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MuppetFest 2?

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by Tera, Apr 17, 2002.

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  1. Tera

    Tera New Member

    Hi!
    Sorry if this is the wrong board, or if this has been discussed to death, but this is my first post.
    With that disclaimer made, does anyone know what plans there are for another MuppetFest? I still can't stop thinking about how much fun the first one was!

    Thanks,
    Tera
  2. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    No word... yet. Hopefully we'll hear something positive soon. The last one was great!

    Maybe we need to start lobbying Henson and Creation? Send a few emails, something like that? I know there were problems last time and the time and location change probably cut into profits-- but that was a very unusual circumstance and I'm sure even more people would attend the next MuppetFest.
  3. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Hi Tera,

    Yeah, MuppetFest really was just the coolest weekend wasn't it? I must think about a MuppetFest 2 at least once a week. The thought that keeps giving me hope is that at the end of the final panel, everyone said to the audience, "See you next year!"; remember?

    I'm hoping it's in New York this year for a change of locale, but I'm going wherever it is. I hope they do another Muppet Show Live, too. I'd gladly go hoarse for another couple days to show my support of those guys and just how well-done that show was: script, directing, stars, mood, etc. I'd have to say that given some of the more recent Henson productions that have just not lived up to the hey-day (Jack and the Beanstalk, Muppets From Space), The Muppet Show Live was they best thing they've done in a decade.

    I agree that we should start poking Henson and Creation about what their pans are for this year.
  4. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    I think they'll probably go for Summer 2003 - makes sense. There isn't enough time now to do it this Summer. Could be christmas again but i thought that all the Henson people wanted it to be a Summer thing originally.

    I think this is the best policy because this Summer you've got all the Sci-Fi conventions happening for the Star Wars and other Sci-Fi releases. Also then you'd have the next convention while the Muppet series was on Fox so tons of extra publicity there - it would be HUGE !

    It'd be cool if they started planning for a Muppetfest 2003 NOW rather than just rush it again (although obviously the date confusion wasn't their fault) - even more REALLY special stuff to top the last one. I'm definitely in !
  5. Electric Mayhem

    Electric Mayhem New Member

    I vote Florida for this year's location. I'd like somewhere nice & sunny. Plus, NY scares me. Even before 9/11 it scared me- now it just scares me a little more. Sad but true.

    I didn't get the chance to go to the first one, but I'm going to make every effort to go to the second one, no matter WHERE they decide to have it!!
  6. Tera

    Tera New Member

    MuppetFest location & lobbying

    I'd love either NY or FL for the next one.
    I can take a train to NY and I live in FL. Oh, if it was on FL I'd save plane fare and be able to spend ALL that $ on Muppet Merchandise! OOHHHH!
    (Not that I need any more stuff yet; I still haven't finished framing my stuff from last year. But I do open the box and look at my eyeball every week.)
    I think lobbying Henson and Creation for news is a great plan. I'll send out an email soon. Anyone else going to send them?
    Tera

    Tera
  7. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Realistically speaking, I think it is likely to stay in LA or NYC. Simply because there are celebs to draw from for chairty tie-in events and in LA you have the Henson lot with all those employees and resources and in NY you have Sesame Workshop and so forth. Just seems like it would be easier on Henson to stick with those locations.

    Of course we'd all love for MuppetFest II to be held near us, but really, all that matters is that they have a MuppetFest II.

    I'm gunna send emails tomorrow to both Henson and Creation telling them how much I enjoyed the first one and begging for a second.
  8. scarecroe

    scarecroe Active Member

    Well said! Here, here! Heck, I'll go if it's in Pachalafaka :p
    Yes, that's the spirit! Everyone should be doing this! Make it known to them that we're ready to dip deep into our wallets again!
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Im going to have to go with my original gut feeling...
    Muppetfest 2002, NYC Fall of this year(whether that be Sept, Oct, Nov, or Dec Im not sure)

    While LA would be more feasable for me, for a change of pace and for all the east coast/midwestern, and european/elsewhere fans I'd love to see it in NY.

