3rd Annual ANS Sci-Fi & Comic-con

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The DCSWCC members will be attending the 3rd annual ANS Sci-Fi & Comic-Con, this Saturday, May 10th, 2014 from 10am-3pm at the Archbishop Neal School, 104 Port Tobacco Road, La Plata, MD.

The ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con is an ALL AGES fan and collector event benefitting Archbishop Neale School in La Plata, Maryland. The event is intended to invite families from the Southern Maryland area to our school for a fun and exciting event for all.

The event includes an art contest for kids, a silent auction with autographed collectibles and non-stop screenings of fun and unique sci-fi and comic related films. The Old Line Garrison of the 501st Legion will be attending in full, screen-accurate Star Wars costumes to take photos with fans of all ages!

In addition to a gymnasium full of vendors and artist tables, there is plenty of outdoor playground space for kids to blow off a bit of steam. Plus, you can go outside, get some fresh air and grab a bite to eat under our big tent. Food and refreshments will be available during the event.

ALL proceeds from vendors and admission fees and the silent auction go directly to the general operating budget of Archbishop Neale School. The event is organized and operated by enthusiastic volunteers whose children attend Archbishop Neale School. Tours of our wonderful school are available anytime during the ANS Sci-Fi & Comic Con for interested parents. You only need to ask one of the event volunteers and you’ll see all the great things Archbishop Neale School has to offer

ICE Seattle Presentation

20140201-142438.jpgAt today’s club meeting, Jonathan showed various photos of his trip to ICE Seattle. Bill and Jonathan spoke about the various collections they saw and the overall wonderful experience they had at the event.

2014-2015 Officers elected!

The DCSWCC membership voted for the new 2014-2015 officers. Thanks to the past officers for all the time and support you put into the club and congratulations to the new officer group.

President – Martin Thurn
Vice President – Bob Martinazzi
Treasurer – Denise Kratz
MD Regional Director – Jeff Schock
VA Regional Director – Matt Fox

R2 Builders visit DCSWCC Meeting

Local members of the R2 Builders group and R2DC stopped by the January meeting of DCSWCC. Greg, Izzy, Mike and Bob brought various parts, domes and two functioning R2 units and presented information on R2 building.

Rebel Legion is looking for a few good costumers

Air-n-Scare 2013Dave (aka StarWarsDave) from the Rebel Legion Terrapin Base attended the December meeting of the DCSWCC. Dave gave a very informative presentation on the Rebel Legion dressed as Han Solo. His costume was very impressive and his presentation provided a wealth of knowledge about the Rebel Legion organization. We hope to have more partnerships between the Rebel Legion and DCSWCC in the future. For more information about the Rebel Legion visit their website http://www.rebellegion.com

DCSWCC Turns 10!

1st Meeting

DCSWCC 1st Meeting – 9/13/2003

Mike Kurtz started the DCSWCC Yahoogroup on August 20th, 2003 and the first official meeting of the DCSWCC was held on September 13th, 2003. In the past 10 years, the club has fulfilled MK’s vision of being a place for Star Wars collectors to meet up with others of similar interest, expand their collecting habits, and more importantly, give back to the children of the DC Metro area. The club still maintains that vision through various charity related activities such as collecting canned goods for the local shelters and participating in Toys-for-Tots drives. The largest fundraising activity is the club’s bi-annual charity pin which has raised over $25,000 for the various charities which includes the DC Children’s Hospital, NIH Children’s Inn, Aluminum Cans for Burned Children, Believe in Tomorrow and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.