Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut Launches and the Star Wars Fan Film Awards Return

Finally, a full version of "The Empire Strikes Back Uncut" has been released and posted by StarWars.com!, This brilliant, fan-made, shot-for-shot remake of the Star Wars classic is one definitely checking out for both casual and hardcore fans of the Saga!

Check out the details on the film below as well as details on the upcoming Star Wars Fan Film Awards!

With more than 480 fan-made segments culled from over 1,500 submissions, The Empire Strikes Back Uncut (also known as ESB Uncut) features a stunning mash-up of styles and filmmaking techniques, including live action, animation, and stop-motion. The project launched in 2013, with fans claiming 15-second scenes to reimagine as they saw fit – resulting in sequences created with everything from action figures to cardboard props to stunning visual effects. Helmed by Casey Pugh, who oversaw 2010’s Emmy-winning Star Wars Uncut, the new film has a wonderful homemade charm, stands as an affectionate tribute to The Empire Strikes Back, and is a testament to the talent, imagination, and dedication of Star Wars fans.

The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, a fan-made crowdsourced mashup video of the iconic Star Wars sequel, debuts on StarWars.com alongside an announcement heralding the return of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards this October!

The Emmy® Award winning Star Wars Uncut, which began as a labor of love by developer Casey Pugh and evolved into a massive internet project involving nearly a thousand fans, recreated the original Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope shot by shot with homespun footage contributed by amateur filmmakers around the world. Following its success, a sequel version for The Empire Strikes Back was announced with another call-out for submissions, this time garnering over 1,500 responses from fans sending short 15-second segments using their own actors, props, animation, artwork, or action figures to tell the story of The Empire Strikes Back. The result is a marvelous patchwork of styles and technique that is a humorous, inventive and affectionate homage to one of the Star Wars saga¹s most beloved movies.

In the spirit of The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, Lucasfilm is also announcing the return of the Star Wars Fan Film Awards, which will begin accepting submissions this October with the best selections to screen in a special ceremony at the upcoming Star Wars Celebration event in Anaheim next April. Originally launched in 2002, the Star Wars Fan Film Awards officially acknowledged and embraced the fan film genre, giving fans an official forum to express their love of Star Wars through film. Though briefly retired in 2012, the Star Wars Fan Film Awards are being re-launched this year, welcoming multiple genres to be judged in several different categories. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy will select a winner for the "Filmmaker Select Award."

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"The Star Wars Fan Film Awards are a wonderful way for us to acknowledge the extraordinary talent and passion of our fans that have supported us throughout the years," says Kennedy. "Since Star Wars has inspired so many to take up a camera and begin their own filmmaking careers, we'd like to share some of that inspiration with an audience and encourage those filmmakers to follow their bliss. I'm looking forward to witnessing the incredible creativity I know our fans are capable of!"

A set of two tickets to Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be awarded to the best films in each of seven categories, including Filmmaker Select, Best Animation, Best Non-Fiction, Spirit of Fandom, Best Comedy, Best Visual Effects, and Audience Choice. Entries can be no longer than five minutes and must be submitted by individuals at least 13 years old and legally residing in the US or Canada (except Quebec). No purchase necessary to enter to win. For a full list of rules and restrictions, please go to starwarsfanfilmawards.com. To learn more about Star Wars Uncut and The Empire Strikes Back Uncut, please visit starwars.com/esbuncut.


Friday, October 10, 2014

NYCC 2014: James Asmus and Steve Lieber Target QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 – Coming in January from Valiant!‏

Critical darlings. Comic book legends. Heroes for cash. Quantum and Woody are all this and less…but, in 2015, the world's worst superhero team is dead meat!

As revealed today at New York Comic Con 2014, Valiant is proud to announce QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of a dastardly new limited series jumping-on point for the most nominated series of the 2014 Harvey Awards! The first in a new series of limited series for the world's worst superhero team, start reading here as award-winning writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) bring the most talked-about duo of semi-professional heroes in comics to a whole new high! (Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.)

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world's worst superhero team out for complete and utter destruction. The first target: their minds! But who are all these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody really hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn't the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

"All of a sudden, a half-dozen mysterious forces are operating against them that they've never seen before," said writer James Asmus in an interview today with Comic Book Resources. "It's a whole batch of things that are both picking up where we left off and also feel like something's changed off panel that both the reader and Quantum and Woody will be trying to figure out how we got there."

Valiant's a-number one team of super-hero misadventurers get it where it hurts – right in the cerebral cortex! – this January when James Asmus and Steve Lieber make their worst fears a reality in QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4)! Featuring covers by Mike Hawthorne (Deadpool), Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered), and Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), make with the sales on this one and we promise not to hurt the goat…maybe…

QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1 (of 4). Coming in January. Only from Valiant Entertainment.

