September 28th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
A single, solitary comic this Wednesday: Legacy #40, the conclusion of the ‘Tatooine’ storyline. I find myself hoping that Morrigan shots Cade (not a spoiler: look at the cover;) if only to put
us him out of his fail spiral.
As for books, both Amazon and B&N are showing a release date of October 1st for Steve Sansweet’s 1,000 Collectibles: Memorabilia and Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away. A Thursday? Does that just mean there is no official release date? In any case, go ahead and start looking but don’t count on anything.
Filed: expanded universe · fandom
Tagged: collecting · comics · legacy · nonfiction · releases · steve sansweet
September 8th, 2009 by Dunc · 3 Comments
We’re all getting a bit antsy on the CV front – Where? When? Ever? – but Steve Sansweet gave the lowdown to Examiner.com’s Bryan Young. Basically? We’re waiting on a organizational deal to be signed (in the past, that was GenCon) and that it could happen as late as six months out from the event. Eek!
Tagged: celebration v · dragoncon · steve sansweet
September 6th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
That’s what Examiner.com’s Bryan Young is reporting from Steve Sansweet’s DragonCon panel. Sansweet also hinted that we may get some serious news soon!
Of course, the skeptic in me can’t fail to remind folks that this is far from the first time we’ve been given a ‘possible’ date. But Sansweet actually talking about it at a con seems like a good step.
Filed: conventions · star wars on tv
Tagged: dragoncon · live action series · steve sansweet
August 10th, 2009 by Dunc · No Comments
TFN’s Forcecast (which now has a brand-new website of their very own) caught up with Steve Sansweet at Chicago Comic Con. He talks about Celebration V and the issues as to why we don’t have a definitive announcement yet. Key statements: He hopes to announce it before the end of the summer, and “It could very well be later in the summer” than the previous events.
They also address the whole ‘second animated series’ thing. “You don’t build two animation studios and just do one series. You have other things in mind,” and “not nessarily Star Wars,” Steve said.
Filed: conventions · star wars on tv
Tagged: celebration v · fan sites · interviews · podcasts · rumors · steve sansweet
August 1st, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Steve Sansweet will be giving a presentation next Saturday (August 8) at Chicago Comic-Con, aka the convention formerly known as Wizard World Chicago.
Should the speculation prove true, he may be announcing something noteworthy… But let’s not get our hopes too high this time. In any case, it looks like there will be plenty of Star Wars folks in attendance.
(Photo from last year’s Wizard World Chicago by Edlitmus.)
Tagged: steve sansweet
July 31st, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
There’s a great interview with Steve Sansweet over at Digital City, focused on fandom and Lucasfilm’s relationship with us. I particularly like this bit about us internet savages:
…It is, and they have a sense of ownership that Lucasfilm is smart enough not to try and disrupt. And fans are critics, and people who post online are the ones who are the most upset about certain things, but we accept it all. Star Wars is what you want Star Wars to be for you. George’s Star Wars is something that he made for him, but if you don’t like a certain thing in his Star Wars, what are you gonna do? Everyone can take their own piece of Star Wars that they enjoy. It’s what fans make of it.
Filed: fandom · lucasfilm · people
Tagged: interviews · steve sansweet
July 30th, 2009 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Bryan Young got talk to Steve Sansweet at Comic-Con, and naturally he asked what was up with getting the movies on Blu-Ray. Steve’s answer? Well, it’s a feature that’s likely to get folded in with that box set we’ve been hearing about for years, and we’ll see it when the live-action series is nigh: aka “the next several years.” Ahh, vagueness, our old friend!
Filed: star wars · star wars on tv
Tagged: blu-ray · interviews · live action series · saga box set · steve sansweet
July 7th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
Because we have a Star Wars schedule. The Clone Wars, The Old Republic and the Fate of the Jedi (with all three authors!) panels are all on Friday. And so is the Star Wars Spectacular, which basically means that all the ‘breaking news’ from it will already be public by the time it’s shown on G4. Nice, by which I mean something unprintable.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · star wars · the clone wars
Tagged: fate of the jedi · g4 · sdcc · steve sansweet · the old republic (mmo)
June 29th, 2009 by Dunc · 11 Comments
So as I said last week, I pretty firmly believe that Sansweet and company are finally going to bust out the official Celebration V announcement next month at San Diego Comic Con, but I’m not sure that really justifies airing the thing on G4.
Not that C5 wouldn’t be big news for us, but for the general audience at SDCC and G4 it’s not really wait-in-line or tune-in now material. The second season of The Clone Wars and The Old Republic MMO are certain to make appearances, but the TOR trailer is old news and while it’ll be nice to see Disney’s TCW preview in wide and open release, neither of those are exactly earth-shaking.
No, the ante has been upped; I’m expecting – hoping- something big. Like some major news on the live-action series, perhaps? Hasn’t been much solid on that lately, but there have been those rumors flying around about casting and murmurs about possible shooting locations. (And now… John Williams? Not that IMDB is most reliable of sources at this point in the game.) It’s a long shot… But we can hope. For a name, at the very least.
What would you like to hear? Would C5 and The Clone Wars alone satisfy you?
Tagged: celebration v · live action series · sdcc · speculation · steve sansweet
June 25th, 2009 by Dunc · 4 Comments
So the big SDCC news is of course that G4 will be airing Steve Sansweet’s Star Wars Spectacular panel. Good news for those of us geeks who will actually watch it! Now: Make this a trend. Free the cons! Some are worried that G4 will try to sleaze it up, but quite honestly… I can deal, because I’m about 90% sure we’re going to finally get a Celebration V announcement out of this thing.
- It seems there are still Fan Club Breakfast tickets, if you’re up to being out and about at 7am on a Friday.
- Nerf Herders Anonymous has a list of Star Wars guests attending the con. It’s mostly Clone Wars people, but hey, Mark Hamill. There are also at least a few authors attending.
(SDCC ’08 pic by kbaird @ Flickr)
Filed: conventions · star wars · star wars on tv · the clone wars
Tagged: g4 · sdcc · steve sansweet