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!
Join us Wednesday, 5/20 at 5pm PT, for a watch party of "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" with @edgarwright, @michaelbacall, @bryanleeomalley, @evilhag, @brandonjrouth, @likemark and @ellenwongster! Stream it on @netflix and tweet along using #WatchWithTheAcademy. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/4uNj7DHtRl
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) May 18, 2020
§ 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.
Many of us are struggling during this difficult time. Felt it could be cathartic to come together now for a Man of Steel Watch Party and celebrate the ultimate symbol of hope. Submit some questions, I’ll answer a few after. #manofsteel #superman https://t.co/PdvGayTe7b pic.twitter.com/GMvIWyD4y4
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) May 18, 2020
§ 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.
§ 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!
§ 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!
§ 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.
#ArchieUnlimited is now FREE for 30 days for new subscribers!
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 19, 2020
§ 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!
First box of new comics we've received since March 24th…. New Comic Day at FUNNYBOOKS (curbside pick-up only) returns tomorrow! – – Stay tuned! #newcomicday #newcomics #funnybooks pic.twitter.com/u2uvpmi23p
— FUNNYBOOKS Comics (@FUNNYBOOKSComic) May 19, 2020
That’s all for today! Stay indoors, and stay safe!