We are happy to announce the late addition of Shannon McRandle, the model and actor who is the real-life model for the beloved Star Wars expanded universe character Mara Jade, created by Timothy Zahn.
Before 1998, the character of Mara Jade appeared only as illustrations created by various artists based on the descriptions provided of her appearance in novels in the Star Wars expanded universe. A long-time fan of the Star Wars franchise, McRandle auditioned to be cast as an image for Mara Jade after Lucasfilm decided to use a photographic likeness as a model for Mara. Lucasfilm Ltd. used McRandle’s likeness for merchandise of Mara Jade. Illustrations of the character were influenced by McRandle’s appearance.
Shannon will be with us Saturday and Sunday downstairs signing and talking with fans. She will have some wonderful art and memorabilia from her personal collection for sale during the weekend, so please make sure to visit both her and Timothy Zahn during your time with us this weekend.