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In what I believe was a lighthearted moment the White House officially responded to a “We the People” petition to “secure resources and funding, and begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.”
Though the White House has decided against going forward with the Death Star plan, and you can see the full version of why they oppose the idea HERE, the main points that came from the White House are:
- “The construction of the Death Star has been estimated to cost more than $850 quadrillion. We’re working hard to reduce the deficit, not expand it.”
- “The Administration does not support blowing up planets.”
- “Why would we spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship?”
The statement was prepared by Paul Shawcross, the chief of the Science and Space Branch at the White House Office of Management and Budget. The Death Star petition has over 34,000 signatures; which is well over the minimum of 25,000 needed to garner a response from the White House. The “We the People” program is an online petition program that allows citizens to have a voice with their suggestions.
- ABC Considering ‘Star Wars’ TV Series (chipandco.com)
- Star Wars Weekends 2013 Dates Announced (chipandco.com)
Lucasfilm Ltd. announced today that the live-action Star Wars Saga will be converted to 3D! There are few movies that lend themselves more perfectly to 3D; from the Death Star trench run to the Tatooine Podrace, the Star Wars Saga has always delivered an entertainment experience that is completely immersive. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Lucasfilm Ltd., the cutting edge conversion will take that immersion to the next thrilling level, with Industrial Light & Magic supervising the project. Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace is expected to be released theatrically in 2012. A release date has not yet been determined.
“Getting good results on a stereo conversion is a matter of taking the time and getting it right,” said John Knoll, Visual Effects Supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic. “It takes a critical and artistic eye along with an incredible attention to detail to be successful. It is not something that you can rush if you want to expect good results. For Star Wars we will take our time, applying everything we know both aesthetically and technically to bring audiences a fantastic new Star Wars experience.”
Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance February 2011 Event
Location, Date & Time:
The SWGFA will be meeting at Heroes Landing on Sunday, February 13thfrom 2:00pm to 6:00pm. The physical address for the shop is 12348 Roper Blvd. Clermont, FL 34711. If you have questions about directions, please call the store at 352-242-XMEN (9636).
We are glad to welcome back original Darth Vader helmet & suit, CZ-3, Death Star Droid helmet and Stormtrooper armor sculptor, Brian Muir! He will be signing autographs on officially licensed photos, posters, figures, helmets, etc. for $20.00 each and there will also be copies of his book “In the Shadow of Vader” available for purchase directly from him. Brian has worked on such filmsas A New Hope, Indiana Jones, James Bond, The Dark Crystal, Sleepy Hollow,Planet of the Apes, Alien, Lost in Space, Tomb Raider, Harry Potter and many more! If you cannot attend, but you need items signed by Brian, send an emailhere and we will accommodate your requests.
We also want to welcome fan and commission artist James Hance, a very successful artist with many pop culture mash-ups that show a great love for Star Wars. Be sure to stop by, say hello and check out his portfolio.
As has become a custom at all SWGFA events, there will be door prizes! All you have to do is walk in the door, sign in and grab a raffle ticket for your chance to win!
Food & Drinks:
Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase at the comic shop which includes Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Dr Pepper, Aquafina Water, Orange and Grape Crush, and other similar drinks. They also sell lots of novelty energy drinks like Ghostbusters, Futurama Slurm and more.
All SWGFA, Rebelscum.com, TheForce.net, 501st Legion, Rebel Legion andR2 Builders Club members will receive 15% off all in store purchases. You must print out this ad and submit it at the check out counter to receive your discount!
If you have any other questions, please feel free to send them here. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, February 13th at 2:00pm at Heroes Landing! May the Force be with you…always.
Aljon Go is our in-house Jedi and Star Wars aficionado. Between battling the Sith and visits to Disney World, he is also the co-host of the ‘WDW Tiki Room‘ radio show and station manager for Sorcerer Radio, the official Disney station of Chip & Company! E-mail: aljon@chipandco (dot) com. Follow Aljon on Twitter@JediMouseketeer!