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.
Interviews: Matthew Stover talks to SWBooks about Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor, while John Jackson Miller discusses the Knights of the Old Republic comics at IGN. And finally, Drew Karpyshyn at Lightsabre.
- Buy stuff: Some Star Wars books are 3-for-4 at Amazon.com. It’s all older paperbacks (no Mindor, though it is 34% off) but a good chance to catch up.
- Awards: Sean Williams and Karen Miller are up for Aurealis Awards.
- Contests: Ben Harper and Chronicle Books pick the most obsessed Star Wars fans; Suvudu is giving away a copy of Millennium Falcon with the custom dedication page.
- Previews:Knights of the Old Republic #36, Knights of the Old Republic #37.
Your only visual Star Wars fix returns with ‘Cloak of Darkness’ tonight, complete with…. Surprise James Marsters?!? (The hell?) In less shocking news, Ashley Eckstein and a new webcomic, ‘Transfer.’ UPDATE Annnnd Olivia d’Abo.
As for the fannish side of things, the ForceCast has Kevin Rubio and a ‘Bombad Jedi’ roundtable. Plus, the Galactic Senate message boards are holding a Clone Wars fanfic contest, with actual prizes and everything. (via)
Rebelscum posted their 2008 Costume Contest Winners winners last night. Erin (Maris Brood) and Kristin (Zombie Leia,) above, took first and second place in the adult category. The wee Wicket is Oliver, and while he didn’t place, he is adorable!
No, this has nothing to do with Battlestar Galactica, it’s a TIE Fighter made by Wired’s Dan Winters out of nonperishable stuff easily found at a local Starbucks coffee shop:
He used nearly 50 ‘Bucks cups and a crazy number of stirrers to build this, the coolest TIE Fighter ever. “The ribbing on the drink holders reminded me of solar panels,” Winters says. “That instantly registered ‘TIE fighter’ in my head.”
(See a bigger picture at the link.) Wired is running a contest, and I bet there’s a lot more Star Wars stuff to be made from cups and stirrers. Get to it! (via)
Run over any mundanes lately? Have a new master plan for world domination of your RPG? Dr. Horrible made it. Now’s your chance.
The Evil League of Evil is now accepting applications to the League. So get out that video camera and be creative, people! (And if you get in, let us know. Or will you have to kill us?)
Darth Paxil? No, it’s Paxis, excuse me. Anyway, the finalists in the Darth Who contest are up for voting.
In addition to Darth Paxis, (from pax, Latin for peace) we have Darth Acheron (a river in Hades,) and Darth Judicar (justice, I assume,) Darth Caedus (perhaps from the Latin caedes, carnage; casus, falling or caecus, blind) and lastly, Darth Taral, which appears to be a proper name.
ETA: The Darth Who page has updated with name definitions:
The finalist names are: Acheron (a river in Hell for those who deny justice), Caedus (a battle of darkness), Judicar (the final judge), Paxis (bringer of peace) and Taral (ancient Sith for “he who protects”).
Hasbro is having a lightsaber video contest. Because there just aren’t enough amateur lightsaber videos on Youtube already.