|I'm telling you Leia went that way!|
A prequel – a second trilogy of films - was released between 1999 and 2005.
A third trilogy is about to about to be presented to the masses beginning with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Planned for release in December, 2015.
It’s a phenomenon that just won’t go away. Which makes a lot of people very happy.
Inside the library there were book signings and art work. Outside, the award winning, nationally recognized Joliet American Legion Band played Star Wars music.
|Joliet's own Award winning American Legion Band plays Star Wars|
The films have spawned video games, clothing, toys, books, action figures and conventions. A huge one is being planned for July 2016 in
at the ExCeL London Exhibition andConvention Centre to celebrate all things Star Wars. According to the website it will feature Star
Wars cast and crew, costumes,
exclusive merchandise, entertainment, exhibits, an interactive show floor,
screenings, celebrity guests, panels, autograph sessions and never-before-seen
glimpses into the future of Star Wars. Whew! London
Good news for hard core fans – there is a future. But I have to wonder, after 9 films, what could possibly be left? They hint at more movies and maybe some television. They promise something for everyone while celebrating all that has come before plus those glimpses into the future during the three day celebration.
Better pack that light saber and your Star Wars lunchbox and start planning your vacation now Star Wars fans. And may the force be with you!
A few more fun photos from Star Wars Day!
|One of three authors signing books in the library|
|wonder who or what's in the stroller...|
|Chewie meets Chewie! Yep. The dog's name is Chewie.|
|Strange. Even for downtown Joliet|
|Who knew Chewie was musically inclined? El Troubadores provided some music and fun.|
(Although the guy introducing them looks more like Dude Lebowski with a helmet!)
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