Science Fiction Day @ Science Museum of MN

Giant group! Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

February 23rd was “Science Fiction Day” (formerly “Star Wars Day”) at the Science Museum of Minnesota. Last year, I wasn’t 501st Legion-approved so I helped as a handler, but this year I got to actually troop! We had a giant turnout of costumers, and had a lot of fun mingling with guests and posing for photos.

Stare-down with a T-Rex. Hux has zero chill. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Choose your fighter. Costumers: Paul Haga and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Sometimes, yeah. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Dance-off, bro! Costumers: Mike Giralico and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Intergalactic news. Costumers: Amanda Fineran and Kris Heding. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Hux gives up with these fools. Costumers: Amanda Fineran, Kris Heding, Jeremy Horn, and Nick Hickman. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Ever get a wet willy from a Wookiee? It’s not fun. Costumers: Kris Heding and Paul Haga. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Eep! Costumers: Paul Haga and Kris Heding.

Nothing like a good ol’ game of Hoth Ball. Costumers: Kris Heding and Alex Hall.

Pummeled by snowballs. Thanks, Hera. Costumers: Kris Heding and Pari Elizabeth.

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Star Wars in Concert

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

On January 3-6, the Minnesota Orchestra performed the music of Star Wars: A New Hope live along with a showing of the film for five shows. I volunteered at four of the five shows, and had an absolute blast! There were so many people excited to get photos with us, and it was fun to wear a variety of costumes over the three-day period. I wore Kylo on Thursday, Admiral Ackbar on Friday, and General Hux on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

Photo Credit: Alex Hall.

Photo Credit: Madeline Anderson.

Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Hard day at Starkiller Base. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

This “Christmas Cheer” is disgusting. Take this atrocity down immediately. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Probably the most epic photo ever taken of us. Photo Credit: Shane Lewis.

Private Wedding

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Costumers: Erich Schwab, Jordan West, Mike Giralico, Jennifer McNitt, Ben Marolt, Madeline Anderson, Aaron Weiss, Kris Heding, Porky Shears, and Shtey Short.

On September 22, we made an appearance at a wedding at the Como Zoo! It was a really fun time. We surprised the groom and most of the guests when we appeared after the first dance. As the evening went on, we definitely busted out some wicked dance moves.

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Costumer: Erich Schwab.

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Hard to eat cupcakes with a helmet. Costumer: Mike Giralico.

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Costumers: Anita Larson, Ron Larson, Todd Murray, Nick Hickman, Amanda Fineran, Steve Carter, Kris Heding, Alex Hall, Katherine Hickman, Mike Giralico, Michael Tangen, and Eric Hanson. Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.

On September 15, we attended the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Target Field. There was a really big turnout, which was wonderful. We posed for a lot of photos and had a wonderful time!

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St. Paul Saints mascot, Mudonna, came to take a photo with us! Photo Credit: Amanda Fineran.

Minnesota Fan Fusion 2018

August 3-5, 2018 was Minnesota Fan Fusion, a relatively new pop culture convention in the Twin Cities. The Minnesota Force and Minnesota Superheroes United had tables at the convention, so I volunteered at both over the weekend.

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CONvergence 2018

I think this may have been the most fun CONvergence I’ve attended. I was afraid it was going to be affected by all of the restrictions the DoubleTree put in place, but I had an awesome time. I’m sure it’s because of the wonderful company of friends. Anyway…recap time!

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