I just thought of an idea (personal thanks to AT-AT Commander for giving me the inspirational idea), for those who cannot attend Celebration IV, why can't our FanForce work with the two other Virginia FanForces to create a "Celebration At Home" party gathering? Everyone could chip in a few bucks to rent a hall within the Richmond area (since it's the most major centralized location in the state). Some possibilities: - All day event (for 1-day), on a weekend perhaps. - A small buffet, cook-in, or order take-out (pizza, chinese, etc). - Have a setup of several tables/booths to display personal collections from FanForce members (and/or to sell & trade Star Wars collectibles). - Have a large television (or projector) to have an evening showing of one of the Star Wars films. - Setup a stereo to have it play the entire Star Wars soundtrack in the background. - Play Star Wars related games (great for the kids), if it be made-up ones or board games (with prizes and rewards too?) Just imagine playing the Star Wars Trivia board game . - Have a corner setup for costume/weapon prop workstation and discussion. - Bring Star Wars decorations, posters, stand-ups, and etc to decorate the place. - Invite the local 501st Legion perhaps? - ... and any other ideas that are feesable and that we can do. Of course, this will take a great deal of organization, but it's definately not impossible to pull off. I'm not saying invite the general public, but rather send out invitations to those who want to attend. The invitations will go out to those who are members of all the Virginia FanForce chapters, and they can bring their family and friends. No Trekkies! We'll have to advertise this to the other FanForce chapters in the state, and see if they would like to work with us to help supply whatever we need. We could even charge a small admission fee ($5 for adults, children 12 and under are free), to help pay off the hall and the supplies. Amaunet, I'm curious what your position is on this, and if you think it is a wise idea to consider such an event. This doesn't have to be on the same weekend as C4 (Memorial Weekend), but it could be in April, May, or even June (when kids get off from school). I believe it will be an enjoyable and fun event for the local SW fans in Virginia, especially those who can't make it to C4. Of course it won't be the same, but it's something.