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The wondrous people behind last year’s Star Wars Fan Days are bringing William Shatner to Dallas this weekend for Star TREK Fan Days.

Last year, Star Wars Fan Days shaped up to be a big one with the usual troupe of actors whom you’ve never seen the faces of (Prowse, Bulloch and Mayhew), actors who only had a couple of lines in 1 film (Jack Klaff, played X-wing pilot Red 4 during the attack on the first Death Star… he didn’t make it) and every voice actor from the popular Clone Wars animated series. But king among all of these actors was none other than C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels, who I’m certain holds the record for most Star Wars appearances in film, cartoons, Christmas specials, and traveling symphony concerts out of all the other Star Wars alumni.

This weekends Star Trek Fan Days is sure to be just as full of awesome win, since the event, in addition to Shatner, also features Christopher Lloyd, Tom Felton, Jonathan Frakes, and Brent Spiner among others.

To get a taste of the full line-up, visit Star Trek Fan Days online for tickets, info and more.

Star Trek Fan Days
Oct 23-24
Plano Center
2000 E Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Tx

Last year, Plano-based JC Penney decided to deck a store out in Christmas decorations in September, now they look like they’re trying to aim for the Star Wars set with their latest color, Chewbacca Pink.

No word on whether or not this blouse will ever be available in Stormtrooper White, Jaba Beige, Verdant Yoda, Padme Purple or Vader Black.

Many a fellow Star Wars fanatics will be excited to learn that tomorrow at The Soda Gallery – A Best of Texas Favorite – is a very exciting art opening party!

droidsThe Soda Gallery and Boomstick Comics are teaming up to bring us “These Aren’t The Droids You’re Looking For: A Star Wars Fan Appreciation Art Show and Celebration” and they’ve decided to start things off with a bang. The Soda Gallery’s Jonathon Kimbrell and his new set-up, Telephone Print Company, will have hand printed limited edition silk screened posters featuring prints of Slave Girl Leia, Darth Vader and Stormtrooper. Each poster will be limited to only 20 copies and will be hand signed and numbered so get there early as they won’t last long.

Also in attendance will be the famed 501st in full authentic Stormtrooper get ups. The party starts at 6pm and will run probably last until 10pm.

The SW art will be on display through September 14th so even if you can’t make the party you should get up to The Soda Gallery, purchase a Dublin TX Dr Pepper (Sugar cane!!) and check out some fine Star Wars art.

The Soda Gallery
408 North Bishop Avenue
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 946-SODA or toll free 1-866-946-SODA
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 11:00am – 4:00pm

Have you ever imagined a wondrous place where you could ask Chewbacca any question under the sun, witness a Ms. Star Wars contest, learn about the history of Asian Ball Jointed Dolls and how to customize them, participate in classes like Wigs and You, Costuming with Corsets and how to make your own Anime Music Video, while also experiencing a hands-on robot petting zoo, watching burlesque girls wiggle, tackling medieval fighting, hanging out with Sqwatty McManley the Talking Pinata, and doing a little cosplay – all under one roof?

NOW YOU CAN.

skywalkerStarting today and running through Sunday, All-Con is the place to be if you’re anywhere remotely near North Texas. Now, I asked Joshua to write about this, given his love for all things Superman, Batman, and Star Wars. I knew he would be kinder, gentler and far more understanding than I am of these things. Sadly, he refused. So you’re stuck with me.

How ‘bout I just stick to some factual highlights:

There will be a droid hunt. Avoid the Imperial Army at all costs if you or a loved one is a droid.

There will be a Cosplay Saturday. If you or a loved one enjoys dressing up as say, some sort of video game character of Japanese origin, please be advised that “stage fighting will be limited to half speed-quarter strength, and one foot must remain on the floor at all times, your weapons will be peace-bonded and any brandishing will be dealt with, and finally, no substances that can be harmful to you, the staff, or the audience will be allowed. This includes, but is not limited to: silly string, water (wha?), flames, explosives, and paint.”

There will be a Super Hero Sunday. If you or someone you love is a Super Hero, this would be an ideal event to network with others, like you, who must live with the burden of the world’s fate and woes upon their shoulders.

There will be an Anime-Maid contest. If you or a loved one gets turned on from looking at or dressing up as subservient, giggly, little girlish, knee-socked Anime Maids, by all means attend. If you miss out, I’m sure you can find someone on Craig’s List to fulfill this fantasy for you.

Sadly, there seems to be no Plushie or fursuit events. Actually, I’m not sad about that at all.

For the full schedule of events, please go here