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January 23, 2015 at 12:00 am | Posted in Around the Web, Books, Conventions, Events, Interview, Regular Feature, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Here is this week’s Around the Web news roundup of Star Wars and beyond.

Book News

  • Cover reveal for Jeffrey Brown’s next Star Wars book The Phantom Bully.

Award-winning author/illustrator Jeffrey Brown returns for the third installation of the NEW YORK TIMES bestselling series Star Wars: Jedi Academy!

It’s hard to believe this is Roan’s last year at Jedi Academy. He’s been busier than ever learning to fly (and wash) starships, swimming in the Lake Country on Naboo, studying for the Jedi obstacle course exam, and tracking down dozens of vorpak clones — don’t ask. But now, someone is setting him up to get in trouble with everyone at school, including Yoda. If he doesn’t find out who it is, and fast, he may get kicked out of school! Why can’t middle school just be easy. . .

This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school — all told through one boy’s comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.

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New Release: ‘Star Wars: Frames’

October 29, 2013 at 12:04 am | Posted in Abrams, Books, Star Wars, Star Wars Books | Leave a comment
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Today Star Wars: Frames is out in hardcover. Previously available from Insight Editions for a whopping $5,500, the new hardcover version from Abrams Books is much more reasonably priced $150 (about $96 on Amazon). The book is a visual scene-by-scene representation of the Star Wars films selected by George Lucas. The two volume set includes 1,416 scenes and stills from both the Prequel and Original Trilogies. You can check out the book trailer to get a good idea of what to expect.

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Happy Birthday, George Lucas

May 14, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Posted in Birthday | Leave a comment

It’s thank the maker day! Today we wish a happy birthday to George Lucas.

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Around the Web

March 8, 2013 at 9:40 am | Posted in Around the Web, Conventions, Disney, Events, Interview, Lucasfilm, News, Regular Feature, Star Wars, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
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And here’s the news…

George Lucas made an interesting headline this week with his appearance on CBS This Morning announcing that he’s going to start a museum (didn’t we all here Indy yelling “It belongs in a museum!”). You can check out the video here.

In the better late than never category, Chronicle Books had a nice write up on the making of the cover for Vader’s Little Princess. Written by Jeffrey Brown, who also did Vader and Son, Vader’s Little Princess will be out on April 23rd.

In non-Star Wars movie news, Harrison Ford is doing Anchor Man 2 alongside Will Ferrell; Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan are rumored to be in for Justice League; and Iron Man 3 has new trailers and movie posters out.

If you missed out on the Star Wars panel at Emerald City Comic Con (which featured Randy Stradley, Brian Wood, Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman), you can check out the full video of the panel here. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Around the Web

January 4, 2013 at 10:26 am | Posted in Around the Web, News, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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I love You.  I know.  It’s only been a couple of weeks (Dec. 21) since the Disney Deal became official, but George Lucas is wasting no time moving on with his life.  He announced, via a Lucasfilm rep to the Hollywood Reporter, that he and long time girlfriend, Melody Hobson, are engaged.  Ms. Hobson heads Ariel Investment Llc., is the chairman of Ariel Mutual Funds, as well as chairman of Dreamworks Animation.  Lucas and Hobson have been a duo since 2006.

One of the good guys.  In a story right out of Fanboys, only this time it’s unfortunately true, J.J. Abrams granted a dying fan’s wish and arranged a private screening of Star Trek: Into Darkness.  The fan, known only as Dan, has only weeks left when a friend posted his plight on Reddit.  The post eventually attracted the notice of Abrams who reached out to Dan and his wife.  Dan, who is suffering from two forms of cancer, reportedly loved the film.  Honestly, after hearing this, I won’t care if the film is terrible (which I doubt).  I’m going to love it. Continue Reading Around the Web…

Lucas and Kennedy Interview Part 5

December 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Posted in Disney, Interview, Star Wars | Leave a comment
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Lucas and Kennedy, Part 4

December 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
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Monday Funny: George’s Achievements Seen Through Carrie’s Lense

November 26, 2012 at 11:59 am | Posted in Humor, Monday Funny, Regular Feature | Leave a comment
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In light of George’s retirement (and sale to Disney), we thought Carrie Fisher’s speech at the AFI lifetime tribute presentation to George Lucas an appropriate Monday Funny.  Enjoy Carrie at her wittiest.

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George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy Part 3

November 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Posted in Miscellaneous | Leave a comment
Tags: , has posted the third part in a five part series featuring George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy discussing Star Wars Episode VII. They mention the day George proposed handing over Star Wars to Kathy, but no new details on the upcoming films or the future of Star Wars.

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Lucas Funding Education With The Disney $4 Billion

October 31, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Posted in Disney | Leave a comment
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In a Hollywood Reporter story a spokesperson for LucasFilm reports that George Lucas plans to put almost the entire profit from his Disney deal into a foundation focused on educational issues.

“George Lucas has expressed his intention, in the event the deal closes, to donate the majority of the proceeds to his philanthropic endeavors.”

No word yet on which foundation will receive the funds although Lucas has already funded his own Eutopia which he’s the chairman of.

The spokesperson added that this continues the commitment Lucas made in 2010.

“I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education.  It is the key to the survival of the human race.  We have to plan for our collective future—and the first step begins with social, emotional, and intellectual tools we provide to our children.  As humans, our greatest tool for survival is our ability to think and to adapt—as educators, storytellers, and communicators our responsibility is to continue to do so.” ~ George Lucas

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