May 17th, 2005

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Time to Blog About Star Wars on Starwars.com!


If Yoda can blog, so can you!

It's been a huge project to get up and rolling, but thanks to the production and engineering team here at starwars.com, they made sure my blogging addiction can now be constituted as work.
We now have blogs on starwars.com!!! Yipee!

If you're Hyperspace member you can have your own blog, if you're not then you can still read the blogs including our VIP blogs of Lucasfilm, ILM and LucasArts folks, as well as artists, authors, crew/cast and more!

Here's all the info you need in my article: "Blog All About It."


And here's the steps on How to Get Started on Your Starwars.com Blog.

And for the record, this is my blog:
Droids Just Wanna Have Fun
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A Closer Look at Star Wars Skin Art




As someone who both loves tattoos and has one, I have to admit I was pretty excited to cover the Star Wars Tattoo Contest at Celebration III this year. It's not every day that you see so many tattooed fans in one spot who are all chatting about why they choose to show their permanent pride for a galaxy far, far away.

That's why I wanted to write the article "Fandom is More Than Skin Deep: Star Wars Tattoos at C3." To give readers on starwars.com a closer look at the fans who make their bodies shrines to some of the best skin art I've ever seen.

Case in point -- Graphic Designer Hilary Gillespie from Canada. She has the most amazing full sleeve work done of Jango Fett and troopers I've ever seen. She aptly names the concept piece "Evolution of the Stormtrooper" and for her dedication won first prize for the Large Color competition.

Another contestant -- New York welder/mechanic Jason Semrau -- showed off his beautifully intricate line tattoo work of Yoda,Darth Vader, Darth Maul, the Emperor, General Grievous, Mace Windu, Plo Kloon and Aalya Secura.

As I was researching the article I came across Star Wars fan and tattoo aficionado Shane Turgeon, who also ran the contest at C3. His site Tattoosandtoys.com is a great place for inked fans everywhere to showcase their elaborate skin art. Turgeon's site features over 400 photos of Star Wars tattoo designs and the list keeps growing thanks to tattooing events like these.

So please take a second and read my article -- "Fandom is More Than Skin Deep: Star Wars Tattoos at C3" starwars.com and let me know what you think!
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Star Wars Stuff on American Idol, Regis and Animal Planet!

Here are a few of the upcoming television shows and articles that are going to feature Revenge of the Sith, in case you can't get enough!

Tuesday, May 17
"American Idol" finalists and studio audience will be told they get a private screening of Ep III. This program airs on FOX Channel at 8 pm

Wednesday, May 18
  • Rolling Stone Episode III cover hits newsstands
  • "Science of Star Wars: Space Cowboys" on Discovery, 8pm
    -- read my article on it here
  • "Animal Planet" airs a special about Star Wars creatures at 9 pm (will repeat on Saturday, May 21 at 2 pm) -- read my article on it here
  • "American Idol" on FOX Channel 2 at 9 pm see the fan reactions from Tuesday's screening

Thursday, May 19
Chewie appears on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on ABC at 9 am

Friday, May 20
  • "Science of Star Wars: War, Weaponry and the Force" on Discovery, 8pm
    -- read my article on it here
    Jimmy Smits appears on "Ellen" on NBC

    Saturday, May 21
    "Extra!" on NBC will be airing a half-hour weekend special all about Ep. III (syndicated in different markets and will repeat on Sunday, May 22)
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    MAD magazine does Star Wars


    http://www.dccomics.com/mad/?action=on_the_stands&i=3968
    MAD continues its revenge on Revenge of the Sith with enough Star Wars material to fill a small galaxy! MAD also tackles the original Longest Yard movie with its legendary parody, and searches for a funnier alternative to "Will & Grace"'s alternative lifestyles in another classic spoof! Plus, two new Spy vs. Spy comic strips!
    MAD | 96pg. | B&W | $4.99 US

    On Sale May 18, 2005
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