Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

ShoWest: The Clone Wars, Indy and More!

Bonnie Burton | March 13, 2008

Arriving in Las Vegas is always a surreal experience, especially during the day. So as I walked through the Paris Hotel checking out all the posters and displays for upcoming films at the ShoWest movie trade convention, I felt a glowing sense of pride when I spotted style guide art for The Clone Wars display and the poster for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

It’s a bit humorous to see where the posters are placed next to each other. As precise marketing folks can be about which movies they want to release their trailers before, it’s funny to see which movie posters are placed next to each other. For example, there’s something comforting knowing that Jedi Knights probably could help Harold & Kumar in their escape from Guantanamo Bay, or that the ladies of Sex and the City would be more than happy to show Indiana Jones a thing or two about running from the bad guys in high heels meant for the catwalk.


WonderCon 2008 Recap Team | February 25, 2008

We came, we saw, we blogged the heck out of WonderCon 2008 in San Francisco on Feb. 22-24!


Star Wars Fan Guide to WonderCon 2008 Team | February 21, 2008

So many panels and events at Wondercon, so little time. But we’re here to help! The team will be at Wondercon reporting about the latest news, toys, comics, celeb sightings and more. Be sure to check back here on the Official Blog and the Official Flickr Photo Blog for ongoing WonderCon 2008 coverage!

Check out this handy link for the full list of WonderCon programs and panels. But to get you started, here’s a listing of our picks of things not to be missed!



Lightsabre UK Interviews Mary Franklin Team | February 11, 2008

(Artist Tom Hodges gives Mary Franklin a hug -
note the MFIFC – Mary Franklin International Fan Club shirt!)

Our pals at Lightsabre UK have profiled Lucasfilm’s very own Events Manager Goddess and Editor of Bantha Tracks Mary Franklin. If you’ve ever attended Celebration, Comic-Con, E3, Celebration Europe, DragonCon, WonderCon and any other con you’ve probably seen Mary in a blur of activity. Her love of the fans is equal to her love of Bossk — and that’s saying plenty!

Here’s an excerpt from her interview:

Which of the myriad Star Wars characters do you feel the most affinity for?
Bossk. I love Bossk. Most of the bounty hunters try to be subtle and cool and aloof, but Bossk doesn’t bother with that. He just looks like he’d rather rip your throat out now than be coy. I also love the character of Han Solo. Conflicted heroes, like Solo, and Aragorn in the LOTR movies, are the ones I find most compelling.

(Mary Franklin in uniform at 2007 Rose Parade)

Read the full interview here:
Lightsabre Interview: Mary Franklin

Don’t know the Gorn?

Bonnie Burton | October 1, 2007

Any “Star Trek” fan who watched the “Arena” episode that aired Jan. 19, 1967, knows the Gorn and that he nearly killed Capt. Kirk on an uninhabited asteroid. So when Gorn actor Bobby Clark arrived to sign autographs at the Salute to Star Trek/Battlestar Galactica & Star Wars Convention in Sacramento, Calif, he was ready with a pen and answers for questions asked by his legions of fans.

From the Sacramento Bee:

No one appeared to be wearing a Gorn costume, but for $20 bucks a pop, the man who donned that green rubber reptilian get-up 40 years ago autographed photos and shared stories of the fateful episode. He told a man wearing a “Kirk-Spock ’08″ T-shirt how hot it was inside that rubber costume. He described the difficulty of running around in those monster feet.

“You’re an icon, you know that? He’s such an iconic image from the original ‘Star Trek,’ ” a young man exclaimed, as he selected a picture for the Gorn to autograph. The now-beaming Gorn penned his signature in silver: “To David” and from “The Gorn Captain.”

Read the full story here:
Don’t know the Gorn? ‘Trek’ fans will help

GenCon 2007 Recap

Bonnie Burton | August 21, 2007

Blogger and Star Wars RPG designer Sterling Hershey gives us a recap from this year’s gaming convention GenCon (August 16-19, 2007 in Indianapolis, Indiana) in his blog Delusions of Grandeur.

Get the scoop on all the big announcements as well as his take as an insider on why you should care.

GenCon 07 — Star Wars

GenCon 07 — General News and Notes