Time Travel to the Prequels
A brief history of the past events and and the evolution of what would be come Galaxy Far Away Fest.
EPISODE VI: ENTER THE WORMHOLE - JULY 2016 BOW, WA
EPISODE V: THE WORLD STRIKES BACK - JULY 2015 BOW, WA
EPISODE IV: A NEW JOY (OF KILLING A GUNGAN) - JULY 2014 STANWOOD, WA
EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE REBELS - JUNE 2013 BOW, WA
EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE AT-ATS - JUNE 2012 BOW, WA
Things begin to heat up with year 2 of the then titled "Star Wars Birthday Bash", which would soon turn into GFAF. Still a free glorified house party celebrating the founders birthday, this time with more music, more cosplay, and a 10 foot tall AT-AT.
Live music this year consisted of Desillusion, DJ Omega, AND MORE.
EPISODE I: THE JOUSTING OF SABERS - JUNE 2011 PORTLAND, OR
Where it all began. At the time it was just called the 'Star Wars Birthday Bash'. Birthday party for the 'founder' of GFAF in which everyone was required to dress up in Star Wars cosplay... The guy to the right was the only Trekkie, and he had to bring an Ice-cream cake to be admitted.
The live music for the year consisted of Seattle band Desillusion and the first appearance of Aden Kandosii. Kandosii, dressed as Boba Fett covered MC Chris' hit 'Fett's Vette'... and that was it.
Desillusion nearly brought down the house, literally. With most the furniture of the house packed away for the move to WA the band set up in the empty living room. Chaos ensued. Mosh pits with wookies, bounty hunters, rebels and even Dark Helmet himself as well as a 4 piece industrial rock band made for action that old house had never seen. Things were broken to say the least, and no one could have had a better time.
Lightsaber jousting was one of the peak highlights of the year. Consisting of a driver and a passenger on a bicycle armed only with a lightsaber, riding at each other on the streets of the North Portland University district. Boba Fett may have gotten in a friendly brawl with a Sith Lord as well.. This was ultimately what got the cops called, but by the time they showed up the party had already moved off the streets and back to the safety of the backyard and indoors.
The cops were another highlight... because of their response to what they found after a call for drunk people in the streets being loud. This might have been the first time we had police show up to our events, but it was certainly not the last. After no one answered the front door, they poked their heads over the back fence. What they found was about 50 nerds in costumes having a great time. After they stopped laughing, the first line to come from our fine friends in Blue was "isn't that guy a little short to be a wookie?" Laughs were had all around. After they asked us to keep everyone on the property and off the streets, they cheerfully left.
Thus the beast was born, and the idea began to grow.