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Friday, June 3 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Star Wars Books: Legends and Canon

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Let's talk about the literature of that galaxy long ago and far, far away. What has been lost for Star Wars fans, now that the Expanded Universe has been reclassified as Legends? And what has been gained through the new works published as Canon? How did the Journey to the Force Awakens publications pave the way for the record-breaking film release? How are related texts now enhancing our understanding of the new era of Star Wars and ushering new generations into the fandom? What do today's Star Wars books (for children, young adults, and adults) tell us about the long-term vision of the LucasFilm Story Group? And, last but not least, is Star Wars literature "good" SF/F (whatever that means)?

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Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.

Professor, Lenoir-Rhyne University
Amy H. Sturgis earned her Ph.D. in Intellectual History from Vanderbilt University. Her primary fields include Science Fiction/Fantasy Studies and Indigenous American Studies. Sturgis is the author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as more than fifty scholarly... Read More →

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Tom Hutchens

Costuming Guest, Mandalorian Mercs
Tom Hutchens is the founder & CEO of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club, and a professional armorsmith. As well as running one of the world’s largest STAR WARS™ fan organizations, Tom is also an accomplished armorsmith and widely regarded as the master of “Mandalorian” style... Read More →

Friday June 3, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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