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   21 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Details On 15-Minute Star Wars Battlefront Demo
Reported by Justin on 21 Apr 2015 15:03

By now, chances are you've already seen the reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront that had fans gleefully shouting for more at Celebration Anaheim 2015. But what you might not have seen was the 15-minute demo that was shown at the Electronic Arts booth out on the convention floor.

EGMNOW provides us with this recap of what was shown.

The new Star Wars: Battlefront trailer unveiled at Star Wars Celebration touched on plenty of the cool new and returning features in the upcoming reboot of this iconic Star Wars game franchise. Still, it didn’t exactly give the full experience of what EA and DICE let people see at the convention. If you weren’t lucky enough to find yourself in the center of the Star Wars universe this past weekend in Anaheim, here’s a rundown of EA’s Battlefront setup on the show floor—which gave a longer, more in-depth look at what will make the game special.

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$500 Million Opening Being Predicted For The Force Awakens
Reported by Justin on 21 Apr 2015 13:33

Analysts are tossing out some pretty serious theatrical debut ticket sales numbers for The Force Awakens after the mega-positive response fans have had to the second teaser trailer that was shown at Celebration Anaheim 2015. What type of opening ticket sales figures are we talking about? How does $500 million sound?

As one executive puts it, if Star Wars: The Force Awakens doesn't score the biggest debut ever when it hits theaters Dec. 18, he'll "run up and down Sunset Boulevard naked." So how high could J.J. Abrams' reboot fly? The top U.S. opening is The Avengers, which launched to $207.4 million in May 2012 from 4,349 theaters. Disney's sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1), could become the new champ, but many believe Force Awakens has every chance of outrunning them both, even with the distraction of Christmas. Globally it could rake in nearly $540 million, topping the three-day record set by the final Harry Potter film ($483.2 million). "If it pleases the fans of the old movies and also appeals to kids, watch out," says box-office analyst Phil Contrino.

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Star Wars Battlefront Developer Series - Episode 1
Reported by Justin on 21 Apr 2015 13:22

One of the main highlights for sure at last weekend's Celebration Anaheim 2015 was Electronic Arts showing off their new Star Wars Battlefront title. Fans went crazy over what was on display, from the awesome reveal trailer to the announcement that the first available DLC for the game will be the "Battle of Jakku" featuring the desert planet from The Force Awakens.

Following up on those exciting reveals, we get our first Battlefront Developers Series video embedded below.

 

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Disney Store Special May The 4th Offer
Reported by Justin on 21 Apr 2015 13:12

To celebrate all the festivities that will be going down on May 4 this year, Disney Stores will have something special for the first 100 fans who make a purchase on that day.

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   20 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: IGN Star Wars Cosplay Video
Reported by Justin on 20 Apr 2015 21:44

IGN has posted a short video showcasing an assortment of awesome Star Wars cosplayers that were out in full force at Celebration Anaheim 2015 over the weekend. Click the image above to check 'em out.

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UPDATED: Celebration Europe 2016: Tickets On Sale NOW
Reported by Justin on 20 Apr 2015 20:05

UPDATE: The 200 Jedi Master VIP tickets are sold out.

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Here we go! Just as one Celebration rides off into the sunset, another peeks it's head out just above the horizon. Tickets for Celebration Europe 2016 are on sale now!

Star Wars Celebration tickets are now on sale! Your ticket guarantees you a spot at the official Lucasfilm festival that celebrates all things Star Wars. Coming July 15-17, 2016 to London’s ExCeL Center, Celebration will feature Star Wars cast and crew, costumes, exclusive merchandise, entertainment, exhibits, memories made with friends old and new, and never-before-seen glimpses into the future of Star Wars!

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Kathleen Kennedy On New Episode VII Trailer, Casting Leads, Says Film Is "Not Quite Assembled"
Reported by Justin on 20 Apr 2015 17:21

In an article posted on BBC News by Lizo Mzimba (who is pictured above with Team Jedi News at Celebration Anaheim 2015), Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy talks about the reactions fans had to the second Episode VII teaser trailer, the process of securing new leads John Boyega and Daisy Ridley, and a few other topics. She also provided the following update on where in the development cycle The Force Awakens currently is.

"It's not quite assembled., " admits Kennedy. "JJ [Abrams, the director] is editing the third act as we speak. We'll probably take a look at the film early summer. We've been working on effects as we've been moving along. We'll score the movie a little bit in June, and then throughout the summer. So it'll be a process as it comes together. But everything I've seen has been fantastic. I mean it just gets better and better and better as it all comes together."

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Celebration Europe 2016: Press Registration Opens January 13, 2016
Reported by Justin on 20 Apr 2015 14:28

Just a quick heads-up to inform you that Press Registration for Celebration Europe 2016 will be opening on January 13, 2016.

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Celebration Europe 2016: Tickets On Sale Today, New Official Logo Revealed
Reported by Justin on 20 Apr 2015 13:22

Tickets for Celebration Europe 2016 will be going on sale today Monday April 20 at 8:00pm GMT+1, which equates to 3:00pm EDT/12:00pm PDT.

And as you can see from the image above, the new official Celebration Europe 2016 logo has been revealed as well.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Heads To London July 15-17 2016
Reported by Team Jedi News on 20 Apr 2015 00:22

Revealed during the Closing Ceremony at Celebration Anaheim 2015, we know where the next Star Wars Celebration will be taking place! We also learned that longtime Lucasfilm employee and Celebration vet Pete Vilmur has been named the new Head of Fan Relations at Lucasfilm.

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   19 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Admiral AckBunny Cosplay
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 22:45

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Vanessa Marshall Inducted Into 501st Legion
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 22:27

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Hot Wheels Star Wars Rebels Inquisitor Character Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 22:16

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Rebels Past, Present, And Future Panel Liveblog
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 21:40

Celebration Anaheim 2015 was jam packed with amazing Star Wars Rebels announcements. The last Rebels focused panel titled "Star Wars Rebels Past, Present, And Future" has just drawn to a close.

If you weren't able to attend the panel in person, check out all the action that went down (including confirmation that Season 2 will be 22 episodes long) via the talented team running the StarWars.com liveblog.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Will Contain 22 Episodes
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 21:12

Confirmed a few minutes ago by Dave Filoni during the "Star Wars Rebels Past, Present, And Future" panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Liveblog Of Gareth Edwards Panel, Lots Of Rogue One Details
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 20:13

Just a few monents ago the "Conversation With Gareth Edwards & Josh Trank" panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015 concluded and the awesome StarWars.com team was right there covering the panel via their liveblog.

Unfortunately, director Josh Trank was unable to attend the panel due to illness.

As expected, the focus of the panel was on Rogue One, the first planned theatrical Star Wars standalone film. So take the source link below for all the exciting reveals including the announcement that the standalone films would be grouped together under a brand new title called the Star Wars Anthology!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Cantina Interviews With Bob Iger, Kathleen Kennedy, And J.J. Abrams
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 20:01

The official Star Wars YouTube Channel has just been updated to include a collection of interviews that were conducted in the Star Wars Cantina with some serious heavyweights at Celebration Anaheim 2015. Check 'em out via the links provided below!

Bob Iger

Kathleen Kennedy

J.J. Abrams

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: 12-Foot LEGO Darth Vader
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 17:04

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Photos Of Peavey Star Wars Guitars
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 16:28

We first laid eyes on Peavey's impressive assortment of Star Wars themed guitars at Toy Fair 2014 (check out our gallery of photos from that event right here). Their products were on display as well at Celebration Anaheim 2015, so head on over to the Jedi News Facebook page to check out our gallery of photos taken from Anaheim.

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REPORT: Gwendoline Christie's The Force Awakens Character Revealed
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 14:43

An article posted on Vulture reportedly provides us with the specific character that Game of Thrones actress Gwendoline Christie will be playing in The Force Awakens.

The character that this report is referring to made an appearance in the second teaser trailer that was revealed at Celebration Anaheim 2015 on Thursday.

Take the source link below for the potential spoiler-filled details.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Live Stream Day 3 Video
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 14:14

We're still a few hours away (as of the time of this posting) from the start of Sunday's action at Celebration Anaheim 2015. If you weren't able to follow along online or via social media yesterday and need to get caught up, the Live Stream Day 3 video has been posted on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Simon Kinberg Talks Star Wars Rebels Season 2 With IGN
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 13:59

Executive Producer Simon Kinberg talks about some big new characters in Season 2 and how the Rebellion will grow.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: A Most Impressive Lightsaber Battle
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 13:50

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 To Debut This Summer With One-Hour "The Siege Of Lothal"
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 03:35

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UPDATED: Sam Witwer To Voice Emperor Palpatine In Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 03:08

UPDATE: IGN has posted a short video of their interview with Dave Filoni at the Season 2 premiere.

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We've got an exciting official confirmation to share with you that came out of the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere that took place at Celebration Anaheim 2015. We first heard that Sam Witwer would be joining the Rebels cast back in early March. Now it has been revealed that Dave Filoni confirmed to IGN at Celebration that Witwer will be providing the voice of Emperor Palpatine in the series.

I for one am a huge fan of Witwer's work and consider his involvement in Rebels to be a slam dunk no-brainer decision.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: One Lucky The Force Awakens Stormtrooper
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 02:47

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Alan Dean Foster To Write The Force Awakens Novelization
Reported by Justin on 19 Apr 2015 02:31

During the Del Rey panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015, it was announced that Alan Dean Foster would be writing the novelization for The Force Awakens. The novel will be available first in eBook form and will be released on December 18, the same day Episode VII will be arriving in theaters.

A hardcover print edition of the novel will be coming our way some time in January 2016. No specific date in January has been given yet for the release of the hardcover.

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   18 April 2015
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Promo Poster
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 21:43

You experienced the Season 2 trailer & liveblog from Celebration Anaheim 2015. Now feast your eyes on this simply stunning Star Wars Rebels Season 2 promo poster. Click the image above for a larger view and prepare to have goosebumps run wild up and down your spine.

Oh, and if you're looking for a nice high res image of this poster to add to your collection, Slashfilm has got you covered.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Comes Home To Marvel Panel Liveblog
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 21:33

Online coverage of the action at Celebration Anaheim 2015 rolls on today with the liveblog posted on the official site from the "Star Wars Comes Home To Marvel" panel.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Hallmark Booth Photos
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 21:17

Team Jedi News visited the Hallmark booth at Celebration Anaheim 2015 and snapped an assortment of photos of the various products that were on display. Head on over to the Jedi News Facebook page for our gallery of images.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: A Fragile Major Award
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 20:54

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Oakland Raiders Mando Cosplay
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 20:32

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Official Trailer & Panel Liveblog
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 20:27

Be sure to follow along with all the exciting action from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015 via the StarWars.com liveblog.

 

Get your first look at Star Wars Rebels Season Two, including the return of the Ghost crew, some familiar faces, and frightening new enemies.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Live Stream Day 1 And Day 2 Videos
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 12:53

As we wait for the action at Celebration Anaheim 2015 to resume later today for Day 3, the live stream videos for Day 1 and Day 2 have been posted on the official Star Wars YouTube Channel. Take the links below to see what you may have missed during Thursday and Friday, respectively.

