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Kobe Bryant made his return to the NBA court this Sunday night against the Raptors in Los Angeles. It’s the first time Bryant has suited up in a Lakers jersey since suffering an Achilles tendon injury last season.
To commemorate the occasion, the Lakers gave Bryant a new intro song to get the crowd pumped up. Their choice? The “Imperial March.”
For non-Star Wars fans, it’s the music that plays whenever Darth Vader and his cronies show up on screen.
Don’t like Lakers linking Kobe Bryant to Vader? Too bad.
Super heroes and
Star Wars came together this afternoon to collect toys. The event was held at local comic shop, ‘ACTIONTOYMAN’.
Each year, Star
Wars trooper, Commander Bly, stands outside of ACTIONTOYMAN to help collect Toys
for Tots donations.
pictures with the Star Wars commander before stopping inside to add to the
Store owners say
the action figures help drive the donation traffic, while providing
entertainment during the holiday season.
“This kind of
exposure will show more people that we need to donate more,” said store owner, Patrick
Staff at ACTIONTOYMAN
will be taking those toy donations all week.
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For a moment Smight wasn’t sure whether what he was seeing was real or a side effect of the stim. Eight meters in front of him, the mountainous shape of his employer had already come into focus to fill the entire corner of the ready room. Smight gaped as Jabba Desilijic Tiure shifted his enormous tail, gazing out at the audience that awaited him.
“Hello, Jabba,” Sadiki said. “I appreciate you making time in your busy schedule for me.”
“Sadiki Blirr.” The crime lord’s mouth opened just enough for him to run his tongue along his upper lip with a lascivious sneer. “You know, if you ever get tired of running that prison, I would be happy to make you one of my slave girls.”
“Such a generous offer.” She remained absolutely composed, even congenial, before him. “Unfortunately, I’ll have to decline for now.”
“To what do I owe the honor?”
“Ah, well.” Sadiki gestured at the guards who had come to abrupt attention behind her, including Smight himself. “I believe I have some of your people here.”
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With just a piece of white paper and some scissors, you can make your very own lovely, intricate Star Wars decorative snowflakes. ‘Tis the season, after all.
These templates come to us from Anthony Herrera, who has made it oh-so easy to make a kickass snowflake shaped like Boba Fett, an AT-AT, or even a Rancor. (And to the more purile-minded among you… that’s supposed to be his tail.)
Herrera has also made a video demonstrating how to make the flakes, since it does require a fair bit of precision:
There are a bunch more at Herrera’s site. Man, I’m totally making that sweet TIE Interceptor when I get off work today.
Article source: http://kotaku.com/every-star-wars-character-is-special-like-a-snowflake-1476694187?utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fstarwars.com%2Fdata%2Fheadlines.xml&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=starwars-site_rss
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Star Wars: The Clone Wars earned two nominations for the 41st Annie Awards, it was announced today. Lucasfilm’s Keith Kellogg is nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production, and Jason W.A. Tucker is nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Editorial in an Animated TV/Broad Production — both for their work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ fifth season.
The Annie Awards, presented by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, feature 30 categories celebrating the best animation in film, television, video games, and more.
Industrial Light Magic received several nominations, including: Ben O’Brien, Karin Cooper, Lee Uren, and Chris Root for Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production for Star Trek: Into Darkness; Dan Pearson, Jay Cooper, Jeff Grebe, and Amelia Chenoweth for Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production for Star Trek: Into Darkness; Michael Balog, Ryan Hopkins, Patrick Conran, and Florian Witzel for Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in a Live Action Production for Pacific Rim; and Hal Hickel, Chris Lentz, Derrick Carlin, Steve Rawlins, and Kyle Winkelman for Outstanding Achievement, Character Animation in a Live Action Production for Pacific Rim.
The awards ceremony will be held February 1, 2014, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.
StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time.
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Not that long ago, outside of a Capitol building not that far, far away, a group of die-hard Star Wars fans dressed as their favorite characters gathered to promote the construction of a museum dedicated to their cult fandom.
Yesterday, a squad of Stormtroopers, Death Star personnel, TIE fighter pilots, as well as the nefarious bounty hunter Boba Fett and Sith lord Darth Vader, gathered in front of the Capitol. There was also a fully operational pink R2D2 there. The cause? To raise public awareness and shoot a promo video for the Museum of Science Fiction.
