A huge thank you to everyone who helped pack the house at the Holocron 101 panel at Star Wars University this morning. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap:
Crowds of fans poured into the Chapin Theatre. Onstage a DJ played a techno remix of AC/DC while images of the band flashed on giant screens. Before long the crowd (including myself) started clapping to the catchy beat. People jumped and waved as t-shirts were thrown into the audience. There was so much anticipation and energy in the crowd. Everyone was ready and pumped for the main act. No, this wasn’t a rock concert. It was the Super Secret Star Wars Panel!
With Star Wars Celebration VI officially underway, members of the 501st fully deployed throughout the Orange County Convention Center, bringing that extra little something that only fully dressed Imperial Stormtroopers, Sith Lords, and Officers can bring to the biggest Star Wars party yet! (more…)
Random House Audio, publisher of the Star Wars audiobooks, has set up a recording studio right on the convention floor for Star Wars Celebration VI this week, inviting fans to come by their booth and record excerpts from Timothy Zahn’s HEIR TO THE EMPIRE. The first day brought a steady stream of readers, with the most popular choice being a scene featuring Obi Wan and Luke, and some excellent interpretations, including this Sith at the mic!
The Emperor visited the Celebration Stage tonight but don’t worry – no one was struck with Force lightning. Of course, Ian McDiarmid did mention that he wouldn’t mind having little bit of that power in life. “Not enough to kill or maim. Just a little in my pinky.”
If you are a fan of Star Wars comics, the panel to be at on Thursday of Star Wars Celebration was the Dark Horse comics panel. The panel featured some of the best talent that Dark Horse has to offer including John Jackson Miller, Jan Duursema, Doug Wheatley, Dave Marshall, and Randy Stradley and was hosted by expert in all things Star Wars, Pablo Hidalgo.
A sushi chef from Japan, Okitsugu Kado, is also well known for his talent in vegetable carving. Oki started creating intricate Star Wars vegetable pieces after making his very first simple R2-D2. His vast amount of talent and love for his art got him on the cover of the UK edition of National Geographic with his very own Darth Vader carrot carving. Oki’s love of Star Wars goes far beyond vegetables. He is a part of the Jedi Order Japan, which now has 70 members, and took part in Star Wars Celebration Japan.