Live Stream - Day 1

Live Stream - Day 2

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Hasbro Star Wars Q&A With Jedi Temple Archives
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 12:26

Our fellow The Force United teammates over at Jedi Temple Archives spent a few minutes chatting with the Hasbro Star Wars brand marketing team at Celebration Anaheim 2015. As is the case with all Q&A sessions conducted by JTA, you won't want to miss this interview segment, so be sure take the source link below to see what was discussed.

We did more of an "interview" type of Q&A with Hasbro this time around. As we cleverly surmised almost a week ago, the Jabba's Rancor Pit contains an all-new Jabba the Hutt 3.75" figure. And it's YOUR fault that the TBS6 Leia Boushh is so big. Oh, and if you see orange carded The Black Series 3.75" and 6" figures don't freak out. The stuff is finally making its way out. All this and more awaits you in our SWCA Hasbro Q&A. Click through for more! Be sure to leave your thoughts about this Q&A in our comments! Special thanks to Brian's Toys for sponsoring us this year!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Recap Of Canon & Rebel Women Who Fought TCW Panels
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 12:13

Two more liveblog recaps from Celebration Anaheim 2015 are up on StarWars.com for those who were unable to attend the festivities in California. Check out what went down during the Star Wars Canon panel and the Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars panel.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Rebels Hera & Zeb Cosplay
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 12:02

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All Celebration Anaheim 2015 Tickets Have Been Sold Out
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 11:59

Here it is - the official announcement we've all been expecting. After hearing earlier this week that 4-Day Adult badges had been sold out, we now learn that not a single ticket to Celebration Anaheim 2015 went unsold.

Big congrats to ReedPOP and to Lucasfilm (and especially to Mary Franklin) for this amazing achievement!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Jedi News Photos From The Force Awakens Exhibit
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 00:27

It goes without saying that one of the most talked-about attractions at Celebration Anaheim 2015 is the can't-miss The Force Awakens Exhibit. Team Jedi News was on the scene to snap a bunch of photos of what was on display for fans to drool over, so head to our Facebook page to bask in all the Episode VII photographic glory!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Report From Star Wars Comic Art Panel
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 00:19

Amidst all the exciting Episode VII craziness that went down on Thursday, Team Jedi News attended the Star Wars Comic Art panel that was held yesterday at Celebration Anaheim 2015. We get the following report from the panel via our own Brian C. Take it away Brian...

From Howard Chaykin to Al Williamson, from Travis Charest to Adam Hughes, every Star Wars comic starts with pen and ink on a piece of illustration board and these original drawings have become increasingly collectable.

Hosted by Guy Lopez, David Mandel, Kevin Mao, and Jonathan Rinzler guided us through the earliest comic art of Marvel from 1977, to the newspaper strips, to the more obscure publications of Blackthorne, right up-to-date with the incredible Dark Horse Comics era, and once more back to Marvel whom retook the license in 2015 with a host of variant covers.

Covering the collecting of comic art from covers, splashes, pages and pin-ups the panel was a thrilling insight into comic art collecting, and the actual history of the comics themselves.

With Mandel being one of the most pre-eminent collectors of comic art, and Jonathan Rinzler being the scholar of all things Lucasfilm publishing, the knowledge communicated during the panel was thrilling and fascinating to hear.

I only have a few pieces of original comic panel art myself, but it was great to hear the stories of meeting fellow collectors in packing lots with a brown bag of cash to get that next piece of art for the collection as well as hearing about the art pieces that George Lucas was determined to secure.

They also communicated very well how they go about adding to the collections whether it be auction houses, art dealers, from artists or other collectors. ComicArtFans.com being the prominent online resource.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Maul Trooper Cosplay
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 00:05

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: The Force Awakens Panel Highlights Video
Reported by Justin on 18 Apr 2015 00:01

Highlights from the first panel of day one featuring Director J.J. Abrams, Producer Kathleen Kennedy and cast members Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac.

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   17 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Custom Star Wars Cars
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 21:32

I absolutely love seeing the amazing custom Star Wars paint jobs fans apply to their cars and applaud them for their willingness to display their love for the 'Wars in such an in-your-face manner. Parked outside the Hot Wheels booth area at Celebration Anaheim 2015 were a few vehicles sporting some wicked custom paint jobs, so head on over to our image gallery posted on the Jedi News Facebook page to check 'em out!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Battlefront T-shirt Given Out At Panel
Reported by Team Jedi News on 17 Apr 2015 20:48

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Alexander Freed To Write Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company Novel
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 20:42

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First Star Wars Battlefront DLC Titled "Battle Of Jakku" From The Force Awakens
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 19:09

A short time ago the official reveal trailer for Star Wars Battlefront was shown at Celebration Anaheim 2015. In addition to the trailer and hearing that the game will be arriving on November 17, we have also learned that the first round of DLC will be from The Force Awakens titled "Battle of Jakku" which refers to the name of the desert planet we saw in both of the Episode VII teaser trailers.

The first add-on pack for Star Wars: Battlefront will arrive on December 8, and it will be free for anyone who owns the game. Set on the desert wasteland seen in Episode 7’s teasers, and taking place one year after the assault on Endor, Battle of Jakku bridges Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The DLC includes two new maps.

“This really ties in what we’re doing with the Original Trilogy era with The Force Awakens,” Producer Craig Mcleod told IGN. “The Battle of Jakku takes place a year after the Battle of Endor, and the only way you can experience or see it is in our game. That battle essentially leads to that battle-scarred landscape you see in the trailers. What’s even better is we’re delivering it for free to every player who owns the game. I think Kathleen Kennedy summed it up best: Star Wars is all about the fans.”

Pre-ordering Star Wars: Battlefront unlocks the Jakku planet a week early, on December 1. Otherwise, it launches wide for everyone just a few weeks after Star Wars: Battlefront’s November release date.

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Star Wars Battlefront Reveal Trailer, Release Date November 17
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 18:38

Follow along online during the Star Wars Battlefront panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015 via the StarWars.com liveblog!

 

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Japan's All Nippon Airways Launches New Star Wars Project
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 13:31

So yeah, this is how I will be flying from now on to all future Star Wars Celebrations (hell, and any other destination too.) I don't know or care HOW I'll do it - I just WILL.

 

The R2-D2 motif is also a great match to ANA’s blue logo and design that appear on the main fuselage. The R2-D2 character has a reputation for strong, reliable service—one of the hallmarks of ANA’s 5-star quality service.

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New Blue Hairdo & Character Model For Sabine In Star Wars Rebels Season 2
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 11:49

Check out the tweet below taken of a life-size Star Wars Rebels Sabine statue that was on display at Celebration Anaheim 2015. If this is indeed based on Sabine's actual character model in Season 2, we see that she will be sporting a new blue colored hairdo and she appears to be a little older, at least to my eyes.

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Disney XD Star Wars Rebels May The 4th Viewing Marathon
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 03:46

The official Disney XD Star Wars Rebels website has been updated with the image posted above promoting a special May 4th Rebels viewing marathon that will be taking place from May 1 - May 4.

So if you missed seeing the broadcast airing of any of the episodes, had no access to them online, and cannot wait for the Season 1 Blu-ray set to be released, be sure to tune into Disney XD beginning May 1 to get all caught up!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Recap Of "The Untold Clone Wars" Panel
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 03:23

One of the most eagerly anticipated panels being held at Celebration Anaheim 2015 was titled "The Untold Clone Wars" featuring Lucasfilm's Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo. Fans simply cannot get enough of this animated series and if you missed out on the action, check out a full recap from the panel, including the images that were shown on the big screen, courtesy of the official site.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Rebels Ahsoka & Vader Poster Signed By Dave Filoni
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 03:02

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Hot Wheels Booth Gallery
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 02:58

Point your browser towards our Jedi News Facebook page for an assortment of photos Team Jedi News took earlier today while attending the Hot Wheels booth at Celebration Anaheim 2015.

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Hot Wheels Announces New Star Wars Basic Collection
Reported by Justin on 17 Apr 2015 02:52

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Hot Wheels Star Wars Rebels Kanan Character Car Revealed
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   16 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Helmet At Jedi News Booth
Reported by Team Jedi News on 16 Apr 2015 23:02

#swca #theforceunited #theforceawakens #stormtrooper

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: New Names For The Empire & Rebels In The Force Awakens
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 22:55

Now here is one hell of an update. We are made aware via the Nerd York City Tumblr account (by way of our friends at Yakface) of images taken from the special The Force Awakens exhibit at Celebration Anaheim 2015 that reveal new official names for members of the Empire and Rebels in Episode VII.

The Empire is now being referred to as the First Order and the Rebels fall under the title of the Resistance.

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Jedi News Frame By Frame Breakdown Of The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 22:00

Just like we did for the first teaser trailer, Team Jedi News presents our readers with a complete frame by frame breakdown of the brand new The Force Awakens teaser trailer that debuted at Celebration Anaheim 2015 earlier today as part of the exciting J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy panel.

We have 199 images in total, with an image taken every half second from the new teaser.

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Hot Wheels Star Wars Rebels Chopper Character Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 21:37

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: 6-Inch Ahsoka Tano The Black Series Figure Revealed
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 21:22

A brand new (and extremely exciting) realistic style 6" Ahsoka Tano figure has been revealed for The Black Series line today at Celebration Anaheim 2015 and Team Jedi News snapped a few pics of the unpainted figure on display. Click the image above to be taken to the Jedi News Facebook page for the image gallery!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: The Force Awakens Flametrooper & Snowtrooper Costumes
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 20:55

New troopers revealed #FlameTrooper #SnowTrooper #TheForceAwakens

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UPDATED: Celebration Anaheim 2015: Photos From The Force Awakens Panel
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 20:17

UPDATE: Be sure to also check out the liveblog posted over on StarWars.com.

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If you weren't able to catch the live stream of the J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy The Force Awakens panel at Celebration Anaheim 2015 that concluded a short time ago and want to get caught up on all that went down, head on over to Slashfilm for a recap of what was shown as well as a collection of the various still images that were on display.

They also have photos of the Episode VII cast members who were brought out on stage, including the actual R2-D2 and BB-8 droids that were used in the film.

And of course, if you haven't seen it already, a second teaser trailer was shown at the conclusion of the panel.

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The Force Awakens: Meet D.C. Barns, The Force For Change Winner
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 19:37

For those eager fans like myself who were waiting to find out more details about this, the wait is finally over! A new video has just been posted to the official Star Wars YouTube Channel that gives us a glimpse at the once-in-a-lifetime experience D.C. Barns had the opportunity to live as a cast member in The Force Awakens! Don't remember who D.C. Barns is? Then take this link first before watching the video embedded below.

 

Follow Star Wars: Force for Change initiative winner D.C. Barns as he travels from Denver to London to visit the Star Wars: The Force Awakens set, meet director J.J. Abrams, and more!

