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Capntarpals
06-24-2007, 07:51 AM
I noticed that the guest list thread was locked, and with no explanation. So, I'm going to say, "take this opportunity to go ahead and continue it here", as I rather liked the previous thread. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif News is news.

spaceslug
06-24-2007, 09:18 AM
i really do hope that the remaining guests (or at least the majority of them) are announced during the first half of this week seeing as it wil take 2 weeks for an order to official pix to arrive. I dont really want to rely on the photos at CE as there probably wont be as good a selection, with different sizes available. I expect that they will be double the price also. And besides, i really do not see what the harm is in announcing the guests that have got contracts signed ASAP, instead of waiting untill Friday which so far seems to be 'announcement' day. Its only logical.

Jose_Fiuza
06-24-2007, 10:05 AM
You're right. I wasn't the one who did it but here's the link to Guest List, Part I (http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=2303333&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=&fpart=1&vc=1).

Skylover
06-24-2007, 10:35 AM
found that quote in the previous thread :
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The artists were only announced on Starwars.com 2 days ago and already cancelled.

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which artist cancelled?! If u mean McQuarrie, he was never announced as a guest http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif it was the same for C4, prints only

nlindenj
06-24-2007, 11:48 AM
things get leaked before they are annouced

Skylover
06-24-2007, 02:51 PM
sure, but which one are u talkin about ?

06-24-2007, 03:17 PM
McQuarrie was initially included in a list of artists attending CE posted on theforce.net. the post has since been edited to include an explanation that he is not attending.



found that quote in the previous thread :
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The artists were only announced on Starwars.com 2 days ago and already cancelled.



which artist cancelled?! If u mean McQuarrie, he was never announced as a guest http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif it was the same for C4, prints only

[/QUOTE]

06-24-2007, 03:19 PM
Guest lists tread and pannel thread both locked. I have a bad feeling about this...

06-24-2007, 03:22 PM
You normally just pay for the autograph and the photo comes free. thats why the price for signing personal items is the same as for signing photos available at the show.not sure about the selections available though.



I dont really want to rely on the photos at CE as there probably wont be as good a selection, with different sizes available. I expect that they will be double the price also.

Jose_Fiuza
06-24-2007, 03:37 PM
Guest lists tread and pannel thread both locked. I have a bad feeling about this...



You don't have to, if you read closely the explanations I gave at both those threads. We don't condone at Rebelscum duplicated threads.

If / when in doubt, PM me (or the moderators) first before you start spreading false accusations.

Skylover
06-24-2007, 04:11 PM
McQuarrie was initially included in a list of artists attending CE posted on theforce.net. the post has since been edited to include an explanation that he is not attending.



found that quote in the previous thread :
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
The artists were only announced on Starwars.com 2 days ago and already cancelled.



which artist cancelled?! If u mean McQuarrie, he was never announced as a guest http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif it was the same for C4, prints only



[/QUOTE]

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/CE_List_Of_Attending_Artists_For_Celebration_Europ e_106943.asp
this news?

the source is starwars.com
TFN probably edited their report cause they misread the sw.com news

Cperry06
06-24-2007, 06:35 PM
Another weekend passes and no new news on signers. As for putting in an order to Official Pix, perhaps that's why they are waiting? Maybe they want to make the photo money too.

Skylover
06-24-2007, 06:43 PM
if they are charging for photos, legaly it would means those photos will be officialy licensed, and then who can produce them if not OPX ? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

or maybe Cards Inc got a special photo deal with LFL for CE ?!

so much questions still unanswered


By the way Ive just heard from artist Sarah Wilkinson she isnt comin to CE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif ... they better have a CE2 soon enough now! please, or Im flying to the US lol

BradP
06-24-2007, 08:24 PM
totally off topic for now---my understanding is tat when a thread hits 500 or so they like to lock it and start a new one....

ON TOPIC--- I am really going for the other fans...guests are nice, but I can always send away for autos through a club or something... My guest list is those people I chat to here that I would like to meet when normally I wouldnt just fly over to say Hiya... this is a great chance.

Skylover
06-24-2007, 08:32 PM
good point http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Michael_Ritter
06-25-2007, 12:26 AM
McQuarrie was initially included in a list of artists attending CE posted on theforce.net. the post has since been edited to include an explanation that he is not attending.



found that quote in the previous thread :
</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
The artists were only announced on Starwars.com 2 days ago and already cancelled.



which artist cancelled?! If u mean McQuarrie, he was never announced as a guest http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif it was the same for C4, prints only



[/QUOTE]

Ralph was never intended as a guest for either C4 or Ce. He is suffering from Parkinson's disease and from what I understand isn't doing well. To expect him to go to a convention with thousands of fans is unfair. We are fortunate that we are getting the 2 prints at CE that differ from those at C4. I would love to meet Ralph but that just isn't possible anymore.

BTW, if you haven't already seen it, check out The Art of Ralph McQuarrie book at CE. I bought it at C4 and am truly amazed by the quality of it it was well worth the money it cost.

Mike

Jose_Fiuza
06-25-2007, 04:32 AM
totally off topic for now---my understanding is tat when a thread hits 500 or so they like to lock it and start a new one....



Exactly. It's been RS policy for years now.

spaceslug
06-25-2007, 05:15 AM
That is what i thought and have always found at previous conventions, but i remember reading somewhere that you would have to buy the photos separately.

Cperry06
06-25-2007, 02:54 PM
For the prices we are paying we should get the photo included!

jediknight49
06-25-2007, 03:08 PM
I agree that we should get the picture included in the price of the signature.

Very poor practice in my opinion http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Skylover
06-25-2007, 05:23 PM
For the prices we are paying we should get the photo included!



cant agree more, especially at 5£ a 8x10

and I hope we will not have to wait till friday to see new guests announcements http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Lee_c00per
06-25-2007, 06:06 PM
For the prices we are paying we should get the photo included!



cant agree more, especially at 5£ a 8x10

and I hope we will not have to wait till friday to see new guests announcements http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



Is that how much the photos are going to be? £5 each http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

nlindenj
06-26-2007, 02:22 AM
fiver for a pic! even richard turpin would complain this was highway robbery (stand and deliver)

i'm glad i've got my posters
do we know how they are organising the queues yet? i hope a virtual ticket system is being used especially for BDW, i think people just standing in queues is a huge waste of time (becuse there is that much to see and do apart from the autograph hall http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif)when a perfectly workable system exsists and is easy to use and police

Nick_Macarty
06-26-2007, 02:51 AM
When I got my last autograph at Excel, you purchase a special ticket for £20. That includes photo and signiture.

And that was for Joe Flanagan from Stargate Atlantis.

-Nick

mousedroid
06-26-2007, 10:01 AM
I was out of town since Thursday and when I got back there were 65 new posts in the old thread and 23 in this one. I was so excited to see what new guests were generating so much buzz.

I guess I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.

Skylover
06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
For the prices we are paying we should get the photo included!



cant agree more, especially at 5£ a 8x10

and I hope we will not have to wait till friday to see new guests announcements http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif



Is that how much the photos are going to be? £5 each http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif



sorry, checked the CE web site again and no price is stated. I assumed it would be the same price than autos coupons, like at C4. Hope I was wrong http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Jose_Fiuza
06-26-2007, 11:19 AM
I was out of town since Thursday and when I got back there were 65 new posts in the old thread and 23 in this one. I was so excited to see what new guests were generating so much buzz.

I guess I shouldn't have gotten my hopes up.



This is where we're supposed to discuss CE's guest list, so I'd say you're in the right place. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

JediClare
06-26-2007, 11:20 AM
Hi guys
Don't post here often, but lurk a lot http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
Just got a letter from Andrew Lawson - Qui Gonn stunt double in TPM in the mail today. The letter was dated 20th June. He said that he's signed up for two days at CE, and referred me back to Barry on confirmation of which days they will be.
Andrew seems very fan friendly - he told me to "tell all Jedi friends" of his attendance at CE. Guess at least this proves Barry & co are arranging guests as Jeremy had said earlier.
I know Andrew may not be a major actor in the Star Wars saga, I'm chuffed to be able to meet him at CE. It would be cool if Nick Gillard is there too. He confirmed that he is there signing!!

nlindenj
06-26-2007, 12:01 PM
Andrew Lawson - Qui Gonn stunt double


WOOHOO http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif
1 down 12 to go

lordstarwars
06-26-2007, 01:15 PM
Nick Gillard would be cool! Didnt he play a Jedi in ROTS?

SirTristram
06-26-2007, 01:59 PM
Nick Gillard would be cool! Didnt he play a Jedi in ROTS?



Yes, he did...You see him fight Anakin in the security hologram that Obi-Wan is watches.

redxavier
06-26-2007, 04:22 PM
"You idiots! These are not them! You've captured their stunt doubles!"

I apologise to everyone here, I didn't think it could get lower than Voice of Wedge... I was wrong.

starwarsgrapher
06-26-2007, 04:41 PM
you were wrong, sorry bro. i'm hoping and praying someone will right the ship in time for the show but at this time the guest list is rotten. i'm sure the rest of the show is going to be great but the guest list (that's for those of you that don't understand what i'm saying so i'll type it twice) is not good.

the stunt double for qui gon gin? oh man, that's about as weak as it gets. i'm guessing he'll be three coupons as well?

Lee_c00per
06-26-2007, 05:48 PM
According to this link. Official Pix will be providing the photos for CE at the cost of £5 each

The link also has Warrick Davis listed as a GOH? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

web page (http://www.starwarsautographcollecting.com/celebrationimages/CelebrationIV/celebration_iv_europe_guests.htm)

benstevens
06-26-2007, 06:48 PM
Ummm, we won't be there selling photos. Not sure where that site is getting their info. We were asked to be involved, but like Showmasters, could not come to an agreement. Then we were asked to just bring in a headliner (or two), then that fell through.

I'd love to sell photos there but getting any kind of an answer from their coordinators has been slow. If they do ask, we would certainly consider it. Given production time, shipping, etc, we would have to know very soon.

I figure Cards Inc (being a licensee) will print their own photos although I don't know for sure.

-Ben

DLoSith
06-26-2007, 07:26 PM
Not sure if this has been posted but, according to Anthony Daniels official site he will be at all 3 days of CE.

Things might be looking up! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Click here for Anthony Daniels site (http://anthonydaniels.com/appearances/index.html)

nlindenj
06-27-2007, 02:45 AM
Not sure if this has been posted but, according to Anthony Daniels official site he will be at all 3 days of CE.

Things might be looking up! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



Click here for Anthony Daniels site (http://anthonydaniels.com/appearances/index.html)



5 tickets no doubt http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Abstractharmony
06-27-2007, 03:08 AM
5 tickets no doubt http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Yeah, £25.00. Do you not think that an actor who has appeared in all 6 movies and is a pivotal character in the franchise should be that?

Come on man. You KNOW that he would be this if he appeared at LFCC or CM.

mattman81
06-27-2007, 03:17 AM
He did attend one of the older LF&CC's but I'm not sure how much he was charging back then. But I got his for free when he did the RotS DVD launch at HMV Oxford Street and made some rude comments about Americans to me. Lovely guy, lol.

nlindenj
06-27-2007, 03:17 AM
5 tickets no doubt http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Yeah, £25.00. Do you not think that an actor who has appeared in all 6 movies and is a pivotal character in the franchise should be that?
Come on man. You KNOW that he would be this if he appeared at LFCC or CM.



i suppose so but with the recent price hikes on other smaller characters, 4 tickets would have been a sort of thank you to the fans, but 5 tickets is what it'll be but remember 'the organisers' read this and if people say 'yeah 5 tickets is fine' then thats what it'll be

Lee_c00per
06-27-2007, 03:56 AM
Anthony Daniels is usually £20 at the memorabilia events so £25 is OK for him. He has more right to be £25 than Billy Dee and Dave Prowse IMO.

Fat chance of Anthony Daniels appearing at LFCC or Collectormania though http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

SirTristram
06-27-2007, 08:31 AM
5 tickets no doubt http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



Yeah, £25.00. Do you not think that an actor who has appeared in all 6 movies and is a pivotal character in the franchise should be that?

Come on man. You KNOW that he would be this if he appeared at LFCC or CM.



Does Kenny Baker command that price?

matt76
06-27-2007, 10:45 AM
A good guest I have his autograph on some posters but I have always wanted to do a group photo of either Athoney Daniels along with either Kenny Baker or the Endor Forest one with Ford, Fisher and co.

Bollux
06-27-2007, 10:46 AM
no his price is normally a lot smaller!

Cperry06
06-27-2007, 11:27 AM
It sure seems like they are throwing this thing together.

Cperry06
06-27-2007, 11:27 AM
It sure seems like they are throwing this thing together.

emotionalvampire
06-27-2007, 12:50 PM
The more and more I read about CE, the more I think that its going to be on Watchdog later on in the year!

SteveSith
06-27-2007, 01:05 PM
I originally posted this in the Autographs threads but admittedly its rightful place is here. Hope Jeremy or anyone in the know will be able to answer.

Jeremy,
I have been VERY positive about CE from the start but now I am getting a little concerned about a few things I hope you could clarify.
Does Barry at Cards Inc frequent the forums and this one in particular to get a grasp of what the fans want? A lot of time is passing without news and with only 35 guests reportedly planned, how is this going to cater for everyone that would like to see the Regular/Big/Small names. I am concerned that this is such a small number considering its in the UK. Is he aware of how highly a lot of us Americans (and elsewhere) are depending on this event to meet the guests that don't get to frequent US shows. Is he aware Derek Maki is not popular with fans? what does Maki know about UK convention guests and fees etc when he doesn't seem to know about US ones. Or basic manners for that matter.
Just need reassurance that he is fully aware of what is going on from the fans point of view, wether he frequents the forums or not or has someone telling him exactly what is in demand, not what he thinks is in demand. The whole issue with his replies about the guests charging what they choose for autos just strikes me as a little amateur and poorly planned.
Please reassure us this isnt the case or please be honest if it is.
Steve

starwarsgrapher
06-28-2007, 01:29 PM
Jeremy

Where do we stand here???? This is just silly. These organizers are not even giving people proper time to order photos and make plans. Are there more guests?

