Melinda’s Brew : Would You Call This Luck?

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And now for that unexpected happenchance I mentioned in my last blog …

Cue the chilling Emperor’s theme …

I had a fair amount of time to while away after parting with Jonathan and before meeting up with Caitlin to celebrate the end of her exams. The London sky looked like it wanted to unleash a torrent, but armed with my umbrella, I decided to stroll along the Thames toward the Jubilee Bridge [which I'd have to cross to get to "my" side of the river]. Just moments earlier, Jonathan and I had chanced the weather to eat our tasty lunch outside — such daredevils were we! ;-) If the Force was with me, ;-) the weather would hold out a little while longer, and I’d make it to my destination without getting drenched. Continue reading

San Diego Comic Con 2014 – From the Heart of the Star Wars Pavilion

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Hello everyone. Here is a small video that was taken at the Star Wars Pavilion at this year’s San Diego Comic Con. I will be putting a blog together with full coverage of our trip this year. My hand is still in the cast, so again I’m using my voice program. That may come in handy when it comes to writing about our Comic Con experience this year. Spoiler Alert it was as crazy as it always is.

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Filming for Star Wars Episode VII Moves to Ireland

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Filming for Star Wars Episode VII has moved to Ireland – more specifically, the remote island of Skellig Michael in County Kerry. The site, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, is on lockdown and security has been heightened as cast and crew have been arriving over the last few days. According to The Irish Times, Mark Hamill was scheduled to film scenes there today.

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Star Wars Weekends 2014 Weeks 4 and 5 Videos

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Weeks 4 and 5 this year were jammed packed with excitement! As promised thanks to my friend Gian Pietri, here are the shows from these exciting weekends!

Stars Of The Saga Week 4

Now week 4′s Stars Of The Saga was a great show with Billy Dee Williams and Ray Parks. Due to some issues, the whole show wasn’t able to be recorded, but what Gian did manage to get, is top-notch as always and he made some small clips of the show.

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‘Obi Wants to Know Me’ – A New Opportunity for Star Wars Fans to Help Shape Lucasfilm! *UPDATE* Broken link fixed!

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A new opportunity for fans has been announced on the official Star Wars Facebook page. It’s called ‘Obi Wants to Know Me’ and it seeks to recruit fans – of varying degrees – who wish to become members of a community of advisors to Lucasfilm. Here’s the pertinent info:

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Architectural Team for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is Announced

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The architectural team that will be responsible for designing the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – and the surrounding landscape – was announced today in Chicago. Here is the full press release from the official museum website:

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Star Wars Weekends 2014 Week 5 Recap

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Ladies and Gentleman we made it to week 5. How do you follow-up an incredible SWW debut of Mark Hamill? You do it with a full cast reunion of The Clone Wars! That’s right, joining host James Arnold Taylor and Her Universe’s Ashley Eckstein, we had the lovely Catherine Taber (Padmé), Dee Bradley Baker (EVERY clone who ever spoke in all 6 seasons), Tom Kane (narrator and Yoda), and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker). Plus as a bonus, we had Steve Blum who is voicing Zeb Orrelios from the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels!

This was a weekend I had looked forward to since the celebrity guest list was announced. To have the opportunity to see all this wonderful talent on the same stage was incredible, especially since, thanks to the cancellation of The Clone Wars, we don’t know when or if this will happen again. I planned on making the most of it.

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Check out this Star Wars Rebels Interview with Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg at SDCC

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Clevver.com sat down with Dave Filoni and Simon Kinberg at San Diego Comic-Con to talk all things Star Wars Rebels – from the origin of the series, to it’s place within the greater Star Wars universe, continuity-wise, and how all the media (books, comics, movies and television) going forward will be interlock. There’s some really cool information in this interview, so check it out below:

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Marvel’s Star Wars: Creators’ Comments

The cover image to the first issue of Marvel's upcoming "Star Wars" comic series, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassady.  The series is the first of three planned for 2015, and  marks the franchise's return to the publisher after a 10-year run that ended in 1987.

The cover image to the first issue of Marvel’s upcoming “Star Wars” comic series, written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by John Cassady. The series is the first of three planned for 2015, and marks the franchise’s return to the publisher after a 10-year run that ended in 1987.

Ahead of this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego, there was a muted buzz that Marvel Entertainment would lay out plans and details for at least one Star Wars monthly series.

In announcing two — one is focused solely on Darth Vader — along with a Princess Leia mini-series, Marvel appears ready to embrace every facet of the Saga’s rich history as fans await the future with Episode VII. Jason Aaron, who is writing the monthly “Star Wars” beginning in January, told Marvel.com he’s keenly cognizant of the tapestry of the characters and their stories, which will be part of the canon.

Every story is about the characters, and we’ll focus on all the old favorites. There will be big moments for everyone, from Han Solo to R2-D2. But a major part of the narrative will be driven by Luke Skywalker and his journey of discovery, a journey that will decide the fate of the entire galaxy. “



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Princess Leia, Darth Vader Get Marvel Comics, Star Wars, Too — UPDATED

Marvel Comics plans not one, yet three titles that will launch in early 2015 that are going to be in canon, including

a five-issue mini-series focused on Princess Leia.

The cover to the first issue of the five-issue mini-series "Star Wars: Princess Leia," written by Mark Waid and drawn by Terry Dodson, due out in March 2015.

The cover to the first issue of the five-issue mini-series “Star Wars: Princess Leia,” written by Mark Waid and drawn by Terry Dodson, due out in March 2015. (Image Courtesy of Marvel Entertainment)

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