Celebration VI Memories

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It was great meeting many of the Rebelscum staff and a handful of Scummers. It was nice putting faces to the usernames. I also enjoyed seeing Bryan (eFX) again and meeting Gino (eFX). I also liked personally meeting Jerry Vanderstelt and Chris Trevas. I enjoyed the hunt for the patch pieces which are great mementos to the convention. Overall, CVI was a wonderful experience!
 
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I had a blast working the Rebelscum booth and getting to meet many fellow Scummers. The hobby wouldn't be what it is without the community.
 
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I've been going to shows in the Chicago area, collecting autographs in-person for well over over a decade but I've never been to a show of this magnitude or with so many quality headliners. Walking up to Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Emperor Palpatine for some IP autographs was surreal and I'm so grateful they were there. As for the other guests, so many great people involved there as well. Some I've met before and some I haven't...I picked up a lot of nice pieces for my collection. I came back home with nearly 70 signed items and I would say only 4 or 5 of them are duds, with poor placement of the autographs by the guest. Very good success rate. :grin:

I wish I could have tracked down GLu for a quick photo op (as I'm sure thousands of others would have liked to!) but congrats to those who did score something from The Maker!

Too many other memories to post right now but I'm still laughing at the sight of Anthony Daniels forming a free photo op line right in front of Froggy's area, to the point where one of the Froggy's staff had to re-direct the line away from their spot. So funny. :)
 
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My friend running into Chris Hardwick and then giving me a ticket to the Star Wars Transmission from Celebration VI show Chris was hosting. Got to watch the webcast live and then get a picture and autograph with Chris. Real down to earth guy and one of my favorite geeks. My friend knew I was a fan, since I've been watching him since the "Singled Out" days and currently watching "The Nerdist" and "The Talking Dead". I also got a nice picture with Anthony Daniels and James Arnold Taylor, both great guys and ambassadors to the Star Wars brand.

It was nice to finally meet some of the Rebelscum staff. Overall, we had another great time. The shows were all well done and fantastic. I did get to attend the Star Wars Detours, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Ian McDiarmid panels, and all were great. Every time Celecbration rolls around we think "what new stuff could there possibly be to do?" This is my 3rd Celebration and I'm always blown away by the amount of things to do and the quality of all the panels and shows. Can't wait for the next one. We plan on bringing our youngins next time around, since they will be old enough to spend a few hours there a couple days.
 
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Mine is not a convention floor memory, but seeing Bryan and some Scummers in the hotel for some food, drinks and great conversation! I wish they would bring it back to Orlando at least one more time! I loved it there for both V and VI!!
 
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Where to begin? I've done four celebrations, and this one easily takes the prize. Just a superb overall experience.
 
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My friend running into Chris Hardwick and then giving me a ticket to the Star Wars Transmission from Celebration VI show Chris was hosting. Got to watch the webcast live and then get a picture and autograph with Chris. Real down to earth guy and one of my favorite geeks. My friend knew I was a fan, since I've been watching him since the "Singled Out" days and currently watching "The Nerdist" and "The Talking Dead".
I didn't see Hardwick in Orlando but I did meet him during his signing at C2E2 this year...SUPER cool guy, one of the best for sure! :)
 
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BEST CON EVER!

Had a blast seeing old friends and meeting new scummers. Had a great mini scum get together on Saturday.

Also, got to meet Dave Filoni, Sam Witwer, Clare Grant & Donald Faison. And that's not counting the OPX people that were signing. Also got to see George Lucas. I was about 10ft away from him.
 
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I think the best part was meeting some new folks that I've only traded comments with online. Putting faces to names is great and I look forward to meeting up with those guys again in the future. As for the con itself - seems like I did a lot less this time than at CV namely because I hit multiple collectors panels and those took an hour at a time plus the 1/2 hour-to-hour in line. I saw McDiarmid on Thursday afternoon and then Kevin Smith. And that was it outside of the closing ceremonies. At CV I hit the CW panels, Hamill, model makers, sound panel, etc.

But I still had a blast.

