The Thrawn Trilogy received enough votes to land at #88 on NPR's list of the top 100 sci-fi/fantasy books. (Thanks Dustin!)
Our friends at Star Wars Aficionado Magazine want to spread the word that they now have a Facebook page which you can visit by clicking here. (Thanks Scott!)
Not only has the AP written an article about the famed Lawrence Noble Yoda statue at Lucasfilm's headquarters, and not only was our very own Jovial Jay Shepard quoted in the article, but apparently he also founded TFN. Thanks Jay!!!
The 501st made an appearance at Southaven's M.R. Davis Public Library last Thursday for a fun Star Wars back-to-school event. Details at CommercialAppeal.com.
Want to build your own Stormtrooper armor? Andrew Ainsworth and Shepperton Studios show you how through a series of videos according to Wired.com.
Sounds like the children of Brownsville, Texas sure had a good time at the Jedi Training Camp provided by the Brownsville Children's Museum. From BrownsvilleHerald.com:
"Javier Garcia thrust his blue light saber toward his opponent, his brown robe rustling with each movement.
“We made some robes, we made some light sabers,” said Garcia, 9, one of 22 young Jedis practicing with their light sabers during the weeklong Jedi Training at the Children’s Museum of Brownsville. Samantha Garcia, weekend associate, said the museum was doing a “ton of Star Wars activities” this week, and the children were training with their light sabers everyday.
Wednesday afternoon, Walter Vasques was showing the children a few pieces of his collection of Star Wars paraphernalia that he began accumulating in the 1980s.
The children were transfixed by the collection spread across the table: figures of Jar Jar Binks from the first three episodes, or prequels of the Star Wars saga; the wise Yoda; Anakin Skywalker who would later become Darth Vader; Nute Gunray (also from the prequels); and Watto the Toydarian junk dealer who appeared in episodes one and two. There was the ever-familiar R2-D2, the monstrous AT-AT (All-Terrain Armored Transport) and the smaller All-Terrain Scout Transport."