Archive for October, 2012



New York Comic Con: Star Wars  Books Panel Recap

Aaron Goins | October 15, 2012

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Today was the second day of one of the largest comic conventions on the East Coast, New York Comic Con. The panel I was most looking forward to was the Star Wars Books panel.  The panel featured authors Timothy Zahn, Pablo Hidalgo, and Jason Fry, and Del Rey editors Jen Heddle, Erich Schoeneweiss, and Frank Parisi. Frank Parisi acted as the panel moderator.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 12, 2012

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2012

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Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week, including a major crossover announcement, exclusive posts celebrating World Space Week, and lots more!

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Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival Winners & Highlights

StarWars.com Team | October 12, 2012
Photo: Tina Mills

Photo: Tina Mills

Last Friday, a sidewalk became a Star Wars- and Indiana Jones-themed art gallery.

The first annual Lucasfilm Sidewalk Art Festival was held between buildings A and B of the Letterman Digital Arts Center in San Francisco’s Presidio, with original chalk art created by teams consisting of four or fewer Lucasfilm employees. From photo-realistic portraits to Simpsons-style reinterpretations, the final results were truly stunning.

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Chronicling The Clone Wars  #3

Leland Chee | October 12, 2012

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Most of the rest of Season One plays out as it originally aired. Here’s a look at the next four episodes airing in syndication and my timeline notes.

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Ahsoka’s Journey in The Clone Wars

Ashley Eckstein | October 11, 2012

Season Five of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is back in full swing and Ahsoka made her grand entrance last Saturday in “A War on Two Fronts.” I think many people were surprised because we got to see a different side of Ahsoka. Usually she’s so focused and strong, but last week, we got to see her lose a little bit of that focus and caught a glimpse of her vulnerable side. She has these feelings for Lux and she is very confused by them…even Anakin questions her lack of focus.

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How Star Wars  Inspires Real Scientists and Engineers

Holly Griffith | October 10, 2012

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Let me give you a little bit of a background on myself: My name is Holly Griffith and I’m from southern Louisiana. For seven-and-a-half years I was a flight controller for the Space Shuttle’s Electrical Power System. Once Shuttle ended I transferred over to work on the International Space Station doing maintenance and mechanisms. I recently did a panel at Celebration VI with Dennis Bonilla from NASA HQ and Eric Geller of theforce.net . Two other JSC colleagues were there as well and we had a packed house! The panel was Science and Science Fiction and how the two influence each other. It was fascinating! Eric was a great moderator and the public asked lots of great questions. I’d love to be able to do it again next year!

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World Space Week: When Star Wars Meets Reality

Eric Geller | October 9, 2012

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Last Thursday, scientists and space geeks all over our little blue-and-green speck began observing World Space Week, “an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.” The Star Wars saga opened our imaginations to the possibility of life on exotic and fascinating planets and galactic conflicts utilizing incredible technologies. Since 1977, many of humanity’s accomplishments in space have been measured against the galaxy far, far away. While we still don’t have hyperspace travel, lightsabers, or proton torpedoes, we have been learning more and more about the universe we inhabit, and some of that new information has prompted comparisons to George Lucas’ space fantasy epic.

Join us for a review of Star Wars-like discoveries and technologies as we prepare to celebrate World Space Week!

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Halloween on a Budget

Katie Cook | October 9, 2012

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Happy World Space Week: Life Imitates Star Wars

Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides | October 8, 2012

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I felt like I was sitting in the Imperial Senate.

Kofi Annan stepped up to the podium at the United Nations with a planetary orbits logo behind him surrounded by the U.N. Olive Branches and addressed the national delegations about the importance of space exploration. The delegations sat behind their country’s nameplates, in traditional dress, some with headphones offering translations into other languages.

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StarWars.com Celebrates World Space Week

StarWars.com Team | October 8, 2012

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One of the themes of Star Wars is exploration: exploration of different ideas, exploration of science, and exploration of technology. That’s why StarWars.com is happy to take part in World Space Week, which shares that same theme.

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