Star Wars In The '90s

kasprik:

1977 Star Wars Convention by the Society of Florida

post from /r/StarWars from Redditor Schpappy

As a Floridian, Orlandonian, and Star Wars fan this is a great piece of local fan-history.

From Schappy: In October 1977, I belonged to the Star Wars Society of Florida and we hosted the first Star Wars Convention in Orlando and possibly the country.

We called it the Explosition and it was held at the University of Central Florida UCF. (FTU at that time). It was big success with several hundred people attending. We went on to meet for a couple years and sponsored events and parties around Orlando.

Keep in mind there were no sanctioned conventions at that time and no real merchandising. All the costumes and props, like light sabres, were hand made. Here are some memorabilia from that time.

I definitely encourage any current member of the Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance to take some inspiration from their predecessors, or any fans from the Sunshine state to reblog. Definitely photos and a story we don’t hear often!

A little early for 90s Star Wars, but too cool to not share.

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in just the three short days sine I’ve started this blog. Naturally, I am very pleased at this, and I hope everyone is enjoying (and will continue to enjoy) my varied posts from Star Wars clothing, to action figures, and video games that were released in the 1990s. 

Also, I still of course encourage people to enter our contest for the POTF2 Kenner Emperor Palpatine figure. It’s had a decent amount of attention and is responsible for quite a many of our new followers, so welcome! I hope if you don’t win this time, you aren’t discouraged as I intend to have more figure giveaways (or books where available) 

Thanks, and May The Force Be With You (Always!!),

SW1990s

"Death In The Undercity"
Star Wars D6 Roleplaying Game Adventure Book, 1990
being sold by eBay user comic-madness for $9.49

"Death In The Undercity"

Star Wars D6 Roleplaying Game Adventure Book, 1990

being sold by eBay user comic-madness for $9.49