Entries Tagged as 'conventions'
October 16th, 2013 by Dunc · 1 Comment
Last week we pondered Anakin Skywalker’s mad trolling skills, watched (or attended, or attended via cardboard avatar) NYCC and pondered how long George Lucas is keeping J.J. Abrams on the phone. All that and more, below the cut.
Filed: conventions · fandom · sequel trilogy
Tagged: weekly tweets
October 10th, 2013 by Dunc · 14 Comments
NYCC namesake corner. Tricia Barr nabbed a picture of the Kotobukiya Bishoujo Mara Jade on display. Thoughts?
Queue the eyeroll. Scott Mendelson asks if there’s Star Wars without George Lucas. To quote Brian, “Welcome to the most annoying question directed at EU fans, rest of fandom.”
Casting. On The Graham Norton Show, Harrison Ford says he “hasn’t decided yet” about Episode VII, but he’ll return to Indiana Jones “in a New York minute.” And Michael B. Jordan tells The Huffington Post that he has indeed auditioned for the film.
On that note, read this. Film Critic Hulk on why casting rumors are nonsense. None of this is a surprise, but it is definitely something to keep in mind, and one of the reasons we don’t take rumors particularly seriously around these parts. (Also: They amuse me.)
Your moment of zen Star Wars Joke-A-Day – perhaps better known as our own The Stooge – has hit upon a big scoop.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · sequel trilogy
Tagged: episode vii · george lucas · harrison ford · indiana jones · mara jade · rumors
October 9th, 2013 by jawajames · 3 Comments
This weekend is New York Comic Con, and Star Wars will be out in full force – even more than their presence at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. From October 10 – 13, the Javits Center in New York City will be wall-to-wall fandom, and topping it off for Star Wars fans will be Pablo Hidalgo’s panel on Rebels on Saturday at 2:45 pm. On Tuesday, @StarWars warned that there will be a giveaway item at the Rebels panel – some sort of Imperial propaganda.
Del Rey announced their lineup of authors doing signings at their Star Wars Books booth (and free book giveaways), with John Jackson Miller, Drew Karpyshyn, J. W. Rinzler, Ryder Windham, Jason Fry, and Chris Reiff making appearances.
Rooqoo Depot has a great listing of more Star Wars goings-on, including a list of the Star Wars panels (Anthony Daniels! Origami! Making of Return of the Jedi!), as well as booth signings for DK Books and Dark Horse Comics.
For those looking for exclusive merchandise, Hallmark has a Rancor ornament, Kotobukiya has an R2-Q5 ARTFX+ Statue, and Dark Horse has a NYCC sketch cover variant for The Star Wars #1. Her Universe will be selling at the official Reed Pop store.
Tagged: anthony daniels · comics · drew karpyshyn · j w rinzler · jason fry · john jackson miller · nycc · pablo hidalgo · rebels (cartoon) · ryder windham
October 4th, 2013 by jawajames · 2 Comments
Tomorrow, October 5 is the second annual Star Wars Reads Day. Last year, over 1,000 bookstores, libraries and schools got into the action with events to promote literacy combined with Star Wars, and this year aims to be bigger!
Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million are hosting events chainwide, and there are at least a dozen local events where Star Wars authors and illustrators are participating. Many locations will also be getting visits from their local chapters of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, and Mando Mercs costuming clubs.
Check out the list of author events at the official Star Wars Reads Day page, or view a larger list of participating libraries and bookstores by state (and even some outside the US). Aaron Allston, Tim Zahn, John Jackson Miller, Pablo Hidalgo and Jason Fry are among some of the authors hitting up their local shops for Star Wars Reads Day.
Bonus: Helen Keier of the New Essential Guide to Alien Species will be at the Mahopac Public Library, in Mahopac, NY for a reading and Q&A.
If you can’t make it to a participating venue, there’s also an online author chat on Saturday on GoodReads with John Jackson Miller, Jason Fry, Ryder Windham, Chris Alexander, Tom Angleberger and more. Or just watch the fun on the Star Wars Reads facebook page.
The Star Wars Reads Day program is sponsored by all of the main publishers of Star Wars books (Del Rey, DK, Dark Horse, Scholastic, Chronicle, Quirk, Abrams, Titan, Randon House Audio, Workman), and We Love Fine has the official Star Wars Reads Day tees (in men’s sizes only, seriously?!):
In honor of Star Wars Reads Day, Dark Horse Digital is having a 50% off sale on a bunch of digital comics this weekend, mostly from the Star Wars Adventures and Clone Wars digests.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe
Tagged: star wars reads
September 12th, 2013 by Dunc · 6 Comments
There’s one major media con left for the year: New York Comic Con. And Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo will be there for a presentation on the upcoming cartoon Rebels, StarWars.com announced today. The panel, subtitled ‘Might of the Empire,’ will be held Saturday, October 12 at 2:45 p.m. Here’s the description:
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned Stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions — and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.
Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.
The series is still a year away, so don’t miss this chance to get an early look at its development.
We got our most extensive look (so far) at Rebels from Dave Filoni at Celebration Europe in July. It’s expected to begin airing next fall.
There will also be panels on The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi with J.W. Rinzler and Jason Fry, origami with Chris Alexander, “Blast-A-Trooper” with the 501st Legion and several licensees, including Del Rey and Dark Horse.
And before you ask…
Filed: conventions · star wars on tv
Tagged: j w rinzler · nycc · pablo hidalgo · rebels (cartoon) · return of the jedi · the making of rotj
August 21st, 2013 by jawajames · 1 Comment
And you thought my con coverage was over! Here’s Randy Stradley, writer of Star Wars: Dark Times, and Douglas Wheatley, artist of Dark Times, discussing the start of the current arc, ‘A Spark Remains’. If you haven’t checked it out yet, Issue #1 came out in July, just before Comic-Con, and the second issue comes out today. While setting the stage for the activity in the first issue of ‘A Spark Remains’ (check out my review of #1 on Big Shiny Robot), the pair kept mum about the future of Jedi Dass Jennir and his friends, as well as other projects being worked on. Bonus: we get photobombed at the very end by a certain Sith voice actor.
Filed: conventions · expanded universe · interviews
Tagged: comics · dark horse · dark times · interviews · randy stradley · sam witwer · sdcc · video
August 12th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
Our own Jawajames guests on the latest Full of Sith podcast to talk San Diego Comic-Con, being behind the scenes at Celebration Europe and the Expanded Universe.
Filed: conventions · fandom
Tagged: celebration europe ii · podcasts · sdcc
August 9th, 2013 by Dunc · No Comments
One more video out of Celebration Europe… Warwick Davis and Mark Hamill talk about Return of the Jedi and toys.
Filed: conventions · people · star wars
Tagged: celebration europe ii · mark hamill · return of the jedi · video · warwick davis
August 9th, 2013 by Dunc · 2 Comments
Well, what do we have here? It’s a series of ‘Orange Harvest’ (nuk nuk) crates labeled as containing (or previously containing) various items from the Star Wars galaxy. And… There are blueprints. Will we be getting some kind of theme park announcement after all, or is this it? Patience!
More pictures at Inside the Magic.
Get a closer look at the blueprints under the cut.
Filed: conventions · star wars
Tagged: d23 expo · theme parks
August 5th, 2013 by Dunc · 14 Comments
Reed has updated with the prices for the Celebration tickets that go on sale Wednesday. A 4-Day adult pass is $140 and the rest of the regular prices seem in line with what they were charging for Celebration VI. The VIP prices have both gone up $50, though – Jedi Master is $900 while the Knight package is $450.
Tagged: celebration vii