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 Post subject: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:33 pm 

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Do we have anyone going to the June 23-25 2017 fanboy expo?

I am working on a Predator and USCM costume set for that show and am just wondering.

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 11:26 am 

Country: United States
The site:
http://fanboyexpo.com

and facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/fanboyexpo/

They have shows once or twice a year.

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 11:29 am 

Country: United States
As per drop thread rules:
website for convention center:
http://www.kccsmg.com
location and contact info:
701 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902
P.O. Box 2543, Knoxville, TN 37901
Phone: 865-522-5669
Email: info@kccsmg.com
Security/Lost & Found: 865-251-6040 (24 hours)

Hotel right next door where you can get a group discount:
525 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37302
Toll-free: 800-264-1579
Local: 865-522-2800
SPECIAL RATE STARTING AT $124 PER NIGHT
GROUP CODE: FAN

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:33 pm 

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OK great event. definitely had the 501 there.

I am still trying to get a hold of the event organizers for fanboy.

I picked a brain at the Tennessean (next door to Holiday Inn, and a very upscale hotel.) The following restaurants downtown are open late
Balter Beer 865-999-5015 Friday + Saturday until 1AM
Barleys 865-521-0092 No closing listed
Bistro 865-544-0537 Friday until Midnight
Clancy's 865-219-1266 11AM to 3AM
Jig&Reel 865-247-7066 Tues-Sun until 3AM
Preservation Pub 865-524-2224 until 3AM
Scruffy City 865-524-2224 until 2AM
Oskar's 865-524-3663 Fri-Sat until 3am
Urban 865-546-2800 until 230AM

Downtown Grill & Brewery 865-633-8111 until 1AM Fri-Sat

All these are accessible by a slightly more than short walk to the old city. Or a 5 dollar Uber drive.

Holiday Inn and Tennessean can keep their bars open by specific request and some poking by the stars I noticed. That is another option as well.

From the impressions I have gotten it appears an all night after party is how you all handle the prolonged inflow and outflow of late comers.

Thoughts anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:06 pm 

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Sales rep contact for Tennessean (theTennesseanhotel.com) Nick Maute Director of Sales. office: 865-342-8560 cell: 843-367-0408, email: nmaute@thetennesseanhotel.com

address: 531 Henley Street, Knoxville TN 37902.

If someone wants a group deal that is the contact information for the person to talk to.

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 Post subject: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:18 am 

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EVENT DATES
October 6-8, 2017
SHOW HOURS
Friday 4:00PM – 8:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM – 5:00PM
*Times Subject to change.
LOCATION
The Knoxville Convention Center
701 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902


Someone in admin may want to reach out to the event organizers on Facebook or via their web page if we have any member interest in the event. With the two alien cast members attending this could be bigger than the June event they had.

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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:44 pm 
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They have upped the ante. SIX cast members plus a behind the scenes creative mind now in attendance.
-Biehn "Hicks"
-Henriksen "Bishop
-Ricco Ross "Private Frost"
-Cynthia Scott "Dietrich"
-Daniel Kash "Spunkmeyer"
-Carrie Henn "Newt"
-Alec Gillis (creature effects, ADI)


I'd say it has officially become a party.

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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:06 pm 
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This is going to be one big party. Already have 3d printing ideas!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:34 am 

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I will work on getting extended hours at the holiday inn bar. I will also advise that parking in downtown knoxville sucks on the weekends. But on the weekends and after business hours on friday parking almost everywhere is free. There is a big open lot next to the international but I am not sure if that is open to the general public or events.

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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:10 pm 

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I have also posted on Predatorium.com (formerly hunters lair.com)
https://predatorium.com/forums/threads/ ... 6-8.23402/

Maybe we can get more predators to show up as well.

