Sunday, March 25, 2018

Teaser video for May the 4th (Be With You) BASH OF THE EMPIRE VII in Atlanta released

In just over a month the galactic party saga – BASH OF THE EMPIRE – returns to Atlanta for a 7th year. What's so special about this lucky #7 is that it also lands on May the 4th (Be With You) which makes it ever more epic. Invite your friends, power up your space ships (or car), charge up your lightsabers and come help us celebrate International Star Wars Day the proper way, with hundreds of your fellow freaks and geeks as we use the power of the Force to share in an evening like no other (18+, non-smoking). NOTE: Adv. tickets to are now available via – check out the teaser video promo below by Jay Prescott Videography, with video footage taken at past Bash Of The Empire's.
Bash Of The Empire VII Tickets
----> Interested in pre-purchasing a commemorative BOTE t-shirt? If so, click HERE.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

2018 location confirmed for BASH OF THE EMPIRE VII

Center Stage Atlanta will host BoTE VII on May 4th
Markster Con is excited to announce that one of Atlanta's best known venues, CENTER STAGE ATLANTA, will play host to the 7th annual BASH OF THE EMPIRE on May the 4th (be with you) as the galactic party saga continues!

CENTER STAGE ATLANTA is a mid-sized concert complex comprising three separate venues (Vinyl, The Loft and Center Stage Theater). Originally known as Theatre Atlanta, the concert hall was built in memorial to a young theater enthusiast. Upon its opening in the fall of 1966, the building functioned as a performing arts theater, but has since become primarily music-focused. February 2005 marked the arrival of The Loft to the complex.

The Loft, which will play host to BASH OF THE EMPIRE VII is located on the 2nd floor (located at 1374 West Peachtree Street NW), equipped with top of the line sound, multiple full service bars, a sleek interior and a view of the midtown skyline.

Adv. ticketing is now available via

Bash Of The Empire VII Tickets

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Photos and video from BASH OF THE EMPIRE VI

A Forceful THANK YOU to all of the freaks and geeks who came out on Dec. 10th to make the 6th installment of BASH OF THE EMPIRE at The Masquerade such a tremendous success!

1st Place Costume Contest winner DARTH VADER w/ Tusken Pimp
Many of you have asked for photos (and video by Jay Prescott) which are being posted below. We'll be announcing plans soon for BASH OF THE EMPIRE #7 so stay tuned!

• Jeff James photos HERE
• Robot Eye Photography photos HERE
• Squished Biscuit photos HERE
• Workman Reflections photos HERE
• Jay Prescott video HERE

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Photos and event video from BASH OF THE EMPIRE V

Photo by Richard LaMarre
What a FORCE filled fun time on Saturday! A massive thank you to all who helped make BASH OF THE EMPIRE V such a wonderful event. We are starting to get image links from our wonderful photographers so check back often as we continue to post links (below):

Leo Photography photos (Set 1) HERE
Leo Photography photos (Set 2) HERE
• Leo Photography photos (Set 3) HERE
Richard LaMarre photos HERE
Jay Prescott Videography video HERE
Jeff James photos HERE
Robot Eye Photography photos HERE
• Benjamin Malcolm TATOOINE rap HERE (performed at Midnight during BASH OF THE EMPIRE V)
• Costume Contest plaques created by Etch Of The Imagination

Saturday, May 2, 2015


A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers, staff, sponsors, photographers, vendors, performers and fans who came out for an awesome BASH OF THE EMPIRE this past Friday night! We'll be posting photos over the next several days so please check back.

Remember, on Dec. 12th, one week before Episode VII comes out, we're doing a special edition of BASH OF THE EMPIRE again in Atlanta — join the FB event HERE and the 4th annual BAR WARS Pub Crawl on Dec. 11th

Cara Caravan, costume contest winner
David Leo (Set 1) photos HERE
David Leo (Set 2) photos HERE
David Leo (Set 3) photos HERE *new*
Personify 3D scans HERE *in progress*
Jeff James photos HERE
WSB-TV 2 coverage HERE *new*
The Aficionados photos HERE
Frank Sepulveda photos HERE
Lithium Dreams photos HERE
James Curtis Barger photos HERE *new*
Danny Hunter photos *to come*

Future geek themed MarksterCon events can be found at

Bash Of The Empire IV (Atlanta, GA) from Markster Con on Vimeo.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Video footage from BASH OF THE EMPIRE III

Jay Prescott did a wonderful job of capturing some awesome moments at the May 3rd BASH OF THE EMPIRE III at Atlanta's The Masquerade. He got so much awesome footage, he actually produced TWO videos!

Bash Of The Empire III (5/3/14) from Markster Con on Vimeo.

Bash Of The Empire III (Part 2) from Markster Con on Vimeo.

Monday, May 6, 2013


Thanks SO MUCH to all who made it out to BASH OF THE EMPIRE I & II in 2013! Below are links to photos for everyone to enjoy and share.

Photo By Michael "HOOPIX" Lombardi
Tobias Roybal photos HERE.
Trent Chau photos (to come)
Sam W Honda photos HERE. (pre-party)
• Sam W Honda photos HERE.
Richard A LaMarre photo HERE.
Michael HOOPIX Lombardi photos HERE.
James Curtis Barger photos HERE.
Patrick Sun photos HERE.
• Patrick Sun HI-RES photos HERE.
Jason Ortiz photos HERE.
Frank Sepulveda photos HERE.
Danny Hunter photos Set 1 HERE.
• Danny Hunter photos Set 2 HERE.
• Danny Hunter photos Set 3 HERE.

NOTE: We ask that if you re-post/share any of the below photos that you put "Photograph by xyxyxxy (photographers name), taken at, produced by" — photo credits in the description.

Photo By Tobias Roybal