Did you know there is a Star Wars Prequel Appreciation Society? And that today is Prequel Appreciation Day? Well, today marks the 10th Anniversary Release of Episode II: Attack of the Clones. So in honor if Prequel Appreciation and Episode II, here are some clips to enjoy, starting with my favorite from Attack of the Clones:
OK....Have you seen this? Her Universe has announced that this adorable hoodie will be available during Star Wars Weekends. It will be available in girls' sizes S-XXL! I got the Leia Hoodie....I think my daughter is going to need this one!
Bonnie Burton has posted on her Twitter account that she has been "laid off" from LucasFilm. What???? It makes me sad....but I'm sure she will find something awesome soon, because she is, well, Awesome!
Also, over at Club Jade, there are other Star Wars happenings/articles you should check out!
And if you have a Twitter account, follow Bonnie and send her some happy words of encouragement!
I know I have plugged GeekMom before, but as a geek mom myself, I enjoy the blog very much! And if you are not done celebrating May the 4th, head on over to their blog. There will continue to be posts all week dedicated to the Star Wars Universe. It's Star Wars Week to them, which means more fun for us!
"You are hearing it here first!!! I am SO EXCITED to tell you that Her Universe has teamed up with Hot Topic and all of our NEW products will be launching on HotTopic.com tomorrow on May The 4th!!! Here's the important part, the FIRST 50 people to buy a Her Universe item on HotTopic.com will get our NEW Her Universe tote bag for FREE!!! It's a $20.00 bag for free as our gift to you. The promotion starts at 6 AM EST/ 3 AM PST. To all of our International fans, I am thrilled to tell you this because Hot Topic ships to most countries around the world! If you get the Her Universe email newsletter, you will get an email about all of this in the morning, but I wanted you to hear it from me first! Thank you for ALL of your support. Two years ago, there was barely any merchandise made for female fans and now, together, we are finally making it into stores! Please help us continue to show that women will buy Sci-fi merchandise. May The 4th Be With You! :o)"
Awesome-right? Should I really wake up at 3 AM for the tote bag? Hmmmm.....
Even after May the 4th and Free Comic Book Day, if you are still in need of something to do.....
"Make the jump to hyperspace and head for D Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on May 5, where Artist William Silvers and Creative Director Chris Jackson will be on hand from 3-6 p.m."
Hi there! I am on vacation with the family for Spring Break....but just wanted to let the world know that I'm going to Comic Con! This is huge...because I missed pre-registering last year AND the on line sales at the beginning of March BUT was able to get on this week for the re-sale and GOT 4 Days w/ Preview Night! I almost hyperventilated! OK...so...I'm going and will be able to fill you in on all things Star Wars...I hope! Anyone else going?
Today, my son and I ventured up to Anaheim to check out WonderCon. It usually takes place in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. But, the center is being renovated, so this year WonderCon came to Anaheim. It is described as the "little brother" of SDCC, and that's about right. It was definitely smaller and it was definitely fun....just not as fun (in my opinion), as SDCC.
Of course, more than anything, I am a Star Wars fan, and there wasn't a whole lot to see, or rather attend, regarding the galaxy far, far away. Luckily, costuming groups like, the 501st, the Rebel Legion and the Mandalorian Mercs, were there in full force. All of them have teamed up to raise money for Princess Leah. We donated money for the sweet girl and my son got Tarkin's (Stephen Stanton) autograph.
My son was also wearing one of his favorite Vader shirts and Vader thought it was "impressive", so we had to take a pic:
We only attended 1 day and we had a fun time. But I do miss my SDCC. The Force seems to be stronger there.
This weekend, "John Carter" was released. Last Monday, I was able to attend an advanced screening of the movie. I did not know much of the history of this story and went into it not knowing what to expect. It was amazing! I loved it. It was so well done! I came home wanting to know more! I stumbled across this great article over at IGN. It is a wonderful Sci-Fi history lesson. Check it out! And if you have not see the movie yet....do it! You will not be disappointed!
Last week, my husband and I were in Chicago celebrating Valentines Day. We asked my Brother-in-law to house/dog sit while we were away. Here's what happens when you leave a 25 year old by himself with all your kids Star Wars toys....Enjoy!
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Nerdist News (formerly GeekChicDaily) is interviewing Mrs. Eckstein tomorrow 2/20/2012. If you don't subscribe to their newsletter already, click HERE to get signed up. You can also head over to their FB Page to get regular updates.
