Ian McDiarmid to Make Rare Convention Appearance at Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando

Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid, the actor who unforgettably played the evil galactic mastermind and the ultimate villain of the Star Wars saga, will be making a rare convention appearance at Star Wars Celebration VI, appearing on-stage and signing autographs.In 1983, McDiarmid embodied the full depth of the dark side as the Emperor in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, his face hidden under ghastly makeup and his eyes concealed behind sickly yellow contact lenses. When his true face was revealed as … [Read more...]

Galactic Food Fun at Star Wars Weekends

Here are some tasty treats at Star Wars Weekends 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood StudiosDarth Vader is featured on a special cupcake, which goes to the “dark side.” This chocolate confection is $4.99 and is available at Darth’s Mall (the special merchandise location set up just for Star Wars Weekends 2012), ABC Commissary, Backlot Express, Studio Catering Co., Pizza Planet and Starring Rolls Cafe.Known for carrying secret plans in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, R2-D2 carries some yummy … [Read more...]

Star Wars Weekends 2012 Maps


It's that time of year for the galaxies to come together and celebrate Star Wars Weekends!Star Wars Weekends has officially begun and if you're attending you'll need to get a look at the park maps for the events on May 18th and May 27th to make your plan of attack.Star Wars Weekends offers:Celebrity autograph sessions Character meet n' greets Exclusive Star Wars motorcade parade Hyperspace Hooplah show Jedi Training AcademyTo learn more about Star Wars Weekends or to … [Read more...]

These are the Droids You’re Looking For! Video Walk Through of the Droid Factory at Disney Hollywood Studios

Droid Factory

Disney Hollywood Studios recently opened up the new Droid Factory a few days before Star Wars Weekends 2012.This build-a-droid experience is located inside Tattoine Traders, the Star Tours gift shop. As neat as this was to customize your own R2 unit I found the area to be really small and it was due to it's size and location that my wife and I opted to build them the day before Star Wars Weekends started. I'm sure the lines will be LONG!If you're not able to attend this year's … [Read more...]

‘Her Universe’ Star Wars Spring/Summer Apparel Line to Debut at Disney’s Star Wars Weekends


It’s a good time to be a fangirl of the Star Wars saga as Her Universe™, the female sci-fi genre line of fashionable apparel and accessories, revealed today its new Spring/Summer line to debut at Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida on May 18th (running each weekend till June 10th) and online at http://www.Heruniverse.com on May 21st.Created by actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the current seasonal offering … [Read more...]