Me and Chewie at Con-tamination 2012

June 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Conventions, Entertainment, Events, Movies, Sci-Fi, Star Trek, Television | Leave a comment

June 15-17 was St. Louis’ 3rd annual horror, sci-fi, and pop culture convention called Con-tamination. This year the ever growing event featured Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew along with members of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, and The Dark Empire costuming groups, plus the R2 Builders Group. I decided to attend this year and join in on the fun. Continue Reading Me and Chewie at Con-tamination 2012…

Con-tamination 2012

June 15, 2012 at 7:26 am | Posted in 501st, Conventions, Events | Leave a comment
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Today Con-tamination 2012 kicks off in St. Louis, MO. The horror, sci-fi and pop culture convention will have numerous guests and events including Chewbacca actor Peter Mayhew. Members of the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs will be there, plus the R2-D2 Builders Club. Click here for more details.

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Philadelphia Comic Con 2012

May 31, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Comic Books, Conventions | Leave a comment
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Philadelphia Comic Con 2012 starts today. There will be some big names in attendance: William Shatner, Patrick Stewart, Sam Witwer, Stan Lee, Jeremy Bulloch, Peter Mayhew, Bruce Campbell and many others. You can check all the details here.

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Comicpalooza 2012

May 25, 2012 at 11:54 am | Posted in Comic Books, Events, Sci-Fi | Leave a comment
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Comicpalooza starts today in Houston, TX. Running from May 25-27, this convention will include lots of guests including some Star Wars notables like stuntman Nick Gillard, actors Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), George Takei (who aside from Star Trek did voice work for the The Clone Wars), author Timothy Zahn, and artist Bill Hughes. The 501st and Rebel Legion will also be in attendance. You can check out all the details here.

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Around the Web: May the Fourth Roundup

May 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Posted in Around the Web, Celebration, Her Universe | Leave a comment
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May the Fourth Be With You started off with a bang and the announcement from Celebration VI that Princess Leia herself, Carrie Fisher, will be appearing that the annual Star War fun fest in Florida.

Lots of folks got in on the fun of May 4th and here’s some of what we saw around the web. Continue Reading Around the Web: May the Fourth Roundup…

MegaCon 2012

February 17, 2012 at 12:01 am | Posted in Events, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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MegaCon 2012 starts today in Orlando, FL and runs through Sunday. Guests will include David Prowse (Darth Vader), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), Richard LeParmentier (Admiral Motti), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead), Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken), Stephane Roux (Star Wars comic artist), Daxiong (Star Wars artist), Stan Lee, and many others. You can check out all the details here on their official site.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Happy Birthday, Peter Mayhew

May 19, 2011 at 9:16 am | Posted in Birthday, Movies, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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Today we wish Star Wars actor Peter Mayhew a very happy birthday. Mr. Mayhew portrayed the loveable, humorous, and iconic Chewbacca in Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope, Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Episode VI Return of the Jedi, and Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Born in Barnes, England on May 19, 1944, he eventually grew up and took on a job as a hospital attendant in London where he was noticed by a film producer and cast into his first film role in the movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. A year later he was asked to play another role as the mighty Chewbacca in George Lucas’ Star Wars. Interestingly enough, he was actually given the choice between Darth Vader and Chewbacca and chose Chewbacca because he wanted to be a good guy. From there a legacy was born.

Mr. Mayhew is now a naturalized citizen of the United States of America and currently resides in Texas. Along with continuing his film work, as well as making the Star Wars convention ciruit, Mr. Mayhew has written several books lately with deal with the very serious topics. My Favorite Giant deals with childhood bullying and strives to give children the confidence they need to persevere. His other book Growing Up Giant is about himself and how he dealt with gigantism. Both books are illustrated and provide positive messages for younger audiences. You can find out more by visiting Peter Mayhew’s official site.

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Peter Mayhew Interview on Yoda News

May 16, 2011 at 8:23 am | Posted in Interview, Movies, Star Wars News, Television, The Clone Wars | Leave a comment
Tags: , did an excellent interview with actor Peter Mayhew that discuses Mr. Mayhew’s new book Growing Up Giant, his favorite film in the Star Wars saga, and a cameo he did earlier this year in the independent film Killer Ink. You can read the full interview here on Yoda News.

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Peter Mayhew’s New Book: My Favorite Giant

April 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Peter Mayhew, the actor who played Chewbacca, has written a new book entitled My Favorite Giant that deals with the issues of bullying. The book is geared toward children and offers scenarios and advice on how to deal with the subject. Lately bullying has become a fairly serious issue and many children struggle to deal with it on a daily basis. In My Favorite Giant, Peter Mayhew tells a story using himself as a character and his conversation with Katie Johnson. Like Peter Mayhew, Katie Johnson is also a real person. Her father was the founder of the 501st Legion, and Katie’s struggle with brain cancer started the R2-KT project. Though Katie passed away, the R2-KT project carries on, and with My Favorite Giant, she will now be able to inspire and help other kids in need. If you’d like to purchase the book, or would just like to find out more information, feel free to check out the My Favorite Giant website.

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WonderCon Highlights-New Clone Wars Preview

April 3, 2011 at 7:47 am | Posted in Entertainment, Miscellaneous, Television, The Clone Wars | 1 Comment
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Holy cow was there a Sith in there wielding TWO double edged light sabers? I guess we can expect to see an enemy roughly twice as powerful as Darth Maul in season 4 of The Clone Wars. From the material released so far I can hardly wait!

Jedi or Sith?

He could probably still rip your arms out.

There wasn’t a whole lot of breaking news from WonderCon but it sure looked like a lot of fun. The Star Wars contingent seemed to lean heavily on promoting the Clone Wars franchise. Veteran Star Wars alum Peter Mayhew, famous for his portrayal of the character Chewbacca in the films and who was the model for that character in the animated series, was on hand sporting a stylish Chewie T-shirt.

I suspect it looks better on her than it would on me.

The insanely beautiful and talented Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ashoka Tano and purveyor of officially licensed Star Wars Apparel geared toward girls, was on hand showing off her latest offering. A T-shirt featuring Yoda on what appears to be Degobah. You can see all the wares available from her web site at or by clicking here.

Does the Twi'Lek look familiar? There is something I like about that girl that I just can't put my finger on.



Also spotted was Dave Filoni, executive producer of the hit cartoon series. Again seen here with Ashley Eckstein and two cosplayers dressed as Aayla Secura and Ashoka Tano.

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