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SWCVI: Your Guide to the Celebration VI Tattoo Pavilion

Shane Turgeon | August 12, 2012

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After 4 incredibly successful Celebration tattoo events, I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to help bring the biggest and best Celebration Tattoo Pavilion ever hosted to CVI! Marc Draven and I have pulled out all the stops for this one and there’s a lot going on in our little area. We know that trying to navigate your way around all the incredible Celebration events can be daunting and trying to remember exactly what’s going on in every area is no easy feat. So, to help make your Celebration tattoo experience the absolute best possible , we’ve put together this handy guide detailing all of the Star Wars tattoo-tastic goodness you can expect to find in Orlando!

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SWCVI: So you want to build a droid…

Michael McMaster | August 10, 2012

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SWCVI: Bounty Hunters, We DO need your scum!

James Floyd | August 8, 2012

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Hello! I’m James and I’m one half of the brains behind the Bounty Hunt at Star Wars Celebration VI. My friend Dan and I have been organizing photo scavenger hunts and puzzle races for several years now, and we’re bringing all our fiendish fun to Orlando. We think that the Bounty Hunt is great for Star Wars fans who want to do something fun, exciting, and active at CVI. This is our third time putting on a clue solving adventure at Star Wars Celebration, and we’ve got a few new tricks for this year.

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DIY Jabba the Hutt Shoes

Jennifer Landa | August 7, 2012

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It’s no secret that I have a crush on Jabba the Hutt. What can I say? I find his laugh irresistible. So what better way to show my love for the coolest gangster in the galaxy than by wearing him on my feet!

Recently crafters have been hand-painting TOMS shoes with their favorite Star Wars characters. There have been shoes inspired by R2-D2, C-3PO, and even Boba Fett. For my Jabba-inspired footwear, I snagged an olive green pair and set out to make my sluggy slip-ons!

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SWCVI: Star Wars Tattoos: A Celebration Retrospective

Shane Turgeon | August 4, 2012

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My first exposure to the addicting world of Star Wars tattoos came from the same likely source as many other people’s first exposure – Jon Bradley Snyder’s short but eye-opening article entitled “Skin Deep” in Star Wars Insider #26, published in the summer of 1995. I was young, too young to get tattoos of my own, but I was completely enthralled and I knew then and there that the first tattoos I would get HAD to be Star Wars related. Little did I know at the time just how integral a part of my life, and fandom as a whole, Star Wars tattoos would eventually become…

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Bullied: Join The Conversation At Celebration VI

Ashley Eckstein | August 3, 2012

We heard earlier this week from Carrie Goldman, mother of Katie Goldman; the Star Wars girl who united fangirls and fanboys all over the world after her Mom shared her story of being bullied for carrying a Star Wars water bottle to school, that she will soon be releasing a book called Bullied. After her daughter’s experience with bullying, Carrie has poured herself into research for more than a year and has written an amazing guide telling us what every parent, teacher and kid needs to know about ending the cycle of fear. I was honored to speak with Carrie as she was doing research for her book and I had the opportunity to share my stories and experiences with her. In anticipation for the book’s release, I have joined Team Bullied, a website devoted to sharing videos from fans all over the world telling their personal stories about bullying and sharing advice. You can watch my video above.

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SWCVI: Target in Range: Celebration VI… Maximum Firepower!

Stefan Cembolista | August 2, 2012

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We can officially tell the world that the Belgian prop crew is back in action for Star Wars Celebration VI. My crazy crew has been assigned the mission to return to Orlando and join the biggest Star Wars party in the galaxy, and bring along the biggest Star Wars props in the galaxy!

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The Life Cycle of a Saga

Albin Johnson | August 1, 2012

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With Star Wars Celebration VI just weeks away, it got this fan to thinking. Star Wars turned thirty-five this year. The 501st Legion turns fifteen. I mention the Legion because you write what you know, and the Legion is a ‘child’ of Star Wars so it lends some interesting contrast. It’s been fun watching the Legion grow from nothing and it’s always fascinating to me watch Star Wars evolve during most of my life. As a forty-something with five daughters, one of them sixteen, it made me look at these two entities in a different light.

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The Littlest Jedi Uses the Force in a Big Way

Carrie Goldman | July 31, 2012

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In November 2010, I wrote a post called “Anti-Bullying Starts in the First Grade” for my blog, Portrait of an Adoption. I was concerned because my daughter, Katie, was upset about being teased for carry­ing a Star Wars water bottle. Apparently, Star Wars was “only for boys, not for girls.”

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Star Wars Uncut: Malcolm Sutherland

Casey Pugh | July 27, 2012

When Star Wars Uncut was first released I was curious to see if fans could not only recreate Star Wars, but also reimagine it. Just two months after Uncut’s release, Montreal-based animator, Malcolm Sutherland, submitted three scenes that blew everyone away.

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