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Rogue One: a bunch of character posters

Rogue One: a bunch of character posters / Boing Boing The new Star Wars film, Rogue One has released a bunch of new character posters today. You can download them here. Brand new character posters from ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY are here! Featuring Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Captain Cassian Andor (Diego Luna), Director Orson Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn), Chirrut …

San Francisco's competitive lightsaber academy opens this week

LudoSport is an international network for “sporting lightsaber combat” and they’ve just landed their first US location in San Francisco. Via the SF Chron: Light saber fighting is really a thing and has been for some time. In the past, light saber classes allowed wanna-be Jedis to learn the basics of saber handling. But thanks to LudoSport, one can now actually sign …

How haunters remember their own among 2016's deaths

Dan Howland from the dearly departed Journal of Ride Theory snapped these all-the-feels tombstones at this year’s Davis Graveyard (previously) haunt. report this ad @marcoterenzi’s Instragram of tiny handmade tools is a joy to browse. He sells his tools, too! (Thanks, Daniel!) READ THE REST Todd writes, “We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create …

R2-D2 French press pot

Thinkgeek’s $40 R2D2 French press coffee-pot starts shipping in early November, in time for Xmas delivery. Holds 32oz, BPA-free, and the carafe is dishwasher safe. Star Wars R2-D2 Coffee Press report this ad The Grid Kit makes a range of DIY toys that you punch out of precut cardboard sheets, glue-gun and assemble; the finished toys have working …

AT-AT cardigan

70% cotton/30% nylon, sized S-XXL, $40 from Thinkgeek. report this ad Eric Hashbargar’s weird, laser-engraved dice are a tour-de-force: a pair of D6s for figuring out where to go for dinner in NYC; another D6 to figure out which die you should roll; an all-20s critical hit D20; Sicherman D6s that have different faces to a normal D6 pair, but the same probability distribution; punctuation …

Vader Vinyl: Picturedisc reissue of Star Wars' OST, featuring a 33 1/3RPM Death Star

John Williams’ original score for the first Star Wars movie has been reissued as two picture-discs: the Death Star, Vader, Tie Fighters and Chewie and Han; it’s $35 to pre-order for shipping on Sept 30. (via Bonnie Burton) report this ad Belarusian crafter Orange Cat created the Octopus George felted backpack for “crazy octopus lovers” and “sailor man who loves the sea and …

ILMxLAB’s Diana Williams and Michael Koperwas will join us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF

Every Star Wars fan’s dream is to be there – to inhabit the rich world created by Lucasfilm and the creative minds behind the epic films and their surrounding media universe. ILMxLAB, the immersive entertainment division of Lucasfilm, is working to make those dreams come true. Michael Koperwas and Diana Williams are two of the creative forces that help ILMxLAB make its magic, and we’re excited …

Taking Sphero’s BB-8 Force Band for a spin

Sphero’s BB-8 was arguably the compelling bit of merchandizing, which is, naturally, saying a lot. The latest Star Wars film was, as anticipated, a merch juggernaut, but there was no better bit of serendipity than a startup smartphone-controlled toy maker and the movie’s scene stealing droid. How does one go about improving up such a glorious bit of cross over marketing? Use the force, naturally. …

The Making of 'Star Wars,' 1977: Amazing photos of ILM filming Death Star explosions

The Making of ‘Star Wars,’ 1977: Amazing photos of ILM filming Death Star explosions / Boing Boing Every Sith Lord has his price. READ THE REST The British actor who played R2-D2 in the classic Star Wars films died today, age 81, after a long illness. READ THE REST If you’re looking to earn a top salary in the tech industry, there’s no better career than coding. However, …

Dig the Beastie Boys soundtrack for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

A new study suggests that the ominous background music often heard in shark documentaries correlates with viewers’ fearful and negative opinions of sharks. (For the source of this musical cliche, see the 1975 trailer for Jaws above.) From the Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers paper in the scientific journal PLOS One: Using three experiments, we READ THE REST Funklet is a new archive of …