NYC, NY Massive Lightsaber Battle in NYC!!

Discussion in 'NorthEast Regional Discussion' started by SlamSlayer1, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. SlamSlayer1 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Hey guys!! What's up! Some of you might know that over this past summer there was a lightsaber battle in Washington Square Park here in NYC.

    We had over 2000 people show up and it was just so much fun. This has been an annual event for the past few years. They started doing them in other cities with great success and for the first time are trying to do a second one this year just in time for TFA.

    So on December 18th from 8 to 11 pm they're doing another one. So if you're catching the film on the 17th, early on the 18th, a different day or just couldn't get tickets yet, come out and have a BLAST.

    Sabers are currently $5 early bird special before they go up in price. If you have your own saber, great bring it. The event is free.

    The one catch is they want 600 reserved Sabers in the next 13 days to make sure there are enough people who wanna come out. We're slowly on track with the roughly 43 Sabers sold a day to meet that number. So please don't hesitate to grab one for you and your friends. Definitely invite and bring friends! And if you have your own Saber and can spare $5 or $10, reserve a fee anyway and donate them to some kids to get them in on the action.

    Here's the Saber link

    https://www.tilt.com/tilts/nyc-battle-of-hoth-lightsabers

    Here's the event link

    https://www.facebook.com/events/963245977067060/

    Video from this summer



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    Last edited by SlamSlayer1, Nov 25, 2015
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  2. Darth Basin Jedi Master

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    Aug 15, 2015
    star 5
    Ok when is the next 1?
  3. SlamSlayer1 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2012
    They usually do them in Aug but I believe they said this year its gonna be in Oct for Comic Con week
  4. Darth Basin Jedi Master

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    Aug 15, 2015
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  5. SlamSlayer1 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2012
    I just wanted to let you know about a monthly lightsaber combat group here in the NYC area.

    In two weeks, Sunday the 24th, is the second NYC Saber Legion charter meet up.

    For those unaware, we're essentially an extension of an international dueling group that just had its first tournament in Missouri. All skill levels are welcome. Most of us have either have little to no sword experience or barely a month of classes under our belts.

    We differ from NY Jedi and Empire Saber guild in that we are focused on full force Combat as opposed to stage combat.

    We are currently doing light dueling.

    So as far as requirements you need some kind of basic eye protection (cheap impact glasses for like $5 from home depot are what we're currently using). Some padded gloves of some kind and preferably groin protection. Spare gear is available, not groin protection obviously lol. And then just as important. You need a duel ready Saber. You could use Force FX/Black Series type Sabers if thats all you have (Although spare sabers might be available), but be warned they weren't meant for combat and might not hold up. No telescoping toys as they would definitely break. Otherwise anyone is welcome come out!

    Dueling Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1083957021633631/

    You'll need to join the group above first before you can see the event below

    Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1735448473363588/

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  6. SlamSlayer1 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2012
    Guys!!!! They've announced this years NYC Saber Battle event! Last year we had over TWO THOUSAND people show up for the summer one. And a few hundred for the winter one celebrating the release of TFA.

    This year its mid October. PERFECT time and weather to comfortably cosplay and battle it out. Here's some pics from last years event. Its gonna be AWESOME!

    If you're not in the NYC area, they do them in other cities as well. Check their page out for more info.

    http://imgur.com/gallery/WuvXg

    And here's the actual event link

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1026115714173468/?ti=cl