Utini Shout Outs

November 3, 2012 at 8:18 am | Posted in Episode VII, Interview, Star Wars News, The Clone Wars, Utini Shout Outs | Leave a comment
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And our Utini Shout Outs this week go to…

Star Wars Report for posting a one hour Q&A with Star Wars author Aaron Allston from Dragon*Con 2012 where Aaron went into in depth discussion on X-Wing: Mercy Kill.

Jedi News and their interview with sound designer, voice director, voice actor, musician, and Celebration VI stage host David Collins.

SW Book Report for their excellent interview with The Clone Wars writer Matt Michnovetz who revealed just how involved George is with the creation of the episodes as well as some fun details on the Umbara arc.

The ForceCast for their special episode this week covering the Disney and Star Wars Episode VII announcement which included special guess Steve Sansweet who revealed some cool details.

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Dragon Con 2012

August 31, 2012 at 8:11 am | Posted in Conventions | Leave a comment
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The huge multi-media, pop culture convention starts today in Atlanta and runs through Monday.  Dragon Con runs the gamut of scifi, fantasy, gaming, comics, art, music, film and literature, and the guest lists is seriously too long to mention but you can find out all the info here at the con’s website.

If you’re in the Atlanta area considering checking this con out.

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Databurst From the 501st

August 29, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering 501st Legion event news from August 29 to September 4th. If you’re heading to Dragon*Con, be on the look out for 501st garrisons. As always, be sure to mark your calendars and show support for your local 501st garrison.

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  • Canadian Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for Dragon*Con from August 31-September 3.
  • Georgia Garrison will be in Atlanta, GA for Dragon*Con from August 31-September 3.

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Entirely Too Many Words About Geeking Out: The Dragon*Con 2011 Recap

September 9, 2011 at 11:50 am | Posted in Entertainment, Sci-Fi, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | 3 Comments
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Day Zero

Dragon*Con. If San Diego Comic Con is the “Nerd Prom” of the convention sphere, D*C is the four-day-long frat party.

The trip begins at an ungodly hour for me. Three AM and I’m in my car, making my way to Seattle-Tacoma International to kick off my weekend of misadventures with airplanes. Countless sleepless hours and a layover in Denver later,  I rolled into Atlanta around 4PM to meet up with my roommates*, one of which was Nanci from EUCantina. Now, Day Zero is devoted to getting your bearings straight and meeting fellow con-goers before the chaos starts. This is your one chance to enjoy a real meal (IE: something other than a hastily eaten protein bar) and conversation before the mad dash from hotel to hotel starts. Right away I met up with Dunc of ClubJade and Riley and Bethany of the Star Wars Report.

*I use the term “roommate” loosely. At Dragon*Con, no one sleeps. You catch a few hours of eyelid closing time, get up, and hit more panels. Repeat. 

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Princess Leia at Dragon*Con

September 6, 2011 at 9:36 am | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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This past weekend Carrie Fisher appeared on panel at Dragon*Con.  CNN has a great article highlighting why Carrie’s popularity has endured for so long.  She’s witty, irreverent, honest and shares more than a little of the courage her movie counterpart, Princess Leia, possessed.

Fisher is very open about the fact that she has bipolar disorder, and regularly writes and speaks about the topic. Her Dragon*Con panel was no exception.

Multiple fans stood up to say that they, too, suffered from the disorder, and thanked Fisher for her willingness to talk about it. In response, she jokingly apologized to the crowd: “It’s infectious, you know. I’ve created an epidemic of bipolar people.” (In case any fellow con-goers are starting to get worried, it’s not, and she hasn’t.)

“It’s a very good crowd to be in,” she added, taking a drag on an electronic cigarette. “You gotta have balls to be bipolar.”

You can read the entire article here, and learn the 13 things you didn’t know about Carrie.

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Dragon*Con Live Coverage

September 5, 2011 at 9:00 am | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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For live coverage of Dracon*Con 2011, please check out our Twitter feed for Lane Winree’s on the spot updates and pictures as well as Lane’s personal Twitter account. We’ll try to post some of the highlights here. Enjoy!

Day 3:

Mythology, Philosophy, & Truth of Star Wars panel with Timothy Zahn and Gary Kurtz

  • Kurtz: We never intended for much of the backstories to be filled.
  • Kurtz: It’s important for the audience to believe in character redemption in stories.
  • Moderator: Star Wars works because it doesn’t stay dark, the hero is ultimately successful. Many modern sci-fi tales fail at this.
  • Nancipants: (Chewie) just stands around and gets ordered around. And then a moon falls on him.
  • Zahn’s response: You’ve been talking to Peter Mayhew again, haven’t you?

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Dragon*Con 2011

September 2, 2011 at 9:33 am | Posted in Events | Leave a comment
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Dragon*Con 2011 kicks off today in Atlanta, Georgia. Lanewinree will be there reporting for Roqoo Depot, and there will be plenty of Star Wars notables in attendance as well as several garrisons from the 501st Legion. Star Wars authors Aaron Allston, Kevin J. Anderson, Terry Brooks, A.C. Crispin, Rebecca Moesta, Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn, and Matthew Stover. Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro will be there as well. Plus celebrities Ashley Eckstein, Tom Kane, Peter Mayhew, Sam Witwer, Temuera Morrison, Carrie Fisher, and Gary Kurtz.

You can find all the details about Dragon*Con here on their official website.

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Databurst From the 501st

August 31, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in 501st, Databurst From the 501st, Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Latest Databurst From the 501st covering event news from August 31st through September 6th. A lot of garrison will be heading off to Dragon*Con this week, so if you’re heading there be sure to check them out.
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Win a chance to meet Timothy Zahn

August 14, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Suvudu is having a contest that will pick three lucky fans to have breakfast with Star Wars author Timothy Zahn at Dragon Con in Atlanta, GA. Not only will the three fans get to sit down and talk with Timothy Zahn, but they will also get to meet Shelly Shapiro, and Betsy Mitchell, Del Rey Editor-in-Chief. To enter, simply head on over to Suvudu.com and fill out the entry form. Contestants have until August 21 to enter.

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