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2015′s Blockbuster Bloodbath – Ep VII Could Be in Trouble; Here’s Why:

The following is a very intriguing guest post by Aaron Christ, enjoy!

-Riley Blanton

The 2015 Star Wars Movie Bubble

by Aaron Christ

With the speed and break-neck velocity that the studios seem to be leaking information through various sources has truly got the nerd fan base up in a roar. From DragonCon to Wizard World in Chicago the topic of interest lately is inevitably Star Wars. It’s in every blog, podcast and celeb interview this side of the hemisphere. Frankly, I’m just waiting for someone to tell me that Ryan Gosling will be the next Skywalker.

Oh, wait…

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Book Review: ‘Star Wars: Kenobi’

Title: Star Wars: Kenobi
Author: John Jackson Miller
Release Date: August 27th, 2013

Warning: This review may contain minor spoilers.

How excited were you for this book? I mean really. I remember when this book was first announced. It was last October at New York Comic Con. Believe it or not the book wasn’t announced to much fanfare. Not because fans weren’t excited for it, but because there were hardly any fans there to hear the announcement. The Star Wars Books panel was being held in the lower level of the convention center in an open area. There was an awesome panel of Star Wars authors including Tim Zahn, Jason Fry, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dan Wallace but there just weren’t many fans there. There were maybe 100 people there for the panel but most were either leftovers from the previous panel or waiting for the next one. If I had to guess I would say that approximately 20 fans were actually there to see the Star Wars Books panel. To make matters worse the area was so noisy you could hardly hear the authors as they spoke.

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Rumor: Ewan McGregor To Return as “Force Ghost” Obi Wan in Episode VII

Holy Kenobi!

This would be amazing, the folks over at Latino Review say they have three sources close to the project confirming it.

Also returning from the netherworld of the Force is Obi-Wan Kenobi.

After all, Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared throughout the original trilogy, despite his death in ‘A New Hope’. I have confirmed this with three close sources that are on the project and they all confirmed to me that Ewan McGregor would be back as a Force Ghost in the upcoming sequel trilogy. McGregor was always down to return.

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Star Wars Episode VII Rumor Alert: Ian McDiarmid Returning

Our friend at JediNews have a source saying:

 Ian McDiarmid is set to return to the galaxy far, far away for a part in Episode VII.

The specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original or a clone of, we are yet to discern.

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Star Wars Fans Should Go to Dragon Con; Here’s Why

This is the first year that there was a Star Wars Celebration since the announcement that there will be more theatrical releases!

Problem is… It was in Europe.

So for US fans I submit that the number one 2013 convention destination for you as a Star Wars fan is Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta GA. Is there an official Lucasfilm presence? No. Are there going to be any major announcements? Nope. Do either of these things matter?

Absolutely not.

There are three main reasons that you, as a fan of the “Wars” should head to ATL this Labor Day weekend and they are as follows:

1. The Star Wars Track

The program that the folks over at SWatDC put together is amazing. And it’s entirely run by volunteer fans. You’ll  get to do cool stuff like learn how to wield a lightsaber from the New York Jedi, there will be an Intro to the EU panel,  Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and more SW authors will be on hand to answer fans’ questions, there will be Tauntaun races, (yes that’s a thing) trivia, Rebels, and of course the “Last Party on Alderaan”!

2.  Meet the Stars of Star Wars

Young Boba Fett himself will be there! Daniel Logan is always a super-cool guy who loves to just hang out with the fans. Brilliant sound designer Matthew Wood will also be on hand as well as the smooth scoundrel himself, Billy Dee Williams! (and many more)

3. Hang with fellow fans

The absolute number one reason is just to get to go meet, and hang out with fellow fans. Bethany and I (Riley) will be there all four days and we look forward to seeing great folks from past years and meeting new people this year.

Whether it’s fellow podcasters like Brian and Nanci from Tosche-Station, Shaun from Shauncastic, Bryan Young from Big Shiny Robot and so many more that I didn’t mention, Dragon Con is THE Con to be at if you’re a Star Wars Fan.

Watch the video below to find out what Panels we’ll be on and get a small taste of ATL before the Geeks invade this Labor Day weekend!

Remember we’ll be panelists at the Marriott A706 Fri 02:30 pm and Sat 07:00 pm for the panels; What we know about episode VII thus far and Blogs, Podcasting, Vidding, and FanFic respectively.

See you there!