May 19, 2009
As soon as we
arrived, I was approached by the 501st's Vader and the Rebel Legion
Slave Leia, both of whom I failed to get contact info for and hope
to track them down and keep in touch with both. Both thanked me for
getting the event and inviting them to participate. Throughout the
night, I was approached by many members of both groups and thanked
as well. The overall feeling was great and I think positive bridges
were built that will carry on into the future.
Sadly, by the time
we made it into the store, the movie was sold out. Not to worry
though, I hit a Wal-Mart on the way home and grabbed my copy!
The event was a
blast; costumer, fan and celebrities were in great moods and
interact freely! We managed to pose for several pix with the 501st
and rebel legion as well as dozens with fans and stars. Sadly, we
had no one out of armor with us to take more pix for us. The
official site was at the event and conducted fan interviews and too
several pix of all the characters for the official website!