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BY SAJIDA AYYUP

Fifteen years ago this week, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith welcomed us to the world of Anakin Skywalker’s harsh reality. As we continue to celebrate Star Wars this week by re-watching the prequels (yes, they exist), we’re back with another round-up of activities you can take part in while social distancing. Here are a few other things you can wrap your head around besides trying to debate which side gets the cookie.

§ Catch the cast and crew of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on Twitter for a watch party with fans on Wednesday, 5/20, at 8 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m. PT. This movie has some of the most enchanting storytelling techniques coupled with 8-bit video-game themed music; it went on to become a pop-culture stockpile for memes that are still relevant today. Today’s watch party will include appearances from screenwriters Edgar Wright and Michael Bacall, Scott Pilgrim creator Bryan Lee O’Malley, Aubrey Plaza (Julie Powers), Brandon Routh (Todd Ingram), Mark Webber (Stephen Stills) and Ellen Wong (Knives Chau). Stream the movie on Netflix and get your questions ready for the watch-along!

§ Zack Snyder will be hosting a watch party and Q&A for 2013’s Man of Steel today at 11 a.m. Eastern. Now’s your chance to ask him directly about his favorite cuts of meat, or about where he gets his hair cut. All your favorite cuts of Snyder.

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§ If you’re not already a member, join the League of Graphic Novel Educators and get access to their Book Club. The Club will be discussing Ms. Marvel: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona during their inaugural meeting this Thursday, May 21st at 4:30 PT via Zoom.

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§ Greg Pak has made several of his books free to read online during the pandemic. He’ll also be donating 50% of all purchases at his online store to the local comic book store of your choice. Go browse his collection!

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§ If you’re a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artist directly affected by COVID-19, head over to Arts Leaders of Color to apply for a grant. You can also donate to the fundraiser here. Organized by the Arts Administrators of Color Network, this emergency fund will help creatives continue practicing and teaching their art.

§ Get some fun activities done with Archie and friends! Download this special edition Stay at Home Activity kit released by Archie Comics here. Expect puzzles, coloring and other fun things to do!

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§ For the next 30 days, the Archie Unlimited service will be free for new subscribers. Sign up for the service in the Archie Comics App and get caught up on the wonderful world of Riverdale.

§ Some comic bookstores are getting their first shipment in since the pandemic broke out. This photo posted by Funnybooks Comics in New Jersey makes us so happy!

That’s all for today! Stay indoors, and stay safe!

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