After Action Report (AAR)
When: 20 November 2004
Where: Big Apple Con, Manhatten, NY
Local members of Echo base, comprised geographically of New York City, Long Island, and Philadelphia converged upon the national "Big Apple" comic book convention. The almost 20 members of Echo base gathered in the spirit of friendship and fraternalism to enjoy the convention as a purely social event. There were no costumed members present, however Benae Quee did dress up Daniel Logan with her "Clone Wars: Snow Padme" cloak to everyone's delight. I did speak to two individuals who were dressed as Jedi but were not members of the Rebel Legion, yet. I explained the organization to them, told them where to join and send their applications to become regular members. They seemed very interested so perhaps we may see them in the near future.
The day culminated in a group dinner at "Joe Oh's" inside the Pennsylvania Hotel with Peter Mayhew as the guest of honor. NYC hosted the dinner and it was a rousing success. Hat's off to the members of MEPA for an outstanding job. After dinner, a lively contingent of Echo base retired to the NCO club (BAR) to chat, laugh, and enjoy each others company. The gathering finally adjourned at approximately 0200. Everyone got home safely for some well deserved sleep.
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