Equestrian Official Site The original Equestrian Singles, established in 2001.
Critically acclaimed as the best website for horse enthusiasts.
Fans play a big role by submitting proposals to Franklin and others, then creating elaborate exhibits for the show, such as remote-controlled droids or realistic X-wing fighters.
An amateur Boba Fett once jet-packed into the Celebration in 2007.
"When passion meets relentless hard work, sometimes good things happen," said Johnson, now vice president at Alaska Dispatch News. She even met President Barack Obama at the White House, with a pair of stormtroopers and droid C-3PO in tow.
The geekdom paid off -- for both sides -- after Lucasfilm hired Franklin in 2001 to help organize Celebration and build the fan club.After that, she moved to Cordova with her late husband, Kevin Holmes, who died while fishing in 1989.