The big news is The Force Unleashed demo shattering Xbox Live records with more than a million downloads. Count in the Playstation Network and it comes out to 2.3 million. Not too shabby…
There’s been an interesting fanfic discussion thread over on TFN’s Literature boards, and for a conversation I thought would drop like a stone it’s actually turned out fairly interesting. (Silly title and all.)
Things are starting to get a little heated towards the end, but such is the risk one takes with TFN.
Flashback: 14-year old Dave Lowe’s Revenge of the Jedi fan comic from 1980. There’s Luke/Leia kissing and sleeveless Vader! (via) In a more professional capacity, he also did some work for a Sci-Fi Channel Star Wars marathon back in 1993.
The Undercity Portugal blog has a new look – and an interview with Knights of the Old Republic writer John Jackson Miller. They talk about KOTOR, Vector, Indiana Jones and some upcoming projects.
GalacticBinder is a new site aiming to be the ultimate web directory for Star Wars fandom. It’s off to a nice start (here’s our listing.)
Being ad-heavy and sponsored by an official licensee, I wouldn’t count on your more paranoid fanfic sites to feel particularly welcome here, although the fact that they have a category for them at all is a nice sign. What strikes me as the most unusual is the lack of a general Expanded Universe category – it only appears as a subsection under Characters.
Still, it was on TFN yesterday, so site owners will no doubt be submitting listings like mad for a good week or so.
The Star Wars Outer Rim Alliance, a network formed by seven fansites from around the globe (including our pals over at Lightsabre) launched a slick website today, complete with a message from their ambassador, actor Gerald Home.
At 328,784 bytes, Corran Horn’s entry is the biggest on the wiki, outpacing Palpatine, Anakin, and Luke. (Mara is #5.) Corran’s quote page, at #13, is bigger than Han Solo’s entire entry. (Note: Reading any of these pages may lead to LOTF spoilers, including some for Invincible.)
The hell, Wookieepedia? Is Stackpole moonlighting over there or something?