Hey everyone, I've just received word from Terry Vattimo, the VP for the Star Wars
Association of Pittsburgh about additional panles they are sponsoring at this weekend's Pittsburgh Comicon. Read all about it below!We are the host city for the 2nd Annual North East FanForce Awards. The banquet is being held Saturday the 22nd at 6 pm in the Radissonís Monroe II Room on the 2^nd floor. More information on the awards can be found on the website www.fanforceawards.net.
Along with the panels and awards banquet we will have a table on the con floor where we will be conducting a raffle to raise money for the families of the Sago Mine disaster that occurred in Tallmansville, West Virginia.
One of the panels we are sponsoring you already have mentioned on the site. The panel Marjorie & Arnie from Star Wars Action News are hosting the collecting panel for us.
The panels we are sponsoring are as follows:
*The Tragedy of Star Wars*
The original trilogy has long been accepted as an example of the classic heros' journey of Mythology. Explore the idea of the prequel trilogy as a Greek tragedy with its hero doomed to fall because of his fatal flaws. (Saturday 11:00-12:00PM, in Radisson Monroe II)
*Star Wars Collecting*
Star Wars Action News hosts Marjorie & Arnie will be offering their knowledge on the basics of Star Wars collecting, including advice on buying, selling, condition, grading and displaying. (Saturday 2:00-3:00PM, in Radisson Monroe II)
*Building Your Own Lightsaber*
Learn techniques of building a custom lightsaber hilt using a variety of approaches, materials and skill levels. (Saturday 4:00-5:00PM, in Radisson Monroe II)
*Star Wars Costuming*
A presentation on costuming from developing a pattern to the finished product, including a question and answer period. (Sunday 11:00-12:00PM, in Radisson Monroe II)
More information on all the events planned for the weekend can be found on their website www.pittsburghfanforce.com