Celebration VI General Discussion

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I'll say it now...

August 20-23, 2015 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida
 
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Alot of Americans aren't going to CE2 in fact I'd say most aren't so for us it's basically like the two year gap from 5 to 6.
 
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C4 was 2007, a few months before CE, but C5 was 3 years later
Well yes the actual event was 3 years later but Reed only had about 8 months to plan for it since LFL had a hard time trying to find a promoter after GenCon blew it so it's certainly possible to have C7 a year after CE2.
 
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Well yes the actual event was 3 years later but Reed only had about 8 months to plan for it since LFL had a hard time trying to find a promoter after GenCon blew it so it's certainly possible to have C7 a year after CE2.
This issue is not how long it takes Reed to prepare the event but the fact that most people have limited funds and can't afford to go to a celebration every year.
 
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Anyone have a link to the survey? I never got one.
To my knowledge, there isn't a link. I was emailed a notice to take the survey and I deleted the email already. But I don't know if they sent them out at random to people that attended, or because I said I would like to give feedback for the convention before CVI happened.

You might email ReedPOP or go through the CVI website to see if you can take the survey.
 
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I ordered a couple of engraved items at the Celebration store and haven't received them yet. They said it would be about 2 weeks. Anyone know where I might be able to write to them?
 
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is that a confirmation of orlando?

Yes, it will be in Orlando. LFL has a contract with the OCCC and with Orlando City. It started with CV and it was to last for three conventions, so C7 will be in Orlando. I mean I am sure they can perhaps buy out of the contract, but not likely. That would mean millions for LFL. Mr. Lucas would rather have that money go to charity, than go to a city to cancel a contract. So, one more for O'Lando!
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So, yes to 2014, yes to Orlando, and yes it will be in August again. Nothing will change until 2016.


Let's try and move past all this though. The memories from this past Celebration are still in my head. I would love to live those out for a few more months. Then, Germany here I come! I am only worried about my Tunisia trip at this time. If the bloodshed is not over by then, then I am sure LFL will not permit me to go there. So, let's find some peace there.

So, who loved the droid hunt? It was my first time taking part in it. I tried soooo hard to hide my badge from them, but just one time I was taken off guard by a fan of mine...and WAMOH! He found the droids he was looking for...lol. It was a blast. Now, if anyone has one of those Droid Hunt badges, can I buy it off you for my Celebrations scrapbooks? Thanks!

Wow...The memories!!!
 
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LOL /await the massive whinefest :) I eagerly await the rhinefest!

I thought this was all rather known by now, I guess those surveys throw people off. As for Tunisa, the only thing stopping you is you.


Yes, it will be in Orlando. LFL has a contract with the OCCC and with Orlando City. It started with CV and it was to last for three conventions, so C7 will be in Orlando. I mean I am sure they can perhaps buy out of the contract, but not likely. That would mean millions for LFL. Mr. Lucas would rather have that money go to charity, than go to a city to cancel a contract. So, one more for O'Lando!
;)


So, yes to 2014, yes to Orlando, and yes it will be in August again. Nothing will change until 2016.


Let's try and move past all this though. The memories from this past Celebration are still in my head. I would love to live those out for a few more months. Then, Germany here I come! I am only worried about my Tunisia trip at this time. If the bloodshed is not over by then, then I am sure LFL will not permit me to go there. So, let's find some peace there.

So, who loved the droid hunt? It was my first time taking part in it. I tried soooo hard to hide my badge from them, but just one time I was taken off guard by a fan of mine...and WAMOH! He found the droids he was looking for...lol. It was a blast. Now, if anyone has one of those Droid Hunt badges, can I buy it off you for my Celebrations scrapbooks? Thanks!

Wow...The memories!!!
 
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I like the location but the date is the only thing that concerns me now. I might have school during that time. C5 was a good time period(Mid August) that week and a half makes a world of difference for some people. Alot of the "PT kids" like me are going to College now so that should be taken into account.
 
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LOL /await the massive whinefest :) I eagerly await the rhinefest!

I thought this was all rather known by now, I guess those surveys throw people off. As for Tunisa, the only thing stopping you is you.
I think she is taking today's news into consideration:

"In Tunis, at least five people were wounded by police gunfire near the U.S. emb****, and a Reuters reporter said a big fire had erupted within the emb**** compound. Protesters had earlier leapt over the compound wall."

And

"Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a U.S.-made film that demeans Prophet Mohammad invaded the U.S. emb**** compound and clashed with riot police, a Reuters reporter said"
 
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Yes, it will be in Orlando. LFL has a contract with the OCCC and with Orlando City. It started with CV and it was to last for three conventions, so C7 will be in Orlando. I mean I am sure they can perhaps buy out of the contract, but not likely. That would mean millions for LFL. Mr. Lucas would rather have that money go to charity, than go to a city to cancel a contract. So, one more for O'Lando!
;)


So, yes to 2014, yes to Orlando, and yes it will be in August again. Nothing will change until 2016.


Let's try and move past all this though. The memories from this past Celebration are still in my head. I would love to live those out for a few more months. Then, Germany here I come! I am only worried about my Tunisia trip at this time. If the bloodshed is not over by then, then I am sure LFL will not permit me to go there. So, let's find some peace there.

