TORUN, Poland – July 7th, 2009 – StarForce 2009 Convention Celebrates 30 Years of Star Wars in Poland
Today we are thrilled to announce the ultimate Polish Star Wars event. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Poland, the StarForce 2009 convention will be filled with out-of-this-world attractions and guest appearances.
Although George Lucas's classic "Star Wars" premiered in USA in 1977, it wasn't until 1979 that fans from Poland were able to see it in local cinemas. Full of dazzling special effects and fairy-tale romance, this unique movie immediately captured the imagination of Polish science-fiction and fantasy fans.
The StarForce 2009 convention will commemorate this special anniversary. On September 12th the forces of light and darkness, Rebellion and Empire, Jedi and Sith, will descent upon the streets of the medieval city of Torun. Here, the historical atmosphere of the Old Town is set against the modern interior of the "Znaki Czasu" Centre of Contemporary Art, where the majority of highlights of the event will take place.
The StarForce 2009 logo was designed by Adam Szary. Click on the pic for the full view.
UPDATE: Check out the latest press release promoting the new StarForce website along with this year's guests:
TORUN, Poland – August 21st, 2009 – Official StarForce 2009 Website is Live!
With just three weeks to go, we are pleased to announce that the English version of the official StarForce 2009 website is now live!
Please join us at www.en.starforce.eu to find details about our Star Wars Anniversary event, including:
• StarForce 2009 Convention Programme; • Information concerning the location of the event; • Accommodation for StarForce 2009 participants; • and - last but not least - our Star Guests!
Loyal subjects of the Emperor will be pleased to learn that overwhelming Imperial forces are on route to join us at the StarForce 2009 convention. On September 12th, elite ground forces of the Empire, formed by members of the 501st Legion Polish Garrison, will march triumphantly through the streets of Torun, led by the finest officers of the Imperial Fleet – Admiral Piett (Mr Kenneth Colley) and Admiral Motti (Mr Richard LeParmentier)!
Be smart – plan ahead for the Imperial invasion! Visit our website at www.en.starforce.eu and click on the Convention Programme tab to learn about the highlights of StarForce 2009. (Please note that this is NOT the final version of the programme.)
Also, courtesy of Adam Szary, here's a sneak preview of the convention poster: (click on the thumbnail for the full view)
So, if you’re planning on a trip to Poland this September, why not join us in Torun, the Medieval Town inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus. What better place to celebrate the events which took place a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...