This is just comical. One of the most poorly organized shows I have ever seen in my life.

These people should be ashamed of themselves.

nlindenj
06-28-2007, 01:55 PM
friday tommorow, can't wait another week goes by with no new guests, oh sorry there was one a stunt double
CE is gonna rock...with people complaining

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-28-2007, 02:15 PM
Anthony Daniels

Nick Gillard

and a stunt double

what more do you want in one week....

amdevil
06-28-2007, 02:23 PM
will Gillard be doing autos?

nlindenj
06-28-2007, 02:24 PM
oh i forgot about the others
just checked the CE site no word but on the star wars site AD is annouced there so at least thats something, no word on NG though

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
06-28-2007, 02:28 PM
Nick Gillard hasn't been officially confirmed has he?

Nick_Macarty
06-28-2007, 05:39 PM
35 guests! I'd of been happy with just 10. It would have left a lot more room for other activities. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

To be honest 20 would be enough, it's pretty much the norm for most events in the UK I think. Plus the cues for 35 would be herendous. I think it depends on room as well, plus what other SURPRISE guests that wil arrive. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

-Nick

SteveSith
06-28-2007, 11:58 PM
plus what other SURPRISE guests that wil arrive. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



If anyone else shows up that will be the surprise!

nlindenj
06-29-2007, 02:09 AM
plus what other SURPRISE guests that wil arrive. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



If anyone else shows up that will be the surprise!



LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif LOL http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif LOL

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 06:47 AM
I'm just saying we don't need to know everything. No other show I know of, gives out daily reports on who's turning up.

The majority of us are all used to that. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

Everyone is looking forward to this show, guest's or no guest's.

-Nick

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 06:49 AM
friday tommorow, can't wait another week goes by with no new guests, oh sorry there was one a stunt double
CE is gonna rock...with people complaining



yeah like the half a dozen people on here, compared to the 1000's going guest or no guests. There where a tonne of tickets sold, before any guests where even announced. that just prooves what people are really going for. Enjoyment!

-Nick

thechosenbun
06-29-2007, 10:18 AM
There where a tonne of tickets sold, before any guests where even announced. that just prooves what people are really going for. Enjoyment!

no it was probably expectation. im looking forward to ce but im not gonna lie or twist the facts, compared to the us shows its gonna suck a55 and rip you off at the same time.
but its still gonna be the best show the uk and probably europe has had for starwars conventions, its giving me the chance to meet a lot of the guys here on rs and most importantly it gets me away from that beedy eyed scumbag i have to call boss for a few days http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
roll on 13th july

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 10:26 AM
There where a tonne of tickets sold, before any guests where even announced. that just prooves what people are really going for. Enjoyment!

no it was probably expectation. im looking forward to ce but im not gonna lie or twist the facts, compared to the us shows its gonna suck a55 and rip you off at the same time.
but its still gonna be the best show the uk and probably europe has had for starwars conventions, its giving me the chance to meet a lot of the guys here on rs and most importantly it gets me away from that beedy eyed scumbag i have to call boss for a few days http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
roll on 13th july



Thats true, but a lot of peoples expectation is to enjoy themselves. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif I'm not to worried about prices because if they where to expensive, I just wouldn't go.

Still looking forward to this event. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

-Nick

Cperry06
06-29-2007, 10:34 AM
Nick, we will enjoy it too, but this is the "Guest Thread" and many of us on this specific thread want to add signatures to our collection. I don't live in Kent, so I booked my tickets when they originally promised many signing guests were going to be at Celebration Europe. It's obvious that you are going for other reason and that you don't collect autographs. That's great, for you; but since this is the guest list thread on signings let us discuss that. Thanks.

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 10:42 AM
Nick, we will enjoy it too, but this is the "Guest Thread" and many of us on this specific thread want to add signatures to our collection. I don't live in Kent, so I booked my tickets when they originally promised many signing guests were going to be at Celebration Europe. It's obvious that you are going for other reason and that you don't collect autographs. That's great, for you; but since this is the guest list thread on signings let us discuss that. Thanks.



You can discuss it, but if too many guests go, there won't be any room for anything else for people to enjoy. I do collect signitures, but like any show I've had to travel/ work & pay for them. Some quite exspensive. Plus a few let downs along the way, which is the way things are unfortunatley. ie guests not turning up at the last minuite etc.

I wish you well, and enjoy the event.

-Nick

starwarsgrapher
06-29-2007, 11:26 AM
we have two weeks to go till this show opens and it's been a joke up to this point. here's a great idea, shuttle in a bunch of unkown and worthless guests, charge three times what they normally do and call it an autograph hall. please, this is turning into a joke. if your a rational human being you can look at the autograph hall this way. it's going to be a massive waiting room, with most of the so called 'celebrities' doing alot of nothing for three days. the problem with the pricing is the fact that everything is more expensive in the uk and a biggie here, two different people (organizers & maki) have a take in the profits.

if your expecting any more big announcments you may be disapointed. the stunt double for liam neeson and anthony daniels are not exactly exciting.

i'm going to the show, maybe for an hour or two, maybe longer, probably not. i have made alternative plans, setting up private signings with other actors throughout london.

this show is a bust. period.

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 11:57 AM
this show is a bust. period.



Reminds me of a few other shows I've been to in the UK.

-Nick

Lee_c00per
06-29-2007, 12:06 PM
we have two weeks to go till this show opens and it's been a joke up to this point. here's a great idea, shuttle in a bunch of unkown and worthless guests, charge three times what they normally do and call it an autograph hall. please, this is turning into a joke. if your a rational human being you can look at the autograph hall this way. it's going to be a massive waiting room, with most of the so called 'celebrities' doing alot of nothing for three days. the problem with the pricing is the fact that everything is more expensive in the uk and a biggie here, two different people (organizers & maki) have a take in the profits.

if your expecting any more big announcments you may be disapointed. the stunt double for liam neeson and anthony daniels are not exactly exciting.

i'm going to the show, maybe for an hour or two, maybe longer, probably not. i have made alternative plans, setting up private signings with other actors throughout london.

this show is a bust. period.



Finally, someone who is REALISTIC and has their head screwed on http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

starwarsgrapher
06-29-2007, 12:25 PM
I'm bummed out, big time! When I originally booked my flight, in October I was thinking this was going to be something special.

It's not. Empire Day or any other show in the UK has better guests than this show

Just as a disclaimer i'm not ripping the entire show, just the guest hall. Personally I could care less what is at the show, other than the signers. And since this is a thread about the signers, it's very weak.

Originally I was told up to 200 guests, then the mess with showmasters then even worse doing anything with Coolwaters.

So here we are two weeks before the show, and we're missing a load of guests, we haven't had any behind the scenes people announced for panels, zero. Are they doing any, like they have C4 and C3 and C2?

With all the former behind the scenes people that live and work in the UK I would think they would be able to put together a pretty impressive list of panels. NOT!

While I'm holding out hope, they will be able to rescue the guest hall with a few good names (none of those have been announced yet, good names that is) then this show for me and many others is a complete bust.

It's pretty embarassing to be honest. This is the best you guys can do? Tim Dry, Sean Crawford, Christine Hewitt, Mike Edmonds, Barrie Holland, Shannon McRandle??? Give me a break.

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 12:58 PM
It's not. Empire Day or any other show in the UK has better guests than this show

It's pretty embarassing to be honest. This is the best you guys can do? Tim Dry, Sean Crawford, Christine Hewitt, Mike Edmonds, Barrie Holland, Shannon McRandle??? Give me a break.



I've never known any of them shows to be any better, but at least equal, but I can't see who's better than who's been announced. I seriously cannot see 200 guests fitting into CE, more people would complain about the cues surley.

Where on the CE site did it mention 200 guests? I think even Showmasters have had the same guests, plus a few background characters that where pretty cool. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

starwarsgrapher
06-29-2007, 01:27 PM
Nick

When this event was announced the organizers who were then working with Showmasters were going to put on the greatest show ever. And this one was going to be packed with guests, maybe not 200 but atleast 150 or so.

Instead we are left with rubish and that is thanks to Derek Maki and Coolwaters who has supplied some real gems.

Darth_Owl
06-29-2007, 04:14 PM
I have to say I agree with those showing concern. We have less than two weeks to the event and even this weeks announcement of Anthony Daniels hasn't really done anything to relieve my fears of a rather disappointing autograph hall. That said, I've not met Anthony before and I don't think £25 is too steep for him - he isn't as common a signer in the UK as some may think, and he is, after all, the only cast member to have dialogue in all 6 movies.

What really disappoints me is when you consider just how many people who have been involved in SW over the years reside in the UK and we have a rather small selection of guests with less than a fortnight to go before the event.

I know that this event is about more than just the guests, but I bought my tickets on the second day of release in anticipation of a great selection of guests as much as anything else.

My main hopes for the show were some form of cinematic screening of all 6 films (at cIV they did them back to back!) and a packed and varied guest hall. It's looking very disappointing on both fronts for me right now.

There will, undoubtedly, be lots of interesting things happening at the show - and that's why I'm still going, but I've managed to wrangle me and the two people I'm going with some tickets to the second night of the proms at the Albert Hall for the Saturday night - and we'll be looking for other things to do should this event turn out to be really disappointing. That's the benefit of it being in London I guess - lots of other things to see and do.

mattman81
06-29-2007, 04:25 PM
There was a lot of speculation about what CE would be like, most of which did come from the Showmasters camp as many of us had informal chats with Jason about the show. It then became clear Cards inc. were in fact the ones who'd be responsible for the core of the show, and it's slightly unfair to point the finger of doom and gloom at them because they never promised anything that was being touted by others. Of cause it may well have been the case SM were going to be more involved then just the autograph hall, but somewhere along the line things changed and then changed again when they pulled out.

So the jist is we shouldn't have gotten too excited by what has turned out to be mere heresay in the first place.

I've seen the South Hall floor plans, and as a Star Wars fan (emphasis on the term 'fan' there), I'm very excited by what this show has and of cause there'll be plenty more outisde and in the exhibition rooms.

I quite agree this is the guest list thread and is filled with autograph hunters, and it's perfectly fine to express what you think, but when you say 'this show is poo' I think it would be fairer to say 'the autograph hall is poo' because from what I've seen, the show certainly isn't poo!! Personally I'm glad there is more emphasis on other Star Wars aspects because the shift in shows catering for autographs hunters has not been a good one imo.

Lee_c00per
06-29-2007, 05:07 PM
Collectormania 6 had the best star wars line up ever (followed closely by Collectormania 7)

This show for autograph guests is a shambles. You simply cannot defend how bad it is

redxavier
06-29-2007, 05:30 PM
mattman81 - what other things are happening? Other than the collector panels, I haven't been able to find any kind of program. Can you give some details on the South Hall plans?

starwarsgrapher
06-29-2007, 05:30 PM
YOU ARE CORRECT SIR! Shambles is an UNDERSTATMENT

Nick_Macarty
06-29-2007, 05:50 PM
Collectormania 6 had the best star wars line up ever (followed closely by Collectormania 7)

This show for autograph guests is a shambles. You simply cannot defend how bad it is



It doesn't need defending as it's not an autograph show. It's a show that that's announced that it will have some guests and other entertainment. If you had 200 guests, people will complain there isn't 300 etc etc. I collect autographs my self, and 30 guests would be enough for me.

-Nick

SteveSith
06-29-2007, 06:03 PM
It's not. Empire Day or any other show in the UK has better guests than this show

It's pretty embarassing to be honest. This is the best you guys can do? Tim Dry, Sean Crawford, Christine Hewitt, Mike Edmonds, Barrie Holland, Shannon McRandle??? Give me a break.



Where on the CE site did it mention 200 guests? plus a few background characters that where pretty cool. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif




Yes it does seem a little strange theres only 35 guests max. Showmasters promised around 100 I recall and that wouldn't have been difficult for the UK.

I wouldnt go as far as to say Empire Day had the better guests but the guests were cool as you say. The problem now is that we have been spoiled, Empire Days dont book the regular names so it was like dropping by a social club only some of the guys there happen to have worked on Star Wars! No airs or graces, just a relaxed atmosphere to talk and no rules rammed down our throats. Those that havn't met the background actors have read the blogs from those that had and expected similar for CE.

Cards Inc have tried to mimic this trend by booking stunt doubles as their last hand, which isn't the answer. We know what stunt doubles did, its all on the dvds and they dont hang around the studio all day like background actors do so they wouldnt have the same tales and anecdotes. Another Friday has come and gone once again with no news, isnt anyone going to tell us anything? Jeremy?? Barry??

Cperry06
06-29-2007, 08:02 PM
I was told in an e-mail by Barry last week that there would be an announcement on Friday . . . LAST Friday. Here we are again with no announcement. What gives??

jeditronzo
06-29-2007, 08:14 PM
Good thing I wasn't holding my breath waiting for an announcement! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

starwarsgrapher
06-29-2007, 09:50 PM
You would have been dead by now.

I think Jeremy has high tailed it out of here. He can't possibly come up with any more excuses.

