Hello everyone! My name is Bryan and I'm new around these parts. I just officially joined today although I have stopped in on several occasions over the last several years. I suppose I would just like to introduce myself and tell you all a little bit about me. I am 37 years old, married, and have a great dog (that I tried to name 'Boba' but my wife wasn't having it, so we ended up with 'Bronte'). I went back to school a while ago to pursue a career in education. This spring I will graduate with a degree in middle school mathematics and science education. My favorite hobby is astronomy. I have a 14" Schmidt Cassegrain telescope that I absolutely love and I get it outside as often as I can. I do a lot of public outreach and education about astronomy. Some of my other hobbies are photography, learning about quantum physics, building custom LED lightsabers, and cyclocross.
The other great obsession I have had since I was a small child has been Star Wars. Like many of you most likely, I have been infatuated with this fantastic space-western for longer than I can remember. I have always been a Luke Skywalker guy. So much so that I made a ROTJ Luke costume and got approved by The Rebel Legion a little while ago. Although I identify with Luke's character, I have ALWAYS been fascinated by Boba Fett. Out of all of my Star Wars memorabilia, Boba Fett outnumbers any other character. Like I said above, I have visited TDH several times and I am always blown away at the level of detail and workmanship of the costumes here. I finally decided that I HAD to build my own when I was at CVI last year in Orlando. Seeing all of the Mercs there was AWESOME! I'm sure several of you were there. I was really drawn to how close-knit all of the mercs seemed. It was like a family of outlaws and it really had a great impression on me. Anyhow, this is getting a little long so I'll wrap it up. I just want to say that I'm really happy to be here and I look forward to getting to know you all. I have a lot of reading to do. I want to eventually build my own ESB Boba Fett since that has always been my favorite version. Well, I'm gonna get started! Thanks for reading!