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MARK HAMILL TALKS FAKE AUTOGRAPHS WITH BBC'S RIP OFF BRITAIN

on September 18, 2016 - 11:55pm

Mark Hamill continued his fight against autograph forgeries in an interview with BBC One's Rip Off Britain.  The interview features a still-bearded Hamill explaining the business of selling fake autographs to host Angela Rippon. "There are people out there...because it's a lucrative business, that are going to take advantage of fans."

"It just break your heart." Hamill tells Rippon. "The rate of fake autographs is in the 50-90 percentile."

Hamill's public crusade against fake autographs gained world-wide attention late last December when he took to Twitter to let collectors and fans know

CARRIE FISHER TO ATTEND NYCC SUNDAY ONLY DUE TO STAR WARS PRODUCTION CHANGES

on September 18, 2016 - 9:56pm

New York Comic Con recently announced a change in Carrie Fisher's appearance schedule for their 2016 show.  Fisher, who was originally scheduled to attend all four days of the convention, will now be attending Sunday only due to reported changes in the production schedule for Star Wars.

From the NYCC Facebook Page:

"We're sorry to announce that due to production schedule changes for Star Wars, Carrie Fisher will only be attending #NYCC on Sunday."

Attendees who pre-purchased photo ops with Fisher Thursday-Saturday reportedly received an email from Epic Photo Ops stating their time had been

STEPHEN STANTON PREVIEWS 2016 TOPPS STAR WARS HI TEK SIGNED TARKIN CARDS

on September 18, 2016 - 9:43pm

Tarkin lives in the 2016 Topps Star Wars Hi Tek series!  Stephen Stanton previews the eleven cards (one base and ten vairants) he will be signing for the series in his latest Youtube video.  You'll also see Stephen sign the first base card for the set.  Will you be the lucky collector who gets card number one?

Be sure to follow Stephen on Twitter and Youtube for more of his videos and catch the season premier of Star Wars Rebels on Saturday, September 24th at 8:30 PM on Disney XD. 

STEPHEN STANTON AUTOGRAPH SIGNING AND SEND-IN FUNDRAISER FOR STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION

on September 10, 2016 - 9:16pm

Actor Stephen Stanton, who reprises his role as Wilhuff Tarkin in season three of Star Wars Rebels, in conjunction with Star Wars Autographs News, is sponsoring a charity fund raising signing to benefit The Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the Starlight Children's Foundation, which helps over 60 million children around the world, "seeks to improve hospital experiences for children and chronically ill teenagers."

From their website: "Each year, more than 30 million children in the US suffer from a chronic, critical or terminal illness.

CONVENTION REVIEW: FAN EXPO CANADA 2016

on September 7, 2016 - 11:17pm

Show: Fan Expo Canada

Date: September 1-4, 2016

Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

City: Toronto, ON Canada

Miles from home: 552.6

Total miles traveled: 1,206.6

Number of Years Attended: 3 (2013, 2015, 2016)

Star Wars Autograph News Convention/Signing Number: 63

OVERVIEW

2016 marked my third visit to Toronto for Fan Expo Canada and it proved to be one of my best con experiences.  Fan Expo Canada is the largest convention in Canada and third largest in North America, behind only New York and San Diego.

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