Guests. Chalk artist Eric Maruscak is returning for Celebration VI. Maruscak did a Clone Wars mural at Celebration V which (eventually) revealed Savage Opress.
Trivia. Spike will be marathoning the Star Wars movies for the 4th of July holiday (of course) and commercial breaks will bring a Celebration VI trivia challenge called (of course) ‘Force of July’. There’s a chance to win prize packs and tickets to Celebration. (via)
Off-campus. 521 Ministries and Geek Out Loud are sponsoring ‘A Celebration of Worship’ Sunday morning during Celebration at the Rosen Plaza hotel next to the convention center. Voice actor James Arnold Taylor will be attending.
15,070 Czechs listed their religion as ‘Jedi’ in the latest census. AFP reports:
“Fifteen thousand adherents, which is the size of a small town, is not a negligible social phenomenon,” Stanislav Drapal, deputy head of the statistical office, told reporters.
In Prague, statisticians registered 3,977 Jedi knights, or 0.31 percent of the capital’s population.
I’m sure the Czech atheists are just thrilled. Yeah, it’s funny and gives us dumb stuff to blog about, but I’m not a fan of people treating their census like it’s a silly meme. Save it for Facebook.
Welsh priest holds Dr Who-themed services. The church had previously used in an episode of the show. (via Boing Boing)
Rose Bowl Highlights from Starwars.com, with a lot of footage you won’t see elsewhere, including Mary’s serenade. Also from Pasadena, The Troopers on the Bus and Disco Steve, (not Sansweet) who appears to be… I don’t know.
All the stuff I didn’t link last week
There’s a Church of Spock. Like you’re surprised. (via SF Signal)
MetroDad’s Modern Jedi’s Guide to Parenting.
The Infinite Force considers Palpatine’s manipulation of information.
Jkthunder explores Buddhist parallels in Star War
And over in Lori Jareo corner, takes on the controversy and what it means for fanfic in general from Imadra-blue and Lazypadawan.
The Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters. Very interesting site; I particularly like that J. Jonah Jameson’s faith is hating Spider-Man. (Thanks Missi!)