My name is Regan; I'm a life-long (and second generation) SciFi fan. In 197-something, I watched Star Wars in the cinema with my mother -- we lived in a very rural area of Arizona and had to drive two hours to find a cinema where it was playing. Last year, I watched Episode VII in the same company, and we didn't have to drive nearly as far! Progress!
I've lived in Knoxville for about five years, now. I'm a medically retired nurse, and my health issues keep me from being as active as I'd like. But I'm working on putting together a Qui Gon Jinn costume to join the Rebel Legion (sorry; I've never been a fan of the Empire). Over on the RL forums, I was advised to sign up for these fora as well -- apparently there are more darksiders than light in Knoxville?
Anyway, it's nice to meet you all, and I hope to meet at least some of you in person before too terribly long.