Posted by Adam on August 9, 2013 at 11:58 PM CST
Earlier this week, The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, BC, put on an event called Growing Up With Star Wars.

Joining local artist Chris Woods whose SANDSTORM exhibition is currently being hosted at The Reach, was Vancouverite Gib van Ert, author of "A Long Time Ago: Growing Up With and Out of Star Wars".

The evening consisted of Woods offering insight into his history with Star Wars as well as explaining the theme of the exhibition, bookended by van Ert reading some highly amusing excerpts from his book. The first excerpt described his increasing obsession with Star Wars, and in particular Kenner action figures, as a child, and then following Woods' talk, van Ert detailed his reaction to seeing The Vintage Collection for the first time, and the internal struggles that ensued as he attempted to resist the urge to fall back into a hobby that he had seemingly put behind him many years before.

If you want to find out how the story ended, you can purchase "A Long Time Ago: Growing Up With and Out of Star Wars" from Amazon, and be sure to check out Chris Woods' amazing art on Flickr.
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