Star Wars a remarkable phenomenon that has been spreading its positive thinking around the globe for over 36 years now. And we in this part of the world are contributing a significant part of that since fandom in in Germany is considered especially active and constant. Not least, this shows in the fact that the Official Star Wars Fan-Club Germany (OSWFC) is the longest-standing Star Wars fan club on the planet — a record that admittedly makes us more than a little proud, and one that would never have been possible without your enthusiasm for a galaxy far, far away.
So then, from July 26 through 28, our plucky outpost temporarily becomes the center of this fantastic universe. We have waited for a long time to have a Star Wars Celebration Europe in Germany, and now it’s practically upon us. Only one week to go, and the Ruhr metropolis of Essen turns into the destination of a giant pilgrimage of ambitious star warriors from all corners of the earth. Anticipation is huge, and rightly so since the program promises high-class guest stars, exciting presentations, and many more highlights — in short, simply great entertainment.
But in the end it’s down to us, the local fans, to make this con an unforgettable experience for all international Rebels, Imperials, Sith Lords, bounty hunters and whatever other kinds of illustrious guests might show up. Our hospitality is the key to that, and I’m sure that we will all contribute our part to sending attendees back to their home galaxies carrying many marvelous memories.
The OSWFC team is also putting the last finishing touches on the preparation work for this fantastic event, and we are looking forward to seeing many of you in person at the club booth. All that’s left for me to say is…
…May the Force be with you in Essen!
Robert Eiba is the OSWFC Germany Club Leader, and editor-in-chief of Official German Star Wars Magazine.
Photos by Philipp Hermle