STAR WARS: TALES FROM THE GALAXY’S EDGE, A NEW VR EXPERIENCE COMING LATER THIS YEAR

Via StarWars.com:

Get ready for an adventure on the planet of Batuu — in stunning virtual reality.

Today, ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio, announced that it is developing Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, a new action-adventure virtual reality experience, in collaboration with Oculus Studios. Coming later this year, the experience connects to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the epic new land at Disneyland Resort in California and Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

“We are so excited for fans to step into Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge later this year,” said Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB executive-in-charge. “This action-packed adventure not only speaks to the promise of connected and complementary experiences by extending the lore around Black Spire Outpost, it represents another meaningful step in ILMxLAB’s quest to transition  from storytelling — one-way communication — to storyLIVING, where you’re inside a world making consequential choices that drive your experience forward.”

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge, taking place between Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and set on the outskirts of Batuu’s Black Spire Outpost of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will give players the opportunity to live their own adventure and explore part of a galaxy far, far away in virtual reality. The original story will feature both new and iconic characters from the Star Wars galaxy with multiple styles of gameplay and difficulty settings to accommodate a wide variety of players, from Star Wars fans to VR gamers alike. Check out the official logo and concept art by Chris Voy from the experience below!

Tales from the Galaxy's Edge logo

STAR WARS: THE HIGH REPUBLIC SEES REVISED RELEASE DATES

Via StarWars.com:

Lucasfilm has confirmed new dates for the launch of Star Wars: The High Republic, due to general marketplace delays.

Both Charles Soule’s adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Light of the Jedi and Justina Ireland’s middle grade novel Star Wars: The High Republic: A Test of Courage will both now release on January 5, 2021. Claudia Gray’s young adult novel Star Wars: The High Republic: Into the Dark has moved to a new release date of February 2, 2021.

New release dates for Marvel’s Star Wars: The High Republic series and IDW Publishing’s Star Wars: The High Republic Adventures series will be announced at a later time.

Star Wars: The High Republic is set in an era when the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order are at their zenith, roughly 200 years before the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. This period on the Star Wars timeline will not overlap any filmed or planned Star Wars movies or series, giving creators a blank canvas and a vast amount of creative room. There will be new worlds, new foes, new heroes, and new adventures.

Lucasfilm Publishing creative director Michael Siglain provided StarWars.com with the following letter about the change:

Letter from Lucasfilm's Michael Siglain on Star Wars: The High Republic.

For more on Star Wars: The High Republic, stay tuned to StarWars.com.

DCSWCC ANNOUNCES NINTH CHARITY PIN

The Washington DC Metro Area Star Wars Collecting Club (DCSWCC) wishes to announce their ninth biennial charity lapel pin.  The 2020 pin features Princess Leia in her white Hoth battle gear with Cloud City topped by a Washington DC skyline.  Ninth in the series of high-quality soft enamel pins, and officially licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd., each pin is individually stamped and numbered – only 500 will ever be made!

All proceeds benefit the House of Ruth, Washington D.C. chapter.  House of Ruth’s comprehensive continuum of support and services empowers women, children, and families to rebuild their lives and heal from trauma, abuse, and homelessness.  For more information, visit their website at http://www.houseofruth.org.

DCSWCC has a rich history of supporting children’s and family charities in the Washington DC region.  Their other charity pins featured Yoda, Chewbacca, the animated Boba Fett, Luke on his tauntaun, R2-D2, Commander Cody, BB-8, and jedi Luke, and have raised over $38,000 for organizations including Children’s National Medical Center, The Children’s Inn at NIH, Believe in Tomorrow Children’s Foundation, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.

To order your pins, visit http://store.dcswcc.org today!

DCSWCC is one of the oldest, largest, and most active collecting clubs in America, with over 50 members.  The club meets monthly and holds special events throughout the year such as socials, picnics, and “Roadshow” appraisal events.  For more information, visit the club website at http://www.dcswcc.club

New EMPIRE STRIKES BACK PLAYMATE PAL 7 QT COOLER!

Introducing the special-edition Star Wars Empire Playmate Pal!

A tried-and-true favorite around the world, this versatile 9-can cooler features our iconic tent-top design in a go-anywhere size perfect for average-sized lunch appetites at work or at play.

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