Chic, IL Aaron Allston booksigning-3-25-09-Oakbrook Borders

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  1. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    EVENT: Aaron Allston - Reading and Signing for STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI: OUTCAST.

    WHEN: WEDNESDAY March 25, 2009 7:30 PM

    WHERE:

    Borders Books - Oak Brook
    1500 16th Street, Suite D
    Oak Brook, IL 60523
    630.574.0800


    MAP: http://www.borders.com/online/store/InteractiveMapView_10567




    http://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_20


    The next chapter in the extraordinary history of the Star Wars galaxy begins here... Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile; two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines novels: Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth.


  2. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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  3. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Well...
    If you can make it Ed
    we could use a Stormtrooper...

    ;)

    let me know...

    I am hoping that in addition to the Chicago Force Book Club...that Marlyn can make it in her Rebel Fleet Trooper costume...

    I did notify John Conger (the store manager) that Chicago Force's book club would in all likelyhood be in attendance...

    It is always awesome to see the book club there...

    and any one else who has a canon costume...
    just let me know if you would like to costume the event..

  4. Rogue4809 Jedi Knight

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    I'll be there - can't wait.

    If you want to come and need a ride - give a "shout"!


  5. nalan1138 Jedi Knight

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    I need a ride, or you can send your private jet.
  6. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Sorry, the government made me cancel my 50 million dollar jet order, otherwise, I would totally pick you up.
  7. doc4converse Jedi Master

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    I am off work that day and the rest of week. I will have to bring my youngling. There is going to be one unhappy child in that store. Maybe the youngling will surprise me and be a good sport...

    EDIT: So, yes, Phyllis, I will be in costume.
  8. DrJawa Jedi Knight

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    April and I plan on attending.
  9. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    [face_dancing]
  10. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    ______________________________roger, roger____________


    message as follows,

    One CF bookclub member (yes, I have read/listen to a few books[face_laugh]

    reporting in for TK duty.
  11. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Thanks Ed....
    It doesn't look like we will have the huge number of costumes like we have had in the past...

    so I am grateful that you can attend...

    I will update as the date draws closer...
  12. stickster Jedi Knight

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    I'll be going, though none of you know me! And I don't have a costume :(
  13. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    Wow, all the way from Ireland!

    oh wait, you are here (where ever that is) now:D

    just kidding,
    looking forward to seeing you there,
    and getting to know you:)
  14. stickster Jedi Knight

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    Ah, I always forget to change that! Well, my profile now reflects my actual residence. :D
  15. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Ed...

    We have a Shadow Trooper signed on for this....
    so you will not be alone in the Imperial Department...

    We will have a couple members of Delta Squad there.... so be on your toes..


    :D
  16. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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  17. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    I think we have a Vader too now...

    and...
    an
    Admiral Daala..

    and....

    an Astromech!!

    R2-S5 is "scheduled to appear"

    :D
  18. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    Wow, we'll have a nice group!
    Can't wait.
  19. JEDIstacks Jedi Padawan

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    Hey all,

    I moved here a few months ago from Texas where I was trying to get a fanforce chapter going. I'm planning on being at the book signing on the 25th and would love to meet some of you there. This is the first time I'm posting on the Chicago fan force forums, so I'm hoping to get involved with you all. I'm a 23 year old guy with not much of a costume right now, though I can show up with a lightsaber and clone wars shirt, haha. Would anyone be interested in meeting up, saying hi, and possibly planning some future events while there? I think it'd be great.
  20. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    I guess it hasn't been too clear from the recent discussion, but to come out and hang out a costume is NOT required. A bunch of us will be representing in our Chicago Force t-shirts, with nary a robe or armor plate in sight.
    And if you look below, you'll see the Errant Venture thread, which is the name of our bookclub. It's many, many pages, so does look a little intimitdating if your new, just check out the last page for the latest talk about the club, which is going to meet in the Schaumburg Barnes & Noble next Saturday.
    We also are on Facebook, and send out event invites that way. In fact, this Saturday we'll be at Blue Frog in Chicago to indulge in the ancient art of karaoke. Check out the Pass the Mike thread for details.
  21. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Absolutely...

    The best part is always Chicago Force Book Club asking great questions at the Q&A portion of the event...

    the costumes are just there for atmosphere...

    It is the book and the Book Club that are really important!
  22. JEDIstacks Jedi Padawan

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    There's going to be a Q&A? Is that what's at 7:30?
  23. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    Usually the booksignings go like this:

    Author arrives shortly before 7:30 PM -
    (Matthew Stover was late the last time he read/signed because he got tied up in a traffic jam)

    Author will do a reading from the book...usually very short
    Author will speak about writing the book - challenges, working with Lucasfilm, possibly future projects.

    Q & A period

    Books are signed


    That is usally it...

  24. MusicTrooper Force Ghost

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    so plan on getting there early and on staying there late so as not to miss anything:D
  25. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    You got the drill Ed...

    I have asked my contact if we can get some photos with Mr. Allston with the costumed people before the signing...because with Troy Denning...the signing went very late...and we never got a group shot...so ...Ed..just make sure you are suited up and at the front of the store by 7:00 PM....I will probably be out there early...
    and yes...
    you will be using the room behind the cash register to change...I am guessing it would be a good idea to be in your body suit when you arrive...

    In the "marching order" - you (Ed) are right behind Mr. Allston...because...as you know...you are the tallest of the Stormtroopers...


    See you all tonight...I will be there really early because I am heading there straight from work...I just don't want to drive all the way home from work and then fight traffic from Joliet to Oakbrook...

    For the new folks...I will be one of the Rebel Fleet Troopers...I never wear Stormtrooper when Ed is around....lol...he REALLY makes me look "too short for a Stormtrooper"...
    ;)
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