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More Star Wars Fun Coming To Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo
Posted by Mike on October 26, 2013 at 03:17 PM CST |
While we just posted on Her Universe's participation at Stan Lee's upcoming Comikase Expo 2013, let's take a look at what other Star Wars-related guests and events will be on hand at the convention. While we're only focusing on Star Wars here, you can always visit the Comikase website for the full rundown of guests and activities.


Featured Guests

- Ashley Eckstein - Ahsoka Tano in The Clone Wars
- Jim Cummings - Hondo Ohnaka in The Clone Wars
- "Scruffy Rebel" Victoria Schmidt - Cosplayer extraordinaire


Artists/Writers

- Tom Hodges - talented Star Wars artist
- Nathan Hamill - talented artist with a cool dad
- Bonnie Burton - author and social networking guru formerly of LFL


Star Wars-related Panels - Friday, November 1st

1:00PM - Room 306AB
LEARN HOW TO USE A LIGHTSABER, CHOREOGRAPHY AND DO’S AND DON’TS BY THE SABER GUILD
The Saber Guild the perferred LFL light saber group we be conduction a light saber class. Learn the safe way to lightsaber play. Participants: Robert Estrada (Global Director of the Saber Guild, founder), Robb Yanagihara, Michele Headley


2:00PM - Room 301A
MEET THE SABER GUILD

Learn how the Saber Guild functions, its goals, and how light saber performances are planned. Also, the do’s and don’t of light saber choreographed shows. Participants: Robert Estrada (Global Director of the Saber Guild, founder), Robb Yanagihara (Assistant Choreographer), Michele Headley (Performer/Actress)


Star Wars-related Panels - Sunday, November 3rd

11:00AM - Hot Topic Main Stage
HER UNIVERSE “YEAR OF THE FANGIRL” FASHION PHOTO SHOOT

It’s the Year of the Fangirl and we want to shine the spotlight on fashion, female fans and their own personal style! First, Her Universe photographer Kelsey Edwards will discuss the ins and outs of shooting Fangirl fashions. Then, Her Universe is asking Fangirls to show up in their own styled outfit to reflect their Fangirl personality and interests for a free photo shoot! We look
forward to celebrating Fangirls and fashion at Comikaze! Participants: Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars The Clone Wars, Founder of Her Universe), Photographer Kelsey Edwards (www.KelseyEdwardsPhoto.com) and participating Fangirls! We want YOU to show up in an outfit showcasing your personal Fangirl style, step into the spotlight and be a part of our fashion photo shoot! (Due to time we will have to limit
the amount of participating Fangirls. We will pick Fangirls on a first come, first served basis)


11:00 - Room 301B
GEEK GIRL FASHION PANEL

Join some of the lead geek fashionistas as they discuss trends in geek fashion, along with the best places to find and modify clothing to create your own unique look. Participants: Kristin Hackett (Fangasm, co-creator of www.wearpinkwednesdays.com, www.superspacechick.com, Video Hostess at Midtown Comics), Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe), Molly McIsaac (Fangasm, www.thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com), Crystal Clark (www.GeekPinata.com), Mandie Bettencourt (Japan LA, Geeky Glamourous)


12:00PM - Hot Topic Main Stage
REAL NERD GIRLS - WOMEN WHO ROCK

A pop-culture discussion spotlighting established women in nerd culture, and how they are making their mark in a male dominated nerd world. Participants: Holly Payne (The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? Actor/Improvisor, The original Lips of MTV’s Liquid Television), Laraine Newman (Saturday Night Live, Metalocalypse, Wall-E, the upcoming Focus Features/Laika animated feature, The Boxtrolls), Adrianne Curry (America’s
Next Top Model, My Fair Brady, SyFy’s Fangasm), Clarke Wolfe (AMC Movie Talk, The Bloodcast) Bonnie Burton (Author of “The Star Wars Craft Book”, Host of “Geek DIY” on Stan Lee’s World of Heroes channel), Erin McGathy (co-host of Dan Harmon’s Harmontown, host of the podcast ‘This Feels Terrible’, also known for her pop culture inspired Ugly Cakes)


1:00PM - Room 308AB
MINIATURES AND CREATURE EFFECTS IN MOTION PICTURES

An incredible line-up of practical visual effect artists from several major VFX studios talk about making practical effects, miniatures and creatures for blockbuster motion pictures. Never before have we seen a diverse gathering of practical effects artists. You won’t want to miss this panel! Participants: Fon Davis - Disney & ILM (Elysium, Star Wars series, Matrix series, Nightmare Before Christmas), Gene Rizzardi (Titanic, Star Trek, Iron Man 2, Godzilla), Ian Hunter (The Dark Knight, Pirates of the Caribbean:OST, Inception, Spider-man 3), Tom Woodruff Jr. (Enders Game, Aliens, X-Men, Starship Troopers), Pete Gerard (Ghostbusters, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Armageddon)


5:00PM - Hot Topic Main Stage
JEDI LIGHTSABER TRAINING

Swordplay LA is North America’s only academy with Hollywood trained stuntmen and swordsmen who teach both ADULT and child Jedi Lightsaber classes. Star Wars fans all around the world are fascinated by not only droids, princesses, Han Solo, a smelly Wookie but also the art form and ways of the Jedi. Swordplay LA was founded by one of Hollywood’s most famous swordman and he is now teaching Star Wars fans the difference between various Siths, Jedi Knights and even can show you Yoda’s techniques. There will be discussion with the fascination of lightsabers. Participants: Jessica Tseang (ComiCast!, The Comic Book Girl, Girl on Geek), Swordplay LA and Jedi Knights



Of course, those panels listed above are just the tip of the iceberg for attendees. Click on the links below for the full list of panels and events.

Panel Schedule - Friday, November 1st

Panel Schedule - Saturday, November 2nd

Panel Schedule - Sunday, November 3rd


Comikaze Expo 2013
Friday, November 1 - 1:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday, November 2 - 9:00AM - 8:00PM
Sunday, November 3 - 9:00AM - 6:ooPM

Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
213-741-1151
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