Free to attend. Creator and model builder of the original Star Wars Ships is appearing at Outer Planes Comics and Games Saturday June 1st from Noon-2pm (presentation at 12:30).
Shake the hands that built the Death Star. Colin Cantwell is the original concept artist and model builder for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, A New Hope. His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer and others.
Saturday June 1st, Colin will meet fans at Outer Planes Comics and Games. The free event includes exclusive videos describing Colin's interaction with George Lucas and his work on Star Wars. Also featured will be an audience choice of videos showing his other iconic projects including his work on 2001, A Space Odyssey and War Games, as well as his being the Hal 9000 Computer that fed Walter Cronkite the progress of the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969. This will be followed by an opportunity for fans to meet Colin, ask questions and share stories.
Autographs will be on sale for $25 and include a free print of either his original 1974 Star Wars concept art or his 1975 photos of the first Star Wars models. Outer Planes Comics and Games is located at 519 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA.