Posted by Philip on March 10, 2012 at 06:33 PM CST
From Gus Lopez, Celebration VI Collecting Track coordinator:

I am thrilled to announce the call for participation for the Star Wars Celebration VI Collecting Track as part of Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando on August 23-26, 2012. Similar to past Star Wars Celebration events, the collecting program is the place where Star Wars collectors spanning all levels and interests come together to participate in talks, panels, and activities around the Star Wars collecting hobby. For Celebration VI, we are adding several new activities and events to the Collecting Track that will be announced soon.

There are multiple ways to participate in the Celebration VI Collecting Track:

1. Attend: With 20 talks and panels planned across the four days of Celebration VI, the Collecting Track is a unique opportunity to learn about many aspects of Star Wars collecting, meet other collectors, and see some amazing things. I encourage everyone to attend some or all of the collecting panels and meet fellow collectors. In addition to learning a lot about the hobby, the collecting panels are a great opportunity for networking with others sharing the same passion (or obsession). We’ll once again have new highly-coveted Collecting Track giveaways for attendees of the talks and panels, which will be announced soon. For C6, we are expanding the collecting program to include new activities such as a collectors swap meet, author signings, scheduled podcasts, smaller interactive presentations, awards, displays, and more. In the coming months, look for announcements of the these activities as they are added to the program.

2. Volunteer: We have a number of limited spots for volunteers to assist with activities such as setting up the event, distributing giveaways, managing flow in and out of the talks, and introducing speakers. For helping out for at least 16 hours across four days, volunteers will receive a complimentary badge to Star Wars Celebration, among other perks. If you are interested in volunteering for the Collecting Track, email Tony Damata at adamata@restrainingbolt.com with the Subject: "C6 VOLUNTEER".

3. Presenter: The Star Wars Collecting Track is a completely fan-run event. All of the panelists, speakers, and presenters for the collecting program are fans like you from the Star Wars collecting community. Panels consist of discussion topics with up to 5 presenters comparing and contrasting different angles and approaches regarding a collecting subject. Talks consist of 1 or 2 presenters leading a detailed discussion about some area or aspect of Star Wars collecting. Additionally, we plan to have Star Wars collecting activities such as trivia contests and collector social events as from past Celebrations, and would like to solicit ideas for new interactive activities. If you are interested in being a Collecting Track presenter, email Gus Lopez at lopez@drizzle.com with the Subject: "C6 PRESENTER" and the following information:

Presenter(s):
Title of Presentation:
Panel, Talk, or Activity (choose one):
Prior public speaking experience:
Brief description (3-4 sentences):

I look forward to seeing all of you at Star Wars Celebration VI!

Gus
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