Category: Fans + Community

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    Plastic Space Men Need Love Too

    Greetings, nerf-herders. I thought I’d start with a little intro to the 501st Legion club I started back in 1997. You may ask, ‘what is the 501st’? The formal answer is a worldwide costuming club that dresses in the costumes of the Galactic Empire and associated ‘bad guy’ characters. We’re part of a large fan community that includes the Rebel Legion (name says it all), the Jedi Assembly (again, the name tells you what they dress up as), the R2 Builders, Galactic Academy (costuming kids), Mando Mercs, and many others. But as someone who’s watched the Legion grow from two […]

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    The ties that bind: Why Comic-Con and Lucasfilm are soul mates

    Geek Nation has left the building and San Diego Comic-Con International is but a jumble of memories… or an expensive reality as the boxes of goodies you shipped to yourself start arriving in the next few days. If you’ve only experienced SDCC from afar, it’s more like preparing for combat duty than a normal convention. Just the sheer size—the exhibit hall alone is 525,000-square-feet—and the crush of the crowd—tickets are capped at 125,000—make it a somewhat daunting experience, but one definitely not to be missed. And for Star Wars fans, there is an unbreakable link between the saga and the […]

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    Best Star Wars Costumes at San Diego Comic-Con 2012

    One of the greatest things about San Diego Comic-Con is getting to see all the incredible costumes fans make! Whether a cosplayer spends a day or a year on their creation, their costumes are always a fun sight on the convention floor.  Nothing is more exciting than seeing your favorite heroes or villains in person!  This year we saw everything from an impressive looking AT-ST to a rhinestone-encrusted Stormtrooper.  Here are some of my favorite Star Wars costumes from SDCC 2012!

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    Introducing… Albin Johnson

    Hello to all my fellow Star Wars fans! My name is Albin Johnson and I’ve been a fan since I was eight years old when I saw it in a grimy theater in 1977. It was such an amazing beacon of hope and adventure that I went back thirty more times! Twenty years later in 1997 I bought a set of Stormtrooper armor and started a website called Detention Block 2551, where I posted pictures of me in armor and hinted at a unit that served Lord Vader personally. In no time other Stormtroopers joined and it quickly grew to […]

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    Weekly Roundup: July 13, 2012

    Wondering what’s been happening at StarWars.com? Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed last week, including San Diego Comic-Con International, the Course of the Force lightsaber relay, updates on Celebration VI and more! COMIC-CON BEGINS! Star Wars Day at San Diego Comic-Con International officially kicked off today, with several Star Wars panels planned throughout the weekend and many product exclusives and debuts being served up as well. Be sure to tune in to all the ongoing coverage happening here on the Official Star Wars Blog! COURSE OF THE FORCE The first lightsaber relay stretching five days and […]

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