Course of the Force

Lucasfilm, Nerdist, Octagon, and eBay have teamed up to present Course of the Force, a lightsaber relay, where participants will make a journey starting from Santa Monica (beginning on July 7, 2012) and ending ino San Diego (ending on July 11, 2012 — just in time for Comic-Con International). In conjunction with the relay, running July 7 and through July 21, there will also be Course of the Force Charity Auctions, featuring memorabilia, VIP events and experiences and other cool items. All proceeds from the race and charity auction will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

If you can’t get to the relay, that’s OK; Chris Hardwick and co-hosts will follow the action from the Course of the Force lead vehicle each day, broadcasting live to the Nerdist platform, including its YouTube channel and

Here’s a new short from Industrial Light & Magic, featuring the exclusive charity lightsaber and Chris Hardwick’s trip across Santa Monica, encountering different Star Wars™ characters along his journey.

Comic Book Superhero Auction Event

EBay’s Comic Book Superhero Auction Event, now through Sunday, May 9, 2010, features rare and collectible comic-related merchandise (vintage comic books, original artwork by popular and classic artists, signed memorabilia, etc.). Most of these items have never been offered before — or at such a low starting prices.

Bidding starts at $0.99 (items valued <$1,000) or $99.99 (items valued ≥$1,000) and all items are available as auctions with free shipping and no reserve.