Gear up for Celebration 5, because it really is coming to Orlando in August

CV logoWell, it’s official: Celebration V will be in Orlando, Florida on August 12-15, 2010. Registration is set to go live Thursday, December 10th. Four-day passes start at $120, and we’re sure to get more details soon.

It’s hard for me to get excited about this (Florida in August, ugh) but will the location/timing keep you away? I think I’ll still probably go, but I’ve already seen several folks declare that they won’t.

ETA: Quote of the day, from our own @rosiewook:

The 4 Stages of Celebration Announcements: whining, denial, envy, purchase.

Back to news: Wizard has moved Chicago Comic Con back a week to avoid a conflict: Consider that a consolation prize for the midwest fans. (Cross your fingers for an Indianapolis CVI: Their expansion will be done by that point.) As for other major cons, GenCon (August 5-8) will certainly see a few less Jaders, but I doubt the usually stuffed-to-the-gills Dragon*Con (September 3-6) will suffer many ill effects. (Anything to help the elevator wait times.)

ETA 2: TFN talks to Steve Sansweet about the convention.

17 thoughts on “Gear up for Celebration 5, because it really is coming to Orlando in August

  1. Nanci

    I live in Orlando, so I’m pretty excited. :D

    Yeah the weather sucks at that time, but I was pretty miserable during C3 – it was really wet and rainy. At least you’ll be inside the convention center most of the day, unlike Star Wars Weekends.

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  2. jedifarfy

    It’s a big NO for me. I hated the 75 degrees in LA, and this would kill me. I’m a Seattle girl with asthma. Plus I have family I do NOT want to see in Central Florida. I was SO hoping for Chicago. A central location that many many flights pass through? Sounds way better. Sad now. :(

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  3. Rebel Without a Cause

    I don’t know yet….I’d love to go, since this is the first Celebration I’ll be able to get to….but, Orlando? In August? REALLY!?

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  4. Caedus_Ruccaz

    some lame and disappointing! i’m in LA and i have family on the east coast and chicago so i was hoping for chi or baltimore but this is lame, orlando is the pitts

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  5. JadesFire55

    I’m in! The heat/humidity will probably be miserable but I’ll deal. I was hoping for Chicago, but owell, them’s the breaks. My grandfather lives about an hour outside of Orlando and I’m excited about being able to work in a visit with him.

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  6. jSarek

    The weather doesn’t scare me – the convention will be indoors for the most part. But the fact that they put it in about the furthest possible location from me will make travel plans difficult.

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  7. Evan

    YESSS!! I also live in Orlando and this is PERFECT! Loved SW all my life and now I finnally get to go to a celebration!!!

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  8. HollywdLiz

    I know it’s inside, but I still think it’s a less than ideal location — way down in the corner of the country, a long haul for West Coasters, terrible weather if you want to do anything before or after the con. Also, I have zero interest in the franchise right now — I don’t watch TCW or read the books. I’d go to see my friends, but previous experience tells me I’ll never see them because there’ll be no time.

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  9. Mek

    Well, this certainly makes me feel better about planning a trip to Vancouver next summer, because now I’ll have extra money for it.

    I love Star Wars, but I don’t love Florida. =[

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  10. Stooge

    That TFN story is interesting… wouldn’t it be funny if Chicago dropped out of the running because it had a conflicting convention? One which just moved to a different date?

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  11. Aurin_Starkiller

    I’d really like to go, cuz a good friend of mine lives in Florida. But that’s a cross-country flight for me, and I have no idea what my work and school situation is going to be like in August.

    (P.S. Hey Stooge, what’s up? See you at the bunker…)

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