About Me

My name is Marissa, and I’m an Ack-aholic.

Don’t be fooled by the Imperial Walker on my shirt. I am a loyal supporter of the Rebel Alliance and Ackbar in particular.

Obviously, I am a Star Wars fan. I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid. I’ve seen the original trilogy more times than I can remember, I read fluent Aurebesh, and for the record, despite my love of Ackbar, my favorite Star Wars movie is The Empire Strikes Back.

I have been collecting Admiral Ackbar-related things since late January 2011. I hadn’t been seriously collecting anything Star Wars for a long time. But when a friend bought me two Ackbar items (the Gentle Giant mini-bust and a LEGO minifigure keychain) for my birthday, I got back into collecting in a totally new way.

I had a focus. And the perfect focus, too, it seemed. The very idea of trying to keep a focus collection of a major character like Darth Vader or Obi-Wan Kenobi is too intimidating for me. And on the other end of the spectrum, a bit character from the background of the cantina or something would be too obscure to really get a decent collection going. Ackbar was the perfect balance.

I’m a member of the Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, which I highly recommend to fellow Pennsylvanians with any interest in Star Wars collecting. Fellow members of the PSWCS are the reason my Ackbar collection is as big as it is.

If you’d like to contact me, please check the Contact page for information.