Archive for 2013



StarWars.com’s Halloween Spooktacular

StarWars.com Team | October 31, 2013

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Happy Halloween! There’s plenty to do on StarWars.com to celebrate your favorite scary holiday, from crafts to e-cards — check out our list of activities after the jump, and experience the spooky side of the Force…

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Interview: Dave Filoni on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five, Part 2

Dan Brooks | October 30, 2013

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In part two of StarWars.com’s three-part interview with Dave Filoni about Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Five, available now on Blu-ray and DVD, the Pittsburgh native discusses what has to happen when Darth Sidious drops in for a visit, why Darth Maul may not be as bad a guy as we think he is, and how Ahsoka’s story ties into the themes of the Star Wars films.

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Fully Operational Fandom: You Don’t Need a Lightsaber to Carve Pumpkins

Amy Ratcliffe | October 30, 2013

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The calendar has turned towards fall and for many people that means costumes, candy, spooky decorations, and carved pumpkins. We’ve come a long way from giving pumpkins the traditional Jack-o-lantern style faces though. Those are fun, but it’s not uncommon to see a Stormtrooper or a Rebel Alliance pumpkin on someone’s front porch. You can find templates in stores (I’ve seen Star Wars: The Clone Wars pumpkin carving kits on shelves this year), download stencils, or come up with your own.

Star Wars fans are an incredibly resourceful bunch and several of them reached out to me to show off pumpkin designs based on characters and ships and everything in between. Yes, they are most impressive.

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F.A.C.T.S. 2013: Report from the Largest Convention in the Benelux

Tim Veekhoven | October 29, 2013

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of collecting is returning home from a convention and unloading your loot. Where will the new items find their rightful place? Didn’t I already have this figure? And sometimes, to your delight, you might have even forgotten that you bought a certain item. F.A.C.T.S. (Fantasy Anime Comics Toys and Space) is the largest convention in the Benelux (Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxemburg) and this year the organization celebrated its twentieth anniversary. The convention has evolved throughout the years and you could easily call it the “Benelux Comic Con.” F.A.C.T.S. has always been organized in Ghent, one of the largest cities in Belgium (Flanders), and like Bruges, the city is often visited by tourists because of the medieval streets and buildings. For the fifth time the place to be was Flanders Expo, a large complex with several halls near the city.

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StarWars.com Weekly Roundup: October 25, 2013

StarWars.com Team | October 25, 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!

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An NYCC Snapshot of the Ever-Expanding Star Wars Universe

John "Dak" Morton | October 24, 2013

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Rebels and Imperials converged on Gotham earlier this month for the New York Comic Con at the West Side’s Javits Center. The convergence from both Core World and Outer Rim gave evidence of the ever-expanding Star Wars universe as we continue moving into the new century and another generation.

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Star Wars Comics Preview: October 23, 2013

StarWars.com Team | October 23, 2013

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It’s Wednesday, which means one thing: new comic books! Check out a preview of new Star Wars comics available today after the jump!

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Star Wars in the UK: J.W. Rinzler Hits London

Mark Newbold | October 23, 2013

Image via TK10815

Image via TK10815


As Star Wars fans we like our celebrations. Not only the Celebrations that rock convention centers worldwide every few years, but anniversaries like the 30th anniversary of Star Wars in 2007, Empire in 2010 and Return of the Jedi this year. One of the things that accompanied these 30th anniversary events was the release of the three Making of books by Lucas Books executive editor Jonathan Rinzler and on Saturday, October 5, Star Wars fans here in the UK had the chance to not only celebrate the release of the magnificent Making of Return of the Jedi but also a unique opportunity to look back three decades to the film at the very heart of this years celebrations (and Celebration as well), Return of the Jedi.

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The StarWars.com 10: Best Monsters

StarWars.com Team | October 22, 2013

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Welcome to The StarWars.com 10, a feature where StarWars.com’s editorial staff huddles to discuss — in a committee — various topics relating to a galaxy far, far away. Today, as it’s that time of year, we pick the best creepy crawlies (big and small) of Star Wars.

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The Making of the Original Trilogy eBooks Video/Audio — Complete Contents Revealed

J.W. Rinzler | October 21, 2013

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About a year ago, Random House came to us with the idea of creating enhanced eBooks out of the three Making of books I’d written on the original trilogy. Odd as it may seem, a year is not a long time. When possible I made busy forays in the film archives on Skywalker Ranch, where archivist Monica Chin-Perez was invaluable in helping to dig up old reels of 16mm behind-the-scenes footage and 35mm dailies (actual scenes filmed on set by one of the main cameras and subsequently chosen to be “printed”/developed). We had the selected film digitized at Spy Post and then went through another selection period, during which I showed what I found to marketing and PR, and to experts Pablo Hidalgo and Leland Chee, for their feedback. We pretty much all agreed on what was the most interesting material.

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