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Old 05-02-2007, 09:38 AM   #26
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We (on the committee) have been a little remiss at saying HI to everyone here -- but, um...HI! We're so glad that there's such a huge amount of interest in the con. Not sure if webmaster Brian has posted it elsewhere, but almost TWELVE HUNDRED people sent in an e-mail address to be added to our mailing list. When we first starting putting this thing together, our fingers were tightly crossed that 100 people would sign up.

It truly looks like the con is going to be a terrific celebration of the 20th anniversary. We're in the process of putting together some columns and articles to let all of you know what's going on behind the scenes. It may not seem like much is happening, but rest assured, the wheels are moving! We're doing our utmost to put together a great guest list, great programming, and lots of extras for you guys. So stay tuned...
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Old 05-03-2007, 10:58 PM   #27
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Hiya, Josh! You're (somewhat) close to me! And how ironic! I was in 8th grade when the KC convention happened, too. But unfortunately, I wasn't a QL fan 'til around 2000, so didn't know about the convention (and if I had, I wouldn't have been interested).

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Old 05-04-2007, 01:12 AM   #28
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I'm cntemplating coming from Vancouver, Canada to join the con goers. I likely won't have anyone with me as I am alone in my strange quantum leap fanaticism. I wish I had known that a site like this existed years ago. I could have read all the VS by now

I will likely need a roomate, but I am not sure I will be coming at this point.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:48 AM   #29
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Hey everybody, id really love to go and if I can I will. The only problem is I dont have any friends or family that are as into Quantum Leap as me so would probably end up going alone. Ive never been to any other conventions before so the thought of going alone is a bit daunting and putting me off a bit. What do people think I should do? would rocking up alone be a bit hard at first but then id make friends? Thats what im hoping as I really want to go.
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Old 05-04-2007, 10:33 AM   #30
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Hey everybody, id really love to go and if I can I will. The only problem is I dont have any friends or family that are as into Quantum Leap as me so would probably end up going alone. Ive never been to any other conventions before so the thought of going alone is a bit daunting and putting me off a bit. What do people think I should do? would rocking up alone be a bit hard at first but then id make friends? Thats what im hoping as I really want to go.
I think you'd be fine going alone. That's what I'm doing, too; there just aren't many people around me who are huge fans, like I am. I think you'd have no trouble making friends. After all, you're going to be in a hotel full of people with the same interest as you, who love to talk about QL! I'm looking forward to meeting people who don't look at me like I'm some kind of lunatic for loving the show as much as I do.
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Old 05-04-2007, 11:48 AM   #31
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We probably will set up a Thursday evening event for early arrivals, just a low-key type of thing. Maybe show some videos, let everyone mingle and introduce themselves.

If we know there are a bunch of singles who need to make con-buddies to hang out and chat with, we'll set up some ways to make that easier and less intimidating. I know I've gone to some events where I didn't know anybody, and it's kinda awkward to just walk up to a stranger and go, "Hi, I'm Carol!" So we'll help out where we can. We want this to be a really excellent experience for everyone.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:55 PM   #32
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People have a tendency to adopt Leapers that are attending a con on their own, so you guys should have no worries! Hang out here for any length of time, and you're sure to have plenty of friends to meet up with!
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Old 05-04-2007, 03:52 PM   #33
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I'll be coming alone, as far as I know, but I feel like I already have convention buddies. I look forward to meeting people that I know only as names on this board.

BTW, I live in northeastern Pennsylvania, and I'll probably fly out of Philadelphia ('cause I hate traveling to Newark). I'd love to have a traveling companion, and will most likely be looking for a roommate down the line.
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:38 PM   #34
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Well, I'm Janine but everyone calls me Janna but I'm known as Janna Galaxy. I'm from Stockton-on-Tees, Teesside, England!

I've watch QL since I was 9 in 1991. The first episode I watched was "Glitter Rock" I only watched it because my mum was glued to it and would let me watch my cartoon tape and there was nothing else to do!

I had my first crush when I was 10 on Scott. I still do have a cruch on him 15 years later. But my mother had a crush on Dean.

I've been to quite a few conventions, (mainly Stargate) but did attend the QL con in Buxton. In which I had a great time....I was a very young woman then (psst 17!). Loved dancing, but got ill when I was 19 with DVT and well I got it again and again and well the rest is history as Al would say.

So, now I'm disabled. I use a walking stick to get around. I'm abit nutty, because of all the time I spent in doors when I was very badly ill.

But I did fullfil one of my dreams and meet Dean Stockwell in Milton Keynes in UK in 2005. He asked me to join him while he was have his lunch...the fan girl inside me was screaming! Later I talked to this woman when I was returning the shopping scooter what happened. She was all like, well it was proberly he felt sorry for you because you were in the scooter. That made me upset but it wasn't true, as when I saw Dean later with Corin Nemec (From Stargate) he remembered me and we started to chat again.

I'm looking forward to seeing Dean again....I mean the man is just so sweet!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!!!
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Old 05-09-2007, 06:41 PM   #35
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People have a tendency to adopt Leapers that are attending a con on their own, so you guys should have no worries! Hang out here for any length of time, and you're sure to have plenty of friends to meet up with!
So true! I was looked after when I was 17 at Buxton!
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:47 PM   #36
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If you are from England and need someone to go with to the convention come and join us.

We are 3 leapers that have met (online only) through this web site, we all want to go to the convention but had no one to go with and didnt want to go on our own. We were hoping to get a group together to travel with.

