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May
08
2013

Jabba the Hut? Pft, more like Pizza the Hut.

ThinkGeek & the Super Art Fight team!

The ThinkGeek staff & Super Art Fight team join forces to create one awesome night!

Care for a drink with Stormtrooper Timmy?

How was your Star Wars Day? We hope it was amazing because nothing has topped ours! With almost 200 geeks in attendance, the ThinkGeek & Super Art Fight team up at Jammin Java was a great success.

If you were there, you know that you're now part of a super secret circle of inside jokes and "you had to be there" moments. For the rest of you: TOO BAD. ...Okay, fiiine. If you insist!

For those of you not familiar with the magic of Super Art Fight, they are the self-proclaimed "Greatest Live Art Competition in the Known Universe." Super Art Fight artists (a.k.a. "fighters") battle it out on stage with their art. The topic of the round may be decided beforehand, but throughout the battle, the artists are given new topics, chosen by the WHEEL OF DEATH, that must be incorporated into the picture. Winners are then chosen based on audience applause. Adding in the commentary and witty banter from co-hosts Marty & Ross, the assistance of Chalmers, the referee, and the ThinkGeek staff with raffles and prizes (like the Tauntaun Sleeping Bag and Chewbacca Robe), this was the perfect recipe for an epic show.

ROUND 1: Original vs. Prequel Trilogy

Ashley "MarkerMancer" Katz vs. Jamie "Brawlin'" Baldwin

Round 1!

Jamie "Brawlin'" Baldwin's naked Emperor won the crowd over in this round, and she was declared the victor! Ashley "MarkerMancer" Katz put up a good fight, but the Original Trilogy will always reign supreme.

ROUND 2: Who shot first?

Jamie "Angry Zen Master" Noguchi vs. Chris "The Impact" Impink

Round 2!

Two veterans were put against each other in this round; they were asked the age old question: WHO SHOT FIRST? It was a close round, but Jamie "Angry Zen Master" Noguchi came out on top! Looks like diabeetis was too much for Pizza the Hut.

ROUND 3: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

"The Nicest Man in Art Fight" Brandon J. Carr vs. Red Erin

Round 3!

The final round of Super Art Fight plotted fandom vs. fandom: STAR WARS OR STAR TREK? To everyone's surprise (and the Trekkie fans' amusement), the representative of Star Trek, Red Erin, went home the winner. It's no wonder she's undefeated! "The Nicest Man in Art Fight" Brandon J. Carr definitely did not go down without a fight.

Star Trek winning at a Star Wars event is unheard of. This definitely calls for a rematch! We had so much fun that we hope to team up with Super Art Fight again in the future. Perhaps even some ThinkGeek monkeys will duke it out next time!

Until then, we'll look back and always have fond memories of Eworf, the Naked Emperor, Pizza the Hut, AT-AT Walker Texas Ranger, Storm Poopers, and Slave Llama.

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