Celebration Anaheim Day One

Celebration Anaheim Day Zero

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

C2E2 2014 Day 2

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

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

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 – A Month To Go

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If you are attending C2E2, make sure to stop by our Fan Table in the Fan Village S100A to enter our Life-Sized Yoda Contest.  Yes, you could take home some fabulous prizes, including this:

You want this, don't you?

You want this, don’t you?

All proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.  Look for more details soon on this and more exciting announcements.  And don’t forget, we will be discussing Kenobi on Saturday and Dark Empire on Sunday.

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Chicago Comics and Entertainment Expo 2014!

Chicago Force is proud to announce that we will have a Fan Table at this year’s C2E2!  You will find us at our table all three days, Friday April 25th through Sunday April 27 at McCormick Place.

We are also really excited to announce that we will be having our book club at C2E2 in April.  We are so excited that we are having it twice.  So not only will you find us at our table, but we will be conducting our book club on Saturday and Sunday at the con.

Book: Kenobi by John Jackson Miller
DATE: Saturday, April 26
TIME: 4:45 – 5:45 PM
LOCATION: C2E2 – S100A
 
Book: Dark Empire from Dark Horse
DATE: Sunday, April 27
TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
LOCATION: C2E2 – S100A
 

We have a lot of fun stuff planned, so check back here for more information closer to the con.

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Wizard World Chicago 2013

Set-up on Thursday, who knew there would be so many vehicles?

Set-up on Thursday, who knew there would be so many vehicles?

Cars, SUV's and Vans, Oh My!

Cars, SUV’s and Vans, Oh My!

The before picture!

The before picture!

The after picture!

The after picture!

A closer look at the table

A closer look at the table

Look!  We have our  WizardWorld sign.  We are official!

Look! We have our WizardWorld sign. We are official!

Ewoks vs Death Star.  Who will win?

Ewoks vs Death Star. Who will win?

Table Sitting

Table Sitting

Table Standing

Table Standing

He's Loose!

He’s Loose!

Don't be sad, play Star Wars Jeapordy!

Don’t be sad, play Star Wars Je0pordy!

Even Starfleet lobes Star Wars Jeapordy!

Even Starfleet loves Star Wars Jeopordy!