“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!
…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.
Congrats to Lisa Schapira, aka s65horsey! She was the first to pick House’s Lisa Edelstein as Aaron Allston’s image of Daala.
Aaron will be giving away an autographed and personalized copy of next week’s release to the person who can guess the below:
So, what’s the contest? I sometimes imagine a specific actor or actress when I’m writing a character. It can be useful to see specific expressions characteristic of that performer, to hear dialogue in the exact voice of an individual. Such was the case when I was writing the Admiral Daala character in Outcast and Backlash, especially the former. Guess who the actress I was envisioning when writing Daala and the copy is yours.
Head over to AaronAllston.com for a couple of hints – and how to enter.
Bitchin’ Endor. You’re sure to get a kick out of today’s most famous Star Wars eBay listing, i hate this stupid ewok. On that note, this is apparently the 25th anniversary of the debut of the first Ewok movie, Caravan of Courage. I’m sure everyone was all waiting breathlessly for that one back in the day.
Celeb fans. Bonnie talks Star Wars (and The Guild and Dr. Horrible and such) with geek of note Felicia Day.
Contests. Hasbro has picked the winner of their diorama contest.
Charity. The Seattle Area Lucasfilm Artifact Collectors Club, aka SARLACC, are selling a collectible lapel pin to raise money for cancer research.
What. Device to subdue rampaging elephants inspired by Empire Strikes Back? Sure, why not.
A prank no more! ThinkGeek (newly redesigned!) will be selling their internet-famous Tauntaun Sleeping Bag for real come November. Or you could win one in their Geeky Pumpkin Template Design Contest Extravaganza.
My first inkling of this was a tweet from Lucasfilm’s Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper,) who also confirmed that a (licensed) lightsaber Wii remote will soon be available. Okay, so the Wii thing is old news, but my memory isn’t what it used to be… At least not for game peripherals.
Gizmodo has two guesses at where the sneaky little droid is hiding…
Somewhere in Star Trek lurks a familiar astromech, and the Trek folks are sponsoring an Easter Egg Sweepstakes for those who can find him.
Are you under the age of 12 and enjoy coloring or know someone who is? If so, LFL artist Cynthia Cummens-Narcisi is hosting a contest just for you! Print out (no digital art allowed) and get cracking on this adorable picture of Yoda and R2. Scan in your results and submit it to the contest. Cynthia is giving away iTunes gift cards to the winners! Contest is closed on February 13th at 6 PM EST. If school is closed due to the weather in your neighborhood, this would be a great way to entertain your little Jedi!
The long-awaited movie is opening February 6 in eight cities (Austin, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.) TFN and director Kyle Newman are giving away tickets to Chicago and San Francisco. Folks who are in those cities? The movie’s wide release is dependent on you.