The Random Angst Podcast Episode 9 – King Arthur: The Last Jedi

 

In this episode we discuss our final thoughts on Salt Lake Comic Con 2017, and how you can access our content from SLCC17. We spend time talking Ahsoka from Star Wars The Clone Wars and Rebels and how EK Johnston got inducted into the 501st at SLCC17.
We give our review of King Arthur: The Legend of the Sword and whether we would like to see a second King Arthur movie.
We review the newly released Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer and discuss our thoughts on the trailer. We talk about how or if Princess Leia will survive Episode 8 and Marc learns that Kylo Ren is a Skywalker.
We plug Jim Butcher’s newest series, The Cinder Spires Series and Marc gives us a synopsis of this new book – The Aeronaut’s Windlass.

Give us a listen and let us know what you think and what you would like to see us talk about on a future podcast!

 

Galaxy’s Edge (Star Wars Land) at Disney Parks

Curious to know more about the upcoming Star Wars Land at Disneyland and Disney World?

Officially known as Galaxy’s Edge, there has been some information officially released by Disney and Lucasfilm which is talked about here. This panel from Salt Lake Comic Con 2017 also delved into some unofficial news about Galaxy’s Edge. Listen in as Matt Martin, from Lucasfilm, Valerie Cameron-Walker, a huge Disney enthusiast from B98.7, and other panel members discuss this major upcoming addition to Disney Parks happening in 2019.

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Star Wars: Behind the Scenes of Jabba’s Palace

Join Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, Regal Robot’s Tom Spina, and Return of the Jedi Creature Designer Kirk Thatcher as they break down the aliens and denizens of Jabba’s Palace from Star Wars The Return of the Jedi. Pablo, Tom, and Kirk identify and discuss the various creatures from Jabba’s Palace and how they were created. Kirk Thatcher was one of the creators of the creatures from Return of the Jedi and witnessed first hand as well as participated in the creative process for these creatures and is featured heavily in the presentation. This panel was held on Sept 23, 2017 at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017.

 

Harry Potter Book 8 Midnight Release Party

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My brother in law, Marc, and I went to the midnight book release party for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 that was put on by Salt Lake Comic Con and hosted at Weller Books in Salt Lake City. There were some fun activities, such as cosplay contests for multiple categories, a Harry Potter trivia contest, and some Harry Potter themed panels.

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It was a fun time with lots of energy and excitement that only a Harry Potter themed event can bring!

Dan Farr, the President of Salt Lake Comic Con, was present and was walking around and mingling with fans. He even drove his awesome car to the event!

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While I do have my nits to pick about Salt Lake Comic Con, I do feel that it is a first rate Comic Con and has provided a lot of fun to the Salt Lake area and is competing with the big boys of Comic Cons, San Diego and New York. I feel that Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg are doing a good job at getting SLCC up and running. I can imaging that putting on an event of this size is colossal and quite a chore to manage it and to keep improving it like they have.

It’s small events like this Harry Potter book release party and all the movie premier party’s that they do makes me appreciate that Dan, Bryan, and all the SLCC staff really are fans and want to continually improve to make Salt Lake one of the premier locations for Comic Cons and fandoms of every kind.