Mark Hammill best known as Luke Skywalker, twin to Princess Leia, the late Carrie Fisher, paid tribute to her today at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando today. It was a heart felt, candid talk about the woman he loved as a friend and co worker. You can feel the loss in him and I think talking it to everyone gave him a bit of healing. Here is the Mark’s tribute:
One of the most exciting things to come out of Star Wars Celebration today, was the trailer, more like a teaser of the next film, The Last Jedi. We’ve been left with so much conjecture, theories and great pondering as to what is gonna happen in the next installment. Who is going to be the last jedi? Will Rey go to the dark side, Kylo to the light? What will happen? It goes on and on.
In the beginning of The Force Awakens we see this in the scroll. It pretty much says it right here.
Star Wars Celebration 2017 started off by remembering Carrie Fisher, our Princess Leia. Billie Lourd, Carrie’s daughter introduced the tribute video wearing a Princess Leia dress most recognizable when Carrie was Leia. The video is perfect, and will bring you to tears. Carrie was and is much missed at the celebration but will never be forgotten.
The tribute video can be seen below or on StarWars.com
I had the privilege of attending Star Wars Celebration in 2015 when it was in Anaheim California. It was one of the most memorable conventions I have ever been to in recent years. There was so much to do and see it was quite overwhelming. Not the overwhelming where you want to leave, but the kind where you need more!
And more is what I got. I spent all day looking at the amazing set props they had set up, buying merchandise and generally being n aww of the cosplayers of which there was no shortage of. The do such an amazing job replicating their favorite characters. We meet up with all our other Star Wars friends and we walk the floor together getting giddy over what we see.
Now one thing I do have to advise, is don’t play with the legos! You will want to help build that giant Darth Vader, but don’t. Its ripe with sickness and I’m positive it’s what gave me con crud for the 2 weeks afterwards. Hand sanitizer is a must.
I can’t wait to watch the Celebration live stream. It is done very well, since in 2015 the first day I had to work. It can be found at StarWars.com.
Check my Instagram for my pictures from the 2015 Star Wars Celebration I attended. If you are there have fun! Take a lot of pictures, you will want to look back on them. I promise.
Wondercon 2017 has come and gone. Here are some photos we took as we walked the convention floor. We will be putting up a Cosplay slideshow soon, so check back. Overall, it was a great convention with something for everyone!
Tonight if you pre-order and download games, within just a few minutes you will be able to play Lego Star Wars Force Awakens on your PS4 or XBOX One. Both are available to download and play at midnight EST, or 9pm PST. I happen to be in California, so it’s 9pm for me!
I did play the demo today, it surprisingly fun. I find some Lego games to be confusing, but not this one. It gripped me and brought me right in to the game with familiar characters that I know and love. A great things also is that many of the main characters are voiced by the actors in the films. I think that is pretty cool. With 200 characters, it’s totally going to be worth it. I purchased the deluxe edition. It was a mere $10.00 more and I figure I will want them later so might as well get them now.
I know we had Battlefront come out last year, but that game for me just didn’t have the dynamics in a game of Star Wars that I needed. Lego definitely does.
BB-8 is playable, which adds to the fun!
Who is going to be playing tonight?
The Star Wars Panel of Hall H Was Epic
The biggest panel of San Diego Comic-Con is over, and while the attendees have long left the beloved Hall H, we’ve been left with the super awesome Force Awakens Comic-con reel. While the crowd knew that J.J. Abrams wasn’t going to show a new trailer, what they didn’t know was that he was going to show a behind the scenes reel and then invite everyone to a Star Wars concert outside the convention center. (J.J. told everyone to follow the storm troopers, how cool is that?)
Here is the exclusive Comic-Con reel show to Hall H on Friday.