When this blog is posted, I’ll (hopefully) be almost ready to head back to the States after a little R&R (riding and refocusing) in Namibia.
A long time ago…
It seems all the best stories start this way. Including my own.
A long time ago, in the spring of 1977, I was 13 years old and Star Wars had just hit the big screen. I asked my parents if we could see it, but my dad was recovering from surgery, so it would be a while before the family could go.
Star Wars has officially met high-fashion.
Black Milk unveiled its new line of Star Wars-based clothes and swimwear today, which takes the characters and imagery of Star Wars and repurposes them in fresh, creative ways. Watch the trailer below to get a look at the designs, including an Artoo-Detoo one-piece bathing suit and Han and Chewie leggings.
Star Wars Reads Day is October 6 — book publishers will be staging events in bookstores and libraries across the United States, with raffle prizes, promotional giveaways, and other surprises. It’s a Star Wars event like no other, and you don’t want to miss it! Be sure to Like the official Star Wars Reads Day Facebook page as well!
“The Road to Reads Day” will be your one-stop-shop for everything related to this exciting event: links to original new posts on the Star Wars Blog by Star Wars authors like Timothy Zahn and Ryder Windham, coverage from around the web, and lots more.
I can hardly believe it. When I first arrived at Lucasfilm and George and I had our first meetings to discuss the The Clone Wars, he spoke of doing at least a hundred episodes. Well, in Season Five we will pass the 100 episode mark, and keep right on going. At the time, back in 2005, it was hard to imagine 100 episodes; we had a very small staff back then, and barely an idea of what the show might look like, or how we would achieve some of the ambitious visuals we were exploring.
Saturday, October 6, is Star Wars Reads Day, and I’m happy to be part of the celebration. Fans will be gathering at bookstores across the U.S. to promote reading and to pick up some fun freebies, and some of the events will feature Star Wars writers like me and costumed characters from the 501st Legion, the Rebel Legion, the Mandalorian Mercs, and the R2 Builders Club.
Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed last week, including lots of content leading up to the season premiere of The Clone Wars, details on a new Star Wars trading card series by Topps, and lots more!