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Friday is Star Wars Day at Comic-Con 2009

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These are not the droids you're looking for (from 'photophonic' via Flikr)

These are not the droids you're looking for (from 'photophonic' via Flikr)

Friday will be the most important day for many Comic-Con goers. Star Wars is taking over Comic-Con! Below is a list of events occurring on Star Wars Day. More information along with today’s full schedule can be found at www.comic-con.org.

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Day: The Clone Wars: Behind the Mic!— Season Two of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming in hot, and you can believe that the talented voice cast has something to say about it! Supervising director Dave Filoni talks with the actors behind your favorite Clone Wars characters, and offers an intimate look at the animated antics inside the recording studio—as well as some unique and exclusive insights into what’s coming this fall! Room 7AB

1:00-2:00 Star Wars Day: Behind the Scenes: The Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic— Jake Neri (producer, LucasArts) speaks with Hall Hood (senior writer, BioWare), Alexander Freed (managing editor, BioWare), Dallas Dickinson (senior content producer, BioWare), and Jeff Dobson (art director, BioWare), about the making of the new massively multiplayer online role-playing PC game Star Wars: The Old Republic. Join the team to get new behind-the-scenes information about the game! Room 7AB

2:00-3:00 Star Wars Day: Fate of the Jedi— The next chapter in the extraordinary history of the Star Wars galaxy has begun. Star Wars authors Aaron Allston, Christie Golden, and Troy Denning along with Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey), Sue Rostoni (executive editor, Lucasfilm), Leland Chee (Keeper of the Holocron, Lucasfilm), and Pablo Hidalgo (online editorial manager, Lucasfilm) they discuss the new Star Wars novel series: Fate of the Jedi. Room 7AB

2:00-3:00 How-To Session: Joe Corroney— Joe Corroney has been providing Lucasfilm with official Star Wars artwork for related books, games, trading cards, and magazines since 1997, including penciling Star Wars: Empire for Dark Horse Comics. Other comic books he’s illustrated include Crimson Dynamo for Marvel Comics and G.I. Joe, Fallen Angel, 24: Nightfall, Angel, and Spike Vs. Dracula for IDW. Currently, he’s providing cover art for IDW’s new Star Trek series and BOOM! Studios’ new Farscape comic books, developing his creator-owned comic book series Death Avenger, and continuing to create new Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm. For ten years he was the instructor for the comic book illustration course at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, and has also taught at Ohio State University. His how-to session will include an introduction to the comic book illustration process. Room 18

3:00-4:00 Spotlight on Kevin J. Anderson— Kevin J. Anderson has written many novels in numerous universes (Star Wars, Dune, X-Files) as well as his own epics “The Saga of Seven Suns” and The Edge of the World, and he’s also produced a recent crossover CD with some of the biggest names in progressive rock music. Kevin will be interviewed by Steven L. Sears, well-known scriptwriter (A-Team, Riptide, She Spies) and producer (Xena: Warrior Princess, Sheena Queen of the Jungle). Room 2

3:00-4:30 Scribe Awards/Media Tie-in Writers Panel— Attend the third annual presentation of the International Association of Media-Tie-in Writers (IAMTW) “Scribe” awards, honoring such notable franchises as CSI, Criminal Minds, The X-Files, Star Trek, Stargate, Star Wars, and Dr. Who. The presentation will be followed by a panel of nominees, including James Rollins (Indiana Jones), Matt Forbeck (Mutant Chronicles), Bob Greenberger (Hellboy), Keith R. A. DeCandido (Farscape), Stacia Deutsch (Dark Knight), Nathan Long (Warhammer), and Tod Goldberg (Burn Notice). Moderated by Lee Goldberg (Monk) and Max Allan Collins (G.I. Joe). Room 4

3:00-4:00 Star Wars Day: Collectibles Update— Barry Jones of eFX, Ashly Powell of Gentle Giant Studios, Frank Supiot of Kotobukiya, Robin Chaudhuri of Museum Replicas, and Brant Bridges of Sideshow Collectibles offer product development insights and previews of the latest Star Wars collectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing. Room 7AB

5:15-6:15 Lucasfilm: Star Wars Spectacular— Get all the latest news from the Star Wars universe—including some of Lucasfilm’s most tightly guarded secrets—in an all-new show format! Special guest hosts G4’s Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira grill a galaxy of guests from The Clone Wars and beyond, including supervising director Dave Filoni, plus voice talent from the show and more! See a live table-read of an exclusive new Clone Wars script—leading directly into the series’ second season! Find out about the worldwide Star Wars Concert Tour, the latest Star Wars games from LucasArts, upcoming DVD (and Blu-ray!) releases and more! And become a part of Star Wars history with your own Saga stories and movie memories! It’s an all-new, interactive Star Wars Spectacular! Hall H

5:30-6:30 What’s Up with Penguin and DK— Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Jessica Wade (associate editor, Ace/Roc), Mardie Cohen (marketing coordinator, Penguin Young Readers Group), and Jennifer Wendell (marketing manager, DK), give you the dish on forthcoming books from such exciting authors and licensed properties as Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Kristin Cashore, John Flanagan, Richelle Mead, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Halo, LEGO, LEGO Star Wars, Marvel, and many more. Plus, you can expect lots of giveaways, including free advance reading copies! Room 10

8:30-10:00 Star Wars Fan Movie Awards— The Star Wars Fan Movie Award Ceremony at Comic-Con International is always entertaining, and often studded with surprises. Each year the top prize, the George Lucas Selects Award, is chosen by Star Wars writer/director George Lucas, and finalists wait with anticipation to learn who will win industry and audience recognition and the coveted Star Wars-themed trophies. The Movie Challenge, sponsored by Lucasfilm and Atom.com, is in its eighth year. Don’t miss the most entertaining Star Wars fan-made movies out there! Ballroom 20


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