This mini series will focus on fan favorite Captain Phasma and will introduce rogue archaeologist Doctor Aphra in a galaxy far far far away. The stories will keep fans excited about the new film as well as enrich Star Wars mythology. It’s written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker (Star Wars: Join the Resistance) and Mike Mayhew (Star Wars, The Star Wars) is the artist as they explore the mineral planet Crait.
Fans will get to know Crait in Star Wars: the Last Jedi as the Resistance and First Order fight for dominance when the new film premiers this December. But that wasn’t the first time the planet was a battleground for the galaxy between the Empire and Rebels. Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa first led the rebellion to the planet as the searched for a new Rebel Alliance Base. This mini series will reveal earth chattering news and may cause you to look at the universe a little differently!
You’ll be able to learn about Crait and the mystery it will reveal within STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT hits comic shops on December 27th!
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – STORMS OF CRAIT #1
Written by BEN ACKER & BEN BLACKER
Art by MIKE MAYHEW
Cover by MARCO CHECCHETTO
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I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They’re not much bigger than two meters. – Luke, Star Wars: Episode IV A new Hope
Better keep Luke away from the new Star Wars Death Star Grill available for pre-order from TheFowndry for £99.99 (estimate $142.54 US) or he just might blow it up with a few of his rebel pals! <guffaw> This grill is for the carnivore AND vegetarian grill fan or just a Star Wars fanboy/fangirl that must own a Death Star the can fit in your home or apt patio area. Just make sure that the rebels don’t make off with Princess Leia before your down with the interrogation! I think this looks almost TOO good to use and would look great in my living room full of geek collectibles!
The Death Star Barbecue has the power to annihilate an entire chicken. Or, in the right hands, cook an al fresco feast in classic, sci-fi style.
That’s no moon… It’s the sun! And if it’s hovering over the house it means barbecue season is upon us. But don’t settle for your run-of-the-mill sputniks, dazzle your guests and terrorise the outer rim planets with the Death Star BBQ.
This officially licensed outdoor grill is made from stainless steel – so even if you’ve strafed it with a rebel sausage, it’ll still buff up like new. The intricate detailing isn’t just there for show either. Cleverly disguised as a devastating laser, the lid of the Death Star BBQ has an adjustable thermal vent – perfect for regulating heat. Just keep an eye out for X-wings.
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Spoiler Alert! The new mid season premier of Star Wars Rebels returns on Wednesday, January 20 (9PM ET/PT) on Disney XD.
*SPOILER ALERT* Here’s a New Mid-Season Trailer for “Star Wars Rebels”… I mean how can any Star Wars fan not <squeel> with Princess Leia, Yoda and Darth Vader expanding on the series as we explore the call of the dark side? If you have not been enjoying the series I say you’ve been missing out on a show that appeals to a fanboy/fangirl in a different way than my beloved Clone Wars. The decision to use a different animation style and new characters expands the universe. You don’t have to LOVE Star Wars to be a fan of the action packed series. The first season focused on introducing each character with unique backstories that didn’t feel like a blue print of the original or new trilogy. Instead they forged a new path that is a fun show for all ages. I know it’s on Disney XD so you may think it’s just for kids but once you watch the show you’ll see that it’s a truly all age series perfect to watch as a family or alone. So get ready to enjoy a series that has a darker feel than you’d expect from Disney XD but EXACTLY what you wanted as a Jedi!
Follow @DisneyChannelPR and @StarWars for the latest news on #StarWarsRebels, and check out StarWars.com for more exciting news on the series.
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Give your tech geek the gift of digital comics with Marvel Unlimited.
If you sign up you get the first month free of Marvel Unlimited (Marvel U) and included in the catalog of 17,000 digital comics are Star Wars <this is the geek gift you are looking for>. This offer is for new and returning subscribers to the site with all of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes!
You can access this limited time offer with the promo code FORCE at the Marvel Unlimited Checkout. Fans can access Marvel Unlimited on the web and app on iPhone®, iPad® and Android™ devices. If you or the lucky gift subscriber is new to the Star Wars and/or Marvel Universe comic book collection they can access the DISCOVER section. It’s a simple way to search by favorite storylines, characters or creators.
All those interested in joining the Rebels or the Empire after seeing Star Wars the Force Awakens can start with Star Wars #1 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday.
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Calling all Star Wars fans you HAVE to go to the 2015 LA Auto Show for ONE reason! No not to look at cars (well you have to look at cars!) but no the the most important reason ever is to see the Fiat 500e Storm Trooper Concept car on display (sadly at this time Fiat does not plan to release it as a special edition <waahhh>) inspired by the new ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ opening December 18. While you count down the days to see the most anticipated movie this year you can get your Star Wars fix drooling over this car a collaboration with Lucasfilm and FCA US as part of the promotional campaign of the film. I was very lucky to be able to briefly film the interior of the car and interview Bob Broderdorf, Fiat Brand Director North America!
From the first glance of the Fiat 500e you can see it’s inspired by the Empire’s First Order Stormtrooper’s new armor (tour of interior and exterior of car cherrylosangeles @youtube). The 500e is in black and white on the exterior from the tires to the hood with an attention to detail that is appealing to die hard and casual fans. But Fiat also kept it team Empire on the inside with custom front and rear seats upholstered in leather and Alcantara®. The entire interior has the ‘Star Wars’ logo and First Order insignia on the leather wrapped steering wheel, the black/white dashboard and that all of the Fiat emblems have been replaced with the Stormtrooper helmet. The Fiat 500e stormtrooper was created by Garage Italia Customs and they merged Italian style with Star Wars Geek Chic! Even Princess Leia wouldn’t mind being placed under ‘car arrest’ and driven around the death star <guffaw>.
