Tag Archives: STAR WARS

On Christmas and Llamas – SWR #115

On this week’s podcast, Mark and I talk about some favorite Star Wars Christmas memories and traditions.

Plus:

  • Collecting as a fan today
  • Should there be opening credits in ep 7?
  • Riley and Bethany saw the Hobbit: DoS!
  • Your emails
  • And Much more!

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-Riley

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Christmas in the Stars – Her Universe Surprise

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 “Her Universe Surprise,” a story from Savanna Kiefer of PLCohmy

Enjoy!

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

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Her Universe Surprise

I’ve always been a Star Wars fan my whole life. However, I haven’t always been the crazed fangirl that I am today. Back in 2010 when Celebration V visited close to my home town in Orlando, I decided to skip out on the experience while my mom and brother went because I just wasn’t “that” into Star Wars. Earlier in the year, I had heard about Ashley Eckstein’s upcoming clothing company called “Her Universe” at Star Wars Weekends and was interested in seeing what merchandise she would have. During CV, my mom called me and told me that Ashley’s clothing line was at the convention center and she had tons of nice t-shirts and accessories for fangirls. While I secretly wanted a few things because I thought it was awesome, I played it off like I wasn’t interested and went on with my day. When my mom got home from the convention, she showed me the Star Wars burnout shirt that she got for herself and I thought it was just the coolest thing.

Deep down inside I really wanted a shirt too, but I didn’t say anything. Four months later on Christmas day, I was opening presents from my parents and found a Star Wars hoodie in one of the boxes. Then a t-shirt, charm bracelet, and hat in another box. My mom had gotten me tons of stuff from the Her Universe booth and saved it for Christmas. I think that was the real turning point in my fandom. Ever since that moment, I’ve realized that it’s okay to be a fangirl and express my love for Star Wars without shame. I’ve been able to meet so many people and have amazing opportunities that I would never have gotten without Star Wars being in my life. I had no idea how that Christmas would change the rest of my life!

Savanna Kiefer - PLCohmy

Fire’s Edge – SWBW #16

Reviews this episode:
Empire and Rebellion: Razor’s Edge (novel)
Dark Times: Fire Carrier (comic volume)

We have been away for a little over a month but we are back with a brand new episode of Star Wars Bookworms! Here is a summary of the episode.

  • We welcome Eric Geller (The Forcecast, TheForce.net) and William Devereux (EU Cantina, We Talk Clones) as our guests
  • Aaron and Teresa shamelessly plug their new podcasts Fangirls Going Rogue and Bad Wolf Radio
  • Thoughts on the current state of the Expanded Universe
  • We all rank our favorite Star Wars novels of 2013
  • Discuss and review the recent novel Razor’s Edge
  • Eric leaves the show early to go watch Agents of Shield
  • William stays to help us discuss and review the comic volume Dark Times: Fire Carrier

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The Ahakista Gambit – SWBTF #101

A Rebellion of a different sorts, betrayals abound, Darth Vader on the hunt, The Nomad back in action, and more, all on the next Star Wars Beyond the Films. YOUR Star Wars discussion podcast! YOUR ticket to the EU!

This week true believers, Beyonders, Fanboys, Fangirls, respected aliens around the galaxy, The Defender of the EU; Mark Hurliman, and your EU Guru; Nathan P. Butler, sit down to discuss Star Wars: Rebellion: The Ahakista Gambit by Dark Horse Comics. Strap in and tighten your crash webbing Fandom, Star Wars Beyond the Films is setting off on another rapid-fire trip into the galaxy far, far away! Continue reading

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A Chat With David Collins – SWR #114

On this week’s podcast, David Collins stops by to talk about his time at Lucasfilm and Lucasarts as well as his Brand-new show with Shotglass Digital ”Star Wars Oxygen: The Music of John Williams.” and so much more!

Plus:

  • Behind the scenes insight into the creative world of Lucasfilm
  • Hosting the Digital Stage at Star Wars Celebration
  • The age of Variety Shows
  • Holiday Special discussion
  • And Much more!

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Just go to starwarsreport.com/toys

-Riley

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