Archive for the ‘General News’ Category
For decades now Star Wars stories have existed against the backdrop of a canon hierarchy, which basically stated anything in film or TV was law, while books, comics, and games were also law until proved otherwise by TV or movie material. In a few comments recently on his Twitter feed, Holocron Keeper and Lucasfilm Story Group member Leland Chee stated the Story Group is looking to do away with the G/T and C levels of canon hierarchy that has pervaded Star Wars storytelling for years. Read more
To celebrate a year of Disney’s rule over Lucasfilm, lots of people looked back at where they were when the shocking news hit. Others reflected on how little we still know about Ep. VII or continued to freak out over all the rumors and possible production insanity. Not a lot of people asked, “What if someone else bought Lucasfilm?” And while I certainly didn’t ask either, after watching the above video by James Farr, I’m glad I didn’t because it would’ve been nowhere as near as great as his version. Even if you’ve not played or aren’t a fan of Nintendo franchises like Mario, Donkey Kong, or Zelda, just being a Star Wars fan should be enough to enjoy the video. But if you grew up playing or still play some of those classic Nintendo franchises, you’ll enjoy this even more.
Ryan is the video game reporter and game reviewer for Knights’ Archive. You can follow him on Twitter at @BrushYourTeeth.
Star Wars Reads Day has returned, largely thanks to its success and no-brainer goodwill in its promotion of reading. All across the county there were numerous events being held at bookstores and libraries, but if you didn’t want to leave home, you could always celebrate by your imaginary fireplace all snuggled up with a Star Wars book/comic. Not content to just read this year, I had seen the author John Jackson Miller (Kenobi, Knight Errant, Knights of the Old Republic comic series, Lost Tribe of the Sith) was going to be in Madison, WI at a local Barnes and Noble, so I hopped in my car and made the trip from Milwaukee. Read more
Here’s a neat video showing voice actor Marc Thompson in the studio working on Star Wars: The Hand of Thrawn: Vision of the Future!
There’s an exciting new release on the horizon for Star Wars fans: Star Wars: The Original Radio Drama Collector’s Editions! Here’s the press release:
I want to introduce to you someone who has just started her own battle with cancer. Her name is Mariah Lambes. I found out about her like I do with many fans of the Star Wars saga: via Twitter. She posted a tweet forwarded to the Her Universe account (which was retweeted) that showed Mariah wearing a Her Universe dress. But what absolutely floored me was that she was tweeting from a cancer center, and this was her first chemotherapy session.
It hit me personally because I too spent many weeks in a cancer center several years ago, as I battled a form of Leukemia. It was tough for me; I certainly had no desire to be in good spirits. How in the world could this young lady sport such a beaming smile, and on top of that share her battle with the rest of the world? That, coupled with the fact that Mariah is obviously a fan of Star Wars, prompted me to investigate further. After contacting her, Mariah was all too happy to share her story with us, if only to help others who are facing major health issues.
Here’s something new and cool that Star Wars fans will enjoy!
We’re launching our first YouTube Geek Week, which will take place August 4th (this Sunday) through the 10th, and will showcase more than 100 geek channels, highlight some of the best geek videos and shows on YouTube, and unveil new videos, series premieres and creative collaborations.
To celebrate Blockbuster Sunday, YouTube is launching an Easter Egg themed around Star Wars and Star Trek. (Here’s an example of another Easter Egg we launched to announce Geek Week to give you an idea of what we’re cooking up.)
Make sure to follow along with #GeekWeek!
Our friends at Yoda’s News are on the ground at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con with awesome coverage of the latest in Star Wars toys and collectibles! Watch the videos above for tours of the Gentle Giant and eFX comic con booths.
Artist/illustrator JAKe (How to Speak Wookiee: A Manual for Intergalactic Communication) emailed us to personally let us know about his print that will be featured at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Europe: 1983: The Circle Is Now Complete!