In 1998, a group of friends broke into George Lucas’s Skywalker Ranch to steal an early print of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Thus begins the story of Fanboys. The 501st Legion Singapore Garrison was honoured to be invited to attend not one but two Fanboys screening during the past weeks. The official release date is this Thursday 26th March. Special thanks to a Garrison mate who coordinated these two events!
Date: 13th March
Location: Plaza Singapura
Event: Fanboys Press Screening
The movie is alright. It’s a fanboy’s movie afterall. Fans will like the movie references, quotes and cameos by familiar faces. Interesting thing is the strong depiction of rivalry between Star Wars Fans and Trekkies. I don’t know is this really true in real life? I’m not a Star Trek fan but seeing people around me, most seems to like be fans of both franchise.
Date: 18th March
Location: Vivo City
Event: Fanboys Blog Aloud Preview Screening
The second event at Vivo City was much more fun since it is a public screening. Majority of people who came are fans themselves.
Spotted a special fangirl among the crowd. Lovely lovely.
Presented her with a gift. Hope she likes it. 😀
She’s actually the daughter of a friend. Will love to see her attend more trooping sessions with us. 🙂
There’s a dialogue session after the credits for fans to discuss the movie and their experiences being a fanboy. Here I’m giving a short sales pitch on how you can join the 501st Legion. Response was good. 3 contacted me so far regarding serving the Empire. ^^;
Will like to share a meaningful story. Not very long ago, a Star Wars fan met an unfortunate life changing event. He was diagnosed with Leukemia. We came to know of this through a garrison mate who read about his account online. He would have joined us for the movie if not for his condition. So in spirit of fanboys, one of us got a Fanboys poster from the movie distributor and got all willing fans to sign and write him some well wishes. The framed poster was then presented to him a few days later.
That day was also the birthday of a Garrison mate, the same mate who coordinated the whole two events, the dialogue session and the signing of poster. I got him a cake.
Before we go, I will like to thank a very special someone who not only joined us for the movie but also guarded the cake for me till I sprang the surprise on birthday boy. She also took most of the pics of me despite already carrying so much stuffs. I shall keep you anonymous for now. I hope you enjoyed the movie and sorry for keeping you up as I know you have to wake up early for work the next day. Thanks again Miss Cake Protector! (‘~’)