Monday 29 December 2014

Star Wars set to invade Dublin over May bank holiday

Published 25/04/2014 | 11:30

Last year's exhibition Photo: Invasion.ie

THE FORCE will be with Dublin over the May bank holiday - as a major fan event is set to be held in the city.

Invasion Dublin, Ireland’s largest Star Wars fan event, returns this May Bank Holiday Weekend (May 3th-5th) to the RDS, Dublin

Now in its fourth year, Invasion Dublin brings together Star Wars fans old and new to see replica props, sets and costumes from the Emerald Garrison so detailed that even the original Darth Vader (David Prowse) and BobaFett (Jeremy Bulloch) said were better than the originals.

There will be Q&A sessions and meet and greets with actors as well as ‘Force Training’ for the kids.

Special guests include are set to include Alan Ruscoe (Daultay Dofine, Lott Dodd and Jedi Master Plo Koon in Star Wars:Episode1), Alan Harris (Bossk the Bounty Hunter), Femi Taylor (Oola– Jabba’sslave dancer in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi) and Barrie Holland (Lieutenant Renz, an imperial officer in Star Wars Episode VI).

Brian Muir, one of the most respected sculptor and artists in the industry, will also be in attendance.

He was commissioned to work on a number of films including Star Wars and Indiana Jones. He is most famous for the work he did on Darth Vader's helmet for Star Wars.

Will Sliney, an artist from Cork, was one of the animation team on the 3D release of The Phantom Menace as well as drawing some of the world famous Star Wars comics.

He has illustrated a book on The Legend of Cu Chulainn and is now employed by Marvel to work on “Amazing Spider-Man”.

The Emerald Garrison is a collection of ordinary Irish people who share a common interest of Star Wars costumes and prop building.

They come together and use their talents to help raise awareness for their nominated charities through the work they do.

Invasion Dublin supports Irish Autism Action

Tickets are priced €15 for adults and €10 for under 12s.

A family ticket for two adults nd two children is €38.

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