That’s Entertainment of 244 Park Avenue in Worcester, Massachusetts invites everyone to an in-store signing with original STAR WARS ship designer Colin Cantwell on Sunday, April 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cantwell will be offering signatures for $25.00 each. Attendees may choose to receive a free print with each signature purchased; or customers may alternatively choose to have an item(s) they bring with them signed at the same cost per signature (free print(s) will not be included when this option is chosen).
Colin Cantwell, was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “Kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include:
- Working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001, A Space Odyssey”;
- Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV;
- Designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax;
- Developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP
- Working on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of a Third Kind, and more.
You can learn about Colin and his other projects on his website www.colincantwell.com.
Cantwell’s prints feature various prototype space-ship models he designed for STAR WARS: A New Hope. Cantwell became involved with STAR WARS when George Lucas was still trying to sell his concept to film studios. Lucas had admired Cantwell’s work on 2001: A Space Odyssey.
To heighten the celebratory event’s ambience, That’s Entertainment is encouraging all attendees to arrive in STAR WARS-themed costume. Those who wear full costumes of either an Empire or Rebel character will receive $5.00 in store credit.
Marketing Managear Sorana Gatej says, “The enthusiasm for STAR WARS crosses generations. We’re thrilled to present Colin Cantwell, because he was so instrumental in bringing to life the world of the STAR WARS films. He is one of the founders of the legend that means so much to all of us.”
“The Force is strong with this one!” concludes Gatej. The event will be the first salvo in a series of upcoming events celebrating That’s Entertainment’s 40th year in business.
That’s Entertainment, located at the corner of Lois Lane and Park Ave. in Worcester, MA, is a pop culture emporium that specializes in everyone’s inner “geek.” They carry a wide variety of comic books, vinyl records, vintage and modern video games and systems, anime, collectible card games, board games, sports cards, memorabilia, toys, posters, and other items. Visit That’s Entertainment on the web at www.thatse.com or find them on Facebook.
244 Park Ave, Worcester, MA 01609