I had already been to the event to produce a shoot for work. You can see the results in the June episode of "Orlando Attractions Magazine: The Show". I can't say it enough, I really love my job!
And if you follow me on Twitter @BornForGeekdom, then you've already seen a couple of these photos.
But my husband and I wanted to set aside a special day just to attend the event to have fun, not to attend as media.
This year's special focus was "The Phantom Menace". Which meant that Queen Amidala made a special appearance, so we headed to her photo op first.
We had a long chat that went something like this, "Hey, I know I'm way too old for this and it's super dorky, but will you let me pose like I'm protecting you?"
To which she replied without hesitation, "You must be the Jedi the council sent to protect me." There is no play or pretend at Star Wars weekends. It's all real. *huge grin*