The Wookiee Wins 

Where were you May 25, 1977?

If you even know what I'm talking about, you may be 1) pasty-skinned, 2) a geek, and 3) the target audience for Daniel Wallace's visit to the Central Library on Monday. (It takes one to know one.) Wallace is the author of the Essential Guide series of Star Wars books (covering topics like Droids, Planets and Moons, Characters, and Chronology), and, if you didn't know, his visit is in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the shot heard 'round the geek world: the 1977 release of the original Star Wars movie.

Wallace will be on hand discussing and answering questions about the fanboy-ier points of a galaxy that existed a long time ago, far, far away. Short of the presence of George "flannel shirt" Lucas, who better to do so? My own question: Why isn't R2-D2 more recognized as the greatest character in the history of film?

Davis-Kidd Booksellers will have copies of Wallace's books on hand for purchase, and there will be a silent auction to benefit the public library's science-fiction collection.

So put on your awesome Captain Antilles costume or put your hair up in cinnamon buns, pick up some power converters at Tosche Station, shoot Greedo first, and hyperdrive over to the library. You'll be in welcome company.

Daniel Wallace at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar. Monday, May 14th, 6:30 p.m. Call 415-2700 for more information.

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