Archive for May, 2015

Bay Area Trifecta

 

Holman had the incredible privilege of going to the Bay Area this week to give three presentations on Star Wars Epic Yarns. First, Holman gave presentation at Google Tech Corners, Google’s new campus in Sunnyvale, California. Check out the full online tour of the Google visit here. Then Holman went to nerd heaven when he visited the Lucasfilm Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, San Francisco, where he presented to enthusiastic Lucasfilm staff (including Pablo Hildago!), and then toured around the campus. Check out the full online tour of the Lucasfilm visit here. Holman was accompanied at these events by Chronicle Books publicist Lara Starr, who’s a Star Wars author in her own right! Finally, Holman presented at Maker Faire, explaining how Star Wars Epic Yarns is perhaps the craftiest and most labor-intensive board book series in children’s literary history! It was an incredible three days in the Bay Area that will never be forgotten!

Star Wars Epic Yarns - Google

Holman at Google Tech Corners in Sunnyvale, California.

Star Wars Epic Yarns - Lucasfilm

Entrance to the Lucasfilm Letterman Campus in the Presidio, San Francisco.

Star Wars Epic Yarns - Maker Faire

Maker Faire in San Mateo.

Star Wars Epic Yarns - Maker Faire - Lara

The fabulous Lara Starr eating paella at the Maker Faire Maker party.

Star Wars Epic Yarns - Maker Faire - Ryan and Alexa

Hanging out with designer extraordinaire Ryan Hayes and his wife Alexa at Maker Faire.

Star Wars Epic Yarns book launch

We got our Star Wars Day festivities going a little early on the weekend, when Holman teamed up with the theatrical geniuses at Boca del Lupo to host a Boca spring BBQ / Star Wars Epic Yarns book launch! We hosted the event at Progress Lab 1422 in Vancouver, where Boca del Lupo has admin and rehearsal space. We had a Star Wars movie marathon, an awesome green screen station where you could put yourself on Tatooine, felt figures on display, books for sale (thanks, Book Warehouse!), a cash bar (thanks, Bomber Brewing!) and celebrity appearances — Darth, Chewie and other members of the The 501st Legion and the The Rebel Legion in film-accurate Star Wars costumes! The 501st helped us raise money for Boca del Lupo Theatre Society, and the whole day was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came out and supported Boca del Lupo and Star Wars Epic Yarns!

Here are a few photographic highlights, and the full image gallery can be found here.

Star Wars Epic Yarns Book Launch - 501st Legion 0

Star Wars Epic Yarns Book Launch - green screen 2

Star Wars Epic Yarns Book Launch - Stormtroopers BBall

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you!

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