Joliet Star Wars Day 2018

There’s a gathering of geeks, a herd of nerds, an awakening of the dark, and the light. You know, Joliet Library Star Wars Day!

This event keeps growing, along with the fun!

Tree Trim 2017

Another year, another trip to Brookfield Zoo to decorate a tree with homemade Star Wars ornaments.

First, the making of the baubles:

It was a sunny but chilly day on Sunday:

And we were ready to decorate:

Our two-part crew:

Of course, a trip to the carousel was in order:

And how can you go to the zoo without seeing the animals?

 

Galloping Ghost Arcade!

It was a dark and stormy night. Really, O’Hare got four inches of rain and the southern suburbs got eight. But that didn’t stop us from meeting at Lencho’s house and continuing on to Galloping Ghost.

We watched the new trailer for The Last Jedi multiple times. Then threw up some Star Wars Blips, Thor and other fun videos as we chowed on pizza. Then we braved the rain to head to Galloping Ghost.

So quick game, spot a member of Chicago Force!

And of course, we all spent a little time in what I like to call the Star Wars corner:

All in all, despite the weather, it was a great time.

Let’s Go Play!

Come join Chicago Force at 7 pm on Saturday, October 14th as we venture to the Galloping Ghost for some old-fashioned gaming. $15 gets you unlimited play!!

If your interested in meeting for dinner beforehand, contact Lencho on Facebook for his address. We’ll be chowing down some pizza at his house @ 5pm for $10 a person.

Galloping Ghost Arcade is at 9415 Ogden Ave, 60513 Brookfield

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Kane County Cougars SW Night 2017

Grant Park Music Festival: The Music of John Williams

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The Chicago Symphony Orchestra performed the music of John Williams at the Grant Park Music Festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion. It was a beautiful night.

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Here’s the program:

  • Superman March from Superman
  • Main Title from Star Wars
  • Flight to Neverland from Hook
  • Theme from Jurassic Park
  • Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Excerpts from The Cowboys
  • The Imperial March from Star Wars
  • Duel of the Fates from Star Wars: Episode I
  • Yoda’s Theme from The Empire Strikes Back
  • Viktor’s Tale from The Terminal
  • March from 1941
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind

And the encore was Excerpts from E.T.

Here’s some photos:

And to cap the night off, the fireworks from Navy Pier could be seen:

Joliet SWD 2017 Report

This year’s Joliet Library Star Wars Day was bigger than ever. This time, the Rialto was added to the locations you could visit. Each location had different groups to visit.

First up, the Rialto. The R2 Builders Club and the Mandalorian Mercs made this their home.

 

Next Up, the Library. The 501st were based here. The main area was upstairs, with a Cantina, radio broadcast and Artist Alley.

 

Last Up, the Historical Museum. This is the hidden Rebel base. The Rebel Legion had set up their own Endor Bunker here. All three floors of the museum had fun stuff to do, including a scavenger hunt.

 

All in all, a very fun day! Looking forward to next year!