So, who loved the droid hunt? It was my first time taking part in it. I tried soooo hard to hide my badge from them, but just one time I was taken off guard by a fan of mine...and WAMOH! He found the droids he was looking for...lol. It was a blast. Now, if anyone has one of those Droid Hunt badges, can I buy it off you for my Celebrations scrapbooks? Thanks!

Wow...The memories!!!
What part of LFL or the Star Wars world do you contribute to? I just noticed the VIP under your name:D
 
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I think it's hard for most cities to complete with the International Drive location and the absolute glut of affordable hotels. I've not stayed in Indianapolis in the last decade nor have I stayed near the LA convention center (last time I was in CA I stayed in Orange County and Anaheim). But I know Chicago - any decent hotel around Michigan Avenue - like say the Hilton Palmer House - is as much for one night as many folks spent for 3-4-5 nights in Orlando. The Hilton Orlando was $660 for five nights with taxes and fees. The Palmer House is $460/night when I checked a recent Thurs-Monday stay.

Vegas can compete with many casinos offering affordable rooms.... and it offers a ton of entertainment choices... but it is true that it's not all that family friendly. Though I think a family spending all their time at the convention would do just fine. It's just a few unsavory things (guys on the corners snapping those darn cards advertising hookers) that you have to avoid. There are plenty of games and rides that kids can enjoy despite all the gambling and things around you.

I'd say Orlando would be my 1st pick, then Vegas, and then Dallas simply because I'm already there. :awesome: But I think with Dallas the issue is hotels for the volume of people we're talking about. I like the walk from my hotel to the con... hard to do that every where when you have 20-30,000 people in attendance.
 
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If they take kids' summer vacation into consideration, I hope they realize that it can vary by state. Here in NY, we are off from end of June to beginning of September. I know the kids in Orlando were already back in school for CVI.
 
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I'm sure there are a ton of SW fans that are Teachers as well. I actually had 4 teachers in High School who were die hard SW fans. Don't underestimate the power of the Education demographic. Lol
 
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Hooray! As predicted by many, including myself, the rumors were indeed true and Orlando gets at least 1 more.

For those complaining you can't go because you or your kids are in school: who cares if you or they miss 5 days of the start of the semester/quarter? Is it really going to make that much difference in the end? If you love Star Wars you will find a way to be there.
 
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I'm sure there are a ton of SW fans that are Teachers as well. I actually had 4 teachers in High School who were die hard SW fans. Don't underestimate the power of the Education demographic. Lol
Yep, I'm one of them! So having it mid Summerr is really important to me, since I cannot take vacation when school is in session.
 

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I had two teacher's in High School that went to both CV and CVI. My other teacher kept wanting more and more pics on FaceBook to see what was going on! So even though I'm biased ;) Orlando for Celebration 7!!!!
 
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For those complaining you can't go because you or your kids are in school: who cares if you or they miss 5 days of the start of the semester/quarter? Is it really going to make that much difference in the end? If you love Star Wars you will find a way to be there.
This isn't a possibility for me personally, since I am a teacher. I cannot take vacation time when school is in session? Forget about the kids, I'm talking about me! lol :grin:
 
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This isn't a possibility for me personally, since I am a teacher. I cannot take vacation time when school is in session? Forget about the kids, I'm talking about me! lol :grin:
Two words for you: sick leave! :D
 
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Did anyone catch a picture of Donald Faison on the show floor with Tom Kane and others? My sister was the volunteer with Tom Kane and wasn't able to take a picture.
 
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Yes, it will be in Orlando. LFL has a contract with the OCCC and with Orlando City. It started with CV and it was to last for three conventions, so C7 will be in Orlando. I mean I am sure they can perhaps buy out of the contract, but not likely. That would mean millions for LFL. Mr. Lucas would rather have that money go to charity, than go to a city to cancel a contract. So, one more for O'Lando!
;)


So, yes to 2014, yes to Orlando, and yes it will be in August again. Nothing will change until 2016.


Let's try and move past all this though. The memories from this past Celebration are still in my head. I would love to live those out for a few more months. Then, Germany here I come! I am only worried about my Tunisia trip at this time. If the bloodshed is not over by then, then I am sure LFL will not permit me to go there. So, let's find some peace there.

So, who loved the droid hunt? It was my first time taking part in it. I tried soooo hard to hide my badge from them, but just one time I was taken off guard by a fan of mine...and WAMOH! He found the droids he was looking for...lol. It was a blast. Now, if anyone has one of those Droid Hunt badges, can I buy it off you for my Celebrations scrapbooks? Thanks!

Wow...The memories!!!
SOunds like good news to me !

I like the location but the date is the only thing that concerns me now. I might have school during that time. C5 was a good time period(Mid August) that week and a half makes a world of difference for some people. Alot of the "PT kids" like me are going to College now so that should be taken into account.
I do agree with this though.
 
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Hooray! As predicted by many, including myself, the rumors were indeed true and Orlando gets at least 1 more.

For those complaining you can't go because you or your kids are in school: who cares if you or they miss 5 days of the start of the semester/quarter? Is it really going to make that much difference in the end? If you love Star Wars you will find a way to be there.
Not that I have kids or that I'm complaining but some states like Texas are very strict about kids missing school. At least in the district I live in, kids who miss 3 days without a written doctor's excuse, their parents will be sent to court @.@
 
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