Wear Star Wars Every Day: Weeks 24 & 25


Time for a super-sized review of #WearStarWarsEveryDay for the start of summer! Since I was off at JadeCon last weekend, I didn’t get a chance to wrap up that week, so here’s Weeks 24 and 25. Big thanks to Russ of Empire City Garrison for my first donation of a 501st Legion shirt. Also, thanks to Fen, PG, Shannon, Todd, Margaret, Tony, Paul, and Mediocre Jedi for all their lending of different items of clothing I show off this week. Plenty of shirts – but also a Her Universe skirt! We cover a wide range of Star Wars interests from ILM to podcasts to a Fan Force chapter. This review for Week 24 and 25 covers June 10 to June 23 of my wearathon, and an update on fundraising for Collateral Repair Project, a non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance, education, and community support to urban refugees.

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I’ve very excited to be closing in on finishing the first half of 2016 with my project – that’s over 180 days of wearing a different Star Wars article of clothing each day – no repeats! And each day I continue my project is another $4.65 donated by our pledge makers. I’d love to get that total up to $5.00 even (or higher!) for the second half of 2016. If you’d like to chip in at a dime a day or a quarter per day (or more), make your pledge at the per-day pledge form. Or you can just make a one-time or monthly donation at GoFundMe.com/WearStarWars2016.

Get more info on what Wear Star Wars Every Day is all about, or make a donation or a per-day pledge!

Jadecon is on, we’re busy

James, Paula and I are all in Columbus at Origins for Club Jade’s annual JadeCon gathering, and blogging will be spotty for the rest of the week. Or at least until my laptop power cord arrives. (D’oh!) There will be tweeting, but that’s about it unless something absolutely earth-shattering comes down the pipe. (Did I just guarantee that something absolutely earth-shattering will break? If so, you’re welcome.) We’ll catch up on Monday. Mondayish.

Allston to be Author Guest of Honor at Origins

Author Aaron Allston talks about attending this year’s Origins gaming convention, where he’ll be Author Guest of Honor. Of his scheduled events, this one on Thursday may be of particular interest:

Star Wars In Novels. “New York Times bestselling authors Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, and Michael A. Stackpole talk about their Star Wars books and about their future fiction plans in the galaxy far, far away.” Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Michael A. Stackpole

All Aaron’s panels are worth attending, but we can guarantee that we’ll will make an effort to be at that one! Origins takes place in Columbus, Ohio from May 30 to June 3 this year.

JadeCon 2011: The post o’ quotes

We have all gathered here in the suite for our Post-Con Depression Kick-Off Breakfast: bagels, cold pizza, cake, Doritos, stale popcorn and cookies. The breakfast of geeks, baby!

Before we start putting the suite back into place, we thought we’d post our collection of quotes for, well, our enjoyment. Regular blogging will return after we get home and sleep for a few days.

  • “Acknowledge my existence!” – Fen to a cantankerous bathroom water sensor
  • “When will people realize that you just shouldn’t put pictures of your junk on the internet?” – Elizabeth
  • “Or you give it to a man who knows how to work your equipment.”
  • “Luci is a House Elf.”
  • “Enjoy your drink. We’ll pray for you.” – Luci, the Apprentice Bartender
  • “I’m a little short to dress as Darth Vader.” – Helen
  • “Hello, you’re looking down.” – Deet, supportive as always
  • “I’m licking Obi-Wan. It is a good day.” – Beth
  • “She’s Edward, not a man!” – Eliz
  • “Now.. did they get the whipped cream for me?” – Rach
  • “I like to go in there and just inhale, because it smells like books.” – Fen
  • “You don’t want to listen to x-rated fix either, Mom?” – Carly
  • “Well, that was a totally heterosexist clue!” – Carly
  • Kelly: “What are we applauding?” Dan: “My squats.”
  • “Urrr… I am not a clever pirate.” – VJ
  • “Oh my gawd. Callista is Edward. Eww. That means Luke is Bella.” – Caitlin
  • “Spores are comin’, man… woom-baya.” – Nancy
  • “Woooooomb.” – Spontaneous chant throughout the room
  • “So, who be the vendor of choice for blow-up salamanders?” – Tom
  • “Yay! Fluffy boobs!” – Russ
  • “He’s hot… not Gardulla the Hutt.” – J9
  • “Peeing in a grass skirt is harder than it seems.” – Yav
  • “Dunc has gotten into my soul. And that is scary.” – Beth
  • Aaron: “Y’all are pretty deranged.” Dunc: “We learned it from watching you!”
  • “PG actually counts by alphabetizing numbers.” – Dave
  • “As much as I’d like a big red, star destroyer, but I’m probably  better off with a Jedi.” – PG