Hey Scummers,

Nashville is having its first collectors con, termed the Imperial Commissary Collectors Convention. It will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Williamson County AG Expo Park. The ICCC is intended to be a convention for those across all fandoms with a specific focus on collectors and collecting (“by collectors, for collectors”).

Star Wars guests:

Gerald Home
Corey Dee Williams
Stephen Costantino
Julius LeFlore
Chris Bunn
Bern Collaço
David Stone

Other guests:

William Shatner
Rene Auberjonois
Marina Sirtis
John de Lancie
Cas Anvar
Sam Jones
Nick Palma
Don Teems
David Emery Taylor

Detailed celebrity guest profiles can be found here. Well-known names within the Star Wars collecting community, such as Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan) and Kim Simmons (The Man Who Shot Skywalker) will also be amongst the guests present; check out a full list here. The Music City 501st (a division of the Mid-South Garrison) will be in attendance, alongside some fun movie props, like the Ecto-1a and InGen Jeep 12. For all other information, check out the ICCC’s main site. The app for Android is already available from Google Play, while the Apple one is coming soon.

General admission (adult) tickets are $50, which includes free parking. VIP tickets are $250 and offer such benefits as a meet and greet with William Shatner, access to vendors and celebrity guests one day early (i.e. the 14th), a VIP room with snacks and a catered lunch on the 15th, five line skips for autographs, ICCC branded merchandise, free parking, and various other additional benefits.

This convention was conceived and is put on by Mike Havens, creator of the Imperial Commissary. He’s a vintage Star Wars collector, runs 18 Facebooks groups to do with Star Wars and collecting, and has his own podcast. Follow the ICCC on Facebook or on Twitter (#ICCC2018), and if you can, join us in making this a real hit for Nashville!

Rebelscum user xphillips is offering help out with autographs; see his post entitled "ICCC convention: Willing to mule an autograph for you!" I too am willing to assist with anything from signings to recommendations on dining and/or shopping locally (I'm a native Nashvillian). PM or email me with any requests.