Well, this new: It appears that some in fandom have decided that today is Ewok Appreciation Day. Luckily, Club Jade already has a deep and abiding love for Ewoks, which we indulged in a few years back by sharing our favorite Ewok recipes. Yub Nub!
If you prefer not to indulge, here’s an oldie but good: Crackerjack Juntion’s acapella Ewok Celebration Song:
Gaming. Kotaku has a lengthy write-up/expose on the last days – and games – of LucasArts. There’s plenty on the evolution of the game that was announced as 1313, and what was going on behind-the-scenes after the Disney sale. Interesting stuff – even for a non-gamer.
Star Wars Reads. A number of locations have been added to the StarWars.com list of venues participating on October 5. Ashley Eckstein, Timothy Zahn, Aaron Allston, Martha Wells, John Jackson Miller and many other EU luminaries will be attending events around the country. (Anyone else considering the Ann Arbor stop?)
Lists. John Williams’ theme for Star Wars tops a BBC poll of voter’s favorite soundtracks.
Actor/comedian Ben Schwartz and composer Michael Giacchino brainstorm a new take on ‘The Imperial March.’ J.J. Abrams is reportedly “not interested.”
Star Wars Weekends began down in Orlando today, and you know what that means: Dance-Off With the Star Wars Stars! Here are the first videos from this year, courtesy Inside the Magic.
Caution: Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake and Taylor Swift below the cut.
…Flash-mob orchestra? Watch and see. (via)
Of course there’s a Star Wars version of Gotye’s Somebody That I Used To Know. Of course.
(Rage-inclined prequel/SE fans should probably sit this one out)
Well, that’s handy. (via)
Nick McKaig says this recording is “is 100% vocals and 100% my own voice, including over 90 tracks and more than 300 hours of production time.” It’s pretty neat!