Newmindspace lightsaber battle!

Lightsaber battle at the ROM this Friday


It's Monday, it's foggy, and it's cold. Need something to get you through the week? Howsabout the promise of 1,600 people wailing on each other with lightsabers this Friday night, outside the ROM?

Newmindspace is at it again. TheForce.net is reporting on it, the Jedi equivalent of sending up the Bat-signal. (Hmmm, I just crossed my geek wires.) And the order of "blacklight-reactive, meter-long cardboard tubes" has already increased from 1,000 to 1,600, which will be spray-painted this Wednesday night if you want to help out.

A couple of things worth noting if you're planning to attend, after the jump.

1. Costumes are being encouraged, and Toronto's contingent of 501st Legion (Imperial costumers) and Rebel Legion (good guys) is not small, so expect to see a lot of Jedi robes.

2. Stormtrooper armour seriously limits visibility, particularly in the periphery.

3. DO NOT bring your own lightsaber. Those Force FX jobbies from Best Buy are awesome, but they will not be allowed in the melee. The aforementioned UV-reactive tubes are the point of the game - the fight continues until they're all pulp.

The battle takes place this Friday night at 9:30 outside the ROM Crystal, on Bloor Street at Avenue road, unless it's seriously pouring in which case a rain date will be announced. blogTO will be there, of course, and pictures will be posted after the event.


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