announced yet that I'm sure aren't Maki clients, and were organised independantly.

Jeremy

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-16-2007, 02:56 PM
Jeremy

Perhaps you can help others and myself on this thread,
I am one of those negative people regarding CE,
because I really thought there would be some great guess’s,
but it looks like Carrie and Anthony will not be there due to other commitments,
Billy will be there and I am over the moon, as I missed him last time he was in England,
so for me that only leaves three possible big guess’s,
Mark, which I am hoping for so much, and possibly could still happen,
Harrison and George, which as always, there are rumours flying around that they might turn up, as they are supposed to be filming Indy in London at the same time as CE, but I don’t know if that will happen,
Please forgive me everyone, but I am not into prequel guests,
but the chances of getting Ewan & Natalie are unrealistic,
Hayden could happen, as his appearing at a con in Canada later this year,
with regards to Ian, I know there was the possible appearance at CIV but I think as his an English-man (or possible Scot), Ian was being polite, and personally I was not convinced that he seriously thought about attending, I know Ben tried but I do think Ian was trying to be nice due to the private signing.
So the auto hall is a very important factor for me in attending any con especially this one, and it does look pretty weak at present, and also the subject of prices.
I know that you have always been positive and speaking up for CE, which is amiable, and at times I suppose frustrating and tiring, but you are the only link that most of us have regarding CE, so I think you are taking the brunt of it at the moment, having some scummers off loading on you, and that includes me!!!!!(Which is probably wrong),
but unless I am blind, I can not see what else is going on at CE, so perhaps if you get the time, you could post the other events happening at CE, to educate others and myself,
I know of the group Slave Leia photo shoot on Saturday, which will be hot,
there will be 10 varied talks on Star Wars plus Rick is giving a talk which should be fun and interesting,
and there is some music thing going on,
but apart that I know very little else........

redxavier
06-16-2007, 04:18 PM
there will be 10 varied talks on Star Wars plus Rick is giving a talk which should be fun and interesting



Do you know the details of these talks?

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-16-2007, 04:46 PM
The link:-

http://starwars.com/community/event/celebration/news20070612.html

DLoSith
06-16-2007, 05:57 PM
The autograph hall is always the high point of a Celebration for me, and I've already gotten the autographs of nearly everyone currently announced as attending CE. If no one else is announced, I will still go and have a great time regardless, but it would make the pie sweeter if we had a surprise or two sprung on us... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

06-17-2007, 02:17 AM
For me the autorgraph hall is the main/only draw for any event. I have booked up for the three day ticket so probably wont need that to get all of the autographs i want. But remember, you will be in london - there are lots on no-star wars things you can be doing.

Nick_Macarty
06-17-2007, 03:17 AM
For me it's the whole event, as you can always get autographs elsewhere. Plus these things always have surprises that aren't announced. It's gonna be great! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

Jeremy
06-17-2007, 04:05 AM
But remember, you will be in london - there are lots on no-star wars things you can be doing.



Quite right! Like avoiding the Star Wars Exhibition. Seriously, save yourselves the £16.50 entry fee. It isn't worht it.

Jeremy

mattman81
06-17-2007, 07:11 AM
Now who's being pessimistic http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
I know people who've been to the latest exhibition and loved it. Probably not as good as the Barbican one a few years back, but if you missed that then it should be very good. A tad pricey yes, but some would say worth it.

Other events at CE; we have the Empire magazine quiz final, the FanArt exhibition (which will be great, trust me http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif ), the LFL licensed artist exhibition (not to mention being able to talk with the artists), the Lucasfilm archive exhibition, lots of activities outside I suspect including the London Symphony Orchestra Strikes Back concert at Canada Square (granted not officially part of CE but I think they've obviosuly compared notes), a Tantive IV set (if you read between the lines of the Intergalatic passport clue), Cantina band contest, stands from Hasbro & Lego and I'm sure there'll be lots more.

And the official programme cover looks amazing!

For me having good guests is important, but not the be-all-and end-all and I don't plan to spend much time at all in the autograph hall. I'd find that incredibly boring actually and a real waste of time and money. I'm also there to hear what the guests have to say rather then sign a photo. Of cause some are the opposite but the show is designed to cater for Star Wars fans rather then just autograph hunters, and so for me it's hitting a lot of right notes.

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-17-2007, 07:20 AM
Would you have more details about this please:-

"the London Symphony Orchestra Strikes Back concert at Canada Square"

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LKraan
06-17-2007, 07:46 AM
And while you are in London you should see this too...

http://www.starwars-theexhibition.com/index.html

Jeremy
06-17-2007, 10:14 AM
Would you have more details about this please:-

"the London Symphony Orchestra Strikes Back concert at Canada Square"

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There is more info at LSO.co.uk (http://lso.co.uk/detailedeventinfo&showdetailstype=event&detailID=4362).

