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925Re: [pittscomicon] Re: 501st Legion (was: Color me very flattered)

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  • R Howard
    May 5, 2007
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      Color me curious too.
       
      When I mentioned the lack of Stormtroopers to the promoters on Sunday, they seemed as clueless it as I was.

      hobanagarak <hobanagarak@...> wrote:
      "I'm curious as to just what happened?... "

      Same here.

      --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "mangoman42" <sheets42@.. .> wrote:
      >
      > I'm curious as to just what happened? How were they treated poorly?
      > I enjoyed having them around the con but I never knew there was a
      > problem!
      >
      >
      > --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "EEGAH316" <eegah316@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Yeah, the 501st is a great organization, and I can't understand the
      > > rationale behind treating them poorly. Most conventions love having
      > > them; it makes me wonder what's going through the promoters' minds
      > here.
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "Nicole Blum" <nickyb@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > --- In pittscomicon@ yahoogroups. com, "EEGAH316" <eegah316@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > And I noticed we had a Star Wars category, which was needed
      > after
      > > > > last year, but there were a lot less Star Wars costumes,
      > probably
      > > > > since the 501st and Rebel Legion weren't around. Not sure why;
      > it
      > > > > hardly feels like a Con without 'em!
      > > >
      > > > As a 501st & Rebel Legion member I can say that the Garrison for
      > PA
      > > > was disinclined to make PCC an official event (or even attend in
      > any
      > > > capacity) based on the ill treatment and disrespect they've
      > received
      > > > each time they try to work with the organizers (since 2001).
      > > >
      > > > They have instead chosen to donate their time to events such as
      > Steel
      > > > City Con (the organizer is a HUGE 501st supporter), Wizard World
      > > > Philly and of course their charity work for Make-A-Wish, Special
      > > > Olympics, Autism and many more.
      > > >
      > > > It is unfortunate that it has turned out this way as PCC was a
      > fun
      > > > con in the past, but you will never see the 501st there
      > officially
      > > > (probably not even unofficially as they were last year) ever
      > again.
      > > >
      > > > Nicky
      > > > Public Relations Officer
      > > > Garrison Excelsior
      > > >
      > >
      >



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