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Written by JAMES AMSUS
Variant Cover by CHIP ZDARSKY
$3.99 | 32 pages. | T+ | COMING IN JANUARY!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Disney invites your family to enjoy Halloween fun on new site

Disney invites fans to roam the halls of Disney.com’s Haunted House at Disney.com/Halloween to discover spook-tacular games, videos, crafts, and galleries of the most dastardly villains. Every dark corner and hauntingly sweet floor of the page offers online and offline fun for the whole family, including:

  • Disney themed not-so-scary stories told by Disney Blogs
  • Trick and treat ideas inspired by Disney Family
  • A costume destination brought to you by Disney Store

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Bring your family’s Halloween to life by visiting Disney.com’s terror-ific haunted house at Disney.com/Halloween this October. Creepy new content will be added throughout he month, so check back regularly for new fun and frights!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Kristen's Travel Deal: Save up to 20% on Disneyland Resort Hotels

There is nothing like visiting the Disneyland Resort in the Fall. The cool weather brings about some very cool deco and some great events. Best of all some awesome travel deals! And with Halloween Time, through October 31, and Holidays at the Disneyland Resort, from November 13 through January 6, added to the mix it’s the perfect time of year to plan a weekday getaway!

Guests can now save 20 percent on premium rooms at a Disneyland Resort hotel for stays on select Sunday through Thursday nights, from October 26-December 18. To take advantage of this offer, book travel through November 19.

To plan your fall getaway, contact our preferred travel partner Kristen Hoetzel of MagicalJourneysVacations.com!

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*Savings based on the non-discounted price for the same room at the same hotel for select Sunday through Thursday nights between 10/26/14 – 12/18/14. Book from 9/17/14 through 11/19/14, with travel completed by 12/19/14. Blockout dates of 10/31/14, 11/1/14, 11/7/14, 11/8/14, 11/13/14 through 11/16/14 and 11/21/14 through 12/13/14 apply. 20% savings available on Premium, Deluxe and Woods/Garden/Courtyard rooms; select Concierge rooms; and Paradise, Artisan and Regal suites. Ask about savings in other room types. Not valid on previously booked rooms. Advance reservations required. Subject to availability as the number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Excludes applicable fees and taxes. Limit two (2) rooms per reservation and five (5) people maximum per room. Not valid in combination with any other hotel discounts or offers. Subject to restrictions and change without notice. Separate Theme Park admission required to enjoy the Parks.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Kristen's Travel Deal: Save up to $600 with Disney Visa's Stay, Play and Dine offer

If you're a Disney fan and don't have a Disney Visa Card, you could be missing out on some tremendous savings! Book your Walt Disney Disney World dream vacation with Kristen Hoetzel of MagicalJourneysVacations.com for morst nights 12/14/14 -12/20/14 & 1/5/15- 3/7/15 and you could save up to $600* (based on a family of four) on a 5-night, 6-day Walt Disney Travel Company Room Ticket & Dining plan package at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Select Value Resorts save up to $400, select moderate up to $600 & select Deluxe & Deluxe Villas at least $600.

Contact Kristen Hoetzel today and book by December 29, 2014!

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* The number of rooms allocated for this offer is limited. Savings based on the non-discounted price of the same package for 2 adults, 1 junior, 1 child in the same room. Tickets valid for one Theme Park per day and must be used within 14 days of first use. No group rates or other discounts apply. Advance reservations required. Offer excludes campsites and 3-bedroom villas. Excludes alcoholic beverages and gratuities. Children ages 3-9 must order from children's menu if available. Some Table-Service restaurants may have limited or no availability at time of package purchase.

Marvel's new "S.H.I.E.L.D" takes action of the ABC series to the comics

Dig Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? You're going to love the new Marvel comic "S.H.I.E.L.D."

High-tech weapons. High-stakes missions. High-octane adventure! For the men and women of S.H.I.E.L.D., it's just another day in the field!

Writer Mark Waid (DAREDEVIL) and a rotating crew of mission-specific top flight Marvel artists make you one promise: Every issue: Twenty pages. One mission. Unlimited budget. Unlimited imagination. Six periods. And a helper monkey. Welcome to Level Eight. Welcome to S.H.I.E.L.D.

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Special Agent Phil Coulson brings together the best and the brightest, the gifted and the elite, normal people and superhumans from across the Marvel Universe on an as-needed basis to confront, combat and curtail dangers beyond the scope of any conventional peace-keeping force!

The comic is rated T+.

