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#1 tundrayeti

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:38 AM

Hello all,
Been going to Wonderfest for the last few years now and I have met a lot of members there. Thor and I will be in the dealers room again this year and I thought it might be a good idea to have some kind of get together for Macross World members. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:53 AM

Personally I think it's an awesome idea. Unfortunately I won't be able to go but I am planning on going to the upcoming MW Con.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:38 PM

I am going, I have gone the last few years, but really don't know jack-squat about the area, but I'm up for something, even if it's just a get together at the hotel restaurant/bar or room party. I am going to get off my buttand make a pledge to enter a Macross kit in the model contest this year.

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#4 tundrayeti

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 05:45 AM

I was thinking of something at a restaurant, but a room party sounds great as well! That might be a better idea because everyone could bring their latest Macross finds! Please voice your opinions and I'll see if we can make it happen.

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

A MidWest Macross meetup sounds great. I used to go to cons when guests of honor were anime legends like Kawamori. I could enjoy a day of nostalgia within driving distance (northern Ohio guy).
I don't collect much or do more than lurk these days, but I could bring a few bits related to the Macross creators. That, and a 99% life size stand-in for event photos ^_^
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:59 AM

I'll be at WF this year and I'm finishing up my Angel bird for entry in the contest. let's get together for a beer for sure!

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:09 AM

I havent' bought tickets yet or made reservations.. but I will drive down there probably if the wife lets me =)

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

lol :)

It is a pretty low key con. Unless things have changed, you don't buy memberships in advance, you book a room and memberships go on sale Friday night between 5 and 8.

I have been going to cons for 20 years this one for the last 3 or 4, Wonderfest is my current fave, it is low key, more focussed on one subject (models) and not as cluttered with tens of thousands of stupid people, it also draws a little older crowd so you don't have the big contingent of bored frat boys looking to get trashed and break things that most huge cons have. The events are all usually pretty darn fun too.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 12:43 AM

I'll be there this year also. And I've got a suite with a few friends, so I might even be able to host a room party.
And if all goes well, I should even have a work in progress of my current scratchbuild with me :)

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:32 AM

Not a bad idea Valkyrie, let us know. Always nice to see you there every year. I know neptunesurvey will also be going again.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hey you think I'll find someone to paint some of my resin figures over there?

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:21 PM

They actually have lectures on painting techniques and other modeling stuff. Check around you may find someone who can do that for you.

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 07:23 PM

Hey you think I'll find someone to paint some of my resin figures over there?


If interested, they will be holding a figure painting class on Friday the day before Wonderfest. Just check the wonderfest website for more details.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:50 AM

Well I just got some bad News. My sister had to change her wedding plans and guess what? She picked wonderfest weekend. So it really bums me out that I can't go. But Thor will still be at our table with some of my macross goodies and his as well. Well there is always next year!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

Stupid weddings! Well who knows, maybe she'll reschedule again. If not, there's always next year. Maybe we can have a small but growing macross contingent every year :)

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:54 AM

Oh man. That sucks Tundra. I know you we're looking forward to it. Maybe next year I can make it and it'll be a mini - MW Con.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:57 PM

Well I just got some bad News. My sister had to change her wedding plans and guess what? She picked wonderfest weekend. So it really bums me out that I can't go. But Thor will still be at our table with some of my macross goodies and his as well. Well there is always next year!


Did you ask her if she understands how selfish she's being? If that fails there's always the 50% of marriages end in divorce, so I'll just go to your next one angle. I've tried both with friends and they're not guaranteed to work.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hey it's my sister. Family first. besides I can forgo the fee for my table and just go again next year or deal with YEARS of family drama and BS. :D Hey Thor will still be there and You guys know I'll be there next year!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

Yup, the con will be there next year, the family event won't. Hope you can make it next time!

Definitely let us know if you end up going next year Exo, There are several memebers of Macrossworld and even more RPF'ers that go every year, I've met up with dozens of people I've talked to on the boards at them.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:04 AM

When is this? I'm guessing it's already passed, I'm about 3 hours away from Louisville.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

Two days in May 26th and May 27th.

http://www.wonderfest.com/

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 01:51 PM

more like 4 or 5 days if you show up on wed or thurs...Sadly i will not be going AGAIN. Went once in 07 and havent been able to make it back. Life wont take its foot out of my arse for a second it sems...

#24 tundrayeti

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

I feel your pain. I was really looking forward to this year. I will at least be able to go vicariously through our good buddy Thor!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:40 PM

Last year was my first time and I've got my room set for this year. I'm new/old (40) getting back into models, so I'm hitting the sci-fi U on friday to learn some new skills.

I think meeting up's a great idea. The stuff you guys put up is amazing and it would be nice to actually meet up in person.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 07:31 AM

Wonderfest this weekend guys. I will only be having one model in the show this year but it is a diorama. Hope to see some of you at the Crowne Plaza. I will have neptunesurvey on my name badge.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:34 AM

Barring catastrophe I'll be there Friday early afternoon so if there is some sort of meet up I'll try to attend as well!

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

i'll be there.. probably just for one day.. driving down there and back. BTW they sell tickets at the entrance right?

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:36 PM

i'll be there.. probably just for one day.. driving down there and back. BTW they sell tickets at the entrance right?


Yeah, it's a funny con, they actually don't do pre-registrations, you buy your tickets at the door. Unless they move the ticket/registration this year it is always set up right across the hall from the dealers room entrance so you can't miss it.

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

i'll be there.. probably just for one day.. driving down there and back. BTW they sell tickets at the entrance right?


Saturday has the largest crowds




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