OSWCC Summer Social – July 30, 2011

OSWCC Summer Social XIV

The fourteenth annual OSWCC Summer Social is this Saturday! Come and enjoy an entire day of Star Wars fun with something for everyone. Spend the day talking, trading, buying and selling Star Wars with friends and collectors from all over Ohio and beyond.

Keep up to date with discussion on the event in the OSWCC forums right here!


Oakley Masonic Temple

3515 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, Ohio 45209


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There are many nice hotels in the Blue Ash and Mason areas, as well as historic hotels in downtown Cincinnati that are close to the Social’s location. If you search on expedia.com or hotels.com, select those areas to ensure a good night’s sleep after a great day! Kings Island amusement park is near Mason as well, if you are looking for some family fun on Friday or Sunday.


The OSWCC Summer Social wouldn’t be complete without some excellent exclusive OSWCC branded merchandise to commemorate the day! Every year we’ve done a custom proof card, and this year is no exception. In fact there will be TWO proof cards this year, each one featuring a different droid that has been featured in the Star Tours attractions at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Star Tours relaunched this year, and our proof cards commemorate the classic attraction and the re-imagined one as well.

This year we’ll have exclusive plastic name badges to collect, featuring thirteen different designs by official LucasFilm artist, Jamie Snell. Each member that RSVPs by July 26 at midnight EST will receive a personalized badge with their name on it and their appropriate design. Complete sets are currently for sale in the members only OSWCC store  and will also be for sale at the Social. The set will feature an exclusive Inner Circle badge that is available only in the set. Badge Sets are only $15. There is an exclusive proof card that comes with the badge set purchase. Jamie will be on hand to do commissions and sign autographs all day.

We have two special guest speakers at the social this year. First is Steve Mays, member of the R2 Builders Club, who will talk about the complexities of building a real life R2-D2. Secondly, Tom Neiheisel was a Market Research Director with Kenner Toys during the vintage era of Star Wars. Tom will be answering questions and telling stories about the vintage toy line and bringing some rare and one of a kind items to show off. We are very excited to have both of these gentlemen attending the Social for the first time.

OSWCC 2011 R2 Ohio shirts will be distributed to those members who pre-ordered and a very limited number will be for sale at the Social. Don’t forget the OSWCC goody bag as you some in the door! The goody bag is for fully paid OSWCC members only, first come first served while supplies last.

Add to all of this our traditional raffle, our fun filled charity auction which benefits the Ronald McDonald House, games, sales area, guest panels, food and a few other surprises, and we’ve got one terrific day of Star Wars fun planned for the OSWCC membership!

For more information, OSWCC Members can log into the discussion forums. For non-members, feel free to come by and check us out! The Social is a great opportunity to see what OSWCC is all about. Admission is only $5 at the door, and while everyone is welcome, any non-member under 18 must be accompanied by their parent or guardian. Any questions please send an email to social@oswcc.com.