Today is International Star Wars Day!
Cue Music, Da,da,da,dada da
I'm not kidding it's an actual day!
Fans of the Star Wars movies will grabbing their lightsabers in sheer anticipation!(ooh matron!)
Since 1977 when those opening lines ..A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away appeared on the big screen accompanied by the awesome music written by John Williams people all over the world have been obsessed with this Film series many initially wondering "If this is Episode IV where are the other 3?", sadly we later found out! sorry, I'm sure many people love the The Phantom menace and the other 2 but they just didn't do it for me I'm afraid.
All over the world fans of the legendary George Lucas movies will be attending events and celebrating, many in the guise of their favourite characters, I myself will be donning my princess Leia costume in honour of this special day, I may end up looking like Jabba the hutt but hey ho it's still a star wars character right!
Here in the Uk there is a whole festival at the FullCircle Gallery, Leeds, To commemorate ‘May the 4th’, FullCircle Gallery Leeds, The Hang Gang and Leeds Alternative Comics, have got together to host the ultimate celebration of Star Wars. FullCircle will be transformed into a gallery, hosting a huge display of vintage Star Wars toys including over 100 carded figures and boxed vehicles. There’ll be live music Star Wars screenings and Star Wars inspired food and drinks available from the ‘Wookie Cookies’ cook book. Fancy dress is not compulsory but is welcomed. so if you're anywhere near Leeds pop in!
In London we have the Sci Fi Festival which is bound to celebrate May the 4th in some spectacular way and there are various Star Wars film marathons dotted about around the capital!
In the states if you're anyway near Denver or in a galaxy far, far away…okay, actually at the Wings Over The Rockies Air & Space Museum, you can experience the Star Wars universe for an afternoon. On Friday, May 4, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the museum is hosting “Star Wars at the Hangar.” The event is “a must for all Star Wars fans and Jedis” and attendees are encouraged to come in costume as their favourite character. You can even sit in the cockpit of the only Star Wars X-Wing Fighter signed by Harrison Ford and other cast members. Plus, you can experience The Jedi Lightsaber Academy, Trooper Training School and Galactic Zoology Nursery.
If there is anything else going on anywhere else in the world please let me know!
you can also send a Stars Wars E-card to celebrate the special day! click here if you want to http://www.starwars.com/play/ecards/ , Seriously you clicked! ok so did I, what can I say my inner Geek isn't quite so inner! I am now laughing to myself as I type this because I realised I'm wearing a NERDS ROCK t-shirt! oh the irony!
Who do you fancy yourself as are you the rugged Han solo, are you a Luke or a Leia, A stormtrooper perhaps, or have you gone over to the dark side and channelling Darth or my personal favourite chewbacca ?
so there's very little left for me to say except.........
May the force be with you!
you were waiting for that weren't you? admit it!
And as a side bar it's also my nieces birthday so far more importantly, Happy Birthday Ellie x