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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:28 am    Post subject: IL-Oakbrook-Aaron Allston bksign-3-25-09 Reply with quote

I volunteered to be event co-ordinator for this at the MWG....
Since Mr. Allston was involved with the X-Wing series...
would be nice to have a pilot...




EVENT: Aaron Allston - Reading and Signing for STAR WARS: FATE OF THE JEDI: OUTCAST.

WHEN: WEDNESDAY March 25, 2009 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Borders Books - Oak Brook
1500 16th Street, Suite D
Oak Brook, IL 60523
630.574.0800


MAP: http://www.borders.com/online/store/InteractiveMapView_10567




http://www.borders.com/online/store/StoreDetailView_20


The next chapter in the extraordinary history of the Star Wars galaxy begins here... Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile; two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines novels: Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series; and the Doc Sidhe novels, which combine 1930s-style hero-pulps with Celtic myth.


The usual drill....

Arrive about and hour or so early....
suit up...
generate a "buzz" out front of the store
escort Mr. Allston into the booksigning/reading area
flank him as he reads/signs
group photo with Mr. Allston

That's it...
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Schph Gochi (Phyllis Schulte)
Nar Shaddaa Base XO
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Joined: 18 Aug 2002
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Location: Mokena IL
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Celebration Europe 2 (Amount: 1)

PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mission report here:

http://www.rebellegion.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16746


Thanks to MWB members
Doc4Converse (Marlyn)
R2S5 (Darryl)
Augie Webstar (Augie)
for wearing their RFT...


Also in Admiral Daala - Sara Soffel

and..
I have to get the name of Augie's friend who came in his ERS.....with help from some pieces of Kim's ERS...


the mission report:






Aaron Allston signs R2-S5's dome




Star Wars fans are the greatest...
Star Wars costumers are the greatest..
and...
I can add -without a doubt...
Star Wars authors are the greatest.
They never disappoint..

The next chapter in the extraordinary history of the Star Wars galaxy begins here... Aaron Allston is the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Legacy of the Force: Exile; two Star Wars: The New Jedi Order: Enemy Lines novels: Rebel Dream and Rebel Stand; novels in the popular Star Wars X-Wing series.

Members of the Midwest Garrsion of the 501st, the Midwest Base of the Rebel Legion, Chicago Force Book Club and the Indy Knights from Indianapolis all joined forces to welcome Aaron Allston to the Chicago area to launch the new series of books "Fate of the Jedi" with the first book being Aaron's "Outcast".

Many members arrived early and amused themselves till it was time to suit up. Mr. Allston was at the Borders in Oakbrook early to do some interviews and a Pod cast. He was also on hand in the back room to sign our member's books. Just before the event started, Mr. Allston was gracious and took many group photos for us and all of the fans that gathered at the store.

At 7:30 PM our troops escorted Mr. Allston to the signing area and rather than do a reading from the book he told some great stories of his life in the "Star Wars" galaxy.

Q & A followed as members of the gallery asked some really great questions. It was obvious that Mr. Allston posesses great humor and passion for his characters as he answered all of the questions. He added that this series of books will be on the lighter side but filled with the adventures that we have all come to know and love.

After the Q & A portion, it was time to sign books! I stood off to the side during much of the signing. Mr. Allston answered a lot more questions from all that came to have their books signed and was just about the easiest going person you would ever want to meet.

My sincere gratitude to all our troops and to the public that came great distances for this signing. It is always a thrill to honor our own.

Participants (in no particular order)

TX3697 Pat Higgins-Shadow Trooper
TK7230 Rob Miller - Stormtrooper
TI1296 Joseph Flores- Tie Pilot
TK 7118 Vicki Silva - Stormtrooper
IC4050 Darryl Sorensen - RFT - Rebel Legion
BH9397 Augie Webster- RFT - Rebel Legion
TK1951 Phyllis Schulte - RFT - Rebel Legion
SL3881 Sara Soffel- Admiral Daala - Rebel Legion
TC2720 Phil Zeman - photos and support
DZ0523 Barry Benneke- Tusken
River - Imperial Crew
R2-S5
Ed Pekin - Stormtrooper - freelance
Marlyn C - RFT - Rebel Legion
I need to get the name of Augie's friend who was our Endor Rebel Soldier...

More photos:

http://s201.photobucket.com/albums/aa304/schphgochi/Aaron%20Allston%20booksigning%203-25-09/

Us Rebel scum did induct Mr. Allston into "Delta Squad"...
and...
while getting my own book signed I asked him if he could write a book on Rebel Fleet Troopers in an effort to make us interesting....lol...


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