In Case You Missed It – Week of 5/3/10-5/9/10
Sometimes a whole bunch of news comes out during the course of a given week that articles just don’t last long enough on our front page. Or perhaps it’s just that the piece of news wasn’t enough to warrant a front page story, but is still deserving of being recognized as newsworthy. In Case You Missed It is meant to be our catch-all for those things – a way for us to summarize the past week’s worth of news.
This week we had Star Wars Day, not to mention some surprising news from LucasArts and Sue Rostoni, with scheduled releases and reviews mixed in. Read on to get up to date!May the Fourth, also known as Star Wars Day, hit on Tuesday, 5/4/10. DK Publishing held some events across the country with the 501st Legion‘s help. Tuesday was also the last day for Lego‘s offer of a sticker sheet with each Star Wars purchase and a chance to win a bronze Boba Fett minifigure. In addition, Lego put out a new video, which can be seen at Lego’s site or at YouTube.
Tuesday also saw announcements from TomTom, who released their Darth Vader voice, the first of several monthly releases of downloadable voices for their devices and other Star Wars content, and LucasBooks Editor Sue Rostoni made the following announcements about Fate of the Jedi cover art:
Remember I had said that Saba would be on the back cover of Fate of the Jedi: VORTEX? Well, it didn’t work out. The cover images are posterized from photos, and there aren’t any photos of Saba. The artist and designers at Random House tried for over a month to create a Barabel that would work with the style of the covers, with no success.
So… the back cover character on VORTEX is now the stately Kenth Hamner.
We should have a finished cover for CONVICTION to post in about a month. Tahiri will be on the front cover — don’t know yet who’s on the back.
In response to a fan query, the Celebration V Twitter confirmed on Tuesday that there will be free Wi-Fi internet connection for all attendees and press.
Friday saw the release of second issue of the Blood of the Empire webcomic at the official Old Republic website. Kotaku also reported that top executives of LucasArts, including President Darrel Rodriguez, abruptly turned in their resignation this week.
On the site content side of things, Wednesday saw Kirr Mistwelder’s latest A Jedi Like My Father Before Me column about Head-to-Head Star Wars, a Scholastic book that acts almost like a budding Star Wars fan’s version of SpikeTV’s The Deadliest Warrior, as well as MizzeeOH’s review of Han Solo and the Lost Legacy, the latest in a series of reviews completing Brian Daley’s Han Solo Adventures.
To wrap up the week, Sith Jammies was kind enough to wrap up our The Force Unleashed Review Event with an Epilogue pertaining to the Ultimate Sith Edition.