Yesterday, I loaded up the kids and headed up to Tustin, CA to the AMC 14 at The District. They were the closest theater to us that was having a special event to go along with the movie. The local 501st was there to welcome us in the lobby after we grabbed our tickets and Podracer 3D glasses.
The lobby was full of fun things for us to do while we waited for our 12:45 showing. We got to put together lego squares for a cool Episode I themed mural-
There was also face painting-
And I didn't get a picture of us playing, but my daughter and I got to play the pod racing portion of the new Star Wars Kinect game. It was awesome!
Here's my little girl sporting her Padme HU shirt and her Ahsoka lightsaber while hanging with the lovely ladies of the 501st:
Once we had participated in all the fun, we went and got a good spot in line. The theater also gave us these cool new toys from Hasbro, Star Wars Fighter Pods.
I set up a little battle arena with our lightsabers, so that all the kids in line could battle while we waited:
The little figures in the pods are so cute! (My daughter is too!)
OK-Movie Time.....It was So. Much. Fun! The 3D, to me, was OK. Just that...OK. It was definitely cool and very clear. But it just didn't WOW me. But seeing this movie, on the big screen, with my kids was the best! I think I spent more time actually watching the looks on their faces, than I did the movie. And, ok, I have probably seen this movie 100 times, and still cried when Anakin leaves his mom AND when Qui-Gon died. I also got goosebumps during the opening crawl and during the Darth Maul fight scenes. Everyone cheered at the end and my kids LOVED it! Totally worth the hour drive...
Here's the (almost) finished Lego mural as we left the theater-
It was such a great way to celebrate opening weekend....Thank You AMC 14! We had a great time!
It was May 18th 1999....I got off work at 5:30...went home...ate some dinner w/ the husband and my 6-month old son. Then, my husband's best friend came over to watch our baby for the night (he had never baby sat any child before..haha..and we were leaving him with our first born for an all nighter!)...and we headed down to the local theater to wait in line for the midnight show. I was sooooooo excited! It was so fun to be in line for a NEW Star Wars movie!!! I remember getting goosebumps right from the start...the Lucasfilm Logo, the opening crawl! I did love it! In fact, the following week, our family was in Chicago, visiting the in-laws, and we saw it again w/ our baby. I think something happened to him during that showing. The kid has been obsessed with all things Star Wars ever since! No Kidding! He could hum the theme song before he could talk!
Now, here we are, 13 years later...I have a teenager and 3 more little Star Wars fans and we are about to see it on the big screen in 3D! It's more than just excitement at seeing the movie again. It's about sharing this experience with my kids. I am so grateful to George Lucas and his family friendly movie making! I hope to share a review with you after we see it tomorrow....
Until then, enjoy these memories that celebrities shared on The Official Star Wars Blog.
OK...I get why George Lucas has said he no longer wants to make a blockbuster film. Leading up to TPM's 3D Theatrical Release, I have been on so many sites and blogs where people are just down right mean.
I will admit, that the prequels are not my favorite, but because of them, my children have been able to grow up with a love of Star Wars. Because of the prequels, we get to enjoy TCW and more EU novels and comics.
I'm excited about seeing the movie this weekend! There is nothing better than movies you love on the big screen. If you don't like it, don't go see it! And stop it with the meanness...because "mean people suck!" (words of wisdom). That is my little opinion rant for the day....Thank You!
According to movieweb.com, AMC Theaters will offer - kids, collectors and Star Wars fans of all ages will receive an all-new Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pod with the purchase of each RealD 3D ticket for Episode I all weekend long, February 10-12, only at AMC theatres (limit one per ticket, while supplies last).
Additionally, 10 AMC theatres in the United States will host exclusive event screenings in RealD 3D to bring the fun of Star Wars in 3D to life for families and fans. Starting Saturday, Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. local time, select theatres will offer activities, giveaways and interactive experiences. Fans can expect (while supplies last):
Exclusive Anakin Skywalker Podracer 3D glasses with ticket purchase, to truly get into the speed and spectacle of 3D Star Wars on the big screen.
A Hasbro Star Wars Fighter Pods collectible toy with RealD 3D ticket purchase
A Lego feature area
Darth Maul face-painting; a chance to reveal your inner Sith Lord at long last!
Special character appearances for photo opportunities
Demonstrations of the upcoming Xbox Kinect Star Wars
Click HERE, to find out which 10 theaters will be participating.
Also, Star Wars Insider is offering TPM 3D glasses to new subscribers. If you haven't subscribed already, do it now and get your hands on these bad boys.---->
Remember TPM in 3D opens February 10th, 2012. Will you be seeing it?