Wars and eBay Obsessions Converge at Comic-Con 2004
September 02, 2004
I was walking around on the last day of Comic-Con,
wearing my new Revenge of the Sith T-shirt.
Just as I was passing by the eBay booth
an eBay employee,
named Chris Spencer, noticed my shirt, approached me, and said, "Are
you a Star
I responded that yes, I
was a fan. He then asked if I was a pretty big fan. I know that
a non-Star Wars fan would consider me to be a big
fan, but I've always had difficulty gauging my level of fandom
in comparison to other fans. It's not an exact science.
Since I didn't know whether this guy was a fan or not, I shrugged,
and said that I guessed I was.
Turns out Chris Spencer is a Star Wars fan, and a hardcore one
at that. He told me that he bought out every
214 of them) to a showing of The Phantom Menace at his local
theatre to celebrate his 30th birthday. He
invited all of his friends and family (and then some) to the showing,
and it was a blast.
As he was wrapping up his story I thought
to myself someone could've written a newpaper article about
this guy -- the media eats this kind of stuff up!
Photo © StarWarsSelect.com
The eBay display at Comic-Con where
I chatted with eBay employee and Star Wars fan extraordinaire
did write an article - which I highly recommend reading
Force is With Him: Man buys every ticket for 'Star Wars Episode
I' showing, celebrates 30th birthday with family, friends
I guess it goes to show that when the
stars are aligned, the Force is with you, and you happen to be wearing
you're bound to bump into a fan with an interesting story. I'll have
a note of that.
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