..and why not Singapore, I may want to ask too. I can only speculate that Lucasfilm Ltd. have their own rationale of selecting Japan over these other Asian countries that we've listed out.
Because the convention coincides with the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Japan.
I guess the key here to Japan being selected, apart from it's the 30th Anniversary of SW release in Japan is that Japanese are "crazy" about almost anything and willing to pay for it without complaining too much. Remember that the SW Exhibition came to Asia through Japan first? That's is also why during many Movie Premieres, they can afford to bring in the Casts and/or Crew who might be ex. ones.
Anyhow, over here the quote is around SGD2,000 for a relatively basis but comfortable trip with the Airfare nearly half of it. Add another SGD500+++ for a good shopping trip too.
Hmmm....Cup Noodles and plain water everyday, apart from 4 people squeezed into room meant for 2 anyone for the trip anyone?
Post by The SITH OverLORD on Mar 1, 2008 14:18:23 GMT 8
Any of you guys really 100% going?
For the records TK 8829, TK 8598 and TD 4910,
ALL 501st MALAYSIA-BRUNEI OUTPOST members will be receiving an e-mail from me soon regarding Celebration Japan. We are NOT alone in this as our fellow brother Asian 501st units - the 501st SINGAPORE GARRISON, 501st PHILLIPINE OUTPOST, 501st TAIWAN OUTPOST and 501st HONG KONG SHADOW OUTPOST are well aware and have been on ACTIVE discussions regarding this event.
Haldir, you'll probably be hearing from TB 6691 soon regarding this.