Had you told me that Queen Elizabeth II and Darth Vader would one day be on the same coin I probably would have said you’re crazy... and I would have been wrong. The island nation of Niue is going to issue legal tender featuring our favorite Star Wars characters on one side and the Queen on the other. Yes, legal tender, the kind that can actually be spent. Read More...

So one of the highlights I'd knew I'd be experiencing at Comic-Con, besides my lucky run in with Mark Hamill, was the chance to interview the Mythbusters crew - Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and my good friend from our old Lucasfilm days together Grant Imahara. While most of my crazy cohorts were out finding the hippest geek parties, I curled up in my hotel room, catching up on as many Mythbusters shows and I could, preparing my questions. I had interviewed celebrities before, but something about these guys made me nervous! Why God why???

Tory, Kari, Grant and I got to spend a lovely Saturday morning together discussing all things Mythbusters! These guys are so easy going and so much fun to hang with! We talked about Star Wars, vomit, ear wax candles, RPG's (Not role playing games!), sky diving and Grant's current bachelor status! We even talked about Craig Ferguson's crush on the entire team and poor Geoff Peterson needing some arm repairs...

Check out their awesome interview here!

SDCC 2011: The Mythbusters On Their Pal Craig Ferguson

Don't miss these guys and the new season of Mythbusters this Fall on the Discovery Channel!

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One of my highlights at this year's Comic-Con was the chance to interview the queen of all GEEK GIRLS, Bonnie Burton! Bonnie is not only the Sr. Editor for Starwars.com and a huge Bettie Page fan but has written several books including: The Star Wars Craft Book, Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Planets in Peril, Draw Star Wars: The Clone Wars, You Can Draw: Star Wars, Girls Against Girls: Why We Are So Mean To Each Other And How We Can Change.

I just don't how this amazing woman does it all but she does and with a smile to boot!!

I got to spend a momentous hour with Bonnie asking her about her new craft book, her marriage to R2, how she handles all the Star Wars social media, geek girls, cosplay, Seth Green, and other Geek celebrities! I also sat in on the panel "Oh You Sexy Geek" where she gave us geek girls some great advice about being geeky and proud. I walked the Comic-Con floor with her and met Kyle Newman, OMG. Thanks Bon for taking that photo!! She even promised me next time we'll make Star Wars crafts together, CANNOT WAIT!!

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The Force is strong with me for a Monday morning as I was able to score an EXCLUSIVE CLIP with over FIVE MINUTES of movie clips, footage and interviews for the new book coming out Star Wars: The Blueprints.

From TheBlueprintsBook.com...

Star Wars: The Blueprints brings together, for the first time, the original blueprints created for the filming of the Star Wars Saga. Drawn from deep within the Lucasfilm Archives and combined with exhaustive and insightful commentary from best-selling author J. W. Rinzler, the collection maps in precise, vivid, and intricate detail the very genesis of the most enduring and beloved story ever to appear onscreen.

Star Wars: The Blueprints gives voice to the groundbreaking and brilliant engineers, designers, and artists that have, in film after film, created the most imaginative and iconic locales in the history of cinema. Melding science and art, these drawings giving birth to fantastic new worlds, ships, and creatures.

The clip also features interviews with Lucasfilm's Howard Roffman, J.W. Rinzler, Dennis Muren, and personal friend Lorne Petersen! I previewed this book at San Diego Comic-Con and it is a beautiful book and will only be sold in limited quantities!

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Yesterday I had to thank me lucky charms as I was oh so privileged to interview Jeremy Bulloch, AKA BOBA FETT!!! OMG I was so excited and nervous, who’d think that a small town girl like me one day would be interviewing one of the darkest villians in the galaxy for MTV Geek!!

Jeremy has had quite a career, he started acting on stage at the age of 5 and by 12 years old was doing his first professional acting gig -- a cereal commercial in England, his motherland.  He’s also acted in several James Bond films and the original Doctor Who series. He landed the gig as Boba Fett when his half brother, Robert Watts, one of the Star Wars producers, suggested him for the part.

