Category: Events

  • SWCVI: Smuggler’s Gambit

    There was a lot of speculation as to what Smuggler’s Gambit would be about.  As one fan told me, “all I know is it’s a radio show written by Kyle Newman so you know it’s gonna be awesome.”  And indeed it was!  Kyle Newman began the evening by telling us a little bit about how Smuggler’s Gambit came about.  Newman said that what we were about to see was a, “Han Solo (original trilogy era) radio drama for all ages.”

  • SWCVI: The Future of Star Wars in 3D

    I went into the future of Star Wars in 3D panel excited to see clips from Attack of the Clones and walked out with a much greater appreciation for what it takes to make the films suitable for 3D. I have to admit that I didn’t realize the extent of the process. It took about a year to transform The Phantom Menace from start to finish. Impressive, most impressive. Visual effects supervisors and masters Dennis Muren and John Knoll took the stage to discuss the painstaking work that goes into the conversion process.

  • SWCVI: Star Wars and NASA Panel

    Today on the Fan Stage at Celebration VI, I had the pleasure of co-hosting a panel entitled “Star Wars and NASA: Science Fiction and Science Fact,” with Holly Griffith, a friend of mine who works as an International Space Station flight controller for NASA Mission Control in Houston, TX. Holly and I were joined by Travis and Michelle Fitzgerald, two fellow flight controllers on the ISS, and Dennis Bonilla, an open government consultant who works with NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. As befits such a great lineup of smart and talented space geeks (I’m excluding myself, of course!), our panel […]

  • SWCVI: The Second Session of the Super Secret Panel

    The Super Secret Panel with Todd, Seth, and Matt may not have been as secret today, but I don’t think the fact that people already knew a little made it any less funny. Plus, a very special guest did show up at the end of the panel who wasn’t at yesterday’s session. The team behind the new Star Wars Detours jumped right in and showed us the trailer but only after they had James Arnold Taylor taken off stage by some bounty hunters. I bet no one told Taylor that was part of his hosting duties.

  • SWCVI: This Will Be A Day Long Remembered

    For members of the 501st, Day Two of Celebration VI was packed from start to finish with panels, performances and some genuine playtime.  NO finer group of comrades could a Star Wars fan want, NO finer group of friends could a Star Wars fan have!

  • SWCVI: Day Two in Review

    There are always so many great things happening at Star Wars Celebration events that it’s hard to keep track! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Read on for highlights, photos and more!

  • SWCVI: Mark Hamill

    Some fans waited in line for 6 hours.  And even though the theater reached capacity an hour before the panel, hordes of people waited outside with one hope:  to see Mark Hamill.  I’ve never seen Mark Hamill in person.  I’ve watched him hundreds of times in the Star Wars films, I’ve hung his photos on my wall, and as a kid I hoped to one day marry him.  So after years of wishing and daydreaming, I rushed into the theater, plopped down into a seat, and prepared myself to see Luke Skywalker in person.

  • SWCVI: An Hour With Anthony Daniels

    Throughout the six Star Wars films there has been a constant, and that person is Anthony Daniels, the actor who portrayed C-3PO.  On day two of Star Wars Celebration Mr. Daniels did his “An Hour with Anthony Daniels” show.  I call it a show and not a panel because that is exactly what it was, an amazing show.  I had the privilege to see him host Star Wars in Concert but that was a scripted performance.  When you give Anthony Daniels a microphone and a giant crowd with no script, it is a whole different type of show.

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