Got plans for April 13th? Well, you do now! Tosche Station and the Star Wars Podcast Alliance have joined forces to bring a very special event to fans of the Force: A memorial benefit for the late, great Carrie Fisher.
The benefit, called "Drowning in Moonlight", will be held over the #StarWars Celebration weekend in Orlando, Florida. The event will raise money for The Midnight Mission, a charity that aids people experiencing homelessness. #CarrieFisher had been an avid supporter of The Midnight Mission, and according to the Tosche Station website, this will be the perfect way to continue her legacy:
"Drowning in Moonlight aims to celebrate Carrie in a way that honors her memory, does good in her name, and pays homage to her unrivalled sass".
Unrivalled sass is putting it lightly— just look at these sassy moments from Fisher's acting career:
- Watch The Beautiful Golden Globes Tribute To Carrie Fisher And Debbie Reynolds
- This Video Game Tribute To Carrie Fisher Is Surprisingly Moving
- The Force Was Strong With These Princess Leia Protesters At The Worldwide Women's March On Washington
Drowning In What Now?
As for the name of the event, it's clearly a reference to Fisher's hilarious obituary— of her own devising, of course. Apparently, George Lucas told her she wasn't allowed to wear a bra under her dress on Star Wars, as the atmospheric conditions in space would cause her body to expand, strangling her with her own bra.
Fisher then decided that "no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."
What's On Offer?
The gala will feature an array of exciting offerings, and with tickets available from $40 to $75, it's going to be hard to say no. Here's what's going down at the Drowning in Moonlight Memorial Benefit Gala:
1. Music And Dancing
Rock out with your Ewok out!
2. A Carrie-Themed Drink Menu
Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available.
3. Merchandise To Buy Or Bid On
Not only can you buy event-specific goodies like patches and and cups, but you'll be able to participate in a silent auction.
4. Delicious Food
Guaranteed to be better than Rey's portion bread.
5. Door Prizes Aplenty
Get a prize just for rocking up!
6. Souvenir Photos Against A Themed Backdrop
Perhaps the 501st Legion will lend their services?
7. A Live Podcast
According to Tosche Station, "the production, which will feature voices from around the Star Wars podcasting pantheon, will include questions from the audience and likely some measure of hijinks".
8. A Guestbook To Be Given To Carrie Fisher's Family
Fans will be able to express their heartfelt condolences and messages of support for Carrie Fisher's family.
9. Cosplay Is Highly Encouraged
It's dress-up or dress up, so black tie is also an option.
Will you be buying a ticket to the Drowning in Moonlight Gala?