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Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby knopie » Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:29 pm

1. Meeting a lot of you, we should do this more often :lol:
2. seeing all this merchandise
3. Hotelroom sales and specially the drinks and talks after.
4. swaps
5. a creepy budget hotel

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Nick_IoW » Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:14 pm

Was a fantastic time!

Here's my list:

1) Getting fucked up with friends new and old (shout out to the Swedish Drinking Team!).

Well, that's about all I did really. Couldn't be arsed walking about and queueing up and all that Star Wars stuff :D

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:36 pm

Nick_IoW wrote:Was a fantastic time!

Here's my list:

1) Getting fucked up with friends new and old (shout out to the Swedish Drinking Team!).

Well, that's about all I did really. Couldn't be arsed walking about and queueing up and all that Star Wars stuff :D


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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby SAVORY100 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 3:40 pm

Nick_IoW wrote:Was a fantastic time!

Here's my list:

1) Getting fucked up with friends new and old (shout out to the Swedish Drinking Team!).

Well, that's about all I did really. Couldn't be arsed walking about and queueing up and all that Star Wars stuff :D


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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby maxf » Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:03 pm

1) Hanging out with likeminded friends - new and old, celebrating something which has been part of my life since I was 4.

2) Drinks on the Saturday night - knackered, but good banter sat outside on a summer's evening

3) Mark Hamill's impromptu talk on Saturday evening to a few hundred fans in the 'live' area

4) Hanging out with Palitoyjunky (and his long suffering and very cool partner), theguiltyone, sithsmith, dave tree - meeting Kavik, Juan Carlos, Walthamwookie, Carl Dix, NickIOW, Iain S and loads of others for the first time. Treating Mattias to a little bottle of something, as he's too fancy for beer ;)

5) Buying a few bits and pieces, including some loose bits I needed, as well as something I was fascinated with in the Concept to Screen to Collectable book for about 20 years!
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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Jeetkunemaul » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:54 am

Gotta change one of my five actually to my daughter being on stage for the Leia parade.
I'm biased but she was one cute Leia for the 3 days besides when she was dressed as Wicket - didn't last long though as she loves Leia. Not bad for a two year old!
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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby mr_palitoy » Wed Jul 20, 2016 12:02 pm

1) Friends. Great to see so many collecting friends from UK, USA and Worldwide. The nightly move from the Fox to the Novotel and drinking antics. Oh, and free bar at the Fox. Thank you EA Games!

2) Swag. It was a great standard at this event and so much more than just plain badges. Loved the collectors coins, was quite an achievement to finish the set at the event given a couple of the panels were well over subscribed. Love the Star Destroyer collecting stand too.

3) Panels. Some great collectors track panels. Loved The Palitoy and Helix/Letraset ones. Great to see these both get on stage for the first time.

4) Talks. I queued up early enough to get wristbands to the Hammil and Fisher talks. Had never seen either of them on a 1 hour talk ebfroe. Mark is a funny old guy and Carrie's dog Gary stole the show chasing Warwick Davis round the stage.

5) Stalls. Great to see Starzone Darren and Mark/Jason Joiner/Dave Tree with vintage stalls. Some great vintage items. Oh, and the Novotel room sales rocked for vintage too. And Podcast friends, great to see the Vintage Rebellion guys getting a stand, and Jedi News and friends organizing a podcast stage. Great stuff!

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Stuart Skinner » Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:37 pm

Nick_IoW wrote:Was a fantastic time!

Here's my list:

1) Getting fucked up with friends new and old (shout out to the Swedish Drinking Team!).

Well, that's about all I did really. Couldn't be arsed walking about and queueing up and all that Star Wars stuff :D



Such a cool dude :roll:
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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby SOJ » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:39 pm

1. That Nick didn't vomit in the hotel room
2. Hanging out with so many old friends and meeting new ones. It was amazing that considering the many thousands of people there I'd bump into someone off the forum every time I walked round a corner.
3. My 30 back Luke Bespin purchase
4. The Rogue One panel
5. The costumes. It's easy to take the piss out of many of them, but some people really go the extra mile and create some mind blowing stuff.

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby itfciain » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:47 pm

I wish it was possible to un-see that
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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Gorneesh » Thu Jul 21, 2016 4:32 pm

Top 5 Celebration experiences? thats a hard one.
It was my first experience of a Star Wars celebration (I was collecting in 2007 but could not make it due to other commitments)
These are in no particular order

1- Seeing all the Collectors track panels (well the ones I could get into or make) I loved the diversity of the topics discussed and was enthralled by topics I knew not a lot about. I didn't see any of the big ones no way was I going to que through the night

2- I really enjoyed collecting the swag be it via scavenger hunt or just collecting patches, and I learnt that I need to make some pins to trade for next time

3- Just being able to geek out over Star Wars for 3 days and nobody caring, was great to see so many cosplayers both young and old.

4-Re igniting my interest in vintage collecting, only a few weeks before I'd made my mind to sell up and had started to do just that, but other than one book everything sold is stuff that can be easy replaced.

5-Meeting people/ putting names to forum faces. It seems strange for to me to type that as I'm really a stupidly shy person, but I have of late been trying to change that,(it got so bad that if I went out for dinner with my wife I would not go to the bar to order food)
I introduced myself to a few on here and there were other's I recognised but I didn't feel comfy going up to and saying hello, hopefully that will change as I now want to go to Farthest From at the end of August
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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby ScruffyLookingNH » Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:58 am

Gorneesh, go for it! Looks like there's a camping contingent forming and nothing breaks down barriers like getting sweaty in a tent together :lol: Seriously, though, it would be great to meet you and if you can come down for the Saturday afternoon/evening. It's really worth the effort and the atmosphere in the pub is as good as any I experienced at CE3!

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Nick_IoW » Fri Jul 22, 2016 1:18 pm

SOJ wrote:1. That Nick didn't vomit in the hotel room
2. Hanging out with so many old friends and meeting new ones. It was amazing that considering the many thousands of people there I'd bump into someone off the forum every time I walked round a corner.
3. My 30 back Luke Bespin purchase
4. The Rogue One panel
5. The costumes. It's easy to take the piss out of many of them, but some people really go the extra mile and create some mind blowing stuff.

Worst moment

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby x-pack » Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:52 pm

I don't have a top five really. It was just nice to have a lads weekend away and meet up with forum members. To be honest the show itself was secondary to me once i'd walked round on the first day. I knew I wasn't going to queue for the big panels because we were out every night until fairly late, but the collectors panel talks made up for it. Some were better than others and I was a little gutted to miss the Palitoy one. The talk on pencils was excellent :wink: ...the advanced droid building talk was literally the nerdiest thing i've ever seen! (no offence. I mean it in a good way)

The room sales were probably the highlight if I had to choose one. Never experienced anything like it. Sold a few things and made some coin. Just grabbed a spot next to Iain (thanks for the loan of your box mate :wink: ) and started to sell loose figures. Brilliant! :)

I'm a moaning bugger so cannot resist this. The queues! My God! I knew it was going to be busy but people queued for everything - passes, getting in, leaving bags, the toilet, beer, the Celebration shop, big panels, small panels, idiotic radio controlled display, prop displays, even the release of the limited edition Kylo Ren figure, and I don't know how people even knew to queue for that one from 6am! :shock:

It was all good though :)

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Re: Top 5 Celebration 2016 experiences

Postby Richarddarklord » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:06 pm

Had a great time highlight for me was Dave Tree panel and getting a set of medallions. The swag was Amazing and great to see Jez get his cardback at end of the podcast


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