Collective Con 2015 is on next weekend (8th-10th May) at the Jacksonville Expo Centre at the Fairgrounds, and Sam Witwer and Chloe Dykstra are on the celebrity guest list!
The not-so-well-kept secret has been circulating for a while now, but we’re finally able to confirm Sam Witwer‘s role as Emperor Palpatine in season 2 of Star Wars Rebels.
Rebels director Dave Filoni confirmed the news at this weekend’s Star Wars Celebration.
* VIEW THE OFFICIAL SEASON 2 TRAILER HERE *
Sam has voiced Emperor Palpatine before, in Lego Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Out, and in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed video games (I and II). His amazing voice acting talents also shone through when he played Darth Maul in both The Empire Strikes Out and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Collective Con 2015 is being held at the Jacksonville Expo Centre at the Fairgrounds from Friday 8th through Sunday 10th May – and Sam Witwer and Chloe Dykstra are on the celebrity guest list.
Other guests slated to appear that weekend are Phil Lamarr, and the mighty 501st Legion.
Further details, including hotel and ticketing information, can be found HERE.
A few months ago, we gave you the heads up on the exciting news that our Sam‘s brother, Michael Witwer, had written a new, comprehensive biography of D&D creator, ‘Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons’.
We are now delighted to confirm that Mike’s book, published by Bloomsbury, is due out later this year on 6th October 2015. And it is a “must have” item for all geeks everywhere.
The press release from Empire of Imagination confirms: “Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of the mythic icon among geek and gaming culture, Gary Gygax – and the complete story behind the invention of Dungeons & Dragons.
The godfather of all fantasy adventure games, Gary Gygax, has a life story that has only been told in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva to his untimely death in 2008. Gygax’s magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and ’80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time…”
You can read Empire of Imagination’s release IN FULL HERE.
Don’t forget, you can follow Michael Witwer on Twitter.
Mike, we are very proud of you!
With Star War’s Rebel’s season one officially over, rumors have started regarding season 2.
The exclusive premiere of season 2 will be shown at Celebration Anaheim, and rumor has it that our own Sam Witwer will be voicing Palpatine! Is there any truth to this rumor? Stay tuned to find out……
Luke Evans may be out of Relativity Media’s reboot of the 1994 film The Crow, but is Being Human‘s Sam Witwer in? That’s what comic creator James O’Barr is at least hoping for, as stated at a comic con panel this past weekend.
On a Saturday night panel at Wizard World Madison Comic Con (which I hosted, in the interest of full disclosure), O’Barr addressed the “elephant in the room” that is budget problems and Evans’ departure from the film in late January.
Continue reading “Sam Witwer as The Crow in Reboot?” »
Spotlight Pictures has released a new trailer for the eagerly-awaited film No God, No Master, which co-stars our own Sam Witwer.
No God, No Master is a biographical thriller based on true events, and is written and directed by Terry Green. The film stars the magnificent David Strathairn, Ray Wise, and Edoardo Ballerini, together with Sam Witwer as Eugenio Ravarini, and Sean McNall as J. Edgar Hoover.
You can view the trailer HERE on Spotlight’s dedicated page.
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