Writer Mark Waid has been doing a great job with the "Indestructible Hulk" comic and his integration of S.H.I.E.L.D. into the storyline. According to

What do you think about this latest release from Marvel Comics? I really enjoy Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC and this series looks to be just as great as the show.

Do yourself a favor and follow this link to Marvel's print comics now and save 40% off your subscription. http://bit.ly/1q6GpYq Don't say I didn't hook you up!

EA expands Star Wars: The Old Republic - Shadow of Revan available this December

Jedi Mouseketeers! If you're into Star Wars and gaming like I am you're going to love this news! BioWare is releasing an expansion to it's highly popular MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. Here's the release from EA as well as this sweet trailer below!

Prepare to face Revan, one of the galaxy’s most revered characters, in the latest story-driven adventure from Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), and LucasArts have announced a brand-new digital expansion, Shadow of Revan, coming December 9, 2014. Shadow of Revan offers five new levels of story-driven missions, an increased level cap of 60, new worlds to explore, high-level multiplayer Flashpoints and Operations to join with friends in dynamic challenges and much more. Plus, for a limited-time, all Subscribers who pre-order receive a Class Experience Boost, offering players 12x experience gain through Level 55 with the opportunity to immerse themselves exclusively in exciting class story missions, but only through December 1, 2014.

In the Shadow of Revan, a long-hidden sect of extremists has emerged from the ongoing war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic. This group is led by Revan, the former hero of the Jedi Civil War. These fanatical “Revanites” are gathering an army with an apocalyptic plan that will leave the Republic and the Empire in ashes. Players will prepare to face Revan and adventure alongside a host of intriguing characters, including Theron Shan, Lana Beniko, and Jakarro the Wookiee.

Beginning today, players can pre-order Shadow of Revan for $19.99 online at http://www.swtor.com/buy.

Players who pre-order by November 2, 2014 will receive:
  • One week of Early Access to Shadow of Revan starting December 2
  • Exclusive Grand Statue of Revan to display in Player Strongholds
  • The Digital expansion: Rise of the Hutt Cartel (subscribers automatically receive Rise of the Hutt Cartel)
Players who pre-order by December 1, 2014 will receive:
  • Exclusive Grand Statue of Revan to display in Player Strongholds
  • The Digital Expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel (subscribers automatically receive Rise of the Hutt Cartel)
Subscribers who pre-order the digital expansion will receive a Class Experience Boost as a bonus with the following details:
  • Players are offered 12x experience gain while playing exclusively through class story missions up to Level 55
The boost is effective immediately and expires on December 1, 2014


Star Wars: The Old Republic is a free-to-play, award-winning MMO set thousands of years before the classic Star Wars™ movies. Players team up with friends online to fight in heroic battles between the Republic and Empire, explore a galaxy of vibrant planets and experience intense Star Wars combat. Now players can experience the complete storylines of the eight iconic Star Wars classes all the way to Level 60 without having to pay a monthly fee. The free-to-play option complements the existing subscription offering, providing greater flexibility in how to experience Star Wars: The Old Republic.

For more information on the digital expansion, Shadow of Revan, please visit www.swtor.com/shadow-of-revan. Download from Origin™ to try the game today. Join the conversation by visiting the official Community Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. For additional press assets, please visit http://info.ea.com.

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About Lucasfilm
Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, LucasArts, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.

About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones and tablets. EA has more than 300 million registered players around the world.

In fiscal year 2014, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $3.6 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Dragon Age™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news.

EA SPORTS, The Sims, BioWare, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies, and Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries. John Madden, NFL and FIFA are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.

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Disney Interactive launches 20+ PC Games on Steam

If you're a gamer like me you probably spend a lot of time on Steam. Steam is an internet-based digital distribution, multiplayer, and social networking platform developed by Valve Corporation. It provides the user with installation and automatic updating of games on multiple computers, and community features such as friends lists and groups, cloud saving, and in-game voice and chat functionality.is a great site for PC game addicts as well as developers. I tend to think of it like Facebook for gamers!

If you're a Disney Gamer I've got some excellent news! As of today Disney Interactive launched more than 20 titles on Steam. Available for PC, the expansive collection will feature games from Disney’s top franchises, including Disney●Pixar Cars, Disney Tangled, Disney●Pixar Toy Story and more. To celebrate, Steam players can download all the new Disney titles for 10% off through Sunday, October 12.

Get the games now! http://store.steampowered.com/sale/disney_launch_sale

Disney Interactive is excited to bring family-friendly play experiences to the platform and will continue to launch titles on Steam throughout the year.

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Check out the full list of titles below and visit Steam to download and start playing today!

