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Chronicles of the Empire – SWBW #59

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Yay for Star Wars book news! We cover it all and slip in a couple reviews in this episode of Star Wars Bookworms!

  • Thrawn! We discuss all the exciting book news that came out of Star Wars Celebration Europe.
  • Minifig included. We review the book LEGO Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force.
  • Space battles and Force trees. We discuss the Marvel comic volume Shattered Empire.

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Gaming News from Star Wars Celebration- CCC Ep. 056

Nate and Michael discuss the gaming news coming out of Celebration Europe 2016

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Tales of the Lairians #4- TWL

WampasLair_SquareOur fourth episode features the Tale of Ethan and some of his favorite aspects of the Star Wars universe!

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The Wampa’s Lair podcast is available on iTunes! Be sure to subscribe, rate and review!

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Inside the Star Wars Rebels Panel and Premiere at Celebration Europe

It was a dark and stormy night… well, not really. It was my first day at Star Wars Celebration Europe, and my first main panel: The “Star Wars Rebels” Panel and Season Premiere! The first part of the panel was information about the new season of Rebels, and discussions about the characters, cast, story, and design. Clips, photos, the season trailer, and finally the season premiere were shown, followed by more discussion and ending in a Q&A. Details and photos after the break!

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THE HERO’S PATH: Background and Examination of The Hero’s Journey

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A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”

                                                                  —Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces

NOTE: This article is a precursor to an upcoming three article series examining Rey’s Hero’s Journey in The Force Awakens.

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While writing the original drafts of Star Wars in the early 1970s, George Lucas came across the works of Professor Joseph Campbell. Campbell’s ideas of universal mythical themes found within the stories of every society helped Lucas focus his intention of making a mythological story of good verses evil for the modern world (especially for children) and imbued his screenwriting with themes and characters that would resonate deeply within his audience. Continue reading