For C7 I'm going to hit fewer collectors panels and try and get back to the other side of the convention center more than once or twice. :awesome:
 
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I think the best part was meeting some new folks that I've only traded comments with online. Putting faces to names is great and I look forward to meeting up with those guys again in the future. As for the con itself - seems like I did a lot less this time than at CV namely because I hit multiple collectors panels and those took an hour at a time plus the 1/2 hour-to-hour in line. I saw McDiarmid on Thursday afternoon and then Kevin Smith. And that was it outside of the closing ceremonies. At CV I hit the CW panels, Hamill, model makers, sound panel, etc.

But I still had a blast.

For C7 I'm going to hit fewer collectors panels and try and get back to the other side of the convention center more than once or twice. :awesome:
Had a blast hanging with you and Tom several times over the weekend Sean!
 
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So many memories but I'll start off with the poster boy and main icon of star wars Mark Hamill. His photo op was the only one that I actually paid for. I waited on the line for about an hour and 40 mins. The photo shoot was scheduled for 4 but he showed up at 4:40 due to crazy auto line. Anyway, I got my pic with him and then the camera guy yells out "done, NEXT" and then I ask Mark what his favorite movie is? He said "probably Empire". Then I say thanks and good bye. An hour later I see him chilling with some other signers like Bulloch. This kids Mom pushes her son to say hi to him. Then there was this weird awkward silence for a few seconds. Mark breaks it by asking the kid his name. The kid responds Graham and then Mark says spelt
like the cracker? Kid timidly replies yes and then runs off lol. I approach Mark and tell him that I purchased a photo op but would please like another pic. I even busted out the receipt lol but he says "No, you don't have to show me" so in theory I could have gotten the pic for free lol. This is all subject to the actors current mood though. Anyway, Mark Hamill posed for a pic with me and started going on his tippy toes. I crouched down a bit but he said "It's ok Darth you can stand straight". Lol. I'm almost 6 foot three inches and I'm not exactly sure about Marks height but He was real nice to me. I saw his daughter too.
 
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I got to ask Warwick Davis if Karl Pilkington really has a head like a f------ orange. He said yes, he does. Best moment of C6 by far (and there were lots)
 
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Warrick spent about 5 minutes showing me pics on his phone from the upcoming Carl Pilkington special.
 

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Warrick spent about 5 minutes showing me pics on his phone from the upcoming Carl Pilkington special.
That's awesome, "The Short Way Round" or whatever it ends up being called is going to be epic.
 
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If anyone has photos of the opening ribbon cutting ceremony by the AT AT, can they please post them here, my son was one of the young padawans and I did not have my camera out. It all happened so fast. THANKS!!
 
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Ok, I can't ever top my experience at Celebration VI. I was having amazing luck (should have bought a lottery ticket). First off, I sat right behind Kyle Newman in the Seth Green Super Secret Panel (Star Wars Detours). Next thing I know, Clare Grant (Seth's wife) is right beside me talking to Kyle. Once they finished, I asked Kyle to sign my Fanboys DVD, which he was happy to do. He and I talked for about 5 minutes before the panel began. Later that day, I went to the Forcecast panel. At the panel, I won a personal meet and greet with the guys (Jimmy Mac, Jason Swank, Paul Bateman, and Kyle Newman). Wow. Ok, didn't think it could get better. Saturday, George Lucas comes out of the convention floor and is 15 feet from me. Can't beat that. Wrong. Sunday, Warwick Davis' panel, Warwick picks me out of the audience to read lines with him and James Arnold Taylor on the Celebration Stage. That was a lot of fun and I'm just surprised something actually came out of my mouth when I spoke the lines. It was a lot of fun. Warwick was hilarious and gave us all a hard time (especially me and JAT). Anyway, I won't ever be able to top this Celebration experience.
 
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The show was lots of fun but the highlight for me was hanging out at the Miller's Ale House on Wed. night. It was so much fun. When my alter ego is awaken by the combo of magical beers and a motley crew of collectors how could I not have a blast?
 
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hey Cadbane, ya i was standing in line for Bonnie's autograph,when all of a sudden Mark Hammill walked across from his booth to greet himself to her..The best part of it all was when he was like "which role did you play in the movie?"...she was like..umm not that big of a role..only the person who ends up taking care of you hhahahaah...classic moment....Mark was a little shocked, but it was cool..good times
 
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Mine was awarding James Arnold Taylor his Honorary Membership into The Jedi Assembly. In all the years I've been costuming, this is the first membership I've awarded. It really seemed to "define" me more or less.





