I wanted to send out a link to an editorial piece that Brian of Tosche Station did about the Bring Back Legends experiences he and many other Star Wars fans at Dragon Con (and on the web) had. While I don’t agree with everything Brian says, I’d ask Star Wars fans, and specifically fans who identify with the Bring Back Legends movement, to consider some of the following thoughts. Disclaimers: I don’t represent SWR in this. Also, please be respectful and kind in the comments. I am open to considering that I’m wrong, and the following is intentionally based on impressions I have of the BBL movement, and NOT detailed research. My experience and what I’ve heard is limited, so I may very well be missing details, or have a very different experience than others have. This is intentional because I wanted this post to be from the perspective of a random Star Wars fan, not a journalist who has extensively researched it. Secondarily, in an ideal world I would love to see more Legends material along with all the new material, so I’m not here to bash on Legends. Heir to the Empire will probably be my favorite Star Wars books for a long time to come.
I went to Dragon Con 2015 as a media guest, panelist, and huge Star Wars fan. I also went to Dragon Con this year disabled, as I fractured my heel and toe at Air Force summer training. Dragon Con fans and the disability services were all so friendly and helpful that I left Dragon Con thinking: “Wow, this is once again a reminder of how friendly, awesome, and supportive the geek community can be.” In contrast, I heard (and saw) some experiences from other con-goers, some of whom are good friends of mine, some just mere acquaintances, who did not feel that their experience reflected the supportiveness and friendliness that the geek, and Star Wars, community should be known for.
Picking up immediately after the ending of A New Hope, we join our hosts as they observe our heroes of the Rebel Alliance; Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Han Solo and Chewie. As well as touch on what it means to be Queen of Aldreaan. All this and so much more! All on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR Podcast of Legends! YOUR ticket to that Galaxy far, far away!
This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Champion of the Multiverse; Mark Hurliman, and your Count of Continuities; Nathan P. Butler sit down to explore Marvel Comic’s Star Wars: Princess Leia. So strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away!
Every Labor Day weekend, my family and I pack up the outdoor folding chairs and attend the Saturday morning Dragon Con Parade! This amazing event brings out tons of Dragon Con cosplayers to march down the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia in some of the most elaborate costumes from all types of fantasy and science fiction genres. We always get there two hours early to get a good spot, especially in the shade. My kids are always excited to see super-heroes, Harry Potter, crazy animated characters, and the grand finale of Star Wars cosplayers. Anyone attending can tell that Star Wars is the most popular section of the parade with all spectators giving big cheers and taking lots of pictures of the light and dark side characters marching with the 501st Legion, Rebel Legion, and Mandalorian Mercs. We even saw characters from The Force Awakens!
Truly, Star Wars rules the parade galaxy, and here are some pictures from this past Dragon Con event!
Riley, Bethany, and the guys from Cloud City Casino recap their experience LIVE from the bottom of the Marriott in downtown ATL.You can show your support of the Star Wars Report podcast by becoming a Patron atwww.patreon.com/starwarsreport
This week’s topics include:
A look behind the scenes of The Stars of Star Wars panel
A look behind the scenes of the Rogue One panel
A litany of stories and funny moments from Dragon Con 2015
And much more!
Many Bothan’s died gathering information for this week’s episode of The Star Wars Report!
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