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The Force Awakens Teaser Trailer #2
Reported by Team Jedi News on 16 Apr 2015 19:09

Get your first look at the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser #2!

Lucasfilm and visionary director J.J. Abrams join forces to take you back again to a galaxy far, far away as “Star Wars” returns to the big screen with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Watch The Force Awakens Panel LIVE
Reported by Team Jedi News on 16 Apr 2015 16:21

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: J.J. Abrams Chats It Up With Team Jedi News
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Are These New Official The Force Awakens Artwork Images?
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 15:05

New artwork featuring characters we've already heard about from The Force Awakens have been swirling around the interwebs today that are reportedly official images. Head on over to our good friends at Yakface to check them out if you so dare.

Contained within the assortment of new images is a photo of the new Stormtrooper costume, which we already know is official.

No word from Lucasfilm as of the time of this posting if these images are indeed legit, but chances are we'll find out soon enough at the Episode VII panel set to kick off Celebration Anaheim 2015 at 10:00am PST.

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Toys R Us The Force Awakens Midnight Madness Shopping Spree Contest
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 14:52

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens is in theaters December 18, 2015! Toys"R"Us is Destination: Star Wars – Your Source for The Force! We've got the hottest Star Wars toys including action figures, collectibles, electronics & more. Enter for a chance to win the Star Wars Midnight Madness VIP Shopping Spree sweepstakes! Grand prize includes a trip for 4 to Toys"R"Us Time Square in NYC for a Star Wars shopping experience, exclusive access to "The Force Awakens" toy lineup at Midnight Madness, and a $1,000 Toys"R"Us Gift Card! Celebrate Star Wars at our in-store event on Sunday, May 3 from 12-2pm at Toys"R"Us stores. Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character, Make & Take an exclusive LEGO Star Wars mini Wookiee Gunship, and meet Geoffrey! Follow Toys"R"Us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more updates on the new Star Wars movie and cool content!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Photo Of The Force Awakens Stormtrooper
Reported by Justin on 16 Apr 2015 12:12

Courtesy of our friends over at The Star Wars Underworld, we get our first full head-to-toe look at the awesome new Stormtrooper costume that will be appearing on screen in The Force Awakens. The image below was taken from the official Celebration Anaheim 2015 program guide. 

The #SWCA Program! #TFA

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Star Wars Jogcast: Nostalgia Special (with Dean Mayes)
Reported by Mark on 16 Apr 2015 00:21

Grab your running shoes, it's time for the Jogcast.

"Hi there listeners, Jogcasters, and Star Wars fans. For the next two hours you re going to hear some of the most nostalgic moments in the lives of two Aussie Star Wars fans, and believe you me, it is a cracker. After listening to it myself, and going over just how much we covered I cannot say much more but that I’m proud of how positive, entertaining and enlightening the episode was. Thanks, to our guest DEAN MAYES, a brilliant writer from Adelaide and Super Star Wars fan, we look at some of the most pivotal moments in all of Star Wars nostalgia. We are going in for a flashback to a simpler time when tapes were the rage, when flares were still hip and the likes of Harrison Ford and friends were an unknown quantity. We are going back to time when the idea of a positive and uplifting film like ‘A NEW HOPE’ would be thought to be a bad omen, but alas, we get one of the most decisive blows to the movie industry, resulting in the biggest franchise ever to live. Dean goes through his early years with the franchise, from inner-country Victoria, experiencing the films for the first time, through to his time seeing both Empire and Jedi. Also how he has found the franchise has been such a positive influence on his life – like many of us, that continues to this day. There is laughs, serious Star Wars news and chit chat and you might even learn something about life here too. All wrapped up in one massive two-hour show!!! Welcome aboard."

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   15 April 2015
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Ahsoka & Darth Vader Star Wars Rebels Displays
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 22:30

Earlier today Rebelscum posted this image taken during setup at Celebration Anaheim 2015 of an awesome Ahsoka and Darth Vader Star Wars Rebels standee display near the Hasbro booth. This could very well be one of the coolest, if not THE coolest, displays that we see at Celebration!

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Dave Filoni
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Apr 2015 22:20

#teamjedinews #davefilloni #starwars #rebels season 2 premier will you be there?? #swca

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: David Collins
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Apr 2015 22:18

@davidwcollins host of the digital stage exclusive message to #teamjedinews fans. #swca

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: New Red Accent For Hasbro The Black Series Line
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Apr 2015 19:47

Team Jedi News snapped this photo from the Hasbro booth at Celebration Anaheim 2015 revealing a new red accent color that will be used on Hasbro's The Black Series line later this year.

New #hasbro #blackseries accent colour for late 2015 is RED #swca #teamjedinews

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Team Jedi News On Site
Reported by Team Jedi News on 15 Apr 2015 19:07

#teamjedinews hard at work #SWCA

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Team Jedi News were on site at the Anaheim Convention Centre yesterday, scoping out the various floors and rooms and getting our heads around where everything is.

Here's a brief Instagram of the main hall. Stay tuned for more to follow!

Follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages as well as our @JediNewsUK on Twitter for the latest news and info from Celebration Anaheim.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Star Wars Force For Change
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 18:43

Extremely awesome news to pass along from the official site pertaining to the Star Wars Force For Change gobal charity resource appearing at Celebration Anaheim 2015 this week. Check out the intro below and then be sure to take the provided source link for all the important details.

Star Wars: Force For Change, a global charitable initiative which harnesses the strength of Star Wars and its fandom to make a positive impact around the world, is back at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim held April 16th – 19th. This year, Star Wars: Force for Change will benefit UNICEF Kid Power, among other collaborations. Kid Power is a new initiative that uses the world’s first Wearable-For-Good to get youth physically active to provide food and nutrients to kids in need around the world. By tapping into kids’ inherent desire to help others, Star Wars: Force for Change is inspiring a new generation of global citizens.

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Official Site: Celebration 0 Part 2: Here's George Lucas
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 18:23

Richard Woloski returns with a second fascinating look at what is essentially the first Celebration, way back in 1987 over at StarWars.com.

When we last left off with my adventures from 1987’s Celebration “0” (or as they called it, “Starlog Salutes Star Wars: A 10th Anniversary Tribute to George Lucas and the Galaxy Far, Far Away Which He Created!”), I was anxiously awaiting the convention’s main event — George Lucas in person!
I, along with legions of die-hards, started lining up at the beginning of the day just to be in the same room as Lucas who was flying in from England where he was executive producing Willow.

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Hot Wheels Wicket Character Car Revealed
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 17:56

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22 Gloriously Geeky Newborns Who Are Already Winning At Life
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 17:48

This is a first, an article sent to me by my wife Ruth! (thanks babes x) Check out these cute-as-buttons kids dressed in a variety of cool genre outfits. The future is looking bright for these wizards, Doctors, Hobbits and padawans.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: R2 Builders Club
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 17:01
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Via our pal Carl Cunningham, here's a detailed run down of the R2 Builders itinerary at Celebration Anaheim, which don't forget kicks off tomorrow!

Check out the full listing after the break.

Miltos Yerolemou Comments On His The Force Awakens Character
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 15:56

Game of Thrones star Miltos Yerolemou, who was initially rumored to be part of the official Episode VII cast back in September, has revealed a small tidbit of information on the type of character he will be playing on screen in The Force Awakens via this article posted earlier today on Comic Book Resources.

Take the source link below to see what he briefly had to say regarding his Episode VII role if the notion of spoilers has no ill effect on you.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: The Force Awakens Exhibit
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 12:47

Unbeknownst to fans, at least in terms of what was publicly posted on the official Celebration Anaheim 2015 website, there will be a special The Force Awakens Exhibit on display at Celebration. Check out the image shared below via Instagram user parksandcons taken from a pamphlet or booklet (I'm assuming this is from the Celebration program guide available on-site) describing the exhibit and the days/times it will be open for viewing.

Here's a look at the description for #TheForceAwakens exhibit at #StarWarsCelebration #SWCelebration #SWCA #SWCATips

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: 4-Day Adult Tickets Sold Out
Reported by Justin on 15 Apr 2015 12:38

It was pretty much assumed Celebration Anaheim 2015 would be the most-attended Celebration ever given the announcement of Episode VII and the prospects of seeing content pertaining to the film at the convention. Now we have some official stats to back up those assumptions, as all 4-day Adult admission tickets have been sold out.

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Radio Free Tatooine: Episode 25
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 10:50

It's time to join Sean and Amy for Radio Free Tatooine.

It's the week of Celebration and we couldn't be more excited! In this episode, we chat with Catrina Dennis of Movie Pilot News and Mos Eisley Comic Port about the upcoming convention, her new show, and Marvel's Star Wars comics. We're joined later by Amy who has some interesting concerns for Celebration Anaheim and her husband's Star Wars viewing order. Join us for one of the most intense episodes yet of this Star Wars podcast that's better than some, worse than others!

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Get Your Geek On: April 13th 2015
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 05:57

Get your geek on every Monday night with host David Gremillion, as he interviews guests, takes your calls, and gives his take on the latest Star Wars news. Listen live every Monday at 9pm EST on www.channel1138.com.

Tonight, "Get Your Geek On" welcomes CATHERINE TABER as our guest! Listen in on her thoughts about her favorite character, her thoughts on Episode VII, and her plans for Celebration Anaheim!

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Nine Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About Star Wars Memorabilia
Reported by Mark on 15 Apr 2015 01:08

We're all about the goodies here at Jedi News, and over the years there have been more Star Wars collectibles made than Force lightning bolts shot out of Palpatine's fingers. Here's a brief run down of 9 facts you might not know about some of these these awesome items.

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   14 April 2015
Star Wars Trade
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 23:40

Vintage Kenner Star Wars action figures have a way of turning grown men into children. Two such suburban street leaders are no exception. During these heavy negotiations, we get a bird's eye view of what it's like to wage war over plastic figures, and how one infamous Trandoshan bounty hunter could hold the key to saving the neighborhood.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: The Force United
Reported by Team Jedi News on 14 Apr 2015 23:01

The Force United (TheForceUnited.com) returns at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. The sites included are JediBusiness.com, JediNews.co.uk, JediTempleArchives.com, Star Wars Forum UK (swfukpodcast.podbean.com), StarWarsReport.com and Yakface.com. The sites will take turns to cover the booth and help each other to ensure as many panels and talks are covered as possible.

As in previous years, The Force United has created some exclusive goodies for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim which include a set of six trading cards featuring the logos of each site and when put together the reverse makes up an image of Oola created by Mark Daniels of Sublevel Studios. In addition a vintage inspired Star Wars logo patch will also be available.
Visit The Force United booth at 1074 for distribution times and may the Force be with you!

Fly Casual Episode 34: Banana For Scale
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 22:46

It's time to join the team at Fly Casual.

In this episode of Fly Casual Podcast, Mike gives us the Broken Down Ford Report, Garrick talks Hot Wheels, and the Fan of the Week returns!

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Julian Glover's Beowulf
Reported by Matt on 14 Apr 2015 21:55

If you're a fan of the great Julian Glover, the man behind Walter Donovan and General Veers, then you do NOT want to miss the opportunity to see him performing this play for the very final time.

