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Sunday, August 5, 2012

From Indiana Jones to Jedi and Hobbits

Me in Hobbiton, earlier this year. 

As if trekking through jungle mountains, visiting lost tribes, discovering ancient temples and searching for fabled antiquities in the wilds of Southeast Asia isn’t enough, I’ll now be moving on to adventures in time and space…

During August 23-26 I’ll be covering Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars Celebration VI.’ The event, hosted by the creators of Star Wars and Indiana Jones, is held every two years and is an opportunity to meet the original cast and crew from the movies and tv shows. It also is an opportunity for George Lucas to give sneak peaks at upcoming projects as well as address rumours of a new live-action tv series and spin-off Star Wars movies. The event will also host the premier of Clone Wars Season 5.

Attending the event will be Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kenny Baker (R2D2, Time Bandits), Ian McDiarmid (Emperor Palpatine), Warwick Davis (Wicket, Willow, Harry Potter’s Professor Flitwick), Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy), Daniel Logan (Young Boba Fett from the new trilogy and Clone Wars), Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett) and many more.

Then in November, it’s off to New Zealand again to cover the world premier of  The Hobbit on the 28th in Wellington. There will be a week-long festival in the nation’s capital, capped off with a massive, star-studded parade. I’ll be reporting on all the activities and the red-carpet event, as well as the filming of the recently-announced third Hobbit movie. Reprising roles from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy are Ian McKellen (Gandalf), Elijah Wood (Frodo),  Orlando Bloom (Legolas), Hugo Weaving (Elrond), Cate Blanchett (Galadriel) and many more.

View some of my previous articles on Middle Earth Tourism in New Zealand here:

So stay tuned here for exclusives info and photos, and follow me on Twitter at: @fisheggtree. Media inquiries welcome.

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