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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:14 pm 

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A snippet from my other drop thread:

I picked a brain at the Tennessean (next door to Holiday Inn, and a very upscale hotel.) The following restaurants downtown are open late
Balter Beer 865-999-5015 Friday + Saturday until 1AM
Barleys 865-521-0092 No closing listed
Bistro 865-544-0537 Friday until Midnight
Clancy's 865-219-1266 11AM to 3AM
Jig&Reel 865-247-7066 Tues-Sun until 3AM
Preservation Pub 865-524-2224 until 3AM
Scruffy City 865-524-2224 until 2AM
Oskar's 865-524-3663 Fri-Sat until 3am
Urban 865-546-2800 until 230AM

Downtown Grill & Brewery 865-633-8111 until 1AM Fri-Sat

All these are accessible by a slightly more than short walk to the old city. Or a 5 dollar Uber drive.

Holiday Inn and Tennessean can keep their bars open by specific request and some poking by the stars I noticed. That is another option as well.

From the impressions I have gotten it appears an all night after party is how you all handle the prolonged inflow and outflow of late comers.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:44 pm 

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knoxvilles_joker wrote:
I will work on getting extended hours at the holiday inn bar. I will also advise that parking in downtown knoxville sucks on the weekends. But on the weekends and after business hours on friday parking almost everywhere is free. There is a big open lot next to the international but I am not sure if that is open to the general public or events.


Update:

I have spoken to Heather at sales at the Holiday Inn in Knoxville and am awaiting for a callback. I have also asked what additional cost if any will be needed for the extended hours. Per her the par typically closes at 11pm and all the area bars typically close at 3am with a last call for drinks at 130am. She did seem to indicate that extending it to midnight might not be that big of a deal, just extending it later would be.

I have also indicated that my bigger concern is for the hotel and the hotel staff over all as safety is my number one concern regarding these things. Police have volunteered for the event security and locally the all put in requests weeks and months in advance and fight for slots to do security duty.

Tennessee is a bit of a unique creature regarding alcohol: we never truely repealed all the laws related to prohibition/temperence movement. Licensing more than anything will dictate how late they can stay open so if we can't get extended hours at the holiday inn, we may have to look at another nearby venue.

I had advised that it looks like official count is about 10 folks and unofficially potentially 20 with the aliens legacy crew (gut feeling) and that the other members of the fan boy may be in and out.

I was also asked if we wanted any paticular food provided, but that would up the costs. Worst case a simple platter or three from a nearby walmart would suffice and I can get advanced OKs with that I would think.

I never give up so if this falls through I always have a backup plan and a backup plan for my backup plan.

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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:45 pm 
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Like I said before do not put your self out in trying to do these things. Remember there are other after hours things going on besides us and I have no problem being in a room. As I stated about the table this group has no community money to spend on expenses. If they offer that is great but I am one about saving money.

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Moved thread to USCM Drop Threads, also merged with thread about the same event

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:26 am 

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Moved thread to USCM Drop Threads, also merged with thread about the same event


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 Post subject: Re: FanBoy Expo Totally Awesome Weekend Oct 6-8 Knoxville TN
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:20 am 

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Like I said before do not put your self out in trying to do these things. Remember there are other after hours things going on besides us and I have no problem being in a room. As I stated about the table this group has no community money to spend on expenses. If they offer that is great but I am one about saving money.

Thanks!

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First off I am not asking for hand outs. That is not me. Second I may go overboard, but I stay wishing a very cheap budget. Third I don't like walking a long ways away from the hotel after hours, the bar at the hotel is more than sufficient for what I want even if it might be for soda for me and some others.

Also I have provided a list of locations that are open late. 3AM is about the latest any place stays open in town. Most of the fanboy festivities end at 10pm. I am trying to provide a venue that might allow for some great memories, nothing more.

Actually I was going to go out of my pocket on this as needed. I have also acquired my fathers talent for bargaining. I ask the tough questions and half the time end up with very low cost solutions. I research even more and find dirt cheap options.

I am all about saving money and making for a great fun experience. This will be low budget and cheap and not a costly burden. I figure the cost of a fancy meal for me and not much more for overall cost.

