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Star Wars Celebration 2015: Anaheim California

I am thrilled and excited about the news we got during the closing ceremonies of Star Wars Celebration Europe. We all new we might get the announcement of the next celebration and there had been much speculation on where it might be. Well now we know Anaheim, California. It will be held April 16-19 of 2015.

Wanna go? Well get your tickets now as they will be going on sale August 7th, 2013

Get all the most up to date information here

~Teresa

Twitter: @icecoldpenguin

Dallas Fan Days October 19-21

Dallas Fan Days expands, makes changes to growing show.

This month’s Dallas Fan Days expands to three days to better accommodate it’s growing fan base and give attendees more choices. With actor Bruce Campbell topping the media list and comic book legend Stan Lee leading the artists’ roster, the show will kick off at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and run through Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas.

To protect customers from inclimate weather, outside lines will be routed through the center’s covered garage, and an outdoor food court in that area will ease congestion in the exhibit hall. A large influx of attendees at Dallas Comic Con in May caught organizers by surprise, but they hope these and other changes will alleviate some of the issues that resulted.

“Basically, the number of customers doubled from 10,000 in February to 20,000 at our May show, causing some longer than expected lines and making it hard for some fans to see everything they wanted,” said Ben Stevens with C2 Ventures, which produces three shows annually at the Irving facility. “By moving the lines, adding concessions and scheduling a third day, we hope to create a more inviting and fun experience for our customers.”

Friday attendees will be among the first to witness the reunion of Star Wars bad boys Ian McDiarmid and Dave Prowse, who led the evil empire as “The Emperor Palpatine” and “Darth Vader,” respectively, in several of the popular movies. Also on hand Friday to sign autographs and meet fans will be actors Anne Lockhart from the original Battlestar Galactica and Donnie Dunagan, the voice of “Bambi” in the Disney classic. Fans unable to attend on Friday can catch all four actors on Saturday and Sunday.

Returning for his third appearance at our shows is Stan Lee, co-creator and writer of the Amazing Spider-man, Iron Man, Thor, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk and X-Men. In addition to being the former president of Marvel Comics, he’s well known in the industry as a writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher. Mr. Lee will sign autographs all three days and conduct a Q&A session at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the fourth-floor auditorium.

The three-day event will feature 300 vendor booths in the exhibit hall and fourth floor lobby, as well as two dozen artists, including Ralph Bakshi, award-winning animator and director of Fritz the Cat, Heavy Traffic and Wizards; legendary artist Al Plastino, co-creator of Supergirl, Brainiacs and Legion of Super-Heroes; and Eisner Award-winner Frank Cho, creator and artist of Liberty Meadows.

Mr. Campbell, who stars as “Sam Axe” in television’s Burn Notice, appears Saturday only. He also played “Ash” in the Evil Dead series, and starred in Bubba Ho-Tep, Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies and Sky High. In addition to signing autographs, Mr. Campbell will do a Q&A session starting at noon Saturday.

Media guests appearing Saturday and Sunday include Robert Englund of “Freddy Krueger” fame; Lance Henriksen, best known as “Bishop” in the Alien movies; Felicia Day from The Guild; and Sean Astin, who played “Sam” in The Lord of the Rings movies. Also, voice actress Tara Strong, whose credits include My Little Pony and Rugrats, Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead, and Warehouse 13 actor Eddie McClintock.

Making a rare convention appearance will be Gina Torres from the short-lived but highly popular Firefly series/Serenity movie, along with her on-screen husband, Alan Tudyk. Also appearing both days are Starship Troopers stars Dina Meyer and Casper Van Dien.

During Fan Days, the actors will be available to sign autographs, talk with fans and answer questions during special panel discussions, which are free to attend as space allows. Media guests charge a fee for autographs and fans also may pay to have their photo taken with select actors by a professional photographer.

Admission to Dallas Fan Days is $20 Friday, $30 Saturday and $20 Sunday. A three-day pass also is available for $60. Children’s tickets are $5 when accompanied by a paying adult. VIP passes for this show are sold out. Tickets may be purchased at the box office beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. Coupons for $5 off can be found in The Dallas Observer, Fort Worth Weekly and other North Texas newspapers.

Show hours are 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., is at the intersection of SH114 and Northwest Highway in Irving, Texas.

For more information on events and schedules, please visit the website at www.fandays.com.

Celebration VI Experience – TWL #30

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In their latest episode, Karl and Jason are joined by special guest Steve Glosson of the “Geek Out Loud” podcast as they sit down to discuss their experience at Celebration VI! This episode is full of fun and laughter as your three hosts have as much fun as an Ewok playing drums on stormtrooper helmets!

Dragon Con Day 2 – SWR #58

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In which Bethany and Riley recount the events of Dragon Con Day 2

This is the second day of our Dragon Con 2012 convention coverage episodes! During these daily episodes, you can expect us to bring you coverage of each day of the convention, the panels we went to, the news we heard, the experiences we had, and much more!

This episode of the Star Wars Report is brought to you by Toy Hutt, be sure to check out their awesome Twitterand Facebook pages!!

We covered a ton of events including:

  • How to Scam your way into anything
  • The process of asking for interviews at a convention
  • The Parade
  • Thanks for tuning in!

    -Riley

     

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    Celebration VI Recap – TWL #28

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    Join Karl and Jason as they sit down to give their general analysis of Celebration VI! They give a brief run-down of what they did each day of the convention and talk about which aspects of the event they enjoyed most. From loads of Clone Wars panels, to infamous Star Wars actors such as Ian McDiarmid to Mark Hamill and the amazing special guest who surprised everyone in attendance! Be sure to listen in as both Karl and Jason rave over their first Celebration experience; it’s not to be missed!