There’s plenty going on, but particularly of note:
8:30-10:00 Star Wars Fan Film Awards
It’s the galaxy-spanning return of a Comic-Con favorite! The Star Wars Fan Film Awards come back to Ballroom 20 as the Thursday night big event. Ballroom 20
Speaking of, voting on the Fan Movie Challenge finalists ends on Thursday. There’s also a Random House panel at 6:00, but with Betsy Mitchell the only familiar name present, I suspect they’ll save any Star Wars publishing news for a dedicated panel. (via)
UPDATE: Or not. Here’s what Sue Rostoni had to say about on the subject:
There will be a panel dedicated to The Clone Wars program, but not one on general fiction. Frank Parisi (LFL editor) and Carol Roeder (LFL director of publishing) will be on the panel along with Leland Chee and Henry Gilroy (writer of Dark Horse Clone Wars comics) and others. Pablo will moderate. I won’t be there this year.
I guess we’re probably not getting a Millennium Falcon cover or Fate of the Jedi announcement, then…
It’s time to vote for your favorites in the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. The voting period is short – only until July 10 – and there are quite a few finalists… So start watching now! (Looks like the winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con.)
I’ll be back with my recommendations later – but a quick peruse does show a few videos that we’ve featured are in the running: ESB in 60 seconds, Tarkin n’ Friends and Ryan vs. Dorkman 2.
With only 23 days until this year’s deadline, Atomfilms has relaunched their site for the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Entries have to be in by May 27th, so get cracking!
The new incarnation of the fan film awards is off, and there are several familiar faces among the contenders.
Matthew Wood, Dermot Crowley, Jerome Blake and Amy Allen are among the latest guests for Celebration IV.
Meanwhile, time is running out to enter the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. Sorry LFL – the term is still ‘fanfilms’ to me!
And don’t forget that this is the last day to pre-register for Celebration!
Yes, fan fiction. The fan film awards also get a name change – it’s now the Fan Movie Challenge Awards, and Spike TV is on board to give the results a wider audience. As in previous years, it all comes to a head at Celebration.
Two Celebration veterans are confirmed to attend C4 – the R2-D2 Builders and the Fan Film Awards.
The Awards were presented at Comic Con last night. Shane Felux’s Pitching Lucas won both George Lucas Selects and the Audience Choice Award – a first, I think. Other winners include Michael Q. Yowhan’s Memoirs of a Padawan, Brian Silva’s Sith’d, and William Grammer’s Blue Milk.
Official Fan Film Award nominees are up now. Watch and vote for the Audience Choice Award today.
I’m kind of disappointed I don’t recognize any of these, with all that great fan video out there. Not all may be eligible, but submit to the contest, guys!