SteveSith
06-30-2007, 12:13 AM
This is quite possibly the worst organised event I have ever seen. For a UK event with so many diverse guests to choose from, we expect better. If there isnt an announcement by next friday I think im going to actually make a formal complaint to Lucasfilm.

nlindenj
06-30-2007, 02:15 AM
if the show isn't just an autograph show then why bother with the autograph hall at all? like it or not autographs now are a part of star wars so this is one of the reasons why people including myself are coming to this event

i want this show to be special, i really do but it could be spoilt by the lack of guests

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 03:01 AM
I think a lot more people would complain if 100 guests went, than the few people here complaining about 35. I remember at a certain convention I went to, the cues clashed so much, people complained constantly. It's striking a balance with what Star Wars fans want, and what autograph hunters want.

-Nick

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-30-2007, 03:28 AM
"It's striking a balance with what Star Wars fans want, and what autograph hunters want."

I am sorry but that is not a balance for either party, there is not a balance of old and new MAIN guests from the six films, I am sorry, and I am not going to be convinced by any of the pro CE supports on the boards.....

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 03:52 AM
"It's striking a balance with what Star Wars fans want, and what autograph hunters want."

I am sorry but that is not a balance for either party, there is not a balance of old and new MAIN guests from the six films, I am sorry, and I am not going to be convinced by any of the pro CE supports on the boards.....



No, I meant a balance in terms of entertainment & things to do, including guests and that.

-Nick

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-30-2007, 03:54 AM
Sorry - Nick

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Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 03:56 AM
Sorry - Nick

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No probs. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

emotionalvampire
06-30-2007, 08:14 AM
"It's striking a balance with what Star Wars fans want, and what autograph hunters want."

I am sorry but that is not a balance for either party, there is not a balance of old and new MAIN guests from the six films, I am sorry, and I am not going to be convinced by any of the pro CE supports on the boards.....



No, I meant a balance in terms of entertainment & things to do, including guests and that.

-Nick



Shame this show doesnt really have a balance of either at the moment

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 08:19 AM
Shame this show doesnt really have a balance of either at the moment



How do you know, it hasn't happend yet. Most shows tend to have more than they promote, so we will have to see what happens. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

Jeremy
06-30-2007, 08:59 AM
I think Jeremy has high tailed it out of here. He can't possibly come up with any more excuses.



Jeremy has been on holiday in Sardinia without an interent connection, enjoying +40C weather, the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and not having to deal with thread.

I'm back now but will be making this my last post in the Guest List thread since none of the answers I have given have been enough for most of you. Enjoy whatever you get out of the show, and if you have any personal comments to make aboout me then I invite you to approach me at CE instead of posting them here where I will neither see or respond to them.

Jeremy

starwarsgrapher
06-30-2007, 11:15 AM
THANK GOD. Later Jeremy, glad you enjoyed your time off and i'm personally glad we didn't have to hear any more excuses from you here. It's 13 days until the show. There is no excuse from the organizers anymore. Very Weak.

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 11:25 AM
Do we need excuses for a show that hasnít happened yet? NO!

I take it all you complainers wonít be going to CE then?

After all the complaining about the CE organisers not giving you the information you want, it would be stupid not to listen to your own info & advice and still go.

Itís just beyond me how anyone can judge an event before itís even happened, and I can understand the lack of replies to the few complainers now; itís looking a little sus.

I think I'll sit back and enjoy the game. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

-Nick

SteveSith
06-30-2007, 11:45 AM
I was always positive about CE until a few days ago. Im a little disappointed Jeremy et al has decided not to answer questions, I dont know his connection to CE but he seems knowledable. Maybe an admission that things are not going to plan would have sufficed.
Its only 13 days to announce the rest of the guests and with a stuntman allegedly going to sign instead of performing on stage then I think i'll give this event a miss. I never thought id be saying that.

Fantasticmrcox
06-30-2007, 11:48 AM
At the end of the day they are not going to dish out every piece of information to the public are they on a daily basis. If there was 150-200 or even 300 guests how would you experience the whole event that CE is going to offer. I agree with what nick m says and i say enjoy the show for what it is not because they have got a certain amount of Guests.

I agree we are not being told everything but why should we be told everything. I personally am going to meet up with fellow collectors and mingle and hopefully grab a odd bargain http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif. I bet at the end of the day you will have a smile on your face after the event.
Just my few pence worth.

SteveSith
06-30-2007, 12:02 PM
At the end of the day they are not going to dish out every piece of information to the public are they on a daily basis.



Just once a month, or even every 2 months would be acceptable.

Fantasticmrcox
06-30-2007, 12:14 PM
At the end of the day they are not going to dish out every piece of information to the public are they on a daily basis.



Just once a month, or even every 2 months would be acceptable.



I totally agree and understand with what you are saying steve but on the other side of things you have to take into consideration they have had C4 to organise and run so that has took up alot of there resources. We have had to play secound fiddle to you guys in the states when it comes celebrations.

I'm in the fan section on our club table and all our paperwork for it has only just been delivered to us. Its about and all our details and requests for the table and check this out, all of the paperwork had to be in by mid april we had it delivered last week.

SteveSith
06-30-2007, 12:39 PM
I thought 'they' have nothing to do with both CIV and CE. Both are run by seperate bodies. Thats why Lucasfilm has Cards Inc to organise it.

Fantasticmrcox
06-30-2007, 12:59 PM
maybe i'm not the best on the comments about who organises what cos i aint got a clue but we have been kept in the dark about a lot but now since c4 is over with we've been getting plenty of news trickling though so there do seems to be a bit of a link.

But you know your going to love it at ce beside's you've got the reblescum table to entertain you. But then i do live about 100 miles away from london and i haventgot to travel round the world to get to it

starwarsgrapher
06-30-2007, 01:37 PM
Nick it appears your taking over for Jeremy, which is just great.

The fact is, this show should have never taken place in July. They needed some downtime after C4 in the US and having this show less than two months later was not a good idea and not well planned out.

It's very sad when shows in the UK (not the US) that are being planned for September are announcing guests on a daily basis and they are much more exciting and definetely more rare than anything that has been announced for CE.

I'm not bashing the entire show, just the autograph guests. Again, this is a post about the guests at the show, not the show itself and if you look at the lineup, compared to other shows across the UK in the last year and in the future, it's very, very, weak.

There is no debating it, no arguing it. It's just a fact. I am going to go, maybe for a few hours or so, but that's about it. I have my plans already and i'm going to stay the course.

I was hoping for a better turnout and I was hoping for better communication instead of LIES. We have been told time after time annoucnements are coming. Now it's 13 days before the open of the show and they are still draging their feet. Why?

It's a simple question, why? With 13 days to go before C4 the guest list was nailed down, as were most of the behind the scenes guests who were doing panels throughout the weekend.

This show is being poorly organized, at least from the autograph hall, which is a MAJOR BOON to the organizers and promoters. Don't forget, they are getting a healthy cut of what is being taken in and they know that people will line up to get autographs like they do at every show.

I'm sure some big announcment is coming soon... oh wait...they said that a month ago....or was that three weeks ago? oh, i think it was two weeks ago...???

I could understand if this show was two months away, then ok, they have a legimate excuse but it's 13 days and they are still keeping people in the dark.

Very weak.

DLoSith
06-30-2007, 01:43 PM
Whereas CIV was more well organized, I am sure CE will pull it together in the 11th hour. Say what you will about it being organized, it's still a SW event and it's not like these things happen every day...give the folks behind the curtain a chance!

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 02:06 PM
I see what your saying, but I don't know why we need to have constant updates. I've never relied on an update for any show in the UK I've been to.

Agreed a bigger gap after C4 would have helped, but I think a lot of guest's must also book there Holidays during this time anyway which doesn't help either. Especialy with the way the weather is in the UK at the moment.

-Nick

garindan
06-30-2007, 02:40 PM
I think a few things sum this event up for me......

1) Mike Edmonds is advertised as Jabba's right arm or something, rather than Logray the Ewok. Considering you already have a Jabba Puppetteer on the books advertising him as another is rather odd, especially when he played an ewok.

2) Has this show even been advertised to anyone other than the converted? By that I mean those who don't already hang out at conventions like collectormania and memorabilia. I have friends in London and they haven't seen or heard a thing about it.

Nick_Macarty
06-30-2007, 02:54 PM
2) Has this show even been advertised to anyone other than the converted? By that I mean those who don't already hang out at conventions like collectormania and memorabilia. I have friends in London and they haven't seen or heard a thing about it.



I saw a full page advert on the back of the "Model & Collectors mart" last week. Plus various other places.

-Nick

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-30-2007, 03:14 PM
It has been advertised nearly every day in The Evening Standard......

JediClare
06-30-2007, 03:17 PM
SFX and Empire magazine have been advertising it also with full page ads

mattman81
06-30-2007, 04:22 PM
The free London Newspaper 'Lite' have also had ads running all of last week, including a front page one. Local radio stations have also had regular ads. I've seen lots of articles in newspaper featuring Star Wars items and telling of CE, and on Sat 7th July the Times looks to have a big article on Star Wars and no doubt CE will be its focus. So yes, there's been plenty of advertising outside of the normal routes, far more then I've ever known for a convention.

I can't talk too much about the South Hall plans, but there's lots of nice touches and I think it'll create a great Star Wars atmosphere. It's pretty darn big too. Besides the many collecting panels, there'll be artists talks and I'm sure the actors will have panels (we know Ant Daniels will, and Rick Mc is a dead cert!)). We also have the CG CW presentation, no doubt a Lucasarts presentation, live music event, Empire quiz final, ANH screening and all the art exhibition&archive stuff which is taking place in the galleries. This is all stuff that has been revealed from open sources, so again it comes back to what I've said elsewhere, people just don't seem to want to accept other stuff besides the autograph hall is happening.

I agree the guest annoucements should have been better delt with, and the line-up could be stronger. But with SM pulling out late on, they've been left in a very difficult situation and trying their best.

Outside of the autograph hall, I've been really impressed with how things have gone. I'm only involved with the fan area (promoting the FanForce and running the fan art exhibition) and I've been delt with very professionally and well informed through-out the past six months. So it's important to put things in context if you'rt going to slate the show.

I don't deny the autograph hall is a big deal, and it'll be nice to have big guests do panels too, and from that POV the line-up is disappointing but I think there's still time and a chance things may improve a bit more. I'd rather they be realistic and not make promises they can't keep.

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-30-2007, 04:23 PM
I am surprised that Mayhew and Baker have not been announced......

Jose_Fiuza
06-30-2007, 04:32 PM
Guys, guys... I've ben ill at home for two days and when I return all I read on this thread is a bunch of naysayers ranting about CE like it was the end of the world. On the up-side, Nick has handled his argumentation well (IMHO). I'm in total agreement with his comments: for me, too, CE will be about FUN.

And I betcha, guys, STAR WARS FUN is what I intend to have while in London at CE!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

Whether there'll be 200, 300, 3000, or just 3 signing guests present... We (you!) are the ones who'll make the difference. WE'RE the celebrities, if WE handle the event properly.

And I'm all the more at ease to say this, because, other than being a RS staff member I have nothing whatsoever to do with the convention's organization. Just a plain and simple collector and fan from Portugal. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

FZ Over And Out.

redxavier
06-30-2007, 04:43 PM
Thanks for the info matt. I didn't know about the artist talks, Empire quiz final, AD talk, and ANH screening. Should be fun!

LITTLEOBIWAN
06-30-2007, 04:56 PM
That makes sense!!!!!

emotionalvampire
07-01-2007, 02:05 AM
I agree the guest annoucements should have been better delt with, and the line-up could be stronger. But with SM pulling out late on, they've been left in a very difficult situation and trying their best.




When I was at CIV, I was asking some of the guests at CE, Dave Prowse and Ian Liston to name two. They all told me the same thing that Cards Inc dropped SM because they wanted to bring too many of their own guests in. Possible meaning a bit more profit for SM!
Looking at their line up for LFACC, they now have loads of first time SW signers going which kind of shows what they could have brought to CE

mattman81
07-01-2007, 03:17 AM
emotionalvampire, the SM being sacked rumour was put to bed a few weeks back by Jason Joiner himself. And why would Crads inc. begrudge SM bringing in people on their books?? That's why they were employed in the first place and that's exactly what Derek Maki is doing, so the rumour is not only false but makes no sense. And profit is not always a guarantee, I'm sure Jason will tell you that too.

DLoSith
07-01-2007, 10:27 AM
Especialy with the way the weather is in the UK at the moment.

-Nick



What's the weather like in the UK at the moment? Bad?? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

07-01-2007, 11:31 AM
Yeah, lots of rain and half of Yorkshire and Worcestershire are underwater, but this is gradually improving. London hasn't been affected and isn't likely to be due to major flood defences.






Especialy with the way the weather is in the UK at the moment.

-Nick



What's the weather like in the UK at the moment? Bad?? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

SteveSith
07-01-2007, 02:34 PM
Yeah, lots of rain and half of Yorkshire and Worcestershire are underwater, but this is gradually improving. London hasn't been affected and isn't likely to be due to major flood defences.






Especialy with the way the weather is in the UK at the moment.

-Nick



What's the weather like in the UK at the moment? Bad?? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif





My friend in Hertfordshire says its been hot but with only 10 mins of rain here and there. Its next to London so I assume its much the same there.

Jose_Fiuza
07-01-2007, 03:58 PM
That makes sense!!!!!



Great minds think alike! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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

Cperry06
07-01-2007, 07:41 PM
I am surprised that Mayhew and Baker have not been announced......



