UK – Elstree 1976 Screening

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Director Jon Spira hosts a screening of his Star Wars documentary at the Cube Cinema on Tuesday, November 22nd at 8:00 PM! Tickets available at the link…

Elstree 1976 is a documentary looking at the lives of the people behind the masks and beneath the helmets in the original Star Wars movie. Over the summer of 1976, a wide array of North American and British actors, along with an inexhaustible supply of film extras, donned crazy costumes and headgear to populate George Lucas’s universe. Few of them understood what the film even was, let alone the global cultural impact it would go on to have. Filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked a cross section of these people down and explored the bizarre community they have formed, to find out what it means to exist in the shadow of such a phenomenon.

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The Cube
Dove Street South, BS2 8JD Bristol, UK
+44 117 907 4190

UK – Elstree 1976 Signing

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Director Jon Spira will be signing DVD copies of his documentary Elstree 1976 – accompanied by some of the cast members – at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore on 18th November at 6:00pm. Joining Jon Spira will be rebel pilot Red 12, John Chapman, and Anthony Forrest – the Jedi mind-tricked Sandtrooper. “These aren’t the droids we are looking for”

Behind the masks. Beneath the helmets. Big People. Small Roles.

In 1976, the original Star Wars movie was shot in suburban North London. Nobody involved had any idea how big the film would become, many couldn’t even remember the title. Yet, for the extras and actors in smaller roles, their faces hidden behind masks and beneath helmets, this seemingly insignificant job would go on to colour their lives even four decades later.

Documentary filmmaker Jon Spira has tracked down a cross-section of these actors and extras, including David Prowse (Darth Vader) and Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett), to find out what it means to have been a part of the most beloved cinematic universe of all time.

Forbidden Planet London Megastore
179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR
0207 420 3666

CA – The Princess Diarist Signing

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Carrie Fisher appears at the Grove’s Barnes & Noble to sign her latest book THE PRINCESS DIARIST on Monday November 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she was astonished to see what they had preserved–plaintive love poems, unbridled musings with youthful naiveté and a vulnerability that she barely recognized. The Princess Diarist is Fisher’s intimate and revealing recollection of what happened on one of the most famous film sets of all.

This is a wristbanded event. Wristbands will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday November 28th at 9am to customers who purchase “The Princess Diarist” from Barnes & Noble at The Grove.
• Limit 1 wristband per book
• No memorabilia please

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, California 90036
(323) 525-0270

NYC – The Princess Diarist Signing

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Carrie Fisher appears at the Strand to sign her latest book THE PRINCESS DIARIST on Tuesday, November 22nd at 7:00 PM!

Press Release:

A long time ago in a galaxy right here, Princess Leia first graced the silver screen. She has since grown into an icon, being turned into decorative figurines and Halloween costumes. Recently, the infamous Carrie Fisher found the journals she had kept during the filming of on the most legendary movies of all time: Star Wars.

Featuring excerpts from her handwritten journals from a pre-star teen and new views from a larger-than-life celebrity invites readers into the joys and absurdities of Hollywood stardom. Join us at the main floor’s Buying Desk for a book signing!

Buy a copy of The Princess Diarist or a $15 gift card to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. The event will be located in the Strand’s 3rd floor Rare Book Room at our store at 828 Broadway at 12th Street.

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Strand Book Store
828 Broadway, New York, NY, 10003-4805
(212) 473-1452

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 Guest Schedules Announced

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Press Release:

The Star Wars Celebration Autograph Hall, presented in cooperation with Entertainment Legends, will be the place for fans to meet their favorite stars from Star Wars.

Scheduled to sign all three days of Celebration, July 15-17:

  • Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
  • Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia)
  • Anthony Daniels (C-3PO; Dannyl Faytonni, Attack of the Clones)
  • Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi; Lt. Sheckil, The Empire Strikes Back; Captain Colton, Revenge of the Sith)
  • Ray Park (Darth Maul)
  • Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca)
  • Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett, Attack of the Clones)

In addition to these stars of Celebration, every day of the show will have a different line-up of featured autograph guests. Don’t miss this chance to meet them in person for an autograph or photo opportunity.