About FIAT Brand
The FIAT brand stands for discovery through passionate self-expression. That philosophy is embodied by the iconic Fiat 500 or Cinquecento – a small car that lives big. Italian at heart and rooted in a rich heritage, the 500 is sold in more than 100 countries around the world and is synonymous with modern, simple design blending form, function, technology and a pride of ownership that is genuine.
In North America, the Fiat 500 was introduced in March 2011 and was soon followed by the Fiat 500c (Cabrio), the high-performance Fiat 500 Abarth and Abarth Cabrio, the fully electric Fiat 500e and the five-passenger Fiat 500L. The FIAT brand continues to expand with the introduction of the Fiat 500X, an all-new crossover that combines Italian style with functionality, performance and all-wheel drive confidence. The all-new Fiat 500X arrived at FIAT studios in the second quarter of 2015.
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Life is good with Carrie Fisher coming to the 2015 Anaheim Star Wars Celebration! Have you gotten your ticket for the event at the Anaheim Convention Center from April 16 – 19th. This is the second one I’ve been to. I volunteered at the one they had in Los Angeles back in 2007 but it was a working event so I saw nothing but got to meet some of the best fans from all around the world. This year I’m attending and am hoping to get press credentials (fingers crossed) but now I need to find a hotel! Anyone planning to attend the Star Wars Celebration? Let me know if you plan to cosplay below!
Posted in culture, Geek Fun, Geek Travel, geek tv, Los Angeles Tagged with: Anaheim, Carrie Fisher, Cosplay, Disney, Geek Fun, Geek Travel, Los Angeles, Princess Leia, Star Wars, Star Wars Celebration
Because runDisney is combining its enchanted foot races through Disneyland’s theme park with Star War‘s 35-year-old legacy.
This 2015 choose-your-destiny event has 5k, 10k and half-marathon distances, so runners of any ability can use the force.
All courses will run through the Disneyland resort. Nerf-herders intrepid enough to finish both the 10K and half-marathon receive a special Rebel Challenge medal.
Weekend festivities also include a Wookie Welcome Party, games, live-entertainment and a meet and greet with Star Wars characters.
What Star Wars character would you challenge in a race? Comment and let us know!
Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend; Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, CA; January 15-18; Registration begins on June 10
Entry Fees and Deadlines*
Star Wars Half Marathon presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
Star Wars Rebel Challenge presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
Star Wars 10K presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
Star Wars 5K presented by Sierra Nevada Corporation
runDisney Kids Races
Star Wars Wookiee Welcome Party
runDisney proof of time guidelines: If you believe you will finish the Half Marathon in less than 3:15 hours, proof of time is required for start corral placement. Please reference the Race Pacing Chart below for finish times and associated pacing per mile.
Especially when your a Jedi (like myself) now the true question will you join me in my Star Wars love with the 2nd Course of the Force Relay Race benefiting Southern California Make-A-Wish? You have two choices either register OR (better still) sponsor my run! I’m going to be shortly asking all my friends, family, acquaintances, random strangers and of course my geeks to donate to this great cause!
I’ll even let you help me choose my costume …
Ok I’m sure you’ve noticed that I do have theme but I HAVE lost weight AND I love Michelle Obama!
I saw that Autism speak is having a fundraiser with celebrities donating a custom recorded message for $299. I can’t believe that I can have Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Leonard Nimoy (Spock), William Shatner (Captain Kirk), Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) OR Morgan Freeman (God) are some of the celebrities that I could have record my VM. Hmmm so many beloved science fiction voices that I’m TORN .. TORN!!! Star Wars, Star Trek or God??? I can’t choose! I’m lying I’d have to go for Spock or Captain Kirk or Picard to record my voicemail .. hmmm what would I have him say? You can only purchase the Celebrity message from December 3 – 9, 2012. Fans can register online at SoundOffForAutismSpeaks.com to receive a reminder just prior to the December 3 campaign kickoff.
A limited number of messages will be available from each celebrity on a first come, first served basis. Fans will have the unique opportunity to specify what they want their chosen celebrity to say in the message. Autism Speaks® will send fans a digital file of their message within a few weeks of their order, once it has been recorded by their celebrity. You may wonder how they got this star studded list well it helps to have Ed Asner be your dad! <tee hee>. “I got together with my son Matt (Autism Speaks’ Executive Director for Southern California) and we talked about what my friends and I could do to support the important work of Autism Speaks,” said Ed Asner, who is currently starring on Broadway in “Grace.” “We decided that bringing together a group of celebrities with great voices and doing a kind of ‘voiceathon’ would be a really fun idea that could help individuals with autism and their families.”
Autism is a general term used to describe a group of complex developmental brain disorders – autism spectrum disorders – caused by a combination of genes and environmental influences. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by communication difficulties, social and behavioral challenges, as well as repetitive behaviors. An estimated 1 in 88 children in the U.S. is on the autism spectrum – a 78 percent increase in six years that is only partly explained by improved diagnosis.
About Autism Speaks®
Autism Speaks® is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks® was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks® has committed over $180 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 95 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks® has established partnerships and related activities in over 40 countries on 5 continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit www.AutismSpeaks.org.
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