Carrie Fisher will write a book revealing several secrets behind the Star Wars trilogy. Among some of the telling details: Mark Hamill was a midget who received two leg implants to increase his height, costume designer John Mollo modeled Chewbacca after a shag carpet he had the misfortune to walk on during a bad acid trip, and crew members were ordered to rub George Lucas’ feet and call him “Joseph Campbell II” before setting up each shot.
Actually, Ed, Accio 2005 is hardly the first academic convention devoted to Harry Potter. The first one that I’m aware of took place in Florida in July 2003, and was followed a year later by a convention in Ottawa. Two more US-based conventions are already in planning – Salem 2005 and Las Vegas 2006.
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