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Chris Alexander made a surprise appearance at Marti's, today (while she was away in Florida at a puzzle convention). Last time he was seen by the local folding community was at John Andrisan's funeral services (which I missed).
Coincidentally, I came with the goal in mind of folding Ángel Morollón's Vader from Pajarita magazine #134. I did a trial run last night with linen paper. The one I folded at the meeting was out of mulberry foil paper- maybe around a 15" square?
Chris entertained us with the story of how he came to obtain permission rights to publishing his Star Wars origami book; and meeting George Lucas. It was a 12 year journey with twists and turns. Over 4 million dollars have been made on Alexander's book (of which he gets 1% royalties- Chris says he's gotten around $36,000).
It was a light turnout with a few mainstays away teaching origami at a public event. Jared Needle came, however.
His April Fool's Day joke got me good.