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STAR WARS Fans to Honor Carrie Fisher at Benefit Gala at Celebration Orlando

STAR WARS Fans to Honor Carrie Fisher at Benefit Gala at Celebration Orlando

Never underestimate the power of Star Wars fandom. They can organize, coordinate, and plan better than the Rebel Alliance. After the passing of Carrie Fisher, a committee of passionate fans came together on social media and decided they wanted to honor Fisher at the upcoming Celebration Orlando. The convention is focused all things Star Wars, and the loss of Fisher will be felt acutely at the event. So, Drowning in Moonlight, a memorial gala in honor of Carrie Fisher was born.

The name of the event is pulled from Fisher’s book Wishful Drinking. She wrote:, “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.” The memorial benefit won’t feature any strangling from any undergarments but will instead honor Fisher’s life and work–and no, it’s not limited to her role as Princess Leia Organa. The shindig is a black tie optional dress-up gala, and cosplay is encouraged.

Tickets to the completely fan-run memorial include music and dancing, door prizes, a Carrie-themed drink menu with alcoholic and non-alcoholic offerings, event specific merchandise, and a live on-stage unified podcast celebrating Fisher and featuring Star Wars podcasters from a host of networks. All proceeds and profits from the event will go to The Midnight Mission, a cause Fisher worked with. The fans behind Drowning in Moonlight chose this charity because it hasn’t received as much public acknowledgement as Fisher’s other causes after her passing.

Drowning in Moonlight will take place on the first day of Celebration Orlando, April 13, at 7:30p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel (it’s right by the convention center). Get all the details and purchase tickets at Eventbrite.

Will you be attending Celebration? Drop to the comments and tell me if you’ll be picking up tickets for Drowning in Moonlight. Go ahead and share any Carrie Fisher stories you may have in the comments, too.

Images: Lucasfilm, Drowning in Moonlight


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