Sign up and pre-pay for your Celebration photo op with your favorite Star Wars stars.

View information on how the autograph and photograph process will work onsite in the Celebration Autograph Hall.

Scheduled to sign Friday, July 15:

  • Kenny Baker – after 13:00. (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
  • Michael Carter (Bib Fortuna, Return of the Jedi)
  • Ken Colley (Admiral Piett, The Empire Strikes Back & Return of the Jedi)
  • Sean Crawford (Yak Face, Return of the Jedi)
  • Tim Dry (J’Quille, Return of the Jedi )

Scheduled to sign Saturday, July 16:

  • Al Lampert (Daine Jir, A New Hope)
  • Kenny Baker (R2-D2; Paploo, Return of the Jedi)
  • Rusty Goffe (Jawa, Kabe, A New Hope)
  • Garrick Hagon (Biggs, A New Hope)
  • Robert Watts (Producer, original trilogy; AT-ST Pilot Return of the Jedi)

Scheduled to sign Sunday, July 17

  • Paul Blake (Greedo, A New Hope)
  • Mike Edmonds (Ugnaught, The Empire Strikes Back; Logray, Jabba puppeteer, Return of the Jedi)
  • Alan Harris (Leia’s escort & war room, A New Hope; Bossk, stormtrooper, Bespin Guard, Hoth Rebel, The Empire Strikes Back)
  • Chris Muncke (Captain Khurgee, A New Hope)
  • Simon Williamson (Max Rebo, Gamorrean Guard, Mon Cal officer, Return of the Jedi)

Any guest at Star Wars Celebration may have to reschedule or cancel for personal or professional reasons.

Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 Stage Sneak Peek

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Press Release:

With Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 set to launch in less than a month, we wanted to share a sneak peek at some of the panels being planned for the Celebration Stage, home of the biggest shows and brightest stars of the weekend! This is where fans will go to spend separate hours with Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Anthony Daniels, get the latest news and info on Rebels Season 3, and grab some super-secret glimpses of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. If that weren’t enough, the stage will also host special screenings of A New Hope and The Force Awakens, as well as many other guests and not-to-be-missed Celebration attractions. A few surprises still to come on this stage, so be sure to stick around for the final day of the show. Make the Celebration Stage your number one stop in London this July!!

Seats at the Celebration Stage will be in high demand. Look for our Star Wars Celebration Navigation Guide, coming next week on www.starwarscelebration.com for helpful tips and tricks to help you see your favorite shows!

Friday, July 15:

11:30-12:30

An Hour With Mark Hamill

Start your Celebration weekend off in the best possible way, by spending time with the Jedi Master himself. Mark Hamill will chat with the audience, answer questions, and tell stories from his years in entertainment and from his point of view portraying the pivotal character of Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars universe.

16:00-17:00

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Secret mission? What plans? What are you talking about? Find out, when Gareth Edwards – director of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – joins Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and some special guests for a revealing can’t-miss Rogue One panel! Also streamed to the Galaxy Stage and BTSS

18:00-19:30

Star Wars Celebration Europe Cosplay Championship

Enjoy the best cosplay in the galaxy live on the Celebration Stage. The Celebration Europe Cosplay Championships, hosted by Warwick Davis and Mark Daniel, will entertain, and possibly inspire you to get started with your own Star Wars cosplay. The Championships will feature celebrity judges who know quite a bit about the art of Star Wars costumes: Dave Filoni (Executive Producer, Star Wars Rebels) and Steve Sansweet (Rancho Obi-Wan).

20:30-23:00

Screening: Star Wars: A New Hope

The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, relive the excitement of seeing Star Wars: A New Hope in a theater, surrounded by your fellow fans. Bring your lightsaber and get ready to cheer for your heroes, and boo the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. Or perhaps cheer for Darth if you lean toward the dark side….

