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I am soooo much more of a Harrison Ford fan right now

And it is not for something he did, but for something Mark Hamill is doing and something he didn't do.

It appears that everyone's favorite Skywalker (and if you even dare think to argue the point, I'll pop you in the nose) will be attending Celebration Japan. Why am I upset about this? Well he also attended Celebration Europe in London last year, but he DID NOT attend Celebration IV in Los Angeles last year. And he's not going to be showing up for just a day, he'll be there for the whole convention signing autographs and everything!!

I was willing to let him go with the appearance in Europe; make your appearance rare, I'll understand that. But this is like playing your team's best player only on the road and never at home: doing stuff like that is totally unfair to your core fan-base.

Mark's excuse for not making CIV was a scheduling conflict.

Scheduling conflict, my ass!

I've got a small rant about him going to C-Europe around here somewhere, let me find it and I'll post a link to it. Be right back.

Okay, so it's not much of a rant, but you know what I mean.
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That sucks so much. You have every right to be mad.

Has Harrison ever gone to any Celebration?
I know Carrie has.
I think Carrie has been to the last two in the US, but I don't know if she was in Europe or not. Harrison is a Mega-Star, so I'm willing to cut him some slack for not going to any of the Celebrations. Mark's star hasn't shown fairly brightly in the 25 years since ROTJ, so he really should have been at the LA Celebration to show his appreciation to the people who are paying to send his kids through college. :p

It used to be you were either a Luke-guy or a Han-guy, and I was a bit of both untill Han became uber-popular, so I drifted back to being a Luke-guy. With this turn of events, I've steered in the direction of becoming more of a Han-guy.
I apologize for popping in here just like that. Got your post in my blog alert and just have to give my 2 cents.

I can understand that people were disappointed when Mark didn't show up at the Los Angeles Celebration. But please consider that Mark has ALWAYS done publicity stunts for SW. Over the last decades he was at so many conventions - you can hardly say "never playing it at home"! He was at Comic-Con several time SW-related, he was at Empire Fan Fest SW related, he does exclusive and non-exclusive SW signings, he was at the premiere of Episode III... And that's been just during the last couple of years. Since before ANH premiere he has never STOPPED being there for SW fandom.

The man has a flourishing career (even if it's not in A-list movies) and if he says he can't make it then he couldn't make it. If he had said he didn't want to, then he doesn't want to. Can't see how it is in any way his duty to be at a SW convention. I don't ever hear anybody complaining that Harrison never does SW conventions.

That said, the folks at Celebration Europe were lucky. Mark was in London to speak to financiers for his new movie project. If that hadn't been the case he would have probably not been at Celebration Europe either.

LOL! No, no nose popping for you because it's quite obvious that you fall on the light-side of the Skywalker fandom. There are a number of delusional Anakin-lovers who comment in this blog every now and then, and that was directed towards them. All in good fun, of course. ;)

I don't pay too close to conventions and stuff, and alas, I don't pay as close as attention as I should to Mark's career. The hype for CIV was so great that I was sure if Mark was going to be at an official Star Wars convention, that one was going to be it. Was I disappointed that he wasn't there? Yeah. Did it ruin the convention for me? Not at all. I guess I'm just extra jealous of the Star Wars fans in Europe and Japan who got to see him. :(

This is just me pouting and being a self-absorbed Star Wars fan like most of us. :p
LOL! No, no nose popping for you because it's quite obvious that you fall on the light-side of the Skywalker fandom.

Whew. I am relieved. :)

I don't pay too close to conventions and stuff, and alas, I don't pay as close as attention as I should to Mark's career. The hype for CIV was so great that I was sure if Mark was going to be at an official Star Wars convention, that one was going to be it.

When I heard of the Celebration in LA I thought so, too. Of course that wouldn't have helped me any, since I am in Germany and chances I will ever meet him are really, really slim. In April last year there were already some events for the 30-year-anniversary, where Mark was with George Lucas and Carrie Fisher. I'm sure it wasn't a matter of not wanting to, but really one of not being able to make it.

I guess I'm just extra jealous of the Star Wars fans in Europe and Japan who got to see him. :(

Story of my life. *smiles* But thanks to the internet we will be able to somehow share in the experience. Did you see the videos of his Q&A session at London on YouTube?