Star Wars "passing" is only in the realm of the passive fan who waits for fandom to happen. There are, on the other hand, ways to MAKE fandom happen. As I sit here right now, the Idaho Falls 501st is over at our Musuem which has been hosting huge display of NASA artifacts. They are in costume, taking pictures and signing autographs (I have to babysit else I would be there). We already have events lined up until the DVD release. SW is so engrained in pop culture that to a degree you can make your own STAR WARS whereever you happen to be. A Darth Vader suit IS Star Wars and carries the SW aura whereever you go with it. Fans crawl out of the woodwork just to shake your hand. Fandom is not going anywhere for those guys. Fandemonium was one place where one could make things happen rather than watch them happen, and it is preposterous to think that a town of 250,000 cannot find such opportunities all the time if we here in Idaho Falls can. Buy your own stormtooper suit, and make SW happen whereever you go.