Archive for April, 2005

Star Wars C3: Day 3

Sunday, April 24th, 2005

Today I attended:

Former AOL Star Wars Fan Club members:

Dan Wallace (OtterPop) started with an online guide to Star Wars planets on AOL 10+ years ago and is now the author of numerous official Star Wars books and articles
Charyl, Lynne, Shannon & Alec again

Star Wars C3: Day 2 Pictures

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
Evil Grand Admiral Thrawn
Darth Maul Aurra Sing
Three Jedi Twi’lek Jedi
Two bounty hunters… …unmasked
Slave Leia The stormtrooper seems to approve
A very large costume Full size action figure
DJ Fett Jar Jar didn’t make it

Star Wars C3: Day 2

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005
Star Wars Celebration in a nutshell: lines, lines, and more lines.

Well, it wasn’t all that bad, because I got to attend many events:

I also got to meet a few more former AOL Star Wars Fan Club members, who I’ve known 10+ years (some only online).

Jesse (Ghent) and his wife Rosanna. Jesse proposed to Rosanna three years ago at Star Wars Celebration II.
From left: Billy (Quest); Sarah, Jim’s wife; Jim (Vader129); Alfonso, who came all the way from Mexico; Isela, Alfonso’s wife; Alec (Uncle Owen)

Star Wars C3: Day 1 (Part 2)

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

On Thursday, I attended: at Celebration III

Friday, April 22nd, 2005 has coverage of C3 with events and pictures here.

Star Wars C3: Day 1

Friday, April 22nd, 2005
Whew, what a day! With tens of thousands of fans in attendance, you can imagine the crowds and the excitement.
A very small portion of the line to enter
I took 300 pictures today; here’s a small sampling.
Uncle Owen (Alec) and Bai Ling
My traveling companions: Slave Leia (Lynne) and Battle Padme (Shannon) My other two companions: Hooks (Charyl) and Leia38D (Bianca)
Chewbacca A close shave
Why is Darth Vader so tall? Oh.
Millennium Falcon Jedi M&M;

Star Wars C3: Day 0

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

Star Wars Celebration III (C3) starts Thursday, but I arrived in Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon. After getting settled at the hotel, I headed over to the convention center to pick up the schedule. A few fans were already in costume.

I had dinner with some old AOL Star Wars Fan Club (AOLSWFC) friends.

Stormtroopers on patrol Jango Fett
Droid Dirty Stormtrooper
Off duty Crowd control
Finally a good guy Um, which movie was he in again?
Charyl (Hooks) and Mark (A BoyScout) met online at my AOLSWFC trivia game 11 years ago. They married in 2001 and had their son Alexander 16 months ago. They claim he wasn’t named after me.

Star Wars Celebration III

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

Alec is in Indianpolis attending Star Wars Celebration III, a convention celebrating the release of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. I attended the first Celebration in Denver in 1999 and the second in Indianapolis in 2002.

BioWare Profiles BoW

Monday, April 11th, 2005

BioWare, the creator of NeverWinter Nights, profiled Alec’s game server Bastions of War in their BioWare Wednesday feature.

Wednesday, Apr 06 2005
Neverwinter Profile: Bastions of War
Neverwinter Profile: Bastions of WarBastions of War is a team-based, player versus player, arena module where NWN fans can flex their powergaming muscles, work out their daily stress, and beat the crap out of gnomes, bards, elves, and other deserving folk. 😛 We spoke with Alec Usticke, BoW’s chief admin and scripter, to find out more about this entertaining mod.