Archive for the ‘Conventions’ Category

WizardWorld Panel 2016

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Here are some video highlights from our panel at WizardWorld Chicago. We had a great time, thanks for everyone that came out.

Wizard World Chicago Panel

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Chicago Force will be hosting a panel at this year’s Wizard World! Come join us in room 4 on Friday August 19 at 1 pm for our panel on How to Run Your Own Star Wars Academy.

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C2E2 Shananigans

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

C2E2 2016 was another great time. A lot of time was spent meeting up with old friends, making new ones, shopping, admiring costumes, and of course, pizza. Here’s some of the Star Wars fun we saw and had.

Pop Culture then Pizza!

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

What’s the best way to unwind after C2E2? With some pizza of course!

Couldn’t go? Well the best way to pick you up is with pizza!

Join us at seven o’clock at the Lou Malnatti’s at 805 S State Street to decompress and tell us about your day.

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Joliet Star Wars Day 2015

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Chicago Force attended the Joliet Public Library’s Star Wars Day 6 on Saturday June 6th. The events included a parade and a lot of costumed characters.

Celebration Anaheim Day One

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Celebration Anaheim Day Zero

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Chicago Force arrived the day before the convention would start. Here’s some of the sights on day zero.

C2E2 2014 Day 2

Saturday, 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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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!