Saber Guild: Empire Temple was not only invited to train younglings in the ways of the Force, but to entertain the gathered masses at New York Comic Con 2017 October 7-9.
Masters Kamyos and Koda, alongside Jedi Knights Ryn and Kandar instructed youngsters and helped them fight off three Sith Invasions between Friday and Sunday lead by the malevolent Darth Delirium, Mal Vanus, and Darth Fury. Congratulations to all the initiates from NYCC who conquered the challenge and attained the rank of Padawan! We especially appreciated all the tiny super heroes and villains who came by to take their first steps into a larger world.
Saber Guild also performed “Padawan Lost” on Friday and Saturday. Padawan Lost is the story of a young Jedi initiate abandoned by her Master and captured by the Sith. We follow her as she carves out her own destiny and her Master faces his mistakes. Amazingly, audiences were so eager to travel with us to a galaxy far, far away that we unfortunately had to turn some fans away at the door due to a packed house. Hopefully, we’ll be able to entertain even more Star Wars fans next year if given the chance.
This event also bid farewell to our member, Michael Valez, who is currently deployed to serve our country on a tour of duty with the US Marine Corps. We would like to take a moment to thank him for his service and to let him know that all of us on both sides of the Force are keeping his safety and his family in mind during his absence. May the Force be with you, brother!
Lastly, we would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to New York Comic Con and ReedPOP for supporting our work and allowing us to share our fandom at the biggest comic expo on the East Coast. See you next year, NYCC! -Ryn Towani
Padawan Lost featured:
Lead Jedi: Mike Delucca
Lead Padawan: Amy Chrzanowski
Lead Sith: John Anthony
Company: Joseph Clukies, Michael Valez, Anne Richmond, Matthew Procaccini, Rob Stealth Adorno, Rodney Clarke, Kandar Goodwen, Steve Zapata Al-terron Robinson, Matt Dunlop, Dianna Martin, and Derek Hidalgo.