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Recapping Celebration Anaheim – SWR #166

Hey guys,

Riley here.

In this episode, Karl from the Wampa’s Lair podcast joins Mark and Riley to recap our amazing time at #SWCA! Also Ian Doescher,  known as the author of the William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy series joins us to Talk about “The Phantom of Menace.” Good times abound!

Enjoy!

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Josh Trank is OUT – Star Wars Standalone Needs New Director.

In a statement to starwars.com, Trank sounded a little melancholy.

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“After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path. I’ve put a tremendous amount of thought into this, and I know deep down in my heart that I want to pursue some original creative opportunities. That said, the Star Warsuniverse has always been one of my biggest influences, and I couldn’t be more excited to witness its future alongside my millions of fellow Star Wars fans. I want to thank my friends Kathleen Kennedy, Kiri Hart, Simon Kinberg, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Disney for the amazing opportunity to have been a part of this. May the Force be with you all.”

I have to admit, the only basis of judgement I have for any of Trank’s work is the new Fantastic 4 trailer. It was alright. I am surprised to hear the news though.

-Riley

Riley’s Bantha-sized Recap of Star Wars Celebration Anaheim

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in Star Wars land? Well, I found out at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. What an incredible event. Seeing old friends, meeting new ones, Watching the Rebels season 2 premier, watching the TFA teaser 2 with thousands of other SW fans, there are so many highlights, I know I’ll never be able to commit them all to this post, but I’m going to do my best. Before jumping into the heart of this post, be sure to check out the very special “Audio Diary” edition of the Star Wars Report podcast. It’s a great way to hear what celebration is like.

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I flew out to Anaheim at some ungracious hour to be able to have as much time Wed. as I could to pick up my press badge, take a look at the scene at the convention center, and of course, see a bit of Disney. This was my 1st visit to California, and I figured that I couldn’t possibly get all the way to Anaheim and not see Disneyland. Continue reading

A Diary of Celebration Anaheim – SWR #165

Howdy folks!

Riley here.

OK, this episode of the SWR podcast is a particularly special one. This is my personal audio diary of the convention. I would turn on the recorder at apt moments throughout the celebration and I’ve stitched together a series of clips which really encapsulate my experience at #SWCA!

Enjoy!

Riley and Karl Geeking Out! (Loud)

Riley and Karl Geeking Out! (Loud)

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May the Fourth $1000 Scholarship to The Iron Yard

Howdy folks! Riley here, and I wanted to tell you guys about a really cool opportunity from our friends at the Iron Yard who provide a really cool code school and want to give Star Wars fans an amazing opportunity.

The Iron Yard – Learn to code. Life’s too short for the wrong career. from TheIronYard on Vimeo.

In honor of kicking off class on Star Wars day, The Iron Yard is offering a $1000 scholarship to members of select Star Wars communities (Including The Star Wars Report!). The discount is applied to the total cost of tuition. Apply now and provide a short, 250 word essay explaining what you would build if you graduated from The Iron Yard. Click here to start now!

-Riley