Weekly Roundup: July 12, 2013

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


The Olympic torch-style charity relay from Lucasfilm and Nerdist has begun! Keep up with the latest news, from daily reports to special videos, at the official Course of the Force microsite.

In case you missed it, be sure to check out Chris Hardwick’s wrap-up of Day 2!


The world’s biggest Star Wars party is almost here! Celebration Europe hits Essen, Germany from July 26-28, featuring appearances from Star Wars legends Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher (and many more special guests), panels, screenings and events. Check out the official Celebration Europe site for more info.

James Burns and Mark Newbold, Star Wars Blog contributors who co-own/run Jedi News, are launching (in conjunction with Toys R Us) the Caravan of the Force: a two vehicle convoy to Celebration Europe with six people on board — all with the goal of raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Caravan will be travelling from the UK to France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany, and arriving in time for the first day of Celebration.

In addition, has detailed what you can expect from Star Wars at conventions for Summer 2013.


The great Ashley Eckstein documents Day 1 of Course of the Force!

Master tattooist Shane Turgeon discusses all the tattoo-related events coming to Celebration Europe!

Lucasfilm’s Kristen Hidalgo looks at how Celebration Europe will be a great time for fans of all ages.