December 16th, 2008 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Facepalm du jour: Woolworths in the U.K. is requiring that people must be 18 or old to purchase a cheap plastic lightsaber, because it might be mistake for a gun. Meanwhile, I bet anyone can go into the hardware section and buy a working flashlight fully capable of braining a full-grown man.
Tagged: 501st legion · art · charity · lego · lightsabers · music · nativity · wtf
December 4th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Tagged: charity · chewbacca · video · wookiees
November 23rd, 2008 by Dunc · 2 Comments
StarWars.com has the obligatory updated episode guide and a video commentary. Also, a very pretty screenshot of that slug-thing, seen above.
Filed: the clone wars
Tagged: charity · commentary · dave filoni · reviews
November 13th, 2008 by Paula · 1 Comment
Just in time for Life Day! The official Star Wars blog gives a heads up that there are a bunch of Clone Wars figures up for auction and signed by Lucasfilm staffers to benefit The Heiffer Foundation.
Not only will it grab you a nifty little collection of figures, but a cow. You could buy a cow, people.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: charity · clone wars (2D) · merchandise
July 21st, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
Terri Hodges is spearheading a project with the 501st to support the the Make A Wish Foundation. The first quilt is being auctioned off on eBay right now! Learn more on the project’s MySpace or Terri’s Flickr.
Tagged: 501st legion · auction · charity
July 1st, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
A group of British Lego employees assembled an army of 35,310 Lego Star Wars Clone Troopers mini-figs to raise awareness (and cash) for The National Autistic Society.
Filed: star wars
Tagged: charity · lego · merchandise
June 11th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter prequel – and the 12 other notecard works from authors such as Neil Gaiman and Margaret Atwood – are now online for all to read.
UPDATE: Reading Rowling’s handwriting is a bit of a chore, but thankfully there’s something of a transcription over at SnitchSeeker.com. (via)
Tagged: charity · harry potter · j k rowling · neil gaiman
June 10th, 2008 by Dunc · No Comments
A special R2-KT collectible coin is now available, commemorating Katie Johnson, the 7-year-old daughter of 501st founder Albin Johnson, who died after a long batte with cancer in 2005. (R2-KT is Katie’s namesake.) All proceeds from the sale of the coin will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Tagged: 501st legion · charity · Katie Johnson
June 10th, 2008 by Yav · No Comments
The short, handwritten prequel that JK Rowling penned for charity will be auctioned off today in London. The story features the misadventures of the Marauders and is set three years before the birth of Harry Potter. According to the BBC, the story ends with the words: “From the prequel I am not working on – but that was fun!”
The money from JKR’s story, plus those of Nick Hornby, Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, Lauren Child, Sebastian Faulks, Tom Stoppard and Irvine Welsh will go to two charities — English PEN (an “international fellowship of writers, working together to promote literature and defend the freedom to write”) and Dyslexia Action.
In other news, Warwick Davis talks about his role as Professor Filius Flitwick.
Tagged: charity · harry potter · j k rowling · warwick davis
May 30th, 2008 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Tagged: 501st legion · art · charity · fan organizations · fanzines · john ostrander · kids · video · yoda