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RHODE ISLAND COMIC CON STAR WARS WEEK RECAP

on August 27, 2017 - 5:04pm

Rhode Island Comic Con's 2017 edition of "Star Wars Week" is in the books. Here's a breakdown of the guests, exclusives and costumers we can expect to see when RICC returns to the Rhode Island Convention Center November 10th-12th. Narratives below each image are from RICC's Facebook Page.

Mary Elizabeth McGlynn

"Please welcome Mary Elizabeth McGlynn to #RICC2017!

Mary is an accomplished voice actress and director who has worked on hundreds of projects in her career in the animated film, television, and video game industries.

In the Star Wars universe, Mary plays Governor Pryce in Star Wars Rebels. She also is the voice for Dr. Priyanka Maheswaran in Steven Universe. Her previous roles have included Zahra in Critical Role and Tsubaki Amamiya in God Eater. Mary also directed 18 episodes of Naruto.

#MaryElizabethMcGlynn #GovernorPryce #StarWarsRebels #ricomicc"

Joonas Suotamo

"Please welcome Joonas Suotamo to #RICC2017!

Joonas is a Finnish basketball player and actor. Suotamo attended Penn State and played the power forward and center positions for the Penn State Nittany Lions. With childhood interests in music, arts, and movies, he studied film and video at PSU. He was a body double for the #Chewbacca character played by Peter Mayhew in Star Wars The Force Awakens and will play the role for Star Wars: The Last Jedihe Last Jedi as well as the upcoming Han Solo spinoff film.

Spender Wilding

"Please welcome Official Spencer Wilding to #RICC2017!

Spencer is a Welsh actor and special creature performer in the UK. He also had some success as an amateur kickboxer and is a professional undefeated cruiser weight boxer. He portrayed the physical role of Darth Vader* in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story while James Earl Jones provided the voice. He has also appeared in films and series like Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Wrath of the Titans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Victor Frankenstein.

*Please click HERE for the breakdown from Jedi News as to which scenes Wilding performed as Vader in Rogue One

Julian Glover

"Please welcome Julian Glover to #RICC2017!

He is known for his work in The Empire Strikes Back as General Veers. Mr. Glover was most recently appeared in Game of Thrones as Grand Maester Pycelle. His other notable roles include Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade as Walter Donovan and the voice of Aragog in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Ian McDiarmid

"Please welcome Ian McDiarmid to #RICC2017!

Mr. McDiarmid has a long history in the Star Wars universe. His first role in the franchise was as the Emperor in Return of the Jedi. Sixteen years later, he appeared in Episodes One, Two and Three as Senator/Supreme Chancellor Palpatine.

Mr. McDiarmid's other roles have included the portrayal of Anton in Utopia, and Arthur in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. He is slated to appear in the upcoming Britannia as King Pellenor.

Star Wars Exclusives

"In partnership with Schylling Toys, we are excited to announce the #RICC2017 exclusive action figures—a three-character collection of classic tin wind-up toys from the Star Wars universe.

Based on the original concept art from the 70s, the three wind-up tin toys include ‘White’ Boba Fett™, Darth Vader™, and a Stormtrooper™. Sold in a retro-design packaging, only 1500 of each character will be produced.

Limited quantities of each character will be available for pre-order beginning today. Convention admission is required to pre-order and attendees can pick up their purchase at the onsite Show Store the weekend of the show. Additional quantities will be available in the Show Store during the weekend of Rhode Island Comic Con, while supplies last.

To pre-order your Star Wars exclusive wind-up toy, visit https://register.growtix.com/e/rhode_island_comic_con_2017

#SchyllingToys #BobaFett #DarthVader #Stormtrooper"

The 501st Legion

"Please welcome the 501st New England Garrison to #RICC2017!

The New England Garrison the New England Chapter of the 501st Legion, the world's largest Star Wars costuming fan club! Spanning every continent, the 501st Legion currently holds over 4000 members in all 50 U.S. states and 25 countries worldwide. From Stormtroopers to Snowtroopers, Bounty Hunters to Sith Lords, the 501st is the premier Imperial Star Wars costuming fan club in the galaxy!

In addition to having fun in costume, we also enjoy helping our community. We have had the opportunity to participate in charity events, children's hospital visits, fundraisers, movie premieres, celebrity appearances and conventions.

Come be entertained and meet the members of the 501st November 10th - 12th!

Check out our website at www.ricomiccon.com to see who else will be appearing at the Biggest Show in the Smallest State!

#501st #ricomiccon"

 

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