Ok, so it's not really Wednesday anywhere at this point, but yesterday was one of those rapid one-day, flight filled trips to a job site that consumed the day, and I didn't even technically return on Wednesday thanks to delays. Anyway, this week is such a strange collisions of my interests, that I couldn't not say something....there has been another sandcrawler building sighting.
This past weekend, I had a great time at Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Game Experience. Hosted at their own Event Center, SWXP featured all three of FFG's Star Wars Games: Star Wars: The Card Game, X-Wing Miniatures and Edge of the Empire RPG. Of course, this was held appropriately on May 4th, or May the 4th be with You. Note to those on mobile, this post will have more images than a normal week.
Saturday is May the 4th, and if you haven't run across a ton of May the 4th be with You references, you probably haven't been anywhere near a Star Wars site for the past week or so. There appears to be a lot going on, and seems like there might be some surprises in store...but who knows for sure. Anyway, last week was pretty light in the blog, so I thought I'd make for it this week with a wide range of stuff...
This week reflects a lot of Star Wars news of late: information on new movies - yay! More Lucasfilm layoffs - boo! I'm so busy, it's hard to keep up! Ugh! OK, that last one is just me, with a work trip and the usual other stuff taking up time this particular week. Other stuff like retyping this post after it went poof after...never mind. OK, probably not just me. So, on with the Star Wars ups and downs.
This past weekend was Planet Comicon weekend here in Kansas City. The convention has been around for many years, and I've posted about previous experiences before. This year, it moved to the most prestigious venue in KC, the downtown Bartle Hall convention center. It easily lived up to the new venue, in guests and overall attendance. And, it included several Star Wars guests...as well as other big media guests.
Sad Star Wars news today. LucasArts is officially closed, all current projects cancelled. Disney says they'll be licensing Star Wars and other IPs out to other game studios. No matter what you may think of LucasArts efforts over the years, they'll always be one of the iconic video game companies in history, thanks to fun and sometimes groundbreaking games.
This past week saw more details on the Clone Wars cancellation and rumors as to what might come next. I also ran across a few things I'd forgotten about online....