Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trish: C VI Tease

Am I the only one that missed this?  Head on over to  http://www.starwarscelebration.com/ and sign up for updates. I just did!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Trish: " Star Wars Lightsaber Hair Clip"

Check it out!
Not only does this multifunctional hairclip light up, it also has a hidden lip-gloss compartment so your lips don’t become dry or chapped while defending the galaxy. Available in blue (Anakin), green (Yoda), and red (Vader) for only a fin on etsy.
For the full article and more photos, visit helablog.com.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Trish: Are you Crafty?

Star Wars Shower Tile
 Today my awesome sister-in-law, who happens to be very Crafty, sent me this LINK for blog.craftzine.com.  Here some fun ideas I thought I would share:

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trish: I want...

Princess Leia Headphones!!!
This fan is wondering whether she should sell these...
What do you think?
I think.....YES!!!
Hop on over to FashionablyGeek for the full article
(and a a look back at Princess Vespa).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trish: Happy Geek Pride / Star Wars (in LA) Day!

It's May 25th!  Back in 2007, I was at Celebration 4 in Los Angeles with my son.  I was there on May 25th, when Mayor Villaragosa and the City council declared this day "Star Wars" day.  It was also the 30th Anniversary of the release of ANH.
This is my son at the Opening Ceremony-Kick off Party eating his 30th Anniversary Cake (w/ podracer face paint) <-----------.
So, slap on the Star Wars Gear with pride today!  It's been 34 years of Star Wars!  Woo Hoo!
(it's also my 15th Wedding Anniversary today...yay!)
And for more fun...check out this article from our friends over at Fashionably Geek.
Enjoy the Day Everyone!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Trish: What's the Millennium Falcon?

Ok...Today I was able to accompany my daughter and her 3rd Grade class on a field trip to a local Rancho Adobe.  The highlight of the trip was making tortillas.  This is mine ------->.  The picture isn't the greatest but it looked just like the Millennium Falcon!
I was so excited, I said, "Look Guys-It's the Millennium Falcon!"  All the kids looked at me (except for my daughter), like "Wha???"  Then the boy next  to me said it..."What's the Millennium Falcon"?  Really?  I was shocked!  The Falcon-Han Solo's ship-the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs! C'mon!
They still looked at me like I was crazy.....
So, I went ahead and ate it all up!
Millennium Falcon Tortillas are yummy!  (Just ask the Exogorth.)

Trish: "George Lucas Talks Live Action Series"-TheForce.Net

If you are excited about a live action series, then check out TheForce.Net's latest article HERE.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Trish: 'Star Wars' Food Truck

It's lunchtime and I'm hungry!
Too bad I don't live anywhere near Fayetteville, AR.
Check out this article from TDW Geeks.
If you have had the opportunity to eat here, let us know what it's like!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Trish: "Talk Like Yoda Day"!

"Like Yoda talk on May 21, you must"
Share some of your favorite Yoda quotes, will you?

And for more information, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Trish: Comic Book Day!

 These 2 highly anticipated (at least in my house) comics were released (today).

First:  If you have been waiting for the on-line SWTOR game and need something to hold you over until it's release, Volume Two Threat of Peace is written by one of the writers of the game.  This comic is...based on the video game by Bioware and LucasArts.  Check out this preview.
Second:  Need a Qui-Gon Jinn fix?
Star Wars Jedi The Dark Side takes you back 21 years before TPM.
For a more detailed look and preview, click HERE!

Jess: 2 Days till Star Tours 2 and SWWs!

^ me after being awake for 36 hours straight for the George Lucas "Main Event", a whole day of convention-ing, and then Disney's Last Tour to Endor party.

As almost every Star Wars fan knows, Friday premieres the opening of Star Tours 2. While I regretfully cannot be there on Friday, I will be there Sunday and the following Friday and Saturday. And we will have some great coverage- I promise you guys!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Trish: Let the Spoilers Begin!

So, Yes, the Internet is full of reports from those lucky enough to already ride 'Star Tours'.  My favorite report comes from Ricky Brigante posted on insidethemagic.net.
It also features "binaural full ride audio". 
If you can't wait till the ride opens...Check this out!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Trish: 'Following the Nerd' viewing of ROTJ

Have you 'like'd (Facebook)-"Following the Nerd"?
If not, you should!
I was a little late out of the gate and missed their synchronized viewings of ANH and EST.  But this Wednesday is your chance to join in on the fun with ROTJ.
Click the link for all the details!

Trish: Good News and Bad News...

 So, I'll start with the bad news...

I got my email today, informing me that I was NOT one of the randomly selected people to get to go to the sneak peek of 'Star Tours' at Disneyland Park this Friday.  Oh well!  I guess the kids and I will just have to wait until June 3rd.  What do you think about us camping out in front of the gates?

The Good News...
The first Monday of every month, Del Rey  will give away books to promote a recent or upcoming release.  All you have to do is email your name and address to swbooks@randomhouse.com.  I entered and was one of the LUCKY WINNERS of "Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Conviction".

I'm so excited!  It isn't scheduled to go on sale until May 24th!  So, it isn't
the finished book.  It's the Advance Uncorrected Proofs.  Pretty Cool, Right?!

I'm so excited I won something!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Trish: Re-Launch - James Hance Relentlessly Cheerful Art

James Hance....Creator of "Wookie the Chew" has re-launched his website today.  
Books, Prints, T-shirts and more are available for purchase and at great prices too!  

Friday, May 6, 2011

Trish: Star Tours Special Event at Disneyland Park (Anaheim)

Disney Parks blog and Star Tours FB page announced today:
To celebrate the opening of “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue” at Disneyland Resort, we are inviting 1,200 of you (and a guest) to be among the first in the galaxy to experience the new 3-D attraction at Disneyland park on May 20.
Now through Monday, May 9, at 11:59 p.m. (PDT), you can enter for a chance to attend the “Star Tours Early Departure” at Disneyland park. We will randomly select 1,200 entries, and those selected will be able to bring one guest to experience Star Tours at Disneyland park on May 20. (Please see official rules for eligibility requirements. We will notify you via email if you are selected.)
And Good Luck!  (I have my fingers crossed!)

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Trish: Katie Cook art + Spanish = Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Want to see more?  Check out the full article at StarWars.com.

Trish: More News from May the 4th....

Yesterday was a busy Star Wars news day.  Here are a few more things that happened yesterday that I thought you might like to know about:

G4 posted a preview of TOR.  Still no word on a release date though (dangit!)

 Check out Bonnie Burton's GGN podcast interview for May the 4th.  She's seriously my Geek Girl Idol!

 Maxim announced it's "Hot 100" list yesterday and YES....Miss Portman was listed at #9!  Pretty awesome...AND she's pregnant.  Congratulations to her!

And finally, EW released a slideshow-'Star Wars in Pop Culture'.  You can see the article and watch the slideshow from TFN's link.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th!  You can check out how I celebrated HERE.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jess: Happy Star Wars Day

Happy Star Wars Day Everyone!

Trish has awesomely compiled the best coverage of the day, so I'll keep this brief. Enjoy today.

and keep an eye open for my Star Wars Weekends/ Star Tours 2 opening coverage coming soon. Like May 23rd soon :D

Trish: Happy Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you!
Every time you share....the more you get to see exclusive imagery!
For a run down of all the details...check out TFN's post.

And check out what some other sites are doing to celebrate:

GeekChicDaily.com is having a May the 4th Giveaway.  Enter your email address to win some prizes!
 FashionablyGeek has this shirt featured today.....

AND....Disney Parks Blog shared with the world, the new Star Tours attraction Poster: