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Star Wars 30th Anniversary Celebration: Day 1

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Written and photographed for LAist by Cecil Castellucci, author of The Plain Janes and Beige. More pics available here.

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Yesterday, I went to go check out the action at the LA Convention Center, which is playing host to Star Wars Celebration IV. It was the preview Fan Day for the Official Star Wars Fan Club members. I'm member number one bagazillion.

I'm not going to lie. I have a love hate relationship with Star Wars. I also have a Queen Amidala tattoo. It's 'cause I slept in a tent on Hollywood Blvd. for Episode I for six weeks to wait for tickets and at the time I thought that would be a good idea.

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I just say this so you know, when it comes to Star Wars, I'm jaded, and kind of over it, but I'm still hardcore.

Then again, when it comes to Star Wars, even Mayor Antionio Villaraigosa is hardcore. So hardcore, that he declared today, the thirtieth anniversary of the movie Star Wars, Star Wars Day in Los Angeles.

I just let out a happy wookie roar.