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Kane County Cougars Star Wars Night

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Meet us on the First Base Line Lawn to watch some Minor League ball and stay to enjoy the Star Wars Fireworks afterward.

When: Saturday, September 2nd

Where: Kane County Cougars Stadium

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CF BBQ 2017

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Mark was generous enough to host us for the summer BBQ! Here are some pictures of the festivities:

 

And a latecomer brought the best thing of all, puppies!

August Book Club

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

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August 26th, Time to continue our read of the Darth Vader (2015) comic from Marvel. We are reading Volume 2 and will meet at the Barnes & Noble Village Crossing. 1 p.m.!

Happy 40th!

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Star Wars, 40th, Anniversary

She’ll always be royalty to us.

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Princess Leia, Carrie FIscher

Update: Lucas Museum Rally

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Update! Change in date and place!

There will be a rally in support of the Lucas Museum on May 19th, all interested should check out the event invite on Facebook here. Also check out the Build Lucas website for more info.

Lucas Museum

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

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Chicago Force Costuming Club

Sunday, February 6th, 2005

On Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m., Chicago Force’s new Costume Club held it’s second meeting. Star Wars Celebration III is less than 3 months away, so people came out to work on their costumes. It was held at the Pilsen home of Emma.

Paintball 2003

Saturday, September 20th, 2003

On September 20, 2003, Chicago Force had it’s Second Annual Paintball Extravaganza! OK, maybe it wasn’t ‘extravagant’, but it was a great day for paintball. Not too cold, not too hot, nice and sunny.

There was a good turn-out, with 27 people showing up to shoot Hawk…er, to play a rousing game of paintball. And how about those Star Wars scenario games, eh? Boy, we really hyped those didn’t we? That was going to be a lot of fun, we’re a Star Wars group, we’re playing paintball, we should play Star Wars paintball games…

Well, they sucked. I admit it, they didn’t work at all. Not even a little bit. In retrospect, I think I was making the rules too complex, and in the heat of ‘combat’, the fewer rules you have to remember the better. Also, there was a bit of friction with the management (we don’t need to go into that now; it’s a quality field, run by professional people, but everyone has their bad days), and we were only able to try one scenario: the Geonosis Arena. It seemed that the material I chose to make the ‘impenetrable’ Jedi lightsabers out of…well, let’s just say that paintballs went right through it. The armor of the AT-ATs was the same stuff, even if we would have been able to use them. The moral of the story is either keep the rules simple, or stick to tried-and-true paintball games.

That’s not to say that we didn’t have a good time. Everyone that I talked to whole-heartedly gave the day a thumbs up. Blast Camp is a great field, and Nate was an excellent ref. He was able to keep a rowdy group in check and had some great games for us to play.

Most of the post-game talk was along the lines of “Can’t wait until next year!”, and I think it’s safe to say that Chicago Force will be back at Blast Camp on the third weekend of September, 2004. Who knows, we may even drag along some Trekkies to shoot at.

Have I talked enough? You just want to see the pictures already? OK…