On Station At Celebration: Day 1

April 12, 2019 at 10:20 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Day one at Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 was the easy day. No panels, no stress. It was a day to roam the con floor, explore the convention center, check out all the booths and experience the cool stuff on the Exhibition hall.

It all starts in the outside queue, however. Continue Reading On Station At Celebration: Day 1…

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On Station At Celebration: Day 0

April 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm | Posted in Celebration, Conventions, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Roqoo Depot is in Chicago! For my first day in town, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I’d been to Chicago before, so I’ve already been to the museums (which are great), but there was one place I never got to visit – Galloping Ghost Arcade. I’m glad I went.

Jimmy Mac on Rebel Force Radio has mentioned this place a couple times, so I decided to check it out. For $20 you get in and all the machines are set to free play. That means infinite lives/continues. They have a LOT of arcade machines. They even have another building that’s just pinball, but I didn’t check that one out. I ended up spending all my time in the arcade. They have a wide selection of games from all generations, but I have a sweet spot for the classics, so I had to try all those out. Tetris, the first Mario Bros. game, Donkey Kong, Dragon’s Lair, Joust, Qbert, and they had a bunch of Star Wars games.

Here’s a sample of just one of the many rows of arcade machines they had. Continue Reading On Station At Celebration: Day 0…

Databurst From the 501st

April 10, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from April 10 to 16th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 10

  • Star Garrison will be in Midland, TX for the Cactus Replay Special Needs Olympics.

April 11

  • 70th Explorers Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Corellia Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Danish Garrison will be in Randers, Denmark for Galakseløb på Randers Bibliotek from April 11 to 12th.
  • Garrison Carida will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Midwest Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Oklahoma Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Old Line Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.
  • Polish Garrison will be in Kepno for Wernisaz w Muzeum Ziemi Kepinskiej.
  • UK Garrison will be in Chicago, IL for Star Wars Celebration from April 11 to 15th.

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Around the Web

April 5, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Art, Books, Celebration, Conventions, Events, Movies, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars Books, Star Wars News, Toys & Collectibles, trailers | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • io9 has a look at the Industrial Light & Magic Presents: Making Solo: A Star Wars Story book.
  • In sad news, Vonda N. McIntyre, the author of the Star Wars Legends novel The Crystal Star, has passed away. Vonda did much more than create one of the most controversial Star Wars villains, Waru, she was also the third woman to win a Hugo Award, she wrote the first original Star Trek novel for the Pocket Books line, and she came up with Sulu and Uhura’s first names. She will be missed, but her books shall live on.
  • I missed this but Jedi Bibliotheck spotted it back in early March, but it looks like they’re doing a Haynes manual for the TIE Fighter. It’s set for an October release.

Celebration News

  • The lotteries have been extended to April 8th so if you haven entered yet there is still time.
  • They’ve revealed more Celebration merchandise on the official site.
  • The collecting sites will have a six piece Celebration patch set you can collect.
  • Here’s a look at all the Star Tots which will be available.
  • Del Rey has revealed their author signing times, and which authors will be at the From A Certain Point of View mega signing. DK will also have signings for its authors. Jason Fry posted his schedule here.
  • Dave Dorman is working on a Rogue One painting he hopes to have done for Celebration. There will not be prints of it available. However, Dave is supplying the artwork for the SWCC VIP package limited edition print, which looks gorgeous.

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Databurst From the 501st

April 3, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from April 3 to 9th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

April 3

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Hampton, VA for Superhero Day 2019 at the Hampton Public Library from 12:30 to 3:00 PM.

April 4

  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Lapeer, MI for Star Wars Day at Chatfield School.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Rockaway, NJ for the Autism Awareness Basketball Game at Katherine D. Malone Elementary School from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Midland, TX for Stand Up Midland.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 27, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 27 to April 2nd. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 27

  • Danish Garrison will be in Skejby  for a visit to the Skejby Hospital.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Princeton, NJ at the Princeton Public Library from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.
  • Star Garrison will be in Richardson, TX for Comet-CON.

