Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


Talk nerdy to me (part 1)

Ohmigosh, we had SOOOOO much fun Saturday. We got to the Sci Fi Expo about 1:30 and left about 5:30 p.m. We had such a good time. I picked up some Christmas gifts for a friend's anime-crazed kiddo and left with many treasured memories and assorted goodies from autographs from Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) for Pickle and Jonathan Frakes (TNG's Will Riker) for me. We have so many good pics, it is hard to know where to start. So, we'll start at the beginning of the day.

We were greeted by the friendly klingon. I'm sure he is normally drinking blood wine and boasting of his battle victories, but on this occasion, he was greeting people to the expo and helping us find our way. Other than a few other engineering folks from TNG, he was the only Star Trek fan in character. It was definitely as Star Wars kind of day and while I like Star Wars, I'm not well versed in SW info.

Pickle was SOOO loving being dressed up. He said it was much more fun that not being dressed up last year.

We saw Darth Vader and Princess Leia.

I do remember "obi wan, you're our only hope." But, AoD noticed her finger on the trigger as I showed him the picture. *shrug* This is the REAL R2D2. The dude in the suit was signing yesterday, too. Here he is with his little woman. *bad pun intended*

Pickle with R2D2.

Pickle and the jedi knights.

Math teacher jedi.

Army of Mom and a jedi. Photo by Pickle.

The storm troopers were everywhere.

Star Fleet didn't save me from the Stormtrooper. I did find a senior officer.

And, of course my brush with greatness with Jonathan Frakes. He was the nicest guy. I was absolutely charmed.

He was as nice as I imagined. Pickle took a great picture, too.

Pickle got to meet Chewy. He even made him a picture congratulating him on becoming a citizen.

Episode II and III's Aunt Beru was next to Chewy. She was very pretty.

More to come in another post ...


  • At 12:40 PM, October 16, 2005, Blogger Random and Odd said…

    Wow! so many pictures! You kids are going to love those when they get older.


  • At 12:56 PM, October 16, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Aunt Beru. Oh my.

  • At 3:20 PM, October 16, 2005, Blogger Uzz said…

    Note to self...keep all the pics of Pickle for further blackmail purposes.

    Anyway...I second the thought on Aunt Beru! WOW! I am jealous that I did not get to go to this, but I keep waiting for my true geek thrill...a Beatles convention!!!

  • At 10:10 PM, October 16, 2005, Blogger MrsDoF said…

    Oh, my. Jonathan Frakes has gotten even better with the years. And you are standing next to him.
    Sending vibes of envy from Illinois.
    Glad you and the kid had fun. He has great potential as a photographer. I'll bet his dad the pro is happy about that.

  • At 8:19 AM, October 18, 2005, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    Aunt Beru is even prettier in person. I only snapped a shot while waiting in line for Chewy's autograph for the Pickle boy.

    and, my kids will either love or hate pictures. I'm not sure which it is. and, this is DEFINITELY blackmail material for later in life for him. :) although, he may always be a dork like his mom and cherish these pictures without ever being embarrassed. I actually hope that is the case.

  • At 10:02 AM, October 18, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Many books, you must read. It was my pleasure, to have the pic with your son. The kids made my weekend an unforgetable event.
    Keijoh ita


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