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If you’re a fan of Star Wars then you know the significance of May 4th: Star Wars Day. Since its debut back in 1977 the Star Wars franchise has amassed generations of diehard fans throughout the world. With the first introduction of Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo to the newest characters like Kylo Ren, Maz Kanata and Supreme Leader Snoke in The Force Awakens; this trilogy of trilogies has become a cultural phenomenon. And with Star Wars Day upon us fans in Los Angeles are preparing to celebrate like only Star Wars fans can. Regardless of your knowledge of or devotion to the franchise there is something for every Star Wars fan.
(credit: Elise Crane Derby)

(credit: Elise Crane Derby)


TCL Chinese Theatre
6925 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 461-3331
www.tclchinesetheatres.com

Whether you’re a tourist or a resident, the Hollywood Walk of Fame is always a good time. If you’re a Star Wars fan, you can go on a hunt to find the stars for the actors in all the Star Wars films. From Harrison Ford to Alec Guinness and Billy Dee Williams to actual characters from the films like C3PO, R2D2 and Darth Vader. Being that it is the Walk of Fame, you can guarantee you’ll find tons of your favorite Star Wars characters on the strip just waiting to take a photo with you!

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(credit: Richard C./yelp)


Emerald Knights
4116 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 588-3631
www.ekcomicsandgames.com

The force really is with Star Wars fans as the powers align to have May 4th fall on a Wednesday, which just happens to be board game night at Emerald Knights in Burbank. The Star Wars themed games start at 6pm and run until 10pm. There will be various card games and a Star Wars movie marathon all day and night. Admission for all activities are free. All are welcome and if you don’t know how to play any of the games someone will teach you. Who ever said Star Wars fans aren’t a friendly bunch?

Meltdown Comics

Meltdown Comics (photo gallery: http://www.meltcomics.com)


Meltdown Comics & Collectibles
7522 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 851-7223
www.meltcomics.com

Home to Nerdist Headquarters, Meltdown Comics is a fanboy’s (or girl’s) heaven on earth. From pretty much every comic line ever made to Star Wars characters, collectibles and kitsch, you’ll find everything you’ll want and need for Star Wars Day. In addition, there will be comic book releases, autograph signings and green screens for the ultimate selfies and photo ops. While the details are still being worked out you can check their updated calendar for more specifics.

Chewbacca arrives at the "Star Wars Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith" at the Mann Village Theatre on May 12, 2005 in Westwood, California. (Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


Evol Arts Studio
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(424) 262-2006
www.edwinmarin.com

Thinking of getting that portrait of Princess Leia tattooed on your arm? How about The Rebel Alliance or the Xaonon symbol on your calf? Or Chewbacca on your arm? Well, today’s the day to do it! But don’t have just anyone do it. You’ll want Edwin Marin of Evol Arts Studio in DTLA to be your guy. Marin is not just a tattooist, he’s an artist at heart and is passionate about his work no matter what the image or canvas. Sessions are by appointment only.

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(credit: Nando Machado/Shutterstock)


Halloween Town
2921 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 848-3644
www.halloweentownstore.com

Cosplay has never been more popular, and with Star Wars Day approaching at warp speed you better get ready. Halloween Town is your go to place for all your Star Wars costumes and accessories. Fully stocked up on Star Wars Characters like Hans Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and many others. Halloween Town also sells Star Wars costumes for kids and pets. Think of how happy your pooch will be as Yoda or an Ewok for a day!

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Kristine G. Bottone is a freelance writer living in Los Angeles. Her work can be found at Examiner.com

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