Who We Are!

Boston Jedi is a Boston-based lightsaber stagecombat club. We are looking to get Star Wars fans together to create and practice with lightsaber props to create visually engaging stagecombat for audiences, whether that's 3 people in a hallway, a stage in front of a room full of people, or as pre-game entertainment at a sports stadium.

We are not a cosplay group, although some of our members do SW cosplay. Likewise, we are not a roleplaying group, although some of our members do SW RP.

We are not affiliated with Lucasfilm in any way, although we are encouraging our members to create a costume and apply for membership in one of the Lucasfilm-recognized groups: the 501st Legion (as a specific Sith Lord), the Rebel Legion (both specific and generic Jedi), or The Dark Empire (as a generic Sith).

Organization

Boston Jedi's charter was adopted in July 2016. Dave Leung, dcltdw at gmail dot com, is our current President. Boston Jedi is dedicated to a harassment-free experience for everyone; our full anti-harassment policy is online.

In July 2017, we shifted into a community-theatre stance: we now have 5 performances a year that we work towards, with approximately 10 week rehearsal schedules. Beginners are welcome at the first 3 weeks of a rehearsal schedule with the expectation that, if they come regularly to Thursday practices, will be ready to perform in that season's performance.

2017/2018 Performance Schedule
  • Late Summer: Thursday, Aug 31. Location: Hatch Shell.
  • Near Halloween: either Thu 10/26/2017 or the weekend of 10/28-29. Location TBD.
  • Arisia: Martin Luther King weekend (Jan 12-14, 2018), exact day & time TBD. We are hoping to conduct a demo & workshop as in past years.
  • Spring: last Thursday/weekend of March. Possibly in conjunction with Anime Boston.
  • Early Summer: first Thursday/weekend of June.
  • Late summer: either Thu 8/16/2018 or weekend of 8/18-19/2018.
Find us online...
We use a low-traffic email list for announcements. Expect a once-a-week message from the organizers about this week's practice details.

www.meetup.com/Boston-Jedi

Or join our Facebook group! That's where most of our online socializing happens.