One of Britain’s leading actors, Julian Glover, will be interpreting the mighty tale of Beowulf, the earliest written poem of its kind in Old English. He will take you on the exciting journey of the great hero Beowulf, slayer of dragons and defender of lands. Glover has reworked and edited the poem for the stage and has been performing it for over 30 years.
At the matinee performance Julian will tell the story alone for the last time. Embracing original oral tradition, in the evening his son, Jamie Glover will join him on stage to conclude the tale.
Julian will never perform it again; henceforward the story will be told by Jamie.

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Celebration Anaheim: Jedi News On Social Media
Reported by Team Jedi News on 14 Apr 2015 21:00

We're going to do our level best to cover as much as we can here on the site during Celebration Anaheim, with Team Jedi News dispersing across the Anaheim Convention Center to attend as many panels and events as possible.

We're also going to be peppering the net with our social media coverage, so stay tuned to our Jedi News on Instagram page, the Jedi News Facebook page and on Twitter @JediNewsUK.

While you are following the live streaming you can keep abreast of our own adventures in all these locations.

Celebration Anaheim 2015: Convention Floor
Reported by Matt on 14 Apr 2015 20:33

The convention floor is starting to take shape, as shown by this image posted by Matt Martin.

Follow us on our Instagram and Facebook pages as well as our @JediNewsUK on Twitter for the latest news and info from Celebration Anaheim.

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The Force Awakens Executive Producer Tommy Harper Hired As Bad Robot Productions COO
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 20:23

We get word via The Wrap that J.J. Abrams has hired The Force Awakens executive producer Tommy Harper as Chief Operating Officer for Abrams' company Bad Robot Productions. The title of Chief Operating Officer is a new title that was created for the company.

J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions has hired “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” executive producer Tommy Harper as Chief Operating Officer, which is a new position at the company.

Harper, who will report directly to Abrams, will oversee Bad Robot’s daily operations and collaborate with Abrams on identifying and creating strategic initiatives for the company.

Harper’s hiring formalizes a long-standing professional relationship with the Bad Robot team that dates back to 2006’s “Mission: Impossible III.” Harper has since worked on such Bad Robot films as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol,” “Star Trek” and “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

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Tosche Station Radio #109: Schedule Madness
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 19:36

It's time to join the moisture farmers down at Tosche Station for the latest episode, brought to you by Majestic Giraffe Productions.

Bria and Sho join the hosts today for one last Celebration preview! Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight What's New on the Blog. Nanci finally wrote about her and Brian's visit to Rebel, Princess, Jedi, Queen: Star Wars and the Power of Costume

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

Contact Information: iTunes | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Google+

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Official Site: Star Wars Rebels Cosplay: How To Make A Sabine Wren Jacket
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 19:24

Check out this fantastic article over at StarWars.com where Holly Frey shows us how to make a dazzling Sabine Wren jacket.

I love, love, LOVE (yes, all caps love) the character design for Sabine from Star Wars Rebels. The colors are fantastic, and the design lines are perfection. I would dress up as her every day if it were even remotely practical, but I suspect all that armor might get me in trouble on my usual train commute. So I decided to make a jacket inspired by Sabine’s look, but all fabric.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Star Wars Memorabilia
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 19:10

Want to know what the most expensive pieces of Star Wars memorabilia are? Then check out this link, because while some may not be a surprise to our discerning and attentive Star Wars readers, a couple most likely will be.

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Hallmark 2015 Event Exclusive Star Wars Items Revealed
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 19:01

A short time ago, Hallmark announced their assortment of Star Wars themed 2015 Event Exclusive items that will be available for fans to purchase at San Diego Comic-Con and NY Comic Con later this year.

Joining the previously revealed items that will be sold exclusively at Celebration Anaheim 2015 are the following SDCC and NYCC exclusive products:

U-3PO and R5-D4 – This Keepsake Ornament two-pack created especially for event sales features droids that first appeared in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The humanoid protocol droid U-3PO served aboard Princess Leia's consular ship while the astromech droid R5-D4 was offered for sale by Jawa traders to moisture farmer Owen Lars on Tatooine.

Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite become the latest in Hallmark's itty bittys line with this exclusive two-pack of the armored bounty hunter and his prisoner as seen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

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Star Wars Action News Episode 447: Celebration SWAG-ger
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 19:00

Join Marjorie and Arnie for the latest edition of Star Wars Action News...

Marjorie and Arnie recap the news regarding collectibles, both free and for sale, at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim!
In 3 days the world's largest Star Wars party begins -- Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! With attendance projected to be the largest of any Star Wars convention and overnights already planned for the J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy panel, it's the single largest collection of Star Wars fans and collectors--and that means plenty of exclusives! From Kotobukiya to Gentle Giant to the official Celebration store--listen as Marjorie and Arnie run down the must buys!
But not all the collectibles are for sale--some are just given away! Yes, more than the official exclusives this seems to be the celebration of Star Wars SWAG! Patches, pins, buttons, toys, Star Tots, and so much more is just waiting to join your collection! The Star Wars Action News hosts discuss this--and preview the Star Wars Action News Celebration Anaheim SWAG--in this week's episode!
With a store report by Johnathan, a discussion of the digital download releases of the Star Wars saga, and Jerry with a neo-Vintage Viewpoint, it's plenty to keep you entertained in line while you wait to get in the con! So download this episode of Star Wars Action News now!

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Star Wars: The Digital Collection Trailer – Discoveries From The Inside Bonus
Reported by Mark on 14 Apr 2015 18:55

Legendary creators of the Star Wars universe invite you inside Skywalker Ranch to reveal long-lost secrets and newly found treasures of the fabled film saga.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Final Round Of Exclusive Store Merchandise Images
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 18:22

The fourth and final update containing images of the selection of products that will be available exclusively for sale at the Celebration Anaheim 2015 Store have been posted earlier today on StarWars.com. This last batch features a look at an awesome The Force Awakens logo t-shirt, a Star Wars Rebels crew jacket, various bags, a Salacious Crumb wall clock, and more.

Sock Wookiees. Space Sluge-in-a-box. Gonk droid shirts. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will have enough exclusive merchandise to make a Jawa jealous. Check out our final batch of preview images below — including a Star Wars: The Force Awakens T-shirt, with a portion of the proceeds going to UNICEF as a part of the Force for Change initiative! (In case you missed them, take a look at part three, part two, and part one of our merchandise previews.)

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Watch Celebration Anaheim 2015 Live On StarWars.com
Reported by Team Jedi News on 14 Apr 2015 17:19

For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday’s Celebration kickoff, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga. Additionally, StarWars.com and Verizon will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the Smuggler’s Bounty radio drama; EA’s new Battlefront videogame; and several other exclusive Celebration events that might otherwise be missed by members from Star Wars’ global fan community.

Between the live, on-stage events, StarWars.com will feature live interviews with celebrity guests within the Star Wars Cantina set specially built to capture the mood and atmosphere of the infamous Mos Eisley watering hole from A New Hope. These segments will have a fun, variety show flavor to them that brings a bit of the Star Wars Celebration vibe to those enjoying the event from afar.

Exclusive clips from throughout Star Wars Celebration event will also be available on demand from Verizon, allowing fans to celebrate Star Wars long after the live streams are over.

The live streaming begins at 10:00 a.m. PST, Thursday, April 16, on StarWars.com with the Celebration kickoff panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST. Watch exclusive highlights and on-demand clips from Verizon on Twitter, @VerizonWireless, and at Facebook.com/Verizon.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: LEGO Event Schedule
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 16:12

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Funko Exclusive Super Shogun Figures
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 16:06

First fans were notified about their collection of Pop! vinyl exclusives. Then we heard about their series of Hikari Premium Sofubi Figures. And now we have learned that Funko will have a third offering as part of their stable of Celebration Anaheim 2015 exclusives - a Shadowtrooper and Boba Fett Super Shogun figure.

Super Shogun Shadowtrooper is 24" tall and features a left fist launcher and wheeled feet.

Super Shogun Boba Fett is 24" tall with wheeled feet and features a wrist and jetpack launcher.

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Mary Franklin Added To Official ReedPOP Website
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 15:51

With the announcement of her leaving Lucasfilm to join the amazing international team over at ReedPOP still fresh in the minds of fans everywhere, Mary Franklin has now been added to the list of team members over on the official ReedPOP website.

Once again we congratulate Mary on her new position and wish her nothing but the absolute best moving forward.

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The Force Awakens & Star Wars Rebels Children's Books From Phoenix International
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 14:15

We get word of a new publisher named Phoenix International that will be releasing a collection of The Force Awakens and Star Wars Rebels books for children beginning in August of this year. Also included in their book collection is a series of electronic readers and a lightsaber "play-a-sound" adventure book containing content taken from Episode VII.

Thanks to @onceuponagalaxy for the heads-up.

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Gentle Giant PGM 2015 Gifts: Emperor Palpatine, Commander Faie, And Biker Scout Mini Busts
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 12:59

Gentle Giant has announced their three Star Wars selections that 2015 PGM account members can select from for as their gift, and the selections are top-notch to say the very least.

For 2015, you can choose from an assortment that includes a Commander Faie Deluxe Mini Bust with interchangeable head, an Episode V Emperor Palpatine Mini Bust, and the shining crown jewel of the group... an all-new Biker Scout Mini Bust!! This bad boy is gonna look AWESOME in my collection, as I never had the opportunity to secure Gentle Giant's first Biker Scout mini bust that was released years ago.

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Star Wars Battlefront Coming To Xbox One First
Reported by Justin on 14 Apr 2015 12:40

Great news if you are an Xbox One owner, not so great news if you do not and are eager to get your hands on Star Wars Battlefront from Electronic Arts. It appears that sometime after it's gameplay debut at Celebration Anaheim 2015 later this week, owners of Microsoft's Xbox One console will have access to the game first before those who own other gaming systems.

The tweet exchange below is from Microsoft game marketing lead Aaron Greenberg.

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   13 April 2015
Hot Wheels Introduces Boba Fett Character Car
Reported by Justin on 13 Apr 2015 20:01

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Prepping The Outside
Reported by Justin on 13 Apr 2015 19:59

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Ashley Eckstein On Developing Ahsoka Into A Fan Favorite
Reported by Justin on 13 Apr 2015 18:59

Point your browser towards SciFiNow for an interview Steve Wright conducted with Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano, on how her character rose up to become one of the most beloved characters in the entire Star Wars Saga.

Was it important to you to bring out strong female character qualities in Ahsoka?

I never really approached Ahsoka from the angle of ‘Oh, this is a strong female character, so I need to play her that way’, I was just so fortunate to be a small part of creating Ahsoka. The writing was superb, and [Dave Filoni and his crew] wrote such great episodes that I just had to bring life to the words that were on the page. The funny thing was that Ahsoka’s gender didn’t matter at the end of the day, because Dave didn’t write towards that, and I think that is the key to the success of writing a strong female character; just making her a strong character, male or female, and David and his crew did that. If you think about it, we never pointed out that she was a girl. I don’t think the term came up in the text, no one in the crew pointed out that she was a girl; she was just one of the gang, and I think the fans after a while looked past her gender.

