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Stephen Stanton Returns – SWR #75

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It’s The Star Wars Report podcast episode 75!

In which we interview the one and only Stephen Stanton, we also give our review on Star Wars #1

Be sure to check out Stephen’s Facebook page, and follow Trey’s continuing adventures with Pink 5. https://twitter.com/PinkFiveReturns

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If Han Solo Died… – SWR #24

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Welcome back to The Star Wars Report!

Guess what! WE HAD NO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES!!! I’M SO HAPPY! WOOT!

During this episode of The Star Wars Report, Riley, Bethany and Mark discuss a number of news stories.

Will The Old Republic threaten the revenue of World of Warcraft?

Also, George Lucas gives his autograph to help little Princess Leah, the baby girl we’ve spoken of before.

Thank you Toy Hutt for sponsoring this episode! Check out their site, and their awesome collectibles! This week, we admired a holographic Princess Leia, and talked about some of their new toys!

And, take a look at some recently unearthed story board art for The Empire Strikes Back!

Hah, Obi-Wan looks like Gandalf!

Geek is Awesome posted an old interview with some of the original trilogy actors, and it reveals a very different set of plans for how Star Wars prequels/sequels could have gone….

We welcomed special guest Nathan Butler on the show to talk about a new podcast he’ll be doing for the Star Wars Report! It’s called Star Wars Beyond the Films, stay tuned for more updates, and we’ll let you know when the show airs for the first time!

 

Listen to Star Wars: The Old Republic music for free!

And a shout out to Eric, thanks for the email! We always love listener feedback!

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Signed Star Wars Clone Armor Helmets to be Auctioned!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FAN DAYS 2011 STAR WARS HELMET EBAY AUCTIONS ANNOUNCED

Los Angeles, CA – November 15, 2011

 

On Black Friday, November 25, 2011 the “Fan Days 2011” autographed Star Wars Clone Helmets will be put up for auction on ebay at 5 p.m. Pacific Time. The auctions will be listed under the seller name JaingSMandoMercsPO and will run for 10 days. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit “Princess Leah” and her family. This is your opportunity to own a rare, unique piece of Star Wars memorabilia.

The Republic Commando and the Animated Clone Trooper helmets were made and donated by Nick Bishop and his Thylacine Squad of the 501st in Tasmania.

Over 45 Star Wars actors, directors, editors, writers, artists and more signed each helmet. To document and authenticate the signatures, a photograph was taken of each person signing. These photos have been made into two photo collage posters and will be a part of the ebay auctions.

Kevin Ward of the Clan Murraan Mandalorian Mercs and his wife, Kelli, created one of a kind stands for each helmet. The base of the stands are engraved with the logos of four costuming groups who have been instrumental in helping raise awareness and donations for Princess Leah. They are: 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Rebel Legion and The Dark Empire.

A video documenting the signing of the Fan Days 2011 helmets created by Taylor Andriotis, aka LadyVader66, is available for sharing and viewing online via youtube.

Baby Leah Esquenazi and her parents, Zev and Frani, have spent most of the last 8 months in the PICU at UCLA hospital. “Princess Leah” as she has come to be known in the Star Wars community was struck by a mysterious illness that causes uncontrollable movement and breathing problems. She has had multiple surgeries including the removal of cataracts in both eyes and has to spend much of her time on a ventilator. Over 60 doctors, hundreds of tests and $2.5 million later, little Leah continues to struggle for survival.

For auction updates and more information via Facebook please visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephen-Stanton/142208022510169

To view the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFWV_aVNMDU&feature=youtu.be

For more detailed information on Princess Leah and other ways you can help please visit:

http://www.princessleahdiaries.blogspot.com/

 

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Fan Days Update!

Riley, Aaron and I are really looking forward to being at Fan Days, and the time is getting closer!
This update almost makes me wish I was still a child and could attend the Lightsaber Training Academy.

Hopefully we’ll meet a lot of you there!

– Bethany

 

C2 Ventures, Inc.

Lewisville, Texas

Press release

 

Star Wars Fan Days tailor made for kids

 

What young Jedi hasn’t dreamed of honing his or her skills with a lightsaber, shaking hands with Yoda or going one-on-one with Darth Vader?

Kids will be able to do all those things and more at this year’s Star Wars-themed Fan Days Oct. 8 and 9 at the Irving Convention Center in Irving, Texas. A $5, two-day pass admits children ages 5 to 12 with a paid adult admission. There is no extra charge for the kids’ activities.

