Thursday at ComicCon

There’s plenty going on, but particularly of note:

8:30-10:00 Star Wars Fan Film Awards
It’s the galaxy-spanning return of a Comic-Con favorite! The Star Wars Fan Film Awards come back to Ballroom 20 as the Thursday night big event. Ballroom 20

Speaking of, voting on the Fan Movie Challenge finalists ends on Thursday. There’s also a Random House panel at 6:00, but with Betsy Mitchell the only familiar name present, I suspect they’ll save any Star Wars publishing news for a dedicated panel. (via)

UPDATE: Or not. Here’s what Sue Rostoni had to say about on the subject:

There will be a panel dedicated to The Clone Wars program, but not one on general fiction. Frank Parisi (LFL editor) and Carol Roeder (LFL director of publishing) will be on the panel along with Leland Chee and Henry Gilroy (writer of Dark Horse Clone Wars comics) and others. Pablo will moderate. I won’t be there this year.

I guess we’re probably not getting a Millennium Falcon cover or Fate of the Jedi announcement, then…

2008 Fan Movie Challenge finalists ready and willing

It’s time to vote for your favorites in the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge. The voting period is short – only until July 10 – and there are quite a few finalists… So start watching now! (Looks like the winners will be announced at San Diego Comic Con.)

I’ll be back with my recommendations later – but a quick peruse does show a few videos that we’ve featured are in the running: ESB in 60 seconds, Tarkin n’ Friends and Ryan vs. Dorkman 2.