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Star Wars Themed Merchandise at NYCC 2014

Greetings Bothans! Johnamarie Macias is here bringing you a post about some of her adventures at the 2014 New York Comic Con! Focusing on the Star Wars merchandise there, she also includes a lot of great pictures of her finds! You guys are probably familiar with Johnamarie from her work at Making Star Wars, or the podcast Now This Is Podcasting!, but I want to encourage you to check out her site The Wookiee Gunner! With that, I’ll let you all start drooling over the merchandise! ~ Bethany Blanton

The red-carpeted show floor at New York Comic Con was a maze of endless awe and wonder, filled with comic book long boxes, displays of the latest and upcoming books, walls of graphic t-shirts, and various other booths of merchandise. From Avengers to zombies, this year’s exhibitors brought an exceptional array of new toys, vintage items, and custom-made pieces that would make your wallets and purses cringe. As a Star Wars fan, the mighty need to come away with something awesome nearly overpowered me several times. Though I left the con empty-handed, I discovered and photographed wonderful and unique Star Wars items as well as some familiar products.

Frombie: Friendly Zombies

Founded in 2010 and based in Florida, Frombie aims to put a fresh and creative spin on the concept of zombies. The company creates collectible resin and vinyl limited edition toys, collectible pins, comic books, posters, and much more. This past weekend, the Frombie booth had with them collectible trading pins and limited edition toys inspired by characters from Star Wars, specifically R2-D2, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers.

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Star Wars Reads Day: The Empire Invades!

Greetings Bothans! What follows is a post about some adventures had at this past weekend’s Star Wars Reads Day! Many of you will already be familiar with Paul DePaola who writes for a number of Star Wars fan sites and is also a podcaster, but be sure to check out his geek site Fanboys Talking! With that, I’ll let Paul take it away! ~ Bethany Blanton

The third annual Star Wars Reads event was held on Saturday, October 12th.  Troopers from all over the Empire showed up at their local book stores and libraries to celebrate literacy and reading.  I attended the event as a member of the 501st Legion, “trooping” my local Barnes & Noble as a Sandtrooper.

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A Spark of Rebellion – SWR #148

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On this week’s podcast RileyBethany,and Mark give their thoughts on the premier episode of Star Wars Rebels, and read your emails!

  • We check in on the darker turn of the “Save the EU” campaign
  • Teresa and Aaron from Star Wars Bookworms call in from New York Comic Con
  • How awesome was the Kanan-reveals-lightsaber moment?
  • Spoiler alert, it’s very awesome.

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Star Wars Original Trilogy Themed Slot Machines

The following is is a contributed article by Emily Campbell.

If you’ve visited a casino recently, you might have noticed that a lot of slot machines now carry with them the commercial license of some of the most successful movies, comic book heroes, and pop culture icons. Slots with arcade-like qualities are now being done in order to appeal to the young adult demographic.

IGT, one of the oldest game developers in the world who supply slot games to Spin Genie and in brick-and-mortar casinos in Vegas, is one of the pioneers of this idea. Transformers, Ghostbusters, and Dungeons and Dragons are some of its first generation themed-based slot games that enjoyed success over the years. Today, let’s take a closer look at IGT’s Star Wars Trilogy slot machine and see what defines it from the others.

Introducing the Star Wars Trilogy Slot Machine
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