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Star Wars Lightsaber Battle

It’s like pillow fight, but with light sabers – on opening day of the new Star Wars flick
By - posted 12/14/2015 No Comment

Are you ready for the new Star Wars movie? Then prepare yourself for a massive battle of Jedi vs. Sith in San Francisco on Star Wars Episode VII opening weekend presented by Newmindspace and Lightsaber Academy on Friday, December 18, 2015.

Lightsaber Battle SF
Friday, December 18, 2015 | 8 pm
Sue Bierman Park, 216 Drumm St. (Just north of Justin Herman Plaza)
FREE to watch,
or battle for free if bring your own lightsaber

Don’t have a Lightsaber? For $10 you can reserve your lightsaber and have it waiting for you at the event. Each Lightsaber changes up to 6 colors, and is about 3′ long.

Pick a side of the force and use that venerable, ancient, glowing tool: the lightsaber, in the ultimate nocturnal showdown. After all the sabers have been distributed, you will gather, split into Jedi and Sith, and the battle will begin. May the force be with you. In the past, they have attracted up to 2,000 warriors in New York City and Toronto, and they expect even more in San Francisco.

Where is the battle taking place? As of now, it’s at Sue Bierman Park just north of Justin Herman Plaza, but the location has changed a few times, so please check Facebook before heading out.

Professional Lightsaber Demonstrations – There will be professional lightsaber demonstrations all day by LightsaberAcademy.com’s local team, the Golden Gate Knights.

Is the force extra strong with you? After the epic Lightsaber Battle in San Francisco, join the rest of the party warriors at The Bass Awakens at Mighty to continue the Star Wars revelry all night long. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets to the after party are $15 at presale, and $20 at the door.


Q: Who is Newmindspace?

Newmindspace produces free, fun events around North America, including 5000-person pillow fights in New York City, giant games of Capture the Flag, and a 1000-person bubble battle in Dolores Park in June. They were founded in 2005 and exist to reclaim public space and make “living installations” using favorite childhood activities and thousands of people.

Q: Who is Lightsaber Academy?

Lightsaber Academy is run by veteran Lightsaber trainer Flynn Michael of the New York Jedi, the world first organized Lightsaber Stage combat training club. Now, with partners from some of the best saber trainers in the world like Alain Bloch of the Golden Gate Knights, as we expand world-wide with a new Instructor Certification project,LightsaberAcademy.com is creating a socializing network for those of you who want to do this every week, and our history with Newmindspace has brought together this wide-spread community in unqiue moments that scream fun from the highest rooftops! This time, we are honored to be a part of this one at a time like no other in our planet’s history.

Q: Is there an age limit?

A: No! We welcome Jedi and Sith of all ages at this event. You can bring your kids and grandparents.

Q: Do we get to keep the lightsabers we reserve afterward?

A: Yes!

Q: Can I bring my super awesome custom lightsaber without reserving one of yours?

A: Totally!

Q: If I bring my own lightsaber, do I still have to RSVP/pay/reserve a spot in any way?

A: No. Just show up, this event is free.

Q: How much are the lightsabers?

A: $5 early bird, $10 advance, and $10 in person if any remain (which is unlikely.)

Q: Where will this event be held?

A: Sue Bierman Park, just north of Justin Herman Plaza on the Embarcadero.

Q: If I don’t show up to claim my lightsaber, can I get a refund afterward?

A: No. We will be handing out lightsabers starting a little before 8, and starting the event itself around 9. If you do not show up to claim your lightsaber before the event begins, we reserve the right to give your lightsaber to somebody else, and not provide a refund.