Earlier this month, an all-volunteer group announced their plans to make the Museum of Science Fiction a reality. The museum would house “a diverse collection of artifacts, display objects, and interactive exhibits that span many varieties of art forms, including “robots, time machines, aliens, and creatures, as well as costumes, sets, props, and model spaceships.” Right now, the Museum of Science Fiction is undergoing an ambitions IndieGoGo campaign to raise $160,000 to open up a small preview museum.
“We hope to have a 3,000 square foot preview museum open in 12 months from now,” says Greg Viggiano, executive director of the Museum of Science Fiction. The Museum’s IndieGoGo campaign ends on December 11, and so far they’re just shy of $29,000. But even if they don’t hit their full goal, don’t fret. “We’re basically using the crowd funding to raise public awareness, not so much for the actual donor contributions,” Viggiano says.”$160,000—our fundraising goal—is not going to cover the full cost of opening the preview museum.” Viggiano says that the money from the IndieGoGo campaign will cover various start-up expenses and preparing the preview museum space.
While Viggiano plans to have the preview museum open in a year, the timeline for the full museum isn’t quite set in stone. They’re currently working with realtors to find both a preview space and space for the actual museum. But it’s “tough to say” when the full museum will open, as that’ll be determined by how fast they can find real estate work with commercial property owners, Viggiano says.
While the logistics of the museum are still being hashed out, Sunday’s publicity stunt at the Capitol raised a very important debate among sci-fi fans: Is Star Wars considered science fiction or science fantasy? “I guess you could really say that there’s some crossover there, just like Avatar might have some crossover between science fiction and science fantasy,” Viggiano says. “To me, I don’t take a purist approach, and I think Star Wars would definitely be in the science fiction category for me.” There you have it, nerds.
Editors note: I, too, am of the camp that believes Star Wars is considered science fiction.
Article source: http://dcist.com/2013/12/stormtroopers_star_wars_science_fiction_museum.php#photo-1?utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fstarwars.com%2Fdata%2Fheadlines.xml&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=starwars-site_rss
Several AHS students pushing for Star Wars prom
Published 8:01am Sunday, December 1, 2013
A group of Austin High School juniors are trying to boldly go where no AHS prom committee has gone before.
Several students are advocating for a Star Wars-themed prom in 2014, and have flooded social media and other outlets with information about the engaging idea. Star Trek jokes aside, the group is serious about a space-themed prom designed to attract students who may not normally attend.
“Part of the goal of this thing is to get it to appeal to a lot of people,” said Quin Brunner, high school junior and prom committee member. “That’s the reason we decided to go really far in hyping this.”
Brunner and several male students brought the idea up at a prom committee meeting several weeks ago, trying to get their idea heard. To Brunner, the idea could attract single students looking to bond with their friends, as well as students who might not attend a high school function like prom. That’s why Brunner and others have done small promotions throughout the school, such has hiding lightsaber-like balloons and holding other contests, to promote the idea.
“People really became interested in it,” Brunner said.
The Force is not with everyone on Brunner’s proposal, however. Several students have stated their concerns the theme may ruin the prom experience, and Brunner said he has heard from several people worried they will be forced to dress up in Star Wars costumes instead of formal wear.
“Wait the Star Wars themed prom is actually being considered? I thought people brought it up as a joke …” wrote one student on Twitter.
Junior Alex Smith, also on the prom committee, said she has seen similar posts online.
“So far I would say there are a lot of mixed feelings towards it, but I think a lot of people are against it,” she said.
Brunner said the Star Wars theme wouldn’t be taken literally, but would likely have space-like decorations and little connection to the fictional Star Wars universe. However, Brunner said he doesn’t see why people couldn’t dress up as their favorite Star Wars character at prom.
Juniors will vote online for this school year’s prom theme over the Thanksgiving break weekend, with polls closing on Monday. Students can vote for a Great Gatsby, Star Wars, Romance in Paris, or James Bond theme for prom this year.
Article source: http://www.austindailyherald.com/2013/12/several-ahs-students-pushing-for-star-wars-prom/?utm_source=http%3A%2F%2Fstarwars.com%2Fdata%2Fheadlines.xml&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=starwars-site_rss