Turning off the Mic; the Future of CWK

Hello CWK family and fans!

It was almost four years ago to the day that Dan and I were hanging out and dreaming up what has now become the Star Wars podcast network, Coffee With Kenobi. Through that time I’ve had experiences I could have never dreamt of, will never forget, and will continue to have. I’ve had the pleasure of becoming friends with folks through fandom, and who I now talk to daily.

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Coffee With Kenobi Show #64: The Anti Hero in Star Wars, featuring Stephen Stanton (249)

In today’s show, we have breaking news about the future of Coffee With Kenobi. In our discussion segment, Stephen Stanton returns for our topic on Show # 64, the role of the anti hero in Star Wars. We also talk about the latest Celebration Orlando announcements, our current Celebration itinerary, and Cory continues to taunt Dan about Pacific Rim is. Returning contributor Nick DiCo is back to discuss Star Wars video games and Jason Brame brings us an update on the Star Wars canon.

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Intro Pricing Ends 2/28 for Kylo Ren Costume Ensemble from ANOVOS

Here’s a time-sensitive update from ANOVOS:

Lower introductory pricing on our Star Wars™ Kylo Ren™ costume ensemble ends on Tuesday, February 28th! The Standard Line costume offers the same style detail as our Premier Line, but with the budget-conscious costumer in mind. Act now!

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Check Out the Latest Star Wars Collectors Cast from Jedi News Network

On this month’s Star Wars Collectors Cast host James Burns is joined by RADIO 1138‘s Mark Newbold to cover Toy Fair New York 2017. LEGO and Hasbro are the focus this episode, and as always James is joined by Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet, directly from Rancho Obi-Wan. Email us at news@jedinews.co.uk with your comments, views and opinions to be a part of the show.

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What’s in a Name? What’s in a Man?

Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath trilogy came to a thrilling conclusion this past week (February 21st) with Empire’s End.  The novel completes the story of a group of all new characters following the Battle of Endor, and the destruction of the second Death Star. One of those characters in particular had the largest, and most important arcs of  note: Sinjir Rath Velus. From where we meet Sinjir in Aftermath to where we leave him in Empire’s End, his growth and subversion of several tropes is extremely satisfying.

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Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon for “Through Imperial Eyes”

***SPOILERS*** for the Star Wars Rebels episode, ‘Through Imperial Eyes.”

Fearing that the Empire is about the discover the true identity of the rebel spy known as Fulcrum, Ezra gets himself captured with the hope of rescuing Agent Kallus. The plan goes sideways when Grand Admiral Thrawn becomes involved, and he isn’t as easily fooled as some Imperials.

Take a closer look at this episode with an all-new Rebels Recon:

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The Caffeinated Collector: Episode 32 – Wait, What Did I Just Say?!?!?

You guys, something has happened. I don’t know when, I don’t know how, and I don’t know exactly WHAT it is just yet, but SOMETHING has definitely happened. Something that has me questioning who I even am now. Something that has shaken me to my foundation. Something…

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Payment Plan Option Now Available for the Rogue One Tank Trooper Helmet Accessory from ANOVOS

The latest news from ANOVOS:

Payment Plan option now available for our ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS™ STORY Tank Trooper wearable replica helmet! These 1:1 scale fully-lined fiberglass helmets are recreated from screen-used assets for exacting detail in reproduction. Bring order to the streets of Jedha and reserve your spot in the Empire now.

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Star Wars Still Rules Pop Culture Collectibles

Star Wars Still Rules Pop Culture Collectibles
Entertainment Earth Sales Statistics Suggest Stranger Things, Guardians of the Galaxy Merchandise May Make Inroads in 2017

SIMI VALLEY, CA: February 23, 2017

Star Wars action figures and collectibles continue to dominate the pop culture merchandise market, but some newer properties are poised to give the venerable space saga vigorous competition.

That’s the trend emerging from recent sales data from Entertainment Earth, a pioneer of the online retail and wholesale toy and collectibles industry since 1996. From mid-October 2016 to mid-January 2017, the company saw sustained demand for products based on Star Wars, but also noted significant consumer interest in more recent media phenomena like Stranger Things and Guardians of the Galaxy.

New or Old, Star Wars Keeps Selling

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Enter to Win a Peter Mayhew Autographed “The Empire Strikes Back” Poster

There’s a new giveaway from our friends at Steiner Sports. You could win an authentic Peter Mayhew autographed The Empire Strikes Back poster! How do you do that? Well, all you need to do is click here and fill in the required fields to enter for your chance to win. It’s easy!

Here’s a closer look at what you could win:

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Book Review: Aftermath: Empire’s End

Chuck Wendig’s final entry in the Aftermath trilogy, Aftermath: Empire’s End has been released, and completes the adventures of Norra Wexley and her mismatched group of miscreants. The reader journeys with Norra Wexley and bounty hunter Jas Emari in their pursuit of Grand Admiral Rae Sloane, but that is only one focal point of the narrative. We also follow Temin (“Snap”) Wexley, his wonderfully terrifying droid, Mr. Bones, and recovering Imperial Loyalty Officer, Sinjir Rath Velus as they desperately try to convince the New Republic that they must journey to Jakku (no spoilers here; once you read the book, you will understand why) for a number of reasons that are critical, both personally, as well as on a galactic scale. While it does not reach the staggering heights of Life DebtEmpire’s End is a worthy bookend to the Aftermath trilogy.

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Rebels Reactions: “Legacy Of Mandalore” (250)

Welcome back to another exciting episode of Rebels Reactions! In this episode, host Aaron Harris is joined by Zach and Rachel Moore as they break down the latest episode of Rebels, “Legacy of Mandalore”.

Also, the latest Rebels Reactions contest is discussed!

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