Anoka Halloween Parade 2017

October 28th was the Anoka Halloween Parade! We had a massive turnout of costumers, and it was so much fun! It was pretty cold outside, but we had enough coffee to keep us toasty.

General Hux and Kanan Jarrus getting warm beverages. (Photos by Madeline Anderson.)

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Coffee!!! (Photo by Amanda Fineran)

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Happy Hux and Angry Ahsoka – what sort of parallel universe is this? Costumers: Kris Heding, Eve Zabronsky, and Pari Beth Bailey. Photo by Keith Garrick.

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A bunch of awesome bad guys! Costumers: Todd Murray, Kris Heding, Paul Haga, Keith Garrick, Mark Fisher, Henry Fisher, Jennifer McNitt, Jeffery Knotz, Alex Hall, Kyle McKean, and Shtey Short. Photo by Jordan West.

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The whole gang! (Too many costumers to list, but these are some of the Minnesota Force/501st Legion/Rebel Legion’s finest! Photo by Jordan West.

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And we’re off! Photo by Madeline Anderson.


Twin Cities Pride Parade & SaberCon

I meant to post this a while ago, but I’ve been so caught up in last-minute costume stuff for CONvergence that I forgot!

Two weekends ago I attended The Saber Legion‘s SaberCon (two days of it, at least) and it was a lot of fun! I realized I didn’t take any photos, so I apologize for that.

June 25th was the Twin Cities Pride parade, and I walked with the Geek Partnership Society‘s float as part of the Minnesota Force. I’ve never been in the Pride parade before, and I can’t describe how incredible it was. There was so much positive energy and excitement from the crowd! I had an absolute blast, and I hope I get to do it again next year.



Photo by Tatiana Allen.


Kylo photo-bomb! Photo by Tatiana Allen.


Minnesota Force! Costumers from left to right: Jeff Allen, Tatiana Allen, Jordan West, Jo O’Hanley, Madeline Anderson, Lindsey Rae, Kris Heding, and Paul Haga. Photo by Madeline Anderson.


Minnesota Force! Costumers from left to right: Jordan West, Rin MxCruz, Madeline Anderson, Jo O’Hanley, Lindsey Rae, Kris Heding, and Paul Haga. Photo by Madeline Anderson.

Busy Weekend!

I’ll be at two different events this weekend!

The first is The Saber Legion‘s SaberCon. This con runs Friday through Sunday. I’ll be volunteering at the Minnesota Force table on Friday night and most of the day on Saturday. Come on out and watch some awesome lightsaber combat!

The second is the Ashley Rukes LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday! I’ll be marching with fellow Minnesota Force members as part of the Geek Partnership Society. I’m super excited! We’ll be toward the end of the parade.

Hope to see you this weekend!