LW: How does it feel being one of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe?

JB: It’s very nice when people come up to you and say you’re iconic. To begin with I didn’t know what they were talking about. Then people bow in front of you at these events, but luckily having been around a long time, you take it in stride. It was just a part I played and it became very popular which is very fortunate. Every now and then there were a couple of theatre jobs that came up and I did them, and you came out and they were a huge success and then something else can be pretty bad. But this has just grown over the years and more and more people contact you. So every day I’m reminded that I’m either iconic which I think means old (hearty laugh!!) or you know, it’s something that you’ve done that people appreciate.

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I've been back from Comic-Con just one week and still haven't caught up on all my coverage! While at Comic-Con I was lucky enough to interview some of the fabulous crew from Star Wars: Clone Wars!! As you know, Season 4 is coming out this Fall and the Force was with me as I got to chat with Dave Filoni, Joel Aron, Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker about what's next for Anakin, Ahsoka, and the Clones!

First up is Supervising Director, Dave Filoni. Dave's a totally awesome dude and I met him last year at Star Wars Celebration. He is super excited about the next season and talks about Anakin, genius animation of the show and what the fans can expect in the latest season. Oh and you also will find out if he lets me try on his signature cowboy hat!

SDCC 2011: Dave Filoni Teases 'Clone Wars' Season 4

Ok, so Joel Aron, the Visual Effects Supervisor has been a great friend to me for, gulp, 18 YEARS! We met while working at ILM together! Joel made the jump from live action to fully-animated series on The Clone Wars. He is just so talented and talked me about all the hard work that goes behind the scenes in creating the series and how passionate he is about it all - "cinematic, poetic and stunning" are the 3 words he uses to describe Season 4.

SDCC 2011: Joel Aron Talks 'Clone Wars' Visual FX
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So I covered as much Star Wars stuff as BIONICALLY possible at this year's San Diego Comic-Con 2011. I want to give you all the Star Wars Round Up of what I covered to make sure you didn't miss anything!!!

1. STAR WARS BLU-RAY RELEASE 9.16.11

Need I say more??? Deleted scenes, never seen before footage, you know the drill!!!

2. The Clone Wars Season 4 Premiering this Fall!

Ok I actually saw TWO panels on The Clone Wars, one with Dave Filoni, Joel Aron and Cary Silver discussing the story arcs, new characters like KATEE SACKOFF'S, (OMG) old characters coming back and lots of new clips! The second panel I saw was on the Rendering the Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Digital Art and Light of The Clone Wars. Joel Aron, Dave Filoni and another producer discuss the effects Lucasfilm Animation creates to produce the series.

3. Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars!

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Ok so when I was a kid, I got all my shoes at Stride Rite. They'd measure your feet, watch you walk, pinch your toes to make sure your shoes fit and you weren't lying to your parents to keep them because you thought they were so cool. I even got all my tap and ballet shoes there. I definitely was a Stride Rite VIP at the ripe age of 9.

So you can imagine my excitement when I found out that Stride Rite was making Star Wars tennis shoes!! I realized they were made for children but I got a pair of the Captain Rex shoes anyway. I was "somehow" able to squeeze my left foot into one shoe and try out the lights on them! I'd never worn shoes with lights before! Read More...

So on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Woodsy did a day of some Star Wars panels and also got to hang out with my hero Bonnie Burton, the Sr. Editor for www.starwars.com! First I went to the  Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Panel with Randy Stradley and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and more, including:

Mick Harrison (Dark Times)
Scott Allie and Stephane Roux (Jedi -- The Dark Side)
John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant)
Dave Filoni and the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Timothy Zahn (Choices of One)
Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey)

They discussed the future of digital comics and gave out a cool poster too:

Check out MTV Geek's Don Hatfield's full coverage on the panel.

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The wait is over Star Wars fans -- Lucasfilm and Dark Horse announced on Friday at San Diego Comic-Con 2011 that over 50 Star Wars comics are now available via the Dark Horse Digital Store on iPhone, iPad and PC! To make it even better they’re going to give us a couple issues for free. Read More...

