San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Prop Store Exhibit of TV and Movie Props, Costumes, Models, Memorabilia (#SDCC)


This is part of my ongoing coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015.  Prop Store has an excellent exhibition this year, featuring a preview of material from their second annual live auction coming to London later this year.  Heavy on action and sci-fi, it drew a constant crowd of Comic Con attendees, many of which are fans of these genre films.  As with Star Wars Celebration … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: “Star Wars Original Props and Costumes” Discussion Panel


From Luke's yellow ladder A New Hope and Empire Strikes Back to his hero lightsaber from Return of the Jedi, the "Star Wars Original Props and Costumes" discussion panel at Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim ran the gamut of obscure background props to the best of the best.  Participants included Stephen Lane and Brandon Alinger from Prop Store, Tom Spina from Tom Spina … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: “Secrets of the Cantina” Discussion Panel


The "Secrets of the Cantina" panel at Star Wars Celebration was one of the events that I was most looking forward to, and it did not disappoint.  Featuring co-presenters Pablo Hidalgo from the Lucasfilm Story Group and Tom Spina of Tom Spina Designs, they delved deep into the mythos of one of the most popular scenes from Star Wars: A New Hope, talking exclusively about those … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: Photos of Movie Props, Costumes, and Models from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”


In terms of excitement generated from Star Wars Celebration 2015 in Anaheim, I would say the second development right behind the JJ Abrams/Kathleen Kennedy panel the opening morning and release of the new trailer for The Force Awakens is the exhibition of props, costumes, and models from the all-new film installment to the franchise.  On the upper floor of the Anaheim … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: Exhibition Hall Photography


Following my pictorial preview of Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim for 2015 last night (Wednesday night, before officially starting), below are photos I took of the exhibit hall on the first full day (Thursday).  Being my first Celebration, it was bigger than I expected, but still not a massive as San Diego Comic Con (and thankfully, many of the aisles are much wider as well).  … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: Prop Store Exhibitor Booth


Prop Store's exhibitor booth (#1140) for Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim in 2015 is both familiar and different.  While the size and scale is comparable to what I've seen at San Diego Comic Con over the past five years, obviously with Celebration it is going to be 100% Star Wars-related content.  With this show, they brought out some of the important pieces from the Prop Store … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015: “Star Wars Costumes: The Original Trilogy” Discussion Panel


My friends at Prop Store have a very big presence with Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim in 2015...  in addition to their impressive exhibitor booth (#1140, replete with hero-class original production props, costumes, and artwork), Brandon Alinger (Chief Operating Officer) and Stephen Lane (Chief Executive Officer) are participating in several high profile discussion panels to … [Read more...]

Star Wars Celebration Anaheim 2015 Preview: Photography from Wednesday Night


Star Wars Celebration officially kicks off tomorrow (running April 16th - 19th), but there is already a substantial massive line in the belly of the Anaheim Convention Center, filled with fans queued up for The Force Awakens panel featuring J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy.  As I walked in to check it out, dozens of pizzas were being hand-delivered to fans (courtesy J.J. Abrams … [Read more...]