Be sure to check out Ashley's earlier interview with SciFiNow if you didn't catch it last week when it was posted.

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Marvel Star Wars Panels
Reported by Justin on 13 Apr 2015 18:00

Heading to Celebration Anaheim 2015 this week and are eager to see what panels Marvel will have in store for fans to attend? Check out their list below.

STAR WARS Comic Art (Thursday, 4:30 PM, Collectors Stage)

Just one of many authoritative collecting panels throughout the show, STAR WARS comic art collector and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” writer/director David Mandel gives you an expert perspective on collecting original comic art.

One Big Story: Working Within the STAR WARS Canon (Friday, 3:30 PM, Fan Stage)

Last year’s announcement of an interconnected STAR WARS canon means that publishers, including Marvel, are telling stories within an intricately connected galaxy. A full panel of guests includes Marvel’s VP of International Development C.B. Cebulski and editor Jordan D. White.

STAR WARS Comes Home to Marvel (Saturday, 1:00 PM, Behind-The-Scenes Stage)

C.B. Cebulski, Jordan D. White, and Lucasfilm Senior Editor Jennifer Heddle will discuss Marvel’s new STAR WARS series. Fans won’t want to miss this panel that promises not one but two exciting announcements about the future of STAR WARS at Marvel!

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Jabba The Hutt & Slave Leia Figures From Madme Tussauds Almost Finished
Reported by Justin on 13 Apr 2015 12:52

Check out this latest stunning Star Wars experience update from the extremely talented folks over at Madme Tussauds.

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   11 April 2015
Felicity Jones Wants A Pink Lightsaber
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 19:32

Long gone are the days when lightsabers came in just red, blue and green varieties. Now it seems there's every colour under the rainbow, and Felicity Jones emphasizes this by picking her preferred colour while promoting her latest film on MTV.

Felicity Jones talks about being the female lead in the new 'Star Wars' while promoting her upcoming film 'True Story'.

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Sideshow Presents R2-ME2
Reported by Matt on 11 Apr 2015 18:39

Check this out, another treat to look forward to at Celebration Anaheim.

Sideshow is proud to present R2-ME2, a unique re-imagining of everyone’s favorite sassy astromech: R2-D2!
The Force is strong with this collective of creative minds from across the galaxy! Starting with a blank prototype of our Deluxe R2-D2 Sixth Scale Figure, Sideshow invited over 90 friends and fans to participate in customizing the iconic droid with a brand new look. Check out a sneak peek at the progress on these one-of-a-kind custom projects below, and follow along on Instagram with the hashtag #R2ME2.

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Full of Sith Rumor Control 04
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 17:44

Join Bobby Roberts for Full of Sith: Rumor Control.

This episode of Rumor Control is CHOCK FULL OF SPOILERS so don’t say you weren’t warned before you go traipsing through this particular minefield and end up getting your SOCKS ROCKED OFF by juicy rumors about who Domnhall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, and Andy Serkis are playing, as well as some interesting details about Leia and her career decisions; A very special guest star might make an appearance in the newest trailer, and a quick look behind the curtain at how the movie is being cut and chopped together in the Bad Robot bullpen.

Contact Information:Voicemail - 206-426-5592 | Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Full of Sith
Star Wars Social Scanner - April 10, 2015
Reported by Justin on 11 Apr 2015 17:31

It's time for the latest weekly installment in the Star Wars Social Scanner series provided by Lucasfilm's own social media guru Andi Gutierrez!

As a member of the (very small) social media team here at Lucasfilm, I have the honor of reading, responding to, laughing at, loving, and sharing all of your Star Wars conversations every day. Our fans are creative, passionate, funny, and very active across the Internet; every Friday, I’ll share my favorite social media posts from the week in the Social Scanner, so show me what you’ve got!

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Star Wars
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Gentle Giant Collecting Panel
Reported by Justin on 11 Apr 2015 17:26

Check out the following Celebration Anaheim 2015 collecting panel announcement from Gentle Giant that was sent out via email (click the image for a larger view.)

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Disney Launches New Star Wars Game with Kanata
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 16:17

Here's some interesting new regarding the latest Star Wars app game, and the potential for future games.

Star Wars lovers and game creators at Kanata company Gigataur celebrated the launch of the newest Star Wars game on March 27, after working with Disney for 16 months to create it.
The mobile gaming company, formerly Glitchsoft, secured a contract to make the game alongside Disney animators and writers, resulting in Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions.
The game, based on Disney’s new digitally animated TV show, Star Wars Rebels, is set five years before Luke Skywalker meets Obi-Wan Kenobi, and focuses on rebels opposing the tyranny of the Empire.
Coming out nine months before the anticipated release of the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, the game is meant to “onboard the new generation of Star Wars fans,” said Gigataur CEO Andrew Fisher.

Source SWTOR Strategies (Via Soeren Kamper)
Official Site: The Saber Guild. Celebrating Costumes, Charity and, Of Course, Lightsabers
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 15:36

Adrienne Lombardo looks into the history of The Saber Guild over at StarWars.com.

Enter the Saber Guild. Formed in 2006 in California, the Saber Guild is an international Star Wars costuming and performance organization, dedicated to performing 100% choreographed lightsaber battles for charity. We are costumers, actors, dancers, martial artists, musicians, artists and photographers, and I’m here to tell you the seven reasons why Saber Guild is awesome.

Source Official Site
PEGI Announces Two Classic Star Wars Games Coming to PS3
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 14:13

Great news for fans of vintage Star Wars games, two titles are returning from the netherworld of the Force to the Playstation 3 imminently.

Assumedly heading to the PS3 under the PlayStation Classics range are Star Wars: Starfighter and Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter, both recently reclassified by PEGI.
Both titles were originally released on PS2 and Xbox.

Source SWTOR Strategies (Via Soeren Kamper)
Conversations: Sounds in Space - Lightsaber Sounds
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 13:50

Ben Burtt invites you into his office at Skysound to show the inspiration for the sound of the iconic Lightsaber.
The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection is available for the first time ever on Digital HD April 10th.

Source Star Wars on YouTube
Wrongside Bob
Reported by Mark on 11 Apr 2015 12:46

It's described as "Drama, Comedy, Americana, Fantasy" and is the new film project from Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Goonies and Star Trek: Voyager writer James Kahn. It's called Wrongside Bob and James is keen to spread the word.

Click here to visit their Facebook page, like it and follow its progress. You can also follow it on Twitter.

And don't forget, James is attending Celebration Anaheim where he will be interviewed by Insider editor Jonathan Wilkins alongside A New Hope author Alan Dean Foster and will be signing copies of Return of the Jedi. It's at 11.30am on Sunday 19th April.

Source Wrongside Bob
   10 April 2015
The Force Awakens Novel Not To Be Released Until 2016?
Reported by BrianC on 10 Apr 2015 22:22

That seems to be the word from our pals at Jedi Bibliothek who believes that the novel will be delayed, according to his sources.

A few weeks ago one of our informants has learned that the working title of The Force Awakens -Filmromans "Untitled Novel # 33" is. According to the leaked information from last year, this meant that the book would appear only in January 2016 and. I was skeptical for a while, but a few minutes before I even heard from another source close publisher that the manuscript of the novel, the film will be delayed until next year. Since no Del-Rey placeholder more between Battlefront (Untitled Novel # 24, November 3, 2015) and "Untitled Novel # 33" (Jan 2016) is listed and the source is beyond any doubt, I am inclined now than it to deal with this fact.

Source Jedi Bibliothek
Coffee With Kenobi: Jim Hill and Len Testa Discuss the History of Lucasfilm and Disney
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 22:19

It's time to join your hosts Dan and Cory over at Coffee With Kenobi.

On this Coffee Chat, Disney Insiders Jim Hill of Jim Hill Media and Len Testa of Touring Plans.com and WDW Today discuss the history of George Lucas and Disney. They share incredible background information, give hints to the future, and provide tips on both Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, just in time for Celebration Anaheim. This is the podcast you're looking for!

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Coffee With Kenobi
Official Site: Meet The Cast Of Smuggler's Bounty
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 21:30

Smuggler's Bounty is almost here, and our buddy Kyle Newman brings us the deets over at StarWars.com.

While the first one was an experiment of sorts (no one had ever done a live Star Wars show like this before), we knew we could push everything much further this time. So we developed the 60-plus-page script over the course of a year to ensure that Smuggler’s Bounty will be more thrilling, more action-packed and even more FUN than the original. And the stage is even bigger — literally — since we are taking over the main Celebration Stage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.

Stay tuned to Jedi News as we bring more from Smuggler's Bounty during the coming week.

Source Official Site
Win this Exclusive Phiiish Bracelet 'Straight from the dark side'
Reported by Team Jedi News on 10 Apr 2015 21:30

We love innovative products here at Jedi News and our friends at Phiiish have created a collection that provides a uniquely elegant way to create a bespoke piece of jewellery as a treat for you, or as a gift for someone you love.

Hand crafted with fine details in sterling silver 925, the Phiiish links are threaded onto a sleek snake chain bracelet. Choose as many Phiiish links as you wish, to create your own unique piece of jewellery.

Working directly with Phiiish we've come up with a Dark Side inspired design featuring gorgeous red frosted orbs, threaded through the bracelet to create a distinctive personal look and you can win by clicking the image above...  good luck and MTFBWY!

Source Phiiish
Princess Leia Heads March Comics Sales
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 21:18

How's this for a bumper month for Star Wars fans and Star Wars? comics? Loading the top 10 sales chart are four - count 'em - FOUR Star Wars titles, headed by the first part of the Princess Leia limited series.

Source Comic Book Resources
Official Site: Fully Operational Fandom: Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Tips And Tricks
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 21:08

Check out this handy list of hints and tips from Amy Ratcliffe over at StarWars.com as we finish our preparations for Celebration Anaheim.

The wait is nearly over. Star Wars Celebration Anaheim is so close that I can practically hear the sounds of Darth Vader cosplayers breathing. While you should absolutely leave room for spontaneity in your schedule, having a loose plan in place and knowing what to expect will make four days of nonstop Star Wars seem less overwhelming and way more fun — and fun is the operative word. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the details and get stressed, but that path leads to the dark side. I have some general Celebration advice and some tips specific to the location to help you be as prepared as a Jedi Master.

Source Official Site
Star Wars Visual Director Doug Chiang Misses His Mentor George Lucas
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 21:03

Check out this fascinating interview with Doug Chiang, who is nowadays the vice president and executive creative director at Lucasfilm. It seems that life without the Maker isn't as straight forward as some people would like to believe.