Disney Alice in Wonderland

Disney's Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree Animated Storybook

Disney●Pixar Cars 2: The Video Game

Disney●Pixar Cars Toon: Mater's Tall Tales

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Disney Planes

Disney Princess: My Fairytale Adventure

Disney Fairies: Tinker Bell's Adventure

Disney Tangled

Disney Universe

Disney●Pixar Brave: The Video Game

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two [New to PC]

Disney G-Force

LEGO® Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Disney The Princess and The Frog



Disney●Pixar Toy Story 3: The Video Game

Disney●Pixar Toy Story Mania!

Disney TRON: Evolution

Sunday, October 5, 2014

New York Comic Con 2014: Sorcerer Radio Network/Jedi Mouseketeer Panel Coverage

If you're banging your head against the wall because you can't attend this year's New York Comic Con stop hurting yourself! Sorcerer Radio's Dan Barnes, host of E-Ticket Time, will be your guide to the East Coast mecca for fans of Marvel, Star Wars and Disney!

For liveblogs and video coverage of this year's New York Comic Con follow Sorcerer Radio DJ Dan Barnes at Twitter.com/ETicketTime and the hashtag #SRNYCC!

This year New York Comic Con (NYCC) has a ton of great panels and exclusive screenings! Check out some of my picks!

Walt Disney Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at TOMORROWLAND and Walt Disney Animation Studios Presents an Exclusive Look at BIG HERO 6 Thu. October 9 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents an exclusive look at their follow-up to last year’s FROZEN, BIG HERO 6 with Directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, Producer Roy Conli and Special Guests.

MARVEL 75th Anniversary Day - Fri. October 10| 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM | 1A18
Join us as Marvel celebrates 75 years with nearly a full day of Panels uniting Creators from all different eras under one roof! You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of talent, as the architects of the Marvel Universe meet to discuss their work and the evolution of Marvel from a small publishing company to the multimedia giant it is today! For more information on specific Panels and Attendees, visit www.marvel.com/nycc2014 and www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Events/Panels-And-Screenings/

MARVEL: Breaking into Comics the MARVEL Way Fri. October 10 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | 1A06
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice and first-hand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer and a slew of Mighty Marvel talent!.

MARVEL: House of Ideas Digital Panel Fri. October 10 | 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM | 1A06
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and other guests on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel AR, new digital games, Marvel's vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!

MARVEL Animation Presents Fri. October 10 | 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM | 1A06
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) brings you the biggest animation panel in this universe – or any other. Get an exclusive first look at content from "Marvel's Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H." season two and the future of Marvel Animation.

Once Upon a Time Has Frozen Over! Fri. October 10 | 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM | Empire Stage 1-E Once Upon a Time has Frozen over! This season, Elsa – the Ice Queen from Arendelle – brings an icy new twist to Storybrooke. And the show will take a look back in the past at Elsa's kingdom and discover what happened to her, her sister Anna and Kristoff, and how and why Elsa became a prisoner of Rumplestiltskin. Co-Creators and Executive Producers Edward Kitsis (LOST) and Adam Horowitz (LOST) and Jennifer Morrison (Emma Swan) invite you to an exclusive screening of an upcoming all-new episode of Once Upon a Time. Following the Exclusive Screening, they'll discuss the new season storylines, characters and adventures with Moderator Matt Mitovich, TV Line.com’s Editor-at-Large. This Panel is sure to bring some surprises you won't want to miss! And as an added surprise, ABC will introduce the new ABC show GALAVANT immediately following the Once Upon a Time Panel.


MARVEL’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fri. October 10| 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) returns with exciting news and the world premiere of an all new episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. before it debuts on ABC!

MARVEL: Death of Wolverine – The Logan Legacy Sat. October 11 | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | 1A06
Get ready, X-Fans, for the biggest mutant on mutant showdown of the year in the pages of Death of Wolverine! Join a star-studded lineup of X-writers as they discuss the future of Logan and the impact his death will have on the rest of the X-Men titles! Plus, get the scoop on other titles starring Marvel’s merry mutants! This panel will be jam-packed with X-Men creators, so no fan should miss out! Panelists will include Executive Editor Mike Marts, Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Greg Pak (Storm), Charles Soule (Death of Wolverine), and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

MARVEL Cup O' Joe Sat. October 11 | 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM | Empire Stage 1-E
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film and TV? This panel is for you! With special announcements galore! Featuring writers Brian Michael Bendis (All-New X-Men), Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel), Gerry Duggan (Deadpool), Erica Henderson and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Sir Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past
Patrick Stewart Spotlight Sat. October 11 | 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM | Main Stage 1-D
Legendary actor of both stage and screen Patrick Stewart takes the Main Stage at NYCC! Sir Patrick will discuss his time playing iconic characters such as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor Charles Xavier and answer questions about the behind the scenes action. This will be an hour you don’t won’t to miss.

