Sunday, June 29, 2014

West Sacramento May the Fourth be with You

Date: 05/04/2014
Nerds! Geeks! Star Wars! OH MMYYYYY!!!

Wrong fandom, I know, but just roll with it. The 2nd annual West Sacramento May the Fourth be with you was a huge success! This event raised over $5,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The organizers kept the convention cozy, focusing on the fans, and keeping it family-friendly. From the cosplay parade at noon to the vendor room, it was a day a lot of young Padawans-in-training (or simply the young at heart) got to express their love for the 30+ year franchise!

From Left to Right: Lord Vader as Brian, MiniBobaFett and Bertha.

The 501st had a wonderful showing of friendly stormtroopers protecting Lord Vader (*gasp* it wouldn’t be a Star Wars party without him!). The Mandalorian Jail was quite full all day with Mandos catching up on their bounties. 

Bounty caught by Cando Pax, MiniBobaFett and Tempest VonMerrik

The Golden Gate Knights were busy showing young Padawans proper lightsaber techniques. There was a Star Wars comedy show, a costume-building panel (put on by my other half, James Burns), and a lovely reading of Shakespeare’s rendition of Star Wars. And who could forget the two-table diorama display of Star Wars toys, courtesy of the Central Valley Garrison 501st’s own Myke Soler?!

Of course, I am a little biased of the event since I sat in on the planning committee. All that aside, it was still wonderfully run by SacGeeks and the West Sacramento Recreation and Parks District.

If you’re in the area, make sure to check out the West Sacramento May 2015 event, which will be morphing into a sci-fi convention. Although I can’t give out too many of the details, let’s just say Klingons may be involved next year. K-L-I-N-G-O-N-S!

Stay tuned to for more information!
Photo Credit: James Vallesteros

Custom Building Panel

From Left to right: Eddie, Jacob and James

Thank you West Sacramento for hosting a successful event!
A Big Shout out to the Mandalorian Mercs.

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