Warren/Newport Public Library, IL
October 29, 2005
Story and Photos by Chris Spice (Darth Spice)


I had a chance to attend the Matt Stover presentation and signing at the Warren/Newport Public Library this Halloween Weekend. To see someone not charging for a Star Wars autograph as well as free admission in parking was the first thing I had to get used to!

Since I would be going out for Trick or Treat later with my children, I decided to don my “Smoketrooper” costume and provide escort service for Mr. Stover. I had a slight degree of difficulty maneuvering my Dewback and arrived just in time for the one o’clock start. A full house jam packed with several members of local press in attendance.

Matt began the presentation by reading the introduction chapter directly from the book Revenge of the Sith. I must say the picture painted is much more vast but with only as much information that is provided at the beginning scroll. Matt discussed many of the different novels he’s written, and plenty that are Star Wars. Seeing as the question session and autograph session would have cut further into the looting and pillaging of my local streets of anything chocolate, I asked Matt if he’d be interested in putting together an interview at a future date with Sandtroopers.com. I look forward to bringing more details as well as a few of the great questions that were asked at this event.

The greatest part of the day was receiving an autographed copy of the book for myself! I completed my mission with ease and made it back home with plenty of time to clean up with my Padawan Tactical Ops Troopers and little darling Princess! I haven’t read the novel yet, but I will most definitely begin tonight, if it’s like most books I’m in for a helluva treat!