New Spokane Area Members, Please Post Here!

Discussion in 'Spokane, WA' started by JediRacer, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. JediRacer Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 5, 2000
    star 5
    (Originally posted by Mara_Jade_Fan)

    Greetings! You have taken your first step into a larger world!

    Welcome to the Spokane Washington Fanforce forum. The Spokane WA fanforce emcompasses the areas of Spokane and Central Washington. 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).

    Unlocked :)
  2. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    I asked JediRacer to repost this thread so that it is stickied like it originally was. This way it is not lost for when new members come looking. So if you posted a response once please copy it into here. I will be PMing everyone that posted in the other thread asking them to do the same. Thanks :)

    Name: Natalie
    Age: 19
    Location: Spokane
    SW Related Interests: I love the movies and the books. I'm just getting started on a fanfic since my Jabba story was nicely accepted. I'm also interested in trying my hand at costuming.
    Non-SW Related Interests: {So we know what other activites you might like) I'm a college student working on a math-edu major and history minor. I love reading (SciFi and Fantasy are quickly becoming my favorites). I love to sing and am learning to play guitar. I love to write (both stories and poetry). And I'm sure there are other things, but that is enough for now.
    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). Well my dad started me on Star Wars back when I was little, I can't remember my exact age, but it wasn't until high school that my interest in Star Wars grew. So compared to many fans I am fairly new to the scene, but hooked none the less .
  3. JarusSarn Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2004
    star 4
    Name: John
    Age: 20
    Location: Coeur d'Alene
    SW Related Interests: The original trilogy, and anything not related to Jedi (The prequels have made me a bit bitter ) STAR WARS GALAXIES!!! Come play with me on the Starsider galaxy!
    Non-SW Related Interests: Graphic Design, General Sci-Fi, Filmaking, Special Effects, Screenwriting, Cosplay, being an uber-dork...
    How did you get started on SW: When I was little we picked up TONS of the old Star Wars toys at a yard sale, we had all kinds of cool characters and ships and then I saw the films... the rest, as they say is history...
  4. deltron_zero Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 1, 2002
    star 6
    reposting... :)

    Name: Tom
    Age: 29
    Location: Ellensburg

    SW Related Interests: Mostly I'm just a big fan of the films. I'm not so much into costuming or any other activities like that. I do collect the toys avidly, but since I have kids we actually take all the toys out of their packages and play with them, which would probably make most collectors wince. But yeah, mostly I just like discussing the films and hanging out with fellow fans, and as Obi-Wan would say, "That's ... why I'm here".

    Non-SW Related Interests: I'm in a local hip hop group called Log Hog. We play quite a bit around the area and on the west side. We've been to Spokane only twice, but we hope to get over there more often. I'll be sure to let you guys know when we do. Here's a picture, taken here on the c.w.u campus!

    [image=http://www.loghogmusic.com/lh022.jpg]
    (that's me on the far left)

    ...and you can check out MP3s here if you're so inclined.

    So that's my main "hobby" but let's see, what else? I'm married (to Kerr_Plunk who will hopefully soon be posting here as well), and a father of six. I graduated from CWU with a BA in philosophy in 2000, and I'm still here working at the library. I'm a casual sports fan, I enjoy music of all varieties, huge film buff, Tolkien nut, fan of old school Nintendo games and their modern equivalents, in particular The Legend of Zelda, and no doubt many other things but I've probably bored you enough...

    How did you get started on SW: I've been a Star Wars fan literally for as long as I can remember. In fact one of my very earliest memories is of going to see ANH in '77 in the theater. I don't actually remember much about the film from that first viewing, mostly I just remember the huge impression that Darth Vader made on me. But I do remember the theater was packed, and we had to sit in the very front row, and all the way to the right side of the theater. Still, after that day I was hooked, and when I look back on my chiildhood, for that matter my entire life, it seems that Star Wars was always a prominent part of it.

    I also just wanted to add that it looks like we may be getting closer to getting a little group going over here in Ellensburg. At least we're trying to get a first meeting organized, so if that happens and things go well we should definitely try to plan some sort of joint event.
  5. mightyd4 Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Oct 24, 2004
    star 2
    Name: Nick
    Age: 26
    Location: Spokane
    SW Related Interests: SWG (Star Wars Galaxies, Scylla server), gaming anything Star Wars, collectables, etc.

    Non-SW Related Interests: Roleplaying, (D&D, Vampire LARP, Costuming, Etc.

    How did you get started on SW: Born in 1977... one of the best years ;-) and saw ROTJ in theaters. From there it went to seeing all of the films at home, and mostly playing with friends either with the old figures or "acting". I still have all of my old SW toys in pretty darn good condition. Then as I got to Jr High and High School it became more of a mild obsession. From using the soundtrack in any plays I was doing to staying up late with friends laughing over silly lines in the movies.

