Star Wars Holiday Special - Lecture by Robert Vogel at FEDCON
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40 years Star Wars Holiday Special. At least every Star Wars fan has heard of it. George Lucas himself has mentioned several times that he would break every copy of it with his own hands with a hammer if he had the chance. Robert Vogel says that anyone who has seen this work has the insatiable need to persuade others to look at it as well, so that they experience the same torments as himself.

Over time, the Star Wars Holiday Special has even gained a kind of cult status of its own. But can you do anything wrong with a TV special that was the most expensive of its kind in its day, with Star Wars in the title and broadcast at the height of the hype? Robert Vogel has researched and explained what went wrong during production and what happens when too many cooks are at work.

Lecturer: Robert Vogel
Duration: 55 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Robert Vogel writes as a freelance journalist for German and international trade magazines and has been active in the scene since 1973. He gives lectures on all areas of fantasy at 20 or more fantasy events a year. He likes to visit the shooting of fantastic films and series and occasionally (if you let him) acts as an extra in front of the camera.

Since 2003 Robert has also frequently participated in events organised by the European Space Agency ESA. Thus he experienced the landing of the HUYGENS probe on the Jupiter moon Titan as one of the few registered journalists live in the space center ESOC and followed the ROSETTA comet mission from the very beginning. He has already met several NASA and ESA astronauts and is diligently building a bridge between science fiction and real space travel.

Despite his great enthusiasm for fantasy and astronomy/space travel Robert Vogel also has time for other interests: he loves the music of the 60s, likes to go dancing and likes the company of nice people. His great weakness is pasta dishes.

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