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MuppetFest 2?

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

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  1. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Well-Known Member

    It would have to be after October. I'm working on a mini-Convention for the Southeastern Chapter of the National Cartoonists Society now (the MSCA is hosting).

  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Again, not to shoot people's ideas down(if a few of ya wanna meet, more power to ya) but the only likely scenario for some sort of major fan meetup is if Disney has an official Muppet day or weekend at either Disneyland or WDW.
  3. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    I hope that Disney does do something but in the mean time I feel like us sitting around and waiting is counter productive. There has got to be something we can do to encourage this to happen. I guess I want this to happen more than I originally thought I did but the more I have thought about it the more I get angry that I missed the original Muppetfest and the more I want to see something along those lines. I obviously think we are the key group of people to be involved with such a project. I think the people that regularly visit these forums have a true passion for everything Muppet. We are a special group of people that have a common interest and I believe we are the ones that count and the one that can make something happen. I know I have said this before but it is something I believe in more and more. I know That there are people who think it would be foolish for us to do this in the next few years or who dot believe we are able to do it with what we currently have but I will always dare to dream and I dont think I have to say what my dream is right now.

    Okay I am done now. I am sorry to lay that all out there especially since most of it I have said before but once again that is how I feel. I really would like to see this happen some how and I know if any group of people could do this I think it is you guys.

    I appreciate everybodies views, even those that do not agree with me. I think it is good to have on or two or even a few people playing Devil's Advocate.
  4. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Okidoke, here's the thing Uncle Matt. How about...if you pout together a sample letter and find teh Disney address and we can all litter them with requests for this. It may not help, but I know it will help some of us get over our anger at missing Muppet Fest (myself included) if we have something active to do to help. It's a start anyway.
  5. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Believe me, I am right with you. Since I came into existence my dna has been filled with all things Muppets and JH. I've long envisioned Muppet fans around the world getting together in celebration of all things fuzz and foam. In 1998 and 1999 onthe old MC forums we used to ponder a Muppet fan meetup, like a hotel convention room with some guests. Muppetfest's acoouncement of June 2001 literally came out of nowhere.

    Admittedly, deep down I truly despise Disney and am very resentful that JHC souled out(pun intended) to Eisner. This is why even a Muppet meeting at Disneyland or WDW seems a bit odd.

    If ya look deep down, the real reason why we may never see another Muppetfest situation or anything like that any time soon is complacency.
    You see, the public at large, even the underground(make no mistake...while 60% of the world's population might recognize Elmo and Kermit, even by JHC's estimates there are maybe only a few thousand hardcore Muppet fans online)
    see the Muppets as nostalgia. Why is it, a short lived cancelled tv series on cable no Less(Farscape) is able to have regular annual cons...but Muppets...whose rich legacy spans half a century...gets laughed at?

    As Muppet fans we are living in very unfortunate times. We're watching our very history be erased with the edge of a mouse eared pencil. If Oz is all the Diz has to show us Muppet wise in this 50th annv of the Muppets, it can't be good. Anywhere in the US, any price, you bet I'd be at a big "Muppetfest" type of deal. However, realisticly, how many fans would be willing to travel far and pay a lot for a very tiny gathering?

    We'd be going on an unauthorized tour of Disneyland staging a guerrilla coup de'tat.
  6. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

  7. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Beauregard, thank you for the tip I will try to get thia syarted ASAP.

    Beaker, I here everytyhing you are saying. And maybe we need more options besides Disney but I dont know how that would work since Disney is running the show now. If you have any idea let me know.
  8. muppet_fan_1

    muppet_fan_1 Well-Known Member

    I Am There

    I know there would be a lot more people there than most would think. With just the replies to this post, well my goodness. One of the major issues that affected the 1st Muppetfest, was that it wasn't advertised enough. I found out about it at the last minute and by then it was to late for me to make arrangements or I sooooo would have been there. I'm a flight attendant now and would be there in a heartbeat if it happened again. And I'd make all that love me join me!
    Any petition, any letters, any picketing, I am SO there.
  9. HPDJ

    HPDJ Well-Known Member

    Shall we start a petition for MuppetFest 2?

    After reading Beaker4Presidnt's post, I think we should start a petition here, e-mail it to the JH company or Disney, to try and get a new Muppetfest!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We could post a full name, a few requests (e.g. locations, dates e.c.t.) and (POSSIBLY!!!) an e-mail address.

    I'll start

    Name: Dale
    E-mail: harrypotterwales@hotmail.com
    Comments: Please do another!!! One in London and one in NYC or LA???
  10. MuppetDanny

    MuppetDanny Well-Known Member

    Yeah we should start a petition for a 2nd Muppetfest, but I would recomend using petitiononline.com

    hope it helps

    BTW :
    Comments: If a second is made it should be in England :attitude:
  11. unclematt

    unclematt Well-Known Member

    Name: Dale
    E-mail: harrypotterwales@hotmail.com
    Comments: Please do another!!! One in London and one in NYC or LA???[/QUOTE]

    Name: Matt Blecha
    E-Mail: Matthew80@aol.com
    Comments: This is very important to me. Looking forward to the dream becoming a reality.
  12. Aus Muppeteer

    Aus Muppeteer Member

    Why not go absolutely crazy, and have the 2nd one in Australia!!!! sounds good to me!
  13. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    I would like for the second Muppet Fest to be held on the Moon, so that everyone has an equal distance to travel.
  14. count123

    count123 Active Member

    how about a Canadian date...like Toronto. Henson did a lot of work there and there are still fraggles on display in the CBC building.
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    I'd be happy to have one here in Australia. Afterall, us Australians do miss out on alot of muppet stuff. How bout on a huge ship in the middle of the ocean, that way it would be equal distance for everyone. :)
  16. HPDJ

    HPDJ Well-Known Member

    Please enter e-mails and names or we'll get nowhere! :)
  17. That Announcer

    That Announcer Well-Known Member

    Name: Matt Blecha
    E-Mail: Matthew80@aol.com
    Comments: This is very important to me. Looking forward to the dream becoming a reality.[/QUOTE]

    Name: Liam O'Keefe
    E-Mail: I ain't gonna say
    Comments: I missed out on the first Muppetfest. I need to see one now!

    And to Count123: Ontario isn't too far from anywhere, so it would be a good idea to hold it there. Massey Hall maybe?
  18. Docnzhoss

    Docnzhoss Well-Known Member

    The middle of the ocean would be fantastic! They could hand out commemorative buckets for those who get seasick, the performers would have nowhere to go if they felt we got too crazy and it would be an equal distance for just about everyone! That's it, I'm in!

    Name: Ryan Bowser
    Email: Rmbowser@aol.com
    Comments: I'm poor. Please go easy on me. :D
  19. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder Well-Known Member

    be careful about posting emails, I think this forum gets spidered by search engines which means spambots will go searching for your email addresses.
  20. Struble

    Struble Well-Known Member

    Y'know, Docnzhoss. I'd like to visit for one afternoon, but I don't want MuppetFest on the moon.

    Sorry, easy joke.


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