I'm sure Baker will be there, he usually does not miss something like this. Mayhew may not want to fly to London. I think they will only have 7 more signers to announce, so I don't think there is going to be that one great signer to make us auto collectors really happy. I could be wrong though. I've found some great other things to do in London during the weekend though - so I'll still have fun.

nlindenj
07-02-2007, 01:43 PM
it looks like garrick hagon is attending CE, according to his website anyway

http://www.biggsdarklighter.com/

JediBigBad
07-02-2007, 02:04 PM
Yeah, lots of rain and half of Yorkshire and Worcestershire are underwater, but this is gradually improving. London hasn't been affected and isn't likely to be due to major flood defences.






Especialy with the way the weather is in the UK at the moment.

-Nick



What's the weather like in the UK at the moment? Bad?? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif





My friend in Hertfordshire says its been hot but with only 10 mins of rain here and there. Its next to London so I assume its much the same there.



Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but the weather in London has been awful.....near non-stop rain....and its meant to continue!

mattman81
07-02-2007, 04:14 PM
Non-stop rain but there'll still be water shortages this Summer due to it being the wrong sort of rain.
Funny enough though I heard we will have one day of Summer thins, and the date for that will be July 15th http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-02-2007, 10:33 PM
From Star Wars. Com

Autograph and Entertainment Stars at Celebration Europe
July 02, 2007

Stage and screen star Jay Laga'aia will make a rare appearance signing in the autograph hall at Star Wars Celebration Europe, and will also take to the stage as host of the Cantina Battle of the Bands on Saturday night.

Laga'aia is fresh from his Celebrity Hosting duties at Star Wars Celebration IV, and at Disney's Star Wars Weekend at their MGM Studio in Orlando, Florida.

In addition to his Star Wars role as Captain Typho, Padmť Amidala's head of security in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, the actor has a distinguished and busy career, starring in numerous productions on both stage and screen. Children's projects have always held a special place in Laga'aia's heart. For seven years he has worked on a pre-school children's show for ABC Australia, and is currently creating a children's show that will be performed at the Sydney Opera House in September of 2007. The prolific Laga'aia is also writing a children's music album for ABC Music, and children's books for Scholastic.


Celebration Europe looks to provide the biggest selection of Star Wars stars at a single European convention to date. Stars will be signing autographs and appearing on stage and/or in meet and greet sessions.


Jerome Blake: Mas Amedda, Orn Free Taa, Rune Haako, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

Blake started his career as a musician before moving into film and discovering the world of costumes, armor, and stunts.


John Coppinger: Senator Yarua, Jabba the Hutt's eyes, Graxol Kelvyyn, Return of the Jedi and The Phantom Menace.
A visual effects artist whose career has spanned decades of popular movies, Coppinger is also a poet and sculptor.


Dave and Lou Elsey, the Academy Award-nominated Creature Shop Creative Supervisor and Creature Shop Fabrication Supervisor for Episode III Revenge of the Sith, will travel from Australia to celebrate the magic of movie creation and makeup arts with fans at Celebration Europe. The Elseys share an infectious enthusiasm for creature effects and makeup, and will share the inside story of their incredible work on Revenge of the Sith. In addition to their time in the autograph hall and on stage, the Elseys will provide their expert eyes as judges for the costume panel, and will appear for a meet-and-greet session in the Star Wars Fan Club Lounge.


Julian Glover: General Veers, The Empire Strikes Back.
The busy actor has appeared not only in The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, but recently voiced Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and played Triopas in Troy.


Garrick Hagon: Biggs Darklighter, A New Hope.
In addition to a busy stage and film career, Hagon writes and directs for his audio book company, The Story Circle. The company continues to win numerous awards for its productions.


Nalini Krishan: Barriss Offee, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

Born in Fiji, Krishan started her acting training in college and has appeared in Indian feature films.


Richard LeParmentier: Admiral Motti, A New Hope.

LeParementier has had a long and busy career, appearing in more than 50 film and television productions. He also has written extensively for the U.K. film and television industry.


Peter Mayhew: Chewbacca, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith.
Not only did Mayhew create the favorite Wookiee hero onscreen for the original trilogy, he returned to the set for Revenge of the Sith. Like his onscreen character of Chewbacca, Mayhew has been a favorite in the Star Wars fan community through the years.

Mary Oyaya: Luminara Unduli, Attack of the Clones, and Revenge of the Sith.

In addition to her role in Episodes II and III, Oyaya appeared in Matrix Reloaded and Revolutions, and the television series Farscape.


Simon Williamson: Max Rebo, Gamorrean Guard, Mon Calamari Officer, Return of the Jedi.

Max Rebo was one of the signature new characters created for Jabba's palace in Episode VI. Williamson helped bring Rebo and a number of other characters to life.


Matthew Wood: General Grievous, Revenge of the Sith; Dug Taxi Driver, Attack of the Clones; Bib Fortuna, The Phantom Menace.

Wood, the Supervising Sound Editor for the Star Wars prequels, created the voice for General Grievous for Episode III, and voices for other prequel characters as well. Always busy with his technical responsibilities for the film, Wood managed to find his voice -- or rather helped the nefarious droid general find his voice.

starwarsgrapher
07-02-2007, 10:46 PM
What did they do, clone C4? This is a joke! all the great guests they could have gotten in the UK and they choose these? combined, these people have probably done 300-400 shows. unreal

starwarsgrapher
07-02-2007, 10:55 PM
the first time i saw this, i thought it was a mistake, maybe i was reading a release from c4. holy cow! this is beyond comical. again, all the great guests they could have chosen from the uk, including guys like alan harris and chris parsons and they come up with this?

i know what you saying, "you can't please everyone" but this is going to please hardly anyone. for a major event, an event that is drawing people from all across the country, this is the best they can do?

the convention in september in london is 10000% times better than this show and they are not even done announcing guests yet.

does anyone else feel the same way here, or is anyone buying into this as being a 'good guest lineup'. what did they do, go to c4, find all the people that had little business in terms of autograph signing and invite them to ce? blake, krishan, laparmentier spent most of c4 chatting with eachother, taking breaks and walking around.

DLoSith
07-02-2007, 11:12 PM
I'm pleased. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-02-2007, 11:20 PM
I want to say a couple of things on this.

1) This is just a new list of guests announcements - they haven't said it's the final list of guest announcements - it could be - but at this stage it's just a new list. People wanted more guests announced, and they have been given just that. Because they are not the guests you particularly wanted I don't think is a reason to bad mouth it.

2) It could be that Alan Harris and Chris Parsons have prior commitments, may not be in the best of health (let's hope not),or simply aren't interested. They're not obligated to attend after all, as much as you may want to see them.

Also Nalini Krishan (who is a good friend of mine) had laryngitus at CIV and wasn't feeling at all well, having to leave her table early on a few occassions to go back to her hotel and rest. It's a wonder she did as many hours as she did under these circumstances, and her commitement to the Star Wars fanbase cannot be faulted.

marky242
07-03-2007, 01:59 AM
There is no pleasing some people!!! You wanted more guests - we got more guests!!! 'But these were all at CIV' you say well some of us didn't have the pleasure of going to CIV and are pleased with the guests announced. If you are still not happy then please just DON'T GO! as it can't be good for your health to be so negative!

mattman81
07-03-2007, 02:57 AM
I think this latest wave of guest announcements is very good and more to come I hope.
Personally I prefer the international guest line-up, rather then relying on the same old local faces. There's room for the regulars, but if you want to add a bit of spice and flavour to the line-up, this is the way to go IMO, especially for the UK-based people which will take up the majority of the crowd.

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 03:26 AM
This is awesome, I need a number of signitures from these people. Awesome!

-Nick

nlindenj
07-03-2007, 04:04 AM
i'm pleased with this wave of guests, yes a lot were at c4 but i and a lot of people here wasn't so it good that those people are in the uk
but what we need now are details of days and cost in coupons, the official site hasn't been updated in a while so its about time it was
well done 'the organisers'

thechosenbun
07-03-2007, 04:56 AM
yep its back on to at least 2 days http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
they might have had the same guests at c4 but this is ce and most people wont have had the chance to go to c4.
besides like someone mentioned there could be more
my only problem now is the pricelist http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
ps im never happy http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Abstractharmony
07-03-2007, 05:03 AM
Excellent!

Barris & Luminari!!!!!!!!!!

That'll do nicely squire.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-03-2007, 05:11 AM
This is the boost this show needed and it couldn't have come at a better time. Well done guys! I hope we get some kind of schedule soon.

DLoSith
07-03-2007, 06:36 AM
Also Nalini Krishan (who is a good friend of mine) had laryngitus at CIV and wasn't feeling at all well, having to leave her table early on a few occassions to go back to her hotel and rest. It's a wonder she did as many hours as she did under these circumstances, and her commitement to the Star Wars fanbase cannot be faulted.



I AGREE!! I was one of the OPX volunteers who sat with her on Saturday at CIV and her commitment to the fans was unwavering. When the paramedics came to check her out they had to pull her by the arm because she wanted to stay.

I hadn't known much about her before CIV, but after spending a day with her she earned my respect and my support. Can't wait to see her again at CE and hopefully hear her speak this time! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

nlindenj
07-03-2007, 07:33 AM
my only problem now is the pricelist http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif



we need prices and details now, please update the official site

PPPPLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSEEEEEE EEEE

SteveSith
07-03-2007, 07:48 AM
I think this latest wave of guest announcements is very good and more to come I hope.
Personally I prefer the international guest line-up, rather then relying on the same old local faces. There's room for the regulars, but if you want to add a bit of spice and flavour to the line-up, this is the way to go IMO, especially for the UK-based people which will take up the majority of the crowd.



Thats what a lot of us have been saying for a while now. Its taken a long time to announce new guests but I had no idea it would be the same as CIV. I thought the idea was to have two different lineups to cater for two different markets. And of course, two lots of fans that may plan to visit both.

Maybe the two shows being clones was the whole point?

starwarsgrapher
07-03-2007, 08:05 AM
you guys all remind me of Borg drones. unreal. your actually pleased with this current crop?

hillarious. take a stand people.

Wuher
07-03-2007, 08:27 AM
Matthew Wood: General Grievous, Revenge of the Sith; Dug Taxi Driver, Attack of the Clones; Bib Fortuna, The Phantom Menace.

One I need - Woo Who

MARK

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 08:28 AM
you guys all remind me of Borg drones. unreal. your actually pleased with this current crop?

hillarious. take a stand people.



Likewise. But just because you've met them before, doens't mean to say everybody else has. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

SirTristram
07-03-2007, 09:37 AM
These are nice....But, there is still going to be at least one more guest of honor, right? Remember they lept saying that there was going to be one HUGE singer who almost never does this kind of thing...a villain. We were all speculating on Hayden or Ian....

Lee_c00per
07-03-2007, 10:12 AM
These are nice....But, there is still going to be at least one more guest of honor, right? Remember they lept saying that there was going to be one HUGE singer who almost never does this kind of thing...a villain. We were all speculating on Hayden or Ian....



That was when showmasters were invloved. Whether that guest has agreed to still go to CE is to be seen. I wouldn't be surprised though if this signer goes to an SM event (LFCC?) instead

starwarsgrapher
07-03-2007, 10:46 AM
Nick

Almost everyone and their mother has meet them before. Combined your looking at people that have done 300-400 shows over the past 10 years!

These are referred to as commons. There's nothing special about any of these people.

SirTristram
07-03-2007, 10:51 AM
The only one that peaked my interest was Jullian Glover....but I got his autograph for free when I met him after I saw him in Macbeth with Sean Bean and Samantha Bond in London a couple of years ago.

I was really hoping for one really big 'uncommon' guest.
Oh well, lots more money to spend at the wonderful artist alley!

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 11:20 AM
Nick

Almost everyone and their mother has meet them before. Combined your looking at people that have done 300-400 shows over the past 10 years!

These are referred to as commons. There's nothing special about any of these people.



Yes but does it matter. A heck of a lot of people are going to this show that probaly have never met anyone from Star Wars, plus people that need to get some common names. You have to cater for everyone.

-Nick

malla
07-03-2007, 11:22 AM
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This is a joke! all the great guests they could have gotten in the UK and they choose these?

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Geezzzzzze!!!!
you guys are tough!!!
All this time, whining and complaining about the guest list.......not satisfied........
......and then they add, what, 12 or 14 names to the list? .........and what do you do???
..........whine and complain............ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

just go to the show (or stay home if you're gonna go an whine and complian the whole time) enjoy yourself..... get some autographs..... look at the displays..... buy some toys..... meet up with some friends (if you have any)..... meet new friends.....
.....and talk to the guests who are there.
You don't have to pay anything to stop by, say hello, shake a hand and say "thanks for coming- love the movies!"... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Let's just say.......I"m happy at the list so far. Will admit that there's a few that I'd like to see added.....but if not.......it's OK, I'm gonna have a blast!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-03-2007, 11:35 AM
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This is a joke! all the great guests they could have gotten in the UK and they choose these?



Geezzzzzze!!!!
you guys are tough!!!
All this time, whining and complaining about the guest list.......not satisfied........
......and then they add, what, 12 or 14 names to the list? .........and what do you do???
..........whine and complain............ http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

just go to the show (or stay home if you're gonna go an whine and complian the whole time) enjoy yourself..... get some autographs..... look at the displays..... buy some toys..... meet up with some friends (if you have any)..... meet new friends.....
.....and talk to the guests who are there.
You don't have to pay anything to stop by, say hello, shake a hand and say "thanks for coming- love the movies!"... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Let's just say.......I"m happy at the list so far. Will admit that there's a few that I'd like to see added.....but if not.......it's OK, I'm gonna have a blast!!! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

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Couldn't agree more.

