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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:36 am 
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All discounted rooms with the convention code have sold out. I told you this was going to happen and to reserve the rooms early with no charge/cancellation up till the day before. You can still get rooms but they are 159-167.00 a night before tax.

I still have room for 2 roomies in my double room on the executive level. 100.00 each for the weekend checking in Friday and out Sunday.

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1. knoxvilles_joker
2. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)
3. gman Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 2 roomies.
4. gman guest Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 2 roomies.
5. bigbisont (Friday & Saturday all day, Sunday AM possible but not real likely)
6. bigbisont's wife
7. bigbisont's son
8. bigbisont's dad
9. Blivet
10. Emmaripley
11. Rhonda Rkn Payne is bringing BUGSsss and 2 additional marines

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:05 pm 

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The Tennessean has rooms available. Their number for reservations is 844-413-0026. They are right next to the Holiday Inn, but room rates start in the 200 range for very upscale lavish amenities.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:50 pm 
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so what is the deal with these late night events?

80s concert Friday night and "totally bitchin party" (which was advertised as an 80s prom earlier?) Saturday?
Anyone doing either?

Im assuming bitching' party/80s prom is fine with all 80s styles, not just pastel suits with the sleeves pushed up.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:37 am 

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bigbisont wrote:
so what is the deal with these late night events?

80s concert Friday night and "80s prom" Saturday?
Anyone doing either?

Im assuming 80s prom is fine with all 80s styles, not just pastel tuxes with the sleeves pushed up.


fanboy keeps attracting known music icons. 80s night is a concert of the talent they have.

Fanboy is wanting to try and compete with DragonCon.

I had tried and arranged a tandem option of the holiday inn bar as an option. several local bars are open until 3am and are within a mile or two and perfect uber driving distance.

And first I heard of the prom part.

I have been saving money so I am game either way.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:43 am 
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I could have sworn that I read 80s prom on Saturday earlier when I bought my tickets. I see now they are calling it a "totally bitchin' party". It's in the list of things the VIP ticket gets you automatically.

I have edited my post. I would assume that still falls very much in line with the 80s theme, and I'm down. If only i could roll in with a bitchin' camero.

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I could have sworn that I read 80s prom on Saturday earlier when I bought my tickets. I see now they are calling it a "totally bitchin' party". It's in the list of things the VIP ticket gets you automatically.

I have edited my post. I would assume that still falls very much in line with the 80s theme, and I'm down. If only i could roll in with a bitchin' camero.


I think they are still trying to hash out the marketing. The couple of months leading up to the expo fanboy tends to get crazy.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:22 pm 
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I have room for 1 last roomie in my double room on the executive level. 100.00 for the weekend checking in Friday and out Sunday.
Current number in room is 3.

Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)
3. gman Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 1 roomie.
4. gman guest Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 1 roomie.
5. bigbisont (Friday & Saturday all day, Sunday AM possible but not real likely)
6. bigbisont's wife
7. bigbisont's son
8. bigbisont's dad
9. Blivet
10. Emmaripley
11. Rhonda Rkn Payne is bringing BUGSsss and 2 additional marines

Thanks!

Greg

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Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)
3. gman Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 1 roomie.
4. gman guest Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 1 roomie.
5. bigbisont (Friday & Saturday all day, Sunday AM possible but not real likely)
6. bigbisont's wife
7. bigbisont's son
8. bigbisont's dad
9. Blivet
10. Emmaripley
11. Rhonda Rkn Payne is bringing BUGSsss and 2 additional marines
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:57 pm 
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The autograph prices are up on the fanboy site now...think I would have to take a second mortgage! Ah well...probably cost a bunch to get these folks there.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:07 pm 

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When there we will inquire on options for those that could not attend for the various reasons life gives us to not have the FUN we WANT to have...

