New York Comic Con is just one month away, and I am ready to break out my 4-Day pass and attend my third NYCC in a row! I am full of jittery excitement, especially since the official Star Wars website announced a Star Wars Rebels panel and other great events and activities.
Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Room 1E
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned Stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions — and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.
Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.
The series is still a year away, so don’t miss this chance to get an early look at its development.
The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
Sunday, October 13, 2013
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Room 1A23
This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. Go behind-the-scenes of this fascinating film with author and Lucasfilm executive editor J.W. Rinzler and author Jason Fry. Hear some of the stories, anecdotes, recollections, and revelations collected in Rinzler’s new book The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, and see amazing photos and video from the set. Details about the upcoming enhanced e-books for all three titles in Rinzler’s The Making of Star Wars series will be revealed.
Brought to us by Pablo Hidalgo, I just know that the Star Wars Rebels panel is going to be awesome. Also, I’m really excited to participate in the thirtieth anniversary of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. I know there were some big events throughout the summer, but most of them were located on the west coast. Glad to know that NYCC fans will be included in some of that!
For more on the Lucasfilm presence at NYCC and its programming, click here.
Not going to NYCC? I will definitely report with wonderful news and previews. This year, I plan to equip myself with more technology, so I hope to report from the Javits Center. I’ll also have my handy dandy camera to bring NYCC to my readers. Stay tuned!