This was the second Star Wars Reads Day the Union West Library has hosted (the first being in 2013) and it was a mixed bag as the library and the publishers/promoters continue to refine the event. The 2013 event had me begging from publishers and publicists and getting some great swag to give away. This year, an order form went out over net and the moment I got it, I began to request freebies from it. Several items were already coming up as "Gone" or "Out" but I put my name in for just about everything I could. I was pleasantly surprised when some of the "Out" posters arrived anyway! A couple things came a day or two after the event; no worries- I have something to start with for next year, right? So maybe not as much stuff came this year and some of it didn't get here on time, but I did like the idea of placing orders for what you did or didn't want for your event.
The highlight of the day was a visit from Darth Vader himself, who came to oversee our festivities on behalf of the Carolinas Garrison of the 501st Legion.
|A young Luke Skywalker!|
|Princess Leia coloring pages were VERY popular!|
|Darth Maul, Jr!|
|Sometimes a t-shirt and lightsaber says it all...|
|Shooting range, speed round!|
|Careful...steady...like the hat... steady...|
|If you're in a duel and the other guy wears a cape- consider yourself outclassed!|
|Excellent blocking stance!|
|Anyone spot Han Solo yet? He's the one in carbonite on the back wall.|
|Darth Vader LOVES kids!!!|
|"We meet at last, Obi Young!"|
|"Seriously, where did you park the AT-AT?"|
|Legos! Legos! Legos! Legos! Legos!|
|See you next year!|