The Convention: Day 3
Once again all the great events planned by the Fan Club were open for all the attendees on Sunday and the only real difference between this and the other two days were the presentations given.
Daniel Velazco – Modeling the Galaxy: The Star Wars Models
Paul Rudish – The Creation of the Clone Wars
James Gallo – Ewoks and Droids Collectibles
Invited Actors – The Actor Behind the Star Wars Character
Gus Lopez – Movie Props
Steve Sansweet - The Future of Star Wars: The DVDs, Episode III and More
Official Fan Club Mexico – Present and Future/Closing Ceremonies.
From this Canadian’s perspective, Encuentros 2004 was a resounding success and it was a little sad to see the weekend come to a close. The fans in Mexico exude an incredible amount of enthusiasm and passion for all aspects of the Star Wars galaxy; it’s a feeling that I’ve not experienced at any other convention in North America. I met a lot of great people during my time at Encuentros and while many of the people I met were pleased to meet a Rebelscum staff member, it truly was I who was pleased to meet the Mexican Star Wars fans. Never have I had such a warm welcome and experienced such hospitality than I did this weekend and from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank the Mexican fans for making this a truly memorable weekend. With luck, I’ll see all of you again next year!
I’d also like to send out a special thanks to Oscar Fernandez, the President of the Mexican Fan Club for the hospitality and for putting on a great convention. Extra thanks go out to Luis and Josefina Galvez, my good friends who went above and beyond in ensuring that all of us had a good time and were taken care of properly. Thank you all.
More random pictures from Encuentros:
Photos by Shane Turgeon, Karlee Wilson and in the rare instance, John Alvarez.