Posted by Curto on July 24, 2008 at 10:47 PM CST
I'm LIVE at Comic-Con (fresh from the Hasbro party), where Lucasfilm is presenting the Star Wars Fan Film Awards! The fans have create some fantastic films this year, and Lucasfilm has teamed up with to showcase the best of the best in this year's submissions.

Just as a warm-up, here's the official announcement:

8:30-10:00 Star Wars Fan Film AwardsóItís the 7th Annual Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge Awards! Brought to you by Lucasfilm, and hosted by San Diego Comic-Con International, the Star Wars Fan Movie Challenge honors the best promising Star Wars moviemakers. The top award is chosen by Star Wars writer/director George Lucas himself. Come see this yearís winning movies. Ballroom 20

I'm here at the awards in the convention center, and after a collage of the favorite (including The Force-Cast's "George Lucas Hip Hop Awards"!) Steve Sansweet is making a presentation on just how the submissions are chosen for the awards show.

The winners are being announced, followed by an acceptance speech, and then a showing of the fan film itself:
- Tina Santomaro is presenting the award for Best Parody....."Don't Go Into the Endor Woods"!
- Mary Franklin presents the award for Best Comedy...."Tarkin 'n' Friends"
- Josh Cushins presents the award for Best Creature Character Makeup..."Contract of Evil"
- Bill Gannon presents the award for Best Short Subject..."The Empire Strikes Back in 6o Seconds"
- Dave Filoni presents the award for Best Animation...."George Lucas Hip Hop Awards!"


Taking a break...Kyle Newman from "Fanboys" has come out to discuss the films...and there is a special screening tonight!

Steve and Hyle are talking about the rocky road for the final cut of the film...and it's not back to what it was originally. Release date is expected to be September 19th. We even get to see a 4-minute collection of scenes from the film. The crowd is going crazy with applause....they can't wait to see it.

Fanboys producer Kevin Spacey comes out...does a quick SNL-Han Solo impression...and talks about the film. He's very please to "keep the dark side at bay" and is please that fan site on the net have been successful as the original version is going to be released. Tell all your friends so that they'll have a "really big f***ing opening weekend!" This is Kevin's first Comic -Con, and he spent some time walking though the crowds today....impressed with the fans.

Back to the awards show....

Okay, I missed the premiere since I was on the phone talking to's not his fault! But that just means you can enjoy the photos from the presentation.

How would you feel about Gentle Giant Ltd. producing a Dark Trooper Mini Bust from the 1995 Star Wars: Dark Forces video game? It could be a single Dark Trooper or perhaps a 3-pack showcasing the various Phases of production.
Shut up and take my money!
I'm a completist, so I'm in regardless.
I could be convinced to purchase this if it wasn't too difficult to obtain.
Never played the game and don't know anything about the character, so not a likely purchase for me.
No interest.
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