Starwarsgrapher you appear to be sulking just because you've met them all before. So have I, but not everybody attending CE has. I still think it's a far more promising line up than we had yesterday.

In all honesty who were you expecting if CIV couldn't bring the likes of Harrison and Mark in off their own LA doorsteps?

Stop being so selfish, there are other aspects of the show to enjoy besides autographs.

starwarsgrapher
07-03-2007, 11:47 AM
yo dude. this is a guest thread. were not talking about the rest of the show and since there are so few people on these boards that are afraid to speak their minds this guest list is very weak. sorry, so was c4. i'm not defending that either. did i expect harrison ford. no chance but mark hamill, yes.

this show (autograph hall only) has nothing to offer. period. maybe celebration retread? a lure of an autograph hall are unique guests, that span the movies and attract fans. this show doesn't have that.... AND DON'T FORGET they are charging an arm and a leg to sign!

keep that in mind as they take your money.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-03-2007, 12:09 PM
yo dude. this is a guest thread. were not talking about the rest of the show and since there are so few people on these boards that are afraid to speak their minds this guest list is very weak. sorry, so was c4. i'm not defending that either. did i expect harrison ford. no chance but mark hamill, yes.

this show (autograph hall only) has nothing to offer. period. maybe celebration retread? a lure of an autograph hall are unique guests, that span the movies and attract fans. this show doesn't have that.... AND DON'T FORGET they are charging an arm and a leg to sign!

keep that in mind as they take your money.



I don't think anyone's afraid to speak their minds, in fact everyone's doing just that. The fact it doesn't concur with your own opinion is probably what you're getting at. What I type here is my own opinion on this matter after all.

Can you see not see that if someone like Mark isn't willing to go, no amount of persuasion by the organisers is going to make him? If he has a job offer that paid more than CIV or CE he's bound to take that first. If the organisers tried to force the issue, and he demanded X amount of dollars to appear that would drive his price up and no doubt you'd be complaining about that too. You've got to be realistic about these things.

As I've said before your response is quite selfish - it's about what you want, but there are people attending the show from the UK and European areas that have not met the likes of Jay, Nalini, Matthew Wood (who to date has only done one UK signing)etc, so for them this is good.

I've met nearly all the guests announced so far, and have no need for more autographs from them, (so they won't be 'taking my money' this time) but I'm also happy for those who have not met them before.

Anyway if you really dislike the line up, why not cancel your ticket and don't attend rather than waste time and money complaining about it?

Cperry06
07-03-2007, 12:11 PM
I have to agree with SWgrapher. I know that many of you did not go to C4 so it is a good lineup for you. They are all great signers and it will be fun, but I booked my tickets to London months ago becuase I thought there would be new and different signers. I saw Maki walking around and talking to guests at C4, he was probably trying to recruit people. He is just riding the coattails of Official Pix, so that's what we get for CE, a waterdown version of C4. It would have made my day (and trip) to just get Alan Harris (who never flies to America) and Chris Parson. Oh well, looks like I won't be spending much money on this trip - ejoy the autograph hall everyone.

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-03-2007, 12:21 PM
Plus, no one has said that this is the final guest list yet.

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 12:29 PM
this show (autograph hall only) has nothing to offer.



It has guests, that many people will love to meet. For a lot of people this will be there first show, and happy to meet who is going. Despite how famous they are, or if they have been a 1000 times before.

-Nick

Abstractharmony
07-03-2007, 01:01 PM
starwarsgrapher, you are acting like a petulent spoiled little brat.

I've been to many, many shows in the past 20 years and do you know I still haven't got Prowse's autograph? I shall be getting it at CE.

Likewise, Jay, Nilani and Anthony Daniels are a very big draw for me personally. So you see, the fact that these people are 'commons' doesn't mean squat.

I'm sure that there are many people, like me, who have thought 'ah, I'll get them next time...' and this time I'll get them.

Just because you are a dedicated auto-hunter (a fact that I applaud you for) does not mean that those us who aren't as keen are less of a fan than you.

It's quite apparent that even if George, Harrison and Mark attended and sat down for hours signing hundreds of items you'd only complain about something else.

Fair enough, you have a problem with the show, Coolwaters, the UK's pricing system and this is the forum to voice those opinions (as you have done several times) but to denegrate artists that people, like me, are genuinely looking forward to meeting is just silly.

No-one is forcing you to come to CE, there's plenty to do and see in and around London if Excel holds no attraction for you.

marky242
07-03-2007, 01:53 PM
Yes its a forum for the Guest List - we have heard you are not happy about it so change the record!! We don't want to hear your constant whingeing - just because you have met them all before then stop trying to spoil it for the rest of us.

And anyway, seeing as it is so expensive over here, at least you will be saving a lot of money!!

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-03-2007, 02:20 PM
CAN WE PLEASE STOP THE NAME CALLING.......

starwarsgrapher
07-03-2007, 03:47 PM
I'm just being honest. I'm not crying. Believe me, i'll be fine. I have managed to line up private signings with over 20 people, most of which have never done show's or signings, so i'm going to be good to go.

All i'm saying, is you can't look at this guest like and be like, wow! This is great! It's putrid.

jeditronzo
07-03-2007, 04:05 PM
starwarsgrapher, you are acting like a petulent spoiled little brat.




Oh this is being mature.

jeditronzo
07-03-2007, 04:19 PM
To take a stab at what swgrapher is getting at is with CE being in England, there is are a ton of people who were involved with SW that live in the UK.

The dissapointment stems from the fact that with so many people involved with SW in the UK that do not normally do shows, it would have been awesome if they were to come to CE. But this isn't the case.

Here is just a fraction of the people who would have been awesome to see at CE. And by the way, I am fairly certain they all live in the UK.

Alan Harris Bossk
Alisa Berk Amanaman
Andy Cunningham Ephant Mon
Angus MacInnes Gold Leader
Barry Robertson Gamorrean Guard - Return of the Jedi
Brian Blessed Boss Nass
Burnell Tucker Rebel Officer - Wyon Serper - ESB
Caroline Blakiston Mon Mothma ROTJ
Chris Parsons 4-Lom & K3P0 & Stormtrooper -ESB
Jerry Harte Hoth Head Controller
Lindsay Duncan TC-14 (Voice) - Phantom Menace
Michael Culver Captain Needa
Michael Pennington Moff Jerjerrod - Return of the Jedi
Peter Geddis Captain Antilles - A New Hope
Peter Sumner Lt. Pol Treidum - A New Hope
Philip Herbert Hermi Odle - Return of the Jedi
Paul Weston Nikto - Return of the Jedi
Hugh Quarshie Captian Panaka
Lewis MacLeod Sebulba
Steven Speirs Captain Tarpals
Silas Carson Nute Gunray, Lott Dodd
Gregs Proops Fode
Scott Capurro Beed
Paul Brooke Malakili

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 04:35 PM
To take a stab at what swgrapher is getting at is with CE being in England, there is are a ton of people who were involved with SW that live in the UK.

The dissapointment stems from the fact that with so many people involved with SW in the UK that do not normally do shows, it would have been awesome if they were to come to CE. But this isn't the case.

Here is just a fraction of the people who would have been awesome to see at CE. And by the way, I am fairly certain they all live in the UK.

Alan Harris Bossk
Alisa Berk Amanaman
Andy Cunningham Ephant Mon
Angus MacInnes Gold Leader
Barry Robertson Gamorrean Guard - Return of the Jedi
Brian Blessed Boss Nass
Burnell Tucker Rebel Officer - Wyon Serper - ESB
Caroline Blakiston Mon Mothma ROTJ
Chris Parsons 4-Lom & K3P0 & Stormtrooper -ESB
Jerry Harte Hoth Head Controller
Lindsay Duncan TC-14 (Voice) - Phantom Menace
Michael Culver Captain Needa
Michael Pennington Moff Jerjerrod - Return of the Jedi
Peter Geddis Captain Antilles - A New Hope
Peter Sumner Lt. Pol Treidum - A New Hope
Philip Herbert Hermi Odle - Return of the Jedi
Paul Weston Nikto - Return of the Jedi
Hugh Quarshie Captian Panaka
Lewis MacLeod Sebulba
Steven Speirs Captain Tarpals
Silas Carson Nute Gunray, Lott Dodd
Gregs Proops Fode
Scott Capurro Beed
Paul Brooke Malakili



Thats true, but how do you know they where asked, and they refused?

Or simply aren't available at the time of CE. This isn't the organisers fault, thats life. It would be good to see the names you mention, but most people will be happy with what's on offer.

-Nick

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-03-2007, 04:36 PM
Great list.....

Gregs Proops Fode, I believe he lives in America but does come over here now and again to do comedy,
Scott Capurro Beed, I believe he lives in Canada but works quite a bit in the UK,

SirTristram
07-03-2007, 04:40 PM
I'll jump in here for fun and just ask:

Why is this so difficult to get people of higher profile?
This is not some jerky little convention...This was supposed to be a once in a lifetime event...
Why could almost none of the main cast of any of the six films be contracted for this?
Hell, Natalie Portman WANTED to go to CIV and wasn't even invited!!!

Why no:
Fisher
Hamill
Lee
McDiramid
Christensen
Portman
JEJ
Jackson
Oz

I know Neeson, Ford, McGregor and some of the others never do this type of thing, but man, MR persuaded Ford to sign some Falcons, you'd think that LFL or whomever has been contracted to arrange the guests could have gotten a hold of someone of some serious weight that is rare or extra special. This is a special event, right?

None of them could attend or had outrageous demands? That is so incredibly disheartening.
Not to diminish any of the other guests, but other than BDW, the rest of the main cast that are appearing, appear all the time.
I was really (and still am) hoping for a big surprise announcement.

Hell, at this point, I want to meet Rick McCallum more than any of the signers.

jeditronzo
07-03-2007, 04:54 PM
I don't disagree that the announced guest list is decent. For people who might not otherwise get the opportunity to meet SW guests, CE has some great characters. Heck, anytime I get the chance to meet Dave Prowse, Kenny Baker or Jeremy Bulloch I get pumped and they have done 100s of shows and I have met them a dozen times.

I, and I think others will agree, is that thus far the guest list is a letdown, in the fact it could be offering a lot more. With CE being the biggest SW event ever outside of the US, I don't think that the autograph hall is living up to the hype. Regardless of promoter, several months ago CE was enticing fans with the possibilty of a hundred plus guests.

I still think CE will be an awesome expierience, In the SW autographing community, the autograph hall is always the main attraction. And with the true SW autographing community, the autograph hall leaves a lot to be desired at CE.

SteveSith
07-03-2007, 05:19 PM
I just wish the guestlists were released earlier to give us time to prepare and not be a clone of the CIV guestlist.

Meanwhile, 2 new Star Wars signers announced for Memorabilia this weekend in Birmingham UK, I believe these are Showmasters guys therefore small but interesting rare appearances.

Sergio Marini - Naboo Soldier/Action Figure
David Sexton - Naboo Guard

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 05:50 PM
I consider myself a fairly serious autograph collector, and there are a number of guests going to CE I'd like to get sigs from. Even serious autograph collectors have to start at the beginning, so this will be great for anyone starting out & wants to have a great time also.

-Nick

Lee_c00per
07-03-2007, 05:50 PM
I think that announcing Anthony Daniels and the group of signers from yesterday certainly helped the guest list ALOT. It was looking very dire before then and looks fairly average now.

For me thought, it's too little too late. We didn't get announcements for ages and rather than taking my chances by turning up at the event with a better guest list being announced, i cancelled everything and don't plan on going (The autograph hall was the main reason for going)

But even now, n-one has been announced that has made me regret not going

Nick_Macarty
07-03-2007, 06:02 PM
Every show I've been to in the UK, I've never relied on any announcements. A show has been announced, I've gone and got the autographs I needed. Some half the time never even showed, but thats the way it goes I suppose.

Even if they announced a handful of guests where going, this show would still be packed. I've been to a few shows earlier this year, and the characters where so obscure no one bothered even cuing for them. At least the guest that have been announced, are ones that the general public will regognise & appreciate.

If this was an autograph only show I could understand peoples concerns, but it's not. And judging by the amount of people complaining prooves this point, as it's very little compared to the 100.000's of people that will be going to this show..

-Nick

Cperry06
07-03-2007, 06:04 PM
To take a stab at what swgrapher is getting at is with CE being in England, there is are a ton of people who were involved with SW that live in the UK.

The dissapointment stems from the fact that with so many people involved with SW in the UK that do not normally do shows, it would have been awesome if they were to come to CE. But this isn't the case.

Here is just a fraction of the people who would have been awesome to see at CE. And by the way, I am fairly certain they all live in the UK.

Alan Harris Bossk
Alisa Berk Amanaman
Andy Cunningham Ephant Mon
Angus MacInnes Gold Leader
Barry Robertson Gamorrean Guard - Return of the Jedi
Brian Blessed Boss Nass
Burnell Tucker Rebel Officer - Wyon Serper - ESB
Caroline Blakiston Mon Mothma ROTJ
Chris Parsons 4-Lom & K3P0 & Stormtrooper -ESB
Jerry Harte Hoth Head Controller
Lindsay Duncan TC-14 (Voice) - Phantom Menace
Michael Culver Captain Needa
Michael Pennington Moff Jerjerrod - Return of the Jedi
Peter Geddis Captain Antilles - A New Hope
Peter Sumner Lt. Pol Treidum - A New Hope
Philip Herbert Hermi Odle - Return of the Jedi
Paul Weston Nikto - Return of the Jedi
Hugh Quarshie Captian Panaka
Lewis MacLeod Sebulba
Steven Speirs Captain Tarpals
Silas Carson Nute Gunray, Lott Dodd
Gregs Proops Fode
Scott Capurro Beed
Paul Brooke Malakili



Now that would have been an AMAZING group, and NOT a rehash of CIV. I guess they were not expecting many people to go to both events. I know that a very big collector that has a connection to many signers and is some-what involved in CE invited 80 people and got close to 30 responses of people that were interested in signing. Forwhatever reason these interested people are not on the signing list. Why is this?? They moved this event from Earls Court to ExCell to have a bigger venue, yet not many events have been mentioned. Barry said they wanted to have a "manageable" autograph area; yet 35 signers is actually a small grouping for the area that they have.

