Weekly Roundup: April 26, 2013


Wondering what’s been happening at Here’s a quick roundup of what you might have missed this week!


Star Wars Day, May the 4th, is almost here — and it will be a day long-remembered! The official May the 4th microsite launched this week, featuring regularly updated news, events, fan photos, and activities that celebrate all things Star Wars Day. (In case you need some tips on how to celebrate, check out’s nifty “Top 10 Ways to Celebrate May the 4th.”)

In anticipation of May the 4th, Bonnie Burton hit the streets of San Francisco to talk Star Wars Day with couples, cabbies, and canines.

And has just released new May the 4th e-cards for you to send to the Jedi, Sith, and scoundrels in your life. So start sending!


Some major announcements! Whether you’re a tattoo aficionado or thinking about taking the ink plunge, Celebration Europe will be the place for you. An entire legion of tattoo artists will be on hand at the Star Wars Tattoo Pavilion, ready to create that Rebel symbol or giant Jabba tat you’ve been wanting.

In addition, Amy Allen, Kenny Baker, and Paul Blake are all confirmed to appear at Autograph Hall, and many fan clubs are set to attend.


Lucasfilm’s Mary Franklin shows off some creative new fan art from Bantha Tracks.

In “The Force Binds Together Not Only the Galaxy, but Friends and Families, Too,” legendary collector Steve Sansweet discusses the major impact that Star Wars can have on families and relationships of all kinds.

In her latest post, Lucasfilm’s Jennifer Heddle discusses the storytelling tenets of Star Wars, and how they’re essential to making something feel like it takes place in a galaxy far, far away.

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