Thursday, August 30, 2012

Post Star Wars Celebration 6 Thoughts

Hey there Jundland Wastes Travelers! Star Wars Celebration 6 is in the books! For those who were able to make it to Orlando, it seems like it was a blast! The news coming off Star Wars fan sites, podcasts and social media has been fast and furious. It seems like it was the best Star Wars Celebration yet! And it seems like the party is going to continue next summer in Germany for Star Wars Celebration Europe II.

For the TJW Podcast, it looks like we will have to wait a couple more years for C7. But all of us here at the podcast are determined to make it happen the next time occurs.

Even though I was disappointed in not going, I was able to bring some of the convention home with the help of many dedicated Star Wars fans who were in the convention hall. 

My biggest score of the convention was getting two autographed bookplates from Star Wars authors Timothy Zahn and Drew Karpyshyn. In addition, my self addressed stamped envelope came back to with an official USPS time stamp made specifically for Star Wars Celebration.  Thanks to fellow podcaster Jay Shepard of Jedi Journals on the Forcecast who took the time to make these great bookplates and got them signed by the authors!

Other items I am awaiting to see come through my mail box are a Chris Trevas autographed C6 badge, a great 4 card postcard set from the guys at Jedi Temple Archives, an autographed 8 x 10 photo of Garrick Hagon who played Luke Skywalker's buddy from Tatooine Biggs Darklighter and a gorgeous 11 x 14 black and white 3 shot photo of Ian McDiarmid as Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine. One day I will have to get this autographed.  And I think I may even have a C6 patch to add the offical TJW Podcast jacket as well.  All in all, not a bad catch for someone who had to miss the convention.

We are busy preparing for our special The Force Unleashed analysis podcast! So stay tuned! Plus, Dan and I will be back on the road in November for Super Mega Fest in Framingham, MA! We cannot wait to meet the man who played Darth Vader....the one and only David Prowse.

Plus a lot of expanded universe to discuss as well. Stay tuned for more updates and more shows!

Travel safely on the wastes!

All the best,

Mark and Dan
Co-hosts of the TJW Podcast