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Dragon Con 2014 Friday

Greetings all!

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Our first day of Dragon Con started with the four of us (Riley, Bethany, Aaron, and Teresa) meeting up at the media relations room in the Hyatt hotel! We had a fast and professional check in, and started off the convention by showing Teresa around the hotels a little, as it is her first time at Dragon Con.

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From there we went to the Star Wars track room, run by Brandy Roatsey, in the Marriott (A-706) which, as usual, was well decorated. This year the theme was Star Wars Rebels, with Sabine’s graffiti painted over ad campaigns for the Empire!

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Riley and Bethany were then panelists on the “A Farewell to The Clone Wars and Hello Rebels” panel, and Riley moderated the panel. It was quite fun, with much lamenting over the ending of The Clone Wars, but equally as much excitement about Star Wars Rebels. Ahsoka and Sabine were compared as characters, the panelists broke into song several times, Ezra was (of course) compared to Aladdin, and thoughts about the characters in the series were discussed.

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After finally being able to check into the hotel room, Riley and Bethany went to a podcasting panel: “The Sound of Silence,” which discussed podcast tips, what to do if you’re a new podcaster with a small audience, and more. Aaron and Teresa went to a voice actors panel.

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Bethany hit a few minutes of the “Introduction to Costuming” panel, which was a very helpful panel for those interested particularly in Star Wars costuming.

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Riley and Bethany then went Bryan Young’s “Book Club: A Children’s Illustrated History of Presidential Assassination” panel, in which Bryan talked about his book, presidential assassinations, history, writing research, the importance of sharing stories with children, and more.

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After that, all four of us went to the awesome “Suits, Sinatra, and Star Wars” mixer, and had a great time conversing, dancing, and in general mingling.
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After a long day (and night), we (and Reebok the ewok) finally went to bed; it was a great first day!

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If you haven’t been, make sure you try out Dragon Con sometime! If you see any of us during the convention, stop by and say “hi”!

~ Bethany Blanton

Maul of Sith – SWBW #22

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Maul: Lockdown (novel)

This episode we welcome another awesome guest, Bryan Young from the Full of Sith podcast.

  • Our very own fangirl. Teresa was named Fan Girl of the Day by Her Universe. Congrats Teresa!
  • The first month of our book club went great! We had over 50 people join and lots of discussion on our Goodreads page. Let us know which book you want to read next.
  • We are going to Disney World! Join us and a bunch of other podcasters from Rebel Force Radio, Geek Out Loud, Fan Girls Going Rogue, and Star Wars Report as we attend Star Wars Weekends the weekend of May 23rd.
  • We talk to Bryan about how much he likes the Prequels, Return of the Jedi, and the Legacy of the Force novels. Also how his kids got such cool names.
  • Chewbacca Lives! We discuss the unconfirmed news that Chewbacca will be in Episode VII and how Expanded Universe fans feel about that.
  • Book review. Finally we discuss and review the novel Maul: Lockdown

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Christmas in the Stars – Christmas Fortuna

The the “Christmas in the Stars.” collaboration continues! I’m so glad to be working with so many good friends from around the Star Wars fan-site community. Over the next few days there will be a short, daily guest blog post about a favorite Star Wars memory from a friend of us here at the Star Wars Report. We continue with “Christmas Fortuna,” a story from Bryan Young of Big Shiny Robot!

Enjoy!

-Riley Blanton – Founder, Exective Editor – starwarsreport.com

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Christmas Fortuna

When I was young, whenever I’d be asked what I wanted for Christmas, I’d always say, “Star Wars stuff.”  It didn’t matter what it was, as long as it had a Star Wars logo on it, I’d be great. The first time I unwrapped something Star Wars at Christmas was in 1985, two years after Return of the Jedi. Finding Star Wars toys in that era was impossible and my mother had warned me that getting Star Wars stuff for Christmas didn’t seem likely. Continue reading

Bryan Young On The Prequels – SWR #80

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In this episode of the Star Wars Report podcast, Bryan Young from Big Shiny Robot  joins us to talk all about the early days of online fandom, the prequels, the future of the Clone Wars and much more!

Be sure to check out Bryan’s Twitter, and all of his work on BSR.