Also a big moment for me was Daniel Logan officially christening me as "Jedimom" at the Meet the an Groups panel

I forgot to mention cutting in front of George Lucas while he was touring the show floor and hoping not to get shot. My hands were full and I didn't want to just stand there gawking at him so I ran between him and his police escort to get across the Hall floor aisle.

But then knowing where he was headed, I was able to get second row at the Clone Wars panel
 
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So many memories but I'll start off with the poster boy and main icon of star wars Mark Hamill. His photo op was the only one that I actually paid for. I waited on the line for about an hour and 40 mins. The photo shoot was scheduled for 4 but he showed up at 4:40 due to crazy auto line. Anyway, I got my pic with him and then the camera guy yells out "done, NEXT" and then I ask Mark what his favorite movie is? He said "probably Empire". Then I say thanks and good bye. An hour later I see him chilling with some other signers like Bulloch. This kids Mom pushes her son to say hi to him. Then there was this weird awkward silence for a few seconds. Mark breaks it by asking the kid his name. The kid responds Graham and then Mark says spelt
like the cracker? Kid timidly replies yes and then runs off lol. I approach Mark and tell him that I purchased a photo op but would please like another pic. I even busted out the receipt lol but he says "No, you don't have to show me" so in theory I could have gotten the pic for free lol. This is all subject to the actors current mood though. Anyway, Mark Hamill posed for a pic with me and started going on his tippy toes. I crouched down a bit but he said "It's ok Darth you can stand straight". Lol. I'm almost 6 foot three inches and I'm not exactly sure about Marks height but He was real nice to me. I saw his daughter too.
Cad Bane, I think that would be a dream come true for me. Too bad I didn't make it to CVI, but a combination of finances, school, and work did not allow it. Maybe if there is a C7 i can make it (he said hopefully).
 
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Dude, I hope you can go one day. All the actors I met were really nice. My brief experience with Carrie was slightly awkward At first but wound up being funny as hell. Lol. She wound up posing for a quick pic at the autograph table(which is a
big no no for her) lol. Great times. If you do go to the next one maybe we can meet up.
 
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MY celebration was pretty sweet. My biggest moment had to be when I was involved in inducting Dave Collins as a honorary member of the 501st Legion. We did it right after the smugglers gambit Saturday evening. The entire cast of voice actors were there, and Dave Filoni showed up briefly afterward. Here's a pic we got with the celebrities. I'm the kneeling jedi to the right of the R2.


Celebrities from left to right: Clare Grant, Dave Collins, Sam Witwer, Ashley Eckstein, Daniel Logan, Seth Green, Kyle Newman, Tom Kane, Matt Lanter, & Matt Wood.
This is my new autograph project.
 
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That is an awesome pic!


I forgot to mention cutting in front of George Lucas while he was touring the show floor and hoping not to get shot. My hands were full and I didn't want to just stand there gawking at him so I ran between him and his police escort to get across the Hall floor aisle.

But then knowing where he was headed, I was able to get second row at the Clone Wars panel and sit right next to Kyle Newman and the TF.N guys
 
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It was so mindblowing, the dust has finally settled so that I can share a few thoughts. My head felt like it was going to explode. I almost felt overwhelmed. I wanted a piece of everything, and there's just no way to do and absorb all of it.

Autographs:

Got autos from Hamill (as friendly as you could ever hope for), Baker (so slow to sign, and showing his age, but what a warm, genuine smile he gave me), McDiarmid (initiated a handshake and was very softspoken but kind), Bulloch (a class act), and Ben Burtt (so nice, somehow feels like he could be a member of my family).

Panels:
My favorite panel was the Cantina panel. They showed lost footage of a gorier end for Walrus Man. Did you know they filmed his decapitated head on the floor spewing blood and white pus leaking from his mouth? Priceless. Why wasn't that on the Blu Rays?

Carrie Fisher's panel was a howl. She is nuts in a good way, but you can tell she has a real heart and care for her connection to Star Wars.

Oh and I got my *** kicked at the world trivia contest. But I did take second place in the musical trivia contest. Really enjoyed the costume pageant.

