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.
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.
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.
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!
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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On July 14, I volunteered at the Minnesota Force table at The Saber Legion’s “Battleground.” Saber Legion events are always a good time, and this event was no exception. I didn’t take any photos of my costume (I was dressed as General Hux – you all know what I look like in that one anyway).
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!