Our pal Steve Sansweet was hanging out on the Forcecast tonight, and he gave us some tidbits:
Jon Stewart’s “Main Event” with George Lucas will be a one-time only thing, but there will be an overflow room.
All six Star Wars films will be screened digitally, two a night.
The U.S. Postal Service will be on hand the first day with a special mailing station and themed cancellation stamp.
Randy Martinez is doing the program art.
There will be some form of opening ceremony – because Steve needs to wear a silly costume (See right.)
And weirdest of all… There will be speed dating. No, really. Speed dating.
The podcast is aired live tonight, but will be up later this week.
UPDATE: Listen to
Steve on the ForceCast!
TeeEffYou, too. A summary has appeared at Random House for . The Force Unleashed II novelization Admiral Ackbar may appear in the game and Hayden Blackman wants a movie and/or TV show. I’m torn between eye-rolling and snickering, and ended up just pulling something from Robot Chicken. As you do.
Sample. With less than a month to go to release, there’s an audio excerpt of Sean William’s The Old Republic: Fatal Alliance.
Maybe they should just start a blog. The . Insider is going digital
Interviews. SWBooks.co.uk talks to comic writer Tom Taylor; The EU Review has John Jackson Miller.
Sue Rostoni announced the title for the penultimate volume of the series on the StarWars.com boards. Meanwhile, author Christie Golden talks Allies over at the EU Review.
The Clone Wars maestro Dave Filoni will be appearing live on tonight’s Forcecast. It’s your chance to call in and ask those burning questions…
If I hadn’t already decided that the
Today ewok shenanigans was one of my favorite Star Wars moments of 2009, this song may very well have been the thing to push them over the edge. You go, drunken ewok.
Steve Sansweet was on the
Forcecast live tonight and announced that The Clone Wars will be moving back to the 9:00pm slot as of this week.
He declined to say anything besides ‘”soon” on the CV announcement, and once
again denounced the latest sequel trilogy rumor as “so ludicrous.”
There’s only about an hour and change until S2 premieres here on the east coast, and here are a few things to tide you over:
What to expect, the ForceCast’s chat with Dave Filoni, and the first review.
Namesake corner. Mara Jade is one of Crave’s ten female characters that would kick your face in. Uhh, thanks? I think. Also, apparently the Galaxies trading card game has another Mara card, yet again with art that I don’t totally hate ( fourth row here, in wallpaper size and everything. Despite smearing their first offering with an April Fools, I don’t dislike it. One just gets a bit tired of the leather jumpsuit T&A, though it does come in handy for mocking up a cover for the faux smut.)
The Clone Wars. Dave Filoni will be appearing on tonight’s . ForceCast Live
Upcoming. Sue Rostoni confirms that Kemp’s Crosscurrent sequel will get a June 2011 release, pushing the Reaves/Bohnhoff holostar novel up to March. And Alex Irvine drops a few hints about what to expect from his Nomi Sunrider novel. And some people say there are too many big 3 novels…
The blogside. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff looks at . (Psst… Googling ‘Midichlorian Rhapsody’ brings up Star Wars as philosophy this, filk fans.)
Wait, what? At first I was just rolling my eyes at a visual dictionary for LEGO Star Wars, but now it’s getting the most extensive string of bookstore events yet. Boggling. Well, I guess the kids like it.
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Will it blend? Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig wore a Darth Vader meets . Sorry, Kiss of the Spider Woman dress to the Emmys Bonnie: I’m pretty sure she full deserves that D. But at least we get blog content out of it.
IMMA LET YOU FINISH. Congratulations, it’s a week-old meme in Star Wars form!
Talkies. If you’re in the mood for some old school audio drama, Star Wars en Direct’s Dany Pépin is starting some aural fan fiction, ‘In the Shadows,’ next month.
Lists of dubious (and not-so-dubious) honors. Luke is #1 on Spike’s list of the top ten white trash heroes of cinema, while Lando is one of io9′s ten most corrupt mayors in science fiction. Uh, thanks? I guess. On an entirely different note, A New Hope tops Paste’s ten most iconic opening scenes. ( via)
Nonfiction corner. StarWars.com talks to Ryder Windham and Pete Vilmur about The Complete Vader. On a related note, take a peek at . Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Death Troopers. Did you catch all the Purge letters? No? Well, here are the direct links: DeathTroopers.com, StarWars.com, Star Wars Action News, NJOE, RebelScum, TheForce.net, and ours.
Podcasts. Jason Fry and Daniel Wallace are on the latest Fictional Frontiers with Sohaib. (Warning: auto-pla.)
Blogsided. Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff on the pool of knowledge and Star Wars as part of the vernacular.
Ye Olde Databank. New or expanded entries for Jocasta Nu, Cad Bane, and Cato Parasitti. And hey – Ben Skywalker is in there now. That’s new! Newish. Wait, don’t tell me: They added him with the , didn’t they? Backlash cover
Sweet mockery. Checked in with We Hav to Take a Trip with Jacen Solo lately? Havac is currently working his way through . Legacy of the Force
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