Star Wars Celebration/convention In Orlando 2017

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  1. Cody Fousnaugh

    Cody Fousnaugh Very Well-Known Member
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    As most everyone on these forums know, wife and I are huge Star Wars fans. Have the movies, some collectables and Halloween costumes to prove it.

    Anyway, we learned about the Orlando Celebration from a lady shopping at Walmart last year. If not for her, we probably wouldn't have known about it until it was over. This will be our first Celebration/Convention. The last two, one in Anaheim, Calif. (2015) and the other in London UK, we wouldn't have love to gone to, but finances just wouldn't allow it (owning a power boat can be somewhat expensive:(, but we love boating:D). We have already bought tickets for one day; can't afford all four. Have our hotel room reservations set up. We are finding out that people from around the world will be there. Two of the Celebrity Guests will be Felicity Jones (Rogue One) and Ian McDiarmid (the Emperor/Sith Master in 4, 5 and 6). This Celebration is also celebrating 40 years since the first movie, A New Hope, came out in 1977.

    Thing is, most of the people we've talked to who were wearing a Star Wars t-shirt, don't even know about this Celebration/Convention. Guess they don't have to advertise. All of the 4-day Passes have been sold out for something like $700 for that Pass.
     
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    I clicked on the thread with some panic, since we are planning to be in Orlando and Tampa this year.
    The dates are in April, so we are good.
    Didn't want to get caught up in that.
    We like Star Wars, just didn't want to fight 'extra' crowds:eek:
     
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    One thing for sure, there will be crowds and traffic. There are tons of Star Wars fans. Many of them will be "Baby Boomers", like us. I was 27 in 1977 when A New Hope came out.
     
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    Got a new Darth Vader Lightsaber. My old one cost $35 and the handle was all plastic. When I fell last October, in full costume w/this old Lightsaber in my hand, the cover of the on/off switch broke and a wire inside the handle broke off of a small circuit board. That circuit board was the sound part of the Lightsaber. Tried soldering the wire back on the board, but just wouldn't work. Anyway, this old Lightsaber is actually a child's toy, even though it did light up and have sound. The new one is for Adults and the Instructions that came with it states that. The new Lightsaber definitely goes better with my costume than the old one did.

    Don't ask how much the new Lightsaber cost, however there are even more expensive ones.
     
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