Star Wars Spectacular

LFL pushed the nostalgia angle – not surprising with the DVD release and 30-year anniversary.

The big news is LFL flying in 200 501st members and other costumed fans to take part in 2007’s Tournament of Roses Parade. Not much new about Celebration IV – at least the one in L.A. But it was announced that LFL plans to hold another con next year – Celebration Europe, in London next July.

And we finally get something to go on with one of the TV shows – the animated show will take place late in the Clone Wars, and Anakin, Obi-Wan, Yoda and others will appear.

And it looks like the Secrets of 07 mystery is indeed a game. Focused on the Force and set between ROTS and ANH, it’ll contain both existing and new characters.

In short, there’s a lot going on, so be sure to read the report. There are several video clips from the Spectacular available for Hyperspace members as well.

Jedi Rocks

Star Wars characters from the ROTS video game will rock out to Franz Ferdinand’s ‘Take Me Out’ on MTV2’s Video Mods tomorrow. The video features Anakin on vocals, Obi-Wan on guitar, Mace Windu on bass, Yoda on drums, and is sure to be a favorite of drunken JadeCon audiences come August.

Game On!

If you got a bit lost in the flurry of fanboy love that came with the movie trailer, you might have missed the release of the trailer for the ROTS video game. More fleshed-out on the actual game than the earlier previews, it gives us an early glimpse of what to expect from Lucasfilm in the way of CGI sets and weaponry… And some VERY interesting possibilities for the finished film itself. But it IS only a video game, and these things ARE variable… but it’s a gold mine of nebulous hints to poke and prod at, and isn’t that part of the fun of the spoiler penthouse?

Chicks play D&D!

I’m not quite sure what to think of this, but Dungeon Majesty features four women who not only play Dungeon’s & Dragons, but allow themselves to be filmed in costume. (Sorry Karrdes – I don’t see any chainmail.) The teaser is very Land of the Lost. On crack. (via Metafilter)

While I’m here, apparently October 15th was the 30-year anniversy of D&D. Whoo? Yay?

And if while this has absolutely nothing to do with D&D except for being, well, another RPG, White Wolf has relaunched their popular Vampire system. This is notable as looking at the pictures in Vampire: The Masquerade is the closest I’ve ever come to an actual RPG. (Well, outside of all that WEG stuff I bought back in my fangirl days.)

Obviously, we need someone who knows something about gaming to blog about it.