Celebration Europe II - July 26-28, 2013

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I hope that VIP badges are up for grabs rather than only available to those who bought them the previous celebrations.
I will say that I was able to purchase VIP badges for CV and CVI, and was very happy about getting them. But I agree wholeheartedly that the VIP's from the last convention should not get first dibs on these. It should be on a first come first served basis. Everyone should have the same opportunity to purchase them. With that said, I'm hoping to get these again and the line starts behind me. ;) :whistling:
 
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I will say that I was able to purchase VIP badges for CV and CVI, and was very happy about getting them. But I agree wholeheartedly that the VIP's from the last convention should not get first dibs on these. It should be on a first come first served basis. Everyone should have the same opportunity to purchase them. With that said, I'm hoping to get these again and the line starts behind me. ;) :whistling:
I guess it's all matter of perception because after missing out on a VIP badge to CV because of Reed's misinformation, and then being locked out of getting one for CVI because I didn't have one for CV, I'm kind of hoping the ungodly price I paid for a VIP badge to CEII will get me some sort of preferential treatment for CVII.
 

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I guess it's all matter of perception because after missing out on a VIP badge to CV because of Reed's misinformation, and then being locked out of getting one for CVI because I didn't have one for CV, I'm kind of hoping the ungodly price I paid for a VIP badge to CEII will get me some sort of preferential treatment for CVII.
I can understand your frustration with the CV process which hindered you from a CVI badge opportunity, but this kind of makes my point. If it were open to everyone, you would have had the chance to get one for CVI. As for your CEII, well, it was your choice to spend that much. I wasn't able to go to CEII, but if I had, I couldn't justify spending that much for a VIP badge. As it is, I only go for the Jedi Knight badge as I can't justify the cost for the Jedi Master badge. But that's just me.
 

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(<- my personal highlight, Dave Filoni buying vintage cardbacks :))


As for the question if the VIP ticket was worth it, I think some will think it was worth it, some will think it wasn't worth it. Personally I think it was totally worth it and I would do it again, mainly for these reasons (in no particular order):
1. No need to queue for food/drinks. Food + drinks for free in the VIP lounge, saved a little money, prices at Celebration for food and drinks were mad...
2. The VIP lounge was air conditioned and you had a good view on the Celebration Stage from up there. Even though for most shows on the Celebration Stage everyone could get in and get a seat, you still needed to queue up to get a good seat. Queuing means less time for other stuff and I needed any minute to accomplish everything that I had planned. So it was great to have a place to go at the last minute and still enjoy the show in a good atmosphere with a good view.
3. Early access to the show is also great to save time and for example have a chat with the artists, for example I had a nice chat with Matt Busch and Lin Zy before 10:00 on Friday. Plus I was able to buy exclusives without the need to queue.
4. Meet and Greet with Dave Filoni was awesome. Although it wasn't what most people would call a Meet and Greet, Dave took his time for everyone, so he did not only sign the print, he also remarked it if you asked nicely (he did a Darth Maul for me) and I was able to place the seed for a (what I think would be a great) Star Wars - Rebels sidestory into his mind. ;) I am sure that he was only being nice, but he actually said it was an awesome idea and who knows, we might see it in the future (I really do hope they will make that sidestory). I disliked his print before the Meet and Greet too, but Filoni is an awesome guy and since meeting him the print has grown on me and it will get a special place in the house.
5. Fast passes for autographs - again what I had said twice earlier, queuing takes a lot of time and time is precious during a Celebration. I was able to get the autographs from Hamill, Fisher, Daniels and McDiarmid in less than 15 minutes. Priceless. If you have seen the queues for these guys, you know what I mean. Downside for me though: Even though it was said before that the fast passes will also work for the photo ops, the people from Froggy's/OPX at the photo ops queue didn't know about it. That ruined the photo ops for me, I initially wanted to do photo ops with Hamill and Fisher, so I saved a little money.
6. Without the VIP ticket I wouldn't have been able to sneak into the exhibition hall a day early, this moment was also priceless - had a chance to take pics in the Bacta Tank display for example without other people running around and again without queuing.

I really hope that I will be able to get VIP tickets for CVII. Then again I heard that in the US the VIP tickets are cheaper and you even get more for it. By the way, I had to pay 550 Euro for the VIP ticket, 500 Euro was the initial price, but they added some tax and then charged extra for credit card payment, so in the end it was 550 Euro.

Really looking forward to CVII!!!
 
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Maniac, last year after the show they sold unused ticket sets for ~$10. I didn't get a set but a friend did; they were matching numbers and it does make for a great souvenir.

Official Pix service was very disappointing and annoying for me. I paid about $ 1000 for autographs and didn´t get a single free picture from Anthony Daniels because I wanted him to sign on my Daniels/Baker picture, which I already got. When I asked the employe for the reasons, I just got the answer: "These are the rules, boy..." o-o :disgusted:
Do you mean you wanted an unsigned Lithograph from his booth? They had the same rules last year, where if you got your own item signed you could not have a free unsigned litho. Apparently at earlier Celebrations it was a different policy? I remember they were selling unsigned sets of all lithos for a lot of money which had been slashed in price each day.
 
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It was a great event indeed!The convention was amazing and I will keep it in good memory.


Nonetheless, the Official Pix service was very disappointing and annoying for me. I paid about $ 1000 for autographs and didn´t get a single free picture from Anthony Daniels because I wanted him to sign on my Daniels/Baker picture, which I already got. When I asked the employe for the reasons, I just got the answer: "These are the rules, boy..." o-o :disgusted:

Maybe I m a litte bit´sensitive, but that was a very rude and ungenerous behavior.
Really? That's odd, at C6 I had him sign an action figure, and I asked if I could still have a C6 print and Anthony Daniels said "No problem". Not sure why things were different this time around.....
 
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The last two celebrations it took months, many phone calls and emails to get mine. I would suspect the same this time around.

I ordered the set too, got an email yesterday evening, saying that they have shipped my order. So it seems they just started shipping now.
 

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I ordered the set too, got an email yesterday evening, saying that they have shipped my order. So it seems they just started shipping now.
Thanks. I've not received a email yet. I just hope that they didn't lose my paperwork with my name and address on it, as they didn't seem very efficient at the VIP line where I bought mine.

I'll wait another week or so then contact them.

Thanks for the info!
 

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My only complaint with the VIP Pass, is that for the price, I think the first x-number of rows (three? four?) at the Celebration Stage should have been permanently reserved for VIPs.QUOTE]

I sat on the front row for one of the talks and the view was garbage. The people on stage were a little way back and the monitors at the front of the stage blocked all the view, not to mention all the people who kept going right up to the stage to take photographs and the kids that were actually sat on the side of the stage during one of the talks. The seats reserved for VIP holders had the best view in the house.
 
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I sat on the front row for one of the talks and the view was garbage. The people on stage were a little way back and the monitors at the front of the stage blocked all the view, not to mention all the people who kept going right up to the stage to take photographs and the kids that were actually sat on the side of the stage during one of the talks.
Yeah, I can't argue with you there. I only sat in the front row for the Carrie Fisher panel and fortunately I got there early enough to plunk myself down between two monitors for an unobstructed view of the couch. And in that seat I could see Carrie, but I couldn't see Warrick at his desk. So I guess my arguement for permanently reserved VIP seats was based on the seats having unobstructed views, which in Germany, not all of them did.
 

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Did anyone here order the badge set from the Celebration store, and has yours arrived yet? Not got mine, but wondered how long to wait before contacting someone.
Got mine today . Badges arrived in a ziploc bag inside a padded envelope. Look rather boring actually. It's too bad they didn't commission new art.
 

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