Star Wars Celebration Japan
On Sunday, my son and I attended the Star Wars Celebration Japan convention, celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars (1977) held at the Makuhari-Messe (Nippon Convention Center) in Chiba, near Tokyo, on July 19-21, 2008.
This was the very first Star Wars convention that I ever attended and it was certainly quite an experience, especially since it was held in Japan. As you would expect, there were lots of exhibits, interviews sessions, artwork, memorabilia, collectibles, autographs, fans and costumes. Mark Hamill was present, signing autographs and also gave a talk about his experiences.
I took lots of pictures of several Star Wars characters (more pictures posted on my Facebook photo album). Of course, there was lots of Stormtroopers patrolling the convention floor and I didn’t know Princess Leia was Japanese.
And when we returned from the convention, my son and I watched all 6 Star Wars movies, in order – a Star Wars DVD movie marathon 🙂