Uk prop party whats you plan for the next one

Discussion in 'Conventions and Prop Parties' started by Supa troop, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I don't know about the rest of you guys that took part in the recent UK Prop Party but im still on a high and was really bummed out for a day or 2 when i got home.

    so as it looks highly likely we will be doing this again, what are you plans for the next one ? if you didnt come are you planning to come to the next one?

    apart from the security issue which wasn't too bad what could we do better next time ? what extra's could we add?

    I Personally would like to get My TE sandtrooper Mannequin finished, The Judge Dredd display finished and Start an Colonial Marine lifesize Mini Bust from Alien's

    On the Display front i think its a must that we are all in T-shirts to distinguish us from the Public next time, Thoughts
     
  2. fettster

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    Full size clint Eastwood!
     
  3. ob1al

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    I'll be at the next one if I can Simon. I always enjoyed the events we attended in years gone by, expecially the gigs at the National Space Center, with the Rebel Legion and 501st guys trooping. An event like that would be cool, with plenty of props and lifesize figures/costumes on display. Maybe some SW/RPFesque celebs there signing too?
     
  4. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    seriously whoop whoop, will it be the Man with no name or Dirty Harry, tell us pleeeeeeeeze
     
  5. fettster

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    Oh it will be the man with no name with six shooters and everything
     
  6. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    whoop whoop

    que music
     
  7. ralphee

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    Studio Snowspeeder, Cloud car and maybe a Y wing, just down to time, wanna blitz the studio scale section hehe.
    Agreed on the Tee's Simon, i think some nice black polos with RPF livery and usernames, maybe crew member on the back for extra bling factor lol.

    Lee
     
  8. Knightjar

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    Raiders snake display with live cobra? Maybe not.
     
  9. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    More James Bond. That's totally British.
     
  10. ralphee

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    No, not the easiest snakes to deal with, cunning, intelligent, and a terrible attitude, itll probably even steal your beer lol.

    Lee
     
  11. suckface

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    more freddy stuff from me next time but I think I'll keep with just the full scale stuff and hopefully a full size spiderman display and some predator stuff along with some new sculpts I'm working on ;)

    I think now they have seen the success we had with the public they should be fine with giving us more space and barriers to keeps things secure

    this may sound mad but possible our own photo area, this will bring in some funds to put towards expences and charity

    all we'd need to do is have signs up for no cameras allowed in the exibition and then have the full sized statues in a seperate area for people to pose with and have printers set up to get them printed off their and then for a couple of quid ?

    agree 110 % on the shirts and I think if we work out a staff rota system so everyone gets involved in taking care of the areas throughout the weekend so we can all get out their and enjoy the show and get to know each other

    for the first one mate it went great and it's only going to get bigger and better ;)
     
  12. Supa troop

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    100% agree with everything you said there Daz, i think we lost a big opportunity with the Freddie, Reeve and Joker display we could of made a lot more money for charity .

    Im going to have a chat with Art about the POLO's or T-shirts, would love it if he would allow us to incorporate the Union Jack somewhere in the RPF logo.

    It's Funny you should mention Predator Stuff in your Post, i didn't realise until late in the day that the Hunter's Lair falls under the RPF now, so i have already sent out an invite to those guy's to join us at the next one.

    Agreed on the rota system too mate
     
  13. Chewcy

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    Agree with all the points, more space and more props would be great, i could potentially bring down some pred and terminator items and maybe r2.

    The photo idea sounds great..

    Maybe another idea is a live armor or kit build, i know the ukg have done it in the past and its been a great success
     
  14. Supa troop

    Supa troop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Agreed :thumbsup
     
  15. Birdie

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    Hopefully I'll have my Voight Kampff machine done by then, so some rep-detect tests would be fun :cool

    Probably less guns though :lol
     
  16. Leigh

    Leigh Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'd really like to come along to the next one :) I was thinking the same thing about T shirts/polo shirts & a bigger RPF flag/ wall sign.
     
