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

galloping ghost

Kane County Cougars SW Night 2017

Grant Park Music Festival: The Music of John Williams

20170708_201943

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.

20170708_210228

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: