Unless you are a Star Wars
geek er, "fan", you probably didn't know that May 4th is Star Wars Day.
Crap. I didn't even get a day off for it.
I should have. After all, I am an Uber-Fan.
Er, at least I was... until 2005 when regretfully I suffered a severe case of SWBO (Star Wars Burn-Out).
I succumbed shortly after I experienced the ultimate Star Wars trip - an invitation to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in California. I mean, what more could a science fiction nerd wish for? It was the culmination of years of dedicated fandom... nothing I would ever do again would top that.
Then I had to step back. Like a drug, it had taken over my life.
It had taken over my basement.
It had taken over my wardrobe.
It had taken over everything I did...
Don't believe me? Then check out this part of my old Star Wars website, which has been online since 1997:
Maureen Geeking Out at Star Wars Conventions
I can't believe it's been 10 years since that first Star Wars Celebration in Denver.
Yep, I not only watched Star Wars, I LIVED it. I worked for Rebelscum.com, spoke at conferences, worked with the stars, appeared on television, international radio and in the newspaper. I amassed a collection of over 7,000 items, all of which are still on display in my basement.
Even though I am not totally immersed in that Universe any longer, Star Wars will always hold a special place in my heart.
So Happy Star Wars Day. May the "Fourth" be with you, forever.
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