Best Ways to Celebrate May the Fourth Be With You
Incidentally, my birthday is the 3rd of May, so I've been enjoying May the 4th's increasing popularity in recent years (according to some random googling, the origin of the 'holiday' may go back as far as the 70s) as a sort of extended birthday. For those that don't know, "Free Comic Book Day" is also the first Saturday in May (which, as luck would have it, was the 2nd this year - sorry if you missed it). You can go into (most) local comic shops and grab a couple of free comics from a variety of choices printed just for the occasion, and they usually also do some special promotions to go along with it (for example, at my local New Englang Comics, I was able to walk out with 5 free books without spending a cent). According to the official website, it's an international event, but I think it's mostly in the US.
Throw in Cinco De Mayo for good measure, and nerds are having a pretty good week. There may be more as-yet-untapped nerd synergy here... though I would trust Disney not to miss an opportunity to maximize their dark-side marketing powers for long. Speaking of which, I don't mind a little schtick, but I know Star Wars fans who would cringe at that dance number (and I sent it to them). Remember, the movie will already be out by this time next year, so I'd expect even more of that. We'll see if that's a good or a bad thing. By the way, Dave, it seems the link you shared for the special May 4th event at Space Center Houston is not working - although, it looks like the link to the page right from their website results in a 404 as well. Maybe they took it down since the event is already taking place.