Noris Force Con 1 - 2005

Around 11:00 the first fans arrived in the Admiral Filmpalast, a movie theatre in the centre of Nürnberg. We also had the first fans siging in for the costume contest. 
On 5 stores throughout the whole multiplex cinema we showed key-scenes of all six movies, i.e. featuring the Geonosis Arena with around two meters in diameter and more than 400 action figures. You could also see rebuild weapons and droids, especialy the R2D2 from Jürgen. Additionally there were many booths selling every merchandising article you can imagine.
At the same time we started our Star Wars Trivia Game. Participants had to find answers to questions we hide in the con area.

Later that evening our guest stars arrived and -as a surprise for the movie guests- opened the premier representation of Episode III with a few words.


Kenny Baker
aka R2D2
Episode I-VI

Michael Kingma
aka General Tarfful
Episode III

Paul Blake
aka Greedo
Episode IV

Gerald Home
aka Tessek
Episode VI

 

On Thursday morning the actors started their questions&answers sessions, telling the fans unknown details and short stories from the time the movies have been shot. Between these panels the actors signed toys and photos. A lot of us and of course many other fans were running around the cinema and Nürnberg city in their costumes, animating more fans to visit us.
In the end there have been around 3000 visitors.

Other highlights have been the lottery with prices of together 1200EUR  and the charity-auction on Friday selling some rare articles and signed toys and posters. The auction proceeds of around 2000EUR have been donated to Childrens Smile.

Our highlight of the convention and the end of the event has been the gig of the Sarlacc Survivours in the Sky(walker)-Bar.
With self build instruments and costumes we performed a two hours show playing music in the style of the famous cantina bar.
In the end Michael Kingma was singing together with us the extra "Nothing Else Matters".
After an additional extra we ended the show, even if a few fans were still celebrating.

After all we can say the convention has been a success! We know there are thing we can do better the next time and we promise we will do so on episode VII.

Press (german):

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Photos of the first Noris Force Con

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Visitors
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Jedi with Trooper
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Jawa-Surfing
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Boba Fett
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Michael Kingma
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Fans, Padme and
Anakin
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Senator with
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Hungry
Ice-Monster
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Darth Vader
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Jedi and MonCalamari
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Jedis
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more Jedis
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Elevator of the deathstar?
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Cool Tatoo
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R2-D2
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Darth Maul
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Draw of the
Trivia Games
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Third place for
best costume
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Money
for Childerns Smile
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The Con Crew
 

the gig of the Sarlacc Survivors in the Sky-Walker-Bar,

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Closed Party
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THESE are the 
droids we search!
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Uniforms are sexy
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the band
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and of the Stars

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Kenny zwischen 
zwei Panels
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Michael beim Signieren
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Einführung zur Premiere

Actors

Julian Glover

General Veers

Jay Laga'aia

Cpt. Typho

Garrick Hagon

Biggs/Red III

Michael Culver

Cpt. Needa

Tickets