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Star Wars convention says no to Baltimore - Baltimore Business Journal:

Chewbacca won’t be coming to Baltimore next year.

Organizers of the Star Wars Celebration V rejected the city because its convention center doesn’t have enough room, said Tom Noonan, who heads the city tourist bureau. The four-day gathering could have attracted 35,000 visitors and filled 12,000 hotel room nights — a larger impact than any convention the city currently hosts.

That doesn’t factor in the media attention a Star Wars convention draws. Like Star Trek, fans of the George Lucas films are passionate about everything Star Wars.

Fanfest-type conventions are huge draws for tourists. Baltimore’s largest convention, Otakon, last year brought in $27 million in spending and 26,300 fans of Japanese animé.


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Wonder what's happening with Orlando? That's another spot that's been mentioned a lot. Think Chicago is the only other one in the running?

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tikistitch
Nov. 10th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thing is, from what I've gathered, negotiating with my favorite film company often goes something like this:

Star Warz d00ds: O hai give us all yr monies

Other dude: wut?

Star Warz d00ds: $$$$$ n00b!!!!11!!1

Other dude: no wai

Star Warz d00ds: *stomps off in a huff*
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rabidleroy
Nov. 15th, 2009 10:59 am (UTC)
Just imagine if they picked on Stitchfans in this way... or not to mention: having only one Stitchfan appalled by this decision and being shouted back: "YOU are the Stitchfan community!"

Terrible innit? But I guess the cancellation will hurt more than one heart, unfortunately.
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