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A Jedi is always prepared…

Posted By Beth Terry On March 3, 2009 @ 10:00 am In BYO,Events,Videos | 15 Comments

… with her/his reusable travel mug or water bottle. And this post is just an excuse to show off the depths of our geekitude last Saturday at San Francisco’s WonderCon [1] comic book convention.

Really, it was a wonderland of plastic… plastic action figures, plastic-wrapped posters, plastic bags, plastic boobs (I think). We only went for the opportunity to dress up in costumes left over from the short film Reservoir Jedi [2], made by Michael and his friend Andy several years ago, and for the chance to see what Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher look like up close these days.

But even at a fantasy convention, the rules of Fake Plastic Fish apply. Michael had his Klean Kanteen, I had my travel mug, and we both refused the plastic swag bag offered at the entrance to the fest.

We walked around looking fabulous (I would so totally dress like this every day if I could get away with it) but did not buy anything but coffee. On the way to the convention center, we passed a firehouse, where one of SF’s finest declared, “Hey, that’s not a light saber. That’s a coffee mug. You can’t fool me!”

Little does he know, therein lies my secret power. Where do you store yours?

And now, some words from a real hero: Captain Charles Moore’s talk at the most recent TED conference. I’ve been waiting anxiously for this to video to finally be posted. Click this video link [3] to watch Moore’s great plastics rant in a higher res version on the TED site.

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URLs in this post:

[1] WonderCon: http://www.comic-con.org/wc/

[2] Reservoir Jedi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6gl3tMsMKw

[3] video link: http://www.ted.com/talks/capt_charles_moore_on_the_seas_of_plastic.html

[4] Image: https://plus.google.com/+BethTerry

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