“The terrifying part is we don't have George. It’s very demanding. It’s very hard. We’re still trying to figure out, what is Star Wars? Without George, it’s a very tough challenge.
“We all think we know what it is, but really, Star Wars is George. George is the only person who really knows it very well. We’re all trying to create something in his playground, but it’s his playground.”
“He could scan a wall full of art and almost instantly identify the one or two or three images he really liked. When I finally had the courage to ask, it was probably the biggest lesson for me. He said, ‘I’m basically judging it by shapes and understanding.’ What George was really doing was he was looking at those designs through an audience’s point of view.”

Source Jam Canoe (via SWPAS)
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Floor Plan Now Up
Reported by Justin on 10 Apr 2015 20:55

Wanna know where everything is and how to navigate around at Celebration Anaheim 2015? But of course you do! The Floor Plan is now available for you to map out your course of action each day at the convention.

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source SWC
RebelForce Radio Celebration Pre-Game Show with JAT and David Collins
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 20:44

With Star Wars Celebration Anaheim coming next week, RebelForce Radio is the only place you will hear all the hosts from the 3 main stages together. Joining Behind The Scenes Stage hosts Jimmy Mac & Jason Swank are David W. Collins (Digital Stage host) and Celebration Stage host James Arnold Taylor. We preview highlights from the upcoming action-packed week of Star Wars insanity. Force In The Flesh author Shane Turgeon is In The Cantina with the lowdown on what's happening in the Celebration Tattoo Pavilion and competition. Plus, your chance to get last-minute tickets for the RFR Celebration Kickoff Bash, Star Wars goes digital, and much more to get you fired up for Star Wars Celebration!

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

Source RebelForce Radio
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Details On Attending The Force Awakens Thursday Kickoff Panel
Reported by Justin on 10 Apr 2015 20:44

OK fellow fans, here is the information we've all been eagerly waiting for. The official Celebration Anaheim 2015 website has just been updated to include details on how you can attend the special The Force Awakens kickoff panel featuring J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy on Thursday morning.

The info provided explains how/when to obtain the required wristbands that you must have (except Jedi Knight/Master VIP badge holders, who do not need a wristband) to attend the panel and how crowd queuing will be handled.

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source SWC
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Hot Wheels Exclusive R2-KT Character Car
Reported by Justin on 10 Apr 2015 19:47

Our friend Jayson over at Yakface has received the latest issue of Star Wars Insider which reveals an exclusive R2-KT character car that Hot Wheels will be offering for Celebration Anaheim 2015. Over to Yakface...

My new issue of Star Wars Insider landed today and inside, there is a reveal of a very cool Celebration exclusive for an even better cause. Hot Wheels is having a special R2-KT Character card for sale ($10.00 each). Disney and Mattel will be donating the proceeds to Star Wars: Force for Change.

The official Celebration Anaheim 2015 website has also been updated to include more information on this very special exclusive.

Needless to say, this character car has been added to my list of must-have Celebration exclusives.

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Yakface
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Sneak Peek At Store Exclusive Merchandise Part 2
Reported by Justin on 10 Apr 2015 17:18

We get another round of sneak peeks today at some of the exclusive merchandise that will be available for attendees to purchase at the Celebration Anaheim 2015 Store. This latest update features images of a sushi set, an assortment of magnets, glassware, and more.

Earlier this week, we showed you some of the exclusive merchandise coming to Star Wars Celebration, including classic Kenner action-figure-inspired pins, Rebel Alliance Soccer Club patches, and the amazing Space Slug-in-a-box. That was just the beginning — check out even more galactic goodies below that you won’t find anywhere else!

If you missed the first round of images and are also looking for product pricing information, take each link provided accordingly.

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Star Wars
Celebration Anaheim 2015: LEGO Star Wars Posters
Reported by James on 10 Apr 2015 16:38

   

   

Here's some official news from LEGO ahead of next week's Celebration.  Click on each image above for a closer look (the 7th image is the back of all the posters and promotes the recently announced Droid Tales).

Just in time for all of the titles to be available for streaming, we wanted to let you know that for the first time ever we've created LEGO versions of all 6 original Star Wars film posters - from the original trilogy to the prequels. We’re also giving these away to fans at Star Wars Celebration next week!

Those who can’t make it to the show can also get their hands on the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope poster during the May the 4th promotion at LEGO brand retail stores or at shop.LEGO.com with the chance to collect a new poster each month.

Stay tuned for additional news and announcements around Star Wars Celebration next week...

More to come there is - stay tuned!

Source LEGO.com
New Opening Fanfare For Star Wars Digital Collection
Reported by Justin on 10 Apr 2015 12:36

Our friends over at Yakface have gotten their hands on the new Star Wars Digital Collection (which is available now for fans to purchase across multiple content delivery platforms) and provide us with the video below showcasing the new opening fanfare that accompanies the digital release of each film in the Prequel Trilogy, Episode V, and Episode VI.

The iconic 20th Century Fox fanfare is still present in the digital release for Episode IV.

Will this new Lucasfilm fanfare be the same one that we see with the release of The Force Awakens and the rest of the Sequel Trilogy and standalone films? Time will tell of course.

 

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Yakface
Uncle Milton - Help them we must!
Reported by James on 10 Apr 2015 08:50

Our friends at Uncle Milton need our help - their new 20Q Jedi Holocron will be released later this year and they need as many Star Wars fans as possible to go to their 20Q website to play the online game - this way 20Q's Jedi Holocron can ensure it has the best the Star Wars knowledge in the Galaxy!  Take the link below to take part and read on for more details.

Uncle Milton, creator of the innovative Star Wars Science brand of toys, is getting ready to challenge aspiring Jedi in a different way. This time, Uncle Milton will be bringing the popular artificial intelligence game of knowledge, 20Q, into the world of Star Wars with the Jedi Holocron.

Holocrons are artefacts that hold an indeterminable amount of knowledge, so what better way to bring the Holocron into our world, than with 20Q. Even better, Star Wars fans can be part of the creation of this new Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron! Just visit 20q.net, click on the Star Wars logo and follow the instructions. Think of any person, place, or thing based on all 6 Star Wars movies and TV series and 20Q will try and guess what you’re thinking. See if you can outsmart the Jedi Holocron! The more times you play, the smarter the artificial intelligence of the Jedi Holocron will become.

Look for the Star Wars Science Jedi Holocron on store shelves beginning in Fall, 2015.

Source Unlce Milton - 20 Questions
Celebration Anaheim 2015: ThinkGeek Exclusives & Early Releases
Reported by James on 10 Apr 2015 08:36

Here's some news from ThinkGeek about their Star Wars Celebration Anaheim Exclusives...

ThinkGeek has spent the last several months excitedly preparing the upcoming Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA.  The online retailer is proud to announce that they will be debuting a number of exclusive items that will only be available to attendees as well as early release items that will be for sale both at the show and on ThinkGeek.com.
 
“We’ve worked hard to give attendees of Star Wars Celebration and fans around the world unique and amazing Star Wars products this year,” states Erin Zipperle, Event Manager at ThinkGeek. 
“The number of exclusives we have is far beyond any show we’ve ever done, and we’re super pumped to share with other fans.”
 
The list of show exclusives includes:

  • Star Wars Celebration Pin Trading Exclusive – Lando Calrissian
  • Star Wars Celebration Exclusive ThinkGeek Pin
  • Russell Walks Retro Star Wars Poster Set (only 250 made)
  • Russell Walk 8x10 Propaganda Prints, featuring the 501st – Vader’s Fist
  • Limited-edition Star Wars Celebration Patch with purchase of Con Bag of Holding

Available for purchase at the show before anywhere else will be:

  • 3D Deco Star Wars Darth Vader Wall Light
  • Death Star Charm Bead (compatible with all major charm bracelets)

All of the amazing items above can be found at ThinkGeek’s booth, which is #910 on the exhibit floor.

Source ThinkGeek
Big Bad Toy Store News
Reported by James on 10 Apr 2015 08:27
Show Full Story

Read on for the latest update from site sponsor Big Bad Toy Store featuring lots of new pre-orders and arrivals...

Source BigBadToyStore.com
The He Said He Said Show Episode 15: Max Landis
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 06:38

A Podcast about nothing by two diametrically opposed idiots. Tim Stanton is a hairy ball of a man who loves football, pizza and his dog in that order. Darren Hayes is an ex 90's pop star who Tim describes as really effeminate. They disagree on most things but make each other laugh. A lot. Discussions on Nerd culture, pop culture and locker room inappropriateness await the lucky listener who stumbles upon this man cave. Expect dares, reviews, anecdotes, and a thinly veiled attempt to bridge the gap between straight/gay, American/Australian, funny and truly offensive. Oh and Star Wars.

Darren believes a fake family of demon children have moved in to his building under the witness protection program, Tim weighs in on the best female assets in Hollywood and screenwriter and director Max Landis joins us for our first Mystery Flight! Darren reads his Star Wars fan fiction out loud, Tim is a cap bending fashionista and we get excited about a possible 'Full House' re-boot.

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

Source He Said He Said
Official Site: 5 Awesome Star Wars Media Collectibles
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 03:31

Head on over to StarWars.com where Jordan Maison is taking a nostalgic look back at some of the cooler media collectibles released over the years.

There’s no shortage of niche areas to collect within the Star Wars universe. From toys, kitchen accessories, bathroom decor, and video games, there’s a seemingly endless amount of things collectors can consume. I’ve always preached about staying focused on a particular “genre” for a little while to keep from being overwhelmed. Even when you narrow your focus down, there are plenty of unique items to enjoy tracking down and displaying.
One of my favorite areas of Star Wars collecting are the various media incarnations of the stories (i.e., VHS, DVD, albums, etc.). While you may feel you’re on solid ground with your original trilogy VHS tapes, DVD iterations, and ultimate Blu-ray combination, there’s a plethora of other unique collectibles to seek out in this niche.

Source Official Site
Star Wars Jogcast Heir to the Jedi Review Special
Reported by Mark on 10 Apr 2015 02:00

Grab your running shoes, it's time for the Jogcast.

Hi there Jogcasters and Star Wars fans, this is Alan R. Ryan – flying solo on the Falcon tonight as we go through the novel Heir to the Jedi. You won’t be finding any major spoilers, but you’ll be finding out about the smorgasbord menu of foods and drinks on Luke’s primary voyage – post A New Hope. This is the 1st person account of Luke’s growth from a callow youth, to battle hardened Rebel Commander, and Jedi wannabe. Grab your running shoes as we do the Jogcast!

Contact Information: Website

Source Jogcast
   09 April 2015
Official Site: The Belgian Prop Builders Return To Star Wars Celebration
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 23:25

The Caravan of the Force team (that's Team Jedi News members Mark, James and Matt, All the Cool Stuff's Dave Tree and Maureen and Jeremy Bulloch) spent a fantastic day with these guys on the way to Celebration Europe in Essen a couple of years ago and we can't wait to see them again, so it's with great pleasure we bring you Stefan Cembolista and his article previewing their involvement in next weeks Celebration Anaheim over at StarWars.com.

Once again, a new Star Wars movie is approaching fast on the horizon — but approaching even faster is Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim! And once again, our Belgian Star Wars prop builder crew is preparing sets and props. We’re invading the US West Coast for the very first time, and we are more than excited to bring the experience of Star Wars to fans.
We’ll be bringing two 40-foot shipping containers…read on for a sneak peek of what’s inside!

