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Star Wars Is Everywhere: Episode LXXXVIII

Posted by Mike on September 28, 2013 at 03:18 PM CST

Happy weekend everybody! Enjoy some random fun displaying what we all know: Star Wars is everywhere!!!

The San Jose Mercury News provides some video coverage of a recent Star Wars Night with the Oakland A's.

UK fans had a blast at the two-day Star Wars Spectacular held at the The National Space Centre in Leicester this past weekend. has a write-up, pictures and video of the fun that included paying tribute to the 30th anniversary of Return of the Jedi.

If you'd like to spike up your business attire, brings our attention to some new Star Wars narrow necktie offerings from Kotobukiya. They are only available through the Kotobukiya website at this point and will run you around $51.00 US.

The Death Star Trench Run meets Oculus Rift virtual reality in the following courtesy of

Our friends at Big Shiny Robot shine their spotlight on a fantastic back and forth between a frustrated Star Wars fan traveler and a sympathetic Southwest Airlines employee. Click here for the read.

Reddit user mcalis2 created on heck of a Star Wars bedroom for his youngling! Click on the image for the full view! (via has some video coverage of last weekend's Ohio Comic Con. offers up their personal choices for the top 10 "Star Wars References in Popular Media."

If you enjoy Star Wars-related lists, the Team presents the 10 Best Starfighters of the saga.

In celebration of the release of J.W. Rinzler's The Making of Star Wars: The Return of the Jedi (and continuing with yet another list), presents "10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Star Wars: Return of the Jedi."

While I feel like we included this in a previous edition of SWIE a year or two ago, it will be new to you if you missed it. Anyhoo, visit Gizmodo to check out the detailed Star Wars crayon carvings of “HQ Tran.”

Are scientists really close to creating a real-life lightsaber? I'll believe it when I see it! That being said, scientists and Harvard and MIT seem to be getting closer.

David Prowse has stepped in to help save the Southmead Youth Centre in Bristol, which happens to be the youth center he attended as a child. Read about it at

And last but never least, let's catch up with some Official Blog posts we may or may not have missed over the past week...

Star Wars: Empire and Rebellion – Razor’s Edge and the Perfectly Imperfect Princess - by Tricia Barr
WeLoveFine’s Star Wars Work Shirts: Celebrating the Average Joes of a Galaxy Far, Far Away by Nicole Campos
Star Wars Celebration Europe: Your Favorite Memory Photo Book by Mary Franklin
Star Wars Comics Preview: September 25, 2013 by the Team
Viva Space Vegas! The History of the Marvelous Wheel, Part 1 by Rich Handley & Abel G. Peña

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