LightSticks all started when my Nephew sent us a picture of himself with what looked to be a red glowing lightsaber. He sent it to us while he was working as a missionary in Equador, and we all knew that he wasn’t spending his time playing around on the computer making lightsaber pictures, so there had to be a trick. It turns out the effect was quite simple, but then I took it a step further and found the right material to enhance the effect and created LightStickFX, the in-camera special effects.
The product was launched at the 2012 Phoenix Comicon. I hand made 300 LightSticks just to see how they’d do at the show, and I sold 250 of them. Needless to say, I continue to make them and take them with me to the various conventions that I attend. Look for them soon in counter top displays at your local comic shops.