July 23, 2004 was deemed Star Wars Day at Comic-Comic
International. Here's how my Friday schedule shaped up. A few
of the times listed may be approximated.
||Arrive at San Diego Convention Center (where
Comic-Con is held)
||Run to, and eventually arrive at, Star
Wars Hasbro panel on the second floor. The presentation started at 11:30, and
I only caught the tail end of the Q&A.
||Go back downstairs to the Star Wars Pavillion.
Watch a few more of the Star Wars Trivial
and see a woman dressed up as Padmé audition.
Take more pictures
around the Star Wars Pavillion.
||Attend Star Wars LucasArts program.
I did not understand half of what the panel was talking about,
or half of the questions asked during Q&A (I'm not a gamer),
but it was fun watching the trailers for Knights of the
Old Republic II, Star Wars Battlefront,
and Star Wars Republic
||The Star Wars Fan Club presentation begins in
the same room. Quite convenient. The panel consisted of Pablo
Hidalgo and Paul Ens of Lucasfilm Online, and two
other folks who represent the Star Wars Insider magazine, whose names
I'm looking into. The panel was moderated by Steve Sansweet.
||Star Wars Fan Club presentation
ends early. Head back downstairs to the Star Wars Pavillion.
Walk around, and snap more photos.
||Arrive at the San Diego Star
Wars Society presentation. Chat with
a few other fans, and find out that main event during the presentation
is a trivia contest. First, the
club talks a bit about who they are and what they do. Then, we
go through a couple of rounds of trivia. I make it to the final
five out of about fifty or so people in one round, but then I
||Attend the Star Wars Continuity panel. Panel consists
of Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, Greg
Keyes, as well as the guy in
charge of the Star Wars Tales comic books, and a few editors.
The panel is moderated by Lucasfilm Online's Pablo Hidalgo.
||Hesitantly, I leave the panel early. Go
downstairs, purchase an Obi-Wan Kenobi As First Build 0.45
scale lightsaber replica
convention exclusive with Comic-Con and one other upcoming convention.
It's my first Master Replicas prop ever.
||Head to the volunteer booth
to check in for 5pm volunteer assignment.
||Escorted to programming assignment upstairs. Ironically,
I am assigned to the same room that the Star Wars Continuity
panel was being held in. All I have to do is take a head count
of everyone attending the presentation at the beginning, and then
one more time at the end, and then pick some trash left behind between
presentations. Easy job.
||Finish volunteer assignment. Wait around for the
rest of the hour in order to be given credit for three hours of volunteer
service. Share the pictures I'd taken earlier in the day with another
||Board trolley, and head back for the night.