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Behind the Stars of Star Wars Panel at Dragon Con 2015

The following sentence is something I never thought I would write. At this past Dragon Con, I had the extreme privilege of hosting the Saturdays Stars of Star Wars panel with Hera herself Vanessa Marshall and the man behind the mask of Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew.


Peter’s tales

Ever since I first saw Star Wars so many years ago, Chewbacca has always been one of my favorite characters. He’s always such a lovable teddy bear, but also such a great sense of safety and security for the heroes as they go through their journey. Vanessa Marshall was an absolute treat to be around. She’s been a central part in ushering in a new era of strong women in the world of Star Wars television. It was an amazing privilege that I got to share – in some small part – the Dragon Con stage with two such incredible people! Continue reading

Live From Dragon Con 2015 (WapWapWap) – SWR #183

Riley, Bethany, and the guys from Cloud City Casino recap their experience LIVE from the bottom of the Marriott in downtown ATL.SWR LogoYou can show your support of the Star Wars Report podcast by becoming a Patron atwww.patreon.com/starwarsreport

This week’s topics include:

Peter Mayhew

  • 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!

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Dragon Con Celebrates the Stars of Television and Movies


Actors from Star Trek, Star Wars, 2001 Space Odyssey and The Hobbit trilogy will be on hand, joined by the stars of Arrow, Game of Thrones, The Flash, Sleepy Hollow as well as True Blood and Warehouse 13.

Sesame Street Meets Peachtree When Top Puppeteers Arrive

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Star Wars Weekends Parade

This past weekend I attended the final 2015 Disney’s Star Wars Weekends at Walt Disney World! It was a fantastic experience as usual, and I had a lot of fun experiencing Disney, going to panels with Star Wars guests, and hanging out with friends, family, and fellow fans, podcasters, and bloggers! At each Star Wars weekend, they have a parade in the mornings with a strong 501st and Rebel Legion presence, and the main Star Wars guests and hosts in attendance that weekend. This year I had the pleasure of watching the parade with my sister and brother-in-law who had never been to a Star Wars weekend, and of course with a number of fellow bloggers and podcasters in a location with a great view of the parade. Without further ado, here are photos from the parade!

Me waiting for the parade to start with Brian and Nanci of Tosche Station.

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Rhode Island Comic Con

2014 Rhode Island Comic Con
by Joseph Tavano


The last time I attended a comic book convention was 1993. It was in the large conference room of a Marriott on the outskirts of town, and there were roughly 20 vendors from all over New England selling hard-to-find action figures, bootleg concert cassettes, VHS tapes of first generation Star Trek episodes, and long-boxes of comics as far as the eye could see. This monthly slice of heaven was free to all who could find it and pretty much the greatest thing my 13 year-old eyes ever gazed upon. My Dad would drive my friend and me to the “comic con” and set me loose among the stacks and tables to burn through the $20 I earned washing refrigerated trucks from his friend’s Italian sausage business.

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