It just keeps coming… Tuesday, we got the annoucement of the Diorama Builders’ room, a collaborative effort organized by Frank D’Iorio, will be building a Death Star. It looks like everyone will be welcome to participate.
Today, it’s the Costume events, sure to be of interest to CJers. Contest guidelines and registration forms will be avaliable in January.
The official site has posted which fan groups will be featured in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. There are several organizations familiar to CJ members in the lineup, like The 501st, Chicago Force and the Indy Knights. The fan groups will be recruiting, passing out swag, and spreading the word about their respective organizations.
J.K Rowling is finished with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and they’ll be annoucing the exact publication date with 24 hours. The Daily Snitch has a screenshot of the annoucement from jkrowkling.com.
I’m guessing March, always a big time for hardcovers.
Star Wars: A Video Games Saga is an overview of GFFA electronic games from the Golden Age to the latest release.
Jar-Jar Binks is the mosting annoying character in film history, according to U.K. tabloid The Sun. He beat Donkey from Shrek, Gollum and several Jim Carey characters for the honor.
New article on starwars.com today: World-Building: An Interview with Brian Gernand, the Practical Model Supervisor for Revenge of the Sith.
Also new, the C-3PO: His Moment to Shine (video) is now available to the general public, an upcoming online chat with Sword Master Nick Gillard, and the launch of StarWarsJapan.com.
Leonardo DiCaprio claims he was offered the part of Anakin Skywalker, which will surprise no one who’s seen all those damn commercials for The Aviator – he could be Jack Lloyd’s older brother. However, he’s also, well, Leonardo DiCaprio, which means he looks like a troll on growth hormones. Thank you, Leo, for choosing to make
crap fine films like The Beach instead.
An unfinished version of Joss Whedon’s Serenity was screened for a test audience earlier this week. Darkworlds has a positive but sadly spoiler-free take; One Whedonesque thread has a few juicy bits; another keeps to technical details. Even Ain’t it Cool News isn’t dishing anything major. People really, really love this film and are actually unwilling to spoil major plot points. Shocking!
A familiar face is joining Stargate SG-1. Also mentioned: the new Battlestar Galactica will be joining SG-1 and Atlantis on Friday nights.
Ursula K. LeGuin isn’t so fond of the director of Sci-Fi’s Earthsea miniseries claiming they’ve been faithful to the intentions of her novels.
The mini is being roundly bashed by fans as well, with a fervor I haven’t seen since TNT
butchered adapted Mists of Avalon.
ETA: A second, longer commentary from LeGuin.