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Via: Star Wars
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Watch live as Star Wars Celebration kicks off in Anaheim with The Force Awakens panel, featuring Writer/Director/Producer J.J. Abrams and Producer Kathleen Kennedy on the Celebration Stage, joined by special guests. Live Stream brought to you by YouTube and Powered by Verizon.

The live streaming begins at 10:00 a.m. PST, Thursday, April 16, with the Celebration kickoff panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST.

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Say what you will about the merits of Interstellar, TARS, CASE, and KIPP (I know it wasn't your fault, KIPP!) were awesomely cool robots.

Cosplayer Ochre Jelly's replica cosplay took three months to build and allows him to walk behind the robot while controlling it. A smartphone camera lets him see where he's going.  Now if only he could get it to run... or whatever that spinning thing is.


No TARS, not the stairs! Take the elevator!


Ah, much better.




geek news tatooine isis attack warning
Via: CNN
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They’ve ruthlessly murdered scores of innocent people, destroyed priceless artifacts, and bulldozed ancient cities.

Now ISIS recruits are passing through Luke Skywalker’s home planet on their way to Libya, and Star Wars fans are being warned to stay away as the danger escalates in the region.

Obi-Wan Kenobi said it best: “You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.”

The planet Tatooine from “Star Wars” was inspired by the real city of Tataouine in Tunisia and parts of the country were used as a backdrop for various scenes in the films.

Fans have been flocking to Tunisia for years to visit the locations, but now they’re being warned against it as the Islamic terrorist group ISIS expands in the region.

Over the past month, authorities have found numerous weapons caches – including rocket launchers – and arrested several men on their way to cross the border and join ISIS in Libya, according to CNN. ISIS also recently claimed responsibility for the terror attack on the National Bardo Museum in Tunis which killed 23 people.

The British government has issued a travel warning for the area citing “a high threat from terrorism, including kidnapping.”

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