Chicago Force Annual Picnic 2014

June 26th, 2014

 

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Come join us at Lincoln Park Zoo on Saturday, July 26th for our annual picnic.  Meet us at 12p.m. at the Park Place Cafe.  Please bring a dish to share!

Joliet Public Library Star Wars Day 2014

June 3rd, 2014

Chicago Force will be going to enjoy the fun at the Joliet Public Library’s Annual Star Wars Days. Check out their website http://jolietlibrary.org/starwarsday for all the details!  The library is located at 150 N Ottawa St in Joliet Il

 

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Chicago Force Check Presentation at the Cystic Fibrous Foundation

May 20th, 2014

Thanks to our Fan Table at C2E2, Chicago Force raised $255 for the Cystic Fibrous Foundation.

Here is photos from the presentation:

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May 4th, 2014

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Let’s Get Pac-Man Fever

April 30th, 2014

I’m going out of my mind! But not so far that I can’t let you know that we will be going to Galloping Ghost Arcade on May 10th at 7pm.  For $15, you get unlimited play on all the arcade machines.  So join us at:

Galloping Ghost

9415 Ogden Ave

Brookfield, Il 60513

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C2E2 2014 Day 2

April 26th, 2014

Today was a big day.  Not only would it be our first panel, covering Kenobi by John Jackson Miller, but it would also be when we held our raffle to benefit the Cystic Fibrous Foundation.

Before all the fun, a few of us went on a scavenger hunt

Before all the fun, a few of us went on a scavenger hunt

Max Rebo in the House!

Max Rebo in the House!

The Rancor Keeper (a.k.a. Gamorrean Guard) joins Max

The Rancor Keeper (a.k.a. Gamorrean Guard) joins Max

In grand book club tradition, someone is finishing the book that day

In grand book club tradition, someone is finishing the book that day

Guarding the laptop while it charges

Guarding the laptop while it charges

"Goodnight moon..."

“Goodnight moon…”

Our moderator

Our moderator

The Panel

The Panel

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And of course, we held the raffle!  We collected more than $250!

Da Prize!

Da Prize!

Da Other Raffle

Da Other Raffle

Here are some pictures of the winners:

The BIG winner

The BIG winner

 

Yoda's going home

Yoda’s going home

Winner, Winner, Vader Dinner

Winner, Winner, Vader Dinner

 

C2E2 2014 Day One

April 25th, 2014

The morning of the 25th, the first day of C2E2 was quiet.  Little did we know how much would change for us by the end of the day.

Getting the booth ready in the morning.

Getting the booth ready in the morning.

All Set!

All Set!

 

Of course, the big galaxy-shaking news dropped that day, “The EU was dead, long live the EU!”  We received the news that the Star Wars EU would now be considered Legends, and a new EU would start in the fall.  This made the Del Rey panel that day a not-to-be missed event.  We went out in, well, Force, and listened to the panel with rapt attention.  New Star Wars author Kevin Hearne was there.  And he had a book signing at the Del Rey booth right after.  All in all, a fun eventful day.

The Del Rey Panel

The Del Rey Panel

An Editor and an Author

An Editor and an Author

New Boooooks!

New Boooooks!

Kevin Hearne was awesome!

Kevin Hearne was awesome!

C2E2 2014 Day Zero

April 24th, 2014

Chicago Force was proud to have a table in the Fan Village this year at C2E2.  Three of it’s members traveled to McCormick Place to set up the table, here’s some pics:

Tickets are ready to go!

Tickets are ready to go!

Badge Aquired

Badge Aquired

Docking Bay 94

Docking Bay 94

Schedule posted

Schedule posted

Ta-Da!

Ta-Da!

C2E2 2014: Two Weeks to Go!

April 11th, 2014

You read that right, in two short weeks, C2E2 will be underway.  I’m getting ready, are you?

Important Con Materials Gathered

Important Con Materials Gathered

Stop by the table to find out how you can own this!

Stop by the table to find out how you can own this!

Preparing for Winter…Soldier Re-CAP!

March 31st, 2014

We speculated on the Walking Dead finale.

We enjoyed pizza, popcorn and homemade sliders.

We watched trailers for Amazing Spider-Man 2, Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and Godzilla.

We watched the Agent Carter and Trevor Slattery Marvel One-Shots

And oh yeah, we watched Captain America: The First Avenger

If was great, thanks again to our hosts April and Josh!

Time to Start the Movie

Time to Start the Movie