Tosche Station Radio #151: Celebration Europe was Artistically Done

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, Brian and Nanci are joined by friend and Celebration Europe attendee Jen to break down the news, sights, and sounds from the convention. We also dive into some of the news out of San Diego Comic Con and get caught up on the other fandom news to make the rounds. 

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store and Google Play. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

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Tosche Station Radio #65: Celebration Europe

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This week on Tosche Station Radio, Jedi NewsMark Newbold returns to recap Celebration Europe!

Kicking off the show, the hosts highlight what’s New on the Blog. Friend of the show Amanda wrote about her negative experiences at FandomFest in Louisville, Kentucky. Meanwhile, Bria gushed about KOTOR and claimed the game “doesn’t get any more Star Wars than this.”

In Fixer’s Flash, Nanci’s been reading The Darwin Elevator by Jason Hough. We welcomed Brian to Florida with Cards Against Humanity and Geek Trivia nights, With the “help” of Ikea, we also built a new podcast studio. Brian’s reading through Razor’s Edge, but hasn’t had a whole lot of time to engage in geeky endeavors due to massive amounts of unpacking.

Deak’s Dirt starts with news out of Celebration Europe: John Williams will return for the Sequel Trilogy! We also got some nice tidbits from the Star Wars Rebels panel. Finally, at the closing ceremonies, Celebration Anaheim was announced for April 2015. In the Episode VII corner, along with real news we also got some rumors. Will Episode VII be filming in August? Nope, Lucasfilm says they’re still aiming for filming to start in 2014. This weekend Disney will hold their annual D23 expo, and Lucasfilm will be a part of the live action film panel. IGN’s Eric Goldman recently spoke to ABC president Paul Lee and asked him about the possibility of Star Wars television series.

Camie’s Concerns this week covers Celebration Europe. The hosts are joined by Mark Newbold to recap the events and happenings.

Tosche Station Radio is the official podcast of Tosche-Station.net and a part of Majestic Giraffe Productions. If you like what you hear, please leave a review on the iTunes Music Store. We can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Nanci and Brian are the co-founders and writers of Tosche-Station.net. You can find Nanci on Twitter with the handle @Nancipants and you can find Brian with @LaneWinree.

This podcast has been brought to you in part by Her Universe and Audible.com.

Star Wars Rebels Gets A Logo

rebels logoDave Filoni took the stage this morning at Celebration Europe to talk about the new forthcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels.  Although there was no trailer since nothing’s been animated yet, the official logo for the show was revealed, as seen to the right.

He also said that the new show be very different visually from The Clone Wars and that the artistic influences of Ralph McQuarrie’s concept art will definitely be evident.  Said Filoni, “We wanted to create a look for this part of Star Wars that precedes A New Hope by just a little bit.” and “We have created a set of digital brushes that replicate McQuarrie’s style…We’re going for something that’s much more an illustrative look.”  They’re hoping to try and match the look of the Original Trilogy.

Most of what Filoni showed was concept art for the new show and the artwork included a brand new ship that will be central to the main character of the show- the Ghost.

You can read a liveblog of the entire panel by the official site here.

First Look at Rebels coming during Celebration Europe

default_reg_Header_starFans attending Celebration Europe can already look forward to appearances by Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Kathleen Kennedy, and a special director’s cut of The Clone Wars Darth Maul arc. Now fans have another exciting panel to anticipate: a first look at Star Wars Rebels, the new animated series set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. While the show won’t premiere until Fall 2014, fans at Celebration Europe will get a sneak peek at the production of the show. Color me jealous! 

Celebration Europe is happening July 26-28 in Messe Essen, Germany.

Her Universe Comes To Celebration Europe

European fangirls can rejoice because Ashley Eckstein and Her Universe will be at Celebration Europe in July!  This is the very first time that Her Universe will have a presence in Europe and the Celebration store will have a selection of the products.

Celebration Europe will also have their very own Her Universe exclusives that are likely to sell fast.

Eckstein is bringing 200 of her exclusive Return of the Jedi 30th anniversary necklaces to Germany. Each necklace comes with an autograph certificate by Eckstein. They will be first come, first serve. […] Highlights include an exclusive design by Clone Wars Supervising Director Dave Filoni featuring Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker, limited to only 200, as well as a Celebration Europe exclusive Darth Vader dress using art Eckstein has loved from Japanese tea towels.

Check out pictures of some of the new Her Universe products that will be available at Celebration Europe beneath the cut!

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Attack of the Clones 3D to screen at Celebration Europe

Well here’s something interesting. After being put on the backburner, Attack of the Clones will have its 3D treatment screened at Celebration Europe.

With a new focus on the production of Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm had postponed a wide release of its 3D edition. Now, for an extremely limited engagement, July 26-28, Star Wars fans from around the world attending the Celebration event in Essen, Germany can see Attack of the Clones in 3D. Fans will experience iconic moments from the film like never before, including the thrilling chase scenes on the city-covered planet of Coruscant, the intense ground battles on the rocky terrain of Geonosis, and the first-ever lightsaber duel featuring Jedi Master Yoda.

Interesting, to be sure. There are no doubt a number of reasons Lucasfilm decided topostpone a widespread re-release of the film ranging from wanting to shift the franchise focus further down the timeline to potentially licensing and distribution issues with Fox.

Kathleen Kennedy confirmed for Celebration Europe

kennedylucasLucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has been confirmed to be in attendance for Celebration Europe and she seems excited to be on the guest list.

“When I joined Lucasfilm, I immediately saw the true passion shared by Star Wars fans around the world,” Kennedy says. “I’m thrilled to attend my first Star Wars Celebration and see in person that energy that makes the Star Wars experience so special.”

I think we’re all hoping this means there might be some sort of Episode VII related news at CEII this year. And, well, if it comes from her, it is confirmed.