USA Today has done a handful of stories celebrating May the 4th and previewing the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi on the 25th. They talked to Ian McDiarmid, Anthony Daniels, Jeremy Bulloch and blogger Whitney Matheson got a visit from Chewbacca. And on that note, they want your best Chewbacca impression.
Back to ROTJ, Jalopnik has a peice on how they filmed the speeder chase.
Need to convert a friend? Amazon has the Original and Prequel trilogy box sets (but not the saga?) slightly more on sale than usual. And hey, you can alleviate at least some of your Episode VII fears with a discount on J.J.’s Star Trek, too!
And you can save 50% on a subscription to the Star Wars Insider tomorrow as well by using the promo code MAY4TW.
Events. In addition to Entertainment Weekly’s ROTJ screening and the Toledo Mud Hens, Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando will be celebrating, and Change.org is hosting a Star Wars screening in San Francisco.
Still not sure what you’re doing? Find a local May the 4th event on StarWars.com.
You’ve read Paula’s tips on decor, food, games and dressing up, plus drink recipes from Mary Franklin and Kristen Hidalgo, but here are two videos with additional ideas from StarWars.com.
And here’s one on costuming:
May the last minute prep be with you!
Most people know Mary Franklin as Lucasfilm’s Senior Events Lead extraordinaire who creates the awesome Celebrations we all love. (Along with tons of other events for the company.) But Club Jade knows that her true talent lies in her awesome bartending skills and ability to create awesome Star Wars-themed drinks.
So imagine how happy we were that she has agreed to share a couple of her top secret Star Wars cocktails with us in celebration of Star Wars Day.
The Double Mistryl
1 oz blended whiskey
1 oz gin
1 oz sweet and sour mix
Splash of maraschino cherry juice
Shake with ice; strain into lowball glass or ice or cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.
Sex with a Rodian
2 oz Midori Lemon Liqeur
1 oz sweet and sour mix
Shake together and pour into a lowball of ice
Gently pour in a 1/2 oz of Chambord — it will sink to the bottom
Float: A drizzle of Jaegermeister
As always, don’t overdo it. And be sure you have a designated Wookiee to drive you home after these. You’ll need it!
If you’re going to be the designated driver or if you, like me, aren’t a fan of alcohol, Kristen Hidalgo, who you might know as a key part of the Lucasfilm event team, uses her culinary past to create some fantastic mocktail recipes on the official blog, including improvements on Yoda Soda and Blue Milk.
Is it time for the party, yet?
We got a sneak peek of the full line yesterday when the video came out a tad early, but now everything is out in the open and official! These six new pieces – there are more pictures below the cut – will be available on HotTopic.com on Saturday, May 4.
And here’s something new – it looks like all these items are available in plus sizes up to 3X! (And according to their sizing chart, actual plus sizes) Above, the Empire (in plus) and Han Solo (in plus.)
And there’s a free gift, too! Head below for more!
What will the fashionable geek be wearing to the May the 4th celebrations? Thanks to the recent explosion of geek fashion, the ladies actually have more options than the men, these days.
It’s exhausting planning a party, isn’t it? Hopefully you’ve gotten a few ideas as we head towards May the 4th. Next up on your planning agenda is the entertainment.
Having Star Wars party food is really all about the marketing. If you get creative with the name, pretty much anything can be part of the theme. So hopefully, as part of your decorating plans, you came up with a design scheme to make signs for your food.
Star Wars parties are a perfect opportunity to put on your inner Martha Stewart and go all out.
So Star Wars Day will be here, soon. On May 4th. It’s a Saturday, this year. And since it’s on a Saturday, it’s even more of an excuse for a party than ever before! (It’s not as if many of us miss an excuse to come up with a party idea. But this way, you can force everyone to make it Star Wars themed. Win!)