My suitcase is now ready to go and Sarah’s is just about too. We’ll be leaving tomorrow early morning for Orlando. I can’t believe that it is finally time. I’m looking forward to meeting up with old acquaintances and meeting some new ones. I will try and do at least one overall post a day at the convention, but hopefully a few smaller ones during some down time as well. Keep an eye on the flickr feed though as that will be where you’ll see most of the action first.
This little guy on the suitcase will be joining us in the fun as well. 🙂
Orlando here we come!
I’ve finally finished the final versions of the Space Club cards for CVI. I’ve got 30 to hand out so please come and find me. I’ll be at the chive party, the collectors panel area, and wandering around the exhibitor hall. I hope that this will help get the word out on the site. Thank you to all of those that have signed up already and have participated. I appreciate it.
We are exactly two weeks away from the start of C6 now! 🙂
So I thought what better way to start the countdown than to reveal a few more buttons that we’ll be giving away. I alluded to a few more in my earlier post, well, here they are!
These are all limited quantities, and we’ll only be handing out a few each day (25ish). You’ll be able to find us all over the place, but mostly the Tattoo area, artist booths, collector panels and especially at the Archive Party. All you have to do to get a button is find us and introduce yourself.
Can’t wait to see you all down there!
Last week, the CVI badges arrived for Sarah and I. When I first saw images of these, I wasn’t took excited for them as previous badges had some great stylized artwork. I realize now that these are just meant to be fun and showing various Star Wars characters like they are just having a great time, so they’ve grown on me. Besides, the badge is just a small part of it anyway, so it’s nothing worth making a big deal over.
In exactly 2 weeks now, I’ll be flying to Orlando!
I’ve been given the go ahead, from Chris and Aimee, to now reveal the final button that will be handed out at Celebration VI. I really love the way how Aimee’s art with this matches the figure likeness rather than trying to do a direct Mark Hamill likeness. I can’t wait to see this in person and this is most certainly going to be a cherished piece in my Luke Jedi focus collection. I think her entire line of buttons are going to be a huge hit among collectors and is a great way to kick off her side business in doing commission artwork.
During Celebration 5, one of the coolest things to do was collect buttons to put on your badge lanyard. Most of them were done by other collectors and some were really creative, Oceans11 Stormtrooper one comes to mind. Almost immediately after the convention, on the plane ride home, my wife decided that she was going to make buttons to hand out during Celebration 6.
Fast forward to this year, and she’s not only created a few, but we have a total of 6 buttons that we’ll be giving away during the convention. Add to that we have a few exclusives that may or may not be revealed as we get closer (we haven’t made up our mind yet on how much we want to share about those! 😉 ). A little background on the buttons. The character images are hand drawn/painted by Aimee and displayed on a complementary color background. All you have to do to get one is come up and introduce yourself to one of us at the convention!
So without further ado, I present our Celebration 6 exclusive buttons!
Well… According to my “official Celebration 6” app we have 52 days, 5 hours and 56 minutes until the start of C6. And we are finally starting to get some news in.
First, as most of you know, we have the Star Wars Collectors Archive party. It’s being held on Thursday, August 23rd. Shawn and I are part of the 25 sponsors for the event. Not only are we giving away some ultra cool card backs with a special manatee flare. But, all proceeds raised from the part will be donated directly to the Save the Manatee Club. And to top it all off, we have an official coin being created just for the event. You surely won’t want to miss this.
Over this weekend we got some details on the autograph guests that are going to be at C6. One of the hugest guests is none other than Ian McDiarmid himself. It’s a first time convention signing by him and I’m sure he will draw huge crowds. Luckily I already have him! However there are a few others I’m looking to snag, more details on that as we get closer. You can read more about the autograph guests here.
Another cool piece of news that came out at the end of last week, is the announcement of the tattoo pavilion coming back to celebration! I’m still debating if I want to get another tattoo, but I can assure you my wife is getting one and is all but locked in. I’ll definitely be posting images of that!
There’s also been ongoing news and images coming out about the Celebration art show. So far we have three rounds of artists prints shown. I have my favorites, what’s yours?
And last but not least was the word about the C6 exclusive Hallmark Ornament that leaked out over the weekend. They did a great job with it this year and it’s actually an ornament 3-pack. The exclusive is Obi-Wan, Ponda Boba and Ponda Boba’s severed arm! Definitely going to attempt to pick that up!
That’s all for now. But I’ll be updating this blog as we go along and definitely at Celebration itself.
Going to Celebration VI? Well, powerofthetoys.com(me) will be giving away its first set of exclusives. All you have to do is seek me out during the convention to get one. There’s a few places that one might spot me. The first location will be The Star Wars Collectors Archive Party which will be Thursday night at the Rosen Centre. Second is the Vintage Room Sales that will take place each night, and third will be at the Collectors panel area during the convention. I’m sure the question you’re asking is, “So, what can I get if I find you?” Well, I’ll actually have a few goodies.
First, is the main powerofthetoys.com button. It was designed by Chris Botkins and the text is presented in a nice POTF coin looking font/design, which has the site name and mention of Celebration VI. Also, in what I thought was a nice touch, the side of the button features the web address.
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