And the prices are:
Aliens Photo Opp $160.00 (USD)
Aliens Fan Package $425.00 (USD)
Sesame Street Fan Package $200.00 (USD)
Sesame Street Photo Opp $90.00 (USD)
Linda Blair Fan Package $90.00 (USD)
Linda Blair Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Brady Bunch Fan Package $180.00 (USD)
Brady Bunch Photo Opp $90.00 (USD)
Dee Snider Fan Package $100.00 (USD)
Dee Snider Photo Opp $60.00 (USD)
Eric Estrada Fan Package $90.00 (USD)
Eric Estrada Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Tiffany Fan Package $90.00 (USD)
Tiffany Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Sgt Slaughter Fan Package $70.00 (USD)
Sgt Slaughter Photo Opp $40.00 (USD)
Marky Ramone Fan Package $80.00 (USD)
Marky Ramone Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Cheri Currie Fan Package $80.00 (USD)
Cheri Currie Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Randy Jones Fan Package $70.00 (USD)
Randy Jones Photo Opp $40.00 (USD)
Harbinger Down VIP SCREENING $40.00 (USD)
Harbinger Down SCREENING - General Admission $10.00 (USD)
Kane Fan Package $100.00 (USD)
Kane Photo Opp $60.00 (USD)
John Wesley Shipp Fan Package $90.00 (USD)
John Wesley Shipp Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Gary Busey Photo Opp $50.00 (USD)
Good Times Cast Photo Opp $80.00 (USD)
Happy Days Fan Package $150.00 (USD) Sold Out
Happy Days Photo Opp $80.00 (USD) Sold Out

Fan Packages include: One (1) Professional Photo Opp per Expo Schedule and One (1) Autograph Ticket with Listed Guest(s). Plus a collectors lanyard that allows VIP line access and guaranteed seating in Q&A Sessions.
Photo Opps include: One (1) Professional photo (per Expo schedule) with listed Guest(s) along with a high quality 8x10 Photo print.
GROUP PACKAGES & SPECIAL EVENTS:
GROUP PACKAGES: One (1) Professional Group Photo Opp per Expo Schedule and One (1) Autograph Ticket for each of the group Guest(s).
Aliens Packages include: One (1) Professional Group Photo Opp per Expo Schedule with All the Cast Members from Aliens together and One (1) Autograph Ticket for each of the Aliens Guest(s). Plus a collectors lanyard, Aliens Poster and guaranteed seating in Q&A Sessions.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:32 pm 

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OK, talked with my photogrophy friend and around 10-11AM that Saturday she will be avialable to take a group photo outside. This is a tentative time.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:20 am 
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Ok I have to go to Louisville for work tomorrow. Do to the fact I will be driving from Louisville to Knoxville, I have 2 spots open in my room. 100.00 the entire weekend or 50.00 a night. This does not include ticket to the event. Let me know.

Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)
3. gman Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 2 roomies.
4. gman guest Friday, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn. Have room for 2 roomies.
5. bigbisont (Friday & Saturday all day, Sunday AM possible but not real likely)
6. bigbisont's wife
7. bigbisont's son
8. bigbisont's dad
9. Blivet
10. Emmaripley
11. Rhonda Rkn Payne is bringing BUGSsss and 2 additional marines

Thanks!

Greg

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Best event in a long time. Alec and Tom were great! Write up and pics later.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Excellent event and great meeting you guys! Thanks for bringing so much cool stuff to see on the display. Really enjoyed meeting the cast too. :-) :-)


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OK, we have kind of agreed to one USCM event drop in Knoxville at one Fanboy a year. The timing falls really close to Dragon con so things will be tight. I will continue to chip away at props.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:31 am 
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Back home now after a fun drive through non-stop torrential rain, but very well worth it to meet the mighty USCM, as well as (of course) the amazing Aliens cast/crew guests. I've heard stories about how all of them are still very much a family, and seeing them interact with each other and how close they still even remain 31 years later, and how sincerely happy they are interacting with their fans, I can see why Aliens continues to be such a timeless and flawless masterpiece. I hope to see you all again, and meet more of you, soon. Oohrah to ashes! :)


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Back in Louisville and having internet issues. Once hotel fixes I will post.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:35 am 
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Finally got a minute. Great event everyone. Loads of fun.

