Course of the Force with Video ‘Nerdist’s Journey’

Lucasfilm Ltd., Nerdist Industries and Octagon have teamed up to present Course of the Force, an Olympic torch style relay run with lightsabers, where participants will make a journey from Santa Monica to San Diego while benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Here’s a fun event for a very good cause. In the days leading up to San Diego Comic Con, the official Course of the Force will take place.

On July 7, Course of the Force will kick off with an event at the Santa Monica Pier at 10:00 a.m. The relay will start later in the day and end at Redondo Beach.

As the Course makes its stops along the iconic California coast, Star Wars™-themed parties, contests and live Nerdist shows will cap off each day for fans to enjoy.  There will also be ways for fans to take part in this history relay event with special sponsor promotions.

July 7, 8 and 9 will feature a “Conival,” a carnival-type event with expo booths, activities and entertainment. The Conival on July 7 will precede the start of the inaugural Course of the Force on the Santa Monica Pier. On July 8 and 9, the Conival will take place following each day’s relays.

You can see the full schedule with stops here.

I really wish I still lived in San Diego to see this! Will you be there or at any of the stops?

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.