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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

Andrea Letamendi on the Psychology of Star Wars – SWR #142

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On this week’s podcast, Riley and Bethany are joined by Dr. Andrea Letamendi to talk about the Psychology of Star Wars and much more!

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Topics include:

  1. Dragon Con Plans
  2. Tackling Mental health through pop culture
  3. The heroes journey
  4. Wars vs. Trek with Sam Witwer
  5. And more!
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Adam Bray Interview – SWBW #28

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In this special episode we have an interview with the writer of Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide, Adam Bray.

  • Adam talks to us about his first time viewing Star Wars at a drive-in theater, his personal fandom, and what Star Wars characters he enjoys the most. We also discuss how he got into writing and his approach to writing for a younger audience.
  • A modern day Indiana Jones. Adam lets us know about some of his world travels including discovering ancient temples and visiting the Lord of the Rings sets in New Zealand.
  • A sarlacc has arm bones? We ask Adam about the first Star Wars book he wrote, What Makes a Monster?
  • Finally we talk about Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide and what readers can expect from it. We discuss how the book came together, references to the Legends universe, the Inquisitor, excitement for the show, and more!

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What’s Up with Dragon Con? – SWR #140

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On this week’s podcast, Riley and Bethany are joined by Brandy Roatsey, Director of the Star Wars Track at Dragon con to talk about the upcoming convention.

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Topics include:

  1. How Brandy Became a SW fan
  2. Dragon Con’s diversity
  3. What fans can look forward to this year
  4. Bethany and Riley will be on panels!
  5. And more!
  • Download the mp3 HERE: (Right-click and “save as”.)
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The Day Kevin Smith Cried – SWR #136

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On this week’s podcast, Riley, Bethany and Mark talk about Kevin Smith’s visit to the Episode VII set, too much cgi, and the latest casting news!

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