Colin Cantwell at CF18!

I want to announce that Death Star Creator Colin Cantwell will be joining us at CoMMiESFest! I’ve met and talked with Colin on several occasions, and he’s the definition of Renaissance Man. I encourage everyone attending to stop by his booth, and purchase a print and photo with him. Colin’s biography:

Death Star Creator, Colin Cantwell, was the original concept artist and modeler for all things that flew in the first Star Wars movie, “A New Hope”. 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 ships. 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”; sitting behind Walter Cronkite as the “Hal 9000 Computer” and giving Cronkite the flight progress to broadcast live on national TV during the first moon landing; designing the first OmniMax theater in San Diego; developing the first multi-color computer monitor for HP, and much more. He also worked 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 http://www.colincantwell.com

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