Personal highlight was by far my wife meeting her hero. Jeanette is so cool.
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My son meeting "his guy" was amazing too
(*we showed my son the parts of the film from when everyone wakes up to when they find Newt. It was enough for him to know how awesome everyone is!)
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Couple new friends and a couple old getting ready for the costume contest (we entered as a group, but lost out to an 80s style wrestling quartet of Macho man, Rick Flare, Sting, and Sgt. Slaughter)
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Alec Gillis didn't have his gold award, so we hooked him up. Great dude.
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Panel was good. Some new stories I hadn't heard (which I think is rare!). Bummer Biehn kinda bailed as he was filling ill and Kash didn't make it because his filming ran late. "Spunkmeyer" was only there sunday.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:39 am 
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And of course some happy hunting from some aliens and predators

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(hold veeeerrrry still...)
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(son with KnoxvilleJoker)

Myself with "Ash" (I always gotta get the Ashes)
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And not related to anything...but Macho man at the 80s "totally bitchin' party"
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:43 am 
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New pal keeping the peace
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Found another smartgunner and had dueling Vazes (my dad was our smartgunner).
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All in all, great event. Great seeing everyone again and meeting the new people. Was a very "cozy" event. Very accessible and welcoming.

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Bigbisont, I didn't realize when we met at the expo the guy with the Smart Gun was your father, that's excellent. Your son's armor also looked fantastic, I was amazed at all the little details like the helmet camera, etc. It all got me inspired to get me own kit done!

If you liked the October event, you'll like the June event. There are two per year, the June one is the larger of the two with more stalls and more people. Probably a 1/4 to 1/3 bigger.


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Bigbisont, I didn't realize when we met at the expo the guy with the Smart Gun was your father, that's excellent. Your son's armor also looked fantastic, I was amazed at all the little details like the helmet camera, etc. It all got me inspired to get me own kit done!

If you liked the October event, you'll like the June event. There are two per year, the June one is the larger of the two with more stalls and more people. Probably a 1/4 to 1/3 bigger.


I have separate threads for the two upcoming events.

Ditto on the costumes. I was extremely impressed and pleased with every one's costumes.

I was even appreciative of all the positive comments on my costumes.

I was Joker on Friday, Predator on Saturday, and A cobra trooper on Sunday.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:53 pm 
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Guys all I can say is this event was awesome. It blew DragonCon out of the water. The amount of people I talked to who were interested in Aliens dwarfed all my years at DragonCon. Even though we manned the table as much as possible the time flew by with all the interest. I am proud to say we have been asked back for the June show and I have a fan table set to go. This time we will be more prepared and have a lot more props. This is the way things should be! Looking at Farpoint and ShoreLeave next. I got to talk to everyone for lengths of time except Bein. He was swamped 24/7. The guys at ADI went out of their way! They also offered for us to contact them if we need any tips. Giving it an AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA+++++++++++++++++++++!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

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Bigbisont, I didn't realize when we met at the expo the guy with the Smart Gun was your father, that's excellent. Your son's armor also looked fantastic, I was amazed at all the little details like the helmet camera, etc. It all got me inspired to get me own kit done!

If you liked the October event, you'll like the June event. There are two per year, the June one is the larger of the two with more stalls and more people. Probably a 1/4 to 1/3 bigger.


Thanks man. And I def have my eye on the June event. It isn't all that often that I can find worthwhile events so 'close' (under 4 hr drives) from me.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:03 pm 

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Remember the room issues at Dragon Con? We don't have that issue at Knoxville yet. Please reserve your rooms now for the upcoming events.

And the June event was awesome. I loved everyones costumes you everyone gave me so many ideas on how to improve mine. And I loved the comradarie. And I also loved the fact that even differently done everyone's costumes looked positively awesome.

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