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes Behind-the-Scenes Sat. October 11 | 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Join the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes team for a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at the story behind what it was like to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to Disney’s expanding video game platform! The development team from Marvel, Avalanche Studios and Disney Interactive will dive into how the game has evolved, how the stories developed and various other aspects of the creative process. This unprecedented all-access look at this momentous game release is not to be missed!

Marvel’s Daredevil, Exclusively on Netflix Sat. October 11 | 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM | Main Stage 1-D 
Join the cast of Marvel’s Daredevil in their first-ever appearance with show-runner Steve DeKnight and moderator Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s Head of Television) to answer questions and reveal secrets from the hotly-anticipated show debuting on Netflix in 2015.

MARVEL Unlimited+ Member Event* Sun. October 12 | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | 1A21
This exclusive Panel is just for Marvel Unlimited Plus Members! Join Executive Editorial Director of Digital Ryan Penagos and top Marvel Creators for a private Panel discussion of what’s happening inside the Marvel Universe. Get FREE merchandise, sneak peeks of upcoming Marvel comics, a Q&A session to answer all your burning questions and more surprises to be announced. Not to be missed! Marvel Unlimited Plus Members ONLY – show your Member Card or confirmation email at the door for access to the event! *Merchandise available while supplies last.

MARVEL: Axel-In Charge Sun. October 12 | 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM | 1A06
Axel Alonso, Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief, is taking the stage! Don’t miss announcements galore as well as inside looks at some amazing upcoming titles, including an inside scoop on the upcoming Star Wars line! And of course, you the fans will get to ask Axel the hard-hitting questions! Other panelists will include James Robinson (Fantastic Four), Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader), and other Mighty Marvel guests!

Women of MARVEL Panel Sun. October 12 | 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM | 1A06
From Ms. Marvel to Black Widow, from Twitter to tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in the industry recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Plus, plenty of special announcements! Panelists will include Editor Sana Amanat, Talent Scout Jeanine Schaefer, Associate Producer Judy Stephens, writers Kelly Sue DeConnick (Captain Marvel) and Erica Henderson, and other Mighty Marvel Guests!

MARVEL: Spider-Verse Sun. October 12 | 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM | 1A10
This is your panel for all things Spider-Man! Join us as we discuss the most epic Spidey event of all time as every Spider-Man EVER comes together to face a world-ending threat! Plus, get the low-down on Silk, the mysterious new character who has everybody talking! Panelists will include Senior Editor Nick Lowe, writer Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), artist Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), and more special guests!

For liveblogs and video coverage of this year's New York Comic Con follow Sorcerer Radio DJ Dan Barnes at Twitter.com/ETicketTime and the hashtag #SRNYCC!

Special thanks to our 2014 event coverage partners:
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New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. The Show Floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television. Panels and autograph sessions give Fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media and licensing capital of the world — Gotham City.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rebels Recon #1: Inside “Spark of Rebellion”

Did you catch the Star Wars Rebels mini-movie on Disney Channel/Disney XD? It was GREAT! I can't wait for more Rebels. The Lucasfilm Animation team really did a tremendous job capturing the action, adventure and humor of the original trilogy films.

Now StarWars.com has made the move to provide some bonus content for us Rebel fans! Rebels Recon is a series of behind-the-scenes looks at the Rebel series, much like the content Disney XD plays in between show segments for their Marvel Universe block of programming. I really enjoy the style in which they produce these segments. Check out this premiere episode!


In the first installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com takes you inside Star Wars Rebels’ debut episode, “Spark of Rebellion,” with cast and crew interviews, coverage of the premiere’s L.A. screening, and an exclusive clip from next week’s episode.

At the premiere, Lucasfilm’s Andi Gutierrez spoke with the cast about the experience thus far. “It’s been overwhelmingly positive and wonderful,” Tiya Sircar, voice of Sabine said. Jaime King, actress and longtime fan, says her child was introduced to Star Wars “since he came out of the womb.” Dave Filoni, the show’s executive producer, revealed that he showed “Spark of Rebellion” to George Lucas last week – and he loved it.

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In the StarWars.com offices in San Francisco, the show’s creators discuss its development and what they like most about the era of Star Wars Rebels. For Joel Aron, CG supervisor, it’s being chronologically close to A New Hope. Kilian Plunkett, art director, loves working with the Empire.

Have a question you want answered? Tweet your questions to @starwars with #RebelsRecon, and we’ll pick one to answer next week!


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