    More recently SW is one of the fews things I can get excited about and that can motivate me. From trying to get all the cardboard stand-ups, to one day having a house with one room dedicated to SW.

    So with the fanfilm, I intend to finish my Broadcasting Degree at Gonzaga (as the only thing left to do is a final project), and of course have lots of fun and do what I haven't done for 9 years... make awesome props and use my creative skills that have gone to waste for too long.

  6. Daramin_of_The_Way Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 30, 2004
    star 4
    Finally got around to posting this...

    Name: Erich
    Age: 20
    Location: Post Falls
    SW Related Interests: film making, story writing, making fun of SW, watching the movies (even the prequels and SE)
    Non-SW Related Interests: writing, tennis, video games, Lego building, tinkering with computers, cooking,
    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). Probably got started when I watched Return of the Jedi; it was my favorite for a while until I watched A New Hope, which is my current favorite. My dad started getting me Star Wars toys around 8th grade and my friends and I would make up all sorts of stories and stupid little movies. Gaming, especially Jedi Knight, was a big thing for me and I still crank up Dark Forces from time to time.
    Plus Yoda Stories, one of the coolest SW games ever!
  7. JediCloneCT Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Name: JediClone/Chris (And to the guy who recognized my handle at InCon- I'm not the Clone you're looking for . Somebody else had already gotten the name when I signed up for this BBS. But I'm keeping it anyway.)

    Age: 27

    Location: Spokane. In my seat. Facing front.

    SW Related Interests: Gaming, props, the EU esp. the Clone Wars cartoon... Oh and the movies... And I'm really interested in getting in on a fan-film.

    Non-SW Related Interests: My favorite SF series is a three-way tie between DS9, B5, and Farscape). Teaching myself Adobe Illustrator. The Bruce Timm and drawing style. Prop making (I have a few SW items, am working on others, and over the summer I helped out on a horror movie made by North By Northwest). I have pretty much all of the "technical" and Essential books, and I want to get more into blueprint and model design.

    How did you get started on SW: When I was a baby, my babysitter snuck us off-base to see ANH. When I was 6, the first time I saw ROTJ was in a mall with a big panel display in the walkway that was my first exposure to "behind the scenes" stuff. I've also got most of the original series of 4.25" toys.
  8. jedilos Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Sep 23, 2000
    star 1
    Name: carlos
    Age: 31
    Location:spokane
    SW Related Interests: making props, light sabers, movies, costume
    Non-SW Related Interests: {Star trek, computers, movies, making props
    How did you get started on SW: Been a fan for a long time. I used to live in texas and ran a club called the Jedi Council of Texas with my good buddy Obi Juan , I started a website in 1997 called SABERS PLUS about making lightsabers with other peoples works and tutorials. and Ive been around for a while, just like to have fun. if you wanna contact me a good email is cowboyferrier(@)hotmail.com
  9. Eledaia Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2004
    star 3
    Name: Eledaia, Kelli in RL
    Age: 26 but feeling 82 today
    Location: Will be located in Spokane by Aug 16 (living near Walla Walla til then)

    SW Related Interests: I was a big costuming fan until I got burned out by making costumes for others. I think I need make some for myself to remember what was so fun about it. I have a hugely cool costuming project I want to do for C3

    Non-SW Related Interests: {So we know what other activities you might like) I'm a graphic designer/webmaster by trade, general artist by hobby, sci-fi/fantasy FanGirl extraordinaire, I'm mostly a hermit and trying to break the habit. I suppose I have to be social sometime in my life...

    How did you get started on SW: My first Star Wars memory is still very vivid in my mind. I would have been 5 years old in 1983, and my parents brought me along to the theater for ROTJ. I don't remember anything else from the film except Jabba the Hutt. Whether it was the horror at seeing this hulking blob of talking putrescence or simply the fact that I couldn't read what Jabba was saying, those scenes in ROTJ were etched in my little mind. My first taste of Star Wars goodness :p I actually remember turning to my mom and asking her what the heck Jabba was saying. Her response was to sit down and watch the movie. "But I don't know what they are saying!!!" After that, I think I viewed bits and pieces of the trilogy on TV and what not, but it was not until Junior High that I had mastered the technological wonder know as the VCR and was at last able to record Star Wars. My Star Wars obsession has been coming on gradually since then. You would think that the advent of the second trilogy would have deepened my love of the SW Universe, but I admit I still only love the first trilogy on all counts. The newer episodes are nice to see why and how things came about, but I'm really only interested in the costumes from them. For me the originals are the i ching, and the new ones are just great movies to put in my DVD rotation.

