JediCon WV 2004 (JediCon WV Strikes Back)
Brad Myers readies Outlander’s Haven, Northern West Virginia’s Fan Force chapter, table for the show.
Christian Benefiel raided his childhood collection to bring to The JediCon Strikes Back. Here he sets up his table the night before.
David Chesler of the DC Metro Area Star Wars Collectors Club marks a couple figures prior to the start of the show.
Show co-organizer Barry Harter and son, Dylan, take some time to catch their breath the night before.
Mike McMillan, co-organizer, arranges his table the night before the show.
Even Anakin didn’t have as much trouble as we did getting his podracer ready the night before. Dave Powers climbs the ladder while the rest of the gang try to figure out a way to balance cardboard engines.
Barry, co-organizer, and Kay, the real boss, Harter set up the Jedi Training Arena the night before the show.
Welcoming home troops and fans.
Helen Lascuola of Butler, Pa., discusses the show.
Browsing items for the silent auction.
Branden Boetticher poses with the autographed edition of From Concept, To Screen, To Collectible as donated by author and Star Wars Ambassador Steve Sansweet. Branden was the high bidder during the silent auction.
Vendor Christian Benefiel relaxes during the day’s events.
Doug and Amber Straight take a break to build a Lego T-64 Skyhopper.
Daniel Howell and Dylan Harter do some shopping at the DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club’s table.
Daniel Howell finds the Light and Dark sides of the force have equal attractions.
One little boy goes away happy after facing the Dark Lord of Sith.
Magician Dave Powers gets ready for his next “show.” Dave was nice enough to perform street magic for guests at JediCon WV 2004.
David Chesler from the DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club and Matt O’Neal (sorry I cut you in half Matt) rev up for the show.
Dylan Harter and Darth Vader square off.
Parkersburg Vendor Gail Butler discusses a purchase with a fan.
Branden Boetticher, Eric Minor, another contestant, and Stephanie Hicks pose after the game show with their prizes. Branden was the big winner with a collector’s plate. Only four points separated he and Eric.
Ready to play Jedi Challenge are Eric Minor, sorry I don’t know his name, Stephanie Hicks, and Branden Boetticher.
Bob Hicks of Sistersville, W.Va., finds something that catches his eye at Steve Horner of Treasurers table.
Watching the Star Wars Holiday Special at the end of the day.
Lady Sith beckoning to the Dark Side.
Mike Daugherty takes a break from the Vader mask to sign an autograph for some young fans.
Branden Boetticher and Eric Minor discuss the fine points of the Jedi’s weapon.
The JediCon WV Strikes Back was under the watchful eye of a Jedi Master Ithorian of Outlander’s Haven.
Steve Potts poses with his autographed copy of John Kellerman’s Star Wars Vintage Action Figures, A Collector’s Guide
which the author donated for the charity silent auction.
Taking advantage of Rebel Strike, a donation from LucasArts, Ltd., who also contributed Jedi Starfighter, Bounty Hunter, and Jedi Knight II Jedi Outcast.
Winding down the day with a little shopping.
Vader spreads some cheer at The JediCon WV Strikes Back.
Matt O’Neal and David Chesler from the DC Metro Area Star Wars Collectors Club with some guy in black that showed up.
Matt O’Neal turns the tables on Vader while receiving no help from fellow DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club member David Chesler. Maybe he knows something Matt doesn’t.
Brad Myers, Branden Boetticher, and Karen Brusina call out the winning tickets during Outlander’s Haven’s drawing. That’s me in the background talking to dad, Kenny Harter, the one with the growing bald spot on the back of his head. Also looking on is Kristian and one of the Dark Lord’s of Sith.
West Virginia’s homegrown Fan Force Chapter Outlander’s Haven still calling out winning ticket numbers on their drawing. Pictured are Karen Brusina in the foreground, Brad Myers next and Branden Boetticher in the back.
Karen Brusina of the Clarksburg, W.Va., Fan Force Chapter, Outlander’s Haven mugs for the camera while fellow members Brad Myers looks on and leader Branden Boetticher calls out a winning number for their drawing. I didn’t win anything, not that I’m bitter about it or anything 🙂
Branden Boetticher of Outlander’s Haven, the Clarksburg, W.Va., chapter of the Fan Force instructs this young padawan in the ways of the Force.
Jedi Branden Boetticher of Outlander’s Haven signs a Jedi certificate for a future Knight.
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