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Star Wars roundup: Games, girls, and… Latin?

A lightsaber game for the Wii is closer than you might think, Lucasarts’ Jim Ward says: “We’re all over that, and internally we have already played a lightsaber game on the Wii. It’s a lot of fun, and we’ll get there.”

Luckily, fans are more than ready ready – check out these cute Star Wars Miis in IGN’s mailbag

Also…

News: Panels, interview, ILM, and more

Full transcript from the Great To Be Nominated post-movie panel discussion. See how Pablo suffers so we might be properly informed?

Dutch fansite ToscheStation.nl interviews Rick McCallum about his background in film, working with George, and of course, the TV shows.

Three-part BBC series on ILM concludes with a look at the people driving the effects and a photo gallery.

Carrie Fisher one of the judges on Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett’s On the Lot, a Hollywood-based reality show debuting in May.

The Force In The Flesh, a new book about Star Wars body art, will debut at Celebration. Doesn’t appear to be an official release, but certainly of interest to many fans.

Pre-order the Star Wars stamps now.

Bonnie Burton hosting ‘Make Your Own Yoda Doll’ workshop at Maker Faire.

Book Review: You can draw Star Wars

You Can Draw Star WarsSo Bonnie Burton (of StarWars.com fame) put together her first Star Wars book (although not her first book) on how to draw Star Wars called You Can Draw Star Wars. It’s from a series called “You can draw…”. So I decided to see if the claim held true.

Y’see. I can’t draw. I’m fairly limited to stick fingers or flowers. (Really ugly flowers.) So I pulled together a couple of friends (some of whom have actual talent) to see if we could follow along with the instructions.

I’m pleased to say that despite ignoring all the real artistic instruction included in the book, we were able to dive in and attempt Yoda. And even though mine came out looking like a wax figure left too close to the fire, you could honestly say that all of our attempts looked like Yoda.

Even if you’re not into drawing, the book is a pleasant read for the various facts and thoughts about Star Wars art. You’ll need to be diligent in finding it on the bookstore shelves, though. The drawing sections of most bookstores are usually a bit of a mess and it took me and two sales people to figure out where her book was. But it was worth it!