|The massive Star Wars
Celebration III went down at the Indiana Convention Center in
downtown Indianapolis April 21-24. 35k SW fans in attendance.
George Lucas made his first convention appearance since the late
- Arrived a couple days
early to setup the OfficialPix 43,000+ sq. ft. autograph area.
I'd reckon this to be 40,000 sq. ft. larger than the
autograph area from Celebration II a few years back.
- First assemblage of the
entire Rebelscum.com crew.
A righteous group of people. Except Jay. That guy is a dork.
- Thunderous Ep3 footage shown to
exhibitors late Sunday afternoon. While there was no doubt
this was a reel of the "A" material, it's readily apparent
ROTS will be the zenith of the prequels.
- Coolin' our
heels at the RS hotel suite one evening with Barrie Holland
(guy who said: "You rebel scum" in ROTJ) and Lucas
Licensing Art Director Troy Alders. Troy was a bonanza of
- Handed out
Wars is Forever" pins (to those hip enough to
request 'em) whilst hawkin' the photo-wares at the OfficialPix booth.
- Over the past couple months we've been
helping OfficialPix and Rebelscum with designs for shirts, pins, lanyards, patches, website graphics, etc.
Neat to see volunteers and actors (and in the case of the "SW is
Forever" pins, 5000 assorted people) wearing items Philip
and I concocted. Even better to see the
stuff on eBay billed as a Celebration III "collectible".
- Managed to take in the Star
Wars in 30 Minutes play with my favorite Kyle (sliding in on
coattails after a quick chat with the man). I'll say it
again, SW in 30 is flat out teh awesome!!!!1
- Dorkified as it may sound,
it was pretty cool to happen upon the costumed 501st
assembling for a
giant group picture.
(note: a handful
of pictures in this gallery were taken by Jeremy Beckett and