Archive for 2012



Chronicling The Clone Wars

Leland Chee | September 14, 2012

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Without a doubt, the most often asked question I’ve been asked since The Clone Wars started four years ago is, “How does The Clone Wars fit into the existing Expanded Universe Clone Wars timeline?” The first seasons of The Clone Wars were peculiar in that episodes didn’t air in chronological order.  You would have episodes in Seasons 2 and 3 that were actually prequels to episodes in Season 1.   Here are a few of my notes regarding the timeline to help sort things out.

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The Birth of the 501st Legion Part Two: Trooping in the Jundland Wastes of Fandom

Albin Johnson | September 13, 2012

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Many people wrote me to say they enjoyed the history of the 501st installment I did last month. So I thought I’d pick up on it from time to time and get more of the story out. Few people know just how widely the Legion has woven its saga. It messes with my head sometimes how far a good idea can go if nurtured at _just_ the right time.

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It’s a Frappé!

Katie Cook | September 12, 2012

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Star Wars And Her Universe Shine The Spotlight On Fangirls!

Ashley Eckstein | September 12, 2012

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Last week the Star Wars community was consumed with headlines of bullying and hurt feelings. The good news is that our community rallied together and condemned the thoughtless act of mockery and turned it into a teachable moment. However, amidst all of the negative headlines, something extremely exciting happened and I’d like to shine the spotlight on something positive in our community. (Of course I’m biased, but bear with me.) At Celebration VI, we had a Her Universe photo shoot for female Star Wars fans. Girls have been asking me for the past two years if they could be a Her Universe model. Her Universe is a brand for the fans and when the fans tell me what they want, I do my best to make it happen. So we were able to arrange a free photo shoot for any girl that showed up to strike a pose and have their photo taken by professional photographer Preston Mack.

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SWCVI in Review

Dave Filoni | September 11, 2012

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Hello Star Wars Friends,

I’m sorry it has been so long since my last blog. When I am away from the office as long as I was for Star Wars Celebration VI, there is always a lot to catch up on when I get back. I can now say that everything is pretty much back up to speed and The Clone Wars is moving forward, bigger and better than ever.

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How sweet it is! Being in the right place at the right time can sometimes pay BIG dividends!

Steve Sansweet | September 10, 2012

Still tasty on Sunday (Photo by Chris Gereke)

There are a bunch of people who assume that I’ve built my collection over the years through the generosity of Lucasfilm or licensees. “You mean they don’t automatically send you one of everything?” Nope. I go out hunting at retail or online and pay full price for nearly everything. Oh, now and then over the years a licensee that I’ve built a strong relationship with or helped with some project will be very kind and send me product or give me a healthy discount. I appreciate that a lot, because being a collector who likes nearly everything produced worldwide doesn’t mean that I can afford everything.

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What’s Inside Star Wars Insider #136

| September 7, 2012

Folks that attended Celebration VI got their first chance to snatch up Star Wars Insider #136. But for those who missed out, the latest issue is now hitting newsstands and subscriber in-boxes. I helped put together this issue alongside JW Rinzler and Jonathan Wilkins at Titan Magazines, and here are 10 highlights of what you’ll find inside.

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SWCVI: Star Wars Sound Panel

David Acord | September 7, 2012

Ben Burtt, Matthew Wood and I hosted a panel at Celebration CVI over the weekend on Star Wars sound. A part of our presentation involved the breakdown of a scene from The Clone Wars (“Massacre”, season 4). I stripped out the sound effects and dialog from the scene leaving it rather bare bones. We invited volunteers from the audience to come up to the stage and perform the sound effects and dialog for us in order to rebuild the scene. One person performed lasers sounds (pew! pew!), another young man performed lightsaber swishes (WOOOW!), and two others performed explosions (kaBOOM!). The lasers were layered in as background battle and the swishes and explosions served as Ventress’ attack on the Super Battledroids. Three more volunteers perfumed the dialog in the scene (two Battle Droids and General Grievous).

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The Force Is Strong With The Cupcake Wars on Food Network!

Ashley Eckstein | September 7, 2012
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R2-D2 Likes Cupcakes too!

Sooooo, I have been keeping this a secret for a long time but I am so excited to finally announce that I had the AMAZING opportunity to be a guest judge on this Sunday’s brand new Star Wars episode of The Cupcake Wars! I am a self proclaimed cupcake connoisseur and when I got the call to be on the show, I think the whole neighborhood could hear my excited screams! I joked that I’ve researched my whole life for this one pivotal moment…LOL! I joke, but kidding aside, I was ready. I took it very seriously and I had to try 15 cupcakes in one day! Don’t worry, I paced myself, and it was literally a dream come true. I got to sit on the judging panel with Sprinkles Cupcakes founder Candace Nelson, chef and co-owner of Mad-Mac Florian Bellanger and work with host Justin Willman. They were all so nice and I was completely geeking out on the inside the entire time because I was such a big fan!

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501st at Dragon*Con 2012 – My Kind of Convention: Fearless and Inventive

Lawrence Green | September 7, 2012

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As the curtain slowly fell on the splendor of Star Wars Celebration VI, with many members of the 501st already beginning preliminary plans for Celebration Europe II, a small, but hardy — some might say die-hard — detachment of troops made their way up to Atlanta, Georgia after a few days recovery for the majesty and wonder that was Dragon*Con 2012.