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Invasion Dublin: Ireland’s BIGGEST Star Wars event just got bigger!

April 28th, 2012 by Marc Comments

It’s that time of the year again when Ireland, north and south, goes Star Wars crazy.

Yep, we’re talking an Invasion and next month it’s the turn of Dublin to be taken over by an Imperial and Rebel fleet.
The Emerald Garrison will be hosting their ever popular convention at the Citywest Hotel from May 4 to 7 for what plans to be the biggest Star Wars event yet on the Emerald Isle.
As ever there will be exhibitors, life sized sets and props, a cosplay competition, and a number of actors from the films themselves over the course of the weekend.

In previous years actors such as Kenny Baker (R2D2), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett) and Julian Glover (General Veers) have been present in Dublin however this year will see the biggest ever arrival from a galaxy far, far away.

We’re talking Lando Calrissian himself, Mr Billy Dee Williams. Yes, you read that right. The original owner of the Millennium Falcon will be flying in from the United States to meet, greet and sign photos and autographs for thousands of fans.On top of that, James Arnold Taylor, the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Clone Wars, will be jetting in and as a special treat he’ll be performing his one man stand-up show ‘Talking to Myself’, which has been getting rave reviews in his homeland – just check out the awesome trailer below!.

Mike Edwards, who played the ewok Logray in Return of the Jedi, will also be joined by fans favourite Jeremy Bulloch and Will Sliney, who has worked on Star Wars as an illustrator on both The Phantom Menace 3D and The Clone Wars.
So there you have it. Just a taster of what is in store for next month. As ever, Following the Nerd will be there bringing you exclusive interviews, videos and photographs. If you’re there and you see us please pop over and say hi.
In the meantime, keep checking our facebook page and website for future announcements as well as the Invasion Dublin home page at Remember, you nerd it here first!

Invasion Dublin will be taking place at City West, Dublin. Find all details here

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….