Comic-Con and Beyond: "The Jedi Path"

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Having a page on Wookieepedia is good. Receiving a glowing book review from Jeff VanderMeer is even better. Having your book unboxed on Techland? Very cool. And getting everyone from Tommy Lee Edwards to Darth Vader to read your book at Comic-Con? Pretty memorable. Back in July, Daniel Wallace shared his newest book, The Jedi Path: A Manual for Students of the Force, with a wide array of Comic-Con attendees--and gave us the photos to share with you (check them out after the jump).

Jedi Path has already generated lots of buzz among Star Wars fans after it was previewed on Daniel provided some more information on why The Jedi Path is such a unique edition to the Star Wars mythology:

The Jedi Path was conceived as a textbook that was carried by young Initiates and Padawans to guide their instruction in the Jedi Temple. It's supposed to look like an in-universe artifact that fell through a rabbit hole from the galaxy far, far away. In fact, this copy is ostensibly the last one in existence following Order 66 and the destruction of the Jedi Temple.

The "vault edition" is packaged by becker&mayer! and sold through Amazon. It features a mechanized metallic case and removable items including a letter tracing the book's history, a severed Padawan braid, a metal Jedi Credit medallion, a Jedi starfighter patch, a burned poster of the Jedi Code, a map of the Jedi Temple, a lightsaber sketch on the back of a Dex's Diner napkin, and a note concerning some missing pages apparently torn from the book.

The book itself contains the wisdom of eight revered Jedi who put their thoughts to paper approximately 1,000 years before the events of the movies. This particular copy was printed approx a century before the movies, falling into the consecutive hands of Yoda, Thame Cerulian, Count Dooku, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, Darth Sidious, and Luke Skywalker. All of the owners left handwritten comments in the margins so they could complain, educate, mope, or gloat.



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Wow, great story, and thanks! Readers wanting to go down the Jedi Path rabbit hole any deeper can visit my blog where I'm linking to all the behind-the-scenes videos and will eventually post endnotes and other geeky details.

Posted by: Daniel Wallace | Tuesday August 31, 2010 at 9:30 PM

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