Attended the first night of the Film Festival with Rob Hommel.  Met with Sam Jones of Flash Gordon and he gave me a signed poster of Flash.  Sam talked about being in the minor leagues for football here in Seattle during the late 70’s, and how he was a former Marine.  A company of Marines in full dress uniform came to the event to Honor Sam and presented him with some gifts.  Sam was looking amazing and the years have been very kind to him.  Full of energy and vitality.  Seeing Flash Gordon again on the big screen at the Cinerama was a lot of fun.  Looking forward to more of the sci-fi classics at the festival.