Yesterday, Tickets to ‘Starwars: The Force Awakens’ went on sale and immediately crashed numerous websites. Yours truly managed to snag an IMAX 3D showing on opening night Dec. 18th, 2015 (2 months out)! Shortly after, the trailer hit the interwebs and hit 200k views in a matter of 20 minutes. Today, it’s been viewed close to 13 MILLION times (10 of those are my contributions). The trailer is below if you haven’t yet watched it. Be prepare to get swept up in all the feels.
My favorite part of Disneyland was always the ‘Star Tours’ ride. However, the recent revamp has left me unsatisfied and a little disappointed..
There is A New Hope! Star Wars Land is coming to Anaheim and Orlando. Over 14 acres each, it’s Disney’s largest single themed land expansion ever. Disney’s goal, “transporting guests to a never-before-seen planet, a remote trading port and one of the last stops before wild space where Star Wars characters and their stories come to life.”
Bob Iger, Disney’s CEO, had this to say:
“I am thrilled to announce the next chapter in the long and exciting history between Disney Parks and Star Wars,” said Iger. “We are creating a jaw-dropping new world that represents our largest single themed land expansion ever. These new lands at Disneyland and Walt Disney World will transport guests to a whole new Star Wars planet, including an epic Star Wars adventure that puts you in the middle of a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.”
Some concept art after the jump:
Disney unveiled a new Starwars: The Force Awakens poster today at D23 and it look friggin awesome! Check it out after the jump.
So, it’s been a week of ‘post comic con blues’ AND it’s about that time to relive the 5 days that were perhaps the BEST ‘con for this 15 year veteran!
Make sure you bring water! I suggest a double insulated bottle to keep your liquids cool for 24 hours. I was rockin my new S’well bottle this year. Definitely helpful for those long waits in the Hall H line!
Pack light, bring a day bag, and buy snacks! Convention food isn’t always the greatest, but having your choice snacks with you could hold you over till you reach real sustenance.
Traveling by land, sea, or air? The view from the train down to San Diego is quite gorgeous.
FINALLY!!!!! Scoring a hotel at SDCC is an impossible task.. But if you’re lucky, the luxury of staying in gaslamp allows you to quickly recharge (Gadgets and Body), unload (Swag and Bowels), shower, and sleep.
Check in, drop your luggage, explore gaslamp, grab a beer/ ‘fish and chips’ at the Tin Fish (Annual Tradition), and swing by the convention center to pick up your badge.
Up Next: Preview Night!
San Diego Comic Con is AWESOME. From secret Star Wars concerts to candle light ceremonies that remind us to Always Keep Fighting. The mecha of nerd-dom always delivers. Even when a heavy hitter like Marvel doesn’t show up. And when you’re as awesome as SDCC truly is, you’re going to attract some company.
That’s where I come in. Every year I head to San Diego from my small Michigan town, and every year I go WITHOUT a badge to SDCC. Sometimes I acquire one through networking, sometimes there are years where I never even attempt to. That’s because there are so many off-site events that are equally as fun as what the SDCC “mothership” has to offer.
The Walking Dead Escape, The Nerdist’s Laser Tag, Zachary Levi’s NerdHQ panels, the Assassin’s Creed Obstacle Course, dance parties, plenty of interactive gaming areas, different photo opportunities like this year’s Heroes Reborn experience, or sitting on the Iron Throne (you’ll find future posts outlining all of these amazing experiences). And that’s on top of what one of the coolest downtowns in the country already offers in the Gaslamp District, not to mention all the new nerds in the area.
If you’re spending all of your time in the San Diego Convention Center, you’re not truly experiencing what Comic Con brings to the table, and you’re not making the most out of your nerd-cation. And let’s be honest, if you can’t manage to land a SDCC badge there’s still so much fun to be had! Do yourself a favor, if you pledge allegiance to nerd-dom, make sure Sunny San Diego is on your list of destinations for July. Every. Single. Year.
SciFiWire writes, “The as-yet-untitled series is supposedly set to debut in 2010, though there has been no word of a distributor yet. The series will reportedly be set between the eras of Star Wars: Episode III—Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV—A New Hope and will not feature any major characters from the film series.”
The series is rumored to be shot in Australia. Expect thousands of fanboys to line up for auditions.
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