Author Archives: Bethany Blanton

Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day

Today is Wear Star Wars Share Star Wars Day! This started in 2010 when a young Star Wars fan, Katie Goldman, was bullied for liking Star Wars. When Star Wars fans found out, they rallied to support her, which eventually culminated in this day. Star Wars fans and geeks wear something that represents their fandom today, showing that their geeky side is something they’re proud of, and that no one, especially children, should be bullied for something they like. This is the 5th annual celebration, and we encourage you to wear something Star Wars related, take a picture of yourself, and post that picture along with #WearStarWars2014 on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!

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Teresa Delgado gives us her suggestions on how to celebrate today, and how to brighten the lives of other geeks this holiday season!

1). Wearing something Star Wars or science fiction-related. 

2). Donating a Star Wars or science fiction toy to a child in need (but please put a post-it note on the new, unwrapped toy specifying that it can go to a girl or a boy; otherwise, these traditional “boy toys” will be given only to boys). You can bring the toy to a hospital, a shelter, or drop it off with any charitable organization collecting toys.

3). Post your pics on this Facebook page or on Twitter with the hashtag #WearStarWars2014

Your school or workplace can use this as a fun way to stand up to the terrible problem of bullying and help needy kids at the same time!

~ Bethany Blanton

Dragon Con 2014 Sets Attendance and Fundraising Records

Greetings all! While this is a little late to send this out, I wanted to in the spirit of the holidays as I thought it’s a great example of a convention doing a lot of good for others. Dragon Con worked hard to raise money and food for those who need it, as well as having record participation in their blood drive, and you can see the efforts of that hard work more than pay off below! This is a convention that should definitely be proud of the good they do! ~ Bethany Blanton

PRESS RELEASE:

Official Charity Atlanta Community Food Bank Receives more than $115,000 and over 500 Pounds Food Items; Record Participation in Blood Drive Supports Critical Need. 

More than 62,000 fans, coming from every state in the nation and a few foreign countries, participated in the 28th annual Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci-fi and gaming convention, setting a new attendance record.

The convention raised over $115,000 for the Atlanta Community Food Bank, collected 535 pounds of food which will provide 445 meals for the food bank, and set a new record in its blood drive efforts.

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A Linguistic Approach to the Star Wars Teaser Trailer

A Linguistic Approach to the Star Wars Teaser Trailer
by Joseph Tavano

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If we study what the narrator said (and did not say), there’s a lot we can learn about who he is, and why he is saying what he is saying.

“There has been an awakening. Have you felt it? The dark side, and the light.”

One declarative sentence. One question. One fragment. Fifteen words. At first, it doesn’t appear like much. Maybe it’s just some nonsense fluff that sounds cool. But, if one were to listen a little closer, we can discern a few interesting things. Let’s break it down. Continue reading

Rebels Review: Empire Day

Mitchell Stein: After much buildup, we finally arrived at the Rebels episode we’ve been waiting for. I think it’s safe to say that Empire Day was easily the most impressive Star Wars Rebels episode yet, from nearly every aspect. I was completely blown away at what was displayed throughout this episode. Something Rebels is great at doing is showing us the aftermath of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Peppermint Jawa Brownies Recipe

Hey all! Bethany here to introduce you to Kathleen Siegle! Kathleen does her own cooking site Yummy Crumble, focusing mainly on sweets and desserts. Kathleen is also a geek though, which shows in her cooking (as you may recall seeing her delicious (but kinda scary) Star Wars Sarlacc Bundt Cake). For your sweet tooth today, Kathleen brings us her peppermint jawa brownies recipe below!

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Kathleen describes these as: “Dark chocolate brownies cut into little Jawas and filled with peppermint dark chocolate ganache.  Don’t forget the cute candy eyes for these Peppermint Jawa Brownies!  These are irresistibly adorable and easy!”

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