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Volume 26, Number 2 — February 2019

Stardust: New Characters, Downloads, Features, and Contests!

Claire Danes as the Fallen Star from
Claire Danes as the Fallen Star from "Stardust" by Paramount Pictures (David James, 2007). A self portrait by Charles Vess wearing glasses with his friend and novelist Neil Gaiman. (Vess, 2005)

Film Featured in June 2007 Issue of A! Magazine for the Arts

July 04, 2007

The chase for the star continues on where many new residents of Stormhold have appeared, more information on the making of the film is available, and the Starry Sky section is now open!


began as a four-issue serialized short novel written by Neil Gaiman and illustrator Charles Vess of Abingdon, Va. Conceived as a "story book with pictures," Stardust was first published in 1997 as a "prestige" format, four-issue comic book mini-series. The film by Paramount Pictures features an impressive cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Claire Danes, Sienna Miller, Peter O'Toole and Rupert Everett, to name a few. The film opens in theaters on Aug. 10.


Visit the site today to see new character sections for Lamia, Ditchwater Sal, and Sal's Slave Girl; also check out the "About The Film" section where you can read all about the cast and crew behind the making of Stardust and the production notes on the making of the film.

While you are visiting the characters in the Magical Kingdom of Stormhold and The City of Wall, be on the look out for a new addition — each character now has a custom wallpaper and a buddy icon available for download. All of these new downloads are also available in the "Downloads" section.

By now hopefully you have had a chance to try your luck at defending the wall between Stormhold and wall from pesky villagers who may try to cross — but if you have not been able to, or your already skilled at wall defense, now is the time to play again — the top scores now will forever be shown with the game on the brand new leaderboard — see if you can get into the top 10.


Finally be sure to visit the brand new "Starry Sky" section. You can find your way there via Babylon candle if you have one handy, or by clicking on the "Starry Sky" location between the Kingdom of Stormhold and City of Wall on the navigation bar. Once in the Sky, you can navigate through the stars to see messages and stars dedicated to friends and long lost loves alike. Be sure to send your own star while your there.

If you are on MySpace, and have become a friend of our official profile ( there are new sweepstakes and contests where you can win a poster from our movie by helping to spread the word about Stardust on your page, or win a trip to the Los Angeles or London premiere by sending your story of how you connected with a great friend or love through MySpace.

New games, features, and contests are coming soon, so be sure to visit the official site often for the newest updates about Stardust.


was featured in the June 2007 edition of A! Magazine for the Arts. Follow these links to find out more:

Stardust — From the Book to the Big Screen and Beyond
Stardust — "It's Pirates of the Caribbean Meets The Princess Bride"
Stardust — About the Book
Stardust — What's Next?
Busy July at William King


Charles Vess' website
William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon

(Movie stills copyrighted and trademarked by Paramount Pictures, David James, 2007)

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