March 28

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Falls Church, VA for a visit to Inova Children’s Hospital.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Manchester, TN for Enthusiastic Nerd Convention at the Manchester Public Library from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

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Around the Web

March 22, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Celebration News

  • StarWars.com has revealed how the panel reservation and lottery system will work for Star Wars Celebration.
  • Via the latest episode of The Star Wars Show, it was revealed The Mandalorian will be getting a panel with guests Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
  • More autograph and photo ops have been added for Annabelle Davis, Warwick Davis, Penny McCarthy, Bobby Moynihan, and Lorne Peterson.
  • ILMxLAB will be at Celebration with a look at Vader Immortal.

Convention & Event News

  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • ConGlomeration is April 19 to 21 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 20, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 20 to March 26th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 21

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Summerville, SC for Literacy/Math Night at Dr. Eugene Sires Elementary School from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
  • Japanese Garrison will be in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture for the Smile for Japan Charity Festival.

March 22

  • Carolina Garrison will be in Durham, NC for FantaSci at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel from March 22 to 24th.
  • Garrison Excelsior will be in Jordan, NY for the School Assembly.
  • Ireland Garrison will be at the Central Hotel for Daffodil Day from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in East Ridge, TN for Metrotham Con at Camp Jordan Arena from March 22 to 24th.
  • Star Garrison will be at Star Wars Night at Rice Baseball vs. UTSA.

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Around the Web

March 15, 2019 at 12:01 am | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Conventions, Events, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Celebration News

  • There will be a podcast meet up Saturday at the Arc Bar. You can check out the details here as well as all the podcasts that will be attending.
  • The Episode IX panel will be Friday. Not too many details yet.
  • In addition to the Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance animation panels previously announced for Star Wars Celebration, there will also be a LEGO Star Wars Animation panel on Saturday. Guests include the shows creators Bill Motz and Bob Roth, as well as Leland Chee and Jason Cosler.
  • There will be a Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge panel on Saturday.
  • New guests have been revealed: Matt Denton, Josh Lee, Hugh Quarshie, Katee Sackhoff, Lee Towersey, and Forest Whitaker.
  • You can now pre-order autographs for Ahmed Best and Erin Kellyman.

Convention & Event News

  • MidSouthCon 37 is March 15 to 17 in Memphis, TN. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • FantaSci is March 22 to 24 in Raleigh, NC. Star Wars guests include John Jackson Miller, and Timothy Zahn.
  • Star Wars Celebration 2019 is April 11 to 15 in Chicago, IL. Star Wars authors who will be in attendance include Jeffrey Brown, Katie Cook, Zoraida Cordova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Claudia Gray, Justina Ireland, E.K. Johnston, Cavan Scott and Timothy Zahn.
  • ConGlomeration is April 19 to 21 in Louisville, KY. Star Wars guests include Timothy Zahn.
  • D23 is August 23 to 25 in Anaheim, CA.
  • Disney’s Star Wars Day at Sea will be returning in 2020.

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Databurst From the 501st

March 13, 2019 at 12:00 am | Posted in 501st, Charity, Conventions, Databurst From the 501st, News, Star Wars, Star Wars News | Leave a comment

Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion events around the world from March 13 to March 19th. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and support your local garrisons.

March 13

  • Garrison Tyranus will be in Mechanicsville, VA for OKMS STEM Fest at Oak Knoll Middle School from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
  • Great Lakes Garrison will be in Grand Rapids, MI for Star Wars Project Night Lights.

March 14

  • Central Garrison will be in Sioux Falls, SD for the 13th Annual Sioux Falls St. Baldricks at Pizza Ranch from 4:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Midsouth Garrison will be in Nashville, TN for The Empire Strikes Back: In Concert with the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center from March 14 to 17th.
  • Northeast Remnant Garrison will be in Wood-Ridge, NJ for the Wallington High School Fundraiser from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

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