Our local SW events/gatherings

Bel-Cam Jos

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That's why I tend to not make more of an effort to go to that, unfortunately, as it seems exactly like what I feared. No Jedi Training Academy even?
While this year's SWD was about the same when it came to "events" and fan discussions around the park, there was a cool aspect. They announced a minute before the 2:00pm picture-in-front-of-the-castle photo that there would be a Mary Poppins song performance (again :mad: ), so we had to wait until they finished (about 15 minutes later). But... after the pic, they said we'd be able to go over to the Jedi Training Academy and pose for a picture on that stage, WITH THE CHARACTERS! :thumbsup: So, this year's group photo likely will have Maul, Vader, 2 troopers, and the cast Jedi knights. Sweet! :D
 

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While this year's SWD was about the same when it came to "events" and fan discussions around the park, there was a cool aspect. They announced a minute before the 2:00pm picture-in-front-of-the-castle photo that there would be a Mary Poppins song performance (again :mad: ), so we had to wait until they finished (about 15 minutes later). But... after the pic, they said we'd be able to go over to the Jedi Training Academy and pose for a picture on that stage, WITH THE CHARACTERS! :thumbsup: So, this year's group photo likely will have Maul, Vader, 2 troopers, and the cast Jedi knights. Sweet! :D
Perhaps it would be wise to simply change the timing on the group photo. That is pretty weird that they'd do an unannounced thing that delayed your picture 2 years in a row. At least you got to do the Academy stage thing, that's really cool.

Did you see Asimo at Innoventions? I went on Thursday for my mom's birthday, that was the thing we really wanted to do, and it was pretty darn cool (although Disney put it into a fictional "life" environment that was a lot more cheese than I had been expecting).
 

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I wondered if they'd move the picture time to 1:30 in future years to avoid that "accidental" Mary poppin' in.

I saw Asimo several (many?) years back, and now he seems to be able to do more "stuff" (I didn't recall him being able to run then, and it looks pretty freaky to see that; and he moves his arms and hands more). This time, it was a different family's home.
 

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Another local library here has started a SW Day. Theirs seems to be exclusively indoors (good idea, since it was 90 degrees out that day). While I was there, it also seemed mainly kid-centered (balloon lightsabers with TP roll hilts, make-your-own space design picture frame - good for your posed photos with costumed characters, Jedi Elvis as MC with his lightsaber hilt microphone). A friend from the sci-fi book club at the closer library was doing a how-to-draw exhibition of Vader and R2D2. I never saw the trivia contest, and I didn't stay for the Wookiee yell competition/Threepio disco dance/something else. Pretty decent events for the first time.

(it's not letting me post pics now... will try [or do not] later :( ) ... it's amazing what happens when you complain online... :p
 

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Bel-Cam Jos

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I didn't notice Fish Boy out of water in the photo... not sure WHAT he's doing.

It was weirder when she'd move during the fights and you could see where she didn't have blue body paint.

Tomorrow is the "other" SW Day that I've attended several times in the past five years or so. Don't think I'll be able to make it this year; :( delayed Mother's Day activities with... mom! :)
 

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BTW, the "5th annual" (according to their own website [see post #28 in this thread for a link], showing consecutive group photos back to 2005 :confused: :newmath: ) Unofficial SW Day at Disneyland, now held the last Sunday of each June, will be 6/24. I shan't be able to attend, due to other commitments. More room in the castle photo for other people now.
 

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I wonder if this year's Unofficial Disney Day at Disneyland will be considered "official" this time.

Our local SW Day at the library this year falls on the 30th anniversary of ROJ. I will be helping out, I believe at some Ewok-themed activity.
 

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I wonder if this year's Unofficial Disney Day at Disneyland will be considered "official" this time.
Yeah, that'd be pretty cool. I doubt it'll be this year's, the word would have probably leaked by now, but maybe next year. And I'm still wondering if they'll do something SW for D23 Expo in August.

Keep me in the loop on SW Disneyland Day, I'll try to make it.

Our local SW Day at the library this year falls on the 30th anniversary of ROJ. I will be helping out, I believe at some Ewok-themed activity.
Celebrate the love! I was one of the volunteers at the Ewok Drum Circle event at our library's most recent Star Wars Day (held on ROJ's 30th anniversary). Some pretty good costumes and lots of excited kids. Weather was good and clear.
Some other photos for everyone. If you live in the Inland Empire area of SoCal, try coming out for next year's SW Day (same time, different year).
Very cute, how long did the Ewok drum circle last? Did anybody beat on the trooper helmet? Did anybody bring a copy of Yub Nub to drum to?

The Darth Talon-ette seems a bit "look at me" for a kid event (the actual character is much moreso in her garb though, but there's gotta be other, more kid-friendly female SW characters, doesn't there? Thinking, thinking... hmm, maybe not), but otherwise quite cool.
 

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Yeah, that'd be pretty cool. I doubt it'll be this year's, the word would have probably leaked by now, but maybe next year. And I'm still wondering if they'll do something SW for D23 Expo in August.

Keep me in the loop on SW Disneyland Day, I'll try to make it.
Sun. June 30th is this year's day. They switched it from Saturdays a couple years back since many passholders had those days blacked out. I'm not sure if I'll make it this time, but I can let you know.

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Very cute, how long did the Ewok drum circle last? Did anybody beat on the trooper helmet? Did anybody bring a copy of Yub Nub to drum to?

The Darth Talon-ette seems a bit "look at me" for a kid event (the actual character is much moreso in her garb though, but there's gotta be other, more kid-friendly female SW characters, doesn't there? Thinking, thinking... hmm, maybe not), but otherwise quite cool.
It went from 1-4pm... and almost non-stop. :handssorefromdrumming: :eek: The helmet (which was a bank, filled with some change inside) was supposed to be on a drum stand to beat on, but the plastic made no sound really; I turned it over and shook it side to side for percussion. Two small handheld drums were ripped, by the end the bucket drums were totally thu-rashed, and I think we lost a mini drum stick. :( I had CDs of both the SE ROJ and "original" songs, plus some others. I forgot to change the tracks a couple times, so Emperor's throne room songs played. But no one heard them anyway.

She was the most unusual SW costumer there; the white caped on-lift boots female taking pictures was quite odd. No idea who/what she was supposed to be.
 

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Sun. June 30th is this year's day. They switched it from Saturdays a couple years back since many passholders had those days blacked out. I'm not sure if I'll make it this time, but I can let you know.
Yeah, keep me in the loop.

It went from 1-4pm... and almost non-stop. :handssorefromdrumming: :eek: The helmet (which was a bank, filled with some change inside) was supposed to be on a drum stand to beat on, but the plastic made no sound really; I turned it over and shook it side to side for percussion. Two small handheld drums were ripped, by the end the bucket drums were totally thu-rashed, and I think we lost a mini drum stick. :( I had CDs of both the SE ROJ and "original" songs, plus some others. I forgot to change the tracks a couple times, so Emperor's throne room songs played. But no one heard them anyway.

She was the most unusual SW costumer there; the white caped on-lift boots female taking pictures was quite odd. No idea who/what she was supposed to be.
Oh, the helmet being a bank makes a lot more sense, those are pretty inexpensive. Makes sense it didn't drum though, it's PVC, doesn't resonate well.

Kids are pretty brutal with drums, I am not surprised they weren't treated worse. Cool beans on the music you brought, even if nobody heard.