StarForce StarWars 2009 Torun

I’ve been waiting for you, Obi-Wan. We meet again at last. The circle is now complete (...) 

Lord Darth Vader, Star Wars (A New Hope) 

StarForce Torun - 12th September 2009 - Star Wars

About StarForce

Although George Lucas's classic Star Wars premiered in the USA in 1977, it wasn't until 1979 that fans from Poland were able to see it in local cinemas. Full of dazzling special effects and fairy-tale romance, this unique movie immediately captured the imagination of Polish science-fiction and fantasy fans.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in Poland. The StarForce 2009 convention will commemorate this special anniversary. 

StarForce 2009 Convention Programme

Date and location

The event will take place on September 12th 2009, in Torun, Poland. Please refer to the map below for the location of the "Znaki Czasu" Centre of Contemporary Art, where the majority of highlights of the event will take place. 

MapTorun StarForce

Star Guests 

Kenneth Colley is a British actor. A long-time character actor, he came to wider prominence through his role as Admiral Piett in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.
Colley was born in Manchester. He played Jesus in The Life of Brian, having also appeared in the earlier Monty Python-related production Ripping Yarns episode "The Testing of Eric Olthwaite" alongside Michael Palin. As a Shakespearean actor he played the Duke of Vienna in the BBC Television Shakespeare production of Measure for Measure in 1979. 

Colley also held an important role in the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox, where he played a Soviet Colonel tasked with the protection of the Firefox and its secrets. 

Richard LeParmentier has appeared in over 50 films and television programs. Although born in the United States, his parents are from the isle of Guernsey and Ireland, and he moved to the United Kingdom in 1974. Accordingly, most of his screen credits are in British or British-filmed productions. His most prominent role was that of Admiral Motti, the arrogant Imperial officer who is choked by Darth Vader in Star Wars (1977). His last screen role was in 1992, and from 1988-92, he was also working as a screenwriter for British television. He made his video game voice debut in 2004 in Soldiers: Heroes of World War II as a narrator. He has also made several appearances at sci-fi conventions.


For the participants our event we have organised inexpensive accommodation in the Student Hostel no. 2. The hostel is situated on the Mickiewicza 6/8 Street and is located approximately 5 minutes away from the con location.

-26,75 PLZ per night, per person, in a triple room
-37,45 PLZ per night, per person, in a double room

To book a room in the hostel, please write to and include “Noclegi – SD2 – StarForce” in the Subject line.

How to get to StarForce?

The "Znaki Czasu" Centre of Contemporary Art is situated in the centre of Torun Old Town (Waly gen. Sikorskiego 13 Street). Whether you’re travelling by car, train or bus, you should have no problem reaching the con location.

- Arriving by car:
Please refer to the city map above to find the location of the convention.

- Arriving by train:
Exit the train at the main Torun train station (Torun Glowny) and take a bus no. 11, 22, 27 or 36. Exit the bus at the first stop after the bridge over the river Wisla (please refer to the map above). You're just a few steps away from StarForce!

- Arriving by bus:
Exit the bus at the main bus terminal in Torun, head towards Waly gen. Sikorskiego Street, and head East. The con location is about 500 meters away.

- Arriving by plane:
Please keep in mind there’s no airport in Torun. The nearest airport is situated in the city of Bydgoszcz, which is located about 50 km away from Torun.

Detailed information on how to get from Bydgoszcz airport to Torun - coming soon.


StarForce 2009 is organised by the Office of the Marshal of the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship and the Tourism Organisation of Province Kujawsko-Pomorskie, and co-organised by:

- 501st Legion Polish Garrison
- Rebel Legion Eagle Outpost
- Bydgoski Fanklub Star Wars
- Torunski Fanklub Star Wars

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