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JediTricks
05-31-2007, 01:25 AM
I posted about 150-200 photos in the SSG events coverage of Celebration IV, that's about 1/4th of the total photos I took actually. Here's links to what I uploaded:

Fans (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5321)
Sights (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5351)
Master Replicas Party (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5352)
Added more coverage to R2 Builders (http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showgallery.php?cat=5344)Anyway, I'll be posting a recap of the show as I saw it and be explaining and pointing out some of the pictures I found most interesting, but I wanted to preview with the following 3 ludicrous pictures:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23623&cat=5351
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23622&cat=5351
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23624&cat=5351
These are 3 photos I took on Monday at an hour before the show closed, 3pm PST. That's the curtain behind the table handing out the exclusive Hasbro McQuarrie Droids 2packs - they were literally giving these away with every Monday badge purchase - and you'll notice that behind those curtains are more cases of these figures with just 1 hour till the store closes... the 3rd picture shows that it's actually PALLETS of cases still shrinkwrapped! I think someone overestimated their chances, as Tarkin might say.

Oh, and can you really go wrong with a preview picture of Boba Fett about to take off in his REAL rocketpack? I don't see how! http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23617&cat=5351

And finally, from the Fans section which is mostly costumed fans:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23724&cat=5321
Kid Lando is da Man-do!

stillakid
05-31-2007, 01:50 AM
And finally, from the Fans section which is mostly costumed fans:
http://photos.sirstevesguide.com/showphoto.php?photo=23724&cat=5321
Kid Lando is da Man-do!


That kid is great! But it instantly conjured up images of "lil' Star Wars Buddies" ala Scrappy Doo with the whole Star Wars gang running around, solving crimes, foiling Vader's evil schemes (ala Wile Coyote) every week.

figrin bran
05-31-2007, 01:51 AM
so did you try to grab one of those cases, JT? :p

that whole Gen Con CIV store was a study in overestimation, i'd say. they didn't even have that many items, especially since a lot of stuff was already sold out by Friday and yet they had this vast amount of space. it was rather surreal when i went directly from the ultra cramped Gentle Giant lines over to the CIV store.

JediTricks
06-03-2007, 05:55 PM
Well, somehow this project turned into a writing juggernaut on me, and in the end I produced this article:
http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=886

You might say it runs a little long. :p


That kid is great! But it instantly conjured up images of "lil' Star Wars Buddies" ala Scrappy Doo with the whole Star Wars gang running around, solving crimes, foiling Vader's evil schemes (ala Wile Coyote) every week.Have you been reading Lucas' notes for the live action TV show? ;)


so did you try to grab one of those cases, JT? :p After the troubles I went through with store security on Thursday, never! You'll have to read my feature to find out what I'm talking about. :D


that whole Gen Con CIV store was a study in overestimation, i'd say. they didn't even have that many items, especially since a lot of stuff was already sold out by Friday and yet they had this vast amount of space. it was rather surreal when i went directly from the ultra cramped Gentle Giant lines over to the CIV store.They overestimated store demand and underestimated attendance demand, very unusual. I think Lucasfilm gets to share the blame there though. For example, the amount of space the autograph area ate up in relation to the exhibit area was embarrassing, not that the autograph area should be marginalized, but they took up over half of the hall! That's crazy!

JediTricks
06-05-2007, 02:46 PM
So, it dawned on me to break the recap up into days, which took most of them down to just 3 pages each. The first link is the same as before, I just replaced the story that was already in it, but here's all 5 stories if you want to those links:
JediTricks' Celebration IV Recap - Day 1 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=886)
JediTricks' Celebration IV Recap - Day 2 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=896)
JediTricks' Celebration IV Recap - Day 3 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=897)
JediTricks' Celebration IV Recap - Day 4 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=898)
JediTricks' Celebration IV Recap - Day 5 (http://www.sirstevesguide.com/index.php?categoryid=37&p2_articleid=899)