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    Posted July 8, 2012 by
    Santa Monica, California
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    San Diego Comic-Con 2012

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    Lightsaber Relay to Comic Con


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     MelissaF attended the Course of the Force race. It's a five Olympic-torch-style relay from Santa Monica to San Diego. 'It was really great, and everyone was really excited for the event. There were a lot of positive vibes,' she say. While covering the beginning of the race in Santa Monica, she also had a chance to photograph and speak to Zach Levi, one of the main actors from the show "Chuck."
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Course of the Force took off from Santa Monica, California on Saturday, July 07, 2012 with Chris Hardwick (@Nerdist) and five children representing the Make a Wish Foundation for which the proceeds benefit.


    This inaugural relay race with lightsabers in hand will make stops along the coastal beaches, but their ultimate destination is Comic Con in San Diego on Wednesday, July 11th by noon.


    Many celebrities participated in the event including Zachary Levi (NBC’s “Chuck”), Chris Hardwick, Paul Sheer, Michael Rosenbaum, and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca).


    Many characters were present such as Queen Amidala, Yoda, Darth Vader, and Princess Leia.

    It was fun for the whole family.


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    The last tab was a wonderful singer name Cody Lovaas who sang for Shoebacca. Be on the look out Justin Beiber. Special iReport coming soon on him.


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