    ///beaker///

    hopefully we'll hear by july!
  10. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Creation Contact

    When I went to email Creation, I couldn't find a good address. All the email addresses listed on their site were really specific (tickets, fan club kids, order status). So I'm going with an actual letter. It takes more effort, but it also shows more committment. So, if someone comes upon an appropriate email addy, please post it. In the mean time, here's the address and phone and fax in case any LA locals want to really bug them:

    Creation Entertainment
    1010 N. Central Ave. 4th Floor
    Glendale, CA 91202

    Phone: (818) 409-0960
    Fax: (818) 409-0827

    Same with Henson-- can't find email addresses on the new site (not that I tried very hard)

    Jim Henson Company
    1416 North La Brea Avenue
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Jim Henson Company
    117 East 69th Street
    New York, NY 10021

    If we all send an occasional letter now and then start sending them more frequently down the line.....
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I, too would like to see a Muppet fest 2, having missed the first one....(stifles a cry).. but I hope it's not too soon. Why, you ask? I have no money! This art school thing eats ya alive! I spent well over 200 dollars on paint alone!!! But enough of that. I'd vote for Massacusetts, mainly because I wouldn't have to take an airplane (no money, I repeat, and ever since 9/11, I'm afraid to fly) I'd take a train, but I didn't like the news about the latest AMTRACK crash! I'm sorry!! This kinda sounds greedy! If it comes up very soon, and even if it was on the moon, I'd try to go next time!
  12. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    MuppetFest 2

    I hope there is one; I'm missing Scott, Matt, Nick, and Lori!

    And Muley wants to go again this year, but to a Muppet Central Puppet Fans Dinner, where puppet fans of the Muppets can come and enjoy the evening!

    And maybe THIS year, I'll get to play with the Fozzie Bear puppet on the stage...

    Dreaming,
    FOZ
  13. pezbalubah

    pezbalubah Member

    I'm also really hoping for a Muppetfest 2 to be in or around NYC, It'd be cool if it was in December again, it can be like an annual thing then...
  14. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    While i don't have any news on MF2, for those who are interested, it looks like the third Farscape con will be in November...which is good if a second MF is done in Sept as those wanting to attend both might not have to choose between them.
  15. sidcrowe

    sidcrowe New Member

    Toronto, London, or New York City.

    What else is there?

    Get those first, and THEN it can go everywhere else.
  16. Muppet Labs

    Muppet Labs Guest

    Hi Everyone,

    Since I had tickets for Muppet Fest in September but allready had plans for the weekend of the rescheduled dates that I JUST WANT THERE TO BE A MUPPET FEST 2 so I can hopefully meet some of the wonderful people at Henson that have given so much pleasure to my life that I will be there regardless of what state it is in.


    Bye,

    Todd
  17. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Todd-

    I ditto your statement.

    In reality, the Henson folk are some great and nice people, but with the throng of thousands there they don't get much time as I'm sure they'd enjoy taking to be with their fans. They are kind enough to stop and sign something or take a picture.

    One of MY Fave things was the MC get-together! It was so GREAT to meet all my MC Family that I'm certainly looking forward to another MuppetFest for the whole fan-boy purpose, but also for the next MC Family Reunion!

    Later,
    FOZ
  18. muppet_fan_1

    muppet_fan_1 Member

    I've loved the Muppets long before I can remember. And when I heard about Muppetfest I was extatic! Sadly enough, I did not attend the affair because of ssome minor complications. (long story we won't go there)
    I can only hope and pray there will be a Muppetfest 2. I will most certainly be there. BUT surprisingly enough, I'm not a very outspoken person and therefore would not be able to get out there and..do stuff ya know? I can't bring any of my friends because they all think I'm nuts for dedicating an entire room of my house to the Muppets. (a bit obssesive maybe...but can you blame me?) Anyways, regaurdless, weather I'm standiung out in the parking lot of the soon to be determined location, or actually making contact with one of the Muppets I so adore, I will be there. :) see you all at the next Muppetfest!!!!:D
  19. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Megan--

    You just posted that stuff in the wrong place, because if we get to have a second MuppetFest, I'm going to gather my friends together from the last one, and we're going to drag you around with us and make you come out of that shell.

    I'm sure you don't want me to do to you what I do with my turtle to get him out of his shell. It involves a warm, wet Qtip and his bottom!!

    Later,
    FOZ
  20. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    MUPPETFEST 2-From JHC Email

    Hiya, Folks!!

    I writ and email to JHC, and here's the converse transaction:

    later,
    FOZ
    *****************
    At 01:50 AM 5/27/02 -0400, you wrote:

    Will there be one? Any idea?

    I have to begin scheduling my days off from work, and if there's going to be one, or any plans for one, it would be a big help knowing now that there is a possibility.

    Gee, here I am; almost 30 and still planning my life around the Muppets!

    Later
    Kev
    ---------------------
    Subj: Re: MuppetFest 2002
    Date: 5/27/2002 11:19:14 AM Central Daylight Time
    From: fanmail@henson.com
    To: Fozziemup@aol.com
    Sent from the Internet (Details)



    Dear Kev,

    Nothing we can confirm yet but There will be an announcement shortly.

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