Bear in mind Jades, that the show isn't very Star Wars-centric. At least not in my experience in the past.
That's true; Star Wars is typically a small, but integral, part of the show. I'd love it if we could have half a dozen Star Wars stars every year, but we have to cater to many other interests as well. And before anyone says it, the Dawn of the Dead people come on their own, we don't pay for them anymore.
While we only have three guests this year, we do have a fair amount of Star Wars programming, thanks in large part to the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh. For those of you who haven't seen the schedule yet...Friday:The Stars of Star Wars
Take a trip to the stars with our Star Wars guests, Ray Park (Darth Maul), Daniel Logan (Boba Fett), and Bonnie Piesse (Beru Whitesun Lars).
4-5 PM, Showroom Special Viewing: Star Wars Fan Film-Reign of the Fallen
Star Wars inspired fan film by Writer/Director: David McLeavy and Producer Jon Wang. "In the times since great wars laid waste to the Planet Prias, its people have learned to embrace a simple life, away from the perils of technology and war. As the mighty Sith army spreads across the galaxy, one of 2 Jedi's trained by Master Oram Bren will be chosen to be the future leader of Prias, but little do they know that one Jedi's dark secret could spell their doom."
5-6 PM, Butler RoomSaturday:The Tragedy of Star Wars
The original trilogy has long been accepted as an example of the classic heros' journey of Mythology. Explore the idea of the prequel trilogy as a greek tragedy with it's hero doomed to fall because of his fatal flaws. Sponsored by the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh.
11 AM - Noon, Monroe IIStar Wars Collecting
The basics of Star Wars collecting, including advice on buying, selling, condition, grading and displaying. Sponsored by the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh.
2-3 PM, Monroe IIBuilding Your Own Lightsaber
Learn techniques of building a custom lightsaber hilt using a varity of approaches, materials and skill levels. Sponsored by the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh.
4-5 PM, Monroe II
Saturday is also "Star Wars Day" in the free movie marathon room (Butler). The schedule is:
10:00 am THE PHANTON MENACE
12:30 pm ATTACK OF THE CLONES
3:00 pm Encore Presentation: STAR WARS FAN FILM: REIGN OF THE FALLEN
4:00 pm REVENGE OF THE SITH
6:30 pm A NEW HOPE SP. ED.
9:00 pm EMPIRE STRIKES BACK SP. ED.
11:30 pm RETURN OF THE JEDI SP. ED. Sunday:Star Wars Costuming
A presentation on costuming from developing a pattern to the finished product, including a question and answer peroid. Sposored by the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh.
11 AM - Noon, Monroe II
In addition to the above, the Star Wars Association of Pittsburgh is presenting the North East Fan Force Awards at a banquet on Saturday night from 6 PM to midnight in the Monroe room at the Radisson hotel (attached to the Expo Center). Visit www.pittsburghfanforce.com
for info on banquet tickets.