Saturday, July 16:

12:00-13:00

The Creatures, Droids & Aliens of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Take a deep dive into the Pinewood Studios-based Star Wars creature shop, where Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan and team designed and built every alien, beast and droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Step-by-step, the process of crafting amazing creatures and droids like Maz Kanata, BB-8, the luggabeast, Unkar Plutt and Supreme Leader Snoke will be explored; from design and sculpting, to fabrication and animatronics, to painting and puppeteering. The panel will culminate in a live demo of one of the creature shop’s incredible Star Wars characters!

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Anthony Daniels, Without Protocol

It’s always bright and shiny when our favorite protocol droid takes the stage. Don’t miss Anthony Daniels, the human behind C-3PO. Expect the unexpected as Daniels and host Warwick Davis have a marvelous time, sometimes at the expense of unsuspecting audience members.

16:00-18:00

Star Wars Rebels Season 3

Still recovering from the epic Star Wars Rebels Season 2 finale? Feel like you have more questions than answers about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Fear not! Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be joined by special guests to share highly-guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels season 3 including a screening of the first two episodes!

19:00-20:00

Meet the Creators: The Minds Behind EA’s Star Wars Games

Join us for a roundtable discussion about what’s it’s like to create Star Wars games. The creative leaders behind Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: The Old Republic and other upcoming Star Wars video games from EA will share behind-the-scenes stories and reveal news about the future of Star Wars games at EA.

21:00-23:30

Screening: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The story that started the theatrical saga of Star Wars, as well as the most recent, epic movie for the big screen, will play for fans at Celebration Europe Friday and Saturday evenings. Tonight, plan to stay after hours to watch your most beloved characters new and old in The Force Awakens, presented in theatrical quality on the Celebration Stage.

Sunday, July 17:

11:00-12:00

Carrie Fisher: The Princess Diaries

Buckle up. Our favorite Princess is coming and she will certainly have something to say. Join Carrie Fisher, the force behind Princess Leia in the Star Wars movies, for an hour of insights into the world of one of our favorite characters on and off the screen.

13:00-14:00

Ray Park Unleashed

Ray Park, the actor and champion martial artist behind the iconic character of Darth Maul, will take the stage for an hour of insights and interaction. Always two there are – Park will share the stage with Celebration Host and Sith apprentice Warwick Davis.

Anthony Daniels Joins Star Wars Celebration Europe

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Press Release:

The only actor to work on all seven Star Wars movies, Anthony Daniels, will be appearing at Star Wars Celebration Europe, meeting fans in the Celebration Autograph Hall, and appearing on stage with host Warwick Davis.

Daniels is the heart and soul of the golden robot C-3PO. He is also the legs, arms and voice. His legacy in the Star Wars universe includes portraying the golden droid not only in the seven movies, but also in countless television appearances, in animation, and public service announcements. Daniels toured as host with Star Wars in Concert, presenting the wonders of Star Wars music to audiences around the world.

Daniels joins these Star Wars character legends, autographing all three days in the Celebration Autograph Hall:

Look for more stars of the Celebration Autograph Hall to be announced here soon! Tickets for Friday and Sunday are still available!

Photo Ops Tickets Now Available for MegaCon 2016

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The Photo Op schedule with celebrities including Stan Lee, William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, George Takei, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Ming-Na Wen, Hayley Atwell, John Barrowman, and many more at MegaCon‬ 2016 is now available. Tickets are now on sale via the website: www.MegaConvention.com/photo-ops