Source Official Site
Legends Epic Collection: Rise of the Sith Vol 1
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 23:07

Marvel continue their republishing program and bring us another in their Legends Epic Collection series with Rise of the Sith Vol 1, looking back at the pre-Prequel era.

$34.99, 488 pages and it lands on 8th September 2015.

Source Twitter (via Jedi Bibliothek)
Official Site: 6 Things You Can Learn From Hera Syndulla
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 21:49

Amy Ratcliffe over at StarWars.com discusses the many attributes of the Ghosts ace pilot and ships mother, Hera Syndulla.

The crew of the Ghost wouldn’t get very far without Hera Syndulla. Besides the fact that she owns the ship and uses her exceptional piloting skills to get them out of trouble on a regular basis, she’s the heart of the Star Wars Rebels team. Hera determines which missions the team takes and seems to know exactly when someone needs a word of encouragement. That said, she also knows when holding the line and risking personal conflict is more important than divulging secrets that aren’t hers to share. Simply put, she’s a leader through and through.

Source Official Site
Oscar Isaac Talks Ex Machina And Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 21:45

Oscar Isaac is rather excited about being in The Force Awakens, a fact that's shown here in this fun interview with Mike Ryan.

Oscar Isaac seems really excited about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now, that might not come as much of a surprise, but countless actors before him have tried to “play it cool” when asked about an upcoming biggest movie of his or her life. You know, an iteration of, “Hey, it’s just another movie,” or some other bullshit line that is obviously not true. Every time the subject of Star Wars — in which Isaac plays an X-Wing Fighter pilot named Poe Dameron — is discussed, Isaac was beaming, so much so that I felt compelled to point this out to him.

Source Uproxx
Discoveries From the Inside - Millennium Falcon and Asteroids
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 21:34

Learn how the original design for the Millennium Falcon wasn’t the hamburger-shaped spacecraft we all know and love. Instead, it was a long, thin vehicle that was deemed too close in design to a ship seen in the iconic television show, Space: 1999.
The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection is available for the first time ever on Digital HD April 10th.

Source Star Wars on YouTube
Official Site: Star Wars The Clone Wars: Bad Batch 4-Episode Arc Coming To Celebration
Reported by BrianC on 09 Apr 2015 21:12

In a special March 2014 StarWars.com blog post celebrating the Netflix release of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – The Lost Missions, series supervising director Dave Filoni thanked fans for their continued support, and shared his own sketches and concept art. He ended his post with one teaser image and note, addressing one of the show’s unanswered questions: “Yes, Echo is alive.” Finally, fans of the clone trooper will find out how and why.
StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that a previously unreleased four-episode story reel, “Bad Batch,” telling the story of how Captain Rex and company rescued Echo, will screen exclusively at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim. The unfinished episodes (similar to the Utapau arc that appeared on StarWars.com) feature complete, final voice performances, specifically by Dee Bradley Baker, who voices the elite clones of “Bad Batch” group.
The screening will take place at the Digital Stage on Friday, April 17, at noon. A Q&A with Filoni, Baker, and writers Brent Friedman and Matt Michnovetz will follow. So mark your calendars, and prepare to welcome back one of the clone army’s greatest warriors!

Source Official Site
Get Your Geek On: April 7th 2015
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 21:11

Get your geek on every Monday night with host David Gremillion, as he interviews guests, takes your calls, and gives his take on the latest Star Wars news. Listen live every Monday at 9pm EST on www.channel1138.com.

Tonight's show breaks new ground as Dave (the host) has his own AMA! Listen in to find out what was asked and what his answers were on a wide variety of topics. We also discuss the Star Wars Weekends guests as well as take your calls! Stay Geeky and join us!

Contact Information: iTunes | Mixlr | Facebook

Source GYGO
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Del Rey And Penguin Random House Audio Events & Giveaways
Reported by Justin on 09 Apr 2015 20:37

Check out the following Celebration Anaheim 2015 announcement that was posted earlier today over on StarWars.com.

Docking Bay 94. Cell Block 1138. Booth 1211.

If you’re wondering, the latter is the latest key Star Wars destination: the Star Wars Celebration booth for publishers Del Rey and Penguin Random House Audio, which is set to feature author signings, giveaways, and much more! Check out StarWars.com’s preview and schedule below!

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Star Wars
The Digital Edition Of Star Wars Could Make A Major Change
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 20:21

Now this would be an interesting turn of events, if it comes to pass. Word is that the digital editions - which arrive tomorrow - will have a change. A very controversial change.

If my sources are correct - and we'll know in about 24 hours - Han will now shoot first in this edition of Star Wars. It's probably one of the most egregious changes made to the Original Trilogy (and a lot of those changes were egregious) and now, almost two decades after it was included in the Special Edition, it will be gone.

Source Badass Digest (via Club Jade)
Celebration Anaheim 2015: New Her Universe Products Announced
Reported by Justin on 09 Apr 2015 19:56

Follow Justin on Twitter @justinlasalata

Source Her Universe
Oscar Isaac Got Some Great Advice from Harrison Ford
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 19:49

Who wouldn't want advice from Harrison Ford? Well, anyone trying to land a small bi-plane in one piece, but apart from that, who wouldn't appreciate that? Oscar Isaac certainly did.

Source YouTube
Star Wars Report #162: Mac, Mark, & Me
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 19:27

It's time to join your hosts Riley, Bethany and Mark over at Star Wars Report.

In this week’s episode we invite podcasting super-star extraordinaire Jimmy “Mac” McInerney of RebelForce Radio, as well as a Behind the Scenes Stage Host at Celebration Anaheim, onto the show as we discuss the latest news in Fandom, as well as Star Wars Celebration(s) past and future. As well as other tidbits coming our way at Celebration Anaheim.

Contact Information: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Source Star Wars Report
Star Wars Actors Appearances Updates
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 19:26

Jedi News is working with Star Wars Actors Appearances to bring you the very latest in Star Wars actors convention appearances. Click here to view this weeks updates on the site and check below to see the new actors who've been added.

  • 08/04/15: Added appearance for Felix Silla and private signings for Dee Bradley Baker, Stephen Standon and James Arnold Taylor
  • 07/04/15: Added appearances for Amy Allen, Steve Blum, Jeremy Bulloch, Silas Carson, Warwick Davis, Ashley Eckstein, Rusty Goffe, Taylor Gray, Daniel Logan, Vanessa Marshall, Peter Mayhew, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Ray Park and Tiya Sircar
  • 04/04/15: Added appearance for Michael Henbury
  • 03/04/15: Added appearances for Kenneth Colley, Rusty Goffe, Peter Mayhew and Andy Secombe
  • 01/04/15: Added appearances for Jim Cummings, Mark Dodson, Tom Kenny, Jake Lloyd, Peter Mayhew, Dave Prowse, Deep Roy, Felix Silla and Brent Spiner
  • 31/03/15: Added appearances for Mark Dodson, Nalini Krishan, Phil LaMarr, Orli Shoshan and Billy Dee Williams
  • 28/03/15: Added appearances for Jeremy Bulloch, Carrie Fisher, Alan Harris, James Marsters and Tim Rose
  • 27/03/15: Added appearances for Mark Capri and Dave Prowse
  • 26/03/15: Added appearances for Kenny Baker, Trevor Butterfield, Alan Flyng, Andy Herd, Ray Park, Dave Prowse, Pam Rose and Rune Vindenes and private signings for Steve Blum, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall and Tiya Sircar

Source SWAA
Star Wars #4 Boba Fett Variant
Reported by Mark on 09 Apr 2015 18:59

There's no doubt that the action figure variant covers have been hugely successful and most importantly, popular with the readers and collectors of the new Marvel series, and here;'s the Boba Fett variant of the forthcoming fourth issue of Star Wars.

Source Twitter (via Jedi Bibliothek)
Fangirls Going Rogue #18
Reported by Teresa on 09 Apr 2015 18:27

Join Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr over at Fangirls Going Rogue.

Celebration is almost upon us! Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano, joins Fangirls Going Rogue to share details about everything Her Universe has to offer at the convention and beyond. Teresa Delgado and Tricia Barr fill in Sarah Woloski on our show lore as they break down what we know about the first Star Wars standalone movie, Rogue One. The Journey to The Force Awakens publishing plan had everyone’s interest piqued. The ladies all pick potential highlights from the convention and remind listeners where to find them, most importantly at their Pajama Party on the Podcast Stage at 3:00 PM on Saturday. Amy Ratcliffe helps with finalizing plans for fangirl flair, or even better, get special Fangirls Going Rogue t-shirts! The character discussion turns deadly serious when the fangirls tackle bounty hunter Cad Bane.

Contact Information: iTunes | RSS Feed | Twitter | Facebook

Source RebelForce Radio
Celebration Anaheim 2015: Exclusive Store Merchandise Order Form
Reported by Team Jedi News on 09 Apr 2015 16:58

We have for your viewing pleasure (and for nailing down that always-fluid Celebration budget as best you can) the complete list of exclusive merchandise that will be available for attendees to purchase at the Celebration Store next week! Click each image below to check out the inventory selection and associated item prices.

Greg Rucka To Pen Shattered Empire, Details On Star Wars Legends Epic Collection
Reported by Justin on 09 Apr 2015 13:25

Our good friend Florian over at Jedi-Bibliothek has discovered that author Greg Rucka will be authoring Marvel's novel titled Shattered Empire as part of this year's Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens publishing event. Florian also has cover and product details on entries in the Star Wars Legends Epic Collection, so be sure to take the source link below for the lowdown.

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Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka Will Be "Mysterious" In Star Wars Rebels
Reported by Justin on 09 Apr 2015 12:56

It goes without saying that the appearance of Ahsoka Tano in the Season 1 finale of Star Wars Rebels threw the fan base into a wild state of exuberance and sheer joy. The face of The Clone Wars animated series was back and viewers cannot wait to see what Season 2 and beyond will have in store for Ahsoka moving forward.

In an article posted on SciFiNow, Ashley Eckstein offered up the following comments on reprising her role as this ultra-popular character in the Star Wars Saga.

“Ahsoka will be a recurring role,” says Eckstein. “She is on her own journey, and will continue to be a bit mysterious.”

“It’s a dream to continue to bring Ahsoka to life. Having the opportunity to originate a character in the Star Wars universe is like winning the lottery, and I will forever be humbled by this opportunity.”

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   08 April 2015
Jedi News Comic Review: Darth Vader #4
Reported by MaxN on 08 Apr 2015 21:31
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BOOK 1, PART 4

VADER

Chaos grips the Galactic Empire. After the destruction of THE DEATH STAR, the disgraced Sith Lord, DARTH VADER was demoted by his Master, Emperor Palpatine. It is now clear to him that no man can be trusted. The rule of law is in danger.

Unknown to the Emperor, Vader is quietly pursuing his own interests: the mysterious Force-strong pilot who destroyed the Death Star and the identity of the stranger who is conspiring with the Emperor.

