Hubby and I are fantastically nerdy. At the moment, I’m watching Star Trek: The Next Generation just to see what all the fuss is about. Our trip to Florida was in celebration of our ten years as a couple, five years of marriage, and Star Wars, of course. At day one of Star Wars Celebration IV, we mostly wandered around and took pictures. There were life-sized lego creations, movie-quality sets for photo back drops, and of course tons of people in costume. We also got to meet Temuera Morrison, who played Jango Fett in Star Wars, and Warwick Davis from Willow, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and tons of other movies. He’s currently starring in a show called Life’s Too Short, that looks hilarious. It’s on one of those expensive channels though, so I’ll have to wait until it hits netflix.
Later that evening, we got to see Kevin Smith, director of Dogma and Mallrats, do a Q & A. This is not just any Q & A, though. He is hilarious, and tells all kind of stories about what it’s really like to work in Hollywood. He also has a book out called Tough Sh*t, which is great. Hubby and I listened to the audio version, which he reads himself. The audio version is great because he adds little side stories that cracked me up.
Overall, Celebration was just like other Star Wars conventions, except there were more and bigger celebrities. We had a lot of fun, but I think I’ll stick to my local cons from now on.
This last weekend, Hubby and I trekked our way all the way North, into Yankee territory. That’s right, we went to Dallas/Fort Worth. They have an awesome sci-fi convention up there every year called Star Wars Fan Days. We were both in costume, reveling in the awesome nerddom of it all. Here’s Hubby, dressed as Obi-Wan Kenobi, fighting a young Jedi, while Princess Leia watches in the background.
This was an almost completely handmade Ahsoka costume, that I thought was pretty cool.
This girl is dressed as a Dalek from Dr.Who!
These three chicks were roaming the convention together. On the left we have Mara Jade, who later marries Luke Skywalker, not sure about the Sith in the middle, and then an awesome Princess Leia on the right.
Hubby posing with an amazing Lando Calrissian. He won the costume contest this weekend, and deservedly so.
I was dressed as the Baroness from G.I. Joe, but of course, didn’t manage to get one picture. Tons of people took pictures of me, so I’m hoping to stumble across one I can post later. It was a ton of fun, but I still hate driving in Dallas. I swear, every construction barrel in a three state radius is in that city. Have you guys ever completed a single road? You might want to invest in some engineers.