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Lightsaber battle returns to Toronto with new name

The lightsaber battle is returning to Toronto on October 8, but this time it looks like it's going to be free of Jedis and Siths. That's because the Toronto-based company Newmindspace had to change the name of its popular pop-up event to Glow Sword Battle in order to avoid infringing on Star Wars-related intellectual property rights.

In January, Newmindspace narrowly escaped a lawsuit from, Lucasfilm, which The Walt Disney Company now owns. Before hearing from Lucasfilm, Newmindspace co-founder Kevin Bracken told us that he and his team held lightsaber battles across Canada and the United States for eight years.

Regardless of the name change, the event is chugging along. You can join in on the glow-in-the-dark fun from 8 to 11 p.m. on October 8 at an undisclosed Toronto location. Though last year the battle (like most Newmindspace events) unfolded in Nathan Phillips Square.

Photo by Jesse Milns.


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