Five of the largest Star Wars collecting clubs in the US are pleased to announce a set of five themed patches for Star Wars Celebration 5. The participating clubs are The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC), The Kentucky Star Wars Collectors Club (KSWCC), The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club (OSWCC), The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society (PSWCS), and the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance (SWGFA). The five triangular embroidered patches, each sponsored by one of the clubs, fit together like a puzzle to form a larger image of Boba Fett, the show's de facto mascot. Design and artwork for the patches was provided by long-time web cartoonist Bill Cable.
All five patches will be available exclusively at Star Wars Celebration 5 and free to attendees, but quantities are extremely limited. Each club will be distributing their sponsored patch in a different way, which will be announced separately.
DCSWCC is one of the largest and most active collecting clubs in America, with over 60 members. The club meets monthly and holds special events throughout the year such as socials, picnics, and "Roadshow" appraisal events. For more information, visit the club website at http://www.dcswcc.org
KSWCC is a locally based club focused on helping members become better collectors, and helping each other in achieving their personal collecting goals. In addition to three regional monthly meetings where members keep fresh with what's new and in the stores, KSWCC holds larger annual gatherings which include the annual auction fund-raiser, Fall Social, and the Regional Holiday Gift Exchanges. For more information, visit the club website at http://www.kswcc.com
OSWCC is a great resource where collectors all over the Buckeye State can discuss collectibles, toys, and generally anything Star Wars. Their three regions host monthly meetings, and they have a strong online forum for their 275+ members. The club attends many local toy shows and has outings to big conventions like Celebrations 2, 3, and now 5! For more information on OSWCC, visit http://www.oswcc.com, where you will find up-to-the-minute information on how to obtain their piece of the patch.
PSWCS celebrates their 10th anniversary this year, and a highlight of the festivities is participating in their third Star Wars Celebration. Their 360+ members are dedicated to enhancing the collecting experience through networking, education, and social events. You can learn more about PSWCS at http://www.pswcs.com
The SWGFA consists of three clubs in the state of Florida: The Orlando System, The Tampa Star Wars Club, and The Treasure Coast Star Wars Club. We hold quarterly socials, local monthly meetings, and group outings. These clubs represent fans of the Saga, collectors, costumers, and above all, those who share a love for all things Star Wars. For more information on the Alliance, visit http://www.swgfa.com
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Read below to find out how you can collect a complete set of all five pieces!
The Washington DC Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) is pleased to announce exciting activities and exclusives for Star Wars Celebration 5. All activities are free with your paid admission to Celebration 5 – just stop by booth #1421 in the main Exhibit Hall. Trench Run Mini Golf will challenge participants to send a golf ball “proton torpedo” into the thermal exhaust port, dodging TIE fighters along the way. Sinking a hole-in-one will earn you a prize such as the DCSWCC piece of the officially licensed Celebration 5 Collector’s Club Patch. Fans who attend the Star Wars Patches Panel will also have a shot at getting our piece.
You want the KSWCC patch? Look for our members in the bright yellow C5-exclusive T-shirts everywhere! In the the fan hall, the exhibit hall and the collectors panels, especially the patches panel!
The Ohio Star Wars Collectors Club crew will be mobile at CV, and here’s how to find us: We will be attending a lot of the collector’s panels (especially the patch collector’s one.) We will be hanging around the DCSWCC, PSWCS and SWGFA booths in the Fan Hall. We will be roaming around the show floor and doing all the same fun things you are! Several of us will be at the Last Tour to Endor Event on Saturday night. Feel free to say hello and we’ll give you a patch, until supplies run out. There is a limited supply for each day of the show. One to a person please, so that everyone gets a fair shot. See you in Orlando!
To make it easier to find us, we’ll be wearing a different OSWCC club shirt each day of the show:
Thursday: Our Blue logo shirt Friday: Our 2010 Green club shirt Saturday: Our 2009 Red club shirt Sunday: Our 2008 Brown club shirt
We’ll also have OSWCC badges on a lanyard. All shirts and the badge to look for are pictured on www.oswcc.com.
The Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance will be in the exhibit hall at booth #1520. We have several great things planned for fans who stop by to say hello. We will have a slide show presentation of past events, a raffle with cool prizes, a giant replica of a very popular Star Wars vehicle and we'll be handing out our piece of the patch. You can also attend the Star Wars Patches Panel for a chance to score one there as well.
Star Wars artist Michael Locoduck Duron will be appearing at our booth from 12:00pm to 2:00pm on Sunday, August 15th! Note, he will not be selling his artwork, but he will be doing free caricatures & handing out a free CV exclusive goodie! Mark & Kay Minckiewicz (TheTallestJawa) along with their son Luke, world famous creators of FCTV (ForceCast Television) will be appearing at our table on Sunday as well! Be sure to stop by and say hello. You never know what they might bring with them. We can't wait to see everyone at the show!