The economics of Star Wars. This infographic that’s been circling around the interwebs breaks down just how much money the Star Wars cash cow brings in. To which we say: Damn.
Interviews. Ashley Eckstein turns the tables on the fans! She talks to our pal Mandy from TheForce.net, plus costumer Vera Campbell and EU fan Erin Kelahan.
Listage. Totalfilm includes four Star Wars movies in their 40 baffling movie plot holes, and Darth Vader as one of their 30 most influential movie characters.
Fanmade. These super-adorable almost inspire me to learn how to crochet. Almost. Star Wars amigurumi
Video. Chad Vader identifies costumes and meets George Lucas at Dragon*Con.
During a panel at Dragon*Con, Ashley Eckstein said to be on the lookout for a Mara Jade tee next spring or summer. I’m pretty sure that would be a first – at least for a licensee!
Big thanks to Mandy for tweeting the news!
There’s at least one Jader in this video… And I hope someone, somewhere, is doing
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If the reports are anything to go on, there was no missing the many steampunk-themed costumes at Dragon*Con this weekend; No surprise that there were
several . Not surprisingly there were a lot of Star Wars variations stormtroopers, bounty hunters and your other standards, but Cardinal Vader may be a new one. (Though one must admit it isn’t much of a logical leap.) Or we can just go straight for the crossdressers. Or the ever-popular Spaceballs. (Photo at right by Ryan James.)
And this adorable no-frills
two-person AT-AT costume was a big hit with the #dragoncon tweeters. How about them boxes? But for sheer ‘ah, screw it’ daring, my vote goes to these guys.
And in conclusion,
We’re all getting a bit antsy on the CV front – Where? When?
Ever? – but Steve Sansweet gave the lowdown to Examiner.com’s Bryan Young. Basically? We’re waiting on a organizational deal to be signed (in the past, that was GenCon) and that it could happen as late as six months out from the event. Eek!
…A stormtrooper dancing with a redshirt (red dress?) Federation crewmember.
That’s what Examiner.com’s Bryan Young is
reporting from Steve Sansweet’s DragonCon panel. Sansweet also hinted that we may get some serious news soon!
Of course, the skeptic in me can’t fail to remind folks that this is far from the first time we’ve been given a ‘possible’ date. But Sansweet actually talking about it at a con seems like a good step.
Elvis Vader was spotted at Dragon*Con by Jason Puckett. (This Elvis does not appear to be the original with a new look, given the big announcement on Elvistrooper.com.)
perfect companion (introduced at DragonCon!!) for bartenders everywhere. If only it could drive you home… ( via)
As photographed by
Cayusa @ Flickr. He also spotted a Jedi Clampett and an unusual lightsaber duel. But my favorite has to be the Cookie Killer. Only at Dragon*Con, folks…