Archive for August, 2012



Star Wars and Origami, a Match Made on the Freeway

Chris Alexander | August 16, 2012

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A long time ago on a freeway far, far away . . . . I was driving home after teaching some kindergarten students how to make an origami penguin when it occurred to me that a penguin and a B-Wing starfighter are very similar. In my head, I figured out how to rework the penguin into my first original Star Wars origami model. At the encouragement of friends, and after lots of trial and error—mostly error—I created an impressive number of original Star Wars origami models.

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SWCVI: Willow & Daley: Two of My Favorite Subjects on Day 2

Pablo Hidalgo | August 16, 2012

Now where was I? Ah yes, ticking down the list of panels I’ll be hosting at the Behind the Scenes stage at Celebration VI. Day One’s been chronicled (and updated, following a scheduling switch), so let’s move onto the Friday at Celebration. Since there appear to be no rules against playing favorites,  I will do so. I mean it when I say every panel is worth seeing, but there’s a couple on Friday that I want to give extra attention to: Willow and Brian Daley.

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SWCVI: Jeffrey Brown and Son

Jeffrey Brown | August 16, 2012

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SWCVI: Where I Know Everybody’s Name

Jason Fry | August 15, 2012

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Here’s my confession, and my no longer secret shame: I am a niche geek, a jack of very few trades.

I love Comic-Con because there are about a billion things to see, and because even though it gets insanely crowded, the jammed-up throng is nearly always remarkably cheerful and patient about being stuck somewhere while someone takes pictures or gawks at rare graphic novels or stops to buttonhole an author, artist or fellow fan. Comic-Con is a collection of crazy enthusiast tribes, whose members rub elbows (quite literally) with good humor.

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SWCVI: Is It Time For Your Checklist or Mine?

Peter Mayhew | August 15, 2012

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Where’s the checklist? Do we have the patches, t-shirts, geek shirts, fedora, 501st badges, books, signage for The Peter Mayhew Foundation…..jeans or shorts, did we find Katy’s airbrushes…how’s the cat, the dog?? Is everything in order for Shoot A Trooper? Are you taking the wheelchair? Of course, too much walking otherwise…gotta pamper those knees…gotta wheelchair monkey…yes, Brad will do….oh my gosh!! It’s almost here!! Is Kenny Baker really going to be there? Yes!! And wooohooo!! It’s time for Celebration VI!! It’s a family reunion of the galaxy far far away! And from all corners of the globe! Welcome! We are so excited to be in the autograph area at Celebration and will be stopping by our Shoot A Trooper event every day as well. Stop by and Shoot A Trooper for Charity!

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The Celebration That Almost Wasn’t

Dan Madsen | August 15, 2012

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It’s hard for me to believe that we are almost upon the sixth Star Wars Celebration! Every few years, fans look forward to the mecca of Star Wars events and this year’s convention is shaping up to be the best ever.

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SWCVI: My first step into a larger world…

Daniel Logan | August 14, 2012
Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

Me on stage at Celebration II with Temuera Morrison. Father & Son!

I attended my first Celebration in May of 2002, Celebration II in Indianapolis, IN (that was actually the first event of that type I ever attended). I had a blast! The attendees were all so enthusiastic about Star Wars and were very friendly to me. What a place to be… all Star Wars: fun activities and panels, people in amazing costumes, great merchandise to see. From that moment, I was hooked.

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SWCVI: Family Room Fun

Kristen Hidalgo | August 14, 2012

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I’m Kristen Hidalgo, and I’m planning the activities for the Family Room at Celebration VI. This is my second time doing it and I’m really excited about it. Celebration V was a blast and we have even more planned for this year.

My idea for the Family Room is pretty simple–I want Celebration VI to be as much fun for kids as it is for adults. I want there to be so many cool things to do that kids will want to come back every day.

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Dork Vader

Katie Cook | August 14, 2012

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SWCVI: How Star Wars Saga in 60 Minutes Came to Be

Patrick T. Gorman | August 14, 2012

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Ten years ago, George Lucas asked me to do something.  And I didn’t do it.  I didn’t not do it to be a jerk.  I didn’t try and wait to give myself time to grow a better beard than him.  (I couldn’t do it anyway.  That dude knows how to rock a beard, especially as I can barely keep my 90’s goatee in line.)  No, there were a bunch of reasons.  Life reasons.  Work reasons.  Fear.  Laziness.  Parenthood.  But in the end, I did what he asked and now I really hope he’s cool with it.

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