Lucas-Autographed X-wing Auction

October 9, 2007

Collectors wanting to own an X-wing starfighter miniature signed by filmmaker George Lucas, can now enter their best bid on eBay for this special charity action which ends Oct. 15, 2007.

All proceeds from this auction will support the Columbian Ball and benefit the Annual Fund of the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Ill.

Click here to bid.

See the X-wing in person, and more than 80 other props and models from the world of Star Wars at the Museum of Science and Industry’s latest exhibit Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination — now in Chicago through Jan. 6, 2008. For more information on the exhibit, click here.

Swing Trooper Swing!

July 18, 2007

On July 14, the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers Class A affiliate) wore Lucasfilm-approved Star Wars baseball jerseys at their home game against the Beloit Snappers in Comstock Park, Michigan. reports:

The jerseys were designed by 501st member Scott “Crow” Withers (TK-1491) and 10 game-worn jerseys were auctioned for one of our favorite charities, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 501st Midwest Garrison and Rebel Legion Midwest Base had 34 costumers at the game. Highlights include Vader throwing out the first pitch, 501st member Brien Skinner (TC-8595) playing the National Anthem on guitar in full Clone Trooper armor, photos for charity donation, and costumers participating in games in between innings. After the game, there was a fireworks display and fans watched A New Hope on the giant scoreboard!

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Have Dinner with Joss Whedon

June 26, 2007

“Buffy Vampire Slayer” and “Firefly” creator Joss Whedon is auctioning himself off for a good cause.

Bid to win a place at quasi-celebrity Joss Whedon’s private dinner!  This Comic-Con weekend, Joss will take five winning bidders to a swank San Diego restaurant for drinks and dinner in a private room.  Three hours of intimate conversation, hilarious anecdotes and dark, awkwardly personal secrets.  (Not to mention a little swag.)  It’s a fan experience like no other, to benefit Equality Now.  Any subject you like is on the menu (not the actual menu; that’ll probably just have food).  For three hours, Joss gets to be your biggest fan.

Shown on his auction page as sophisticated, intellectual, and a fully-posable Jedi, it’s hard not to rethink one’s savings account for a chance to ask him anything you want over dinner.

Read more about the auction, scheduled to start July 2, here.

SOURCES:, Club Jade