BradG
07-03-2007, 09:06 PM
There is no pleasing some people!!! You wanted more guests - we got more guests!!! 'But these were all at CIV' you say well some of us didn't have the pleasure of going to CIV and are pleased with the guests announced. If you are still not happy then please just DON'T GO! as it can't be good for your health to be so negative!



Very well put marky242.

I think someone should hand out free tissue packs to anyone crying there little eyes out about the Guest List. To those of you that are un-happy about the Guest List. GET OVER IT!!

SteveSith
07-04-2007, 01:24 AM
There is no pleasing some people!!! You wanted more guests - we got more guests!!! 'But these were all at CIV' you say well some of us didn't have the pleasure of going to CIV and are pleased with the guests announced. If you are still not happy then please just DON'T GO! as it can't be good for your health to be so negative!



Very well put marky242.

I think someone should hand out free tissue packs to anyone crying there little eyes out about the Guest List. To those of you that are un-happy about the Guest List. GET OVER IT!!



Thank god for that I thought no-one working for CE bothered comming to the forums! Can one of you get me free tickets? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

marky242
07-04-2007, 02:11 AM
Steve

I hope that comment wasn't directed at me - I don't work for CE - I'm coming down from Scotland for the whole 3 days and am looking forward to it immensely. I don't want some spoiled brats continually whining on about how the guest list is terrible and they should have got this name or that name. I too collect autographs and as of yet have not had the chance to meed BDW, Peter Mayhew, Christine Hewitt and a few others so the guest list is fine by me.

The difference is though we are only coming on to defend after someone bad mouths this event as some of us are really looking forward to it. There is no problem in someone making their point that they're not happy once but don't keep on about it!!

Nick_Macarty
07-04-2007, 02:36 AM
The difference is though we are only coming on to defend after someone bad mouths this event as some of us are really looking forward to it. There is no problem in someone making their point that they're not happy once but don't keep on about it!!



Exactly our point Mark, well put mate! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

I think if George Lucas himself turned up, people would cry that his daughter didn't come with him. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

-Nick

garindan
07-04-2007, 03:39 AM
I think if George Lucas himself turned up, people would cry that his daughter didn't come with him. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

-Nick




I think if Lucas doesn't turn up to this, considering he is actually in the country, which is rare, then it does look very poor in the fan's eyes. Even if it was just for a few hours one day. It is the thought that counts - the UK is a small place and there really isn't much of an excuse, especially as this is what has made him his fortune.

Like others - we won't be stalling up now due to a few reasons. It is a shame as we were looking forward to it at one point. There just seems to be a big lack of gusto about the event - I wish the website would actually tel you something about it rather than look pretty.

Hopefully we are sourcing some free tickets so might be able to come along to check out what it is like over the weekend.

Andrew

Nick_Macarty
07-04-2007, 03:44 AM
Like others - we won't be stalling up now due to a few reasons. It is a shame as we were looking forward to it at one point. There just seems to be a big lack of gusto about the event - I wish the website would actually tel you something about it rather than look pretty.




Yeah but every show I'vde been to has been based on just a pretty Web-site. At least the CE one tell's you what is going to be there, and everyone else is happy with that. Plus you get an update, however few and far between people think they are. Which is more than most shows do.

-Nick

SirTristram
07-04-2007, 09:54 AM
I think if George Lucas himself turned up, people would cry that his daughter didn't come with him. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

-Nick




I think if Lucas doesn't turn up to this, considering he is actually in the country, which is rare, then it does look very poor in the fan's eyes. Even if it was just for a few hours one day. It is the thought that counts - the UK is a small place and there really isn't much of an excuse, especially as this is what has made him his fortune.

Like others - we won't be stalling up now due to a few reasons. It is a shame as we were looking forward to it at one point. There just seems to be a big lack of gusto about the event - I wish the website would actually tel you something about it rather than look pretty.

Hopefully we are sourcing some free tickets so might be able to come along to check out what it is like over the weekend.

Andrew



He's not in the country right now...He WAS....But the Indy shoot has currently moved to New Haven Conn., USA.
I hope he shows up too!

SteveSith
07-04-2007, 10:03 AM
Steve

I hope that comment wasn't directed at me - I don't work for CE - I'm coming down from Scotland for the whole 3 days and am looking forward to it immensely. I don't want some spoiled brats continually whining on about how the guest list is terrible and they should have got this name or that name. I too collect autographs and as of yet have not had the chance to meed BDW, Peter Mayhew, Christine Hewitt and a few others so the guest list is fine by me.

The difference is though we are only coming on to defend after someone bad mouths this event as some of us are really looking forward to it. There is no problem in someone making their point that they're not happy once but don't keep on about it!!



Oh I agree completely, and it was a joke! My issue is not the guys on the guestlist, its that there isnt enough on it at this stage, nor is there the variety that a lot of us seasoned and new autograph hunters may be looking for. I just couldnt miss the opportunity to comment on someone showing excitement among the gloom!

jediknight49
07-04-2007, 11:15 AM
HUGE NEWS!!!! Ian McDiarmid will be there (though it appears he's not signing).

Here's the release from Lucasfilm courtesy of TheForce.net...

"Star Wars Legend Ian McDiarmid to Make Special Appearance at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE

Acclaimed Actor Who Brought the Sagaís Palpatine to Sinister Life
to be Special Guest During Opening Ceremonies on July 13


LONDON (4 July 2007) Ė Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid, whose iconic portrayal of Senator Palpatine and The Emperor in the Star Wars Saga raised suave villainy to a new level, will make a rare public appearance at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE on Friday, 13th July to help commemorate the Sagaís 30th anniversary.

McDiarmid will be a special guest of Lucasfilm Ltd. and event organiser Cards Inc. during the Opening Ceremonies at ExCeL London, home of STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE. The Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Steve Sansweet, head of fan relations for Lucasfilm Ltd., and will include a special one-time-only screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

Admission to the Opening Ceremonies is included in the cost of a three-day or a Friday pass to STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE, the biggest Star Wars party Europe has ever seen and the first official Star Wars event to be held outside of the U.S.

malla
07-04-2007, 11:22 AM
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HUGE NEWS!!!! Ian McDiarmid will be there

[/QUOTE]

I just saw this and jumped here to post.....but looks like someone beat me to it..... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

anyway......here's what I found....check it out....

www.theforce.net/celebration/story/CE_Ian_McDiarmid_Celebration_Europe_Special_Appear ance_107212.asp (http://www.theforce.net/celebration/story/CE_Ian_McDiarmid_Celebration_Europe_Special_Appear ance_107212.asp)

starwarsgrapher
07-04-2007, 12:27 PM
he's not signing.

redxavier
07-04-2007, 12:29 PM
Damn... I'm only going on the Saturday.

It is good news though.

Now if I can pray hard enough maybe Thor will grant me panels with Robert Watts and other OT production staff, and ILM.

SirTristram
07-04-2007, 01:11 PM
So, we jsut get to look at him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Man, you have more luck waiting at the stage door when these guys are in a play than going to a Star Wars event to get an autograph!

garindan
07-04-2007, 04:14 PM
At least the CE one tell's you what is going to be there
-Nick



Not the one I've seen and I only looked a couple of days ago. I'd like to know more about what is going on in each area really seeing as it is such a big event and should be trying to appeal to a big cross-section rather than just collectors. Collectors already know what to expect!

Lee_c00per
07-04-2007, 04:50 PM
So, we jsut get to look at him? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
Man, you have more luck waiting at the stage door when these guys are in a play than going to a Star Wars event to get an autograph!



That's for sure. I can guarentee you that Ian won't even hold a pen in his hand at CE let alone sign anything http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

starwarsgrapher
07-04-2007, 06:32 PM
It's been one entire secret from the begining. According to some on these boards, we are blessed they are having a big con in the UK. They will be happy with anything. If Lucasfilm, or the promoters threw a bag of dog (you know what) in a bag and put it up on stage for an hour they would be excited beyond control. Or better yet, if Steve Sansweet stood on stage for an hour and didn't say anything, just stood there. They would be excited to tears!

As my earlier reference of the 'Borg Drones' is really true.

It's comical what is happening. This is possibly one of the worst organized events I have ever seen but most of the folks that post here are just so happy that it's happening even though most of the event is shrouded in complete secrecy. I think it's just incopetence on behalf of the promoters.

Capntarpals
07-04-2007, 06:37 PM
Is it 100% confirmed that Mr. McDiarmid is definitely not signing? Exact quote?

malla
07-04-2007, 09:54 PM
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Is it 100% confirmed that Mr. McDiarmid is definitely not signing?

[/QUOTE]

well......the following, that I copied and pasted here, doesn't say anything about signing......neither yes or no...


</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font>
Star Wars Legend Ian McDiarmid to Make Special Appearance at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE

Acclaimed Actor Who Brought the Sagaís Palpatine to Sinister Life
to be Special Guest During Opening Ceremonies on July 13


LONDON (4 July 2007) Ė Tony Award-winning actor Ian McDiarmid, whose iconic portrayal of Senator Palpatine and The Emperor in the Star Wars Saga raised suave villainy to a new level, will make a rare public appearance at STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE on Friday, 13th July to help commemorate the Sagaís 30th anniversary.

McDiarmid will be a special guest of Lucasfilm Ltd. and event organiser Cards Inc. during the Opening Ceremonies at ExCeL London, home of STAR WARS CELEBRATION EUROPE. The Opening Ceremonies will be hosted by Steve Sansweet, head of fan relations for Lucasfilm Ltd., and will include a special one-time-only screening of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.

[/QUOTE]

my guess is that he won't be doing any signings.....but, ya never can tell.
*crosses fingers and hopes anyway

Nick_Macarty
07-05-2007, 01:17 AM
When this show was first announced, it was said from the begining what would be there. So there was, and is no secrets. From the the first advert on the website it said there will be..


Guests.
Things to do.
Artist alley.
Exhibitors.
etc etc

That has always been on the CE site, and still is. So no secrecy is there, only what has been written from day one. Why people need to know exactly whatís what, and who's going is beyond me. No other UK show is rarely announced on Starwars.com, plus to have even announcements is better than any UK show I know of. The real let down is when you go to a show to get a signature, and they donít even turn up, To find out at a another show, they never knew nothing about going anyway. Thatís secrecy for ya.

Borg Drones, we've been saying that about the flamers in this forum from day one. To be honest, we know whats happening here. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif



-Nick

marky242
07-05-2007, 02:21 AM
Starwarsgrapher give it a blooming rest!!!! You're not happy - yes we've heard that countless times - change the script please!! you're really starting to pee me off with your constant whining!

Theres no need to resort to name calling to those of us that are excited about this event - if anything its making you look like nothing more than a spoiled brat, as just because you're not happy then you have to constantly go on about it to everyone.

If you do go, you'll be very easy to spot - you'll be the guy with his bottom lip trailing around his feet!!

Give it a rest or in fact DON'T GO as you so obviously won't enjoy yourself.

In fact, can you go so that I can get your autograph?? Seeing as you are so great and have managed to arrange some private signings you must indeed be the worlds best autograph hunter!

Sorry about the rant but some folk are just unbelievable!

Abstractharmony
07-05-2007, 03:07 AM
Yousa Guys Bombad!

Meesa be seeing yousa later, Okey Day?

starwarsgrapher
07-05-2007, 10:39 AM
dude, i'm stating the facts, period. you don't like it, i don't care. that's not my problem. for any autograph collectors/chasers etc this autograph hall is a major disapointment. it's all re-treads. there is nothing exciting about it, nothing anyone can look forward to. it shows you how lazy the promoters are, that they couldn't look outside the box just a bit.

they failed miserably. all the great guests they could have gotten in the uk and they come up with almost every re=-tread from c4. someone listed a great group of names in an earlier thread. it would have been great to see some of those people or maybe folks like michael culver, leslie schofield, paul weston, hugh quarshire, etc, etc.

it's a complete flop. i'm not whyning at all. i'm all set for the uk, it's just a major disapointment. period.

Nick_Macarty
07-05-2007, 10:47 AM
it shows you how lazy the promoters are,



How do you know this? How do you know the guest where asked, and they refused? How do you know the guest's where not busy doing other things, or just simply didn't want to come?

Thats not a lazy promoter, thats life!

-Nick

SirTristram
07-05-2007, 11:08 AM
it shows you how lazy the promoters are,



How do you know this? How do you know the guest where asked, and they refused? How do you know the guest's where not busy doing other things, or just simply didn't want to come?

Thats not a lazy promoter, thats life!

-Nick



He doesn't....But we do know that Natalie Portman was NOT asked to attend CIV and she publically delcared that she wanted to go!

Nick_Macarty
07-05-2007, 11:20 AM
it shows you how lazy the promoters are,



How do you know this? How do you know the guest where asked, and they refused? How do you know the guest's where not busy doing other things, or just simply didn't want to come?

Thats not a lazy promoter, thats life!

-Nick



He doesn't....But we do know that Natalie Portman was NOT asked to attend CIV and she publically delcared that she wanted to go!