But For this he will need his own personal, secret forces. Vader recruits droid archaeologist DOCTOR APHRA to do so - and she leads the fallen Jedi to the old warzone of GEONOSIS....

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: "Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars" Panel
Reported by Justin on 08 Apr 2015 21:03

I cannot recall if this panel was initially on the Celebration Anaheim 2015 programming schedule when it was first released a few weeks ago, but StarWars.com has been updated today with an article mentioning a panel titled "Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars" that will be taking place on Friday April 17 6:00pm - 7:00pm at the Behind-The-Scenes Stage.

From design to storytelling to production, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars have featured some of the TV and film industry’s most gifted female creators. StarWars.com is excited to announce that a special panel, Rebel Women Who Fought The Clone Wars, will celebrate these women of Star Wars animation at Star Wars Celebration next week.

On Friday, April 17, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., join line producer Athena Portillo, creative executive Rayne Roberts, production manager Liz Marshall, and senior concept designer Amy Beth Christenson from Lucasfilm as they discuss how their essential contributions have shaped these beloved series.

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Second Printing Cover of Kanan: The Last Padawan
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 20:34

It arrives 6th May behind an altered cover emphasising that Kanan is a character from Star Wars Rebels and like its predecessor it's set to shift even more copies. Check out the second print cover to Kanan: The Last Padawan #1.

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Databurst From the 501st
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 20:00
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Jedi News is working with Roqoo Depot and the 501st Legion to bring you the very latest activity from garrisons across the planet. Here's this weeks events:

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Radio Free Tatooine: Episode 24
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 19:21

It’s time to join Sean & John for Radio Free Tatooine, the Star Wars podcast that’s better than some, worse than others.

The Star Wars Saga finally goes digital! The news drops in the middle of our episode, so we steered this old freighter to the real scoop this week. Also, we talk about what KK and JJ are really up to at Celebration, Greg Weisman's fantastic new Kanan comic, look at the link between Star Wars and science through the deep black eyes of the Greedo fish, announce our Celebration exclusive, and crown a champion for our inaugural Star Wars Podcast Invitational (Think Charlemagne). Thanks for listening! If you like what you hear, please leave us a review on iTunes. Stay in touch between shows by liking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter, we're always looking for criticism! We're going to regret saying that, aren't we?

Contact Information: Website | iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Oscar Isaac Referenced War In Preparing For The Force Awakens Role
Reported by Justin on 08 Apr 2015 18:37

As part of an interview he recently conducted with Esquire, new Episode VII cast member Oscar Isaac offered up the following comments on what helped him prepare for the role that he will be portraying on screen for eager fans across the globe in December in The Force Awakens, X-wing pilot Poe Dameron.

Coming up you're doing two movies that are totally fantastical, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and X-Men: Apocalypse. You're playing the title character in the latter, a blue villain previously seen in Days of Future Past moving pyramid bricks with his hands. How do you begin to research that?

You find something that makes it interesting for you. With X-Men, it's about why this woman who invented Apocalypse, [writer] Louise Simonson, she was tasked with: make a new arch-villain. She said, "OK, I'll make the embodiment of the Second Coming with the Four Horseman and all." That's scary sh*t. So I'm curious about that. What's the philosophical expression behind the apocalypse? What apocalypse means, which comes from the Greek for "to reveal." To lift back the curtain.

And Star Wars? Which also has its own expansive mythology?

It's its own culture, yeah. I try to go with the dumbest most literal thing first. "Apocalypse—what's the name apocalypse?" With Star Wars I was like, "War! It's a war." So I read about being a pilot in a war. What was that like?

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Official Site: Reserve Feel The Force Premium Packages Now For Star Wars Weekends
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 18:24

While we're all buzzing about Celebration Anaheim let's not forget that Star Wars Weekends 2015 is just around the corner. Check out this article on StarWars.com by Rachel Brent looking at some of the packages availabke.

Prepare to “Feel the Force” with special premium packages offered this year at Star Wars Weekends! These dining packages put you close to the action of the Legends of The Force: Star Wars Celebrity Motorcade, the “Symphony in the Stars” fireworks and more in true intergalactic-foodie style.

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Watch Two Clips From The Star Wars Digital Collection Extras
Reported by Matt on 08 Apr 2015 17:53

Check out these two new clips looking into the behind the scenes content available with the freshly released digital editions of the Star Wars saga.

First up at USA Today is a clip featuring Roger Christian and Joe Johnston discussing their part in the films, and the second is over at Collider and that looks at the controversy surrounding the true colour of Han Solo's Hoth jacket.

Source Dork Side Of The Force (via Roger Christian's Cinema Alchemist)
Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Bonus Content Videos
Reported by Justin on 08 Apr 2015 17:45

A short time ago, the official Star Wars YouTube Channel uploaded several bonus content videos that will be part of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection which will be available for fans to purchase later this week on Friday April 10 across a wide assortment of digital content delivery platforms.

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Sarlacc Pit #85: Vintage Vehicles and Playsets
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 16:33

It's time to join hosts Matt "The Krankster" Krienke and Chris "HothIceplanet" Smith for the latest episode of The Sarlacc Pit.

Join Matt and Chris again for another episode of the Sarlacc Pit. This time around we welcome Chris 51 from “Epic Ink” TV show and Area 51 Tattoo shop. Along with talking tattoo’s with Chris 51 we talk Marvel comics, Star Wars Celebration and more. Enjoy our main topic Vintage Kenner Vehicles and Playsets. So grab your Millennium Falcon and join in on the fun.

Contact Information: Sarlacc Pit | Twitter | Facebook

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Darth Vader #4 Lands
Reported by Matt on 08 Apr 2015 15:56

Out today #darthvader #4 by #marvel. Head down to your local comic shop and buy a copy !!!

A photo posted by JediNews.co.uk (@jedinewsuk) on

Check out the cover for the fourth issue of Marvels new Darth Vader series, and stay tuned for a review of the issue here on the site later in the week.

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Star Wars: Rogue One Secures IMAX Release As Part Of Disney Deal
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 15:45

Prepare for Star Wars to go LARGE once again as Star Wars: Rogue One hits IMAX.

Imax Corporation has renewed its exhibition agreement with Walt Disney Studios, ensuring that its wide screens will host a steady stream of Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm productions in the coming years.
The multi-picture deal begins this year and extends through 2017, and includes such hotly-anticipated films as the seventh “Star Wars” picture and the stand-alone film “Rogue One,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy 2.”

Source Variety
New Star Wars Insider Is In The Office
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 15:20

Star Wars Insider is heading our way in the next 2 weeks, and the subscriber and newsstand versions have arrived at Titans head offices, specifically on the desk of editor-in-chief Jonathan Wilkins.

But don't just buy this issue. Subscribe now and buy the back issues because as the months roll by this magazine becomes more and more essential.

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RADIO 1138: Episode 26
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 15:12

It's time to join Mark Newbold and James Burns for the latest episode of RADIO 1138.

Celebration Anaheim, the biggest party in the galaxy, is just around the corner and RADIO 1138 is ready and set to cross the Whale Pond! Before that we cover the 15th anniversary of the UK Garrison and talk to Gary Hailes and Steve Buckley of the UKG as well as Suzi Stelling and Mark Mulcaster of the Rebel Legion. We rock out with G-Force, Darth Elvis and the Imperials and catch up with artist Randy Martinez as he finishes off his preparations for Anaheim. All that and more in a jam-packed 26th episode of RADIO 1138!

Contact Information: info@radio1138.co.uk | iTunes | RSS Feed | RFR Landing Page | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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AVCO: Jedi News - An Interesting Box
Reported by James on 08 Apr 2015 13:52

Hmmm, I get LOTS of boxes delivered to my office but this one seems to have grabbed my interest more than others.  Wasn't AVCO the code name for The Force Awakens?  All will be revealed at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim next week!

Darth Vader Wins 2015 Star Wars This Is Madness Character Tournament
Reported by Justin on 08 Apr 2015 13:17

It would appear that the third time really is a charm, at least for the Dark Lord of the Sith, as Darth Vader has emerged victorious in the 2015 Star Wars This Is Madness Character Tournament.

Darth Vader, the Mustafar menace, evil Sith Lord, and Star Wars icon, defeated his arch-nemesis Obi-Wan Kenobi to win the championship in This Is Madness: The Star Wars Character Tournament, StarWars.com’s annual competition in which fans vote for their favorite heroes and villains. This marks the first title win for Vader and, as is fitting for a Sith, cold-hearted revenge. In 2013 and 2014, the Sith Lord lost in the final to Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi, respectively. This year, fans embraced the power of the dark side, giving Vader decisive victories over major characters in each round, including wins over Count Dooku (88%-12%), Darth Maul (75%-25%), and Jabba the Hutt (54%-46%), before his ultimate triumph over Kenobi (57%-43%). Vader’s dark shadow continues to loom over the Star Wars universe, and he has been especially prominent in 2015, with appearances in the hit animated series Star Wars Rebels, as well as his own ongoing comic book series from Marvel.

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Fly Casual Episode 33: Deli and More!
Reported by Mark on 08 Apr 2015 12:49

It's time to join the team at Fly Casual.

In this episode of Fly Casual Podcast, Garrick reviews the latest in Star wars comics and Mike brings you rumors.

Contact Information: iTunes | Twitter | Facebook

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Celebration Anaheim 2015: Warwick's Off to Hollywood
Reported by James on 08 Apr 2015 09:27

Our good friend Warwick Davis has just tweeted that he's off to Hollywood for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim - or is he?  Watch the video that Warwick has just tweeted above.

Spoiler ahead - watch the video first, you've been warned!

You can still see Warwick as the host of the exclusive London screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens Panel Live with J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy next Thursday 16th April at 6pm.

Take the link below to ShowFilmFirst.com for all the details of how you can win tickets for the screening in London and Dublin. 

Whilst most of us will be in Hollywood for Celebration, sorry Warwick, we hope to have some Jedi News representation at the event - stay tuned!

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How Star Wars Made The Most Of Junk
Reported by Matt on 08 Apr 2015 04:07

Take a read of this fascinating article detailing the way in which scrap metal and junk was used to build the Star Wars galaxy.

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Fantasy Flight Games: Achieving Ultimate Power
Reported by Jonathan on 08 Apr 2015 02:56

Learn new ways to tackle the dark side with this three-article series exploring these factions and how best to harness their unique abilities.

From the website:

“Obi-Wan once thought as you do. You don’t know the power of the dark side.”
Darth Vader, Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

The Galactic Civil War rages throughout the galaxy, embroiling new systems every day. The armed forces of the Galactic Empire move forwards on every front, while the Rebel Alliance battles the Empire wherever they can. Meanwhile, the Scum and Villainy of the galaxy wait for their opportunity to make a quick profit from the war.
In the Imperial Assault skirmish game, you take command of a strike team belonging to one of these three factions. Of course, each faction employs very different strategies in its fight for victory. Understanding a faction’s strengths a