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George Lucas: A Life
...and on Instagram.The old reliable. #albuquerque #greenchilestew #sweetrollsThe #rappahannockriver has swollen over its banks in #fredericksburg. Highest I’ve seen it in a long time. The sign under water here is normally WAY out of the water.How I spent my morning: @rpipoly Class of 2018 graduation, where my mild picked up two BS degrees and a Masters in Applied Mathematics. *head spins* #rpi #graduation
Han Shot First
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- How Star Wars: The Clone Wars Impacted Star Wars Rebels, According To Dave Filoni August 15, 2018Clone Wars was a trial by fire and super fortunate that we had George [Lucas] there teaching, so I took all of that and I got a chance to do another story ...
- Fan-Favorite Writer And Producer Dave Filoni Isn't Heavily Involved In STAR WARS RESISTANCE August 15, 2018... with Resistance as he was with the previous two Star Wars programs, but he will play a part similar to the one George Lucas had on the Clone Wars.
- TV review: Matt Groening's Netflix show Disenchantment is a faded copy of Futurama August 15, 2018In fairness, Disenchantment isn't a disaster on the level of George Lucas's Star Wars prequels or Peter Jackson's Hobbit movies. It's just a faded ...
- Dave Filoni Details the Decision to Kill Kanan in 'Star Wars Rebels' August 15, 2018George [Lucas] had taught me a long time ago [that] when you kill off a ... This mirrored how George Lucas killed off Obi-Wan Kenobi in the second act ...
- 'Star Wars Resistance' Animated Series Won't Have Dave Filoni Running the Ship August 15, 2018Dave Filoni has been in the animated Star Wars game for so long that he's now turning into the George Lucas of that section of stories set in a galaxy ...
- How Star Wars: The Clone Wars Impacted Star Wars Rebels, According To Dave Filoni August 15, 2018
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Avengers Assemble! Sort of.
If you’re a biographer or aspiring biographer, a reader of biographies, or even just someone who loves the Biography Channel . . . well, have I got an offer for you. It’s not quite Avengers Assemble! but it’s close.
Biographers International Organization — the world’s premiere group of biographers and lovers of biography — is holding its third annual conference this May, at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. There’ll be panels of research and writing, interviewing and negotiating, and even a bit of sex and violence. Yeah, really. And all brought to you by a crack team of biographers, including Charles J. Shields, Richard Schickel, Will Swift, Jonathan Eig, Kate Buford, and Pulitzer Prize winner Debby Applegate.
There’ll also be two all-day sessions on Friday to choose from — one where you can tour the Academy of Motion Picture Arts library, the other where you’ll get a peek into the archives of the Los Angeles Public Library, where they keep their old photos and maps and directions to finding the Ark of the Covenant.
Oh, and did I mention the lunchtime keynote address by Arnold Rampersad? Now I have. And now you know you need to be there, right?
For more information, go here. And I’ll see you in Los Angeles.