DON’T F— WITH THE STAR WARS POSSE!
The Dr. Who-Ridaz found out the hard way that these conventions ain’t no joke son! Shit’s real in the 501st, nah-mean!
Like f’reals yo, it’s like muthaf—z out here tryin’ to cut in line to get an autograph, I’m a get me an autograph first! Know whum sayin?
Don’t these muthaf—z know? The Hutts are GANGSTAZ!
But in all seriousness, you can’t make this stuff up. There really was a clash between “rival clubs” at a convention and the whole situation couldn’t be more hilarious.
Apparently there was an “altercation” this passed Sunday at the 4th annual Norwich Sci-Fi and Film Convention, organized by the Norwich Star Wars Club at the University of East Anglia. (East-Siiiide!)
Cops were called after receiving reports that a man had been assaulted while waiting in line with his club to get autographs from cast members of Dr. Who. And, after further investigation the police probably thought it was pretty funny too.
THE PERPS WERE GIVEN A GOOD TALKING TO
“After a lengthy investigation, talking to witnesses and reviewing good CCTV footage, it was confirmed that there was no assault,”
“The two rival groups were spoken to and advised to keep out of each other’s way.” said a spokesperson.
So apparently this guy Jim Poole, a treasurer for “The Norwich Sci-Fi Club” was waiting in line wearing his “colors” (AKA his club “top”) with his buddy who was dressed up as one of the characters from Dr. Who.
Some members of a “rival club” started making fun of them, at which point he called the cops. (LOL)
What we’re wondering is where they got the idea that there was an actual “assault”. But as Big Jim says, there’s a “history” between the two rivals so maybe he feared for his safety and painted it up just a little when calling the po-po.
It’s so bad that his club is looking into having uniformed security guards at their own Norwich Sci-Fi Convention in September “in case of further trouble.”
He does seem to have a flare for the dramatic. As he puts it, “I was put in a police car.” (if you’re the one that called, they’re going to know why Jim)
“It’s a bit sad and pathetic.” (Sure is buddy) “We’re all in the same boat. We’re not in competition.”
“We were both interviewed by the police and told to stay away from each other.” (We’d imagine so after such a throwdown.)
Jim Poole: Ready for shit to go down (bbc)
“We’d like to extend the hand of friendship” Jim says.
You know what Big Jim, as Star Wars fans, so would we. There’s too much going on in the world for all of us to be worrying about our petty differences. Put ‘er there buddy. (Just stay off the East side!)