On Dec 20th, 2011, author James Hannon helped ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ Stock Market along with his Star Wars loving geek brothers in the 501st Legion‘s Empire City Garrison, NorthEast Remnant Garrison, and the Rebel Legion. It was an event to signify the release of the EA/BioWare videogame “The Old Republic” and that Electronic Arts was changing its ticker to EA on the NASDAQ stock exchange. This is the story of that day.
Well, I just woke up after taking a well-deserved nap today. You see, I had to get up at 5am this morning to be in the heart of Times Square in New York City by 7:30am – And I was shooting to be there at 7am since I didn’t want to be late, so I gave myself a half-hour putz factor. (Remind me at some future date to talk about the “putz factor” dynamic LOL)
Now, for those of you that don’t know me very well, getting up at 5am is usually reserved for something special. And today was definitely a day that it was worth getting up at 5am…
Today, I got to help ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in Times Square!
Here’s what happened:
Electronic Arts was scheduled to ring the bell today to signify its changing of its ticker to EA on the NASDAQ stock exchange. Also, along with it’s subsidiary company BioWare, it was having a HUGE release event for their videogame “The Old Republic” that came out at Midnight last night.
And EA/BioWare asked the Empire City Garrison (the NYC branch of the 501st Legion – which is the Star Wars costuming group that I belong to) to provide some Read more