Our Supported Charity is Compass House, a safe shelter and services for runaway and homeless youth.

Our Supported Charity is Compass House, a safe shelter and services for runaway and homeless youth.


Welcome to the North Ridge, the Star Wars Fan Club and TheForce.Net FanForce Chapter for Buffalo, NY.

The North Ridge is a group of Star Wars fans who live in and around the metro Buffalo, NY area. We enjoy getting together for various activities that include movies, hunting for star wars collectibles, conventions, and charity events. We are also an official “FanForce” chapter of TheForce.Net’s FanForce.

The Force.Net is a online resource for all things Star Wars including Fan Films, Fan Art, Star Wars News and Updates, Multimedia, Comics, Games, Costuming and more. FanForce is the online community portion of TheForce.Net, a grass roots organization of Star Wars fans with real life chapters all over the world. These fans get together to share their fanaticism for anything Star Wars related. Groups often meet at conventions and travel to neighboring cities to participate in activities together. The members reflect the fans of all ages.

Our group frequently holds meetings to discuss the Star Wars films, collectibles, artwork, and costume design. The meetings are open to everyone who wishes to attend and everyone is invited to share their opinions and stories of their Star Wars experiences. We are always brainstorming new ideas for gatherings and events.

Information on upcoming events and requesting costumed members at your own event can be found on the Events Page. Photos from past events over the years can be found in our Archives. Read all about the North Ridge as a group, and check out the members and some of their profiles on the Members Page. For information on becoming a member and to request membership, go to our Join Us Page. Feel free to Contact Us with any other questions or comments you may have.

New members are always welcome. We would be honored if you would join us. Just remember to bring your Tauntaun indoors before nightfall!

Click HERE for an Adobe Acrobat version of our By-Laws.


Our members are available for costumed appearances at birthday parties and other special events. Monetary donations received from such events are forwarded to our chosen charity, Compass House.  We can be reached at events@thenorthridge.com.

For photos and information on past events, visit our North Ridge Archives

Join Us … or be destroyed. Just kidding.

Its easy to join! Just register on TheForce.net, post a thread on the North Ridge Message Board to introduce yourself, attend meetings and post on the message forums regularly. Meeting information will be posted there and our Facebook page.

There are no limits on membership. Membership will not be denied to any person because of age, race, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. However in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), you must be at least 13 years of age to use the forums of TheForce.net. We do ask anyone under the age of 18 to sign a release waiver. Parents are encouraged to attend an activity with their child.

To be contacted for membership, fill out and submit the form below. Please note that minors must have our release form processed for acceptance. You can mail it to us or bring it to an event. (Click HERE to download the Minors Policy and Release Form.)

NOTE: You must register on the message boards to use them as a member. This is separate from requesting membership using the form below. If you have a question or other comment, use our contact form instead of this one.

Contact Us

If you are inquiring about having us costumed at an event or party, contact Chris Ballard at events@thenorthridge.com.

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