You can pre-register now to save some money on your tickets. I don't know exactly how much they will be. I bought my tickets at last years show for $40, so it will be more than that. I didn't try to buy any tickets recently, so that's all I know.
Sorry the info is coming out so slowly, but there is a lot of media I have to work through, plus all the other stuff (work, school, family stuff). But fear not! I will continue to provide a steady stream of info from and about the Con for you guys.
First off, I met Matthew Wood, the voice of General Grievous. He had never played Attacktix, but was excited and sounded like he might give it a try. He happily accepted a Series 1 General Grievous (I was tempted to try to get it signed, but I think knowing he has it is just as cool). He was very friendly too.
A little later, I met David Prowse who wore the suit of Darth Vader. He was a body builder 30 years ago so he was a good choice to wear the heavy suit. The guy in line ahead of me got some bodybuilding advice from Mr. Prowse. Apparently, if you work on your thighs, chest, and back...one day hard, one day light, then the rest of your body will take care of itself. At least that's what I heard from Darth Vader.
Mr. Prowse hadn't heard of Attacktix either, he didn't want the figure, but he was very pleasant about taking a picture with the figure, but he assured me that he never held a lightsaber like that.
He seemed friendly enough. He was willing to take a picture with a toy...so that has to count for something.
To be completely honest. It was the end of Sunday, the convention was almost over, and I think everyone just wanted to get back home. He was polite enough, but it seemed he was ready to be home.
Mr. Wood on the other hand was all smiles, he was excited to be incorporated into a battle figure game, smiled more when I told him the only figure with a bigger gun is Optimus Prime (force/web blasts really aren't guns).
Excellent work as always, Radar. How cool would it be if Matthew Wood got started on Attacktix because of your efforts, perhaps influencing some of the other Lucasfilm employees positively toward this game?