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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.
In this week’s episode, Bethany returns! Which lead to us having a blast discussing a range of topics. We discuss some of the similarities of Star Wars Weekends to Celebrations past, as well as the ‘Magic’ that is the Disney experience of Disneyland and Disney World Parks, and how it speaks to the child inside us all.
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Review: Star Wars: Rebel In The Ranks by Jason Fry (or, The Swimsuit Model Edition)
I have a confession to make: I don’t generally have a high opinion of children’s or young adult books. This is silly for lots of reasons, but maybe now isn’t the right time to go into that. Actually, just briefly: it really doesn’t matter if something you like is high art or not. The only thing that truly matters is whether you like it. At least, this is what I tell myself as I watch the new Thunderbirds series.
All this is to say that, my expectations often are not very high – but once in a while, I read a children’s book that, maybe in big or small ways, undermines my preconceived notions and very pleasingly surpasses my expectations. This book, “Rebel in the Ranks,” written by Jason Fry, published by Egmont, and second in the Servants of the Empire series, does just that. Wow, that’s a long title! So without further ado, here’s the review. Hey, that rhymed! Aww, I ruined it.
Han has a wife?! Has Ahsoka become the Mara of our time? Rebels soundtrack available! Did Ridley spill the beans on her lineage?