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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 04:57:46 PM »
Huh... Onpeak is showing the event dates as April 12-15 while Star Wars officially announced the dates as April 11-15...




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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2018, 06:21:25 PM »
Heck yes! We already decided against c2e2 next year this will be an improvement!!!

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2018, 07:04:52 PM »
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Huh... Onpeak is showing the event dates as April 12-15 while Star Wars officially announced the dates as April 11-15...


and the 15th is a Monday?

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2018, 07:19:20 PM »
Wanted Anaheim, but I have always wanted to visit Chicago...hmmmm.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #34 on: May 16, 2018, 07:54:34 PM »
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and the 15th is a Monday?

Yep. Interesting they chose Monday as the closing day, especially when you consider that Sunday is the travel-back-home day for many people.

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« Reply #35 on: May 17, 2018, 03:43:52 AM »
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Yep. Interesting they chose Monday as the closing day, especially when you consider that Sunday is the travel-back-home day for many people.

Yes...at first I thought maybe it was the Easter weekend, but Easter is April 21, 2019.  And it is too late for Spring Break, sooo, I don't know.  It is odd.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #36 on: May 17, 2018, 09:53:34 AM »
It probably has to do with availability of the convention center.

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2018, 10:01:20 AM »
Chicago eh? Didn't see that coming. I'll wait until if it ever returns to Anaheim.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #38 on: May 17, 2018, 10:02:20 AM »
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Yes...at first I thought maybe it was the Easter weekend, but Easter is April 21, 2019.  And it is too late for Spring Break, sooo, I don't know.  It is odd.
I thought typo but it's been long enough since the announcement where I'm sure they would've corrected it by now. Then I thought Easter but yes that's April 21, 2019. Spring Break? Well as someone who works in education and gets a "Spring Break" that's a possibility but there is no uniform "Spring Break" however the majority are connected to Easter ... Spring Break starts or ends with Easter so that actually rules out most Spring Breaks. IDK, I guess they expect us all to play hooky from work!  :-"
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #39 on: May 17, 2018, 10:13:51 AM »
This is possibly my first Celebration, how hard is it typically to get a good hotel?  Is it a similar system to SDCC?
Also same question about tickets?
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #40 on: May 17, 2018, 10:14:55 AM »
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I thought typo but it's been long enough since the announcement where I'm sure they would've corrected it by now. Then I thought Easter but yes that's April 21, 2019. Spring Break? Well as someone who works in education and gets a "Spring Break" that's a possibility but there is no uniform "Spring Break" however the majority are connected to Easter ... Spring Break starts or ends with Easter so that actually rules out most Spring Breaks. IDK, I guess they expect us all to play hooky from work!  :-"

Depends where you are in the country! In Arizona we've always had March spring breaks.. most semester-system University's as well.

I mean any break is a good break, but moreso when it aligns with a con you're wanting to attend ;)

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #41 on: May 17, 2018, 12:17:53 PM »
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This is possibly my first Celebration, how hard is it typically to get a good hotel?  Is it a similar system to SDCC?

GOOD: Other Celebrations, the hotels weren't linked to a ticket purchase.
 
BAD: Last SW, hotels opened the day the news was announced, so expect that OnPeak link to open soon without an email announcement.



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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 17, 2018, 12:24:24 PM »
5 days is definitely confirmed -- SWC replied to a comment on their announcement asking if it was really 5 days.

A 5 day convention is definitely going to have at least 3 weekdays, so I don't think ending on a Monday is any more odd than, say, starting on a Wednesday. If anything, ending on a Monday makes more sense because then they get to include both weekend days as full days.
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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 17, 2018, 12:34:36 PM »
Another new to Celebration question.  Looks like there was $700 VIP tickets for the last one.  Anyone get those before and if so what were your thoughts on if it was worth it?

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Re: Star Wars Celebration 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 17, 2018, 12:42:58 PM »
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Another new to Celebration question.  Looks like there was $700 VIP tickets for the last one.  Anyone get those before and if so what were your thoughts on if it was worth it?
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