For decades, the Star Wars saga has united countless fans around the world and with high probability also on various other planets in this universe. But how did it all start with organized fandom – especially in German-speaking countries?
FedCon GmbH CEO Dirk Bartholomä and Robert Eiba (Editor-in-Chief of the Official German Star Wars Magazine and FedCon GmbH employee) will take you on an adventurous journey through time on Friday evening (8 p.m. – approx. 9.30 p.m. in the Maritim Hall). They present The Star Wars – Fandom History from 1977 to 1994, in which the two “fandom veterans” organized their first joint convention around this far, far away galaxy in Cologne, before their paths should separate for some time.
Immerse yourself in a turbulent and exciting galactic pioneer era, in which the Internet was not even a music of the future and the production of a club magazine in the truest sense of the word “real handiwork”. Get ready for adventurous stories and intrigue networks that couldn’t have been better written for TV classics a la Dallas or Dynasty. Your hosts Dirk and Robert will serve you all kinds of funny incidents as well as scandalous photo and video documents.
There are also a number of “contemporary witnesses” from this exciting epoch who are guaranteed to be no strangers in the Star Wars fandom.
The presentation is in German language.