Friday July 23 Is Star Wars Day At The San Diego Comic-Con

Jay Cochran - July 09, 2010
On Friday July 23, there will be 6 Special Programs featuring official news, announcements and more from the Star Wars universe at the San Diego Comic-Con. Here is a breakdown of those programs.

10:00-11:00 DK Star Wars: From Banthas to X-Wings— In 2010 DK Publishing is releasing several Star Wars titles, including Star Wars Year By Year; Star Wars Blueprints: Rebel Edition; Star Wars Clone Wars Character Encyclopedia, and LEGO Star Wars Brickmaster. A panel of authors (Ryder Windham, Daniel Wallace, Gus Lopez, Pablo Hidalgo) and illustrators (Chris Reiff, Chris Trevas) provide a behind-the-scenes look at the making of these books. Everyone who attends will be entered to win one a DK Star Wars library! Room 7AB

11:00-12:00 Star Wars Day: Hasbro Panel— Hear from the Hasbro Design and Marketing teams about what's in store for the remainder of 2010. They will also offer a special sneak peek into some 2011 secrets. Featuring Derryl DePriest and Chad Donvito of Hasbro Marketing, and Brian Parrish, Mark Boudreaux, Brian Merten, Andrew Franks, and Vickie Stratford of Hasbro Design. Room 7AB

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Day: Collectibles Update— Chris Spitale of Lucasfilm Licensing and the creators of some of the most tantalizing Star Wars collectibles provide product development insights. Look forward to exclusive previews of what's coming and what will be the hottest new collectibles. Room 7AB

1:00-2:00 Star Wars Day: Beyond Solo: Crafting the Multiplayer Story in Star Wars: The Old Republic— BioWare's James Ohlen (studio creative director and lead designer) Drew Karpyshyn (principal writer), Alexander Freed (managing editor), along with Jake Neri (senior producer, LucasArts), discuss the creation of the multiplayer, planet-spanning story in Star Wars: The Old Republic. While much attention has been paid to the unique individual stories of each of the eight classes in the game, the team is excited to share their approach to the broader stories players will experience in The Old Republic. Room 7AB

2:00-3:00 Star Wars Day: Inside the Force— Lucasfilm Animation artists Dave Filoni (supervising director), Joel Aron (CG supervisor), and Kilian Plunkett (lead designer), take you on an in-depth journey from script to screen, showing how an episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars is made and demonstrate the transformation of the animation style from Season One to the upcoming Season Three. Room 7AB

3:00-4:00 Star Wars Day: Star Wars Trivia Game Show— Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia game shows at Star Wars Celebration III and Comic-Con International since 2002, have prepared a bigger challenge this year for all fans who think they know their stuff about the galaxy far, far away. Added this year will be one game round for kids 12 and under. Test your knowledge and win one of the many valuable prizes. Room 7AB

For those not attending comic-con, we'll be covering many of these events right here on Jedi Insider for you. Things will kick off Wednesday night (7/21) with Preview Night and go through the weekend.


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THE Sentry - 2008-09-04 @ 8:27 am

Ya know, Mattel, or the 4Horsemen could have AT LEAST grabbed the MK license just for the game. Making several two-packs to be released with the game. I grow VERY tired of seeing a new MK game with good designs and NO figures to boost my MK mood. IMO, I think the 4Horsemen missed a GREAT opportunity to give some BAD ASS MK figures with great detail and extensive POA. IT would have been a masterpiece.

Here's hoping NECA does something about it.

Snow - 2008-08-29 @ 10:49 pm

Unless the figures are GREAT the line wouldn't last long, MK means nothing to today's kids and adult collectors of action figures have a lot on their plates already so unless they were truly outstanding figures only the die hard MK fans would likely support the line.....I just don't see too many companies would want to take the risk. That being said, you never know DCD might do a DC vs MK wave (or two).

gambit19896 - 2008-08-29 @ 4:35 pm

I dont see anyone picking up the line.If someone does I dont see them making every single fighter thats just too much.

EvilHayato - 2008-08-02 @ 8:54 pm

Its hard to say if they are going to bring any new figs out especially since there wasnt any mortal kombat related stuff shown at SDCC at all. And the fact that it seems jazzwares has went off the map. Maybe a new company may pick up the license but right now it looks very doomed.

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