The Star Wars Convention Power of the Force will take place in Oberhausen's Turbinenhalle next weekend. For two days, fans have the opportunity to bring their favorite heroes and villains from George Lucas' sci-fantasy epic to life, meet stars from the films and stock up on some curious collectibles offered by national and international retailers. The Power of the Force 2018 could be exactly the convention you've been looking for.
The convention strikes back
After making its debut last year, the Power of the Force Convention their return on the first weekend of August. Again in Oberhausen. Again in the gigantic turbine hall.
It was already clear shortly after the event in 2017 that there would be a continuation of the convention: both days were well attended. Organizers and fans were satisfied.
Such opportunities to exchange ideas with like-minded people attract fans from all over Germany, because comparable events rarely take place. What fans on the Power of the Force Convention expected are the famous three Ks: costumes, communication, commerce.
National and international retailers offer goods from across the galaxy of George Lucas' epic sci-fantasy world. Fans can go bargain hunting to their heart's content at the sales stands - or look out for curious collector's items. If you want to enrich your in-house Star Wars Museum with a few rarities, you should make your way to Oberhausen next weekend.
Particularly beautiful: The Power of the Force Convention is deliberately planned as a family event. Children up to 10 years have free entry.
Older fans pay 20 euros to get access to the holy halls. Extras such as photo shoots with the stars - or even a dinner - add up to additional costs. This is common at conventions. So also with the Power of the Force 2018.
Two days of pure Star Wars
Armor, lightsabers and replicas of weapons are an integral part of the flashy cosplay outfits of many visitors. For two whole days fans slip into the roles of their favorite characters from the Star Wars universe, including occasional lightsaber duels.
Anyone who spends several hundred euros on the design of his real-looking costumes shows how much he cares about Star Wars. For many Jedi, stormtroopers and bounty hunters, acting out their penchant for role-playing is part of a successful convention. Meeting the countless disguised heroes and villains is a real highlight, especially for “normal” visitors.
An event of this kind should not miss the German Garrisonwhich, with over 700 members, is one of the largest costume clubs in Germany.
In addition, there are all kinds of fan services: author programs, photo shoots and Q & As with the stars from the films, lectures, an exhibition and a Jedi school for the younger visitors. The members of the Team Saberproject, a fan group that specializes in lightsaber combat. When two opponents perform their choreographies in the semi-darkness with humming lightsabers, even the most inexperienced moviegoer knows that power has awakened in Oberhausen - at least for a weekend.
More information about the Power of the Force Convention 2018 in Oberhausen as well as details on ticket sales are provided by the organizer on the official website poweroftheforce.net ready.
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