It’s only 24 hours away (and by the time you read this the SFX team might just be racing down to Camber Sands) but we’ve got another exciting 11th hour announcement for you. Brian Muir, the master sculptor responsible for creating Darth Vader’s iconic helmet (from artwork by Ralph McQuarrie of course) and the original Stormtrooper armour will be coming to the SFX Weekender, and he’ll be bringing along an original Vader helmet to prove it.
During over 40 years spent working in the film industry Muir has worked on some of the most iconic sci-fi movies ever made: Raiders Of The Lost Ark, Superman, Alien, Dark Crystal, Clash Of The Titans, The Princess Bride, Planet Of The Apes, Return To Oz, need I say more? Most recently the British artist finished working on Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince and has moved on to Wall-E director Andrew Stanton’s much anticipated adaptation of John Carter Of Mars.
Muir also has a fantastic new book out about his time spent working on Star Wars called “In The Shadow Of Vader” which he’ll be signing copies of at the Weekender along with a photo display of his time spent in movies. Unfortunately if you were still on the fence about popping along you’re too late, tickets are completely sold out, but fear not as there’ll be extensive coverage of all the happenings on www.sfx.co.uk and in a future issue of the magazine, including the announcement of the winners of the SFX Sci-fi Awards 2010. But for everyone else, we’ll catch you soon.