Glow Sword Battle has new name, SF location

Just in time for the opening of the new "Star Wars" movie comes a free Glow Sword Battle in Mission Bay. (Courtesy phofo)

Just in time for the opening of the new "Star Wars" movie comes a free Glow Sword Battle in Mission Bay. (Courtesy phofo)

Kevin Bracken isn’t too fazed that he had to change the name of his “Star Wars”-themed event from “Lightsaber Battle” to “Glow Sword Battle.”

After Lucasfilm issued his company a cease and desist letter over the use of the word “lightsaber,” the decision, he says, was made to avoid “further legal action by voluntarily complying with their wishes and rebranding accordingly.*

To that end, Newmindspace — the outdoor event company he co-founded — brings the free 2016 “fight” to SPARK Social SF in Mission Bay, from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday — to coordinate with the opening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

In December, some 10,000 players participated in similar battles in various cities, including San Francisco, at Justin Herman Plaza.

“These family-friendly battles are art made by the participants, and everyone is welcome. We couldn’t be more excited to bring it back to S.F. bigger and better under our new name,” Bracken says, “Being forced to drop our original fan-enthused name doesn’t dampen our spirits surrounding the release of the new film coming out.”

Newmindspace’s press release — which mentions that the Glow Sword Battle is not affiliated with Hasbro, Lucasfilm or Disney — also says fans are welcome to purchase glow swords at the event for $10, and that 10 percent of profits will benefit victims of the Oakland Ghost Ship fire.

Of course, players also may bring their own swords, too.

For details, visit, https://www.glowbattletour.com/.

Glow Sword BattleKevin BrackenlightsaberMovies and TVNewmindspaceSPARK Social SFStar Wars

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

San Francisco Police Officer Nicholas Buckley, pictured here in 2014, is now working out of Bayview Station. <ins>(Department of Police Accountability records)</ins>
SF police return officer to patrol despite false testimony

A San Francisco police officer accused of fabricating a reason for arresting… Continue reading

Disability advocates protested outside the home of San Francisco Health Officer Tomas Aragon. (Courtesy Brooke Anderson)
Vaccine rollout plan for people with disabilities remains deeply flawed

On February 13, disability activists paid a visit to the house of… Continue reading

Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton announced that funding would be diverted from the police budget toward the black community in June 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City directs $60 million toward Black community services and housing support

San Francisco released new details Thursday for how it plans to spend… Continue reading

The Stud, The City’s oldest gay bar which is vacating its longtime home at Ninth and Harrison streets after more than 50 years, on Thursday, May 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
City’s nightlife recovery fund approved but struggling business owners fear relief may come too late

As San Francisco’s nightlife scene approaches nearly a year of a complete… Continue reading

Riordan Crusaders versus St. Ignatius Wildcats at JB Murphy Field on the St. Ignatius Prepatory High School Campus on September 14, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner)
State allows high school sports to resume, but fight is far from over

For the first time since mid-March 2020, there is hope for high… Continue reading

Most Read