It was nice to see and meet Jason and Jimmy from the ForceCast. To be honest, I'm actually inspired and considering starting my own podcast.

The collector panels were a mix for me. Dang, those Star Tots are addictive, but I would love an affordable option to pick up the set at the con.

Artists:
A big shout out to Mark McHaley and Jeff Carlisle for their kindness and for a friendly chat.

Collectibles:
I got carbon frozen by Disney, and picked up a bunch of nice vintage buttons and a vintage Threepio and artoo poster. From the store, picked up the magnets and the basket of Ewoks for my daughter.

Experiences:

Hung out at the r2 builders for a while, and learned a lot, and refocused my goals for that project.

Really enjoyed building a Tusken Raider hut with my daughter at the Tatooine Diorama.

The 501st Banquet was really great. The lifesize Vader cake was delicious and amazing. Even the lightsaber was made of watermelon candy. McDiarmid, Daniels, and Mayhew all made appearances, so that was legendary.

Regrets:
My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to meet more Scummers and online friends. It was difficult because I was there with my family, and sharing a car made it inconvenient for me to attend gatherings after the con. Next time I will make involvement in get-togethers more of a priority.

As amazing as CVI was, Disney World was just as incredible for me. I rode Star Tours 20 times befor finally seeing all 8 segments. That ride is incredible!

I'll end with this picture of me with my childhood hero. I think the dorky expression on my face accurately conveys the state of nirvana I was in.


 
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It was so mindblowing, the dust has finally settled so that I can share a few thoughts. My head felt like it was going to explode. I almost felt overwhelmed. I wanted a piece of everything, and there's just no way to do and absorb all of it.

Autographs:

Got autos from Hamill (as friendly as you could ever hope for), Baker (so slow to sign, and showing his age, but what a warm, genuine smile he gave me), McDiarmid (initiated a handshake and was very softspoken but kind), Bulloch (a class act), and Ben Burtt (so nice, somehow feels like he could be a member of my family).

Panels:
My favorite panel was the Cantina panel. They showed lost footage of a gorier end for Walrus Man. Did you know they filmed his decapitated head on the floor spewing blood and white pus leaking from his mouth? Priceless. Why wasn't that on the Blu Rays?

Carrie Fisher's panel was a howl. She is nuts in a good way, but you can tell she has a real heart and care for her connection to Star Wars.

Oh and I got my *** kicked at the world trivia contest. But I did take second place in the musical trivia contest. Really enjoyed the costume pageant.

It was nice to see and meet Jason and Jimmy from the ForceCast. To be honest, I'm actually inspired and considering starting my own podcast.

The collector panels were a mix for me. Dang, those Star Tots are addictive, but I would love an affordable option to pick up the set at the con.

Artists:
A big shout out to Mark McHaley and Jeff Carlisle for their kindness and for a friendly chat.

Collectibles:
I got carbon frozen by Disney, and picked up a bunch of nice vintage buttons and a vintage Threepio and artoo poster. From the store, picked up the magnets and the basket of Ewoks for my daughter.

Experiences:

Hung out at the r2 builders for a while, and learned a lot, and refocused my goals for that project.

Really enjoyed building a Tusken Raider hut with my daughter at the Tatooine Diorama.

The 501st Banquet was really great. The lifesize Vader cake was delicious and amazing. Even the lightsaber was made of watermelon candy. McDiarmid, Daniels, and Mayhew all made appearances, so that was legendary.

Regrets:
My only regret is that I didn't get a chance to meet more Scummers and online friends. It was difficult because I was there with my family, and sharing a car made it inconvenient for me to attend gatherings after the con. Next time I will make involvement in get-togethers more of a priority.

As amazing as CVI was, Disney World was just as incredible for me. I rode Star Tours 20 times befor finally seeing all 8 segments. That ride is incredible!

I'll end with this picture of me with my childhood hero. I think the dorky expression on my face accurately conveys the state of nirvana I was in.


Sorry you got you *** kicked at the Star Wars Trivia World Championship Contest. I have to make the questions hard or we would still be there. Well at least you know how it's played and will be ready when we do it again, and were will that be?? Es ist ein Geheimnis
 
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