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Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by beakerboy12, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Ive only been to the airport in Chicago. Lol!
  2. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    And if three whole people why not four? And if four whole people why not more? And more and more...sorry just had to the need to sing. :p
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  3. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    That is one of my favorite songs as of late...sadly the only version I have is on a sesame street live cd
  4. DannyRWW Well-Known Member

    Still like the idea of a jim henson/muppet convention...though someone here suggested a traveling version of the carnegie hall show...that is a good idea too
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  5. BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    The only problem I foresee with that is availability issues with the performers, unless they were going to do the Muppets' voices pre-recorded and use different performers of it and take out the human Sesame cast.

    That said, I think Philadelphia might be worth investigating. I know the city fairly well, having gone to La Salle for a year and having a lot of time to wander around the city on weekends. The Philadelphia Convention Center would be a good spot. But there always is New York. I think we can try to accomplish this if we work hard enough! I can try to investigate what it would take to book the Philadelphia convention center or the Javits center or any of the fine convention halls in NY.
  6. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    I think you'd have even more people interested if you could get some of the performers for guest appearances and the thing is is if you only do a one day convention then might not be too hard. If you were to do like a two day thing you could have different performers on the 2 days it's held. And you'd need to get good publicity for it somehow where ever you decide to have it. I don't really know a whole lot about these things but I'm sure don't you have to get permissons or something from like Seasame Street workshop and Disney etc?
  7. BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    You would need permission from Sesame Workshop, Disney and Henson to use the characters they own, not the performers, though. We're not that far in at all to look at guests but it's always worth a shot. I have plenty of Henson employees/alumni as Facebook friends and know one of the producers of Being Elmo, so that shouldn't be too hard when/if the time comes.
  8. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    The thing is is like I said just book something small to start out and see how it goes. I just keep thinking I used to go to a Japanese animation convention here where I lived and they started out very small just at a college campus if I remember correctly and it went pretty well the first year and kept getting more and more popular until they had to move it from a simple college campus to an actual convention center. And I think a lot of it was word of mouth. And now it's the 2nd largest Japanese anime convention in the country.
  9. panmanthe2nd Active Member

    A travelling version of the carnegie hall show would be amazing!
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  10. panmanthe2nd Active Member

    We came do this!
  11. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    So here's the question how in the muppets do we get started? LOL!
  12. Hayley B Active Member

    Speaking of Disney. Disney has included The Muppets in there D23 before. I'm just saying. They will probably be there again, due to this next movie project.
  13. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Yeah but some of us can't make it to the west coast nor do we live in California. :/
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  14. Hayley B Active Member

    I know. It is a bummer. :sympathy:
  15. bandit Well-Known Member

    Ooooo! These ideas are all interesting. Of course, some of us would have to hitchhike there because our Teacher Assistant salaries are meager at best but....It would be a BLAST! And if you find a gaggle of fans, maybe you can pitch in together. East coasters! UNITE! Hahaha...

    Okay...in all seriousness, it's not a terrible idea. It might be -hard- and you would definitely have to start small but so what?! Do it! Start putting a bug in people's ear about it and see what happens.
    And you naysayers...stick around cause every project needs an injection of cold hard and depressing facts to slap dreamers in the face hard enough to wake up and come up with a good compromise. HAH!
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  16. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Lol! Maybe we should put you in charge of putting one of these things together. XD
  17. bandit Well-Known Member

    *laughs* Sure! I'll take that hat. AND for my FIRST ruling as acting coordinator.....I'm gonna ask you to get me Disney execs on the phone so we can have a chat about letting us borrow those rights for a weekend...or two. Hahahahaha.

    There is an AWFUL lot of red tape you'll have to hack through to get something like this realized but again, it's not -Impossible-. Improbable...difficult.... a pain in the....*-here come the asterixes-* Definitely. But never impossible!
  18. Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Well you technically have the red tape look at your avatar. :p
  19. bandit Well-Known Member

    I'm gonna flash it like a badge. There'll be no arguing with me then.
    "Mr. Whitmire....come with me." "Excuse me, but who--?" *badgeflash* "Oh, absolutely...right away."
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  20. Hayley B Active Member

    Would you guys dress up if they had this?
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