Use The Force

Attention all nerds! Your tribe will congregate this weekend at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison for the weekend of fantasy, costumes, cosplay and general nerdery known as All-Con. Foremost among the festivities will be the appearance of Aaron Douglas of Battlestar Galactica fame. This is Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol we're talking about, so show some goddamn respect. Joining him will be the guy who played "Yak Face" in Return of the Jedi, some guy who played "the Whipid" in Return of the Jedi and actor Burton Gilliam of Blazing Saddles and "Trucks, Trucks, Trucks!" fame—we don't care how you git here, nerds, just git here! There's also a model and diorama contest, a superhero pageant and even some late-night burlesque sure to pitch tents in numerous Jedi robe costumes. And if that's not enough for your spank bank, All-Con also features a "Women's Roller Derby Fan Dinner," or as we like to call it, a Reverend Horton Heat Fans Anonymous function. The hotel is located at 14315 Midway Road in Addison. Events run from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday (Jolt cola, anyone?!), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Three-day passes are $25 for adults, $12 for kids ages 3-12. Set your browsers to stun and visit
Fri., March 7, 10-2 a.m.; Sat., March 8, 10-2 a.m.; Sun., March 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2008

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