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5.27.2007

Celebration 4 coverage in the media


Alas, here I am stuck in the now drizzly and cool northeast (even though it was sunny, too hot, and humid just the other day), a far bound away from the excitement and activities in LA where the official event celebrating the 30th anniversary of Star Wars is taking place over the weekend.

In the midst of my pouting about it, I've been engorging myself with as much coverage of the event that I can possible find. In the entry before this, I posted the news about G4's coverage. I finally watched it, and while they gave us an ample two hours of air time, it still wasn't nearly enough for my tastes. Furthermore, they spent a little too much time focused on the jabbering of the hosts. Time that could have well been spent getting up close and personal with the multitude of fans and hugely diverse events and areas of interest at the convention. They've been rerunning it like crazy on G4, as expected, so if you've missed it, you could probably catch it again. Frankly, I found the Star Wars tribute edition of X-Play on the same channel to be vastly more entertaining. That's just me though.

Otherwise, if you really want the best coverage of C4, you need only stop at one place (and navigate to a few others from there): www.starwars.com

Just in the nick of time for this major milestone in Star Wars history, the official site has stepped up to bat and really has come through with extensive multimedia coverage. First with the beginning of the site reconstruction, the new video section gives us a few great previews: just today with an exclusive clip from the upcoming Clone Wars 3D animation show.

But if you dig in deeper you'll find that Lucas Online staffers, namely Bonnie Burton and Pablo Hidalgo, have been posting frequent updates to their Star Wars C4 blog, with ample video, photos and articles. This one blog is all you really need to feel as close to C4 as possible while not actually being there. Make sure to click on the photostream in that blog, if you want to be overwhelmed with photos of absolutely ever nook and cranny of C4.

I wondered who it was who won the uspsjedimaster.com contest to receive tickets to C4. It wasn't me, which I of course had hoped. But there is another!

Monday the 28th brings us the program Star Wars: Legacy Revealed on the History channel. They too are running a sweepstakes to potentially win tickets to Celebration Europe this coming July. Click of the widget I embedded in my blog to get to the site and cast a vote every day to win! Or go directly here to vote.

Happy 30th, and the Force is with us, always :D

1 comment:

RJ said...

I recorded the two-hour G4 thing and watched it on fast-forward mostly. It was alright, but largely nothing spectacular. For me, watching stuff about the convention doesn't do much. Now, if I was there, I'd be having a smorgasborg of fun.