Scott - TX
Verity - TX
Linc - Scout
Zac - Officer
Tom G - TK
Nathan - TK
Tom B - TK
Andy - TK
Hayden - Maul
Michael - Vader
Darrell - Clone
Aston Martin (yes, it's his real name )
Not being sure how many people were attending we basically told by EA to walk the floor and stand on the red carpet for pics, fan interaction, etc.
More and more troopers arrived and we worked out a changing location that worked for us and we begun to kit up.
As well as us the launch, it included the Sons of Obiwan doing Lightsaber demos, Masta Yoda DJ-ing, a candy stand, mocktails and a hot dog stand; there was even a Stormtrooper bucket cake for later...
Right on 10pm the crowd arrived and buzzed about the place as Chewie walked out and made her way to the red carpet for pictures much to the amazement of most of the crowd.. Shortly there after she was joined by a myriad of troopers, culminating in Lord Vader arriving to install fear in everyone. Lots of pics were had as always!
We then spent the next hour and a bit walking the area, posing for pics and enjoying the carnival atmosphere; They held a Wookiee sound off where one lucky guy walked away with a Star Wars PS4 - well he wasn't allowed to keep it until after midnight.... People keep winning things for making Wookiee noises!
Soon enough cake was had and we were down to the 30 minute mark... Sez dekitted after another mammoth effort in the heat posing with people and the rest of the troopers continued on.. By this stage it was really warm, we don't think the air con was so troopers rotated in and out of the floor area making sure we were all okay!
Sons of Obiwan did a proper display and had a mock fight which is always epic to watch.... then TKs were ushered into the store for the awarding of the first in line prize and then it came to midnight.... hoorah! Battlefront.
People got their games, we posed for more pics and were background to a couple of interviews and the night was done...everyone dekitted and we left about 1am.
EB and EA were both ecstatic with the turnout and all we did for the event; Snez, Craig and Josh from EA were all glowing and so so thankful for all the SCG has done for them this year and will definitely work with us again given the chance... I said keep making Star Wars games and we will keep supporting them!
Big thanks to Steve (Armer) for wrangling for us and grabbing us all water; don't know what we would have done without you man!
It was great to see the culmination of a number of supporting troops interstate also with a such big turnout of RL and 501st.... thanks to everyone!
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