No trick: ‘Clone Wars’ takes a break for Halloween

A brief programming note: Star Wars: The Clone Wars will NOT air on Cartoon Network tonight. Instead, there will be assorted Halloween programming. TCW will pick up where it left off next Friday with the new episode “Downfall of a Droid.” If you’re not trick-or-treating or heading to a monster mash, you can still get […]

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF makes Halloween a little sweeter

It might be too late to order the signature orange collection boxes of Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, an annual drive to raise funds for needy children worldwide — but you can still participate. The campaign’s Web site has printable labels designed to turn any can into an official UNICEF collection canister. Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF is an […]

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It’s time to write the not-so-great American novel

As always, November is National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo, as it’s known to its fervent followers). The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, Nov. 30. Here’s a description from the organizers: Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about […]

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No disturbing lack of faith here: New guests at Phoenix Comicon

20TH CENTURY FOX/LUCASFILM In addition to the hordes of popular talent already announced for Phoenix Comicon 2009 Jan. 23-25 at the Mesa Convention Center, here are some more names that were recently added to the list: Richard LeParmentier — portrayed Admiral Motti in the original Star Wars movie. He was the Imperial officer above who […]

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Fun with aminals: Five links to amuse, amaze and scarrify

1. Giant spider devours bird — No, really. Be glad you don’t live Down Under. 2. Play with spider — You know you want to. 3. Squirrel Underpants — Don’t let it happen to you! 4. Chipmunk trooper — Even the Empire is desperate for alternative transport. 5. American Society for Velociraptor Attack Prevention — […]

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LucasArts, BioWare reveal new MMO ‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’

Today will be a day long remembered by gamers and Star Wars fans alike. After months of speculation, LucasArts and BioWare today revealed the next big step for the Saga: Star Wars: The Old Republic, a story-driven massively multiplayer online PC game set in the timeframe of the hugely popualar Star Wars: Knights of the […]

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