Regardless logistics, planning, and documentation happens to be good talents I have. Look at my motion tracker thread and you can see I do my research carefully and very much in depth. Often times my research has proven useful to others.

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:10 pm 
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Guys this is about to blow up so I suggest you get tickets and join the Ready Line. Please let me know what days you will be there as we are working on arranging things. More details to come! Huge thanks to knoxvilles_joker!

Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. gman Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
3. gman guest Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
4. bigbisont
5. bigbisont guests (1-3 most likely)
6. Blivet
7. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)

Thanks!

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probably should make this two separate threads.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:09 pm 
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hunterkiller86 wrote:
probably should make this two separate threads.


Why Paul just merged them. The thread just needs to be cleaned up. The first post had the incorrect date as it was for the first con this year. This will be the drop thread for this event going forward unless you have any suggestions on how to improve it.

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 Post subject: Re: Knoxville, TN FanBoyExpo
PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:23 am 

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Warning:

Book your rooms now. The hotels at the event tend to sell out. Buy your VIP packages now. Buy your super VIP and gold VIP packages now.

If history is any indication your booked room will not free up until 3pm or so.

There will be no early entry to the event unless you get a VIP package and there are no plus one allowances typically.

Also worth noting Knoxville has one of the best Emergency response and planning teams in the entire state. Things will be safe and there will be no issues with safety.

Parking for the event at the hotel is 10 per day without a room. Central parking is about the same. I can post addresses of the parking lots if needed for the group.

If there is no colony sweep we can at least do a procession to market square and back for lunch if anyone wants (best selection of restaurants in town if not the region.)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:57 am 
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knoxvilles_joker wrote:
Warning:

Book your rooms now. The hotels at the event tend to sell out. Buy your VIP packages now. Buy your super VIP and gold VIP packages now.



Guys I would advise all to get your rooms and tickets. This is only going to get better in the coming days. We will have a table there at the con. I will be bringing the DragonCon set up with me. I already have my ticket and hotel room. You can cancel I believe up to the day before so if you think you are going reserve it now. As always watch this thread as more information is announced.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:10 pm 

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Looking good on the parade. This is the parade event form we have to fill out:
http://www.knoxvilletn.gov/UserFiles/Se ... parade.pdf

If under a 100 people we can use sidewalks and not need any insurance. If they have to close a road I get to pay for a police officer to help direct traffic.

I will post an event on my facebook page here:
http://facebook.com/knoxvilles_joker
I will use it to get a rough count of participants.


Also got off the phone with Holiday Inn. As it stands they can keep things open until 11-1130pm. If they can get more than 50 guests, they can stay open until 1AM. Also guests of the hotel have a complimentary shuttle service to any location within 3 miles of the hotel and they are looking to staff that for 24/7 transport.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:45 pm 
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Guys I told you it was going to blow up and another cast member has been added! Jenette Goldstein will be joining our Aliens reunion at Totally Awesome Weekend October 6-8! Vasquez will be there!

Aliens Reunion!
-Biehn "Hicks"
-Henriksen "Bishop
-Goldstein "Vasquez"
-Ricco Ross "Private Frost"
-Cynthia Scott "Dietrich"
-Daniel Kash "Spunkmeyer"
-Carrie Henn "Newt"
-Alec Gillis (creature effects, ADI)

Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. gman Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
3. gman guest Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
4. bigbisont
5. bigbisont guests (1-3 most likely)
6. Blivet
7. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)


Thanks!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:18 pm 
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We will have a table there at the con.


You'll have a table there? Awesome! I will be sure to drop by and say hello!


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:31 pm 
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A table will be there. They have not released a schedule yet. Not for sure what time all events are going on. Look forward to seeing everyone!

Readyline:

1. knoxvilles_joker
2. gman Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
3. gman guest Friday-Friday night if I have to work, all day Sat and Sun. Staying at the Holiday Inn.
4. bigbisont
5. bigbisont guests (1-3 most likely)
6. Blivet
7. Harley Quinn (Joker's Wife) (no, really I am not joking on this one)

Thanks!

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