SDCC ’08: Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge winners

Rebelscum was reporting live from the fan film awards… Erm, Fan Movie Challenge ceremony last night. (There’s some stuff about Fanboys in there too, as well as a lot of fanboy squee.)

Here are the winners:

Congrats, everyone!

UPDATE: goes a bit more in-depth on the awards, including a transcript of the Fanboys portion of the evening.

Here comes San Diego Comic-Con

This weekend brings yet another con – the con – San Diego Comic-Con.The highlight for CJers? The Supercolossal Fan Race, of course!

  • Events: has the schedule of Star Wars events (and TFN has LucasArts) but since there’s so much going on, best to check the full schedule as well.
  • Merchandise: Zazzle will be holding a Star Wars election (with new merchandise lauching for those not at the con,) and of course Star Wars Shop will have plenty of exclusives
  • Book and comic guests: Writers Karen Traviss, Ryder Windham, Jeremy Barlow and Dan Wallace will be on hand, while artists include Chris Trevas, Chris Reiff and Tommy Lee Edwards, Travis Charest, Adam Hughes, Dustin Weaver, Dan Parsons and Matthew and Shaw Fillbach will be among the those signing. TFN scedules for the DK, Del Rey, and Dark Horse booths, while you can get Traviss’ event schedule (and subsequent book tour) on her website.
  • Fanboys: An exclusive screening will be held at the con, with 300 tickets being given away at the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Awards on Thursday.

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.