Local Star Wars fans won’t have to travel to a city far, far away to celebrate the annual Star Wars Day, as Skyforce Queensland hosts a family event at Bargara.
Each year May the 4th is the informal commemorative Star Wars Day to celebrate the franchise. This year the local event will take place on Saturday 7 May and be held at the Bargara Cultural Centre, Bargara.
Organising Skyforce Queensland’s Star Walking Inc. Wide Bay Star Wars Day is avid Star Wars fan Warren Duxbury, who said the force would be with those who attended the inaugural event.
Warren said the Bundaberg Region was home to some of the most devoted Star Wars fans and it was fantastic to know they were able to be involved in events like those held in larger cities.
“We previously held a Star Wars weekend at Hinkler Central and the promo team there said that it was the most people that the centre has ever had on site at the one time,” Warren said.
“So, it’s clear that Bundy has a huge number of fans.”
He said SkyForce Queensland was part of Star Walking Inc, which is the longest running Star Wars fan club in the world.
“The family fun event, which includes trivia and cosplay competitions, prop and costume displays, an auction, merch vendors and heaps more,” Warren said.
“Star Walking Inc, based in Melbourne, are the longest running Star Wars fan club in the world and they want to bring some family fun to Bargara.
“The events have been held on The Sunshine Coast and Brisbane in the past, but this is the first of many planned future events for regional centres.”
Warren said there would be an opportunity to learn more about the pop culture and all things Star Wars at the event.
“People can join the club on the day but it’s not about recruitment, it’s about bringing this sort of fan event to regional areas that usually miss out on these types of pop culture experiences,” he said.
“We have some costumed characters appearing on the day for photo ops along with a special video message from a Star Wars actor based in the United States.
“The day’s schedule has been designed to include Star Wars fans of all ages and is very family focused.”
Star Wars Day will be held from 10 am on Saturday 7 May at Bargara Cultural Centre on Hughes Road Bargara.
Tickets are available now from Trybooking.com and can also be purchased at the door.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for Star Walking Inc. members and kids under 12. Due to limited capacity, online purchases are recommended.
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