Individual Photo Ops Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Anthony Daniels 4:45pm
Billie Piper 3:45pm 12:15pm
Carlos Valdes 1:30pm 2:00pm
Christopher Lloyd 1:30pm 3:15pm
Curtis Armstrong 5:45pm 5:15pm 3:45pm
Daniel Logan 12:00pm 4:30pm
Elden Henson 2:15pm 3:30pm 1:15pm
George Takei 11:30am 2:45pm
Hayley Atwell 1:00pm
James Remar 6:30pm 4:00pm 11:15am
Jason David Frank 5:15pm 3:15pm 6:00pm
Jeremy Bulloch 5:45pm 3:45pm 11:30am 4:00pm
John Barrowman 3:00pm 11:30am
John Cusack 2:30pm
Jon Bernthal 6:30pm 1:30pm
Katie Cassidy 1:45pm 4:00pm 2:15pm
Lena Headey 2:15pm 12:15pm
Lennie James 4:30pm 3:45pm 12:45pm
Michelle Gomez 6:45pm 4:15pm 4:45pm 4:00pm
Ming-Na Wen 11:15am
Nichelle Nichols 2:45pm 5:30pm 1:15pm
Ralph Macchio 5:00pm 3:00pm 2:45pm 11:15am
Stan Lee 12:00pm
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Tom Felton 2:00pm 2:30pm
Tom Payne 4:15pm 1:15pm
Vivica A. Fox 6:15pm 4:15pm 3:30pm
William Sadler 6:30pm 1:30pm 4:30pm 1:45pm
William Shatner 4:45pm
William Zabka 5:30pm 3:30pm 3:15pm 11:45am

 

Team Up Photo Ops Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Batman, Robin, & Batmobile (West & Ward) 5:45pm 12:45pm 2:45pm 12:30pm
Boba Fetts (Bulloch & Logan) 11:45am 4:15pm
Christopher Lloyd & Delorean (with Car) 12:30pm 4:00pm
Daredevil (Bernthal & Henson) 2:00pm
Jay & Silent Bob (Mewes & Smith) 5:00pm
Karate Kid (Macchio & Zabka) 5:15pm 3:15pm 3:00pm 11:30am
Weasley Twins (Phelps & Phelps) 12:30pm 3:30pm

Star Wars Celebration Comes to Orlando in 2017

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May the 4th be with You! Star Wars Celebration comes to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL in 2017.

Tickets on sale May 25 at 12:00 PM PDT, 3:00 PM EDT, 8:00 PM GMT+1.

More info at the link…

MA – Carrie Fisher Receives Cultural Humanism Award

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Star Wars actress is the recipient of this year’s Cultural Humanism award to be received on Monday, April 18th at 8:00 PM.

Press Release:

The Humanist Hub, in partnership with Harvard College student group the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA), will present Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher with their 10th Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism as part of a ceremony held at Harvard’s historic Memorial Church on Monday, April 18.

In addition to portraying Princess Leia in Star Wars and a long list of acting credits, Fisher, a highly accomplished writer and Hollywood “script doctor”, has used her celebrity to uphold values around which The Humanist Hub centers its mission. She is featured in the Emmy Award-winning BBC documentary “The Secret Life of the Manic Depressive,” which destigmatizes mental illness, as do her many popular novels and memoirs, including Postcards From the Edge and Wishful Drinking.

Renowned throughout a literary career spanning decades for her bravely honest and deeply funny style, Ms. Fisher’s work humanizes a popular culture obsessed with celebrity, and helps readers laugh at the absurdity of contemporary society and relationships. Her forthright activism and outspokenness about addiction, mental illness and agnosticism have advanced public discourse on these issues with creativity and empathy.

The Humanist Hub has hosted similar award ceremonies with comedian Eddie Izzard (2013) author Mary Roach (2012) Seth MacFarlane (Fall 2011) Stephen Fry (Spring 2011) Discovery Chanel’s MythBusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman (2010) director Joss Whedon (2009) Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin (2008) and Sir Salman Rushdie (2007).

Ticket Prices: VIP: $110.00 (seating in front of church – limited seating); Full Price: $40.00; Harvard Students: $10.00 (while inventory lasts – 2 tickets per ID, 1 ID per person). Tickets available at the link.

 

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