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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)?

Moderators
avatar for Amy H. Sturgis, Ph.D.

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 Native American Studies. | | Sturgis is the author of four books on Native American and U.S. history as well as more than forty scholarly and mainstream essays on historical and speculative fiction topics. She has edited five books on science fiction and fantasy subjects. In 2006, Sturgis was... Read More →

Speakers
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Tom Hutchens

Founder/Mandalore, Mandalorian Mercs
A life-long STAR WARS fan, Tom founded the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club in his father's basement in 2007. In that time, Tom has become world-renown as a creator of hyper-realistic MANDALORIAN costumes and functional props. Creator of the world's largest functional STAR WARS Landspeeder vehicle, his work has been featured on the official STAR WARS blog, Go90, and Discovery Canada's "Daily Planet" science show. | | When Tom isn't working... Read More →


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