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May
23

‘The Empire Strikes Back’ for charity

Han Solo, Chewie and Lando reunite for the 30th anniversary charity screening of “The Empire Strikes Back” on May 21, 2010. Read more about the yearlong Lucasfilm yearlong charity campaign called The Empire Gives Back at LA Times.

Check out some of the photos of the event, courtesy of Monsters & Critics.

Darth Vader inspects the troops of Imperial Army. EPA/LAVANDEIRA JR

The troops of Imperial Army march at the Obradoiro square in Santiago Compostela Galicia, Spain.

Billy Dee Williams and Harrison Ford © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford. © Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos

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May
15

Star Wars goodies to celebrate George Lucas’ birthday

In 1977, the year of my birth, one of the greatest film series known to Sci-fi fans across the planet was born: Star Wars. Here’s a tribute to the characters, creatures, and far away worlds that inspired us all… and to the man who started this whole insanity: George Lucas!

Incredible poster art

Star Wars poster art by Tom Whalen

Star Wars poster art by the Hildebrandt brothers

View more poster art by the Hildebrandt brothers!

Star Wars poster art by Drew Struzan

View more artwork by Drew Struzan!

Star Wars videos

The Fastest and Funniest LEGO Star Wars story ever told

Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back (Original Trailer)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6bvuhPyq8Q

Ceci n’est pas Chewbacca

Starring my good pal Eric Toms!

Spin-offs

And last but not least, who can forget some of the best spin-off shows and films based on our beloved series.

Spaceballs

Ode to the the funniest moments of one of my favorite films!

Seth MacFarlane’s Blue Harvest

The hour-long premiere to the sixth season of the FOX series Family Guy.

Happy Birthday George! May 14th, 1944.

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Mar
16

Let’s go to a Renaissance Faire

One of my favorite things to do in the summertime is hit up a Renn Faire! Or for all you non-geeks out there, a Renaissance Faire.

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This past year, I had the incredible opportunity to visit the Original Renaissance Faire in Irwindale, CA. What I love about these festive events is just how in character its attendees are. It’s a perfect opportunity to transform oneself into royalty and join the queen’s court, or perhaps a wench better suits your mood? Whichever character tickles your fancy, you can no doubt immerse yourself in a world of folk who will play along.

Though most renn faires emulate historical periods during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England or Henry VIII, characters from other time periods and countries, like as pirates and Vikings, along with fantasy creatures such as fairies, centaurs, and wizards are also welcome.

Not sure what to wear? The Elizabethan Costume Page provides a lot of history, along with a breakdown of articles that make up a fashionable outfit from this era.

As you can see, I’m one of those dorks who takes pride in wearing a costume. So, I put on the purple fairy creation I made a few years back (for another faire, of course), grabbed my video camera, and head out east to see what kind of interesting folk I’d run in to.

Let’s take a peek!

For those of you who are interested, here are the details for this year’s faire:

The Original Renaissance Faire
April 10 – May 23, 2010
Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Location: Santa Fe Dam Recreation AreaIrwindale, CA

Buy tickets here!

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