Hey Star Wars fans!! So yes Star Wars Blu-ray is coming out soon, 9.16.11 in fact!! One week after my birthday, FYI...

And at San Diego Comic Con 2011 thanks to the lovely folks at Lucasfilm, you can participate in the Rebel Base Experience and feel as if you're back in the Star Wars Universe! Be escorted into the Yavin Base by a rebel pilot and experience the attack on the Death Star from the perspective of Yavin Base! Watch the rebel commander as he leads the team to victory! Catch Blu-ray scenes, and even never seen before documentary footage as well!!

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Her Universe: What Women Want in Their Female Sci-Fi Heroes— In the early days of sci-fi, female characters were the designated damsels in distress. Thankfully, today a new generation of creative minds are molding the strong, intelligent, and powerful female roles we see in some sci-fi films, TV shows, comics and other media. What are the differences between past sci-fi adventures with female characters and today's feminine heroes that women can really connect with? How do you create truly interesting and unique female characters in the sci-fi universe? How are they different from their male counterparts? Read More...

So I'm sitting here at the Clone Wars San Diego Comic-Con panel, post-MTV Geek video interviews with Dave Filoni, Joel Aron, Dee Bradley Baker and Ashley Eckstein and on a HUGE CLONE WARS HIGH!!! I even got to sneak into the Clone Wars panel with the crew and I'm sitting next to the vfx supervisor Joel Aron, someone I've known for 18 years from our ILM days together! BEST DAY EVAH!!

I just attended The Clone Wars Season 4 Preview Panel at San Diego's Comic Con was moderated by Lucasfilm's Pablo Hidalgo with supervising director Dave Filoni and producer Cary Silver.

I don't know if you've ever seen Dave talk, but he's incredibly charismatic and the crowd loves him! Dave just did his best Captain Ackbar "It's a trap!" impression and the crowd went crazy!

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What a better way to start of my first day at San Diego Comic Con 2011 with a coffee in hand, and a panel full of HOT sexy geek women! Oh and did I happen to mention I ran into SETH GREEN in the elevator??? LOVE HIM.

The panel of hot GEEK women, and one late dude, came together to discuss whether fans can be sexy and geeky at the same time -- and if they should!

Check out this panel line up!!! It includes some of my all-time faves:

Moderated by Action flick chick Katrina Hill (ActionFlickChick.com)
Bonnie Burton (Grrl.com and Star Wars Craft Book)
Adrianne Curry (America's Next Top Model)
Clare Grant (Team Unicorn, "G33k & G4m3r Girls")
Kiala Kazebee (Nerdist.com)
Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Nerdy Bird - Jill Pantozzi ("Has Boobs, Reads Comics")
Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained AmazonsGeekGirlCon)
Chris Gore (G4)

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Hey there all you Star Wars fans! I do hope, like me, you're gearing up for this year's San Diego Comic Con! I leave tomorrow am and will be packing all night long tonight! I got a special present in the mail today from Hasbro that I must share with you all!

Hasbro will be introducing STAR WARS VINTAGE REVENGE OF THE JEDI SPECIAL EDITION DEATH STAR COLLECTOR’S PACK!! This pack is a piece of art, I literally think I may just hang the whole thing on my wall at work!!

This Comic-Con special edition figure is the only place to get all 12 short-packed STAR WARS VINTAGE figures in one place, all individually carded with packaging that pays tribute to Kenner’s classic “lost” Revenge of the Jedi backing cards, which bore the original name of Episode VI. In addition, this special DEATH STAR collector’s pack will be the only place to get SALACIOUS CRUMB and the MOUSE DROID on Vintage Revenge of the Jedi mini-backing cards. The other figures included are LUKE SKYWALKER, Han Solo, R2-D2, Darth Vader, B-Wing Pilot, Admiral ACkbar, Boba Fett, Endor Rebel Trooper, Stormtrooper, Wicket THE EWOK, PRINCESS Leia and TIE-FIGHTER PILOT.

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