Author Archives: Riley Blanton

SDCC Lucasfilm Panel LIVE Reaction – SWR #175

Riley and Mark are joined by Steve Glosson, Joey Tavano and Bethany immediately after following along with the SDCC Lucasfilm Panel!

Catch the full Live broadcast of our panel coverage by tossing a few republic credits towards https://www.patreon.com/starwarsreport. Thanks for your support!

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Join Riley, and Mark! It’s this week’s episode of the STAR WARS REPORT!

In this week’s episode we talk about:

-The Amazing BTS featurette
-Riley totally loses composure on air (fun!)
-Was the featurette better than the trailer?
-Our Full Breakdown of the featurette

Many Bothan’s died gathering information for this week’s episode of The Star Wars Report!

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Topps Star Wars at SDCC

Well hello there!

The good folks over at Topps have sent some cool info about their presence at SDCC this year. They will be located in the Lucas Pavilion – Booth 2913-J with exclusive merch, a giveaway, and products demos.

Check it out!

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Exclusive Merch:

We will have 10 sets of oversized cards for sale.

Each set will feature 10 classic characters on iconic Topps vintage designs.

Each set will cost $20 (tax included).
Characters include Luke, Leia, Han, Vader, Boba Fett, Chewy, The Droids, The Empire, The Rebel Alliance, and Yoda.

We will be revealing one card from each set every day until SDCC on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/OfficialToppsStarWars using the hashtag #10RevealsIn10Days

Product Demo #1: Star Wars Card Trader App by Topps:
Our Topps Star Wars digital team will be on hand to answer all your questions about the new Star Wars Card Trader App by Topps.
They will be doing one-on-one Q&A’s as well as live demos.

There will also be an exclusive card in the cantina that weekend for SDCC attendees

Product Demo #2: Topps Star Wars Galactic Connexions trading discs:
Topps will debut its new collectable discs Galactic Connexions.
We will display an array of character from the set and have game demos.
*More to come after we reveal product details at SDCC*
Giveaway:

We will be giving away an exclusive Galactic Connections disc at the show.

-Riley

Star Wars Weekends 2015 – My Experience in Pictures

Star Wars Weekends has become my go-to event for expressing my Star Wars fandom each year. After making my debut at Disney last year, I was looking forward to re-connecting with friends in my Star Wars Family at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but not before stopping by Downtown Disney Thursday night.

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Definitely not Frozen in Orlando.

We got together for an amazing dinner with the podcaster extraordinaire Steve Glosson and RebelForce Radio’s Jimmy Mac and the Mac clan.

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Good times at Downtown Disney

The following morning launched our big Star Wars Day. Friday began the last Star Wars Weekend event and we were ready to ring it in with a big splash. We made it in time for the parade which we got to see with Tom from the Ion Cannon Podcast after running into each other on the Streets of America. The SWW parade always features the absolute best of the best in the world of SW costuming. The 501st were there as always to represent the forces of the empire.

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This Wookiee… Amazing

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Cue the Imperial March

We also discovered the exclusive Ewoks at Darth’s Mall.

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Yub Yub Commander

Bethany was a big fan.

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This is the face of happiness.

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Just warming by the fire.

After our exploration of Darth’s Mall, we got ready to head over to the RebelForce Radio listener meetup.

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Jimmy, Steve and Tricia doing their thing.

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Selfie at the RFR meetup!

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Jimmy Mac doing what he does best.

After we wrapped up the Meetup, 38 of us all raided Star Tours and had the ride of our lives! then it was time to go catch Frank Oz on stage at SWW

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Frank Oz at SWW

Fortunately, our evening wasn’t over yet. We then headed to the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular where our buddy Steve was selected to be part of the show. Be sure to watch his amazing death scene!

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Steve becomes a Star.

We then headed to Darth’s Mall where I ran into Youtuber and Star Wars Celebration coverage host Cory Vidal.

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Corey Vidal in Darths Mall

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Moisture Vaporators in Darths Mall

Outside of Darth’s Mall, we took some time to pose for some photo-ops. Goofiness ensued.

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Look out Sebulba!

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Cue the Force theme.

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Oh no!

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Steve is dreaming of… well, podcasting – who are we kidding.

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Jimmy doesn’t approve of the twin suns.

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Never cross a Clone.

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Me, Jimmy and Steve.

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Bethany and R2D2

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The whole gang!

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Bethany made some trooper friends.

We had an amazing weekend. Friday came to a close and we had to call it a day. However, our  adventures weren’t over yet.

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The opening ceremonies after the parade on Saturday.

I even had the pleasure of interviewing Ashley Eckstein and talked all about Her Universe and Ahsoka Tano. The interview will be up on the blog here later this week, and the audio will be up on the SWR podcast In July.

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Talking to Ashley

We had a blast with family all day Saturday and then got to hang out with Steve for one last Hurrah on Sunday.

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We got introduced to Ms. Pacman.

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Fuzzy picture of us ready for Jurrasic World!

And thus our time down in Orlando came to a close. What an Amazing weekend with friends and family. I can’t wait for next Year!

-Riley

Podcast Commentary: A New Hope – SWR #169

Howdy folks!

In this episode, we commemorate the launch of the Star Wars Report podcast Patreon campaign with a special live commentary of the Star Wars Film that started it all – A New Hope!

Joining us for the ANH commentary will be Nerdist writer and StarWars.com blogger Amy Ratcliffe and Radio broadcaster extraordinaire and host of My Star Wars Story, Scott Ryfun.

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Enjoy!

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We Have a Patreon! – SWR #168

Howdy folks!

In this episode, we commemorate the launch of the Star Wars Report podcast Patreon campaign with a special themed episode where we feature a litany of special guests talking about their favorite moment in A New Hope.

If you’re so inclined, please consider supporting the SWR podcast through Patreon to help make a bigger, badder, and better show and get some really cool rewards along the way. Click through to learn more!

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Thanks for your Patreon support!

  1. We’re joined by Stephen Stanton as he gives his top 3 Tarkin moments in ANH
  2. Justin Robert Young talks about just about the amazing culmination of the film
  3. Tricia Barr and Teresa Delgado talking about their favorite moments
  4. And finally, Brian Brushwood calls in with a throw-back to the Radio Dramas

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