Star Wars Weekends

The Hyperspace Hoopla Another year of Star Wars Weekends is over. I didn’t get out to attend as much as I wanted.  Part of that I blame on the weather, but there was also some complacency on my part.  I’ve seen it before and, while I enjoy the event, there really aren’t any surprises left […]

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Star Wars in Orlando

Boba Fett Let’s face it.  Mandalorians are a cocky bunch. Look at him, tilting his head.  It’s like he’s behind that helmet saying, “Take the damn picture before I kill you.” That’s OK.  I’m not afraid of Boba Fett.  After all, what is his great claim to fame?  Oh, that’s right.  He followed the Millennium […]

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Star Tours 2 Soft Opening

Located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Tours is a Star Wars themed motion-simulation ride. It shut down for  renovation after the Star Wars Celebration V convention in Orlando last year at an event called Last Tour to Endor. I took the ride that night and couldn’t hear a fucking thing because of the drunken assholes […]

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MegaCon 2011

If it’s March, it must be time for MegaCon at the Orange County Convention Center. I spent a day there last year – my first of any kind of Comic or Sci-Fi convention. I’m sure that I stood out like a sore thumb, as I had not bothered to wear tights or a cape, nor […]

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Jedi Temple of Doom

I shot this waiting for a show to start. Disney had a party called “Last Tour to Endor” during the Star Wars Celebration V event.  One of the big draws to the party was a change to the old Indiana Jones show. They did a nice job of creating a mash-up between the two trilogies […]

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The Star Wars Celebration V Review

Star Wars Celebration V ran at the Orange County Convention Center from August 12-15. Literally, an army of geeks descended upon our fair little town. The 501st Legion (Vader’s Fist) is a fan organization that creates replicas of the costumes shown in the Star Wars movies and wears them damn near anywhere they want. Many […]

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Norah Jones Concert

Norah Jones brought her tour to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Tuesday evening for a mostly mellow 90 minute show. Relying heavily on her most recent album – The Fall – Jones hit the right tone with strong vocals and excellent performances by the band. Some of the early songs were slightly more aggressive […]

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Star Wars Celebration is Coming

Next week, Star Wars Celebration graces our little community. I enjoy Star Wars (and also Star Trek), but I’m not a rabid Sci-Fi fan.  I’ve never dressed up as my favorite character.  I’m not even sure that I have a favorite character.  I don’t own a toy light saber.  When the first Star Wars movie […]

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