Whew!! We Sacramentans survived the Romulan & Klingon assault! In attendance: Moonsoon tier (Orlando, who I hear does a brilliant impression of Miss Cleo, late night tv psychic), his wife Erica and their children Max and Ben, bright sith (Kirk), Pacman (Pat), Gundar421 (Josh) and his children Vanessa and Matthew all attended along with me and my husband, Jason. We chatted outside the event for about 30 minutes or so before braving our way through the belligerent Klingons and the ridiculous $30 price of admission. We roamed the tables and found sacul 1138, (Michael) his son Henry Anakin, and their friend, Roger. I was very proud to see Michael and Henry in their Jedi robes. Impressive. Most impressive. There weren?t exactly a lot of Star Wars items for sale, and it wasn't as large of a convention as I had hoped. However we did get to see some Episode II action figures for sale, just over from Hong Kong, before their April release in the United States. They looked great! The female bounty hunter looked like fantastic! Pacman and Bright sith drooled over the Amidala slave girl figure and Natalie Portman in general. The vendor wanted $1,000 bucks for the complete set (Can you imagine?) We all agreed we could wait a couple months to pay only $10 at Wal-Mart. The lightsabers he had for sale were pretty cool too, but I wasn't quite ready to spend $300-$575 for one. I kind of regret not buying the Star Wars Christmas television special from the 70's. I've heard so much about it, I regret passing up the opportunity. We sat in on one of the venues, where a panel of regular, yet unnamed extras in the original Star Trek convention told us very little. Finally we were about to leave, when our otherwise bust convention was saved with the arrival of two stormtroopers and a tie fighter! Stormtroopers Randy, Chris, (a perfectly tall guy who, thankfully, is good natured when I naturally couldn't keep myself from asking him "aren't you a little short to be a stormtrooper??" question), and tie fighter Mark were in the back of the room totally stealing the convention show away from Star Trek and every one of the lame Klingons. It was really a great site. Tons of people wanted their picture taken with them, others wanted to buy a costume like they had, and everyone wanted to crowd around them. I'll have to bring my camera next time! For me it was further evidence of Star Wars's superiority to Star Trek. I never once saw someone want his or her picture taken with a Klingon (by the way, did anyone else noticed they really did smell like Klingons??) So in summary, the convention itself wasn't great. I don't think too many Star Trek fans would have even been impressed even. Seeing the action figures early and the 501st members was awesome though. And, as always, it is fun to hang out with other Star Wars fans. For a next meeting, we talked about seeing the movie attached to the final Attack of the Clones trailer (I think the name was Ice Age). When it's released, we can start talking about times everyone is available. So we have time to talk too, maybe we can have dinner before it or get ice cream or something after it. What does everyone else think??