Special effects legend Phil Tippett has three pretty cool pieces of news to share this week. It seems that he found and developed a roll of film from the making of the original Star Wars film — which he’d be happy to discuss during his Ask Me Anything session on Reddit on Thursday. And starting on Saturday, attendees will be treated to demonstrations of Tippett’s innovative HoloGrid: Monster Battle game at select tabletop gaming and comic shops in the U.S.
The recently rediscovered Star Wars Behind-the-Scene Photos are now live as a new Reward Tier for the HoloGrid Kickstarter campaign. Backers will receive a never released 8×10 print from Tippett’s personal collection, taken on the set of Star Wars (1977) and hand signed by Tippett.
This Thursday at 3 p.m. PT, Tippett will log on for his Reddit AMA and take questions about HoloGrid, Dinosaur Supervision, Star Wars, the new photos and anything else that comes up.
Last but not least, live in-person demos of HoloGrid: Monster Battle will be available in stores nationwide (courtesy of Tippett Studio and Happy Giant) starting Saturday, May 28. Participating shops are: Samurai Comics (Phoenix, Mesa & Glendale, AZ), Gryphon Games & Comics (Fort Collins, CO), Heroes Landing (Clermont, FL), Quest Comic Shop (Carrollton, GA), High Energy Vintage (Somerville, MA), Memory Lane Comics (Wilmington, NC), Ground Zero Omaha (Omaha, NE), Kings Games (Brooklyn, NY), BP Sports Cards and Memorabilia (Florida, NY), Recess (North Olmsted, OH), Wild Things Games (Salem, OR), Guardian Games (Portland, OR), Comic Books 101 (Titusville, PA), Neverending Stories/Comic Books 101 (Franklin, PA), Planet Comics (Anderson, SC), Rainbow Comics and Cards (Sioux Falls, SD), Space Cadets Collection (Oak Ridge North, TX), 8th Dimension Comics & Games (Houston, TX), Dicehead Games (Cleveland, TN), Collector’s Alley (Columbia, TN), DNZ Comics (Humble, TX), Quarterstaff Games (Burlington, VT) and Four Horsemen Comics and Gaming (Morgantown, WV).
Visit hologridmonsterbattle.com for more information.