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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!


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!


The Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer is LIVE

So much awesome! Rex! Ahsoka! Unnamed inquisitor dudes/dudettes! Too much to take in.

Highly Anticipated Season Two of “Star Wars Rebels” To Feature Fan-Favorite Clones — Captain Rex, Commander Wolffe and Gregor


– Dee Bradley Baker & Ashley Eckstein Join “Star Wars Rebels” Cast at Star Wars Celebration to Make the Surprise Announcement –

Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker

Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker

Fans attending the “Star Wars Rebels” panel at Celebration today were treated to an exclusive sneak peek at the second season of the popular Disney XD animated series with Dave Filoni (creator, writer), Simon Kinberg (creator, writer), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Steve Blum (Zeb), and Taylor Gray (Ezra).

The Rebels Cast and Crew

The Rebels Cast and Crew

An exciting season two preview trailer revealed that Vader will indeed be back, and “Clone Wars” fan-favorites Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor, all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, will be joining “Star Wars Rebels.” The arena erupted when Baker made a surprise appearance following the preview.  He was joined by Ashley Eckstein, voice actor of another fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano, who was revealed as Fulcrum in the “Star Wars Rebels” season one finale. Audience members were thrilled that Star Wars Rebels” has welcomed Baker and Eckstein for season two.


Everyone on Stage!

“Star Wars Rebels” Season Two begins this summer with a one-hour movie event and continues this fall with all-new episodes on Disney XD.

Star Wars Rebels Press Conference – SWR #164

Our Star Wars Celebration Podcast coverage begins!

In this week’s episode, it’s the Star Wars Rebels press conference in full, live from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim! Hear The Amazing News that:

  • James Earl Jones will be back to voice all of Darth Vader!
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. is awesome!
  • Lotta Bible Names in “Rebels”
  • A lot of people ask a lot of questions to Dave which of course he can’t answer. 

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