That could be due to a number of reasons. one, she wanted too much money than the C4 organisers could afford, or that they had a set number of people in mind. Could be a number of reasons why.

-Nick

spaceslug
07-05-2007, 11:28 AM
Natalie Portman was not asked to C4. That was just made up, as her agent confirmed.

starwarsgrapher
07-05-2007, 11:34 AM
that's a lazy promoter, period. many of the people that have been talked about in this thread would love to be there. i have set up signings with some of them and they are thrilled to be doing something. most were never asked to attend CE.

it's a very lazy promoter who has paid little attention, if any to the autograph hall. that's all it is. how hard is it to ask most of the c4 guests to come to ce. not hard at all. how hard is it to reach out and get some unique signers? can't be that hard, considering that i have been in touch with many of them and they are glad to sign for me when i come to the uk.

SirTristram
07-05-2007, 11:35 AM
Natalie Portman was not asked to C4. That was just made up, as her agent confirmed.


Oh, I had not heard that update! Thanks. That was a damn good rumor though...and strange. I wonder why that rumor would have even began! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif
Personally, I would rather have someone of that calibur and have them pay extra, than a slew of really obscure signers.
Sometimes less is more, if the names are right! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

spaceslug
07-05-2007, 11:51 AM
I agree.

Nick_Macarty
07-05-2007, 11:58 AM
that's a lazy promoter, period. many of the people that have been talked about in this thread would love to be there. i have set up signings with some of them and they are thrilled to be doing something. most were never asked to attend CE.

it's a very lazy promoter who has paid little attention, if any to the autograph hall. that's all it is. how hard is it to ask most of the c4 guests to come to ce. not hard at all. how hard is it to reach out and get some unique signers? can't be that hard, considering that i have been in touch with many of them and they are glad to sign for me when i come to the uk.



It seems they are too lazy for you, and not everyone else. So you have proof that they have not been asked have you? Please share it. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Some guests don't like big shows, you have to admit it's a lot of work for the guests. If you can get hold of these guests so easy, why come to CE and gripe about it?

Make no sense at all.

A lazy promoter wouldn't have the guest's that his got, and that the majority of people ar happy with. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

SteveSith
07-05-2007, 12:32 PM
I would rather have someone of that calibur and have them pay extra, than a slew of really obscure signers.



On this occasion you get neither of those!

SirTristram
07-05-2007, 01:22 PM
I would rather have someone of that calibur and have them pay extra, than a slew of really obscure signers.



On this occasion you get neither of those!



Voice players other than JEJ and Oz and puppeteers are pretty obscure to me! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

burnsnet
07-05-2007, 01:52 PM
starwarsgrapher you state that you have proof that these people were not asked and that you've set up private meetings with them for signings...

Here's a challenge for you (for the benefit of all those fans going to CE next week) - Why not contact them again, ask them to get in touch with the Organisers, and arrange for them to come!!! I wonder how many of them will agree...? Why not give it a try and do something constructive rather than moaning?

SirTristram
07-05-2007, 02:47 PM
Here's a challenge for you (for the benefit of all those fans going to CE next week) - Why not contact them again, ask them to get in touch with the Organisers, and arrange for them to come!!! I wonder how many of them will agree...? Why not give it a try and do something constructive rather than moaning?



He, that's not a bad idea! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/shocked.gif

malla
07-05-2007, 03:11 PM
OK gang.........here's some news that should make you all happy........

http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Just found out that Mark Hamil WILL be at CE on Friday and Saturday........and he WILL be signing.

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

There's a press release was just made.

See you all next week.......... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

IAN1138
07-05-2007, 03:23 PM
I get to see luke skywalker, yippee.
This time nexr week i would have got my bly bust from Forrbidan Planet, friday the emperor, saturday luke, i cant wait, its going to be so good!

SirTristram
07-05-2007, 03:24 PM
Well, there you have it...There is our big news and I am very happy. ...So, appears that I WILL be buying at least one autograph this time! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif

IrishJedi
07-05-2007, 03:32 PM
He'll probably be charging 80-100 UK pounds. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

jediknight49
07-05-2007, 04:40 PM
He'll probably be charging 80-100 UK pounds. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif



Well if he is, the line of people will be small.People can not afford that kind of money, regardless of who it is.

I will not pay anymore than £50 ($100)

Well pleased that MH is going though. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Lee_c00per
07-05-2007, 04:55 PM
Fair play to them. People wanted Hamill and they got Hamill. I think he'll be expensive though

jediknight49
07-05-2007, 05:33 PM
Some people are saying around $150-$200 http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif

Thats just plain crazy. That will DEFINATELY put many people off http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif

Lee_c00per
07-05-2007, 05:55 PM
I'd pay £55 ($110) max. He's simply not worth more than that. Plus there will be , as Malki will be with him

NO TALKING
NO PHOTOS
NO DEDICATIONS ect

David_Tree
07-05-2007, 06:14 PM
I've kept away from replying to this thread for a very long time as I could have pretty much repeated my thoughts again and again word for word, however seeing some of the replies and responses to the guest list, which has come a long way has led me to think a little and post again;

Who cares if they were at CIV? CIV was not here in the UK.
Are there any individuals who have issues with the guest list within this thread looking for autographs becasue they operate a Autograph business rather than solely for their own personal enjoyment?

I find it amazing that anyone would begrudge a now fairly good guest list to anyone unless there was something more behind it.

Just a thought.

Abstractharmony
07-05-2007, 06:15 PM
I'll be getting an auto for sure.

Dudes, this is Luke Skywalker!!!!!!! (not to mention c*ck knocker!)

Why do you car how much money it is!

malla
07-05-2007, 06:42 PM
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He'll probably be charging 80-100 UK pounds.

[/QUOTE]

Don't know how much it will cost, I didn't find that out. All I can say is...

The first time I saw Mark was at a small convention in Northern New Jersey. It was $100 for his autograph on an 8x10 that I had pre picked via website. It also included a photograph taken by a professional. (That photographer was pretty crappy...but at least it was included in the price) I got to sit with Mark for a minute or so. Not too long......but there was a long line and time didn't allow everyone to sit for long.

The next time I saw Mark was about a year later in San Diego at the Comic Con. The line was 4 times longer than at the small show.....Mark autographed anything that you wanted. I don't remember if he had photos for sale, I had packed something that I wanted to get signed. That autograph was $85...couldn't sit with him, but talked briefly across the table and you could take pictures of him. I wish I had asked someone to take a picture of me with him......but didn't think of it. oh well......but I did take a few other pics of him signing my stuff and one other cute pose.

I later found out that after the Q&A that was held that night......(and I DID NOT go to... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/frown.gif ), Mark sat and autographed items for fans............for FREE http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif
Boy am I kicking myself now for going out to dinner with friends instead of attending that Q&A.....who knew??? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif

so........whatever he charges.......will be worth it. He's a nice guy......and he IS Luke Skywalker.......

Cperry06
07-05-2007, 11:27 PM
I just got the "Official" announcement from Derek Maki - Mr. Hamill will be $145.00 American (which I think is 85 pounds.) What interested me is that he mentioned a few other guests that have not be announced: Caroline Blakiston, Peter Burroughs (a new Ewok for my CIV pic!!), Sandi Finlay, and Christian Simpson (Naboo pilot). These names were on an order form to pre-order pics from CE. I hope these new guests are really going to be there. Hamill is a bit steep for me (I got him at San Diego for $75. and thought that was too much) but at least he'll be there!!

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-06-2007, 01:46 AM
Was gonna add this last night but as my PC was playing up I was beaten to it. Really glad that Mark is coming, but at the maki prices I won't be getting many autographs from him.

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-06-2007, 02:25 AM
"Mr. Hamillís appearance is VERY LIMITED. He will be appearing on Friday and Saturday ONLY and will only be available for approx 3 hours each day!

MARK HAMILL (£85.00)"

I am glad he is going but £85.00 per auto, that is crazy........

Lee_c00per
07-06-2007, 02:47 AM
3 days signing a day is rather poor. People will be quing up through the night to meet him and be told that they cant becuase they missed his cut off time.

I can see them rushing as mny people through as possible within 3 hours

Obi_Phantom_Jedi
07-06-2007, 02:52 AM
"Mr. Hamillís appearance is VERY LIMITED. He will be appearing on Friday and Saturday ONLY and will only be available for approx 3 hours each day!

MARK HAMILL (£85.00)"

I am glad he is going but £85.00 per auto, that is crazy........



Where did that info come from?

SteveSith
07-06-2007, 08:50 AM
I just got the "Official" announcement from Derek Maki - Mr. Hamill will be $145.00 American (which I think is 85 pounds.) What interested me is that he mentioned a few other guests that have not be announced: Caroline Blakiston, Peter Burroughs (a new Ewok for my CIV pic!!), Sandi Finlay, and Christian Simpson (Naboo pilot).



Christian Simpson? Wasnt he the one that someone exposed as having photoshopped his face onto TPM pilot images? This guest is a joke

EDIT: found a couple of the images he used. Still looking for the original thread someone posted up

http://www.coolwatersprods.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/christianbravo.jpg.w300h240.jpg

Now check out these

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/e/ef/Rya_kirsch.jpg/250px-Rya_kirsch.jpg
http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/d/dd/RicOlieR2A6.JPG/250px-RicOlieR2A6.JPG

DLoSith
07-06-2007, 11:20 AM
I am suffering from overstimulation and excitement! I've been waiting all my life for the right opportunity to acquire a Mark Hamill autograph, and despite the high ticket price this looks like my chance!

Woo hoo! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Lee_c00per
07-06-2007, 11:35 AM
I'm surprised that there isn't more hype and excitement about Hamill atending. Perhaps the £85 auto price has left alot of people cold.

Malki has just updated his site and surprise, surprise there will not be any posed photos

SirTristram
07-06-2007, 11:39 AM
I'm surprised that there isn't more hype and excitement about Hamill atending. Perhaps the £85 auto price has left alot of people cold.

Malki has just updated his site and surprise, surprise there will not be any posed photos



I am very happy he is going to be there, but I am not paying 85 pounds ($170+) for an autograph I got for free once.
I have decided against all autographs. I am going to buy other things at the show instead.

redxavier
07-06-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm beginning to think autograph hunters have contributed to the stupid prices in some way.

Frankly, the whole concept of paying for what is just a scribble is a little crazy, but things have just gotten way too out of hand of late. I keep hearing stories about how such and such was free one year and the next he was charging $10 and then the next $20. The only way for this to stop is for people to no longer pay.

A little curiosity on my part, who was the first fella to start charging for their signature?

Nick_Macarty
07-06-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm surprised that there isn't more hype and excitement about Hamill atending. Perhaps the £85 auto price has left alot of people cold.



Nah, we knew it was going to be a good show from the start. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

Great stuff, I can't wait to get there. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/smile.gif

-Nick

SirTristram
07-06-2007, 01:07 PM
I'm beginning to think autograph hunters have contributed to the stupid prices in some way.

Frankly, the whole concept of paying for what is just a scribble is a little crazy, but things have just gotten way too out of hand of late. I keep hearing stories about how such and such was free one year and the next he was charging $10 and then the next $20. The only way for this to stop is for people to no longer pay.

A little curiosity on my part, who was the first fella to start charging for their signature?



Back in 1997, when I saw the Men Behind the Mask Tour here in NY, VIP tickets got all the autographs they wanted for free, save for Anthony Daniels...He would do one for free and then $10 for each after that...
Regular attendee were charged $5 per signature and $10 for Daniels.
I thought him charging double at the time was outrageous!
I sat with Jeremy Bulloch in the VIP lounge and he signed tons of stuff for me. Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, David Prowse, Bulloch, Daniels, Blakinston (Mon Mothma), Mike Carter (Bib), Morton (Dak) and a few others...all signed for Free for VIP ticket holders and only $5 for everyone else!
That was fun...
85 pounds? That is absurd!

I saw Mark Hamill at a Comic Shop in NYC back in '97 and got his autograph for free on a Star Wars comic at the store...I would feel very strange paying such a premium price for something I got for free.

Power to ya, if you don't have his sig and want it! I am glad he will be there, but I will just snap a picture from afar!

LKraan
07-06-2007, 01:09 PM
Is this Christian Simpson???

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/e/ef/Rya_kirsch.jpg/250px-Rya_kirsch.jpg

I thought that the guy in this shot is a kameo performance by John Knoll (ILM VFS supervisor).

SteveSith
07-06-2007, 01:21 PM
Is this Christian Simpson???

http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/thumb/e/ef/Rya_kirsch.jpg/250px-Rya_kirsch.jpg

I thought that the guy in this shot is a kameo performance by John Knoll (ILM VFS supervisor).



It is John Knoll. This pic was a very well used pic of his cameo as a pilot in many sources of media.

If you look at C. Simpson's pic he photoshopped his face over Knoll's and mirror flipped the pic so we wouldnt notice. He also mirror flipped the other one of Ralph Brown in the hangar and again photoshopped his face onto it.

emotionalvampire
07-06-2007, 02:16 PM
I'm surprised that there isn't more hype and excitement about Hamill atending. Perhaps the £85 auto price has left alot of people cold.

Malki has just updated his site and surprise, surprise there will not be any posed photos



What I would like to know is who worked the exchange rate? Derek's email states $148, which even at $1.9 to £1 (which the dollar has been above most of the year) it works out to £77. Even at todays $1.931 to £1 its £76.
So basically, every person that pays by the Pound, Derek is making a minimum of an extra $13 (based on an exchange rate of $1.9) per purchase.

