Category: Star Wars

  • Remembering Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett

    Remembering Jeremy Bulloch, the Original Boba Fett

    My wife and I are saddened by the loss of our friend, Jeremy Bulloch, who passed away yesterday. Jeremy played the character of Boba Fett in the original Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi. Jeremy became a fan favorite and appeared at numerous Star Wars conventions and other […]

  • Remembering David Prowse/Darth Vader: The Arizona Star Warz Convention 1997

    Remembering David Prowse/Darth Vader: The Arizona Star Warz Convention 1997

    David Prowse, who played Darth Vader in three of the Star Wars movies, passed away yesterday. I was fortunate to have had David as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with David at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

  • Remembering Peter Mayhew/Chewbacca: The Arizona Star Warz Convention 1997

    Remembering Peter Mayhew/Chewbacca: The Arizona Star Warz Convention 1997

    Peter Mayhew, who played Chewbacca in five of the Star Wars movies, passed away last week. I was fortunate to have had Peter as a guest at a Star Wars convention that I hosted back in 1997. I also was able to catch up with Peter at various toy and comic conventions over the years. […]

  • Infographic: 100 Vehicles from Star Wars

    Infographic: 100 Vehicles from Star Wars

    Source: Gringer, Bonnie, 100 Vehicle From Star Wars, TitleMax, https://www.titlemax.com/discovery-center/planes-trains-and-automobiles/100-vehicles-from-star-wars/. The First Step into a Larger World It can be kind of dizzying to think that one’s man idea of a spaceship called the “Millennium Falcon” shaped somewhat like a wonky hamburger he once had would evolve into a huge encyclopedia of all Star Wars vehicles. We’ve only included […]

  • 20 Years Later: Rare Star Wars Convention Photos of Cast Found

    20 Years Later: Rare Star Wars Convention Photos of Cast Found

    Readers: Last year, I was cleaning out our garage; something I had promised my wife I would do for many years. As fortune would have it, I stumbled upon a group of long-lost photos from our Arizona Star Warz Convention from 1997 (now 20 years ago). Most folks are not aware that I hosted and […]

  • Infographic: Troops of the Empire: Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of Star Wars

    Infographic: Troops of the Empire: Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of Star Wars

    Source: Maloney, Kate, INFOGRAPHIC – Troops of the Empire: Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers of Star Wars, Costume Craze, https://www.costumecraze.com/r/stormtroopers-and-clone-troopers-of-star-wars. Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers The iconic Star Wars stormtrooper costume has been etched into our collective imagination. The original stormtrooper suit, with its white armor and curves, is so memorable that it can be recognized almost anywhere in the world, […]

  • Infographic: How Much Would Darth Vader’s Suit Cost

    Darth Vader is arguably the most memorable character from the Star Wars universe, and his suit is one of the most iconic costumes in film history. But how much would that suit cost in real life? The good folks at Shade Station have provided us an answer to that question.

  • Dataviz as Maps: Star Wars, In One Chart (with apologies to Charles Minard)

    One of the most famous maps incorporating time was created in 1861 by Charles Minard, a French Engineer.  The map and chart, entitled, “Carte figurative des pertes successives en hommes de l’Armée Française dans la campagne de Russie 1812-1813″, brilliantly illustrated the march to and from the Polish-Russian border to Moscow by Napoleon’s army and was profiled […]

  • Dataviz: The Complete Star Wars: A New Hope Movie in a 403.54 Feet Infographic

    SWANH.NET is an adaptation of Star Wars Episode IV in a style that was inspired by infographics. One story in one piece of 123 meters length (403.54 feet) It was created by Martin Panchaud. He is an illustrator and graphic novelist, born in 1982 in Geneva, Switzerland and currently living and working in Zurich. He […]

  • Rare Star Wars Convention Photos Found

    Readers: The other day, I was cleaning out our garage; something I have promised my wife for many years. As fortune would have it, I stumbled upon a group of long-lost photos from our Arizona Star Warz Convention from 1997 (about 19 years ago). Most folks are not aware that I hosted and promoted the […]