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Dragon Con 2013 Day 1 – SWR #101

It’s out brief day one podcast!

Take a listen!

-Riley

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Star Wars Fans Should Go to Dragon Con; Here’s Why

This is the first year that there was a Star Wars Celebration since the announcement that there will be more theatrical releases!

Problem is… It was in Europe.

So for US fans I submit that the number one 2013 convention destination for you as a Star Wars fan is Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta GA. Is there an official Lucasfilm presence? No. Are there going to be any major announcements? Nope. Do either of these things matter?

Absolutely not.

There are three main reasons that you, as a fan of the “Wars” should head to ATL this Labor Day weekend and they are as follows:

1. The Star Wars Track

The program that the folks over at SWatDC put together is amazing. And it’s entirely run by volunteer fans. You’ll  get to do cool stuff like learn how to wield a lightsaber from the New York Jedi, there will be an Intro to the EU panel,  Aaron Allston, Michael Stackpole, Timothy Zahn and more SW authors will be on hand to answer fans’ questions, there will be Tauntaun races, (yes that’s a thing) trivia, Rebels, and of course the “Last Party on Alderaan”!

2.  Meet the Stars of Star Wars

Young Boba Fett himself will be there! Daniel Logan is always a super-cool guy who loves to just hang out with the fans. Brilliant sound designer Matthew Wood will also be on hand as well as the smooth scoundrel himself, Billy Dee Williams! (and many more)

3. Hang with fellow fans

The absolute number one reason is just to get to go meet, and hang out with fellow fans. Bethany and I (Riley) will be there all four days and we look forward to seeing great folks from past years and meeting new people this year.

Whether it’s fellow podcasters like Brian and Nanci from Tosche-Station, Shaun from Shauncastic, Bryan Young from Big Shiny Robot and so many more that I didn’t mention, Dragon Con is THE Con to be at if you’re a Star Wars Fan.

Watch the video below to find out what Panels we’ll be on and get a small taste of ATL before the Geeks invade this Labor Day weekend!

Remember we’ll be panelists at the Marriott A706 Fri 02:30 pm and Sat 07:00 pm for the panels; What we know about episode VII thus far and Blogs, Podcasting, Vidding, and FanFic respectively.

See you there!

-Riley

John Williams is the Man – SWR #97

It’s all CEII on this week’s SWR podcast podcast!

We talk about:

  •  The next Celebration would be back in the United States and would be leaving Orlando, FL for Anaheim, CA. The dates were also announced as April 16-19th, 2015
  • Dragon Con announcements – We’ll be panelists at the Marriott A706 Fri 02:30 pm and Sat 07:00 pm for the panels; What we know about episode VII thus far and Blogs, Podcasting, Vidding, and FanFic respectively.
  • First look at Star Wars Rebels
  • Legendary composer John Williams will be returning to the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Episode VII
  • Feedback

And much more!

-Riley

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Hobbits, Elves, And Dwarves Oh My! – SWR #62

In which Bethany and Riley recount all of the Tolkien goodness from Dragon Con 2012!

We covered a ton of events including:

  • Highlights from the LOTR panels at Dragon Con
  • Our interview with Billy Boyd
  • Our interview with Craig Parker

Thanks for tuning in!

-Riley

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Dragon Con Day 4 – SWR #60

In which Bethany and Riley recount their adventures on the final day of Dragon Con

This is the fourth day of our Dragon Con 2012 convention coverage episodes! During these daily episodes, you can expect us to bring you coverage of each day of the convention, the panels we went to, the news we heard, the experiences we had, and much more!

This episode of the Star Wars Report is brought to you by Toy Hutt, be sure to check out their awesome Twitterand Facebook pages!!

We covered a ton of events including:

  • Things have quieted down
  • The awesome staff at the Star Wars track. http://www.swatdc.com/
  • Aaron Alston’s Mercy Kill Panel
  • Navigation techniques
  • Bubbles
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    Thanks for tuning in!

    -Riley

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