As prices have been quoted in Dollars, are they going to accept them? I know I would rather pay in Dollars!

lordstarwars
07-06-2007, 02:24 PM
The price is £85, which you can find at the official site. Happy he's there but I aint paying that! Rather buy CE Exclusive stuff.

emotionalvampire
07-06-2007, 02:34 PM
I think though it came out in an email from Derek Maki first. Pre orders were $148 or £85

redxavier
07-07-2007, 08:34 AM
Angus McInnes (Dutch Vander AKA Gold Leader), Norman Reynolds (OT production designer) and Lorne Peterson (ILM modelmaker) are also coming.

Cperry06
07-07-2007, 10:51 AM
Angus McInnes (Dutch Vander AKA Gold Leader), Norman Reynolds (OT production designer) and Lorne Peterson (ILM modelmaker) are also coming.



I saw that Lorne at Norman Reynolds will be there, but where did you read about Angus McInnes, I have not seen that news anywhere. Is he signing????

Cperry06
07-07-2007, 10:54 AM
Here is more news. Michael Culver is listed as speaking with other Imperial Officers on Friday morning. Will Captain Needa be signing too, or did they jump the gun on this and he's not really attending. The info below is from Starwars.com.

"CELEBRITY STAGE with Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis, the Master of Ceremonies on the Celebrity Stage in the Main Hall, has prepared exceptional shows for Star Wars fans. Join Warwick as he welcomes some very special guests whose careers span the entire 30 years of the Saga. The Celebrity Stage will also be home to first class entertainment throughout the weekend.

Friday, July 13

10:30 - 11:15 Mint Imperials
David Prowse, Barrie Holland, Michael Culver, Richard LeParmentier, Julian Glover. The original Imperials invade the stage for nostalgia and fun."

redxavier
07-07-2007, 11:43 AM
I saw that Lorne at Norman Reynolds will be there, but where did you read about Angus McInnes, I have not seen that news anywhere. Is he signing????



I'm not sure. On the schedule for Saturday, Angus is listed in the first 'meet and greet' box along with Mr Darklighter.

Speaking of which, what exactly is a 'meet and greet'?

SteveSith
07-07-2007, 01:03 PM
I believe its where you stand next to them to have your photo taken for $5 or £10 in this case. Well it was at a Wizard World a few years back

Cperry06
07-07-2007, 01:53 PM
I saw that Lorne at Norman Reynolds will be there, but where did you read about Angus McInnes, I have not seen that news anywhere. Is he signing????



The "meet and greets" at C$ were in the Fan Club Lounge. You could meet the actors and ask questions. At the end they usually sign something for you. What page is this on, I don't see that on the Saturday schedule on starwars.com.
I'm not sure. On the schedule for Saturday, Angus is listed in the first 'meet and greet' box along with Mr Darklighter.

Speaking of which, what exactly is a 'meet and greet'?

redxavier
07-07-2007, 04:32 PM
Hmm... that's a bit disconcerting. I can't actually remember where I got this schedule from, but it's definitely got his name next to Garrick Hogan in the meet and greet session between 12 and 1pm.

EDIT - it's a PDF.

humorbot5
07-07-2007, 06:36 PM
Have we got any comic/novel cover artists coming? Or any artists?

edit: sorry, artists or writers.

Lukesgirl1970
07-08-2007, 03:27 PM
Christian Simpson? Wasnt he the one that someone exposed as having photoshopped his face onto TPM pilot images? This guest is a joke



No he wasn't. I've been lurking here but couldn't help replying to this ridiculous post. I met Cristian at the Exewing Charity signing in Devon in 2006, and he had several official pics, but never a Photoshopped one. You prolly saw a pic created by whatever Convention that was from or someting before official prints were made available. I wasn't ripped off as the pics he signed all had a Lucasfilm hologram, and we had a good chat for my coinage. In fact I just Googled his website (http://www.christiansimpson.com) where you can find most of them in the gallery. Also in the Web Links on the left there is a load of official Lucasfilm stuff about him so he's no joke.

He played Bravo 6 - Lt. Gavyn Sykes in the movie and they even modelled the video game character on him. I haven't seen any of these guys officially announced for CE but if any of them are there you can bet they will be signing legit photos, so what's the fuss?



Caroline Blakiston, Peter Burroughs (a new Ewok for my CIV pic!!), Sandi Finlay, and Christian Simpson (Naboo pilot). These names were on an order form to pre-order pics from CE. I hope these new guests are really going to be there. Hamill is a bit steep for me



I can only agree, I hope they will all be there too, and more more more! It's all very well seeing Prowse for the 27th time but these new faces keep the circuit alive. This guy was genuinely charming and one of the nicer actors to talk to, with funny behind the scenes tales about Hayden. I also am really looking forward to meeting David Ankrum who was the voice of Wedge in Ep4. I always thought Denis Lawson did the voice! We're learning here.

So come on guys, let's back off. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif Yes all these guys were small cogs in the huge SW machine, but let's not forget that without them, the big cogs wouldn't turn.

Cperry06
07-08-2007, 05:00 PM
I've gone on the official site twice and printed everything off but still cannot find the fanclub lounge meet and greets. I also can't find the schedule for the collectors panels. Can anyone help point me in the right way?

DarthRavenger
07-08-2007, 06:45 PM
When are the newer signers prices going to be listed at the official site?

Jose_Fiuza
07-08-2007, 06:55 PM
"Early next week", forum member CE_Organizer stated here yesterday.

Cperry06
07-08-2007, 07:38 PM
I've gone on the official site twice and printed everything off but still cannot find the fanclub lounge meet and greets. I also can't find the schedule for the collectors panels. Can anyone help point me in the right way?


Never mind, I found it. They have really added some nice names to the list. Can't wait to meet McInnes and Culver.

SteveSith
07-09-2007, 02:23 AM
Christian Simpson? Wasnt he the one that someone exposed as having photoshopped his face onto TPM pilot images? This guest is a joke



I've been lurking here for a little while but couldn't help replying to this ridiculous post. I met Cristian at the Exewing Charity signing in Devon in 2006, and he had several official pics, but never a Photoshopped one. You must have dredged up a very old print probably created by whatever Convention that was from or someting before official prints were made available.

Have you ever met him and asked him if that is John Knolls' helmet he's wearing? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/wink.gif And did he deny it? It's obvious so hardly misleading.





That pic is from Derek Maki's website that is representing him.

It is the same as John Knoll's image, only flipped with C.Simpsons face photoshopped on. I wouldnt be surprised if Maki is also responsible for it.

If you look back at my earlier posts you will see that I am in favor of the 'small cogs' to appear at shows. Definately so. This business of doctoring images you have to admit shouldnt really be endorsed and I wasn't the first or only one to rumble him on the forums.

I will also add, that as I am favoring small cogs, I do prefer small cogs that were actually seen on screen! As most people here will agree C. Simpson may have only been a blur for a split second at best and in my opinion, isnt worthy of guest status.

LITTLEOBIWAN
07-09-2007, 02:42 AM
"It's OFFICIAL. Our client, Mr. MARK HAMILL will be making a VERY RARE appearance at Celebration UK! He will be appearing on FRI and SAT only for a very limited time each day. Each autograph ticket is £85.00 and you are limited to ONLY 2 tickets per person. YES FANS, Mark Hamill has agreed to take posed photos! The photos will be taken with YOUR OWN personal camera BUT requires an autograph ticket purchase. Coolwaters staff members will take your camera and snap a photo of you while you are standing RIGHT NEXT to Mr. Hamill. It is required that OUR staff takes the photo so that we can keep the line moving so that EVERY fan has a chance to meet Mr. Hamill up close..

Mr. Hamill will be signing official 8x10 photos OR items you bring from home!"

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Lukesgirl1970
07-09-2007, 03:21 AM
That pic is from Derek Maki's website that is representing him ... I wouldnt be surprised if Maki is responsible for it.



If you have no actual idea whether the actor had anything to do with the image you've seen, then why are you stating that 'he photoshopped himself'??!!



I do prefer small cogs that were actually seen on screen! As most people here will agree C. Simpson may have only been a blur for a split second



I'm not convinced most people would agree with something that isn't true. Wasn't Christian one of the Naboo pilots seen in the hanger battle & who survived to the end celebration, but also Hayden's double, as well as doing motion capture for the BD3000 droid? http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif You can clearly see him in the official screenshots and links I found at his site (http://www.christiansimpson.com).

Personally I'd rather meet a cog like that, than an uncredited Biker Scout (how would we ever know!) or the twin extra who wasn't even seen in the final cut - yet they are all going and as yet no official word on appearance of the guests talked about above who are all more interesting in my opinion http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif Then again i do have a crush on Hayden so... http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif

nlindenj
07-09-2007, 07:26 AM
Never mind, I found it. They have really added some nice names to the list. Can't wait to meet McInnes and Culver.



where is this list? and does it have days and vouchers needed?

Lee_c00per
07-09-2007, 11:59 AM
"It's OFFICIAL. Our client, Mr. MARK HAMILL will be making a VERY RARE appearance at Celebration UK! He will be appearing on FRI and SAT only for a very limited time each day. Each autograph ticket is £85.00 and you are limited to ONLY 2 tickets per person. YES FANS, Mark Hamill has agreed to take posed photos! The photos will be taken with YOUR OWN personal camera BUT requires an autograph ticket purchase. Coolwaters staff members will take your camera and snap a photo of you while you are standing RIGHT NEXT to Mr. Hamill. It is required that OUR staff takes the photo so that we can keep the line moving so that EVERY fan has a chance to meet Mr. Hamill up close..

Mr. Hamill will be signing official 8x10 photos OR items you bring from home!"

Latest news....
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Buggar. They could have announced all of this alot sooner

SteveSith
07-09-2007, 01:34 PM
Lukesgirl1970: Its on the public domain as being 'C. Simpson' as stated clearly at the bottom of the image and its clearly a doctored photo and you have seen the evidence. Thats why Maki took it down.
Therefore dont start talking about me making libellous comments! Everything I said was true and thats why the image has disappeared. Dont support or encourage deception like this.

Anyway, which convention organiser/promoter on planet Earth would bother mocking up this image with pretty collage images, for Hamill maybe, but for a no-name?? If C. Simpson didnt do it himself then he commisioned it himself. Come on.

Lukesgirl1970
07-09-2007, 01:59 PM
Relax, I was trying to look out for you. You have made an allegation that the actor "Photoshopped himself" into a picture. Do you have any evidence that HE did this whatsoever - that's all. I've heard enough scare stories to know to be careful saying things unless you know them to be true.

But here's the real point - he clearly has a load of official imagery from Lucasfilm. I've seen stuff at the show, and then there's also stuff on his site - even on the OfficalPix site. So why would HE need to commission someone to doctor an image?! http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/confused.gif So what is it? Something his agent mocked up (that's this Maki character right?)? Something one of the 100s of SW fan artists did? It still doesn't add up. And who cares anyway? If he isn't using it or selling it and doesn't need it, why are you so concerned? Remember actors don't sell the photos - you get 'em gratis with a sig.

I cant help thinking there's something else going on here. Do you know him personally or have some vendetta? From what I know of our chat, he's definitely one of the good guys.

07-10-2007, 01:11 PM
Actually he was selling it at an event in Birmingham on Saturday. However he did have other photos that were of him and photos of the droid he did the motioncapture for. He is obviously not a fake guest as there is plenty of behind the scenes evidence. i don't see a problem with the photoshopped images - I got an autograph from andy secombe on a watto photo earlier this year and obviously the whole picture is CG. What is the difference?


Relax, I was trying to look out for you. You have made an allegation that the actor "Photoshopped himself" into a picture. Do you have any evidence that he did this whatsoever - that's all. If not, and if the claims damaged his career, it'd be on you. I've heard enough scare stories to know to be careful saying things unless you know them to be true.

But here's the real point - he clearly has a load of official imagery from Lucasfilm. I've seen stuff at the show, and then there's also stuff on his site - even on the OfficalPix site. So why would he NEED to commission someone to doctor an image? And he doesnt even have that image at shows. So what is it? Something his agent mocked up (that's this Maki character right?)? Something one of the SW fan artists did? It still doesn't add up. And who cares anyway? If he isn't using it or selling it and doesn't need it, why are you so concerned?

I cant help thinking there's something else going on here. Do you know him personally or have some vendetta? From what I know of our chat, he's definitely one of the good guys.

Lukesgirl1970
07-10-2007, 01:39 PM
I couldn't agree more. Every photo we buy has been digitally edited one way or another these days.

But he wasn't "selling it" - guests aren't selling the photos (they aren't allowed to as they're copyright), they're selling the autograph, and you get the photo free with it on. So we can't really complain about something that's free - heck at least somebody or other has gone to the trouble to make a pretty picture for our autograph money.

And think about all the aliens and stormtrooper extras at these shows that some of us praise and welcome. Yet we have no way to know if that was really them in that costume 30 years ago! But you don't criticise them. Yet shock horror an actor who IS screen seen and in the credits gets abused here because a CGI'd image has done the rounds. Erm can anyone else see the contradiction? Star Wars is all about CGI! Next time you give your money to the 3rd guy or girl who claimed to be the stormtrooper who bumped their head, think carefully.

Outta interest did he have official photos of him as the pilot that weren't the sole one referred to here? I have a great one for a start and never saw a CGI one.

Anyway maybe we're guilty of dragging on this mountain out of a molehill now - it's all a bit 'who cares' now. Zzz...

DarthRavenger
07-10-2007, 08:16 PM
When are the prices going to be told for the July 2 guests that were announced? I thought it was early this week (usually meaning Mon or Tues at the latest)but its Tues sw.com just updated and nothing yet.

DarthRavenger
07-11-2007, 11:14 AM
Price update anyone?