Star Wars fans wish Ray Park a very happy birthday from the convention floor of Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando, FL.
Archive for August, 2012
We are on the very eve of Celebration VI. I’m writing this post in between tech rehearsals at the Behind-the-Scenes stage, looking ahead to what Saturday, August 25th holds (Here’s Day 1, and Day 2). It’s a very full day with a lot of great panels on my stage, but there’s one in particular I want to highlight. Sculptor and cantina-expert Tom Spina and I have been collaborating to make this one a must-see event. You will find out more about the creation of the Mos Eisley Cantina aliens than you could ever imagine possible, I promise you that! This panel boasts never-before-seen pictures and footage, and a chance to leave your mark on the Expanded Universe.
It was the late 80’s and Star Wars was officially dead. Bantha Tracks had vanished in the sand and Star Wars quickly turning into a fading franchise. During those dark days of fandom I was desperate to get my hands on anything Star Wars to keep the magic alive. Thankfully I discovered the Star Wars NPR Radio Dramas by Brian Daley!
Each Celebration, while working on the programming for the show, I come up with a mental list of what I would do if I were coming to the show as an attendee rather than as part of the production.
Don’t get me wrong – what I do is really fun. I can’t think of any job I would rather do, nor really of anything I would rather do than be behind the scenes at a Celebration. But if I could sneak away from responsibility for a bit here’s where I would go: