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Who's the smoothest double-crossing, Colt .45-drinking guy in the Star Wars universe? That's right -- Lando Calrissian. And with Star Wars Celebration V heading to Orlando, Florida, starting on August 12th one enterprising fan has come up with what sounds like a great idea: Rename Orlando in honor of the Millennium Falcon's original owner.
If you're in favor of visitors from around the globe spending a week in Lando, Florida, you can visit this website -- it has a groovy photo of the man himself and a link to an online petition in support of the name change. The petitioner states that with Celebration V in town and the 30th anniversary of Empire Strikes Back, it only makes sense to change the city's name for a week as part of the event. I find it hard to argue with that logic.
Star Wars Celebration V is huge event celebrating the rich history of Star Wars. It runs from the 12th through August 15th and features panels, costumes, vendors, celebrities, music and more. If you're a lover of all things from a "galaxy far, far away," then this is the place you want to be. Guests on hand this year include George Lucas himself (hope he can afford to attend now that he's pledged to give away half his fortune at some point ... ), Carrie Fisher, Peter Mayhew, and Warwick Davis amongst others.
So, don't forget to sign the petition to do a little presto chango, and may the force be with you.