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G4 and Lucasfilm team up for historic Star Wars event

The 2009 Comic Con is less than a month away but big news is already coming from a galaxy far, far, away. For the first time ever in the San Diego-based convention's 40 year history, a presentation entitled "The Star Wars Spectacular" will be broadcast as a major television event on the G4 cable channel. The Lucas-approved broadcast will be shown on Saturday July 25th starting at 2pm ET/PT and will feature exclusive never-before-seen footage, breaking Star Wars/Lucasfilm news, guest stars, and surprise announcements.

The Lucasfilm panels are normally kept secret from those not attending the sold-out "Star Wars Day" panels usually held on the Friday of the convention. This year, Lucas devotees will get to hear exclusives from Lucasfilm's Steve Sansweet and "Clone Wars" supervising director Dave Miloni on the sci-fi-centric G4's popular "Attack of the Show" starring Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn who is a favorite among fanboys due to her tendency to appear in revealing costumes such as the Slave Leia outfit made famous in "Return of the Jedi."

"Star Wars" fans are also invited to participate in the panel discussions by submitting questions through a G4 micro-site. Questions will be answered by the panelists live during the broadcast of the "Star Wars Spectacular."

Lucasfilm is also making Comic Con history with the "Star Wars Stories" project in which fans can be a part of Lucasfilm's historical archive by submitting stories of "Star Wars" movie moments and nostalgia via video testimonials. Attendees can record their testimonials on-site at the Lucasfilm pavilion or at g4tv.com/comiccon.

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