The discussion of the Alien series of films and the props used in them is the aim, but if it's got Big Bugs and Big Guns, then they are welcome too!





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:09 pm 
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Glad to hear it! Like I said, I haven't had the opportunity to see an AL booth. I'm glad most of what I thought of has already been incorporated because for me, those things have really made booths work in other groups. Sadly I live in Saskatchewan so the only other Aliens nut out here is Moosh. We live HOURS away from each other...but we're conspiring to meet in about a week at SEE.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:39 pm 
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I have yet to meet Melissa but we talk here and on Facebook. Look forward to seeing you around.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:30 pm 
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I'll never forget Jinx messaging me here and saying basically "Howdy neighbour" and me flipping out despite living nearly 10 hours apart hahaha. We met once in 2014 for less than 5 minutes at Saskatoon Expo, but this time we're hoping for a longer hang out.

On topic, I rarely visit the USCM subforum, but I suppose I should make it a habit as there's threads like this which pertain to the group as a whole. Jinx and I were discussing this thread last night and like most things, we agreed on what Jinx posted.

I think catering to all types of fans of any aspect of the Alien, Predator and AvP worlds is what's needed. I absolutely love the idea of civilian awards, ranks. Sure, the Colonial Marines captured my heart but there's so much these universes have to offer that we can explore. Scientists, blue collar colonists, space truckers, space pirates, WY commandos, androids, corporates, USM/UPP, explorers, Aliens, Predators... Engineers even. Not to mention just regular people who may not be interested in costumes, but love collecting. We are so much more.

As for tables - I've talked to Jinx and stated that I'd like to do a table sometime here in SK, but I'd wait until we can all decide on a direction to travel as a group. Also, I hope to show off some props for people to play with from each film. We discussed things that are interactive and cheeky such as "free hugs" from a facehugger, and a xenomorph "kissing booth" for visitors to get photos. (think Ripley in A3 with the runner kissing her cheek) I love the suggestion on a schedule of characters to have photos with. The GERCM is leading the way with their excellent backdrops and set dressings. I wholeheartedly love the charity suggestion.

This group is amazing, I've had the privilege to grow so much into the person I am now because of you all, and I'm thrilled to call you all friends.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:05 am 

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Any pictures or updates on how the con went? Wish I could have made it but planning on next year.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:05 pm 
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Well said Moosh!
IMHO we can call ourselves lucky to have you on board!
The how to present the AL at a Con or event question is for me to dependent on the Con and the individual group. Sometimes some things work and elsewhere they don’t.

Having a table _and_ do a walk/sweep/raid/… clearly increases presence.
Second that there is a whole EU universe waiting for exploration.
Which is also helping new joiners to quickly and inexpensive be part of the costume experience.

>We are so much more.
Period.

>show off some props for people to play with from each film
Especial combined with a photo area this works very well.
At the last Cons people loved wearing the facehugger Halloween mask for selfies. That can be easily done.

>xenomorph "kissing booth"
That’s aweseome.

>I wholeheartedly love the charity suggestion.
Affirmative!

There are lot of options to pick from if you look at certain Ghostbusters sets, the interactive sets at Dublin Comic Con. And sometimes even two Marines with PR do the trick.
I hope all local groups find what is best for them.

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