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Geek Hajj: A Tour of ILM

John on April 24, 2008 at 3:56 pm

I’ve always wanted to visit ILM. Quint, one of the regulars at Ain’t it Cool News, got the chance. He describes his trip (with Iron Man director Jon Favreau) here:

I was excited when my exclusive visit got approved, but it wasn’t until I was in the cab with the lovely Tamar from Paramount and she called for directions that the geek-out really began. “Okay building B Behind the Yoda Fountain ” she told the cabbie. “Behind the Yoda Fountain.” Yeah. My excitement level sky-rocketed.

On the way, the driver pointed out a triangular building saying, “That’s Francis Ford Coppola’s office.” I turned to look as we passed and sure enough there was an awning that declared “Café Zoetrope.” Then the driver pointed at a diner across the street and said he often saw George Lucas and Coppola having coffee over there.

A commenter to the piece describes ILM/Skywalker Ranch as the Geek Mecca. I’d say that about sums it up.

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