To those interested in going, yes, there will be changing area only for those who will be there to set-up before 7 pm, and for those with "hard" costumes (troopers). Come to the front desk by the door and there will be temporary security badges to get you upstairs to the changing room. Just say you're with the SF Fan Force or 501st.
As for parking, if you park at the Ellis St. Garage nearby after 6 pm, it's a flat rate of $6. For directions, see the posted link to Virgin's website.
If you're taking BART, get off at Powell St. station, and take the 4th St./Stockton St. exit. It's right across the street.
As a reminder, anyone can purchase raffle tickets for prizes, and money will be donated to the Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina relief. Raffle tickets will be $1 or 6 for $5, and anyone who purchases tickets will get an exclusive wristband and/or keychain from Sideshow Collectibles. As for prizes, our top raffle prizes will include 3 different Master Replicas lightsabers: Anakin (ROTS), Vader (ESB), and Mace Windu (ROTS); and a now sold out 18" statue of Luke from ANH, courtesy of Sideshow Collectibles. Finally, 13 stand-ups from Advanced Graphics will also be prizes for trivia and costume contests, and for raffles as well.
You can get there after 6 pm to take pictures with guests or hand out flyers outside, but the event doesn't officially begin until 7 pm, and will end around 9:30 pm. At 7 pm troopers will "arrest" the jedi protesters outside the store and escort them into the store.
If anyone has any questions, you can e-mail me, or call my cel at: 650-580-4202.
See you there!