    I'm hoping to head over your way for a meeting sometime. I read about a few scattered people in Spokane, and would gladly join a group there if there was one. Maybe I'll have to start one...
    I would like to meet some fellow Star Wars fans and join a group so I won't have to hang out with myself at C3 :D
  10. Banthaman Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Help!, I am new to these forums, but a long time fan of Conventions! Did spokane have a convention this year or is there one planned in 2005?

    Banthaman
  11. Eledaia Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2004
    star 3
    Spokane did have a Con, but it doesn't look like it will happen again next year. You from the area?
  12. Banthaman Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2004
    I am in Spokane now, and I am SW fan. Have almost all the books, but not dedicated in collectables. I had heard that spokane had a con, and am interested in going. have friends interested too, but they don't have the ability/inclination to look or ask for help. So, Help Me!

    I am also interested in Computers/gaming. Even tried EverCrack, but stopped after 6 months. Not dedicated enough.
  13. Banthaman Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Name: Robert
    Age: 34
    City: Fairchild
    I enjoy watching SW, Reading SF& Fan, ST (all version), Computer games (Fantasy nature at this moment)
    Non SF Interests - Golf, Meditation, Martial Arts, Teen Titans, JLU, my Jeep and dreaming of off roading.

    I got started in SF, by watching Star Trek as a Kid. I have always enjoyed 3 musketeers and other sword fighting movies, Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, you name it, I like em. While living in OK City when I was 18, I went to my first Con. More than hooked ever since.
  14. Earwen_Lightrider Former RSA & Spokantina CR

    Member Since:
    Jan 17, 2004
    star 6
    Welcome Robert! It'd be great if you could make it to the game day on Sunday :) We would love to meet you.
  15. Banthaman Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Nov 26, 2004
    Game Day? Dang, I missed it. Where/when do you meet and what do you play. If I have to ask. My spouse doesn't support gaming (table top) but I might be able to get an occasional kitchen pass to visit.

    Robert.
  16. Eledaia Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    May 28, 2004
    star 3
    Well, game day was a special day just to break from the usual fanfilm work. We meet regularly on Sundays around 1 PM at the Gonzaga campus. It isn't all work and no play, we are just really focused on getting our fanfilm done for Celebration III. You can get more information at
    http://fanforce.reelreplicas.com/

    At the game day (which I think we'll do again soon), some guys were playing Galaxies and I played Battlefront(sp?). I don't know that any of us do the table top stuff. You'll have to teach us!
  17. The_Cheeser Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2005
    star 3
    Name: Mason
    Age: 29
    Location: Spokane
    SW Related Interests: Hmmm... let me think... everything Star Wars! Movies, books, some comics, video games, action figures, fan films, trivia (I am sure I am not the only one to start and end a "Star Wars Trivial Pursuit" game without anyone else playing, right?), three SW cosutmes... what am I missing...
    Non-SW Related Interests: God, Family, RedVsBlue, homestarrunner
    How did you get started on SW: I was two when my parents took me to Star Wars in 1977, so I don't remember. But I will always remember how I felt in 1980 when I saw The Empire Strikes Back. The wampa, the AT-AT, the bounty hunters, YODA! That was it for me. I had toys, and I still have my Star Wars Story books.

    Always have, always will be a Star Wars Geek.

    I have been looking for a Spokane SW group, and thought that I was out of luck. Then I was pointed here from the Starwars.com forums. Yay!

    I am really looking forward to getting to know fellow SWGs and attending any gatherings.
    ttyl!
    The_Cheeser
  18. jestermac4 Jedi Padawan

    Member Since:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Name: Jesse
    Age: 26
    Location: Spokane Valley
    SW Related Interests: I love all of the books, and of course I'm a huge fan of the movies as well. I'm a little bit nuts about the video games too. Even if they aren't that great, I try to get them all for the systems that I have(xbox, gamecube, PC). I used to do the roleplaying game, but the format has changed, and of course, having time to do it is another problem(damn that growing up bit!). In general, I'm just a huge Star Wars nut!!!!!
    Non-SW Interest: I love to read and write (mostly scifi, but I just enjoy a good book anytime). I've gotten my masters and bachelors in Education. I have a Math Major and Reading Minor. I love to teach, but haven't had a lot of luck getting a job the last couple of years. I have taught one year of 1st grade, and that was a blast. I'm a big fan of exercise, and love playing basketball, volleyball, and golf. I'm a huge sports fan.
    How did I get started on SW: Well, I don't remember the exact age, but most of my earliest memories have Star Wars in them. I always had tons of action figures and vehicles, plus the clothing, lunch boxes, and other related stuff. I really got back into SW when the West End roleplaying game came out, and then when Timothy Zahn released Heir to the Empire, I was completely rehooked. I can say now, with great pride, that I have hooked my 3 year old nephew on Star Wars....another generation will keep the SW obsession alive!!!
  19. Raph1613 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jan 15, 2004
    star 4
    Welcome guys!

    We've got a gathering planned for this weekend that should be happenning. Check the Thread in this Forum about our next meeting. Post in it and let us know if you can make it and how we'll recognize you when we see you.






    What do you mean the video games aren't that great??? Have you tried BattleFronts? That game rocks!
  20. Oo_la_la Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2004
    All right, since I'm in a posting craze and I've never posted here, I decided I would do it now and welcome the new people at the same time. So welcome new people! I hope to meet you all soon.



    Name: Amy
    Age: 22
    Location: Spokane

    SW Related Interests: um, watching the trilogy about 3 times a month, costuming, and hanging out with the awesomest fan club ever.

    Non-SW Related Interests: Sleep, food, Mt. Dew, microbiology.

    How did you get started on SW?: My earliest SW memory was having Princess Leia underoos and owning an Ewok doll. The only part of the movies I remembered was Oola getting eaten by the Rancor. Thus my alias...
  21. Dark_Vilas Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Feb 21, 2005
    star 1
    Greetings! You have taken your first step into a larger world!

    Thank-you. I feel duly welcomed. :)

    Please post a little information about yourself:

    But of course!

    Name: Stan...but I'll answer to Vilas or Tral

    Age: early 20's

    Location:*whispers* Nampa, ID

    SW Related Interests: The ORIGINAL Original Trilogy, SW Fanfilms, SW Fanfic, SW Galaxies & related things, SW Trivia, SW Books (inter/intra/post OT)

    Non-SW Related Interests: Torturing Jarus!
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    Oh, I need other activities to fill my time?
    Umm...reading, making films, writing fiction, looking for a girlfriend, torturing Jarus, playing cards, playing some video games, and torturing Jarus.

    How did you get started on SW: I first saw A New Hope on TV in a motel when I was 6-ish. I was fascinated then, and have only gotten more-so as the years go by. :D
  22. jedi456123 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jan 15, 2003
    star 1
    New to Spokane. My name is James. I am 26, living on the North side of Spokane. Love everything Star Wars, excepty for the comics. It was great when they put out Dark Empire, but around 1999 I thought Dark Horse was slipping, and have only followed them sporadically. I am a published author, writer, aspiring director, and two of my bands have released cd's. Beyond that, I played college basket-ball, and my younger brother plays for a local Unbiversity. Those interests consume most my time. Star Wars is my first memory. I was four, and Mark Hamill was hosting a CBS broadcast of Episode IV, a bit before ROTJ was released. I watched with my Mom and remember when Obi cut down that guy in the Cantina, mom turned and said "isn't Obiwan cool?" Gotta' say, moms called that one right. My grandfather had a beta (old-school VCR) and taped the broadcast, and the family found the perfect babysitter. When ROTJ came out we went to all three showings that day, establishing a tradition that has seen me watch EPs. I and II seven times openeing day.
  23. Oo_la_la Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Aug 24, 2004
    Welcome to the Spokantina James! Be sure to check out the thread about our next meeting. We'd love to see you there!
  24. TuleenDonai Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Name: Gerry
    Age: <older than you!> :)
    Location: Hayden, ID

    SW Related Interests: Long time fan of SF and StarWars. (I saw Star Wars when it opened in 1976-7. Clue to how old I am!) Been involved in SF-Cons for a LONGGGG time. Character of Tuleen Donai created in 1986 at University of Washington. Member of the Elan Empire for 5+ years.

    Non-SW Related Interests: Wow! What I'm I not interested in?
    Movies, Books, Computers, Electronics, Salt Water Fish Tanks, R/C Airplanes, Softball, Snow Skiing, and Tennis - off the top of my head.
  25. CoolHanLuke Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Oct 19, 2004
    star 2
    Name: Scott

    Age: 34

    Location: Olympia

    SW Related Interests:

    Finished reading LOE in Feb. Waiting for 2007 when Lucas is going to release all six episodes (one per year) in the 3D format. :cool:

    Non-SW Related Interests:

    Cycling, running, swimming, good vegetarian food, making music videos by coupling my CD collection with scenes of nature and people.

    How did you get started on SW:

    It really began after seeing ROTJ. Anytime I dove off a diving board at the pool during the summer, I tried to emulate Luke jumping off that plank at the Sarlacc pit. Though it would have helped if "R2" was there to shoot me a lightsaber as I flipped through the air. :D

    I cheered with the rest of the audience when Vader picked up 'ole Palpy and threw him down that shaft. =D=




    EPISODE III --- :cool::eek:=D=