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Kinokuniya Free Comic Books Day 2014

Kinokuniya celebrated Free Comic Books Day last Saturday at their main store in Ngee Ann City. Besides giving out free comic books, there were also Cosplayer from the neo tokyo project and appearance by 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison.

I didn’t managed to catch the cosplayer from the neo tokyo project but I made it in time for the 501 Legion appearance. The venue was kinda small and packed with fans. But luckily it was an orderly event. I was told that they will be using a bigger venue next year at level 4. Not sure the exact details.

So here are some of the photos of the 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison at Kinokuniya Free Comic Books Day.

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Star Wars Cantina Band Auditions

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! (Today is May the 4th. Get it?)

Here’s an awesome video by College Humor featuring celebrities like Chris Daughtry, Ben Folds, Liz Phair, Reggie Watts, Mark McGrath, Jordin Sparks, Rick Springfield, Weird Al, Lisa Loeb, and mc chris. Check it out.

May the 4th celebration in Singapore

4th of May is coming. You might ask what is so special about that day. Well, it is Star Wars Day. May the 4th (May the force). Get it? Haha.

Last year, Hasbro celebrated May The 4th along Orchard Road with Star Wars characters giving out Star Wars figurine. This year, there will be a bigger celebration at Jurong Regional Library.

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There will be workshops and activities for kids and fanatics including special appearance by 501st Legion Singapore Garrison and FightSaber Singapore, display of Star Wars toys by Hasbro Singapore, ‘live’ doodling sessions by the artists from Band of Doodlers and many more. And don’t miss the first Singapore screening of “Plastic Galaxy: A History of Star Wars Toys” by Brian Stillman.

There will also be an exclusive sale of custom stormtrooper helmets by local and overseas artists where all proceeds from sale of the helmets will go towards helping the less privileged. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

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Date: 4th May 2014
Time: 11am – 7pm
Venue: Jurong Regional Library, 21 Jurong East Central 1, Singapore 609732

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Sandcrawler building in Singapore

George Lucas was in town last week for the official opening of Lucasfilm headquarters in Singapore. It’s not just a normal building. The building was designed to look like the Sandcrawler in Star Wars IV.

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The 22,500 square-meter building located at One Fusionopolis View features a Yoda fountain, a 100-seat theater, retail space and state-of-the-art digital production capabilities. Tenants of the Sandcrawler building include Disney’s Southeast Asia operations and ESPN Asia Pacific.

I visited the building last Saturday. I must say that it is difficult to take photo of the building. There’s a lot of constructions around the building. Not much space for photographers to take photo of the Sandcrawler.

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