“We’ve always presented our shows as family oriented, and we’re working hard to bring in more events with kids in mind,” said co-producer Ben Stevens, who organized his first convention in 1994. “We want the younger fans to have just as much fun at our shows as their parents.”

At the Lightsaber Training Academy, kids ages 5 to 10 will learn basic Jedi moves, do battle with Darth Vader and receive a certificate upon completion of the course. Youngsters also can vie for prizes during Shoot-a-Trooper sessions as they take aim at a Stormtrooper or other Star Wars characters with a Nerf gun.

Young fans of the Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series can meet the actors who provide the characters’ voices, including Tom Kane, who does double duty as “Yoda” and the narrator. Mr. Kane and Stephen Stanton (the voice of “Tarkin”) will sign Fan Days exclusive photos for free, and will take part in a Clone Wars panel discussion with voice actors Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka”), Catherine Taber (“Padme Amidala”) and Meredith Salenger (“Jedi Barris Offee”).

Also offering free autographs during Fan Days are Timothy Zahn and Aaron Allston, best-selling authors who have penned dozens of Star Wars books. The pair also will answer questions and offer writing advice during special author sessions both days.

For kids who love to dress up, there is a special Kids Costume Contest for ages 16 and under with lots of cool prizes. And, of course, there will be lots of costumed fans throughout the convention center who love posing for photos with kids.

Fan Days also will feature a long list of media guests signing autographs for a nominal fee. Topping the list is actor Billy Dee Williams, best known among Star Wars fans for playing the roguish “Lando Calrissian” in The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983). Also, George Takei, who played“Sulu” on the original Star Trek television and movie series, and is the voice of “Lok Durd” on The Clone Wars.

Fan days also welcomes living legend Jim Steranko, whose work as artist-writer on Marvel Comic’s S.H.I.E.L.D., Captain America and X-Men revolutionized the comics form. He’ll be joined by almost 40 artists, including Herb Trimpe, Spencer Brinkerhoff, Joe Corroney, Scott Harben, Tom Hodges, Lawrence Reynolds, Cat Staggs and Denise Vasquez.

A complete list of guests and a schedule of events can be found at www.fandays.com along with detailed information on tickets. Cost to attend Fan Days varies depending on level purchased.

Hours for the two-day show are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9. The Irving Convention Center, 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., is at the intersection of SH114 and Northwest Highway in Irving, Texas.

For more information, please visit the website at www.fandays.com.

 

Media contact:

For more information, to schedule an interview or to obtain press passes, please contact Kathy A. Goolsby at k_goolsby@tx.rr.com.

Images:

Downloadable images for use in promoting Dallas Comic Con, including images from past C2 Ventures’ events, are available at www.scifiexpo.com/DCC/press-pix.html

 

About C2 Ventures:

C2 Ventures is a partnership of long-time STAR WARS fans Ben Stevens and Philip Wise. Since 2001, C2 Ventures has been the most trusted name in STAR WARS autographs, providing more authentic autographs to fans than any other provider worldwide. We produced the massive autograph program at the official STAR WARS Celebration II in 2002, Celebration III in 2005, Celebration IV in 2007, Celebration Japan in 2008 and Celebration V in 2010.

C2 Ventures continues to work closely with more than 100 celebrities from the STAR WARS Universe, including Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones, Carrie Fisher, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels and Samuel L. Jackson, to provide or produce special appearances at conventions and retail stores, authentic autograph signings on your product or our licensed photos, special events, exclusives, and more.

 

A Chat with Tarkin – SWR #7

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Welcome back to the Star Wars Report!

This episode is a joint interview that we did with The Sarlacc Pit’s hosts Chris and Matt.

We talked to Stephen Stanton, aka Captain Tarkin,

and Stephen’s good friend Rick Fitts,

 

and also their agents Dutch and Kathy!

This episode was so much fun that I think it became more of a round-table than an interview!

The topics of discussion included Death Star One.

 

We also had questions for Stephen about The Clone Wars season 4.

Please help our little Princess Leah pull through this first year of her life.

We also asked our guests a number of other questions such as:

“If you could create and voice a character for TCW, what species would he (possibly she or it) be? What type of character?”

“What’s one of the hardest voice over characters you’ve voiced? What made it hard?”

Rick has know Harrison Ford for awhile, so Chris asked him an interesting question.

“Knowing Harrison, what is your opinion of his so-called dislike of Star Wars?”

This is just a sample of the many questions we asked, and then the tables turned and Stephen, Rick, Dutch and Kathy asked us, Chris and Matt questions! That was a lot of fun; as podcasts hosts, it’s not too often that someone’s asking us the questions.

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