The OSWCC had
their annual summer social in Cincinatti, OH today, and they were nice enough to
invite us KSWCC members
to join in the fun! The big event was held at the Oakley
Masonic Jedi Temple
and there was plenty enough to keep any Jedi busy! Some of the activities included
video gaming, a mini's tournament, kid's games, food at Dex's Diner, and, of course,
the Jawa Swap Meet! Collectibles ranging from early vintage to ROTS populated
the tables, and at awesome prices. If you walked out empty handed, you simply were
NOT a Star Wars collector (I myself made at least 4 trips to the
car!) My two padawans walked away with a bounty hunter's bounty!
highlight of the afternoon was VIP guest James
Swearingen, a former Kenner employee, who brought in enough concept
drawings and prototype photographs to
make a jawa drool! Also, Steve Denny was nice enough to unload a
bag full of
a rare vintage prototype POTF coin onto the "free items" table! This alone
made the trip north worth while! You can have a look at that coin in the toysrgus
with all of the socializing and buying/selling, the OSWCC had an awesome raffle!
Dustin Roberts from Rebelscum hosted
the giveaway, and there were prizes
galore! A BIG thanks to all of the sponsors that donated all of the prizes! I
didn't walk away with any of the big prizes, but I did manage to win a small CIII
kit from R2D2central.com,
which included a CIII hotel keycard that I happened to still need (only one more
to go!) Some of the other cool items raffled off were foreign ROTS one-sheets, Master
Replica scaled sabers, CIII posters and prints, a Gentle Giant CIII exclusive bust,
and a Master Replicas Force F/X saber! That is just to name a few.
a big thanks to OSWCC for inviting us Kentucky boys to the party. You can check out
the KSWCC guys in the pictures below, they are the ones in the bright red shirts!