Friday’s Look Ahead

Tricia’s travelling to Geek Girl Con in Seattle, Washington, today. Be sure to check back for her updates from the weekend.

Elsewhere, Star Wars Fan Days are also this weekend in Irving, Texas. If you’re free, take a listen to the live broadcast of the Forcecast at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on Saturday afternoon. Speaking of Star Wars, here are a couple of other news items from around the internet that caught our attention this week for what’s ahead.

Her Universe is selling an exclusive Star Wars Halloween Tote with adorable art by Katie Cook. The first order of the tote sold out in one hour! Preorders are currently available for the second production run, but they’re sure to go fast, so make your purchase now if you want one.

Three weeks and change until Halloween. Do you have your Star Wars costume ready yet?

Yesterday, Star Wars Books on Facebook revealed an upcoming Star Wars Insider short story titled Maze Run, a companion fiction piece to the Millennium Falcon Owner’s Manual on sale early next year. Most interesting, though, is the story’s authors: David J. Williams and Mark Williams, new faces to the Expanded Universe.  David previously published with Bantam Spectra a scifi/cyberpunk series featuring a female cyborg protagonist. Will we be seeing more Star Wars work from him in the future?

Yahoo Television published an interview with Dave Filoni about Season Four of The Clone Wars. Unsurprisingly it didn’t really break any news; Dave has been playing it pretty close to the vest with spoilers recently, other than the selected ones he’s chosen to reveal at San Diego Comic-Con and the Long Beach Aquarium premiere. But did include this interesting comment:

[We’ve bumped up] some of the scales of the battles that you’re seeing with other participants. Just dotting the screen with warriors and combatants on that level. When you go through a city, you’re going to feel the civilization and you’re going to see the people in the streets on a level that you would expect on a big scale movie like “The Ten Commandments” or “Gone with the Wind.”

With so many TCW episodes structured as homages to classic films, including last week’s Shadow Warrior, could there be a subtle hint of future story arcs embedded in this otherwise innocuous remark?

Tonight’s episode of TCW is the first of a two-part story featuring an adventure for everyone’s favorite droids, C-3PO and R2-D2. The dry wit of Clone Commander Wolffe also makes a return, which ought to make for some good laughs all around.



B.J. Priester has been a Star Wars fan since he played with the original Kenner action figures as a young boy. His fandom passion returned after watching Attack of the Clones in 2002 and reading the entire New Jedi Order series in 2003. He voraciously caught up on the novels and comics in the Expanded Universe in addition to writing fanfiction, frequently co-authoring with Tricia. B.J. has served as editor of FANgirl Blog from its inception, as well as contributing reviews and posts on a range of topics. He edited Tricia’s novel Wynde, and is collaborating with her on several future projects set in that original universe. Currently a tenured law professor in Florida, B.J. has been a practicing lawyer in Washington, D.C., a law clerk to a federal appeals court judge, and a law journal editor-in-chief. He is also a proud geek dad whose son who is a big fan of Star Wars and The Clone Wars.

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  • October 7, 2011 at 9:15 pm


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