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Ghost Base - 2016/11/12 - Ellwood City, PA Public Library

 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:41 pm    Post subject: Ghost Base - 2016/11/12 - Ellwood City, PA Public Library Reply with quote

Despite the cramped changing area (well, we had 14 characters and 3 squires), this was an extremely successful event.  They gave us plenty of food and drinks, too.  We had a great turnout (both troopers and kids), and had a lot of name characters.  That allowed us to do a pretty good entrance.

Darth Vader, Count Dooku, and the Emperor were escorted in by the Biker Scout, Snowtrooper, TIE Reserve, and Night Sister.  After a brief intro by Dooku, the Commander and Gunner came in the back door with Luke Skywalker as a prisoner, and re-enacted the surrender scene from "Return of the Jedi."  The Rebels then came in to rescue him.  After a brief standoff, we went into the normal library routine.

The MC duties were split among Commander Stahlman, Count Dooku, and Luke Skywalker.  That allowed for some interplay, including Luke using a Jedi mind trick to get the topic to Jedi for the lightning round of trivia.

Tim organized the photo line, and EVERY kid got a picture (sometimes more), along with some adults.  The kids did pretty goid with the trivia andbehaved very well.  A lot had questions for us (and one had a lot of questions).  It got a little awkward with questions about how Dooku and the Emperor died, and what happened to the Stormtroopers who were on the Death Star.  

2 kids dressed as Chewie, with the Wookie howl mask.  There were also a Rey and a Kylo Ren.

After pictures with the kids, we roamed around the library and got a few more pictures with kids.  We posed for a lot of pictures with different books.

After we were done with that, we went across the street to a cafe that several of us went to for drinks (coffee and tea, not adult beverages) beforehand.  The workers there wanted pictures with us.  We might have a new recruit or 2.

It was great to meet Teri and Bill, who were in town for the Steeler game.

Garrison Carida
Amanda Bowen - Snowtrooper
Derek Flinner - Darth Vader

Southern California Garrison
Bill Moore - Emperor
Teri Moore - TIE Reserve

Garrison Carida/Ghost Base
Bobby Linn - Gunner
Jessica Linn - Night Sister
Greg Ochaba - Count Dooku
Gina Platzer - Jawa
Matt Schraeder - Biker Scout
Kelly Stahlman - Jawa
Matt Stahlman - Commander

Ghost Base
Tim Bentley - X-Wing Pilot
Bekah Platzer - Princess Leia
Trey Walker - Endor Trooper (Temp Approval)

Sunrider Base
Ryan Miorelli - Luke Skywalker

Handlers
Ashley Carrozza
Tim Gregg
Stacy Walat
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Ghost Base CO 2016-18
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