Every year Rebels Roundtable host Johnathan and his family participate in the Autism Speaks North Shore walk, and they make up a shirt for their team: Jonah’s Jedi Force. This year the designers came up with three possibilities! Which one do you think was chosen?
Every registered member of their team will get a shirt, so if you are in the Chicagoland area, sign up now! What better way to celebrate May 4th than honoring the Jedi code by walking for a good cause?
So sign up, grab your cloak and Lightsaber, and meet them Sunday morning at New Trier High School!
All details about joining Jonah’s Jedi Force or making a donation can be found right here.
Greetings Fandom, it is I, the Defender of the EU, Champion of the Multi-verse, and currently Bi-Polar Star Wars Fan Mark Hurliman. I come before you today after having spent yesterday and last night marinating in the new knowledge that the Fate of the EU is known. And while some may say it’s dead, or that it’s relabeled, and others still say it never counted, I say it’s reborn. Set free. No longer shackled to a universe that would deny it.
What am I talking about? Well in case you’ve been hiding from rumors and such, or been camping, or away from the internet, the sky has fallen.
Sometimes it’s easy to forget how despite the elation of having new Star Wars films coming to theaters, and the Star Wars saga continuing on in the ownership of a new company, that sacrifices will be made, and now have been made. What was previously known as the “Expanded Universe” will now be placed under the “Legends” banner and will not be the blueprint for the future of the franchise.
I must say, almost anyone could have seen this coming, however it is still sad nonetheless. I think that Lucasfilm and Co. did a the best job they could have done making this transition. I felt the announcement was made with respect to the old universe, and I’m pleased that they’ll be borrowing from the old EU going forward.
I’ve never really considered myself a Star Wars EU fan, as much as simply a Star Wars fan in general. There elements of the EU that I’ve always enjoyed, but I’ve never thought of the EU as my primary expression as a Star Wars fan. However, after watching the video in the press release, I realized just how much of the EU I’ve really loved as a fan. While the post Return of the Jedi era Expanded Universe novels never fully captured my imagination in the way that it did many fans, I did really enjoy stories such as Knights of the Old Republic, the Force Unleashed, Shadows of the Empire, and many other novels, books, comics, & video games.
Even the most ardent film purist must admit to the enormous impact that the Expanded Universe and its many incarnations had on the Star Wars franchise, and the Star Wars fan community.
From the Star Wars Library is a YouTube video series by Star Wars Beyond the Films and Rebels Roundtable podcaster Nathan P. Butler. Launched in October 2012, the series is designed to examine Star Wars Expanded Universe novels, comics, and related materials in U.S. publication order. Part educational series, part showcase for a personal collection: all Star Wars Expanded Universe goodness.