You guys remember Grand Admiral Thrawn? He used to do the Q&A articles here and originally made that avatar of the boxing glove breaking George Lucas' face.
I remember some of his collection was damaged when he transported (supposedly) the entire mess of it to one convention or another. I'm not sure which one - but I think it was a Wizard Con or something that I didn't attend.
Thrawn read all the comics and books and we used to have pretty good EU discussions.
He also collected every variation and item made - and I know that Saga2's repacks, probably even the OTC repacks from 2004 would have really ticked him off.
I would probably disagree with him on some possible dislike for the prequels - I don't remember if he was still around and posting when AOTC came out. He certainly was gone from these parts during ROTS. - or I don't know what name he's posting under. Bosskman is using the Lucas face-break avatar however - but I don't think Bosskman is Thrawn. Bosskman was around back in the day when Thrawn was as well - and I don't think Thrawn was allowed to have multiple screen-names to represent himself. If we were allowed to do that, I might have conversations with myself all the time! I'll have to ask JT if exceptions to that rule can be made to allow for handicapped access for schizophrenics here.
Meanwhile, what does anyone know about Thrawn?
I met him once, when I first met Steve in person actually - in Denver at Celebration 1 (the Dagobah Convention) in 1999.
Steve, Thrawn, and I all went to Toys R Us that weekend in Denver, for the first ever Midnite Madness. I barely bought anything as I had to fly home the next day and didn't feel like dealing with the stuff that night - plus figuring that tons of it would be available in stores upon my return to California (I was right of course). But Thrawn and I had talked about how cool Qui-Gon Jinn looked and would probably turn out to be (I was right again) and he was there to witness me getting my very first figure of him (the Deluxe that lightsaber fought). I purposely went in to TRU last along with Steve and Thrawn because none of us were really shopping that night. I think a lot of the people who were, came because they were locals there. But a lot of out-of-town Convention attendees did go too. I saw them at the airport the next day desperately trying to exceed the number of bags they could check and carry-on.