The words echoed through the hallowed halls of Star Wars canon and sent tendrils snaking into the less-revered, but no less important hallways of legends and satire. The World of Beer in Arlington, too, heard these words and many others besides throughout the three hour special Star Wars Trivia event.
This was our first true out-of-the-norm fully-themed evening, two years in the making and IT. WAS. EPIC!
Over eighty of you vied against -- or with -- each other to take the top prizes home. Many of you dressed for the occasion and we were honoured to award a magnificent snowboard courtesy of New Belgium Brewing to our new dark overlords, Mr. and Mrs. Sith (also known as Brews Your Daddy!)
Questions were asked, answered and in some cases, cussed at. From Aiwa to Vulture Droids and everything in between, we asked and you answered.
We discovered that very few of you know facts outside canon, but when you know it...you really know it! We also discovered that you have very little tolerance, appreciation nor necessarily even like for Star Wars satire - I promise, we heard you.
In the end, Menace 2 Sobriety took home top honors which included a prize from Collected - Your Pop Culture Headquarters and a $25 Gift Card from The World of Beer while Jar Jar on a Stick grabbed second place and the $10 WOB Gift Card.
In the second game, we started over, clearing all the scores and putting everyone back on even footing. The questions got progressively more difficult and the cussing soon nearly all but replaced May the Force be With You as the requisite end-of-question saltuation. But, new team You Bent My Wookiee proved that the force really was strong with them and they rose to the top of the list rapidly then managed to maintain their lead through the remainder of the game ultimately taking home a beautiful book from Collected and a $25 Gift Card. Jar Jar on a Stick played the perpetual bridesmaid and took home the second place prize -- a fantastic set of die-cast models from Full Spectrum War Games and the $10 WOB card.
Raffle tickets are still available and there are some fantastic Star Wars prizes and a few beer prizes up for the winning. Tickets are $5 each or 4 for $20 and are available for sale at The World of Beer in Arlington. We will draw for and announce the winners at our regularly-scheduled Wednesday night trivia game, so make sure you join us for the fun and frivolity.
Thank you very much to our sponsors on the evening
Collected - Your Pop Culture Headquarters
East Wind Games
and Full Spectrum War Games
We could not have held such a successful evening without the attention and kindness of these local businesses. Support your local businesses, folks, they are the heartbeat of all we do.
Also, a very special thank you to James and Jeremy -- an AT-AT Driver and a Jedi respectively -- their professionalism and dedication to the Star Wars universe is impeccable and second-to-none.
Until next time,