So if you want to join us send me a pm. The more the merrier
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:41 PM   #37
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Buxton was fun, wasn't it, Janna? My first time on a convention committee, and I was worn out by the end of it, but it was worth it - so many people said our little con was the best one they had been to, which was lovely to hear!

Gosh, that was 9 years ago. How scary is that?
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Old 02-04-2008, 06:51 PM   #38
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Hi everyone, My name is joanne, JoJo to my friends.... I'm 26 and reside in MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA! Been a fan ever since it first aired, but became obsessive with the show when our cable networks began airing the ENTIRE series every night from beginning to end, That's when I truly fell in love with the show, and beagn taping them religiously. As you can imagine, living down under, I've had the pleasure to attend a con, but after I heard about this 20th anniversary shindig in March, I'm making it my lifes ambition to make it over there.... Other than Quantum Leap. I'm a huge movie buff and love older music and television. I also have a slight obsession with SUperman... check out my facebook if you like... search Joanne Warrener, and send me a msg saying that you are from the QL forum ad I'll add you!!!

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Old 02-06-2008, 06:31 PM   #39
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Hi,
I'm in Oregon and started off not knowing anybody and being treated very kindly (taken under the wing) by Leapers in LA (including Carol). We were and still are called Newbies if it was our first encounter with the world of Scott and Dean in person, or our first con. And I am sure the tradition will continue.

The way you all are using this site will continue to make it easy for you all to build relationships on line to plan rooming or traveling with someone else in advance, if you want to. Or you can go on your own and easily get acquainted with the friendly QL crowd.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:36 PM   #40
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Buxton was fun, wasn't it, Janna? My first time on a convention committee, and I was worn out by the end of it, but it was worth it - so many people said our little con was the best one they had been to, which was lovely to hear!

Gosh, that was 9 years ago. How scary is that?
I remember you!

I was only thinking the other day that it's been almost 9 years since that event....oh boy I've totally changed since then. I can't do the dances to Steps anymore because of the damage the DVT did to my legs.

It was a year after I left school and just finished my first year of college, even my mum enjoyed herself looking around the town. My mum told me the other day she'd love to go to this event with me. But that remains to be seen.

I'll have to dig out a photo and scan it and compare how much I've changed since May '99!

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Old 03-29-2008, 01:36 PM   #41
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i'm from sussex which is in the south east. im sure there will be a group of us flying out the the con together

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i'm hopefully gonna do my best to get to the con, got plenty of time to save up, i'm from the uk and will be coming to the con on my own as no-one will come with me plus my mates are fans of the show,
my other favourite show apart from QL is most haunted
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Old 03-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #42
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I'd say we should form a flying Leap squad and all travel out together, but Maryse and I will be going to LA almost a week before the con to have plenty of time to get things ready.

Those of you from the UK should consider flying out together. It's great fun, and that three hours waiting at the airport followed by 11 hours on a plane gives you lot of time to get to know everyone.
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Old 04-01-2008, 12:07 AM   #43
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Hey Guys! I will be looking for a female/females to room with at convention (I unfortunatly can't room with Naggin Dragon, as my hubby might be a little miffed.... damn propriety) I am sort of hoping for a cheaper nearby hotel within walking distance as money is really really tight (the $2500 air fare sort of blows the budget) I don't care if I have to room with a bunch of people and sleep on the floor, I intend to be awake for most of the weekend anyway, I'm not flying 16000 km's to sleep.
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Old 04-02-2008, 05:09 AM   #44
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It doesn't really bother me who I bunk with... so if anyone wants to save some money by having me as a roommate. I'd prefer to stay at the hotel because we get 2 extras at the con... But like Bexter, I also won't be travelling 16,000km to sleep lol.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:38 PM   #45
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It will be at least one extra - possibly not more than one. Just to be clear.

Benefits of staying at the convention hotel are great though. You're already there, don't have to worry about traffic or getting lost, paying for cab fares, etc. It's just totally worth it.
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Old 04-02-2008, 11:40 PM   #46
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It will be at least one extra - possibly not more than one. Just to be clear.

Benefits of staying at the convention hotel are great though. You're already there, don't have to worry about traffic or getting lost, paying for cab fares, etc. It's just totally worth it.
No Worries Brian, you've convinced me, but i still need to find someone to share with if i can
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Old 04-04-2008, 03:10 PM   #47
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I'm looking for a roommate, or roommates as well. I'm not particular about who I room with. If anyone wants to room, let me know.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:28 PM   #48
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i cant wait for the con the only trouble i'm gonna have is tryign to save up for the flight,lmao as the cheapest is 400-ish,
i just got one question tho about tickets if you have the cheap ticket and you have to go to the back of the queues due to the seat number etc.. do you still get to see the guest even if your right at the back or is there only a set number of people the guests will see?
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Old 04-12-2008, 05:16 AM   #49
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im hoping to spend a day or two in LA before the convention. anyone know of a good hotel to stay in just for a single night so i can go to universal before the convention?

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Old 04-12-2008, 05:28 AM   #50
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Ben, the BG is just under a mile away from the gates of Universal, and there is a free shuttle bus that will take you there and bring you back (IIRC, it runs every 30 minutes). The convention rate is in place for a couple of days before the convention.

If you'd rather be closer, there's a Hilton and a Sheraton on site at Universal, though they're quite a bit pricier than the BG.
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