  17. Knightjar

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    I'm probably in a minority but I have to say I think it would be shame to charge for photos. While it would certainly bring in some funds, I think that one of the reasons people appreciated the RPF area so much was that it wasn't there to take their money, it was there to display people's passion for their hobby. I think asking for an optional charitable donation is fine but charging for photos is in danger of turning the RPF stand into just another money-making operation.
     
  18. Supa troop

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    That indeed is fantastic point and something we should definately take into consideration.

    Without going into to much detail, a lot of money was spent behind the scene's by some member's in order to give the display area the professional look and fund various activities ie the make up demo for instance.

    while i agree with you in principle the event and future event's will still need to be funded somehow.

    The RPF have always said they would help, however by taking money out of the RPF pot how would they get a return, we can't expect them to throw money at us year in year out.
    Although we are RPF the Prop Party has to become self sufficient, imho

    Great Post mate and something that definately need's more discussion
     
  19. Clothears

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    Judes been on at me for ages to make this costume for him. He has the boots, hat, gun belt and colt, I just need to make the rest but that's for another post.

    I'd like to get the Kroenan costume done especially if Ladislav is attending. I'll pull out all the stops to get a collection of Hellboy stuff ready.
     
  20. Supa troop

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    Did anyone see how busy he was, just out of interest
     
  21. fettster

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    Hi Alison, I have been planning this one for ages but haven't started it yet as I couldn't find anyone to do the costume well enough but having seen the amazing quality of your stuff, I think I have found my new costume maker!

    Also, a bit off topic but can you remind me again where you got your iPad case?

    Also, did someone say James bond:love
     
  22. Supa troop

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    your such a tease

    ooooooooooo Bruce Lee in his Enter the Dragon Pose that would be awsome
     
  23. Syrinx

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    The charity photo idea sounds great, the Heroes Alliance (for example) does that at many of the cons witht their costumed members. If a charity can gain from people posing with props, then I'm all for it (my housemate is a fundraiser for a charity, so if you need a suggestion for which..I have one :) ) My main plan for the next one is not to miss it like I did this one, was very close to throwing the Dredd costume in the car, but failed to. See you next time.
     
  24. Supa troop

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    The More i think about it the more i feel we are going down the wrong route charging people to take picture's of our display all in the name of charity, there are so many clubs out there that do this.

    I know of plenty of occasion's where myself and Darren purely in gest tried to charge people for taking picture's and entering the RPF area i think everyone of them either turned round and began to leave before we stopped them and explained we were joking or if they had already taken picture's suddenly developed panic attacks at the thought of handing over cash.

    Even with the Raffle at £1 a ticket people just didn't want to buy.

    I personally think a polite notice asking for a donation is more than sufficient rather than have someone badgering you for money, and also dont we the members displaying have enough to do.

    Having been involved with clubs that have photo stands it can become boring, stressful and end up becoming a weekend part time job, do we rerally want the hassel of that.

    thoughts
     
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  25. Megamicrofish

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    Just an idea, but what about selling RPF badges, Keyrings ,pens etc. or have a stand with small props for sale ?
    I must try and make the next party, it looks like it was a lot of fun.
     
  26. Birdie

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    Quite a few people I spoke to couldn't seem to grasp the concept that I wasn't selling any of my stuff. When I explained the idea of the RPF I got some puzzled looks :lol
     
  27. abaddon1974

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    I want to actually attend the next one.

    I could have a snowtrooper, tie pilot or dalek with me if I get my finger out and start building.

    Craig
     
  28. Canobi

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    Hi Simon

    I'd like to display the Tron Identity Discography and some other Tron related items. I'm going to be flat out with the discs this year with all the other things I want to try and fit in. If I have the time and I can get a mannequin, I'd like to have an Abraxas on display as well. If I can't find/afford a mannequin I might wear the costume instead and be part of my display (y'now, like those people pretending to be statues in town centres).
     
  29. Supa troop

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    Already speaking to Russrep about this :thumbsup
     
  30. Canobi

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    We could do prints of our best work and sell them along side said badges etc etc.
     
  31. Alric

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    Paper props would be good sellers and easy to do in volume.
     

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