Del Rey is giving us a very early look at Jedi Trial, October’s Clone Wars hardcover by David Sherman and Dan Cragg. Interested? Be sure to check it out ASAP!
Diana: Oh, lordy! Those Jedi monk’s robes are hot, though. I think it’s the boots.
Sarah: Isn’t it always the boots?
Diana: Yeah. You know, leather always seems to be the “sexual” fabric, but here the Jedi wear cotton, and it’s sexy.
Sarah: Natch, it’s the fabric of our lives! Now with 98 percent more midichlorians.
Ladies after our own hearts.
Ringer Garfeimao of theonering.net had a chance to get up close and personal with the LOTR costumes shown at Comic-Con. See the pictures.
(I’m also pleased to announce this is the 100th post on this blog! Whoohoo!)
The rumor mill have been running wild with this information, and it’s finally confirmed… Ralph Fiennes will be playing Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden posts Semi-random bits of advice for writers attending their first SF convention. It focuses on WorldCon, but there’s a lot of good general advice.
Two weeks until JadeCon!
Dark Horse is teaming up with the concept artists from Revenge of the Sith for a graphic novel, Visionaries. It will feature 12 stories (some in continuty, some not) and be written by the artists themselves.
“I’ve been a fan of Asian animation and illustration all my life,” George Lucas said. “Asian cinema has had a particularly big impact on a lot of my work. When we began thinking about developing new ways to explore the craft of animation, it seemed a natural step to combine the two. By having a base in Singapore, we can create a new style of animation that will blend East and West and offer something not seen before.”
Keira Knightley is set to star in Domino, scripted by Richard Kelly of Donnie Darko.
The summary, from Hollywood Reporter:
The real-life story centers on Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, who starred in the original version of “The Manchurian Candidate.” Domino Harvey ditched a career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter. The project has long been gestating at Scott Free, but it heated up when Scott took to Kelly’s script, which incorporates flashbacks, flash-forwards, and characters from “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
Suzy McKee Charnas talks about teaching at this year’s Clarion East, a writer’s workshop for fantasy and science fiction
As Star Wars fans, we really have no right to complain about merchandising. But an Arwen’s pendant navel ring? That might just be going a bit too far.