This fun little story does our geeky hearts proud, and comes to us from Bizarre New World creator, Skipper Martin.
Towards the beginning of 2008, Skipper ran a contest on his website in conjunction with the release of a recent BNW story, Population Explosion. The winner of the contest would receive a custom-built light saber from Advanced Light Weaponry (a prize that made perfect sense in the context of the book).
The winner, Frank Wilson, was chosen, and the saber was shipped to him in Texas, with a request that he send back a picture of himself holding the saber to be posted on the website. It wasn’t until a year later that Skipper finally received the picture, along with an explanation of the delay…
I hope all is going well with you. I didn’t forget about the picture with the saber. Unfortunately I was deployed to Iraq shortly after our Geekscape Podcast. I’m happy to report I’m back in one piece. I took the saber and I’ve attached a couple pictures I took with it in and around Al Faw Palace in Iraq.”
The full letter and details about the contest can be found here.
Thanks to Skipper for the story!