Earlier this summer, George Lucas announced that Chicago was chosen as the future home of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. As a result of a "Memorandum of Agreement" between the Chicago Park District and the Lucas Museum, a series of public hearings pertaining to the museum project will be held throughout the Chicago area over the...Star Wars News & Info
Richard Marquand, the director of Return of the Jedi, was born in Cardiff, Wales which is just down the road from where I live. It may be because of this that I have a fondness for the Welshman but another reason may be the need to get the recognition out there for the talented director's work on Jedi. It's often said by fans...Star Wars News & Info
Digital Spy has issued its ranking of the most influential women in Hollywood, and Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy has come out on top. Kennedy began her career as Steven Spielberg's secretary, and eventually came to produce films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Sixth Sense, Schindler's List, Poltergeist, E.T., Gremlins, The...
August 28th, 2014577 Everyday at work my team and I play some very engaging and sometimes physical games of ping-pong. I'm sure you are thinking how physical can table tennis really be, but trust me, it's a miracle no one has broken a bone they way we, well at least the way I fly around the room. Its nothing for me to knock someone over going to return a...
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers will bestow an Honorary Membership to George Lucas in recognition of his use of new technologies for the purpose of "motion picture production and exhibition." It is the highest honor awarded by the Society. Here is a statement from the SMPTE regarding the significant...Star Wars News & Info
As we get closer to the premier of Star Wars: Rebels, I get more and more excited about seeing the new series. As I get more and more excited about seeing the new series, I keep wondering why. What is it about the new series that has reignited my fire for new Star Wars? I enjoy Clone Wars very much, but I never really connected with...Star Wars News & Info
So, you know how this blog is normally about my collecting misadventures, full of funny anecdotes and witty commentary on the foibles of conspicuous consumption (not to mention a liberal dose of humility and five-dollar words)? Well, prepare to be disappointed. This time out, I have some actual thinking to present. You can thank Joe...Star Wars News & Info
Chicago may have been chosen as the permanent home for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, but that doesn’t mean it won’t face any hurdles along the way to becoming a reality. Even before the final decision was made, there were complaints about the location suggested by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The location in question are two...Star Wars News & Info
Anticipation. It’s not just a Carly Simon song. Did I really just start off a blog with a Carly Simon reference? I don’t even LIKE Carly Simon, apart from “Yer So Vain” and that James Bond song she did. Only 4 sentences in and I’m already off on a rabbit trail. Sigh. Where was I? Oh yeah! Anticipation. It’s not just...Star Wars News & Info
George Lucas has made his final decision regarding where to build the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum, and it looks like Chicago has the honor. San Francisco and Los Angeles were also in the running but, in the end, the city that has become a second home to Lucas since his marriage to Chicago-based businesswoman Mellody Hobson won the...