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Craft-athlon: Calling TP-421!

The Club Jade Craft-athlon has finished its five craft-making events, and now the judges are scoring the last two events, and we have winners to announce for the “Star Wars Roll Model” competition. Each participant took an empty toilet paper roll and turned it into a character, and we had a tough time choosing from so many great entries.

The winner of the Roll Model event is Reynalyn Camoras for her depiction of Mother Talzin, using paint and crayon on a intricately cut and folded toilet paper roll.

Coming in on Talzin’s red heels were the entries were Blinky the Jawa, by Kitty Lewis, and Princess Leia by Jennifer Fuchikama. While Blinky sports a battery-powered tealight inside for the eyes, Leia’s spherical head was made by rotating rings sliced from the toilet paper roll. Rounding out the finalists, we had Michelle Brzozowski’s R2-Deetube and Barren Paper-rolla by Doug and Dajuan Kinney.

A newcomer jumps in to claim this event with one final event to be judged: the Vader’s Custom Tee challenge, where entrants turned old Star Wars apparel into something new. Stay tuned for the finish of the final event, and the awarding of the cool prizes from Del Rey. It seems that some of these entries should be included in the next edition of Bonnie Burton’s The Star Wars Craft Book.

Out this week: Bonnie’s Craft Book

Get your creative juices flowing with The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton, out today. Don’t forget, you could win Bonnie’s book or other cool prizes in our Craft-athlon. The final challenge – your apparel entries – are due today.

Meanwhile, Wednesday will bring Darth Vader and the Lost Command #3 and Legacy: War #4.

Start your crafting! The Craft-athlon has begun…

Potholders?!“It’s away!” The Club Jade Craft-athlon has now started. Our craft-making contest has five events to challenge your makery skills. Will you come up with the coolest Star Wars character ever made out of a toilet paper roll? or the finest craft item that utilizes an old Star Wars t-shirt? or turn an old cereal box into a Star Destroyer?

To help celebrate the March 29 release of The Star Wars Craft Book by Bonnie Burton, we’re hosting this no-holds-barred competition of mad making and cunning crafting. Build your craft items, send us the photos, and we’ll award some winners. What can you win? Del Rey is providing some awesome loot, including copies of the new do-it-yourself guide to Star Wars crafts, and the grand prize winner will also get a signed copy of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia.

Get the full scoop on the events, rules, submission guidelines and deadlines at the Club Jade Craft-athlon rules page. And then get busy!

Get your glue and scissors ready…

Break out the googly eyes!…because Club Jade is going to be hosting a craft contest! In anticipation of the release of Bonnie Burton’s The Star Wars Craft Book at the end of this month, Club Jade is having a Craft-athlon to help bring out the inner crafter in you! It will be a multiple event challenge, with the grand prize pack that includes the upcoming craft guide and a signed set of The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia, courtesy of our friends at Del Rey.

We’ll have more on the rules and the first Craft-athlon events later this week, but start scrounging your home for random household craft materials – like maybe a paper lunch bag, an old Star Wars shirt, or even a toilet paper tube.

EUbits: Character Encyclopedia, Jedi Path TPB coming

New stuff! We’ve got an announcement for a Star Wars Character Encyclopedia from DK. I hope this means we’re not getting a mean we’re not getting a new Essential Guide to Characters from Del Rey, since the DK version promises only “Star Wars live action movie saga” characters in the same style as The Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia. (Though I do expect this will be geared towards the younger fans than an Essential Guide, given the company it’s keeping.) It’s coming in June.

In less perplexing news the link also contains the news that a trade edition of Daniel Wallace’s The Jedi Path is coming in September.

Video. Early Darths Bane and Revan almost appeared in The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni reveals in his ‘Ghosts of Mortis’ commentary.

Press. Bonnie Burton’s Star Wars Craft Book is one of Library Journal’s spring picks. She’s the sixth one down.

Namesake corner. Nancy counts down her favorite Luke/Mara moments.

EUbits: Dig into Vader, Burton’s craft book

Trauma ward. Dying for all the damage details on everyone’s favorite pan-fried villain? You’re in luck, ’cause Becker & Mayer has announced Darth Vader: A 3-D Surgical Log. Written by Dan Wallace with art by Chris Trevas (who has designed Vader’s underwear) and Chris Reiff, it sounds like it’ll be in the same vein as Millennium Falcon: A 3-D Owner’s Guide.

Actual nonfiction. StarWars.com has a look inside Bonnie Burton’s The Star Wars Craft Book, which is coming out in March.

The blogside. Authors Troy Denning, John Jackson Miller and Joe Schreiber just wrapped up their joint stint on Borders’ Babel Clash blog.

Your moment of zen. A reader over at the romance novel blog Smart Bitches, Trashy Books reviews The Courtship of Princess Leia. She is amazingly kind to it.

Celebration V: So much con left to cover

The con is over, but with so much going on there’s still a lot of coverage coming out from StarWars.com and the fans. (Like the video above.) Here are a few highlights

Your moment of zen: “I was sitting in the middle of the Force Unleashed 2 panel when I saw you from across the room.”

EUbits: Webcomics leap to print, Generation Star Wars on hold, August comics

From web to print. The Clone Wars webcomics from Pablo Hidalgo and a revolving crew of artists (Jeff Carlisle, Katie Cook, Grant Gould and Tom Hodges) will be available in a trade paperback collection in time for August’s Celebration V. StarWars.com has a first look at the book, which also contains concept art, development sketches and a forward by Dave Filoni.

Nonfiction: Sue Rostoni says that Generation Star Wars, the fandom-centric book by Bonnie Burton, Mary Franklin, and Pete Vilmur has been put on hold “to develop the concept and content.”

Comics. The cupboard is bare for Dark Horse’s August 2010 comic solicitations. (Any chance they’ll launch something I’d actually want to read in the next year?) More hopeful, at least theoretically, are the previews for Invasion: Rescues #1 and Legacy #48.

Finish him. The last of StarWars.com’s Head to Head previews is up… And the book should be out.

EUbits: Visions, crafts, blogs and more

Visions. The cat is officially out of the bag on the upcoming art book, and the previews keep on coming. I’m rather taken with the classical styles of the Daniel E. Greene and Will Wilson pieces.

First look. Bonnie Burton’s craft book!

The blogside:Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica draws a parallel between Grand Admiral Thrawn, Exar Kun, and the Sith of The Old Republic; Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on making up planets.

Interviews: NJOE talks to Invasion’s Tom Taylor.

Lists. Topless Robot’s Adam Pawlus counts down his list of the ten best stories in the Expanded Universe. The vast majority of these are at best unnoteworthy to this EU fan, and I certainly can’t condone anyone who puts a Boba Fett comic above the Thrawn trology. (Zahn may not be perfect… But Boba Fett? How uncivilized.)

Namesake corner. Sideshow says Mara Jade will make “an appearance in one of our lines by 2011.”