Monday, April 25, 2011

Unbelievable Star Wars Fun.

Today I trekked with my friend to the Star Wars Invasion at Dublin. It turned out to be a fantastic weekend. Star Wars Fans from all over the globe took time out to join in the Unbelievable Fun in that "Galaxy far far away"....... The senators of the Emerald Garrison seen in the photo came out in force to entertain "the fans" and it wasn't long before everyone was smiling. Can you name the actors in the photo? The funny thing is I'm a trekker who found himself surrounded by thousands of sci-fi fans probably "StarWarsians" so I kept stump about my "trekkie" allegiance for good reason. Thousands packed into the enclosed stadium which was organised brilliantly and ran like clockwork. On my way in I bought some Sci-Fi merchandise and took lots of photographs with my digital camera for later. It was smile or be arrested! During the show Colm and I got the chance to mix with several costumed characters. The place was packed with them and fans waving light sabers through the air!

"I demand the uniform code of justice before my trial." Yes, its me Spacerguy!

Darth Vader, Commander Bly, Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Shock trooper, Sand trooper, Scout trooper, R2D2, Clone Captain and Clone Commander were all there walking around taking photo turns with the fans.The biggest moment for my friend Colm was meeting Julian Glover aka General Veers and then it happened, I met and spoke with Kenny Baker aka R2-D2. For a brief moment in time and space, the galaxy stood very still and I was unbelievably happy, beaming all over the place. Its funny but smiles work wonders on everyone. It was great to get a chance to chat with real Stars Wars actors which I'll remember forevermore. I was momentarily star struck by these wonderful actors and friends of the Star Wars universe. Julian Glover kindly agreed to stand beside me and Colm took our photo! ....Imagine! Forever immortalized with General Veers himself in living color! Questions and Answer's followed later with Tarfful, Admiral Piett, R2D2, Greedo, Boba Fett and General Veers saying their favourite movie lines. Well, does anyone have any ideas what lines they said?

Live Long and erm end transmission.


Teresa said...

That is so cool that you go to do something like that. BTW we just call ourselves Star Wars Fans or Fanboys or Fangirls. But if you want to see some awesome star wars madness head down to Dallas in october for fan days or the next star wars celebration. I am very jealous of you right now though


Alex Johnson said...

I love how you fit 'trekked' into that first sentence. Glad you had fun, and again, I'm totally jealous! :P Kenny Baker and Julian Glover?!?

Ellie said...

OMG. What a great day you had! Mr. G and I met Julian Glover at last years London Film and Comic Con and he was lovely and so obliging. Don't tell anyone but he gave us his address so we could send him a piece of film memorabilia he wanted. How many actors would do that?

Whilst I'm commenting, are you thinking about going to this years London Film and Comic Con? Walter Keonig will be there, but the real treat is Christopher Lloyd and being able to have your photo taken with him and a DeLorean!

Ellie Garratt

Spacerguy said...

Star Wars Invasion was a real fanboys dream come true, Teresa. Thanks for the pointer.

Very observant of you Alex, I thought it a nice touch myself. We shook hands too.

Kenny Baker and Julian Glover were a real pleasure to talk to. I was real early and one of the first in line. Remember that! The comic cons are great, aren't they, ELLie?

Sarah Allen said...

Dropping in from A-Z. Great blog!

Sarah Allen
(my creative writing blog)

Spacerguy said...

Thanks Sarah. Join me on my quest... the force needs you!

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