Kathleen Kennedy, President, Lucasfilm, Scheduled to Appear at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July in Essen, Germany
May 2013 - Kathleen Kennedy, the President of Lucasfilm and producer of Star Wars Episode VII, will make her inaugural Star Wars Celebration appearance in Essen this July. Kennedy will make an appearance on the main Celebration stage talking with celebrity host Warwick Davis about her amazing career in the movie industry and her recent move to Lucasfilm.
"When I joined Lucasfilm, I immediately saw the true passion shared by Star Wars fans around the world. I'm thrilled to attend my first Star Wars Celebration and see in person that energy that makes the Star Wars experience so special."
DARK HORSE FREE COMIC BOOK DAY COMICS AVAILABLE THROUGH DARK HORSE DIGITAL!
MAY 6, 2013, MILWAUKIE, OR - If you missed out on picking up your Free Comic Book Day comics at your local comic-book store, you can get them from Dark Horse Digital for a limited time!
Both Mass Effect/Killjoys/R.I.P.D. and Star Wars/Captain Midnight/Avatar: The Last Airbender will be available for free download through Dark Horse Digital starting today.
DARK HORSE DIGITAL: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU SALE!
A galaxy of Star Wars comics for $30 or $100: reader's choice!
MAY 3, 2013 MILWAUKIE, OR - Dark Horse Comics is joining in on the May the 4th festivities with a very exclusive limited offer to their digital comics readers.
Get blasted into a galaxy far, far away with two amazing May the 4th MegaBundles! One MegaBundle is for devout comics readers, and the other is for the younger Star Wars fan in all of us!
The comic collection places over three thousand pages of Star Wars comics goodness right at your fingertips. It includes some of our most popular Star Wars series, such as Knights of the Old Republic, Blood Ties, Empire, and Dark Times, as well as some of our newest series, such as Dawn of the Jedi, Agent of the Empire, and our smash-hit series simply titled Star Wars, written by comics legend Brian Wood.
Hasbro Rules the Roost This Star Wars Day With High-Flying Angry Birds™ Star Wars® Toys and Games
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (May 1, 2013) - How do you make the greatest pop-culture holiday in the universe even better? Put some birds in it! For the first time since their debut last fall, ANGRY BIRDS™ STAR WARS® toys and games from Hasbro, Inc. are available for all your May the 4th celebratory needs! Released in agreement with LucasFilm and based on the wildly successful mobile game from Rovio Entertainment, ANGRY BIRDS STAR WARS® toys and games are the perfect way for kids and parents to spread their wings and celebrate STAR WARS Day in a whole new way!
Utinni! Exclusive Star Wars Jawa Bank Offered at C2E2 This Weekend!
April 2013 - Think you've gotten all of the surprising Star Wars news you can handle this year? Well brace yourself for more! Diamond Select Toys will offer an exclusive variant of their vinyl Jawa bank at C2E2, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, this weekend! That's right, only 250 have been made, and they're all in Chicago right now!
The variants which costs $22, depicts the 1/4 scale Jawa holding an ion blaster, instead of the regular edition's restraining bolt caller. As used by the Jawas in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the ionization blaster fires a bolt that disrupted electrical systems, temporarily shutting down droids which they would then claim under Tatooine salvage laws.
Only 250 of this vinyl bank were made, so get to C2E2 ASAP, or find someone who's already there to pick one up for you!
C-3PO Actor, Anthony Daniels, Scheduled to Appear at Star Wars Celebration Europe this July in Essen, Germany
April 2013 - Anthony Daniels, the actor behind C-3PO, the golden protocol droid that was a central character in all six Star Wars movies, is scheduled to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe July 26-28 in Essen, Germany. Daniels will be attending the weekend fan festival to sign autographs and meet fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall as well as appear on the main Celebration Stage for an interview with Warwick Davis.
In Store April 10, 2013: Ghostbusters, Marvel, Star Trek, Star Wars, Alice and more!
April 10, 2013 - There's something strange (and awesome) in your neighborhood! It's another huge New Toy Day for Diamond Select Toys, with seven separate products winging their way to comic shops and specialty stores! Whether you prefer Klingons or Carbonite, fairy tales or Strange Tales, or have strong feelings either way on Jell-O, there's something waiting for you from DST! Find your local comic shop at http://comicshoplocator.com, and if they didn't get it in, see if you can order it!
Star Trek Electronic Klingon Disruptor
LUCASFILM AND DARK HORSE ANNOUNCE THE BIGGEST EVENT IN THE HISTORY OF STAR WARS COMICS!
George Lucas's original-draft screenplay for The Star Wars to be adapted by J. W. Rinzler and Mike Mayhew!
APRIL 2013, MILWAUKIE, OR - It's no April Fools' prank! Dark Horse is honored to announce a dream project: working with J.W. Rinzler, executive editor at LucasBooks, and artist Mike Mayhew (Avengers) to adapt the rough-draft original screenplay which spawned the biggest franchise in film history!
Three years before his 1977 film, George Lucas put down on paper his first story set in a galaxy far, far away - a tale of fantastic adventures, daring escapes, "lazer swords," romance, and monsters. A story of Jedi Annikin Starkiller and General Luke Skywalker, an alien named Han Solo, and evil Sith Knights. The screenplay was titled The Star Wars!
Nerdist Industries And Lucasfilm's Course Of The Force Returns For An Epic Second Journey July 9-16
Lightsaber Relay Strikes the California Coast
SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 -- On the heels of last year's monumental, first-of-its-kind event, Course of the Force, the lightsaber run that captivated the attention of Star Wars™ fans around the world, is returning July 9th – 16th, 2013. Kicking off at the famed Skywalker Ranch, participants will continue the relay run down through San Francisco with several stops along the California coastline before reaching the finish line - arriving just in time for the start of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con® International convention. Nerdist Industries' founder Chris Hardwick will be back to host the event, with city-stops along the way featuring "Conivals" where fans can celebrate their love of the Saga with live entertainment, expo booths, giveaways and much more.
Carrie Fisher at Celebration Europe!
March 2013 - The original princess with an attitude, Carrie Fisher, is slated to appear at Celebration Europe this July 26-28 in Essen. Princess Leia Organa in the original Star Wars trilogy, Fisher will be greeting fans and signing autographs in the Celebration Autograph Hall organized by Official Pix, and is scheduled to appear on stage for an interview and a question and answer session.
Fans at Celebration Europe can look forward to entertaining straight talk from Fisher on a number of topics, when she takes to the Celebration Stage with host Warwick Davis. Tickets are available now at http://www.starwarscelebration.eu/.