StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: June 7, 2013

StarWars.com Team | June 7, 2013

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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!

STAR WARS READS DAY RETURNS

The second annual celebration of Star Wars and literacy is confirmed for October 5, 2013! Many cities already have events lined up and more are coming. Stay tuned!

CELEBRATION EUROPE NEWS

That Star Wars tattoo you’ve been thinking about getting? Celebration Europe will be the perfect place to take the plunge! Watch this new trailer on Star Wars body art, and check out the list of confirmed tattooists coming to Germany this summer!

Also, get ready for lots of astromechs at Celebration Europe…because the R2 Builders Club is coming!

RETURN OF THE JEDI 30TH ANNIVERSARY

May 25 was the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi, and StarWars.com featured some special content to mark the occasion. In case you missed it, be sure to check out director Kyle Newman’s funny — and heartfelt — tribute to the classic film, The Return of Return of the Jedi: 30 Years and Counting — Special Edition, featuring Kevin Smith, Topher Grace, Eli Roth, and many more famous fans. (The StarWars.com version is a special extended cut.) And be sure to read Newman’s blog post detailing the making of his short film.

Also in honor of Jedi turning 30, StarWars.com’s Dan Brooks interviewed effects legend Dennis Muren, who worked extensively on the film.

THE BEST OF THE BLOG

Tim Veekhoven & Kevin Beentjes provide a fascinating essay on the aesthetic connections between prehistoric beasts and Star Wars creatures.

The finalists in Pringles’ “The Force For Fun” contest have been selected, and each are being featured on the Star Wars Blog. Check out Team Spaceman’s “Sounds Like a Party.”

Jon Morton, a.k.a. Dak, writes a great post on being discovered to have been in The Empire Strikes Back.

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