EDIT: A very special thanks to Gregor, Jon, Shawn and Coleen for leading all of us...and especially Shawn and Coleen for working so hard despite heartbreaking circumstances. Our love and thoughts are with you. Wow!!! What an incredible evening...exhausted, sore, and still on a high from it! Siri_Tachi and I had the privlege of being invited down to volunteer with the Musume of Science Annual Fundraiser that coincided with the Star Wars: Science Meets Imagination Exhibit in LA. This is a touring exhibit that is absolutely unbelivable as was the night. First and foremost the group of over 70 people that were there from both Rebel Legion and 501st deserve a salute for their hard work in entertaining the crowds from Jedi, to Rebel Fleet Officers, to TK, TIE and Biker Scouts, to Imperial Officers,Red Guards, Luke, Han and Leia(s), Padme(s), Anakin(s)- both Ep II and III,Twil'ks, Chewbacca, Gen Grevious, Vader, Red Guards, and my two favorite droids...3PO (Thanks Rion for making me truly enjoy being with Goldenrod) and R2,wonderful wranglers that just mother-hen'd us to death...plus anyone else that I forgot to mention. A HUGE round of applause to all of you. Thanks to you we helped the Musuem break the $1 MILLION mark FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER(still don't know the final tally. The RL/Stormtrooper ambush/fight went off beautifully, the cantina and interacting with the patrons was a blast...(I always love watching adults immediately turn into little kids when you hand them a lit lightsaber. LOL) We did have a scary moment on our way there as we were caught moments behind a horrendous crash and stuck for a bit. But kept checking in by phone and made it to the performance with plenty of time to spare. Thank you Shawn for updating us by phone as we sat... stuck and not moving for what seemed like an eternity.. and we were amazed at how many people were worried about us and just kept hugging us and telling us that when we arrived. But, by the Force, we just missed being involved in the accident and were safe. *whew*...(However, from what it looked like, we were concerned if anyone did survive it... it was really bad). Thanks Miana for coming down to find us in the parking structure...we just both couldn't figure things out..(I think we were still a bit shook...) But you saved the day and "rescued" us. The response was amazing, "Kenobi" had many press interviews and photo ops (Ok I was surprised at how truly many there were" And then there were photo ops all around for everyone, not just by the press, but by the patrons as well. Like I said, a good time (and exhausting one) had by all involved. Lots and LOTS of Thank You's by the patrons. So many times we had someone take our hands and just over and over say how much they appreciated EVERYONE that turned out in costume. It just made a great night even better. Again, KUDOS to everyone that turned out!!! As for the exhibit. OMG UNBELIEVABLE!!! *cough* 30 years of waiting and dreaming of actually getting to sit in Han's pilot's seat came to fruitation.. I think they could hear me clear to Corellia it's self. It just was an amazing simulator and two times didn't seem like nearly enough.. but dream fulfilled! The exhibit is wonderful, Luke's landspeeder, costumes and props, a store that was ALMOST worth taking out a second mortgage for. But, best of all, again, helping the museum. A Bantha-sized load of fun, good friends, getting to wear garb, and again, "piloting" the Falcon. WOW!!!! (And the next day...Disneyland and Churros).. Yup, one of the best times ever!!!