Saturday, March 16th from 11am to 2pm**
(EC store hours: 11am to 8pm)

Star Wars ship designer Colin Cantwell was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first 1977 Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”!

He will give a video presentation in our Events Room at 11am, followed by a “meet & greet”!

Autographs will be $25 each, and “selfie” photos will be $10 each.
A free 8×10″ print or photo will be provided with for the autograph if you do not already have an item for him to sign.
You may choose a 12×18″ print or photo with an autograph / selfie combination for $35!

Also, the 501st LEGION: FLORIDA GARRISON — TAMPA BAY SQUAD will be here for free photo ops!**

More on Colin Cantwell:

His designs include the X-Wing, TIE Fighter, Death Star, Star Destroyer, original Millennium Falcon, Y-Wing and others. Developing the process of “kitbashing” to build the ships, he revolutionized the modeling industry by tearing apart model kits of cars, boats, and planes and re-constructing the pieces into objects such as the Star Wars ship models. In addition to his contribution to Star Wars, Colin has been involved in several other iconic projects. His credits include:

• Working closely with Stanley Kubrick to design the space scenes and suggest the memorable music for “2001, A Space Odyssey”;
• Being the “Hal 9000 Computer” that conveyed the flight progress of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing to Walter Cronkite while Cronkite was broadcasting live on national TV;
• Designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego which later became Imax;
• Developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP
• Working on several other movies including, War Games, Close Encounters of a Third Kind and more!

You can learn about Colin and his other projects on his website .

Additionally, the owner of “Car2D2” will be back with a Star Wars themed vehicle named “Sith Soul” – on display in front of the store!


** Scheduled to appear; times and details subject to change without notice. See EC’s Facebook Page, or contact the store for updates. Costumed Heroes are local cosplay actors, not affiliated with any movies or TV shows.

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