John ‘Dak’ Morton brings us his latest entry to The Official Star Wars Blog as he hits the road on yet another convention appearance.

Some would-be Washingtonians may think to emulate Frank Underwood of House of Cards fame. But this year’s Awesome Con celebration of popular culture provided ample evidence that Star Wars fandom is thriving in professional circles in the nation’s capital and continuing to find venues for expression. “Star Wars pulls people together who are all ages and from all walks of life,” said longtime fan Nancy Lutz, “That sounds trite, but it’s still true.”