But they have been asked to remove any reference to SW from their show billing.

Jeremy

06-17-2007, 11:47 AM
Yeah I loved the star wars exhibition. just didn't love the hoards of brats running round.

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-17-2007, 12:02 PM
Thank you Jeremy and Mattman81 for the details, I have printed off information sheet plus a map, so I will definitely be going to that, it will be brilliant......
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DLoSith
06-18-2007, 06:38 AM
For me the autorgraph hall is the main/only draw for any event. I have booked up for the three day ticket so probably wont need that to get all of the autographs i want. But remember, you will be in london - there are lots on no-star wars things you can be doing.



So true!! And I can't wait! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

starwarsgrapher
06-19-2007, 12:17 PM
So where are all the announcments? Any word?

Less than a month away. Anyone??

LKraan
06-19-2007, 12:24 PM
So where are all the announcments? Any word?

Less than a month away. Anyone??



I think that somebody involved with or close to the organisation posted a bunch of pixels above your question that a bunch of guests are in the loop but that until the contracts are final they will not be announced.

Besides that what are you worried about? According to you the "show is turning out to be a joke" (your words not mine) so I doubt that you'll attend since you live thousands of miles away.

jump23
06-19-2007, 12:29 PM
I would be worried if I had my tickets booked....with that guest list.
and BTW "HE'S GOING".... and I can see why he's fustrated and concerned...I know I would be if I saw a hyped up event turn into something mediocre http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif.

spaceslug
06-19-2007, 12:54 PM
Surely some guests already have contracts signed. Why dont they just announce the ones that have now so that many of us can start to relax knowing that the autograph hall is not having its back turned on. I know that many people are working hard in order to bring the best possible guests, but it seems to me if they are waiting to announce every finalised guest at the same time, instead of spreading them out. Spreading them out makes much more sense and can give people,including myself, enough time to plan and order what they want to bring (posters, photos etc).-especially if ordering from America to the UK. It will again also give reassurance to those who feel that the autograph hall is turning out to be a disaster, which at the moment cant be far from the truth

starwarsgrapher
06-19-2007, 12:57 PM
I'm going out there, my trip is booked, so i'm going but THANKS FOR YOUR CONCERN.

As it stands now, the show is a joke. period. Unless they announce 20-30 GOOD guests, unlike they have now. Things could change, but with just over three weeks to go, I would doubt that.

jump23
06-19-2007, 12:57 PM
That is naughty but very funny swgrapher72.....
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Yeah, quit being naughty.... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

starwarsgrapher
06-19-2007, 01:11 PM
c'mon pal, that's just me!

matt76
06-19-2007, 02:55 PM
Thank you Jeremy and Mattman81 for the details, I have printed off information sheet plus a map, so I will definitely be going to that, it will be brilliant......
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Can I ask what that is about? Just courious I presume its Star Wars related, if so can you provide the dates as I was looking on there and couldn't see anything for the dates around CE as I am just planning on what I can do whilst in London. Many thanks

mattman81
06-19-2007, 04:25 PM
Matt76, it's to do with a free London Symphony Orchestra concert taking place on Friday 13th July 7:30pm at Canada Square, a small park outside Canary Whalf. They will play a host of film music, which may or may not include Star Wars given that as Jeremy said, they aren't allowed to mention Star Wars. Why that is is beyond me because 1) it's a free event so they aren't making money from it, 2) the LSO and Star Wars go hand-in-hand and 3) it can only help CE and Star Wars.

matt76
06-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Cheers for the info its very much appreciated. My plans for the weekend is now starting to take shape you watch the bugggers do a major announcement now forcing me to re-jig it all lol Well if they do I won't be complaining this is going to be a great weekend

jump23
06-19-2007, 05:38 PM
c'mon pal, that's just me!



Yeah I know..."Ya RASCAL" http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

emotionalvampire
06-19-2007, 09:52 PM
Matt76, it's to do with a free London Symphony Orchestra concert taking place on Friday 13th July 7:30pm at Canada Square, a small park outside Canary Whalf. They will play a host of film music, which may or may not include Star Wars given that as Jeremy said, they aren't allowed to mention Star Wars. Why that is is beyond me because 1) it's a free event so they aren't making money from it, 2) the LSO and Star Wars go hand-in-hand and 3) it can only help CE and Star Wars.



I remember when they played in Leicester Sq for the Sith premiere. Went on for about 20mins but at least I videoed it.

mattman81
06-20-2007, 05:47 AM
I remember when they played in Leicester Sq for the Sith premiere. Went on for about 20mins but at least I videoed it.



That was The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, not the LSO. There is a wee difference in that this is the real deal, although the RPO did a great job at the premiere, but being the LSO it makes it a touch more special. Sorry to be a geek http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif