New San Jose Fanforce Members, check in here!

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  1. Mara_Jade_Fan Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
    star 6
    Greetings! You have taken your first step into a larger world!

    Welcome to the San Jose CA Fanforce forum. The San Jose CA fanforce emcompasses the South Bay area near San Jose. Here you can meet fellow fans in your area and plan meetings and events. If you are interested in joining this group, please post here. To help us learn a little about you, please post a little information about yourself:

    Name: (First is fine)
    Age: (No Cheating)
    Location:(City where you live)
    SW Related Interests:
    Non-SW Related Interests: {So we know what other activites you might like)
    How did you get started on SW: ("Hello, My Name is Jennifer, & I've been a SW addict since I was 7. . ." - It's fun to share this one).

    Let me start off: My name is Linda, I live in San Diego, and I am one of the Regional Support Administrators (RSA) for the Pacific Region of FanForce. The other RSA is Shawn (SRB_Jedi_Knight) and he is from Orange County CA. The Pacific Region encompasses California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and Hawaii. I am 38 and the mother of three children, Leia is 15, Lauren is 12, and Collin is 9. I collect anything and everything with the name Star Wars on it, pictures of my collection can be seen in my Bio. I have also read each and every Star Wars adult novel, and some of the comic books. I also have built/converted a few lightsabers, and currently have both Jedi Robes, a Royal Guard Costume, and two sets of stormtrooper armor. I am also currently working on a Boba Fett costume and X-Wing pilot costume. After that I'll be doing an Imperial Officer, Rebel Trooper, and Mara Jade of course. Other than Star Wars I am interested in Nelson DeMille Novels, Computers, traveling, and flying planes. I have been a fan of Star Wars since opening day back in May of 1977 at the age of 11.

    Your turn!

  2. -Lord-Vader- Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 15, 2003
    star 5
    Name: Steven
    Age: Oh alright. Im 13.
    Location: Los Altos
    SW Related Interests: Everything really
    Non-SW Related Interests: Sports, building models, watching TV, Video games, music, pretty much everything. 8-}
    How did you get started on SW: Umm, I think I first got really involved with star wars when they were making the little figures of the characters. My brothers and some friends have played a game for 13 years now called "Model Wars" in which we make model airplanes, tanks, trucks, ships, and space ships. My army has usually consisted of Sci-Fi things because I collected many star wars figurines when I first started playing. My character in these Model Wars is "Han Solo" and my brother, is Grand Admiral Thrawn. He also has many star wars figures. I have things from the Prequels and Original Trilogy, and he has lots from the EU.

    BTW, I check out those pictures in your profile MJF, and this was my reaction >>>

    [face_plain] [face_shocked] :) [face_shocked] :D [face_shocked] [face_shocked]

    Well sorta... 8-}
  3. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    Name: Michael
    Age: 31 (as of last Monday
    Location: SJ
    SW Related Interests: Models, figures, OT, legos, music, fanflicks (see website)
    Non-SW Related Interests: Keltic music, graphics, stage make-up, art, SciFi, bashing movies (most of them aren't even moving targets), Computer history ("Trash 80" VIC20, Amiga, Atari2600), Cats, GoJuRyu Karate, Fiction, Espionage, Chaos, Carnage, and other happy things.
    How did you get started on SW: Saw the movie when it came out.
  4. Evil_Billaba Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 9, 2001
    star 1

    Name: Vin
    Age: 18
    Location:
    SW Related Interests: EVERYTHING
    Non-SW Related Interests: talking to my wifey
    How did you get started on SW: well Ive been pn star wars since they brought it back to theatres for the special edition in 97
  5. padme_skywalkr 1st Chapter Rep San Francisco Fan Force

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Nov 21, 2002
    star 2
    Name: Chanel
    Age: 23
    Location:SF
    SW Related Interests: Costuming, collecting, anything Ep3 related
    Non-SW Related Interests: anime, manga, web stuff, conventions
    How did you get started on SW: Got addicted when Hasbro started making awesome toys in the mid 90's.
  6. Rogue6 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 12, 2002
    star 2
    Name: Casey
    Age: 25
    Location: East San Jo
    SW Related Interests: Collecting, games, Sabers

    Non-SW Related Interests: Sports, Movies, Comedy, Computers

    How did you get started on SW: Born same year SW came out baby!
  7. DarthSammy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 20, 2002
    Name: Sarah
    Age: 19
    Location:San Jose
    SW Related Interests: watching, talking, eatting, sleeping, costumes, fanfilms, Ewan McGregor, SWCCG, Dinosaurs
    Non-SW Related Interests: Terry Pratchettt, Drawing, Anime, Stargate SG-1, SCA, LARP, Video Games (all except spots type, excluding Snowboarding and skateboarding)
    How did you get started on SW: Well, saddly being born the year after Jedi came out I could not see them from the beginning, however I grew up on Star Wars. Yoda has been my hero ever since I can remember. I lived by his knowlage whenever I could.

    That is prety much all about me haha. In short, I heart Star Wars ;)
  8. Lomic Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Name: Greg
    Age: 22
    Location: San Jose
    SW Related Interests: Fanfilms, Costuming, Games (Kotor just blew my mind!)
    Non-SW Related Interests: Movies, music, SG-1, computers, D&D, Forgotten Realms books
    How did you get started on SW: I don't remember when I started loving Star Wars but it's been since I first saw the trilogy I'm sure. The release of the prequels drew me in even more, and I have been with the front-line groups at Century 21/22 for the first two movies and plan being there for the 3rd.

    If anyone else on the boards was there, I was sporting Darth Maul garb for the Ep. 1 premiere and Anakin garb for Ep. 2, some spruced up photos of which can be found here


    Will be around these boards off and on ;)
  9. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 30, 2003
    star 5
    Wow, looks like we suddenly started getting people interested last month.

    OK, do we actually want to try to start a real club? We'd have to meet in real life.

    PM me.
  10. Jedi_Tenken Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 11, 2000
    star 4
    Name: Ming S. Pan
    Age: 23
    Location: San Francisco
    SW Related Interests: ALL SW... and I mean ALL SW... lightsaber combat specialist
    Non-SW Related Interests: Kenjitsu, Shania Twain, Rurouni Kenshin (Jap subbed NOT Dubbed), Smallville, The Rock, music, technology, nature, animals, cartoons, anime, life and living.
    How did you get started on SW: When I was 5 I watched the original movie like 50 times till my Aunt took the tape back. :( Then in the 8th grade I get back into it with a friend of mine and never looked back! ;)

    Just a note for your newly forming club that SF Fan Force as your neighbhors to the north will have your back. I also have some friends in your neck of the woods that would probably love to talk shop with a new up and coming SJ Fan Force, Rogue Six being one of them. If you guys need anything we can totally coordinate and help one another out. So as you guys grow bigger I'm sure we can have tons of awesome events together. :)
  11. Jedi_Droideka Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 8, 2003
    star 1
    Name: Jess Cisneros
    Age: 15
    Location: Redwood City
    SW Related Interests: Everything and Anything
    Non-SW Related Interests: Tennis, Dating, Massaging, Friesbee, Computer, Counter Strike, Comedy Movies and everything good in life lol.
    How did you get started on SW: When I was like 6 I saw the first one and dreamed of a world in the SW universe and have had hopes ever since. I play most games and watch movies. I have a dream which will come true someday to build a Droid Army. sounds corny but I promise you I will do it. I also looking for a girl with the same interest hopefull I will find her but hey they are many Calamari in the sea.
  12. Taeriel Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 9, 2003
    star 5
    Name: Alison
    Age: 29
    Location: Cupertino / San Jose

    I'm from the Denver-based RMFF group, and recently moved back out here to the Bay Area. I thought I'd check the Pacific board to see if there was a local group, and found you guys! I'm headed out the door right now, actually, so I'll have to write up the rest of the introduction a bit later. I just wanted to poke my head in to say hi.
  13. Padawan_Learner_Yoda Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jul 3, 2002
    star 2
    Name: Conrad
    Age: 27
    Location: Santa Clara
    SW Related Interests: Costuming (so far just Count Dooku), prop making (I've built one lightsaber, #2 & 3 are nearly complete), figure collecting, Expanded Universe, and conventions.
    Non-SW Related Interests: Surfing, my motorcycle, video games, politics, and my girlfriend.
    How did you get started on SW: I watched it at the Drive-in when I was 1 year old.
  14. Jazmachine Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2003
    star 2
    Name:Mike
    Age: 24
    Location:San Jose
    SW Related Interests: Figures, Legos, Costuming, props
    Non-SW Related Interests: Music and performing, baseball, football, kickin back
    How did you get started on SW: I was introduced to SW when I was around 3 years old when ROTJ came out and I had a ton of SW toys back then. I lost all interest once I got older. Then my friends had to drag me to see the new SW movie in 1999...EpI and I've been hooked ever since.
  15. The_Sith_Mistress Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2003
    star 1
    Name: Jen
    Age: 20, 6 more months! 6 MORE MONTHS!
    Location: San Jose
    SW Related Interests: Darth Maul,Costuming, The Sith,TiE Fighters uh anything imperial!
    Non-SW Related Interests: Fencing,music, sleeping, Shakespeare and driving fast ;)
    How did you get started on SW: My brother took me to see the Phantom Menace kicking and screaming. I thought I'd hate it but now I am completely obsessed with star wars!
  16. Grand_Admiral_Ponzy Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Name: Luis
    Age: 16
    Location: San Jose
    SW Related Interests: 3D animations, fan films, Roleplaying (RPG's), creating replicas.
    Non-SW Related Interests: soccer, listening to music, Kung-Fu, roleplaying games (Mage, star wars, vampire, dungeons and dragon, etc.)
    How did you get started on SW: Ever since i saw ANH. The exact moment was in the lightsaber battle between Obi Wan and Darth Vader.
  17. Jankarakk FanForce CR Southern Nevada FF

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Aug 27, 2003
    star 4
    Name: Eric
    Age: 19
    Location: Henderson/Las Vegas for a little while longer.
    SW Related Interests: Working on making my first costume and saber, RPG's, Action Figures...and Galaxies.And other SW Video Games.
    Non-SW Related Interests: Listening to music, Playing Guitar and Bass, Computers, video games, fiction, etc, etc, etc.
    How did you get started on SW? When I saw the ANH for the very first time in '91
  18. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
    Name: D. Reimers
    Age: 28
    Location: Half way between Scots Valley and Los Gatos
    SW Related Interests: Fanfic, Costuming, D*Con, SWG
    Non-SW Related Interests: Electronics, reading, writing, martial arts, computer games, crafty things, sewing, Legos ... the usual.
    How did you get started on SW: I had my first lightsaber/flashlight and knock-down R2 when I was three. I don't think it took any more than that.

    proof I'm the one in the yellow. :) The other one is my little brother.
  19. LogosPathosEthos Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Hello, everybody.

    Name: Chris
    Age: 25
    Location: Sunnyvale
    SW Interests: movies, books, comics, costumes, props, RPG, cards, just about everything I guess
    Non SW Interests: Angel, SciFi in general, school, good food, and good people.
    How I got started: Star wars was the first movie I ever saw. I think I was two. Empire was the first movie I ever saw in theaters. I was five when it was re-released (much more common back then) in preparation for Return of the Jedi. Empire is still my favorite.
  20. elements5 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jan 22, 2004
    star 1
    Name: Alex (Alexandra)
    Age: 16
    Location: Sunnyvale/Los Altos area
    SW Related Interests: Games, comics, books
    Non-SW Related Interests: Drawing, Sci-fi, ancient history, astrobiology, space
    How did you get started on SW: The first movie I ever saw was RotJ. One of my best friends in the third grade was a huge Boba Fett fan and he introduced me to the Star Wars fandom... the rest took off from there :)
  21. Darth-Lando Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Aug 12, 2002
    star 6
    Name: Colin

    Age: 22

    Location: Origninally from San Jose but now going to Sonoma State I'm not down in San Jose too often but considering there's no FanForce up here I thought I would check you guys out and maybe stop in on a meeting next time I was in town.

    SW Related Intrests: books, comics, action figures, video games, RPGs, movies (duh! :p )

    Non-SW Related Intrests: movies, rock music, comics, D&D, video games, history, sports

    How did you get started in SW: I grew up watching the movies all the time. I started really getting into it around 95 when the action figures started getting big again. By the time Phantom Menace hit I was in DEEP. My brothers and I have a fairly large collection of action figures which we used to make stop action movies with. Ahhh memories...
  22. pika122689 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 2, 2003
    star 2
    Name: Ryan
    Age: 14
    Location: Milpitas
    SW Related Interests: OT, PT, the video games, NOT the EU ;)
    Non-SW Related Interests: martial arts, games, tv, dvd
    How did you get started on SW: I had to be in at least kindergarten when first getting into it. I remember being Darth Vader for Halloween when I was in 1st grade. Good times.
  23. SanJoseShark Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Name: Matt

    Age: 27

    Location: Los Altos

    Star Wars Interests: THE MOVIES!

    Non Star Wars Interests: San Jose Sharks hockey, 14 yr season ticket holder for the Sharks, playing hockey, traveling to see the sharks, hockey hockey hockey hockey!!..music(smashing pumpkins, tool, perfect circle, radiohead, the doors, led zeppelin, stp, pearl jam) movies, stuff n things.

    How did you get started on Star Wars: When i saw The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 at the drive in, i was only 3 but still remember some of it.
  24. JediMasterLuminara Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    May 27, 2002
    star 1
    Name: Kris
    Age: 21
    Location: Salinas
    SW Related Interests: hmm.. the soundtracks.. I <3 John Williams :)
    Non-SW Related Interests: I'm kinda getting into theatre (currently a crew member for Sweeney Todd, being done locally). I play trumpet (13 years) and have just recently changed my major in college to History (instead of Music) I want to teach high schoolers.
    How did you get started on SW: there wasn't really a "starting" point. My dad loves SW, so I was raised on it (fortunately (sp?)). But I didn't start really getting into it till I was around 13.
  25. Lilith Demodae Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 1, 1999
    star 4
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