Join CWK’s Rancho Obi-Wan Fundraiser!

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Star Wars fans the world over are familiar with Rancho Obi-Wan. It’s home to the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia, and it is the product of years of dedication by Steve Sansweet. Curating, maintaining, and making the collection accessible to tours, educational opportunities, and traveling exhibits is essential, and that’s where this new fundraising initiative comes into play. You can help support the efforts of Rancho Obi-Wan well into the future!

Coffee With Kenobi has fundraising goal of $250, and we’d appreciate it if our friends would join us in supporting this worthy cause. You can find out more about this fundraiser below:

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Don’t Miss the Big Memorial Day Sale at Her Universe!

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Celebrate the long holiday weekend — and the 39th birthday of Star Wars — by taking advantage of the big Memorial Day sale over at Her Universe! It’s the perfect time to stock up on the best geek apparel for summer, featuring all the best fandoms — Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, and more!

Starting today, May 25, and continuing through May 30 you’ll be able to take an additional 25% all items (excluding sale items). Shop Her Universe here!

The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 26 – Spoilers, And Toys, And Rogue One. Oh Myyyyyyy

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So, we’re about 200 days away from Rogue One (give or take, that’s why I said “about”), and I’m already wondering how I’m going to avoid spoilers. Yeah, that’s right, I’m STILL on this “spoilers are bad, mmkay” kick. Deal with it. But that’s not what it’s ALL about, so read on.

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UNICEF Kid Power Launches Free Star Wars: Force for Change Mission and Introduces New Green Kid Power Band

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UNICEF Kid Power Launches Free Star Wars: Force for Change Mission and Introduces New Green Kid Power Band to Help Kids and Fans Get Active and Save Lives This Summer

UNICEF Kid Power — The World’s First Wearable-for-Good-® — is available in four colors, including the new green band – and now in all Target stores

The U.S. Fund for UNICEF today introduced a new UNICEF Kid Power Band in a special co-branded Star Wars: Force for Change green color to allow kids and Star Wars fans alike to get active and save lives. To help fans get excited about unlocking therapeutic food packets, a new Star Wars: Force for Change Mission was launched today through the UNICEF Kid Power App, free for every member of the UNICEF Kid Power Team when they update their App. Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is featured in the new Mission.

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Lor San Tekka and the Balance of the Force

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I’ve seen a lot written and I’ve heard a lot said about Lor San Tekka lately. The leader of the Church of the Force seems to have captured the imaginations of Star Wars fans. I recently watched The Force Awakens again (thank goodness for Blu-ray) and one of his lines caught my attention. “Without the Jedi, there can be no balance to the Force.” Whoa. Wait a second. Didn’t Anakin or Luke Skywalker bring balance to the Force? With that line, Lor San Tekka casts doubt that any balance that was brought to the Force by Anakin and Luke Skywalker is a lasting balance. The question is, what does he mean by this? Ever since the prophecy whereby the Chosen One would bring balance to the Force was mentioned in The Phantom Menace, a great deal of fan speculation has followed. What does Lor San Tekka’s declaration mean to the fabled “balance of the Force?”

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Leia | “You’ve Always Been Strong”

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“Luke, run away, far away. If he can feel your presence, then leave this place. I wish I could go with you.” – Princess Leia

“No, you don’t.” Luke said, “You’ve always been strong.”

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This conversation, between the newly united (in a manner of speaking) brother and sister duo, speaks volumes to me, so much more now since the recent events of Claudia Gray’s newest novel Star Wars: Bloodline. As I wrote in my ‘Book Review’ for The Cantina Cast: Luke was definitely right about that! When have we ever known Leia to run away from danger? On the contrary, it seems as though she has always ran toward it.

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For Marvel’s “The Force Awakens” Comics Adaptation, a Bevy of Rey-Inspired Covers

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Marvel’s decision to adapt The Force Awakens marks a return to film adaptations in comics by the publisher and it’s going all in with several emotionally gripping covers for the first issue out June 22.

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‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ Fireworks Set to Debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this June

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If you find yourself at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this June, here’s something to add to your itinerary — especially if you’re a Star Wars fan! Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is set to debut June 17, and it’s an event that is guaranteed to carve its place in the history of Disney/Star Wars attractions.

From the Disney Parks blog:

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Star Wars: The Acting Awakens — A Guest Blog by Eric Onkenhout

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Star Wars: The Acting Awakens — A Guest Blog by Eric Onkenhout

Star Wars is typically known for its masterful story-telling, and its ground breaking special effects. However, the one aspect that Star Wars is not typically known for is its acting. That is why I want to discuss some examples of great acting performances in Star Wars. When Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope premiered in May 1977, movies with such a profound classic tale of good vs. evil were not the norm–hence the long-lasting effect it had on the following generations. The same goes for the special effects; a whole entire special effects division (ILM) had to be built in order to perform the incredible effects that have influenced movies to this day.

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Marvel’s Han Solo Mini-Series Captures the Corellian’s Sense of Adventure, Racing and Touch of Espionage, Too

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If the advance look at three pages of the first issue of Star Wars: Han Solo #1 are any indicator, readers are going to get an adrenaline-packed thrill-ride tale of racing and espionage that draws not just references to the Kessel Run in A New Hope but to the more mature Han in Claudia Gray’s recent novel Bloodline, too.
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Today Only! You Could Win a Free Copy of The Force Awakens from Her Universe!

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If you haven’t had a chance to score Star Wars: The Force Awakens in DVD/Blu-ray yet, today could be your lucky day! Her Universe is randomly giving away three copies with any purchase — TODAY ONLY (5/19). Start shopping now!