Backpacking with Luke

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  1. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I just signed us up to host Luke when he comes backpacking this way.
    Along the lines of the Traveling Vader that we hosted and the Yoda on world tour that we'll see someday, this Luke is traveling the continent (at the moment in Calgary).

    Each chapter is requested to put a postcard from their home city signed by the chapter members in with Luke's box.

    Here's Luke's myspace page. And this one too I think.

    ~Doc_Bev
  2. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    There's only a couple more stops before Luke is visiting with us.

    Hopefully some of this snow is gone by then or most of his pictures are going to look just like the ones when the Traveling Vader came to town. :p

    He'll be visiting Buffalo before us and then on to Syracuse.

    ~Doc_Bev

  3. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    *bump*
    Luke's getting closer.
    He should be in Buffalo soon.

    ~Doc_Bev
  4. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    According to the schedule, he's in Buffalo now.
    I haven't heard anything from BobaChris yet, but stay tuned as Luke should be visiting us in the next couple weeks.

    ~Doc_Bev
  5. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I should be getting Luke in the mail within the week.
    Too bad the timing is a bit off or we could have done a hand-off at UBCon. Ah, well...

    So what fun places do we want to take him to?
    We'll have him for two weeks and then he goes with Syracuse to Pittsburgh Comic Con.
    So for things already on the schedule: he can come with us to the library event on the 12th, UBCon, our meeting (if we decide which day it'll be) and he can invade the Star Trek club's bowling tourney.
    What else?

    ~Doc_Bev
  6. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Just got Luke last night at UBCon from BobaChris.

    So he can go on the Heart Walk with us on Saturday and our meeting on Sunday for sure, but what else should we do for him?

    He needs to get to Pittsburgh Comic Con (04/27-04/29) either via one of us or I need to mail him to Strawbary.

    ~Doc_Bev
  7. DarSolo Force Ghost

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    Sw mini gaming or the Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala on Saturday?
  8. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    For Saturday...
    I can bring him to the Heart Walk...
    hand him off to DarSolo for Minis...
    then is there someone to get him from Minis to Niagara Falls?
    I don't think there's a place for him at the MaW Gala itself, but he could join us for the after event dinner or hang out in the casino.

    ~Doc_Bev
  9. BobaChris12 NE RSA & Buffalo, NY CR

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    I wanted to get a picture with him at the Falls while he was here, but didn't get the chance. Might be a good photo op for you.
  10. DarSolo Force Ghost

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    I won't be going to the Heart Walk. (Luke may be able to fit and hang out in Chewie's bag during the Gala.) Maybe Mike and/or Scott could pop into minis between the Heart Walk and the casino with him. [face_praying] There's also the possibility of something mid-week since it would probably be a good idea to introduce Bill to the Starships Battle game before Saturday. [face_laugh] The scene from the movie of Luke in his room on Tattooine playing with an Imperial Shuttle just came to mind or would you prefer him holding his X-wing fighter? [face_thinking]
  11. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Yes, I guessed you might not do the Heart Walk, but I can hand him off to Tom to get to you I was thinking.

    Luke's in his Dagobah fatigues so probably the X-Wing would be most appropriate.

    ~Doc_Bev
  12. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Actually, Luke was in the garage in the Lars Homestead, playing with a Skyhopper model, just before uttering the line "...Biggs was right! I'm never going to get out of here!..." Glad I could clear that up.;)
  13. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Anything else we'd like to do for/with him before he needs to leave?

    ~Doc_Bev
  14. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I bought a Rochester postcard for Luke's box and made up some Rebellion stickers for his passport & box.

    Tom will be driving him out to Syracuse and handing him off to Strawbary on Thursday.

    Is there anything folks can think of that we can do for/with him before he goes?

    One thing I was thinking of was if one of our mini-aholics had a common they would like to donate to get turned into a replic FF award to commemorate his time at the FF Awards ceremony this weekend. I don't think I have any gold spray paint though... I might have silver...

    ~Doc_Bev
  15. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Luke has been handed off to T_StarFlyer for transport to Syracuse tomorrow.

    ~Doc_Bev
  16. LingSter Jedi Knight

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    He never showed at Minis. If he had, (and I had know he was coming), I would have given him a mini X-wing.. :)

  17. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Yeah, there was just too much going on that day...

    ~Doc_Bev
  18. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Did Luke make it to Syracuse OK?

    ~Doc_Bev
  19. T_StarFlyer Jedi Master

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    Yep Luke was handed off to Strawbary Thursday afternoon & should be down in PA with her for the FF Awards.

  20. MadKidJedi Jedi Master

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    Of course, NOW I think of something we should have included with Luke...

    As Rochester (I'm proud to often point out) is the home of the Graflex lightsaber, I would've LOVED to sent him along with a Graflex-style saber or hilt, and somehow denote that it was from us. I'm sure I could obtained one somewhere... what with all us collectors around here. Probably could've gotten one from the Yankee Clipper's Loose Accessory bin for a buck or two...
  21. STAR-WARS-FREAK-JPB Force Ghost

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    Yeah that would have been cool Dean. I remember you doing that little history write up about the graflex for that little news letter we used to have way back when. I still have it. That was what?, like 10 years ago.
  22. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm not quite sure, but I think we may be getting a 2nd turn with Luke since our first one was quite brief.
    Right now he's in Brooklyn, then he's slated for Syracuse followed by Rochester.
    I'll keep folks posted...

    ~Doc_Bev
  23. Doc_Bev Jedi Grand Master

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    Luke's travels are done so now he's being raffled off for charity:

  24. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    I just wanted to let you all know that there is a slight changed from the above. Luke doesn't have any autographed pictures. However, he has autographs from:

    Tem Morrison, Ray park, Gerold Home, Kit fisto, Dave Barkley, Ric Olie, Dan Logan

    Along with lots of stuff he collected along the way including a handmade:

    Cape
    Scarf
    Sleeping Bag
  25. Jada Chapter Rep Charlotte, NC

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    Breezy and I had a miscommunication [face_blush]

    The autographs are pictures.

    Also I'm having Peter Mayhew sign a Chewbacca picture this Saturday. I'll be making an inventory of Luke's stuff hopefully tonight.

    If you have any question my PM box is open.

    Cheers!

    Jada :D
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