StarWars.com has a partial transcript of WonderCon’s biggest Star Wars event, Steve Sansweet’s presentation. First part a look back at ’99, featuring John Knoll; Part two introduced a new character from The Clone Wars, Cad Bane; Part three has Pablo and Steve going head to head with the Force Trainer and more TCW stuff.
Those of you in the Bay Area or heading there can enjoy the second big con of the year starting today. The first big SW event, the Last Fan Movie Standing, kicks off tonight.
Bantha Tracks #85 went up last night, so Hyperspace members can head over to StarWars.com for an 8-page PDF featuring Germany’s Jedi-Con, WonderCon, and ‘Bantha babies’ (not to be confused with baby banthas. Next time?)
The official blog has a roundup/transcript of Steve Sansweet’s panel, which started off with the Celebration Japan announcement (CJ? HA!) The rest of the first part is Steve talking to The Force Unleashed assistant producer Brett Rector, who confirms a few pesky rumors… Including one about the big dude himself. (Vader, not George. Sorry.) The second part skims a bit to an appearance by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, who talk Robot Chicken. And part three, with all the juicy Clone Wars goodness!
Bootleg trailer for X-Files 2 from WonderCon. Watch it before the copyright police find it! If you actually want to read, io9 has a bit on the panel itself.
There’s plenty going on for Star Wars fans at the San Francisco con. On Friday, look for the Lucas Licensing Portfolio Review and a showing of Star Wars fan films hosted by the fabulous Mary Franklin. Saturday brings a How to Draw Star Wars panel with Bonnie Burton, Matt Busch and Tom Hodges. And Inside Lucasfilm with Steve Sansweet, which will also feature The Clone Wars Executive Director David Filoni and Producer Catherine Winder.
Other highlights include an X-Files 2 panel with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson Chris Carter, writer-producer Frank Spotnitz, a Sarah Connor Chronicles Q&A with Thomas Dekker, Summer Glau Brian Austin Green and producer James Middleton. Other highlights include a panels with J. Michael Straczynski, previews of Get Smart, Prince Caspian WALL•E and Iron Man.
Jessa discovered that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be making their first-ever joint convention appearance, along with director-writer-producer Chris Carter and writer-producer Frank Spotnitz to discuss the upcoming X-Files movie. This rare convergence will be taking place at WonderCon in San Francisco on Saturday, February 23.
Jessa also mentioned that she would be excited, except that there is no Skinner involved.