Tag: Star Wars Celebration

IS THIS REAL?

So this has just surfaced on the internet.
It’s a supposedly leaked Star Wars Episode 9 poster.

Can’t make my mind up about it.
I’m loving the fact that the Knights of Ren are there…… finally! Are we actually going to find out about them.
I’m intrigued by C3P0 wielding a bowcaster.
The image of Rey looks a little bit too similar to images we’ve seen in the past.
Most importantly, looking at Kylo, there is a more elaborate robe there but I’m devastated that he’s got the helmet back on!!!


Hopefully things will be made a little clearer in April during Star Wars Celebration in Chicago!!! Fingers Crossed.

REALISATION!!!

It has just struck me like a ton of bricks that the Orlando Star Wars Celebration, the biggest Star Wars event of the year, is only three weeks away.

This means we are ‘hopefully’ only 3 weeks away from getting our first glimpse of the next Star Wars episode!!

I’m not hyperventilating…… really I’m not!

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TYPICAL

It’s always the way, I don’t have so much as a sniffle for the entire winter and then when summer finally arrives and we have glorious weather, I get a chest infection!!
I didn’t sleep a wink on Friday night because as soon as I laid down the coughing started. By 4am I was fighting a losing battle and decided to just get up and do some writing before going to work.
I was not relishing a 12.5 hour shift!!
Thankfully it was a busy day so it went quite quickly but I was seriously flagging by mid afternoon.

I had spent Friday at my computer tinkering with what is fast becoming my new hobby, writing, adding to my current fan-fiction that I’m really pleased with. Now at just over 11000 words!! I really can’t believe it. I never thought I would get into writing. I was never very accademic and I ended up doing Graphic Design. I never thought that the writing bug would striked, but strike it has and I can’t stop. I’m going to have a serious think about something original when I finish my current fan-fiction.

I also spent the day live streaming the Star Wars Celebration currently being held just down the road in London. The Rogue One panel was amazing! We got a great 3 minute b-roll type video. Behind the scenes of Rogue One that was great!

What we didn’t get that evening was the new trailer we were promised!! What happened?
I know there was some footage shown during the panel that wasn’t live streamed so did it get shown at the panel? Who knows?

Anyway, I’ve been relaxing and live streaming today and Carrie Fisher was hilarious!
Ray Park is currently on stage and it’s been quite amusing. The Future Film Makers panel and closing ceremony is on a little later but unfortunately I don’t think that will be live streaming. Rian Johnson, the director of Episode VIII will be on that panel. The only information I expect to be made public is the official title of Episode VIII and that alone is worth waiting for. If anything else leeks I will be ecstatic. Anyway, only time will tell on that one.

So, back to a little writing. I somehow have to figure out how to get Kylo and his twin brother Ben to defeat Snoke and make Hux the new self proclaimed Emperor!!
No pressure there then!!

ALWAYS, ALWAYS THE BAD BOYS!

I’ve just finished watching the live stream of the Rogue One panel at Star Wars Celebration.
OMG! I didn’t think I could get any more excited for a film.

The first official post was revealed and is absolutely stunning!

Rogue One Poster

But for me, the star of the panel was Ben Mendelsohn who absolutely owned his entrance onto the stage dressed in full movie costume flanked by his Death Troopers!!

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Unfortunately as Krennic doesn’t appear in New Hope, Empire or Jedi, I think there could only be one ending for him in Rogue One.

Anyway, a wonderful short film was shown of scenes during filming along with a beautiful shot of the Cardington Sheds.
I had no idea any filming for this had been done there!!
These Sheds are virtually within walking distance and I grew up with them as a major part of my landscape. Totally unmissable and dominating.

Sheds

Now I’m going to go and have a little melt down as I wait for the new trailer!!

JEALOUSY IS AN UGLY WORD

Yes jealousy is an ugly word but jealous is what I’m feeling right now as the biggest Star Wars event of the year takes place in London and I can’t go!!

Star Wars Celebration kicked off today with so much to promise. By the time I wake up for work tomorrow we should have a new 3 minute trailer for Rogue One.
I’m going to be so hyped by that I am going to be very annoying at work!!
Sorry guys.

By the end of the weekend there’s going to be so much information posted to people’s websites and blogs that I’m not going to know where to look.
I can’t wait to find out the title for EP VIII. All previous film titles have given a good indication of where the film should be heading so it could be quite revealing in itself.

A lot of information will hopefully be coming out of the ‘Future Film Maker’s’ panel on Sunday that Rian Johnson is attending. His presence on the panel suggests lots of goodies about Ep VIII but how much of that info makes it out of that panel is yet to be seen.

I have been watching some of the live stream on youtube. An hour with Mark Hamill was very amusing. Unfortunately they will not be live streaming the Future Film maker’s panel. Yet another indication that things will be revealed about Ep VIII that they don’t want generally released yet.

Anyway, I took the time to embellish my winter jacket during the Mark Hamill hour.
Sorry kids but not sorry!!

Jacket

I’ve also been having a think about where I’m taking my current fanfiction.
It’s sitting at 3 chapters and 8625 words and getting to that point has been simpler than I expected but I’ve written myself into a situation I’m not quite sure how to get out of.
I had wanted to end at 4 chapters but with the ideas going around in my head it could well make it to 5!

For anyone interested follow this link to read it … Balance and Power

Right, back to the live streaming and some ironing. Yes! me ironing. Don’t die of shock.
My Mother is away for a week and I am determined to keep the washing pile down!!

HERE WE GO!!

So, the weekend of 15th, 16th and 17th of July sees this years Star Wars Celebration in London!
Just an hour down the road and I CAN’T GO!!!

I’m working the Saturday anyway but current finances also mean it’s a no go.
Right now, I have to concentrate on getting my ass to my Brother’s wedding in Tuscany next year.

It’s going to be a big weekend.
I found out today that we will be getting a new 3 minute trailer for Rogue One due out in December.

If it doesn’t show more of this guy I may just cry!!

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The information that comes out of this weekend is going to be pounced on by fans around the world and they are expecting a lot!!

Hopefully we will at least get an official title for Episode VIII and with most of the principle photography done, we could well have a teaser.

New images and character information will abound for both Rogue One and Ep VIII…. hopefully.

If the original Rogue One trailer is anything to go by, there could be an interesting influx of fanfiction and related artwork too.

It’s going to be a long week waiting for it all!