A Date With Darth Vader

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Imagine you’re young, naive and the biggest Star Wars fan ever. But you’re a girl—a young woman even— and fans are generally, you know, boys. But you’re brave and you decide go to a fan convention by yourself. Not long after you get there you get to meet one of your idols, or at least, the body behind that plays a character you worship. That character is Darth Vader. And that young woman is Laura Fawcett. This is her story.

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