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  • SWCVI: The As You Wish Helmet Project: Boba Fett

    I could talk for days about Boba Fett, his popularity in modern culture, his mystique and his infamy, but my true passion for Boba Fett, as with so many things in Star Wars, is not so much the character of Boba Fett (after all, he was little more than a minor background figure with only seconds of screen time) but the care, attention and detail put into his design.  In the entire original Star Wars trilogy, there is no other costume that is as detailed and complicated as Boba Fett.  His helmet alone is a masterpiece, merging the aesthetic of […]

  • SWCVI: Bounty Hunters, We DO need your scum!

    Hello! I’m James and I’m one half of the brains behind the Bounty Hunt atStar Wars Celebration VI. My friend Dan and I have been organizing photo scavenger hunts and puzzle races for several years now, and we’re bringing all our fiendish fun to Orlando. We think that the Bounty Hunt is great for Star Wars fans who want to do something fun, exciting, and active at CVI. This is our third time putting on a clue solving adventure at Star Wars Celebration, and we’ve got a few new tricks for this year.

  • SWCVI: James Arnold Taylor kicks off countdown to Celebration VI!

    Hi everyone! It’s James Arnold Taylor here officially kicking off the Countdown to Celebration VI! I’ve got special insights not only on who you’ll see and what you’ll be experiencing on the main state but also other galactic fun taking place throughout Celebration! Be sure to join me for the party and May the Force be with you!  Star Wars Celebration VI is coming to Orlando, Florida on August 23-26. Join the party that brings together fans of all ages to celebrate the pop culture phenomenon that is Star Wars.

  • SWCVI: A long ten years ago… Celebration Diorama Workshop was born

    If you are a fan of custom dioramas, you may know me already, for those not yet familiar, let me introduce myself… my name is Frank D’iorio, I am a native Montrealer who by day works as a freelance motion picture digital compositor and on weekends, builds Star Wars action figure dioramas. Like most of you reading this, Star Wars greatly influenced my life both personally and professionally.

  • SWCVI: Star Wars Tattoos: A Celebration Retrospective

    My first exposure to the addicting world of Star Wars tattoos came from the same likely source as many other people’s first exposure – Jon Bradley Snyder’s short but eye-opening article entitled “Skin Deep” in Star Wars Insider #26, published in the summer of 1995. I was young, too young to get tattoos of my own, but I was completely enthralled and I knew then and there that the first tattoos I would get HAD to be Star Wars related. Little did I know at the time just how integral a part of my life, and fandom as a whole, […]

  • SWCVI: The As You Wish Helmet Project

    Star Wars: Celebration V was an amazing experience for me as it was my first Celebration.  I have attended dozens of conventions but none have compared to the magnitude of a gathering that is 100% STAR WARS!  Years ago, I had seen the Vader Project, online, and was very impressed by it, but hadn’t thought much of it since then.  Imagine my surprise to see that the 501st Legion had put together a similar project at Celebration V; the TK-Project, using Stormtrooper helmets instead of Darth Vader helmets, and all to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation!  My wife and I were […]

  • The Life Cycle of a Saga

    With Star Wars Celebration VI just weeks away, it got this fan to thinking. Star Wars turned thirty-five this year. The 501st Legion turns fifteen. I mention the Legion because you write what you know, and the Legion is a ‘child’ of Star Wars so it lends some interesting contrast. It’s been fun watching the Legion grow from nothing and it’s always fascinating to me watch Star Wars evolve during most of my life. As a forty-something with five daughters, one of them sixteen, it made me look at these two entities in a different light.

  • SWCVI: First Look at Attendee Badge Art

    There are a lot of things that set Star Wars Celebration apart from the slew of other pop culture conventions out there — Stormtooper security guards, life-size TIE Fighters in the hall, droid races — but some are more subtle, like the badges that all attendees and staff wear. Unlike most cons that use the same boring badge design with minor color variations for every type of attendee, Star Wars Celebration is known for its badge collections, with over 15 badges — each with an artist’s fresh take on classic characters. To fit Celebration VI’s “Join the Party” theme, artists […]

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