*I've noticed starwars.com has pimped the Fan Club Breakfast at Comic Con several times over the past few weeks. They've never had to do this before. I remember when the event would quickly sell out and now as the deadline is approaching, tickets are still available, despite the price dropping to $55 this year. I guess even con attendees are cutting back these days.
*The rumor mill about Indy V continues to grind along, with a report that the film will shoot next year and be out in 2011, quickly followed by a "never mind" after Popcorn Monster tweeted Frank Marshall about it. This is still a long shot IMO.
*The rumor mill about the live action show continues to grind along as well. The latest is that they have hired at least one Australian t.v. writer, a guy named John Edwards, who is not to be confused with the former presidential candidate or the guy who can talk to dead people. No one has come out yet to deny this and starwars.com linked to both of these stories without a denial. Could it be we're getting closer to something being done? Let's hope for news at Comic Con.
*starwars.com also linked to a story about the University of Illinois acquiring a collection of SW and other media fanzines from a fan named Mariellen "Ming" Wathne, who ran a private library of zines for several years. This is of interest to me because 1) I started during the zine age, 2) I'm acquainted with Ming, though I haven't seen her in a few years and 3) some of the zines in that collection are ones I published or contain stories I wrote. My ticket to immortality!
*TFN has a story about a SW summer camp. Too bad they didn't have 'em when I was kid!
*TFN also has a story about SW author Mike Stackpole advocating in favor of downloading pirated books for free! Actually, I think it's very forward thinking and it does offer an opportunity for newbies to get their work out there.
*And this lovely bit of artwork inspired by the upcoming SW novel Death Trooper